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Managed Care Services in the UAE
Pages 7 (1757 words)
We have analyzed the starting and operations of managed care services in the United Arab Emirates. This sector is mainly governed by the government funded health services. But with the efforts by the Government, private companies are also providing their services in this region…
We have analyzed and study the major player of this sector, National Health Insurance Company- Daman. We have explored their plans and operations. We have also tried to discuss the ever lasting argument, if Managed Care really helps to cut cost and how managed care has helps in improving the standards of patient's care. We have tried to understand these arguments with the economic theories presented by a number of researchers and tried to highlight the major issues related to it.
It is a widely accepted that the managed health care plans including health maintenance organizations and insurance providers reduce costs while offering high level health care services and facilities. But still, it can be argued that they had no contribution towards reducing national health expenses of the government. The practices of purchasers including government and employers along with the tax laws and other market imperfections have reduced the demand for real cost containment and reducing the managed care plans of an enough incentives to cut cost and price (Enthoven, 1993). ...
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