Managed Care

AHRQ's fact sheets about managed care

AHRQ Tools for Managed Care

To ensure quality care, managed care plans need ready access to evidence-based clinical information and clinical performance measures and need to be aware of the most recent preventive care recommendations. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has funded research and development of clinical performance measures and preventive care recommendations. This report describes these tools and how they have been used and provides information on where to learn more about them.

Managed Care Features and Chronic Conditions

Millions of chronically ill Americans depend on managed care plans for their care. Seven research teams have been awarded grants to investigate features of managed care that may affect the quality, outcomes and satisfaction with care for chronic conditions.