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August 27, 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

Ambulatory Pediatric Association (Newsletter)
Mullican C, Owens P, Dougherty D. Research and quality improvement in children's mental health services at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Ambul Pediatr Assoc 2004 Spring; 43(1):14-6. [Authors are researchers with AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and AHRQ Senior Advisory for Child Health, respectively.]

American Journal of Cardiology
Safley DM, House JA, Borkon AM, et al. Comparison of quality of life after repeat versus initial coronary artery bypass grafting. Am J Cardiol 2004 Aug 15; 94(4):494-7. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11282-01.]

American Journal of Health System Pharmacy
Murphy JE, Forrey RA, Desiraju U. Community pharmacists' responses to drug-drug interaction alerts. Am J Health Sys Pharm 2004 Jul 15; 61(14):1484-7. [Supported by Grant No. 1 U18 HS10385-04.]

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Toseland RW, McCallion P, Smith T, et al. Supporting caregivers of frail older adults in an HMO setting. Am J Orthopsychiatry 2004 Jul; 74(3):349-64. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS08641.]

American Journal of Public Health
Ness RB, Randall H, Richter HE, et al. Condom use and the risk of recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pelvic pain, or infertility following an episode of pelvic inflammatory disease. Am J Public Health 2004 Aug; 94(8):1327-9. [Supported by Grant No. HS08358-05.]

Annals of Family Medicine
Woolf SH, Kuzel AJ, Dovey SM, et al. A string of mistakes: the importance of cascade analysis in describing, counting, and preventing medical errors. Ann Fam Med 2004 Jul-Aug; 2(4):317-26. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R03 HS11725-01.]

Fernald DH, Pace WD, Harris DM, et al. Event reporting to a primary care patient safety reporting system: a report from the ASIPS collaborative. Ann Fam Med 2004 Jul-Aug; 2(4):327-32. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS011878.]

Kuzel AJ, Woolf SH, Gilchrist VJ, et al. Patient reports of preventable problems and harms in primary health care. Ann Fam Med 2004 Jul-Aug; 2(4):333-40. [U18 HS11117-01.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Neilson EG, Johnson KB, Rosenbloom ST, et al. The impact of peer management on test-ordering behavior. Ann Intern Med 2004 Aug 3; 141(3):196-204. [Published in journal's Improving Patient Care section, which is supported by AHRQ; cites AHRQ-authored article by Eisenberg (former AHRQ director), et al., Med Care, 1977, and AHRQ-funded articles by Tierney, et al., N Engl J Med, 1990, JAMA, 1993 and 1988, and Ann Intern Med, 1987.]

British Medical Journal
Britton A, Shipley M, Marmot M, et al. Does access to cardiac investigation and treatment contribute to social and ethnic differences in coronary heart disease? Whitehall II prospective cohort study. BMJ 2004 Aug 7; 329(7461):e318. [Supported by Grant No. HS06516.]

Communicating Nursing Research
Cowan MJ. Hallmarks of quality: generating and using knowledge. Commun Nurs Res 2004; 37:1, 3-12. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01 HS10734.]

Family Medicine
Duggirala AV, Chen FM, Gergen PJ. Postoperative adverse events in teaching and nonteaching hospitals. Fam Med 2004 Jul-Aug; 36(7):508-13. [Authors were researchers with AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships at time of submission.]

Health Affairs
Studdert DM, Yang YT, Mello MM. Are damages caps regressive? A study of malpractice jury verdicts in California. Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):54-67. [Supported by Grant No. K02 HS11285.]

Rogers AE, Hwang WT, Scott LD, et al. The working hours of hospital staff nurses and patient safety. Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):202-12. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11963-01.]

Rector TS, Venus PJ. Do drug benefits help Medicare beneficiaries afford prescribed drugs? Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):213-22. [Supported by Contract No. 290-00-0012.]

Health Services Research
Ensign J. Quality of health care: the views of homeless youth. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 1):695-707. [Supported by Grant No. HS11414-02.]

Grabowski DC, Angelelli JJ. The relationship of Medicaid payment rates, bed constraint policies, and risk-adjusted pressure ulcers. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 1):793-812. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R03 HS11702-01.]

Rappaport KM, Forrest CB, Holtzman NA. Adoption of liquid-based cervical cancer screening tests by family physicians and gynecologists. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 1):927-47. [Supported by Grant Nos. T32 HS00029 and K02 HS0003.]

Hellinger FJ, Encinosa WE. Antiretroviral therapy and health care utilization: a study of privately insured men and women with HIV disease. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 1):949-67. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Gauthier AK, Clancy CM. Consumer-driven health care—beyond rhetoric with research and experience. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 2):1049-54. [Second author is AHRQ Director.]

International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders
Poston WS, Haddock CK, Conard M, et al. Impact of obesity on disease-specific health status after percutaneous coronary intervention in coronary disease patients. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2004 Aug; 28(8):1011-7. [Supported by Grant No. 3 R01 HS011282-02S1.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Feifer C, Ornstein SM. Strategies for increasing adherence to clinical guidelines and improving patient outcomes in small primary care practices. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2004 Aug; 30(8):432-41. [Supported by Grant No. 1 U18 HS11132.]

Journal of Adolescent Health
Ozer EM, Adams SH, Gardner LR, et al. Provider self-efficacy and the screening of adolescents for risky health behaviors. J Adolesc Health 2004 Aug; 35(2):101-7. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS11095.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Sink KM, Covinsky KE, Newcomer R, et al. Ethnic differences in the prevalence and pattern of dementia-related behaviors. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Aug; 52(8):1277-83. [Supported by Grant No. K23 AG00888 to Covinsky, attributed to AHRQ.]

Miller SC, Intrator O, Gozalo P, et al. Government expenditures at the end of life for short- and long-stay nursing home residents: differences by hospice enrollment status. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Aug; 52(8):1284-92. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01 HS10549.]

Miller SC. Hospice care in nursing homes: is site of care associated with visit volume? J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Aug; 52(8):1331-6. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS11004.]

Field TS, Gurwitz JH, Harrold LR, et al. Risk factors for adverse drug events among older adults in the ambulatory setting. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Aug; 52(8):1349-54. [Supported by Grant No. AG15979, co-funded by AHRQ and NIA.]

Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association
Kennedy AG, Littenberg B. Medication error reporting by community pharmacists in Vermont. J Am Pharm Assoc 2004 Jul-Aug; 44(4):434-8. [Supported by Grant No. 1 K08 HS013891.]

Journal of Cardiac Failure
Goodlin SJ, Hauptman PJ, Arnold R, et al. Consensus statement: palliative and supportive care in advanced heart failure. J Card Fail 2004 Jun; 10(3):200-9. [Supported by Grant No. R13 HS13804-01.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Stukenborg GJ, Wagner DP, Harrell FE, et al. Hospital discharge abstract data on comorbidity improved the prediction of death among patients hospitalized with aspiration pneumonia. J Cllin Epidemiol 2004 May; 57(5):522-32. [Supported by Grant No. K02 HS11419.]

Journal for Healthcare Quality
Clancy CM. Carolyn M. Clancy on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. J Healthc Qual 2004 Jul-Aug; 26(4):22-5. [Interviews AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

Journal of Medical Systems
Luo W, Wang F, Douglass C. Temporal changes of access to primary health care in Illinois (1990-2000) and policy implications. J Med Syst 2004 Jun; 28(3):287-99, [Supported by Grant No. 1 R03 HS11764-01.]

Nursing Outlook
Collins Sharp BA, Hubbard H, Jones CB. Evidence-based resources for nurses: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Nurs Outlook 2004 Jul-Aug; 52(4):215-7. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and former AHRQ researcher (Jones).]

Public Health Reports
Kerker BD, Owens PL, Zigler E, et al. Mental health disorders among individuals with mental retardation: challenges to accurate prevalence estimates. Public Health Rep 2004 Jul-Aug; 119(4):409-17. [Second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Morimoto T, Gandhi TK, Seger AC, et al. Adverse drug events and medication errors: detection and classification methods. Qual Saf Health Care 2004 Aug; 13(4):306-14. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11169.]

Women's Health Issues
Henderson JT, Hudson Scholle S, Weisman CS, et al. The role of physician gender in the evaluation of the National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health: test of an alternative hypothesis. Womens Health Issues 2004 Jul-Aug; 14(4):130-9. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10237-01A1.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Horn IB, Beal AC. Child health disparities: framing a research agenda. Ambul Pediatr 2004 Jul-Aug; 4(4):269-75. [Discusses findings from AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, and cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, et al., N Engl J Med, 1999.]

Lee MT, Hishinuma ES, Derauf C, et al. Smoking cessation counseling training for pediatric residents in the continuity clinic setting. Ambul Pediatr 2004 Jul-Aug; 4(4):289-94. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Riley AW. Evidence that school-age children can self-report on their health. Ambul Pediatr 2004 Jul-Aug; 4(4 Suppl):371-6. [Cites article on AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS®) published in Med Care, 1999.]

Drotar D. Measuring child health: scientific questions, challenges, and recommendations. Ambul Pediatr 2004 Jul-Aug; 4(4 Suppl):353-7. [Cites AHRQ co-sponsorship of interdisciplinary conference at which the articles in this supplement articles were presented; cites use of CAHPS® in paper published in National Center for Health Statistics publication Seventh Conference on Health Survey Research Methods, 2001.]

American Journal of Nursing
Roberts K, Belcher D, Jacobson J. The evidence TRIP: a researcher helps nurses 'practice by evidence, not tradition.' Am J Nurs 2004 Jul; 104(7):102-3. [Describes AHRQ's Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) initiative and its areas of research focus.]

American Journal of Public Health
Burns ME, Bosworth TW, Fiore MC. Insurance coverage of smoking cessation treatment for state employees. Am J Public Health 2004 Aug; 94(8):1338-40. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Abraido-Lanza AF, Chao MT, Gammon MD. Breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas and non-Latina whites. Am J Public Health 2004 Aug; 94(8):1393-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt, et al., Prev Med, 1999.]

Hakim RB, Benedict MB, Merrick NJ. Quality of care for women undergoing a hysterectomy: effects of insurance and race/ethnicity. Am J Public Health 2004 Aug; 94(8):1399-405. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Short and Lefkowitz (second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), Med Care, 1992, and Burstin, et al., JAMA, 1992; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shekelle, et al., N Engl J Med, 1998, Weissman, et al., JAMA, 1992, and Birkmeyer, et al., J Engl J Med, 2002.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Wachter SM, Shojania KG. The patient safety movement will help, not harm, quality. Ann Intern Med 2004 Aug 17; 141(4):326-7. [Editorial asserts that "the recent infusion of support for safety research (the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's $60 million per year) is a tremendously positive development for safety and quality alike."]

Family Medicine
Watkins A, Wasmann S, Dodson L, et al. An evaluation of the care provided to patients prescribed controlled substances for chronic nonmalignant pain at an academic family medicine center. Fam Med 2004 Jul-Aug; 36(7):487-9. [Cites AHRQ guidelines, Acute Pain Management and Management of Cancer Pain, 1995.]

Health Affairs
Mello MM, Studdert DM, DesRoches CM, et al. Caring for patients in a malpractice crisis: physician satisfaction and quality of care. Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):42-53. [Cites AHRQ-authored report by Hellinger and Encinosa (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Impact of State Laws Limiting Malpractice: Awards on the Geographic Distribution of Physicians, 2003.]

Mechanic D, Bilder S. Treatment of people with mental illness: a decade-long perspective. Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):84-95. [Cites analysis of data from AHRQ's National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) and Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) results.]

Homer C, Child Health Business Case Working Group. Exploring the business case for improving the quality of health care for children. Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):159-66. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Forrest, Simpson and Clancy (second and third authors are former AHRQ deputy director and AHRQ Director), JAMA, 1997; cites AHRQ conference, Quality Measures for Children's Health Care: Assessing the State of the Science and Practice, 2002.]

Poon EG, Blumenthal D, Jaggi T, et al. Overcoming barriers to adopting and implementing computerized physician order entry systems in U.S. hospitals. Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):184-90. [Cites several AHRQ-funded articles on computerized physician order entry; cites AHRQ grant announcement, Safe Practices Implementation Challenge Grants, 2003, on AHRQ Web site.]

McWilliams JM, Zaslavsky AM, Meara E, et al. Health insurance coverage and mortality among the near-elderly. Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):223-33. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Canto, et al., Arch Intern Med, 2000, and Franks, Clancy (AHRQ Director) and Gold, JAMA, 1993.]

Landon BE, Schneider EC, Tobias C, et al. The evolution of quality management in Medicaid managed care. Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):245-54. [Cites AHRQ report Theory and Reality of Value-Based Purchasing, 1997.]

Health Services Research
Madison K. Multihospital system membership and patient treatments, expenditures, and outcomes. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 1):749-69. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Grumbach, et al., JAMA, 1995, Phillips, et al., Med Care, 1995, and Soumerai, et al., JAMA, 1998.]

Balkrishnan R, Hall MA, Blackwelder S, et al. Trust in insurers and access to physicians: associated enrollee behaviors and changes over time. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 1):813-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Grumbach, et al., JAMA, 1999.]

Phillips JA, Miller JE, Cantor JC, et al. Context or composition: what explains variation in SCHIP disenrollment? Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 1):865-85. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Szilagyi, et al., Pediatrics, 2000.]

Preyra C. Coding response to a case-mix measurement system based on multiple diagnoses. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 1):1027-45. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Hsia (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), et al., N Engl J Med, 1988, and Hsia and Ahern, JAMA, 1992.]

Parente ST, Feldman R, Christianson JB. Employee choice of consumer-driven health insurance in a multiplan, multiproduct setting. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 2):1091-112. [Cites CAHPS® 2.0 Adult Core Questionnaire and AHRQ-authored article by Short and Taylor (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), J Health Econ, 1989.]

Christianson JB, Parente ST, and Feldman R. Consumer experiences in a consumer-driven health plan. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 2):1123-40. [Cites use of CAHPS® in articles in Med Care, 1999, and Health Serv Res, 2001, and cites article by Devers (former AHRQ researcher), et al., Health Serv Res, 2003.]

Shearer G. Commentary—defined contribution health plans: attracting the healthy and well-off. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 2):1159-66. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zabinski, Selden, Moeller, and Banthin (first author is former AHRQ researcher and other authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), J Health Econ, 1999.]

Parente ST, Feldman R, Christianson JB. Evaluation of the effect of a consumer-driven health plan on medical care expenditures and utilization. Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 2):1189-210. [Cites MEPS data, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Davis K. Consumer-directed health care: will it improve health system performance? Health Serv Res 2004 Aug; 39(4 Pt 2):1219-34. [Cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2003; cites article by Monheit (former AHRQ researcher), Med Care, 2003, and AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai, et al., N Engl J Med, 1987 and 1991.]

JAMA
Hampton T. Pediatric patient safety. JAMA 2004 Jul 28; 292(4):426. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ-authored article by Miller and Zhan in Pediatrics 2004.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Baumgarten M, Margolis D, van Doorn C, et al. Black/white differences in pressure ulcer incidence in nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Aug; 52(8):1293-8. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Pressure Ulcers, 1994.]

Journal of Medical Systems
Cowper D, Yu W, Kuebeler M, et al. Using GIS in government: an overview of the VHA's Healthcare Atlas, FY-2000. J Med Syst 2004 Jun; 28(3):257-69. [Cites AHRQ publication Clinical Classifications Software, Fact Sheet, 2000.]

Ledger (Lakeland, FL)
Adams RW. LRMC rates poorly in 3 of 20 areas. Ledger 2004 Jul 19. [Reports on results of hospital analysis using AHRQ patient safety indicators as rating standard; quotes remarks by AHRQ research analyst Denise Remus and discusses AHRQ patient safety measurement efforts.]

Medical Care
Hargraves JL. Satisfaction with surgical outcomes and the phenomenology of embodiment. Med Care 2004 Aug; 42(8):715-7. [Cites CAHPS® as "well-established and widely used measures".]

Modern Healthcare
Romano M. Information=power. Modern Healthcare's third annual 100 Most Powerful ranking attests to the prominence of IT, quality and patient-safety initiatives. Mod Healthc 2004 Aug 23; 34(34). [Names AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy as 24th most influential person in health care.]

Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders
Hospital data available on revamped Website. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2004 Aug; 16(8):16. [Announces redesign of AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Vincent CA. Analysis of clinical incidents: a window on the system not a search for root causes. Qual Saf Health Care 2004 Aug; 13(4):242-3. [Cites incident reporting as the "centrepiece" of AHRQ's "first patient safety funding programme..." as posted on AHRQ Web site, 2001.]

Steel N, Melzer D, Shekelle PG, et al. Developing quality indicators for older adults: transfer from the USA to the UK is feasible. Qual Saf Health Care 2004 Aug; 13(4):260-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shekelle, et al., Ann Intern Med, 2001.]

Report on Medical Guidelines and Outcomes Research
Levenson D. Hospital patient safety incidents account for $6 billion in extra costs annually. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2004 Aug 20; 15(16):1-2,6-7. [Cites use of mortality and economic impact models as developed by AHRQ researchers Zhan and Miller and published in JAMA, 2003, and 16 of the 20 AHRQ-developed patient safety indicators.]

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

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Kemper AR, Diaz G, Clark SJ. Willingness of eye care practices to evaluate children and accept Medicaid. Ambul Pediatr 2004 Jul-Aug; 4(4):303-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

American Family Physician
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for family and intimate partner violence: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2004 Aug 15; 70(4):747-51. [Excerpts from USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence as published in Ann Intern Med, 2004, and on AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Chen JY, Diamant AL, Kagawa-Singer M, et al. Disaggregating data on Asian and Pacific Islander women to assess cancer screening. Am J Prev Med 2004 Aug; 27(2):139-45. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Annals of Family Medicine
Calonge N, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for syphilis infection: recommendation statement. Ann Fam Med Jul-Aug; 2(4):362-5. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for syphilis and the supporting scientific evidence and updates recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

BMC Medicine
Pletcher MJ, Tice JA, Pignone M, et al. What does my patient's coronary artery calcium score mean? Combining information from the coronary artery calcium score with information from conventional risk factors to estimate coronary heart disease risk. BMC Med 2004 Aug 24; 2(1):31. [Cites USPSTF findings on the use of aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events as published in Ann Intern Med, 2002.]

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Ovarian cancer screening. CMAJ Aug 17; 171(4):323-4. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for ovarian cancer as published in Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Family Medicine
Alpert JP, Greiner KA, Hall S. Health fair screening: the clinical utility of the comprehensive metabolic profile. Fam Med 2004 Jul-Aug; 36(7):514-9. [Cites USPSTF Web site, and Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 3rd Edition, Periodic Updates.]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Ruhe M, Gotler RS, Goodwin MA, et al. Physician and staff turnover in community primary care practice. J Ambul Care Manage 2004 Jul-Sep; 27(3):242-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Journal of Family Practice
Olsen AH, Kelsberg G, Coffey J. Should we screen women for hypothyroidism? J Fam Pract 2004 Aug; 53(8):653-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for thyroid disease in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services (update), 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Graves N, Krepcho M, Mayo HG. Does yoga speed healing for patients with low back pain? J Fam Pract 2004 Aug; 53(8):661-62. [Cites USPSTF guideline, Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Low Back Pain, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
D'Souza SL. Oklahoma and the issue of tobacco. J Okla State Med Assoc 2004 Jun; 97(6):237-40. [Describes AHRQ and USPSTF recommendations on tobacco use prevention and reduction as published in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and Put Prevention Into Practice: Clinician's Handbook to Preventive Services, 2nd ed.]

Medical Decision Making
Chamot E, Charvet A, Perneger TV. Women's preferences for doctor's involvement in decisions about mammography screening. Med Decis Making 2004 Jul-Aug; 24(4):379-85. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer as published in Ann Intern Med, 2002.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Health Affairs
Publications and Reports: Bioterrorism. Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):275. [Reviews findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Regionalization of Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response, 2004.]

Report on Medical Guidelines and Outcomes Research
Some exercise programs have lasting effects. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2004 Aug 2; 15(16):3-4. [describes AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions to Modify Physical Activity Behaviors in General Populations and Cancer Patients and Survivors, and provides reports address on AHRQ Web site.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Bonito AJ, Lenfestey NF, Eicheldinger C, et al. Disparities in immunizations among elderly Medicare beneficiaries, 2000-2002. Am J Prev Med 2004 Aug; 27(2):153-60. [Describes and uses Medicare fee-for-service (MFFS) CAHPS® survey instrument in study.]

Health Affairs
Thorpe KE, Florence CS, Joski P. Which medical conditions account for the rise in health care spending? Health Aff 2004 Jan-Jun; Suppl Web Exclusives:W4-437-45. [Uses 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) data and 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (NMES) Household Component (HC) data.]

Meara E, White C, Cutler DM. Trends in medical spending by age, 1963-2000. Health Aff 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):176-83. [Uses data from NMES and MEPS, 1987 and 2000, respectively; acknowledges AHRQ support for second author via training grants.]

Health Psychology
Tucker JS, Orlando M, Burnam MA, et al. Psychosocial mediators of antiretroviral nonadherence in HIV-positive adults with substance use and mental health problems. Health Psychol 2004 Jul; 23(4):363-70. [Uses data from participants in the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS), which was supported by Cooperative Agreement HS08578.]

JAMA
Dimick JB, Welch HG, Birkmeyer JD. Surgical mortality as an indicator of hospital quality: the problem with small sample size. JAMA 2004 Aug 18; 292(7):847-51. [Uses data from the 2000 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from AHRQ's HCUP.]

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