Health and Health Care Research for the Greater Middle East

RAND conducts innovative studies in health care reform, information technology, health care financing, and public health initiatives. Our aim is to help clients enhance the quality, comprehensiveness, and cost-effectiveness of their health care policies.

  • Research Brief

    A Toolkit to Help Hospitals Improve Quality of Care

    Quality of care in hospitals is a significant problem. However, researchers have developed a toolkit that outlines steps designed to help hospitals calculate desired rates for quality indicators, set priorities for improvement, develop specific strategies and goals, implement these strategies, and sustain improvements.

  • Journal Article

    Retail Clinics Now Providing Millions of Vaccinations Annually

    Retail clinics—which provide health care within supermarkets, pharmacies, and stores—are a promising and popular venue for the promotion and administration of vaccinations. However, they could become more viable by reviewing patient histories and providing counsel about vaccination benefits.

  • Report

    More Transparency, Efficiency Needed to Improve Impact of HIV Funding in Developing Countries

    With the need for HIV services in developing countries rising and the availability of funding flat or declining, existing resources should be better leveraged to help provide life-saving services to more people in need.

  • Research Brief

    How Does the Private Health Sector Affect Access and Equity in Developing Countries?

    Researchers analyzed data on child and maternal health care use from 34 African countries and found that private sector participation in the health care system is associated with increased access to health care facilities and reduced disparities in care.

  • Event

    Locating Katrina in Time and Space, with Author Lori Peek

    Guest speaker Lori Peek will discuss her book The Continuing Storm: Learning from Katrina in which she and co-author Kai Erikson delve into the enduring and often hidden effects of extreme events. In this presentation, Peek will discuss research on children and families who were affected by Katrina as well as several other major disasters. [Virtual]