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Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and related therapies for renal dialysis and the elderly/technology

Description: This report provides the Office of Technology Assessment with an overview of some of the investment issues affecting the future of the electric power industry in support of OTA's ongoing study on competition in the industry.
Date: January 1988
Creator: Blagg, Christopher R. & Fenn, Scott
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric power wheeling and dealing: technological considerations for increasing competition: volume II--contractor documents, part C.

Description: This report is to provide the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) with an overview of some of the investment issues affecting the future of the electric power industry in support of OTA's ongoing study on competition in the industry. The paper is organized in three chapters.
Date: January 1988
Creator: Fenn, Scott
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Epidemiology and etiology of Parkinson's disease

Description: This report provides introduction of Dr. James Parkinson, diagnosis of Parkinson's syndromes, the age of onset of the disease, racial origin and incidence rate of Parkinson's, as well as survival after the onset of Parkinson's.
Date: December 15, 1988
Creator: Rajput, A.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Economic incentives and disincentives for recycling of municipal solid waste

Description: This report is divided into an Executive Summary and four chapters. These chapters examine Federal subsidies to virgin materials, the potential for Federal subsidies for recycled materials, Federal subsidies for alternative energy sources, and state efforts at increasing recycling through tax incentives.
Date: December 1988
Creator: Franklin Associates, Ltd.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mapping our genes: federal genome projects: How vast? How fast?: contractor reports, volume 2

Description: This report discusses the research and technology efforts aimed at mapping and sequencing large portions or entire genomes. It includes the implication of technologies, social and ethical issues, applications in research biology and medicine etc.
Date: February 1988
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mapping our genes: federal genome projects: How vast? How fast?: contractor reports, volume 1

Description: This report discusses the research and technology efforts aimed at mapping and sequencing large portions or entire genomes. It includes the implication of technologies, social and ethical issues, applications in research biology and medicine etc.
Date: February 1988
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A note on the strengths and weaknessess [sic] of using the CPS to estimate children's health insurance coverage

Description: This report discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the Current Population Survey (CPS) relative to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the National Medical Care Expenditure Survey (NMCE), for the purpose of estimating the numbers of children with different types of health insurance.
Date: February 1988
Creator: Swartz, Katherine
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Distributive justice and the allocation of technological resources to the elderly

Description: This report examines the problems if distributive justice and the allocation of technological resources to the elderly. The second part of this report looks more narrowly at the specific question of the use of age as a criterion in the allocating of technological resources. The third part provides a closer examination of health care resources seeing whether the nature of the resources may have a bearing on how they are distributed.
Date: 1988
Creator: Veatch, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effectiveness of educational programs to help prevent school-age youth from contracting HIV: a review of relevant research

Description: This report reviews the research on AIDS and sex education programs. It examines the more significant studies that have evaluated the actual impact of those programs upon various outcomes, including knowledge, attitudes, skills and sexual behaviors.
Date: March 1988
Creator: Douglas, Kirby
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric power wheeling and dealing: technological considerations for increasing competition: volume II--contractor documents, part B.

Description: This report discusses the temporal and economic factors of electric utilities in United States that make transmission constrains vary with time, and material specific to the individual cases. A particular focus of the investigation was the degree to which the transmission system would limit, or be affected by, the various scenarios.
Date: March 18, 1988
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department