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Director of Health Sciences, RAND


Corporate Fellow at RAND and the Director of RAND's Health Sciences Program, 1975/1990 to present. He led the Health and Quality Group on the $80M RAND Health Insurance Experiment, and he was co-principal investigator on the Health Services Utilization Study which developed a method to assess appropriateness of care and then applied it to carotid endarterectomy, coronary angiography and endoscopy. He was the co-principal investigator on the only national study that has investigated, at a clinical level, the impact of DRGs on quality and outcome of acute hospital care. He was also the co-principal investigator on a joint activity of 12 academic medical centers, the AMA, and RAND, the purpose of which was to develop appropriateness criteria and parameters for the use of procedures.

Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and Professor of Medicine and Health Services, UCLA Center for Health Sciences, 1975 to present. His special research interests include quality assessment and assurance; the development and use of health status measurements in health policy; the efficiency and effectiveness of medical care, and the variation in use of selected services by geographic area. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Association of Physicians. He was awarded the Baxter Foundation Prize for excellence in health services research, the Rosenthal Foundation Award of the American College of Physicians for contributions to improving the health of the nation, the Distinguished Health Services Research Award of the Association of Health Services Research, and the Robert J. Glaser Award of the Society of General Internal Medicine in recognition of his contributions to the research, education, and overall development of general internal medicine. Dr. Brook is the Author of over 250 articles on quality of care.

  • University of Arizona, AZ- B.S. 1964 Chemistry
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD - M.D. 1968 Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD - Sc.D. 1972 Public Health

Brook RH. Health, health insurance, and the uninsured: A short essay. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1991 ;265:2998 -3002.

Siu AL, McGlynn E, Morgenstern H, Beers MH, Carlisle DM, Keeler EB, Beloff J, Curtin K, Leaning J, Perry BC, Selker HP, Weiswasser W, Weisenthal A, Brook, RH. A fair approach to comparing quality of care. Health Affairs. 1991;10:62-75.

Brook RH. Quality of care: Do we care? Annals of Internal Medicine. 1991;115:486-490.

McClellan M, Brook RH. Appropriateness of care: A comparison of global and outcome methods to set standards. Medical Care. 1992;30:565-586.

Rubin HR, Rogers WH, Kahn KL, Rubenstein LV, Brook RH. Watching the doctor-watchers: How well do peer review organization methods detect hospital care quality problems? Journal of the American Medical Association. 1992;267:2349-2354.

Brook RH. Improving practice: The clinician's role. British Journal of Surgery. 1992;79:606-607.

Brook RH, Kahn KL, Kosecoff J. Assessing clinical instability at discharge: The clinician's responsibility. The Journal of the American Medical Association. 1992;268:1321-1322.

Bernstein SJ, Kosecoff J, Gray D, Hampton JR, Brook RH. The appropriateness of the use of cardiovascular procedures: British versus U.S. perspectives. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 1993;9:3- 10.