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July 9, 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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Huddleston JM, Long KH, Naessens JM, et al. Medical and surgical comanagement after elective hip and knee arthroplasty. Ann Intern Med 2004 Jul 6; 141(1):28-38, W5. [Article published under AHRQ-supported Improving Patient Care section of journal.]

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Wong HS, McNamara P, Greenberg W. Provider competition and health care quality: challenges and opportunities for research. Int J Health Care Finance Econ 2004 un; 4(2):99-111. [First two authors are researchers of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets (CDOM); acknowledges CDOM members Roxanne Andrews, Irene Fraser, Michael Hagan, Ryan Mutter, and Claudia Steiner.]

Romano PS, Mutter R. The evolving science of quality measurement for hospitals: implications for studies of competition and consolidation. Int J Health Care Finance Econ 2004 Jun; 4(2):131-57. [Second author is researcher in CDOM; supported by AHRQ conference honorarium and Contract No. 290-02-007.]

Selden TM, Bernard DM. Tax incidence and net benefits in the market for employment-related health insurance: sensitivity of estimates to the incidence of employer costs. Int J Health Care finance Econ 2004 Jun; 4(2):167-92. [Authors are researchers of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends CFACT); acknowledges CFACT members Jessica Banthin, Philip Cooper, and Steven Cohen.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Carayon P, Schultz K, Hundt AS. Righting wrong site surgery. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2004 Jul; 30(7):405-10. [Supported by Grant Nos. P20 HS11561-01 and HS000083.]

Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Kennedy MJ, Abdel-Rahman SM, Kashuba AD, et al. Comparison of various urine collection intervals for caffeine and dextromethorphan phenotyping in children. J Clin Pharmacol 2004 Jul; 44(7):708-14. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS10397.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Rosen AB, Karter AJ, Liu JY, et al. Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers in high-risk clinical and ethnic groups with diabetes. J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):669-75. [Supported by Grant No. 5 T32 HS00020-16.]

Morimoto T, Gandhi TK, Fiskio JM, et al. Development and validation of a clinical prediction rule for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-induced cough. J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):684-91. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11169.]

Preventing Chronic Disease
Kelley E, Moy E, Kosiak B, et al. Prevention health care quality in America: findings from the first National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. Prevent Chronic Dis 2004 Jul; 1(3):1-5. [First five authors (including Dwight McNeill and Chunliu Zhan) are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS); sixth author, Dan Stryer, is the director of CQuIPS; seventh author is AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Health Grants and Contracts Weekly
Understanding and promoting health literacy (AHRQ/NIH). Health Grants Contracts Weekly 2004 Jun 30; 27(26):5. [Summarizes request for applications.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Gross PA, Aho L, Ashtyani H, et al. Extending the nurse practitioner concurrent intervention model to community-acquired pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2004 Jul; 30(7):377-86. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fine, et al., Med Care, 1993.]

Majumdar SR, Simpson SH, Marrie TJ. Physician-perceived barriers to adopting a critical pathway for community-acquired pneumonia. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2004 Jul; 30(7):387-95. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management, in article by Katz, HSR, 1999; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Soumerai et al., JAMA, 1998, and Fine, et al., N Engl J Med, 1997.]

Journal of the American Geriatric Society
Lane CJ, Bronskill SE, Sykora K, et al. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in Ontario community-dwelling older adults and nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Jun; 52(6):861-66. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in CQuIPS), et al., JAMA, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo et al, J Clin Epidemiol, 1992.]

Bates-Jensen BM, Schnelle JF, Alessi CA, et al. The effects of staffing on in-bed times of nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Jun; 52(6):931-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Spector (researcher in CDOM), J Ivest Dermatol, 1994 (Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) article), Spector and Takada, J Aging Health, 1991, and Mor, et al. (third author, Fleishman, is researcher in CFACT), J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 1995.]

Barry LC, Kerns RD, Guo Z, et al. Identification of strategies used to cope with chronic pain in older persons receiving primary care from a veterans affairs medical center. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Jun; 52(6):950-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, et al., Spine, 1998.]

Daniels NA, Nguyen TT, Gildengorin G, et al. Adult immunization in university-based primary care and specialty practices. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Jun; 52(6):1007-12. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ Director) and Franks, J Fam Pract, 1997.]

Shorr RI. Interpreting interventions to improve drug use using administrative databases. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Jun; 52(6):1018-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in CQuIPS), et al., JAMA, 2001.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Galanter WL, Polikaitis A, DiDomenico RJ. A trial of automated safety alerts for inpatient digoxin use with computerized physician order entry. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2004 Jul-Aug; 11(4):270-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded adverse drug events studies, Bates et al, JAMA, 1997 and Overhage, et al., J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1997.]

Bogucki B. Jacobs BR, Hingle J. Computerized reminders reduce the use of medications during shortages. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2004 Jul-Aug; 11(4):278-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates, et al., Am J Med, 1999.]

Sellman JS, Decarolis D, Schullo-Feulner A, et al. Information resources used in antimicrobial prescribing. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2004 Jul-Aug; 11(4):281-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates and Gawande, N Engl J Med, 2003 and McDonald et al., J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2004.]

Yasnoff WA, Humphreys BL, Overhage JM, et al. A consensus action agenda for achieving the National Health Information Infrastructure. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2004 Jul-Aug; 11(4):332-8. [Cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2003; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates and Gawande, N Engl J Med, 2003 and Tierney, et al., JAMA, 1993.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Keeley RD, Smith JL, Nutting PA, et al. Does a depression intervention result in improved outcomes for patients presenting with physical symptoms? J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):615-23. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care. Detection and Diagnosis, 1993.]

van Walraven C, Mamdani M, Fang J, et al. Continuity of care and patient outcomes after hospital discharge. J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):624-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo, et al., J Clin Epidemiol, 1992 and Weissman, et al., Med Care, 1999.]

Doescher MP, Saver BG, Fiscella K, et al. Preventive care. Does continuity count? J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):632-7. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Burstin (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships (CP3), et al., Inquiry, 1998-1999.]

Hofer TP, Zemencuk JK, Hayward RA. When there is too much to do: how practicing physicians prioritize among recommended interventions. J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):646-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian, et al., N Engl J Med, 1994.]

Swarztrauber K, Vickrey BG. Do neurologists and primary care physicians agree on the extent of specialty involvement of patients referred to neurologists? J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):654-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles, by Bindman et al., J Gen Intern Med, 1996, and Ayanian, et al., N Engl J Med, 1994; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Franks, et al. (Second author is AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy), Med Care, 1997, and Franks and Clancy, New Engl J Med, 1997.]

Stoller JK, Rose M, Lee R, et al. Teambuilding and leadership training in an internal medicine residency training program: experience with a one-day retreat. J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):692-7. [Cites AHRQ emphasis on collaboration as important component of quality and improved patient safety in Halpern, et al., Acad Med, 2001.]

Petty BG. The place for ACE inhibitors. J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):710-1. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Tierney, et al., J Gen Intern Med, 2003.]

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Kronebusch K and Elbel B. Enrolling children in public insurance: SCHIP, Medicaid, and State implementation. J Health Polit Policy Law 2004 Jun; 29(3):451-89. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Seldon, et al. (authors are researchers in CFACT), Health Affairs, 1998.]

Tai-Seale M. Voting with their feet: patient exit and intergroup differences in propensity for switching usual source of care. J Health Polit Policy Law 2004 Jun; 29(3):491-514. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks, et al. (second author is AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy), Med Care, 1997; cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, et al., New Engl J Med, 1999.]

Journal Watch
Schwenk TL. Increase copayments portend decreased use of chronic medications. Journal Watch 2004 Jul 1; 24(13):107. [Summarizes and comments on AHRQ-funded article by Goldman, et al., JAMA, 2004.]

Medicine on the Net
Flory J. Focus on health policy. Med Net 2004 Jun; 10(6):14. [Lists AHRQ as a health policy source.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wang SM, Dezinno P, Maranets I, et al. Low back pain during pregnancy: prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes. Obstet Gynecol 2004 Jul; 104(1):65-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hart, et al., Spine, 1995.]

Social Science and Medicine
Mello MM, Hemenway D. Medical malpractice as an epidemiological problem. 2004 Jul; 59(1):39-46. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Brennan, et al. (third author, Helen Burstin, is researcher in CP3), New Engl J Med, 1996, Studdert, et al. (third author is Helen Burstin), Med Care, 2000, and Thomas, et al. (third author is Helen Burstin), Med Care, 2000; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Localio, et al., Ann Intern Med, 1996, and Studdert and Brennan, JAMA, 2001.]

Seymour J, Gott M, Bellamy G, et al. Planning for the end of life: the views of older people about advance care statements. 2004 Jul; 59(1):57-68. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Teno, et al., J Am Geriatr Soc, 1997.]

Jones IR, Berney L, Kelly M, et al. Is patient involvement possible when decisions involve scarce resources? A qualitative study of decision-making in primary care. 2004 Jul; 59(1):93-102. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Braddock, et al., JAMA, 1999.]

US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice-Related Articles

American Journal of Epidemiology
Levine WC, Dicker LW, Devine O, et al. Indirect estimation of chlamydia screening coverage using public health surveillance data. Am J Epidemiol 2004 Jul 1; 160(1):91-6. [Cites USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Nelson JC, Johnston C. Screening for family and intimate partner violence. Ann Intern Med 2004 Jul 6; 141(1):81-2. [Comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence as published in Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Nicolaidis C. Screening for family and intimate partner violence. Ann Intern Med 2004 Jul 6; 141(1):81-2. [Comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence as published in Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Frayne SM, Seaver MR, Loveland S, et al. Burden of medical illness in women with depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Arch intern Med 2004 Jun 28; 164(12):1306-12. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression, Ann Intern Med, 2002.]

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Rychetnik L, Hawe P, Waters E, et al. A glossary for evidence based public health. J Epidemiol Community Health 2004 Jul; 58(7):538-45. [Cites USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2003 and USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored article by Woolf, et al. (third author, Atkins, is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence (COE), Annu Rev Public Health, 1996.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kroenke K. The many Cs of primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):708-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations as cited in Hofer, et al., J Gen Intern Med, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian, et al., N Eng J Med, 2002.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

The Quality Letter
Better coordination across local, regional lines needed for bioterrorism threats. Qual Lett 2004 Jun; 16(6):14-5. [Reviews Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Regionalization of Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response, 2004.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Public Health
Morales LS, Cunningham WE, Galvan FH, et al. Sociodemographic differences in access to care among Hispanic patients who are HIV infected in the United States. Am J Public Health 2004 Jul; 94(7):1119-21. [Used data from AHRQ's HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS); cites several AHRQ-funded articles.]

Journal of the American Geriatric Society
Zhu CW. Effects of the Balanced Budget Act on Medicare home health utilization. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Jun; 52(6):989-94. [Uses 1997-1998 MEPS data.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Rochon PA, Sykora K, Bronskill SE, et al. Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy and dose-related outcomes in older adults with new heart failure in the community. J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jun; 19(6):676-83. [Uses ACE inhibitor dose recommendations given in AHRQ report, Heart Failure: Evaluation and Care of Patients with Left-ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, 1994.]

Medical Care
Haas JS, Phillips KA, Sonneborn D, et al. Variation in access to health care for different racial/ethnic groups by the racial/ethnic composition of an individuals county of residence. Med Care 2004 Jul; 42(7):707-14. [Uses 1996 MEPS data.]

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