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Title
Social health maintenance organizations' service use and costs, 1985-89.
First Author
Harrington, Charlene
Date of Pub
1991 Spring
Pages
37-52
Volume
12
Issue
3
Other Authors
Newcomer, Robert
Abstract
Presented in this article are aggregate utilization and financial data from the four social health maintenance organization (S/HMO) demonstrations that were collected and analyzed as a part of the national evaluation of the S/HMO demonstration project conducted for the Health Care Financing Administration. The S/HMOs, in offering a $6,500 to $12,000 chronic care benefit in addition to the basic HMO benefit package, had higher start up costs and financial losses over the first 5 years than expected, and controlling costs continues to be a challenge to the sites and their sponsors.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Aged : California : Chronic Disease/economics : Comprehensive Health Care/economics : Financial Management/statistics & numerical data : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Health Maintenance Organizations/economics/utilization : Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data : Human : Income/statistics & numerical data : Medicare/utilization : Minnesota : New York City : Oregon : Pilot Projects : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB91-201384