Differences in patterns of volume and procedure specialization between ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient surgery departments could have implications for quality of care.
Inmates released from California prisons have a high need for drug treatment, health care and mental health services, but they face barriers to accessing such aid because many return to communities where health care services are severely strained.
As part of an evaluation of Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act activities through the Los Angeles County Probation Department, the authors determine whether five home-based service providers use evidence-based practices and effective intervention.
The California Preschool Study examined the adequacy and efficiency of preschool education in California. This fourth and final analysis integrates the results from the series of studies and makes recommendations for preschool policy in the state.
This book offers the Los Angeles Police Department ways to achieve its recruiting and diversity goals by identifying new recruiting markets, targeting and prioritizing applicants, and improving background-investigation processes.
Business improvement districts (BIDs) collect assessments and invest in such activities as place promotion, street cleaning, and public safety. This report examines BID activities and their impact on crime and youth violence in Los Angeles.
Updates RAND's evaluation of the antismoking and health programs established by the state of Arkansas with its share of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement funds.
The San Diego Police Department has been operating below its authorized size in recent years. To bridge this gap, the department needs to maximize recruiting and minimize attrition. This book details RAND's effort to improve this recruiting program.
Discusses the development and implementation of child-care quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs) in Oklahoma, Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, offering recommendations for QRIS development and refinement.
The authors of this book recommend strategies for reducing traffic congestion in the Los Angeles area that could significantly enhance quality of life, reduce economic and environmental costs, and improve social justice within about five years.
This paper assesses the options, challenges, and benefits of adopting pay-for-performance incentives for physician services in California's workers' compensation program.
This report examines the use and quality of early care and education programs for preschool-age children in California and differences across socioeconomic and demographic groups. There is room for improvement in both quality and participation.
Law enforcement can analyze patterns in crime-gun data to trace illicit firearm acquisition, use community-based interventions to stem the illegal flow, and use retail ammunition-purchase records in identifying prohibited firearm possessors.
Testimony presented before the California State Assembly Subcommittee on Education on April 2, 2008.
This briefing presents an analysis of how different adaptive water-management strategies may reduce Southern California's vulnerability to climate change and other planning uncertainties.
New training manuals provide a curricula that can be used to train hospital and clinic staff as well as department of mental health staff on how to prepare for and respond to the psychological consequences of large-scale disasters.
Describes which groups of California's children are falling short of proficiency in English-language arts and mathematics in the early elementary grades and evaluates the potential for well-designed preschool programs to close achievement gaps.
Provides a comprehensive assessment of publicly funded early care and education programs for preschool-age children in California as a whole, and in four case-study counties: Los Angles, Merced, San Diego, and San Mateo.
Summarizes the authors' analysis of the projected supply of and demand for physicians who provide patient care in a region that includes the Inland Southern California area.
Success of intervention programs for probationers and participating youths is measured by the following outcomes: successful completion of probation, restitution, and community service; arrests; probation violations; and incarcerations.