Apr 22, 2019
Evidence suggests that the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Program reduced the cost of care and use of emergency room and inpatient services, as well as improved follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness.
The U.S. health care system has well-known problems: high costs and high numbers of uninsured. Perhaps less publicized is the system's struggle to deliver high-quality care—that is, care that's likely to improve health and is consistent with current medical science.Improving care is a long-term, complex challenge. RAND Health Care has confronted this challenge by helping to establish the scientific basis for defining and measuring quality of care. Read More About Quality of Care