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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Health Maintenance Organizations and Managed Care Companies

Health Maintenance Organizations and Managed Care Companies

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(p.483) 41 Health Maintenance Organizations and Managed Care Companies
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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
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W. June Simmons

Susan Enguidanos

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0041

This chapter examines social work practice in managed care settings. It offers an overview of managed care in the U.S., before presenting major debates about the impact of this care model on clients and professionals. It outlines important ethical dilemmas that confront social workers in managed care, with a focus on retaining the core values of the profession while developing “the business acumen” necessary to communicate their effectiveness in this industry.

Keywords:   management care, healthcare services, social work practice, aging, elderly

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