Evidence Based Health Practice

Evidence-based health practice applies the scientific method to use the best available evidence—from physical exams, diagnostic reviews, medical research, and known risks and benefits of treatment options—when making medical decisions. RAND has investigated the impact of adopting evidence-based health practices on patient care and health care policies, and the greater implications of using a national quality measurement and reporting system.

  • Journal Article

    Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Suggestive of Benign Prostatic Obstruction: How Can Clinical Expertise Contribute to Rational Management?

    Results may be useful in complementing evidence-based guidelines for LUTS suggestive of BPO in the gray area of treatment choice.

    Jan 1, 2001

  • Report

    The RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method User's Manual

    This manual presents step-by-step guidelines for conceptualising, designing, and carrying out a study of the appropriateness of medical or surgical procedures (for either diagnosis or treatment) using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method.

    Jan 1, 2001

  • Report

    Changing Professional Practice in Health Care: An Annotated Bibliography of Studies of Perceptions in Guideline Implementation

    Annotated bibliography of survey and other instruments aimed at understanding the subjectively experienced facilitators and barriers to implementing evidence-based changes in professional practice, as perceived by health care deliverers.

    Jan 1, 1999

  • Content

    Carl Berdahl

    Affiliated Adjunct Physician Policy Researcher
    Education M.S. in health care policy and management, UCLA; M.D. in medicine, Yale University; B.A. in music performance, UCLA; Residency in emergency medicine, L.A. County + USC

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    Marika Booth

    Statistical Analyst
    Education M.S. in biostatistics, University of California at Los Angeles

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    Alex Dopp

    Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in child clinical psychology, University of Missouri; M.A. in psychology, University of Missouri; B.A. in psychology, University of Michigan

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    Nicole K. Eberhart

    Senior Behavioral Scientist; Pardee RAND Graduate School Faculty
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. in clinical psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in psychology, University of Pennsylvania

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    Charles C. Engel

    Senior Physician Policy Researcher
    Education M.P.H. in epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health; M.D. in medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; B.S. in biology, University of Washington

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    Lori Frank

    Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in human development/gerontology, The Pennsylvania State University; M.A. in psychology/biopsychology, The Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in biology/psychology, University of Delaware

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    Kristie Gore

    Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D., M.A. in clinical psychology, American University; B.A. in psychology, University of Virginia

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    Sean Grant

    Adjunct Behavioral and Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in social intervention, University of Oxford; M.Sc. in evidence-based social intervention, University of Oxford; B.A. in psychology, Loyola Marymount University; B.A.. in philosophy, Loyola Marymount University

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    Susanne Hempel

    Codirector, Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center; Affiliated Adjunct
    Education Ph.D. in psychology, University of Halle-Wittenberg

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    Marcela Horvitz-Lennon

    Senior Physician Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D. in medicine with intern, Pontifical Catholic University; M.P.H. in public health, Johns Hopkins University

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    Stephanie Brooks Holliday

    Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Drexel University; M.S. in psychology, Drexel University; B.S. in psychology, Duke University

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    Breanne Johnsen

    Research Assistant
    Education B.S. in speech and hearing sciences, University of Washington

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    Jody Larkin

    Research Librarian
    Education B.S. in nursing, University of Pittsburgh; M.S. in library and information science, University of Pittsburgh

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    Margaret A. Maglione

    Adjunct Researcher
    Education B.A. in economics, Columbia University; M.P.P. in public policy, University of Southern California

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    Sonja Marjanovic

    Senior Research Leader and Head of THIS Institute-RAND Europe partnership
    Education Ph.D., Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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    Aneesa Motala

    Program Coordinator and Project Assistant, Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center (SCEPC)
    Education B.A. in sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

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    Sydne Newberry

    Research Communications Analyst; Medical Editor for the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center
    Education Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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