Letter from the editor for the second issue of Volume 8, 2018.
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In This Issue: 2018, Vol. 8, No. 2
Health Sector Reform in the Kurdistan Region—Iraq: Primary Care Management Information System, Physician Dual Practice Finance Reform, and Quality of Care Training
Since 2010, RAND has worked with the Kurdistan Regional Government to improve its health care system. This phase focused on a primary care management information system, physician dual practice reform, and patient safety training.
In 2008, the Indian Health Service launched a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) initiative to improve the quality of care in its clinics. RAND researchers identified barriers and strategies to assist clinics on the path to PCMH recognition.
Patient-Reported Outcome–Based Performance Measures for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions
RAND analysts tested performance measures of health-related quality of life to better understand the practical use of patient-reported outcome-based performance measures among elderly primary care patients with multiple chronic conditions.
This study determines the preliminary impact of CalMHSA's prevention and early intervention activities on the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of California community college faculty and staff regarding supporting students' mental health needs.
RAND researchers review survey methods, sample demographics, key findings, and policy implications from the 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey of active-duty service members.
This study evaluates two programs offered by the U.S. Department of Defense that provide solution-focused counseling for common personal and family issues to members of the active and reserve components of the U.S. military and their families.
This article reviews research on sexual assault against men and describes interviews with military service providers and civilian experts. It concludes with recommendations for improving support to male sexual assault victims in the U.S. military.
Building on a previous consultation looking at the transition experiences of UK Service leavers, RAND Europe was commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust to research the effect of Service leavers' resilience on transition pathways and outcomes.
Costs and Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Motor Vehicle–Related Injuries and Deaths: Supplement to Tool Documentation
This article documents the update of an online tool to help assess costs and effectiveness of implementing up to 14 interventions and select those most effective in reducing death and injury from motor vehicle crashes for a given budget.
Injury and Illness Surveillance of U.S. Agricultural Workers: Assessment of Recommendations and Actions
This study provides the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health with an assessment of the feasibility and desirability of carrying out specific actions recommended by an independent panel regarding program relevance and impact.
Imagine that, in 2050, not a single person in the United States dies in a traffic crash. This article describes how changes in policy, technology, and social norms can substantially improve road safety, leading to zero roadway deaths by 2050.
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