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 on October 01, 2001

by Ian D. Coulter

Read More

Access further information on this document at

This article was published outside of RAND. The full text of the article can be found at the link above.

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.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation external publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.