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A brief behavioral treatment for insomnia can expand treatment for Veterans who currently lack access because of limited treatment availability; poor patient and provider knowledge about treatment options; and barriers such as distance, work schedules, and childcare.
Mar 2, 2018
Adam D. Bramoweth, Anne Germain, Ada Youk, Keri L. Rodriguez, Matthew Chinman
Moderate-quality evidence suggests that manipulation and mobilization are likely to reduce pain and improve function for patients with chronic low back pain; manipulation appears to have the larger effect.
Mar 2, 2018
Ian D. Coulter, Cindy C. Crawford, Eric Hurwitz, Howard Terry Vernon, Raheleh Khorsan, Marika Booth, Patricia M. Herman
Practice leaders at a large urban Federally Qualified Health Center in California. regularly engaged and used CAHPS scores, trends, and benchmarks alongside other data while making changes related to QI and patient centered medical homes
Mar 2, 2018
Denise D. Quigley, Peter Mendel, Zachary Predmore, Alex Y. Chen, Ron D. Hays
The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised -R shows positive associations to child outcomes up to a mid-level score of 3.4, beyond which it may lose its usefulness; a more process-oriented measure may be needed for classrooms at the higher end of the score distribution
This brief highlights key findings of a RAND survey of providers in New York State regarding the preparedness of community providers (i.e., not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs) to treat veterans.
Mar 1, 2018
Terri Tanielian, Carrie M. Farmer, Rachel M. Burns, Erin L. Duffy, Claude Messan Setodji
Fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries who received their care at federally qualified health centers had fewer ambulatory visits and more visits to the ED compared to a matched comparison group of beneficiaries who received primary care from another source.
Mar 1, 2018
Tara Lavelle, Justin W. Timbie, Claude Messan Setodji, Suzanne G. Wensky, Katherine D. Giuriceo, Mark W. Friedberg, Rosalie Jean Malsberger, Katherine L. Kahn
In dealing with the opioid crisis, supply-side policies that consider the full market (both prescription opioids as well as heroin and fentanyl), if coupled with effective treatment, are likely to be the most effective.
This report explores the prevalence of teacher collaboration in schools across the United States and assesses the extent to which teacher collaboration varies in schools with different levels of students in poverty.
Delamination of ballistic glass impairs driver visibility and affects the readiness of Marine Corps tactical vehicles. To address this issue, RAND researchers estimate costs and vehicle availability under various repair and replacement scenarios.
Feb 27, 2018
Ellen M. Pint, Joslyn Fleming, Gene Germanovich, Luke Muggy
This report assesses the Survivor Benefit Plan in terms of participation and benefits, compares it with similar plans in public and private organizations, and considers the feasibility of having the plan provided by commercial sources.
Feb 26, 2018
James Hosek, Beth J. Asch, Michael G. Mattock, Italo A. Gutierrez, Patricia K. Tong, Felix Knutson
This Perspective examines the current debate over individuals present in the United States without lawful immigration status, proposing that minor changes in existing immigration law offer a compromise solution for millions of individuals.
The report analyzes the strategic effects of low-cost and small-footprint military options across a range of irregular warfare operations and in a range of operational environments.
Feb 22, 2018
Stephen Watts, Patrick B. Johnston, Jennifer Kavanagh, Sean M. Zeigler, Bryan Frederick, Trevor Johnston, Karl P. Mueller, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Nathan Chandler, Meagan L. Smith, Alexander Stephenson, Julia A. Thompson
In 2016, RAND researchers reported on teachers' understanding and implementation of their state standards for English language arts. This report provides an update based on a spring 2016 survey of the RAND American Teacher Panel.
Feb 21, 2018
Julia H. Kaufman, V. Darleen Opfer, Lindsey E. Thompson, Joseph D. Pane