Here is everything you need to know about Managed Care in 167 words (yes, they are mine):
Managing medical care consists of deciding what tests are needed to diagnose a particular patient's ailment, and then making sure they get them. Managing medical care involves referring patients to other doctors when a family doctor can't handle the problem alone. Managing medical care means reviewing letters from consultant physicians, noting when they recommend tests or procedures that have already been done or might be dangerous for that particular patient, or when they prescribe medications that either duplicate or conflict with those the patient is already taking. Managing medical care includes preventive care; keeping up to date with the latest recommendations for screening tests for asymptomatic patients, educating patients about the advantages of early detection and treatment afforded by the results of those screening tests, performing them or arranging for them to be performed and explaining the results to the patient. Managing medical care certainly includes encouraging patients to adopt healthy behaviors and habits while avoiding those that are harmful. Managing medical care is called "practicing medicine."I'm just saying.