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Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

  • By: Ben Wynne Ph.D
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

A health management organization is type of medical service in which members prepay a monthly or annual fee for their healthcare needs, including hospitalization. The term was coined by a health policy analyst, Dr. Paul Ellwood, in the early 1970s. At ...

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