Managed Care Introduction With the ever-increasing costs of providing medical coverage, are medical benefits for employees really worth the high prices inflicted on employers? The answer is yes. Before an examination of medical benefits and managed care plans can be presented, it is imperative to understand what is meant by medical benefits and managed care. Medical benefits are defined as:
Observations Pathogenic effect has been judged here solely on the basis of retarded growth and mortality. But it must not be forgotten that coccidiosis, like all diseases, can have certain after-effects on the kidneys or liver in particular, which in turn have repercussions on fattening status at slaughter or on the animal's future if it is to be kept as a breeding animal.
Often one disease is also complicated by other diseases. In fact, the above results were obtained with rabbits reared under especially favourable conditions, which means there were practically no bacterial side-infections.
It is not known, for example, whether in an unfavourable environment coccidia of the second group E. There are two kinds of lesions: Every coccidium has a preferential place to develop where it causes a reaction of the intestinal epithelium varying in visibility according to the bacterial species.
The duodenum and the jejunum are parasitized by E. The latter species is the only one which, at high concentrations, causes macroscopic lesions visible at autopsy. The ileum becomes bruised and whitens; segmentation appears very clearly, especially in the part nearest the caecum.
The appearance of the lesions is the same with high concentrations of E.
The caecum is the domain of E. The caecum wall thickens and changes appearance according to whether there is microbial infection or not. It may look whitish in heavy infestations with no complications, but very frequently reddish striations, necrotic plaques or generalized congestion appear.
The most constant factor is the emptiness of the caecum. Lesions can be caused in the colon by E. There are two points to stress here: They appear towards the eighth or ninth day and disappear by the 12th or 13th day, despite their sometimes spectacular appearance E.
Histologically, hypertrophy can only be observed in the epithelial cells of the intestine. Cell structure remains intact. Moreover, the number of cells parasitized is extremely low in proportion to the number of cells of the epithelium, but all the cells, whether parasitized or not, look the same.
Coccidia are specific pathogenic agents. When inoculated into rabbits pathogenic coccidia cause the same lesions and the same symptoms diarrhoea, loss of weight, death in all the animals tested.
Most of these are not specific to intestinal coccidiosis. The main symptoms are: The clinical evolution of an intestinal coccidiosis is illustrated in Figure Depending on the coccidia species, diarrhoea appears between the fourth and the sixth day after infestation.
The peak is from the eighth to the tenth day. It then declines in three or four days. Diarrhoea is the first visible symptom, together with cutaneous dehydration, clinically demonstrated by the persistence of skin folds.
Weight gain and feed intake evolve in a sequence that faithfully follows the evolution of the diarrhoea. For two or three days growth and feed intake are low. Between the seventh and tenth day after infestation there is weight loss, perhaps as much as 20 percent of live weight in two or three days.
Recovery is equally rapid. Two weeks after inoculation the animals may resume their initial growth. Mortality occurs during a relatively short period three or four daysstarting abruptly on the ninth day after infestation. The intensity of these general symptoms naturally varies according to the Eimeria species involved see abovethe degree of infestation and the animal's general condition.
Identical effects can be obtained by using different dose levels of different species of Eimeria. Few data are available on simultaneous infestations, but there appears to be no synergistic action among the various species except with E.
This is rather easily explained by its locus of implantation and the fundamental role of the colon see physio-pathology, below. It is common for bacterial flora to develop at the same time as coccidiosis, complicating and aggravating the symptoms of the disease.
If there has been no contact with coccidia non-immune rabbitsthen age is not a major factor in susceptibility in rabbits.Managed Care is a health care delivery system organized to manage cost, utilization, and quality.
Medicaid managed care provides for the delivery of Medicaid health benefits and additional services through contracted arrangements between state Medicaid agencies and managed care organizations (MCOs) that accept a set per member per month . Features.
Beginning in the s, many states received waivers from the federal government to create Medicaid managed care programs. Under managed care, Medicaid recipients are enrolled in a private health plan, which receives a fixed monthly premium from the state.
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