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The Role of technology in the education, training, and retraining of adult workers: a report

Description: This report shows how new technological tools or devices are being used in adult education and training it examines the evidence of their effectiveness and costs and it suggests prospects for the future use of technologies.
Date: October 5, 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Issues in capitation: risk of financial ruin for providers and ways to control this risk

Description: The purpose of this report is to explore issues relating to healthcare expenses. To examine the concept of risk for providers in a capitation payment environment and to estimate the effectiveness of various risk limiting techniques.
Date: October 1985
Creator: Vertrees, James G.; Tolley, Dennis & Manton, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beneath the bottom line: agricultural approaches to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater

Description: This report discusses the agricultural practices that are contributing to the contamination of groundwater, how to develop alternative practices, it outlines major components of the water quality issues, and describes the integrating and coordinating activities of the respective federal agencies.
Date: December 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Economic considerations in regulating neurotoxic substances

Description: This report discusses economic consideration in regulating neurotoxic substances which involves balancing the economic benefits of utilizing these substances commercially against their actual or potential risks to human health and the environment.
Date: April 28, 1989
Creator: Provenzano, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Finding a balance: computer software, intellectual property and the challenge of technological change

Description: This report identifies three policy issues; 1) the appropriate scope of copyright protection for computer software; 2) patent protection for software-related inventions and algorithms, and how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will handle these types of applications; and 3) complications facing librar4ies and commercial and private producers and users of digital information, including computer-based mixed media products.
Date: 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fueling development: energy technologies for developing countries: summary

Description: This report discusses the issues surrounding energy efficiency in developing countries. Explores the way in which developing countries meet their energy needs, and how that affects the political stability and broad-based economic growth.
Date: 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preparing for an Uncertain Climate—Volume 1

Description: This report discuses the assessment conducted by OTA office in preparation for climatic changes.
Date: October 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preparing for an Uncertain Climate—Volume 2

Description: This is the OTAs second report on climate change. OTA examines how the Nation can best prepare for an uncertain future climate. This assessment tackles the difficult tasks of assessing how natural and human systems may be affected by climate change and of evaluating the tools at our disposal to ease adaptation to a warmer climate.
Date: October 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technologies underlying weapons of mass destruction

Description: This report discusses the level of technology required to produce weapons of mass destruction, the material required, and the export controls.
Date: 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A review of the status of technology training for teachers

Description: This report discusses the important role of the use of computers in American education. It also discusses teachers training and their role in the viability of computers in education.
Date: September 22, 1987
Creator: Glenn, Allen D. & Carrier, Carol A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preparing for an uncertain climate: summary

Description: This is the final report on climate change. OTA examines how the Nation can best prepare for an uncertain future climate.
Date: August 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Life sustaining technologies: elderly in Japan

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.
Date: 1988
Creator: Kimura, Rihito
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

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.
Date: 1988
Creator: Challah, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Life sustaining technologies and the elderly: legal issues: Italy

Description: This report discusses the impact of life-sustaining technologies on the elderly, in Italy. It offers an overview of the current and the projected population of Italy, with emphasis on 60 and over.
Date: 1986
Creator: Moore, Emily C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Renal dialysis decisionmaking

Description: This report summarizes the general policies of acceptance of patients for treatment. Decision to initiate treatment with dialysis are made by review committees in each of six institutions that provide dialysis treatments.
Date: March 1, 1986
Creator: Freeman, Richard B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

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.
Date: January 1988
Creator: Simpson, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department