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Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and related therapies for renal dialysis and the elderly/technology

Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and related therapies for renal dialysis and the elderly/technology

Date: January 1988
Creator: Blagg, Christopher R. & Fenn, Scott
Description: This report provides the Office of Technology Assessment with an overview of some of the investment issues affecting the future of the electric power industry in support of OTA's ongoing study on competition in the industry.
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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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Support for educational technology R & D: the federal role

Support for educational technology R & D: the federal role

Date: September 30, 1987
Creator: Blaschke, Charles; Hunter, Beverly & Zucker, Andrew
Description: This report examines the history of the United States Federal Government support for education technology research and development. The report identifies funding level for several civilian and military Federal agencies over time period, nature of programs and projects supported, six case studies of illustrative R&D program, and factors policy recommendations.
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New developments in biotechnology: Requirements for deposit of microorganisms, plants, and animals and the role of the independent depository

New developments in biotechnology: Requirements for deposit of microorganisms, plants, and animals and the role of the independent depository

Date: December 1987
Creator: Bobbie A. Brandon
Description: This report starts out with historical development of independent depositories. It then discusses general requirements for deposits of microorganisms, plants and animals as they relate to the application for a patent and the role of independent depository in facilitating provisions of patent law governing specifications of the a patent applications.
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Patenting life: Ethical issues related to the patenting of animals

Patenting life: Ethical issues related to the patenting of animals

Date: June 8, 1988
Creator: Brody , Baruch A. & White, Becky
Description: This report discusses the importance of patenting transgenic animal for scientific and technology developments, and for innovation and entrepreneurship. It also discusses metaphysical and teological arguments opposing the patenting of transgenic animals.
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Influences on development and innovation in educational technology

Influences on development and innovation in educational technology

Date: December 14, 1987
Creator: Brown, Dean; Kahn, Ted M. & Zauderer, Marvin M.
Description: This report provides a look at the history of educational technology, including both successful and unsuccessful government and private enterprise projects during the past three decades. The report examines trends in technological factors and new technologies that will influence development of innovative educational hardware and software during the next five years.
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Surrogate decisionmaking for elderly individuals who are incompetent or of questionable competence

Surrogate decisionmaking for elderly individuals who are incompetent or of questionable competence

Date: November 1985
Creator: Buchanan, Allen; Gilfix, Michael & Brock, Dan W.
Description: This report discusses the problem of decision-making for incompetent or questionably competent elderly people as one of the most serious issues facing Americans.
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Composting technologies, costs, programs, and markets

Composting technologies, costs, programs, and markets

Date: January 1989
Creator: CAL Recovery Systems, Inc.
Description: This report provides an overview of the technology of composting which involves three major steps: 1) the preparation of the raw material, 2) the compost process itself, and 3) the grading of the final product.
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Developing law on professional standards and peer review in quality assessment activities

Developing law on professional standards and peer review in quality assessment activities

Date: December 1987
Creator: Cahill, Nancy E.
Description: This report describes the expanding role of professional standards and peer review activities in health-care quality assessment initiatives. It also describes how some traditional and some new quality assessment activities that involve professional and peer review are either building on or in conflict with existing legal processes and public policy.
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Computers and learning: do they work?: a review of research

Computers and learning: do they work?: a review of research

Date: January 21, 1988
Creator: Capper, Joanne
Description: This report discusses the role of computer in utilizing learning process.
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Evaluation of ethical implications of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Evaluation of ethical implications of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Date: October 1985
Creator: Capron, Alexander M.
Description: This report discusses the effects of changes in Medicare reimbursement methods, examines the ethical considerations, and classifies the alternative payment methods.
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Process, Prescience, and Pragmatism: The Office of Technology Assessment

Process, Prescience, and Pragmatism: The Office of Technology Assessment

Date: November 2, 1989
Creator: Carson, Nancy
Description: This report discusses the history and function of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as it stood in November 1989, focusing on the benefit of the OTA's function as a practical analysis tool concerning technological issues.
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Report on the treatment of elderly patients by dialysis and transplantation in Europe

Report on the treatment of elderly patients by dialysis and transplantation in Europe

Date: 1988
Creator: Challah, S.
Description: This report discusses the EDTA Registry which is an organization that collects information on patients receiving treatment for end stage rental failure by dialysis and transplantation in over 30 countries in mainland Europe and on the Mediterranean seaboard.
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An ethical analysis of withdrawal from life-sustaining technologies and assisted death: a report for the Office of Technology Assessment

An ethical analysis of withdrawal from life-sustaining technologies and assisted death: a report for the Office of Technology Assessment

Date: October 4, 1985
Creator: Childress, James F.
Description: This report is designated to offer an ethical analysis of decisions to withhold and to withdrew life-sustaining technologies form patients in accord with their wishes and interests.
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Evaluating distance learning technology

Evaluating distance learning technology

Date: May 1989
Creator: Clark, Richard E.
Description: This report discusses the history of distance learning technology, the number of new and complex technological devices that could be applied to distance learning.
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Technology assessment on future developments in life sustaining technologies for elderly

Technology assessment on future developments in life sustaining technologies for elderly

Date: 1989
Creator: Cleveland Clinic Foundation: International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation
Description: This report discuses ways to sustain or provide and improved quality of life for the elderly, various types of artificial organ technologies that are available and being successfully applies.
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Changes in sexual behavior of homosexual and bisexual men since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic

Changes in sexual behavior of homosexual and bisexual men since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic

Date: March 1988
Creator: Coates, Thomas J.; Stall, Ron D. & Hoff, Coleen C.
Description: This report discusses Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the ways to prevent those not infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) from becoming infected with it.
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Payments to physicians in the Permanente Medical Group

Payments to physicians in the Permanente Medical Group

Date: August 1985
Creator: Collen, Morris F.
Description: This report describes the function of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) to provide medical care to Health Plan members within the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their associated medical offices.
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The federal regulatory response to the problem of neurotoxicity: a report

The federal regulatory response to the problem of neurotoxicity: a report

Date: December 1988
Creator: Courteau, Jacqueline B. & Young, John S.
Description: This report discusses federal laws applicable to the regulation of potentially neuron-toxic substances that can be divided into three basic categories.
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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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Japan's science and engineering pipeline: structure, policies, and trends

Japan's science and engineering pipeline: structure, policies, and trends

Date: October 23, 1987
Creator: Cummings, William K.
Description: This report discusses the Japanese higher education graduates in science and engineering. It discusses the work force in these fields and the major structural reforms in the education system.
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Financing care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders

Financing care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders

Date: August 11, 1986
Creator: Davis, Karen & Neuman, Patricia
Description: This report discusses the financing for patients with Alzheimer's disease,and policy options.
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The evolution of distance learning: technology-mediated interactive learning: a report for the study, "Technologies for learning at a distance", Science, Education, and Transportation Program

The evolution of distance learning: technology-mediated interactive learning: a report for the study, "Technologies for learning at a distance", Science, Education, and Transportation Program

Date: July 1989
Creator: Dede, Christopher
Description: This report has two primary goals. One objective is to provide provocative ideas on how emerging forces external to education may shape the future of distance learning. The second purpose is to depict a potential new field, technology-mediated interactive learning, that may result from synthesis of distance learning, cooperative learning, and computer-supported cooperative work.
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The effectiveness of AIDS educational programs for intravenous drugs users

The effectiveness of AIDS educational programs for intravenous drugs users

Date: March 1988
Creator: Des Jarlais, Don C.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential effectiveness of “educational” programs for preventing the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS among IV drug users.
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