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Variations in Prevalent Cardiovascular Disease and Future Risk by Metabolic Syndrome Classification in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study

Articles of Interest: March 26, 2010

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.

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AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Heart Journal
Brown TM, Voeks JH, Bittner V, et al. Variations in prevalent cardiovascular disease and future risk by metabolic syndrome classification in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. Am Heart J 2010 Mar; 159(3):385-91. [Supported in part by grant 5 T32 HS13852 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Hernandez AF, Hammill BG, Peterson ED, et al. Relationships between emerging measures of heart failure processes of care and clinical outcomes. Am Heart J 2010 Mar; 159(3):406-13. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS10548.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Warren MD, Arbogast PG, Dudley JA, et al. Adherence to prophylactic antibiotic guidelines among Medicaid infants with sickle cell disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2010 Mar; 164(3):298-9. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 5 U18 HS16974-02.]

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Mularski RA, Campbell ML, Asch SM, et al. A review of quality of care evaluation for the palliation of dyspnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2010 Mar 15; 181(6):534-8. [Supported by contract 290-2005-0034-I as part of the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program; acknowledges plans to publish output from the AHRQ symposium and the DEcIDE task order under this contract as an AHRQ technical report; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Cancer Care Quality Measures: Symptoms and End-of-life Care, 2006, and AHRQ-funded article by Lorenz et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Poon EG, Wright A, Simon SR, et al. Relationship between use of electronic health record features and health care quality: results of a statewide survey. Med Care 2010 Mar; 48(3):203-9. [Supported by R01 grant (number not available); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), from the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Patterson ME, Hernandez AF, Hammill BG, et al. Process of care performance measures and long-term outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure. Med Care 2010 Mar; 48(3):210-16. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS10548.] Select to access the abstract.

Meissner HI, Tiro JA, Yabroff KR, et al. Too much of a good thing? Physician practices and patient willingness for less frequent pap test screening intervals. Med Care 2010 Mar; 48(3):249-59. [Supported in part by interagency agreements Y3-PC-5019-01 and Y3-PC-5019-02; cites USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Bayliss EA, Ellis JL, Delate T, et al. Characteristics of Medicare Part D beneficiaries who reach the drug benefit threshold in both of the first two years of the Part D benefit. Med Care 2010 Mar; 48(3):267-72. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS15476 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

France DJ, Greevy RA Jr, Liu X, et al. Measuring and comparing safety climate in intensive care units. Med Care 2010 Mar; 48(3):279-84. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS15934-01, Improving Safe Critical Care, to last author (Speroff T, principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Quality of Life Research
Skolasky RL, Mackenzie EJ, Riley LH 3rd, et al. Psychometric properties of the Patient Activation Measure among individuals presenting for elective lumbar spine surgery. Qual Life Res 2009 Dec; 18(10):1357-66. [Supported by grant number 1 R03 HS16106.] Select to access the abstract.

Luo N, Ko Y, Johnson JA, et al. The association of survey language (Spanish vs. English) with Health Utilities Index and EQ-5D index scores in a United States population sample. Qual Life Res 2009 Dec; 18(10):1377-85. [Supported in part by grant 5 R01 HS10243 (for data collection); cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003), using Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Disability and Society
McColl MA, Jarzynowska A, Shortt SE. Unmet health care needs of people with disabilities: population level evidence. Disabil Soc 2010 Mar; 25(2):205-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Iezzoni et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003), Mitchell and Gaskin (Health Serv Res, 2005), and Heslin et al. (Arch Ophthalmol, 2006).]

Health Care Management Science
Anderson JG, Ramanujam R, Hensel DJ, et al. Reporting trends in a regional medication error data-sharing system. Health Care Manag Sci 2010 Mar; 13(1):74-83. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vols. 1 and 3, 2005; cites AHRQ-authored article by Altman, Clancy, and Blendon (N Engl J Med, 2004) and AHRQ-funded article by Classen et al. (JAMA, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Ferrier GD, Leleu H, Valdmanis VG. The impact of CON regulation on hospital efficiency. Health Care Manag Sci 2010 Mar; 13(1):84-100. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Admissions That Began in the Emergency Department, 2003, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 1, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Atkins D. Connecting research and patient care: lessons from the VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jan; 25 Suppl 1:1-2. [Author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-authored article by Dougherty and Conway (researchers in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations and Office of the Director, respectively) (JAMA, 2008).]

Duffy SA, Karvonen-Gutierrez CA, Ewing LA, et al. Implementation of the Tobacco Tactics program in the Department of Veterans Affairs. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jan; 25 Suppl 1:3-10. [Cites PHS-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000; cites AHRQ publication, Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Clinicians, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Holt DT, Helfrich CD, Hall CG, et al. Are you ready? How health professionals can comprehensively conceptualize readiness for change. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jan; 25 Suppl 1:50-55. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence; 2008 Update, 2008 and 2000, and Smoking Cessation, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Damush TM, Jackson GL, Powers BJ, et al. Implementing evidence-based patient self-management programs in the Veterans Health Administration: perspectives on delivery system design considerations. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jan; 25 Suppl 1:68-71. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation, Final Contract Report, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Eberly T, Davidoff A, Miller C. Managing the gap: evaluating the impact of Medicaid managed care on preventive care receipt by child and adolescent minority populations. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Feb; 21(1):92-111. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schulman et al. (N Engl J Med, 1999), Schneider, Zaslavsky, and Epstein (JAMA, 2002), Franks, Fiscella, and Meldrum (J Gen Intern Med, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Greer TM. Perceived racial discrimination in clinical encounters among African American hypertensive patients. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Feb; 21(1):251-63. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Med Care, 1993); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ayanian et al. (Med Care, 1999), Schulman et al. (N Engl J Med, 1999), and Napoles-Springer et al. (Health Expect, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Mouton CP, Carter-Nolan PL, Makambi KH, et al. Impact of perceived racial discrimination on health screening in black women. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Feb; 21(1):287-300. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Parada JP, Yarnold PR, Uphold CR, et al. Racial variations in care and outcomes for inpatient HIV-related pneumocystis pneumonia. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Feb; 21(1):318-33. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shapiro et al. (JAMA, 1999), Canto et al. (N Engl J Med, 2000), Bradley et al. (JAMA, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Clark-Hitt R, Malat J, Burgess D, et al. Doctors' and nurses' explanations for racial disparities in medical treatment. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Feb; 21(1):386-400. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kahn et al. (JAMA, 1994), Ayanian et al. (Med Care, 1999), Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Harman JS, Scholle SH, Ng JH, et al. Association of Health Plans' Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) performance with outcomes of enrollees with diabetes. Med Care 2010 Mar; 48(3):217-23. [Cites statement by John Eisenberg (former AHRQ director) on behalf of AHRQ before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, 1998; cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ Profile: Quality Research for Quality Healthcare, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Boult et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2001) and Trivedi (JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Culler SD, Schieb L, Casper M, et al. Is there an association between quality of in-hospital cardiac care and proportion of low-income patients? Med Care 2010 Mar; 48(3):273-8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Serving the Uninsured: Safety-Net Hospitals, 2003, HCUP Fact Book No. 8, 2007; cites AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser, Pancholi, and Clancy (first and second authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organizations, and Markets and third author is AHRQ director) (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005), using AHRQ quality indicators; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bazzoli and Andes (Hosp Health Serv Adm, 1995), Clement et al. (Med Care, 2007), Bazzoli et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2007), and Werner, Goldman, and Dudly (JAMA, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
Harper S, King NB, Meersman SC, et al. Implicit value judgments in the measurement of health inequalities. Milbank Q 2010 Mar; 88(1):4-29. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Levine et al. (Public Health Rep, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Mays GP, Scutchfield FD, Bhandari MW, et al. Understanding the organization of public health delivery systems: an empirical typology. Milbank Q 2010 Mar; 88(1):81-111. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bazzoli et al. (Health Serv Res, 1999, and Inquiry, 2000) and Shortell et al. (Health Care Manage Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Horwitz AV. How an age of anxiety became an age of depression. Milbank Q 2010 Mar; 88(1):112-38. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mojtabai and Olfson (J Clin Psychiatry, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Ross JS, Normand SL, Wang Y, et al. Hospital volume and 30-day mortality for three common medical conditions. N Engl J Med 2010 Mar 25; 362(12):1110-18. [Cutes AHRQ-funded articles by Normand and Zou (Stat Med, 2002), Glance et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2007), and Auerbach et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Doran DM, Haynes B, Kushniruk A, et al. Supporting evidence-based practice for nurses through information technologies. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2010 1st Qtr; 7(1):4-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003).]

Profetto-McGrath J, Negrin KA, Hugo K, et al. Clinical nurse specialists' approaches in selecting and using evidence to improve practice. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2010 1st Qtr; 7(1):36-50. [Mentions article by Mackay (Clin Nurse Specialist, 1998), in which "the author asserts that there is an important role for consortia such as the [AHCPR] and the internationally recognized Cochrane Collaboration to act as 'centralized, online repositor[ies] of knowledge synthesis".]

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

British Medical Journal
Jørgensen KJ, Zahl PH, Gøtzsche PC. Breast cancer mortality in organised mammography screening in Denmark: comparative study. BMJ 2010 Mar 23; 340:c1241. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Smith RA, Cokkinides V, Brooks D, et al. Cancer screening in the United States, 2010: a review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and issues in cancer screening. CA Cancer J Clin 2010 Mar-Apr; 60(2):99-119. [Comments on updated USPSTF guidelines on breast cancer screening and associated systematic evidence review update (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and previous recommendations and evidence review (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF-sponsored review of the comparative effectiveness of medications to reduce risk for primary breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and USPSTF recommendation statements on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005) and screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites USPSTF publication, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Ratings, 2007, and Society of Breast Imaging publication by Berg (former USPSTF chairman) et al., Frequently Asked Questions About Mammography and the USPSTF Recommendations: A Guide for Practitioners, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Williams EC, Lapham G, Achtmeyer CE, et al. Use of an electronic clinical reminder for brief alcohol counseling is associated with resolution of unhealthy alcohol use at follow-up screening. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jan; 25 Suppl 1:11-17. [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.

Jackson GL, Powell AA, Ordin DL, et al. Developing and sustaining quality improvement partnerships in the VA: the Colorectal Cancer Care Collaborative. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jan; 25 Suppl 1:38-43. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored review on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Undeserved
Tasosa J, Schuster R, McAlearney JS. Cost-effectiveness of treating hypertension, hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia in African Americans and the general population with type 2 diabetes. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Feb; 21(1):161-76. [Cites USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Schittek H, Koopmans J, Ross LF. Pediatricians' attitudes about screening newborns for infectious diseases. Matern Child Health J 2010 Mar; 14(2):174-83. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review to update the 2001 recommendation statement on universal newborn hearing screening (Pediatrics, 2008); cites recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Silverstein M, Reid S, DePeau K, et al. Functional interpretations of sadness, stress and demoralization among an urban population of low-income mothers. Matern Child Health J 2010 Mar; 14(2):245-53. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Melnyk BM. The latest evidence on palliative and end-of-life care with adults. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2010 1st Quarter; 7(1):54-6. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies. Also go to AHRQ-funded articles by Meissner et al. (Med Care, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and Kuhlthau et al. (Matern Child Health J, 2009) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Shojania KG, Jennings A, Mayhew A, et al. Effect of point-of-care computer reminders on physician behaviour: a systematic review. CMAJ 2010 Mar 23; 182(5):E216-25. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies: Vol. 1, Series Overview and Methodology, 2004,and Vol. 2, Diabetes Mellitus Care, No. 9, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Steinman et al. (Med Care, 2006), Walsh et al. (Med Care, 2006, Ranji et al. (Med Care, 2008), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Hynes DM, Weddle T, Smith N, et al. Use of health information technology to advance evidence-based care: lessons from the VA QUERI Program. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jan; 25 Suppl 1:44-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care.] Select to access the abstract.

Hug BL, Witkowski DJ, Sox CM, et al. Adverse drug event rates in six community hospitals and the potential impact of computerized physician order entry for prevention. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jan; 25(1):31-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic reviews on the effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication systems by Kaushal, Shojania, and Bates (Arch Intern Med, 2003) and effect of computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support on the rates of adverse drug events by Wolfstadt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995), Morimoto et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2004), Kilbridge et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2006, and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Menacker F, MacDorman MF, Declercq E. Neonatal mortality risk for repeat cesarean compared to vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) deliveries in the United States, 1998-2002 birth cohorts. Matern Child Health J 2010 Mar; 14(2):147-54. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Vaginal Births After Cesarean VBAC, 2003 (from the Oregon Health and Science University EPC under contract no. 290-977-0018).] Select to access the abstract.

Stuebe AM, McElrath TF, Thadhani R, et al. Second trimester insulin resistance, early pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain. Matern Child Health J 2010 Mar; 14(2):254-60. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain, 2008. Also go to AHRQ-funded articles by Mularski et al. (Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2010) and Poon et al. (Med Care, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Undeserved
Shavers VL, Bakos A, Sheppard VB. Race, ethnicity, and pain among the U.S. adult population. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Feb; 21(1):177-220. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Cai S, Mukamel DB, Temkin-Greener H. Pressure ulcer prevalence among black and white nursing home residents in New York state: evidence of racial disparity? Med Care 2010 Mar; 48(3):233-9. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded article by Mor et al. (Milbank Q, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Zonies D, Mack C, Kramer B, et al. Verified centers, nonverified centers, or other facilities: a national analysis of burn patient treatment location. J Am Coll Surg 2010 Mar; 210(3):299-305. [Uses 2001 and 2004 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Poole-Di Salvo E, Liu YH, Brenner S, et al. Adult household smoking is associated with increased child emotional and behavioral problems. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2010 Feb-Mar; 31(2):107-15. [Uses 2000-2004 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publications, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report, no. 1, 1997, and no. 2, 1997 and AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003), using MEPS data; cites AHRQ publications Family Health Care Expenses, by Income Level, 2002, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 64, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site, and Children Living with Adult Smokers, United States, 2004, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 147, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Macy ML, Kim CS, Sasson C, et al. Pediatric observation units in the United States: a systematic review. J Hosp Med 2010 Mar 16; 5(3):172-82. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant journal articles; cites AHRQ publication, Observation Status Related to U.S. Hospital Records, HCUP Methods Series Report No. 2002-3, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Kuhlthau K, Kahn R, Hill KS, et al. The well-being of parental caregivers of children with activity limitations. Matern Child Health J 2010 Mar; 14(2):155-63. [Uses 1996-2001 MEPS data, citing MEPS Web site; notes use of MEPS data for similar analyses by Chen and Escarce (Health Serv Res, 2006) and Gifford, Weech-Maldonado, and Short (Health Care Financ Rev, 2005); cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Schilling PL, Campbell DA Jr, Englesbe MJ, et al. A comparison of in-hospital mortality risk conferred by high hospital occupancy, differences in nurse staffing levels, weekend admission, and seasonal influenza. Med Care 2010 Mar; 48(3):224-32. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); notes selection of six common discharge diagnoses (acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, stroke, pneumonia, hip fracture, and gastrointestinal bleeding) "because the mortality rates for these conditions are the [AHRQ's] Inpatient Quality Indicators for inpatient conditions", citing AHRQ publication, Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators, version 3.1, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Keenan PS, Cleary PD, O'Malley AJ, et al. Geographic area variations in the Medicare health plan era. Med Care 2010 Mar; 48(3):260-6. [Uses 2001-2004 Medicare Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) surveys, citing articles by Schnaier et al. (Med Care, 1999) , Crofton, Lubalin, and Darby (Med Care, 1999), Goldstein et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001), and Zaslavsky and Cleary (Med Care, 2002); cites article by Zaslavsky et al. (Med Care, 2002), using CAHPS® data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Variations in Prevalent Cardiovascular Disease and Future Risk by Metabolic Syndrome Classification in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study: Articles of Interest: March 26, 2010. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/032610.html

 

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