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managed carenoun [U]

/ˌmæn.ɪdʒd ˈkeər/  us   /ˌmæn.ədʒd ˈker/
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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 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
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