Health Economics and Financing

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RAND Health conducts a variety of studies on medical costs, insurance coverage, reimbursement models, and consumer health expenses—including proposed health care reforms. Our research identifies opportunities to control spending while improving health care access, efficiency, and outcomes.

From the RAND Blog

  • The Great Patient Experience Survey Myth

    Dec 10, 2014

    Patient experience with care is an essential element in any assessment of health care quality. Surveys give patients a voice and provide fair and relevant indicators that complement other metrics of health care quality to inform patients' choices and providers' decisions about how to improve care.

  • A Case for Exchange-Based, Long-Term Health Insurance Policies

    Nov 10, 2014

    Multi-year health plans have the potential to finally align the interests of health plan enrollees and insurers by reaping long-term benefits of patient health management.

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Last updated: August 2013