The development of managed care plans is the most dramatic change in the USA’s health care system in recent decades. Despite the widespread growth, society is increasingly concerned with the quality of managed care programs. This article addresses the regulatory pressures that are being placed on managed care organisations, and examines what health care practitioners can do to minimize the impact of increased regulation. We look at the major factors that are likely to bring about changes in the health care sector, and predict how these changes will affect the quality of health care that is being delivered in the near future. Addresses how quality can become and remain the primary factor in the delivery of health care services. Finally, concludes that greater involvement by the federal government is necessary to protect consumers’ rights, and ensure better quality health care from managed care programs.
Dobalian, A. and Asubonteng Rivers, P. (1998), "Accountability and quality in managed care: implications for health care practitioners", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 137-142. https://doi.org/10.1108/09526869810216070Download as .RIS
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