Although managed care may be more effective than fee-for-service in containing health care costs in the United States, it is less effective in countries with a national health service. In Hong Kong, costs have been contained despite the fact that 95% of general practitioners still practice on a solo, fee-for-service basis. The author describes in detail how the system of tax-based hospitals guarantees universal access without escalating costs.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Health care management (Philadelphia, Pa.)|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 1995|
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