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Health Technology Case Study Twenty-six: Assistive Devices for Severe Speech Impairments
A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is "about the revolution in communication aids that has since changed the outlook for this population [nonspeaking population], its accomplishments to date, its promise for the future, and its problems" (p. 3).
Health Technology Case Twenty-five: Technology and Learning Disabilities
A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines different types of technologies that are relevant to learning disabilities.
Health Technology Case Study Twenty-four: Variations in Hospital Length of Stay: Their Relationship to Health Outcomes
A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the evidence on variations in lengths of hospital stay and their relation to health outcomes" (p. 3).
Health Technology Case Study Twenty Three: The Safety, Efficacy, and Cost Effectiveness of Therapy Apheresis
A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines the cost effectiveness of and the evidence behind the technology of therapeutic apheresis.