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This report looks at what motivations exist for interoperability and defines a reasonable framework from which to work if and when interoperability needs and investments meet strategic language in the United States.
Mar 25, 2019
Christopher G. Pernin, Jakub P. Hlavka, Matthew E. Boyer, John IV Gordon, Michael Lerario, Jan Osburg, Michael Shurkin, Daniel C. Gibson
Transforming care for older people is complex. This report summarises workshops undertaken with different stakeholders in an attempt to identify ways to improve how evaluations are commissioned, completed and used in a changing policy landscape.
The Southwark and Lambeth Older People's Programme for older people at risk of avoidable hospitalisation, reduced A&E and outpatient attendances and elective admissions but not emergency admissions. The Programme was not cost-saving.
Mar 22, 2019
Josephine Exley, Emma Pitchforth, Miaoqing Yang, Gary A. Abel, Silvia C. Mendonca, Martin Roland
Since the early 2000s, relations between China and Israel have expanded in terms of trade, investment, and educational partnerships. This report examines Israel-China relations and assesses their implications for Israel and the United States.
Mar 21, 2019
Shira Efron, Howard J. Shatz, Arthur Chan, Emily Haskel, Lyle J. Morris, Andrew Scobell
This report details the proceedings of a Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center workshop in which experts considered how a genetic database of "sequences of interest" could best support stakeholders to improve biotechnology research efforts.
Mar 21, 2019
Ritika Chaturvedi, Paul Brenner, Monique Martineau, Martha V. Merrill, Marek N. Posard, Seifu Chonde
To help inform decisions about emerging science and technology oversight in the future, RAND Europe studied ten examples of oversight spanning different countries, time periods, and science and technology areas, and identified eight key lessons.
Mar 20, 2019
Salil Gunashekar, Sarah Parks, Joe Francombe, Camilla d'Angelo, Gemma-Claire Ali, Pamina Smith, Daniela Rodriguez Rincon, Marlene Altenhofer, Gordon R. McInroy
RAND hosted a forum on national security that honors the legacy of Roberta Wohlstetter, a military analyst who worked at RAND from 1948 until 1965. Panelists discussed areas that demand new approaches for national security and defense.
Mar 19, 2019
Caroline Baxter, Elise Labott, Jennifer Kavanagh, Elizabeth Bodine-Baron, Susan Hennessey, Sylvie Lanteaume, Cortney Weinbaum, Elsa B. Kania, Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Nadia Bilbassy-Charters, Yuna Huh Wong, Cherie Emerson, Lara Schmidt, Christine Wormuth, Kimberly Kagan
This brochure describes the American Educator Panels -- two innovative online survey tools that provide unique sources of accurate information about educators' knowledge, attitudes, practices, and working conditions.
The Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities presents an overview of a literature review on the impacts of natural and man-made disasters in the United States and a corresponding database with the results from that review.
Mar 18, 2019
Amanda F. Edelman, Andrew M. Parker, Melissa L. Finucane
Newborns exposed to opioids before birth can experience withdrawal symptoms known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). From 2009 to 2015, the average NAS rate per 1,000 hospital births across eight states rose from about six to more than 25.
Mar 15, 2019
Stephen W. Patrick, Laura J. Faherty, Andrew W. Dick, Theresa A. Scott, Judith Dudley, Bradley D. Stein
This web-based tool aims to inform policymakers about the rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome by county across eight states from 2009 to 2015. This analysis is displayed via maps and interactive charts.
Mar 15, 2019
Elizabeth McNeer, Stephen W. Patrick, Laura J. Faherty, Andrew W. Dick, Theresa A. Scott, Judith Dudley, Bradley D. Stein
Taiwan provides development assistance and disaster relief programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. This report considers how Taiwan can optimize its help to this region to ensure that it gets the maximum diplomatic value for its generosity.
The Seventh Department of Defense State-of-the-Science Meeting examined the risk posed to military personnel by low-level blast exposure, the current evidence base, and potentially promising approaches to prevent and detect blast injuries.
The U.S. Army recognizes that the recruiting environment has a significant impact on its ability to recruit. This report presents a forecasting model that measures recruiting difficulty to forecast a difficult or easy recruiting environment.
Mar 13, 2019
Jeffrey B. Wenger, David Knapp, Parag Mahajan, Bruce R. Orvis, Tiffany Tsai
The 2010 reformulation of Oxycontin to prevent abuse of the drug (by making it crush-proof and therefore impossible to dissolve in liquid) had the unintended effect of driving some users to switch to heroin, which contributed to a dramatic rise in Hepatitis C.
Mar 13, 2019
David Powell, Abby Alpert, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula
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