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The gap between the care patients should get and what they actually receive likely contributes to thousands of preventable deaths each year, and health care systems worldwide continue to face the challenge of delivering quality care at an affordable cost. RAND has conducted research designed to measure and improve health care quality and to provide reliable decision support data to patients, providers, and purchasers.

  • The Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona June 11, 2014

    Journal Article

    VA Health System Generally Delivers Higher-Quality Care Than Other Health Providers

    Apr 26, 2018

    The VA health care system performs similar to or better than non-VA systems on most measures of inpatient and outpatient care quality, although there is high variation in quality across individual VA facilities.

  • The entrance to the newly constructed Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center hospital in San Diego, California, April 17, 2017

    Tool

    Create Your Own Hospital Ratings

    Aug 29, 2018

    The Personalized Hospital Performance Report Card lets you review, customize, and compare hospitals across the United States. Create your own custom ratings based on the hospital performance areas that are most important to you.

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