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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.

  • A doctor and a patient holding a telehealth session involving x-ray results and a blood pressure reading, photo by verbaska_studio/Getty Images

    Commentary

    Telehealth Alone Will Not Increase Health Care Access for the Underserved

    Dec 16, 2016

    Telehealth can bring medical care into communities with limited access to providers or facilities and reduce wait times. But it requires integration into a well-functioning health care system that has the capacity to address the follow-up needs that telehealth generates.

  • Kid with menu, photo by Arkady Chubykin/Fotolia

    Journal Article

    Changes to Kids' Menus May Help Curb Childhood Obesity

    Dec 5, 2016

    Most kids' menu items at the top 200 U.S. restaurant chains exceed the calorie counts recommended by nutrition experts. The restaurant industry can embrace calorie guidelines to promote children's health and reduce childhood obesity.

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