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April 27, 2007


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

AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
Dixon BE. The landscape of the AHRQ health information technology portfolio. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2006; 912. [Author is affiliated with the AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT; analyzes characteristics of AHRQ's health information technology research projects.]

Zafar A. The AHRQ National Resources Center for Health Information Technology (Health IT) public Web resource. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2006; 1154. [Author is affiliated with the AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT Web Development Team; describes development of Web site.]

Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Ammar KA, Makwana R, Jacobsen SJ, et al. Impaired functional status and echocardiographic abnormalities signifying global dysfunction enhance the prognostic significance of previously unrecognized myocardial infarction detected by electrocardiography. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2007 Jan; 12(10):27-37. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS10239.]

AORN Journal
Payne CH, Smith CR, Newkirk LE, et al. Pediatric medication errors in the postanesthesia unit: analysis of MEDMARX data. AORN J 2007 Apr; 85(4):731-40. [Supported by grant U18 HS010397.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Maviglia SM, Franz C, Featherstone E, et al. Cost-benefit analysis of a hospital pharmacy bar code solution. Arch Intern Med 2007 Apr 23; 167(8):788-94. [Supported by grant HS14053-02.]

Death Studies
Starks H, Back AL, Pearlman RA, et al. Family member involvement in hastened death. Death Stud 2007 Feb; 31(2):105-30. [Supported by grant T32 HS013853.]

Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Kroenke K, Wyrwich KW, Tierney WM, et al. Physician-estimated disease severity in patients with chronic heart or lung disease: a cross-sectional analysis. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2006 Sep 13; 4:60. [Supported by grant R01 HS10234.]

Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Hyre AD, Krousel-Wood MA, Muntner P. et al. Prevalence and predictors of poor antihypertensive medication adherence in an urban health clinic setting. J Clin Hypertens 2007 Mar; 9(3):179-86. [Supported by grant 1 P20 HS11834-01.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Clancy DE, Huang P, Okonofua E, et al. Group visits: promoting adherence to diabetes guidelines. J Gen Intern Med 2007 May; 22(5):620-24. [Supported by grant 5 P01 HS10871.]

Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Wall RJ, Shyr Y, Smalley W. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and lung cancer risk: a population-based case control study. J Thorac Oncol 2007 Feb; 2(2):109-14. [Supported by grant HS0384.]

Patient Education and Counseling
Duberstein P, Meldrum S, Fiscella K, et al. Influences on patients' ratings of physicians: physicians demographics and personality. Patient Educ Couns 2007 Feb; 65(2):270-4. [Supported by grant R01 HS1610.]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Battles JB. Quality and safety by design. Qual Saf Health Care 2006 Dec; 15(Suppl 1):i1-i3. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.]

Henriksen K, Dayton E. Issues in the design of training for quality and safety. Qual Saf Health Care 2006 Dec; 15(Suppl 1):i17-i24. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.]

Battles JB. Improving patient safety by instructional systems design. Qual Saf Health Care 2006 Dec; 15 Suppl 1; i25-i29. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement.]

Carayon P, Schoofs Hundt A, Karsh BT, et al. Work system design for patient safety: the SEIPS model. Qual Saf Health Care 2006 Dec; 15(Suppl 1):ii50-i58. [Supported by grant P20 HS11561-01.]

Karsh BT, Holden RJ, Alper SJ, et al. A human factors engineering paradigm for patient safety: designing to support the performance of the healthcare professional. Qual Saf Health Care 2006 Dec; 15(Suppl 1):ii59-i65. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS013610.]

Reflections on Nursing Leadership
Najar BE, Hubbard HB. Research fellowship helps nurse serve underserved in Australia. Ref Nurs Leadersh 2007 First Quarter; 33(1). [Describes research conducted by Australian researcher Sonj Hall during her fellowship with AHRQ.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

AORN Journal
Pay-for-performance incentives for physicians are common. AORN J 2007 Apr; 85(4):830. [Summarizes AHRQ press release, Pay-for-performance Incentives Adopted by Half of US HMOs, But Use Depends on Health Plan Type, Physician Payment Arrangements, 2006.]

Health Services Research
Hornbrook MC, Whitlock EP, Berg CJ, et al. Development of an algorithm to identify pregnancy episodes in an integrated health care delivery system. Health Serv Res 2007 Apr; 42(2):908-27. [Cites AHRQ publication, Cost Analysis Methodology for Clinical Practice Guidelines: Conference Proceedings, 1995.]

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Fleming WK. AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program: its impact on managed care. J Manag Care Pharm 2007 Jan; 13(1 Suppl):S19-S20. [Briefly describes AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program as enacted by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003.]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Woods DM, Thomas EJ, Holl JL, et al. Ambulatory care adverse events and preventable adverse events leading to a hospital admission. Qual Saf Health Care 2007 Apr; 16(2):127-31. [Cites AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.]

Lyons M. Should patients have a role in patient safety? A safety engineering view. Qual Saf Health Care 2007 Apr; 16(2):140-42. [Cites AHRQ publication, Five Steps to Safer Health Care, 2000.] PubMed

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

Journal of Family Practice
Campos-Outcalt D. Time to revise your HIV testing routine. J Fam Pract 2007 Apr; 56(4):283-4. [Reviews USPSTF recommendations on HIV screening and compares to those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for HIV, as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

AORN Journal
Beyea SC. Update on correct site surgery. AORN J 2007 Apr; 85(4):415-7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, as accessed on AHRQ Web site, as a resource.]

AORN guidance statement: mass casualty, triage, and evacuation. AORN J 2007 Apr; 85(4):792-800. [Includes AHRQ's definition of mass casualty event from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Training of Hospital Staff to Respond to a Mass Casualty Incident, as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Environmental Health Perspectives
Navas-Acien A, Guallar E, Silbergeld EK, et al. Lead exposure and cardiovascular disease—a systematic review. Environ Health Perspect 2007 Mar; 115(3):472-82. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment Utility of Blood Pressure Monitoring Outside the Clinic Setting, 2002.]

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Chao SH [in PubMed as Cha SH.], Urbano FL. Introduction: Medicare Section 1013 and AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program. J Manag Care Pharm 2007 Jan; 13(1 Suppl):S3-S6. [Describes AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program as enacted by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and implemented through AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) and Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Research Network; gives an overview of a new comparative effectiveness review on anti-tumor necrosis factor; cites several AHRQ Web site pages on the Effective Health Care Program and its components and related programs.]

Solomon DH. The comparative safety and effectiveness of TNF-alpha antagonists. J Manag Care Pharm 2007 Jan; 13(1 Suppl):S7-S18. [Describes AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program as enacted by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and implemented through AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) and Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Research Network; reviews research on TNF-alpha antagonists for use in an upcoming AHRQ effectiveness review.]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Miller MR, Robinson KA, Lubornski LH, et al. Medication errors in paediatric care: a systematic review of epidemiology and an evaluation of evidence supporting reduction strategy recommendations. Qual Saf Health Care 2007 Apr; 16(2):116-26. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, as accessed on AHRQ Web site, AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005, and AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal, et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles

Journal of Healthcare Management
Dreachslin JL. Diversity management and cultural competence: research, practice, and the business case. J Healthc Manag 2007 Mar-Apr; 52(2):79-86. [Cites AHRQ's 2004 NHQR.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Health Care Management Review
Alemi F, Loaiza F, Vang J. Probabilistic master lists: integration of patient records from different databases when unique patient identifier is missing. Health Care Manag Rev 2007 Feb; 10(1):95-104. [Uses 2002 data from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).]

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Ho V. Does certificate of need affect cardiac outcomes? Int J Health Care Finance Econ 2006 Dec; 6(4):300-24. [Uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data for 1988-2000.]

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