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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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Beneath the bottom line: agricultural approaches to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater

Description: This report descriptively reviews findings from recent sample surveys of farmer attitudes about agricultural chemicals and groundwater quality; their practices and motivations related to chemical management; and their responses to public policy alternatives addressing this issue.
Date: March 1989
Creator: Paddgit, Steven & Wintsch, Susan J.
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Evaluation of effects of the quality of care of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Description: This report tries to anticipate the kinds of effects on the quality of personal health care services that would result from each of several alternative ways of paying for physician's services to Medicare patients.
Date: September 1985
Creator: Hammons, Glenn T.; Brook, Robert H. & Newhouse, Joseph P.
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American firms and the transfer of technology to China: how business people view the process

Description: This report examines some of the ideas and impressions of business people from firm of varying sizes that are transferring technology to China. It also examines the factors that these American business people view as helpful and those that they perceive as stumbling blocks to their China projects.
Date: February 1987
Creator: Grow, Roy F. & Gilbert, Dayton
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Physicians' payment and their prescription of laboratory tests: the effects on clinical laboratory services of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Description: This report discusses laboratory testing in light of physician payment methods under Medicare. The report focuses primarily on laboratory testing in the outpatient setting, assuming the impatient laboratory testing is covered by the DRG-based Prospective Payment System rates of Medicare.
Date: September 1985
Creator: Myers, Lois P.; Eisenberg, John M. & Pauly, Mark V.
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Technology, public policy, and the changing structure of American agriculture, Volume II, Background papers

Description: This report discusses the genetically engineering procedures, including: definitions and scopes, production of pharmaceuticals, control of infectious diseases, major breakthroughs needed, detection and treatment of genetic abnormalities, control of caner and leukemia, and institutional arrangements.
Date: May 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
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Surveillance, historical policy review

Description: This report discusses the issues at the crossroads between privacy, security and civil liberties in one hand and law enforcement, national security, or effective administration on the other.
Date: March 15, 1985
Creator: Schwartz, Herman
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Technology, public policy, and the changing structure of American agriculture, Volume 2, Background papers

Description: This report discusses various land management technologies that are under development in response to needs to reduce soil erosion, reduce leaching of plant nutrients and chemicals, and reduce fuel costs, while maintaining or increasing crops. The paper discuses the following lines of research: conservation tillage, controlled traffic farming, costumed prescribed tillage, multi-cropping, and organic farming.
Date: May 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Role of technology in the education, training, and retraining of adult workers: a report

Description: This report shows how new technological tools or devices are being used in adult education and training it examines the evidence of their effectiveness and costs and it suggests prospects for the future use of technologies.
Date: October 5, 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department