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The collapse of financial markets in late 2008 has invited renewed questions about the governance, compliance, and ethics practices of firms. RAND convened a symposium to explore the perspective and role of corporate boards of directors in overseeing ethics and compliance matters within their firms.
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Budgeting for Immigration Enforcement addresses how to improve budgeting for the federal immigration enforcement system, specifically focusing on the parts of that system that are operated and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Combining the best elements of academic medical centers and community health centers could deliver high-quality, cost-effective care to low-income Americans while training the next generation of health care professionals.
This study of a Cherokee Indian population in North Carolina found that sudden increases in income were associated with short-term increases in risk-taking behavior and higher rates of accidental death.
This external publication is an online database of short Horizon Scanning Centre think-pieces. RAND Europe updated 25% of the papers on this database, to incorporate more recent policy issues, evidence, and developments.
Doctor–patient communication is strongly associated with use of patient assistance programs; this link has important implications for clinical care regardless of whether the programs are viewed as drivers of prescription costs or a remedy for them.
We investigate how much value college enrollment adds to students' critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills, and the role college inputs play in developing these competencies, using data from a 2009 collegiate assessment pilot study in Colombia.
Analysis of Oregon's state parity law suggests that behavioral health insurance parity rules restricting how plans manage mental health and substance abuse services can improve insurance protections without substantial increases in total costs.
Multiple treatments are available for osteoporosis. This article examines changes in treatment for osteoporosis among privately insured and Medicare Advantage patients as well as factors that predict these changes.
A significant amount of clinical cancer care is delivered in the home by informal caregivers, such as family and friends, who often lack training and have limited resources.
There is a strong expectation by the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) for boards to be directly involved in compliance and ethics (C&E) oversight, and the reporting relationship between the board and the manager of the compliance and ethics function, the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO) is viewed as central to that responsibility.
Hospitals executives hesitant about using pay-for-performance programs to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in care.
The nature of employer-sponsored coverage may change substantially after implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with an increase in the number of workers offered coverage through the health insurance exchanges.
NHI was associated in a reduction in deaths considered amenable to health care; particularly among those age groups least likely to have been insured previously.
It is unclear if vouchers increase educational productivity or are purely redistributive, benefiting recipients by giving them access to more desirable peers at others' expense. To examine this, the authors study an educational voucher programme in Colombia which allocated vouchers by lottery.
Cost profiles of physician groups are statistically more reliable than profiles of individual physicians but they don't predict individual physician performance within the group.
This evaluation study found that the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Treatment Program provides access to high-quality care for insured women with breast cancer; however, many are treated at an advanced stage, which is associated with worse outcomes.
This study capitalizes on a natural experiment that occurred in California between 2000 and 2002.
This commentary argues that people must become full participants and assume much greater responsibility for their actions if health benefits are to be maintained at an affordable cost.
The recently enacted federal health care reform law provides health insurance coverage to the largest number of Americans while keeping federal costs as low as reasonably possible. The only alternatives that would have covered more Americans at a lower cost to the federal government were all politically untenable.