REsource Notes: Health and Healthcare
Does integrated care deliver the benefits expected? Findings from 16 integrated care pilot initiatives in England — 2013
RAND Europe co-led an evaluation of 16 varied pilot projects initiated by the Department of Health (England) as a means to explore new ways of integrating patient care from different local provider.
Mapping pathways to HIV prevention: Developing evidence-based, people-centred strategies for the use of antiretrovirals — 2013
Mapping Pathways is the first integrated, research-driven and community-led project to synthesise scientific evidence and local perspectives about antiretroviral drug-based HIV prevention strategies, in South Africa, India and the United States.
The DISMEVAL consortium examined approaches to chronic disease management and its evaluation in 13 countries across Europe. The project identified and validated evaluation methods that can be used in situations where randomisation is not possible.
Evaluating grant peer review: Key findings of a literature review of grant peer review in the health sciences — 2012
This research brief summarises the key findings of a literature review of grant peer review in the health sciences.
This research brief summarises the key findings from a review of biomedical research ethics.
Project Retrosight analysed 29 case studies of cardiovascular and stroke research in Australia, Canada and the UK, examining the diversity of impact produced by this kind of research and identifying factors associated with various levels of payback.
To better understand illegal drug markets and supply-reduction efforts in the European Union, data on purity-adjusted prices must be collected. Member states can learn more about supply reduction by changing how they report seizure data.
RAND Europe undertook an internally funded, innovative discrete choice experiment to understand the real privacy and security trade-offs individuals are willing to make in order to inform policymakers about citizens' true preferences in this domain.
Room for improvement: Strong patient safety systems could limit health, social and economic harms from medical error — 2009
RAND Europe reviewed the problem of patient harm in Europe, assessed expected effects of three policy action areas to improve safety and modelled the potential health benefits that could be achieved by reducing numbers of harmful events.
Describes a survey tool developed for the Arthritis Research Campaign (arc) that enables arc to map its entire research portfolio, analyse the returns from individual grants and compare different types of grants.
Discrete choice modelling: Methods for understanding why people make the choices that they do — 2007
Understanding what drives people's choices and how these choices may change is critical for developing effective policy. This brief describes discrete choice modelling which provides an analytical framework to understand choice decisions.
This brief provides insight into the issues involved in research measurement and evaluation, and offers ways to approach the objective of assessing benefit. It also provides a 'toolkit' for use in the evaluation process.
Reviewing the returns of research: Capturing payback from funding by the Arthritis Research Campaign — 2007
Research charities are under increasing pressure to improve the translation of new scientific knowledge into benefit for patients. This research brief outlines a novel evaluation of paybacks of research grants by the Arthritis Research Campaign.
Should ART be part of a population policy mix? Assessing the demographic impact of Assisted Reproductive Technologies — 2007
Details the results of a preliminary investigation into whether Assisted Reproductive Technologies can play a part in preventing European countries from falling into the low-fertility trap.
This research brief summarizes a study to assess which policies can prevent or mitigate the adverse consequences of two trends currently occurring across Europe: falling birth rates and ageing population.