Expert Panels and Evidence
The RAND Alternative
Published in: Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, v. 1, no. 2, Oct. 2001, p. 142-148
Posted on RAND.org on September 30, 2001
In a previous article in this Journal, the author examined the National Institutes of health (NIH) Consensus Development Conference as a mechanism of assembling and evaluating evidence to develop evidence-based practices. It involves systematic reviews of the literature, evaluation of the evidence by an expert panel, and testimony from experts and input persons in an open meeting. However, 2 distinct methods have been developed for achieving this: the NIH Consensus Development Conference and the RAND Expert Panel. In this article the author will highlight the RAND Expert Panel.