Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Quality of health care in the US managed care system

File SizeFormat 
guo.k-2008-0001.pdf135.35 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Full Item Record

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Kristina L.-
dc.identifier.citationGuo, K. L. (2008). Quality of health care in the US managed care system. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 21(3), 236-248. doi:
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to examine the issue of quality of care in the US managed care system and to compare state-level policies and programs. Specifically, it aims to describe five states which are making the most quality of care improvements. This study examines the literature to identify states' care quality rankings. Additionally, five state case studies are presented to illustrate various programs approach to quality. The paper finds that some states are better than others in their strategies to enhance quality of care. California, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota and Rhode Island are considered among the best. Thus, their programs are described. From a research perspective the study brings a renewed focus on various methods in which states invest to improve residents' quality of care. From a practical standpoint, since quality of care is an important topic and interesting to all stakeholders in health care - policymakers, consumers, providers, and payers - readers can use the study's results to compare states' strategies and develop new ways to increase quality. This study's value lies in the way it helps states to compare their performance over time and against other states as they make improvements to enhance quality.en_US
dc.format.extent13 pagesen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing, Limiteden_US
dc.rightsThis article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_US
dc.subject.lcshIntegrated delivery of health careen_US
dc.subject.lcshManaged care plans (Medical care)en_US
dc.subject.lcshHealth services accessibilityen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical care -- United States -- Quality control.en_US
dc.subject.lcshQuality assuranceen_US
dc.titleQuality of health care in the US managed care systemen_US
dc.title.alternativeComparing and highlighting successful statesen_US
Appears in Collections:Guo, Kristina L.

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons