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  Acute Care Utilization and Rehospitalizations for Sickle Cell Disease AHRQ 10-R060
D. Brousseau, P. Owens, A. Mosso, et al., Journal of the American Medical Association, April 2010; 303(13):1288-1294. Provides benchmark data for rates of acute care utilization and rehospitalizations for patients with sickle cell disease in eight geographically dispersed States.  
 
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  Community Variation: Disparities in Health Care Quality Between Asian and White Medicare Beneficiaries AHRQ 08-R064
E. Moy, L. Greenberg, A. Borsky, Health Affairs, 27(2):March/April 2008, 538-549. Examines the use of selected cancer screening and diabetes services under the traditional Medicare program of whites and Asians by socioeconomic status and among U.S. metropolitan statistical areas in which elderly Asians reside.  
 
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  Eliminating Asthma Disparities Through Multistakeholder Partnerships AHRQ 08-R045
C. Clancy, J. Kiley, K. Weiss, Chest, 132(5):November 2007, 1422-1424. Discusses initiatives sponsored by AHRQ and the National Heart. Lung, and Blood Institute to address the burden of asthma and the persistent gap between whites and minorities in asthma prevalence, hospitalization, and mortality rates.  
 
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  Examining Latino Differences in Mental Healthcare Use: The Roles of Acculturation and Attitudes Towards Healthcare AHRQ 10-R006
T. Berdahl, R. Stone, Community Mental Health Journal, 45:August 2009, 393-403. Analyzes data from a nationally representative sample of Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and non-Latino whites to assess the relative contribution of acculturation and attitudes toward health care to use of mental health services. (AHRQ 10-R006)  
 
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  Impact of Patient Race on Patient Experiences of Access and Communication in HIV Care AHRQ 09-R032
P. Korthuis, S. Saha, J. Fleishman, et al., Journal of General Internal Medicine 23(12):December 2008, 2046-2052. Discusses patient-centered care and examines the associations between race and HIV-infected patients? experiences of access and communication, two dimensions of patient-centered care.  
 
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  Measuring Trends in Racial/Ethnic Health Care Disparities AHRQ 09-R019
B. Le Cook, T. McGuire, S. Zuvekas, Medical Care Research and Review, 66(1):February 2009, 23-48. Uses data from the 1996-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to compare trends in disparities and assess the influence of changes in socioeconomic status among racial/ethnic minorities on disparity trends.  
 
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  Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus-Associated Hospitalizations Among the American Indian and Alaska Native Population AHRQ 10-R016
K. Byrd, R. Holman, M. Bruce, et al., Clinical Infectious Diseases 49(7):October 2009, 1009-1015. Describes hospitalizations related to methicillin-resistant S. aureus infections among the 1.6 million American Indians/Alaska Natives who receive care each year at Indian Health Service health care facilities nationwide. (AHRQ 10-R016)  
 
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  National Healthcare Quality Report AHRQ 06-0018
88 pp., finds that quality continues to improve at a modest pace across most core quality measures.  
 
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  Not About Us Without Us AHRQ 10-R022
C. Casale, C. Clancy, Academic Medicine, October 2009; 84(10):1333-1335. Commentary discusses the use of community-based participatory research to develop an evidence base for addressing disparities.  
 
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  Racial Variation in the Quality of Surgical Care for Prostate Cancer AHRQ 13-R021
D.A. Barocas, D.T. Gray, J.H. Fowke, et al. The Journal of Urology October 2012; 188(40:1279-1285. Determines whether a racial quality of care gap exists in surgical care for prostate cancer, as evidenced in the use high volume surgeons and facilities, and in the quality of certain outcome measures of care.  
 
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  Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Coverage and Usual Source of Health Care, 2002. AHRQ 06-0004
M. Roberts, MEPS Chartbook No. 14, March 2006, 30 pp. Compares health insurance status for racial and ethnic groups, including differences in job-related health insurance, and addresses differences in usual sources of care among racial and ethnic groups.  
 
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  Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences in Individual Workplace Injury Risk Trajectories: 1988-1998. AHRQ 09-R020
T. Berdahl, American Journal of Public Health, 98(12):December 2008, 2258-2263. Examines workplace injury risk over time (198801998) and across racial/ethnic and gender groups to observe patterns of change and to improve understanding of how occupational characteristics and job mobility influence such changes.  
 
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  Self-Rated Mental Health and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Service Use. AHRQ 09-R007
S. Zuvekas, J. Fleishman, Medical Care, 46(9):September 2008, 915-923. Uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data to examine why minorities seek mental health services less frequently than whites.  
 
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  Trends in Racial Disparities Among the Elderly for Selected Procedures AHRQ 08-R074
J. Basu, L. Mobley, Medical Care Research and Review, May 2008, online. Examines trends over 1997-2001 in racial or ethnic disparities in the use of three costly, referral-sensitive procedures among the elderly: coronary artery bypass grafting, angioplasty, and hip/joint replacement.  
 
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