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Targeting Environmental Priorities in Agriculture: Reforming Program Strategies

Targeting Environmental Priorities in Agriculture: Reforming Program Strategies

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The analysis in this report identifies priority environmental targets across the country for water quality, wildlife, and soil quality. A tripartite set of programs designed to lower cost and achieve more enduring solutions illustrates possible approaches to the targets.
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The Technological Reshaping of Metropolitan America

The Technological Reshaping of Metropolitan America

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines new policy approaches that would focus on development of innovative strategies for economic revitalization of urban core areas (including central cities and inner suburbs); creation of partnerships between urban cores and industry, state governments, and suburban jurisdictions; and movement toward full pricing of development and infrastructure to reduce or eliminate price subsidies now encouraging dispersed development.
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Technology and Policy for Suppressing Grain Dust Explosions in Storage Facilities

Technology and Policy for Suppressing Grain Dust Explosions in Storage Facilities

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report responds to the bipartisan request of the House Committee on Agriculture to assess alternative technologies with regard to their effectiveness in suppressing grain dust, the benefits and costs of each technology, and the costs of banning the use of water as a dust suppressant.
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Wireless Technologies and the National Information Infrastructure

Wireless Technologies and the National Information Infrastructure

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines the role wireless technologies will play in the emerging National Information Infrastructure (NII) and identifies the challenges that policymakers, regulators, and wireless service providers will face as they begin to more closely integrate wireless systems with existing wireline networks. The report also discusses some of the technical and social implications of the widespread use of wireless technologies— paying particular attention to the profound changes that wireless systems may cause in patterns of mobility.
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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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