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September 9, 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

Acta Cytologica
Sawaya GF, Hai-Yen Sung, Kinney W, et al. Cervical cancer after multiple negative cytologic tests in long-term members of a prepaid health plan. Act Cytol 2005 Jul-Aug; 49(4):391-7. [Supported by Grant No. HS07373.]

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Albertsen PC. Prostate-specific antigen: how to advise patients as the screening debate continues. Cleve Clin J Med 2005 Jun; 72(6):521-7. [Supported by Grant No. HS09578.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Mandelblatt JS, Schechter CB, Yabroff KR, Lawrence W, et al. Toward optimal screening strategies for older women: costs, benefits, and harms of breast cancer screening by age, biology, and health status. J Gen Intern Med 2005 Jun; 20(6):487-96. [Fourth author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Albertsen PC, Hanley JA, Barrows GH, et al. Prostate cancer and the Will Rogers phenomenon. J Natl Cancer Inst 2005 Sep 7; 97(17):1248-53. [Supported by Grant No. HS09578.]

Medical Care
Souchek J, Byrne MM, Kelly PA, et al. Valuation of arthritis health states across ethnic groups and between patients and community members. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9):921-8. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10876.]

Hellinger FJ. The delivery of health care services to persons with HIV disease: new empirical studies. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9 Suppl):III-1-2. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Betz ME, Gebo KA, Barber E, et al. Patterns of diagnoses in hospital admissions in a multistate cohort of HIV-positive adults in 2001. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9 Suppl):III-3-14. [Supported by Contract No. 290-01-0012; fifth author (Fleishman JA) is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Rutstein RM, Gebo KA, Flynn PM, et al. Immunologic function and virologic suppression among children with perinatally acquired HIV infection on highly active antiretroviral therapy. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9 Suppl):III-15-22. [Supported by Contract No. 290-01-0012; fourth author (Fleishman JA) is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Gebo KA, Fleishman JA, Reilly ED, et al. High rates of primary mycobacterium avium complex and pneumocystis jiroveci prophylaxis in the United States. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9 Suppl):III-23-30. [Supported by Contract No. 290-01-0012; second author (Fleishman JA) is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Rutstein RM, Gebo KA, Siberry GK, et al. Hospital and outpatient health services utilization among HIV-infected children in care 2000-2001. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9 Suppl):III-31-9. [Supported by Contract No. 290-01-0012; seventh author (Fleishman JA) is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Fleishman JA, Gebo KA, Reilly ED, et al. Hospital and outpatient health services utilization among HIV-infected adults in care 2000-2002. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9 Suppl):III-40-52. [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Hellinger FJ, Encinosa WE. Inappropriate drug combinations among privately insured patients with HIV disease. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9 Suppl):III-53-62. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

DeLorenze GN, Follansbee SF, Nguyen DP, et al. Medication error in the care of HIV/AIDS patients: electronic surveillance, confirmation, and adverse events. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9 Suppl):III-63-8. [Supported by Contract No. 290-01-0015, Task Order No. 9.]

Pediatrics
Glasgow TS, Young PC, Wallin J, et al. Association of intrapartum antibiotic exposure and late-onset serious bacterial infections in infants. Pediatrics 2005 Sep; 116(3):696-702. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11826.]

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Wiesenfeld HC, Sweet RL, Ness RB, et al. Comparison of acute and subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease. Sex Transm Dis 2005 Jul; 32(7):400-5. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS08358.]

Spine
Jarvik JG, Hollingworth W, Heagerty PJ, et al. Three-year incidence of low back pain in an initially asymptomatic cohort: clinical and imaging risk factors. Spine 2005 Jul 1; 30(13):1541-8. [Supported by Grant Nos. HS08194 and HS094990. See also articles by Nelson, et al. (Ann Int Med) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and Rosen, et al. (Med Care) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

BNAs Health Plan and Provider Report
Michigan hospitals will work together to reduce surgical cost, complications. BNA Health Plan Provider Rep 2005 Aug 31; 11(35):923. [Cites AHRQ-funded three-year study of nearly 10,000 surgical cases in 18 private sector hospitals.]

Workers saw 79 percent increase in cost for coverage from 1996 to 2003, HHS says. BNA Health Plan Provider Rep 2005 Aug 31; 11(35):926. [Reviews findings from AHRQ report based on Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]

Business Economics
Brailer DJ. Economic perspectives on health information technology. Bus Econ 2005 Jul; 40(3):6-14. [Cites AHRQ, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health publication, National Survey on Consumers Experiences with Patient Safety and Quality Information, 2004.]

CQ Healthbeat
AHRQ reports increase in blood poisoning. CQ Healthbeat 2005 Aug 31. [Cites findings compiled from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data.]

Evidence-Based Healthcare and Public Health
Rees A, Booth A. Resource guide: guideline production and implementation. Evid Based Healthc Public Health 2005 Aug; 9(4):315-6. [Lists AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) as a guideline development resource.]

Health Management Technology
Shortfall in Senate funding. Health Manage Technol 2005 Sep; 26(9):8. [Mentions Congressional committee approval of $50 million to AHRQ for FY2006 information technology projects.]

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Goold SD, Biddle AK, Klipp G, et al. Choosing health plans all together: a deliberative exercise for allocating limited health care resources. J Health Politics Policy Law 2005 Aug; 30(4):563-601. [Cites AHRQ notice, Statistics for Health Insurance Coverage, from the 2000 MEPS.]

Medical Care
Deutsch A, Granger CV, Fiedler RC, et al. Outcomes and reimbursement of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and subacute rehabilitation programs for Medicare beneficiaries with hip fracture. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9):892-901. [Cites HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.]

Meredith LS, Yano EM, HIckey SC, et al. Primary care provider attitudes are associated with smoking cessation counseling and referral. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9):929-34. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Smoking Cessation, 1996, and guideline article, "A Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: a U.S. Public Health Service Report" (JAMA, 2000).]

Modern Healthcare
Robeznieks A. Quick assistance: surge of popularity puts rapid-response teams in 1,400 US hospitals. Mod Healthc 2005 Sep 5; 34(36):33. [Discusses AHRQ's development of failure to rescue deaths as a quality measure influencing the rise of rapid response teams.]

Nursing Homes
LTC Mall: Innovative heel support. Nurs Homes 2005 Aug; 54(8):58. [Mentions that HeelZup product exceeds AHRQ guidelines.]

Pediatrics
Cohen AL, Rivara F, Marcuse EK, et al. Are language barriers associated with serious medical events in hospitalized pediatric patients? Pediatrics 2005 Sep; 116(3):575-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Thomas, Studdert, Burstin (director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships), et al. (Med Care 2000) and Miller, Elixhauser, and Zhan (Pediatrics 2003); cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushall, et al. (JAMA 2001)

McBride SC, Chiang VW, Goldmann DA, et al. Preventable adverse events in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis. Pediatrics 2005 Sep; 116(3):603-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Thomas, Studdert, Burstin (director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships), et al. (Med Care, 2000) and Miller and Zhan (Pediatrics, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushall, et al. (JAMA, 2001)

Pharmaceutical Technology
Wechsler J. FDA, Congress push for safer drugs. Pharmaceut Technol 2005 Jul 2; 29(7):26-30. [Mentions FDA work with AHRQ and other organizations to identify sources of population-based adverse drug event screening information.]

Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders
Connecting communities: making inroads to exchange electronic healthcare data at the local level. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2005 Aug; 17(8):2-10. [Reviews presentation given at AHRQ-sponsored patient safety and health conference.]

Reuters
Boggs W. Blacks, Hispanics prone to diabetes complications. Reuters 2005 Aug 25. [Reviews findings from AHRQ-authored article by Jiang (Am J Public Health, 2005) and quotes remarks by author.]

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

AORN Journal
Testing for HIV recommended for all pregnant women. AORN J 2005 Aug; 82(2):262. [Summarizes AHRQ press release, "Task Force Recommends HIV Screening for All Pregnant Women," July 2005.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
U. S. Preventive Services Task Force. Genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility: recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2005 Sep 6; 143(5):355-61. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing.]

Nelson HD, Huffman LH, Fu R, et al. Genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility: systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2005 Sep 6; 143(5):362-79. [Supported by Contract No. 290-02-0024, Task Order No. 2.]

Burke W. Taking family history seriously. Ann Intern Med 2005 Sep 6; 143(5):388. [Comments on USPSTF review and recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing.]

Summaries for patients. Genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. Ann Intern Med 2005 Sep 6; 143(5):1-47. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing.]

Journal of Women and Health
Heyding RK, Cheung AM, Mocarski EJ, et al. A community-based intervention to increase screening mammography among disadvantaged women at an inner-city drop-in center. J Women Health 2005; 41(1):21-31. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, 2002.]

Medical Care
Klabunde CN, Vernon SW, Nadel MR, et al. Barriers to colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of reports from primary care physicians and average-risk adults. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9):939-44. [Cites USPSTF recommendation on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders
AHRQ releases 2005 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2005 Aug; 17(8):14. [Announces release of USPSTF publication, Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2005.]

Research Policy ALERT
AHRQ task force recommends BRCA cancer testing only with family history. Res Policy Alert 2005 Sep 7. [Reviews and comments on USPSTF recommendations on genetic testing cited above in this section (Ann Intern Med 2005).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Health Line
Food: recent research examines potential health benefits. Am Health Line 2005 Sep 7; #17. [Reviews findings from AHRQ-funded Evidence Report/Technology Assessment The Effects of Soy on Health Outcomes, 2005.]

Evidence-Based Healthcare and Public Health
Bazian Ltd. Surgery for morbid obesity: which technique works best? Evid Based Healthc Public Health 2005 Aug; 9(4):284-91. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Pharmacological and Surgical Treatment of Obesity, 2004.]

Medical Care
Rosen AK, Rivard P, Zhao S, et al. Evaluating the Patient Safety Indicators: how well do they perform on Veterans Health Administration data? Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9):873-84. [Seventh author is Elixhauser E, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported by AHRQ under DVA Grant No. IIR-02-144-1; uses the Patient Safety Indicators developed by AHRQ-funded University of California-Sanford Evidence-based Practice Center (UCSF-Stanford EPC), data from HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) and Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), and AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003.]

WebMD
Boyles S. Jury still out on soy and health. Analysis of nearly 200 studies shows limited evidence of the health benefits of soy. WebMD 2005 Aug 25. [Reviews findings from AHRQ-funded Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Effects of Soy on Health Outcomes, 2005; quotes remarks from AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

National Healthcare Disparities Report/National Healthcare Quality Report-Related Articles

Healthcare Financial Management
Smith DB. Going backward into the future. Healthc Fin Manage 2005 Sep; 59(9):94-100. [Cites AHRQ publication, National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004. See also article by Rosen, et al. (Med Care) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Medical Care
Smith MA, Frytak JR, Liou JI, et al. Rehospitalization and survival for stroke patients in managed care and traditional Medicare plans. Med Care 2005 Sep; 43(9):902-10. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software (CCS) to categorize the primary diagnoses for rehospitalization.]

Pediatrics
Connor JA, Gauvreau K, Jenkins KJ. Factors associated with increased resource utilization for congenital heart disease. Pediatrics 2005 Sep; 116(3):689-95. [Uses HCUP data. See also article by Rosen, et al. (Med Care) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

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