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Disability, Functional Limitation, And Health Insurance Coverage :...

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: This reports was prepared by John M. McNeil (Chief) and Enrique J. Lamas of the Poverty and Wealth Statistics Branch, Population Division, and Cynthia J. Harpine of the Income Surveys Programming Branch, Demographic Surveys Division. Statistical and clerical assistance were provided by Anna H. Podany and Diana J. Lewis. Data processing activities were directed and performed by Donna Riccini, Chief of the Income Surveys Programming Branch, Demographic Surveys Div...

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A Bibliography of Selected Statistical Methods and Development Rel...

By: Tommy Wright

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: Practically everyday we pick up the newspaper or tune in to a news broadcast and are bombarded with data in the form of numbers, graphs, and tables. We see the results of a study done by the Gallup Poll. Forest personnel can tell the number of deer inhabiting a certain land area. Reliable estimates of world grain production can be made before harvest by use of satellite data. Nielson?s Ratings can tell the approximate number of people who watched television in a...

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A Bibliography of Selected Statistical Methods and Development Rel...

By: Tommy Wright

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: Sampling methods are used throughout the world by a variety of individuals, groups, and organizations, as well as by local, state, and national governments. They are used successfully in many fields including agriculture, business, defense, economics, education, energy, environment, finance, health, industry, labor, natural resource management, demographics, and transportation. Some specific applications include taking opinion polls, election polls, and polls fo...

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Toxicogenomics through the Eyes of Informatics : Conference Overvi...

By: Kenneth Olden, Ph. D.

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, in conjunction with National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, hosted a conference, ?Toxicogenomics through the Eyes of Informatics,? in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, on 12?13 May 2003. Researchers around the world met to discuss how the application of bioinformatics tools, methodologies, and technologies will enhance our understanding of how cells and organisms respond to toxins. Conference topics included statistical me...

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Current Population Reports Household Economic Studies Series P-70,...

By: Cynthia J. Harpine

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: Data collection was conducted by the Bureau of the Census interviewers under the overall direction of Stanley D. Machett, Chief, Field Division. Sampling review was conducted by Rajendra Singh, Chief, and Vicki Huggins and Andrea Meier, Survey of Income and Program Participation Branch, Statistical Methods Division.

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Section 3 Health and Nutrition

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: This section presents statistics on health expenditures and insurance coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid, medical personnel, hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities, incidence of acute and prevalence of chronic conditions, nutritional intake of the population, and food consumption. Summary statistics showing recent trends on health care and discussions of selected health issues are published annually by the U.S. National Center for Health Stati...

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Markets and Medicine Barriers to Creating a Business Case for Quality

By: Lawrence P. Casalino

Government Reference Publication

ABSTRACT Systematically improving the quality of medical care requires the creation and implementation of organized processes by health plans, hospitals, and physician groups. But to a considerable extent the medical market in the United States financially penalizes organizations that invest in improving quality, rather than rewarding them. This article explores the ways in which the market as presently constituted fails to reward investments in quality improvement and d...

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Use of Gis and Exposure Modeling as Tools in a Study of Cancer Inc...

By: H. L. Hansen

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Excerpt: In environmental health research there is a recognized need to develop improved epidemiologic and statistical methods for rapid assessment of relationships between environment and health. Exposure assessment is identified as a major challenge needing attention. In this study an exposure simulation model was used to delimit almost exactly in space and time an urban population exposed to airborne dioxin. A geographic information system (GIS) was used as the electr...

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Committee on Organ Procurement and Transplantation Policy

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Edward D. Penhoet (Chair), Dean, School Of Public Health, University -- Of California Berkeley -- Naihua Duan, Statistics Group, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica (Until -- May 6, 1999) -- Nancy Neveloff Dubler, Director, Division Of Bioethics, Montefiore -- Medical Center, Professor Of Bioethics, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, -- New York -- Charles K. Francis, President, Charles R. Drew University Of Medicine -- And Science, Los Angeles -- Robert D. Gibbons...

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New Economic Perspectives - - on the Market for Anesthesia Service...

By: Jeffrey C. Jeff Bauer

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Health economists have been using theoretical models and econometric tools to analyze medical care for approximately four decades. Their efforts have generated some interesting debates and have occasionally produced a consensus. Consequently, each decade can be characterizes by a health reform movement based on the prevailing conventional wisdom of economics-federalization of health insurance...

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Characteristics of Households and Persons Receiving Selected Nonca...

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Introduction: This report contains data on the characteristics of households and persons receiving noncash benefits in 1984. These data were obtained from the March 1985 Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the Bureau of the Census. Noncash benefits can be defined as benefits received in a form other than money that serve to enhance or improve the economic well-being of the recipient. Data collection in March 1985 concentrated on two major categories of noncash b...

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: E. Reich

Medical Reference Publication

Introduction A discussion in the mass media has taken place during the last two decades with respect to side effects and even poisoning of patients by dental amalgam. This discussion is often not based on facts, but on fears and interests by special groups. This partial misinformation of the public led in many countries to an increase in demand of so-ded amalgam alternatives. ïhese alternatives are mostly restorations made of composites, resin modified, or regular glass ...

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Income, Poverty, And Income, And Health Insurance Health Insurance...

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: Index A Abortions ... 105, 106, 111, 112, 113 Abrasives, stone ... 1175 Accidents and fatalities. 207, 208, 1011, 1033, 1034, 1036, 1041, 1055, 1186 Aircraft ... 134, 1011, 1066, 1068 Costs ... 205 Deaths and death rates ... 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 134, 1033, 1034, 1036, 1055, 1186 Foreign countries ... 1368 Infants ... 122 Drownings ... 134 Falls ... 134 Fires ... 360 Industrial ... 688, 689, 690, 691, 1186 Injuries ... 206, 207, 208, 1186 Motor vehicles ... 1...

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Managing Employee Benefits

By: Small Business Administration

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Introduction : employee benefits play an increasingly important role in the lives of employees and their families and have a significant financial and administrative impact on a business. Most companies operate in an environment in which an educated work force has come to expect a comprehensive benefits program. Indeed, the absence of a program or an inadequate program can seriously hinder a company's ability to attract and keep good personnel. Employers must be aware of...

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Statistical Methods for Linking Health, Exposure, And Hazards

By: Frances Jean Mather

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHTN) proposes to link environmental hazards and exposures to health outcomes. Statistical methods used in case?control and cohort studies to link health outcomes to individual exposure estimates are well developed. However, reliable exposure estimates for many contaminants are not available at the individual level. In these cases, exposure/hazard data are often aggregated over a geographic area, and ecologic mo...

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The World Bank Research Observer, Volume 12, No. 1 (Feb. 1997) : E...

By: Jeffrey S. Hammer

Economics

This paper applies to the health sector a method of project analysis advocated recently by Devarajan, Squire, and Suthiwart-Narueput. A health project evaluation should establish a firm justification for public involvement; establish the counterfactual?what would happen with and without the project; and determine the fiscal effect of the project and the appropriate levels of fees in conjunction with project evaluation. The evaluation should also acknowledge the fungibili...

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Plan and Operation of the National Employer Health Insurance Survey

By: Edward J. Sondik, Ph. D.

Acknowledgments: Major contributions to this report were provided by Westat, Inc. staff including: Sherman Edwards, David Marker, Samantha Sheridan, Bruce Allen, Jeanine Kirkner, Karen Molloy, Anne Denbow, Earl Bryant, Ibrahim Yansaneh, and Leslie Wallace. Valuable comments to earlier versions of this manuscript were provided by the National Center for Health Statistics National Employer Health Insurance Survey team members: Karen Allen, Esther Hing, Christopher Moriarit...

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Economic Report of the President

By: N. Gregory Mankiw

Excerpt: As 2004 begins, America’s economy is strong and getting stronger. Over the past several years, this Nation has faced major economic challenges resulting from the decline of the stock market beginning in early 2000, a recession that began shortly after, revelations about corporate governance scandals, slow growth among many of our major trading partners, terrorist attacks, and the war against terror, including in Afghanistan and Iraq. These challenges affected bu...

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2004 Consumer Action Handbook

Excerpt: Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC): Part of the Office of Citizen Services and Communications in the U.S. General Services Administration, FCIC is a one-stop source for consumer information from the federal government. The free Consumer Information Catalog lists more than 200 free and low-cost publications on topics such as cars, child care, education, federal benefits, money management, food and nutrition, health, housing and travel.

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The Characteristics of Persons Reporting State Children:S Health I...

By: Charles T. Nelson

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: In March 2001, for the first time, the March Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS) added new questions about health insurance coverage under the State Children=s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). This program, established through the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, provided new funds to states to expand health insurance coverage to uninsured low-income children. States were given the option of extending child coverage by developing a separate child heal...

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