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Philosophical issues concerning the rights of patients suffering serious permanent dementia

Philosophical issues concerning the rights of patients suffering serious permanent dementia

Date: 1986
Creator: Dworkin, Ronald
Description: This report discusses the rights of seriously and permanently demented people. Do they have the same right to autonomy, to the beneficence of their custodians, to dignity, and to a minimum level of resources as sick people of normal mental competence have? The emphasis is on extended analysis of various philosophical issues.
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The suitability of consumers' assessments of physician and hospital performance as indicators of the quality of care

The suitability of consumers' assessments of physician and hospital performance as indicators of the quality of care

Date: December 1987
Creator: Ware, John E.
Description: This report discusses briefly several distinctions were important for the review of the suitability of data from consumer as indicators of quality of care.
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Release of physician-specific quality of care information: legal issues

Release of physician-specific quality of care information: legal issues

Date: January 1988
Creator: Simpson, James B.
Description: This report discusses the physician-specific vs. patient-specific data, the identifiable interests vie for attention in the analysis of physician-identified data collection and disclosure.
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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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Impact of dementia within minority groups: submitted to Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress, contract no. 533-5300.0

Impact of dementia within minority groups: submitted to Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress, contract no. 533-5300.0

Date: March 24, 1986
Creator: Lockery, Shirley A.
Description: The purpose of this report is to provide a foundation for understanding the impact of dementia on the ethnic minority elderly.
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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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Life sustaining technologies: elderly in Japan

Life sustaining technologies: elderly in Japan

Date: 1988
Creator: Kimura, Rihito
Description: This report analyzes issues which life sustaining technologies have created with respect to growing number of elderly in Japan. It deals with future trends in the care of the elderly in the Japanese health care system.
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Implications of alternative Medicare payment methods for pneumoccal vaccination

Implications of alternative Medicare payment methods for pneumoccal vaccination

Date: October 1985
Creator: Riddiough, Michael A.
Description: The purpose of this report is to: 1)update the estimated level of use of pneumococcal vaccine in the United States, 2)examine factors that influence its use, and 3) assess how, if at all, selected alternative payment methods might affect the use of this vaccine.
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Analysis of issues relating to implementing a medicare physician fee schedule

Analysis of issues relating to implementing a medicare physician fee schedule

Date: November 1985
Creator: Juba, David
Description: 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.
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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
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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