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How Much Can You Trust the Results of This Health Policy Evaluation

A Pragmatic Guide for State Policymakers

Published in: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health website (2023)

Posted on rand.org Mar 15, 2023

by Megan S. Schuler, Elizabeth A. Stuart, Beth Ann Griffin, Rosanna Smart, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, David Powell, Stephen W. Patrick, Shelby M. Hockenberry, Bradley D. Stein

This guide helps decisionmakers assess policy evaluation studies, focusing on state-level health policies, offering heuristics to identify studies with stronger evidence of cause and effect relationships, and highlighting indicators when a study's findings should be viewed with caution.

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