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Health promotion in an HMO. Ad astra per aspera.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10313507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The shift in emphasis towards disease prevention and health promotion is forcing changes in the traditional health provider model. At Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound (GHC), a 349,000 member staff model HMO, consensus development on health promotion issues is the responsibility of a permanent Committee on Prevention (COP). By spreading the workload over multiple subcommittees that involve cross-sections of the medical, nursing, and other professional staff, the COP has prepared the groundwork for a number of major health care decisions at GHC. The COP has also been the starting point for programs such as the GHC Breast Cancer Screening Program, colon cancer screening, a senior influenza immunization program, and an institutional ban on smoking.
Authors:
R S Thompson; A P Carter; S H Taplin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  HMO practice / HMO Group     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0891-6624     ISO Abbreviation:  HMO Pract     Publication Date:    1989 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-26     Completed Date:  1991-12-26     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710832     Medline TA:  HMO Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-8     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA 98121.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Decision Making, Organizational
Health Maintenance Organizations / organization & administration*
Health Promotion / organization & administration*
Organizational Objectives
Preventive Health Services / organization & administration*
Professional Staff Committees / organization & administration*
Washington

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