RAND work in law, business, and regulation includes analyses of alternative dispute resolution, asbestos litigation, workers' compensation, insurance, and other civil justice matters. This research often has implications for the private sector, such as entrepreneurs facing legal and regulatory hurdles, or multinational corporations dealing with corporate ethics and governance issues.
Most CA hospitals have adopted financial assistance policies to provide more affordable care for the uninsured. Ninety-seven percent of hospitals say they offer free care to uninsured patients with incomes at or below the federal poverty level.
A new federal law allowing young adults to remain on their parents' medical insurance through age 25 has shielded them, their families, and hospitals from the full financial consequences of serious medical emergencies.
An investigation of the impacts of Medicare payment reform on post-acute providers found that payment reforms reducing average and marginal payments reduced entries and increased exits from the market, which may affect market structure, access to care, quality and cost of care, and patient outcomes.
Colleges often offer remedial education to students who need help to succeed in the classroom. In fact, nearly one-third of freshmen take remedial courses. However, there is little evidence that remediation improves academic or labor market outcomes.
The rising cost of Medicare can be cut through strategies such as increasing premiums and raising the eligibility age, but those moves could drive many elderly Americans from the program, leaving them with limited access to health services.
Potential tax rates and revenues have been a common theme in discussions about legalizing marijuana. However, policy goals, types of taxes, and components of revenue are also important to consider.
Using a nationally representative sample of high school students, the authors examine the relationship between career and technical education (CTE) coursework and mathematics achievement in high school.
Research at a large firm found, on average, a 10% increase in an employee's out-of-pocket premium increases the probability of dropping coverage by approximately 1%, with married workers and lower-paid workers disproportionately more likely to drop coverage.
Participating in insurgency is physically risky. Why do people do so?
Ongoing efforts to profile physicians on their relative cost of care have been criticized because they do not account for differences in patients' socioeconomic status (SES).
Based on insurance claims for nine common outpatient services in consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs), researchers found no evidence that those with lower expected medical expenses engaged in more price shopping. Consumers did not engage in more price shopping before reaching the CDHP deductible, either.
Developing a conceptual framework for estimating the value of personalized medicines shows two sources of value: a market-expansion effect, and a market-contraction effect due to discontinuation of treatment by persons unresponsive to treatment.
The monetary cost of dementia in the United States ranges from $157 billion to $215 billion annually, making the disease more costly to the nation than either heart disease or cancer. The greatest cost is associated with providing institutional and home-based long-term care rather than medical services.
A study of Taiwan's system of universal National Health Insurance (NHI) found its introduction was associated in a reduction in deaths considered amenable to health care, particularly among those age groups least likely to have been insured previously.
The authors discuss how current legal developments raise complications and may limit the ability of researchers to work on terrorism and conflict topics.
Health and development organizations increasingly promote livelihood interventions to improve health and economic outcomes for people living with HIV (PLHIV) receiving treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART).
The author reviews Notes on a Century: Reflection of a Middle East Historian by Bernard Lewis with Buntzie Ellis Churchill.
Considerable differences across U.S. regions in workforce age structure could result in gaps in the supply of registered nurses (RN) over the next fifteen years. Projections indicate substantial growth in RN supply in the Midwest and South and declines in the Northeast and West.
If CIM is to be considered in broader healthcare strategies, its economic impact must be determined.
The memory of a few spectacular failures has created the impression that nation-building seldom succeeds. Yet most such operations over the past 20 years have produced positive results.