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Use of Electronic Medical Records by Ambulatory Care Providers: United States, 2006.

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Statistics

Presents data on the use of electronic medical records by five types of health care providers: office-based physicians, hospital outpatient departments, hospital emergency departments, and hospital-based and free standing ambulatory surgery centers.  The usage ranged from 62% of hospital-based ambulatory surgery centers to 29% of office physicians.  From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Infant Mortality Statistics From the 2006 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents 2006 infant mortality statistics by a variety of maternal and infant characteristics.   Reports that the U.S. infant mortality rate was 6.68 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2006, a 3% decline from 2005.  From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Trade Union Membership: 2009

Categories: Great Britain,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Annual estimates of trade union membership in Great Britain including the proportion of people in employment who are union members, and the number of employees whose pay and working conditions are affected by collective agreements.  Reports that the proportion of union member employees was unchanged at 27.4% in 2009.  From the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills.

Gulf of Mexico: Transocean Drilling Incident

Categories: Energy,Environment,Weather/Disasters

Another cooperative site providing information on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  From the Department of Homeland Security et al.

Study of Rural Transportation Issues

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Transportation

Reviews the four major modes of transportation used by agriculture in the U.S.: trucks, railroads, barges, and ocean vessels.  Examines each mode in the light of its ability to meet rural America’s transportation needs now and in the future.  From the  Agricultural Marketing  Service.

Climate Change Indicators in the United States

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics

Presents 24 indicators, each describing trends related to the causes and effects of climate change.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

Is the U.S. Current Account Deficit Sustainable?

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance

Discusses the economic impact of a declining current account deficit, the relationship between the current account deficit decline and the financial crisis, and several studies of the sustainability of a current account deficit.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Impeachment: An Overview of Constitutional Provisions, Procedure and Practice

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals

Covers the details of two recent impeachment proceedings against federal judges, then describes the constitutional role of the House and the Senate in impeachment of federal officers.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

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