These studies are examples of prior research undertaken by RAND researchers and other Center investigators on topics related to the Center's areas of research. Publications resulting from the Center's work are featured on our Publications page.
- Accountable Care Organizations
- Adoption of PCOR Practices
- Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q)
- Bundled Payment
- Delivery System Reform
- Health Care Markets
- Health Information Technology (IT)
- Measuring Care Integration
- Patient-Centered Medical Homes
- Pay for Performance
- Payment Reform
- Performance Measurement
- Primary Care Delivery
- Public Reporting
- Safety Net
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
Dupree J, Patel K, Singer SJ, West M, Wang R, Weissman JS. Attention to Surgeons and Surgical Care is Largely Missing from Early Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, Health Affairs, 2014, 33(6) 972-979.
Auerbach DI, Liu H, Hussey PS, Lau C, Mehrotra A. Accountable Care Organization Formation is Associated with Integrated Systems But Not High Medical Spending. Health Affairs, v. 32, no. 10, Oct. 2013, p. 1781-1788.
Singer SJ, Shortell SM. Implementing Accountable Care Organizations: Ten Potential Mistakes and How to Learn from Them. JAMA, 2011 Aug 17; 306(7):758-9. Epub Aug 9.
Adoption of PCOR Practices
Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q)
Scanlon DP, Beich, JJ Alexander JA, Christianson JB, Hasnain-Wynia R, McHugh MC, and Mittler JN. The Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative: Background and Evolution from 2005 to 2012. American Journal of Managed Care, 2012, 18(No.6 Supp):S115-S125.
Alexander JA, Scanlon DP, McHugh MC, Christianson JB, Mittler JN, Hasnain-Wynia R, and Beich JJ. Midterm Observations and Recommendations from the Evaluation of the AF4Q Initiative. American Journal of Managed Care, 2012, 18(No.6 Supp):S126-S132.
Scanlon DP, Alexander JA, Beich JJ, Christianson JB, Hasnain-Wynia R, McHugh MC, Mittler JN, Shi Y, and Bodenschatz LJ. Evaluating a Community-based Program to Improve Healthcare Quality: Research Design for the Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative Experience. American Journal of Managed Care, 2012, 18(No.6 Supp):eS165-eS176.
Delivery System Reform
Health Care Markets
Sood N, Alpert A, Barnes K, Huckfeldt P, Escare J. (2015). Effects of Payment Reform in More versus Less Competitive Markets. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series No. 21654.
Health Information Technology (HIT)
Rudin RS, Motala A, Goldzweig CL, Shekelle PG. Usage and Effect of Health Information Exchange: a Systematic Review. Annals of Internal Medicine. Dec 2 2014;161(11):803-811.
Jones SS, Rudin RS, Perry T, Shekelle PG. Health Information Technology: An Updated Systematic Review with a Focus on Meaningful Use. Annals of Internal Medicine. Jan 7 2014;160(1):48-54.
Jones SS, Heaton P, Friedberg MW, Schneider EC. Today's 'Meaningful Use' Standard for Medication Orders by Hospitals May Save Few Lives; Later Stages May Do More. Health Affairs, v. 30, no. 10, Oct. 2011, p. 2005-2012.
Measuring Care Integration
Bohmer RMJ, Lawrence DM, Singer SJ, Order from Chaos: Accelerating Care Integration. Report of the Lucian Leape Institute Roundtable on Care Integration. Boston, MA: Lucian Leape Institute and National Patient Safety, 2012.
Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Pay for Performance
Primary Care Delivery
Scanlon DP, Shi Y, Bhandari N, and Christianson JB. Are Health Care Quality "Report Cards" Reaching Consumers? Awareness in the Chronically Ill Population. American Journal of Managed Care, 2015, 21(3):236-244.
Damberg CL, McNamera P. Postscript: Research Agenda to Guide the Next Generation of Public Reports for Consumers. Medical Care Research and Review, October 2014; vol. 71, 5 suppl: pp. 97S-107S.
Damberg CL, Hyman D, France J. Do Public Reports of Provider Performance Make Their Data and Methods Available and Accessible? Medical Care Research and Review, October 2014; vol. 71, 5 suppl: pp. 81S-96S.
Hussey PS, Luft HS, McNamara P. Public Reporting of Provider Performance at a Crossroads in the United States: Summary of Current Barriers and Recommendations on How to Move Forward. Medical Care Research and Review, October 2014; vol. 71, 5 suppl: pp. 5S-16S.
Mittler JN, Martsolf GR, Telenko S, Scanlon DP. Making Sense of "Consumer Engagement" Initiatives to Improve Health and Health Care: a Conceptual Framework to Guide Policy and Practice. Milbank Quarterly, 2013, 91(1), 37-77.
Clark J, Singer S, Kane N, Valentine M, From striving to thriving: Systems thinking, strategy, and the performance of safety net hospitals, Health Care Management Review, 2013; 38(3): 211-223.