BUPA moves towards managed care

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:9
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Britain's largest private health insurer, BUPA, took a major step towards adopting the principles of American-style managed care when it announced this week that surgeons will have to obtain prior approval before performing hysterectomies.

    Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen, BUPA's group medical director, said that, after extensive consultations with the profession, BUPA had drawn up evidence based guidelines on when a …

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