Managed care

S. Glied, K. Janus

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Managed care is a strategy for organizing the delivery of health-care services. It comprises a set of management tools, many of which draw on public health concepts. Managed care has a long history in the United States, and is increasingly becoming an element in European health-care systems, as well as in middle-income and developing countries. Most studies find that managed care tools can reduce costs, but the effects of managed care on quality are less clear. © 2008

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780123739605
StatePublished - 2008


  • Disease management
  • Gatekeeping
  • Health maintenance organization
  • Independent practice association
  • Integrated care delivery
  • Managed care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred provider organization
  • Public health
  • Utilization review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry
  • General Medicine


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