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February 22, 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

Archives of Internal Medicine
Egede LE, Zheng D. Modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in adults with diabetes. Prevalence and missed opportunities for physician counseling. Arch Intern Med 2002 Feb 25; 162(4):427-33. [Grant No. 1 K08 HS11418-01 and 1 P01 HS10871-01.]

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Coyle YM, Hynan LS, Gruchalla RS, et al. Predictors of short-term clinical response to acute asthma care in adults. Int J Qual Health Care 2002 Feb; 14(1):69-75. [Grant No. U18 HS09461-03.]

Social Science & Medicine
Emslie C, Fuhrer R, Hunt K, et al. Gender differences in mental health: evidence from three organizations. Soc Sci Med 2002 Feb; 54(4):621-24. [Grant No. R01 HS06516.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Blue Sheet
SACGT inquires into administration agenda for genetic technologies. Blue Sheet 2002 Feb 20; 45(8):14. [Cites remarks by AHRQ Center for Primary Care Research Deputy Director, David Lanier, that AHRQ does little if any research on genetic technologies due to lack of authorization and budget constraints.]

Frist/Dodd organ donation bill would authorize $5 million each for HRSA, AHRQ. Blue Sheet 2002 Feb 20; 45(8):19. [Cites authorization of funds for AHRQ "to improve donation and improve the recovery, preservation and transportation of organs and tissues."]

Health Care Financing Review
Fakhraei SH, Kaelin JJ, Conviser R. Comorbidity-based payment methodology for Medicaid enrollees with HIV/AIDS. Health Care Financ Rev 2001 Winter; 23(2):53-68. [Cites studies funded under AHRQ's HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS).]

HHS announces $50 million investment to improve patient safety. Health Care Financ Rev 2001 Winter; 23(2):109-10. [Summarizes grant awards on patient safety topics.]

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Thompson AGH. Variation may be good for your health: the nature of evidence [editorial]. Int J Qual Health Care 2002 Feb; 14(1):1-3. [Cites establishment of AHRQ (as predecessor agency).]

Treadwell MJ, Franck LS, Vichisky E. Using quality improvement strategies to enhance pediatric pain assessment. Int J Qual Health Care 2002 Feb; 14(1):39-47. [Cites AHRQ's pain management guidelines.]

Social Science & Medicine
Nguyen PL, Briancon S, Empereur F, et al. Factors determining inpatient satisfaction with care. Soc Sci Med 2002 Feb; 54(4):493-504. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Guadagnoli et al., Med Care, 1995.]

Washington Post
Squires S. The butt stops here. A growing list of drugs is proven to help smokers. First tip: use them. Wash Post 2002 Feb 19; 125(66):F1, F5. [Cites recommendations and findings from AHRQ-sponsored smoking cessation guidelines issued in 2000; lists AHRQ as resource for free smoking cessation materials.]

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

Archives of Internal Medicine
Gallagher TC, Geling O, Comite F. Missed opportunities for prevention of osteoporotic fracture. Arch Intern Med 2002 Feb 25; 162(4):450-56. [Cites Task Force guidelines on osteoporosis screening.]

Current as of February 2002


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