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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Characteristics of Persons with High Health Care Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Compares characteristics of the population for four health care spending tiers: no, low, middle, and high expenditure levels.  Three-quarters of the high spending group were persons 45 or older.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Characteristics of Safety-Net Hospitals, 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Examines the nature and workload of safety-net hospitals—those which provide health care to patients with no insurance  or with Medicaid.  Includes the lengths of stays, the types of services provided, and the costs.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History

Categories: History,Sex Issues

Describes the LGBTQ Heritage Initiative of the National Park Service, provides a broad social history of LGBTQ in America, and discusses the archival and architectural preservation of LGBTQ history.  From the National Park Service


Presidential Travel: Estimated Costs for a Specific Presidential Trip to Illinois and Florida

Categories: Govt Finance,Presidency,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Finds the cost of a presidential trip to Illinois and Florida in February 2013 amounted to about $3.6 million.  The costs were incurred by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Injury Mortality: United States 1999-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

A data visualization of the circumstances behind injury-related deaths.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2013: Compendium Report

Categories: Education,Statistics

Presents estimates of dropout rates in 2013, data on long-term trends in dropout and completion rates, and examines the characteristics of high school dropouts and completers.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Country Analysis Brief: Russia

Categories: Environment,Nuclear Energy,Russia

Examines Russian energy resources, including crude oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy.  Also includes the effects of sanctions and lower oil prices on Russia.  From the Energy Information Administration


Legal Processes for Contesting the Results of a Presidential Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

Discusses the nature of U.S. presidential elections, the kinds of complaints that might be raised about voting fraud or misconduct by election officials, and the legal recourses available to complainants. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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