Exportability of managed care is limited

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 20 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:697
  1. David Woods
  1. Philadelphia

Although managed care has swept through the United States, its exportability to Britain and the rest of Europe is limited, concluded speakers at a meeting in Washington, DC, last week.

Managed care is a system of fixed prepayment for comprehensive healthcare coverage in which the companies providing it control costs by curbing use. Speakers attending Exporting Managed Care to Europe were in general agreement that wholesale adoption of a system that covers some 140 million Americans was impossible but that …

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