Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Risk Sharing Plans

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_3052

Definition

The distribution of financial risk among two or more parties furnishing a particular service. By establishing a formal arrangement between health care providers, managed care organizations and another entity such as a governmental health care program, these plans protect the parties from excess risk.

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