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    Report

    Comparing New Prescription Drug Availability and Launch Timing in the United States and Other OECD Countries

    In this report, the author addresses concerns about the impact of new policies to address high U.S. prescription drug prices, comparing the availability of new drugs between the United States and other high-income countries.

    Feb 1, 2024

    Andrew W. Mulcahy

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    Report

    Modeling Early Detection and Geographic Variation in Health System Capacity for Alzheimer's Disease–Modifying Therapies

    The authors modeled how patient uptake and health care system capacity will affect the delivery of Alzheimer’s disease–modifying therapies. They expand on prior work by examining the role of primary care and U.S. geographic variation in capacity.

    Jan 30, 2024

    Jodi L. Liu, Lawrence Baker, Annie Chen, Jessie Wang, Federico Girosi

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    The Future of Alzheimer's Care in America: How Patient Demand and Health Care System Capacity Could Affect the Delivery of Alzheimer's Disease–Modifying Treatments

    This online, interactive tool allows users to see how differences in patient uptake and U.S. health care system capacity could affect the delivery of Alzheimer's disease–modifying therapies at the national and state levels from 2025 through 2044.

    Jan 30, 2024

    Lawrence Baker, Annie Chen, Jessie Wang, Federico Girosi, Jodi L. Liu

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    Report

    Allied by Design: Defining a Path to Thoughtful Allied Space Power

    In this report, the authors evaluate the U.S. Department of Defense space enterprise and the interest, potential, and perspectives of six allies to recommend opportunities for a more effective approach to allied space power.

    Jan 30, 2024

    Bruce McClintock, Andrew Radin, Cortney Weinbaum, Stephanie Anne Pillion, Bonnie L. Triezenberg, Jonathan Cham, Daniel Elinoff, Maggie Habib, Mark Hvizda, Kotryna Jukneviciute, Adi Rao, Bryan Rooney

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    Report

    Guidelines for Conducting California Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessments

    The authors review California's rulemaking process and guidelines for conducting standardized regulatory impact assessments for major regulations and provide guidance on methodologies and approaches for assessing the impacts of proposed regulations.

    Jan 30, 2024

    David Metz, Benjamin M. Miller, Melissa Kay Diliberti, Weilong Kong

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    Research Brief

    Getting Space Acquisition Right: Steps to Realize Enduring Change

    RAND researchers explored ways the U.S. Space Force can facilitate the integration, synchronization, and acceleration of space acquisition and fielding to support the delivery of end-to-end space capabilities to outpace adversary threats.

    Jan 30, 2024

    Charles Barton, Frank Camm, Cynthia R. Cook, Sarah W. Denton, James Dimarogonas, Brian Dolan, Kelly Elizabeth Eusebi, Diana Gehlhaus, Moon Kim, Yool Kim, Shane Manuel, Gwen Mazzotta, Megan McKernan, Sydne J. Newberry, Lindsay Rand, Laurinda L. Rohn, Karen Schwindt, William Shelton, Yuliya Shokh, Éder M. Sousa, Colby P. Steiner, Bonnie L. Triezenberg, Jordan Willcox

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    Research Brief

    Charting a Path to Thoughtful Allied Space Power: Allied by Design

    RAND researchers evaluated the U.S. Department of Defense space enterprise and the interest, potential, and perspectives of six allies to recommend opportunities for a more effective approach to allied space power.

    Jan 30, 2024

    Bruce McClintock, Andrew Radin, Cortney Weinbaum, Stephanie Anne Pillion, Bonnie L. Triezenberg, Jonathan Cham, Daniel Elinoff, Maggie Habib, Mark Hvizda, Kotryna Jukneviciute, Adi Rao, Bryan Rooney

  • Report

    Report

    Command and Control in the Future: Concept Paper 2: The Defence C2 Enterprise

    This is the second in a series of four papers examining how Command and Control (C2) will manifest in the future, and focuses on what will likely constitute the C2 enterprise.

    Jan 29, 2024

    Rebecca Lucas, Conlan Ellis, James Black, Peter Carlyon, Paul Kendall, John Kendall, Stephen Coulson, Louis Jeffries

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    Report

    Command and Control in the Future: Concept Paper 1: Grappling with Complexity

    This is the first in a series of four papers examining how Command and Control (C2) will manifest in the future and sets a baseline for subsequent research by exploring the future operating environment for C2 systems.

    Jan 29, 2024

    James Black, Rebecca Lucas, John Kennedy, Megan Hughes, Harper Fine

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    Research Brief

    Solving Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Bed Shortages: How Many Beds to Build and Where to Build Them

    RAND researchers developed a framework to measure behavioral health treatment bed shortages. They employed this approach in four California-based analyses, the findings of which determined how many beds to build and where to build them.

    Jan 29, 2024

    Jonathan S. Levin, Ryan K. McBain, Jonathan H. Cantor, Priya Gandhi, Christina Crowley, Ingrid Estrada-Darley, Wendy Hawkins, Shreya S. Huilgol, Samantha Matthews, Nicole K. Eberhart

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    Commentary

    Demystifying the Wealth Gap to Inform Military Talent Management Decisions

    This publication provides Department of the Air Force leaders and policymakers with an interdisciplinary framework to better see and understand the wealth gap when considering potential candidates from groups with historic disparities.

    Jan 29, 2024

    Dwayne M. Butler, Eli Talbert, Will Shumate, Sarah W. Denton, Rosemary Li, Carter C. Price

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    Dissertation

    Beginning with System Transformation in Mind: Toward a Theory of Policy Leadership for Systemic Challenges

    Investigates the leadership required for redesigning important social systems, including identifying when redesign and transformation are necessary.

    Jan 29, 2024

    Tim McDonald

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    Report

    The Operational Risks of AI in Large-Scale Biological Attacks: Results of a Red-Team Study

    In this report, the authors share final results of a study of potential risks of artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of biological weapon attacks. The findings indicate that AI did not measurably change the operational risk of such an attack.

    Jan 25, 2024

    Christopher A. Mouton, Caleb Lucas, Ella Guest

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    Report

    Process evaluation of the Individual Placement and Support for Alcohol and Drug Dependence (IPS-AD) trial: Final report

    The IPS-AD trial provided IPS to people with drug and alcohol dependence in seven drug and alcohol treatment centres in England. This process evaluation explored the experiences of participants and documented the lessons learnt.

    Jan 25, 2024

    Joanna Hofman, Natalie Picken, Jan Hutchinson, Androulla Harris, Katherine Stewart, Emma Disley

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    Report

    Assessing the Impact of Individual Market Reforms in Minnesota

    Minnesota's health insurance market could be affected by anticipated changes to federal premium subsidies and state funding for its reinsurance program. RAND researchers estimate the effects of state-funded subsidies in response to these changes.

    Jan 24, 2024

    Preethi Rao, Federico Girosi, Christine Eibner

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    Report

    Evaluation Design for the Department of the Air Force's True North Program: Development of a Logic Model and Program Measures

    This report describes the desired outcomes, recommended measures of effectiveness, and suggestions for ongoing internal evaluation of the Department of the Air Force’s True North program, which is committed to promoting resiliency.

    Jan 24, 2024

    Miriam Matthews, Thomas E. Trail, Samantha E. DiNicola, Coreen Farris, Jenna W. Kramer, Isabelle González

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    Report

    Veteran Single Parents: Surviving but Not Thriving

    This report provides a comprehensive look at the financial, physical, and mental health of veteran single parents and includes recommendations on policies and programs that can better support veteran single parents and their children.

    Jan 23, 2024

    Sierra Smucker, Teague Ruder, Stacey Yi, Coreen Farris

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    Brochure

    Spotlight 2023–2024

    Spotlight 2023–2024 highlights some of the challenges that need urgent policy responses on issues such as AI and emerging tech to strategic trends for defence and security through to improving women's healthcare and tackling illegal drug markets.

    Jan 23, 2024

  • Report

    Report

    Evaluation of the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI): Evaluation Plan

    This report by RAND Europe for the UK Space Agency includes a literature review on Earth Observation intervention evaluations and processes, stakeholder mappings of the CEOI programme and a baseline assessment of the 2007 EO sector.

    Jan 23, 2024

    Neila Khelifi, Katie O'Brien, Dominic Yiangou, Billy Bryan, Theodora Ogden, Greg Sadlier, Alyssa Frayling

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    Report

    Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution in Comparative Organizations: Volume 4, Executive Summary

    This executive summary distills key insights from nine case studies of budgeting processes across comparative organizations, as detailed in three companion volumes.

    Jan 23, 2024

    Megan McKernan, Stephanie Young, Timothy R. Heath, Dara Massicot, Andrew Dowse, Devon Hill, James Black, Ryan Consaul, Michael Simpson, Sarah W. Denton, Anthony Vassalo, Ivana Ke, Mark Stalczynski, Benjamin J. Sacks, Austin Wyatt, Jade Yeung, Nicolas Jouan, Yuliya Shokh, William Shelton, Raphael S. Cohen, John P. Godges, Heidi Peters, Lauren Skrabala