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ISBN: 0309049865, 9780309049863
Authors: mathematical Sciences Education Board, National Research Council
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Keywords: brief, policy, counts, measuring
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Measuring What Counts: A Policy Brief provides highlights of the main volume in the context of implications for educational policy.......
ISBN: 0833035169, 9780833035165
Authors: Chad Shirley, John A. Ausink, Laura H. Baldwin
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: national, defense, authorization, requirements, meet, changes, service, costs, measuring
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The 2002 National Defense Authorization Act set goals for the Department of Defense to achieve savings in service contract expenditures over a ten-year period through changes in contracting practices and improvements in management techniques.The authors of this report investigated ways to measure whether the Air Force is achieving these cost-reduction goals. Measurement of changes in the cost of p......
Author: Richard C. Larson
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Keywords: police, patrol, cars, city, york, response, patterns, new, measuring
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Summary of a 2-week data-collection effort conducted in 1969 with the cooperation of the New York City Police Department.The objective of the experiment was to determine empirically the operating characteristics of the radio-dispatched patrol force and related personnel in the Communications Division — the percentage of time spent on various activities, the response time to calls for service......
Authors: Rita Mangione Smith, Matthias Schonlau, Kitty S. Chan, Joan Keesey, Mayde Rosen, Thomas A. Louis, Emmett B. Keeler
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Keywords: care, improve, model, processes, outcomes, appendix, technical, chronic, implementing, quality, collaborative, improvement, pediatric, measuring, asthma, effectiveness
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Technical appendix to the journal article, “Measuring the Effectiveness of a Collaborative for Quality Improvement in Pediatric Asthma Care: Does Implementing the Chronic Care Model Improve Processes and Outcomes of Care?” (Ambulatory Pediatrics)......
ISBN: 9264094806, 9789264094802
Author: Oecd Publishing
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Keywords: health, improving, value, care, quality, measuring, oecd, policy, studies
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Are breast cancer survival rates higher in the United States than in the United Kingdom and France? Are a patient's chances of dying within 30 days after admission to a hospital with a heart attack lower in Canada than in Korea? Are surgeons in some countries more likely to leave “foreign bodies” behind after operations or make accidental punctures or lacerations rates when performing surgery?......
ISBN: 0833018272, 9780833018274
Authors: Lisa V. Rubenstein, Katherine L. Kahn, Ellen Harrison, Marjorie J. Sherwood, William H. Rogers, Robert H. Brook
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: quality, medical, following, changes, implementation, prospective, system, payment, summary, medicare, inhospital, review, implicit, record, method, structured, measuring, care
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To measure the quality of medical care before and after implementation of the Prospective Payment System (PPS) by Medicare, the authors developed methods for both implicit and explicit review of the medical record. Explicit review relies upon measurement of the extent to which care accords with previously specified criteria; implicit review depends upon a practitioner's expert opinion to develop a......
ISBN: 0309088976, 9780309088978
Authors: Willis D. Hawley, Timothy Ready, editors, Committee On Improving Measures Of Access To Equal Educational Opportunity, National Research Council
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Keywords: opportunities, learning, access, measuring
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Since 1968 the Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance Report (known as the E&S survey) has been used to gather information about possible disparities in access to learning opportunities and violations of studentscivil rights.Thirty-five years after the initiation of the E&S survey, large disparities remain both in educational outcomes and in access to learning opportunities and re......
ISBN: 0833041762, 9780833041760
Authors: Jeffrey A. Drezner, Irv Blickstein, Raj Raman, Megan Mckernan, Monica Hertzman, Melissa A. Bradley, Dikla Gavrieli, Brent Eastwood
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Keywords: acquisition, empirical, analysis, defense, department, statutory, regulatory, constraints, measuring
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Managers of weapon system acquisition programs and their staffs have often voiced concerns about the burden of complying with federal statutes or regulations requiring certain business and oversight processes. The essence of the concerns is that program offices spend an inordinate amount of time complying with statutes and regulations that add little value, and that the regulatory burden translate......
ISBN: 0309085993, 9780309085991
Authors: Committee To Review The Bureau Of Transportation Statistics' Survey Programs, National Research Council
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Keywords: statistics, transportation, surveys, special, report, bureau, review, personal, travel, goods, movement, measuring
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TRB Special Report 277 - Measuring Personal Travel and Goods Movement recommends a series of actions the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) should take to render its flagship surveys -- the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and the Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) -- more effective in meeting the needs of a broad spectrum of data users. The report also r......
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