Investigating the effect of consumer-directed health care on the amount, patterns and quality of health care used

Health insurance products are undergoing rapid change. Greater patient cost-sharing is replacing managed care as the mechanism to try to control rising health care costs, and higher deductibles and personal health spending accounts are increasingly popular features. It is unclear how these new consumer-directed health plans (CDHP) influence use and quality of medical care, especially for the sick and poor. This grant provides support for a large-scale study of the impact of CDHPs. The project will produce 19 deliverables, including chart books, research briefs, reports, and journal articles. It will also produce important findings about the impact of CDHPs on utilization, coverage, and quality. The California HealthCare Foundation has committed slightly over half of the total cost of this project.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $2,000,000.00

Awarded on: 8/15/2006

Time frame: 8/1/2006 - 2/28/2011

Grant Number: 57576


Rand Corporation

1776 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, 90401-2138


M. Susan Marquis
Project Director