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March 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 Heart Journal
Leape LL, Weissman JS, Schneider EC, et al. Adherence to practice guidelines: the role of specialty society guidelines. Am Heart J 2003 Jan; 145(1):19-26. [Supported by Grant No. HS07098-0251.]

American Journal of Cardiology
Al-Khatib SM, LaPointe NM, Curtis LH, et al. Outpatient prescribing of antiarrhythmic drugs from 1995-2000. Am J Cardiol 2003 Jan 1; 91(1):91-94. [Supported by Grant No. HS10548.]

American Journal of Medicine
Ransohoff DF, McNaughton Collins M, Fowler FJ. Why is prostate cancer screening so common when the evidence is so uncertain? A system without negative feedback. Am J Med 2002 Dec 1; 113(8):663-67. [Supported by Grant No. HS08397.]

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Haggerty CL, Ness RB, Amortegui A, et al. Endometritis does not predict reproductive morbidity after pelvic inflammatory disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2003 Jan; 188(1):141-48. [Supported by Grant No. HS08358-05.]

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Mion LC, Palmer RM, Meldon SW, et al. Case finding and referral model for emergency department elders: a randomized clinical trial. Ann Emerg Med 2003 Jan; 41(1):57-68. [Supported by Grant No. HS09725.]

Croskerry P. Cognitive forcing strategies in clinical decisionmaking. Ann Emerg Med 2003 Jan;41(1):110-20. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11592-02.]

Behavior Modification
Poston WS, Haddock CK, Conard MW, et al. Assessing depression in the cardiac patient. Behav Modif 2003 Jan; 27(1):26-36. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11282-01.]

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Lautenbach E, LaRosa LA, Marr AM, et al. Changes in the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in response to antimicrobial formulary interventions: impact of progressive restrictions on use of vancomycin and third-generation cephalosporins. Clin Infect Dis 2003 Feb 15; 36(4):440-46. [Supported by Grant No.U18 HS10399.]

Clinical Therapeutics
Duetz MS, Schneeweiss S, Maclure M, et al. Physician gender and changes in drug prescribing after the implementation of reference pricing in British Columbia. Clin Ther 2003 Jan; 25(1):273-84. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS09855 and R01 HS10881.]

Critical Care Medicine
Siminoff LA, Lawrence RH, Arnold RM. Comparison of black and white families' experiences and perceptions regarding organ donation requests. Crit Care Med 2003 Jan; 31(1):146-51. [Supported by Grant No. HS08209.]

Family Medicine
Bertakis KD, Azari R, Callahan EJ. Patient pain: its influence on primary care physician- patient interaction. Fam Med 2003 Feb; 35(2):119-23. [Supported by Grant No. R18 HS06167.]

Health Care Financing Review
Bronskill SE, Normand ST, McNeil BJ. Post-acute service use following acute myocardial infarction in the elderly. Health Care Financ Rev 2002 Winter; 24(2):77-93. [Supported by Grant No. HS08071.]

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
Grabowski DC. A multi-part model approach to examining Medicaid payment methods and nursing home quality. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2002; 3(1):21-39. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00084-01.]

Health Services Research
Grembowski DE, Martin D, Diehr P, et al. Managed care, access to specialists, and outcomes among primary care patients with pain. Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 1):1-19. [Supported by Grant No. HS06833.]

Dendukuri N, Normand ST, McNeil BJ. Impact of cardiac service availability on case-selection for angiography and survival associated with angiography. Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 1):21-40. [Supported by Grant No. HS08071.]

Health and Social Work
Jaffee KD and Perloff JD. An ecological analysis of racial differences in low birthweight: implications for maternal and child health social work. Health Soc Work 2003 Feb; 28(1):9-22. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS10061.]

Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Small SD, Baruch P. Patient safety and health policy: a history and review. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 2002 Dec; 16(6):1463-82. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11553 and U18 HS11905-01.]

Inquiry
Uhrig JD, Short PF. Testing the effect of quality reports on the health plan choices of Medicare beneficiaries. Inquiry 2002-2003 Winter; 39(4):355-71. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS10797.]

International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Taxis K, Schneeweiss S. Frequency and predictors of drug therapy interruptions after hospital discharge under physician drug budgets in Germany. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 2003 Feb; 41(2):77-82. [Supported by Grant No. HS10081.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Tan EJ, Lui LY, Eng C, et al. Differences in mortality of black and white patients enrolled in the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Feb; 51(2):246-51. [Supported by Grant No. K021 HS00006-01.]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Gallagher TH, Waterman AD, Ebers AG, et al. Patients' and physicians' attitudes regarding the disclosure of medical errors. JAMA 2003 Feb 26; 289(8):1001-7. [Supported by Grant No. HS11898-01.]

Felix-Aaron K, Clancy CM. Improving quality and reducing disparities: toward a common pathway. JAMA 2003 Feb 26; 289(8):1033-34. [Authors are researcher in AHRQ's Office of Priority Populations and AHRQ director, respectively.]

Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Harrold LR, et al. Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting. JAMA 2003 Mar 5; 289(9):1107-16. [Supported by Grant No. AG15979, cofunded by AHRQ and the National Institute on Aging.]

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Mahomed NN, Barrett JA, Katz JN, et al. Rates and outcomes of primary and revision total hip replacement in the United States Medicare population. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2003 Jan; 85-A(1):27-32. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01 HS09775-01.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Ngo-Metzger Q, Massagli MP, Clarridge BR, et al. Linguistic and cultural barriers to care: perspectives of Chinese and Vietnamese immigrants. J Gen Intern Med 2003 Jan; 18(1):44-52. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10316.]

Journal of Gerontology A: Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences
Binder EF, Kruse RL, Sherman AK, et al. Predictors of short-term functional decline in survivors of nursing home-acquired lower respiratory tract infection. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2003 Jan; 58(1):60-67. [Supported by Grant No. HS08551.]

Morrison RS, Magaziner J, Gilbert M, et al. Relationship between pain and opioid analgesics on the development of delirium following hip fracture. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2003 Jan; 58(1):76-81. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS09459-0.]

Journal of Healthcare Management
Bradley EH, Holmboe ES, Mattera JA, et al. The roles of senior management in quality improvement efforts: what are the key components? J Healthc Manag 2003 Jan-Feb; 48(1):15-28; discussion 29. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10407.]

Tallia AF, Stange KC, McDaniel RR Jr, et al. Understanding organizational designs of primary care practices. J Healthc Manag 2003 Jan-Feb; 48(1):45-59; discussion 60-61. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01 HS08776.]

Journal of the National Cancer Society
Elmore JG, Miglioretti, Carney PA. Does practice make perfect when interpreting mammography? Part II. J Natl Cancer Inst 2003 Feb 19; 95(4):250-52. [Supported by Grant No. HS10591.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Johnston BD, Grossman DC, Thompson RS. Transient elevation in risk of injury in siblings following injury encounters. J Pediatr 2003 Jan; 142(1):79-83. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R03 HS10724-01.]

Journal of Urban Health
Joffe GP, Rodewald LE, Herbert T, et al. Scattering of primary care: doctor switching and utilization of health care by children on fee-for-service Medicaid. J Urban Health 1999 Sep; 76(3):322-34. [Supported by Grant No. 1F32 HS00089-01; citation entered into PubMed 2/28/03.]

Medical Care
Sambamoorthi U, Olfson M, Walkup JT, et al. Diffusion of new generation antidepressant treatment among elderly diagnosed with depression. Med Care 2003 Jan; 41(1):180-94. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11825 and R03 HS09566.]

Medsurg Nursing
Ardery G, Herr KA, Titler MG, et al. Assessing and managing acute pain in older adults: a research base to guide practice. Medsurg Nurs 2003 Feb; 12(1):7-18; quiz 19. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10482.]

Neurology
Bian J, Oddone EZ, Samsa GP, et al. Racial differences in survival post cerebral infarction among the elderly. Neurology 2003 Jan 28; 60(2):285-90. [Supported by Contract No. 290-91-0028.]

Katzan IL, Cebul RD, Huysak SH, et al. The effect of pneumonia on mortality among patients hospitalized for acute stroke. Neurology 2003 Feb 25; 60(4):620-25. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09969 and T32 HS00059.]

Nursing Outlook
Hinton Walker P, Hubbard H. Nursing and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): an agenda. Nurs Outlook 2003 Jan-Feb; 51(1):3-4. [Second author is acting director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research.]

Pediatrics
Winickoff JP, Hillis VJ, Palfrey JS, et al. A smoking cessation intervention for parents of children who are hospitalized for respiratory illness: the Stop Tobacco Outreach Program. Pediatrics 2003 Jan; 111(1):140-45. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00063.]

Lee GM, Friedman JF, Ross-Degnan D, et al. Misconceptions about colds and predictors of health service utilization. Pediatrics 2003 Feb; 111(2):231-36. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS000063.]

Galbraith AA, Egerter SA, Marchi KS, et al. Newborn early discharge revisited: are California newborns receiving recommended postnatal services? Pediatrics 2003 Feb; 111(2):364-71. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00086-03.]

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gelberg L, Leake B, Lu MC, et al. Chronically homeless women's perceived deterrents to contraception. Perspect Sex Rfeprod Health 2002 Nov-Dec; 34(6):278-85. [Supported by Grant No. HS08323.]

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Ray WA, Thapa PB, Gideon P. Misclassification of current benzodiazepine exposure by use of a single baseline measurement and its effects upon studies of injuries. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2002 Dec; 11(8):663-69. [Supprted by Grant No. HS10384.]

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Fisman DN, Hook EW 3rd, Goldie SJ. Estimating the costs and benefits of screening monogamous, heterosexual couples for unrecognised infection with herpes simplex virus type 2. Sex Transm Infect 2003 Feb; 79(1):45-52. [Supported by Grant No. 5 T32 HS00020-15.]

Value in Health
Wagner TH, Jimison HB. Computerized health information and the demand for medical care. Value Health 2003 Jan-Feb; 6(1):29-39. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS09997.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
AHRQ releases fact book on women's health care in U.S. hospitals. Am Fam Physician 2003 Feb 15; 67(4):684. [Summarizes findings presented in Care of Women in U.S. Hospitals, 2000.]

American Health Line
Kidney dialysis: program to reduce disparities appears effective. Am Health Line 2003 Feb 26; #12. [Quotes remarks by AHRQ researcher Kaytura Felix-Aaron and AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy.]

Drug errors: 25% could be prevented among seniors, study finds. Am Health Line 2003 Mar 5; #9. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ-funded article by Gurwitz et al. cited in JAMA, 2003.]

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Wears RL. How many emergency department visits are there? Ann Emerg Med 2003 Mar; 41(3):319-21. [Cites AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) comments on article cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Blue Sheet
Comparative research needed to move basic research to clinic—Genel. Blue Sheet 2003 Feb 26; 46(9):7. [Cites IOM Clinical Research Roundtable advocacy of increased funding for clinical research at AHRQ and other agencies.]

[AHRQ] launches two Web sites: National Quality Measures Clearinghouse and WebM&M. Blue Sheet 2003 Feb 26; 46(9):16. [Describes and gives Web site address for new agency Web sites.]

AHRQ medical error database has 24,000 hits in first month of operation. Blue Sheet 2003 Mar 5; 46(10):11. [Reviews AHRQ's Web M&M Web site.]

Health News Daily
Bristol N. Ways and Means patient safety bill seeks to avoid earlier House jurisdiction fight. Health News Daily 2003 Feb 27;15(39):6-7. [Discusses committee decision to drop references to AHRQ and other entities from bill mark-up.]

Health Services Research
Petersen LA, Normand ST, Druss BG, et al. Process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction for patients with mental illness in the VA health care system: are there disparities? Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 1):41-63. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ayanian et al., N Engl J Med, 1991, and JAMA, 1993.]

Berlowitz DR, Young GJ, Hickey EC, et al. Quality improvement implementation in the nursing home. Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 1):65-83. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Presentation, 1992.]

Sorbero ME, Dick AW, Zwanziger J, et al. The effect of capitation on switching primary care physicians. Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 1):191-209. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Grumbach et al., JAMA, 1999.]

Saver BG, Doescher MP, Symons JM, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in the purchase of nongroup health insurance: the roles of community and family-level factors. Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 1):211-31. [Cites Weinick, Zuvekas and Cohen (AHRQ researchers), Med Care Res Rev, 2000.]

Goodman DC, Mick SS, Bott D, et al. Primary care service areas: a new tool for the evaluation of primary care services. Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 1):287-309. [Cites Berk and Monheit (former AHRQ researcher), Health Aff, 2001.]

Lesser CS, Ginsburg PB, Devers KJ. The end of an era: what became of the "managed care revolution" in 2001? Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 2):337-55. [Cites article by Hellinger (AHRQ researcher), Med Care Res Rev, 1996.]

Mays GP, Hurley RE, Grossman JM. An empty toolbox? Changes in health plans' approaches for managing costs and care. Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 2):375-93. [Cites Friedman and Basu (AHRQ researchers), Am J Manag Care, 2001, and Hellinger, Med Care Res Rev, 1996.]

Devers KJ, Casalino LP, Rudell LS, et al. Hospitals' negotiating leverage with health plans: how and why has it changed? Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 2):419-46. [Cites AHRQ publication Distribution of Health Care Expenses, 2000, and Hellinger, Health Serv Res, 1998.]

Devers KJ, Brewster LR, Casalino LP. Changes in hospital competitive strategy: a new medical arms race? Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Part 2):447-69. [Cites Friedman et al., J Health Polit Policy Law, 2002.]

Inquiry
Green LV. How many hospital beds? Inquiry 2002-2003 Winter; 39(4):400-12. [Cites Friedman and Steiner (AHRQ researchers), Inquiry, 1999.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Amundson G, Solberg LI, Reed M, et al. Paying for quality improvement: compliance with tobacco cessation guidelines. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2003 Feb; 29(2):59-65. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Smoking Cessation, 1996.]

Haviland MG, Morales LS, Reise SP, et al. Do health care ratings differ by race or ethnicity? Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2003 Mar; 29(3):134-45. [Cites Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (CAHPS®) article in Health Serv Res, 2001.]

Shulkin D. Using a market model to track advances in patient safety. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2003 Mar; 29(3):146-51. [Cites AHRQ reports, Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events to Decrease Hospital Costs, 2001, and Theory and Reality of Value-based Purchasing: Lessons from the Pioneers, 1997.]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Stoddard JJ, Red M, Hadley J. Financial incentives and physicians' perceptions of conflict of interest and ability to arrange medically necessary services. J Ambul Care Manage 2003; 26(1):39-50. [Cites articles by Hellinger, Arch Intern Med, 1998, and Med Care Res Rev 1996.]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Sehgal AR. Impact of quality improvement efforts on race and sex disparities in hemodialysis. J Am Med Assoc 2003 Feb 26; 289(8):996-1000. [Cites article by Bierman and Clancy, J Am Med Assoc, 2001.]

Murray M, Berwick DM. Advanced access: reducing waiting and delays in primary care. J Am Med Assoc 2003 Feb 26; 289(8):1035-40. [Cites AHRQ statistical brief, Access to Urgent Medical Care 2001, 2002.]

Classen D. Medication safety: moving from illusion to reality. J Am Med Assoc 2003 Feb 26; 289(8):1154-56. [Cites various AHRQ-funded articles on adverse drug events.]

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Goldman HH. Parity—prelude to a fifth cycle of reform. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2002 Sep; 5(3):109-13. [Cites article on AHRQ-funded Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) in Schizophrenia Bull, 1998.]

Journal of Women's Health
Dominick KL, Skinner CS, Bastian LA, et al. Provider characteristics and mammography recommendation among women in their 40s and 50s. J Womens Health 2003 Jan-Feb; 12(1):61-71. [Cites article by Franks and Clancy, Med Care, 1993.]

Franks P, Bertakis KD. Physician gender, patient gender, and primary care. J Womens Health 2003 Jan-Feb; 12(1):73-80. [Cites article by Franks and Clancy, Med Care, 1993.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Stevens GD, Shi L. Racial and ethnic disparities in the primary care experiences of children: a review of the literature. Med Care Res Rev 2003 Mar; 60(1):3-30. [Cites article by Brach and Fraser (AHRQ researchers), Med Care Res Rev, 2000 and other AHRQ-funded/authored articles.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Volpp KG, Grande D. Residents' suggestions for reducing errors in teaching hospitals. N Engl J Med 2003 Feb 27; 348(9):851-55. [Cites suggestions by Helen Burstin, director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care Research.]

Pink Sheet
Rx risk descriptions need to be standardized, FDA's Galson tells CERTs. Pink Sheet 2003 Mar 3; 65(9):23-24. [Reviews discussions at Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics workshop on drug risk management.]

Quality Letter
The Eisenberg Award; the Cheers Award. Qual Lett 2003 Feb; 15(2):9-10. [Highlights initiatives of award honoring the former director of AHRQ.]

Medicare inpatient, outpatient quality of care indicators show improvement. Qual Lett 2003 Feb; 15(2):15-16. [Cites forthcoming publication of AHRQ's National Health Quality Report.]

New members appointed to AHRQ's National Advisory Council. Qual Lett 2003 Feb; 15(2):16. [Lists new appointees.]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Neale G, Woloshynowych M. Retrospective case record review: a blunt instrument that needs sharpening. Qual Saf Health Care 2003 Feb; 12(1):2-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Localio, et al., Ann Intern Med 1996.]

Marshall MN, Shekelle PG, McGlynn EA, et al. Can health care quality indicators be transferred between countries? Qual Saf Health Care 2003 Feb; 12(1):8-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shekelle, et al. N Engl J Med, 1998.]

Wilf-Miron R, Lewenhoff I, Benjamini Z, et al. From aviation to medicine: applying concepts of aviation safety to risk management in ambulatory care. Qual Saf Health Care 2003 Feb; 12(1):35-39. [Cites Battles (AHRQ researcher), Arch Pathol Lab Med, 1998.]

Women and Health
Scholle SH, Kelleher K. Assessing primary care performance in an obstetrics/gynecology clinic. Women Health 2003; 37(1):15-30. [Cites article by Franks and Clancy, J Fam Pract, 1997, and AHRQ-funded article by Bindman, et al., J Gen Intern Med, 1996.]

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

American Family Physician
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for prostate cancer: recommendations and rationale. Am Fam Physician 2003 Feb 15; 67(4):787-92. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening.]

Evaluation and Program Planning
Hubbard SM, Hayashi SW. Use of diffusion of innovations theory to drive a federal agency's program evaluation. Eval Program Plann 2003 Feb; 26(1):49-56. [Cites USPSTF recommendations as examples of evidence-based guideline development; article is part of special section entitled "The TIPS Evaluation Project: A theory-driven approach to dissemination research."]

Pediatrics
Adams WG, Mann AM, Bauchner H. Use of an electronic medical record improves the quality of urban pediatric primary care. Pediatrics 2003 Mar; 111(3):626-32. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brody SC, Harris R, Lohr K. Screening for gestational diabetes: a summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Obstet Gynecol 2003 Feb; 101(2):380-92. [Supported by Contract No. 290-97-0011, Task Order No. 3.]

Research on Medical Guidelines and Outcomes Research
Government calls for more diabetes screening. Res Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2003 Feb 21; 14(4):3. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on diabetes screening.]

President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry/Quality Inter-agency Coordination (QuIC) Task Force-Related Articles

American Journal of Public Health
Davis SK, Liu Y, Gibbons GH. Disparities in trends of hospitalization for potentially preventable chronic conditions among African Americans during the 1990s: implications and benchmarks. Am J Public Health 2003 Mar; 93(3):447-55. [Cites Commission's final report, Quality First: Better Health Care for All Americans, 1998.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Mills PD, Weeks WB, Surott-Kimberly BC. A multihospital safety improvement effort and the dissemination of new knowledge. Comm J Qual Saf 2003 Mar; 29(3):124-33. [Cites QuIC report, Doing What Counts for Patient Safety, 2000.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Tsai AC, Tamayo-Sarver JH, Cydulka RK, et al. Declining payments for emergency department care, 1996-1998. Ann Emerg Med 2003 Mar; 41(3):299-308. [Uses MEPS data from 1996 and 1998.]

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
Petterson SM. Metropolitan-nonmetropolitan differences in amount and type of mental health treatment. Arch Psychiatr Nurs 2003 Feb; 17(1):12-19. [Uses MEPS data from 1996 and 1997.]

Pediatrics
Pati S, Shea S, Rabinowitz D, et al. Does gatekeeping control costs for privately insured children? Findings from the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Pediatrics 2003 Mar; 111(3):456-60. [Uses MEPS Household Component data files from 2001.]

Value in Health
Akazawa M, Sindelar JL, Paltiel D. Economic costs of influenza-related work absenteeism. Value Health 2003 Jan-Feb; 6(1):107-15. [Uses MEPS Household Component data files from 1996.]

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