How easily a patient can obtain and make use of medical care from his/her physician and how timely it is
Individuals receiving health services.
A fixed amount of money paid in advance to a physician for the delivery of health care services.
The systematic ability to hace relevant information about previous episodes of care move with the patient among providers.
The organizations that collect premiums, reimburse providers and perform other administrative functions.
Protection against the risk of financial loss associated with an event among members of a group, provided only when the potential loss is large and beyond the ability of a group member to pay in the short run.
Special type of service benefit plan that comnbines health insurance and provider functions.
Model in which health organizations manage acre and cost by funneling all medical necessities through a primary care provider.
MODEL MANAGED CARE
Federal or state program that provides health care services to poor people- federally sponsored but administered on a state basis.
Federally sponsored program that provides health insurance to eligible Americans who are elderly or disabled.
General preventative and curative care that is provided to a person over an extended period of time, including coordination of all primary, seconday, and tertiary care that the patient receives.
Care that is typically provided in a hospital by medical specialists who generally do not have first contact with the patients.
Specialized consultative care, usually on referral from primary or seconday care providers.