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Osteoporosis Pharmacotherapy and Counseling Services in U.S. Ambulatory Care Clinics: Opportunities for Multidisciplinary Interventions

Articles of Interest: March 20, 2009

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Teschemaker A, Lee E, Xue Z, et al. Osteoporosis pharmacotherapy and counseling services in U.S. ambulatory care clinics: opportunities for multidisciplinary interventions. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2008 Dec; 6(5):240-8. [Supported in part by grant 1 R24 HS11673.] Select to access the abstract..

Annals of Family Medicine
Jerant A, Chapman BP, Duberstein P, et al. Is personality a key predictor of missing study data? An analysis from a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med 2009 Mar-Apr; 7(2):148-56. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13603.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Expectations
DeVoe JE, Wallace LS, Fryer GE Jr. Measuring patients' perceptions of communication with healthcare providers: do differences in demographic and socioeconomic characteristics matter?. Health Expect 2009 Mar; 12(1):70-80. [Supported in part by grants 5 F32 HS14645 and K08 HS16181 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health & Place
Peterson LE, Tsai AC, Petterson S, et al. Rural-urban comparison of contextual associations with self-reported mental health status. Health Place 2009 Mar; 15(1):125-32. [Supported in part by AHRQ training grant 2 T32 HS00059.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of STD & AIDS
Tole SP, Sanders GD, Bayoumi AM, et al. Cost-effectiveness of voluntary HIV screening in Russia. Int J STD AIDS 2009 Jan; 20(1):46-51. [Supported in part by grant HS00028.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
Dunn SL, Stommel M, Corser WD, Holmes-Rovner M. Hopelessness and its effect on cardiac rehabilitation exercise participation following hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2009 Jan-Feb; 29(1):32-9. [Supported in part by Translating Research: Patient Decision Support Coaching, grant R01 HS10531 (to last author.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Walsh KE, Dodd KS, Seetharaman K, et al. Medication errors among adults and children with cancer in the outpatient setting. J Clin Oncol 2009 Feb 20; 27(6):891-6. [Supported by grant 2 U18 HS10391 to the HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs).]

Lancet
Hlatky MA, Boothroyd DB, Bravata DM, et al. Coronary artery bypass surgery compared with percutaneous coronary interventions for multivessel disease: a collaborative analysis of individual patient data from ten randomised trials. Lancet 2009 Mar 19 (Online). [Supported by contract no. 290-02-0017.] Select to access the abstract.

Statistics in Medicine
Liu L. Joint modeling longitudinal semi-continuous data and survival, with application to longitudinal medical cost data. Stat Med 2009 Mar 15; 28(6):972-86. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS16543.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Higginson JD. Perspective: limiting resident work hours is a moral concern. Acad Med 2009 Mar; 84(3):310-14. [Cites 2006 National Statistics, Patient and Hospital Characteristics for All Discharges, from AHRQ's HCUPnet.] Select to access the abstract.

Lopez L, Katz JT. Perspective: creating an ethical workplace: reverberations of resident work hours reform. Acad Med 2009 Mar; 84(3):315-19. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Health Promotion
Lankford T, Kruger J, Bauer D. State legislation to improve employee wellness. Am J Health Promot 2009 Mar-Apr; 23(4):283-9. [Cites summaries of Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Statistical Briefs.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Stange KC. The problem of fragmentation and the need for integrative solutions. Ann Fam Med 2009 Mar-Apr; 7(2):100-3. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Fiscella, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2000) and AHRQ-funded article by DeVoe et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007).]

Solberg LI, Elward KS, Phillips WR, et al. How can primary care cross the quality chasm? Ann Fam Med 2009 Mar-Apr; 7(2):164-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (AHRQ director).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Bindman AB. Is there a personal doctor in the house?. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 3; 150(5):351-2. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bindman et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 1996).]

Brown CJ, Roth DL, Allman RM, et al. Trajectories of life-space mobility after hospitalization. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 17; 150(6):372-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Katz PR, Karuza J, Intrator O, et al. Nursing home physician specialists: a response to the workforce crisis in long-term care. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 17; 150(6):411-13. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2006) and Intrator et al. (Med Care, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Gardner EM, Maravi ME, Rietmeijer C, et al. The association of adherence to antiretroviral therapy with healthcare utilization and costs for medical care. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2008; 6(2-3):145-55. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bozzette et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Peterson PN, Daugherty SL, Wang Y, et al. Gender differences in procedure-related adverse events in patients receiving implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy. Circulation 2009 Mar 3; 119(8):1078-84. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Curry LA, Nembhard IG, Bradley EH. Qualitative and mixed methods provide unique contributions to outcomes research. Circulation 2009 Mar 17; 119(10):1442-52. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy and Eisenberg (current and former AHRQ directors) (Science, 1998).]

Geriatrics
Naqvi F, Lee S, Fields SD. An evidence-based review of the NICHE guideline for preventing falls in older adults in an acute care setting. Geriatrics 2009 Mar; 64(3):10-13, 26. [States in a highlighted notice within the article that guidelines featured in a new series on geriatrics-relevant clinical practice guidelines "will be identified through the National Clearinghouse of Clinical Practice Guidelines (NGC)," referring to AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™.]

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Bermejo I, Schneider F, Kriston L, et al. Improving outpatient care of depression by implementing practice guidelines: a controlled clinical trial. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Feb; 21(1):29-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Wells et al. (JAMA, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Carey M, Buchan H, Sanson-Fisher R. The cycle of change: implementing best-evidence clinical practice. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Feb; 21(1):37-43. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al. (JAMA, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Gulmans J, Vollenbroek-Hutten MM, Van Gemert-Pijnen JE, et al. Evaluating patient care communication in integrated care settings: application of a mixed method approach in cerebral palsy programs. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Feb; 21(1):58-65. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Safran et al. (Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Marmot MG, Bell R. Action on health disparities in the United States: Commission on Social Determinants of Health. JAMA 2009 Mar 18; 301(11):1169-71. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Marmot et al. (JAMA, 2006).]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Deyo RA, Mirza SK, Turner JA, et al. Overtreating chronic back pain: time to back off?. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 Jan-Feb; 22(1):62-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Deyo, Gray (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (Spine, 2005) using Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of American Geriatrics Society
Courtney M, Edwards H, Chang A, et al. Fewer emergency readmissions and better quality of life for older adults at risk of hospital readmission: a randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a 24-week exercise and telephone follow-up program. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Mar; 57(3):395-402. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospitalizations in the United States, 1997, HCUP Fact Book No. 1, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Lee PG, Cigolle C, Blaum C. The co-occurrence of chronic diseases and geriatric syndromes: the Health and Retirement Study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Mar; 57(3):511-16. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospitalizations in the United States, 1997, HCUP Fact Book No. 1, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Subramanian U, Ackermann RT, Brizendine EJ, et al. Effect of advanced access scheduling on processes and intermediate outcomes of diabetes care and utilization. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Mar; 24(3):327-33. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cunningham, Clancy, Cohen (first author is former AHRQ researcher and second and third authors are director of AHRQ and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively) et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 1995); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992) and Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Shachak A, Hadas-Dayagi M, Ziv A, et al. Primary care physicians' use of an electronic medical record system: a cognitive task analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Mar; 24(3):341-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Roy CL, Kachalia A, Woolf S, et al. Hospital readmissions: physician awareness and communication practices. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Mar; 24(3):374-80. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Bell CM, Schnipper JL, Auerbach AD, et al. Association of communication between hospital-based physicians and primary care providers with patient outcomes. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Mar; 24(3):381-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Wachter (Ann Intern Med, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Cunningham PJ. High medical cost burdens, patient trust, and perceived quality of care. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Mar; 24(3):415-20. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Banthin and Bernard (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 2006) and Banthin, Cunningham, and Bernard (first and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, forthcoming); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Safran et al. (J Fam Pract, 1998) and Soumerai et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Morriss FH Jr, Abramowitz PW, Nelson SP, et al. Effectiveness of a barcode medication administration system in reducing preventable adverse drug events in a neonatal intensive care unit: A prospective cohort study. J Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 154(3):363-8, 368.e1. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001), Peterson et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005), Poon et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), Snyder et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2007), and Jha et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Adelman WP. Nicotine nasal spray neither effective nor well-tolerated by adolescent smokers. J Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 154(3):462-3. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Lancet
Bristol N. Obama allocates funds for health-care priorities. Lancet 2009 Mar 14; 373(9667):881-82. [Mentions that AHRQ is allotted $300 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for comparative effectiveness research.]

Public Health Reports
Barnett DJ, Taylor HA, Hodge JG Jr, et al. Resource allocation on the frontlines of public health preparedness and response: report of a summit on legal and ethical issues. Public Health Rep 2009 Mar/Apr; 124(2):295-303. [Cites AHRQ publication, Mass Medical Care with Scare Resources: A Community Planning Guide, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

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

American Family Physician
CME quiz. Am Fam Physician 2009 Mar 15; 79(6):451-3. [Uses USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for sickle cell disease in newborns as question source.]

Lin KW. Screening for sickle cell disease in newborns. Am Fam Physician 2009 Mar 15; 79(6):507-8. [Author is a medical officer for the USPSTF Program in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; uses and cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for sickle cell disease in newborns, 2007, and USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis on screening for hemoglobinopathies in newborns, 2007, both published on AHRQ Web site, as sources for case study questions.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Gupta S. Will test-specific adherence predict the best colorectal cancer screening strategy?. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 3; 150(5):359. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored updated systematic review on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Zauber AG, van Ballegooijen M, Kuntz KM. Will test-specific adherence predict the best colorectal cancer screening strategy?, author reply. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 3; 150(5):359-60. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 17; 150(5):396-404, W-70. [Updates the 2002 USPSTF recommendation and rationale on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and is based on the USPSTF-sponsored update of the evidence on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events by Wolff, Miller, and Ko (Ann Intern Med, 2009) cited below.]

Wolff T, Miller T, Ko S. Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events: an update of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 17; 150(6):405-10. [First and second authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; uses and cites the 2002 USPSTF-sponsored evidence review for the recommendation and rationale on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF procedure manual, 2001, and article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Mehta SR. Aspirin for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 17; 150(6):414-16. [Comments on USPSTF recommendation statement on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009) cited above; cites USPSTF-sponsored summery of the evidence on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Summaries for Patients. Aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendation statement on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009) cited above.]

Gourevitch MN. First do no harm... reduction?. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 17; 150(6):417-18. [Cites AHRQ-authored/funded article by Guirguis-Blake et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on current USPSTF processes.]

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Mueller D, Gandjour A. Cost effectiveness of ultrasound and bone densitometry for osteoporosis screening in post-menopausal women. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2008;6(2-3):113-35. [Cites USPSTF recommendation and rationale on screening for osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Geriatrics
Manson JE. Who should take aspirin as CVD primary preventive? What factors should be considered for women in decision making about aspirin? Geriatrics 2009 Mar; 64(3): 14-15. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of evidence on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease events (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Phelan S, Nallari M, Darroch FE, et al. What do physicians recommend to their overweight and obese patients?. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 Mar-Apr; 22(2):115-22. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Roy-Byrne P, Veitengruber JP, Bystritsky A, et al. Brief intervention for anxiety in primary care patients. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 Mar-Apr; 22(2):175-86. [Cites USPSTF recommendation on screening for depression (no source given).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Fenton JJ, Tancredi DJ, Green P, et al. Persistent racial and ethnic disparities in up-to-date colorectal cancer testing in Medicare enrollees. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Mar; 57(3):412-18. [Cites USPSTF evidence review on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Hildebrand C, Trowbridge E, Roach MA, et al. Resident self-assessment and self-reflection: University of Wisconsin-Madison's five-year study. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Mar; 24(3):361-5. [Uses and cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Cummings SR, Tice JA, Bauer S, et al. Prevention of breast cancer in postmenopausal women: approaches to estimating and reducing risk. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Mar 18; 101(6):384-98. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002), USPSTF recommendations on chemoprevention of breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002), and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on chemoprevention of breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Andriole GL, Grubb RL 3rd, Buys SS, et al. Mortality results from a randomized prostate-cancer screening trial. N Engl J Med 2009 Mar 18. [Online. Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); mentions that study results validate USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Latzer Y, Edmunds L, Fenig S, et al. Managing childhood overweight: behavior, family, pharmacology, and bariatric surgery interventions. Obesity 2009 Mar; 17(3):411-23. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening and interventions for childhood overweight (Pediatrics, 2005).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kuhl LN, Ettinger B, Rosen CJ, et al. Questioning the accuracy of a recent review of osteoporosis medications. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 17; 150(6):423-4. [Cites comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis, 2007, prepared by the Southern California/RAND Evidence-based Practice Center.]

MacLean C, Suttorp M. Questioning the accuracy of a recent review of osteoporosis medications, author reply. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 17; 150(6):424-5. [Cites comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis, 2007, prepared by the Southern California/RAND Evidence-based Practice Center.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Afonso N. Women at high risk for breast cancer—what the primary care provider needs to know. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 Jan-Feb; 22(1):43-50. [Summarizes and cites findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Diagnosis and Management of Specific Breast Abnormalities, 2001, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF recommendation statement on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles

Family Medicine
Kutob RM, Senf JH, Harris JM Jr. Teaching culturally effective diabetes care: results of a randomized controlled trial. Fam Med 2009 Mar; 41(3):167-74. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Menzin J, Boulanger L, Tang S, et al. Cost analysis of amlodipine versus enalapril in patients with coronary artery disease and normal blood pressure: findings from the CAMELOT economic substudy. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2008;6(2-3):157-62. [Uses and cites HCUP data.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Ananthakrishnan AN, McGinley EL, Saeian K. Outcomes of weekend admissions for upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: a nationwide analysis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2009 Mar; 7(3):296-302e1. [Uses and cites 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Nguyen GC, Boudreau H, Harris ML, et al. Outcomes of obstetric hospitalizations among women with inflammatory bowel disease in the United States. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2009 Mar; 7(3):329-34. [Uses and cites 2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Jen HC, Shew SB. The impact of hospital type and experience on the operative utilization in pediatric intussusception: a nationwide study. J Pediatr Surg 2009 Jan; 44(1):241-6. [Uses and cites 2000-2003 HCUP Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Woo JG, Zeller MH, Wilson K, et al. Obesity identified by discharge ICD-9 codes underestimates the true prevalence of obesity in hospitalized children. J Pediatr 2009 Mar; 154(3):327-31. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2007, to classify diagnosis-specific care, using discharge for ICD-9-CM codes.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Giles KA, Pomposelli F, Hamdan A, et al. Decrease in total aneurysm-related deaths in the era of endovascular aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg 2009 Mar; 49(3):543-50. [Uses and cites 1993-2005 HCUP NIS data, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Blewett LA, Rodin H, Davidson G, et al. Measuring adequacy of coverage for the privately insured: new state estimates to monitor trends in health insurance coverage. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Apr; 66(2):167-80. [Uses 2004 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Banthin, Bernard (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 2006) and Banthin, Cunningham, Bernard (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Osteoporosis Pharmacotherapy and Counseling Services in U.S. Ambulatory Care Clinics: Opportunities for Multidisciplinary Interventions: Articles of Interest: March 20, 2009. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/032009.html

 

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