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February 14, 2003


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.


AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Coben JH, Steiner CA. Hospitalization for firearm-related injuries in the United States, 1997. Am J Prev Med 2003 Jan; 24(1):1-8. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Center for Organization and Delivery Studies, respectively.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Safran DG. Defining the future of primary care: What can we learn from patients? Ann Intern Med 2003 Feb 4; 138(3):248-55. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS08841.]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Rhodes KV, Levinson W. Interventions for intimate partner violence against women: Clinical applications. J Am Med Assoc 2003 Feb 5; 289(5):601-5. [Supported by Grant No. HS11096-02.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Eisenman DP, Cunningham WE, Zierler S, et al. Effect of violence on utilization of services and access to care in persons with HIV. J Gen Intern Med 2003 Feb; 18(2):125-7. [Supported by Cooperative Agreement No. U01 HS08578 between AHRQ and RAND.]

Ashton CM, Haidet P, Paterniti DA, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of health services. J Gen Intern Med 2003 Feb; 18(2):146-52. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10876.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Jensvold NG, Lieu TA, Chi FW, et al. Strategies for surveying families of Medicaid-insured children by telephone. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2003 Feb; 14(1):17-21. [Supported by Grant No. U01 HS09935.]

Heslin KC, Anderson RM, Gelberg L. Case management and access to services for homeless women. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2003 Feb;14(1):34-51. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS08323.]

Mayer ML, Konrad TR, Dvorak CC. Hospital resource utilization among patients with sickle cell disease. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2003 Feb; 14(1):122-35. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS09553-01.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Horn SD, Torres A, Willson D, et al. Development of a pediatric age- and disease-specific severity measure. J Pediatr 2002 Oct; 141(4):496-503. [Supported by Contract No. 290-95-0042.]

Lancet
Ray WA, Stein CM, Daugherty JR, et al. COX-2 selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of serious coronary heart disease. Lancet 2002 Oct 5; 360(9339):1071-3. [Supported by Grant No. HS10384.]

Medical Care
Forrest CB, Nutting P, Werner JJ, et al. Managed health plan effects on the specialty referral process: Results from the Ambulatory Sentinel Practice Network referral study. Med Care 2003 Feb; 41(2):242-53. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09377.]

Mental Health Services Research
Ortega AN, Alegria M. Self-reliance, mental health need, and the use of mental healthcare among island Puerto Ricans. Ment Health Serv Res 2002 Sep; 4(3):131-40. [First author is supported by an AHRQ IPA.]

Nursing Research
Cho SH. Using multilevel analysis in patient and organizational outcomes research. Nurs Res 2003 Jan-Feb; 52(1):61-5. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS113977.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Neef M. New AHRQ fact sheet provides tips for preventing medical errors in children. Am Fam Physician 2003 Feb 1; 67(3):21. [Describes new AHRQ fact sheet.]

American Health Line
Medical errors: Bush should address with malpractice issue. Am Health Line 2003 Feb 4; #14. [Mentions proposed reductions in AHRQ's FY 2003 budget.]

AHRQ: Washington Post profiles new director Clancy. Am Health Line 2003 Feb 5; #5. [Summarizes the Washington Post profile on new AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

American Journal of Managed Care
Heisler M, DeMonner SM, Billi JE, et al. Medicaid managed care: Are academic medical centers penalized by attracting patients with high-cost conditions? Am J Manag Care 2003 Jan; 9(1):19-29. [Cites article by Hellinger and Wong (AHRQ researchers), Med Care Res Rev, 2000.]

Saywell RM, Champion VL, Zollinger TW, et al. The cost effectiveness of 5 interventions to increase mammography adherence in a managed care population. Am J Manag Care 2003 Jan; 9(1):33-44. [Cites article by Chevarly (AHRQ researcher), Am J Public Health, 1997 and AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al., Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 1999.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Forster AJ, Harvey HJ, Peterson JF, et al. The incident and severity of adverse events affecting patients after discharge from the hospital. Ann Intern Med 2003 Feb 4; 138(3):161-7. [Cites articles by Burstin (director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care Research) et al., Med Care, 2000, and J Gen Intern Med, 2000; cites AHRQ-funded article by Leape et al., JAMA, 1995.]

Sox HC. The future of primary care. Ann Intern Med 2003 Feb 4; 138 (3):230-2. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Safran cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian et al., N Engl J Med, 2002.]

Rothman AA, Wagner EH. Chronic illness management: What is the role of primary care? Ann Intern Med 2003 Feb 4;138(3):256-61. [Cites findings from AHRQ-funded article by Safran cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Showstack J, Lurie N, Larson EB, et al. Primary care: The next renaissance. Ann Intern Med 2003 Feb 4; 138(3):268-72. [Cites findings from AHRQ-funded article by Safran cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles; notes the "inadequacy" of the budget of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care Research to support the level of work required to "perform, fund, and disseminate the results of research on primary care organization and delivery"; and discusses the need for Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Practice patterned after the Centers of Excellence in Patient Safety Research supported by AHRQ.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Kaplan V, Clermont G, Griffin MF, et al. Pneumonia: Still the old man's friend? Arch Intern Med 2003 Feb 10; 163(3):317-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fine MJ et al., Am J Med, 1990; JAMA, 1996; and N Engl J Med, 1997.]

Blue Sheet
AHRQ: Carolyn Clancy becomes permanent director of [AHRQ]. Feb. 5. Blue Sheet 2003 Feb 12; 46(7):20. [Announces Carolyn Clancy as new AHRQ director.]

BNA's Health Care Policy Report
Clancy officially named director of research and quality agency. BNA Health Care Policy Rep 2003 Feb 10; 11(6):192. [Announces Carolyn Clancy as new AHRQ director.]

BNA's Health Plan & Provider Report
FY 2004 budget to include $100 million for prevention of leading chronic diseases. BNA Health Plan Provider Rep 2003 Jan 29; 9(5):108. [Names AHRQ as one of five HHS agencies involved in expanded effort lead by the CDC.]

Health Economics
Maynard A. Safety behind the veil of ignorance. Health Econ 2003 Jan; 12(1):1-2. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Needleman et al., N Engl J Med, 2002, and Soumerai et al., N Engl J Med, 1991.]

Health News Daily
Glendinning D. NIH, CDC slowdowns in Bush FY 04 budget may be altered by FY 03 omnibus outcome. Health News Daily 2003 Feb 4; 15(23):6-7. [Mentions White House-proposed budget for AHRQ.]

Fiore K. Mandatory overtime for nurses barred in bipartisan bill introduced Feb. 12. Health News Daily 2003 Feb 12; 15(29):5-6. [Cites provision in bill for AHRQ to complete a study to establish standards for maximum safe working hours for nurses.]

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Greer AL, Goodwin JS, Freeman JL, et al. Bringing the patient back in: Guidelines, practice variations, and the social context of medical practice. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2002 Fall; 18(4):747-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo et al., Med Care, 2000; Flood et al., J Gen Intern Med, 1996; and Mandelblatt et al., Med Care, 2001.]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Mehta RL, Pascual MT, Soroko S, et al. Diuretics, mortality, and nonrecovery of renal function in acute renal failure. JAMA 2002, Nov 27; 288(20):2547-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mehta et al., Am J Med, 2002; funding for the article cited above is attributed to NIDDK.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kitahata MM, Van Rompaey SE, Dillingham PW, et al. Primary care delivery is associated with greater physician experience and improved survival among persons with AIDS. J Gen Intern Med 2003 Feb; 18(2):95-103. [Cites Hellinger (AHRQ researcher), JAMA, 1993, and Health Serv Res, 1994; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bozzette et al., N Engl J Med, 1998, and Shapiro et al., JAMA, 1999.]

Kaboli PJ, Rosenthal GE. Delays in transfer to the ICU. J Gen Intern Med 2003 Feb; 18(2):155-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al., N Engl J Med, 2002.]

Stone VE. Quality primary care for HIV/AIDS: How much HIV/AIDs experience is enough? J Gen Intern Med 2003 Feb; 18(2):157-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bozzette et al., N Engl J Med, 1998.]

Medical Care
Oster A, Bindman AB. Emergency department visits for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Med Care 2003 Feb; 41(2):198-207. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bindman et al., JAMA, 1995, and Grumbach et al., Am J Public Health, 1993.]

Ottenbacher KJ, Smith PM, Illig SB, et al. Disparity in health services and outcomes for persons with hip fracture and lower extremity joint replacement. Med Care 2003 Feb; 41(2):232-41. [Cites AHRQ report, Inpatient Hospital Statistics, 1996.]

Medical Decision Making
King TJ, Justice AC, Roberts MS, et al. Long-term HIV/AIDS survival estimation in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era. Med Decis Making 2003 Jan-Feb; 23(1):9-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bozzette et al., N Engl J Med, 1998.]

Modern Healthcare
Tieman J. Medicare to require reports detailing patient satisfaction. Mod Healthc 2003 Feb 10; 33(6):8-9. [Describes new standard patient-experience survey being created by AHRQ and quotes AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

Nursing Research
Curley MA, Razmus IS, Roberts KE, et al. Predicting pressure ulcer risk in pediatric patients: The Braden Q Scale. Nurs Res 2003 Jan-Feb; 52(1):22-31. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, 1995.]

Quality Letter
Public/private groups announce voluntary quality reporting initiative. Qual Lett 2003 Jan; 15(1):12. [Mentions statement by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy regarding efforts to develop the Hospital-Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (HCAHPS) survey.]

JCAHO presents sixth annual Codman quality awards. Qual Letter 2003 Jan; 15(1)12-3. [Announces former AHRQ director John Eisenberg as the recipient of the Ernest A. Codman Award.]

HHS establishes new system to collect patient safety data. Qual Letter 2003 Jan; 15(1):14-5. [Mentions a contract awarded through AHRQ "to promote the development of a system to link existing reporting systems."]

Report on Medical Guidelines & Outcomes Research
Tips focus on preventing pediatric medical errors. Rep Med Guide Outcomes Res 2003 Jan 24; 14(2):4. [Describes new AHRQ fact sheet.]

Levenson D. Study reaffirms autopsy's value but not a specific role in measuring performance. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2003 Feb 7; 14(3):1-2, 5. [Reviews AHRQ-funded report on autopsy use as an outcome and performance measure prepared by the University of California at San Francisco-Stanford University Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC).]

Levenson D. Medicare quality improves but could be better, study says. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2003 Feb 7; 14(3):5-7. [Mentions an editorial by AHRQ researcher David Hsia, JAMA, 2003.]

Washington Post
Brown D. Director seeks 'just the facts' to improve medical care. Wash Post 2003 Feb 5; 126(62):A21. [Announces Carolyn Clancy as new AHRQ Director and discusses current agency tasks and projects.]

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

American Family Physician
Clinical quiz. Am Fam Physician 2003 Jan 15; 67(2):249-50. [Includes questions based on Task Force recommendations on postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions recommendations and rationale. Am Fam Physician 2003 Jan 15; 67(2):358-64. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on postmenopausal replacement therapy.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Carney PA, Miglioretti DL, Yankaskas K, et al. Individual and combined effects of age, breast density, and hormone replacement therapy use on the accuracy of screening mammography. Ann Intern Med 2003 Feb 4; 183(3):168-75. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996 and AHRQ guideline, Quality Determinants of Mammography, 1994.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults: Recommendtions and rationale. Ann Intern Med 2003 Feb 4; 138(3):212-4. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.]

Harris R, Donahue K, Rathore SS, et al. Screening adults for type two diabetes: A review of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2003 Feb 4; 138(3):215-29. [Supported by Congract No. 290-97-0011, task order 3 to the Research Triangle Institute-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center.]

Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Richards RJ, Reker DM. Racial differences in use of colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and barium enema in Medicare beneficiaries. Dig Dis Sci 2003 Dec; 47(12):2715-9. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Journal of Family Practice
Nease DE, Malouin JM. Depression screening: A practical strategy. J Fam Prac 2003 Feb; 52(2):118-24. [Cites USPSTF recommendations for screening for depression published in Ann Intern Med, 2002.]

Report on Medical Guidelines & Outcomes Research
Levenson D. Government task force suggests counseling for patients with diet-related diseases. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2003 Jan 24; 14(2):9-10, 12. [Reviews USPSTF recommendations for dietary counseling published in Am J Prev Med, 2003.]

Women & Health
Eisner EJ, Zook EG, Goodman N, et al. Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of women ages 65 and older on mammography screening and Medicare: Results of a national survey. Women Health 2002; 36(4):1-18. [Cites and makes recommendations based on USPSTF recommendations on mammography screening for older women.]

Evidence-based Centers-Related Articles

New England Journal of Medicine
Burke JP. Infection control—a problem for patient safety. N Engl J Med 2003 Feb 13; 348(7):651-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded evidence-based report Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

Report on Medical Guidelines & Outcomes Research
Levenson D. Study reaffirms autopsy's value but not a specific role in measuring performance. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2003 Feb 7; 14(3):1-2, 5. [Reviews AHRQ-funded report on autopsy use as an outcome and performance measure prepared by the University of California at San Francisco-Stanford University Evidence-based Practice Center(EPC).]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Managed Care
Hoffman L, Enders J, Luo J, et al. Impact of an antidepressant management program on medication adherence. Am J Manag Care 2003 Jan; 9(1):70-80. [Uses AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care, 1993, as study intervention.]

Statistics in Medicine
Ambler G, Royston P, Head J. Non-linear models for the relation between cardiovascular risk factors and intake of wine, beer and spirits. Stat Med 2003 Feb 15; 22(3):363-83. [Uses data from Whitehall II study supported by AHRQ Grant No. R01 HS 06516.]

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