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Discusses a study conducted for the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) that evaluated the contribution of local authority regulatory services.
An independent evaluation of Primary Authority was commissioned from RAND Europe in November 2010 to confirm it was delivering consistency for businesses operating across local authority areas.
Investing wisely in health is vital if we are to ensure that future populations do not spend their increased lifespan burdened with disabilities that diminish their contribution to society and quality of life. In order to guide these investments and monitor health as an economic and societal welfare factor, the European Commission developed the Healthy Life Years indicator, which is part of the European Structural Indicators set.
An Evaluation Framework for “Foundations for Living”: Supporting Disabled People to Live Independently in the Community — 2006
RAND Europe has created an evaluation framework for the Papworth Trust’s new independent living project, “Foundations for Living” (FfL), and from this developed performance measures to support learning and accountability.
The EC Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General commissioned RAND Europe to provide support in developing a comprehensive data strategy for DG SANCO that meets the needs of increasingly evidence-based policymaking in the future.
Since 1990, the European Union has provided financial and technical support to the current Central and Eastern European candidate member states (CEECMS) through the use of the "Phare" programme. This report presents an evaluation of all Phare-financed programmes in the domain of telecommunications and postal (T&P) services and includes recommendations on how to continue Phare support in the T&P sectors.
This report sets out findings from a wide-ranging evaluation of Europol — the European Police Office. It examines Europol's capabilities, legal basis and activities, highlighting potential areas for reform in the forthcoming Europol Regulation.
Evaluation of the peer worker programme at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust — 2012
An evaluation of the early stages of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust peer worker programme. The evaluation focuses on the perceptions of the programme's impact and the successes and challenges of its implementation.
Evaluation of the Social Impact Bond: Lessons from planning and early implementation at HMP Peterborough — 2011
RAND Europe has evaluated the world's first Social Impact Bond (SIB), an innovative payment-by-results mechanism to fund public services which aims to reduce reoffending by prisoners. This report presents the initial findings of the evaluation.
In response to concerns that the needs of the aging population for well-integrated care were increasing, the English National Health Service (NHS) appointed 16 Integrated Care Pilots following a national competition.
The Evidence Base for the Classification of Drugs: Addendum: International comparisons of drug control policies and systems — 2006
This addendum provides selected additional information about drug use, strategy, punishment and treatment regimes, and drug education in the UK. It provides selected additional information on the USA, the Netherlands, and Sweden, to complement that already provided in the main report on drug education systems. The information provides an overview of the drug classification systems and the punishment and treatment regimes in place.
This report, prepared for the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology, presents the results of four case studies examining the evidence base for the classification of illegal drugs in the context of 1971’s Misuse of Drugs Act. It identifies the main evidence on the selected drugs and examines the use of that evidence in classifying each drug. The report also briefly examines the classification systems in other countries.
This study investigated the applicability of Multinomial logit (MNL) models to predict the proportion of crashes by collision type and to estimate crash counts by collision type.
Presents an evidence-based ex ante impact assessment of a proposed DG Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission Communication on alcohol policy, with a focus on economic impacts.
This report describes a transport model with the following characteristics: the model is fast and easy to use, it distinguishes between many different population segments, and it focuses on representing transport over everyday distances. In the EXPEDITE project, carried out for the European Commission, such a model was developed and applied in forecasting and policy simulation for passenger and freight transport.
Exploring Patterns of Behaviour in Violent Jihadist Terrorists: An analysis of six significant terrorist conspiracies in the UK — 2011
An examination of the groups/cells and their 38 core individuals involved in the six most serious violent Jihadist terrorist conspiracies and attacks in the UK between 2004 and 2007 to see if they exhibited any specific types of behaviour.
This study aimed to describe the exposure of children and young adults to alcohol marketing on social media websites in the UK
There is a serious lack of testing of medicinal products in the paediatric population. The European Commission has attempted to provide a structural solution by drafting a regulation. This report describes the economic, social, sustainable, and environmental impacts of the regulation. The assessment indicates that the proposed regulation will achieve its objectives, although the effects will vary.
Factors Affecting Physician Professional Satisfaction and Their Implications for Patient Care, Health Systems, and Health Policy — 2013
The American Medical Association asked RAND Health to characterize the factors that affect physician professional satisfaction. RAND researchers sought to identify high-priority determinants of professional satisfaction by gathering data from 30 physician practices in six states, using a combination of surveys and semistructured interviews. This report presents the results of the subsequent analysis.
Factors That Encourage or Discourage Doctors from Acting in Accordance with Good Practice: Final Report — 2012
The overall purpose of the study is to develop an improved understanding of the critical enablers and barriers to embedding the principles and standards of good practice in doctors' everyday decision making.
Farmacotherapie bij kinderen: Kennislacunes in beeld gebracht: [Pharmacotherapy in Children: Identifying Knowledge Gaps] — 2002
This study aims to identify which medications deserve priority for clinical research in the short term. The authors found that a lot of knowledge is already available and needs dissemination rather than further research. However, clinical research on the safety, effectiveness and long term effects of many medications have not been studied yet in children.
Farmacotherapie bij kinderen: van kunst tot wetenschap: Pharmacotherapy in Children: From Art to Science — 2002
This study aims to identify the barriers to effective prescribing for children, with an emphasis upon the absence of good clinical research within those barriers. A group of experts in the field discussed solution directions, in which governmental incentives are deemed critical. Financing problems, lack of scientific knowledge and lack of dissemination of existing knowledge were found to be the main problems in paediatric care in the Netherlands.
RAND Europe conducted a feasibility study on a European Cybercrime Centre by reviewing literature, conducting extensive consultations with law enforcement and a scenario based workshop. The study evaluated different options for the set up of the ECC.
This study focuses on the legal and regulatory aspects of information sharing and cross-border collaboration of national/governmental CERTs in Europe.
Flexible Substitution Patterns in Models of Mode and Time of Day Choice: New Evidence from the UK and the Netherlands — 2007
With time periods of the magnitude generally represented in practical modelling, i.e. peak periods of 2-3 hours, time switching is generally more sensitive in these data than mode switching. However, the context of the modelling and the extent to which relevant variables can be measured will strongly influence these results.