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This project developed and tested the Pediatric Respiratory Illness Measurement System (PRIMES), a set of measures for assessing the quality of hospital-based care for common pediatric respiratory illnesses.
Apr 11, 2017
Rita Mangione-Smith, Carol P. Roth, Maria T. Britto, Alex Y. Chen, Julie McGalliard, Thomas F. Boat, John L. Adams, Elizabeth A. McGlynn
Elderly people in low-income countries are pessimistic about their survival probabilities compared with state-specific life tables, and socioeconomic status influences beliefs about survival expectations.
This report assesses Chinese investment in U.S. aviation from 2005 to 2016. It provides context in China's demand for aviation products and aviation industrial policies, while assessing technology transfers and impact on U.S. competitiveness.
Apr 10, 2017
Chad J. R. Ohlandt, Lyle J. Morris, Julia A. Thompson, Arthur Chan, Andrew Scobell
Incorporating a protocol for eliciting narratives into a patient experience survey results in minimal distortion of patient feedback, and narratives from sicker patients help explain variation in provider ratings.
Apr 7, 2017
Steven Martino, Dale Shaller, Mark Schlesinger, Andrew Parker, Lise Rybowski, Rachel Grob, Jennifer Cerully, Melissa L. Finucane
Facebook appears to be a valuable mechanism through which to recruit young veterans with unmet behavioral health needs, although more specific efforts may be needed to engage certain types of veterans after initial enrollment.
Apr 7, 2017
Eric R. Pedersen, Diana Naranjo, Grant N. Marshall
This paper presents an evaluation of an effort to incorporate an evidence-based, dual disorder treatment called Maintaining Independence and Sobriety Through Systems Integration, Outreach, and Networking-Veterans Edition (MISSION-Vet) into case management teams serving Veterans who are homeless.
Apr 7, 2017
Matthew Chinman, Sharon McCarthy, Gordon Hannah, Thomas Hugh Byrne, David A. Smelson
The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will decrease Medicare spending on physician services by an estimated -$35 to -$106 billion and change spending on hospital services by +$32 to -$250 billion between 2015 and 2030.
We assess trade-offs between tracked and wheeled combat vehicles by exploring lessons learned from conflict in various parts of the world, the implications of advanced technologies, and system-level implications of the different classes of vehicles.
Apr 5, 2017
John Matsumura, John IV Gordon, Randall Steeb, Scott Boston, Caitlin Lee, Phillip Padilla, John A. Parmentola
Machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence influence many aspects of life today. This report identifies some of their shortcomings and associated policy risks and examines some approaches for combating these problems.
In 2014, Public Health England published the Workplace Wellbeing Charter (WWC), a set of national standards for workplace health designed to aid employers in workplace health improvement. This study investigates the take-up and impact of the WWC.
Apr 5, 2017
Joanna Hofman, Bryn Garrod, Katherine Stewart, Martin Stepanek, Janna Van Belle
RAND's 2016 Annual Report describes the many ways in which RAND uses rigorous, unbiased, evidence-based research and analysis to help people around the world lead lives that are safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.
RAND researchers examined stakeholder experiences with an Affordable Care Act provision that qualifying providers of primary care services participating in the Medicaid program would receive enhanced federal payments for providing certain services.
Apr 4, 2017
Justin W. Timbie, Christine Buttorff, Virginia Kotzias, Spencer R. Case, Ammarah Mahmud
Students in states that regulate “competitive” foods and beverages—those offered or sold outside the school lunch program--were less likely to be overweight or obese than students in states with no such policies.