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Life-sustaining technology and the elderly: geriatric expertise in the context of critical and terminal care

Life-sustaining technology and the elderly: geriatric expertise in the context of critical and terminal care

Date: November 22, 1985
Creator: American Geriatrics Society
Description: This report of OTA has conducted a study of a wide range of topics, some of which have recently been receiving a great deal of scrutiny inside and outside the government. In order to derive information specific enough to guide possible congressional action and to be responsive to the requesting Committees, this examination of the issues is specifically tied to particular life-sustaining technologies and their use with patients who are elderly. At the same time, much of this information is applicable to life-sustaining technology in general and to citizens of all ages.
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New developments in biotechnology: field-testing engineered organisms: genetic and ecological issues: contractor documents, volume 1

New developments in biotechnology: field-testing engineered organisms: genetic and ecological issues: contractor documents, volume 1

Date: April 9, 1986
Creator: Andow, D. A.
Description: This report includes these topics: Potential environmental impact of widespread releases of non-ice nucleating bacteria in agriculture / D.A. Andow, S.S. Snapp, and P.S. Teng -- An assessment of the impact of large-scale applications of ice-minus bacteria and other procedures designed to decrease population sizes of ice-nucleative-active bacteria on crops / Christen D. Upper, Susan S. Hirano, Gabor Vali.
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Legal and regulatory issues for neural grafts

Legal and regulatory issues for neural grafts

Date: October 1989
Creator: Andrews, Lori B.
Description: This report discusses the use of neural grafts from fetuses that is showing some success for the treatment of disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
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International neurotoxicology research: current activities and future directions: a report

International neurotoxicology research: current activities and future directions: a report

Date: 1991
Creator: Annau, Zoltan
Description: This report reviews international research activities in the field of neurotoxicology that will provide a broad overview of research dealing with neurotoxic chemicals that may represent a health hazard to human population.
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The impact of office automation on the quality of work life: policy implications

The impact of office automation on the quality of work life: policy implications

Date: December 1984
Creator: Ashford, Nicholas A.
Description: This report focuses only on policy implication of video display terminals (VDT) usage in the areas of composition and edition/correction. The rest of the paper presents a brief discussion of the problems resulting from VDT adoption and usage in the office workplace, and the policy implications of both primary and instrumental impacts as described earlier.
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Soviet science and engineering education and work force policies: recent trends

Soviet science and engineering education and work force policies: recent trends

Date: 1988
Creator: Balzer, Harley
Description: This report discusses the Soviet education in the science and engineering that has been characterized by major quantitative achievements and serious qualitative and administrative shortcomings.
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The frozen North: controlling physician costs through controlling fees: the Canadian experience

The frozen North: controlling physician costs through controlling fees: the Canadian experience

Date: November 1985
Creator: Barer, Morris L.; Evans, Robert G. & Labelle, Roberta
Description: This report discusses the national health insurance system in Canada. It describes the financing for health care, the costs of hospital and medical care.
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Distance learning case studies

Distance learning case studies

Date: June 1989
Creator: Barker, Bruce O.
Description: This report discuses distance learning projects, and ways telecommunications technologies such as satellites, cable television, fiber optics, slow scan TV, instructional television fixed services, and microcomputer networking have opened up opportunities for school districts to coordinate schedules and to share resources.
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Life-sustaining technologies and the elderly: antibiotics and the elderly

Life-sustaining technologies and the elderly: antibiotics and the elderly

Date: 1989
Creator: Bentley, David W.
Description: This report describes current treatment practices of life-sustaining technologies by providing tables and figures. It discusses the characteristics of the decision-making process, as well as other issues in antibiotic use.
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An analysis of the scope and quality of the current supply of educational software, and of the available sources of information on educational software

An analysis of the scope and quality of the current supply of educational software, and of the available sources of information on educational software

Date: September 30, 1987
Creator: Bialo, Ellen R.
Description: 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.
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