An Evolutionary Model of Industry Transformation and the Political Sustainability of Emission Control Policies
To compare the long-term sustainability of alternative carbon emission reduction policies, an agent-based simulation explores the co-evolution of an industry sector, its technology base, and political coalitions that influence government policy.
Sep 6, 2013
Influenza vaccination decisions may be influenced by perceived risk reduction related to herd immunity.
Jul 1, 2013
Test-and-treat in Los Angeles: A Mathematical Model of the Effects of Test-And-Treat for the Population of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles County
There is evidence to suggest that antiretroviral therapy (ART) and testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) reduce the probability of transmission of HIV.
Jun 1, 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.
Jan 1, 2013
The authors show that individual immunization choices can cause severe influenza epidemics and illustrate the actions that might be undertaken to prevent them.
Jan 1, 2013
Employer Self-Insurance Decisions and the Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as Modified by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (ACA)
Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (as Modified by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act) for small firms' decisions to offer self-insured health plans and consequences of self-insurance for enrollees.
May 25, 2011
An analysis of two rules that allow small businesses to avoid participating in health reform concludes they will have only a minor impact because relatively few businesses are likely to take advantage of the options.
Feb 1, 2011
Universal vaccines that provide short-term protection are likely to result in small frequent epidemics, whereas universal vaccines that provide long-term protection are likely to result in severe infrequent epidemics.
Jan 1, 2010
To enhance the assessment of proposals to reform U.S. health policy, RAND researchers created the COMPARE microsimulation model, which develops a synthetic U.S. population and projects how it would respond to a variety of coverage-oriented options.
Dec 30, 2009