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December 1996, No. 199


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Feature Story

Thrombolytic therapy found to be as effective as angioplasty in reducing deaths from heart attacks


Family Health
   PORT researchers examine the effects of neonatal intensive care and maternal streptococcal screening on newborns
   Disadvantaged mothers and children benefit from linking primary care practice and public health nursing

Patient Outcomes/Effectiveness Research
   Uterine and prostate cancer survival rates vary substantially by region

Managed Care/Primary Care
   Study links decline in physicians' income to managed care
   Scope of State laws regulating managed care plans is expanding
   Researchers identify steps for measuring and improving quality in primary care

Medical Liability
   Medical experts commonly disagree about the cause of "medical injury"

Healthcare Costs and Financing
   Insurance reimbursement levels greatly affect use of chiropractic services
   Medicaid providers vary in cost and efficiency in managing chronic illnesses

HIV/AIDS Research
   Expected toxicity should guide choice of treatment for mild to moderate PCP
   Low CD4 count signals the need to screen HIV/AIDS patients for CMV retinitis
   Problems with HIV-related medications are common, but few patients require hospitalization

AHCPR News and Notes
   AHCPR's Administrator announces resignation
   AHCPR and Kaiser examine consumers' use of quality information

   AHCPR funds studies on respiratory disease care and improving health care quality
   Contract awarded for new quality measurement network
   Register now for spring '97 conference on networked consumer health information

Research Briefs
   Cost-effectiveness modeling of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation
   Building data research resources from existing data sets: A model for integrating patient data to form a core data set

AHCPR Publication No. 97-0007
Current as of December 1996

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