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Accuracy of diagnosis and consequences of misdiagnosis of disorders causing dementia

Description: This report discusses the diagnosis of clinical syndrome of dementia, accuracy of differential diagnosis of dementig disorders, prognosis and prognostic accuracy, public health consequences of misdiagnosis,and summary of recommendations.
Date: June 1986
Creator: Katzman, Robert; Lasker, Bruce & Bernstein, Nancy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Life-sustaining technology and the elderly: geriatric expertise in the context of critical and terminal care

Description: This report of OTA has conducted a study of a wide range of topics, some of which have recently been receiving a great deal of scrutiny inside and outside the government. In order to derive information specific enough to guide possible congressional action and to be responsive to the requesting Committees, this examination of the issues is specifically tied to particular life-sustaining technologies and their use with patients who are elderly. At the same time, much of this information is applicable to life-sustaining technology in general and to citizens of all ages.
Date: November 22, 1985
Creator: American Geriatrics Society
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Developing law on professional standards and peer review in quality assessment activities

Description: This report describes the expanding role of professional standards and peer review activities in health-care quality assessment initiatives. It also describes how some traditional and some new quality assessment activities that involve professional and peer review are either building on or in conflict with existing legal processes and public policy.
Date: December 1987
Creator: Cahill, Nancy E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Basic neuroscience and disorders causing dementia

Description: This report reviews aspects of contemporary neuroscience, emphasizing new information derived from basic and clinical disciplines. It defines the syndrome of dementia and discusses the magnitude of this problems and other issues regarding the disease.
Date: February 1986
Creator: Price, Donald L.
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

Reform of Medicare physician payment policies: impact on magnetic resonance imaging technology

Description: This report provides a brief description of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), current research, safety and patient acceptance of the imaging technology. It discusses the current use of MRI, the medical evidence, current clinical applications and diffusion of MRI.
Date: September 1985
Creator: Iezzoni, Lisa I.; Grad, Oren & Moskowitz, Mark A.
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

Philosophical issues concerning the rights of patients suffering serious permanent dementia

Description: This report discusses the rights of seriously and permanently demented people. Do they have the same right to autonomy, to the beneficence of their custodians, to dignity, and to a minimum level of resources as sick people of normal mental competence have? The emphasis is on extended analysis of various philosophical issues.
Date: 1986
Creator: Dworkin, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nutritional support and hydration for critically and terminally ill elderly

Description: This report discusses malnutrition as a problem of increasing prevalence in hospitalized patients. The report will primary focus on the critically, terminally or chronically ill elderly, as well the detection, prevention and management of protein energy malnutrition.
Date: 1989
Creator: Lipschitz, David A. & Chernoff, Ronni
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New developments in biotechnology: Requirements for deposit of microorganisms, plants, and animals and the role of the independent depository

Description: This report starts out with historical development of independent depositories. It then discusses general requirements for deposits of microorganisms, plants and animals as they relate to the application for a patent and the role of independent depository in facilitating provisions of patent law governing specifications of the a patent applications.
Date: December 1987
Creator: Bobbie A. Brandon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department