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October 1996, No. 197


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Feature Story

Adjusting capitation rates may not prevent discrimination against chronically ill children


Hospital Use/Quality of Care
   Researchers find quality of care for asthma affects pediatric hospitalization rates in three Northeastern communities
   Computer reminders fail to improve preventive care for hospitalized patients
   Emergency department clinicians often experience conflicted relationships with patients who are "regulars"

Health Care Costs and Financing
   Costs of outpatient care are cut in half when a patient sees a primary care physician first
   Nonclinical factors may determine whether depressed patients receive specialty care
   Recognizing depression in primary care can avoid unnecessary tests and referrals and save money
   High social costs found for home-based care of ventilator-assisted individuals

Patient Outcomes/Effectiveness Research
   Increased risk of preterm birth among pregnant black women may be due in part to a higher rate of vaginal infections

Patient Care/Clinical Decisionmaking
   Oral rehydration therapy improves outcomes for children with acute gastroenteritis
   Earlier referral to hospice care may benefit terminally ill elderly patients
   Electrostimulation helps stroke patients recover muscle strength

HIV/AIDS Research
   Residency training can improve physicians' attitudes towards treating AIDS patients

Access to Care
   Policies that reduce the number of minority physicians also may reduce access to health care for poor people and minorities

   AHCPR funds new projects
   New publications now available from AHCPR and NTIS

Research Briefs
   The impact of co-morbidity on life expectancy among men with localized prostate cancer
   Designing home care benefits: The range of options and experience
   Planned NLM/AHCPR large-scale vocabulary test: Using UMLS technology to determine the extent to which controlled vocabularies cover terminology needed for health care and public health
   Measuring health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires
   The awareness-to-adherence model of the steps to clinical guideline compliance: The case of pediatric vaccine recommendations
   The validity of self-reported health-care utilization by AIDS patients
   Market structure and the role of consumer information in the physician services industry: An empirical test
   Intensive care unit admissions with cirrhosis: Risk stratifying patient groups and predicting individual survival

AHCPR Publication No. 97-0003
Current as of October 1996

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