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    Spending Trajectories After Age 65: Variation by Initial Wealth

    This report presents estimates of household spending trajectories from age 65 through the retirement years and how the trajectories vary by initial wealth position. The results help to anticipate and plan for household spending needs at older ages.

    Dec 5, 2022

    Michael D. Hurd, Susann Rohwedder

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    Journal Article

    Associations of Pediatric Nurse Burnout with Involvement in Quality Improvement

    We examined the associations of inpatient pediatric nurse burnout with their perspectives on the importance of quality at the hospital, patient experience measurement, quality improvement, unit culture, and staffing.

    Dec 2, 2022

    Denise D. Quigley, Mary Ellen Slaughter, Nabeel Qureshi, Courtney A. Gidengil, Ron D. Hays

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    Documenting the Modeling Process with a Standardized Data Structure Described and Implemented in DynamicVu

    This article proposes a data structure and its methods for documenting the process of building a simulation model.

    Dec 1, 2022

    Warren W. Farr, Samuel D. Allen, Andrada Tomoaia-Cotisel, Peter S. Hovmand

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    Rigorously Interpreted Quotation Analysis for Evaluating Causal Loop Diagrams in Late-Stage Conceptualization

    This article describes a formal method for evaluating a causal loop diagram (CLD) in late-stage conceptualization—referred to as rigorously interpreted quotation analysis—and illustrates its application in a case study.

    Dec 1, 2022

    Andrada Tomoaia-Cotisel, Samuel D. Allen, Hyunjung Kim, David Andersen, Zaid Chalabi

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    Evaluation of Los Angeles County's L.A. Dodgers 2022 Mental Health Campaign

    This evaluation indicates that the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health–Dodgers partnership to expand the reach of the WhyWeRise program successfully reached county residents and raised awareness of county mental health resources.

    Nov 30, 2022

    Rebecca L. Collins, Nicole K. Eberhart, Ingrid Estrada-Darley, Elizabeth Roth

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    Evaluation of Los Angeles County's 2022 WeRise Mental Health Events

    This evaluation indicates that the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health WeRise events and outreach successfully reached county residents, mobilized them around mental health, and may have boosted awareness of mental health resources.

    Nov 30, 2022

    Rebecca L. Collins, Nicole K. Eberhart, Ingrid Estrada-Darley, Elizabeth Roth

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    Understanding a New Era of Strategic Competition

    This report provides a broad-based understanding of the economic, geopolitical, and military dimensions of the ongoing U.S. competitions with China and Russia and identifies recommendations for strategic policy action and investment.

    Nov 30, 2022

    Michael J. Mazarr, Bryan Frederick, Yvonne K. Crane

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    Defining and Measuring Civic Infrastructure

    This report offers a framework for defining civic infrastructure, then presents measures that provide information to help monitor civic infrastructure across the nation, in individual states, in communities, and across diverse populations.

    Nov 30, 2022

    Julia H. Kaufman, Melissa Kay Diliberti, Douglas Yeung, Jennifer Kavanagh

  • An 8-ship joint-coalition formation flies over Guam during exercise Cope North 21, near Andersen Air Force Base, February 9, 2021, photo by SrA Duncan Bevan/U.S. Air Force

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    Managing Escalation While Competing Effectively in the Indo-Pacific

    This report assesses how China may react to U.S. military activities in the Indo-Pacific. It provides a framework of factors likely to determine Chinese responses and advises how the characteristics of activities may affect the risk of escalation.

    Nov 30, 2022

    Bryan Frederick, Kristen Gunness, Bonny Lin, Cortez A. III Cooper, Bryan Rooney, James Benkowski, Nathan Chandler, Cristina L. Garafola, Jeffrey W. Hornung, Karl P. Mueller, Paul Orner, Timothy R. Heath, Christian Curriden, Emily Ellinger

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    USCG Project Evergreen V: Compilation of Activities and Summary of Results

    This report summarizes the findings of Evergreen V, the most recent iteration of an ongoing U.S. Coast Guard initiative aimed at identifying emerging challenges and future trends so that senior leaders can plan for the long term.

    Nov 30, 2022

    Aaron C. Davenport, Michelle D. Ziegler, Susan A. Resetar, Scott Savitz, Katherine Anania, Melissa Bauman, Karishma McDonald

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    Activities and Results from U.S. Coast Guard Project Evergreen V

    This brief summarizes the findings of U.S. Coast Guard Project Evergreen V, part of a long-term strategic planning effort to identify emerging challenges and future trends that might alter demand for missions and the ability to perform them.

    Nov 30, 2022

    Aaron C. Davenport, Michelle D. Ziegler, Susan A. Resetar, Scott Savitz, Katherine Anania, Melissa Bauman, Karishma McDonald

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    Journal Article

    Partially Different? The Importance of General Equilibrium in Health Economic Evaluations: An Application to Nocturia

    The main findings of this study highlight the magnitude of general equilibrium effects when assessing the potential productivity costs associated with health conditions.

    Nov 29, 2022

    Marco Hafner, Erez Yerushalmi, Fredrik L. Andersson, Teodor Burtea

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    Has COVID-19 Changed How People Think About the Drivers of Health? If So, Does It Matter?

    We assessed changes in health mindset associated with the COVID pandemic and found that respondents were more likely in 2021 than in 2018 to recognize social determinants of health. This is associated with greater openness to pandemic-control measures.

    Nov 29, 2022

    Christopher Nelson, Laurie T. Martin, Douglas Yeung, Delia Bugliari

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    Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Analyses: Update Through Fiscal Year 2021

    RAND researchers present a descriptive overview of the state of the defense acquisition workforce (AW), describe changes to the AW over time, and identify opportunities for the collection of new data that could support decisionmaking.

    Nov 28, 2022

    Susan M. Gates, Elizabeth Roth, Jonas Kempf

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    Realising the promise of the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy in R&D and exports

    This Perspective provides a brief overview of the core principles of the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy (DSIS), before reflecting on two aspects underpinning the Strategy's assumptions: research and development (R&D) and exports.

    Nov 28, 2022

    Rebecca Lucas, Lucia Retter, Benedict Wilkinson

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    Science and technology as a tool of power: An appraisal

    This Perspective examines the UK Government's ambition to use science and technology (S&T) as a tool of power and an integral part of the national security strategy. It also reflects on critical enablers, including conceptual and practical levers.

    Nov 28, 2022

    Paola Fusaro, Nicolas Jouan, Lucia Retter, Benedict Wilkinson

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    Saving Regret and Procrastination

    Saving regret, or the wish in hindsight to have saved more earlier in life, is widespread in older populations. Little of the variation is explained by procrastination and psychological factors. Unemployment, health, and divorce are larger factors.

    Nov 23, 2022

    Axel Boersch-Supan, Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Michael D. Hurd, Susann Rohwedder

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    The role of evidence in occupational safety and health

    This study aimed to explore and identify globally: (i) what types of evidence are produced, shared and used, and by whom, and (ii) how OSH decisions are informed and the role evidence plays in this process.

    Nov 23, 2022

    Stephanie Stockwell, Giulia Maistrello, Sarah Ball, Jessica Dawney, Michael Whitmore, Nick Fahy

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    Russian Military Strategy: Organizing Operations for the Initial Period of War

    The authors of this report identify and examine several factors to assess the orientation of Russian military strategy, including the balance of power, Russian diplomacy with China, views on future war, and trends in force readiness and mobilization.

    Nov 22, 2022

    Clint Reach, Alexis A. Blanc, Edward Geist

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    Journal Article

    Incentives and Reminders to Improve Long-term Medication Adherence (INMIND): Protocol for a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

    This study aims to test the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a novel intervention that uses SMS text messages and conditional incentives to support ART initiators in establishing pill-taking habits.

    Nov 22, 2022

    Chad Stecher, Ishita Ghai, Lillian Lunkuse, Peter Wabukala, Mary Odiit, Agnes Nakanwagi, Sebastian Linnemayr