Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

JP Morgan Chase Whale Trades: A Case History of Derivatives Risks and Abuses

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations

http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/?id=C98CBA4C-D4CB-44E2-9D0D-2F0BCE558350

A congressional committee report on abusive and reckless trading by the largest financial holding company in the U.S.  Describes how they hid the losses and misinformed investors, regulators, and the public.   From the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

 

Trends in Tuberculosis, United States 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6211a2.htm?s_cid=mm6211a2_x

Reports a decrease in TB cases from 2011.  Also reports cases by race/ethnicity and foreign born status.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Health Care Expenditures for the Most Commonly Treated Conditions of Women Ages 18 to 39, 2009

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Women

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st403/stat403.pdf

Finds the most commonly treated conditions were mental disorders, asthma/pulmonary disease, bronchitis, and normal pregnancy/delivery.  Also tracks what type of health insurance paid for the treatments.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Characteristics of Homeless and Non-Homeless Individuals Using Inpatient and Emergency Department Services, 2008

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb152.pdf

Finds that mental disorders accounted for the largest number of inpatient hospital stays and emergency treatment visits by homeless people.  This report compares patient characteristics, insurance coverage, and conditions treated during hospital stays and visits by racial/ethnic groups for homeless and non-homeless patients.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Trends in Potentially Preventable Hospital Admissions Among Adults and Children, 2005-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb151.pdf

Presents information and statistics on reducing health care costs by reducing the number of hospital admissions with high quality primary and preventive care.  Identifies health conditions which saw decreases in hospital admission rates between 2005 and 2010.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Mitigating Media Incitement to Violence in Iraq: A Locally Driven Approach

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Iraq

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR329-Mitigating-Media-Incitement-to-Violence-in-Iraq.pdf

Describes the process developed over a four year period to enable Iraqi media, regulators, and members of civil society to reduce inflammatory content on television stations.  Involved analysis of content of Iraqi news broadcasts and development of guidelines.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

NASA Technical Reports Database Goes Dark

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2013/03/ntrs_dark.html

 

Reports the decision of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to take down its website for technical reports, apparently due to concern about security lapses.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists