This paper analyses the findings of an investigation into private home healthcare. Considered the most visible model of Managed Healthcare, it is being developed through the supply of multiple services. This concept is based on a set of principles - out-of-hospital care, lower infection risks, family-based benefits for patients - all linked to a cost-cutting strategy. Some labor relations aspects are also discussed that underpin the development of this type of care.
Private home healthcare; Managed healthcare; Healthcare and productive restructuring