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 Resource Type: Report
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Year: 1986
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Accuracy of diagnosis and consequences of misdiagnosis of disorders causing dementia

Accuracy of diagnosis and consequences of misdiagnosis of disorders causing dementia

Date: June 1986
Creator: Katzman, Robert; Lasker, Bruce & Bernstein, Nancy
Description: 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.
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Alternatives to Animal Use in Research, Testing, and Education

Alternatives to Animal Use in Research, Testing, and Education

Date: February 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers Rail Transportation Divsion

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Rail Transportation Divsion

Date: May 30, 1986
Creator: Blaine, David G.
Description: 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.
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Analysis of data bases for health services research on dementia

Analysis of data bases for health services research on dementia

Date: July 1986
Creator: Liu, Korbin
Description: This report offers different sources of data regarding different forms of dementia, as well as illustrations and applications in a different settings.
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Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1985

Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1985

Date: March 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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.
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Assessing Biological Diversity in the United States: Data Considerations: Background Paper 2

Assessing Biological Diversity in the United States: Data Considerations: Background Paper 2

Date: March 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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Assessment of disorders causing dementia: the Family Survival Project: final report

Assessment of disorders causing dementia: the Family Survival Project: final report

Date: April 1986
Creator: Petty, Diana M.
Description: This report discusses the assessment of disorders causing dementia with disabled veterans.
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Basic neuroscience and disorders causing dementia

Basic neuroscience and disorders causing dementia

Date: February 1986
Creator: Price, Donald L.
Description: This report reviews aspects of contemporary neuroscience, emphasizing new information derived from basic and clinical disciplines. It defines the syndrome of dementia and discusses the magnitude of this problems and other issues regarding the disease.
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Children's Mental Health: Problems and Services: Background Paper

Children's Mental Health: Problems and Services: Background Paper

Date: December 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A background paper by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) over the mental health problems of children and adolescents and the need for appropriateness of mental health services.
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China's evolving computer industry: the role of foreign technology transfers

China's evolving computer industry: the role of foreign technology transfers

Date: June 25, 1986
Creator: Simon, Denis F.
Description: This report provides a series of assessments regarding China's strategy and objectives for computer development. It examines the specific role played by acquisition of foreign computers and related know-how by PRC.
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China's foreign policy, Beijing's military modernization, and American policy alternatives

China's foreign policy, Beijing's military modernization, and American policy alternatives

Date: December 1, 1986
Creator: Robinson, Thomas W.
Description: This report discusses the determinants of Chinese foreign policy under Mao, the foreign policy changes under Deng, and the influence of military modernization on Chinese foreign policy and on Washington-Beijing relations.
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The clinical economics of nutrition support services and antibiotic medications for the critically and terminally ill elderly

The clinical economics of nutrition support services and antibiotic medications for the critically and terminally ill elderly

Date: June 2, 1986
Creator: Kitz, Deborah S.; Glick, Henry & Eisenberg, John M.
Description: This report reviews the techniques that are available for assessing the economic impact of medical care intervention, provided a critical review of the studies that have examined the financial consequences of the use of nutrition support services and antibiotic medication. It also describes how their economic impact may vary from different points of view, and proposes the need for further studies and suggests policy implementation of the available data.
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The context for exploring workplace monitoring

The context for exploring workplace monitoring

Date: September 26, 1986
Creator: Deutsch, Steven
Description: This report describes the history of monitoring work and the legal framework which applies to employee privacy rights and associate4d issues of worker protection.
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Continuing the commitment: agricultural development in the Sahel

Continuing the commitment: agricultural development in the Sahel

Date: August 1986
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report discusses the hunger in West Africa and draws on the expertise of a large number of people. In 1985, rain came to the Sahel and provided partial relief from its latest drought.
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Dementia among nursing home patients: defining the condition, characteristics of the demented, and dementia on the RUG-II classification system

Dementia among nursing home patients: defining the condition, characteristics of the demented, and dementia on the RUG-II classification system

Date: April 1986
Creator: Foley, William J.
Description: This report discusses how dementia affects the quality of life, the increasing number of demented persons, the onset of dementia conditions.
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Effects of federal policies on extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Effects of federal policies on extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Date: May 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on OTA’s assessment of payment for physician services: strategies for medicare
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Employee perceptions and supervisory behaviors in clerical VDT work performed on systems that allow electronic monitoring

Employee perceptions and supervisory behaviors in clerical VDT work performed on systems that allow electronic monitoring

Date: April 1986
Creator: Eisenman, Elaine J.
Description: The purpose of this report is to obtain empirical data about how the potential monitoring capabilities of new office systems technology are, in fact, being taken up by management and reacted to by employees.
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The epidemiology of dementing disorders

The epidemiology of dementing disorders

Date: January 1986
Creator: Cross, Peter S. & Gurland, Barry J.
Description: This report discusses causes of the dementia, precipitating or aggravating factors, present and projected needs for people and programs to provide services to victims and their families, groups at high risk for these disorders, frequency of unrecognized or inadequately treated cases, and the costs of the disorders, public and private, economic and non-economic.
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Evaluation of a 24 hour care system for persons with Alzheimer's and related disorders

Evaluation of a 24 hour care system for persons with Alzheimer's and related disorders

Date: March 1986
Creator: Sands, Dan & Belman, Judy
Description: This report discusses the care for the persons with Alzheimer's disease in state hospitals hospitals, and nursing homes.
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Experiences of the Atlanta area ADRDA in the development and management of the community services program

Experiences of the Atlanta area ADRDA in the development and management of the community services program

Date: April 1986
Creator: French, Carolyn W.
Description: This report describes the experiences of the Atlanta Area ADRDA Chapter over a two year period in the development, establishment, and direction of Community Services Program for persons with Alzheimer's diseases and related disorders.
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The Family Respite Center: day care for the demented

The Family Respite Center: day care for the demented

Date: June 1986
Creator: Noyes, Lin & Wittenborn, Richard
Description: This report discusses the Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, describes how a new service evolved from a good idea into a five day a week operation, the Family Respite Center (FRC.
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Federal government information technology: electronic record systems and individual privacy

Federal government information technology: electronic record systems and individual privacy

Date: June 1986
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
Description: This report addresses four major areas: 1) technological developments relevant to government record systems; 2) current and prospective Federal agency use of electronic record systems; 3) the interaction of technology and public law relevant to protecting privacy; and 4) possible policy actions the warrant congressional attention, including amendment of existing laws such as the Privacy Act of 1974 and establishment of new mechanisms such as Data Protection Board or Privacy Protection Commission.
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Federal government information technology: Electronic Record Systems and Individual Privacy

Federal government information technology: Electronic Record Systems and Individual Privacy

Date: June 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report addresses four major areas: 1) technological developments relevant to government record systems; 2) current and prospective Federal agency use of electronic record systems; 3) the interaction of technology and public law relevant to protecting privacy; and 4) possible policy actions that warrant congressional attention, including amendment of existing laws such as the Privacy Act of 1974 and establishment of new mechanisms such as a Data Protection Board or Privacy Protection Commission.
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Federal Government Information Technology: Management, Security, and Congressional Oversight

Federal Government Information Technology: Management, Security, and Congressional Oversight

Date: February 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The report addresses five major areas: 1) management of information technology, including strategic planning, innovation, procurement, and the information resources management (IRM) concept; 2) information systems security and computer crime; 3) information technology and decision support; 4) management of government information dissemination; and 5) opportunities for using information technology in conducting congressional oversight.
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