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Exploratory Workshop on the Social Impacts of Robotics: Summary and Issues: A Background Paper

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "contains a summary of the results of the workshop along with copies that were used as starting points for the discussion" (p. iii). The workshop referenced discussed robotics technology and robotics market.
Date: February 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impact of Advanced Air Transport Technology: Part 4: Financing and Program Alternatives for Advanced High-Speed Aircraft

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the potential financial and managerial barriers to carrying out-at some future date-a large-scale program to create a new high-speed, long-range commercial air transport employing new technology" (p. iii).
Date: August 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 5: Four Common X-Ray Procedures: Problems and Prospects for Economic Evaluation

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is "about whether and when the benefits from a diagnostic procedure are worth its risks and costs, " (p. 3). specifically the use of the X-ray.
Date: April 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Global Models, World Futures, and Public Policy: A Critique

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at global modeling studies and examines "the present use and potential usefulness of this rapidly, developing technology, as a powerful tool for long-range strategic analysis and policy development" (p. ii).
Date: April 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impacts of Technology on U.S. Cropland and Rangeland Productivity

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment that "describes the major processes degrading land productivity, assesses whether productivity is sustaining using current agricultural technologies, reviews a range of new technologies with potentials to maintain productivity and profitability simultaneously, and presents a series of options for congressional consideration" (p. iii).
Date: August 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Implications of Electronic Mail and Message Systems for the U.S. Postal Service

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at how "advances in technology and increased competition in the communications marketplace will significantly affect USPS finances, service levels, and labor force requirements over the next two decades" (p. xi).
Date: August 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Increased Automobile Fuel Efficiency and Synthetic Fuels: Alternatives for Reducing Oil Imports

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA0 that "assesses and compares increased automobile fuel efficiency and synthetic fuels production with respect to their potential to reduce conventional oil consumption, and their costs and impacts" (Foreward).
Date: September 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Informational Technology and Its Impact on American Education

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines both the demands that the information revolution will make on education and the opportunities afforded by the new information technologies to meet those demands" (p. iii).
Date: November 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Health Care Technology Case Study Twenty-eight: Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Clinical Outcomes, Costs, and Decision-making

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents "what is currently known about ICUs in terms of the distribution of ICU beds, the costs of maintaining ICUs, the characteristics of ICU patients and the outcome of ICU care" (p. 3).
Date: November 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medical Technology and Costs of the Medicare Program

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "explores the dual relationship between medical technology and the Medicare program: Medicare policies affect the adoption and use of medical technologies, and the patterns and levels of use of medical technologies significantly affect Medicare costs" (p. iii).
Date: July 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Health Technology Case Study Twenty-seven: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology: A Clinical, Industrial, and Policy Analysis

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that provides "a vehicle for gaining insight into the impact that Federal policies have had on the development of NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) imaging as a modality, on the industry that manufactures the imagers, on the hospitals and medical centers that might consider acquiring NMR imagers, and on a public interested not only in the timely introduction of valuable innovations, but also in protection from unsafe devices and rapid increases in health care costs" (p. 3).
Date: September 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case Study 9: The Artificial Heart: Cost, Risks, and Benefits

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that assesses the artificial heart program and "provides an opportunity to address policy questions concerning the distribution of research funds for treating heart disease, the equitable distribution of medical technology, and the potential costs to society before this life-saving technology is available for therapeutic use" (p. 3).
Date: May 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Agricultural Postharvest Technology and Marketing Economics Research

Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents "findings and conclusions regarding the role of the public and private research participants in the PHTME (postharvest technology and marketing economics) research, the benefits and burdens of PHTME research, trends in PHTME research funding, quality of PHTME research, and management of PHTME research in the public sector (p. iii).
Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

MEDLARS and Health Information Policy

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the arguments for and against NLM's (National Library of Medicine) creation and dissemination of health-related bibliographic information" and "provides information designed to help Congress in decisions regarding the appropriate mix of NLM and private sector activities that might serve the public interest most efficiently" (p. iii).
Date: September 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Postmarketing Surveillance of Prescription Drugs

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "describes the drug approval process, the history and objectives of post-marketing surveillance, the methods employed to accomplish it, and current activities in postmarketing surveillance" (p. iii).
Date: November 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Radiofrequency Use and Management: Impacts From the World Administrative Radio Conference of 1979

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines the Final Acts of the General World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC-79) "in a comprehensive way-describing U.S. preparations and involvement, and the impact of the conference" (p. 3).
Date: January 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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