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Managed Care

Managed Care

Managed Care is not a self-contained theory, but rather a bundle of very different organizational models and management instruments that are used in diverse combinations. It is precisely for this reason that it is not possible to be “for” or “against” managed care. This can only be true at the level of the individual organizational forms or management instruments. Managed Care has developed significantly in recent years and new topics have been added. The author has taken these developments into account in this edition. New chapters on Consumer Driven Health Plans (CDHP), Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Medical Homes, Pharmaceutical Benefit Management, Bundled Payments, Pay-for-Performance, Public Reporting and Patient Coaching as well as a large number of new case studies have been added.


The content

  • Basic ideas of managed care
  • Managed Care Organizations and Products
  • Managed Care Instruments
  • Evaluation of managed care


The author

Univ.-Prof. Dr. oec. Volker Eric Amelung is professor for health system research at the Medical University of Hanover and chairman of the board of the Bundesverband Managed Care e. V.


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About the authors

Univ.-Prof. Dr. oec. Volker Eric Amelung is Professor of Health System Research at the Medical University of Hanover and Chairman of the Board of the German Managed Care Association.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleManaged Care
  • Book SubtitleNew ways in health management
  • AuthorsVolker Eric Amelung
  • DOIhttps: //doi.org/10.1007/978-3-8349-7129-6
  • Copyright InformationGabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH2012
  • Publisher NameGabler Verlag, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics (German Language)
  • Hardcover ISBN978-3-8349-3359-1
  • eBook ISBN978-3-8349-7129-6
  • Edition Number5
  • Number of PagesXII, 357
  • Number of Illustrations0 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • TopicsHealth Care Management
    Health Economics
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