health maintenance organization


noun

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

Origin of health maintenance organization

First recorded in 1970–75
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Medicine definitions for health maintenance organization

health maintenance organization


n.

An HMO.
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