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January 11, 2002
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 President's 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.
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Winkelmayer WC, Glynn RJ, Levin R, et al. Determinants of delayed nephrologist referral in patients with chronic kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis 2001;38(6):1178-84. [Grant No. R01 HS09398.]
British Journal of Nutrition
Brunner E, Stallone D, Juncja M, et al. Dietary assessment in Whitehall II: Comparison of 7-day diet diary and food-frequency questionnaire and validity against biomarkers. Br J Nutr 2001 Sep;86(3):405-14. [Grant No. HS06516.]
International Journal of Medical Informatics
Mikulich VJ, Liu YA, Steinfeldt J, et al. Implementation of clinical guidelines through an electronic medical record: Physician usage, satisfaction and assessment. Int J Med Inf 2001 Oct;63(3):169-78. [Grant No. HS06284.]
Journal of the American Dental Association
Manski RJ, Edelstein BL, Meoller JF. The impact of insurance coverage on children's dental visits and expenditures, 1996. J Am Dent Assoc 2001 Aug;132(8):1137-45. [Supported by AHRQ, no grant number given; first and second authors are researchers with AHRQ's Center for Cost and Financing Studies.]
Macek MD, Edelstein BL, Manski RJ. An analysis of dental visits in U.S. children, by category of service and sociodemographic factors, 1996. Pediatr Dent 2001 Sep-Oct;23(5):383-89. [Third author is researcher with AHRQ's Center for Cost and Financing Studies; uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]
American Health Line
Depression: treatment up, with more using drug therapy. Am Health Line 2002 Jan 9; #9. [Reviews findings of study based on data from AHRQ's MEPS and National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES).]
Ables AZ, Godenick MT, Lipsitz SR. Improving family practice residents' compliance with asthma practice guidelines. Fam Med 2002 Jan;34(1):23-27. [Cites article by Weiss and Gergen, N Engl J Med, 1992.]
Rice T, Gabel J, Levitt L, et al. Workers and their health plans: free to choose? Health Aff 2002 Jan-Feb;21(1):182-87. [Cites Schone and Cooper, Health Aff, 2001.]
Healthcare Leadership Review
Lang M. Validity of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality clinical guidelines. Healthcare Leadership Rev 2001 Dec;20(11):20. [Summarizes AHRQ-funded article by Shekelle et al in JAMA, 2001.]
Journal of the American Medical Association
Leach DC. Competence is a habit. JAMA 2002 Jan 9;287(2):243-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kaushal et al, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2001, and Shekelle et al, JAMA 2001.]
Oddone EZ, Petersen LA, Weinberger M, et al. Contribution of the Veterans Health Administration in understanding racial disparities in access and utilization of health care. Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I3-I13. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med, 1999.]
Dominitz JA, Maynard C, Billingsley KG, et al. Race, treatment, and survival of veterans with cancer of the distal esophagus and gastric cardia. Med Care 2002; 40(1 Supp):I-14-I-26. [Cites Ball and Elixhauser, Med Care, 1996; cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med, 1999.]
Ibrahim SA, Siminoff LA, Burant CJ, et al. Understanding ethnic differences in the utilization of joint replacement for osteoarthritis. Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I-44-I-51. [Cites AHRQ report, Trends in Hospital Procedures on Black Patients and White Patients, 1994.]
Rosenheck R, Fontana A. Black and Hispanic veterans in intensive VA treatment programs for posttraumatic stress syndrome. Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I-52-I-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med, 1999.]
Petersen LA, Wright SM, Peterson ED, et al. Impact of race on cardiac care and outcomes in veterans with acute myocardial infarction. Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I-86-I-96. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med, 1999.]
Collins TC, Johnson M, Henderson W, et al. Lower extremity nontraumatic amputation among veterans with peripheral arterial disease. Is race an independent factor? Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I-106-I-116. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med, 1999.]
Van Ryn M. Research on the provider contribution to race/ethnicity disparities in medical care. Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I-140-I-151. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med 1999.]
Medicine & Health
HHS funding bill omits mental health parity. Med Health 2002 Jan;7;56(1):3. [Cites $299 million Fiscal Year 2002 budget for AHRQ.]
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force/Put Prevention into Practice-Related Articles
Yeazel MW, Bunner SJ, Kofron PM, et al. Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP): Evaluating PPIP in two family practice residency sites. Fam Med 2002 Jan;34(1):17-22. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996 and Put Prevention Into Practice.]
Susman J. An ounce of prevention is a ton of work. Fam Med 2002 Jan;34(1):45-47. [Comments on article by Yeazel et al.; cites Clancy and Kamerow, JAMA, 1996.
Lyles A, Weiner JP, Shore AD, et al. Cost and quality trends in direct contracting. Health Aff 2002 Jan-Feb;21(1):89-102.
Current as of January 11, 2002