Share this entry

Share this page

managed care

Syllabification: man·aged care

Definition of managed care in English:

noun

US
A system of health care in which patients agree to visit only certain doctors and hospitals, and in which the cost of treatment is monitored by a managing company.
Example sentences
  • Today's health care climate, managed care, is forcing us once again to try to halt burgeoning costs.
  • We must ask ourselves, however, whether managed care is a health care model or a payment model, she said.
  • We studied the role of outpatient testing in the health care system and the impact of managed care on such testing.

Definition of managed care in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing