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Managed Care expansion to Asia: a critical review


  • Daniel Simonet


The paper examines the concept of Managed Care as practised in Southeast Asia and argues that Managed Care insurers are unlikely to spread further. The first part of the paper reviews individual country experience (Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore) followed by a summary of difficulties that Managed Care has encountered. Among these are increasing public defiance, opposition by physicians and the already low costs that are unlikely to make Managed Care an attractive option. Copyright © 2009 The Author. Journal compilation © 2009 Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd..

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  • Daniel Simonet, 2009. "Managed Care expansion to Asia: a critical review," Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University, vol. 23(2), pages 29-51, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:apacel:v:23:y:2009:i:2:p:29-51

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