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September 2, 2005

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 Presidents 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 Agricultural Economics
Meyerhoefer CD, Ranney CK, Sahn DE. Consistent estimation of censored demand systems using panel data. Am J Agric Econ 2005 Aug; 87(3):660-72. [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

American Journal of Public Health
Jiang HJ, Andrews R, Stryer D, Friedman B. Racial/ethnic disparities in potentially preventable readmissions: the case of diabetes. Am J Public Health 2005 Sep; 95(9):1561-7. [First, second, and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; third author is former director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; uses data from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases (SID), 1999.]

Arthritis Rheumatism
Nguyen-Oghalai TU, Ottenbacher KJ, Granger CV, et al. Impact of osteoarthritis on the rehabilitation of patients following a stroke. Arthritis Rheum 2005 Jun 15; 53(3):383-7. [Supported by Grant No. R24 HS011618.]

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Shiffman RN, Dixon J, Brandt C, et al. The GuideLine Implementability Appraisal (GLIA): development of an instrument to identify obstacles to guideline implementation. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2005 Jul 27; 5:23. [Supported by Grant No. R13 HS10962.]

Critical Care Medicine
Wang HE, Kupas DF, Hostler D, et al. Procedural experience with out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation. Crit Care Med 2005 Aug; 33(8):1718-21. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS13628.]

Healthcare Quarterly
Dowell D, Manwell LB, Maguire A, et al. Urban outpatient views on quality and safety in primary care. Healthc Q 2005; 8(2):suppl 2-8. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11955.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Schuster MA, Collins R, Cunningham WE, et al. Perceived discrimination in clinical care in a nationally representative sample of HIV-infected adults receiving health care. J Gen Intern Med 2005 Sep; 20(9):807-13. [Supported by Grant No. U01 HS08578; used data from AHRQ's HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS).]

Weingart SN, Pagovich O, Sands DZ, et al. What can hospitalized patients tell us about adverse events? Learning from patient-reported incidents. J Gen Intern Med 2005 Sep; 20(9):830-6. [Supported by Grant No. 1 K08 HS11644.]

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Ho V, Wirthlin D, Yun H, et al. Physician supply, treatment, and amputation rates for peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg 2005 Jul; 42(1):81-7. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS111501-01.]

Medical Anthropology
Smith-Morris CM. Diagnostic controversy: gestational diabetes and the meaning of risk for Pima Indian Women. Med Anthropol 2005 Apr-Jun; 24(2):145-77. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS10802.]

NeuroRx: The Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
Sa De Camargo EC, Koroshetz WJ. Neuroimaging of ischemia and infarction. NeuroRx 2005 Apr; 2(2):265-76. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11392.]

Obesity Research
Wee CC, Phillips RS, McCarthy EP. BMI and cervical cancer screening among white, African-American, and Hispanic women in the United States. Obes Res 2005 Jul; 13(7):1275-80. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS11683.]

Patient Education and Counseling
Jerant AF, von Friederichs-Fitzwater MM, Moore M. Patients' perceived barriers to achieve self-management of chronic conditions. Patient Educ Couns 2005 Jun; 57(3):300-7. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01 HS013603-01.]

Denberg TD, Wong S, Beattie A. Women's misconceptions about cancer screening: implications for informed decision-making. Patient Educ Couns 2005 Jun; 57(3):280-5. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10856.]

Preventive Medicine
Wee CC, McCarthy EP, Phillips RS. Factors associated with colon cancer screening: the role of patient factors and physician counseling. Prev Med 2005 Jul; 41(1):23-9. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS11683.]

Quality of Life Research
Parsons SK, Shih MC, Mayer DK, et al. Preliminary psychometric evaluation of the Child Health Ratings Inventory (CHRIs) and Disease-Specific Impairment Inventory-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (DSH-HSCT) in parents and children. Qual Life Res 2005 Aug; 14(6):1613-25. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS6897.]

Elmore JG, Taplin SH, Barlow WE, et al. Does litigation influence medical practice? The influence of community radiologists' medical malpractice perceptions and experience on screening mammography. Radiology 2005 Jul; 236(1):37-46. [Supported by Grant No. HS10591.]

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Zhao JH, Brunner EJ, Kumari M, et al. APOE polymorphism, socioeconomic status and cognitive function in mid-life: the Whitehall II longitudinal study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2005 Jul; 40(7):557-63. [Supported by Grant No. HS06516.]

Social Science and Medicine
Robinson JD, Heritage J. The structure of patients' presenting concerns: the completion relevance of current symptoms. Soc Sci Med 2005 Jul; 61(2):481-93. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10922-03.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

AORN Journal
Kuehl NK. Delegates define membership status, hear task force reports, and debate merits of proposed position statements at business sessions. AORN J 2005 Jun; 81(6):1186-208. [Table 8 cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care, in Research in Action, 2004.]

ENT-Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Mui S, Rasgon BM, Hilsinger RL, et al. Ear Nose Throat J 2005 Jul; 84(7):418-24. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children, 1994.]

Family Practice News
Droste T. Unseen ischemic symptoms result in poor care. Fam Pract News 2005 Aug 1; 35(15):17. [Reviews findings from AHRQ-funded study by Shelbert.]

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Christensen EW, Arnould RJ. The impact of asymmetric information and ownership on nursing home access. Int J Health Care Finance Econ 2005 Sep; 5(3):273-97. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Dubay (Inquiry, 1990), Cohen and Spector (J Health Econ, 1996), and Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), et al. (J Health Econ, 1998).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Wilson E, Chen AH, Grumbach K, et al. Effects of limited English proficiency and physician language on health care comprehension. J Gen Intern Med 2005 Sep; 20(9):800-6. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick and Krauss (former AHRQ researchers) (Am J Public Health 2000).]

Gandhi TK, Weingart SN, Seger AC, et al. Outpatient prescribing errors and the impact of computerized prescribing. J Gen Intern Med 2005 Sep; 20(9):837-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates, et al. (JAMA, 1995, and others).]

Journal of the National Medical Association
Thomsen N. Healthcare quality improving although inequalities remain. J Natl Med Assoc 2005 Jun; 97(6):861. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004, as publicized in AHRQ press release, "Second National Reports on Quality and Disparities Find Improvement in Health Care Quality, Although Disparities Remain," 2005.]

Roman LM. Are nurses too busy to take breaks? RN 2005 Aug; 68(8):20. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ-funded study by Rogers, et al. (J Nurs Admin 2004), based on summary/abstract from AHRQ's Research Activities, March 2005.]

Roman LM. The high price of illness and injury. RN 2005 Aug; 68(8):20. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ publication The Five Most Costly Medical Conditions, 1997 and 2002: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutional Population, 2005, based on Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles

AIDS Clinical Care
del Rio C. Clinical practice guideline watch. New USPSTF guidelines on HIV screening. AIDS Clin Care 2005 Aug; 17(8):74. [Summarizes and comments on USPSTF guidelines on HIV screening as posted on AHRQ Web site and published in Ann Intern Med 2005.]

Family Practice News
Sullivan MG. USPSTF issues hormone Tx recommendations. Fam Pract News 2005 Jun 15; 35(12):36. [Reviews USPSTF recommendations on hormone therapy for prevention of chronic disease.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

AORN Journal
France DJ, Stiles R, Gaffney RA, et al. Crew resource management training—clinicians' reactions and attitudes. AORN J 2005 Aug; 82(2):214-28. [Includes findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Journal of the National Medical Association
Alio AP, Salihu HM. Maternal determinants of pediatric preventive care utilization among blacks and whites. J Natl Med Assoc 2005 Jun; 97(6):792-7. [Uses MEPS data, 1996-2000.]

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