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Adamson, David M.

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Works: 39 works in 94 publications in 5 languages and 5,706 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by David M Adamson
How does Congress approach population and family planning issues? : results of qualitative interviews with legislative directors by Sally Patterson( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional opinions on issues related to population are highly polarized. Approximately 90 percent of Congress consistently votes either uniformly to support or uniformly to oppose population-related legislation--so the remaining 10 percent is likely to determine the fate of such initiatives. To determine how this critical group makes its decisions, researchers interviewed a sample of legislative directors (chosen as proxies, to allow in-depth interviews). Most respondents felt that the United States should continue to play a leading role internationally, but several also stressed that their members of Congress favor increased emphasis on multilateral approaches. A majority felt that world population growth is a problem but is not urgent. Nearly unanimous support was expressed for U.S. support of voluntary family planning when it is understood to exclude abortion. Congress would benefit from research-based, factual information on a variety of international population issues
How Americans view world population issues : a survey of public opinion( )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents results of a national survey of how Americans view global demographic trends and issues in the context of U.S. international economic assistance. The survey asked about three groups of topics: attitudes about U.S. economic assistance overseas and priorities for targeting U.S. aid; knowledge and views of global demographic facts and trends; and views on specific issues, including family planning programs, abortion, and congressional actions on population-policy measures. The survey found that, notwithstanding a perception that Americans have become more absorbed with domestic problems since the end of the Cold War, a majority feels that U.S. economic assistance to other countries is necessary and appropriate. Most Americans lack knowledge about the world's population size and growth rate but are nonetheless concerned about global population growth and its possible consequences. Support for U.S. funding of voluntary family planning activities, both overseas and domestically, is strong. The legal right to abortion, however, remains a contentious issue that divides the American public
A systematic process to facilitate evidence-informed decisionmaking regarding program expansion by Laurie T Martin( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A program manager's guide for program improvement in ongoing psychological health and traumatic brain injury programs by Gery Wayne Ryan( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 2001 and 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense has implemented numerous programs to support service members and their families in coping with the stressors from a decade of the longstanding conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. These programs, which address both psychological health and traumatic brain injury (TBI), number in the hundreds and vary in their size, scope, and target population. To ensure that resources are wisely invested and maximize the benefits of such programs, RAND developed a tool to help assess program performance, consider options for improvement, implement solutions, then assess whether the changes worked, with the intention of helping those responsible for managing or implementing programs to conduct assessments of how well the program is performing and to implement solutions for improving performance. Specifically, the tool is intended to provide practical guidance in program improvement and continuous quality improvement for all programs
The Federal voting assistance program and the road ahead : achieving institutional change through analysis and collaboration by Victoria A Greenfield( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 2013, the leadership of the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) commissioned the RAND National Defense Research Institute to undertake a collaborative, multiyear work program known as "FVAP and the Road Ahead." The project was established to assist FVAP in aligning its strategy and operations to better serve its mission and stakeholders, and to strengthen FVAP's capacity to set its own course, greet change, and communicate its role in the voting community. The RAND project team worked with FVAP to compare, reconcile, and align what was in the agency's strategy and typical of its operations and what should be, through an evidence-based approach that included logic modeling, stakeholder outreach, and a requirements assessment. This report documents the project and resulting changes within FVAP, which enabled a significant realignment of the agency's strategy and operations. The report concludes with final recommendations and guidance largely proposed to lock in and build on gains
Effects of the Affordable Care Act on consumer health care spending and risk of catastrophic health costs by Sarah Nowak( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the likely effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on average annual consumer health care spending and the risk of catastrophic medical costs for the United States overall and in two large states that have decided not to expand their Medicaid programs (Texas and Florida). The ACA will have varied impacts on individuals⁰́₉ and families⁰́₉ spending on health care, depending on income level and on estimated 2016 insurance status without the ACA. The authors find that average out-of-pocket spending is expected to decrease for all groups considered in the analysis, although decreases in out-of-pocket spending will be largest for those who would otherwise be uninsured. People who would otherwise be uninsured who transition to the individual market under the ACA will have higher total health care spending on average after implementation of the ACA because they will now incur the cost of health insurance premiums. The authors also find that risk of catastrophic health care spending will decrease for individuals of all income levels for the insurance transitions considered; decreases will be greatest for those at the lowest income levels. Case studies found that in Texas and Florida, Medicaid expansion would substantially reduce out-of-pocket and total health care spending for those with incomes below 100 percent of the federal poverty level, compared with a scenario in which the ACA is implemented without Medicaid expansion. Expansion would reduce the risk of high medical spending for those covered under Medicaid who would remain uninsured without expansion
Demography and security : proceedings of a workshop, Paris, France, November 2000 by Calif.) Rand Corporation (Santa Monica( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demographic shifts are a cause, an effect, and a forerunner of geopolitical shocks and transformations. Examining these shifts is an important step in any strategic assessment of the global security environment. Unfortunately, the demographic community and the strategic and defense communities seldom interact. Providing venues for such interactions is therefore important. For this purpose, RAND sponsored a workshop on ""Demography and National Security"" in Paris at the initiative of RAND's Population Matters program in November 2000. The workshop brought together French, American, and other E
No-fault automobile insurance : a policy perspective by Stephen J Carroll( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living well at the end of life : adapting health care to serious chronic illness in old age by Joanne Lynn( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case story of a 47-year-old man with advanced rectal carcinoma illustrates the professional services and care system strategies available to help clinicians serve patients coming to the end of life. For this patient, who understands his prognosis, primary care physician services include (1) prevention and relief of symptoms, (2) assessment of each treatment before and during implementation, (3) ensuring that the patient designates a surrogate decisionmaker and makes advance plans, and (4) preparation of patient and family for the time near death. Good care may entail enduring unavoidably difficult times with patients and their families. Enrollment in a hospice program requires that decisionmakers confront the prognosis and their uncertainties about it, consider the desirability of other services, recognize variations among available hospice programs, address financial issues, and weigh the distress of patients and loved ones at being labeled as "dying." Hospice provides competent, continuous, and reasonably comprehensive care, but it has some constraints. Function and symptoms for those living with serious chronic illness at the end of life generally follow 1 of 3 trajectories: (a) a short period of obvious decline at the end, which is typical of cancer; (b) long-term disability, with periodic exacerbations, and unpredictable timing of death, which characterizes dying with chronic organ system failures; or (c)
Démographie et sécurité : actes d'un atelier tenu à Paris, le 14 novembre 2000( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family planning in developing countries : an unfinished success story by Julie DaVanzo( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors argue that in spite of declining fertility rates in the developing world, developed countries need to continue their support of family planning programs for the following reasons, among others. Fertility rates remain high in developed countries, and resulting resource consumption will place increasing economic strain on the populations of developing countries. A sizeable population in developing countries is now nearing childbearing age and will need family planning support to keep fertility rates from returning to former levels. Even in some countries where fertility is low, increased access to contraception is needed to reduce heavy reliance on abortion. Family planning programs provide health, quality-of-life, and economic benefits to developing countries. Donor countries benefit by boosting the economic strength of potential trading partners, improving international stability and cooperation, and achieving humanitarian goals
Access to behavioral health care for geographically remote service members and dependents in the U.S. by Ryan Andrew Brown( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With many service members now returning to the United States from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, concern over adequate access to behavioral health care (treatment for mental, behavioral, or addictive disorders) has risen. Yet data remain very sparse regarding how many service members (and their dependents) reside in locations remote from behavioral health providers, as well as the resulting effect on their access to and utilization of care. Little is also known about the effectiveness of existing policies and other efforts to improve access to services among this population. To help fill these gaps, a team of RAND researchers conducted a geospatial analysis using TRICARE and other data, finding that roughly 300,000 military service members and 1 million dependents are geographically distant from behavioral health care, and an analysis of claims data indicated that remoteness is associated with lower use of specialty behavioral health care. A review of existing policies and programs discovered guidelines for access to care, but no systematic monitoring of adherence to those guidelines, limiting their value. RAND researchers recommend implementing a geospatial data portal and monitoring system to track access to care in the military population and mark progress toward improvements in access to care. In addition, the RAND team highlighted two promising pathways for improving access to care among remote military populations: telehealth and collaborative care that integrates primary care with specialty behavioral care
La pianificazione familiare nei paesi in via di sviluppo : un successo incompleto by Julie DaVanzo( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La planificación familiar en los países en desarrollo : un éxito incompleto by Julie DaVanzo( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La planification familiale dans les pays en développement : une réussite à parachever by Julie DaVanzo( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O planeamento familiar nos países em vias de desenvolvimento : uma história de sucesso inacabado by Julie DaVanzo( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Portuguese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving access to behavioral health care for remote service members and their families by Ryan Andrew Brown( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With many service members now returning to the United States from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, concern over adequate access to behavioral health care (treatment for mental, behavioral, or addictive disorders) has risen. Yet data remain very sparse regarding how many service members (and their dependents) reside in locations remote from behavioral health providers, as well as the resulting effect on their access to and utilization of care. Little is also known about the effectiveness of existing policies and other efforts to improve access to services among this population. To help fill these gaps, a team of RAND researchers conducted a geospatial analysis using TRICARE and other data, finding that roughly 300,000 military service members and 1 million dependents are geographically distant from behavioral health care, and an analysis of claims data indicated that remoteness is associated with lower use of specialty behavioral health care. A review of existing policies and programs discovered guidelines for access to care, but no systematic monitoring of adherence to those guidelines, limiting their value. RAND researchers recommend implementing a geospatial data portal and monitoring system to track access to care in the military population and mark progress toward improvements in access to care. In addition, the RAND team highlighted two promising pathways for improving access to care among remote military populations: telehealth and collaborative care that integrates primary care with specialty behavioral care
Seasonal flu vaccination : why don't more Americans get it? by David M Adamson( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RAND researchers found that less than half of U.S. adults received flu vaccinations in 2010. Strategies to increase flu vaccination rates should include stronger efforts to address public skepticism and negative perceptions
View from the homefront : how military youth and spouses are coping with deployment by David M Adamson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports the results of a longitudinal study of youth from military families and their caregivers concerning their emotional well-being and how well they are coping with servicemembers' extended deployments
High-deductible health plans cut spending but also reduce preventive care by David M Adamson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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