Markets at Risk— Current and Future Challenges in a Managed Care Marketplace. VII. Implications of trends for future managed care markets


What are the implications of these developments for the private and public purchasers that have expected to rely on managed care markets to meeting their future needs? Alternatively, to what extent is the managed care market at risk in terms of it continuing to function to provide more value? These questions are addressed across the dimensions of cost containment, outcome improvement, consumer acceptance, provider cooperation, and some additional issues pertinent specifically to the public sector.