Acceptance of Managed Care

  • Volker Eric Amelung
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


The insured and patients tend to be sceptical of healthcare through managed care. Managed care limits the patients’/insured’s freedom to choose physicians and possible treatments as well as requiring patients to assume greater responsibility for their own health, which perhaps they do not want. Robinson (2001, p. 2623) aptly remarked: “Consumers experience managed care’s cost control strategies in form of barriers to access, administrative complexity, and the well-articulated frustration of their caregivers.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volker Eric Amelung
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  1. 1.Institute for Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems ResearchHannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Health Sciences Research INAV GmbHBerlinGermany

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