Managed care

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Medical Definition of Managed care

Managed care: Any system that manages health care delivery to control costs. Typically, managed care systems rely on a primary care physician who acts as a gatekeeper for other services, such as specialized medical care, surgery, and physical therapy.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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