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What surgeons need to know to help patients receive quality medical care in managed care settings

What surgeons need to know to help patients receive quality medical care in managed care settings

American Journal of Surgery 174(4): 452-458

Americans spend more than $3,300 per person per year on health care, an amount businesses, government, and citizens alike consider too high. Managed care attempts to offer services at a lower cost, about 10% below that of indemnity insurance, and attempts to controls costs by modifying decisions historically made by physician and patient. Many techniques have been used to modify the decision-making process, with varying effects on quality. Surgeons can help sustain easily accessible, high-quality care through various personal behaviors and through choosing their managed care partners well.

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DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9610(97)00114-1

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