Current Social Science Research Report--Health #108, April 14, 2009.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles: (HTML and .pdf format).

A. "HIV-Associated Behaviors Among Injecting-Drug Users --- 23 Cities, United States, May 2005--February 2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 13, Apr. 10, 2009, p. 329-332).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5813a1.htm

B. "Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food --- 10 States, 2008" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 13, Apr. 10, 2009, p. 333-337).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5813a2.htm

C. "Cholera Outbreak --- Southern Sudan, 2007" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 13, Apr. 10, 2009, p. 337-341).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5813a3.htm

D. "QuickStats: Percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Spent on Health Care --- Selected Countries, 2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 13, Apr. 10, 2009, p. 343).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5813a5.htm

.pdf for all:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5813.pdf

2. Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS Slide Set Updates: CDC has recently added the following slide sets to its HIV/AIDS Statistics and Surveillance pages:

A. "HIV Incidence 2006" (April 2009, .pdf, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Macromedia Flash format, 15 slides).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/incidence/index.htm

B. "AIDS by Region, 2006" (April 2009, .pdf, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Macromedia Flash format, 36 slides).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/aids_regional/index.htm

In addition the slide set "HIV/AIDS Surveillance: General Epidemiology" has been updated to include data through 2007 (April 2009, .pdf, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Macromedia Flash format, 22 slides).

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/general/index.htm

HIV/AIDS Slide Sets:

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/index.htm

3. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "Total Medical and Prescription Expenditures by Current Asthma Status and Whether Asthma Daily Preventive Medicine Is Being Taken, United States, 2006," by Frances M. Chevarley (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Statistical Brief 241, April 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=902

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Alcohol Treatment: Need, Utilization, and Barriers," (April 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k9/AlcTX/AlcTX.cfm

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US States:

Illinois:

Department of Public Health Report: "HIV/AIDS/STD Monthly Surveillance Update" (March 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.idph.state.il.us/aids/Surv_Report_0309.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Report: "Institutional Changes for Sanitation" (March 2009, .pdf format, 42p.).Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1318

2. World Health Organization Europe Webinar: "Health in Times of Global Economic Crisis: Implications for the WHO European Region," held in Oslo, Norway Apr. 1-2, 2009, video software needed to view this webinar).

http://www.smartcom.no/who/who_eng_001.html

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Japan:

Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare Report: "Survey of Medical Institutions" (March 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/database/db-hss/mi.html

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South Africa:

Department of Health "2009 Annual Single Exit Price" (.zip compressed Microsoft Excel format). The latest update is for Apr. 14, 2009).

http://www.doh.gov.za/docs/misc/asepi-f.html

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Kaiser Family Foundation: "'CHIP TIPS' Series Focuses On New Opportunities For Covering Children Under Medicaid and CHIP" (April 2009, .pdf format). "This series of implementation briefs called 'CHIP Tips' examines new opportunities for covering children following the reauthorization and expansion of CHIP in February 2009. Together Medicaid and CHIP provide coverage for more than one in four children in the U.S., yet many others remain eligible but uninsured. The series, which explores a range of topics, is jointly produced by the Kaiser Family Foundationís Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and the Center for Children and Families at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute."

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/kcmu040609pkg.cfm

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National Center for Policy Analysis Briefs:

A. "Exposing the Myths of Universal Health Coverage," by Devon Herrick (Brief No. 651, April 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba651

B. "The Folly of Health Insurance Mandates," by Devon Herrick (Brief No. 652, April 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba652

More information about NCPA:

http://www.ncpa.org/about/

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National Conference of State Legislatures/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report: "Promoting Healthy Communities and Reducing Childhood Obesity: Legislative Options," by Amy Winterfeld, Douglas Shinkle, and Larry Morandi (March 2009, .pdf format, p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=40908&topicid=1024

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Rand Corporation Report: "The affordability of alcoholic beverages in the European Union: Understanding the link between alcohol affordability, consumption and harms," by Lila Rabinovich, Philipp-Bastian Brutscher, Han de Vries, Jan Tiessen, Jack Clift, and Anais Reding (TR689, April 2009, .pdf format, 143p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR689/

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report: "Charting Nursing's Future: Nursing's Prescription for a Reformed Health System," (March 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/20090408chartingnursing9.pdf

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Nature Review Abstract: "The cancer genome," by Michael R. Stratton, Peter J. Campbell, and P. Andrew Futreal (Vol. 458, No. 7239, Apr. 9, 2009, p. 719-724).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v458/n7239/abs/nature07943.html

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Science Article Abstract: "Sequencing and Analyses of All Known Human Rhinovirus Genomes Reveal Structure and Evolution," by Ann C. Palmenberg, David Spiro, Ryan Kuzmickas, Shiliang Wang, Appolinaire Djikeng, Jennifer A. Rathe, Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, and Stephen B. Liggett (Vol. 324, No. 5923, Apr. 3, 2009, p. 55-59).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/324/5923/55

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Journal of the American Medical Association Medical News and Perspectives Extracts:

A. "Panel: Government Must Work Harder to Prevent Mental Illness in Young People," by Bridget M. Kuehn (Vol. 301, No. 14, Apr. 8, 2009, p. 1424-1425).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/301/14/1424

B. "IOM (US Institute of Medicine): Harm From US Uninsured Crisis Has Impact on Those Without Coverage," by Mike Mitka (Vol. 301, No. 14, Apr. 8, 2009, p. 1425-1426).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/301/14/1425

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New England Journal of Medicine Article, Article Extracts:

A. "The NIH Stimulus--The Recovery Act and Biomedical Research," by Robert Steinbrook (Perspective, Vol. 360, No. 15, Apr. 9, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1479-1481). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/15/1479

B. "The Future of Research Funding in Academic Medicine," by Eric G. Campbell (Perspective extract, Vol. 360, No. 15, Apr. 9, 2009, p. 1482-1483).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/360/15/1482

C. "Conscientious Objection Gone Awry - Restoring Selfless Professionalism in Medicine," by Julie D. Cantor (Perspective extract, Vol. 360, No. 15, Apr. 9, 2009, p. 1484-1485).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/360/15/1484

D. Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity, edited by Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein, reviewed by Jonathan Patz (Book Review extract, Vol. 360, No. 15, Apr. 9, 2009, p. 1578-1579).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/360/15/1578

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British Medical Journal Feature Extract, Article Abstract:

A. "How will the financial crisis affect health?" by M.G. Marmot and Ruth Bell (BMJ 2009;338:b1314, Apr. 1, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/apr01_3/b1314

B. "Effectiveness and safety of nicotine replacement therapy assisted reduction to stop smoking: systematic review and meta-analysis," by David Moore, Paul Aveyard, Martin Connock, Dechao Wang, Anne Fry-Smith, and Pelham Barton (BMJ 2009;338:b1024, Apr. 11, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/338/apr02_3/b1024

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Lancet Comment, World Report, Perspectives, Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Gender inequality and fire-related deaths in India," by Claudia Garcia-Moreno (Vol. 373, No. 9671, Apr. 11, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1230-1231). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60706-6/fulltext

B. "The USA shifts away from the 'war on drugs'," by Kelly Morris (Vol. 373, No. 9671, Apr. 11, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1237-1238). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60710-8/fulltext

C. "Hongjie Yu: monitoring avian influenza in China," by Mark Honigsbaum (Vol. 373, No. 9671, Apr. 11, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1243). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60714-5/fulltext

D. "Fire-related deaths in India in 2001: a retrospective analysis of data," by Prachi Sanghavi, Kavi Bhalla, and Veena Das (Vol. 373, No. 9671, Apr. 11, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1282-1288). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60235-X/fulltext

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Lancet Oncology Article Abstract: Note: Lancet Oncology requires free registration before providing articles. "Population-based cancer survival trends in England and Wales up to 2007: an assessment of the NHS cancer plan for England," by Bernard Rachet, Camille Maringe , Ula Nur, Manuela Quaresma, Anjali Shah, Laura M. Woods, Libby Ellis, Sarah Walters, David Forman, John Steward, and Michel P. Coleman (Vol. 10, No. 4, April 2009, p. 351-369).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(09)70028-2/abstract

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WORKING PAPERS:

Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program: "Re-Constructing Childhood Health Histories," by James P. Smith (WR-666, 2009, .pdf format, 34p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR666/

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National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Technology Diffusion and Productivity Growth in Health Care," by Jonathan Skinner and Douglas Staiger (w14865, April 2009, .pdf format, 47p.).

Abstract:

Inefficiency in the U.S. health care system has often been characterized as "flat of the curve" spending providing little or no incremental value. In this paper, we draw on macroeconomic models of diffusion and productivity to better explain the empirical patterns of outcome improvements in heart attacks (acute myocardial infarction). In these models, small differences in the propensity to adopt technology can lead to wide and persistent productivity differences across countries -- or in our case, hospitals. Theoretical implications are tested using U.S. Medicare data on survival and factor inputs for 2.8 million heart attack patients during 1986-2004. We find that the speed of diffusion for highly efficient and often low-cost innovations such as beta blockers, aspirin, and primary reperfusion explain a large fraction of persistent variations in productivity, and swamp the impact of traditional factor inputs. Holding technology constant, the marginal gains from spending on heart attack treatments appear positive but quite modest. Hospitals which during the period 1994/95 to 2003/04 raised their rate of technology diffusion (the "tigers") experienced outcome gains four times the gains in hospitals with diminished rates of diffusion (the "tortoises"). Survival rates in low-diffusion hospitals lag by as much as a decade behind high-diffusion hospitals, raising the question of why some hospitals (and the physicians who work there) adopt so slowly.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14865

B. "Gender Roles and Medical Progress," by Stefania Albanesi and Claudia Olivetti (w14873, April 2009, .pdf format, 47p.).

Abstract:

The entry of married women into the labor force is one of the most notable economic phenomena of the twentieth century. We argue that medical progress played a critical role in this process. Improved maternal health alleviated the adverse effects of pregnancy and childbirth on women's ability to work, while the introduction of infant formula reduced mothers' comparative advantage in infant feeding. We construct economic measures of these two dimensions of medical progress and develop a quantitative model that aims to capture their impact. Our results suggests that these advances, by enabling women to reconcile work and motherhood, were essential for the rise in married women's participation and the evolution of their economic role.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14873

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "Choice of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors versus Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers among Hypertensive Adults: Nationally Representative Estimates, 1997-2004," by Edward Miller, Jessica S. Banthin, and Artyom Sedrakyan (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality WP 9012, April 2009, .pdf format, 17p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Working%20Paper&opt=2&id=901

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Evaluating the Impact of Community-Based Health Interventions: Evidence from Brazil's Family Health Program," by Romero Rocha and Rodrigo R. Soares (Discussion Paper 4119, April 2009, .pdf format, 60p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract%3Fdp_id%3D4119

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 99, No. 5, May 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol99/issue5/?etoc

Epidemiology (Vol. 20, No. 3, May 2009).

http://journals.lww.com/epidem/pages/currenttoc.aspx

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (Vol. 35, No. 1, March 2009).

http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/toc/ipsrh3501toc.html

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 51, No. 4, April 2009).

http://www.joem.org/pt/re/joem/toc.00043764-200904000-00000.htm

Public Health Reports (Vol. 124, No. 3, May/June 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.publichealthreports.org/archives/issuecontents.cfm?Volume=124&Issue=3

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CONFERENCES:

Canadian Society for International Health: "16th Annual Canadian Conference on International Health," to be held Oct. 25-28, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario. Calls for Abstracts and registration are now open. For more information see:

http://www.csih.org/en/ccih/overview.asp

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Apr. 14, 2009.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Apr. 14, 2009.

http://jobs.amstat.org/search/results

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Apr. 14, 2009.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/400/allindex.htm

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DATA:

UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

KaiserEdu.org Updates: KaiserEDU.org presents new narrated slide tutorials:

A. Tax Subsidies for Health Care:

http://www.kaiseredu.org/tutorials/taxsubsidies/player.html

B. The Public and Health Care Reform:

http://www.kaiseredu.org/tutorials/reform/player.html

KaiserEdu.org:

http://www.kaiseredu.org

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