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April 8, 2008


This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Medical Quality
Picone DM, Titler MG, Dochterman J, et al. Predictors of medication errors among elderly hospitalized patients. Am J Med Qual 2008 Mar-Apr; 23(2):115-27. [Supported by AHRQ/NINR co-funded grant R01 NR05331 (principal investigator is second author).]

Annals of Family Medicine
Galliher JM, Stewart TV, Pathak PK, et al. Data collection outcomes comparing paper forms with PDA forms in an office-based patient survey. Ann Fam Med 2008 Mar-Apr; 6(2):154-60. [Supported by grant 2 U01 HS011182-02.]

Applied Nursing Research
Kanak MF, Titler M, Shever L, et al. The effects of hospitalization on multiple units. Appl Nurs Res 2008 Feb; 21(1):15-22. [Supported by AHRQ/NINR co-funded grant R01 NR05331 (principal investigator is second author).]

Birth
Gorman JR, Madlensky L, Jackson DJ, et al. Early postpartum breastfeeding and acculturation among Hispanic women. Birth 2007 Dec; 34(4):308-15. [Supported by grant R01 HS07161.]

Cancer
Onega T, Duell EJ, Shi X, et al. Geographic access to cancer care in the U.S. Cancer 2008 Feb 15; 112(4):909-18. [Supported by grant T32 HS000070.]

Clinical Journal of Pain
Bijur PE, Esses D, Birnbaum A, et al. Response to morphine in female patients: analgesia and adverse events. Clin J Pain 2008 Mar-Apr; 24(3):192-8. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS13924.]

Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Wineman NV, Braun BI, Barbera JA, et al. Assessing the integration of health center and community emergency preparedness and response planning. Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2008 Nov; 1(2):96-105. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS13728-01.]

Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association
Lipowski EE. Pharmacy practice-based research networks: why, what, who, and how. J Am Pharm Assoc 2008 Mar-Apr; 142-52. [Supported by grant 1 R13 HS016844.]

Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Kim MT, Kim EY, Han HR, et al. Mail education is as effective as in-class education in hypertensive Korean patients. J Clin Hypertens 2008 Mar; 10(3):176-84. [Supported by grant HS013160.]

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Olfson M, Marcus SC. A case-control study of antidepressants and attempted suicide during early phase treatment of major depressive episodes. J Clin Psychiatry 2008 Mar; 69(3):425-32. [Supported by grant U18 HS016097.]

Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Beeber AS. Building partnerships to continue older adults' residence in the community. J Gerontol Nurs 2008 Jan; 34(1):152-64. [Supported by grant R03 R36 HS14697-01.]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Sharp BA, Clancy CM. Limiting nurse overtime, and promoting other good working conditions, influences patient safety. J Nurs Care Qual 2008 Apr-Jun; 23(2):97-100. [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, and second author is AHRQ director.]

Holtrop JS, Baumann J, Arnold AK, et al. Nurses as practice change facilitators for healthy behaviors. J Nurs Care Qual 2008 Apr-Jun; 23(2):123-31. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS017044-01.]

Resnick B, Galik E, Pretzer-Aboff, et al. Testing the reliability and validity of self-efficacy and outcome expectations of restorative care performed by nursing assistants. J Nurs Care Qual 2008 Apr-Jun; 23(2):162-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS/MH 13372-01.]

Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Shever LL, Titler MG, Kerr P, et al. The effect of high nursing surveillance on hospital cost. J Nurs Scholarsh 2008 Second Quarter; 40(2):161-9. [Supported by AHRQ/NINR co-funded grant R01 NR05331 (principal investigator is second author).]

Journal of Pediatrics
Cooper WO, Ray WA, Arbogast PG, et al. Health plan notification and feedback to providers is associated with increased filling of preventer medications for children with asthma enrolled in Medicaid. J Pediatr 2008 Apr; 152(4):481-8. [Supported by grants HS13076 and HS10384.]

Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Silenas R, Akins R, Parrish AR, et al. Developing disaster preparedness competence: an experiential learning exercise for multiprofessional education. Teach Learn Med 2008 Jan-Mar; 20(1):62-68. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS13715.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Sherman SE, Takahashi N, Kaira P, et al. Care coordination to increase referrals to smoking cessation telephone counseling: a demonstration project. Am J Manag Care 2008 Mar; 14(3):141-8. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Luce BR, Paramore LC, Parasuraman B, et al. Can managed care organizations partner with manufacturers for comparative effectiveness research? Am J Manag Care 2008 Mar; 14(3):149-56. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer (former AHRQ center director), and AHRQ Director Clancy (JAMA, 2003), and AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program.]

Escobar GJ, Fireman BH, Paalen TE, et al. Risk adjusting community-acquired pneumonia hospital outcomes using automated databases. Am J Manag Care 2008 Mar; 14(3):158-66. [Cites data from AHRQ publication, Clinical Classification for Health Policy Research: Hospital Inpatient Statistics, 1999.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Ettinger WH, Hylka SM, Phillips RA, et al. When things go wrong: the impact of being a statistical outlier in publicly reported coronary artery bypass graft surgery mortality data. Am J Med Qual 2008 Mar-Apr; 23(2):90-95. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Werner et al. (JAMA, 2005).]

Kramer TL, Miller TL, Phillips SD, et al. Quality of mental health care for depressed adolescents. Am J Med Qual 2008 Mar-Apr; 23(2):96-104. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care, Volume I: Detection and Diagnosis, 1993.]

Baldelli P, Paciella M. Creating and implementation of a pressure ulcer prevention bundle improves patient outcomes. Am J Med Qual 2008 Mar-Apr; 23(2):136-42. [Notes that most of the current literature with recommendations for practice cited the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention Guidelines, and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, and cites AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ as the source.]

Pronovost PJ, Berenholtz SM, Goeschel CA. Improving the quality of measurement and evaluation in quality improvement efforts. Am J Med Qual 2008 Mar-Apr; 23(2):143-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Werner et al. (JAMA, 2005) and Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Steinberg MB, Schmelzer AC, Richardson DL, et al. The case for treating tobacco dependence as a chronic disease. Ann Intern Med 2008 Apr 1; 148(7):554-56. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Health Care Financing Review
Fisher C. Multifactor productivity in physicians offices: an exploratory analysis. Health Care Financ Rev 2007-2008 Winter; 29(3):15-32. [Cites AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) as the source for data on the general population rate for physician billings.]

Journal of the American Medical Information Association
Simborg DW. Promoting electronic health record adoption. Is it the correct focus? J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008 Mar-Apr; 15(2):127-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Linder et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007).]

Mulvaney SA, Bickman L, Giuse NB, et al. A randomized effectiveness trial of a clinical informatics consult service: impact on evidence-based decision-making and knowledge implementation. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008 Mar-Apr; 15(2):203-11. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Tierney et al (Health Serv Res, 2005) and Sequist et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005).]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Stratton KM. Pediatrics nurse staffing and quality of care in the hospital setting. J Nurs Care Qual 2008 Apr-Jun; 23(2):105-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Korner et al. (Health Serv Res, 2002) and AHRQ-authored article by Dougherty et al. (Pediatrics, 2004).]

Journal of Pediatrics
Scal P, Davern M, Ireland M, et al. Transition to adulthood: delays and unmet needs among adolescents and young adults with asthma. J Pediatr 2008 Apr; 152(4):471-5. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Weinick (Health Serv Res, 1999).]

Medical Clinics of North America
Wachter RM. The state of hospital medicine in 2008. Med Clin N Am 2008 Mar; 92(2):265-73. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hauer et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004).]

Podrazik PM, Whelan CT. Acute hospital care for the elderly patient: its impact on clinical and hospital systems of care. Med Clin N Am 2008 Mar; 92(2):387-406. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997) and Saint et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005).]

Nursing Research
Allen M, Iezzoni LI, Huang A, et al. Improving patient-clinician communication about chronic conditions. Nurs Res 2008 Mar-Apr; 57(2):107-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Weingart et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2006).]

Houghton CS, Marcukaitis AW, Shirk Marienau ME, et al. Tobacco intervention attitudes and practices among certified registered nurse anesthetists. Nurs Res 2008 Mar-Apr; 57(2):123-9. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles

American Family Physician
CME quiz. Am Fam Physician 2008 Apr 1; 77(7):907-9. [Includes a question based on USPSTF recommendations for carotid artery stenosis screening.]

Herrick B. Subclinical hypothyroidism. Am Fam Physician 2008 Apr 1; 77(7):953-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for thyroid disease (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for carotid artery stenosis: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2008 Apr 1; 77(7):1006-10. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for carotid artery stenosis (Ann Intern Med, 2007), also published on AHRQ Web site.]

Annals of Family Medicine
Stange KC. In this issue: what patients value and how to provide it. Ann Fam Med 2008 Mar-Apr; 6(2):98-99. [Notes the inclusion of two USPSTF-sponsored recommendation statement updates, cited below.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for phenylketonuria (PKU): US Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation. Ann Fam Med 2008 Mar-Apr; 6(2):166. [Gives brief reaffirmation statement and Web site addresses for complete recommendation statement and supporting evidence on AHRQ Web site.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for congenital hypothyroidism: US Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation. Ann Fam Med 2008 Mar-Apr; 6(2):166. [Gives brief reaffirmation statement and Web site addresses for complete recommendation statement and supporting evidence on AHRQ Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2008 Apr 1; 148(7):529-34. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry.]

Lin K, Watkins B, Johnson T, Rodriguez JA, Barton MB. Screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry: summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2008 Apr 1; 148(7):535-43. [First and fifth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.]

Datta SD, Koutsky LA, Ratelle S, et al. Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cytology in women screened for cervical cancer in the United States, 2003-2005. Ann Intern Med 2008 Apr 1; 148(7):493-500. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Sawaya GF. Adding human papillomavirus testing to cytology for primary cervical cancer screening: shooting first and asking questions later. Ann Intern Med 2008 Apr 1; 148(7):557-9. [Comments on article by Datta et al. cited above; notes that author is recipient of AHRQ grants related to the use of HPV DNA testing and cytology.]

Blass DM, Rabins PV. In the clinic: dementia. Ann Intern Med 2008 Apr 1; 148(7):ITC4-1-16. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for dementia and other diseases in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Carroll JK, Fiscella K, Meldrum SC, et al. Clinician-patient communication about physical activity in an underserved population. J Am Bd Fam Pract 2008 Mar-Apr; 21(2):118-27. [Cites USPSTF publication, Clinician's Handbook for Preventive Services, 2nd ed., 1998.]

Medical Decision Making
Lewis CL, Moore CG, Golin CE, et al. Resident physicians' life expectancy estimates and colon cancer screening recommendations in elderly patients. Med Decis Making 2008 Mar-Apr; 28(2):254-61. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

JAMA
Williamson IG, Moore M, Little P. Antibiotics and nasal steroids for acute sinusitis. JAMA 2008 Mar 26; 299(12):1422-23. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis, 1999, in author's response to letter.]

Medical Clinics of North America
Ranji SR, Shojania KG. Implementing patient safety interventions in your hospital: what to try and what to avoid. Med Clin N Am 2008 Mar; 92(2):275-93. [Notes in first paragraph AHRQ's funding of projects under an initiative to study and improve the safety of the health care system, citing AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, and AHRQ-funded article by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2002); discusses recent patient safety research that calls into question several highly rated interventions described in and includes a summary of the framework for selecting candidate safety interventions for implementation from the AHRQ report; cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), Shapiro et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2004), and Cullen et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 1995); mentions AHRQ's Web M&M and Patient Safety Net Web sites.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

British Journal of Sports Medicine
Yang J, Phillips G, Xiang H, et al. Hospitalizations for sport-related concussions in US children aged 5 to 18 years during 2000-2004. Br J Sports Med 2008 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2004 data from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS).]

European Heart Journal
Chandola T, Britton A, Brunner E, et al. Work stress and coronary heart disease: what are the mechanisms? Eur Heart J 2008 Mar; 29(5):640-8. [Uses study cohort from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Badrick E, Bobak M, Britton A, et al. The relationship between alcohol consumption and cortisol secretion in an aging cohort. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2008 Mar; 93(3):750-7. [Uses study cohort from Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

Psychosomatic Medicine
Kivimaki M, Ferrie JE, Shipley M, et al. Effects on blood pressure do not explain the association between organizational justice and coronary heart disease in the Whitehall II study. Psychosom Med 2008 Jan; 70(1):1-6. [Uses study cohort from Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

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