US doctors' managed care plan foldsBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7149.1930b (Published 27 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1930
- Fred B Charatan
California Advantage, the troubled health maintenance organisation created by 7600 doctors, has filed for bankruptcy. The organisation, a subsidiary of the California Medical Association, comes to an end after three years, three chief executives, and $11 m (£7m) in losses.
At its founding in January 1996, California Advantage aimed to enrol 10% of the state's population, or 3.3 million people. However, it failed to enrol …