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January 11, 2002

These articles appeared in recently released journals and newsletters. They include articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers; articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ; articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers; articles mentioning the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force/Put Prevention into Practice; articles mentioning the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry and Agency-supported activities relating to the Quality Interagency Task Force; and other research using AHRQ data.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Winkelmayer WC, Glynn RJ, Levin R, et al. Determinants of delayed nephrologist referral in patients with chronic kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis 2001;38(6):1178-84. [Grant No. R01 HS09398.]

British Journal of Nutrition
Brunner E, Stallone D, Juncja M, et al. Dietary assessment in Whitehall II: Comparison of 7-day diet diary and food-frequency questionnaire and validity against biomarkers. Br J Nutr 2001 Sep;86(3):405-14. [Grant No. HS06516.]

International Journal of Medical Informatics
Mikulich VJ, Liu YA, Steinfeldt J, et al. Implementation of clinical guidelines through an electronic medical record: Physician usage, satisfaction and assessment. Int J Med Inf 2001 Oct;63(3):169-78. [Grant No. HS06284.]

Journal of the American Dental Association
Manski RJ, Edelstein BL, Meoller JF. The impact of insurance coverage on children's dental visits and expenditures, 1996. J Am Dent Assoc 2001 Aug;132(8):1137-45. [Supported by AHRQ, no grant number given; first and second authors are researchers with AHRQ's Center for Cost and Financing Studies.]

Pediatric Dentistry
Macek MD, Edelstein BL, Manski RJ. An analysis of dental visits in U.S. children, by category of service and sociodemographic factors, 1996. Pediatr Dent 2001 Sep-Oct;23(5):383-89. [Third author is researcher with AHRQ's Center for Cost and Financing Studies; uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Health Line
Depression: treatment up, with more using drug therapy. Am Health Line 2002 Jan 9; #9. [Reviews findings of study based on data from AHRQ's MEPS and National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES).]

Family Medicine
Ables AZ, Godenick MT, Lipsitz SR. Improving family practice residents' compliance with asthma practice guidelines. Fam Med 2002 Jan;34(1):23-27. [Cites article by Weiss and Gergen, N Engl J Med, 1992.]

Health Affairs
Rice T, Gabel J, Levitt L, et al. Workers and their health plans: free to choose? Health Aff 2002 Jan-Feb;21(1):182-87. [Cites Schone and Cooper, Health Aff, 2001.]

Healthcare Leadership Review
Lang M. Validity of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality clinical guidelines. Healthcare Leadership Rev 2001 Dec;20(11):20. [Summarizes AHRQ-funded article by Shekelle et al in JAMA, 2001.]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Leach DC. Competence is a habit. JAMA 2002 Jan 9;287(2):243-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kaushal et al, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2001, and Shekelle et al, JAMA 2001.]

Medical Care
Oddone EZ, Petersen LA, Weinberger M, et al. Contribution of the Veterans Health Administration in understanding racial disparities in access and utilization of health care. Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I3-I13. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med, 1999.]

Dominitz JA, Maynard C, Billingsley KG, et al. Race, treatment, and survival of veterans with cancer of the distal esophagus and gastric cardia. Med Care 2002; 40(1 Supp):I-14-I-26. [Cites Ball and Elixhauser, Med Care, 1996; cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med, 1999.]

Ibrahim SA, Siminoff LA, Burant CJ, et al. Understanding ethnic differences in the utilization of joint replacement for osteoarthritis. Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I-44-I-51. [Cites AHRQ report, Trends in Hospital Procedures on Black Patients and White Patients, 1994.]

Rosenheck R, Fontana A. Black and Hispanic veterans in intensive VA treatment programs for posttraumatic stress syndrome. Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I-52-I-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med, 1999.]

Petersen LA, Wright SM, Peterson ED, et al. Impact of race on cardiac care and outcomes in veterans with acute myocardial infarction. Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I-86-I-96. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med, 1999.]

Collins TC, Johnson M, Henderson W, et al. Lower extremity nontraumatic amputation among veterans with peripheral arterial disease. Is race an independent factor? Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I-106-I-116. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med, 1999.]

Van Ryn M. Research on the provider contribution to race/ethnicity disparities in medical care. Med Care 2002;40(1 Supp):I-140-I-151. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman, N Engl J Med 1999.]

Medicine & Health
HHS funding bill omits mental health parity. Med Health 2002 Jan;7;56(1):3. [Cites $299 million Fiscal Year 2002 budget for AHRQ.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force/Put Prevention into Practice-Related Articles

Family Medicine
Yeazel MW, Bunner SJ, Kofron PM, et al. Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP): Evaluating PPIP in two family practice residency sites. Fam Med 2002 Jan;34(1):17-22. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996 and Put Prevention Into Practice.]

Susman J. An ounce of prevention is a ton of work. Fam Med 2002 Jan;34(1):45-47. [Comments on article by Yeazel et al.; cites Clancy and Kamerow, JAMA, 1996.

Health Affairs
Lyles A, Weiner JP, Shore AD, et al. Cost and quality trends in direct contracting. Health Aff 2002 Jan-Feb;21(1):89-102.

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