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January 2, 2004


These articles appeared in recently released journals and newsletters. They include articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers; articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ; articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers; articles mentioning the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force/Put Prevention into Practice; articles mentioning the Presidents Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry and Agency-supported activities relating to the Quality Interagency Task Force; and other research using AHRQ data.


AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Archives of Surgery
Khaitan L, Ray WA, Holzman MD, et al. Health care utilization after medical and surgical therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Arch Surg 2003 Dec; 138(12):1356-61. [Supported by Grant No. HS10384.]

Gerontologist
Hawes C, Phillips CD, Rose M, et al. A national survey of assisted living facilities. Gerontologist 2003 Dec; 43(6):875-82. [Supported by Grant no. R01 HS10606.]

Lowe TJ, Lucas JA, Castle NG, et al. Consumer satisfaction in long-term care: state initiatives in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Gerontologist 2003 Dec; 43(6):883-96. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11825.]

Health Services Research
Needleman J, Buerhaus PI, Mattke S, et al. Measuring hospital quality: can Medicare data substitute for all-payer data? Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1487-508. [Supported by Grant No. HS09958 and HHS Contract No. 230-99-0021, funded by AHRQ, HRSA, CMS, and NINR.]

Hargraves JL, Hays RD, Cleary PD. Psychometric properties of the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS®) 2.0 adult core survey. Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1509-27. [Supported by Grant No. HS09205.]

Keating NL, Landrum MB, Landon BE, et al. Measuring the quality of diabetes care using administrative data: is there bias? Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1529-45. [Supported by Grant No. HS09936.]

Stuart B, Singhal PK, Magder LS, et al. How robust are health plan quality indicators to data loss? A Monte Carlo simulation study of pediatric asthma treatment. Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1547-61. [Supported by Grant No. U01 HS09950.]

Lozano P, Grothaus LC, Finkelstein JA, et al. Variability in asthma care and services for low-income populations among practice sites in managed Medicaid systems. Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1563-78. [Supported by Grant No. HS09935.]

Shenkman E, Wu SS, Nackashi J, et al. Managed care organizational characteristics and health care use among children with special health care needs. Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1599-624. [Supported by Grant No. U01 HS09949-02.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Crystal S, Sambamoorthi U, Walkup JT, et al. Diagnosis and treatment of depression in the elderly Medicare population: predictors, disparities, and trends. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Dec; 51(12):1718-28. [Supported by Grant Nos. P20 HS11825 and R03 HS09566-0.]

Chuang KH, Covinsky KE, Sands LP, et al. Diagnosis-related group-adjusted hospital costs are higher in older medical patients with lower functional status. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Dec; 51(12):1729-34. [Supported by Grant No. K02 HS00006-01.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Centor RM, Allison JJ, Weissman NW, et al. Diffusion of troponin testing in unstable angina patients: adoption prior to guideline release. J Clin Epidemiol 2003 Dec; 56(12):1236-43. [Supported by Grant No. HS108843.]

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Feldstein AC, Nichols GA, Elmer PJ, et al. Older women with fractures: patients falling through the cracks of guideline-recommended osteoporosis screening and treatment. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2003 Dec; 85-A(12):2294-302. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R03 HS13013-01K.]

J Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Sices L, Feudtner C, McLaughlin J, et al... How do primary care physicians identify young children with developmental delays? A national survey. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2003 Dec; 24(6):409-17. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS00002.]

Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Wolraich ML, Lambert W, Doffing MA, et al. Psychometric properties of the Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent Rating Scale in a referred population. J Pediatr Psychol 2003 Dec; 28(8):559-68. [Supported by Grant No. HS/MH 0905 (attributed to NIMH.]

Pediatrics
Chou SC, Palmer RH, Ezhuthachan S, et al. Management of hyperbilirubinemia in newborns: measuring performance by using a benchmarking model. Pediatrics 2003 Dec; 112(6 Pt 1):1264-73. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09782.]

Palmer RH, Clanton M, Ezhuthachan S, et al. Applying the "10 simple rules" of the Institute of Medicine to management of hyperbilirubinemia in newborns. Pediatrics 2003 Dec; 112(6 Pt 1):1388-93. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09782.]

Brach C, Lewit EM, VanLandeghem K, et al. Who's enrolled in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)? An overview of findings from the Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI). Pediatrics 2003 Dec; 112(6 Pt 2):e499-507. [Supported by Grant Nos. AL HS10435, FL HS10465, IN HS10453, KS HS10536, and NY HS10450; first author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Szilagyi PG, Shenkman E, Brach C, et al. Children with special health care needs enrolled in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): patient characteristics and health care needs. Pediatrics 2003 Dec; 112(6 Pt 2):e508-20. [Supported by Grant Nos. FL HS10465, IN HS10453, KS HS10536, and NY HS10450; third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Shone LP, Dick AW, Brach C, et al. The role of race and ethnicity in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in four states; are there baseline disparities, and what do they mean for SCHIP? Pediatrics 2003 Dec; 112(6 Pt 2):e521-32. [Supported by Grant Nos. FL HS10465, AL HS10435, KS HS10536, and NY HS10450; third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Dick AW, Klein JD, Shone LP, et al. The evolution of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in New York: changing program features and enrollee characteristics. Pediatrics 2003 Dec; 112(6 Pt 2):e542-50. [Supported by Grant No. NY HS10450.]

Shenkman E, Youngblade L, Nackashi J. Adolescents' preventive care experiences before entry into the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Pediatrics 2003 Dec; 112(6 Pt 2):e533-40. [Supported by Grant No. HS10463.]

Qualitative Health Research
Aita V, McIlvain H, Susman J, et al. Using metaphor as a qualitative analytic approach to understand complexity in primary care research. Qual Health Res 2003 Dec; 13(10):1419-31. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01 HS08776.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Health Grants and Contracts Weekly
Health services research dissertation support (AHRQ). Health Grants Contracts Weekly 2003 Dec 31; 26(48):5. [Summarizes AHRQ grant announcement for applications for support for dissertation research focusing on improving the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care.]

Practice-based research networks (AHRQ/NIH). Health Grants Contracts Weekly 2003 Dec 31; 26(48):5. [Summarizes AHRQ/NIH grant announcement for research proposals from new or established primary care practice-based research networks to evaluate strategies for translating research findings into improvements in clinical practice.]

Health Services Research
AcademyHealth update: Cyber Seminars series continues in 2004. Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):xi-xii. [Lists Cyber Seminars on AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) taught by AHRQ researchers Claudia Steiner and Carol Stocks with the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and on AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) taught by former and current AHRQ researchers Nancy Krauss and Mamatha Pancholi with the Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Luft HS. Measuring quality in modern managed care. Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1373-9. [Cites AHRQ collaboration in 1998 on an initiative to examine the impact of various features of managed care on the management of chronic disease and the availability of reports from these projects on the AHRQ Web site.]

Luft HS. Special issues, special sections—special consideration? Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1379-83. [Cites AHRQ support for research papers presented in a special section on "Chronic Illness and Managed Care."]

DeLia D. Distributional issues in the analysis of preventable hospitalizations. Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 2):1761-79. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Fiscella et al. (AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy is fourth author), JAMA, 2000.]

Gilbert GH, Duncan RP, Shelton BJ. Social determinants of tooth loss. Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 2):1843-62. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Fiscella et al. (AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy is fourth author), JAMA, 2000.]

Kindig D, Day P, Fox DM, et al. What new knowledge would help policymakers better balance investments for optimal health outcomes? Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 2):1923-37. [Cites "substantial efforts underway [at AHRQ.] to improve 'knowledge-transfer' and 'translating research into practice'" as described in the agency's mission description on the AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lindblad CI, Hanlon JT, Artz MB, et al. Antidiabetic drug therapy of African-American and white community-dwelling elderly over a 10-year period. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Dec; 51(12):1748-53. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Bierman et al., Health Aff, 2002.]

Schnelle JF, Cadogan MP, Grbic D, et al. A standardized quality assessment system to evaluate incontinence care in the nursing home. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Dec; 51(12):1754-61. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Acute and Chronic Management, 1996.]

Palmer MH, Johnson TM II. Quality of incontinence management in U.S. nursing homes: a failing grade. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Dec; 51(12):1810-2. [Reviews AHRQ-funded article by Watson et al. in this issue (publicized in the Dec. 12, 2003, Articles of Interest and questions the current utility of recommendations in AHRQ guideline, Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Acute and Chronic Management, 1996.]

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Guttman N, Zimmerman DR, Nelson MS. The many faces of access: reasons for medically nonurgent emergency department visits. J Health Politics Pol Law 2003 Dec; 28(6):1089-120. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cunningham et al., Med Care Res Rev, 1995.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention into Practice-Related Articles

Health Services Research
Hillemeier MM, Lynch J, Harper S, et al. Measuring contextual characteristics for community health. Health Serv Res 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 2):1645-717. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Reuben DB, Roth C, Kamberg C, et al. Restructuring primary care practices to manage geriatric syndromes: the ACOVE-2 intervention. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Dec; 51(12):1787-93. [Cites USPSTF guideline, Screening Adults for Lipid Disorders: Recommendations and Rationale as published in J Prev Med, 2001, and AHRQ guideline, Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Acute and Chronic Management, 1996.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Emergency Medicine
Travers DA, Haas SW, Waller AE, et al. Diagnosis clusters for emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med 2003 Dec; 10(12):1337-44. [Uses AHRQ-developed ICD-9-CM code clusters for inpatient care from the Clinical Classification Software (CCS).]

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