Current Social Science Research Report--Health #76, August 12, 2008.

CSSRR-Social is a weekly email report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It seeks to help social science researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

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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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Reports:

A. "Ambulatory Medical Care Utilization Estimates for 2006," by Susan M. Schappert and Elizabeth A. Rechtsteiner (National Health Statistics Report No. 8, August 2008, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr008.pdf

B. "National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2006 Outpatient Department Summary," by Esther Hing, Margaret J. Hall, and Jianmin Xu (_National Health Statistics Reports_ No. 4, August 2008, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr004.pdf

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles, Recommendations & Reports

A. "Persons Tested for HIV --- United States, 2006 (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 31, Aug. 8, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 845-849).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5731a1.htm

B. "Smoking Prevalence Among Women of Reproductive Age --- United States, 2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 31, Aug. 8, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 849-852).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5731a2.htm

C. "QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Diabetes, by Race and Sex --- United States, 1979--2006" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 57, No. 31, Aug. 8, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 855).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5731a5.htm

.pdf for all:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5731.pdf

D. "Prevention and Control of Influenza: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2008," by Anthony E. Fiore, David K. Shay, Karen Broder, John K. Iskander,Timothy M. Uyeki, Gina Mootrey, Joseph S. Bresee, and Nancy J. Cox (Centers for Disease Control, Recommendations and Reports Vol. 57, No. RR07, Aug. 8, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1-60).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5707a1.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr5707.pdf

3. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Periodical: Health Care Financing Review (Vol. 29, No. 4, Summer 2008, .pdf format, 88p.).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/HealthCareFinancingReview/07_2008_Edition.asp

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General Report: "State Medicaid Agency Referrals to the Office of Inspector General Exclusions Program" (OEI-01-06-00301, August 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

Abstract:

This memorandum report determines the extent to which final actions taken by State Medicaid Agencies in 2004 and 2005 were received by OIG. Individuals and entities (providers) who are suspended or excluded from participation, or otherwise sanctioned for reasons bearing on professional competence, professional performance, or financial integrity (final actions) by State Medicaid agencies, are subject to a permissive exclusion by OIG. When State Medicaid agencies take final actions against providers, they are required to promptly report the providers to OIG.

OIG found that about two-thirds of providers with final actions imposed by State Medicaid Agencies in 2004 and 2005 were not found in the exclusions database. OIG also found that match rates varied widely across States. Eleven States had a match rate of less than 25 percent, while nine States had a match rate greater than 75 percent. In addition, officials from State Medicaid agencies conveyed uncertainty about the types of information to send with referrals, the types of final actions to refer to OIG, and the outcome of the referrals that they make.

Further, despite the barriers, State Medicaid agencies rate recent outreach from OIG as helpful and would welcome more information about exclusions processes. OIG's results show that opportunities exist for both OIG and State Medicaid agencies to increase the number of referrals of providers with final actions.

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-01-06-00301.pdf

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US States:

Florida:

Florida Legislature Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability Report: "Medicaid Reform: Beneficiaries Earn Enhanced Benefits Credits But Spend Only a Small Proportion" (Report No. 08-45, July 2008, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.oppaga.state.fl.us/reports/health/r08-45s.html

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NGO and Other Countries:

Australia:

Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2005-06: a summary" (Safety and quality of health care no. 4, August 2008, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10613

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Denmark:

National Institute of Public Health Report: "Dating violence in Denmark," by Nina Maria Schütt, Marie Louise Frederiksen, and Karin Helweg-Larsen (2008, English summary, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.niph.dk/Udgivelser/B%C3%B8ger%20og%20rapporter/2008/2924_unge_og_k%C3%A6restevold.aspx

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Scotland:

General Register Office Report: "Drug Related Deaths in Scotland in 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/drug-related-deaths/drug-related-deaths-in-scotland-2007/index.html

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UK:

Department for Transport Report: "Road Casualties in Great Britain: 2007 provisional estimates for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels" (August 2008, .pdf format, 4p., with a table in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/accidents/rcgb07drinkdrive

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Brookings Institution Report: "Reducing Unplanned Pregnancies through Medicaid Family Planning Services," by Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine (July 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2008/07_reducing_pregnancy_kearney.aspx

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report: "The Politics of Paying for Health Reform: Zombies, Payroll Taxes, and the Holy Grail," by Jonathan Oberlander (2008, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=32860&topicid=1049

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Commonwealth Fund Reports:

A. "Organizing the U.S. Health Care Delivery System for High Performance," by Anthony Shih, Karen Davis, Stephen Schoenbaum, Anne Gauthier, Rachel Nuzum, and Douglas McCarthy (August 2008, .pdf (report) and Powerpoint (chartpack) format, 47p.).

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/publications_show.htm?doc_id=698139

B. "Public Views on U.S. Health System Organization: A Call for New Directions," by Sabrina K.H. How, Anthony Shih, Jennifer Lau, and Cathy Schoen (August 2008, .pdf (report) and Powerpoint (chartpack) format, 10p.).

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/publications_show.htm?doc_id=698138

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Center for Science in the Public Interest Report: "Kids' Meals: Obesity on the Menu," by Margo G. Wootan, Ameena Batada, and Elizabeth Marchlewicz (August 2008, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://cspinet.org/new/pdf/kidsmeals-report.pdf

More about CSPI:

http://www.cspinet.org/about/index.html

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American Enterprise Institute Periodical: (Health Policy Outlook, No. 7, August 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.28443/pub_detail.asp

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Journal of the American Medical Association Special Issue: The Aug. 6, 2008 (Vol. 300, No. 5) issue of JAMA is a special issue on HIV/AIDS.

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/vol300/issue5/index.dtl

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British Medical Journal, Various:

A. "WHO says more HIV patients should be screened for tuberculosis," by Bob Roehr (News extract, BMJ 2008;337:a1181, Aug. 8, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/aug06_1/a1181

B. "Early vaccination against measles in developing countries," by H. Broutin and M. A. Miller (Editorial extract: BMJ 2008;337:a406).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/jul24_2/a406

B. "Economic evaluation of human papillomavirus vaccination in the United Kingdom," by Mark Jit, Yoon Hong Choi, and W. John Edmunds (Article abstract: BMJ 2008;337:a769).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/337/jul17_2/a769

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Lancet Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "The history and challenge of HIV prevention," by Michael H. Merson, Jeffrey O'Malley, David Serwadda, and Chantawipa Apisuk (Series, Vol. 372, No. 9637, Aug. 9, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 475-488). The article links to two related comments: "Putting prevention at the forefront of HIV/AIDS," by Richard Horton and Pam Das (p. 421-422) and "'Know your epidemic, know your response': a useful approach, if we get it right," by David Wilson and Daniel T. Halperin (p. 423-426). All three articles are available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608608843/fulltext

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Lancet Oncology Article Abstract: Lancet requires free registration proir to providing content. "Cancer survival in five continents: a worldwide population-based study (CONCORD)," by Michel P. Coleman, Manuela Quaresma, Franco Berrino, Jean-Michel Lutz, Roberta De Angelis, Riccardo Capocaccia, Paolo Baili, Bernard Rachet, Gemma Gatta, Timo Hakulinen, Andrea Micheli, Milena Sant, Hannah K. Weir, J. Mark Elwood, Hideaki Tsukuma, Sergio Koifman, Gulnar Azevedo e Silva, Silvia Francisci, Mariano Santaquilani, Arduino Verdecchia, Hans H. Storm, and John L. Young, the CONCORD Working Group (Vol. 9, No, 8, August 2008, p. 730-737).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470204508701797/abstract

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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 8, No. 32, Aug. 11, 2008). "The Johns Hopkins University Population Information Program delivers the reproductive health and family planning news you need. Each week our research staff prepares an electronic magazine loaded with links to key news stories, reports, and related developments around the globe."

http://www.infoforhealth.org/popreporter/

Note: January 2004 - present Pop. Reporter is available via CD-ROM. Contact Peggy D'Adamo at mdadamo@jhuccp.org with your request and complete mailing address.

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WORKING PAPERS:

Population Aging Research Center (PARC) [University of Pennsylvania]: "Health of Native-born and Foreign-born Black Residents in the United States: Evidence from the 2000 Census of Population and the National Health Interview Survey," by Irma Elo, Neil Mehta, and Cheng Huang (PARC Working Paper Series No. 04, 2008, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://repository.upenn.edu/parc_working_papers/17/

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Being Born Under Adverse Economic Conditions Leads to a Higher Cardiovascular Mortality Rate Later in Life: Evidence Based on Individuals Born at Different Stages of the Business Cycle," by Gerard J. van den Berg, Gabriele Doblhammer-Reiter and Kaare Christensen (Discussion Paper No. 3635, August 2008, pdf format, 45p). 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%3D3635

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

AIDS (Vol. 22, No. 13, August 20, 2008).

http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids/toc.00002030-200808200-00000.htm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 168, No. 4, Aug. 15, 2008).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol168/issue4/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, Supplement 9, 9 September 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

Supplement 9:

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol98/Supplement_9/?etoc

No. 9:

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol98/issue9/?etoc

Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 116, No. 8, August 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journals is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2008/116-8/toc.html

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (Vol. 37, No. 1, September 2008). Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://fcs.sagepub.com/content/vol37/issue1/?etoc

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 105, No. 1, September 2008).

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol105/issue1/index.dtl

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

AcademyHealth.org: Academy Health updated its listings through Aug. 8, 2008.

http://www.academyhealth.org/career/employment.htm

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Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Aug. 12, 2008.

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 Aug. 12, 2008.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Committee on Small Business Hearing Testimony: "Cost and Confidentiality: The Unforeseen Challenges of Electronic Health Records in Small Specialty Practices," a hearing held July 31, 2008 (.pdf format).

http://www.house.gov/smbiz/hearings/hearing-7-31-08-records/hearing%20witnesses%20records.html

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DATA:

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets as of Aug 10, 2008, which may be of interest to Health researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2008-07-28&enddate=2008-08-10

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

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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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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

NLS Bibliography Updates: Note: These citations, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/

For more information on any of these citations (selected abstracts are available) go to the above listed address and click on "Title List". Click on the first item, which will give the syntax of the citation urls:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=5883

Then change the number after the equal sign to the number listed as the "ID Number" in the citations below. You will be taken to the full citation listing.

New listings are numbered 5880-5889.

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