Publications by Date
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accessing Primary Care: A Simulated Patient Study — March 1, 2013
Simulated patient, or so-called mystery-shopper, studies are a controversial, but potentially useful, approach to take when conducting health services research.
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.
New Drugs and Health Technologies for Low-Income Populations: Will the Private Sector Meet the Needs of Low-Income Populations in Developing Countries? — January 1, 2013
This paper argues that the development of targeted health technologies for poor people will require a new mix of technology, organizations and institutions which we conceptualize as new social technologies.
Measuring Consumer Preferences for Postal Services — January 1, 2013
Increasing digitalization and the evolution of the Internet have had, and are still having, an impact on the demand for postal services.
This paper provides a bibliometric assessment of mental health research (MHR) outputs from 1980 to 2011.
Advances in technology are blurring the boundary between the delivery of communication via physical and electronic means.
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.
Approaches to Chronic Disease Management Evaluation in Use in Europe: A Review of Current Methods and Performance Measures — January 1, 2013
There is wide variation within and between European countries on approaches to evaluating chronic disease management in their objectives, designs, indicators, target audiences, and actors involved.
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.