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July 23, 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

Advances in Health Care Management
Begun JW, Jiang HJ. Changing organizations for their likely mass-casualties future. Adv Health Care Manage 2004; 4:163-80. [Second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; part of special issue entitled "Bioterrorism, Preparedness, Attack and Response."]

American Journal of Public Health
Fiore MC, Croyle RT, Curry SJ, et al. Preventing 3 million premature deaths and helping 5 million smokers quit: a national action plan for tobacco cessation. Am J Public Health 2004 Feb; 94(2):205-10. [Thirteenth author is Christine Williams, AHRQ Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer Director.]

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
Canty-Mitchell J, Austin JK, Jaffee K, et al. Behavioral and mental health problems in low-income children with special health care needs. Arch Psychiatr Nurs 2004 Jun; 18(3):79-87. [Supported by Grant No. HS 10453-S.]

Clinical Transplantation
Feurer ID, Moore DE, Speroff T, et al. Refining a health-related quality of life assessment strategy for solid organ transplant patients. Clin Transplant 2004; 18(Suppl 12):39-45. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R03 HS13036.]

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
Kan H, Goldman D, Keeler E, et al. An analysis of unobserved selection in an inpatient diagnostic cost group model. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2003 Jun; 4(2):71-91. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS11403.]

Baser O, Bradley CJ, Gardiner JC, et al. Testing and correcting for non-random selection bias due to censoring: an application to medical costs. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2003 Jun; 4(2):93-107. [Supported by Grant No. 1R01 HS09514.]

Journal of Asthma
Montalto D, Bruzzese JM, Moskaleva G, Higgins-D'Allesandro A, et al. Quality of life in young urban children: does asthma make a difference? J Asthma 2004 Jun; 41(4):497-505. [Supported by Grant No. R18 HS10136.]

Journal of Behavioral Health Services
Taylor SL, Burnam MA, Sherbourne C, et al. The relationship between type of mental health provider and met and unmet mental health needs in a nationally representative sample of HIV-positive patients. J Behav Health Serv Res 2004 Apr-Jun; 31(4):149-63. [Supported by HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS) Cooperative Agreement No. HS08578.]

Murray ME, Henriques JB. A test of mental health parity: comparisons of outcomes of hospital concurrent utilization review. J Behav Health Serv Res 2004 Apr-Jun; 31(4):266-78. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS10667-01.]

Journal for Healthcare Quality
Bakken S, Hripcsak G. An informatics infrastructure for patient safety and evidence-based practice in home healthcare. J Healthc Qual 2004 May-Jun; 26(3):24-30. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R18 HS11806.]

Journal of Palliative Medicine
Maroney CL, Litke A, Fischberg D, et al. Acceptability of severe pain among hospitalized adults. J Palliat Med 2004 Jun; 7(3):443-50. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10539.]

Medical Care
Forrest CB. Outcomes research on children, adolescents, and their families: directions for future inquiry. Med Care 2004 Apr; 42(4 Suppl):III19-23. [Author is recipient of AHRQ ISA K02 HS00003.]

Bradley EH, Herrin J, Mattera JA, et al. Hospital-level performance improvement: beta-blocker use after acute myocardial infarction. Med Care 2004 Jun; 42(6):591-9. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10407.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Friedman B, Basu J. The rate and cost of hospital readmissions for preventable conditions. Med Care Res Rev 2004 Jun; 61(2):225-40. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, respectively.]

Nursing Ethics
Deshefy-Longhi T, Dixon JK, Olsen D, et al. Privacy and confidentiality issues in primary care: views of advanced practice nurses and their patients. Nurs Ethics 2004; 11(4):378-93. [Supported by Grant No.U01 HS11196-02.]

Palliative Medicine
Yabroff KR, Mandelblatt JS, Ingham J. The quality of medical care at the end-of-life in the USA: existing barriers and examples of process and outcome measures. Palliat Med 2004 Apr; 18(3):202-16. [Supported by Grant No. HS08395.]

Prenatal Diagnosis
Kuppermann M, Nease RF Jr, Gates E, et al. How do women of diverse backgrounds value prenatal testing outcomes? Prenat Diagn 2004 Jun; 24(6):424-9. [Supported by Grant No. U01 HS07373 and R18 HS10214.]

Preventive Medicine
Scott JG, Cohen D, DiCicco-Bloom B, et al. Speaking of weight: how patients and primary care clinicians initiate weight loss counseling. Prev Med 2004 Jun; 38(6):819-27. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS08776 and HS09788.]

Quality of Life Research
Bryce CL, Angus DC, Roberts MS, et al. Health status versus utilities of patients with end-stage liver disease. Qual Life Res 2004 May; 13(4):773-82. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09694-03.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Health Promotion
Alesci NL, Boyle RG, Davidson G, et al. Does a health plan effort to increase smokers' awareness of cessation medication coverage increase utilization and cessation? Am J Health Promot 2004 May-Jun; 18(5):366-9. [Cites and discusses recommendations from PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

American Medical News
Legislators focus on keeping health insurance costs down. Am Med News 2004 Jul 12; 47(26):5-7. [Cites comments by David Atkins, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

American Journal of Nursing
Nelson R. Kids' care doesn't cut it: the quality is uneven, to say the least. Am J Nurs 2004 Jul; 104(7):21. [Summarizes findings from the Commonwealth Fund report, Quality of Health Care for Children and Adolescents: A Chartbook, for which AHRQ Senior Advisor for Child Health, Denise Dougherty, was consultant/advisory board member and policy briefing presenter, along with former AHRQ Deputy Director, Lisa Simpson.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Brown DW, Croft JB, Schenck AP, et al. Inpatient smoking-cessation counseling and all-cause mortality among the elderly. Am J Prev Med 2004 Feb; 26(2):112-8. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

American Journal of Public Health
Koop CE, Richmond J, Steinfeld J. America's choice: reducing tobacco addiction and disease. Am J Public Health 2004 Feb; 94(2):174-6. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Haviland L. A silence that kills. Am J Public Health 2004 Feb; 94(2):176-8. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Sorensen G, Barbeau E, Hunt MK, et al. Reducing social disparities in tobacco use: a social-contextual model for reducing tobacco use among blue-collar workers. Am J Public Health 2004 Feb; 94(2):230-9. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD, Slade J. Tobacco industry direct mail marketing and participation by new Jersey adults. Am J Public Health 2004 Feb; 94(2):257-9. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Boockvar K, Fishman E, Kyriacou CK, et al. Adverse events due to discontinuations in drug use and dose changes in patients transferred between acute and long-term care facilities. Arch Intern Med 2004 Mar 8; 164(5):545-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Leape, et al., JAMA, 1995, and Bates, et al., JAMA, 1995.]

Blue Sheet
NIH FY 2005 proposed funding levels retained in House subcommittee markup. Blue Sheet 2004 Jul 12; 47(28). [Cites AHRQ's proposed FY 2005 funding amount.]

Correction. Blue Sheet 2004 Jul 19; 47(29). [Corrects proposed FY 2005 funding for AHRQ erroneously reported in previous issue.]

BMC Medicine
Wahl RA, Sisk DJ, Ball TM. Clinic-based screening for domestic violence: use of a child safety questionnaire. BMC Med 2004 Jun 30; 2(1):25. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rhodes, et al., JAMA, 2003.]

British Medical Journal
Pirmohamed M, James S, Meakin S, et al. Adverse drug reactions as cause of admission to hospital: prospective analysis of 18 820 patients. BMJ 2004 Jul 3; 329(7456):15-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates, et al., JAMA, 1997.]

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Heisler M. Glycemic self-monitoring and insurance coverage. CMAJ 2004 Jul 6; 171(1):48-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Steinman, et al., J Gen Intern Med, 2001, and Soumerai, et al., N Engl J Med, 1987 and 1991, and Academy-Health Annu Res Meet Abstr, 2002.]

Evidence Based Nursing
Fonteyn ME. A nurse led smoking cessation intervention increased cessation rates after hospital admission for coronary heart disease. Evid Based Nurs 2003 Apr; 7(2):46. [Commentary cites AHRQ publication, Counseling Patients to Quit, accessed from AHRQ Web site.]

Jones T. Ethics consultations reduced hospital, ICU, and ventilation days in patients who died before hospital discharge in the ICU. Evid Based Nurs 2003 Apr; 7(2):53. [Summarizes and comments on AHRQ-funded article by Schneiderman et al, JAMA, 2003.]

Watkinson M. Group visits improved concordance with American Diabetes Association practice guidelines in type 2 diabetes. Evid Based Nurs 2003 Apr; 7(2):57. [Summarizes and comments on AHRQ-funded article by Clancy, et al., Diabetes Care, 2003.]

Wills CE. Review: screening instruments had sensitivities of 67-100% and specificities of 53-98% for detecting major depression in older primary care patients. Evid Based Nurs 2003 Apr; 7(2):88. [Summarizes and comments on AHRQ-funded article by Watson and Pignone, J Fam Pract, 2003.]

Health News Daily
McCaughan M. Rx industry will win fight over cost-effectiveness, Pfizer predicts. Health News Daily 2004 Jul 22; 16(141):6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Goldman, et al., JAMA, 2004.]

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
Iwashyna TJ. On the detection of nursing home use in Medicare claims. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2003 Jun; 4(2):187-96. [Cites AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) as an example of conventional panel surveys.]

Issue Brief (Commonwealth Fund)
Bradley EH, Webster TR, Baker D, et al. Translating research into practice: speeding the adoption of innovative health care programs. Issue Brief Commonw Fund 2004 Jul; (724):1-12. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Farquhar (former AHRQ researcher), et al., Int J Qual Health Care, 2002, and Clancy (AHRQ Director), Health Serv Res, 2003.]

JAMA
Hampton T. Similar drug names a risky prescription. JAMA 2004 Apr 28; 291(16):1948-9. [Mentions AHRQ's $1.4 million grant award to the University of Chicago.]

DiClemente RJ, Wingood GM, Harrington KF, et al. Efficacy of an HIV prevention intervention for African American adolescent girls. JAMA 2004 Jul 14; 291(16):171-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bozette, et al., N Engl J Med, 2001.]

Journal of Family Practice
Smith L, Walker A, Gilhooly K. Clinical guidelines on depression: a qualitative study of GPs' views. J Fam Pract 2004 Jul; 53(7):556-60. [Cites increased quality of care and improved clinical outcomes with the successful implementation of AHRQ depression guidelines.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Adelmann PK. Prevalence and detection of urinary incontinence among older Medicaid recipients. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 Feb; 15(1):99-112. [Cites AHRQ publication, Changes in the Medicaid Community Population: 1987-1996: MEPS Research Findings No. 9, 1999.]

Miller JE, Gaboda D, Cantor JC, et al. Demographics of disenrollment from SCHIP: evidence from NJ KidCare. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 Feb; 15(1):113-26. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Szilagyi, et al., Pediatrics, 2000.]

Davis JA, Lapane KL. Do characteristics associated with nursing home residents vary by race/ethnicity? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 May; 15(2):251-66. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) and Takeda, J Aging Health, 1991.]

Journal for Healthcare Quality
Keepnews D. Using patient satisfaction data to improve home healthcare. J Healthc Qual 2004 May-Jun; 26(3):4-9. [Describes AHRQ's CAHPS® as an example of patient satisfaction instruments; cites AHRQ publication, Measuring Patients' Hospital Care Experiences: Development of a National Standard, as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Sochalski J. Building a home healthcare workforce to meet the quality imperative. J Healthc Qual 2004 May-Jun; 26(3):19-23. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Kovner and Gergen (former AHRQ researchers), J Nurs Schol, 1998, and Kovner, et al., Health Serv Res, 2002.]

Feldman P. Penny Feldman on home healthcare quality and research. Interview by Susan V. White. J Healthc Qual 2004 May-Jun; 26(3):31-7. [Describes AHRQ-funded "work environment project" and cites intervention funding through AHRQ's Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP).]

Medical Care
Salber PR. Outcomes research priorities in chronic care: a private purchaser perspective. Med Care 2004 Apr; 42(4 Suppl):III6-10. [Cites AHRQ publication, Public Notice: Career Development (K) Grants in Patient Safety, 2001, at AHRQ Web site.]

Goonan KJ, Stoltz PK. Leadership and management principles for outcomes-oriented organizations. Med Care 2004 Apr; 42(4 Suppl):III31-8. [Cites AHRQ funding of outcomes and effectiveness research and AHRQ-authored article by Eisenberg and Power (former AHRQ director and former AHRQ researcher, respectively), JAMA, 2000.]

Lindbloom EJ, Ewigman BG, Hickner JM. Practice-based research networks: the laboratories of primary care research. Med Care 2004 Apr; 42(4 Suppl):III45-9. [Cites AHRQ funding of PBRN development research.]

Krobot KJ, Miller WC, Kaufman JS, et al. The disparity in access to new medication by type of health insurance: lessons from Germany. Med Care 2004 May; 26(5):487-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai, et al., N Engl J Med, 1994, and AHRQ-authored article by Franks and Clancy (AHRQ Director), JAMA, 1993.]

Meredith LS. Depression: 20 years of progress. Med Care 2004 Jun; 26(6):499-501. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care, Volume I: Detection and Diagnosis, and Volume 2: Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.]

Charbonneau A, Rosen AK, Owen RR, et al. Monitoring depression care: in search of an accurate quality indicator. Med Care 2004 Jun; 26(6):522-31. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care, Volume I: Detection and Diagnosis, and Volume 2: Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.]

Medical Economics
Pennachio DL. Caring for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean patients. Med Econ 2004 Jul 9; 81(3):54-9. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003.]

Medicine and Health
House panel puts tight rein on health spending. Med Health 2004 Jul 12; 58(27):4-5. [Notes proposed flat funding for AHRQ for FY 2005.]

Thompson wants to jump-start move to health connectivity. Med Health 2004 Jul 23; 58(29):1-2. [Mentions $50 million request for AHRQ IT funding for FY 2005.]

Modern Healthcare
Fong T. Bedside battle. Study prompts renewed call for ban on forced OT. Mod Healthc 2004 Jul 12; 34(28):8-9. [Reviews AHRQ-funded article by Rogers, et al., Health Aff, 2004.]

Flat cap in malpractice lawsuits is unfair: study. Mod Healthc 2004 Jul 12; 34(28):44. [Reviews AHRQ-funded article by Studdert, et al., Health Aff, 2004.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Tunis SR. Why Medicare has not established criteria for coverage decisions. N Engl JMed 2004 May 20; 350(21):2196-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Power and Eisenberg (former AHRQ researcher and former AHRQ director, respectively), Med Care, 1998, and Tunis, Stryer and Clancy (second and third authors are AHRQ Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Director and AHRQ Director, respectively), JAMA, 2003.]

Pink Sheet
Rx comparative effectiveness research funding in doubt. Pink Sheet 2004 Jul 19; 66(29):22. [Cites Medicare prescription drug law provision directing AHRQ to develop a comparative effectiveness research agenda and quotes remarks by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

Public Health Reports
Prochaska JO, Velicer WF. Integrating population smoking cessation policies and programs. Public Health Rep 2004 May-Jun; 244-52. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Wisotzky M, Albuquerque M, Pechacek TF, et al. The National Tobacco Control Program: focusing on policy to broaden impact. Public Health Rep 2004 May-Jun; 303-10. Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders
AHRQ joins CMS to look at best clinical options under new Medicare law. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2004 Jul; 16(7):11-2. [Reviews discussions on areas of focus for comparative clinical effectiveness research mandated by Medicare prescription drug law and quotes remarks by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

AHRQ introduces emergency management plan tool. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2004 Jul; 16(7):14. [Describes AHRQ publication, Evaluation of Hospital Disaster Drills: A Module-Based Approach, 2004, and gives Web site address for further information.]

Hospitalized children often experience medical injuries. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2004 Jul; 16(7):14-5. [Reviews AHRQ-funded study in Pediatrics, 2004.]

Report on Medical Guidelines and Outcomes Research
Levenson D. Standards for high-risk surgeries would save lives, study says. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2004 Jul 9; 15(13):7-9. [Cites use of AHRQ's Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data in study by Birkmeyer and Dimick, Surgery, 2004.]

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

American Family Physician
Guirguis-Blake J. Counseling for breastfeeding. Am Fam Physician 2004 Jul 1; 70(1):149-50. [Uses USPSTF recommendations as basis for study questions.]

Strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT). Am Fam Physician 2004 Jul 15; 70(2):231-2. [Includes USPSTF Grade-A recommendation as criteria for "Strength of Recommendation Based on a Body of Evidence."]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2004 Jul 15; 70(2):353-8. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendation statement as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Levels of evidence in AFP. Am Fam Physician 2004 Jul 15; 70(2):364. [Cites USPSTF recommendation as example of how levels of evidence are used in article texts.]

American Journal of Health Promotion
Honda K. Factors underlying variation in receipt of physician advice on diet and exercise: applications of the behavioral model of health care utilization. Am J Health Promot 2004 May-Jun; 18(5):370-7. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Periodic Updates, 2003, on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Egede, Diabetes Care, 2003, and Bindman, et al., J Gen Intern Med, 1996.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Calonge N, U. S. Preventive Services Task Force. Prevention of dental caries in preschool children: recommendations and rationale. Am J Prev Med 2004 May; 26(4):326-329. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations as published in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Third Edition: Periodic Updates, and posted on the AHRQ Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Nelson JC, Johnston C. Screening for family and intimate partner violence. Ann Intern Med 2004 Jul 6; 141(1):81; discussion 82. [Responds to USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence published in Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Nicolaidis C, American Medical Women's Association, Physicians Against Violence Interest Group of the Society of General Internal Medicine. Screening for family and intimate partner violence. Ann Intern Med 2004 Jul 6; 141(1):81-82; discussion 82. [Responds to USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence published in Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Soler E, Campbell J. Screening for family and intimate partner violence. Ann Intern Med 2004 Jul 6; 141(1):82; discussion 82. [Responds to USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence published in Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Calonge N. Screening for family violence: what's an evidence-based doctor to do? Ann Intern Med 2004 Jul 6; 141(1):82-83. [Responds to critiques of USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence published

in Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Health Technology Trends
HPV DNA test and revised guidelines are gaining acceptance for cervical cancer screening. Health Technol Trends 2004 May; 16(5):1-3. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening and notes availability of cervical cancer screening guidelines online through the National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web site.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Christman LK, Abdulla R, Jacobsen PB, et al. Colorectal cancer screening among a sample of community health center attendees. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 May; 15(2):281-93. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 3rd edition, 2003.]

Journal for Healthcare Quality
Peterson LE. Strengthening condition-specific evidence-based home healthcare practice. J Healthc Qual 2004 May-Jun; 26(3):10-8. [Cites AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ and Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, 2002.]

Medical Care
Adab P, McGhee SM, Yanova J, et al. Effectiveness and efficiency of opportunistic cervical cancer screening: comparison with organized screening. Med Care 2004 Jun; 42(6):600-9. [Cites USPSTF cervical cancer screening guidelines as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers(EPC)-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Appel LJ. Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular health. Am Fam Physician 2004 Jul 1; 70(1):34-5. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiovascular Disease (and associated summary), 2004.]

Ross S, Estok RP, Levine C. Should risk factors for breast cancer influence evaluation of breast abnormalities? Am Fam Physician 2004 Jul 1; 70(1):35-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology, Assessment Diagnosis and Management of Specific Breast Abnormalities, 2001, and acknowledges AHRQ support with project.]

British Medical Journal
Guise JM, McDonagh MS, Osterweil P, et al. Systematic review of the incidence and consequence of uterine rupture in women with previous caesarean section. BMJ 2004 Jul 3; 329(7456):19-25. [Supported by AHRQ Contract No. 290-97-0018 to Oregon Health and Science University EPC and Grant No. 1 K08 HS11338-01.]

Medical Care
Busch SH, Leslie D, Rosenheck R. Measuring quality of pharmacotherapy for depression in a national health care system. Med Care 2004 Jun; 26(6):532-42. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Depression—Newer Pharmacotherapies, 1999, and AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care, Volume 2: Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.]

Hamed A, Lee A, Ren XS, et al. Use of antidepressant medications: are there any differences in psychiatric visits among patient treatments in the Veterans Administration? Med Care 2004 Jun; 26(6):551-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Depression—Newer Pharmacotherapies, 1999.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Gillick MR. Medicare coverage for technological innovations—time for new criteria? N Engl J Med 2004 May 20; 350(21):2199-203. [Cites publication of results of lung-volume reduction surgery trial by AHRQ, CMS, and NHLBI in 2003; cites CMS use of AHRQ technology assessments in making coverage decisions.]

President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry/Quality Inter-agency Coordination (QuIC) Task Force-Related Articles

Medical Care
Scott JC, Elstein P. Research in long-term care: issues, dilemmas, and challenges from the public purchaser's perspective. Med Care 2004 Apr; 42(4 Suppl):III11-8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Talking to Consumers About Health Care Quality, 2002, at QuIC Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Future Directions for Residential Long-term Care Health Services Research, 2000; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Mukamel and Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Med Care, 2000, and Gerontologist, 2003.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Ibrahim JK, et al. Physician and enrollee knowledge of Medicaid coverage for tobacco dependence treatments. Am J Prev Med 2004 Feb; 26(2):99-104. [Uses PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, as basis of study intervention.]

Disability and Society
Fox MH, Kim KM. Understanding emerging disabilities. Disabil Soc 2004 Jun; 19(4):323-37. [Uses data from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
O'Toole TP, Arbelaez JJ, Dixon BW. Full disclosure of financial costs and options to patients: the roles of race, age, health insurance, and usual source for care. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 Feb; 15(1):52-62. [Uses 1996 MEPS data.]

O'Hara B. Do medical out-of-pocket expenses thrust families into poverty? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 Feb; 15(1):63-75. [Uses 1996 MEPS data.]

Medical Care
Southern DA, Quan H, Ghali WA. Comparison of the Elixhauser and Charlson/Deyo methods of comorbidity measurement in administrative data. Med Care 2004 Apr; 42(4):355-60. [Uses comorbidity measurement method developed by Anne Elixhauser and other AHRQ researchers as published in Elixhauser, et al., Med Care, 1998.]

Grabowski DC. The admission of blacks to high-deficiency nursing homes. Med Care 2004 May; 42(5):456-64. [Uses 1996 MEPS data; acknowledges conduct of research at AHRQ Center for Cost and Financing Studies Data Center and support of AHRQ.]

Public Health Reports
Anderson G, Horvath J. The growing burden of chronic disease in America. Public Health Rep 2004 May-Jun; 263-70. [Uses 1998 MEPS Household Component data.]

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