Meaning of “managed care” in the English Dictionary

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"managed care" in British English

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managed carenoun [ U ]

/ˌmæn.ɪdʒd ˈkeər/ us /ˌmæn.ədʒd ˈker/

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"managed care" in American English

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managed carenoun [ U ]

us /ˈmæn·ɪdʒd ˌkeər/

a system in which medical costs are controlled by limiting the services that doctors and hospitals offer

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"managed care" in Business English

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managed carenoun [ U ]

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in the US, a system for providing health services that uses HMOs (= Health Maintenance Organizations: groups that provide health care to people who pay to join them):

Under managed care, private doctors are more inclined to accept Medicaid patients.
a managed-care company/industry/organization
a managed-care plan/program/provider

(Definition of “managed care” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)