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health maintenance organization

noun
  1. a plan for comprehensive health services, prepaid by an individual or by a company for its employees, that provides treatment, preventive care, and hospitalization to each participating member in a central health center. Abbreviation: HMO
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Origin of health maintenance organization

First recorded in 1970–75
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health maintenance organization in Medicine

health maintenance organization

n.
  1. An HMO.
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