Cost-Effectiveness in Health Care

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One goal of health policy research is to improve cost effectiveness without compromising quality of care. RAND researchers examine treatments, programs, drugs, and technologies in terms of their costs, their cost effectiveness, and the alternatives that may or may not present a better, more efficient way forward.

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    Options for Designing a Public Option

    May 28, 2020

    State and federal policymakers are considering adding state-backed public options to the individual market in an effort to expand health coverage and improve affordability. We analyzed what would happen if public options became available in U.S. health insurance exchanges.

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    Why States' 'Netflix Model' Prescription Drug Arrangements Are No Silver Bullet

    Jul 1, 2020

    Despite the buzz and catchy notion that subscription models are "Netflix for drugs," it's hard to come up with a theoretical case that supports subscription models over traditional price negotiation between payers and manufacturers over a per-dose or per-unit price.

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    Erin Lindsey Duffy

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.H. in biostatistics and epidemiology, Boston University; B.A., Wellesley College

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    Nicole K. Eberhart

    Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. in clinical psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in psychology, University of Pennsylvania

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    David A. Ganz

    Affiliated Adjunct Physician Policy Researcher
    Education M.D., Harvard Medical School; Ph.D. in health services, UCLA School of Public Health

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    Patricia M. Herman

    Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in psychology and research methods, University of Arizona; N.D. in naturopathic medicine, Bastyr University; M.S. in agricultural economics, Iowa State University

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    Sarah Junghee Kang

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education M.P.H. in health policy analysis, Washington University in Saint Louis; B.A. in molecular biology and biochemistry, science in society, Wesleyan University

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    Yun Kang

    Associate Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Center; Senior Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, MIT

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    Kandice A. Kapinos

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in labor economics/human resources, University of Illinois; M.S. in labor economics/human resources, University of Illinois; B.S. in business administration, University of Texas

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    Emmett B. Keeler

    Senior Mathematician; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in mathematics, Harvard University

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    Murad Laradji

    Research Assistant
    Education B.S. in neuroscience, Tulane University; B.A. in economics, Tulane University

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    Pedro Nascimento de Lima

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in production engineering, UNISINOS - Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil; B.S. in production engineering, UNISINOS - Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil

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    Mary Ellen Slaughter

    Senior Statistical Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University; M.S. in biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University; B.S. in molecular biology and genetics, University of Maryland

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    Melony E. Sorbero

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health services research and policy, and M.P.H., University of Rochester School of Medicine; M.S. in public policy analysis, University of Rochester

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    Jon Sussex

    Chief Economist
    Education M.A. in economics, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. in health economics, University of York

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    Zet Wang

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND, and Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P., Georgetown University; B.A. in sociology, Central University of Finance and Economics, China