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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 2013. Report on pediatric restorative dental surgery and analysis of rates for anesthesia services. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about pediatric dental surgery and payment rates for related anesthesia services in Maryland. The report discusses the use of pediatric restorative dental surgery for fiscal years 2006–2013 by facility, and analyzes rates of anesthesia services performed in connection to pediatric restorative dental surgery compared to rates paid by Medicare and commercial payors. Also included is a justification for why Medicare rates should be considered the benchmark for Medicaid anesthesia rates.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Anesthesia, Benchmarking, Child health services, Comparative analysis, Dental surgery, Maryland, Medicaid, Medicare, Oral health, Pediatric care, Reimbursement, State programs, Third party payers

Delgado JL. 2011. The buena salud guide for a healthy heart. Washington, DC: National Alliance for Hispanic Health, 126 pp. (The buena salud series)

Annotation: This book identifies key factors that define cardiovascular health, the changes that individuals and families can make to live healthier lives, and the tools to do so. The content is presented in three parts. Part one addresses what we know about the heart and Hispanics, how the heart works, life changes to consider (things to do and things to avoid), and a 10-point program for health. Part two presents facts on frequently asked about conditions and information on the tests and procedures that are used to diagnose and treat heart conditions. Part three offers resources and tools such as noncommercial web sites, space to write down information about health care visits and medicines, vitamins, supplements, teas, etc. Questions to ask a health care provider about a diagnosis, a diagnostic test, surgery or procedures, or recovery after surgery or procedures are also included. It is in Spanish.

Contact: Buena Salud Club, Telephone: (866) 783-2645 Web Site: $9.95.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Cardiovascular diseases, Cardiovascular tests, Consumer education materials, Diagnostic techniques, Ethnic factors, Health behavior, Health promotion, Hispanic Americans, Spanish language materials, Surgery

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2011. Health centers and hospital-based dentistry. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 17 pp.

Annotation: This paper discusses options for providing oral health services for individuals with complex medical, physical, and psychological conditions and for uncooperative young children. Topics include the burden of disease; indications and options for sedation, general anesthesia, and alternative techniques; developing a health center hospital-based dentistry program; scope of practice and change in scope; engaging partners; recruiting, credentialing, and privileging staff; equipment needs; insurance pre-authorization and case management; quality assurance; and program evaluation. The appendix contains a flowchart of steps to integrate specialty care services.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: Web Site: $8 plus shipping; also available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Dental surgery, Hospital programs, Oral health, Special health care needs

Hacker NF, Moore JG. 2010. Essentials of obstetrics and gynecology. (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders Company, 737 pp.

Annotation: This new edition offers a review of the basic science and clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology. It discusses female reproductive anatomy, evaluation, ethics in practice, assessing the quality of medical and surgical care, the human genome, maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology. There are more than 225 tables and figures and an updated bibliography. Common presenting symptoms, diagnostic approaches, differential diagnoses, and management are discussed.

Contact: Elsevier, Health Sciences Division, 1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2822, Telephone: (215) 239-3900 Fax: (215) 239-3990 Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Diagnosis, Endometriosis, Enuresis, Ethics, Gynecologic oncology, Gynecology, Laparoscopic surgery, Obstetrical care, Obstetrical surgery, Quality assurance, Reproduction, Textbooks

Lee J, Shartzer A. 2005. Health plans emerging as pragmatic partners in fight against obesity. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 50 pp.

Annotation: The report describes obesity initiatives in health plans across the country and features essays on the obesity problem contributed by thinkers among a cross-section of stakeholders. The report provides information on prevalence and trends as well as the health and economic impact of obesity. It also addresses current issues in the prevention and treatment of obesity. The report, which includes an executive summary, also discusses findings and includes sidebar discussions on Medicare and Medicaid, obesity-related prescription drug treatments, employers and health plans weighing benefits and risks of weight-loss surgery, and expert panel recommendations. Statistical information is presented in tables and figures throughout the report. References are included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Initiatives, Managed care, Medicaid, Medicare, Obesity, Prescription drugs, Prevention, Surgery, Treatment, Trends, Weight loss

Hyman,JW, Rome ER, and Boston Women's Health Book Collective. 1996. Sacrificing our selves for love : why women compromise health, and self-esteem-- and how to stop. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 230 pp.

Annotation: This book discusses women's willingness to risk their health as a result of three intertwined forces: the caring attitude that characterizes many women; centuries of subordination; and cultural traditions about how to look, behave, and be treated. Part one topics include eating disorders and how to obtain help, cosmetic surgery and its repercussions, accepting yourself and body imaging. Part two talks about living in abusive relationships, intimate abuse/battering, rape, and how to get help. The third part covers sexuality, reproductive and sexually transmitted diseases, and guidelines for safer sex. An annotated notes section, a resources listing, and an index are provided.

Contact: Ten Speed Press, Crossing Press, P.O. Box 7123, Berkeley, CA 94707, Telephone: (510) 559-1600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 841-2665 Fax: (510) 559-16299 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-89594-743-9.

Keywords: Abuse, Battered women, Consumer education materials, Eating disorders, Plastic surgery, Psychosocial factors, Rape, Reproductive health, Self esteem, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

Dally A. 1991. Women under the knife: A history of surgery. New York, NY: Chapman and Hall, 289 pp.

Annotation: This book explores the history of gynecological surgery in the 19th century, recognizing the advances in women's health made possible by gynecological practice and the difficulties experienced by the women in times of no anesthesia, lack of scientific knowledge, and lack of respect for the patient. A chapter on women doctors is included.

Keywords: Gynecology, History, Surgery, Women

Miller C. 1987. Prevalence of von Willebrand's Disease [Final report]. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health,

Annotation: The main objectives of this cross-sectional study were to determine the prevalence of von Willebrand's disease in the general population, to assess the need for pre-operative screening for the disorder, and to determine the probability of chance matings between two mildly affected or asymptomatic individuals who would risk having a severely affected child. The study was conducted on a cohort of 500 voluntary blood donors. The findings of the study supported the hypothesis that VWD genes are common in the general population but appear rare. The researcher recommended that since screening prior to surgery with factor or factor antigen would produce a significant number of false positives and might lead to excessive treatment with blood products, other parameters need to be developed to more accurately predict the risk of bleeding. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB88-173281.

Keywords: Bleeding, Blood donors, Screening, Surgery, Von Willebrands disease

Pryor R, ed. 1966. Heart disease in children: Training program in cardiology: Proceedings—Denver, Colorado, December 3-6, 1962. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Heart Disease Control Program, 74 pp. (Public Health Service publication: no. 1374)

Annotation: These conference proceedings discuss the anatomy of congenital and acquired heart disease in children, the physiology of the cardiovascular system, epidemiology of congenital and rheumatic heart disease, the importance of history, techniques in physical diagnosis, the contribution of the laboratory to diagnosis in heart disease, the rheumatic fever diagnostic service, psychological aspects of heart disease, attitude and activity in the therapy of rheumatic fever, medical therapy in congenital heart disease, general aspects of congenital anomalies in children, surgery in heart disease, role of the field nurse and public health services in the care of heart diseases, and the role of the medical social worker.

Keywords: Children, Congenital abnormalities, Congenital heart defects, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Heart diseases, Heart surgery, History, Home care services, Physiology, Psychology, Public health services, Rheumatic heart disease, Social workers

Ross Conference on Pediatric Research (49th: 1963: Pittsburgh, PA). 1965. Problems in neonatal surgery. Columbus, OH: Ross Laboratories, 95 pp. (Report of the Forty-ninth Ross Conference on Pediatric Research)

Annotation: This conference report discusses the role and close cooperation of the anesthesiologist, pediatrician, and surgeon in neonatal surgery. Aspects of the subject discussed are rational use of fluids, use and abuse of antibiotics, influence of temperature on metabolism, indications for endotracheal intubation and use of muscle relaxants, imperforate anus, diaphragmatic hernia, esophageal atresia, and essentials of postoperative respiratory care. Specific needs of the premature infant are considered in anesthetizing a premature infant, and in physiologic considerations of premature infants undergoing surgery.

Keywords: Anesthesiologists, Children, Conferences, Infants, Newborn infants, Pediatricians, Premature infants, Surgeons, Surgery

Anderson OW, Feldman JJ. 1956. Family medical costs and voluntary health insurance: A nationwide survey. New York, NY: Blakiston Division, 251 pp.

Annotation: This book reports on a survey that analyzed the financial aspects of personal health services as reported by a representative sample of families throughout the nation. The survey addressed the following question: given the present range of benefits offered by voluntary health insurance, what effects do such benefits have on spreading costs of personal health services and on the utilization of services? Topics covered include (1) growth of voluntary health insurance, (2) current enrollment, (3) nationwide charges for personal health services, (4) distribution of charges for personal health services among families and individuals, (5) health insurance and the charges for personal health services, (6) utilization of hospital services, (7) utilization of surgical and other services, (8) types of insurers, benefits, and utilization of services, and (9) implications. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the survey. Two appendices include statistical tables and the methodology. The book concludes with an index.

Keywords: Costs, Enrollment, Families, Health care services, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Hospitals, Surgery, Surveys


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.