Viewing entries tagged with 'rct'

  • Segmenting: What works for whom

    Posted by Alex Gyani & Simon Raadsma on Monday May 15th, 2017

    In our latest blog post we take a look at a hot topic in BI: segmentation. One of the downsides of RCTs is they usually only identify what works on average. Although this allows us to improve outcomes overall, you can do even better if you can work out what works best for different groups of people and then tailor your approach to each group. We take a look at our hospital appointment trial and discuss both ‘classic’ segmentation and a newer approach based on machine learning.

  • New report on results from our recent health trials

    Posted by Simon Raadsma on Thursday December 3rd, 2015

    The Behavioural Insight Unit has released a new publication Spotlight on Health Results – Behavioural Insights Short Report. The report outlines the significant gains we have made in increasing hospital efficiency and health outcomes in NSW through our trials. 

  • Highlights from the HC Coombs Policy Forum

    Posted by Shabnam Gill on Wednesday December 2nd, 2015

    The HC Coombs Policy Forum held in Canberra on 23 November 2015 featured a range of international and local speaking sharing their experiences and ideas for applying behavioural insights to public policy. 

  • Want to hear from the UK’s ‘nudge unit’?

    Posted by Behavioural Insights Unit on Monday August 12th, 2013

    We asked the UK Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) for some short video clips setting out the rationale for using behavioural insights (BI) and randomised controlled trials, and specific examples of their application to public policy.

  • UK BIT Charitable Giving Paper

    Posted by Behavioural Insights Unit on Friday May 31st, 2013

    During Dr David Halpern's visit to Sydney, he mentioned the work his team was doing on charitable giving.