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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    David A. Ganz

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

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    Max Griswold

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in economics, University of Texas at Austin; B.S. in economics, philosophy, math, Ohio State University

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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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    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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    Swad Komanduri

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in engineering and applied science (computation and neural systems), California Institute of Technology; B.S. in business economics and management, California Institute of Technology

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    Uzaib Saya

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in health policy and management, Harvard University; B.A. in history, international studies, Williams College

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    Mary Ellen Slaughter

    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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    Jeannette Tsuei

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in anthropology and education, Teachers College, Columbia University; B.A. in anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Yan Wang

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P., University of Chicago; M.S. in international public administration, Loughborough University