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RAND advances understanding of health and health behaviors, and examines how the organization and financing of care affect costs, quality, and access. Our body of research includes innovative studies of health insurance, health care reform, and health information technology, as well as obesity, substance abuse, and PTSD. RAND findings also help inform policies that aim to improve the health of seniors and the care they receive.

  • Elizabeth D'Amico outside a marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California

    Q&A

    How Marijuana Ads Affect Youth: Q&A with Elizabeth D'Amico

    Aug 21, 2018

    RAND's Elizabeth D'Amico discusses her research on how medical marijuana advertising influences adolescents' use of—and positive attitudes toward—the drug. Los Angeles County used her findings to limit the placement of marijuana billboards and signage outside dispensaries.

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

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    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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