Importing Employer-based Managed Care Initiatives to Rural Areas: The Experience of the South Dakota State Employees Group

Publication Date: March 7th, 1997
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
Author(s): Christianson, J. and Hart, J.

This article describes and analyzes the early experience of a large rural employer (the state of South Dakota) in its attempt to develop and implement a managed care initiative. Several aspects of that experience suggest that employer-driven managed care models in urban sites may require reexamination and redefinition for implementation in rural areas.

Published in: Journal of Rural Health

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