Concerns about the effect of managed care techniques on the quality of medical care have been raised in many quarters.
Physicians have advocated the reiteration of professional ethics or even the prohibition of market incentives in health care as solutions to the problem of cost-quality tradeoffs in managed care systems.
However, few recognize the existing systems for the regulation of managed care or consider how additional regulation could alleviate some of the potential problems posed by market-based competition.
We review the evolution and growth of managed care organizations and the payment techniques that could cause a conflict between patient welfare and physician income.
We then discuss the existing types of federal and state regulation of managed care and suggest some new incentives that could buttress the ethical practice of medicine in the medical marketplace.
Mots-clés Pascal : Economie marché, Effet consécutif, Qualité, Soin, Relation, Pratique professionnelle, Médecine, Ethique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Market economy, After effect, Quality, Care, Relation, Professional practice, Medicine, Ethics, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0143584
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199608.