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June 1996, No. 194


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Feature Story

Ischemic heart disease PORT examines in-hospital death rates for CABG patients


Patient Care/Clinical Decisionmaking
   Strong association found between the use of diagnostic testing and subsequent invasive cardiac procedures
   Physicians vary by specialty in their use of life-sustaining treatments for patients with end-stage disease

Women's Health
   Low Birthweight PORT links high maternal ferritin levels during the second trimester with preterm birth
   Hypertension among pregnant black women contributes to poor birth outcomes

Primary Care/Managed Care
   Outpatient resource use varies substantially by provider and region in one state
   Papers published from HMO/health services research conference

Health Technology Assessment
   AHCPR releases two new health technology assessments
   Value of bone densitometry to improve the outcomes of patients with bone loss remains unproven

Quality of Care
   Consumers need help in understanding health care report cards

Medical Effectiveness/Outcomes Research
   Total Knee Replacement PORT publishes recent findings

Rural Health
   Rural ambulance teams may not get enough practice to maintain sophisticated lifesaving skills

Clinical Practice Guidelines
   AHCPR-sponsored guidelines help users increase quality and cut costs

   AHCPR funds new studies
   AHCPR publishes two HCUP-3 research notes
   New publications available from NTIS

AHCPR Publication No. 96-0061
Current as of June 1996

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