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October 1, 1982

Health Maintenance Organizations

JAMA. 1982;248(13):1646-1647. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330130094045

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This book is one of eight special issues in The Milbank Readers series edited by John B. McKinlay dealing with policy-relevant research on health. The volumes are based on a compilation of articles that have been previously published in the Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly and other Milbank sources on the topics represented in the series.

Milbank Reader 5 deals with the development, choice, and performance of health maintenance organizations (HMOs). This reader, like the others in the series, is intended to "help teachers, researchers, policymakers, public administrators, and especially students to... gain easy and economical access to the rich resources contained in the Milbank Memorial Fund publications" on the topic.

The universe from which the articles included in the volumes are drawn (Milbank sources), then, is limited. Some important themes related to the topic may not be represented. Also, since the series basically reprints previously published material, the most current