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May 1996, No. 193


About Research Activities

Feature Story

Some physicians are inconsistent in notifying patients about abnormal test results


Primary Care/Managed Care
   U.S. military experience with managed care questions its cost-saving potential
   A sustained doctor/patient partnership is key to improved primary care
   Higher use of dental services found among African Americans within an elderly, low-income population
   Vouchers fill primary care gaps for migrant farm workers

Long-term Care/Access to Care
   Most nursing home residents prefer life-sustaining treatments, but do not discuss this topic with caregivers
   Many poor families do not take advantage of free health care services
   Some older Mexican Americans may not ask family members for the help they need to avoid a nursing home stay

HIV/AIDS Research
   Preventive therapies delay the onset of some opportunistic diseases in HIV patients

Computers in Medicine
   Computerized alerts and reminders improve primary care for HIV-infected patients
   National information superhighway should benefit health care

Clinical Practice Guidelines
   AHCPR releases update to urinary incontinence guideline

Regular Features

   AHCPR invites suggestions for outcomes/effectiveness research topics
   Emphasis areas identified for AHCPR's small grant program
   AHCPR to support new quality measurement network
   AHCPR funds new projects
   New publications available from NTIS

Research Briefs
   Hospital ownership of post-acute care
   Cross cultural adaptation of a brief outcome questionnaire for Spanish-speaking arthritis patients
   Influence of acid-base status at birth and Apgar scores on survival in 500-1000g infants
   Use of predicted risk of mortality to evaluate the efficacy of anticytokine therapy in sepsis
   Lyme disease surveillance in Maryland
   Factors affecting the performance of the models in the Mortality Probability Model II system and strategies of customization
   Selected publications are available from the National Technical Information Service

AHCPR Publication No. 96-0060
Current as of June 1996

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