Managed Care

Sherry Glied, Katharina Janus

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128037089
ISBN (Print)9780128036785
StatePublished - Oct 6 2016


  • 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 Medicine


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