A Multilocation Capacity Expansion Model for Hospital Based Health Maintainance Organizations
The health maintenance organization (HMO), an organized system for the delivery of comprehensive medical services, is an alternative to the traditional fee-for-service medical system in the United States. It is characterized by a voluntarily enrolled population which is assessed a fixed periodic payment independent of the amount of service consumed. This capitation payment acts as a budget constraint promoting efficient acquisition and allocation of resources.
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