The Training in Psychotherapy (TIP) Tool can be applied to community-based psychotherapy trainings to assess their alignment with elements that enhance effectiveness. This document includes the TIP Tool, a user guide, and details on tool development.
Improving staff engagement leads to a variety of positive benefits. But defining and measuring engagement is not straightforward, and different demographic factors are associated with different levels of engagement. The National Health Service in England is looking at ways to increase engagement in its staff.
Massachusetts residents will soon vote on the Patient Safety Act, a mandate to increase nurse-to-patient ratios in acute care facilities. Evaluating existing data on the impact of a similar nurse staffing law implemented in California in 2004 may help inform voters as they head to the polls.
Our study examined the potential link between organisational, personal and health-related factors and employee engagement, and how engagement is linked with the outcomes at the individual or organisational level.
Health professional recertification is meant to demonstrate and foster knowledge and competence. This report assesses recertification requirements for physician assistants, physicians, and advanced practice nurses in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Q is an initiative is led by the Health Foundation to connect people working in quality improvement across the UK healthcare system. This is the interim report of RAND Europe's independent evaluation of the Q initiative from 2016 to 2020.
RAND Europe led a formative evaluation to understand if the Q Improvement Lab is likely to become an effective, valuable way of developing ideas or interventions to support positive change at multiple levels of the health and care system.
National baseline data on nursing home infection control programs will aid evaluations of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule requiring facilities to include an antibiotic stewardship and employ an infection preventionist.
While monetary incentives and behavioral nudges both have their strengths, neither is enough to reliably change clinician behavior and improve quality of care. Organizational culture provides another important lens to understand why clinicians are practicing in a certain way and to put forth more comprehensive, long-term solutions.
About half of medical school matriculants are women. But male physicians have significantly higher incomes than their female counterparts. After adjusting for many factors, including hours worked, 30 percent of this disparity remains unexplained.
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.
Medicare patients without a personal physician reported worse patient experiences, and were 3 times more likely than those with a physician not to have seen any health care provider in the last 6 months.