Abstract: An 8 page paper discussing the changes in the managed health care delivery systems of the US. The health care industry has seen sweeping changes in the past decade, and though the reputation gained by the overall concept of managed care and HMOs became negative quickly, there is evidence that is now changing. In order to combat accusations of uncaring care and artificially supported costs, the health care industry has begun policing and accrediting itself. Patients consistently report much more favorable views than the ones they held in the past, and no doubt will be even more comfortable knowing that their particular HMO is fully accredited by a national organization that subjects HMOs to intense scrutiny and accountability. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Subcatagory: Health Care