David Hadorn Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0833013351, 9780833013354
Authors: David Hadorn, Emmett B. Keeler, William H. Rogers, Robert H. Brook
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: report, hcfa, severity, project, final, models, performance, mortality, prediction, assessing
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Concerns about the cost and quality of health care have resulted in a national effort to determine the health outcomes of medical and surgical services. This report concentrates on developing criteria that risk-assessment systems should meet to permit consumers to intelligently evaluate them. It also presents a comparison of several selected mortality prediction models.......
ISBN: 160235166X, 9781602351660
Authors: David Franke, Alex Reid, Anthony Di Renzodesigned, Copyedited By David Doran
Source: wac.colostate.edu
Keywords: professional, technical, writing, programs, revising, discourse, composing, design
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Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing addresses the complexities of developing professional and technical writing programs. The essays in the collection offer reflections on efforts to bridge two cultures – what the editors characterize as the "art and science of writing" – often by addressing explicitly the tensions between them. Des......
Authors: Tom Latourrette, Lynn E. Davis, David R. Howell, Preethi R. Sama, David J. Dausey
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: practices, functions, areas, future, work, incidents, radiological, health, preparedness, response, chemical, public
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One area of public health emergency preparedness that has not been examined in depth is preparedness for incidents involving the release of chemical or radiological substances. Past experience — with chemical and nuclear plant accidents, train collisions, product tampering, and chemical terrorism — shows that such incidents can have serious public health consequences. This report focus......
ISBN: 0833016008, 9780833016003
Authors: David W. Grissmer, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Man Bing Sze, David M. Adamson
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: losses, overview, economic, reservists, mobilized, insuring
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Reserve personnel played a critical role during Operation Desert Storm.However, a significant proportion of those who were mobilized faced economic losses.These losses resulted from the difference between their civilian and military incomes, loss of civilian benefits, and additional expenses during mobilization.This report summarizes results from an ongoing study of the economic losses of reservis......
Authors: Mark A. Bernstein, Robert J. Lempert, David S. Loughran, David S. Ortiz
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: energy, efficiency, investments, california, benefit, public
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This study reports on the results of an assessment of the benefits of energy efficiency for California. It looks at trends in California energy consumption, including energy demand and reliability. It also examines the economic and environmental impacts of energy efficiency improvements in the commercial and industrial sectors. Finally, it looks at the impacts on households, particularly low-incom......
ISBN: 0833023896, 9780833023896
Authors: Alan J. Vick, David T. Orletsky, John Bordeaux, David A. Shlapak
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: light, infantry, targets, contribution, rsquo, air, power, enhancing
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In reviewing the history of the USAF in lesser conflicts, the authors of this report were struck by two facts: (1) The USAF has faced light infantry opponents (or light forces) many times over the years and (2) it is increasingly being called upon to detect and engage such forces (e.g., in Somalia and Bosnia). Despite the salience of this target set, light forces have received little attention fro......
Authors: David E. Mosher, Lowell H. Schwartz, David R. Howell, Lynn E. Davis
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: nuclear, relations, executive, summary, russian, improving, shadow, phased, approach, safety
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Russian language translation of the preface and summary from Beyond the Nuclear Shadow: A Phased Approach for Improving Nuclear Safety and U.S-Russian Relations, which develops concrete steps as part of a phased approach by which the United States and Russia can improve nuclear safety and U.S.-Russian relations.......
ISBN: 0833033468, 9780833033468
Authors: David E. Mosher, Lowell H. Schwartz, David R. Howell, Lynn E. Davis
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: nuclear, russian, relations, safety, approach, shadow, phased, improving
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The United States and Russia have improved their relationship over the past decade and taken steps to reduce their nuclear postures. But the nuclear shadow-i.e., the risk of accidental and unauthorized use of nuclear weapons-remains. Both countries still have nuclear forces ready to launch at each other within minutes-a direct carryover from the Cold War era. Moreover, Russia's economic problems o......
ISBN: 0833058312, 9780833058317
Authors: James Dobbins, David C. Gompert, David A. Shlapak, Andrew Scobell
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Keywords: strategies, deterrence, consequences, prospects, china, conflict
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This paper presents some scenarios that, if they were to come to pass, could result in military conflict with China over the next thirty years. The authors begin by exploring different plausible sources of conflict — whether it be the collapse of North Korea, possible dwindling relations between Taiwan and China, or other contingencies involving Japan or India. They discuss the operational i......
ISBN: 0833041894, 9780833041890
Authors: Martin C. Libicki, David C. Gompert, David R. Frelinger, Raymond Smith
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: rand, counterinsurgency, study, volume, insurgents, century, regaining, information, superiority, byting
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U.S. counterinsurgency efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed to exploit information power, which could be a U.S. advantage but instead is being used advantageously by insurgents. Because insurgency and counterinsurgency involve a battle for the allegiance of a population between a government and an armed opposition movement, the key to exploiting information power is to connect with and lear......
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