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September 1996

Managed Care: Past, Present, and Future

Author Affiliations

From the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse.

Arch Neurol. 1996;53(9):851-855. doi:10.1001/archneur.1996.00550090045009

Managed care is now the driving force of the emerging health care provision systems in the United States. It has 2 well-recognized features: (1) its payers (business and government) seem to be pleased with it and (2) its customers and employees (patients and providers) are concerned with its health care provisions and financial practices.