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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Resource Type: Report
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Abstracts of case studies in the health technology case study series
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97411/
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
This report discusses the copyright protection laws and the surrounding issues. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97422/
Accuracy of diagnosis and consequences of misdiagnosis of disorders causing dementia
This report discusses the diagnosis of clinical syndrome of dementia, accuracy of differential diagnosis of dementig disorders, prognosis and prognostic accuracy, public health consequences of misdiagnosis,and summary of recommendations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97356/
Acid Rain and Transported Air Pollutants: Implications for Public Policy
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). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39530/
Adolescent Health Insurance Status: Analyses of Trends in Coverage and Preliminary Estimates of the Effects of an Employer Mandate and Medicaid Expansion on the Uninsured
This report examines the health insurance status of adolescents (10 to 18 years of age) based on census data. It considers the reasons that some adolescents are insured and others are not, changes in the number of uninsured adolescents over time, and the effects of various approaches to ensure that more adolescents have insurance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39934/
Advanced Materials by Design
This assessment responds to a joint request from the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to analyze the military and commercial opportunities presented by new structural materials technologies, and to outline the Federal policy objectives that are consistent with those opportunities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39896/
Advanced Vehicle/Highway Systems and Urban Traffic Problems
A report on Advanced Vehicle/Highway Systems (AVHS),as an umbrella term for several interdependent vehicle and road technologies, that offers potential for reducing congestion and the air pollution it engenders, and for improving highway safety. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39643/
Africa Tomorrow: Issues in Technology, Agriculture, and U.S. Foreign Aid
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). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39531/
Agricultural Postharvest Technology and Marketing Economics Research
A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents "findings and conclusions regarding the role of the public and private research participants in the PHTME (postharvest technology and marketing economics) research, the benefits and burdens of PHTME research, trends in PHTME research funding, quality of PHTME research, and management of PHTME research in the public sector (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39500/
Aid to developing countries: the technology/ecology fit
This report focuses primarily on AID and to a lesser extent on the World Bank. AID and the World Bank have made the most observable efforts to integrate environmental and development concerns. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39872/
Aids and health insurance: an OTA survey
This survey was conducted as part of an Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessment on medical testing and health insurance that will be published at a later date. OTA is also monitoring AIDS-related developments for the U.S. Congress, and the survey results are being published by OTA as the second in a series of Staff Papers on AIDS-related issues. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39897/
Airport and Air Traffic Control System
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that assesses "scenarios of future growth in air transportation; alternative ways to increase airport and terminal area capacity; technological and economic alternatives to the ATC (air traffic control) system modifications proposed by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration); and alternatives to the present ATC process" (p. 3). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39469/
Airport System Development
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). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39532/
Alternative Approaches to Cargo Policy: A Supplement to an Assessment of Maritime Trade and Technology
Proceedings from a conference that covers the topics "1) the effects of cargo policies now in force; 2) the status of new policies under consideration by the United States and its various trading partners; and 3) costs and benefits of existing, proposed and alternative policies" (p. iii) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39564/
Alternative approaches to developing a cadre of "teacher technologists"
This report discusses the use of technology in education of students K-12 and university. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97459/
Alternative Energy Futures: Part 1-The Future of Liquefied Natural Gas Imports
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "addresses whether or not additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports should be encouraged or restricted in the context of future national energy requirements and supply alternatives" (p. 3). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39415/
Alternatives to Animal Use in Research, Testing, and Education
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the scientific, regulatory, economic, legal, and ethical considerations involved in alternative technologies in biomedical and behavioral research, toxicity testing, and education" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39597/
American firms and the transfer of technology to China: how business people view the process
This report examines some of the ideas and impressions of business people from firm of varying sizes that are transferring technology to China. It also examines the factors that these American business people view as helpful and those that they perceive as stumbling blocks to their China projects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97437/
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Rail Transportation Divsion
This report discusses the railway systems in China, United States and Canada. A number of Chinese PRC railroad officers, engineers, transportation specialists, and planning experts studied in the USA. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97448/
Analysis of data bases for health services research on dementia
This report offers different sources of data regarding different forms of dementia, as well as illustrations and applications in a different settings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97490/
Analysis of issues relating to implementing a medicare physician fee schedule
This report provides background information on the tasks of studying alternative physician payment methodologies including replacement of CPR system with national or regional fee schedule. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97364/
An analysis of the scope and quality of the current supply of educational software, and of the available sources of information on educational software
This report presents an analysis of the scope and quality of the current supply of educational software, as well as analysis of the information sources available to educational software acquisition. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97472/
Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1984
This report includes statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board, TAAC Chairman, and the director of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The report discusses the year in review regarding the work in progress, organization and operations of OTA. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39836/
Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1985
This report includes statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board, TAAC Chairman, and the director of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The report discusses the year in review regarding the work in progress, organization and operations of OTA. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39837/
Annual Report to the Congress for 1979
This report includes statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board, TAAC Chairman, and the director of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The report discusses the year in review regarding the work in progress, organization and operations of OTA. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39841/
Annual Report to the Congress for 1980
This report includes statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board, TAAC Chairman, and the director of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The report discusses the year in review regarding the work in progress, organization and operations of OTA. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39842/
Annual Report to the Congress for 1981
This report compiled during 1981 by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) provided technical analysis of a variety of topics emphasizing its role as “shared staff’ to Congress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39833/
Annual Report to the Congress for 1982
This report includes statements form OTA Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Director, as well as TAAC Chairman. The report also discusses industry, commerce, and international security division, as well as health, life sciences and the environment division. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39829/
Annual Report to the Congress: January 1 to September 30, 1983
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39834/
Anti-Satellite Weapons, Countermeasures, and Arms Control
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of the "opportunities and risks involved in an accelerated program of research on new ballistic missile defense technologies, including those that might lead to deployment of weapons in space" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39565/
The Apollo program: science/engineering personnel demand created by a federal research mission
This report examines several related areas: Were the manpower resources for Apollo available when they were needed? Did Apollo succeed in creating research capabilities that outlasted the program that created them? Finally, can we change Federal research missions better, based on the Apollo experience? digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97391/
Are we cleaning up?: 10 Superfund case studies: a special report of OTA's assessment on Superfund implementation
This special report presents 10 case studies of recent Superfund decisions at sites which OTA believes, from surveying over 100 recent cleanup decisions, to be representative of a broad range of contamination problems and cleanup technologies. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39639/
Arms Control in Space: Workshop Proceedings
Workshop proceedings gathered by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that cover the topic of space weapons and arms control as discussed during hearings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39533/
Artificial insemination: practice in the United States: summary of a 1987 survey
This background paper presents the results of a study of physician and sperm bank practice of artificial insemination in the United States. It documents the number of women undergoing artificial insemination each year, the annual cost, medical and social screening criteria for women seeking artificial insemination and men who donate semen, the genealogical recordkeeping available to the resulting children, and physician attitudes toward possible changes in artificial insemination practice. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39898/
Assessing Biological Diversity in the United States: Data Considerations: Background Paper 2
A background paper by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "outlines how data can be used in maintaining biological diversity: describes primarily the Federal institutions that collect biological data; provides an overview of existing Federal biological databases; discusses technical aspects of collecting, storing, and retrieving biological data; and suggests ways to improve biological databases so that they can be better used to help maintain diversity of this Nation's plant and animal life" (Preface). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39598/
Assessing Contractor Use in Superfund: a background paper of OTA's assessment on Superfund implementation
This report addresses five key questions; to what extent is superfund dependent on contractors? Why depend on contracting to such a great extent? Is the extent of superfund’s dependence on contracting appropriate? Does the extent of superfund’s dependence on contracting reduce environmental effectiveness? Is superfund’s heavy dependence on contracting cost effective? digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39935/
Assessing cost-effectiveness of computer-based technology in public elementary and secondary schools
This report begins with an explanation of why cost effectiveness studies are important, it continues with the basic economic paradigm for assessing cost-effectiveness. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97470/
Assessing human risks posed by neurotoxic substances: final draft
This report discusses risk assessment as a analytic process by which the nature and magnitude of risk is identified. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97438/
An Assessment of Alternatives for A National Computerized Criminal History System
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that addresses "1) the status of criminal history record systems in the United States; 2) the alternatives for a national computerized criminal history (CCH) system; 3) the possible impacts of such a system; and 4) the relevant policy issues that warrant congressional attention to ensure that the beneficial impacts of a national CCH system are maximized and the possible adverse impacts controlled or minimized" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39470/
An Assessment of Development and Production Potential of Federal Coal Leases
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that assesses the resources of mining activities and coal leases, specifically the "estimation of the likely production from the existing 548 Federal coal leases in the seven major Western coal States" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39438/
Assessment of disorders causing dementia: the Family Survival Project: final report
This report discusses the assessment of disorders causing dementia with disabled veterans. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97445/
An Assessment of Maritime Trade and Technology
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of maritime trade and technology that "traces prevailing conditions and dominant trends that are important to the way the Federal Government assumes its responsibility for developing and implementing policy" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39501/
An Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies
A study by the Office of Technology Assessment that examines the oil shale resources of the Western United States that could contribute to the liquid fuel supply of the United States. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39416/
Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies—Vol. II: A History and Analysis of the Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program
The report includes discussions of political, economic, environmental, and energy-related factors that affected both the 1968 leasing attempt and its successor—the current Prototype Program. The Program’s goals are identified, and its progress and status are examined to determine if those goals have been met or are likely to be met in the foreseeable future. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39844/
Assessment of Technologies for Determining Cancer Risks From the Environment
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "discusses the strengths and weaknesses of data sources used for determining trends in cancer occurrence and mortality, and reviews estimates of the contribution of various factors-behaviors and exposures-associated with cancer in this country" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39439/
An Assessment of Technology for Local Development
A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "addresses the question of local development and the opportunities for-and appropriateness of-various technologies that can help local people to take advantage of local resources in meeting the needs of their own communities" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39440/
An Assessment of the United States Food and Agricultural Research System
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that addresses issues of "the roles of the research participants, long-range research priority planning, funding for research, and the organizational structure of the food and agricultural research organizations" as they relate to increasing demands on agricultural resources (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39441/
Automation and the Workplace: Selected Labor, Education, and Training Issues
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the nature and development of automation technologies (such as robotics, computer-aided design, and manufacturing, and automated materials handling, storage, and retrieval)" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39503/
Automation of America's Offices, 1985-2000
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "assesses the consequences of the continuing and rapid introduction of information and telecommunications technologies in offices" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39566/
Background paper on cataract surgery and physician payment under the Medicare program
This report both describes current clinical and economic aspects of cataract surgery and analyzes how alternative methods of paying physicians might affect cataract surgery in the future. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97432/
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