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Download as PDF 22558 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 13, 2009 / Notices Violent deaths include all homicides, suicides, legal interventions, deaths from undetermined causes, and unintentional firearm deaths. The average state will experience approximately 1,000 such deaths each year. There is no cost to respondents to participate other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Respondents Number of respondents Number of responses/ respondent Average burden/ response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) State Health Departments ............................................................................... 27 1,000 2.5 67,500 Dated: May 6, 2009. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–11128 Filed 5–12–09; 8:45 am] Proposed Project BILLING CODE 4163–18–P AHRQ proposes to conduct a pretest of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPSR) Hospital Survey health literacy module. The CAHPS program is a multi-year initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. AHRQ first launched the program in October 1995 in response to concerns about the lack of good information about the quality of health plans from the enrollees’ perspective. Numerous public and private organizations collected information on enrollee and patient satisfaction, but the surveys varied from sponsor to sponsor and often changed from year to year. The CAHPSR program was designed to make it possible to compare survey results across sponsors and over time, and to generate tools and resources that sponsors can use to produce understandable and usable comparative information for consumers. Over time, the program has expanded beyond its original focus on health plans to address a range of health care services to meet the various needs of health care consumers, purchasers, health plans, providers, and policymakers. Based on a literature review and an assessment of currently available questionnaires, AHRQ identified the need to develop a health literacy module for the CAHPSR Hospital Survey. The intent of the planned module is to examine patients’ perspectives on how well health information is communicated to them by healthcare professionals in the hospital setting. The objective of the new module is to provide information to health plans, hospitals, clinicians, group practices, and other interested parties regarding the quality of health information delivered to patients. The set of questions about health literacy will be evaluated as a supplement to the CAHPSR Hospital Survey. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Conunent Request AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Health Literacy Item Set Supplemental to CAHPS Hospital Survey—Pretest of Proposed Questions and Methodology.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 13, 2009. Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowit@ahrq.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by e-mail at doris.lefkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:44 May 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 ‘‘Health Literacy Item Set Supplemental to CAHPS Hospital Survey—Pretest of Proposed Questions and Methodology’’ PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This study will be conducted for AHRQ by its contactor, RAND Corporation. It is being conducted pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct research and evaluations on health care and systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of health care services. See 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1). This study is a one-time field test to be completed in the calendar years 2009 and 2010. The field test to be conducted under this request will be done for the following purposes: a. Analysis of item wording—Assess candidate wordings for items. b. Analysis of participation rate— Evaluate the overall response rate and the proportion of that obtained from mail versus telephone modes of data collection. c. Case mix adjustment analysis— Evaluate variables that need to be considered for case mix adjustment of scores. d. Psychometric Analysis—Provide information for the revision of the health literacy item set based on the assessment of the reliability and validity. The end result will be collection of the data related to the assessment of patients’ perspective on how well health information is communicated to them by health care professionals in hospital setting. The field testing will ensure that future data collections yield high quality data and minimize respondent burden, increase agency efficiency, and improve responsiveness to the public. The survey items will be added to currently available CAHPS R surveys and will enhance the ability of hospitals to assess the quality of their services. Method of Collection The potential respondent universe is persons who had at least one overnight stay at a hospital within the previous five months. Excluded from the study will be those who were less than 18 years old at the time of their admission, had a psychiatric diagnosis, were E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 22559 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 13, 2009 / Notices discharged to a hospice facility or died during the hospitalization. Testing sites will be selected purposively based on several considerations, including ability to execute the activities necessary to participate in the pilot, number of beds, number of discharges for medical, surgical, and obstetric patients, average length of stay, location (urban versus rural), profit status, and academic medical center status. The draw will be a sample large enough to yield approximately 600 completes. It is assumed that approximately 1200 patients will be sampled across all field sites with a response rate of 50%. This pretest will use a mixed mail-telephone mode of data collection which will include the following steps: • Mailing an advanced notification letter • Mailing of the questionnaire and cover letter • Postcard reminder • A second mailing of the questionnaire to non-respondents. • Up to 10 telephone calls to every mail non-respondent approximately two weeks after the final mailing. Every effort will be made to maximize the response rate, while retaining the voluntary nature of the effort. An advanced notice will be mailed prior to mailing the survey and will include a letter explaining what the survey is about, who is doing it and why, and providing contact information for questions. The second mailing and telephone follow-up are expected to result in significant increases in response. Every effort to maximize the response rate among Spanish-speaking respondents will be made. A Spanish version of the advance notice, the questionnaire, cover letters, and the reminder card, as well as a Spanish version of the telephone transcript have been developed. The cover letters in English include a note in Spanish instructing respondents to call a toll free number if they would like to receive a copy of the survey in Spanish. In addition, participating field sites will ask for information on language preference and/or race/ethnicity of sample patients so that the mailing of the survey can be tailored for Spanishspeakers. Finally, phone follow-up to respondents who do not complete the survey by mail will be conducted by bilingual interviewers so that those who want to complete the survey by telephone in either English or Spanish can be accommodated. Surveys generally do not yield complete responses from every individual sampled from the population. In this analysis, patterns of both unit and item nonresponse will be examined and modeled, and the potential impact of nonresponse bias assessed. A common set of administrative variables (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity) will be used to predict unit nonresponse. These variables and others collected on the survey itself will be used as predictors of item nonresponse. Case mix adjustment and nonresponse weights will be used to more accurately reflect consumer experiences with health care in the field test hospitals. Multivariate logistic regression models will be used to analyze the factors associated with unit nonresponse and item nonresponse. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden for the respondents’ time to participate in this data collection. The CAHPS Hospital Survey Health Literacy Module will be completed by about 600 persons in total, or an annual average of 400 persons per year for the 18 months of the pretest. The estimated response time of 20 minutes is based on the written length of the survey and AHRQ’s experience with previous CAHPS® surveys of comparable length that were fielded with similar samples. The total annualized burden hours are estimated to be 133 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the respondents’ cost burden associated with their time to participate in this data collection. The total annualized cost burden is estimated to be $2,601. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Mail survey with reminder card, mail and phone follow-up mail and phone follow-up ....................................................................................................... 400 1 20/60 133 Total .......................................................................................................... 400 1 na 133 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden Mail survey with reminder card, mail and phone ............................................ follow-up ........................................................................................................... 400 133 $19.56 $2,601 Total .......................................................................................................... 400 133 na 2,601 * Based upon the average wages, ‘‘National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2007,’’ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government The total cost for the contracted service is approximately $245,000 and VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:03 May 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 the cost for AHRQ staff to oversee the project is $50,000, including benefits. The project was initiated in October of 2008 and it is forecasted that it will be completed in 18 months. It is estimated PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that the total cost of the project is approximately $295,000. The annualized cost of the project is approximately $196,669. E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 22560 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 13, 2009 / Notices EXHIBIT 3—ESTIMATED COST Cost component Total cost Annualized cost Review of literature .................................................................................................................................................. Cognitive interviews ................................................................................................................................................. Field test .................................................................................................................................................................. Data analyses .......................................................................................................................................................... Finalize survey ......................................................................................................................................................... AHRQ project management .................................................................................................................................... $20,000 60,000 90,000 40,000 35,000 50,000 $13,334 40,000 60,000 26,667 23,334 33,334 Total .................................................................................................................................................................. 295,000 196,669 Request for Comments In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act legislation, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 4, 2009. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E9–11012 Filed 5–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2004–D–0122] (formerly Docket No. 2004D–0327) Compliance Guidance for Small Business Entities on Labeling Overthe-Counter Human Drug Products; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 91 (Wednesday, May 13, 2009)]
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[Pages 22558-22560]
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[FR Doc No: E9-11012]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Conunent Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project: ``Health Literacy Item Set Supplemental to CAHPS Hospital 
Survey--Pretest of Proposed Questions and Methodology.'' In accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed 
information collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 13, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, 
Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by e-mail at 
doris.lefkowit@ahrq.hhs.gov.
    Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by e-mail at 
doris.lefkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposed Project

``Health Literacy Item Set Supplemental to CAHPS Hospital Survey--
Pretest of Proposed Questions and Methodology''

    AHRQ proposes to conduct a pretest of the Consumer Assessment of 
Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPSR) Hospital Survey health 
literacy module. The CAHPS program is a multi-year initiative of the 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. AHRQ first launched the 
program in October 1995 in response to concerns about the lack of good 
information about the quality of health plans from the enrollees' 
perspective. Numerous public and private organizations collected 
information on enrollee and patient satisfaction, but the surveys 
varied from sponsor to sponsor and often changed from year to year. The 
CAHPSR program was designed to make it possible to compare survey 
results across sponsors and over time, and to generate tools and 
resources that sponsors can use to produce understandable and usable 
comparative information for consumers.
    Over time, the program has expanded beyond its original focus on 
health plans to address a range of health care services to meet the 
various needs of health care consumers, purchasers, health plans, 
providers, and policymakers. Based on a literature review and an 
assessment of currently available questionnaires, AHRQ identified the 
need to develop a health literacy module for the CAHPSR Hospital 
Survey. The intent of the planned module is to examine patients' 
perspectives on how well health information is communicated to them by 
healthcare professionals in the hospital setting. The objective of the 
new module is to provide information to health plans, hospitals, 
clinicians, group practices, and other interested parties regarding the 
quality of health information delivered to patients. The set of 
questions about health literacy will be evaluated as a supplement to 
the CAHPSR Hospital Survey.
    This study will be conducted for AHRQ by its contactor, RAND 
Corporation. It is being conducted pursuant to AHRQ's statutory 
authority to conduct research and evaluations on health care and 
systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with 
respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and 
value of health care services. See 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1).
    This study is a one-time field test to be completed in the calendar 
years 2009 and 2010. The field test to be conducted under this request 
will be done for the following purposes:
    a. Analysis of item wording--Assess candidate wordings for items.
    b. Analysis of participation rate--Evaluate the overall response 
rate and the proportion of that obtained from mail versus telephone 
modes of data collection.
    c. Case mix adjustment analysis--Evaluate variables that need to be 
considered for case mix adjustment of scores.
    d. Psychometric Analysis--Provide information for the revision of 
the health literacy item set based on the assessment of the reliability 
and validity.
    The end result will be collection of the data related to the 
assessment of patients' perspective on how well health information is 
communicated to them by health care professionals in hospital setting. 
The field testing will ensure that future data collections yield high 
quality data and minimize respondent burden, increase agency 
efficiency, and improve responsiveness to the public. The survey items 
will be added to currently available CAHPS R surveys and will enhance 
the ability of hospitals to assess the quality of their services.

Method of Collection

    The potential respondent universe is persons who had at least one 
overnight stay at a hospital within the previous five months. Excluded 
from the study will be those who were less than 18 years old at the 
time of their admission, had a psychiatric diagnosis, were

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discharged to a hospice facility or died during the hospitalization. 
Testing sites will be selected purposively based on several 
considerations, including ability to execute the activities necessary 
to participate in the pilot, number of beds, number of discharges for 
medical, surgical, and obstetric patients, average length of stay, 
location (urban versus rural), profit status, and academic medical 
center status.
    The draw will be a sample large enough to yield approximately 600 
completes. It is assumed that approximately 1200 patients will be 
sampled across all field sites with a response rate of 50%. This 
pretest will use a mixed mail-telephone mode of data collection which 
will include the following steps:
     Mailing an advanced notification letter
     Mailing of the questionnaire and cover letter
     Postcard reminder
     A second mailing of the questionnaire to non-respondents.
     Up to 10 telephone calls to every mail non-respondent 
approximately two weeks after the final mailing.
    Every effort will be made to maximize the response rate, while 
retaining the voluntary nature of the effort. An advanced notice will 
be mailed prior to mailing the survey and will include a letter 
explaining what the survey is about, who is doing it and why, and 
providing contact information for questions. The second mailing and 
telephone follow-up are expected to result in significant increases in 
response. Every effort to maximize the response rate among Spanish-
speaking respondents will be made. A Spanish version of the advance 
notice, the questionnaire, cover letters, and the reminder card, as 
well as a Spanish version of the telephone transcript have been 
developed. The cover letters in English include a note in Spanish 
instructing respondents to call a toll free number if they would like 
to receive a copy of the survey in Spanish. In addition, participating 
field sites will ask for information on language preference and/or 
race/ethnicity of sample patients so that the mailing of the survey can 
be tailored for Spanish-speakers.
    Finally, phone follow-up to respondents who do not complete the 
survey by mail will be conducted by bilingual interviewers so that 
those who want to complete the survey by telephone in either English or 
Spanish can be accommodated.
    Surveys generally do not yield complete responses from every 
individual sampled from the population. In this analysis, patterns of 
both unit and item nonresponse will be examined and modeled, and the 
potential impact of nonresponse bias assessed. A common set of 
administrative variables (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity) will be 
used to predict unit nonresponse. These variables and others collected 
on the survey itself will be used as predictors of item nonresponse. 
Case mix adjustment and nonresponse weights will be used to more 
accurately reflect consumer experiences with health care in the field 
test hospitals. Multivariate logistic regression models will be used to 
analyze the factors associated with unit nonresponse and item 
nonresponse.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden for the 
respondents' time to participate in this data collection. The CAHPS 
Hospital Survey Health Literacy Module will be completed by about 600 
persons in total, or an annual average of 400 persons per year for the 
18 months of the pretest. The estimated response time of 20 minutes is 
based on the written length of the survey and AHRQ's experience with 
previous CAHPS[supreg] surveys of comparable length that were fielded 
with similar samples. The total annualized burden hours are estimated 
to be 133 hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the respondents' cost burden associated with their 
time to participate in this data collection. The total annualized cost 
burden is estimated to be $2,601.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Mail survey with reminder card, mail and phone               400               1           20/60             133
 follow-up mail and phone follow-up.............
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             400               1              na             133
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                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                     Number of     Total burden   Average hourly    Total cost
                    Form name                       respondents        hours        wage rate*        burden
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Mail survey with reminder card, mail and phone..             400             133          $19.56          $2,601
follow-up.......................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             400             133              na           2,601
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* Based upon the average wages, ``National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May
  2007,'' U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government

    The total cost for the contracted service is approximately $245,000 
and the cost for AHRQ staff to oversee the project is $50,000, 
including benefits. The project was initiated in October of 2008 and it 
is forecasted that it will be completed in 18 months. It is estimated 
that the total cost of the project is approximately $295,000. The 
annualized cost of the project is approximately $196,669.

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                        Exhibit 3--Estimated Cost
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                                                            Annualized
             Cost component                 Total cost         cost
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Review of literature....................         $20,000         $13,334
Cognitive interviews....................          60,000          40,000
Field test..............................          90,000          60,000
Data analyses...........................          40,000          26,667
Finalize survey.........................          35,000          23,334
AHRQ project management.................          50,000          33,334
                                         -------------------------------
    Total...............................         295,000         196,669
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Request for Comments

    In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act 
legislation, comments on AHRQ's information collection are requested 
with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination 
functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's estimate of burden (including hours 
and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information upon the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: May 4, 2009.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. E9-11012 Filed 5-12-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4160-90-P