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November 5, 2004


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

American Journal of Infection Control
Feinstein KW, Grunden N, Harrison EI. A region addresses patient safety. Am J Infect Control 2002 Jun; 20(4):248-51. [Supported by Grant No. HS11926.]

American Journal of Managed Care
Linder JA. Health information technology as a tool to improve care for acute respiratory infections. Am J Manag Care 2004 Oct; 10(10):661-2. [Supported by Grant No. 1 K08 HS014563.]

American Journal of Psychiatry
Rosen J, Mulsant BH, Bruce ML, et al. Actors' portrayals of depression to test interrater reliability in clinical trials. Am J Psychiatry 2004 Oct; 161(10):1909-11. [Supported by Grant No. HS11976.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Russell LB, Valiyeva E, Carson JL. Effects of prehypertension on admissions and deaths: a simulation. Arch Intern Med 2002 Oct 25; 164(19):2119-24. [Supported by Grant Nos. HS07002 and HS11477.]

BMC Medicine
Feudtner C, DiGuiseppe DL, Neff JM. Hospital care for children and young adults in the last year of life: a population-based study. BMC Med 2003 Dec 23; 1(1):3. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS00002.]

British Medical Journal
Horbar JD, Carpenter JH, Buzas J, et al. Collaborative quality improvement to promote evidence based surfactant for preterm infants: a cluster randomised trial. BMJ 2004 Oct 30; 329(7473):1004-7. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10528.]

Straus SE, Green ML, Bell DS, et al. Evaluating the teaching of evidence based medicine: conceptual framework. BMJ 2004 Oct 30; 329(7473):1029-32. [Seventh author is AHRQ researcher Eduardo Ortiz.]

Critical Care Medicine
Berenholtz SM, Pronovost PJ, Lipsett PA, et al. Eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med 2004 Oct; 32(10):2014-20. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11902-02.]

Disease Management
Twiggs JE, Fifield J, Jackson E, et al. Treating asthma by the guidelines: developing a medication management information system for use in primary care. Dis Manage 2004 Fall; 7(3):244-60. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11068.]

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Correa-de-Araujo R, Stone P, Clarke S. Challenges in healthcare systems and women's caregiving roles [conference summary]. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet.] 2004 Nov; 10(11). [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations.]

Stone PW, Clarke SP, Cimiotti J, Correa-de-Araujo R. Nurses' working conditions: implications for infectious disease. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet.] 2004 Nov; 10(11). [Fourth author is researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations.]

Gerontologist
Studdert DM, Stevenson DG. Nursing home litigation and tort reform: a case for exceptionalism. Gerontologist 2004 Oct; 44(5):588-95. [Supported by Grant No. K02 HS11285.]

McAuley WJ, Spector WD, Van Nostrand J, Shaffer T. The influence of rural location on utilization of formal home care: the role of Medicaid. Gerontologist 2004 Oct; 44(5):655-64. [First, second and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Hirdes JP, Fries BE, Morris JN, et al. Home care quality indicators (HCQIs) based on the MDS-HC. Gerontologist 2004 Oct; 44(5):665-79. [Supported by Grant No. 5 U18 HS09455.]

JAMA
Wennberg DE, Lucas FL, Siewers AE. Outcomes of percutaneous coronary interventions performed at centers without and with onsite coronary artery bypass graft surgery. JAMA 2004 Oct 27; 292(16):1961-1968. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10769-01.]

Majumdar SR, Almasi EA, Stafford RS. Promotion and prescribing of hormone therapy after report of harm by the Women's Health Initiative. JAMA 2004 Oct 27; 292(16):1983-8. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS01345.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Pronovost PJ, Weast B, Bishop K, et al. Senior executive adopt-a work unit: a model for safety improvement. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2004 Feb; 30(2):59-68. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11902-01.]

Salem-Schatz S, Peterson LE, Palmer RH, et al. Barriers to first-week follow-up of newborns: findings from parent and clinician focus groups. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2004 Nov; 30(11):593-601. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09782.]

Feldstein A, Simon SR, Schneider J, et al. How to design computerized alerts to ensure safe prescribing practices. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2004 Nov; 30(11):602-13. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11843.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Intrator O, Zinn J, Mor V. Nursing home characteristics and potentially preventable hospitalizations of long-stay residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Oct; 52(10):1730-6. [Supported by Grant No. HS09723.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Grossberg R, Zhang Y, Gross R. A time-to-prescription-refill measure of antiretroviral adherence predicted changes in viral load in HIV. J Clin Epidemiol 2004 Oct; 57(10):1107-10. [Supported by Grant No. HS10399.]

Journal of Clinical Hypertension
King DE, Egan BM, Mainous AG 3rd, et al. Elevation of C-reactive protein in people with prehypertension. J Clin Hypertens 2004 Oct; 6(10):562-8. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS1087.]

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Ganguly R, Kotzan JA, Miller LS. Prevalence, trends, and factors associated with antipsychotic polypharmacy among Medicaid-eligible schizophrenia patients, 1998-2000. J Clin Psychiatry 2004 Oct; 65(10):1377-88. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS10815-01.]

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Kivimaki M, Ferrie JE, Head J, et al. Organizational justice and change in justice as predictors of employee health: the Whitehall II study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2004 Nov; 58(11):931-7. [Whitehall II study partially supported by HS06516.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Heisler M, Vijan S, Anderson RM, et al. When do patients and their physicians agree on diabetes treatment goals and strategies, and what difference does it make? J Gen Intern Med 2003 Nov; 18(11):893-902. [Supported by Grant No. HS11540.]

Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph
Mandelblatt J, Armetta C, Yabroff KR, et al. Descriptive review of the literature on breast cancer outcomes: 1990 through 2000. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2004; 33:8-44. [Fifth author is William Lawrence, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; supported by Grant No. HS08395.]

Fryback DG, Craig BM. Measuring economic outcomes of cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2004; 33:134-41. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00083.]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Poker A, Hubbard H, Sharp BA. The first national reports on United States healthcare quality and disparities. J Nurs Care Qual 2004 Oct-Dec; 19(4):316-21. [First author is researcher in AHRQ' Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and second and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Medical Care
Fiscella K, Meldrum S, Franks P, et al. Patient trust: is it related to patient-centered behavior of primary care physicians? Med Care 2004 Nov; 42(11):1049-55. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10610.]

Jackson JE, Doescher MP, Saver BG, et al. Prescription drug coverage, health, and medication acquisition among seniors with one or more chronic conditions. Med Care 2004 Nov; 42(11):1056-65. [Supported by Grant No. HS10318.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Lockley SW, Cronin JW, Evans EE, et al. Effect of reducing interns' weekly work hours on sleep and attentional failures. N Engl J Med 2004 Oct 28; 351(18):1829-37. [Supported by Grant Nos. R01 HS12032, K08 HS13333, and F32 HS14130.]

Landrigan CP, Rothschild JM, Cronin JW, et al. Effect of reducing interns' work hours on serious medical errors in intensive care units. N Engl J Med 2004 Oct 28; 351(18):1838-48. [Supported by Grant Nos. R01 HS12032, K08 HS13333, and F32 HS14130.]

Hoffman RJ, Dhaliwal G, Gilden DJ, et al. Clinical problem-solving. Special cure. N Engl J Med 2004 Nov 4; 351(19):1997-2002. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11540.]

Pediatrics
Lorch SA, Zhang X, Rosenbaum PR, et al. Equivalent lengths of stay of pediatric patients hospitalized in rural and nonrural hospitals. Pediatrics 2004 Oct; 114(4):e400-8. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09983.]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Lilford RJ, Mohammed MA, Braunholtz D, et al. The measurement of active errors: methodological issues. Qual Saf Health Care 2003 Dec; 12(Suppl 2):ii8-12. [Supported by Grant No. HS11540.]

Social Science and Medicine
Bartley M, Martikainen P, Shipley M, et al. Gender differences in the relationship of partner's social class to behavioral risk factors and social support in the Whitehall II study. Soc Sci Med 2004 Nov; 59(9):1925-36. [Whitehall II study supported by Grant No. HS06516.]

Southern Medical Journal
Bestermann WH, Lackland DT, Riehle JE, et al. A systematic approach to managing hypertension and the metabolic syndrome in primary care. South Med J 2004 Oct; 97(10):932-38. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS1087.]

Washington Post
Correa-de-Araujo R, Grady M, Johnson L, et al. Interactions. Wash Post 2004 Oct 26; F-2. [Corrects inaccuracies and omissions in earlier article on surgery choices for early-stage breast cancer.]

Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
Melnyk BM, Fineout-Overholt E, Feinstein NF, et al. Nurses' perceived knowledge, beliefs, skills, and needs regarding evidence-based practice: implications for accelerating the paradigm shift. Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(3):185-93. [Supported by Grant No. R03/R13 HS13817-01.]

Titler MG. Overview of the U.S. invitational conference "Advancing Quality Care Through Translation Research." Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(Suppl 1):S1-5. [Conference supported by Grant No. R13 HS014141.]

Jones KR, Fink R, Vojir C, et al. Translation research in long-term care: improving pain management in nursing homes. Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(Suppl 1):S13-20. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11093.]

Watson NM. Advancing quality of urinary incontinence evaluation and treatment in nursing homes through translational research. Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(Suppl 1):S21-5. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11064.]

Fraser I. Organizational research with impact: working backwards. Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(Suppl 1):S52-9. [Author is director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Fraser I. Translation research: where do we go from here? Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(Suppl 1):S78-83. [Author is director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Health Line
Hypertension: 60% of U.S. adults at risk, studies find. Am Health Line 2004 Oct 26; #11. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ-funded study by Russell, et al., in Arch Intern Med cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

American Journal of Managed Care
Shye D, Feldman V, Hokanson CS, et al. Secondary prevention of domestic violence in HMO primary care: evaluation of alternative implementation strategies. Am J Manag Care 2004 Oct; 10(10):706-16. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai and Avorn, JAMA, 1990.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Braun BL, Fowles JB, Solberg LI, et al. Smoking-related attitudes and clinical practices of medical personnel in Minnesota. Am J Prev Med 2004 Nov; 27(4):316-22. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Smoking Cessation, 1996.]

American Journal of Public Health
Piette JD, Heisler M, Wagner TH. Cost-related medication underuse among chronically ill adults: the treatments people forego, how often, and who is at risk. Am J Public Health 2004 Oct; 94(10):1782-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Steinman, et al., J Gen Intern Med, 2001, and Soumerai, et al., N Engl J Med, 1987 and 1991.]

Escarce JJ, McGuire TG. Changes in racial differences in use of medical procedures and diagnostic tests among elderly persons: 1986-1997. Am J Public Health 2004 Oct; 94(10):1795-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian, et al., JAMA, 1993.]

Fitzpatrick AL, Powe NR, Cooper LS, et al. Barriers to health care access among the elderly and who perceives them. Am J Public Health 2004 Oct; 94(10):1788-94. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneider, et al., JAMA, 2002; Escarce, et al., Am J Public Health, 1993; and Ayanian, et al., JAMA, 1993; cites AHRQ-authored article by Lurie, Zhan, Sangl, et al. (second and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), Am J Manag Care, 2003.]

American Medical News
Glendinning D. CMS moves to speed Medicare approval for expanded uses of medical technology. Am Med News 2004 Oct 25; 47(40):5-6. [Mentions article co-authored by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, JAMA, 2003.]

BNA's Health Care Policy Report
Reduced work hours reap benefits for patient safety, studies of interns find. BNA Health Care Policy Rep 2004 Nov 1; 112(43):1500. [Reviews AHRQ-funded articles by Lockley, et al., and Landrigan, et al., in N Engl J Med cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Gerontologist
Fries BE, James M, Hammer SS, et al. Is telephone screening feasible? Accuracy and cost-effectiveness of identifying people medically eligible for home- and community-based services. Gerontologist 2004 Oct; 44(5):633-54. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Spector and Fleishman (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively), J Gerontol Soc Sci, 1998.]

Pekkarinen L, Sinervo T, Perala ML, et al. Work stressors and the quality of life in long-term care units. Gerontologist 2004 Oct; 44(5):680-88. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Gerontologist, 1994.]

Health News Daily
Bristol N. WHO launches worldwide patient safety alliance; AHRQ, U.K. quality of care efforts to be used as models. Health News Daily 2004 Oct 28; 16(209):3-4. [Cites statement that AHRQ and U.K. were chosen because "'they've done the most so far' in this area" and notes participation of AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy at alliance launch.]

Hospitals and Health Networks
O'Dell G. 2004 AHA environmental assessment. Hosp Health Netw 2004 Oct; 78(10):47-9, 51-4, 56-7. [Cites AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation publication, National Survey on Americans as Health Care Consumers: an Update on the Role of Quality Information, 2000.]

Internal Medicine News
Boschert S. Federal policies encourage use of information technology. Intern Med News 2004 Nov 1; 8. [Quotes remarks from AHRQ researcher Eduardo Ortiz and cites AHRQ's health information technology budget.]

JAMA
Weaver WD. Is onsite surgery backup necessary for percutaneous coronary interventions? JAMA 2004 Oct 27; 292(16):2014-6. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Wennberg, et al., cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Barr JK, Banks S, Waters WJ, et al. Methodological issues in public reporting of patient perspectives on hospital quality. Jt Comm Qual Saf 2004 Oct; 30(10):567-78. [Cites CMS' use of AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS®) and article on CAHPS® in Health Serv Res, 2001.]

Journal of Women's Health
Frayne SM, Skinner KM Lin H, et al. Effect of patient gender on late-life depression management. J Womens Health 2004 Oct; 13(8):919-25. [Notes distribution of AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care, 1993; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ayanian, et al., N Engl J Med, 1991, and Andersen, et al, Health Serv Res, 2000.]

Medical Care
Han B, Remsburg RE, Lubitz J, et al. Payment source and length of use among home health agency discharges. Med Care 2004 Nov; 42(11):1081-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Cleary, et al., JAMA, 1991, and Deyo, et al., J Clin Epidemiol, 1992.]

Medical Clinics of North America
Paperwalla KN, Levin TT, Weiner J, et al. Smoking and depression. Med Clin N Am 2004 Nov; 88(6):1483-94. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Sunday SR, Folan P. Smoking in adolescence: what a clinician can do to help. Med Clin N Am 2004 Nov; 88(6):1495-515. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Talwar A, Jain J, Vijayan VK. Pharmacotherapy of tobacco dependence. Med Clin N Am 2004 Nov; 88(6):1517-34. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Swartz SH, Hays JT. Office-based interventions for tobacco dependence. Med Clin N Am 2004 Nov; 88(6):1623-41. [Cites, describes, and discusses implementation of PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Kenford SL, Fiore MC. Promoting tobacco cessation and relapse prevention. Med Clin N Am 2004 Nov; 88(6):1553-74. [Lists AHRQ as an information source, gives information on obtaining AHRQ guidelines, and cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Ebbert JO, Carr AB, Dale LC. Smokeless tobacco: an emerging addiction. Med Clin N Am 2004 Nov; 88(6):1593-605. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Medicine and Health
Tech coverage: "Show me the money" vs "show me the value." Med Health 2004 Nov 1; 58(39):1, 7-8. [Mentions AHRQ collaboration with CMS to design a practical clinical trial to answer coverage-related questions about positron emission tomography for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease.]

PLoS opens another front in open-access battles. Med Health 2004 Nov 1; 58(39):3-4. [Indicates that "cash-strapped" AHRQ "could never afford" to include a publication fee in grants to researchers.]

Medicine on the Net
Flory J. Healthcare guide to the Internet: Focus: patient safety. Med Net 2004 Oct; 10(10):13,25. [Lists AHRQ's Medical Errors and Patient Safety Web site as one of the "top sites in the patient safety realm" and lists and critiques AHRQ fact sheet, Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors as posted on AHRQ's Web site.]

MedSurg Nursing
Health insurance premiums rose more than 30% between 1996 and 2000. MedSurg Nurs 2004 Oct; 13(5):279. [Summarizes data from the Insurance Component (IC) of AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), 2000.]

Modern Healthcare
Total Triage solution from Biosite improves outcomes in high-risk, high-volume ED presentations. Mod Healthc 2004 Oct 25; 34(43):28-29 (intervening pages). [Case study in special advertising feature cites AHRQ-funded article by Pope, et al., N Engl J Med, 2000.]

Morrissey J. Rurals may lose in quality quest. Mod Healthc 2004 Nov 1; 34(44):4. [Cites Institute of Medicine recommendation that AHRQ "should produce a report no later than fiscal 2006 analyzing the impact of changes to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, private health plans and insurance coverage on the financial stability of rural healthcare programs."]

Romano M. Shorter shifts, fewer errors. Mod Healthc 2004 Nov 1; 34(44):12. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ-funded articles by Lockley, et al., and Landrigan, et al., in N Engl J Med cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Morrissey J. Patient safety proves elusive: five years after publication of the IOM's 'To Err is Human,' there's plenty of activity on patient safety, but progress is another matter. Mod Healthc 2004 Nov 1; 34(44):6-7, 24-32. [Quotes remarks by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy; cites AHRQ's award of $69.6 million in research grants to 16 demonstration projects on medical-error reporting systems; and notes that "AHRQ is seeking evidence that unfettered reporting actually leads to significant reductions in medical mistakes."]

Pediatric News
Frieden J, Silverman J. Federal multiagency antiobesity effort gaining momentum. Pediatr News 2004 Nov; 38(11):4. [Describes AHRQ-developed DVDs on obesity treatment and prevention.]

Quality Management in Health Care
Press I. The measure of quality. Qual Manage Health Care 2004 Oct-Dec; 13(4):202-9. [Cites "recent controversy surrounding AHRQ's... development of a standardized patient satisfaction measure," Hospital-CAHPS® (HCAHPS®), which is "still being revised and has become the focus of debate about the nature and function of quality measurement"; cites AHRQ as an example of an official entity that has "gone on record claiming that the general public will find such measures useful in their selection of providers"; and states that "the importance of failing to clearly identify the function of a measure is evident in AHRQ's recent attempt to develop a hospital patient satisfaction survey for CMS," the latest version of which "is still viewed by many as far too long and detailed to function effectively as (a public report card)."]

Kirkman-Liff B. The structure, processes, and outcomes of Banner Health's corporate-wide strategy to improve health care quality. Qual Manage Health Care 2004 Oct-Dec; 13(4):264-77. [Cites Institute of Medicine report, Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report, 2001, which addresses development of AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Leape, et al., JAMA, 1995; Singer, et al., Qual Saf Health Care, 2003; Bates and Gawande, N Engl J Med, 2003; and Baker, et al., Med Care, 2003.]

Washington Health Policy Week in Review (Commonwealth Fund)
WHO forms patient safety alliance. Wash Health Policy Week Rev (Commonw Fund) 2004 Nov 1. [Names AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy as member of alliance.]

Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
Thomas BH, Ciliska D, Dobbins M, et al. A process for systematically reviewing the literature: providing the research evidence for public health nursing interventions. Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(3):176-84. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002.]

Dufault M. Testing a collaborative research utilization model to translate best practices in pain management. Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(Suppl 1):S26-32. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

Donaldson NE, Rutledge DN, Ashley J. Outcomes of adoption: measuring evidence uptake by individuals and organizations. Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(Suppl 1):S41-51. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Hubbard, Walker, Clancy, and Stryer, Outcomes Manage, 2002; Stryer, Tunis, Hubbard, and Clancy, Health Serv Res, 2000; and VanAmringe and Shannon (former AHRQ researchers), Qual Rev Bull, 1992; cites AHRQ publication, The Outcome of Research at AHCPR, 1999, as accessed on AHRQ Web site.]

Tripp-Reimer T, Doebbeling B. Qualitative perspectives in translational research. Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(Suppl 1):S65-72. [Describes AHRQ co-sponsored conference "Qualitative Methods in Health Services Research," held in 1998 and the use of qualitative approaches in the development of CAHPS®.]

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

American Journal of Public Health
Chao A, Connell CJ, Cokkinides V, et al. Underuse of screening sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy in a large cohort of US adults. Am J Public Health 2004 Oct; 94(10):1775-81. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer as published in Ann Intern Med, 2002.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Alter MJ, Seeff LB, Bacon BR, et al. Testing for hepatitis C infection should be routine for persons at increased risk for infection. Ann Intern Med 2004 Nov 2; 141(9):715-7. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults as published in Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Calonge N, Randhawa G, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The meaning of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grade 1 recommendation: screening for hepatitis C virus infection. Ann Intern Med 2004 Nov 2; 141(9):718-9. [Second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Harvard Women's Health Watch
Caring for yourself with periodic health checks: research suggests we don't need complete annual physicals. What now? Harv Womens Health Watch 2004 Nov; 12(2):1-3. [Includes USPSTF recommendations in guidance on periodic screening.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Schonberg MA, McCarthy EP, Davis RB, et al. Breast cancer screening in women aged 80 and older: results from a national survey. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Oct; 52(10):1688-95. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer as published in Ann Intern Med, 2002.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Dresselhaus TR, Peabody JW, Luck J, et al. An evaluation of vignettes for predicting variation in the quality of preventive care. J Gen Intern Med 2004 Oct; 19(10):1013-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and cites AHRQ-funded articles by McDonald, et al., MD Comput, 1992, and Dexter, et al., Ann Intern Med, 1998, and N Engl J Med, 2001.]

Flach SD, McCoy KD, Vaughn TE, et al. Does patient-centered care improve provision of preventive services? J Gen Intern Med 2004 Oct; 19(10):1019-25. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2000.]

Journal of Women's Health
Zink T, Jacobson CJ Jr, Regan S, et al. Hidden victims: the healthcare needs and experiences of older women in abusive relationships. J Womens Health 2004 Oct; 13(8):898-908. [Cites USPSTF recommendations for screening for family and intimate partner violence as published in Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
Resources for evidence-based practice. Worldviews Evid-based Nurs 2004 3rd Qtr; 1(3):200. [Describes AHRQ's Preventive Services Selector, based on current USPSTF recommendations.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Kane RL, Johnson PE, Town RJ, et al. A structured review of the effect of economic incentives on consumers' preventive behavior. Am J Prev Med 2004 Nov; 27(4):327-52. [Supported by EPC Contract No. 290-02-0009, task order 1.]

Healthcare Disparities Report
Panel to consider obesity surgery. Healthc Disparities Rep 2004 Nov; 4(11):7. [Cites recommendations from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Pharmacological and Surgical Treatment of Obesity, 2004.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Cohn F, Rudman WJ. Fixing broken bones and broken homes: domestic violence as a patient safety issue. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2004 Nov; 30(11):636-46. [Cites Evidence Report, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, accessed on AHRQ Web site, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, Health Care Cost and Utilization Project: A Federal, State, and Industry Partnership in Health Data, 1988-2001, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Willeumier D. Advocate health care: a systemwide approach to quality and safety. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2004 Oct; 30(10):559-66. [Cites Evidence Report, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, accessed on AHRQ Web site.]

MedSurg Nursing
Capriotti T. Any science behind the hype of 'natural' dietary supplements? MedSurg Nurs 2004 Oct; 13(5):339-50. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Garlic: Effects on Cardiovascular Risks and Disease, Protective Effects Against Cancer and Clinical Adverse Effects, 2000.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Medical Care
Joseph AM, Arikian NJ, An LC, et al. Results of a randomized controlled trial of intervention to implement smoking guidelines in Veterans Affairs medical centers. Med Care 2004 Nov; 42(11):1100-10. [Uses PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

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