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Nutritional support and hydration for critically and terminally ill elderly

Description: This report discusses the enteral or parenteral nutritional support as a therapy for anyone, including someone 65 or older, who is unable to meet his/her nutrition needs with meals and snack due to inadequate ingestion or impaired digestion or absorption.
Date: November 1985
Creator: Th Oley Foundation Inc.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Contractor report on mineral processing

Description: This report discusses the processing of titanium and associated heavy minerals, the general explorations of offshore deposits, and offshore titanium heavy minerals production scenarios.
Date: July 1987
Creator: Harvey, W. William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology assessment on future developments in life sustaining technologies for elderly

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.
Date: 1989
Creator: Cleveland Clinic Foundation: International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Implications of alternative Medicare payment methods for pneumoccal vaccination

Description: The purpose of this report is to: 1)update the estimated level of use of pneumococcal vaccine in the United States, 2)examine factors that influence its use, and 3) assess how, if at all, selected alternative payment methods might affect the use of this vaccine.
Date: October 1985
Creator: Riddiough, Michael A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Intellectual property and the new computer-based media

Description: This report discusses the intellectual property rights. The concern is primarily with how modern electronics has changed the locus of creation, publishing, and distribution of such property.
Date: August 1984
Creator: Solomon, Richard J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Final report to the Office of Technology Assessment on agency profiles of civil liberties practices, from the KBL Group, Inc.

Description: This report presents the results of an empirical study which profiles the information and technology practices of seven federal agencies/programs as they relate to three civil liberties areas: the collection of personal or company information; the provision of public information; and access to agency decision-making.
Date: December 28, 1984
Creator: Levitan, Karen B.; Barth, Patrica D. & Griffin Shook, Diane
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Employee monitoring in other industrial democracies

Description: This report explores how other advanced industrial democracies and some multi - national or international agencies are approaching workplace monitoring,.
Date: September 1987
Creator: Pipe, Russell & Westin, Alan F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

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.
Date: April 9, 1986
Creator: Andow, D. A.; Snapp, S. S. & Teng, P. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Physicians' payment and their prescription of laboratory tests: the effects on clinical laboratory services of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Description: This report discusses laboratory testing in light of physician payment methods under Medicare. The report focuses primarily on laboratory testing in the outpatient setting, assuming the impatient laboratory testing is covered by the DRG-based Prospective Payment System rates of Medicare.
Date: September 1985
Creator: Myers, Lois P.; Eisenberg, John M. & Pauly, Mark V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Description: This report descriptively reviews findings from recent sample surveys of farmer attitudes about agricultural chemicals and groundwater quality; their practices and motivations related to chemical management; and their responses to public policy alternatives addressing this issue.
Date: March 1989
Creator: Paddgit, Steven & Wintsch, Susan J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report on data protection and privacy in seven selected states

Description: This report describes the privacy protections in effect in seven selected states in the U.S., along with the extent of personal data collection in the states, with particular emphasis on "computer matching" at the state level.
Date: February 15, 1985
Creator: Smith, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Study of international clearing and settlement

Description: This report market that have institutions, usually refered to as "clearing house", which handle both the clearing and some aspects of the settlement processes.
Date: September 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department