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October 17, 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 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
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC. Developing methods for acupuncture research: rationale for and
design of a pilot study evaluating the efficacy of acupuncture for chronic low back pain.
Altern Ther Health Med 2003 Sep-Oct; 9(5):54-60. [Supported by Grant No. HS09989.]
Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Gendo K, Sullivan DS, Lozano P, et al. Resource costs for asthma-related care among
pediatric patients in managed care. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2003 Sep; 91(3):251-57.
[Supported by Grant No. HS08368.]
Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Goldman DP, Leibowitz AA, Joyce GF, et al. Insurance status of HIV-infected adults in
the post-HAART era: evidence from the United States. App Health Econ Health Policy 2003; 2(2):85-91. [Supported by HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study, Grant No. U01 HS085778;
fourth author, Fleishman JA, is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Finance, Access, and Cost
International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
McGuire TG. Setting prices for new vaccines (in advance). Int J Health Care Finance
Econ 2003 Sep; 3(3):207-24. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10803.]
Journal of the National Medical Association
Jones AR, Thompson CJ, Oster RA, et al. Breast cancer knowledge, beliefs, and screening
behaviors among low-income, elderly black women. J Natl Med Assoc 2003 Sep; 95(9):791-97, 802-5. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10875.]
Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association
Ornstein S. Practicing beautiful medicine beautifully: Hiram Currys vision in the
21st century. J S C Med Assoc 2003 Aug; 99(8):227-32. [Supported by Grant No. 1
Chan I, Wells W III. Detection of prostate cancer by integration of line-scan diffusion,
T2-mapping and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging; a multichannel statistical
classifier. Med Phys 2003 Sep; 30(9):2390-98. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS13234-01
(attributed to NIH).]
New England Journal of Medicine
Sawaya GF, McConnell KJ, Kulasingam SL, et al. Risk of cervical cancer associated with
extending the interval between cervical-cancer screenings. N Engl J Med 2003 Oct 16; 349(16):1501-9. [Supported by Grant No. HS07373.]
McCormick DP, Baldwin CD, Friedman N, et al. Bullous myringitis: a case-control study.
Pediatrics 2003 Oct; 112(4):982-86. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10613-02.]
Hartz A, Benson K, Glaser J, et al. Assessing observational studies of spinal fusion
and chemonucleolysis. Spine 2003 Oct 1l; 28(19):2268-75. [Supported by Grant No. 1
Halm EA, Wang JJ, Bockvar K, et al. Effects of blood transfusion on clinical and
functional outcomes in patients with hip fracture. Transfusion 2003 Oct; 43(10):1358-65. [Supported by Grant Nos. R01 HS09973 and U18 HS09459-0.]
Annals of Internal Medicine
Sox HC. Improving patient care. Ann Intern Med 2003 Jun 17; 138(12):996.
[Acknowledges AHRQ's financial support of journal's Improving Patient Care section
and commitment to this effort as a legacy to former AHRQ director John Eisenberg.]
Heisler M, Blumenthal DS, Rust G, et al. The Second Annual Primary Care Conference—Programming to eliminate health disparities among ethnic minority populations: an
introduction to proceedings. Ethn Dis 2003 Summer; 13(3 Suppl 3):S3-1-5.
[Cites AHRQ participation in conference.]
European Journal of Health Economics
Staat M. The efficiency of treatment strategies of general practitioners: a Malmquist
index approach. Eur J Health Econ 2003; 4(3):232-38. [Cites Eisenberg (former
AHRQ director), Doctors' Decisions and the Cost of Medical Care: the Reasons for Doctors'
Practice Patterns and Ways to Change Them, 1986.]
Health Care Financing Review
Shapiro JR, Dyksra DM, Pisoni R, et al. Patient selection in the ESRD managed care
demonstration. Health Care Financ Rev 2003 Summer; 24(1):31-43. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Hellinger and Wong, Med Care Res Rev, 2000.]
Dykstra DM, Beronja N, Menges J, et al. ESRD managed care demonstration: financial
implications. Health Care Financ Rev 2003 Summer; 24(1):59-75. [Cites AHRQ-authored
article by Hellinger, Health Care Financ Rev, 1987.]
Moxey ED, O'Conner JP, Novielli KD, et al. Prescription drug use in the elderly: a
descriptive analysis. Health Care Financ Rev 2003 Summer; 24(1):127-41. [Cites
AHRQ-authored article by Zhan et al, JAMA, 2001.]
McCormick JC, Chulis GS. Growth in residential alternatives to nursing homes: 2001.
Health Care Financ Rev 2003 Summer; 24(1):143-150. [Cites AHRQ's Medical Expenditure
Panel Survey (MEPS).]
Health News Daily
Bigman C. Cervical cancer screening three-year interval risks weighed by NEJM study.
Health News Daily 2003 Oct 16; 15(200):2-3. [Reviews article by Sawaya et al cited
in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]
International Journal of Quality in Health Care
Catto G. Improving professional competence—the way ahead? Int J Qual Health Care
2003 Oct; 15(5):375-98. [Cites AHRQ quality reporting measures in lists; discusses
AHRQ's National Health Quality Report.]
Luthi JC, Lund MJ, Sampietro-Colom L, et al. Readmissions and the quality of care in
patients hospitalized with heart failure. Int J Qual Health Care 2003 Oct; 15(5):413-21. [Cites AHRQ guideline Heart Failure: Evaluation and Care of Patients with Left-Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, 1994.]
Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
Lehman AF, Steinwachs DM. Evidence-based psychosocial treatment practices in
schizophrenia: lessons from the patient outcomes research team (PORT) project.
J Am Acad Psychoanal Dyn Psychiatry 2003 Spring; 31(1):141-54. [Reviews history
and background of AHRQ's PORT project.]
Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Neighbors HW, Trierweiler SJ, Ford BC, et al. Racial differences in DSM diagnosis
using a semi-structured instrument: the importance of clinical judgment in the
diagnosis of African Americans. J Health Soc Behav 2003 Sep; 44(3):237-56.
[Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman et al, N Engl J Med, 1999.]
Grol R, Grimshaw J. From best evidence to best practice: effective implementation of
change in patients' care. Lancet 2003 Oct 11; 362(9391):1225-30. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al, Milbank Q, 1989 and Mandelblatt, J Fam Pract
Scully disappointed with hospital reporting. Med Health 2003 Oct 13; 57(37):1-2.
[Cites incorporation on CMS Web site of results from AHRQ-developed survey measuring
patient experiences of care.]
Research on Aging
Allen PD, Klein WC, Gruman C. Correlates of complaints made to the Connecticut
Long-term Care Ombudsman Program: the role of organizational and structural factors.
Res Aging 2003 Nov; 93(10):631-54. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Spector and
Takeda, J Aging Health, 1991.]
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention into Practice-Related
American Journal of Public Health
Saha S, Arbelaez JJ, Cooper LA. Patient-physician relationships and racial disparities
in the quality of health care. Am J Public Health 2003 Oct; 93(10):1713-19. [Cites
Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996; cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick et
al, Med Care Res Rev, 2000; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ayanian et al, Med Care
1999, and Schneider et al, JAMA, 2002 and 2001.]
Annals of Internal Medicine
Sisk JE, Whang W, Butler JC, et al. Cost-effectiveness of vaccination against invasive
pneumococcal disease among people 50 through 54 years of age: role of comorbid conditions
and race. Ann Intern Med 2003 Jun 17; 138(12):960-68. [Cites Guide to Clinical
Preventive Services, 1996; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (fourth author) et al,
JAMA, 2000; cites MEPS data.]
Gardner P. A need to update and revise the pneumococcal vaccine recommendations
for adults. Ann Intern Med 2003 Jun 17; 138(12):969-1000. [Cites Guide to Clinical
Preventive Services, 1996.]
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Berg AO. Mammography screening: are women really giving informed consent? (Counterpoint).
J Natl Cancer Inst 2003 Oct 15; 95(20):1511-13. [Author is chair of USPSTF.]
Current as of October 2003