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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Managing Spending in Virginia’s Medicaid Program

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Medicaid spending accounted for 22% of the general fund budget in FY2016, compared with 14% in FY2007.  Offers 35 recommendations for improvement.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIII, Mexico, Cuba, and the Caribbean

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America,Mexico

Documents foreign policy decision maker in the Carter Administration including an attempted coup in the Dominican Republic, efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, natural gas negotiations with Mexico, the Mariel Sealift, and the Jonestown Massacre.  From the State Department


Suicide in the Workplace

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Statistics

Examines how the frequency of workplace suicides has changed over time and analyzes the distribution of workplace suicides among selected demographic groups and case categories.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Census Bureau Releases 2015 Annual Survey of Manufactures Data

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Press release with links to individual statistical tables for General Statistics for Industry Groups and Industries, Value of Product Shipments and Geographic Area Statistics.  Notes that petroleum refineries experienced a 37.4% decrease in value of shipments from 2014 to 2015.  From the Census Bureau


Confidentiality Concerns and Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 15 to 25

Categories: Health/Medical,Privacy,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

This report describes two measures related to confidentiality and sexual/reproductive health for young adults: concerns that parents might find out and the opportunity to spend time alone with a health care provider without the presence of parents or guardians.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Drugs Most Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

During the 5 year period, drug overdose deaths increased 23% to 47,055 in 2014.  Identifies the 10 drugs most frequently implicated in overdose deaths, six of which were opioids.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Probation and Parole in the United States, 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

At the end of 2015, 4.6 million adults were under community supervision, a decrease of 62,000 from the previous year.  Offers statistics on the characteristics of offenders entering or exiting the system, types of offenses, and outcomes of supervision.   From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2014: Statistical Tables

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Reports on 1,053 deaths in local jails in 2014, an increase of 8% from 2013.  Suicides were the leading cause of death, accounting for 372.  Covers cause of death, decedent characteristics,  facility characteristics, and deaths reported by state.   From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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