This research brief summarises the key findings from a review of biomedical research ethics.
RAND Europe Research Briefs on Health and Healthcare
Project Retrosight analysed 29 case studies of cardiovascular and stroke research in Australia, Canada and the UK, examining the diversity of impact produced by this kind of research and identifying factors associated with various levels of payback.
To better understand illegal drug markets and supply-reduction efforts in the European Union, data on purity-adjusted prices must be collected. Member states can learn more about supply reduction by changing how they report seizure data.
RAND Europe undertook an internally funded, innovative discrete choice experiment to understand the real privacy and security trade-offs individuals are willing to make in order to inform policymakers about citizens' true preferences in this domain.
Room for improvement: Strong patient safety systems could limit health, social and economic harms from medical error 2009
RAND Europe reviewed the problem of patient harm in Europe, assessed expected effects of three policy action areas to improve safety and modelled the potential health benefits that could be achieved by reducing numbers of harmful events.
Describes a survey tool developed for the Arthritis Research Campaign (arc) that enables arc to map its entire research portfolio, analyse the returns from individual grants and compare different types of grants.
Understanding what drives people's choices and how these choices may change is critical for developing effective policy. This brief describes discrete choice modelling which provides an analytical framework to understand choice decisions.
This brief provides insight into the issues involved in research measurement and evaluation, and offers ways to approach the objective of assessing benefit. It also provides a 'toolkit' for use in the evaluation process.
Reviewing the returns of research: Capturing payback from funding by the Arthritis Research Campaign 2007
Research charities are under increasing pressure to improve the translation of new scientific knowledge into benefit for patients. This research brief outlines a novel evaluation of paybacks of research grants by the Arthritis Research Campaign.
Should ART be part of a population policy mix? Assessing the demographic impact of Assisted Reproductive Technologies 2007
Details the results of a preliminary investigation into whether Assisted Reproductive Technologies can play a part in preventing European countries from falling into the low-fertility trap.