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To the Editor: Dr Robinson1
argued that the era of managed care has passed. However, whether managed care
is dead or alive depends on the definition of managed care. If by managed
care Robinson means health maintenance organizations (HMOs), perhaps he is
right. However, managed care is flourishing in many forms and there does not
appear to be such a thing as "unmanaged care" remaining. Despite the bad image,
polls show HMO member satisfaction is equal to that of traditional plans.2
Allen C. Managed Care: Success or Failure. JAMA. 2001;286(13):1576–1577. doi:10.1001/jama.286.13.1573
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