Publications by Date
Mapping Pathways: Developing evidence-based, people-centred strategies for the use of antiretrovirals as prevention — June 19, 2013
This is the first international report on HIV prevention with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that brings scientific evidence together with community perspectives. We show that ARV-based prevention needs to be tailored to local contexts and cultures.
Parenting Support Policy Brief — June 14, 2013
This policy brief provides a summary of parenting support initiatives in Europe. It provides overview of legislation and national strategies, focusing on the scope, organisation, delivery and founding of parenting support services.
The report reviews approaches to pharmaceutical pricing in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain to inform better understanding of the role of external reference pricing and its relevance to the UK.
Stocktaking study of military cyber defence capabilities in the European Union (milCyberCAP): Unclassified Summary — June 3, 2013
The objective of this study was to establish a high level understanding of cyber defence capabilities across EDA's participating Member States (pMS) to support progress toward a more consistent level of cyber defence capability across the EU.
Does integrated care deliver the benefits expected? Findings from 16 integrated care pilot initiatives in England — May 13, 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.
Analysis of research and education indicators to support designation of Academic Health Science Centres in England — May 2, 2013
To support the English Department of Health's Academic Health Science Centres competition in 2013, RAND Europe has analysed various types of publicly available data and quality assessments in the domains of medical research and health education.
Reported Barriers to Evaluation in Chronic Care: Experiences in Six European Countries — May 1, 2013
This paper discusses challenges to evaluation of chronic disease management as reported by experts in six European countries.
Policy-research Linkage: What We Have Learned from Providing a Rapid Response Facility for International Healthcare Comparisons to the Department of Health in England — May 1, 2013
In this paper we reflect on our experience of providing a rapid response facility for international healthcare policy comparisons to the English Department of Health.
Options for Effective Mechanisms to Support Evidence-Informed Policymaking in RMNCH in Asia and the Pacific — May 1, 2013
This RAND Europe report looks at providing timely, reliable and high-quality evidence to inform decision-making to improve women's and children's health.
Alternatives to Peer Review in Research Project Funding: 2013 Update — April 17, 2013
This update of RAND Europe's report on Alternatives to Peer Review in Research Project Funding includes a new framework and new examples, to help research funders develop the most appropriate approach for funding their research.
Hervormingenvan Brandweer - En Reddingsdiensten in Europa: (Lighting the Touch Paper of Reform? Case Studies in Fire and Rescue Service Reform in Europe) — April 1, 2013
In the age of austerity, Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) provision is now the focus of policymakers' efficiency drives.
Put Peer Review Under Review — April 1, 2013
There is little evidence that peer review is the best way to apportion research money — and even less evidence for the alternatives.
Assessing Research Impact: An international review of the Excellence in Innovation for Australia Trial — March 27, 2013
This report reviews the Excellence in Innovation for Australia Impact Assessment Trial in order to assess how well the universities identified and demonstrated impact, as well as how the process could be improved.
The Accuracy of Diagnostic Coding for Acute Kidney Injury in England: A Single Centre Study — March 1, 2013
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an independent risk factor for mortality and is responsible for a significant burden of healthcare expenditure, so accurate measurement of its incidence is important.
The Puzzle of Changing Relationships: Does Changing Relationships Between Healthcare Service Users and Providers Improve the Quality of Care? — March 1, 2013
This report aims to contribute to the understanding of how changing relationships impacts on the quality of care.
Is Europe Putting Theory Into Practice? A Qualitative Study of the Level of Self-Management Support in Chronic Care Management Approaches — March 1, 2013
This study explores whether and how self-management support is integrated into chronic care approaches in 13 European countries.
Regulatory cultures and research governance — March 1, 2013
This is a comparative study of the practice of those who are subject to regulatory requirements in the health research, medical drugs, environmental and financial sectors conducted to assist understanding of health research governance in the UK.
Cyber-security threat characterisation: A rapid comparative analysis — February 5, 2013
The Swedish Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies asked RAND to investigate cyber-security within national defence and security strategies. The report presents research findings and is of interest to cyber-security practitioners and policymakers.
Hepatitis C: A projection of the healthcare and economic burden in the UK — January 11, 2013
Work presented in this report sought to assess the healthcare and economic burden of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the United Kingdom using a cohort simulation model.
Moldova and the EU: Liberalizing or Securitising Migration? — January 1, 2013
This policy brief offers an overview of Moldova's migration trends, mapping (legal) immigration and emigration flows,including remittances, smuggling and human trafficking, and detailing societal impacts and migrants' profiles.
Advances in technology are blurring the boundary between the delivery of communication via physical and electronic means.
Assessing Quality in Cross-Country Comparisons of Health Systems and Policies: Towards a Set of Generic Quality Criteria — January 1, 2013
There is a growing body of cross-country comparisons in health systems and policy research. However, there is little consensus as to how to assess its quality.
Managing Potential Conflict in Illegal Markets: An Exploratory Study of Cocaine Smuggling in the Netherlands — January 1, 2013
Analyzing 31 police investigations from the Netherlands, we found data on 33 incidents involving failure of cocaine smuggling related transactions and the subsequent outcome. We examined these incidents for the use of violence and threats.
Modelling Long-Distance Travel in Great Britain — January 1, 2013
Trips longer than 50 mi account for less than one-fortieth of all trips but nearly one-third of all distance traveled within Great Britain. Because of the small proportion of all travel that they form, long-distance trips may not be adequately represented in national databases and models.
This paper explores whether existing methodologies are up to the task of evaluating impact across different sectors, and different criteria for assessing research impact.