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

    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

    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

    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

  • People

    People

    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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    People

    Marika Booth

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

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    People

    Sarah Dalton

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in gerontology, University of Southern California; B.S. in psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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    People

    Alex R. Dopp

    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
    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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    People

    Charles C. Engel

    Adjunct 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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    People

    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 L. 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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    Susanne Hempel

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

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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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    People

    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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    People

    Khadesia Howell

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H. in health policy and management, Florida A&M University; B.A. in Hispanic studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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    Breanne Johnsen

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

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    People

    Jody Larkin

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

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    People

    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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    People

    Sonja Marjanovic

    Director, Healthcare Innovation, Industry and Policy, RAND Europe
    Education Ph.D., Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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    People

    Sydne Newberry

    Research Communications Analyst IV; 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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