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account for this acceptance: the relatively personalized and intensive assessment of patient situations; the explicit attention to the cost-effectiveness of alternative care; the potential for patients to receive extra benefits; and the emphasis on consensus in arranging alternative treatment. During the committee's deliberations, few concerns were raised about high-cost case management specifically. In the concluding chapter, the committee's concerns focus less on case management and more on issues involving the less individualized methods of prior review.

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