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.
The purpose of this study was to determine how many patients are needed to provide reliable patient ratings of care at the individual clinician level.
Despite the significant health impact of gout, there is no consensus on management standards.
Results emphasize the need for a multifaceted approach to understanding and preventing adolescent smoking.
Cognitive factors appear more important to the mode effect in the CES-D.
This article reports an extension of the Carnegie Mellon risk-ranking method to incorporate ecological risks and their attributes.
In the past quarter century, the technology for conducting telephone interviews has changed significantly.
Many methods for modeling skewed health care cost and use data have been suggested in the literature.
A factor common to the results of many satisfaction surveys of elders is a lack of response variability.
The authors develop parametric models that incorporate misclassification error in an ordered response model and compare them with a semiparametric model that nests the parametric models.
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