Healthcare Management

Managed Care Organisations and Instruments

  • Volker Eric Amelung

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Basic Ideas of Managed Care

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  3. Managed Care Organisations and Products

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  4. Managed Care Instruments

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  5. Evaluation of Managed Care

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-267

About this book


Within the international discussion on the structure of healthcare systems, managed care is an increasingly important topic. Over more than twenty years managed care approaches have fundamentally influenced healthcare systems in terms of patient orientation, efficiency, and quality. Experts assume that up to 20% of healthcare expenses can be saved by applying high-quality managed care approaches. By using suitable organisational forms and management principles, not only can costs be reduced, but the quality of medical service provision can be augmented. Managed care is therefore much more than a cost-cutting strategy. The goal of this book is to offer a systematic overview of the organisational forms and management instruments implemented in managed care.

Advocates consider managed care to be a logical and necessary developmental step in modern healthcare systems. An increase in quality and at the same time a reduction of costs is not seen as contradictory but rather as consistent. Therefore, managed care is a response to changed challenges in the provision of healthcare.​


Health Care Management Health Economics Health Policy Integrated Care Managed Care

Authors and affiliations

  • Volker Eric Amelung
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  1. 1.Institute for Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems ResearchHannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38711-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38712-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4333
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4341
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