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December 3, 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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Gordon BD, Asplin BR. Using online analytical processing to manage emergency department operations. Acad Emerg Med 2004 Nov; 11(11):1206-12. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS13007.]

AIDS
Sulkowski MS, Mehta SH, Chaisson RE, et al. Hepatotoxicity associated with protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral regimens with or without concurrent ritonavir. AIDS 2004 Nov 19; 18(17):2277-84. [Supported by Grant No. HS07809.]

American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Coronado BE, Pope JH, Griffith JL, et al. Clinical features, triage, and outcome of patients presenting to the ED with suspected acute coronary syndromes but without pain: a multicenter study. Am J Emerg Med 2004 Nov; 22(7):568-74. [Supported by Grant Nos. T32 HS00060 and R01 HS07360.]

American Journal of Epidemiology
Ness RB, Haggerty CL, Harger G, et al. Differential distribution of allelic variants in cytokine genes among African Americans and white Americans. Am J Epidemiol 2004 Dec 1; 160(11):1033-8. [Supported by Grant No. HS10592.]

American Journal of Managed Care
Solberg LI, Hurley JS, Roberts MH, et al. Measuring patient safety in ambulatory care: potential for identifying medical group drug-drug interaction rates using claims data. Am J Manag Care 2004 Nov; 10(11 Pt 1):753-9. [Supported by Contract No. 290-00-0015-04.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Morris JN, Jones RN, Fries BE, et al. Convergent validity of minimum data set-based performance quality indicators in postacute care settings. Am J Med Qual 2004 Nov-Dec; 19(6):242-7. [Supported by Grant No. 5 U18 HS09455.]

American Journal of Roentgenology
Blackmore CC, Cummings P. Observational studies in radiology. Am J Roentgenol 2004 Nov; 183(5):1203-8. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS11291-02.]

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Stafford RS, Li D, Davis RB, et al. Modeling the ability of risk adjusters to reduce adverse selection in managed care. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2004; 3(2):107-14. [Supported by Grant No. HS10152.]

Applied Nursing Research
Balas MC, Scott LD, Rogers AE. The prevalence and nature of errors and near errors reported by hospital staff nurses. Appl Nurs Res 2004 Nov; 17(4):224-30. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11963-01.]

Hughes RG. Some tips on getting funding for health services research. Appl Nurs Res 2004 Nov; 17(4):305-7. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.]

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Gray JE, Goldmann DA. Medication errors in the neonatal intensive care unit: special patients, unique issues. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2004 Nov; 89(6):F472-3. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11583.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Sherman KE, Sherman SN, Chenier T, et al. Health values of patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. Arch Intern Med 2004 Nov 22; 164(21):2377-82. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS10366-01.]

Cancer Causes and Control
Haggstrom DA, Phillips KA, Liang SY, et al. Variation in screening mammography and Papanicolaou smear by primary care physician specialty and gatekeeper plan (United States). Cancer Causes Control 2004 Nov; 15(9):883-92. [Supported by Grant Nos. P01 HS10771 and P01 HS10856.]

Chest
Shafazand S, Doyle RL, Gould MK. Health-related quality of life in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Chest 2004 Nov; 126(5):1452-9. [Supported by Grant No. F32 HS11767.]

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Lee GM, Lett S, Schauer S, et al. Societal costs and morbidity of pertussis in adolescents and adults. Clin Infect Dis 2004 Dec 1; 39(11):1572-80. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00063.]

Clinical Orthopaedics
McGuire KJ, Bernstein J, Polsky D, et al. The 2004 Marshall Urist award: delays until surgery after hip fracture increases mortality. Clin Orthop 2004 Nov; (428):294-301. [Supported by Grant No. 5 R01 HS09460.]

Critical Care Medicine
Needham DM, Thompson DA, Holzmueller CG, et al. A system factors analysis of airway events from the Intensive Care Unit Safety Reporting System (ICUSRS). Crit Care Med 2004 Nov; 32(11):2227-33. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11902.]

Fertility and Sterility
Songer TJ, Lave JR, Kamlet MS, et al. Preferences for fertility in women with pelvic inflammatory disease. Fertil Steril 2004 May; 81(5):1344-50. [Supported by Grant No. HS08358-05.]

General Hospital Psychiatry
Dutton GR, Grothe KB, Jones GN, et al. Use of the Beck Depression Inventory-II with African American primary care patients. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2004 Nov; 26(6):437-42. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11834.]

Health Affairs
Chernew ME, Jacobson PD, Hofer TP, et al. Barriers to constraining health care cost growth. Health Aff 2004 Nov-Dec; 23(6):122-28. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R03 HS09838.]

International Journal of Medical Informatics
Graham MJ, Kubose TK, Jordan D, et al. Heuristic evaluation of infusion pumps: implications for patient safety in Intensive Care Units. Int J Med Inform 2004 Nov; 73(11-12):771-9. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS11544.]

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Colon-Emeric CS, Casebeer L, Saag K, et al. Barriers to providing osteoporosis care in skilled nursing facilities: perception of medical directors and directors. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2004 Nov-Dec; 5(6):361-6. [Supported by Grant No. HS10389.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Porter SC, Cai Z, Gribbons W, et al. The asthma kiosk: a patient-centered technology for collaborative decision support in the emergency department. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2004 Nov-Dec; 11(6):458-67. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS11660.]

Hassol A, Walker JM, Kidder D, et al. Patient experiences and attitudes about access to a patient electronic health care record and linked Web messaging. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2004 Nov-Dec; 11(6):505-13. [Supported by Contract No. 290-00-0003; last author is AHRQ researcher Eduardo Ortiz.]

Journal of Asthma
Yawn BP, Fryer GE, Lanier D. Asthma severity: the patient's perspective. J Asthma 2004 Sep; 41(6):623-30. [Third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; uses 1999 MEPS data.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
King WD, Wong MD, Shapiro MF, et al. Does racial concordance between HIV-positive patients and their physicians affect the time to receipt of protease inhibitors? J Gen Intern Med 2004 Nov; 19(11):1146-53. [Supported by Grant No. U01 HS08578.]

Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Dellefield ME. Prevalence rate of pressure ulcers in California nursing homes: using the OSCAR database to develop a risk-adjustment model. J Gerontol Nurs 2004 Nov; 30(11):13-21. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS10022.]

Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Ortiz E. Market withdrawal of Vioxx: is it time to rethink the use of COX-2 inhibitors? J Manag Care Pharm 2004 Nov-Dec; 10(6):551-4. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.]

Journal of the National Medical Association
Oliver MN, Stukenborn GJ, Wagner DP, et al. Comorbid disease and the effect of race and ethnicity on in-hospital mortality from aspiration pneumonia. J Natl Med Assoc Nov 2004; 96(11):1462-9. [Supported by Grant Nos. R01 HS10134 AS1, R01 HS10134, and K02 HS11419.]

Journal of Nursing Administration
Rogers AE, Hwang WT, Scott LD. The effects of work breaks on staff nurse performance. J Nurs Admin 2004 Nov; 34(11):512-9. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11963-01.]

Journal of Women's Health
Hillman JJ, Zuckerman IH, Lee E. The impact of the Women's Health Initiative on hormone replacement therapy in a Medicaid program. J Womens Health 2004 Nov; 13(9):986-92. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R24 HS11673.]

Medical Decision Making
Johnson-Masotti AP, Laud PW, Hoffmann RG, et al. A Bayesian approach to net health benefits: an illustration and application to modeling HIV prevention. Med Decis Making 2004 Nov-Dec; 634-53. [Supported by AHRQ Grant No. R03 HS11364.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Janssen WJ, Dhaliwal G, Collard HR, et al. Clinical problem-solving. Why "why" matters. N Engl J Med 2004 Dec 2; 351(23):2429-34. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11540.]

Nursing Research
Choi J, Bakken S, Larson E, et al. Perceived nursing work environment of critical care nurses. Nurs Res 2004 Nov-Dec; 53(6):370-8. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS13114.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Buist DS, Newton KM, Miglioretti DL, et al. Hormone therapy prescribing patterns in the United States. Obstet Gynecol 2004 Nov; 104(5 Pt 1):1042-50. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11843-01.]

Pharmacoeconomics
Chumney EC, Biddle AK, Simpson KN, et al. The effect of cost construction based on either DRG or ICD-9 codes or risk group stratification on the resulting cost-effectiveness ratios. Pharmacoeconomics 2004; 22(18):1209-16. [Supported by Grant No. 5 P01 HS10871; uses Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS) data.]

Resuscitation
Haukoos JS, Lewis RJ, Niemann JT. Prediction rules for estimating neurologic outcome following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 2004 Nov; 63(2):145-55. [Supported by Grant No. F32 HS11509.]

Schizophrenia Research
Bagchi A, Sambamoorthi U, McSpiritt E, et al. Use of antipsychotic medications among HIV-infected individuals with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res 2004 Dec 1; 71(2-3):435-44. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11825.]

Western Journal of Nursing Research
Clark L, Jones K, Pennington K. Pain assessment practices with nursing home residents. West J Nurs Res 2004 Nov; 26(7):733-50. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11093.]

Drew BL, Mion LC, Meldon SW, et al. Effect of environment and research participant characteristics on data quality. West J Nurs Res 2004 Nov; 26(7):909-21. [Supported by Grant No. HS09725.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Johnson KB. Raising the bar of pediatric patient safety: report from the Institute of Medicine. Ambul Pediatr 2004 Nov-Dec; 4(6):473-5. [Cites added funding for AHRQ patient safety efforts and AHRQ commissioning of IoM study of data standards development.]

AHA News
HHS joins global effort to improve patient care. AHA News 2004 Nov 1; 40(22):1. [Quotes remarks by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

Austin K. Survey: public more aware of quality, patient safety issues. AHA News 2004 Nov 29; 40(24):1-3. [Summarizes findings from survey released by AHRQ, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health.]

Austin K. Partnership seeks to reduce surgical complications. AHA News 2004 Nov 29; 40(24):6. [Notes inclusion of AHRQ in the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP).]

American Family Physician
Ressel G. AHRQ releases study on medication usage in chronic illness. Am Fam Physician 2004 Nov 1; 70(9):1625. [Summarizes results of AHRQ-funded study in Arch Intern Med, 2004.]

AHRQ and AAFP provide emergency preparedness resources. Am Fam Physician 2004 Nov 1; 70(9):1625. [Describes AHRQ planning guide for community-based mass prophylaxis.]

American Journal of Managed Care
Fick DM, Maclean JR, Rodriguez NA, et al. A randomized study to decrease the use of potentially inappropriate medications among community-dwelling older adults in a southeastern managed care organization. Am J Manag Care 2004 Nov; 10(11):761-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, et al. (first two authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), JAMA, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates, et al., JAMA, 1997, and Hanlon et al., J Am Geriatr Soc, 2001.]

Parente ST, Kim SS, Finch MD, et al. Identifying controlled substance patterns of utilization requiring evaluation using administrative claims data. Am J Manag Care 2004 Nov; 10(11):783-90. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Management of Cancer Pain, 1994; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Weiner, et al., Med Care, 1991, and Hofer, et al., JAMA, 1999, and Deyo, et al., Spine, 1994.]

American Journal of Public Health
Woolf SH, Johnson RE, Fryer GE Jr, et al. The health impact of resolving racial disparities: an analysis of US mortality data. Am J Public Health 2004 Dec; 94(12):2078-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Levine, et al., Public Health Rep, 2001.]

Johnson RL, Roter D, Powe NR, et al. Patient race/ethnicity and quality of patient-physician communication during medical visits. Am J Public Health 2004 Dec; 94(12):2084-90. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Carrasquillo, Orav, Brennan, and Burstin (director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships), J Gen Intern Med, 1999.]

Braveman PA, Egerter SA, Cubbin C, et al. An approach to studying social disparities in health and health care. Am J Public Health 2004 Dec; 94(12):2139-48. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Braveman, et al., Obstet Gynecol, 2000, and Nothnagle, at al., Matern Child Heatlh J, 2000.]

American Medical News
Equal care for all. Am Med News 2004 Sep 20; 47(35):16. [Cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003.]

Robeznieks A. Cost keeps many from taking their meds: underuse of prescriptions is seen as an obstacle to quality health care. Am Med News 2004 Oct 4; 47(37):9-10. [Reviews AHRQ-funded study published in Ann Intern Med, 2004, and cites remarks by AHRQ staff member Karen Migdail.]

BNA's Health Care Policy Report
CMS seeks comments on measures of care given by physicians, hospitals. BNA Health Care Policy Rep 2004 Nov 22; 12(46):1585. [Mentions AHRQ work with CMS "to develop a standardized survey tool—Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (HCAHPS®) to assess patients' perspectives."]

Public dissatisfied with quality of care, wants improvements, survey says. BNA Health Care Policy Rep 2004 Nov 22; 12(46):1602. [Reviews results of survey sponsored by AHRQ, Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health.]

BNA's Health Plan and Provider Report
U.S. health care system given grade of C+, report card says. BNA Health Plan and Provider Report 2004 Dec 1; 10(46):1186-7. [Mentions assertion that "the [AHRQ} has been producing important research but the volume and impact of its research are limited by major underfunding compared [to.] overall medical investments, according to Wachter" (AHRQ grantee writing in Health Aff, 2004).]

Public dissatisfied with quality of care, wants improvements, survey says. BNA Health Plan and Provider Report 2004 Dec 1; 10(46):1188-9. [Summarizes findings from survey released by AHRQ, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health.]

Health Affairs
Grant Watch: State health costs and universal coverage: Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA. Health Aff 2004 Nov-Dec; 23(6):256-7. [Summarizes grant which will use MEPS as data sources.]

Wachter RM. The end of the beginning: patient safety five years after 'To Err is Human'. Health Aff 2004 Nov 30; W4-534-45. [Cites AHRQ's WebM&M Web-based patient safety resource; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates and Gawande, N Engl J Med, 2003, and Landrigan, et al., N Engl J Med, 2004; asserts that "the federal investment in safety, mostly through the [AHRQ], remains about 1/500th of its investment in medical progress, as reflected in the budget of the National Institutes of Health."]

Health News Daily
Bristol N. Primary care depression treatment aids both genders, but men and women respond to different therapies—RAND. Health News Daily 2004 Nov 29; 16(229):1-2). [Reviews AHRQ-funded study published in Med Care, 2004.]

Health Services Research
Nicholson S, Bundorf K, Stein RM, et al. The magnitude and nature of risk selection in employer-sponsored health plans. Health Serv Res 2004 Dec; 39 (6 Pt 1):1817-38. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Keenan, et al., Inquiry, 1996.]

Healthcare Financial Management
Corrigan K, Ryan RH. New reimbursement models reward clinical excellence. Healthc Financ Manage 2004 Nov; 58(11):88-92. [Cites AHRQ funding of the evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/California Healthcare Foundation Rewarding Results initiative.]

JAMA
McNutt RA. Shared medical decision making: problems, process, progress. JAMA 2004 Nov 24; 292(20):2516-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zarin (former AHRQ researcher) and Pauker, J Med Philos, 1984.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Shi L, Green LH, Kazakova S. Primary care experience and racial disparities in self-reported health status. J Am Bd Fam Pract 2004 Nov-Dec; 17(6):443-52. [Third author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Safran, et al., Med Care, 1998, and J Fam Pract, 1998, and by Shi, et al., J Ambul Care Manag, 2001.]

Bope ET, Douglass AB, Gibovsky A, et al. Pain management by the family physician: the Family Practice Pain Education Project. J Am Bd Fam Pract 2004 Nov-Dec; 17 Suppl:S1-S12. [Cites AHRQ guideline Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedures and Trauma.]

Rives PA, Douglass AB. Evaluation and treatment of low back pain in family practice. J Am Bd Fam Pract 2004 Nov-Dec; 17 Suppl:S23-S31. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo, et al., Ann Rev Public Health, 1991, and N Engl J Med, 1998, and by Hart, et al., Spine, 1995.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Field TS, Gurwitz JH, Harrold LR, et al. Strategies for detecting adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2004 Nov-Dec; 11(6):492-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Cullen, et al, J Comm J Qual Improv, 1995, Classen et al, JAMA, 1991, and Bates, et al., various journals/dates.]

Gardner RM. Using computer technology to detect, measure, and prevent adverse drug events. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2004 Nov-Dec; 11(6):535-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Classen, et al., JAMA, 1991.]

Managed Care Outlook
National briefs: many believe health care quality has worsened. Manag Care Outlook 2004 Dec 1; 17(23):2. [Summarizes findings from from survey released by AHRQ, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Rice T, Matsuoka KY. The impact of cost-sharing on appropriate utilization and health status: a review of the literature on seniors. Med Care Res Rev 2004 Dec; 61(4):415-52. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss, et al., N Engl J Med, 2002, and CMAJ, 2002, and by Soumerai, et al., N Engl J Med, 1991.]

Long SK, Shen YC. Low-income workers with employer-sponsored insurance: who's at risk when employer coverage is no longer an option? Med Care Res Rev 2004 Dec; 61(4):474-94. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cooper and Schone (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), Health Aff, 1997.]

Modern Healthcare
Romano M. Groups getting used to EHRs. Mod Healthc 2004 Oct 11; 34(41):18. [Cites findings from AHRQ-funded survey conducted by Medical Group Management Association.]

Fong T. So close, yet so far away: opinions differ on post-report safety, quality. Mod Healthc 2004 Nov 22; 34(47):8-9. [Summarizes findings from from survey released by AHRQ, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health.]

Tieman J. A standard approach: AHRQ readies tool to gauge patient satisfaction. Mod Healthc 2004 Nov 22; 34(47):8-9. [Describes development and proposed review of AHRQ's HCAHPS®.]

Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice
Page AE. Transforming nurses' work environments to improve patient safety: the Institute of Medicine recommendations. Policy Politics Nurs Pract 2004 Nov; 5(4):250-8. [Describes history, development, and recommendations of AHRQ-funded and commissioned report, Keeping Patients Safe—Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004.]

Hall-Long BA. A voice for the people: a nurse's reflections on her role as an elected state representative. Policy Politics Nurs Pract 2004 Nov; 5(4):274-83. [Cites health care expenditure data (specific source unnamed) from AHRQ, 2002.]

Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders
AHRQ releases hospital quality indicators guide. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2004 Nov; 16(11):14-6. [Describes AHRQ publication Guidance for Using the AHRQ Quality Indicators for Hospital-level Public Reporting or Payment, as published on AHRQ Web site, 2004.]

Quality Matters (Commonwealth Fund)
Consumers dissatisfied with quality of care. Qual Matters (Commw Fund) 2004 Nov. [Reviews results of survey sponsored by AHRQ, Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health.]

SEA Currents
What's new at NLM, NN/LM and their partners? Cultural competence research agenda available. SEA Currents 2004 Nov-Dec; 22(6). [Describes AHRQ report, Setting the Agenda for Research on Cultural Competence in Health Care, 2004.]

What's new at NLM, NN/LM and their partners? New AHRQ bioterrorism issue brief available. SEA Currents 2004 Nov-Dec; 22(6). [Describes AHRQ issue brief on bioterrorism education and training efforts as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Washington Health Policy Week in Review (Commonwealth Fund)
Hospital care. Wash Health Policy Week Rev 2004 Nov 22. [Cites CMS' use of AHRQ's HCAHPS® quality measures.]

Survey: five years after IOM report, medical errors still a major concern. Wash Health Policy Week Rev 2004 Nov 22. [Reviews results of survey sponsored by AHRQ, Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health; quotes remarks by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

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

American Family Physician
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for suicide risk: recommendation and rationale. Am Fam Physician 2004 Dec 1; 70(11):2187-90. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for suicide risk and supporting scientific evidence.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Rich JD, Taylor LE, Allen SA. Screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults. Ann Intern Med 2004 Oct 5; 141(7):575-576; author reply 576. [Responds to USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults as published in Ann Intern Med, 2004; USPSTF response follows.]

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Chang CF, Waters TM, Mirvis DM. The economics of prevention in a post-managed-care environment. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2004; 3(2):67-70. [Cites USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Behavioral interventions to modify physical activity. Am Fam Physician 2004 Sep 15; 70(6):1172. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions to Modify Physical Activity Behaviors in General Populations and Cancer Patients and Survivors, 2004, as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Wachter RM, Shojania KG. The faces of errors: a case-based approach to educating providers, policymakers, and the public about patient safety. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2004 Dec; 30(12):665-70. [Describes the development and impact of AHRQ's WebM&M Web-based patient safety resource; cites collaboration on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost, et al., Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Mosen DM, Carlson MJ, Morales LS, et al. Satisfaction with provider communication among Spanish-speaking Medicaid enrollees. Ambul Pediatr 2004 Nov-Dec; 4(6):500-4. [Uses AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (CAHPS®)-Child Survey as the study's data source.]

Galbraith AA, Semura J, McAninch-Dake B, et al. Emergency department use and perceived delay in accessing illness care among children with Medicaid. Ambul Pediatr 2004 Nov-Dec; 4(6):509-13. [Uses CAHPS®; cites AHRQ statistical brief, Children's Health Care Quality, 2000.]

Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Wang G, Pratt M, Macera CA, et al. Physical activity, cardiovascular disease, and medical expenditures in U.S. adults. Ann Behav Med 2004 Oct; 28(2):88-94. [Uses data from AHRQ's 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) linked to the 1995 National Health Interview Survey.]

Arthritis and Rheumatism
Yelin E, Cisternas MG, Pasta DJ, et al. Medical care expenditures and earnings losses of persons with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions conditions in the United States in 1997. Arthritis Rheum 2004 Jul; 20(7):2317-26. [Uses 1997 MEPS data.]

Clinical Cardiology
Appelbaum E, Zafar MU, Glick HC, et al. The incremental value of troponin-I testing in patients with intermediate risk unstable angina. Clin Cardiol 2004 Nov; 27(11):646-51. [Uses the risk stratification classification system developed for AHRQ guideline, Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management, 1994.]

Clinical Journal of Pain
Fishbain DA, Cutler RB, Rosomoff HL, et al. Is there a relationship between nonorganic physical findings (Waddell signs) and secondary gain/malingering? Clin J Pain 2004 Nov-Dec; 20(6):399-408. [Uses AHRQ guidelines for review of research evidence as given in IoM report, Clinical Practice Guidelines: Directions for a New Program, 1990.]

CNS Drugs
Sullivan PW, Valuck R, Saseen J, et al. A comparison of the direct costs and cost effectiveness of serotonin reuptake inhibitors and associated adverse drug reactions. CNS Drugs 2004; 18(13):911-32. [Uses 2000 MEPS data; cites AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care: Volume 2: Treatment of Major Depression, 1993, and AHRQ publication, Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research: Discharge Statistics by Principal Diagnosis and Procedure, 1993.]

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Olfson M, Marcus SC, Wan GJ, et al. National trends in the outpatient treatment of anxiety disorders. J Clin Psychiatry 2004 Sep; 65(9):1166-73. [Uses 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) and 1999 MEPS data.]

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Brener I, Harman JS, Kelleher KJ, et al. Medical costs of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury in children. J Head Trauma Rehabil 2004 Sep-Oct; 19(5):405-12. [Uses 1997-2000 MEPS data.]

Journal of the National Medical Association
Rust G, Fryer GE Jr, Phillips RL Jr, et al. Modifiable determinants of healthcare utilization within the African-American population. J Natl Med Assoc 2004 Sep-Oct; 96(9):1169-77. [Uses 1999 MEPS data.]

Journal of Trauma
Todd SR, Arthur M, Newgard C, et al. Hospital factors associated with splenectomy for splenic injury: a national perspective. J Trauma 2004 Nov; 57(5):1065-71. [Uses HCUP-NIS.]

Military Medicine
Bundt Ts, Hu HM. National examination of compliance predictors and the immunization status of children: precursor to a developmental model for health systems. Mil Med 2004 Oct; 169(10):795-803. [Uses 1998 MEPS data.]

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Kanter DE, Turenne W, Slonim AD. Hospital-reported medical errors in premature neonates. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2004 Mar; 5(2):119-23. [Uses HCUP data.]

Preventive Medicine
Marin MG, Zitter JN. Expenditures associated with preventive healthcare.Prev Med 2004 Nov; 39(5):856-62. [Uses 1998 MEPS data; cites USPSTF recommendations for screening for high blood pressure as published on AHRQ Web site, 2003.]

Spine
Luo X, Pietrobon R, Curtis LH, et al. Prescription of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants for back pain in the United States. Spine 2004 Dec 1; 29(23):E531-7. [Uses 2000 MEPS data.]

Violence and Victims
Max W, Rice DP, Finkelstein E, et al. The economic toll of intimate partner violence against women in the United States. Violence Vict 2004 Jun; 19(3):259-72. [Uses 1995 MEPS data.]

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