Reining in health care costs has become a central policy challenge for government and a pressing concern for American businesses, families, and individuals. A substantial body of RAND research has focused on evaluating existing and potential policies to lower health care costs; examining the cost implications of healthy and unhealthy behaviors, with an eye toward promoting health and preventing disease; and improving health system value, reducing waste, and improving the quality of care.
Focus on the Rising Cost of Health Care. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2011. https://www.rand.org/pubs/corporate_pubs/CP639z2-2011-09.html.
Focus on the Rising Cost of Health Care, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, CP-639/2 (9/11), 2011. As of July 27, 2021: https://www.rand.org/pubs/corporate_pubs/CP639z2-2011-09.html