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To better understand the value and effectiveness of out-of-school-time programs, RAND researchers examined programs through the lenses of content, dosage (the hours of content provided), and outcomes measured.
Oct 23, 2017
Jennifer Sloan McCombs, Anamarie Whitaker, Paul Youngmin Yoo
This Perspective estimates potential future savings from biosimilars, summarizes the experience to date with the first marketed biosimilar, and discusses key policy issues surrounding biosimilars in the United States.
Oct 22, 2017
Andrew W. Mulcahy, Jakub P. Hlavka, Spencer R. Case
This issue highlights recent RAND research on post-9/11 military caregivers; RAND-Lex, a computer program built at RAND that can analyze huge data sets of text; and the implications of climate change on Arctic cooperation.
Summarizes lessons from RAND's interim evaluation of the Opportunity by Design initiative and provides a number of recommendations that may be of interest to schools and districts implementing or considering implementation of similar approaches.
Oct 19, 2017
Elizabeth D. Steiner, Laura S. Hamilton, Laura Stelitano, Mollie Rudnick
This report analyses the current landscape of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) / Blockchain. The study examines the issues that are central to its development in conjunction with the potential role of standardization to support its growth.
Oct 18, 2017
Advait Deshpande, Katherine Stewart, Louise Lepetit, Salil Gunashekar
This brief summarizes a RAND report that explores lessons that the U.S. Army and the Joint force can draw from Israel's military operations in Gaza from 2009 to 2014 and how Israel adapted to hybrid adversaries in complex urban terrain.
Oct 18, 2017
Raphael S. Cohen, David E. Johnson, David E. Thaler, Brenna Allen, Elizabeth M. Bartels, James Cahill, Shira Efron
This report uses RAND's COMPARE microsimulation model to estimate the effects of a 1332 waiver application from the state of Iowa. The waiver is designed to stabilize Iowa's Affordable Care Act individual market through a series of modifications.
Oct 17, 2017
Sarah A. Nowak, Preethi Rao, Jodi L. Liu, Christine Eibner
Three Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) vanguards, aiming to improve UEC services, have progressed, driven by funding, status, leadership and support for joint working. Public engagement, workforce and data interoperability challenges need addressing.
Oct 16, 2017
Sonja Marjanovic, Bryn Garrod, Talitha Dubow, Emma Pitchforth, Catherine A. Lichten, Julian Elston, Emma Harte, Jon Sussex, Miaoqing Yang, Fahd Malik, Richard Lewis, Tom Ling
RAND Corporation researchers identified three key operational challenges that forward-deployed personnel have encountered and then assessed the extent to which persistent, networked, and distributed operations can mitigate these challenges.
Oct 16, 2017
Derek Eaton, Angela O'Mahony, Thomas S. Szayna, William IV Welser
This report summarizes findings from surveys administered to oil and gas employers and education providers to inform policy decisions on how best to expand and sustain the pool of workers with knowledge and skills needed by these employers.
Oct 16, 2017
Robert Bozick, Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Cordaye Ogletree, Diana Gehlhaus Carew
The core elements in the Canadian Rheumatoid Arthritis Core Clinical Dataset were rated as important and feasible to collect by rheumatology care providers and people living with arthritis from across Canada.
Oct 13, 2017
Claire E. Barber, Dianne Mosher, Vandana Ahluwalia, Michel Zummer, Deborah A. Marshall, Denis Choquette, Diane Lacaille, Claire Bombardier, Anne Lyddiatt, Vinod Chandran, Dmitry Khodyakov, Emily Dao, Cheryl Barnabe
The World Health Organization's proposed framework for classifying patient safety events was useful in classifying the majority of such events.
Oct 12, 2017
Alan J. Forster, Burnand Bernard, Saskia E. Drösler, Yana Gurevich, James Harrison, Jean-Marie Januel, Patrick Romano, Danielle A. Southern, Vijaya Sundararajan, Hude Quan, Saskia E. Vanderloo, Harold Alan Pincus, William A. Ghali