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The medical care and treatment of the critically-ill elderly in China: issues and lessons for American policies

Description: This report begins with background discussion of China and its people. The report includes a special focus on country's strong religious and philosophic tradition. The report concludes with a discussion of possible benefits for the corresponding American experience.
Date: April 1986
Creator: Langenbrunner, John C.
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.
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The Senior Respite Care Program

Description: This report discusses a community survey of 112 caregivers, may of them Alzheimer's Disease families, that had indicated that their primary need was the ability to get away from their caregiving responsibilities for "a few hours now and then."
Date: April 1986
Creator: Dunn, Louise
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Costs and Effectiveness of Cholesterol Screening in the Elderly

Description: This paper reviews the evidence that elevation of serum cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the elderly and that the detection and treatment of hypercholesterolemia in an elderly individual who does not have clinically apparent heart disease will diminish overall morbidity or mortality. It also estimates health care expenditures associated with screening and treatment of hypercholesterolemia in the elderly.
Date: April 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology Transfer to the United States: The MIT-Japan Science and Technology Program

Description: On September 13, 1988, the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Japan Science and Technology Program (JSTP) held a one-day workshop to discuss MIT’s Japan Science and Technology Program’s internship program and its technical language workshop. This document gives a brief description the MIT-Japan Science and Technology of Program. It then reports the principal themes and issues raised at the workshop.
Date: April 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Information Content of Premanufacture Notices

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents the analysis of pre-manufacture notices and "reports the results of analyzing those notices for the presence or absence of the information specified by the Toxic Substances Control Act and for other items of physical chemical and toxicity information that are useful for estimating potential health and environmental effects" (p. iii).
Date: April 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology, Innovation, and Regional Economic Development: Background Paper Two: Encouraging High-Technology Development

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at initiatives of regions of the United States that are promoted high-technology development and the role played by "State and local governments, universities, and the private sector in encouraging high-technology industrial development" (p. 3).
Date: April 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impact of Advanced Air Transport Technology: Part 1 Advanced High-Speed Aircraft

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the economic, environmental, energy, societal, and safety impacts of advances in the technology of high-speed aircraft, commuter, aircraft, and air cargo" (p. iii).
Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Forecasts of Physician Supply and Requirements

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "evaluates the assumptions, methods, and results of the two current models used to forecast the number and kinds of physicians the country is likely to need and have" in order to aid Congress in creating policies of health services and health resources (p. iii).
Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preventing Illness and Injury in the Workplace

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines three main topics: identification of occupational hazards, including the available data on injuries and illnesses; development of control technologies for reducing or eliminating workplace hazards; and the incentives and imperatives that influence decisions to control hazards" (p. iii).
Date: April 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Superfund Strategy

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at "problems with long-term containment of newly generated hazardous wastes" in relation to the Superfund program (p. iii).
Date: April 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electronic delivery of public assistance benefits: technology options and policy issues

Description: This background paper discusses the technological options available for use in an electronic system to deliver public assistance benefits, the privacy and security implications of such a system, and the programmatic effects of changing to an electronic delivery system. It was requested by the Subcommittee on the Handicapped of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Date: April 1988
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance Standards for Secondary School Vocational Education

Description: This Background Paper contains the results of OTA’s analysis. Throughout the study OTA sought and received the assistance of many individuals and organizations in the business, education, and government communities. Their thoughtful contributions and criticisms were invaluable, although their participation does not necessarily reflect their endorsement of the contents of the report, for which OTA bears sole responsibility.
Date: April 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department