Medical Care

Featured

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.

  • Two health care workers checking on a patient in quarantine, photo by tuachanwatthana/Getty Images

    Report

    Health Care Resource Allocation Decisionmaking During a Pandemic

    Jun 18, 2020

    The Core Guidance Checklist can help health systems and policymakers make choices about how to allocate scarce but lifesaving resources—for patients and for health care workers—during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • A health insurance application on a tablet, photo by grinvalds/Getty Images

    Research Brief

    How Would a Public Option on Health Insurance Affect Costs and Coverage?

    May 28, 2020

    Interest in a government-sponsored health insurance plan with publicly determined provider rates is growing. An analysis of four such public option plans finds that lower provider payment rates would lower premiums. But the effect on enrollees also depends on tax credits. And changes to the number of uninsured would be small.

Explore Health, Health Care, and Aging