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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 use disorders, and PTSD. RAND findings also help inform policies that aim to improve the health of seniors and the care they receive.

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    How Can 911 and 988 Calls Be Coordinated to Optimize Emergency Response?

    The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline was launched in 2022, but individuals experiencing mental health emergencies often call 911. Coordinating the two systems to allow the transfer of calls from 911 to 988 and vice versa requires detailed planning and close cooperation.

    Mar 20, 2024

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    Your Body, but Not Your Data

    The public needs rigorous and thorough health research, but individual patients should have rights over their medical information. Today they have very little.

    Mar 7, 2024

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