This report describes the development of the RAND/ARC Impact Scoring System (RAISS), to map the diverse impacts of research funded by the Arthritis Research Campaign taking individual grants the tool is simple and quick for researchers to complete.
The Patient Safety Improvement Corps contributed to building a national infrastructure supporting effective patient safety practices. Expanded training is needed to reach a larger fraction of the population for which this training is important.
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.
In 2005, the VA created consumer-providers (CPs)--individuals with experience of serious mental illness who support others with similar conditions. Data from the groups suggest that hiring and employing CPs within VA has been feasible, beneficial, and acceptable to most members of clinical teams.
Setting the Agenda for an Evidence-based Olympics is a RAND Europe initiative that reveals how our rigorous research and analysis can help policy and decision makers to address the immense challenges of London's Olympic Games.
Communities are increasingly being required by state and federal funders to achieve outcomes and be accountable, yet are often not provided the guidance or the tools needed to successfully meet this challenge.
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.
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.