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With the complex process of implementing the ACA underway, RAND research is tracking the progress of implementation and assessing the potential consequences of choices facing federal and state governments, employers, families, and individuals.
In its second term, the Obama Administration can restrain further health care spending growth—without compromising quality—by employing four broad strategies: fostering efficient and accountable providers, engaging and empowering consumers, promoting population health, and facilitating high-value innovation.
The report work aims to inform the development of quality indicators for postmenopausal osteoporosis management in Europe.
Testimony presented before the California State Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on May 9, 2012.
The authors propose a planning concept for U.S. military expeditionary medical care that promotes patient flow rate as the common unit of measurement for treatment and evacuation functions.
When enacting, implementing, and evaluating health care reform, policymakers should consider potential spillover effects on workers' compensation insurance. The experience of Massachusetts's heath care reform suggests that reform may reduce medical costs.
Provides options for Department of Defense policy that would help the reserve components of the U.S. military achieve higher levels of individual medical readiness.
Describes the full range of research products and services that RAND Arroyo Center provided to the Army leadership in FY 2011, including projects, quick-response studies, peer-reviewed publications, and the analytic training of Army officers.
Presents the results of an assessment of the Real Warriors Campaign, a multimedia program designed to promote resilience, facilitate recovery, and support the reintegration of returning servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
Addresses long-term care issues facing the elderly in China.
Provides insights into the costs and challenges of providing health care to the elderly population.
The 2007 expansion of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program increased employment among disabled veterans by 2 percentage points in 2007 and 2008, representing roughly 32,000 jobs each year.
Illicit drug use continues to be an important public health and safety concern in Europe. An evaluation of the EU Drugs Strategy 2005–12 and Action Plans examines the implementation, relevance, and influence of the Strategy and its added value for Member States and at EU level.
The report presents the overall findings of work carried out within the DISMEVAL project. It reviews approaches to chronic care in Europe and reports on methods and metrics for the evaluation of disease management interventions in six countries.
This report outlines choices, options and trade-offs to policymakers, programme operators and researchers interested in the evaluation of chronic disease management. It is based on analyses undertaken within the DISMEVAL project.
This report describes a protocol for eliciting high-priority targets for electronic clinical decision support for individual clinical specialties, a central requirement of the federal electronic health record incentive program.
For nearly a decade, RAND researchers have studied how health information technology (HIT) stands to change health care.
Examines (1) the status of communities' capability to deliver medical countermeasures within 48 hours of a federal decision to deploy assets and (2) whether the Cities Readiness Initiative has improved communities' capability to meet that goal.
This report is the result of an evaluation of the 16 DH integrated care pilots (ICPs).
This report contains appendices to the result of an evaluation of the 16 DH integrated care pilots (ICPs).
This report is a summary of the result of an evaluation of the 16 DH integrated care pilots (ICPs).
This exploratory study investigates the characteristics of publications cited on clinical guidelines, and the funding sources they acknowledge, in order to better understand how research is translated into changes in policy and practice.