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Accuracy of diagnosis and consequences of misdiagnosis of disorders causing dementia

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.
Date: June 1986
Creator: Katzman, Robert; Lasker, Bruce & Bernstein, Nancy
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Alternatives to Animal Use in Research, Testing, and Education

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the scientific, regulatory, economic, legal, and ethical considerations involved in alternative technologies in biomedical and behavioral research, toxicity testing, and education" (p. iii).
Date: February 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Rail Transportation Divsion

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.
Date: May 30, 1986
Creator: Blaine, David G.
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Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1985

Description: This report includes statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board, TAAC Chairman, and the director of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The report discusses the year in review regarding the work in progress, organization and operations of OTA.
Date: March 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Assessing Biological Diversity in the United States: Data Considerations: Background Paper 2

Description: A background paper by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "outlines how data can be used in maintaining biological diversity: describes primarily the Federal institutions that collect biological data; provides an overview of existing Federal biological databases; discusses technical aspects of collecting, storing, and retrieving biological data; and suggests ways to improve biological databases so that they can be better used to help maintain diversity of this Nation's plant and animal life" (Preface).
Date: March 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Basic neuroscience and disorders causing dementia

Description: This report reviews aspects of contemporary neuroscience, emphasizing new information derived from basic and clinical disciplines. It defines the syndrome of dementia and discusses the magnitude of this problems and other issues regarding the disease.
Date: February 1986
Creator: Price, Donald L.
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Children's Mental Health: Problems and Services: Background Paper

Description: A background paper by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) over the mental health problems of children and adolescents and the need for appropriateness of mental health services.
Date: December 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China's evolving computer industry: the role of foreign technology transfers

Description: This report provides a series of assessments regarding China's strategy and objectives for computer development. It examines the specific role played by acquisition of foreign computers and related know-how by PRC.
Date: June 25, 1986
Creator: Simon, Denis F.
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The clinical economics of nutrition support services and antibiotic medications for the critically and terminally ill elderly

Description: This report reviews the techniques that are available for assessing the economic impact of medical care intervention, provided a critical review of the studies that have examined the financial consequences of the use of nutrition support services and antibiotic medication. It also describes how their economic impact may vary from different points of view, and proposes the need for further studies and suggests policy implementation of the available data.
Date: June 2, 1986
Creator: Kitz, Deborah S.; Glick, Henry & Eisenberg, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The context for exploring workplace monitoring

Description: This report describes the history of monitoring work and the legal framework which applies to employee privacy rights and associate4d issues of worker protection.
Date: September 26, 1986
Creator: Deutsch, Steven
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Continuing the commitment: agricultural development in the Sahel

Description: This report discusses the hunger in West Africa and draws on the expertise of a large number of people. In 1985, rain came to the Sahel and provided partial relief from its latest drought.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The epidemiology of dementing disorders

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.
Date: January 1986
Creator: Cross, Peter S. & Gurland, Barry J.
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The Family Respite Center: day care for the demented

Description: This report discusses the Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, describes how a new service evolved from a good idea into a five day a week operation, the Family Respite Center (FRC.
Date: June 1986
Creator: Noyes, Lin & Wittenborn, Richard
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Federal government information technology: electronic record systems and individual privacy

Description: This report addresses four major areas: 1) technological developments relevant to government record systems; 2) current and prospective Federal agency use of electronic record systems; 3) the interaction of technology and public law relevant to protecting privacy; and 4) possible policy actions the warrant congressional attention, including amendment of existing laws such as the Privacy Act of 1974 and establishment of new mechanisms such as Data Protection Board or Privacy Protection Commission.
Date: June 1986
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal government information technology: Electronic Record Systems and Individual Privacy

Description: This report addresses four major areas: 1) technological developments relevant to government record systems; 2) current and prospective Federal agency use of electronic record systems; 3) the interaction of technology and public law relevant to protecting privacy; and 4) possible policy actions that warrant congressional attention, including amendment of existing laws such as the Privacy Act of 1974 and establishment of new mechanisms such as a Data Protection Board or Privacy Protection Commission.
Date: June 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Government Information Technology: Management, Security, and Congressional Oversight

Description: The report addresses five major areas: 1) management of information technology, including strategic planning, innovation, procurement, and the information resources management (IRM) concept; 2) information systems security and computer crime; 3) information technology and decision support; 4) management of government information dissemination; and 5) opportunities for using information technology in conducting congressional oversight.
Date: February 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department