Publications by Date
Allowing for Heterogeneous Decision Rules in Discrete Choice Models: An Approach and Four Case Studies — May 1, 2012
The study of respondent heterogeneity is one of the main areas of research in the field of choice modelling.
This paper focuses on the Wellcome Trust's African Institutions initiative, an example of the networked research capacity-building initiatives emerging in response to the need for research capacity growth.
Assessment of the implementation of the EU Drugs Strategy 2005—2012 and its Action Plans — April 18, 2012
This report sets out findings from an independent evaluation of the EU Drugs Strategy 2005-12 and Action Plans. The research examined the implementation, relevance and influence of the Strategy and its added value for Member States and at EU level.
DISMEVAL Developing and validating disease management evaluation methods for European healthcare systems: Final report — April 4, 2012
The report presents the overall findings of work carried out within the DISMEVAL project. It reviews approaches to chronic care in Europe and reports on methods and metrics for the evaluation of disease management interventions in six countries.
This report outlines choices, options and trade-offs to policymakers, programme operators and researchers interested in the evaluation of chronic disease management. It is based on analyses undertaken within the DISMEVAL project.
The Health Care Experiences of British Pensioners Migrating to Spain: A Qualitative Study — April 1, 2012
This paper focuses on a type of patient mobility that has had a significant growth in the past decades: British pensioners who have moved from Northern European countries to Spain.
Involving Primary Care Clinicians in Quality Improvement: An Independent Evaluation of the Health Foundation's Engaging with Quality in Primary Care Programme : Final Report — April 1, 2012
Clinicians need to focus fully on quality improvement to ensure their interventions achieve full potential.
Factors That Encourage or Discourage Doctors from Acting in Accordance with Good Practice: Final Report — April 1, 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.
Feasibility Study for a European Cybercrime Centre — March 27, 2012
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.
National Evaluation of the DH Integrated Care Pilots — March 22, 2012
This report is the result of an evaluation of the 16 DH integrated care pilots (ICPs).
National Evaluation of the DH Integrated Care Pilots: Appendices — March 22, 2012
This report contains appendices to the result of an evaluation of the 16 DH integrated care pilots (ICPs).
National Evaluation of the DH Integrated Care Pilots: Summary — March 22, 2012
This report is a summary of the result of an evaluation of the 16 DH integrated care pilots (ICPs).
Funding and performance on clinical guidelines: The cases of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — March 22, 2012
This exploratory study investigates the characteristics of publications cited on clinical guidelines, and the funding sources they acknowledge, in order to better understand how research is translated into changes in policy and practice.
Application System for Sydney Strategic Travel Model — March 13, 2012
This report documents work to update the Application System of the Sydney Strategic Model (STM). The Application System implements models of frequency, mode and destination choice for each of the nine travel purposes in the STM.
The National Institute for Health Research Leadership Programme: An evaluation of programme progress and delivery — March 8, 2012
RAND Europe evaluated the National Institute for Health Research Leadership Programme to help the English Department of Health consider the extent to which the programme has helped to foster wider research aims and extract lessons for the future.
SMART TRASH: Study on RFID tags and the recycling industry: Interim Report (D3) SMART 2010/0042 — March 6, 2012
Aims to assess the environmental impact of the RFID tags themselves as well as the environmental advantages that the use of RFID can provide to product lifecycle management.
Individual disengagement from Al Qa'ida-influenced terrorist groups: A Rapid Evidence Assessment to inform policy and practice in preventing terrorism — March 2, 2012
This project reviewed available evidence on factors associated with exit from violent extremist groups and the effectiveness of interventions to encourage individuals to leave such groups, to inform the UK counterterrorism strategy.
Use of outcome metrics to measure quality in education and training of healthcare professionals: A scoping review of international experiences — March 2, 2012
This brief report is designed as an exploratory review, with a focus on the use of quality indicators to assess and monitor the delivery of healthcare education and training in international settings.
Innovation Networks: More Than Just a Metaphor? — March 1, 2012
Networks are increasingly invoked by contemporary economists as a novel mode of organising human endeavours, somewhere between price markets and command hierarchies, somehow able to produce coordinated coherence.
Stated choice surveys are used extensively in the study of choice behaviour across many different areas of research, notably in transport.
The aim of this study was to develop a measure of social care outcome, an equivalent to the quality-adjusted life year (QALY) in health, which could be used in a range of circumstances.
Bringing the electric vehicle to the mass market: a review of barriers, facilitators and policy interventions — February 17, 2012
Provides an international overview of the barriers and facilitators to the wider adoption of electric vehicles.
Calculating Errors for Measures Derived from Choice Modelling Estimates — February 1, 2012
The calibration of choice models produces a set of parameter estimates and an associated covariance matrix, usually based on maximum likelihood estimation.
Systematic Review of the Impact of Worksite Wellness Programs — February 1, 2012
Analyzes the impact of worksite wellness programs on health and financial outcomes, and the effect of incentives on participation.
Sustainable Development in the National Health Service (NHS): The views and values of NHS leaders — January 31, 2012
A first systematic picture of United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) leaders' views of priorities and approaches regarding sustainable development (SD). Survey and interview responses are drawn on to show the importance of SD and ways forward.