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Meaning of health maintenance organization

health' main'tenance organiza"tion

Pronunciation: [key]
  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. Abbr.: HMO
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