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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.

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    Research Brief

    The Evolving Role of Retail Clinics

    Nov 10, 2016

    Retail clinics are playing a growing role in the health care marketplace. But they have also generated controversy. Research can provide a factual basis for assessing this new mode of care delivery.

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    Commentary

    Americans Don't Sleep Enough, and It's Costing Us $411 Billion

    Nov 30, 2016

    Sleep and sleep loss are often considered to be among the most intimate of personal behaviors, but sleep matters to all aspects of society, from an individual’s health to the success of the global economy.

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