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The Initial Maternal Cost of Providing 100 mL of Human Milk for Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Articles of Interest: May 28, 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.

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

Breastfeeding Medicine
Jegier BJ, Meier P, Engstrom JL, et al. The initial maternal cost of providing 100 mL of human milk for very low birth weight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Breastfeed Med 2010 Apr; 5(2):71-7. [Supported by grant 1 R36 HS16012.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Ho PM, Tsai TT, Maddox TM, et al. Delays in filling clopidogrel prescription after hospital discharge and adverse outcomes after drug-eluting stent implantation: implications for transitions of care. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2010 May; 3(3):261-6. [Supported in part by HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS16955.] Select to access the abstract.

Ho PM, Tsai TT, Wang TY, et al. Adverse events after stopping clopidogrel in post-acute coronary syndrome patients: Insights from a large integrated healthcare delivery system. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2010 May; 3(3):303-8. [Project was supported by contract 290-05-0033 (for the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Medicine & Research
Shah NR, Stewart WF. Clinical Effectiveness: Leadership in Comparative Effectiveness and Translational Research: the 15th Annual HMO Research Network Conference, April 26-29, 2009, Danville, Pennsylvania. Clin Med Res 2010 Mar; 49(3):28-9. [Summarizes conference supported by grant 1 R13 HS18024-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Landon BE, Gill JM, Antonelli RC, et al. Prospects for rebuilding primary care using the patient-centered medical home. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):827-34. [Supported by grant 1 R13 HS17995-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
M'ikanatha NM, Gasink LB, Warren K, et al. Child care center exclusion policies and directors' opinions on the use of antibiotics. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Apr; 31(4):408-11. [Supported by Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Blake SC, McMorris K, Jacobson KL, et al. A qualitative evaluation of a health literacy intervention to improve medication adherence for underserved pharmacy patients. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010; 21(2):559-67. [Supported in part by contract 290-00-0011 task order 7; acknowledges assistance from Cindy Brach (senior health policy researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Outcomes, and Markets); cites AHRQ publications, Automated Telephone Reminders: A Tool to Help Refill Medicines on Time, 2008, Strategies to Improve Communication Between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: A Training Program for Pharmacy Staff, 2007, and Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients' Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User's Guide, 2007, both published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Economics
Lien HM, Lu M, Albert Ma CT, et al. Progress and compliance in alcohol abuse treatment. J Health Econ 2010 Mar; 29(2):213-25. [Supported by grant R01 HS10803.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
Wong ST, Nordstokke D, Gregorich S, et al. Measurement of social support across women from four clinical groups: evidence of factorial invariance. J Cross Cult Gerontol 2010 Mar; 25(1):45-58. [Supported by grant 5 P01 HS10856.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Howell EA, Stone J, Kleinman LC, et al. Approaching NIH guideline recommended care for maternal-infant health: clinical failures to use recommended antenatal corticosteroids. Matern Child Health J 2010 May; 14(3):430-6. [Supported in part by grant P01 HS10859.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Archives of Internal Medicine
Stafford RS, Bartholomew LK, Cushman WC, et al. Impact of the ALLHAT/JNC7 Dissemination Project on thiazide-type diuretic use. Arch Intern Med 2010 May 24; 170(10):851-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stafford et al. (Hypertension, 2006, Simon et al. (Am J Med, 2005), and Soumerai and Avorn (JAMA, 1990).] Select to access the abstract.

Avorn J. Transforming trial results into practice change: the final translational hurdle: Comment on "Impact of the ALLHAT/JNC7 Dissemination Project on thiazide-type diuretic use". Arch Intern Med 2010 May 24; 170(10):858-60. [Comments on article by Stafford et al. cited above; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Soumerai and Avorn (JAMA, 1990) and Ray (Am J Epidemiol, 2003).]

Ho PM, Zeng C, Tavel HM, et al. Trends in first-line therapy for hypertension in the Cardiovascular Research Network Hypertension Registry, 2002-2007. Arch Intern Med 2010 May 24; 170(10):912-13. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ma and Stafford (Hypertension, 2008).]

British Medical Journal
Sussman JB, Hayward RA. Using instrumental variables to adjust for treatment contamination in randomised controlled trials. BMJ 2010 May 29; 340(7757):1181-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by McClellan et al. (CMAJ, 2007).]

Health Affairs
Friedberg MW, Hussey PS, Schneider EC. Primary care: a critical review of the evidence on quality and costs of health care. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):766-72. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Atlas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), Macinko, Starfield, and Shi (Health Serv Res, 2003), Greenfield et al. (JAMA, 1992 and 1995), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Margolius D, Bodenheimer T. Transforming primary care: from past practice to the practice of the future. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):779-84. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Murphy et al. (J Fam Pract, 2001) and Schillinger et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Casalino LP. Analysis & commentary. A Martian's prescription for primary care: overhaul the physician's workday. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):785-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Linzer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Grundy P, Hagan KR, Hansen JC, et al. The multi-stakeholder movement for primary care renewal and reform. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):791-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Meyers (director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Bodenheimer T, Pham HH. Primary care: current problems and proposed solutions. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):799-805. [Cotes AHRQ-funded articles by Lowe et al. (Med Care, 2005) and Montgomery et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Phillips RL Jr, Bazemore AW. Primary care and why it matters for U.S. health system reform. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):806-10. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Greenfield et al. (JAMA, 1992), Bindman et al. (JAMA, 1995), and Fiscella et al. (Med Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Boult C, Counsell SR, Leipzig RM, et al. The urgency of preparing primary care physicians to care for older people with chronic illnesses. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):811-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Leff et al. (Am J Manage Care, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Reid RJ, Coleman K, Johnson EA, et al. The group health medical home at year two: cost savings, higher patient satisfaction, and less burnout for providers. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):835-43. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Linzer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Merrell K, Berenson RA. Structuring payment for medical homes. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):852-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal and Dudley (JAMA, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Chesluk BJ, Holmboe ES. How teams work—or don't—in primary care: a field study on internal medicine practices. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):874-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lanham et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009) and Baker et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Naylor MD, Kurtzman ET. The role of nurse practitioners in reinventing primary care. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):893-9. [Cites AHRQ's Health Care Report Card Compendium, as published on AHRQ's TalkingQuality Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Wilson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Smith M, Bates DW, Bodenheimer T, et al. Why pharmacists belong in the medical home. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):906-13. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Qato et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and Carter et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2009); cites article by Goldstein et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001), using Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Bechtel C, Ness DL. If you build it, will they come? Designing truly patient-centered health care. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):914-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Beck, Daughtridge, and Sloane (J Am Board Fam Pract, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Friedberg MW, Safran DG, Coltin K, et al. Paying for performance in primary care: potential impact on practices and disparities. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):926-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med and Med Care Res Rev, 2006), Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005), Schneider et al. (JAMA, 2002), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Browne K, Roseman D, Shaller D, Edgman-Levitan S. Analysis & commentary. Measuring patient experience as a strategy for improving primary care. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):921-5. [Acknowledges receipt by third and fourth authors of prior AHRQ funding as CAHPS® investigators; cites AHRQ-sponsored publications, Update on Consumers' Views of Experiences with Patient Safety and Quality Information, 2004, and ; The CAHPS® Improvement Guide, 2008; cites articles by Hays et al. (Med Care, 1999), Homer et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Imp, 1999), Goldstein et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001), and others, all using CAHPS® data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneider et al. (Med Care, 2001), Solomon et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2002), Weech-Maldonado et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Lesser CS, Fineberg HV, Cassel CK. Analysis & commentary. Physician payment reform: principles that should shape it. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):948-52. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Greenfield et al. (JAMA, 1992) and Macinko, Starfield, and Shi (Health Serv Res, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Cook J, Michener JL, Lyn M, et al. Practice profile. Community collaboration to improve care and reduce health disparities. 2010 May; 29(5):956-8. [Mentions AHRQ funding of Durham Community Health Network's development of a "new data system to capture emergency department visits by its patients and send electronic alerts to care managers".]

Shannon SC, Ferretti SM, Wood D, et al. The challenges of primary care and innovative responses in osteopathic education. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):1015-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schwartz et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Patel S. Clinical audits to improve quality. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):1080. [Letter mentions publication of AHRQ-funded article by Werner and Konetzka (Health Aff, 2010).]

Cavale A. Chronic conditions and Medicare costs. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):1081. [Comments on article by Thorpe et al. (Health Aff, 2010), which uses 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) data and 1997 and 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data and AHRQ methods "to adjust spending in 1987 from charges to payments" (Zuvekas and Cohen, Inquiry, 2002).]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Blewett LA, Johnson PJ, Mach AL. Immigrant children's access to health care: differences by global region of birth. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2 Suppl):13-31. [Cites article by Ku (Am J Public Health, 2009), which uses 2003 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Carson N, Lê Cook B, Alegria M. Social determinants of mental health treatment among Haitian, African American, and White youth in community health centers. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2 Suppl):32-48. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2001), which uses 1987 NMES and 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

DiMarco MA, Ludington SM, Menke EM. Access to and utilization of oral health care by homeless children/families. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2 Suppl):67-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gelberg, Andersen, and Leake (Health Serv Res, 2000), Mofidi, Rozier, and King (Am J Public Health, 2002), and Lewis, Anderson, and Gelberg (J Gen Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Grant R, Bowen SK, Neidell M, et al. Health care savings attributable to integrating guidelines-based asthma care in the pediatric medical home. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2 Suppl):82-92. [Cites AHRQ publication, Expenses for a Hospital Emergency Room Visit, 2003, 2006, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Oruwariye, Webber, and Ozuah (J Sch Health, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Howell E, Trenholm C, Dubay L, et al. The impact of new health insurance coverage on undocumented and other low-income children: lessons from three California counties. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2 Suppl):109-24. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick, Weigers, and Cohen (former and current AHRQ researchers (Health Aff, 1998), which uses 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Joseph SP, Borrell LN, Shapiro A. Self-reported lifetime asthma and nativity status in U.S. children and adolescents: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2 Suppl):125-39. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lara et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 2005 and Pediatrics, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Weintraub D, Rodgers MA, Botcheva L, et al. Pilot study of medical-legal partnership to address social and legal needs of patients. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2 Suppl):157-68. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Reid, Vittinghoff and Kushel (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2008), which uses 1996-1998 MEPS data, and Kim et al. (Prev Chronic Dis, 2009), which uses 1996-2000 MEPS data,] Select to access the abstract.

Wayne S, Timm C, Serna L, et al. Medical students' attitudes toward underserved populations: changing associations with choice of primary care versus non-primary care residency. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):438-47. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Varkey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and Schwartz et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Martin M, Beebe J, Lopez L, et al. A qualitative exploration of asthma self-management beliefs and practices in Puerto Rican families. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):464-74. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lara et al. (Pediatrics, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Cupertino AP, Richter K, Cox LS, et al. Feasibility of a Spanish/English computerized decision aid to facilitate smoking cessation efforts in underserved communities. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):504-17. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Weinick (Health Serv Res, 1999); cites summary of recommendations from AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, as published article by Fiore (Respir Care, 2000); cites articles by Mahabee-Gittens, and Gordon (Pediatr Emerg Care, 2008), Wetter et al. (Cancer, 2007), Maher et al. (Tob Control, 2007), and others, all of which use or reference AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Gryczynski J, Feldman R, Carter-Pokras O, et al. Contexts of tobacco use and perspectives on smoking cessation among a sample of urban American Indians. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):544-58. [Cites articles by Rhoades (Circulation, 2005), and Nez Henderson et al. (Am J Public Health, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Beal A, Hernandez S. Patient reports of the quality of care in community health centers: the importance of having a regular provider. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):591-605. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hicks et al. (Health Aff, 2006), Landon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007), Atlas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Begley CE, Behan P, Seo M. Who uses hospital emergency rooms?: evidence from Houston/Harris County Texas. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):606-16. [Cites AHRQ publication, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), 2008, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

McCarrier KP, Martin DP, Ralston JD, et al. Associations between state minimum wage policy and health care access: a multi-level analysis of the 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor survey. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):729-48. [Supported by National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grant T32 HS13853 (to first author); cites AHRQ publication, Employer-sponsored Health Insurance for Small Employers in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2002, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 46, 2004; cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin, Cunningham, and Bernard (first and third authors are researchers AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2008), which uses 2001-2004 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Localio et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

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

Annals of Family Medicine
Shokar NK, Carlson CA, Weller SC. Informed decision making changes test preferences for colorectal cancer screening in a diverse population. Ann Fam Med 2010 Mar-Apr; 8(2):141-50. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Gaynes BN, DeVeaugh-Geiss J, Weir S, et al. Feasibility and diagnostic validity of the M-3 checklist: a brief, self-rated screen for depressive, bipolar, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders in primary care. Ann Fam Med 2010 Mar-Apr; 8(2):160-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression and associated evidence summary (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

British Medical Journal
A wish list for colorectal cancer screening in the US. BMJ 2010 May 29; 340(7757):1165. [Summarizes article by Holden et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010), which uses USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and related targeted, updated systematic review by Whitlock et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Health Affairs
Kilo CM, Wasson JH. Practice redesign and the patient-centered medical home: history, promises, and challenges. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):773-8. [Mentions AHRQ's predecessor (Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) as one of several organizations formed in the period 1970-1997 to "manage the interest in improved practice outcomes") and lists AHCPR and the USPSTF in a "Time Line of Important Events for Practice Redesign and the Patient-Centered Medical Home, by Decade; cites AHRQ-funded article by Schoenbaum and Barnett (Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 1992) and Lorig et al. (Med Care, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Bird Y, Moraros J, Banegas MP, et al. Breast cancer knowledge and early detection among Hispanic women with a family history of breast cancer along the U.S.-Mexico border. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010; 21(2):475-88. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2002.] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Nguyen BH, Pham JT, Chew RA, et al. Effectiveness of continuing medical education in increasing colorectal cancer screening knowledge among Vietnamese American physicians. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):568-81. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Clark D, Chrysler L, Perkins A, et al. Screening, referral, and participation in a weight management program implemented in five CHCs. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010; 21(2):617-28. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

British Medical Journal
Bennett WL, Gilson MM, Jamshidi R, et al. Impact of bariatric surgery on hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: retrospective analysis of insurance claims data. BMJ 2010 May 29; 340(7757):1180. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review (Maggard et al., JAMA, 2008) on pregnancy and fertility following bariatric surgery, conducted by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhang, Meikle (former AHRQ researcher), and Trumble (Hypertens Pregnancy, 2003).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Alakeson V, Frank RG, Katz RE. Specialty care medical homes for people with severe, persistent mental disorders. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):867-73. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Health Affairs
Holmboe ES, Arnold GK, Weng W, et al. Current yardsticks may be inadequate for measuring quality improvements from the medical home. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):859-66. [Uses regional categories from AHRQ's NHQR, 2005, to select a diverse sample of physician participants. See also article by Hasnain-Wynia et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2010) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Ann Fam Med
Ahmed A, Fincham JE. Physician office vs. retail clinic: patient preferences in care seeking for minor illnesses. Ann Fam Med 2010 Mar-Apr; 8(2):117-23. [Uses 2004 MEPS data on expenditures for primary care physician visits, citing AHRQ publication, Expenses for Office-based Physician Visits by Specialty, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 166, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Galliher JM, Post DM, Weiss BD, et al. Patients' question-asking behavior during primary care visits: a report from the AAFP National Research Network. Ann Fam Med 2010 Mar-Apr; 8(2):151-9. [uses a practical clinical trial research design as described in AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003).Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes
Carstensen M, Herder C, Kivimäki M, et al. Accelerated increase in serum interleukin-1 receptor antagonist starts 6 years before diagnosis of type 2 diabetes: Whitehall II prospective cohort study. Diabetes 2010 May; 59(5):1222-7. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Weeks WB, Gottlieb DJ, Nyweide DE, et al. Higher health care quality and bigger savings found at large multispecialty medical groups. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):991-7. [Uses calculations of the "crude and risk-adjusted numbers of ambulatory care-sensitive admissions... as defined by [AHRQ]"; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fisher et al. (N Engl J Med, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Cunningham PJ. The growing financial burden of health care: national and state trends, 2001-2006. Health Aff 2010 May; 29(5):1037-44. [Uses 2001-2006 MEPS data (citing MEPS HS-105 2006 full year consolidated data file, 2008) and specialized data from the AHRQ Data Center to update trends reported in an earlier paper with 2006 MEPS data; ] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Frankenfield DL, Wei II, Anderson KK, et al. Prescription medication cost-related non-adherence among Medicare CAHPS® respondents: disparity by Hispanic ethnicity. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):518-43. [Uses 2007 CAHPS® data; cites AHRQ publication, Creation of New Race-Ethnicity Codes and Socioeconomic Status (SES) Indicators for Medicare Beneficiaries, 2008; cites articles by Elliott et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2007 and Health Serv Res, 2005) and Zaslavaky et al. (Med Care, 2002), using CAHPS® data.] Select to access the abstract.

Hasnain-Wynia R, Kang R, Landrum MB, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities within and between hospitals for inpatient quality of care: an examination of patient-level Hospital Quality Alliance measures. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):629-48. [Uses and cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schulman et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991) and Schneider, Zaslavsky, and Epstein (JAMA, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Bennett KJ, Dismuke CE. Families at financial risk due to high ratio of out-of-pocket health care expenditures to total income. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 May; 21(2):691-703. [Uses 2004-2005 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publication, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: 1996-2007 Replicates for Calculating Variances File, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Short (former AHRQ researcher) and Banthin (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 1995), using NMES data, Banthin and Bernard (JAMA, 2006), using 1996-2003 MEPS data, and Banthin, Cunningham, and Bernard (Health Aff, 2008), using 2001-2004 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of May 2010
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