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Value-based Insurance Design in Medicare

Articles of Interest: November 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

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Encinosa WE. Value-based insurance design in Medicare. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2009; 7(3):149-54. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Du XL, Xia R, Liu CC, et al. Cardiac toxicity associated with anthracycline-containing chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer. Cancer 2009 Nov 15; 115(22):5296-308. [Supported by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Aujesky D, McCausland JB, Whittle J, et al. Reasons why emergency department providers do not rely on pneumonia severity index to determine the initial site of treatment for patients with pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis 2009 Nov 15; 49(10):e100-e108. [Supported by grant R01 HS10049.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Damrongplasit K, Melnick GA. Early results from Thailand's 30 baht health reform: something to smile about. Health Aff 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):w457-w466. [First author acknowledges research support of AHRQ (through AHRQ-funded post-doctoral research fellowship, as noted on author's Web site).] Select to access the abstract.

Pronovost PJ, Goeschel CA, Olsen KL, Pham JC, Miller MR, Berenholtz SM, Sexton JB, Marsteller JA, Morlock LL, Wu AW, Loeb JM, Clancy CM. Reducing health care hazards: lessons from the commercial aviation safety team. Health Aff 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):w479-w489. [Last author is AHRQ director; suggests that AHRQ and other stakeholders establish a health care version of the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) to be designated the Public Private Partnership to Promote Patient Safety (P5S) and that AHRQ "provide leadership and some support for this effort," noting AHRQ's interest in "exploring this role" through the utilization of confidentiality protections available for data collected as part of AHRQ-supported research projects or provider submissions to patient safety organizations, with P5S later drawing "on the reports that AHRQ is required by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act to submit for inclusion in its annual National Healthcare Quality Report".] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Ryan AM, Burgess JF Jr, Tompkins CP, et al. The relationship between Medicare's process of care quality measures and mortality. Inquiry 2009 Fall; 46(3):274-90. [Supported in part by grant 05 T32 HS00062-14 (to first author).]

Gray BH, Schlesinger M, Siegfried SM, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of high-volume hospitals. Inquiry 2009 Fall; 46(3):322-38. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS14074 (to the New York Academy of Medicine); uses AHRQ's comorbidity software and Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); notes that "volume was identified by [AHRQ] Select to access the as a proxy for quality for several surgical procedures and was the basis for some policy decisions in New York state, including the regionalization of AIDS care and coronary bypass surgery;" cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (New Engl J Med, 2003).]

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Bickell NA, Weidmann J, Fei K, et al. Underuse of breast cancer adjuvant treatment: patient knowledge, beliefs, and medical mistrust. J Clin Oncol 2009 Nov 1; 27(31):5160-7. [Supported by grant P01 HS10859-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Rathore SS, Ketcham JD, Alexander GC, et al. Influence of patient race on physician prescribing decisions: a randomized on-line experiment. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24(11):1183-91. [Supported in part by career development award grant K08 HS15699-01A1 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
George S, Garth B, Wohl AR, et al. Sources and types of social support that influence engagement in HIV care among Latinos and African Americans. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 Nov; 20(4):1012-35. [Supported in part by grant 1 R24 HS14022-01A1. Also go to USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening and associated evidence review update by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and related AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), both cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and articles by Wilson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), and Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Wettermark B, Godman B, Jacobsson B, et al. Soft regulations in pharmaceutical policy making: an overview of current approaches and their consequences. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2009; 7(3):137-47. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Cohen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Adams et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 1999) and Gonzales et al. (Med Care, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Kneis KC, Gandjour A. Economic evaluation of Sinfrontal® in the treatment of acute maxillary sinusitis in adults. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2009 Sep 1; 7(3):181-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ray et al. (J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Liu Z, Doan QV, Malin J, et al. The economic value of primary prophylaxis using pegfilgrastim compared with filgrastim in patients with breast cancer in the UK. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2009; 7(3):193-205. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Weinstein et al. (JAMA, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Riley GF, Levy JM, Montgomery MA. Adverse selection in the Medicare prescription drug program. Health Aff 2009 Nov-Dec; 28(6):1826-37. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Yin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Oberlander JB, Lyons B. Beyond incrementalism? SCHIP and the politics of health reform. Health Aff 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):w399-w410. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by DeVoe, Tillotson, and Wallace (JAMA, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Curtis R, Neuschler E. Affording shared responsibility for universal coverage: insights from California. Health Aff 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):w417-w430. [Cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data obtained from AHRQ publication 2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)—Insurance/Employer Component, Table II.C.1, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Mulkey MR, Smith MD. The long and winding road: reflections on California's 'year of health reform'. Health Aff 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):w446-w456. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Selden (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Gray (Health Aff, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Cunningham PJ. Beyond parity: primary care physicians' perspectives on access to mental health care. Health Aff 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):w490-w501. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Meredith et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Zuckerman S, Williams AF, Stockley KE. Trends in Medicaid physician fees, 2003-2008. Health Aff 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):w510-w519. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Cunningham (Health Aff, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Berwick DM. What 'patient-centered' should mean: confessions of an extremist. Health Aff 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w555-w565. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Barry et al. (Med Care, 1995) and Chassin and Galvin (JAMA, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Yasaitis L, Fisher ES, Skinner JS, et al. Hospital quality and intensity of spending: is there an association? Health Aff 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w566-w572. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Starfield et al. (J Am Board Fam Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Decker SL. Changes in Medicaid physician fees and patterns of ambulatory care. Inquiry 2009 Fall; 46(3):291-304. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1993).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Ali RC, Melloni C, Ou FS, et al. Age and persistent use of cardiovascular medication after acute coronary syndrome: results from medication applied and sustained over time. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Nov; 57(11):1990-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hsu et al. (JAMA, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Neuman MD, Archan S, Karlawish JH, et al. The relationship between short-term mortality and quality of care for hip fracture: a meta-analysis of clinical pathways for hip fracture. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Nov; 57(11):2046-54. [Cites AHRQ publications, Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals — Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, 2007, 3.1 edn, and Fact Sheet: Inpatient Quality Indicators, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Siu et al. (Med Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Min L, Yoon W, Mariano J, et al. The vulnerable elders-13 survey predicts 5-year functional decline and mortality outcomes in older ambulatory care patients. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Nov; 57(11):2070-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Walter and Covinsky (JAMA, 2001) and Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
O'Leary KJ, Wayne DB, Landler MP, et al. Impact of localizing physicians to hospital units on nurse-physician communication and agreement on the plan of care. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24(11):1223-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Norredam M, Meara E, Landrum MB, et al. Financial status, employment, and insurance among older cancer survivors. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24 Suppl 2:S438-S445. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Coups EJ, Dhingra LK, Heckman CJ, et al. Receipt of provider advice for smoking cessation and use of smoking cessation treatments among cancer survivors. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24 Suppl 2:S480-S486. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Ryskina KL, Meah YS, Thomas DC. Quality of diabetes care at a student-run free clinic. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 Nov; 20(4):969-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Vijan, Hofer, and Hayward (Ann Intern Med, 1997).]

Lancet
Wallace JE, Lemaire JB, Ghali WA. Physician wellness: a missing quality indicator. Lancet 2009 Nov 14; 374(9702):1714-21. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landon, Reschovsky, and Blumenthal (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Washington University Law Review
Hafemeister TL, Spinos S. Lean on me: a physician's fiduciary duty to disclose an emergent medical risk to the patient. Wash Law Rev 2009 Sep; 86(5):1167-210. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gallagher et al. (JAMA, 2003 and Arch Intern Med, 2006); notes that the National Quality Forum's list of safe practices is supported by AHRQ and other "entities that value healthcare quality."]

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for breast cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 17; 151(10):716-26. [Updates 2002 USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer in the general population; based on evidence review update by Nelson et al. and AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al., both cited below.] Select to access the abstract.

Nelson HD, Tyne K, Naik A, et al. Screening for breast cancer: an update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 17; 151(10):727-37. [Supported by contract 290-02-0024 (to the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center); updates the evidence on breast cancer screening since the USPSTF's 2002 recommendations and supports USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer cited above.] Select to access the abstract.

Mandelblatt JS, Cronin KA, Bailey S, et al. Effects of mammography screening under different screening schedules: model estimates of potential benefits and harms. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 17; 151(10):738-47. [Supported in part by contracts HHSN 261-2008-007-69P and HHSN 261-2008-000-02C (to Cornerstone Systems Northwest for CISNET data management and Web site support); acknowledges assistance from members of the USPSTF, Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center, and from Mary Barton and William Lawrence (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships and Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively).] Select to access the abstract.

Kerlikowske K. Evidence-based breast cancer prevention: the importance of individual risk. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 17; 151(10):750-2. [Comments on USPSTF updated recommendations on breast cancer screening, evidence review update by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), cited above.]

Summaries for Patients. Screening for breast cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 17; 151(10):1-44. [Comments on USPSTF updated recommendations on breast cancer screening, evidence review update by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), cited above.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Lee JK, Reis V, Liu S, et al. Improving fecal occult blood testing compliance using a mailed educational reminder. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24(11):1192-97. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

McQueen A, Bartholomew LK, Greisinger AJ, et al. Behind closed doors: physician-patient discussions about colorectal cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24(11):1228-35. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002 and 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Hebert PR, Schneider WR, Hennekens CH. Use of aspirin among diabetics in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: need for reliable randomized evidence and astute clinical judgment. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24(11):1248-50. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Hudson SV, Hahn KA, Ohman-Strickland P, et al. Breast, colorectal and prostate cancer screening for cancer survivors and non-cancer patients in community practices. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24 Suppl 2:S487-S490. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Redwood D, Joseph DA, Christensen C, et al. Development of a flexible sigmoidoscopy training program for rural nurse practitioners and physician assistants to increase colorectal cancer screening among Alaska Native people. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 Nov; 20(4):1041-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations and associated evidence review on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002). Also go to articles by Sharma and Stevermer (J Fam Pract, 2009) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles and by Howard, Richardson, and Thorpe (Health Aff, 2009) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Wilson BJ, Qureshi N, Santaguida P, et al. Systematic review: family history in risk assessment for common diseases. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract 290-02-0020 (to the McMaster Evidence-based Practice Center); acknowledges guidance from Supriya Janakiraman and Gurvaneet Randhawa (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence).] Select to access the abstract.

Berg AO, Baird MA, Botkin JR, et al. National Institutes of Health state-of-the-science conference statement: family history and improving health. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print. Based on AHRQ-funded systematic literature review by Wilson et al. cited above; notes participation of Beth A. Collins Sharp, Supriya Janakiraman, and Gurvaneet Randhawa (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) on the planning committee.]

Bosworth HB, Olsen MK, Grubber JM, et al. Two self-management interventions to improve hypertension control: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 17; 151(10):687-95. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic-evidence review on literacy and health outcomes by Dewalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004) from the RTI International—University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Nelson HD, Fu R, Griffin JC, et al. Systematic review: comparative effectiveness of medications to reduce risk for primary breast cancer. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 17; 151(10):703-15, W-226-W-235. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10057-1 (to the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center) as part of AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program; acknowledges contributions of Kenny Lin and Shilpa Amin (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships).] Select to access the abstract.

Simon JA. ACP Journal Club: Review: evidence for the effectiveness of vitamin D and calcium for reducing CV outcomes, cancer, and death is limited. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 17; 151(10):JC5-5. [Summarizes and comments on AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes, 2009.]

Willett LR. ACP Journal Club: Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men 65 to 74 years of age was cost-effective for AAA mortality at 10 years. Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov 17; 151(10):JC5-15. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored evidence review on repair of unruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2009) prepared by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center.]

JAMA
Rollman BL, Belnap BH, LeMenager MS, et al. Telephone-delivered collaborative care for treating post-CABG depression: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2009 Nov 18; 302(19):2095-103. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Depression in Primary Care Vol. 1, Detection and Diagnosis and Vol. 2, Treatment of Major Depression, 1993; cites ACP guideline on using second-generation antidepressants to treat depressive disorders, which was based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Comparative Effectiveness of Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Adult Depression, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Sharma U, Stevermer JJ. Bisphosphonate therapy: when not to monitor BMD. J Fam Pract 2009 Nov; 58(11):594-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded comparative effectiveness review of treatments to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis (MacLean et al., Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Martin LT, Ruder T, Escarce JJ, et al. Developing predictive models of health literacy. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24(11):1211-16. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Nutrition Action Health Letter
Liebman B. From sun and sea: new study puts vitamin D and omega-3s to the test. Nutrition Action Health Lett 2009 Nov 1; 36(9):1-6. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes, 2009. Also go to AHRQ-funded articles by Nelson et al. and Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Epidemiology
Bentler SE, Liu L, Obrizan M, et al. The aftermath of hip fracture: discharge placement, functional status change, and mortality. Am J Epidemiol 2009 Nov 15; 170(10):1290-9. [Uses AHRQ's clinical classification software to categorize hip fracture secondary diagnosis.] Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Cannom RR, Kaiser AM, Ault GT, et al. Inflammatory bowel disease in the United States from 1998 to 2005: has infliximab affected surgical rates? Am Surg 2009 Oct; 75(10):976-80. [Uses 1998-2005 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data; cites AHRQ publication, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Contemporary Economic Policy
Zheng X and Zimmer DM. Racial differences in health-care utilization: analysis by intensity of demand. Contemp Econ Policy 2009 Oct; 27(4):475-90. [Uses 1996-2003 MEPS data.]

Disability and Health Journal
Smith DL. Disparities in patient-physician communication for persons with a disability from the 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Disabil Health J 2009 Oct; 2(4):206-15. [Uses 2006 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Costs Trends) and Buchmueller (Med Care, 2006), using MEPS data; cites AHRQ publication Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Survey Background, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Health Affairs
Gabel JR, McDevitt R, Lore R, et al. Trends in underinsurance and the affordability of employer coverage, 2004-2007. Health Aff 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w595-w606. [Uses MEPS Household Component (MEPS-HC) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Trasande L, Liu Y, Fryer G, et al. Effects of childhood obesity on hospital care and costs, 1999-2005. Health Aff 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w751-w760. [Uses and cites 1999-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Howard DH, Richardson LC, Thorpe KE. Cancer screening and age in the United States and Europe. Health Aff 2009 Nov-Dec; 28(6):1838-47. [Uses 2004 MEPS data to calculate U.S. cancer screening rates; mentions USPSTF recommendations on colorectal cancer screenin and prostate cancer screening given in 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Abraham JM, DeLeire T, Royalty AB. Access to health insurance at small establishments: what can we learn from analyzing other fringe benefits? Inquiry 2009 Fall; 46(3):253-73. [Uses 1997-2003 MEPS-HC data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques
Smink DS, Paquette IM, Finlayson SR. Utilization of laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair: a population-based analysis. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2009 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002 and 2003 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) data for Florida.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of November 2009
Internet Citation: Value-based Insurance Design in Medicare: Articles of Interest: November 20, 2009. November 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/112009.html

 

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