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Cost Management

  • Volker Eric Amelung
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Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Abstract

In healthcare, a variety of different measures and instruments can be applied to manage the cost of healthcare. The following chapter will discuss the usefulness and effectiveness of gatekeeping, formularies and utilization reviews. These three cost management tools are especially relevant to Managed Care. In gatekeeping, most treatment episodes begin with a visit to an individually selected physician, the gatekeeper, who ensures a coordinated and cross-sectorial treatment process. Formularies are used to explicitly define which services are paid for and apply utilisation reviews as a key instrument.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volker Eric Amelung
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    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems ResearchHannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Health Sciences Research INAV GmbHBerlinGermany

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