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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Resource Type: Report
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Year: 1984
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Abstracts of case studies in the health technology case study series

Abstracts of case studies in the health technology case study series

Date: November 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: The primary purpose of this report is to provide useful information on specific technologies covered.It examines the appropriate methodology for economic evaluation of diagnostic procedures.
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The Accommodation of intellectual property law to the introduction of new technologies; Copyright and new technology; The Impact on the Law of Privacy, Antitrust and Free Speech

The Accommodation of intellectual property law to the introduction of new technologies; Copyright and new technology; The Impact on the Law of Privacy, Antitrust and Free Speech

Date: 1984
Creator: Patterson, L. R.
Description: This report discusses the copyright protection laws and the surrounding issues.
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Acid Rain and Transported Air Pollutants: Implications for Public Policy

Acid Rain and Transported Air Pollutants: Implications for Public Policy

Date: May 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "synthesizes OTA's technical analyses of acid rain and other transported pollutants, and presents policy alternatives for congressional considerations" (p. iii).
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Africa Tomorrow: Issues in Technology, Agriculture, and U.S. Foreign Aid

Africa Tomorrow: Issues in Technology, Agriculture, and U.S. Foreign Aid

Date: December 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that discusses the "major issues constraining the development and transfer of sustainable technologies for low-resource food producers" (p. iii).
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Airport System Development

Airport System Development

Date: August 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines present conditions and future needs of the Nation's airports, with emphasis on possible solutions to problems of operational capacity and air travel delay" (p. iii).
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Annual Report to the Congress: January 1 to September 30, 1983

Annual Report to the Congress: January 1 to September 30, 1983

Date: March 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report offers statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board, TAAC Chairman, and the Director of OTA. It also discusses OTAs work in progress, organization and operations.
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Arms Control in Space: Workshop Proceedings

Arms Control in Space: Workshop Proceedings

Date: May 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Workshop proceedings gathered by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that cover the topic of space weapons and arms control as discussed during hearings.
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Civilian Space Stations and the U.S. Future in Space

Civilian Space Stations and the U.S. Future in Space

Date: November 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that covers "the essential technical issues surrounding the selection and acquisition of infrastructure in space" (p. iii).
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Commercial Biotechnology: An International Analysis

Commercial Biotechnology: An International Analysis

Date: January 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "assesses the competitive position of the United States with respect to Japan and four European countries believed to be the major competitors in the commercial development of 'new biotechnology'" (p. iii).
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A comparative review of information technology management practices in selected state governments

A comparative review of information technology management practices in selected state governments

Date: December 1984
Creator: Kresslein, John C.
Description: This report presents an analysis of information technology management practices in selected state governments.The focus is on approaches of strategic management in central state governments.
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Computerized Manufacturing Automation: Employment, Education, and the Workplace

Computerized Manufacturing Automation: Employment, Education, and the Workplace

Date: April 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks "not only at robots but also at related computer-based technologies for design, production, and management" and "the technologies of programmable automation, their uses, and future capabilities" (p. iii).
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Directed Energy Missile Defense in Space: Background Paper

Directed Energy Missile Defense in Space: Background Paper

Date: April 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A background paper by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "describes and assesses current concepts for directed-energy ballistic missile defense in space" (p. 3).
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Effects of Information Technology on Financial Services Systems

Effects of Information Technology on Financial Services Systems

Date: September 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "describes the technologies now and likely to be available to providers and users of financial services" (p. iii).
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Environmental Protection in the Federal Coal Leasing Program

Environmental Protection in the Federal Coal Leasing Program

Date: May 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "addresses the recent controversy surrounding the implementation of the environmental protection aspects of the Federal coal leasing program" (p. iii).
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Federal government provision of public information: issues related to public access, technology, and laws/regulations: for Government Information Technology Project, Communications and Information Technology Program,

Federal government provision of public information: issues related to public access, technology, and laws/regulations: for Government Information Technology Project, Communications and Information Technology Program,

Date: December 28, 1984
Creator: McClure, Charles R.
Description: This report discusses government (public) information, both published and unpublished, which Federal Government either does or does not make public."Public information", is collected and/or developed at Government expenses or as required by public law, and not considered to be classified, personal, or otherwise subject to exemption from the Freedom of Information Act or the Privacy Act.
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Federal Policies and the Medical Devices Industry

Federal Policies and the Medical Devices Industry

Date: November 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is a "background to an analysis of Federal policies regarding the medical devices industry" (p. 4).
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Final report on the economics of dementia to the Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the United States

Final report on the economics of dementia to the Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the United States

Date: December 1984
Creator: Nielson, George J. & Robinson, Gerald L.
Description: This report discusses the model of dementia economics, the occurrences of dementia, patterns of care for the demented patient,and the cost of care.
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Final report to the Office of Technology Assessment on agency profiles of civil liberties practices, from the KBL Group, Inc.

Final report to the Office of Technology Assessment on agency profiles of civil liberties practices, from the KBL Group, Inc.

Date: December 28, 1984
Creator: Levitan, Karen B.; Barth, Patrica D. & Griffin Shook, Diane
Description: This report presents the results of an empirical study which profiles the information and technology practices of seven federal agencies/programs as they relate to three civil liberties areas: the collection of personal or company information; the provision of public information; and access to agency decision-making.
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Health Care Technology Case Study Twenty-eight: Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Clinical Outcomes, Costs, and Decision-making

Health Care Technology Case Study Twenty-eight: Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Clinical Outcomes, Costs, and Decision-making

Date: November 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents "what is currently known about ICUs in terms of the distribution of ICU beds, the costs of maintaining ICUs, the characteristics of ICU patients and the outcome of ICU care" (p. 3).
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Health Technology Case Study Thirty-one: The Contact Lens Industry: Structure, Competition, and Public Policy

Health Technology Case Study Thirty-one: The Contact Lens Industry: Structure, Competition, and Public Policy

Date: December 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "presents an analysis of the contact lens industry in the United States, emphasizing the role of economics and public policy in shaping past and future development" (p. 3).
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Health Technology Case Study Thirty: The Market for Wheelchairs: Innovations and Federal Policy

Health Technology Case Study Thirty: The Market for Wheelchairs: Innovations and Federal Policy

Date: November 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "focuses on how Federal Government policies affect innovations in wheelchair characteristics" (p. 3).
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Health Technology Case Study Thirty-two: The Hemodialysis Equipment and Disposables Industry

Health Technology Case Study Thirty-two: The Hemodialysis Equipment and Disposables Industry

Date: December 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes the hemodialysis equipment and supplies industry and how it has been shaped by Federal policy.
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Health Technology Case Study Twenty-nine: The Boston Elbow

Health Technology Case Study Twenty-nine: The Boston Elbow

Date: November 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "focuses on amputees and the social policies that bear on their use of the Boston Elbow" (p. 3).
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Health Technology Case Study Twenty-seven: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology: A Clinical, Industrial, and Policy Analysis

Health Technology Case Study Twenty-seven: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology: A Clinical, Industrial, and Policy Analysis

Date: September 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that provides "a vehicle for gaining insight into the impact that Federal policies have had on the development of NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) imaging as a modality, on the industry that manufactures the imagers, on the hospitals and medical centers that might consider acquiring NMR imagers, and on a public interested not only in the timely introduction of valuable innovations, but also in protection from unsafe devices and rapid increases in health care costs" (p. 3).
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