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October 11, 2002


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
Sarver JH, Cydulka RK, Baker DW. Usual source of care and nonurgent emergency department use. Acad Emerg Med 2002 Sep; 9(9):916-23. [Training Grant No. HS00059-06.]

Newgard CD, Martens KA, Lyons EM. Crash scene photography in motor vehicle crashes without air bag deployment. Acad Emerg Med 2002 Sep; 9(9):924-9. [Grant No. F32 HS00148.]

Administration and Policy in Mental Health
[Note: Special issue of papers from Annapolis Conference on Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training.]

Hoge MA. The training gap: An acute crisis in behavioral health education. Adm Policy Ment Health 2002 May; 29(4-5):305-17. [Grant No. R13 HS10965.]

Adams N, Daniels AS. Sometimes a great notion...a common agenda for change. Adm Policy Ment Health 2002 May; 29(4-5):319-24. [Grant No. R13 HS10965.]

Stuart GW, Burland J, Ganju V, et al. Educational best practices. Adm Policy Ment Health 2002 May; 29(4-5):3325-33. [Grant No. R13 HS10965.]

Hoge MA, Jacobs S, Belitsky R, et al. Graduate education and training for contemporary behavioral health practice. Adm Policy Ment Health 2002 May; 29(4-5):335-57. [Grant No. R13 HS10965.]

Daniels AS, Walter DA. Current issues in continuing education for contemporary behavioral health practice. Adm Policy Ment Health 2002 May; 29(4-5):359-76. [Grant No. R13 HS10965.]

Morris JA, Stuart GW. Training and education needs of consumers, families, and front-line staff in behavioral health practice. Adm Policy Ment Health 2002 May; 29(4-5):37719-24. [Grant No. R13 HS10965.]

Huey LY. Problems in behavioral health care: leap-frogging the status quo. Adm Policy Ment Health 2002 May; 29(4-5):403-19. [Grant No. R13 HS10965.]

O'Connell MJ, Gill D, Artar A, et al. Student voices: perspectives on behavioral health education. Adm Policy Ment Health 2002 May; 29(4-5):421-34. [Grant No. R13 HS10965.]

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Cooper WO, Staffa JA, Renfrew JW, et al. Oral corticosteroid use among children in TennCare. Ambul Pediatr 2002 Sep-Oct; 2(5):375-81. [CERTS Grant No. 1U18 HS10384-01.]

American Journal of Public Health
Hertzman-Miller RP, Morgenstern H, Hurwitz El, et al. Comparing the satisfaction of low back pain patients randomized to receive medical or chiropractic care: Results from the UCLA Low-Back Pain Study. Am J Public Health 2002 Oct; 92(10):1628-33. [Grant No. R01 HS07755.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Jarvik JG, Deyo RA. Diagnostic evaluation of low back pain with emphasis on imaging. Ann Intern Med 2002 Oct 1; 137(7):586-97. [Grant No. HS08194 and HS094990.]

Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Richards RJ and Hammitt JK. Timing of prophylactic surgery in prevention of diverticulitis recurrence. Dig Dis Sci 2002 Sep; 47(9):1903-8. [Grant No. R03 HS10827.]

Health Communication
Stivers T. Presenting the problem in pediatric encounters: "symptoms only" versus "candidate diagnosis" presentations. Health Commun 2002; 14(3):299-338. [Grant No. R03 HS10577-01.]

Health Services & Outcomes Research Methodology
Kilbourne AM, Asch S, Andersen RM, et al. Development and application of a method to assess timeliness of medical care for HIV symptoms. Health Serv Res Outcomes Methodol 2002; 2(2):101-15. [HCSUS Grant No. U01 HS08578.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Cherkin DC, Deyo RA, Sherman KJ, et al. Characteristics of licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic physicians. J Am Board Fam Pract 2002 Sep-Oct; 15(5):378-90. [Grant No. HS09565 and HS08194.]

Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association
Stergachis A, Gardner JS, Anderson MT, et al. Improving pediatric asthma outcomes in the community setting: does pharmaceutical care make a difference? J Am Pharm Assoc 2002 Sep-Cot; 42(5):743-52. [Grant No. HS07834.]

Journal of Healthcare Management
Saleh SS, Vaughn T, Rohrer JE. The effect of governing board composition on rural hospitals' involvement in provider-sponsored managed care organizations. J Healthcare Manag 2002 Sep-Oct; 47(5):321-33. [Grant No. HS08610-05.]

Medical Decision Making
Hupert N, Mushlin AI, Callahan MA. Modeling the public health response to bioterrorism: using discrete event simulation to design antibiotic distribution centers. Med Decis Making 2002 Sep-Oct; 22(5 Suppl):S17-25. [Contract No. 290-00-0013.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Akinbami LJ, LaFleur BJ, Schoendorg KC. Racial and income disparities in childhood asthma in the United States. Ambul Pediatr 2002 Sep-Oct; 2(5):382-7. [Cites Gergen (AHRQ researcher) et al., Pediatrics, 1988 and Chest, 1992.]

American Health Line
Quality research: U.S. should spend more, Reinhardt says. Am Health Line 2002 Oct 2; #8. [Cites proposed budget cuts for AHRQ.]

American Journal of Nursing
Merkel S, Voepel-Lewis T, Malviya S. Pain assessment in infants and young children: The FLACC scale. Am J Nurs 2002 Oct; 102(10):55-57. [Cites AHRQ publication Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedures and Trauma, 1992.]

Blue Sheet
AHRQ funding boost proposed by Rep. Istook; NIH transfer would increase. Blue Sheet 2002 Oct 2; 45(40):14. [Discusses proposal to increase AHRQ funding via the Public Health Service transfer mechanism.]

AHRQ health care access measurements focus urged for upcoming report. Blue Sheet 2002 Oct 9; 45(41):14. [Discusses recommendation from Institute of Medicine committee commissioned by AHRQ.]

BNA's Health Plan & Provider Report
Average hospital bill for heart patients rose by one-third from 1993-2000, AHRQ finds. BNA Health Plan Provider Rep 2002 Sep 25; 8(38):1088-98. [Summarizes data from AHRQ's HCUPnet.]

Commonwealth Fund Reports
Betancourt JR, Green Ar, Carrillo JE. Cultural Competence in Health Care: Emerging Frameworks and Practical Approaches, Oct 2002; No. 576. [Cites articles by Eisenberg (former AHRQ director), Ann Intern Med, 1979, and Brach and Fraser (AHRQ researchers), Med Care Res Rev, 2000.]

Gerontologist
Browne CV, Braun KL, Mokuau N, et al. Developing a multisite project in geriatric and/or gerontological education with emphases in interdisciplinary practice and cultural competence. Gerontologist 2002 Oct; 42(5):698-704. [Cites Brach and Fraser (AHRQ researchers), Med Care Res Rev, 2000.]

Health News Daily
Young J. AHRQ funding boost proposed by Rep. Istook; measure would increase NIH transfer. Health News Daily 2002 Oct 2; 14(191):3-4. [Discusses proposal to increase AHRQ funding via the Public Health Service transfer mechanism.]

Bristol N. New patient safety grants, organizations outlined in Kennedy medical errors bill. Health News Daily 2002 Oct 4; 14(193):6-7. [Cites proposal create a Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at AHRQ.]

HealthQuest: Total Wellness for Body, Mind, and Spirit
State of Black Health Resource Guide 2002. HealthQuest 2002:101. [Lists AHRQ as information source under "Insurance."]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement
Hodlewsky RT, Decker FH. The problem of bias when nursing facility staff administer customer satisfaction surveys. Jt Comm J Qual Improv 2002 Oct; 28(10):546-54. [Cites AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS®).]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Joyce GF, Escarce JJ, Solomon MD, et al. Employer drug benefit plans and spending on prescription drugs. JAMA 2002 Oct 9; 288(14):1733-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneeweiss et al., N Engl J Med, 2002.]

Fiore MC, Hatsukami DK, Baker TB. Effective tobacco dependence treatment. JAMA 2002 Oct 9; 288(14):1768-71. [Cites AHRQ publication Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline, 2000.]

Medical Clinics of North America
Li JM. Pain management in the hospitalized patient. Med Clin N Am 2002 Jul; 86(4):771-95. [Cites AHRQ publication Management of Cancer Pain: Clinical Practice Guideline, 1994.]

Lurie JD, Merrens EJ, Lee J, et al. An approach to hospital quality improvement. Med Clin N Am 2002 Jul; 86(4):825-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hofer et al., JAMA, 1999.]

Medical Decision Making
Mansley EC, Dunet DO, May DS. Variation in average costs among federally sponsored state-organized cancer detection programs: Economies of scale? Med Decis Making 2002 Sep-Oct; 22(5 Suppl):S67-79. [Cites article by Elixhauser (AHRQ researcher), Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 1991.]

Medicine & Health
Istook fights AHRQ budget cuts. Med Health 2002 Oct 7; 56(5):5. [Discusses proposal to increase AHRQ funding via the Public Health Service transfer mechanism.]

Modern Healthcare
Duff S. Paying more for results. CMS tries to enlist Premier to tie hospital reimbursement to quality performance. Mod Healthc 2002 Sep 16; 32(37):9. [Quotes AHRQ researcher Charles Darby regarding CMS' request for survey question development assistance from AHRQ.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Schroeder SA. Evidence of real-world effectiveness of a telephone quitline for smokers. N Engl J Med 2002 Oct 3; 347(14):1087-93. [Cites AHRQ publication Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline, 2000.]

Conflicting dispatches from the tobacco wars. N Engl J Med 2002 Oct 3; 347(14):1106-9. [Cites AHRQ publication Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline, 2000.]

Pediatrics
Kozer E, Scolnik D, Macpherson A, et al. Variables associated with medication errors in pediatric emergency medicine. Pediatrics 2002 Oct; 110(4):737-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded studies on adverse drug events.]

Report on Medical Guidelines and Outcomes Research
Primary care errors more frequently result from administrative problems than clinical ones, study finds. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2002 Oct 4; 13(19):1-5. [Summarizes AHRQ-funded study published in Qual Saf Healthc, 2002.]

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

American Family Physician
Sharp LK, Lipsky MS. Screening for depression across the lifespan: A review of measures for use in primary care settings. Am Fam Physician 2002 Sep 15; 66(6):1001-8. [Cites Task Force recommendations on screening for depression published in Ann Intern Med, 2002.]

American Journal of Nursing
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for chlamydial infection: Recommendations and rationale. Am J Nurs 2002 Oct; 102(10):87-93. [Summarizes Task Force recommendations on screening for chlamydial infections; includes commentary.]

Medical Decision Making
Corso PS, Thacker SB, Koplan JP. The value of prevention: experiences of a public health agency. Med Decis Making 2002 Sep-Oct; 22(5 Suppl):S11-16. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Report on Medical Guidelines and Outcomes Research
Government recommends routine osteoporosis screening for elderly women. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2002 Oct 4; 13(19):3. [Summarizes Task Force recommendations on osteoporosis screening published in Ann Intern Med, 2002.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Health News Daily
Uhlendorf K. SAMe efficacy for depression, osteoarthritis, liver disease identified in AHRQ report. Health News Daily 2002 Oct 7; 14(194):6-7. [Summarizes findings from review conducted under AHRQ's Evidence-Based Practice Center program.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement
Bagian JP, Gosbee J, Lee CZ, et al. The Veterans Affairs root cause analysis system in action. Jt Comm J Qual Improv 2002 Oct; 28(10):531-54. [Cites AHRQ evidence-based report on patient safety and medical errors.]

Journal of Family Practice
Lefevre F, Piper M, Weiss K, et al. Do written action plans improve patient outcomes in asthma? An evidence-based analysis. J Fam Pract 2002 Oct; 51(10):842-48. [Developed under Contract No. 290-97-001-5 by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center/Evidence-based Practice Center.]

Medical Clinics of North America
Williams MV, Huddleston J, Whitford K, et al. Advances in hospital medicine: a review of key articles from the literature. Med Clin N Am 2002 Jul; 86(4):797-823. [Reviews clinical practice guidelines based on the AHRQ-funded evidence-based report on management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease produced by the Duke University Evidence-based Practice Center.]

Shojania KG, Wald H, Gross R. Understanding medical error and improving patient safety in the inpatient setting. Med Clin N Am 2002 Jul; 86(4):847-67. [Cites AHRQ-funded evidence-based report Making Healthcare Safer: a Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2000.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Medical Decision Making
Ahmed F, Elbasha EE, Thompson BL, et al. Cost-benefit analysis of a new HEDIS performance measure for pneumococcal vaccination. Med Decis Making 2002 Sep-Oct; 22(5 Suppl):S58-66. [Uses CAHPS® survey cost data for pneumococcal and three other performance measures; cites Quality Commission's final report recommending "further advances in quality measurement and reporting."]

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