Health Care Program Evaluation


RAND excels at evaluating performance of health care programs that operate in diverse settings, identifying opportunities for improvement, and understanding the needs of both patients and providers.

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  • Journal Article

    Lunchtime School Water Availability and Water Consumption Among California Adolescents

    A total of 2,665 Californian adolescents aged 12-17 years were interviewed regarding their water consumption and availability of free water during lunchtime at their school.

    Nov 19, 2015

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    Evaluation of the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care Older People's Programme

    Photo by Ingo Bartussek/Fotolia Background Initiated in 2012, the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC) Older People’s Programme brings together health and social care providers and local people to help maximise the health and independence of older people, aged 65 years and older, through better identification ...

    Nov 2, 2015

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    Evaluating the EU’s Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance

    From research on new antimicrobials to surveillance and monitoring of AMR-related issues across the EU, an evaluation of the EU's 2011 Action Plan against AMR will assess both the impacts of the plan and how effectively it was implemented.

    Oct 8, 2015

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    Developing a Plan to Evaluate the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme

    To help NHS England improve its new Integrated Personal Commissioning programme, RAND Europe is defining a plan for the programme's evaluation and working with the nine demonstrator sites to ensure the needed data are collected.

    Sep 8, 2015

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    The Economic Returns of Musculoskeletal Research

    RAND Europe researchers and colleagues at PIRU and HERG are seeking to identify the most important research-based interventions that have led to reduced morbidity and mortality from musculoskeletal disease and that have provided health gains over a 20-year period.

    Aug 17, 2015

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    Evaluating the NIHR Leadership Programme as a Health Research Policy Intervention

    Despite a growing policy focus on leadership in health research and health care settings, there is very little evidence on the effectiveness of leadership as a health and science policy intervention. RAND Europe aims to help address this gap, through sharing insights from the evaluation of the NIHR Leadership Programme. The NIHR Leadership Programme was established in 2009 to develop the leadership skills and capabilities of current and future NIHR researchers. RAND Europe was commissioned to undertake a 2-year real time evaluation of the programme.

    Jul 21, 2015

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    The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme: A review of progress and contributions to innovation in healthcare technologies

    The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme supports the development of innovative medical technologies. RAND Europe evaluated the programme to identify its outputs and impacts, and to examine the factors influencing performance.

    Jun 11, 2015

  • News Release

    California Mental Health Prevention Effort Is Showing Positive Early Results

    An effort to improve mental health prevention and early intervention in California is showing positive early results for programs targeted at reducing stigma and discrimination, educating the public about suicide prevention, and improving the mental health of students.

    Feb 24, 2015

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    Quantitative Evaluation of the Impact of the Healthy Communities Initiative in Cincinnati

    In 2009, a Cincinnati group launched the Healthy Communities Initiative with the goals of improving health care and population health while reducing health care costs. In 2012, RAND Health Advisory Services assessed the Initiative's progress.

    Oct 10, 2014

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    Evaluation of California's Statewide Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Initiatives

    The RAND Corporation is evaluating California's statewide prevention and early intervention programs, which aim to reduce negative outcomes for people experiencing mental illness.

    May 8, 2014

  • News Release

    National Efforts to Lower Health Care-Associated Infections Are Having Success

    Infections that strike patients are one of the most preventable leading causes of death in the United States. A federally sponsored plan to lower health care-acquired infections was successful in addressing the challenges of prioritizing and coordinating strategies.

    Feb 6, 2014

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    U.S. Needs to Improve Community-Based Drug, Alcohol Prevention

    As familiar as Americans are with the problems of youth drug and alcohol abuse, we are not identifying all the potential solutions. While observers criticize overemphasis in U.S. policy on enforcement and scant resources devoted to treatment, the focus on these approaches often ignores a key piece of the puzzle: prevention.

    Jan 31, 2014

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    Announcing the RAND Professorship of Health Services Research

    The Professorship of Health Services Research, held by Professor Martin Roland CBE, has been retitled to the RAND Professorship of Health Services Research in recognition of the successful collaboration between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe to develop a center of excellence and innovation in health services research.

    Nov 6, 2013

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    News Release

    RAND Launches Initiative to Study Drug Discount Program

    The RAND Corporation is launching a new research initiative to provide objective and nonpartisan analysis about the impact and future of the 340B program, a major federal program that gives safety net hospitals and other health care providers access to discounted outpatient medications.

    Oct 21, 2013

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    CMS Innovation Center Health Care Innovation Awards

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has funded 108 Health Care Innovation Awards through the Affordable Care Act. Award recipients are those who propose compelling new models of service delivery or payment improvements that promise to deliver better health, better health care, and lower costs through improved quality of care for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program enrollees.

    Aug 15, 2013

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    Wellness Now, Value Later

    Wellness programs do in fact reduce health risks, like smoking and obesity, write Soeren Mattke and Kristin Van Busum. But resulting cost savings could not be detected, especially when compared to the costs of the programs.

    Jul 2, 2013

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    How Can Research Be Evaluated? A RAND Europe Project

    There are many different evaluation frameworks to choose from, and many tools for gathering appropriate data to use within frameworks, but no single approach works in all contexts and for all purposes. RAND Europe has compiled a comprehensive list of evaluation tools and techniques, including when each might be most useful; the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches; and the context in which each of 14 different frameworks has been used before.

    Jul 1, 2013

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    The Impact of RAND's Work for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

    RAND's work for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reflects the diverse, widespread nature of CMS's programs. Major topics examined by our health policy experts include improving Medicare payment policies, implementation of the ACA's Medicaid provisions, Medicare demonstration projects, measuring quality of care, and assessing patients experience.

    Jun 26, 2013

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    Research Is a Fundamental Component of Suicide Prevention

    While our research has taught us many things about suicide prevention, we think additional research is critically needed in two areas, writes Rajeev Ramchand. The first is gun control. The second area is the quality of behavioral health care available to those who need it.

    May 24, 2013

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    Getting To Outcomes: Improvement of Prevention Capacity Unveiled at a Summit of Maine Officials and Stakeholders

    Community-based practitioners can improve their programs using Getting To Outcomes®, a toolkit, training, and onsite-support package which enhances their ability to prevent drug and alcohol use among youth.

    Apr 29, 2013