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 Resource Type: Report
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
An Assessment of Development and Production Potential of Federal Coal Leases

An Assessment of Development and Production Potential of Federal Coal Leases

Date: December 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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MEDLARS and Health Information Policy

MEDLARS and Health Information Policy

Date: September 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the arguments for and against NLM's (National Library of Medicine) creation and dissemination of health-related bibliographic information" and "provides information designed to help Congress in decisions regarding the appropriate mix of NLM and private sector activities that might serve the public interest most efficiently" (p. iii).
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Medicare's Prospective Payment System: Strategies for Evaluating Cost, Quality, and Medical Technology

Medicare's Prospective Payment System: Strategies for Evaluating Cost, Quality, and Medical Technology

Date: October 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "arrays the possible effects of PPS (prospective payment system) on the health care system and assesses the extent to which these effects can be measured" (p. iii)
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Microelectronics research & development: background paper

Microelectronics research & development: background paper

Date: March 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper describes the current state of research and development in microelectronics by examining the range of R&D efforts and the sources of Federal and private support for R&D. It also presents potential policy concerns that stem from existing arrangements for direct Federal support and from changes underway in microelectronics R&D.
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MX Missile Basing

MX Missile Basing

Date: September 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines a new intercontinental ballistic missile known as the MX, identifies MX basing modes and assesses "the major advantages, disadvantages, risks, and uncertainties of each" (p. 3).
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Scientific equipment for undergraduates: is it adequate?

Scientific equipment for undergraduates: is it adequate?

Date: September 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper presents the results of the interviews with individuals familiar with the adequacy of instructional equipment used to teach science and engineering to undergraduate students at American colleges and universities.
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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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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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Electronic delivery of public assistance benefits: technology options and policy issues

Electronic delivery of public assistance benefits: technology options and policy issues

Date: April 1988
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper discusses the technological options available for use in an electronic system to deliver public assistance benefits, the privacy and security implications of such a system, and the programmatic effects of changing to an electronic delivery system. It was requested by the Subcommittee on the Handicapped of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
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Reproductive Health Hazards in the Workplace: Selected Aspects of Reproductive Health Hazards Regulations

Reproductive Health Hazards in the Workplace: Selected Aspects of Reproductive Health Hazards Regulations

Date: October 3, 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A staff paper by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing the workplace reproductive health hazards regulations.
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Research and Development in the Maritime Industry: A Supplement to an Assessment of Maritime Trade and Technology

Research and Development in the Maritime Industry: A Supplement to an Assessment of Maritime Trade and Technology

Date: May 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An analysis by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that evaluates "long-term trends in global seaborne trade and maritime technology in relation to the U.S. maritime industry" (p. 3).
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Research funding as an investment: can we measure the returns?

Research funding as an investment: can we measure the returns?

Date: April 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on the mounting intensity of global competition in the 1980s that underscores the critical role played by the basic research enterprise of the United States. Basic research is the backbone of much of the technological development that has provided not only our economic prosperity, but improvements in health, a strong national defense, and exciting and fundamental advances in knowledge.
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Reproductive Health Hazards in the Workplace

Reproductive Health Hazards in the Workplace

Date: December 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "reviews current knowledge of hazards and suspected hazards to the reproductive health of American's working men and women and to the health and well-being of their children" (Foreword).
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Intellectual Property Rights in an Age of Electronics and Information

Intellectual Property Rights in an Age of Electronics and Information

Date: April 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines the impact of recent and anticipated advances in communication and information technologies on the intellectual property system. It focuses primarily on the Federal copyright system, and on the continuing effectiveness of copyright law as a policy tool in the light of technologies such as audioand videorecorders, computer programs, electronic databases, and telecommunications networks.
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International Competitiveness in Electronics

International Competitiveness in Electronics

Date: November 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at the international competitiveness of the electronics technology industry.
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International Cooperation and Competition in Civilian Space Activities

International Cooperation and Competition in Civilian Space Activities

Date: June 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The findings of an assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on "international cooperation and competition in civilian space activities" (p. iii).
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Issues and Options in Flood Hazards Management

Issues and Options in Flood Hazards Management

Date: February 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An analysis by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that identifies "information and knowledge gaps in the management of flood hazards" and proposes "policy options for further consideration that could beneficially affect such management" (p. 1).
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The Impact of Randomized Clinical Trials on Health Policy and Medical Practice: Background Paper

The Impact of Randomized Clinical Trials on Health Policy and Medical Practice: Background Paper

Date: August 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A background paper by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that brings together "the literature and current views about the actual and potential role of RCTS (randomized clinical trials) in decisionmaking about medical technologies" (Preface).
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Impacts of Neuroscience: Background Paper

Impacts of Neuroscience: Background Paper

Date: March 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "focuses on the status of basic neuroscience research, and was extended, in accordance, with the OTA mandate, to investigate not only the current status and potential medical applications, but also to include broad social and ethical issues that might arise from such research" (p. iii).
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Impacts of Applied Genetics: Micro-Organisms, Plants, and Animals

Impacts of Applied Genetics: Micro-Organisms, Plants, and Animals

Date: April 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the application of classical and molecular genetic technologies to micro-organisms, plants, and animals" (Foreward).
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Impacts of Technology on U.S. Cropland and Rangeland Productivity

Impacts of Technology on U.S. Cropland and Rangeland Productivity

Date: August 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment that "describes the major processes degrading land productivity, assesses whether productivity is sustaining using current agricultural technologies, reviews a range of new technologies with potentials to maintain productivity and profitability simultaneously, and presents a series of options for congressional consideration" (p. iii).
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The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case 4: Cost Effectiveness of Automated Multichannel Chemistry Analyzers

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case 4: Cost Effectiveness of Automated Multichannel Chemistry Analyzers

Date: May 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "touches on only some of the aspects of technology assessment that might be undertaken with respect to multichannel chemistry analyzers" (p. 7).
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The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology

Date: August 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes the "feasibility, implications, and usefulness of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis in health care decisionmaking" (p. iii).
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The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 1: Methodological Issues and Literature Review

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 1: Methodological Issues and Literature Review

Date: September 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A background paper for an assessment for the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that closely looks at methodology and cost-effectiveness in the health care industry.
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