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Healthcare Reform in Puerto Rico: Managed Care in a Unique Environment
JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration
  • Polly A. Hulme, South Dakota State University
  • Hayden Rios
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-1-1998
Abstract
To reduce healthcare costs, Puerto Rico has adopted an innovative managed-care program to replace its old public healthcare system. Under the new program, healthcare funding for the medically indigent is being transferred from government-run hospitals and clinics to contracted private insurers who provide a wide range of services on a capitated payment plan. This well-planned initiative addresses the need to cut healthcare costs in Puerto Rico, but whether it will successfully meet the healthcare needs of beneficiaries in the long run is up for debate.
Publisher
Wolter Kluwer
Citation Information
Polly A. Hulme and Hayden Rios. "Healthcare Reform in Puerto Rico: Managed Care in a Unique Environment" JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration Vol. 28 Iss. 2 (1998) p. 44
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/polly-hulme/11/