High-quality mental health care is treatment that has been proven effective and is safe, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Veterans who receive such care are much more likely to improve and recover. Ensuring that they get the care they need also helps their families.
Health care reform efforts in the United States seek to ensure appropriate access to mental health care, to deliver it efficiently and effectively, and to allocate scarce resources wisely. RAND Health Care studies the effect of these reforms, different programs for preventing and treating mental illnesses, and the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices.