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The gap between the care patients should get and what they actually receive likely contributes to thousands of preventable deaths each year, and health care systems worldwide continue to face the challenge of delivering quality care at an affordable cost. RAND has conducted research designed to measure and improve health care quality and to provide reliable decision support data to patients, providers, and purchasers.

  • Close up of a mother and daughter consulting with their doctor over a video call on their digital tablet, photo by Geber86/Getty Images

    Research Brief

    How Does Telehealth Affect Health Care Quality, Access, Equity, and Costs?

    Jul 8, 2021

    Early in the pandemic, health care providers pivoted to telehealth out of necessity. But as policymakers begin to look beyond the pandemic, concerns about telehealth's effects on health care spending and quality will arise again.

  • Spencer Milo works on his balance during a physical therapy session at the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the University of Colorado, photo courtesy of Spencer Milo

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    Advances in Care for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries or PTSD

    Nov 8, 2021

    A new standard of care proposed by RAND researchers aims to redefine high-quality care for veterans with a traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder. But it also could serve as a template for making health care more effective, more consistent, and more responsive for more patients.

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