Susan E. Dudley

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Adler, M. (2011). Well-being and fair distribution: Beyond cost-benefit analysis. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Allcott, H., Mullainathan, S., & Taubinsky, D. (2014). Energy policy with externalities and internalities. Journal of Public Economics, 112, 72–88. Conly, S. (2012). Against autonomy: Justifying coercive paternalism. Cambridge, UK:(More)
In some patients with biliary obstruction, access to the hepatic hilus is hindered by extensive tumor or by dense vascular scar tissue. In such patients, the biliary tract may be decompressed via the left hepatic duct away from the affected hilus. Access to the left hepatic duct in the left intersegmental plane is gained by dividing the round ligament,(More)
Plantar sensory neuropathy (PSN) affects a large proportion of individuals suffering from type 2 diabetes. In order to avoid ulceration or other damage to patients' feet regular testing and assessment of PSN needs to be undertaken. Currently, the standard test involves a trained podiatrist visiting the patient and testing their feet manually with a simple(More)
CONTEXT Since the late 1970s, the number of obstetrics and gynecology residency programs providing abortion training in the United States has steadily decreased. Given the documented shortage of abortion providers, assessing and ensuring the availability of abortion training in graduate medical education is critical. METHODS In 1998, the National Abortion(More)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing regulations to amend existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica by establishing a new permissible exposure limit as well as a series of ancillary provisions for controlling exposure. This article briefly reviews OSHA's proposed regulatory approach and(More)
Federal and other regulatory agencies often use or claim to use a weight of evidence (WoE) approach in chemical evaluation. Their approaches to the use of WoE, however, differ significantly, rely heavily on subjective professional judgment, and merit improvement. We review uses of WoE approaches in key articles in the peer-reviewed scientific literature,(More)
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This article examines the history of human exposure to silica, the second most common element on earth, to explore the problem of categorizing substances for regulatory purposes and the role interest groups play in developing policy. The regulatory history of silica teaches three important lessons: First, the most compelling account of the cycle of action(More)
The objective of this study was to describe the availability of early surgical and medical abortion among members of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and to identify factors affecting the integration of early abortion services into current services. Telephone interviews were conducted with staff at 113 Planned Parenthood affiliates and independent(More)