Thinking outside the box: Employers seen missing chance for relationships

Duff, Susanna
April 1999
Employee Benefit News;04/01/99, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p11
Presents information on a survey conducted by Watson Wyatt Worldwide company about health care purchasing survey in the United States. Percentage of employers that have established long-term relationships with health care providers; Factor that changed the employers' long-term outlook; Other findings of the survey.


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