Emergency medicine in a managed care environment.Manag Care Interface. 1998 Feb; 11(2):58-62, 67.MC
Managed care has changed the face of the health care system. Providers who schedule care have responded and modified their systems of delivery and provision of care. The focus has now turned to unscheduled care, such as urgent and emergency services. This market is much more difficult to control and reconstruct. This article discusses the role of emergency medicine within a managed care system and future opportunities.