RAND economists have a long and distinguished history of applying innovative research methods to improve health and the efficiency of health care service delivery.
With the help of a generous donation from former trustee Peter Bing, RAND created the Bing Center for Health Economics to continue to strengthen this tradition of innovative, high-profile research in health economics and health services.
A continuous coverage requirement aims to discourage individuals from waiting until they become sick to buy insurance. This works well in theory. But there is little evidence on how it might work in practice.
Supply interventions to limit access to opioids may increase the use of substitute drugs. The introduction of an abuse-deterrent form of OxyContin contributed to the dramatic increase in heroin deaths in the U.S. since 2010.
Having a medical home may lead to higher perceived quality of care for children; however, children who lost medical home status may have more ER visits, compared with children whose status was not interrupted.
Bing researcher Chrissy Eibner has been awarded Academy Health's 2016 Health Services Research (HSR) Impact Award for her work examining the likely effects of possible changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Eibner's work informed the high-profile King v. Burwell Supreme Court case, which considered the legality of tax credit subsidies in the 34 states with federally-facilitated marketplaces.
RAND developed the Health Care Payment and Delivery Simulation Model (PADSIM) to more effectively analyze the impacts of current and future reforms to provider payment policy.
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We have sustained funding for another three years. The Bing Center for Health Economics will continue to serve as a resource for those targeting top academic health economic journals and working to advance the field.