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The rise and fall of managed care : a comprehensive history of a mass medical movement

Author: Richard Dean Smith
Publisher: Bristol, IN : Wyndham Hall Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed history of the managed health care movement as recorded by Dr. Smith provides insight into the current turmoil in the medical profession. Relating physician behavior to the social psychology of mass movement gives us an understanding of the initial acceptance of the negative effects of managed care.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Richard Dean, 1931-
Rise and fall of managed care.
Bristol, IN : Wyndham Hall Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)657303335
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dean Smith
ISBN: 1556053223 9781556053221 1556053215 9781556053214
OCLC Number: 46886582
Description: ii, 228 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Background --
Definition of managed care --
Criticism of doctors and medicine --
Growth --
Enthusiasm. Contagion --
Exceptional return --
The consulting industry --
The press --
Rhetoric of managed care --
Fear --
Supportive --
Basic concepts --
Medical technology --
Intellectual underpinnings --
Contrary data --
Quality --
Competition- Madness --
From miracle to myth --
Carrying on --
Continuing problems --
Role of business and industry --
Coming to our senses.
Responsibility: Richard Dean Smith.

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A detailed history of the managed health care movement as recorded by Dr. Smith provides insight into the current turmoil in the medical profession. Relating physician behavior to the social psychology of mass movement gives us an understanding of the initial acceptance of the negative effects of managed care.

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