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The following research and conference grants were funded recently by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Readers are reminded that findings usually are not available until a project is nearing completion.

Research Projects

Adult Medicaid patients' dental visits in emergency departments
Project director: Leonard A. Cohen, D.D.S.
Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10129
Project period: 7/1/99 to 9/30/00
Funding: $139,853

Effects of a nursing-based intervention in two EDs
Project director: Lorraine C. Mion, Ph.D.
Organization: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Project number: AHCPR grant HS09725
Project period: 6/1/99 to 5/31/01
First year funding: $630,224

Fundamental measurement for health services research
Project director: William P. Fisher, Ph.D.
Organization: LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10186
Project period: 7/1/99 to 12/31/99
Funding: $37,883

Guideline to improve quality of initial pneumonia care
Project director: Michael J. Fine, M.D.
Organization: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10049
Project period: 7/1/99 to 12/31/02
First year funding: $1,008,194

HMO collaborative care treatment for depressed youth
Project director: Gregory N. Clarke, Ph.D.
Organization: Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, CA
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10535
Project period: 6/1/99 to 5/31/03
First year funding: $693,810

Managed care and quality: Children with chronic conditions
Project director: Frederick A. Connell, M.D.
Organization: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Project number: AHCPR grant HS09948
Project period: 7/1/99 to 6/30/02
First year funding: $413,093

Online commentary use and antimicrobial prescriptions
Project director: Rita Mangione-Smith, M.D.
Organization: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10187
Project period: 7/1/99 to 9/30/00
Funding: $90,030

Preferences for short-term health states in radiology
Project director: Francois Sainfort, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10277
Project period: 7/1/99 to 6/30/01
First year funding: $236,959

Small Grants

Determinants of cesarean section: Explaining recent changes
Project director: A. Dale Tussing, Ph.D.
Organization: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10065
Project period: 6/1/99 to 5/31/00
Funding: $70,929

Impact of continuity on quality of care for diabetes
Project director: James M. Gill, M.D.
Organization: Christiana Care Health Services, Wilmington, DE
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10069
Project period: 7/1/99 to 6/30/00
Funding: $62,750

Mammography and detection-controlled estimation
Project director: Andrew N. Kleit, Ph.D.
Organization: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10068
Project period: 7/1/99 to 6/30/00
Funding: $66,537

Conference Grants

CEA and managed care: Maintaining the health of populations
Project director: Mark C. Hornbrook, Ph.D.
Organization: Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, CA
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10072
Project period: 8/1/99 to 7/31/00
Funding: $30,001

Evidence-based health care workshop
Project director: Phoebe L. Barton, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10073
Project period: 7/1/99 to 6/30/00
Funding: $39,900

Public mental health outcomes risk-adjustment
Project director: Michael S. Hendryx, M.D.
Organization: Washington Institute of Mental Illness Research and Training, Spokane, WA
Project number: AHCPR grant HS09851
Project period: 7/1/99 to 6/30/00
Funding: $29,185

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