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November 14, 2003

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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Okada PJ, Young KD, Baren JM, et al. Neurologic outcome score for infants and children. Acad Emerg Med 2003 Oct; 10(10):1034-39. [Supported by Grant No. 5 F32 HS00091.]

Eitel DR, Travers DA, Rosenau AM, et al. The Emergency Severity Index triage algorithm version 2 is reliable and valid. Acad Emerg Med 2003 Oct; 10(10):1070-80. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS10381-01.]

Sayre MR, White LY, Brown LH, et al. National EMS Research Agenda: proceedings of the implementation symposium. Acad Emerg Med 2003 Oct; 10(10):1100-8. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R13 HS12086-01.]

American Journal of Epidemiology
Ray WA. Evaluating medication effects outside of clinical trials: new-user designs. Am J Epidemiol 2003 Nov 1; 158(9):915-20. [Supported by Grant No. HS10384.]

American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Dembe AE, Mastroberti MA, Fox SE, et al. Inpatient hospital care for work-related injuries and illnesses. Am J Ind Med 2003 Oct; 44(4):331-42. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS11497-01.]

American Journal of Medicine
Fine MJ, Stone RA, Lave JR, et al. Implementation of an evidence-based guideline to reduce duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy and length of stay for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Med 2003 Oct 1; 115(5):343-51. [Supported by Grant No. HS08282.]

Fang J, Alderman MH. Is geography destiny for patients in New York with myocardial infarction? Am J Med 2003 Oct 1; 115(5):448-53. [Supported by Grant No. HS11612-01A1.]

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vuckovic N, Harris EL, Valanis B, et al. Consumer knowledge and opinions of genetic testing for breast cancer risk. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2003 Oct; 189(4 Suppl):S48-53. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS000069.]

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Goodney PP, O'Connor GT, Wennberg DE, et al. Do hospitals with low mortality rates in coronary artery bypass also perform well in valve replacement? Ann Thorac Surg 2003 Oct; 76(4):1131-37. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10141-01.]

Glance LG, Dick AW, Mukamel DB, et al. Is the hospital volume-mortality relationship in coronary artery bypass surgery the same for low-risk versus high-risk patients? Ann Thorac Surg 2003 Oct; 76(4):1155-62. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS11295.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Kushel MB, Evans JL, Perry S, et al. No door to lock: victimization among homeless and marginally housed persons. Arch Intern Med 2003 Nov 10; 163(10):2492-99. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS11415.]

Arthritis Care Research
Lingard EA, Berven S, Katz JN, et al. Management and care of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty: variations across different health care settings. Arthritis Care Res 2000 Jun; 13(3):129-36. [Supported by Grant No. HS09775.]

British Medical Journal
Hemingway H, Shipley M, Britton A, et al. Prognosis of angina with and without a diagnosis: 11 year follow up in the Whitehall II prospective cohort study. BMJ 2003 Oct 18; 327(7420):895-98. [abridged version; complete 5-page article with added features available at] [Supported by Grant No. 5 R01 HS06516.]

Clinical Pediatrics
Lee TJ, Baraff LJ, Wall SP, et al. Parental compliance with after hours telephone triage advice: nurse advice service on-call pediatricians. Clin Pediatr 2003 Sep; 42(7):613. [Supported by Grant No. 3R01 HS10604.]

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Schneeweiss S, Soumerai SB, Maclure M, et al. Clinical and economic consequences of reference pricing for dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2003 Oct; 74(4):388-400. [Supported by Grant Nos. R03 HS09855 and R01 HS10881

Critical Care Medicine
Wong DH, Gallegos Y, Weinger MB, et al. Changes in intensive care unit nurse task activity after installation of a third-generation intensive care unit information system. Crit Care Med 2003 Oct; 31(10):2488-94. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11375.]

Phillips CD, Munoz Y, Sherman M, et al. Effects of facility characteristics on departures from assisted living: results from a national study. Gerontologist 2003 43(5):690-96. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10606; fifth author is William Spector, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Grantmakers in Health Issue Brief
Grantmakers in Health. Rx for progress: putting patient safety into practice. Issue Brief (Grantmakers Health) 2003 Oct; (13):1-20. [Supported by Grant No. R13 HS12075.]

Health Economics
Polverejan E, Gardiner JC, Bradley CJ, et al. Estimating mean hospital cost as a function of length of stay and patient characteristics. Health Econ 2003 Nov; 12(1):935-47. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01 HS09514.]

Home Health Care Services Quarterly
Anderson WL, Norton ED, Kenney GS. Effects of state Medicaid home care Medicare maximization programs on Medicare expenditures. Home Health Care Serv Q 2003; 22(3):19-40. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS11262-01.]

International Journal of Medical Informatics
Murff HJ, Gandhi TK, Karson AK, et al. Primary care physician attitudes concerning follow-up of abnormal test results and ambulatory decision support systems. Int J Med Inf 2003 Sep; 71(2-3):137-49. [Supported by Grant No. R01 #1 U18 HS11046.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Holmboe ES, Bradley EH, Mattera JA, et al. Characteristics of physician leaders working to improve the quality of care in acute myocardial infarction. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2003 Jun; 29(6):289-96. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10407.]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Kaissi A, Kralewski J, Dowd B. Financial and organizational factors affecting the employment of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in medical group practices. J Ambul Care Manage 2003 Jul-Sep; 26(3):209-16. [Supported by AHRQ grant, no number given; possibly T32 HS00036.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Grembowski D, Ulrich CM, Paschane D, et al. Managed care and primary physician satisfaction. J Am Bd Fam Pract 2003 Sep-Oct; 16(5):383-93. [Supported by Grant No. HS11712.]

Curoe A, Kralewski J, Kaissi A. Assessing the cultures of medical group practice. J Am Bd Fam Pract 2003 Sep-Oct; 16(5):394-98. [Supported by AHRQ grant, no number given; possibly T32 HS00036.]

Ferris DG, Litaker MS, Gilman PA, et al. Patient acceptance and the psychological effects of women experiencing telecolposcopy and colposcopy. J Am Bd Fam Pract 2003 Sep-Oct; 16(5): 405-11. [Supported by AHRQ grant, no number given; possibly R01 HS08814.]

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Peterson ED, Kaul P, Kaczmarek RG, et al. From controlled trials to clinical practice: monitoring transmyocardial revascularization use and outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol 2003 Nov 5; 42(9):1611-16. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS10548.]

Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Keselman A, Patel VL, Johnson TR, et al. Institutional decision-making to select patient care devices: identifying venues to promote patient safety. J Biomed Inf 2003 Feb-Apr; 36(1-2):31-44. [Supported by Grant Nos. P01 HS11544 and HS11806.]

Journal of Burn Care Rehabilitation
American Burn Association. Outcomes measurement in pediatric burn care: an agenda for research: executive summary and final report. J Burn Care Rehabil 2003 Sep-Oct; 24(5):269-74. [Supported by Grant No. R13 HS10950.]

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Talcott JA, Manola J, Clark JA, et al. Time course and predictors of symptoms after primary prostate cancer therapy. J Clin Oncol 2003 Nov 1; 21(21):3979-86. [Grant No. HS08208.]

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Anderson WL, Kenney GS, Rabiner DJ. Adoption of retrospective Medicare maximization billing practices by state Medicaid home care programs. J Health Polit Policy Law 2003 Oct; 28(5):859-81. [Supported by Grant Nos. R03 HS11262-01 and T32 HS00032.]

Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatal Nursing
Dienemann J, Campbell J, Wiederhorn N, et al. A critical pathway for intimate partner violence across the continuum of care. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 2003 Sep-Oct; 32(5):594-603. [Supported by Grant No. HS10375.]

Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
McComish JF, Greenberg R, Ager J, et al. Family-focused substance abuse treatment: a program evaluation. J Psychoactive Drugs, 2003, 35(3):321-31 [Supported by Grant Nos. 5 HS4 T100570-05003 (CSAT) and 3 HS4 T100570-03 (attributed to SAMHSA).]

Journal of Women's Health
Duffy C, Cyr M. Phytoestrogens: potential benefits and implications for breast cancer survivors. J Womens Health 2003 Sep; 12(7):617-31. [Supported by Grant No. HS00011-16.]

Medical Decision Making
Col NF. The use of gene tests to detect hereditary predisposition to chronic disease: is cost-effectiveness analysis relevant? Med Decis Making 2003 Sep-Oct; 23(5):441-48. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS013329-01.]

Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Jafar TH, Schmid CH, Stark PC, et al. The rate of progression of renal disease may not be slower in women compared with men: a patient-level meta-analysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2003 Oct; 18(10):2047-53. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS08532.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Bliss SJ, Moseley RH, Del Valle J, et al. A window of opportunity. N Engl J Med 2003 Nov 6; 349(19):1848-53. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11540.]

Kornick CA, Kilborn MJ, Santiago-Palma J, et al. QTc interval prolongation associated with intravenous methadone. Pain 2003 Oct; 105(3):499-506. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS10385.]

Saigal S, den Ouden L, Wolke D, et al. School-age outcomes in children who were extremely low birth weight from four international population-based cohorts. Pediatrics 2003 Oct; 112(4):943-50. [Supported by Grant No. HS09493-01 (attributed to NIH).]

Flores G, Abreu M, Chaisson CE, et al. Keeping children out of hospitals: parents' perspectives on how pediatric hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions can be avoided. Pediatrics 2003 Nov; 112(5):1021-30. [Supported by Grant No. K02 HS11305.]

Winickoff JP, Buckley VJ, Palfrey JS, et al. Intervention with parental smokers in an outpatient pediatric clinic using counseling and nicotine replacement. Pediatrics 2003 Nov; 112(5):1127-33. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00063.]

Lavigne JE, Phelps CE, Mushlin A, et al. Reductions in individual work productivity associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pharmacoeconomics 2003; 21(15):1123-34. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS09891-01.]

Progress in Transplantation
Siminoff LA, Mercer MB, Arnold R. Families' understanding of brain death. Prog Transplant 2003 Sep; 13(3):218-24. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS08209.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Health Line
Obesity: Washington Post examines potential 'disease' classification. Am Health Line 2003 Nov 10; #9. [Cites AHRQ report on obesity.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Wenger NS, Solomon DH, Roth CP, et al. The quality of medical care provided to vulnerable community-dwelling older patients. Ann Intern Med 2003 Nov 4; 139(9):740-47. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan et al, JAMA, 2001.]

Rost K. Depression and pain: the road to evidence-based care. Arch Intern Med 2003 Nov 10; 163(10):2415-16. [Cites AHRQ guideline Depression in Primary Care, Vol. 2: Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.]

Health News Daily
Lum B. Rx cost-effectiveness beyond Medicare; Merck, AARP plan policy meeting. Health News Daily 2003 Nov 10; 15(217):3-4. [Cites collaboration with AHRQ to organize stakeholders meeting to discuss standards for cost-effectiveness research.]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Allen LW, Maxwell S, Greene JF. Building an award-winning women's health ambulatory service and beyond. J Ambul Care Manage 2003 Jul-Sep; 26(3):186-98. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas et al, J Ambulatory Care Manage, 1999.]

Rosen AK, Loveland SA, Rakovski CC, et al. Do different case-mix measures affect assessments of provider efficiency? Lessons from the Department of Veterans Affairs. J Ambul Care Manage 2003 Jul-Sep; 26(3):229-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hannan et al, Med Care 1992, Hofer et al, JAMA, 1999, and Ash et al (Burstin is sixth author), Health Care Financ Rev, 2000.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Geyman JP. The corporate transformation of medicine and its impact on costs and access to care. J Am Bd Fam Pract 2003 Sep-Oct; 16(5):443-54. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Kovner and Gergen, Imag J Nurs Sch, 1998.]

Tierney CD, Yusuf H, McMahon SR, et al. Adoption of reminder and recall messages for immunizations by pediatricians and public health clinics. Pediatrics 2003 Oct; 112(4):1076-82. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al, JAMA, 1998.]

Winickoff JP, McMillen RC, Carroll BC, et al. Addressing parental smoking in pediatrics and family practice: a national survey of parents. Pediatrics 2003 Oct; 112(4):1146-51. [Cites AHRQ guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

McInerny TK, Meurer JR, Lannon C. Incorporating quality improvement into pediatric practice management. Pediatrics 2003 Oct; 112(4):1163-65. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Friedman and Basu, JAMA, 2001.]

Pink Sheet
Rx cost-effectiveness beyond Medicare: Merck, AARP plan policy meeting. Pink Sheet 2003 Nov 10; 65(45):3. [Cites collaboration with AHRQ to organize stakeholders meeting to discuss standards for cost-effectiveness research.]

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

New England Journal of Medicine
Westhoff C. Emergency contraception. N Engl J Med 2003 Nov 6; 349(19):1830-35. [Cites Berg (USPSTF chair) et al, Am J Nurs, 2002.]

Spiegel M, Pechlaner C. Quality of care delivered to adults in the United States. N Engl J Med 2003 Nov 6; 349(19):1866-68. [Cites USPSTF recommendations as given in article by Yarnall, Am J Public Health, 2003.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Kim MK, Galustyan S, Sato TT, et al. Analgesia for Children with acute abdominal pain: a survey of pediatric emergency physicians and pediatric surgeons. Pediatrics 2003 Oct; 112(4):1122-26. [Cites evidence report Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety, 2001.]

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