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Improving the medicare market : adding choice and protections / Committee on Choice and Managed Care : Assuring Public Accountability and Information for Informed Purchasing by and on Behalf of Medicare Beneficiaries, Office of Health Policy Programs and Fellowships, Institute of Medicine ; Stanley B. Jones and Marion Ein Lewin, editors.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05535-0

1. Medicare. 2. Aged—Medical care—United States—Finance. 3. Managed care plans (Medical care)—United States. I. Jones, Stanley B. II. Lewin, Marion Ein. III. Committee on Choice and Managed Care : Assuring Public Accountability and Information for Informed Purchasing by and on Behalf of Medicare Beneficiaries.

RA413.7.A4I47 1996

362.1′0425—dc20 96-42908

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