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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.

  • Kits of supplies containing syringes, bandaids, and antiseptic pads in a safe injection site called Quai 9 near Geneva main train station, Switzerland, October 14, 2010

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    Considering Heroin-Assisted Treatment and Supervised Drug Consumption Sites in America

    Dec 6, 2018

    Increasing access to medications like methadone and buprenorphine is essential to addressing the U.S. opioid crisis. But the severity of the crisis warrants examining additional interventions. What does the evidence suggest about heroin-assisted treatment and supervised consumption sites? And what are some of the issues associated with implementing them in the United States?

  • Two people checking data on their smart watches while exercising outdoors

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    Can a Wellness Program Incentivize Exercise with an Apple Watch?

    Nov 27, 2018

    Discovery Insurance offers customers the opportunity to receive an Apple Watch up front, with repayment dependent on their level of physical activity. Compared with a traditional wellness incentive program, this option was associated with higher physical activity levels that persist over time.

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