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Institute of Medicine (US) Council on Health Care Technology; Goodman C, editor. Medical Technology Assessment Directory: A Pilot Reference To Organizations, Assessments, and Information Resources. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1988.

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Medical Technology Assessment Directory: A Pilot Reference To Organizations, Assessments, and Information Resources.

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National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)/NHLBI Smoking Education Program (NSEP) Information Center

Source: Office of Prevention, Education, and Control, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Building 31, Room 4A-21, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-230-1340

Subject: Health effects of cholesterol and smoking; prevention of coronary heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Content: Publications cover arteriosclerosis, heart disease, management strategies for detection and treatment of persons with high blood cholesterol levels, consensus statements concerning high blood cholesterol, counseling techniques and consumer education sheets, cardiovascular disease risk factors, materials for work-site heart disease risk reduction programs, physician continuing medical education materials related to cholesterol and smoking, primary care physician's role in promoting smoking cessation, and suggestions for public, professional, and patient education. NCEP publications list is organized alphabetically by title and annotated; NSEP resource list is annotated and divided into professional and patient education resources. Center is developing a database on smoking and cholesterol programmatic materials, including curriculum guides and other educational materials, descriptions or evaluations of specific programs, directories and bibliographies, relevant laws and legislation.

Compilation: Information gathered from NHLBI-sponsored research and working groups, expert panels, results of biomedical, epidemiological and health behavior studies. Active since 1985.

Access: Current NCEP publications list and NSEP resource list available upon request. Single copies of publications available free of charge. NCEP/NSEP Information Center database not yet publicly available; however, planning is underway to make it available through BRS 800-345-4277, as part of the Combined Health Information Database (CHID).

Copyright © 1988 by the National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK218422


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