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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Private Health Insurance: Geographic Variation in Spending for Certain High-Cost Procedures Driven by Inpatient Prices

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/667781.pdf

Looks at geographic differences in costs for certain medical procedures that are paid for by private health insurance rather than Medicare, and how the mix of service types, volume, intensity, and price contribute to variations in spending.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance, United States, 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6310a1.htm

Provides state-specific information on U.S. assisted reproductive technology procedures performed in 2011 and compares infant outcomes with outcomes for all infants born in the U.S. that year.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-staff-report-november-2013-workshop-entitled-internet-things-privacy/150127iotrpt.pdf

Reports on the results of a November 2013 workshop on how to provide protection for consumers in an era when 25 billion devices are connected to the Internet.  Includes staff recommendations for businesses to protect consumer security and privacy.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

How Head Start Grantees Set and Use School Readiness Goals: Final Report

Categories: Children,Education,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/2015_12a_school_readiness_goals_final_report_january_2015.pdf

Examines how local grantees set school readiness goals, how they collect and analyze data to measure progress, and how they use data to improve program planning and functioning.  From the Administration for Children and Families of the Health and Human Services Department

 

2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.boem.gov/2017-2022-DPP/

Includes 14 potential lease sales in eight areas including the Mid-Atlantic off the Virginia coast.  Proposes priority development in the Gulf of Mexico and “one potential lease sale late in the program for … areas offshore Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Calls for geological and geophysical surveying activities in an area 50 miles offshore.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the U.S. Department of the Interior