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May 1997, No. 204


About Research Activities

Feature Story

AHCPR announces increased funding for small project grants


Patient Outcomes/Effectiveness Research
   Women are treated less aggressively than men after a heart attack and are more likely to die in the hospital
   Black and white heart patients receive different levels of care
   Study compares effectiveness of implantable defibrillators and medication for treating irregular heart beat
   Chest pain patients prefer care in a chest pain observation unit over hospitalization
   Researchers report recent findings on diagnosing and managing back pain
   Reducing scope of radiation treatment for localized prostate cancer results in fewer complications
   Biliary Tract PORT publishes latest findings

Health Care Costs and Cost-Effectiveness
   Large-scale education program to reduce cholesterol levels shown to be cost effective

Health Care Marketplace
   Rural hospitals can gain a competitive advantage and reduce the risk of closure through differentiation
   Hospital and physician expenditures are complementary

Medical Liability
   One-fourth of c-sections examined in New York State may be due to defensive medicine

Elderly/Minority Health
   Alert nursing home patients are often excluded from decisions about advance directives
   Hispanic women are less likely than white or black women to be underweight before pregnancy or to deliver preterm

Access to Care
   Insurance status is not the only factor that affects a person's perception of access to care

AHCPR News and Notes
   AHCPR implements initial changes to its grant submission and peer review processes
   AHCPR prepares for July conference on evidence-based practice
   AHCPR names its first Dental Scholar-in-Residence

   AHCPR releases early MEPS data
   AHCPR seeks nominees for its National Advisory Council
   Quality improvement publication now available from AHCPR
   AHCPR funds new conference grants
   Final reports now available from NTIS
   AHSR prepares for its 14th annual meeting

Research Briefs
   Preventing heat injury: Military versus civilian perspective
   Predicting long-term functional limitations among back pain patients in primary care settings
   Predicting quality of well-being scores from the SF-36: Results from the Beaver Dam health outcomes study
   Using Medicare claims data to assess provider quality for CABG surgery: Does it work well enough?
   Can preference scores for discrete states be used to derive preference scores for an entire path of events?
   The effect of universal coverage of health expenditures for the uninsured

AHCPR Publication No. 97-0042
Current as of May 1997

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