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.
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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.
Focusing attention on the information necessary to stimulate progress on national goals provides a framework for choice of a common set of measures.
In developing a conceptual framework for the design of a NQMRS, the SFB recommends that such a system be built on a strong evidence base.
Data from FDA reviews may be a viable data source for systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Theme identification is one of the most fundamental tasks in qualitative research.
Responsiveness of this HRQOL measure can be reported in terms of previously established benchmarks for ESs, which can be predicted from other indices.
Growing evidence that Asians and Pacific Islanders perceive their health care more negatively than whites and other racial and ethnic subgroups.
The paper extends and replicates part of the analysis by Barsky et al.
Ethnic minority patients are less likely than white patients to receive guideline-concordant care for depression.
Quality improvement programs appear to improve quality of care without increasing disparities, and may offer an approach to reduce health disparities.
The structure of self-reported symptoms representative of the tripartite model was examined using data drawn from the Medical Outcomes Study.
Papanicolaou (Pap) smears are an underutilized screening modality among racial and ethnic minorities.
The reported HIV seroprevalence of greater than 1% suggests that providers should offer and encourage HIV testing for all homeless women in LA County.
Reviews a collection of recent energy scenarios from a policy and planning perspective and compares these scenarios quantitatively.
Examines the relationships among ratings for depression and health-plan and medical-care satisfaction using data from the 1998 NRC HCMG survey.
This study presents new findings on the utility of S - X2 as an item fit index for dichotomous item response theory models.
This study suggests that the Spanish CAHPS 2.0 core survey has acceptable psychometric properties.
Examined is the relationship of patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) to the mode of survey administration in the Hemodialysis Study
Despite enormous energies invested in authoring clinical practice guidelines, the quality of individual guidelines varies considerably.