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A framework derived from information economics for assessing the value of diagnostics demonstrates that the social value of such diagnostics can be very large, both by avoiding unnecessary treatment and by identifying patients who otherwise would not get treated.
Specfic computations can obtain logistic approximations of marginal trace lines for graded response items derived from multidimensional bifactor item response theory (IRT) models.
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.
The medical home has gained national attention as a model to reorganize primary care to improve health outcomes. Pennsylvania has undertaken one of the largest state-based, multipayer medical home pilot projects.
More physician-patient discussions about dietary supplements could help inform patient decisions. Physicians should address the risks, effectiveness, and costs of supplements.
There is little evidence that peer review is the best way to apportion research money — and even less evidence for the alternatives.
Patient-facing kiosks are feasible in routine care and can provide data that can be used to substantially improve the quality of care.
The twang package offers functions for propensity score estimating and weighting, nonresponse weighting, and diagnosis of the weights.
Health care providers are encouraged to implement “shared decision making” in which patients and doctors together choose the treatment that is best for each patient. However, doctors need more instruction on how to engage patients and better information systems to make sure patients know their options and receive individualized care.
Self-triage using web-based decision support could be a useful way to encourage appropriate care-seeking behavior and reduce health system surge in epidemics.
The sharing and exchange of information between Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and the law enforcement community in Europe face several legal and operational barriers. This report offers recommendations for CERTs, law enforcement, and policymakers in Brussels.
Despite wide investments nationally in electronic medical records and related tools, the cost-saving promise of health information technology has not been reached because the systems deployed are neither interconnected nor easy to use.
Advances in technology are blurring the boundary between the delivery of communication via physical and electronic means.
Increasing digitalization and the evolution of the Internet have had, and are still having, an impact on the demand for postal services.
This article examines the effectiveness of a technology-based algebra curriculum in a wide variety of middle schools and high schools in seven states.
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.
This study supports the idea that e-visits could lower health care costs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)/Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) requested that RAND assist their HCIA Awardees in developing health information technology (HIT) adoption measures.
Our study provides a foundation for developing a working definition and a conceptual model of ethical CBPR.
STREAM is a process that transportation agencies can use to identify, assess, shape, and adopt new and emerging technologies to help achieve long-term system performance objectives. The process reflects relevant trends in technologies and their applications and is designed to help transportation agencies anticipate, adapt to, and shape the future.