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January 14, 2005


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

Academic Medicine
Fletcher KE, Saint S, Mangrulkar RS. Balancing continuity of care with residents limited work hours: defining the implications. Acad Med 2005 Jan; 80(1):39-43. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11540.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Bonomi AE, Holt VL, Thompson RS, et al. Ascertainment of intimate partner violence in women seeking legal protection. Am J Prev Med 2005 Jan; 28(1):52-8. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS 10909-01.]

Norris SL, Zhang X, Avenell A, et al. Long-term effectiveness of weight-loss interventions in adults with pre-diabetes. Am J Prev Med 2005 Jan; 28(1):126-39. [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

American Journal of Public Health
Kivimaki M, Head J, Ferrie JE, et al. Working while ill as a risk factor for serious coronary events: the Whitehall II study. Am J Public Health 2005 Jan; 95(1):98-102. [Supported by Grant No. HS06516.]

Marcus M, Maida CA, Coulter IA, et al. A longitudinal analysis of unmet need for oral treatment in a national sample of medical HIV patients. Am J Public Health 2005 Jan; 95(1):73-5. [Supported by Grant No. HS08578.]

Shaffer ER, Waitzkin H, Brenner J, et al. Global trade and public health. Am J Public Health 2005 Jan; 95(1):23-34. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R03 HS13251.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Lau DT, Kasper JD, Potter DE, et al. Hospitalization and death associated with potentially inappropriate medication prescriptions among elderly nursing home residents. Arch Intern Med 2005 Jan 10; 165(1):68-74. [Third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends; uses 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Newacheck PW, Kim SE. A national profile of health care utilization and expenditures for children with special health care needs. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2005 Jan; 159(1):10-17. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11662 as confirmed by AHRQ's Grants On-Line Database (GOLD); uses 2000 MEPS data.]

Biological Psychiatry
Zatzick DF, Russo J, Pitman RK, et al. Reevaluating the association between emergency department heart rate and the development of posttraumatic stress disorder: a public health approach. Biol Psychaitry 2005 Jan 1; 57(1):91-5. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R03 HS11372.]

BMC Health Services Research
Brazil K, Ozer E, Cloutier MM, et al. From theory to practice: improving the impact of health services research. BMC Health Serv Res 2005 Jan 7; 5(1):1. [Fifth author is director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.]

BMC Public Health
Mikanatha NM Julian KG, Kunselman AR, et al. Patients request for and emergency physicians prescription of antimicrobial prophylaxis for anthrax during the 2001 bioterrorism-related outbreak. BMC Public Health 2005 Jan 5; 5(1):2. [Supported by Grant No. U18-HS10399.]

Critical Care Clinics
Pronovost PJ, Thompson DA, Holzmueller CG, et al. Defining and measuring patient safety. Crit Care Clin 2005 Jan; 21(1):1-19, vii. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11902.]

Hepatology
Mehta SH, Thomas DL, Torbenson M, et al. The effect of antiretroviral therapy on liver disease among adults with HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Hepatology 2005 Jan; 41(1):123-31. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS07809.]

Inquiry
Marquis MS, Rogowski JA, Escarce JJ. The managed care backlash: did consumers vote with their feet? Inquiry 2004-2005 Winter; 41(4):376-90. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10770.]

Mukamel DB, Weimer DL, Zwanziger J, et al. Quality report cards, selection of cardiac surgeons, and racial disparities: a study of the publication of the New York state cardiac surgery reports. Inquiry 2004-2005 Winter; 41(4):435-46. [Supported by Grant No. HS09803.]

JAMA
Dansinger ML, Gleason JA, Griffith JL, et al. Comparison of the Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers, and Zone diets for weight loss and heart disease risk reduction. JAMA 2005 Jan 5; 293(1):43-53. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00060.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Shea JA, Aguirre AC, Sabatini J, et al. Developing an illustrated version of the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS®). Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2005 Jan; 31(1):32-42. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10299; uses Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS®) data.]

Piotrowski MM, Cohen MR, Mercier J, et al. Introducing the National Patient Safety Goals Department: sharing programs of excellence from individual organizations. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2005 Jan; 31(1):43-6. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11540.]

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Gebo KA, Fleishman JA, Conviser R, et al. Racial and gender disparities in receipt of highly active antiretroviral therapy persist in a multistate sample of HIV patients in 2001. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2005 Jan 1; 38(1):96-103. [Supported by Contract No. 290-01-0012; third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends; seventh author (Hellinger) is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Groeneveld PW, Heidenreich PA, Garber AM. Trends in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator racial disparity. J Am Coll Cardiol 2005 Jan 4; 45(1):72-8. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS000028-17.]

Journal of the American Geriatric Society
Barnato AE, Labor RE, Freeborne NE, et al. Qualitative analysis of Medicare claims in the last 3 years of life: a pilot study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2005 Jan; 53(1):66-73. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS010561.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Hsu J, Huang J, Kinsman J, et al. Use of e-health services between 1999 and 2002: a growing digital divide. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2005 Mar-Apr; 12(2):164-71. [Supported by Contract No. 290-00-0015 Task Order No. 8; seventh author (Ortiz) is a former AHRQ researcher.]

Journal of Immunology
Rutitzky LI, Hernandez HJ, Yim YS, et al. Enhanced egg-induced immunopathology correlates with high IFN-g in murine schistosomiasis. J Immunol 2005 Jan 1; 174(1):435-40. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00060.]

Journal of Rural Health
Larson SL and Hill SC. Rural-urban differences in employment-related health insurance. J Rural Health 2005 Winter; 21(1):21-30. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends; acknowledges the research assistance of Yuriy Pylypchuk (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends; uses 2002 MEPS data.]

Arcury TA, Preisser JS, Gesler WM, et al. Access to transportation and health care utilization in a rural regain. J Rural Health 2005 Winter; 21(1):31-8. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09624.]

Journal of Womens Health
Correa de-Araujo R. Mary Jaylene Berg, pharm.d., 1950-2004; to my colleague and friend, Mary Jaylene Berg. J Womens Health 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1):11. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations.]

Correa de-Araujo R. Improving the use and safety of medications in women through sex/gender and race/ethnicity analysis: introduction. J Womens Health 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1):12-15. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations.]

Correa de-Araujo R. Its your health: use your medications safely. J Womens Health 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1):16-18. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations.]

Correa de-Araujo R, Miller GE, Banthin JS, et al. Gender differences in drug use and expenditures in a privately insured population of older adults. J Womens Health 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1):73-81. [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations; second and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends.]

Col NF. Challenges in translating research into practice. J Womens Health 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1):87-95. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS013329-01.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Barger LK, Cade BE, Ayas NT, et al. Extended work shifts and the risk of motor vehicle crashes among interns. N Engl J Med 2005 Jan 13; 352(2):125-34. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS12032.]

Lukela M, DeGuzman D, Weinberger S, et al. Unfashionably late. N Engl J Med 2005 325(1):64-9. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11540.]

Quarterly Review of Biology
Ness RB. The consequences for human reproduction of a robust inflammatory response. Q Rev Biol 2004 Dec; 79(4):383-93. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10592.]

Radiology
Bub LD, Blackmore CC, Mann FA, et al. Cervical spine fractures in patients 65 years and older: a clinical prediction rule for blunt trauma. Radiology 2005 Jan; 234(1):143-9. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS11291.]

Statistics in Medicine
Lin HM, Lyles RH, Williamson JM, et al. Estimation of the intervention effect in a non-randomized study with pre- and post-mismeasured binary responses. Stat Med 2005 Feb; 24(3):419-35. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS11452.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Ressel G. NPSF launches interactive educational Web site. Am Fam Physician 2005 Jan 15; 7(2):229. [Describes AHRQ-funded National Patient Safety Foundation interactive Web site.]

Ressel G. AHRQ launches bioterrorism preparedness listserv. Am Fam Physician 2005 Jan 15; 7(2):229. [Describes AHRQ bioterrorism preparedness listserv.]

Ressel G. Appropriations bill includes several AAFP-supported provisions. Am Fam Physician 2005 Jan 15; 7(2):230. [States that the FY 2006 budget includes $319 million for AHRQ.]

Weiss BD. Selecting medications for the treatment of urinary incontinence. Am Fam Physician 2005 Jan 15; 7(2):315-22. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Acute and Chronic Management, 1996.]

Diagnosis of celiac disease. Am Fam Physician 2005 Jan 15; 7(2):386. [Reports on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Celiac Disease, 2004.]

Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Am Fam Physician 2005 Jan 15; 7(2):387. [Reports on AHRQ's omega-3 fatty acids evidence reports.]

American Health Line
Alternative medicine: IOM report recommends stricter regulation. Am Health Line 2005 Jan 13; #5. [Summarizes findings of the AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine report, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States, 2005.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Cokkinides VE, Ward E, Jenal A, et al. Under-use of smoking-cessation treatments: results from the National Health Interview Survey, 2000. Am J Prev Med 2005 Jan; 28(1):119-22. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

American Medical News
Robeznieks A. Quality agency, insurers fight ethnic care gap. Am Med News 2005 Jan 3-10; 48(1):4. [Reports on AHRQ's partnering with nine major health insurance plans in a collaborative effort to reduce ethnic and racial disparities in health care for people with diabetes.; mentions comments by Cynthia Palmer (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets); mentions the 2003 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports (NHQR, NHDR); includes Web links to the NHQR and NHDR.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Narins CR, Dozier AM, Ling FS, et al. The influence of public reporting of outcome data on medical decision making by physicians. Arch Intern Med 2005 Jan 10; 165(1):83-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hannan, et al., Am Heart J 1997 Dec; 134(6):1120-8.]

BNA's Health Care Policy Report
Federal government to study medical interventions for illnesses. BNA Health Care Policy Rep 2005 Jan 3; 13(1):12. [Describes AHRQ initiative to study the effectiveness of medical interventions of ten health conditions among Medicare beneficiaries.]

Evidence-based Nursing
Ahijevych K. Review: all forms of nicotine replacement therapy are effective for smoking cessation. Evid Based Nurs 2005 Jan; 8(1):13. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Inquiry
Swartz K. The risks of an ownership society. Inquiry 2004-2005 Winter; 41(4):357-9. [Cites article by former AHRQ researcher (Monheit AC, Med Care 2003 Jul; 41(7 Suppl):III53-64).]

Bazzoli GJ, Lindrooth RC, Hasnain-Wynia R, et al. The Balanced Budget of 1997 and U.S. hospital operations. Inquiry 2004-2005 Winter; 41(4):401-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman, et al., N Engl J Med 2002 May 30; 346(22):1715-22.]

Wodchis WP, Fries BE, Hirth RA. The effect of Medicares prospective payment system on discharge outcomes of skilled nursing facility residents. Inquiry 2004-2005 Winter; 41(4):418-34. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by J Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends) and Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), J Health Econ 1996 Feb; 15(1):23-48, and J Cohen, et al., Inquiry 1990 Summer; 27(2):183-200.]

Buchmueller TC, Gilmer T, Harris K. Health plan disenrollment in a choice-based Medicaid managed care program. Inquiry 2004-2005 Winter; 41(4):447-60. [Cites ARHQ-authored article by Burstin, et al. (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships), Inquiry 1998-1999 Winter; 35(4):389-97; cites AHRQ-funded article analyzing CAHPS® data by Morales, et al., Health Serv Res 2001 Jul; 36(3):595-617.]

Greenberg MD, Ridgely MS, Bell DS. Electronic prescribing and HIPAA privacy regulation. Inquiry 2004-2005 Winter; 41(4):461-8. [Cites AHRQ report, Using Computers and Information Technology to Prevent Errors, 2004.]

JAMA
Eckel RH. The dietary approach to obesity: is it the diet or the disorder? JAMA 2005 Jan 5; 293(1):96-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Dansinger, et al., cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Aaron C. Safety of adult nerve agent autoinjectors in children. J Pediatr 2005 Jan; 146(1):8-10. [Cites executive summary for AHRQ-funded conference, Pediatric Preparedness for Disasters and Terrorism, a National Consensus Conference, 2003.]

Journal of Womens Health
Anthony M. Male/female differences in pharmacology: safety issues with QT-prolonger drugs. J Womens Health 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1):47-52. [Comments that AHRQ could play a role in enhancing information and education on drugs and on AHRQ's Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTS) program.]

Gardner J, Miller L. Promoting the safety and use of hormonal contraceptives. J Womens Health 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1):53-60. [Comments that some problems preventing effective contraceptive use lend themselves to the research and advocacy of AHRQ; comments that the effectiveness of contraceptive use while taking antibiotics could be well studied by the Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics.]

Grissinger MC, Kelly K. Reducing the risk of medication errors in women. J Womens Health 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1):61-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Leape et al., JAMA 1995 Jul 5; 274(1):35-43.]

Gurwitz JH. The age/gender interface in geriatric pharmacotherapy. J Womens Health 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1):68-72. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, et al. (First and second author (Sangl) are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), JAMA 2001 Dec 12; 286(22):2823-9; cites AHRQ-funded article by Simon, et al., J Am Geriatr Soc 2005 Feb; 53(2):227-32.]

Hot papers in literature. J Womens Health 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1):96-100. [Summarizes AHRQ-funded article by Figueiredo, et al., (J Clin Oncol 2004 Oct 1; 22(19):4002-9).]

Lancet
Windrim R. Vaginal delivery in birth centre after previous caesarean section. Lancet 2005 Jan 8; 365(9454):106-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lydon-Rochelle, et al., N Engl J Med 2001 Jul 5; 345(1):3-8.]

Medicine and Health
Medicine and Health 2004 health person of the year. Med Health 2005 Jan 10; 59(1):1, 7-8. [Mentions FY 2005 budget allocation of $15 for AHRQ comparative-effectiveness research.]

Survey tool to evaluate employee patient safety attitudes. Med Health 2005 Jan 10; 59(1):13. [Brief on release of AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.]

Modern Healthcare
Evans M, Galloro V. One step ahead: states restructure Medicaid to keep costs in check. Mod Healthc 2005 Jan 17; 35(3):8-9. [Includes comment that AHRQ and Urban Institute research found that care for Medicaid enrollees cost less than those in private insurance.]

National Journal
Serafini MW. e-Medicine. Natl J 2005 Jan 8; 37(1, 2):36-40. [Mentions that last fall AHRQ was awarded $139 million in grants and contracts to spur the use of health information technology.]

Nursing Economics
Many major teaching hospitals might not be able to offer adequate access to specialty care for uninsured patients. Nurs Econ 2005 Jan-Feb; 23(1):50. [Brief report on medical school faculty survey conducted by Ernest Moy (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), Harvard Medical School, and the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital.]

Pathways to Success
AHRQ, the resource you have been looking for. Pathways to Success 2005; 1:78-80 [Reports on information available at the AHRQ Web site and on various AHRQ programs and projects; includes list (contact information, program areas) of eighteen AHRQ nursing researchers; includes comments by Heddy Hubbard (Acting Associate Director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), Marybeth Farquhar (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), and Beth Collins Sharp (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence).]

Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders
The IOM medical errors report: 5 years later, the journey continues. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2005 Jan; 17(1):2-10. [Mentions AHRQ's Web M&M: Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web; reports on the National Survey on Consumer Experiences With Patient Safety and Quality Information conducted by AHRQ, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health; includes comments by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

AHRQ releases new tool to gauge hospitals patient safety cultures. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2005 Jan; 17(1):5. [Comments on AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2005.]

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

American Family Physician
United States Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for visual impairment in children younger than five years: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2005 Jan 15; 71(2):333-6. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on vision screening for children as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Medical Clinics of North America
Cappell MS. The pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of colon cancer and adenomatous polyps. Med Clin N Am 89(1):1-42. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer in article by Pignone, et al., Ann Intern Med 2002 Jul 16; 137(2):132-41.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Miller ER, Pastor-Barriuso R, Dalal D, et al. Meta-analysis: high-dosage vitamin E supplementation may increase all-cause mortality. Ann Intern Med 2005 Jan 4; 142(1):37-46. [Cites Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center article by Shekelle, et al., J Gen Intern Med 2004 Apr; 19(4):380-9.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Shoup AG, Owen KE, Jackson G, et al. The Parkland memorial Hospital experience in ensuring compliance with universal newborn hearing screening follow-up. J Pediatr 2005 Jan; 146(1):66-72. [Cites systematic evidence review on newborn hearing screening by the Oregon Health and Science University Evidence-based Practice Center (Contract No. 290-97-0018); cites USPSTF recommendations Screening for Newborn Hearing, 2001.]

Trustee
Delashmutt S. Would tort reform improve patient safety? Trustee 2005 Jan; 55(1):20-2. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Muennig P, Franks P, Gold M. The cost effectiveness of health insurance. Am J Prev Med 2005 Jan; 28(1):59-64. [Uses 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks, Nutting, and Clancy (third author is AHRQ Director); cites AHRQ-funded article by Baker, et al., N Engl J Med 2001 Oct 11; 345(15):1106-12.]

American Journal of Public Health
Wee CC, Phillips RS, Legedza AT, et al. Health care expenditures associated with overweight and obesity among U.S. adults: importance of age and race. Am J Public Health 2005 Jan; 95(1):159-65. [Uses 1998 MEPS data; acknowledgments thank AHRQ for providing initial data.]

Preventing Chronic Disease
Wang LY, Zhong Y, Wheeler L. Direct and indirect costs of asthma in school-age children. Pre Chronic Dis 2005 Jan; 2(1):1-10. [Uses 1996 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen JW (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends) and Krauss, Health Aff 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):129-38.]

Psychiatric Services
Mandell DS, Thompson WW, Weintraub ES, et al. Trends in diagnosis rates for autism and ADHD at hospital discharge in the context of other psychiatric diagnoses. Psychiatr Serv 2005 Jan; 56(1):56-62. [Uses data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP); cites AHRQ-funded article by Lorenz, et al., Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1998 May; 152(5):425-35.]

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