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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 scientist displays Aedes aegypti mosquitoes inside the International IAEA's insect pest control laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria, February 10, 2016, photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

    Commentary

    Know Zika to Fight Zika

    Feb 12, 2016

    Scientists across universities, governments, and industry are doubling down to gain a better understanding of the Zika virus and develop the diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic tools needed to combat it. In the meantime, the public must be actively engaged.

  • A U.S. Air Force Airman places his hand on another Airman's back at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., November 21, 2014, photo by Senior Airman Tabatha Zarrella/U.S. Air Force

    Report

    Quality of Mental Health Care Provided by the Military

    Feb 18, 2016

    The military health system performs well in following up with patients after they are discharged from a mental health hospitalization. But some areas of care for PTSD and depression need improvement. For example, although most patients received at least one psychotherapy visit, the number and timing of subsequent visits may be inadequate.

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