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Trends in Special Care: The 1995 National Nursing Census of Sub-Acute Units

August 31, 1997
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

August 31, 1996
Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343

Confidentiality of Electronic Health Data: Methods for Protecting Personally Identifiable Information

July 2, 1996
January 1990 through March 1996 448 Selected Citations Prepared by

Directive 95/ /EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union

October 23, 1995
European Union Restreint ECO 291 CODEC 92 Common Position (EC) No /95 Adopted by the Council on 20 February 1995 With a View to Adopting Directive 94/ /EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Individuals With Regard to the Processing of Personal Data And on the Free Movement of Such Data

Consumer Choice and the Frontline Worker

December 31, 1993
(Article prepared for GENERATIONS, Fall 1994, Volume 18, Number 3, pages 65-70.) [15 PDF pages]

Assistive Technology for the Frail Elderly: An Introduction and Overview

April 27, 1992
This paper, prepared by a DALTCP student intern, provides an overview of assistive technology for the frail elderly. According to the Office of Technology Assessment, in 1985 there were over 18,000 devices available to aid the functionally impaired elderly. The number has grown since then. The devices range in sophistication from a modified eating utensil to computerized voice simulators.

Physical and Cognitive Impairment: Do They Require Different Kinds of Help?

December 31, 1990
Physical impairments are commonly believed to require relatively more active hands-on assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs) while cognitive impairments use relatively more supervisory or standby assistance.

Summary and Policy Implications: Analyses of Medicaid Financing for Disabled and High Cost Children

November 30, 1990
The Congress, HHS, and other federal agencies have expressed considerable interest in the adequacy of current programs and policies affecting severely disabled children, particularly those who are technology dependent and whose health and medical care place catastrophic financing and caregiving burdens on their families.