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  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Association Between COVID-19 Relief Funds and Hospital Characteristics in the US

    CARES Act funds may have disproportionately gone to hospitals that were in a stronger financial situation prior to the pandemic compared to those that were not.

    Nov 2, 2021

    Jonathan H. Cantor, Nabeel Qureshi, Brian Briscombe, Justin Chapman, Christopher M. Whaley

  • Tool

    Tool

    Serious Illness Survey for Home-Based Programs

    RAND Corporation researchers developed and field-tested a survey to assess the experiences of individuals who receive care from programs that provide serious illness care to patients in their homes.

    Nov 2, 2021

    Rebecca Anhang Price, Melissa A. Bradley, Danielle Schlang

  • Tool

    Tool

    Serious Illness Survey for Home-Based Programs: Spanish-Language Version

    RAND Corporation researchers developed and field-tested a survey to assess the experiences of individuals who receive care from programs that provide serious illness care to patients in their homes. This is the Spanish version of the survey tool.

    Nov 2, 2021

    Melissa A. Bradley, Rebecca Anhang Price, Deborah Kim

  • Report

    Report

    Readiness of Soldiers and Adult Family Members Who Receive Behavioral Health Care: Identifying Promising Outcome Metrics

    To inform the U.S. Army's efforts to monitor and improve outcomes, the authors of this report aimed to identify promising metrics to assess readiness among soldiers and adult family members who receive behavioral health care.

    Nov 2, 2021

    Kimberly A. Hepner, Carol P. Roth, Heather Krull, Lea Xenakis, Harold Alan Pincus

  • Report

    Report

    Learn Together Surveys: 2021 Technical Documentation and Survey Results

    This report provides information about the sample, survey instrument, and results data for the 2021 Learn Together Surveys that were administered to secondary principals and teachers in March 2021 via the RAND Corporation's American Educator Panels.

    Nov 2, 2021

    Christopher J. Young, Sy Doan, David Grant, Lucas Greer, Maria-Paz Fernandez, Elizabeth D. Steiner, Matt Strawn

  • A teacher works with students in a math class while wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Santa Fe South High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 1, 2021, photo by Nick Oxford/Reuters

    Report

    Identifying Supports for Struggling Students: Findings from the 2021 Learn Together Surveys

    Using nationally representative response data from the 2021 Learn Together Surveys, the authors examine how secondary teachers leverage different types of information to guide them to the supports and interventions that they use in the classroom.

    Nov 2, 2021

    Sy Doan, Lucas Greer, Elizabeth D. Steiner

  • Periodical

    Periodical

    RAND Review: November-December 2021

    The cover story highlights how RAND is helping to redefine high-quality care for service members with a TBI or PTSD. The Q&A with two Marines who work at RAND sheds light on how their military service informs their research and analysis.

    Nov 1, 2021

  • Crew members from Coast Guard Station Grand Haven, Michigan aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat train during a period of heavy weather

    Report

    Shaping Coast Guard Culture to Enhance the Future Workforce

    This Perspective describes organizational culture, observations made in strategic-foresight workshops, examples of other organizations addressing culture issues, and how the U.S. Coast Guard can use this information in shaping its future workforce.

    Nov 1, 2021

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

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    Report

    Practice Expense Data Collection and Methodology: Phase II Final Report

    In this report, the authors address how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services might improve the methodology used in practice expense (PE) rate-setting, update data that inform PE rates, or both.

    Nov 1, 2021

    Lane F. Burgette, Joachim O. Hero, Jodi L. Liu, Catherine C. Cohen, Barbara O. Wynn, Katie Merrell, Drew M. Anderson, Daniel J. Crespin, Stephanie Dellva, Roald Euller, Liisa Hiatt, Yael Katz, Vishnupriya Kareddy, Monique Martineau, PhuongGiang Nguyen, Evan D. Peet, Nabeel Qureshi, Teague Ruder, Yaou Flora Sheng, Lan Zhao, Peter S. Hussey

  • The Baltic Way demonstration on the Riga-Bauska highway, near Kekava, Latvia, August 23, 1989, photo by Uldis Pinka/CC-BY-SA

    Report

    Civilian-Based Resistance in the Baltic States: Historical Precedents and Current Capabilities

    If Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania were occupied, civilians could play a powerful role in their defense by imposing costs on the occupier, denying consolidation, reducing capacity for repression, securing allied support, and expanding popular support.

    Nov 1, 2021

    Anika Binnendijk, Marta Kepe

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Adjusting Medicare Advantage Star Ratings for Socioeconomic Status and Disability

    We examine the impact of socioeconomic status and disability adjustments on Medicare Advantage plans' and prescription drug plans' contract star ratings.

    Oct 29, 2021

    Melony E. Sorbero, Susan M. Paddock, Cheryl L. Damberg, Ann C. Haas, Mallika Kommareddi, Anagha Alka Tolpadi, Megan Mathews, Marc N. Elliott

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Shifting From Passive Quality Reporting to Active Nudging to Influence Consumer Choice of Health Plan

    We assess the impacts of CMS' targeted quality-based nudges with longitudinal analysis of 2009–2014 Medicare Advantage plan enrollment trends.

    Oct 29, 2021

    Amelia Haviland, Cheryl L. Damberg, Megan Mathews, Susan M. Paddock, Marc N. Elliott

  • Infographic

    Infographic

    Understanding the work and health research landscape

    This infographic accompanies a report which sets out the findings of a study funded by the Department of Health and Social Care to map the landscape of funding for research in work and health in the UK since 2015.

    Oct 29, 2021

    Joanna Hofman, Susan Guthrie, Annemari de Silva, Lillian Flemons, Lucy Gilder, William D. Phillips, Natalie Picken, Mann Virdee

  • Report

    Report

    Work and health research funding review (2015—2020)

    This report sets out the findings of a study funded by the Department of Health and Social Care to map the landscape of funding for research in work and health in the UK since 2015.

    Oct 29, 2021

    Joanna Hofman, Susan Guthrie, Annemari de Silva, Lillian Flemons, Lucy Gilder, William D. Phillips, Natalie Picken, Mann Virdee

  • Motorists driving through water on a flooded highway. Photo by brazzo / Getty Images

    Journal Article

    Measuring Global Climate Risk

    Risks generated by climate change are growing and a strong international response is needed to contain and reduce them.

    Oct 28, 2021

    Robert J. Lempert

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    Report

    Commercial and Military Applications and Timelines for Quantum Technology

    This report provides an overview of the current state of quantum technology and its potential commercial and military applications, such as data encryption and extremely precise sensors.

    Oct 28, 2021

    Edward Parker

  • Report

    Report

    An Open-Source Method for Assessing National Scientific and Technological Standing: With Applications to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    The author of this report develops a quick-turn and open-source methodology, then applies that methodology to the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning for nine countries.

    Oct 28, 2021

    Jon Schmid

  • Report

    Report

    Classifying acts of violence: Understanding how acts of violence are classified by subject matter experts

    RAND Europe was commissioned to conduct a study on how acts of violence are classified by different subject matter experts. The findings demonstrate ongoing difficulties in classifying acts of violence and inform recommendations for policymakers.

    Oct 27, 2021

    Sarah Grand-Clement, Diana Dascalu, Ruth Harris, Ben Baruch

  • Pharmacists at the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center unpack a new shipment in Fairbanks, Alaska, March 30, 2021, photo by Nathan Howard/Reuters

    Report

    Assessing Relationships Between Drug Shortages in the United States and Other Countries

    Drug shortages, which occur when the supply does not meet the demand, are a public health concern. The authors assess whether U.S. shortages result in measurable changes in U.S. volume and price of drugs and the same outcomes in other countries.

    Oct 27, 2021

    Andrew W. Mulcahy, Preethi Rao, Vishnupriya Kareddy, Denis Agniel, Jonathan S. Levin, Daniel Schwam

  • Pharmacist places a customer's prescription medication into a paper bag, photo by SDI Productions/Getty Images

    Report

    Prescription Drug Supply Chains: An Overview of Stakeholders and Relationships

    The authors describe the stakeholders involved in prescription drug supply chains and the flows of products, payments, and information between stakeholders.

    Oct 27, 2021

    Andrew W. Mulcahy, Vishnupriya Kareddy