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Agricultural Postharvest Technology and Marketing Economics Research

Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents "findings and conclusions regarding the role of the public and private research participants in the PHTME (postharvest technology and marketing economics) research, the benefits and burdens of PHTME research, trends in PHTME research funding, quality of PHTME research, and management of PHTME research in the public sector (p. iii).
Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology, Innovation, and Regional Economic Development: Background Paper: Census of State Government Initiatives for High-Technology Industrial Development

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that gives information about high-technology development programs ate state and local levels.
Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology and East-West Trade: An Update

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "summarizes the major provisions of the 1979 Export Administration Act, highlighting those provisions which have led to problems of interpretation or exaction; recounts major provisions in U.S. export control policy towards the Soviet Union since 1979; and discusses the impacts and implications of those events-for the domestic economy, for U.S. political relations with the NATO allies and with the Soviet Union, and for U.S. national security" (p. iii).
Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology and Handicapped People

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "specific factors that affect the research and development, evaluation, diffusion and marketing, delivery, use, and financing of technologies directly related to disabled people" (p. iii).
Date: May 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case Study 9: The Artificial Heart: Cost, Risks, and Benefits

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that assesses the artificial heart program and "provides an opportunity to address policy questions concerning the distribution of research funds for treating heart disease, the equitable distribution of medical technology, and the potential costs to society before this life-saving technology is available for therapeutic use" (p. 3).
Date: May 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ocean Margin Drilling

Description: A technical memorandum prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that reviews "the present plan for the Ocean Margin Drilling program and addresses questions on the merits of the program and alternatives to it" and discusses "the institutional capability of the Federal agencies which are to manage this program; the technology development aspects, and the problems and opportunities associated with industry participation" (p. 3).
Date: May 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil and Gas Technologies for the Arctic and Deepwater

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "explores the range of technologies required for exploration and development of offshore energy resources and assesses associated economic factors and financial risks" (p. iii).
Date: May 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Health Technology Cast Study 34: The Cost Effectiveness of Digital Subtraction Angiography in the Diagnosis of Cerebrovascular Disease

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents "a careful description of the current and potential application of DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography) within the area of diagnostic radiology concerned with cerebrovascular disease and to suggest the implications of the technology for patterns of clinical practice and patient care costs under different assumptions" (p. 3-4).
Date: May 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technologies To Benefit Agriculture and Wildlife: Workshop Proceedings

Description: A collection of papers prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "presents a broad range of papers on specific technologies that could benefit both agricultural production and wildlife habitat requirements on private lands" (p. iii).
Date: May 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Update of Federal Activities Regarding The Use of Pneumococcal Vaccine

Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "describes Federal activities that have taken place since 1979; reevaluates the 1979 cost-effectiveness analysis of vaccination against pneumococcal pneumonia, including new information on vaccine efficacy; and discusses policy implications" (p. iii).
Date: May 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trade adjustment assistance: new ideas for an old program: special report

Description: Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA) includes two programs: employment and training assistance for workers who have lost jobs on account of trade and technical assistance for firms and industries hurt by imports. Both parts of TAA have the potential to help workers and businesses adjust to intensifying global competition. This report discusses options for TAA redesign and administration that could make both programs more effective.
Date: May 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Biological Effects of Power Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields

Description: This background report responds to a request by the Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources of the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. The subcommittee asked that OTA review the health effects of high-voltage transmission lines. To provide background information for its assessment on electric power wheeling, OTA contracted with the Carnegie-Mellon University.
Date: May 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hearing Impairment and Elderly People

Description: This OTA background paper discusses the prevalence of hearing impairment and its impact on elderly people; hearing devices and services that may benefit them; and problems in the service delivery system that limit access to these devices and services.
Date: May 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Passive smoking in the workplace: selected issues: staff paper

Description: Three major areas are covered in this Staff Paper: 1) a review of the studies of health effects related to passive smoking; 2) a review of current Federal, State and local, and private sector workplace smoking policies; and 3) a discussion of factors to consider in an analysis of the costs and benefits of implementing a workplace smoking policy.
Date: May 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case Study 13: Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging and Cost Effectiveness

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of cardiac radionuclide imaging, a new diagnostic technology used in the diagnosis and management of heart disease.
Date: May 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case Study 6: The Cost Effectiveness of Bone Marrow Transplant Therapy and Its Policy Implications

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that focuses on bone marrow transplantation "presents both a critical analysis of the technology itself and policy options that would strengthen control over the rate of technological diffusion" (p. 3).
Date: May 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case Study 8: The Cost Effectiveness of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "presents an analysis of the cost and efficacy of the current use of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy" (p. 3).
Date: May 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case Study 5: Periodontal Disease: Assessing the Effectiveness and Costs of the Keyes Technique

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that compares and assesses different methods of treating periodontal disease (p. 3).
Date: May 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case Study 7: Allocating Costs and Benefits in Disease Prevention Programs: An Application to Cervical Cancer Screening

Description: A case study commissioned by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that attempts to "advance the state of the art cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) as the technique pertains to disease prevention and health promotion programs," using cervical cancer screening as the object of analysis (Summary).
Date: May 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case 4: Cost Effectiveness of Automated Multichannel Chemistry Analyzers

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "touches on only some of the aspects of technology assessment that might be undertaken with respect to multichannel chemistry analyzers" (p. 7).
Date: May 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department