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"managed care" in British English

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managed carenoun [U]

 us   /ˈmæn·ɪdʒd ˌkeər/
a ​system in which ​medicalcosts are ​controlled by ​limiting the ​services that ​doctors and ​hospitalsoffer
(Definition of managed care from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"managed care" in American English

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managed carenoun [U]

 us   /ˈmæn·ɪdʒd ˌkeər/
a ​system in which ​medicalcosts are ​controlled by limiting the ​services that ​doctors and ​hospitalsoffer
(Definition of managed care from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"managed care" in Business English

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managed carenoun [U]

uk   us  
in the US, a ​system for ​providinghealthservices that uses HMOs (= Health Maintenance Organizations: ​groups that ​providehealthcare to ​people who ​pay to ​join them): Under ​managedcare, ​privatedoctors are more inclined to ​acceptMedicaid 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)
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