Current Social Science Research Report--Health #85, October 21, 2008.

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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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief: ""Recent Trends in Infant Mortality in the United States," by Marian F. MacDorman and T.J. Mathews (NCHS Data Brief No. 9, October 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db09.htm

2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "Differences in Access to Care for Non-Hispanic Asian and Non-Hispanic White Children, 2002-2005," by Merrile Sing (Statistical Brief No. 224, October 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=880

3. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reports:

A. "Mental Health Service Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17: 2005 and 2006," (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, September 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/MHyouthTX/MHyouthTX.cfm

B. "Alcohol Use among Pregnant Women and Recent Mothers: 2002 to 2007," (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/pregnantAlc/pregnantAlc.cfm

C. "Out-of-Home Services for Emotional or Behavioral Problems among Youths Aged 12 to 17: 2002 to 2006," (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/youthServices/youthServices.cfm

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US States:

Illinois:

Department of Public Health Report: "Chlamydia Cases/Rates by Illinois County 2003-2007 (2008).

http://www.idph.state.il.us/health/std/chlcases03_07.htm

South Carolina:

Department of Health and Environmental Control Report: "Infant Mortality and Selected Birth Characteristics: 2006 South Carolina Residence Data" (September 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.scdhec.net/co/phsis/biostatistics/an_pubs/IMR2006AnnualReport.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries:

Australia:

Preventive Health Taskforce Report: "Australia: the healthiest country by 2020" (October 2008, .pdf format, 58p.).

http://www.preventativehealth.org.au/internet/preventativehealth/publishing.nsf/Content/discussion-healthiest

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Ireland:

Department of Health and Children/Ann Roinn Slainte Agus Leanai Press Release: "Health Estimates for 2009" (Oct. 14, 2008).

http://www.dohc.ie/press/releases/2008/20081014b.html

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Oct. 16-21, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Oct. 14-21, 2008).

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous14days/

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South Africa:

Department of Health Report: "Annual Single Exit Price Increase" (updated Oct. 21, 2008, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

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

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UK:

1. National Health Service Report: "Statistics on Smoking, England 2008" (October 2008, .pdf format, 135p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/smoking08

2. National Statistics Office Report: "Three years on: Survey of the emotional development and well-being of children and young people," by Angela Clements, Dean Fletcher, and Nina Parry-Langdon (October 2008, .zip compressed .pdf format, 632p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/article.asp?id=2063

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Rand Corporation Monograph: "Identity Crisis: An Examination of the Costs and Benefits of a Unique Patient Identifier for the U.S. Health Care System," by Richard Hillestad, James H. Bigelow, Basit Chaudhry, Paul Dreyer, Michael D. Greenberg, Robin C. Meili, M. Susan Ridgely, Jeff Rothenberg, and Roger Taylor (2008, .pdf format, 71p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG753/

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report: "High and Rising Health Care Costs: Demystifying U.S. Health Care Spending," by Paul Ginsberg (Research Synthesis Report No. 16, October 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=35368&topicid=1049

Full Report:

http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/101508.policysynthesis.costdrivers.rpt.pdf

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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Impact of Health Reform on Underinsurance in Massachusetts: Do the Insured Have Adequate Protection?" by Sharon K. Long (October 2008, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411771

B. "Who Gained the Most Under Health Reform in Massachusetts?" by Sharon K. Long (October 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411770

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Allen Guttmacher Institute Brief: "Abortion in Indonesia," (Brief No. 2, 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2008/10/15/IB_Abortion_Indonesia.pdf

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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Report: "Migration and Health: Latinos in the United States," by Steven P. Wallace and Xochitl Castaneda (October 2008, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/publication.asp?pubID=274

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Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 50, Sept. 2008).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/50.htm

More information on FHI:

http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/index.htm

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PLoS (Public Library of Science) One Article: "Sugary Soda Consumption and Albuminuria: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004," by David A. Shoham, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Holly Kramer, Amy Luke, Suma Vupputuri, Abhijit Kshirsagar, and Richard S. Cooper (PLoS ONE 3(10): e3431. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003431, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0003431

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WORKING PAPERS:

National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "Psychiatric Disorders and Employment: New Evidence from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES)," by Pinka Chatterji, Margarita Alegria and David Takeuchi (w14404, October 2008, .pdf format, 44p.).

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This paper uses data from the NIMH Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys to estimate the effects of psychiatric disorder on employment. We model the employment and disorder outcomes jointly with a bivariate probit model using local availability of treatment resources and early onset of disorder as identifying variables. As a complement to our main findings, we apply methods proposed in Altonji, Elder and Taber (2005) that allow one to gauge the sensitivity of the estimated effect of disorder to various degrees of selection on unobserved variables, without relying on identifying exclusions. Among males, psychiatric disorder in the past 12 months is associated with a reduction of 9 to 11 percentage points in the likelihood of current labor force participation and a reduction of about 10 percentage points in the likelihood of employment. Among females, we also find negative, but less consistent, associations between recent disorder and labor force participation and employment.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14404

B. "Free Distribution or Cost-Sharing? Evidence from a Malaria Prevention Experiment," by Jessica Cohen and Pascaline Dupas (w14406, October 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

Abstract:

It is often argued that cost-sharing -- charging a subsidized, positive price -- or a health product is necessary to avoid wasting resources on those who will not use or do not need the product. We explore this argument through a field experiment in Kenya, in which we randomized the price at which prenatal clinics could sell long lasting anti-malarial insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to pregnant women. We find no evidence that cost-sharing reduces wastage on those that will not use the product: women who received free ITNs are not less likely to use them than those who paid subsidized positive prices. We also find no evidence that cost-sharing induces selection of women who need the net more: those who pay higher prices appear no sicker than the average prenatal client in the area in terms of measured anemia (an important indicator of malaria). Cost-sharing does, however, considerably dampen demand. We find that uptake drops by 75 percent when the price of ITNs increases from zero to $0.75 (i.e. from 100 to 87.5 percent subsidy), the price at which ITNs are currently sold to pregnant women in Kenya. We combine our estimates in a cost-effectiveness analysis of ITN prices on child mortality that incorporates both private and social returns to ITN usage. Overall, our results suggest that free distribution of ITNs could save many more lives than cost-sharing programs have achieved so far, and, given the large positive externality associated with widespread usage of ITNs, it would likely do so at a lesser cost per life saved.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14406

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development:

A. "The US Physician Workforce: Where Do We Stand?" by Richard A. Cooper (OECD Health Working Paper No. 37, October 2008, .pdf format, 68p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.oecd.org/LongAbstract/0,3425,en_2649_33929_41500856_119684_1_1_1,00.html

B. "Migration of Health Workers: The UK Perspective to 2006," by James Buchan, Susanna Baldwin and Miranda Munro (OECD Health Working Paper No. 38, October 2008, .pdf format, 61p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.oecd.org/LongAbstract/0,3425,en_2649_33929_41500793_119684_1_1_1,00.html

C. "Improving cost effectiveness in the health care sector in Iceland," by Hannes Suppanz (OECD Health Working Paper No. 38, October 2008, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.oecd.org/LongAbstract/0,3425,en_2649_34587_41499200_119684_1_1_1,00.html

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

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 47, No. 10, Nov. 15, 2008).. 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 these databases and this issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/2008/47/10

Epidemiology (Vol. 19, No. 6 and Vol. 19, No. 6 Supplement, both, November 2008).

http://www.epidem.com/pt/re/epidemiology/issuelist.htm

Global Public Health (Vol. 3, No. 4, 2008).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t716100712~db=all/title~content=g904218274~db=all

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 65, No. 11, November 2008).

http://oem.bmj.com/content/vol65/issue11/

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

AcademyHealth.org: Academy Health updated its listings through Oct. 17, 2008.

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

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Agework.Com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 21, 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 Oct. 21, 2008.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony: "High Health Care Costs: A State Perspective," a hearing held October 12, 2008.

http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearing102108.htm

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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 Oct. 20, 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=2008-10-20

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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