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Methods for assessing the adherence to medical devices

The assessment of patient adherence to medication is necessary to distinguish between nonadherence and inferior drug efficacy, which is crucial for avoiding poor clinical outcomes. Adherence measurements pose various challenges, as many methods...

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Construction and application of the MEEDE dataset

We describe the construction of a highly detailed dataset of the US electric sector—the Micro-level Economic and Environmental Detail of Electricity. The dataset represents a unique synthesis of engineering, economic, and environmental data...

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Visualization of categorical longitudinal and times series data

Plotting growth curves is a powerful graphical approach used in exploratory data analysis for continuous longitudinal data. However, plotting growth curves for multiple participants rapidly becomes uninterpretable with categorical data....

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RTI developed the check for housing units missed (CHUM) methodology to compensate for housing unit undercoverage of address-based sampling (ABS) frames for in-person, area probability surveys. The CHUM systematically identifies housing units...

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Fostering blueprints for local government development

The Local Government Development Framework (LGDF) is a local governance performance measurement and monitoring tool based on government-citizen collaboration. Developed by RTI International, the LGDF provides for the establishment of demand-...

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Managing complex multi-case study evaluations

Between 2010 and 2012, as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded 50 states, six US territories, and 50 communities to support high-impact, evidence-based,...

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Business environment analysis

A number of prominent business environment rankings have achieved outstanding results from their efforts to promote legal and regulatory reform around the world. Such tools help to raise awareness of general constraints, but lack the specificity...