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    Journal Article

    Best Practices in Statistical Computing

    In this paper, we describe the key steps for implementing a code quality assurance process that researchers can follow to improve their coding practices throughout a project to assure the quality of the final data, code, analyses, and results.

    Dec 8, 2021

    Ricardo Sanchez, Beth Ann Griffin, Joseph D. Pane, Daniel F. McCaffrey

  • Report

    Report

    An Exploratory Analysis of Trends in Text Data from Congressional Oversight Hearings

    Trends in what is said in congressional committees could signal the emergence of issues for policymakers. In this Perspective, researchers describe a proof of concept for how to acquire and begin analyzing congressional text data for policy analysis.

    Dec 8, 2021

    Marek N. Posard, Hilary Reininger, Christian Johnson

  • People walk on flooded land beside the Padma River as the flood situation worsens in Munshiganj district, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 25, 2020, photo by Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

    Report

    Addressing Climate Migration: A Review of National Policy Approaches

    In this paper, RAND researchers analyze the variety of policy responses that countries have proposed or implemented to address climate mobility, as well as the reasons for pursuing those policies.

    Dec 7, 2021

    Jonathan S. Blake, Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, Jay Balagna

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Improving Mental Health Guardianship: From Prevention to Treatment

    The authors sought to identify the most promising strategies for improving the mental health guardianship process in Los Angeles County for adults with mental illness who are gravely disabled.

    Dec 7, 2021

    Amy L. Shearer, Elizabeth Bromley, Curley Bonds, Connie Draxler, Dmitry Khodyakov

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    Research Brief

    Greater adoption of telemedicine could offer economic and social benefits for Canada

    This brief summarises the potential impact of increased, long-term telemedicine use in Canada. It was found that teleconsultations could boost the economy in terms of cost savings from fewer missed appointments and visits to emergency departments, and a reduction in travel times for patients.

    Dec 6, 2021

    Marco Hafner, Erez Yerushalmi, Eliane Dufresne, Evangelos Gkousis

  • Multimedia

    The U.S. Army's Role in the Pacific Theater: A Panel Discussion with General Charles A. Flynn

    General Charles A. Flynn, head of the U.S. Army Pacific, says that the nation's land force provides two distinct values in a maritime region: (1) supporting allies and partners and (2) providing enabling capabilities to the Joint Force.

    Dec 6, 2021

    Charles A. Flynn, Sally Sleeper, Jennifer Kavanagh, Michael J. Mazarr, Jennifer D. P. Moroney

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    Report

    The potential socio-economic impact of telemedicine in Canada

    This study examined the potential impact in Canada of continued, long-term use of telemedicine. Researchers found that widespread use of teleconsultations could lead to significant benefits for patients, the economy and wider society.

    Dec 6, 2021

    Marco Hafner, Erez Yerushalmi, Eliane Dufresne, Evangelos Gkousis

  • A woman casts her vote during the by-election in Port Dickson, Malaysia, October 13, 2018, photo by Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

    Report

    Democracy in the Asia-Pacific Region

    In this report, RAND researchers study democratization and the factors that influence it among small Asian states, identify policies that can support democratization, and examine how external actors can help countries democratize.

    Dec 6, 2021

    Rafiq Dossani, Eugeniu Han, Cortez A. III Cooper, Sale Lilly

  • Report

    Report

    Military Behavioral Health Staff Perspectives on Telehealth Following the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the Military Health System (MHS) to increase telehealth delivery of behavioral health care. MHS behavioral health staff shared their experiences with telehealth during this period and perspectives on its continued use.

    Dec 3, 2021

    Kimberly A. Hepner, Jessica L. Sousa, Justin Hummer, Harold Alan Pincus, Ryan Andrew Brown

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    A Rapid Evidence Assessment Exploring Whether Antimicrobial Resistance Complicates Non-Infectious Health Conditions and Healthcare Services, 2010–20

    This study explored what impact AMR is currently having on non-communicable health conditions, or areas of health services, via a rapid evidence assessment of 101 studies.

    Dec 3, 2021

    Lucy Hocking, Gemma-Claire Ali, Camilla d'Angelo, Advait Deshpande, Cagla Stevenson, Mann Virdee, Susan Guthrie

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    Multimedia

    The Rise of Standards-Aligned Materials for English Language Arts and Math Instruction: Findings from the American Instructional Resources Survey

    Experts from the RAND Corporation and EdReports share new data from a national teacher survey during this one-hour webinar on some factors that may be leading to increases in use of standards-aligned instructional materials across the United States.

    Dec 2, 2021

    Julia H. Kaufman, Sy Doan, Eric Hirsch

  • A woman with a smartphone is seen in front of social media logos, May 25, 2021, photo by Dado Ruvic/Reuters

    Report

    The Online Extremist Ecosystem: Its Evolution and a Framework for Separating Extreme from Mainstream

    The authors describe white supremacists' and other extremists' use of the internet and introduce a framework for internet users to categorize virtual platforms and understand their potential to encounter extreme content online.

    Dec 2, 2021

    Heather J. Williams, Alexandra T. Evans, Jamie Ryan, Erik E. Mueller, Bryce Downing

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    Report

    New York State 1115 Demonstration Independent Evaluation: Interim Report

    This report examines whether two components of New York State's Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver—the Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) program and the 12-month continuous eligibility policy—have achieved their goals.

    Dec 2, 2021

    Harry H. Liu, Andrew W. Dick, Nabeel Qureshi, Sangita M. Baxi, Katherine J. Roberts, J. Scott Ashwood, Laura A. Guerra, Teague Ruder, Regina A. Shih

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Assessment of Electronic Health Records for Infectious Disease Surveillance: Final Mapping Exercise Report

    The objective of the project is to investigate the current status of EHR systems in the EU and European Economic Area and the potential capacity for the use of these data for surveillance of infectious diseases within ECDC's remit.

    Dec 1, 2021

    Brandi Leach, Sarah Parkinson, Camilla d'Angelo, Emily Ryen Gloinson, Daniela Rodriguez-Rincon, Adam Bertscher, Katherine I. Morley

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Health Care: Telehealth in 2021

    Book chapter reviewing the current state of telehealth use.

    Dec 1, 2021

    Shira H. Fischer, Li Zhou

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    What If Health Care Worked Like Everything Else?

    Editorial on peer-reviewed paper on WhatsApp use between PCPs and specialists by Israel army physicians.

    Dec 1, 2021

    Shira H. Fischer

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Making Outcome-Based Payment a Reality in the NHS: Phase 2: Practical Considerations

    This study examines implementing an outcome-based payment model in the NHS, the quality and completeness of data on patient outcomes, implications for collecting such data, and establishing steps for the implementation of a pilot OBP scheme.

    Dec 1, 2021

    Amanda Cole, Patricia Cubi-Molla, Rachel Elliott , Alexandra Feast, Lucy Hocking, Paula Lorgelly, Katherine Payne, Niels Peek, Duncan Sim, Jon Sussex, Kyann Zhang, Lotte Steuten

  • U.S. President Joe Biden speaks virtually with Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the White House, November 15, 2021, photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

    Report

    A Guide to Extreme Competition with China

    The U.S.-China competitive dynamic is at a critical crossroads. Policymakers can benefit from a new framework for thinking about this challenge and realistic and actionable recommendations that are sensitive to the limits of U.S. competitiveness.

    Dec 1, 2021

    Christopher Paul, James Dobbins, Scott W. Harold, Howard J. Shatz, Rand Waltzman, Lauren Skrabala

  • Brochure

    Brochure

    Cybersecurity

    This brochure describes RAND Corporation research and analysis in this area, with examples from such diverse areas as organizational planning and implementation and cybersecurity workforce recruitment, retention, and management.

    Nov 30, 2021

  • Brochure

    Brochure

    Immigration Policy and Border Security

    A collection of RAND's interdisciplinary work on immigration and on managing the U.S. border.

    Nov 30, 2021