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Managed Care Quality

A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

By A. F. Al-Assaf, R. Robyn Assaf

CRC Press

296 pages

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Hardback: 9781574440737
pub: 1997-10-23

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Managed care organizations are paving the way to the future of health care delivery in the United States and countries around the world. As managed care systems evolve, a major concern is quality. Managed Care Quality: A Practical Guide is a collection of applications and experiences gathered from practicing health professionals in the field of managed care. This first "how to" guide was written to help managed care organizations meet the common objective of ensuring the best quality of services and care. Managed Care Quality: A Practical Guide presents successive steps in implementing quality in health care organizations. It introduces the methods, skills, and practices involved in quality health care programs and offers solutions to problems typically encountered in managed care.


"I recommend this book for anyone with an interest in healthcare quality…[It] presents a step-by-step introduction to the practical application of the concept of quality in healthcare organizations. It will serve as a valuable resource for both professionals and students…filled with practical examples and tools….perfect as a text for courses in quality management, managed care, and healthcare leadership."

-Doody's Weekly E-Mail Bulletin

Table of Contents

Managed Care: An Introduction, R. Edwards

Historical Evolution of Managed Care Quality, A.F. Al-Assaf

The Concept of Health Care Quality, A.F. Al-Assaf

Perceptions of Quality in Managed Care: Defining and Improving Providers' Performance and Quality, P. Mosca

Implementing Quality in Managed Health Care, A.F. Al-Assaf

Quality Assurance Activities, D. Zaenger and A.F. Al-Assaf

Monitoring of Quality, D.W. Bratzler

Quality Improvement Activities, J. Reinke

Quality Improvement in Managed Care: Using Preventative Medicine Guidelines, D. Stewart

Institutionalization of Health Care Quality, A.F. Al-Assaf

Balancing Quality with Costs in a Managed Care Setting, J. Benneyan and V. Valdmanis

Managed Care Accreditations and Certifications, W.P. Gideon

Alternative Quality Management Strategies in Managed Care, A. Ghosh

Quality Excellence Awards, T. Brown and S. Hopkins

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration