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Coverage of Laser Technology by Health Insurers

Coverage of Laser Technology by Health Insurers

Date: August 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper presents some empirical information on how insurers consider payment for new medical devices. It describes the survey results of medical directors affiliated with private health insurers about their coverage decisions using, as examples, three applications of lasers: laser angioplasty for opening narrowed or blocked coronary arteries; laser discectomy for treating herniated intervertebral discs; and photodynamic therapy (using a light–sensitive dye) for bladder cancer.
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Effectiveness and Costs of Osteoporosis Screening and Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vol. I: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Effectiveness and Costs of Osteoporosis Screening and Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vol. I: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Date: August 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper assesses the medical benefits and costs of both screening and hormone replacement therapy. It is divided into two volumes. This volume presents the results of a model that estimates the cost per year of life gained from osteoporosis screening and hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women.
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Effectiveness and Costs of Osteoporosis Screening and Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vol. II: Evidence on Benefits, Risks, and Costs

Effectiveness and Costs of Osteoporosis Screening and Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vol. II: Evidence on Benefits, Risks, and Costs

Date: August 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper assesses the medical benefits and costs of both screening and hormone replacement therapy. It is divided into two volumes. This volume provides the basis for the assumptions about the costs and effects of screening and hormonal replacement therapy used in the cost-effectiveness model.
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The Lower Tiers of the Space Transportation Industrial Base

The Lower Tiers of the Space Transportation Industrial Base

Date: August 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper was prompted by a workshop held at OTA in early March 1995, at which a small group, representing a broad cross-section of lower-tier firms, discussed their views of the space transportation industry.
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Telecommunications Technology and Native Americans: Opportunities and Challenges

Telecommunications Technology and Native Americans: Opportunities and Challenges

Date: August 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The report discusses the opportunities for Native Americans to use telecommunications (including computer networking, videoconferencing, multimedia, digital and wireless technologies, and the like) in the realms of culture, education, health care, economic development, and governance.
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Electronic Surveillance in a Digital Age

Electronic Surveillance in a Digital Age

Date: July 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper reviews the progress of the industry and the law enforcement agencies in implementing the Act since its approval in October 1994.
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Environmental Technology: Analysis of Selected Federal R&D Programs

Environmental Technology: Analysis of Selected Federal R&D Programs

Date: July 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses estimates of environmental technology R&D spending, interagency coordination mechanisms, and major federal programs, including programs administered by the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, and several other agencies.
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EPA Superfund Actions and ATSDR Public Health Data

EPA Superfund Actions and ATSDR Public Health Data

Date: July 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper discusses how EPA sets Superfund cleanup priorities based on Superfund site health ranking data provided by ATSDR. It examines several parameters by which EPA site prioritization might be measured, including timeliness, cost, and use of special removal actions at the worst sites.
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International Partnerships in Large Science Projects

International Partnerships in Large Science Projects

Date: July 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report assesses the factors that facilitate international partnerships in big science projects and those that, conversely, favor the pursuit of purely national projects. The paper also reviews and identifies several important issues to consider in structuring future collaborations.
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A History of the Department of Defense Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

A History of the Department of Defense Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

Date: June 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The focus of this paper is the history of Department of Defense (DoD) Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) over the past 50 years, which forms part of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) study of defense modeling and simulation.
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