Quality of Care

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Health care systems worldwide struggle to deliver superior care at an affordable cost. Gaps between the health care people receive and the care they should receive can contribute to poor outcomes and higher spending.

RAND Health identifies ways to improve health care and share quality assessments with patients, providers, and payers.

From the RAND Blog

  • The Little Exchange That Could...Transform the U.S. Health Care System

    Jan 28, 2015

    As Congress continues to think about whether and how to support the development of Health Information Exchanges, it should consider the commitment required to bring a mature statewide or national network of HIEs into practice. It should prioritize the evaluation of government-funded HIEs, so that research can help inform and foster return on investment for scarce taxpayer dollars.

  • Does Expanding Nurse Practitioner Autonomy Affect the Value of Care Delivered?

    Jan 28, 2015

    Given the high cost of health care in America, policymakers should be very concerned about the effect of expanded nurse practitioner autonomy on the value of care. However, to have a sensible policy debate, we need to admit that we hardly know anything about it.

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Last updated: August 2013