RAND's Work in Health and the Biosciences.

by M. A. Rockwell

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An overview of RAND's health-research program, this report briefly describes progress to date in the five topics with which RAND is concerned. They are (1) analyzing of broad issues of governmental health policy, (2) improving the system by which health care is dispensed, (3) improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, with an emphasis on decisionmaking by physicians, (4) understanding the physiological mechanisms of life and disease, and (5) developing tools and methods for studying problems of modern society that have a bearing on health care. 25 pp.

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