RAND researchers have pioneered several different methodologies, such as the Delphi method and robust decisionmaking, and continue to apply their methodological expertise in multidisciplinary projects that may require a range of capabilities, including modeling and simulation, survey research, economic or statistical analysis, or planning and forecasting.
Case-finding method represents a promising tool for identifying RA patients, with potential application in research and quality-assurance activities.
Paper on Web survey methodology, which reach different conclusions about the potential of Web surveys. Particular attention is directed to relative response rates. A high response rate is commonly taken as an indicator of survey validity.
This study developed and assessed a measurement model to examine the implementation of community policing (COP).
Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) provide low cost access to primary care physicians (PCPs) in an effort to restrict expensive specialty use.
In the fall of 2000, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded a contract to evaluate the implementation and impact of MH/SA parity benefits in terms of access, utilization, cost, and quality of care. The findings of this evaluation are reported in the attached report.
Pitfalls of Panel Data: The Case of the SIPP Health Insurance Data
Propensity score weights estimated using boosting eliminate most pretreatment group differences and substantially alter the apparent relative effects of adolescent substance abuse treatment.
The use of complex value-added models that attempt to isolate the contributions of teachers or schools to student development is increasing. Several variations on these models are being applied in the research literature, and policy makers have expre...
This study examines age differences in the quality of self-report data in patients with chronic disease conditions (hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, depression).
Cross-Validation Performance of Mortality Prediction Models
The environment of test-based accountability in public education has fostered increased interest in analyzing longitudinal data on student achievement
This chapter describes a program accountability system developed to support evaluation of all school programs in each county across South Carolina
A new error components logit model for the joint choice of time of day and mode is presented, estimated on stated preference data for car and train travellers in The Netherlands.
In recent years, the rate of institutionalization among the elderly has been falling.
To provide a practical quantitative tool for appraising the quality of cost-effectiveness (CE) studies.
In this chapter the authors describe the Phoenix Academy program.
An NQMRS is essential for the nation to make improvements in quality. The work here presents a first step in designing such a system.
Physician and nurse staffing should be investigated as a means of reducing waiting times.
Performance measures and reporting have not been adopted throughout the US health care system.