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10/04/94

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Enthoven wins national award

STANFORD -- Alain C. Enthoven will receive the first Clifton J. Latiolais Honor Medal from the American Managed Care Pharmacy Association (AMCPA) during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 10 in McLean, Va.

Enthoven is the Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management at the Graduate School of Business, where he teaches health care management. He joined the faculty in 1972. Considered a pioneer in the economics of health care, Enthoven developed the theory of managed competition that proposes that appropriately managed competition among health care provider organizations can lead to lower costs and higher-quality care for consumers.

"Dr. Enthoven is clearly a giant in the area of consumer- centered health care," said Dennis Santo, chairman of AMCPA's Latiolais Honor Medal Committee, in announcing the award.

AMCPA is a trade association that represents major companies in the managed care pharmacy services industry. The Latiolais Honor Medal is named after Clifton J. Latiolais, president emeritus of AMCPA.

The Latiolais medal is the second national award presented to Enthoven in the past few months. In June, Enthoven was awarded the 1994 Baxter Health Care Services Research Prize by the Association for University Programs in Health Administration.

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