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February 15, 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

Diabetes Care
Erdman DM, Cook CB, Greenlund KJ, et al. The impact of outpatient diabetes management on serum lipids in urban African-Amiercans with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2002 Jan; 25(1):9-15. [Grant No. HS09722.]

Sulkowski MS, Thomas DL, Mehta SH, et al. Hepatoxicity associated with nevirapine or efavirenz-containing antiretroviral therapy: Role of hepatitis C and B infections. Hepatology 2002 Jan; 35(1):182-89. [Grant No. HS07809.]

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC, Hogeboom CJ. The diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic low-back pain by traditional Chinese medical acupuncturists. J Altern Complement Med 2001 Dec; 7(6):641-50. [Grant No. R01 HS08814.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Beck RS, Daughtridge R, Sloane PD. Physician-patient communication in the primary care office: A systematic review. J Am Board Fam Pract 2002 Jan-Feb; 15(1):25-38. [Grant No. T32 HS00032.]

Journal of the American Dental Association
Manski RJ, Moeller JF. Use of dental services. An analysis of visits, procedures and providers, 1996. J Am Dent Assoc 2002 Feb; 133(2):167-75. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Cost and Financing Studies.]

Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Malat J. Social distance and patients' rating of healthcare providers. J Health Soc Behav 2001 Dec; 42(4):360-72. [Grant No. R03 HS09894.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Zabos GP, Glied SA, Tobin JN, et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis of a school-based dental sealant program for low-socioeconomic-status children: A practice-based report. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2002 Feb; 13(1):38-48. [Partially funded by AHRQ.]

Kilbourne AM, Herndon B, Andersen RM, et al. Psychiatric symptoms, health services, and HIV risk factors among homeless women. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2002 Feb; 13(1):49-65. [Grant No. R01 HS08323.]

Journal of Health Economics
Scanlon DP, Chernew M, McLaughlin, et al. The impact of health plan report cards on managed care enrollment. J Health Econ 2002 Jan; 21(1):19-41. [Grant No. 1 R01 HS10050.]

Journal of Urology
Collins MM, Meigs JB, Barry MJ, et al. Prevalence and correlates of prostatitis in the health professionals follow-up. J Urol 2002 Mar; 167(3):1363-66. [Grant No. HS08397.]

Ray WA, Stein CM, Hall K, et al. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of serious coronary heart disease: An observational cohort study. Lancet 2002 Jan 12; 359(9301:118-23. [Grant No. HS10384.]

Feinberg E, Swartz K, Zaslavsky A, et al. Family income and the impact of a children's health insurance program on reported need for health services and unmet health need. Pediatrics 2002 Feb; 109(2):E29. [Grant No. R01 HS10207.]

Statistics in Medicine
Normand ST, Zou KH. Sample size considerations in observational health care quality studies. Stat Med 2002 Feb 15; 21(3):331-45. [Grant No. U18 HS09487.]

Berlin JA, Santanna J, Schmid CH, et al. Individual patient- versus group-level data meta-regressions for the investigation of treatment effect modifiers: Ecological bias rears its ugly head. Stat Med 2002 Feb 15; 21(3):371-87. [Grant No. R01 HS10064-01.]

U.S. Medicine
Eisenberg JM. In the company of partners: AHRQ partnerships promote patient safety. US Med 2002 Jan; 38(1):42-43. [Author is AHRQ Director.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

BNA's Health Care Policy Report
Health quality agency faces reduction of 16 percent under FY 2003 budget. BNA's Health Care Policy Rep 2002 Feb 11; 21; 10(6):212. [Cites overall agency budget request of $252 million, with $60 million earmarked for patient safety.]

New HHS advisory council to review innovative company ideas, products. BNA's Health Care Policy Rep 2002 Feb 11; 21; 10(6):221. [Cites chairmanship of the Council on Private Sector Initiatives to Improve Security, Safety, and Quality of Health Care by AHRQ Director John Eisenberg.]

Health Grants and Contracts Weekly
Primary care practice-based research networks development (AHRQ). Health Grants Contracts Wkly 2002 Feb 11; 25(6):2. [Summarizes AHRQ request for proposals for building infrastructure activities to advance primary care research.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Guendelman S, Schauffler H, Samuels S. Differential access and utilization of health services by immigrant and native-born children in working poor families in California. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2002 Feb; 13(1):12-23. [Cites Weinick et al., Health Aff, 1998.]

Cable G. Income, race, and preventable hospitalizations: A small area analysis in New Jersey. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2002 Feb; 13(1):66-80. [Cites Cooper and Schone, Health Aff, 1997.]

Broyles RW, Narine L, Brandt EN. The temporarily and chronically uninsured: Does their use of primary care differ? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2002 Feb; 13(1):95-111. [Cites Franks and Clancy, Med Care, 1993; cites Schur and Taylor, Health Aff, 1991.]

Medicine & Health
Bush budget built on money-saving assumptions. Med Health 2002 Feb 11; 56(6):8. [Cites projected 16-percent budget cut for AHRQ.]

Pink Sheet: Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
HHS public, legislative affairs centralization will shift 80 FTEs from FDA. Pink Sheet 2002 Feb 11; 64(6):9. [Cites planned transfer of $1.6 million from AHRQ to Office of Secretary.]

National biodefense clearinghouse included in Wyden draft bill. Pink Sheet 2002 Feb 11; 64(6):11. [Cites testimony by AHRQ Deputy Director Lisa Simpson on the functions of the Council on Private Sector initiatives to Improve Security, Safety, and Quality of Health Care; cites AHRQ Director John Eisenberg as Council Chair.]

Widener Law Symposium Journal
Current Website resources. Widener Law Symp J 2001; 8(1):157-62. [Lists AHRQ among "current Web site resources" in special issue on Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research: Legal and Ethical Issues.]

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

American Journal of Public Health
Gehlbach SH. Recognition of osteoporosis by primary care physicians. Am J Public Health 2002 Feb; 92(2):271-73. [Cites recommendations on bone mineral density screening from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Rigotti NA. Treatment of tobacco use and dependence. N Engl J Med 2002 Feb 14; 346(7):506-12. [Describes and cites recommendations on smoking cessation from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and AHRQ clinical practice guidelines.]

Report on Medical Guidelines & Outcomes Research
Aspirin therapy now recommended for people at risk for heart disease. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2002 Feb 8; 13(3):1-2, 5. [Reviews recently released task force guidelines on aspirin therapy published in Ann Intern Med.]

Quality Commission/QuIC Task Force-Related Articles

Health News Daily
HHS nursing home quality initiative will miss consumer info mark-AAHSA representative. Health News Daily 2002 Feb 15; 14(32):7-9. [Cites concern by institute executive over measures developed by National Quality Forum for HHS.]

Current as of February 2002


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