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Author Martin, Laurie T. (Laurie Thayer), 1974- author.

Title A systematic process to facilitate evidence-informed decisionmaking regarding program expansion / Laurie T. Martin, Coreen Farris, David M. Adamson, Robin M. Weinick.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, [2014]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 70 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series RAND toolkit ; v. 3
RAND Corporation research report series ; RR487z3
RAND toolkit ; v. 3.
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR487z3.
Note "RAND Corporation research report series."--Web page
"RR-487/3-OSD."--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper from print version
"Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-70).
Contents Introduction -- Assessing programs for possible expansion -- Quality of evaluation -- Program effectiveness -- Population and policy priorities -- Decisionmaking regarding program expansion -- Appendix A: Program abstraction form -- Appendix B: The RAND Program Expansion Tool and instruction manual -- Appendix C: Instruction manual for the RAND program assessment tool.
Summary While the Department of Defense supports more than 200 psychological health and traumatic brain injury programs, it lacks an approach and process to systematically develop, track, and assess the performance of this portfolio of programs. Further, there is not yet a uniform approach to decisionmaking around program support and expansion of particularly promising, evidence-based programs. This lack of centralized oversight may result in the proliferation of untested programs that are developed without an evidence base; an inefficient use of resources; and added cost and administrative inefficiencies. RAND researchers developed a potential model and tools to support a centralized, systematic, and ongoing process to help in making decisions around continued program support, and by which expansion can be facilitated. This report includes two tools. The first is a Program Abstraction Form, which collects relevant background information from programs and asks explicitly about program effectiveness and the design of the program evaluation used to assess program effectiveness, as a poor evaluation design may lead to incorrect conclusions about the effectiveness of the program. The second is the RAND Program Expansion Tool, which provides a standardized summary of the quality and outcome of a program evaluation. The focus of these tools is on decisionmaking around program expansion, and does not preclude or address initial funding decisions of particularly promising new programs that may not yet have a solid evidence base.
Funding Sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury ; conducted in the Forces and Resources Policy Center, RAND National Defense Research Institute (NDRI) W74V8H-06-C-0002
Note Online resource; title from electronic title page (JSTOR, viewed February 1, 2018).
Language English.
Subject Medical care -- United States -- Evaluation.
Mental health services -- Evaluation.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Treatment -- Evaluation.
Health services administration -- United States.
Evidence-based medicine -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Brain Injuries -- rehabilitation
Military Personnel -- psychology
Mental Health Services
Evidence-Based Medicine
Program Evaluation
Evaluation Studies as Topic
United States
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Depression.
Evidence-based medicine. (OCoLC)fst00917247
Health services administration. (OCoLC)fst00953286
Medical care -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst01013794
Mental health services -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst01016511
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Services de santé -- Administration.
Médecine factuelle.
Services de santé mentale.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Added Author Farris, Coreen, author.
Adamson, David M., author.
Weinick, Robin M., author.
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), issuing body.
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense, supporting body.
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury (U.S.), supporting body.
Added Title RAND toolkit
Other Form: Print version: Martin, Laurie T. Systematic process to facilitate evidence-informed decisionmaking regarding program expansion. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, ©2014 9780833084170 (OCoLC)867840220
ISBN 9780833084835 (electronic bk.)
0833084836 (electronic bk.)
9780833084170 (paperback)
0833084178 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000060835437
GBVCP 100866121X

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