The Future of Managed Care Research Paper by Nicky

A study of the impact of current trends and future legislation on the future of managed care.
# 145627 | 3,746 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 18, 2010 in Medical and Health (General) , Public Administration (General)

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The focus of the research proposed in this paper is to ascertain what the advantages and disadvantages exist relating to managed care and to attempt to understand the impact that the current trends and future legislation in health care will have on the future of managed care in the health care system of the United States. The paper contends that unless future legislation addresses the disadvantages and drawbacks that exist in relation to the managed care of the health care system the health care system will suffer greatly not only in relation to the quality of services and care provided to patients but will as well suffer from the inability to properly train and educate medical service providers.

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From the Paper:

"There was alarm by the administration at that time since the proposals for nationalized health care was a popular issue so the Nixon administration searched for a strategy that might compete on a political level with this plan and resulting was an alternative national health plan that had the HMO centric in the approach. This plan was initially termed the 'Health Maintenance Strategy" which would enable those receiving Medicare to make a choice between traditional fee-for-service systems and the HMOs. It was anticipated by those designing this plan that the actions of the government would serve to "catalyze similar restructuring in the private, largely employer-financed segment of the health-care economy, which, at the time, was also having difficulty coping with medical inflation." (Gottlieb and Einhorn, 1997) ."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The Future of Managed Care (2003) Online available at:
  • Levitt, Seymour H. (2000) Impact of Managed Care on Scholarly Activity and Patient Care: Case Study of 12 Academic Radiology and Radiation Oncology Departments. Journal of Radiology 2000;216:618-623. Online available at:
  • Gottlieb, Scott and Einhorn, Thomas A. (1997) Current Concepts Review - Managed Care: Form, Function and Evolution. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 79:125-36 (1997). Online available at:
  • Jennings, Mary Carol (2008-2009) 2008-2009 Legislative Agenda American Medical Student Association - Prepared by the 2008-2009 Jack Rutledge Legislative Director of the American Medical Students Association. Online available at:

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