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June 15, 2007
This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:
- Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
- Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
- Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
- Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
- Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
- Other research using AHRQ data or products.
American Journal of Bioethics
Banja J, Eig J, Williams MV. Discharge dilemmas as system failures. Am J Bioethics 2007 Mar; 7(3):29-31.
[Supported by grant 1 U18 HS015882-01.]
Aspinall SL, Metlay JP, Maselli JH, et al. Impact of hospital formularies on fluoroquinolone prescribing in
emergency departments. Am J Manag Care 2007 May; 13(5):241-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS13915.]
Kawasaki L, Muntner P, Hyre AD, et al. Willingness to attend group visits for hypertension treatment. Am J
Manag Care 2007 May; 13(5):257-62. [Supported by grant 1 P01 HS11834-01.]
Goldman LE, Handley M, Rundall TG, et al. Current and future directions in Medi-Cal chronic disease care
management: a view from the top. Am J Manag Care 2007 May; 13(5):263-268. [Supported by grant R21 HS014864.]
American Journal of Medical Quality
Shea AM, DePuy V, Allen JM, et al. Use and perceptions of clinical practice guidelines by internal medicine
physicians. Am J Med Qual 2007 May-Jun; 22(3):170-6. [Supported by grant 2 U18 HS010548.]
Buchmueller TC, Cooper PF, Jacobson M, Zuvekas SH. Parity for whom? Exemptions and the extent of state
mental health parity legislation. Health Aff 2007 Jun 7; 26(4):w483-7. [Second and fourth authors are
researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Liu Y, Berthier-Schaad Y, Plantinga L, et al. Functional variants in the lymphotoxin-alpha gene predict
cardiovascular disease in dialysis patients. J Am Soc Nephrol 2006 Nov; 17(11);3158-68. [Supported by
grant R01 HS08365.]
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Wisnivesky JP, Halm EA. Sex differences in lung cancer survival: do tumors behave differently in elderly women? J Clin Oncol 2007 May 1; 25(13):1705-12. [Supported by grant K08 HS013312.]
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Lewis JD, Schinnar R, Bilker WB, et al. Validation studies of the health improvement network (THIN) database
for pharmacoepidemiology research. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2007 Apr; 16(4):393-401. [Supported by grant
Quality of Life Research
Hahn EA, Cella D, Dobrez DG, et al. The impact of literacy on health-related quality of life measurement and
outcomes in cancer outpatients. Qual Life Res 2007 Apr; 16(3):495-507. [Supported by grant R01 HS10333.]
Feldman R, Parente ST, Christianson JB. Consumer-directed health plans; new evidence on spending and utilization. Inquiry 2007 Spring; 44(1):26-40. [Cites data from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).]
McKay NL, Meng X. The effect of managed care on hospitals provision of uncompensated care. Inquiry 2007
Spring; 44(1):114-24. [Cites data from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).]
International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Baughman R. Differential impacts of public health insurance expansions at the local level. Int J Health Care Finance Econ 2007 Mar; 7(6):1-22. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Selden, Banthin, and Cohen (Health Aff, 1998).]
Journal of Aging and Health
Lee DJ, Gomez-Marin O, Lam BL, et al. Severity and concurrent visual and hearing impairment and mortality. J Aging Health 2007 Jun; 19(3):382-96. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Laforge, Spector (researcher in AHRQ's
Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) and Steinberg (J Aging Health, 1992).]
South Carolina Nurse
AHRQ issues patient safety tips for hospitals. S C Nurse 2007 Jan-Mar; 14(1):25. [Summarizes and reprints
AHRQ publication, 10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals, 2006.]
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Abalovich M, Amino N,Barbour LA, et al. Management of thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy and postpartum:
an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2007 Jun 3; 92(8). [Epub ahead
of print. Uses USPSTF evidence-grading methodology to rate selected studies.]
Journal of Family Practice
Campos-Outcalt D. Screening: new guidance on what and what not to do. The entity with the most rigorous
evidence-based approach is the US Preventive Services Task Force. J Fam Pract 2007 Jun; 56(6):461-4. [Summarizes new USPSTF recommendations published in 2006 and 2007.]
National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Bell CM, Levinson W. Pay for performance: learning about quality. CMAJ 2007 Jun 5; 176(12):1717-9.
[Cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report, 2006.]
Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products
Newhouse JP, Seiguer E, Frank RG. Was Part D a giveaway to the pharmaceutical industry? Inquiry 2007
Spring; 44(1):15-25. [Uses 2002 MEPS data.]
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
De Vogli R, Ferrie JE, Chandola T, et al. Unfairness and health; evidence from the Whitehall II Study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2007 Jun; 61(6):513-8. [Uses study population and data from the AHRQ-funded
Whitehall II Study.]
Liptak GS, Shone LP, Auinger P, et al. Short-term persistence of high health care costs in a nationally
representative sample of children. Pediatrics 2006 October; 118(4):e1001-9. [Uses 2000-2001 MEPS data.]
Li S, Leader S. Economic burden and absenteeism from influenza-like illness in health households with
children (5-17) in the US. Respiratory Med 2007 Jun; 101(6):1244-50. [Uses 1996-2002 MEPS data.]
Current as of June 2007