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Promise and Performance in Managed Care: The Prepaid Group Practice Model

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1017
  1. Graham Rich

    Donald K Freeborn, Clyde R Pope Johns Hopkins University Press, pp 169 ISBN 0 8018 4819 9

    The prepaid group practice is but one of the various systems of financing and delivering health care that make up the managed care industry in the United States. Most definitions of managed care include some reference to the use of contracts with selected physicians and hospitals that provide comprehensive health care services to members for a monthly premium. It usually means that doctors agree to some form of quality control and minor restrictions on clinical freedom and accept some financial risk. There are extra costs for patients who choose …

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