Aug 20, 2019
Americans spent about $150 billion on cannabis, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine in 2016. The cannabis market was roughly the size of the cocaine and meth markets combined.
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Opioid overdoses claimed nearly 70,000 lives in 2017. Unless something is done to deflect this toxic trajectory, the death toll could exceed 500,000 over the next decade. How can we successfully confront this public health menace?Learn More About Opioids » All Topics »
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The U.S. health care policy landscape is poised for great change. Extensive RAND research offers insights about the likely impact of repealing or revising the ACA along key dimensions, including Medicaid, the individual mandate, effects on employers, tax subsidies, changing rating regulations, and essential health benefits.Learn More About U.S. Health Care Policy» All Topics »
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How individuals access and experience care depends on more than health insurance. At the most basic level are questions about who provides care and how new care arrangements can make care more accessible, more efficient, and less costly. RAND Health Care is evaluating multiple experiments with these new arrangements to learn how well they perform and what might improve them.Learn More About Organizing Care » All Topics »
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The U.S. health care system struggles to deliver care that is likely to improve health and is consistent with current medical science. Improving care is a long-term, complex challenge, and we have confronted this challenge by helping to establish the scientific basis for defining and measuring quality of care.Learn More About Quality of Care » All Topics »
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Mental health can affect a person's health and well-being in profound ways. RAND Health Care studies prevention and treatment approaches for mental health disorders, as well as a broad range of topics related to mental health and illness.Learn More About Mental Health» All Topics »
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