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[FR Doc. 2010–21504 Filed 8–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–37–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: ‘‘Understanding Patients’ Knowledge and Use of Acetaminophen—Phase 2.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 29, 2010. SUMMARY: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@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. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project Understanding Patients’ Knowledge and Use of Acetaminophen—Phase 2 AHRQ proposes a cross-sectional prospective survey to identify issues that relate to the misuse and overdosing of over-the-counter (OTC) acetaminophen. The survey was developed based on results from a previous data collection (OMB control number 0935–0154, approved on 10/13/ 2009). Acetaminophen is the most widely used analgesic and antipyretic drug in the U.S. When appropriately used, it is a very safe agent. However, a single large overdose, or several supratherapeutic dosages in a short period of time, has been associated with acute liver failure, which can occur with dosages over 250 mg/kg over a 24-hour period, or > 12 g in an adult. Toxicity from acetaminophen has been on the rise in the past 3 decades, and is now the most common cause of acute liver failure in the U.S., surpassing viral hepatitis. This project has the following aims: (1) To estimate frequency of use, knowledge, and practices regarding use of OTC acetaminophen, and (2) To evaluate potential determinants of misuse in community-based samples. This information will be useful for policy makers to consider and to evaluate regulations and legislation with respect to the distribution, dispensing and sales of OTC acetaminophen. This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, the University of Texas. This project supports AHRQ’s Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics initiative to promote the safe and effective use of therapeutics. See 42 U.S.C. 299b–1(b). It also supports AHRQ’s mandate for the inclusion of priority populations. See 42 U.S.C. 299(c). Method of Collection To achieve the projects’ aims the following data collections will be implemented: (1) Surveys with parents of young children (age < 8 years). The purpose of this survey is to learn how parents administer acetaminophen to their children and to identify determinants of misuse of acetaminophen; (2) Surveys with adolescents (ages 13 to 20). The purpose of this survey is to learn how adolescents use acetaminophen and to identify determinants of misuse of acetaminophen; (3) Surveys with adults (21 to 65 years of age). The purpose of this survey is to learn how adults use acetaminophen and to identify determinants of misuse of acetaminophen; (4) Surveys with adults (greater than 65 years of age). The purpose of this survey is to learn how older adults use acetaminophen and to identify determinants of misuse of acetaminophen, particularly in regards to age-related factors. Data will be collected in person using paper questionnaires administered by the project personnel. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondent’s time to participate in this project. Each of the four questionnaires used in the planned face-to-face surveys will require approximately 30 minutes to complete. The total annualized burden for all participants is estimated to be 400 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the respondent’s time to participate in the project. The total annualized cost burden is estimated to be $8,361. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Data collection mode Surveys Surveys Surveys Surveys with with with with VerDate Mar<15>2010 Parents of Children < 8 years of age ......................................... Adolescents (13 to 20 years of age) ......................................... Adults (20 to 65 years) .............................................................. Adults (greater than 65 years) ................................................... 16:28 Aug 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 300 200 150 150 E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 1 1 1 1 30AUN1 Hours per response 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 Total burden hours 150 100 75 75 52952 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 167 / Monday, August 30, 2010 / Notices EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Data collection mode Total .......................................................................................................... Number of responses per respondent 800 na Hours per response Total burden hours na 400 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Data collection mode Surveys Surveys Surveys Surveys with with with with Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden Parents of Children < 8 years of age ......................................... Adolescents (13 to 20 years of age) ......................................... Adults (20 to 65 years) .............................................................. Adults (greater than 65 years) ................................................... 300 200 150 150 150 100 75 75 $20.90 20.90 20.90 20.90 $3,135 2,090 1,568 1,568 Total .......................................................................................................... 800 400 na 8,361 * Based upon the mean of the average wages, National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States, May 2009, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government Exhibit 3 shows the estimated annualized cost to the Federal government for this six-month project. The total cost is $280,269. This amount includes all direct and indirect costs of the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting phase of the study. EXHIBIT 3—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST 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: August 23, 2010. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2010–21498 Filed 8–27–10; 8:45 am] Cost component Total cost Project Development ...................... Data Collection Activities ................ Data Processing and Analysis ....... Publication of Results ..................... Project Management ...................... Overhead ........................................ $33,590 85,760 30,800 750 31,093 98,276 Total ......................................... 280,269 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 healthcare research and healthcare 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 16:28 Aug 27, 2010 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–10–09BV] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review Request for Comments VerDate Mar<15>2010 BILLING CODE 4160–90–M Jkt 220001 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639–5960 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Workload Management Study of Central Cancer Registries—New— National Center for Chronic Disease PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description CDC currently supports the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), a group of central cancer registries in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 territories. The central cancer registries are data systems that collect, manage, and analyze data about cancer cases and cancer deaths. NPCR-funded central cancer registries submit populationbased cancer incidence data to CDC on an annual basis (OMB No. 0920–0469, exp. 11/30/2012). Central cancer registries report that they are chronically understaffed, and many registries are concerned about the impact of staff shortages on data quality. Staffing patterns are known to vary widely from registry to registry, and registries differ in the volume of cases that they process as well as their use of information technology. Cancer registries have asked for clear staffing guidelines based on registry characteristics such as size, degree of automation, and reporting procedures. CDC proposes to conduct a one-time Workload and Time Management (WLM) Survey to inform the development of staffing guidelines for central cancer registries. Respondents will be 46 cancer registrars in the NPCRfunded central cancer registries in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Participation will be requested by email. Non-responders will receive follow-up telephone calls to encourage participation. The WLM survey includes basic questions about registry characteristics such as organizational affiliation and number of staff. The WLM also includes E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 167 (Monday, August 30, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-21498]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment 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: ``Understanding Patients' Knowledge and Use of Acetaminophen--
Phase 2.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed 
information collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 29, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, 
Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by e-mail at 
doris.lefkowitz@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

Understanding Patients' Knowledge and Use of Acetaminophen--Phase 2

    AHRQ proposes a cross-sectional prospective survey to identify 
issues that relate to the misuse and overdosing of over-the-counter 
(OTC) acetaminophen. The survey was developed based on results from a 
previous data collection (OMB control number 0935-0154, approved on 10/
13/2009). Acetaminophen is the most widely used analgesic and 
antipyretic drug in the U.S. When appropriately used, it is a very safe 
agent. However, a single large overdose, or several supratherapeutic 
dosages in a short period of time, has been associated with acute liver 
failure, which can occur with dosages over 250 mg/kg over a 24-hour 
period, or > 12 g in an adult. Toxicity from acetaminophen has been on 
the rise in the past 3 decades, and is now the most common cause of 
acute liver failure in the U.S., surpassing viral hepatitis.
    This project has the following aims:
    (1) To estimate frequency of use, knowledge, and practices 
regarding use of OTC acetaminophen, and
    (2) To evaluate potential determinants of misuse in community-based 
samples.
    This information will be useful for policy makers to consider and 
to evaluate regulations and legislation with respect to the 
distribution, dispensing and sales of OTC acetaminophen.
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, the 
University of Texas. This project supports AHRQ's Centers for Education 
and Research on Therapeutics initiative to promote the safe and 
effective use of therapeutics. See 42 U.S.C. 299b-1(b). It also 
supports AHRQ's mandate for the inclusion of priority populations. See 
42 U.S.C. 299(c).

Method of Collection

    To achieve the projects' aims the following data collections will 
be implemented:
    (1) Surveys with parents of young children (age < 8 years). The 
purpose of this survey is to learn how parents administer acetaminophen 
to their children and to identify determinants of misuse of 
acetaminophen;
    (2) Surveys with adolescents (ages 13 to 20). The purpose of this 
survey is to learn how adolescents use acetaminophen and to identify 
determinants of misuse of acetaminophen;
    (3) Surveys with adults (21 to 65 years of age). The purpose of 
this survey is to learn how adults use acetaminophen and to identify 
determinants of misuse of acetaminophen;
    (4) Surveys with adults (greater than 65 years of age). The purpose 
of this survey is to learn how older adults use acetaminophen and to 
identify determinants of misuse of acetaminophen, particularly in 
regards to age-related factors.
    Data will be collected in person using paper questionnaires 
administered by the project personnel.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the 
respondent's time to participate in this project. Each of the four 
questionnaires used in the planned face-to-face surveys will require 
approximately 30 minutes to complete. The total annualized burden for 
all participants is estimated to be 400 hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the 
respondent's time to participate in the project. The total annualized 
cost burden is estimated to be $8,361.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
              Data collection mode                   Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Surveys with Parents of Children < 8 years of                300               1           30/60             150
 age............................................
Surveys with Adolescents (13 to 20 years of age)             200               1           30/60             100
Surveys with Adults (20 to 65 years)............             150               1           30/60              75
Surveys with Adults (greater than 65 years).....             150               1           30/60              75
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    Total.......................................             800              na              na             400
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                                   EXHIBIT 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                     Number of     Total burden   Average hourly    Total cost
              Data collection mode                  respondents        hours        wage rate*        burden
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Surveys with Parents of Children < 8 years of                300             150          $20.90          $3,135
 age............................................
Surveys with Adolescents (13 to 20 years of age)             200             100           20.90           2,090
Surveys with Adults (20 to 65 years)............             150              75           20.90           1,568
Surveys with Adults (greater than 65 years).....             150              75           20.90           1,568
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    Total.......................................             800             400              na           8,361
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* Based upon the mean of the average wages, National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United
  States, May 2009, ``U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government

    Exhibit 3 shows the estimated annualized cost to the Federal 
government for this six-month project. The total cost is $280,269. This 
amount includes all direct and indirect costs of the design, data 
collection, analysis, and reporting phase of the study.

                  Exhibit 3--Estimated Annualized Cost
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                                                                  Total
                        Cost component                            cost
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Project Development...........................................   $33,590
Data Collection Activities....................................    85,760
Data Processing and Analysis..................................    30,800
Publication of Results........................................       750
Project Management............................................    31,093
Overhead......................................................    98,276
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    Total.....................................................   280,269
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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 healthcare research and healthcare 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: August 23, 2010.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-21498 Filed 8-27-10; 8:45 am]
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