Springer Texts in Business and Economics

Healthcare Management

Managed Care Organisations and Instruments

Authors: Amelung, Volker

  • Provides a comprehensive overview on managed care institutions and instruments and their key success factors 
  • Combines the theoretical background of healthcare management instruments with practical case studies from various organisation types
  • Allows a broad audience (students of healthcare-related courses, providers, insurers or other interested stakeholders) to better understand managed care approaches​
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About this Textbook

Within the international discussion on the structure of healthcare systems, managed care is an increasingly important topic. Over more than twenty years managed care approaches have fundamentally influenced healthcare systems in terms of patient orientation, efficiency, and quality. Experts assume that up to 20% of healthcare expenses can be saved by applying high-quality managed care approaches. By using suitable organisational forms and management principles, not only can costs be reduced, but the quality of medical service provision can be augmented. Managed care is therefore much more than a cost-cutting strategy. The goal of this book is to offer a systematic overview of the organisational forms and management instruments implemented in managed care.

Advocates consider managed care to be a logical and necessary developmental step in modern healthcare systems. An increase in quality and at the same time a reduction of costs is not seen as contradictory but rather as consistent. Therefore, managed care is a response to changed challenges in the provision of healthcare.​

About the authors

Dr. Volker Eric Amelung is Professor for International Healthcare System Research at the Medical University of Hannover. Professor Amelung is also the president of the German Managed Care Association (BMC), Berlin. BMC, a leading independent healthcare association, elaborates innovative concepts in healthcare management and healthcare policy. Volker Eric Amelung is a member of several national and international healthcare associations and internationally affiliated with healthcare management professionals. His research focuses on healthcare policy, managed care and healthcare systems. He is a prolific author on issues of managed care, healthcare policy, new technologies, and integrated delivery systems.

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Definitions and Concepts

    Amelung, Volker Eric

    Pages 3-13

  • Main Characteristics of the American Healthcare System

    Amelung, Volker Eric

    Pages 15-21

  • Theoretical Concepts for the Assessment of Managed Care

    Amelung, Volker Eric

    Pages 23-38

  • Preliminary Remarks

    Amelung, Volker Eric

    Pages 41-44

  • Insurance-Based Managed Care Organisations and Products

    Amelung, Volker Eric

    Pages 45-61

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-38712-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-38711-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52459-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Healthcare Management
Book Subtitle
Managed Care Organisations and Instruments
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38712-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38712-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38711-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52459-6
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 267
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2012
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