Preventive Health Care

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Flu and Far Between

    In a world where viruses travel as fast as jets, it becomes important for governments to share timely information and accelerate the production and delivery of vaccines, writes Melinda Moore.

    Sep 21, 2010

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care: Striking a Balance

    If patients do not take prescribed medications, are not appropriately vaccinated, or do not obtain preventive screening tests, they may incur costs that others will need to subsidize, writes Robert Brook.

    Jun 9, 2010

  • News Release

    News Release

    American Adults Receiving Seasonal Flu Vaccine This Year at About the Same Rate as in 2008

    American adults are not being vaccinated against the seasonal flu any more often than they were last year, despite increased public discussion of the importance of influenza vaccines resulting from the worldwide outbreak of the H1N1 virus.

    Dec 9, 2009

  • News Release

    News Release

    Lowering Sodium Consumption Could Save U.S. $18 Billion Annually in Health Costs

    Reducing Americans' average intake of sodium could save the nation as much as $18 billion annually in avoided health care costs and improve the quality of life for millions of people.

    Sep 11, 2009

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Improve Health, Not the Health Care System

    One reason that health reform proposals always seem to fail is that proponents promise too much. Reformers declare they will improve quality, lower costs and increase access — all at the same time. This mantra is repeated so often that the public tends to believe it is possible, when really it isn't, writes Dana P. Goldman.

    Jun 23, 2009

  • News Release

    News Release

    Retail Medical Clinics Attract Patients Who Do Not Have Regular Health Care Providers

    Retail medical clinics located in pharmacies and other stores typically attract insured and uninsured patients who are seeking help for a small group of easy-to-treat illnesses or preventive care and do not otherwise have a regular health care provider.

    Sep 10, 2008

  • News Release

    News Release

    New Study Finds Serious Gaps in Health Care Quality for America's Children

    Children in the United States are not receiving recommended preventive care and screening services, such as regular weight and measurement checks to ensure that they are growing properly and not at risk for obesity; nor are they receiving standard care for conditions such as asthma and diarrhea.

    Oct 10, 2007

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Saving Money and Saving Lives in Nursing Homes

    Published commentary by RAND staff: Saving Money and Saving Lives in Nursing Homes, in Washingtonpost.com.

    Mar 30, 2007

  • News Release

    News Release

    Vaccination of Nursing Home Staff, Residents, Key to Reducing Influenza Outbreaks

    November 15, 2006 News Release: RAND Study Finds Vaccination of Nursing Home Staff, Residents, Key to Reducing Influenza Outbreaks.

    Nov 15, 2006

  • News Release

    News Release

    RAND Study Finds Patients with Asthma and Other Obstructive Lung Diseases Get Only Half of Recommended Medical Care

    November 13, 2006 News Release: RAND Study Finds Patients with Asthma and Other Obstructive Lung Diseases Get Only Half of Recommended Medical Care.

    Nov 13, 2006

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Acknowledge Problem, Then Fix It

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Sep 30, 2005

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Shortages Beyond Flu Shots

    The flu vaccine is not the only vaccine that Americans could find in short supply due to a lack of enough manufacturing facilities licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In the past six years there have been U.S. shortages of more than half of the 12 recommended childhood vaccines, and there ...

    Nov 9, 2004

  • News Release

    News Release

    Landmark Study Finds American Adults Often Fail to Get Recommended Care, Posing "Serious Threats" to Health

    A new RAND Health study that is the largest and most comprehensive examination ever conducted of health care quality in the United States found that adults fail to receive recommended health care nearly half the time.

    Jun 24, 2003

  • People

    People

    Mary Avriette

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education D.V.M. in veterinary public health, University of Minnesota; M.P.H. in emergency disaster planning, University of Minnesota; M.B.A. in health care administration, American Intercontinental University; M.M.A.S. in strategic studies, Command and General Staff College; B.S. in neuroscience/animal physiology, University of California, San Diego

  • People

    People

    Jonathan H. Cantor

    Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public administration, New York University; M.S. in policy analysis, Cornell University; B.S. in policy analysis, Cornell University

  • People

    People

    Maria DeYoreo

    Co-director, RAND Center for Causal Inference; Statistician
    Education postdoc in statistics, Duke University; Ph.D. in statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz; B.S. in mathematical sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • People

    People

    Alex R. Dopp

    Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in child clinical psychology, University of Missouri; M.A. in psychology, University of Missouri; B.A. in psychology, University of Michigan

  • People

    People

    Nicole K. Eberhart

    Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. in clinical psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in psychology, University of Pennsylvania

  • People

    People

    Laura J. Faherty

    Physician Policy Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D., Emory University School of Medicine; M.P.H. in global epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; M.S.H.P. in health policy research, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in history of science, Princeton University

  • People

    People

    Courtney A. Gidengil

    Director, Boston Office; Senior Physician Policy Researcher
    Education M.D., McGill University; M.P.H. in clinical effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health; B.Sc. in psychology, McGill University

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