managed competition


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managed competition

n.
A theory of health care delivery services that holds that the quality and efficiency of such services would improve if, in a market controlled by the federal government, independent groups had to compete for health care consumers.
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And despite what supporters of managed competition claim, Americans do not go to the doctor too often.
The weakened influence that results from this haphazard approach to managed care has led a growing number of health economists and business leaders to advocate a more coordinated approach called "managed competition" that would combine more advanced managed care and coordinated purchasing.
McGuire, Harvard University, "Gold and Silver Health Plans: Accommodating Demand Heterogeneity in Managed Competition"
Less than four months after Massachusetts' new auto insurance system was launched, "managed competition" is delivering the hoped-for broadening of consumer options - for the first time since the state's highly regulated insurance system was installed three decades ago.
David DeGrazia has sketched out a health reform proposal that combines the monopsony purchasing power of a single public payer with managed competition among health plans and implicitly among providers, alone or in groups.
It is both an aspirational, liberal international order that reaffirms "faith in fundamental human rights" and a realist system of managed competition among sovereign states.
Miller, University of Oregon; Amil Petrin, University of Minnesota and NBER; Robert Town, University of Texas at Austin and NBER; and Michael Chernew, Harvard University and NBER, "Optimal Managed Competition Subsidies"
It could not survive beyond major shifts in the distribution of power or significant changes in the nature of military technology, but it should not have been expected to; for a time, it managed competition, and reduced the chance of war.
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His solution was to introduce "managed competition".
He covers the republic of merit, the culture of public life, competition in the colleges, managed competition and schooling, the scientific measurement of merit, institutionalizing merit, merit in government, and merit in crisis.