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April 4, 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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Sun BC, Burstin HR, Brennan TA. Predictors and outcomes of frequent emergency department use. Acad Emerg Med 2003 Apr; 10(4):320-28. [Second author is director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care Research.]

Beach C, Croskerry P, Shapiro M. Profiles in patient safety: emergency care transitions. Acad Emerg Med 2003 Apr; 10(4):364-67. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11592-02.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Lautenbach E, Larosa LA, Kasbekar N, et al. Fluoroquinolone utilization in the emergency departments of academic medical centers. Arch Intern Med 2003 Mar 10; 163(5):601-5. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS10399.]

Egan BM, Lackland DT, Cutler NE. Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes of older Americans about high blood pressure. Arch Intern Med 2003 Mar 24; 163(6):681-87. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10871.]

Gerontologist
Carter MW, Porell FW. Variations in hospitalization rates among nursing home residents: the role of facility and market attributes. Gerontologist 2003 Apr; 43(2):175-91. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01 HS07567-01A1.]

Health Affairs
Clancy CM, Scully T. A call to excellence. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):113-15. [First author is Carolyn Clancy, AHRQ director.]

Romano PS, Geppert JJ, Davies S, et al. A national profile of patient safety in U.S. hospitals. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):139-53. [Authors include Anne Elixhauser (AHRQ researcher); supported by EPC grant to UC-Stanford EPC.]

Elixhauser A, Steiner C, Fraser, I. Volume thresholds and hospital characteristics in the United States. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):167-77. [Authors are all AHRQ researchers.]

Stevenson DG, Studdert DM. The rise of nursing home litigation: findings from a national survey of attorneys. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):219-29. [First author supported by National Research Service Award Training Grant; Second author supported by Grant No. KO2HS11285.]

Fink KS, Phillips RL, Fryer GE, et al. International medical graduates and the primary care workforce for rural underserved areas. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):255-62. [First author is Kerr White visiting scholar at AHRQ (at time of writing).]

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Bernard D, Selden TM. Employer offers, private coverage, and the tax subsidy for health insurance: 1987 and 1996. Int J Health Care Financ Econ 2002 Nov; 2(4):297-318. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Cost and Financing Studies.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Boockvar KS, Halm EA, Litke A, et al. Hospital readmissions after hospital discharge for hip fracture: surgical and nonsurgical causes and effect on outcomes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Mar; 51(3):399-403. [Supported by Grant No. HS09973 and U18 HS09459-0.]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Aligne CA, Mos ME, Auinger P, et al. Association of pediatric dental caries with passive smoking. J Am Med Assoc 2003 Mar 12; 289(10):1258-64. [Supported by AHRQ special projects grant.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Bates DW, Evans RS, Murff H, et al. Detecting adverse events using information technology. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2003 Mar-Apr; 10(2):115-28. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11046-03.]

Journal of Family Practice
Ferris DG, Litaker MS, Macfee, et al. Remote diagnosis of cervical neoplasia: 2 types of telecolposcopy compared with cervicography. J Fam Pract 2003 Apr; 52(4):298-304. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS08814.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Wyrich KW, Fihn SD, Tierney WM, et al. Clinically important changes in health-related quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Gen Intern Med 2003 Mar; 18(3):196-202. [Supported by Grant No. HS10234 and K02 HS11635.]

Medical Decision Making
Cykert S, Phifer N. Surgical decisions for early stage, non-small cell lung cancer: which racially sensitive perceptions of cancer are likely to explain racial variation in surgery? Med Decis Making 2003 Mar-Apr; 23(2):167-76. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10861.]

Nursing Research
Cho SH, Ketefian S, Barkauskas VH, et al. The effects of nurse staffing on adverse events, morbidity, mortality, and medical costs. Nurs Res 2003 Mar-Apr; 52(2):71-79. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS11397.]

Pediatrics
Madden JM, Soumerai SB, Lieu, Ta, et al. Effects on breastfeeding of changes in maternity length-of-stay policy in a large health maintenance organization. Pediatrics 2003 Mar; 111(3):519-24. [Supported by Grant No. 5 R01 HS10060.]

Slonim AD, LaFleur BJ, Ahmed W, et al. Hospital-reported medical errors in children. Pediatrics 2003 Mar; 111(3):617-21. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS11022-01.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Halterman JS, McConnochie KM, Conn KM, et al. A potential pitfall in provider assessments of the quality of asthma control. Ambul Pediatrics 2003 Mar-Apr; 3(2):102-5. [Cites article by Gergen and Weiss, JAMA, 1990.]

American Family Physician
AHRQ launches new Web-based quality measures resource. Am Fam Physician 2003 Mar 15; 67(6):1171. [Announces AHRQ quality measures Web site.]

American Health Line
Attack tracking: officials to test electronic messaging system. Am Health Line 2003 Mar 24; #9. [Announces upcoming AHRQ pilot project on transmission of bioterrorism alerts.]

American Journal of Health Promotion
Hollis JF, Polen MR, Lichtenstein E, et al. Tobacco use patterns and attitudes among teens being seen for routine primary care. Am J Health Promot 2003 Mar-Apr; 17(4):231-39. [Cites PHS smoking cessation guidelines, 2000.]

Beech BM, Scarinci IC. Smoking attitudes and practices among low-income African-Americans: qualitative assessment of contributing factors. Am J Health Promot 2003 Mar-Apr; 17(4):240-48. [Cites article by Schulman, Rubenstein, Chesley and Eisenberg (last two authors are current and former AHRQ staff members), Health Serv Res, 1995.]

American Journal of Managed Care
Borenstein J, Chiou CF, Henning JM, et al. Physician attitudes toward strategies to promote the adoption of medical evidence into clinical practice. Am J Manag Car 2003 Mar; 9(3):225-234. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al., JAMA, 1998, and article by Greco and Eisenberg, N Engl J Med, 1993.]

American Journal of Nursing
The state of the science on urinary incontinence. Am J Nurs 2003 Mar; 103(3):45-49. [Summarizes background and results of AHRQ-funded symposium on urinary incontinence.]

Mason DJ, Newman DK, Palmer MH. Changing UI practice. Am J Nurs 2003 Mar; 103(3):129. [Cites development of AHRQ guidelines on urinary incontinence and lack of evidence on their usage by nurses and clinicians.]

Executive summary: a look at the proceedings of the symposium, "The State of the Science on Urinary Incontinence." Am J Nurs 2003 Mar; 103(3 Suppl):4-8. [Cites AHRQ support of symposium with unrestricted grants.]

Wyman JF. Treatment of urinary incontinence in men and older women. Am J Nurs 2003 Mar; 103(3 Suppl):26-35. [Cites AHRQ's urinary incontinence guidelines.]

Lekan-Rutledge D, Colling J. Urinary incontinence in the frail elderly. Am J Nurs 2003 Mar; 103(3 Suppl):36-46, 50-51. [Cites AHRQ's urinary incontinence guidelines.]

American Journal of Public Health
Lubetkin EI, Sofaer S, Gold MR, et al. Aligning quality for populations and patients: do we know which way to go? Am J Public Health 2003 Mar; 93(3):406-11. [Cites Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (CAHPS®) factsheet.]

Fox MH, Moore J, Davis R, et al. Changes in reported health status and unmet need for children enrolling in the Kansas children's health insurance program. Am J Public Health 2003 Apr; 93(4):579-82. [Cites article by Selden and Banthin (AHRQ researchers), Health Aff, 1999.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Moser M. No surprises in blood pressure awareness study findings. Arch Intern Med 2003 Mar 24; 163(6):654656. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Egan, et al. cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

BNA'S Health Care Policy Report
Administration supports bills; AHRQ unveils online safety journal. BNA'S Health Care Policy Rep 2003 Mar 10; 11(10):314. [Mentions statements by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy and AHRQ's unveiling of Web-based patient safety journal.]

BNA'S Health Plan and Provider Report
House ways, means panel approves legislation to prevent medical errors. BNA'S Health Plan and Provider Rep 2003 Mar 5; 9(10):235-36. [Mentions statements by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy and AHRQ's unveiling of Web-based patient safety journal.]

Gerontologist
Rantz MJ, Faan RN, Vogelsmeier A, et al. Statewide strategy to improve quality of care in nursing facilities. Gerontologist 2003 Apr; 43(2):248-58. [Cites article by Harrington and Kovner (Second author former AHRQ researcher), Gerontologist, 2000.]

Health Affairs
Inglehart J. A daunting challenge: the quest for quality. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):7-9. [Discusses AHRQ's mandate for quality; dedicates issue to John Eisenberg.]

Leatherman S, Berwick D, Iles D, et al. The business case for quality: case studies and an analysis. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):17-30. [Cites AHRQ's smoking cessation guidelines.]

Sage, WM, Hyman DA, Greenberg W. Why competition law matters to health care quality? Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):31-44. [Cites article by Fred Hellinger (AHRQ researcher), JAMA 2001.]

Mehrotra A, Bodenheimer T, Dudley R. Employers' efforts to measure and improve hospital quality: determinants of success. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):60-71. [Cites article by Irene Fraser (AHRQ researcher), Health Affairs, 1999.]

Shaller D, Sofaer S, Findlay SD, et al. Consumers and quality-driven health care: a call to action. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):95-101. [Cites CAHPS® and AHRQ; cites AHRQ report, 2002.]

Research to address quality shortcomings. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):128. [Cites AHRQ mandate to address medical errors.]

Fernandopulle R, Ferris T, Epstein A, et al. A research agenda for bridging the "Quality Chasm." Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):178-90. [Cites AHRQ research agenda conference, 2000; cites CAHPS® as an example of quality measures development.]

Eagle KA, Garson AJ, Beller, GA, et al. Closing the gap between science and practice; the need for professional leadership. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):196-201. [Cites AHRQ's Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP), noting it has "stimulated innovation in this field although little has been published"; advocates allocating more to research, citing $7 million for TRIP.]

Gabel JR, Jensen GA, Hawkins S. Self-insurance in times of growing and retreating managed care. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):202-10. [Cites National Medical Expenditure survey (NMES) data.]

Health Affairs Web Exclusive
Davis K, Schoen C. Creating consensus on coverage choices. Health Affairs Web Exclusive 2003 Apr 23; W3:199-211. [Cites AHRQ funded article Ayanian JAMA 2002; cites article by Berk ML, Monheir AC Health Affairs 2001 (Second author is a former AHRQ researcher).]

Health News Daily
Bristol, N. House-passed patient safety bill taps AHRQ for expanded duties. Health News Daily 2003 Mar 13; 15(49):1-2. [Discusses patient safety bill (HR 663) and the role of AHRQ.]

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Escobar A, Quintana, JM, Arostegui I, et al. Development of explicit criteria for total knee replacement. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2003; 19(1):57-70. [Cites article by Shekelle and Schriger on AHRQ guideline development, HSR, 1996.]

Derrett S, Devlin N, Hansen P, et al. Prioritizing patients for elective surgery. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2003; 19(1):91-105. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Steinberg, et al., Arch Ophthalmol, 1994.]

Durieux P, Ravaud P, Porcher R, et al. Long-term impact of a restrictive laboratory test ordering form on tumor marker prescriptions. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2003; 19(1):106-113. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai, et al., Med Care 1993; cites AHRQ-funded article by Strange, et al., J Fam Pract, 1992.]

Burgers, JS, Cluzeau FA, Hanna SE, et al. Characteristics of high-quality guidelines: evaluation of 86 clinical guidelines developed in ten European countries and Canada. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2003; 19(1):148-57. [Cites National Guidelines Clearinghouse™ classification scheme (NGC).]

Hotvedt R, Lossius HM, Kristiansen IS, et al. Are expert panel judgments of medical benefits reliable? An evaluation of emergency medical service programs. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2003; 19(1):158-67. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian et al., NEJM 1998; cites AHRQ-funded article by Shekelle, et al., NEJM, 1998.

Greenberg D, Pliskin JS, Peterburg Y. Decision making in acquiring medical technologies in Israeli Medical Centers. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2003; 19(1):194-201. [Cites articles by Steiner (AHRQ researcher), Med Care 1997, J Gen Intern Med, 1996.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Dietrich AJ, Oxman TE, Burns MR, et al. Application of a depression management office system in community practice: a demonstration. JABFP 2003 Mar-Apr; 16(2):107-14. [Cites AHRQ depression guidelines (AHCPR publications Nos. 93-0550 and 93-0551).]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Sung NS, Crowley WF, Genel M, et al. Central challenges facing the national clinical research enterprise. JAMA 2003 Mar 12; 289(10):1278-87. [Recommends funding increase for AHRQ.]

Serdula MK, Khan LK, Dietz WH. Weight loss counseling revisited. JAMA 2003 Apr 9; 289(14):1747-1750. [Cites smoking cessation guideline, 2000.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Maviglia SM, Zielstorff RD, Paterno M, et al. Automating complex guidelines for chronic disease: lessons learned. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2003 Mar-Apr; 10(2):154-65. [Cites NGC.]

Oniki TA, Clemmer TP, Pryor TA. The effect of computer-generated reminders on charting deficiencies in the ICU. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2003 Mar-Apr; 10(2):177-87. [Cites article by Hendrickson, Kovner, et al. (Second author former AHRQ researcher), Comput Nurs, 1995.]

Bates DW, Evans RS, Murff H, et al. Policy and the future of adverse event detection using information technology. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2003 Mar-Apr; 10(2):226-28. [comments on article cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Journal of Family Practice
Gasper K, St Anna L, Montgomery L. Are antibiotics effective for otitis media with effusion? J Fam Pract 2003 Apr; 52(4):321-23. [Cites otitis media guideline, 1994.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Hedrick SC, Chaney EF, Felker B, et al. Effectiveness of collaborative care depression treatment in veteran's affairs primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2003 Jan; 18(1):9-15. [Cites depression guidelines (AHCPR publications Nos. 93-0550 and 93-0551).]

Jaipaul CK, Rosenthal GE. Are older patients more satisfied with hospital care than younger patients. J Gen Intern Med 2003 Jan; 18(1):23-30. [Cites AHRQ funded article discussing CAHPS® responses, Zaslavsky, Zaborski, Cleary (former AHRQ researcher), Med Care Res Rev, 2000; cites articles by Cleary PD, et al., Health Affairs, 1991, Qual Rev Bull, 1992; cites article by AHRQ funded author Ware JE, Med Care, 1988.]

Thomas EJ, Petersen LA. Measuring errors and adverse events in health care. J Gen Intern Med 2003 Jan; 18(1):61-67. [Cites articles authored by Lisa Iezzoni (former AHRQ deputy administrator), Int J Qual Health Care, 1999, Ann Intern Med, 1997, Med Care, 1994.]

Medical Decision Making
Tobacman JK, Zimmerman B, Lee P., et al. Visual acuity following cataract surgeries in relation to preoperative appropriateness ratings. Med Decis Making 2003 Mar-Apr; 23(2):122-30. [Cites cataract guidelines, 1993.]

Flach SD, Longenecker JC, Tape TG, et al. The relationship between treatment objectives and practice patterns in the management of urinary tract infections. Med Decis Making 2003; 23(2):131-39. [Cites articles by Eisenberg JM, Health Admin Press Perspectives 1986 and Greco PJ, Eisenberg JM, NEJM, 1993 (John Eisenberg was former AHRQ director).]

Barnato AE, Garber AM. Performance of the RAND appropriateness criteria. Med Decis Making 2003 Mar-Apr; 23(2):177-79. [Cites cataract guidelines, 1993.]

Medicine and Health
Web-based patient-safety journal debuts. Med Health 2003 Mar 3; 57(9):5-6. [Mentions release of AHRQ Web-based patient safety journal.]

Pediatrics
Fortescue EB, Kaushal R, Landrigan CP, et al. Prioritizing strategies for preventing medication errors and adverse drug events in pediatric inpatients. Pediatrics 2003 Apr; 111(4):722-29. [Cites AHRQ adverse drug event (ADE) studies.]

Pink Sheet
Drug benefit defined by dose-response relationships, CERTs Suggests. Pink Sheet 2003 Mar 24; 65(12):24-25. [Reviews discussions at Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics workshop on drug risk management.]

FDA patient safety strategy would shift AE monitoring to automated systems. Pink Sheet 2003 Mar 31; 65(13):8. [Mentions Markle Foundation Connecting for Health steering committee's (AHRQ is a member) and FDA patient safety project.]

Quality Letter
New AHRQ patient safety journal introduced online. Qual Lett 2003 Mar; 15(3):15. [Mentions release of AHRQ's online patient safety journal.]

Carolyn Clancy named new AHRQ director. Qual Lett 2003 Mar; 15(3):15. [Highlights of Dr. Clancy's appointment and research activities.]

Report on Medical Guidelines and Outcomes Research
Rollins G. Adverse drug events among elderly outpatients are common and preventable. RMGOR 2003 Apr 4; 14(7):1,6-7. [Discusses article findings by Gurwitz, JAMA, 2003, supported by Grant No. AG 15979, co-funded by AHRQ and the National Institute on Aging; article is cited in previous Articles of Interest.]

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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Rothman RE, Ketlogetswe KS, Dolan T, et al. Preventive care in the emergency department: should emergency departments conduct routine HIV screening? A systematic review. Acad Emerg Med 2003 Mar; 10(3):278-85. [Uses USPSTF recommendations on HIV screening programs as basis for literature review and recommendations.]

American Family Physician
Chemoprevention of breast cancer: recommendations and rationale. Am Fam Physician 2003 Mar 15; 67(6):1309-14. [Summary of USPSTF guideline.]

American Journal of Nursing
Berg AO. Screening for prostate cancer: recommendations and rationale. Am J Nurs 2003 Mar; 103(3):107-11. [Summary of USPSTF guideline.]

American Journal of Public Health
Yarnall KS, Pollak KI, Ostbye, T, et al. Primary care: is there enough time for prevention? Am J Public Health 2003 Apr; 93(4):635-41. [Cites USPSTF guideline; uses list of services from 1996 guideline.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Hoffman RM. An argument against routine prostate cancer screening. Arch Intern Med 2003 Mar 24; 163(6):663-5;discussion 665-6. [Cites USPSTF report, 1996.]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Walsh JM, Terdiman JP. Colorectal cancer screening: scientific review. JAMA 2003 Mar 12; 289(10):1288-96. [Cites USPSTF guideline for colorectal screening.]

Walsh JM, Terdiman JP. Colorectal cancer screening: clinical applications. JAMA 2003 Mar 12; 289(10):1297-1302. [Cites USPSTF guideline for colorectal screening.]

Journal of Family Practice
Phillips J, Krist A, Wilder L, et al. Is osteoporosis screening in postmenopausal women effective? J Fam Pract 2003 Apr; 52(4):331-33. [Mentions USPSTF report and includes modified table.]

Evidence-based Centers-Related Articles

Journal of the American Medical Association
Facilitating influenza and pneumococcal vaccination through standing orders programs. JAMA 2003 Mar 12; 289(10):1238. [Cites literature review by Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center/RAND, Am J Prev Med, 2000.]

Shekelle PG, Hardy ML, Morton SC, et al. Efficacy and safety of ephedra and ephedrine for weight loss and athletic performance. JAMA 2003 Mar 26; 289(12):1537-45. [Discusses Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center/RAND research; contract no. 290-97-0001.]

Fontanarosa PB, Drummond R, DeAngelis CD. The need for regulation of dietary supplements—lessons from ephedra. JAMA 2003 Mar 26; 289(12):1568-70 [Comments on Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center/RAND article cited Shekelle et al., JAMA, 2003.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Ash JS, Gorman PN, Lawelle M, et al. A cross-site qualitative study of physician order entry. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2003 Mar-Apr; 10(2):188-200. [Cites Kaushal R, Bates DW in AHRQ Evidence-based practice center report #43, AHRQ Pub No. 01-E058, 2001.]

Report on Medical Guidelines and Outcomes Research
Common bronchiolitis medicines may be ineffective. RMGOR 2003 Mar 21; 14(6):3. [Discusses AHQR evidence report Management of Bronchiolitis in Infants and Children prepared by Research Triangle Institue-University of NC Evidence-based Practice Center.]

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
Lubetkin EI, Sofaer S, Gold MR, et al. Aligning quality for populations and patients: do we know which way to go? Am J Public Health 2003 Mar; 93(3):406-411. [Cites CAHPS® factsheet.]

Health Affairs
Mello MM, Studdert DM, Brennan TA. The Leapfrog standards: ready to jump from marketplace to courtroom? Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):46-59. [Cites Quality Inter-agency Coordination (QuIC) Task Force and AHRQ quality efforts; cites Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) and QuIC reports on patient safety.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Health Affairs
Hibbard JH, Stockard J, Tusler M. Does publicizing hospital performance stimulate quality improvement efforts? Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):84-94. [Uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) measures.]

Cohen JW, Krauss NA. Spending and service use among people with the fifteen most costly medical conditions, 1997. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):129-38. [Uses AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]

Zuvekas SH, Taliaferro GS. Pathways to access: health insurance, the health care delivery system, and racial/ethnic disparities, 1996-1999. Health Affairs 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):139-53. [Uses MEPS data.]

Health Affairs Web Exclusive
Thorpe KE, Howard D. Health insurance and spending among cancer patients. Health Affairs Web Exclusive 2003 Apr 9; W3:189-98. [Uses MEPS data.]

Hadley J, Holahan J. How much medical care do the uninsured use, and who pays for it? Health Affairs Web Exclusive 2003 Feb 12; W3:66-81. [Uses MEPS household component data.]

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Burgers JS, Grol R, Klazinga NS. Towards evidence-based clinical practice: an international survey of 18 clinical guideline programs. International Journal of Quality in Health Care 2003; 15(1):31-45. [Uses NGC classification scheme.]

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