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Staffing, Capacity, and Ambulance Diversion in Emergency Departments: U.S. 2003-04

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

40% to 50% of hospital emergency rooms are experiencing overcrowding. The number of visits to emergency departments has increased by 18% in the past ten years while the number of hospitals operating 24 hour emergency departments has decreased by 12%. This report presents data on the staffing and workload of hospital emergency departments. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Oversight of Nuclear Power Plant Safety …

Categories: Nuclear Energy

Reviews how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversees the operation of nuclear power plants, the results of the Reactor Oversight Process in recent years, and the status of NRC efforts to improve the ROP. From the Government Accountability Office.

State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems: Fiscal Year 2005

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Annual data on revenues, expenditures, financial assets and membership for public employee-retirement systems. Covers national and state levels. Beginning with 2005 report, data will be limited to defined benefit plans. Previous years had also included assets related to defined contribution plans. From the Census Bureau.

Protection of Security-Related Information

Categories: Govt Information

Describes the current state of the law with regard to protection of government information. Covers the Freedom of Information Act and exemptions from the act, and other categories of protected information arising from recent legislation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Presidential Signing Statements: Constitutional and Institutional Implications

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Reviews the history of presidential signing statements and their various uses as commentary on or objection to a portion of the legislation. Asserts that the use of the signing statement by George W. Bush differs from the past in the number and scope of such statements in the service of an expanded assertion of presidential power and authority. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Geographic Mobility: 2004 to 2005 Detailed Tables

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics

More than 39 million Americans or about 14% of the population changed addresses during the year. Offers data on characteristics of those moving including age, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, educational attainment, labor force status, occupation, income and poverty status and reason for moving. From the Census Bureau.

Characteristics of Business Owners: 2002

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Coverage includes race or Hispanic origin and gender of owner, age, education level, veteran status, average number of hours spent working in the business, and kind of business by NAICS codes. From the Census Bureau.

Characteristics of Businesses: 2002

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Offers data on types of businesses (NAICS codes) by race, gender, and Hispanic origin of owner, by size of firm, whether home-based, family-owned or franchised and other information. From the Census Bureau.

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