Does managed care lead to better or worse quality of care?

@article{Miller1997DoesMC,
  title={Does managed care lead to better or worse quality of care?},
  author={Robert H. Miller and Harold S. Luft},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={1997},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={7-25}
}
We analyzed evidence on managed care plan (mostly health maintenance organization, or HMO) performance from thirty-seven recently published peer-reviewed studies. Quality-of-care evidence from fifteen studies showed an equal number of significantly better and worse HMO results, compared with non-HMO plans. However, in several instances, Medicare HMO enrollees with chronic conditions showed worse quality of care. Evidence comparing hospital and physician resource use showed no clear pattern… CONTINUE READING
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