This evaluation of the California County Resentencing Pilot Program seeks to determine how the program is implemented in nine pilot counties and what the characteristics are of a possible candidate for resentencing.
Oct 3, 2022
Lois M. Davis, Louis T. Mariano, Melissa M. Labriola, Susan Turner, Matt Strawn
RAND is proud to celebrate 75 years of excellence in space research and analysis. Here, we spotlight a small number of reports to highlight the range of our contributions and celebrate our commitment to making a difference for decades to come.
This cross-sectional study found that the per capita supply of methadone declined significantly in the second quarter of 2020 and had not returned to 2019 levels as of June 2021. The per capita supply of buprenorphine increased during the same period.
To inform the development of No Surprises Act reports to Congress, this report summarizes recent patterns of and trends in horizontal and vertical consolidation of hospitals, physician practices, and health insurers.
Sep 30, 2022
Jodi L. Liu, Zachary M. Levinson, Annetta Zhou, Xiaoxi Zhao, PhuongGiang Nguyen, Nabeel Qureshi
Long-term prescription opioid use can lead to poor health outcomes. This study identifies predictors of long-term prescription opioid use among racially and ethnically diverse patients hospitalized for traumatic injury.
Sep 29, 2022
Sara E. Heins, Rachana Seelam, Terry L. Schell, Eunice C. Wong
A survey of U.S. teachers was used to assess how civic and citizenship education is being provided, what teachers view as the most important aims of this education, and whether U.S. teachers' views match those of teachers in other countries.
Russia has consistently engaged in signaling activities toward the United States and its allies in recent years. The authors analyze this behavior to provide a better understanding of its drivers and practical guidelines for assessing future events.
Sep 29, 2022
Samuel Charap, Andrew Stravers, John J. Drennan, Dara Massicot, Sean M. Zeigler, Gregory Weider Fauerbach, Mark Stalczynski, Melissa Shostak
Researchers developed a methodology to assess the value of resource options for U.S. Navy cybersecurity investments. The proposed methodology enables the Navy to rationalize the cost-effectiveness of potential investments within the POM process.
Sep 28, 2022
Bradley Wilson, Mark V. Arena, Lauren A. Mayer, Chad Heitzenrater, Jason Mastbaum, Kevin J. Connolly
This tool is a comprehensive attempt to combine financing data, land use, and service operation records for permanent supportive housing projects in Los Angeles County into a publicly available map-based database.
Sep 27, 2022
Sarah B. Hunter, Kelsey O'Hollaren, Christopher E. Maerzluft, Jason M. Ward, Jonah Kushner, Sean McKenna
Air Force Special Warfare warrants specialized assessment and selection of future operators. The authors examine the nontechnical attributes needed to conduct challenging missions and the process for selecting candidates who can succeed.
Sep 27, 2022
Tracy C. Krueger, Sean Robson, Joshua Snoke, Matthew Walsh, Matt Strawn, Anthony Atler, Jason H. Campbell, Isabel Leamon, Ryan Haberman, Barbara Bicksler
Digital infrastructure has emerged as an area of competition between the United States and China. This report examines this competition and describes the implications for long-term military competition and conflict.
Workers' compensation insurance is mandatory in nearly all states. We use data from a unique market without a coverage mandate to estimate the demand for workers' comp insurance. Our analysis suggests that several forms of market failure may not justify a mandate.
The impact of medical malpractice reforms, especially caps on noneconomic damages, is of special interest to policymakers and physicians. This study uses data from North Carolina to examine how caps implemented in noncrisis periods affect malpractice premiums.
Our aim was to undertake an economic evaluation of patient direct access to physiotherapy in the UK NHS by comparing the number of patients treated, waiting time, cost and health gain from a direct access pathway versus traditional GP-referral to NHS physiotherapy.
Sep 23, 2022
Miaoqing Yang, Annette Bishop, Jon Sussex, Martin Roland, Sue Jowett, Ed Wilson
This climate summary aims to inform Mid-Atlantic policymakers and practitioners about summer 2022, regional climate trends, and the upcoming summer season. An interactive tool shows an analysis of the longest stretches of high heat days and how they are expected to change in the future.
Sep 22, 2022
Michelle E. Miro, Krista Romita Grocholski, Jessica Spaccio, Samantha Borisoff, Lena Easton-Calabria, Arthur T. DeGaetano
Outlining a new approach to the role of the United States in the Middle East, the authors consider a broad range of U.S. security interests and recommend integrated, proactive measures to protect those interests and reduce conflict in the region.
Sep 22, 2022
Shelly Culbertson, Howard J. Shatz, Stephanie Stewart
In this qualitative study of 27 low-value prescribing practices, a panel of experts was convened using an online modified-Delphi approach to develop a scientifically valid and clinically useful low-value prescribing metric.
Sep 21, 2022
Thomas R. Radomski, Alison Decker, Dmitry Khodyakov, Carolyn T. Thorpe, Joseph T Hanlon, Mark S. Roberts, Michael J. Fine, Walid F. Gellad
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