Herbert A. Lints, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The managerial structure of a neighborhood-based health-maintenance organization and its effectiveness in terms of modern industrial management theory are described. The analysis is pertinent because of the impending proliferation of health-maintenance organizations in terms of economics, patient benefit, and employee satisfaction. The health center analyzed was conceived in 1967 as a health-maintenance organization. Enrollment in this health plan began in July 1971. Coverage includes the following: full outpatient, hospital, extended and home care; X ray, laboratory, physical therapy, drugs, glasses, and blood services; and consultative, referral, and short-term inpatient care for emotional and drug abuse problems.
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Lints HA. Managerial Structure of a Neighborhood-Based Health-Maintenance Organization.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:856. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-856_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):856.
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