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October 2000, No. 242


About Research Activities

Feature Story

Depending on how it's measured, health plan performance may vary by enrollee ethnicity, education, and income

Health Care Costs and Financing

Costs are no higher for Medicaid children than for privately insured children in the same HMO

Primary Care

Availability of free vaccines affects clinicians' decisions about referring uninsured children to public clinics
No link found between referrals to specialty care and patients' health status or risk of avoidable hospitalization
Risk of foot amputation may be double for diabetes patients who don't obtain prescribed footwear and medicines
Patients living with juvenile diabetes experience both the joy of life and a constant threat of serious complications

Long-term Care

Study findings suggest segregation in nursing homes may exist in some areas

Outcomes/Effectiveness Research

Followup of low birthweight babies to adolescence reveals many have learning and behavioral problems
Use of interactive voice response systems by patients with chronic diseases can improve outcomes

Evidence-Based Medicine

Studies point the way to cholesterol screening recommendations for women
AHRQ releases three new evidence reports

Agency News and Notes

AHRQ congratulates recent recipients of research training awards
AHRQ supports 19 primary care practice-based research networks


AHRQ awards new grants
Grant final reports now available from NTIS
Pharmaceutical outcomes research conference planned for spring 2001

Research Briefs

Current as of October 2000
AHRQ Publication No. 01-0008

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