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Health Maintenance Organizations

"Health Maintenance Organizations" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Health Maintenance Organizations" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Health Maintenance Organizations" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 374 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 27 publications in 2002
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