Health and Health Care


RAND advances understanding of health and health behaviors and examines how the organization and financing of care affect costs, quality, and access. RAND's body of research includes innovative studies of health insurance, health care reform, health information technology, and women's health, as well as topical concerns such as obesity, complementary and alternative medicine, and PTSD in veterans and survivors of catastrophe.

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    Redefining Health Care Systems

    Jul 14, 2015

    A scientific and personal perspective on health services research over the last half-century suggests how that science base can stimulate innovative thinking about ways to make health care systems safer, more efficient, more cost-effective, and more patient-centered.

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    Evaluating Nigeria's Efforts to Improve Maternal and Child Health

    Sep 15, 2015

    Nigeria is the world's second-largest contributor to under-five and maternal mortality. To address low rates of use of maternal and child health services, the government deployed midwives to work in rural communities. How effective has this program been?

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