Resources and Capabilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Provide Timely and Accessible Care to Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, with broad resources and capabilities, provides timely and high-quality care to most, but not all, patients. Meeting veterans' needs over the next five years will require additional capacity.
Dec 31, 2015
Cataract Blindness and Simulation-Based Training for Cataract Surgeons: An Assessment of the HelpMeSee Approach
HelpMeSee Inc. is developing a simulator-based method for rapid cataract surgical training that RAND researchers determined could significantly help to close the backlog of cataract surgical cases, expected to reach 32 million globally by 2020.
Feb 21, 2013
Self-insurance rates will increase among small firms only under the hypothetical situation that generous stop-loss policies are available to them after implementation of the ACA. Even if many small firms choose to self insure under this situation, it will not increase the premiums charged in the insurance exchanges by more than a few tenths of a percent.
RAND researchers developed an initial prototype tool to help determine capabilities and resources a locality will likely require during a disaster. The report also describes two social networking tools for local coordination of disaster preparedness.
Oct 12, 2012
A hospital Emergency Department's(ED's) wait times can be driven by high occupancy in its downstream InPatient hospital (IP).
Oct 1, 2011
This paper applies a Markov decision process to the challenge of matching hospital staffing levels to inpatient demand.
Oct 1, 2011
Developing Nonlinear Queuing Regressions to Increase Emergency Department Patient Safety: Approximating Reneging with Balking
Strategic decisionmaking about the capacity of emergency departments should be based on measures of patient safety, such as the number of patients who leave without treatment because of ED crowding.
Predicting hospital inpatient inventories presents special statistical challenges.