Skip Navigation Archive: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Archive: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner

Articles of Interest

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

May 9, 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 Agricultural Economics
Meyerhoefer CD, Pylypchuk Y. Does participation in the Food Stamp Program increase the prevalence of obesity and health care spending? Am J Agric Econ 2008 May; 98(5):287-305. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]

American Journal of Public Health
Koya DL, Hill EG, Darden PM. The effect of vaccinated children on increased hepatitis B immunization among high-risk adults. Am J Public Health 2008 May; 98(5):832-38. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS013851.]

Brickhouse TH, Rozier G, Slade GD. Effects of enrollment in Medicaid versus the State Children's Health Insurance Program on kindergarten children's untreated dental caries. Am J Public Health 2008 May; 98(5):876-81. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS11514-01.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Liu H, Paige NM, Goldzweig CL, et al. Screening for osteoporosis in men: a systematic review for an American College of Physicians guideline. Ann Intern Med 2008 May 6; 148(9):685-702. [Supported by grant HS000028-9 to first author.]

Human Factors
Cao CG, Weinger MB, Slagle J, et al. Differences in day and night shift clinical performance in anesthesiology. Hum Factors 2008 Apr; 50(2):276-90. [Supported by grants R01 HS11375 and P20 HS11521.]

Hypertension
Ma J, Stafford S. Screening, treatment, and control of hypertension in US private physician offices, 2003-2004. Hypertension 2008 Apr; 51(5):1275-81. [Supported by grant R01 HS11313.]

JAMA
Mongelluzzo J, Mohamad Z, Ten Have TR, et al. Corticosteroids and mortality in children with bacterial meningitis. JAMA 2008 May 7; 299(17):2048-55. [Supported by grant U18 HS016946.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Rosen AK, Gaba DM, Meterko M, et al. Recruitment of hospitals for a safety climate study: facilitators and barriers. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2008 May; 34(5):275-84. [Supported by grant R01 HS013920.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
McGowan JJ, Cusack GM, Poon EG. Formative evaluation: a critical component in EHR implementation. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008 May-Jun; 15(3):297-301. [Supported by contract 290-04-0016.]

Pediatrics
Ferranti J, Horvath MM, Cozart H, et al. Reevaluating the safety profile of pediatrics: a comparison of computerized adverse drug event surveillance and voluntary reporting in the pediatrics environment. Pediatrics 2008 May; 121(5):e1201-8. [Supported by grant 5 UC1 HS014882-03.]

Tate JE, Simonsen L, Vibound C, et al. Trends in intussusception hospitalizations among US infants, 1993-2004: implications for monitoring the safety of the new rotavirus vaccination program. Pediatrics 2008 May; 121(5):e1125-32. [Supported by AHRQ through an intramural collaboration; uses Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Database (SID) data from 16 states for 1993-2004 and 35 states for 2002-2004.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Cadarette SM, Katz JN, Brookhart MA, et al. Relative effectiveness of osteoporosis drugs for preventing nonvertebral fracture. Ann Intern Med 2008 May 6; 148(9):637-46. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss, et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004 and Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2006).]

Mahajan AP, Brook RH. High-deductible health plans and better benefit design. Ann Intern Med 2008 May 6; 148(9):704-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi, et al. (N Engl J Med 2008).]

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Rush AJ. Developing the evidence for evidence-based practice. Can Med Assoc J 2008 May 6; 178(10):1313-5. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care: Volume 2: Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.]

Hernandez AF, Harrington RA. Comparative effectiveness of angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors: is an ACE always an ace? Can Med Assoc J 2008 May 6; 178(10):1316-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Lurie N, Fremont A, Somers SA, et al. The National Health Plan Collaborative to reduce disparities and improve quality. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2008; 34(5):256-65. [Discuses AHRQ's sponsorship of planning activities for the NHPC; acknowledges support by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy and AHRQ researchers David Stevens and Cynthia Palmer.]

Solberg LI, Asche SE, Averbeck BM, et al. Can patient safety be measured by surveys of patient experiences? Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2008; 34(5):266-74 [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, et al. (Med Care, 2005); cites Kaiser Family Foundation/AHRQ publication, Update on Consumers Views of Patient Safety and Quality Information, 2006.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Flores G, Torres S, Holmes LJ, et al. Access to hospital interpreter services for limited English proficient patients in New Jersey: a statewide evaluation. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2008 May; 19(2):391-415. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick and Krauss (Am J Public Health, 2000) and AHRQ publication by Flores G Language Barriers, Web M&M, 2006.]

Hall AG, Lemak CH, Steingraber H, et al. Expanding the definition of access: it isnt just about health insurance J Health Care Poor Underserved 2008 May; 19(2):625-38. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Kirby, Taliaferro, and Zuvekas (Med Care, 2006) and Kirby and Taneda (J Health Soc Behav, 2005).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Berner ES. Implementation challenges for clinical and research information systems: recommendations from the 2007 winter symposium of the American College of Medical Informatics. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008 May-Jun; 15(3):281-82. [Discusses AHRQ's development of a series of funding initiatives related to research and implementation of information technology in health care and funding of pilot studies on the development of a National Health Information Network; discusses presentation given at AHRQ-sponsored conference.]

Finlay-Morreale HE, Louie C, Toy P. Computer-generated automatic alerts of respiratory distress after blood transfusion. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008 May-Jun; 15(3):383-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates, et al. (JAMA, 2003) and Bravata, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Pediatrics
Nageswaran S, Silver EJ, Stein RE, et al. Association of functional limitation with health care needs and experience of children with special health care needs. Pediatrics 2008 May; 121(5):994-1001. [Cites AHRQ publication, Utilization and Expenditures for Children With Special Health Care Needs, 2005.]

Women and Health
Hlaing WM, McCoy HV. Differences in HIV-related hospitalization among white, Black, and Hispanic men and women of Florida. Women Health 2008; 47(2):1-18. {Cites Elixhauser, et al., AHRQ publication Hospitalization in the United States, 1997, published in 1998; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Fleishman, et al. {Med Care, 2005) and Hellinger (JAMA, 1992; Health Serv Res, 1993; and Health Care Financ Rev, 1998).]

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

American Family Physician
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for sickle cell disease in newborns: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2008 May 1; 77(9):1300-2. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Wharam JF, Galbraith AA, Kleinman KP, et al. Cancer screening before and after switching to a high-deductible health plan. Ann Intern Med 2008 May 6; 148(9):647-55. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Sullivan LE, Fiellin DA. Narrative review: buprenorphine for opioid-dependent patients in office practice. Ann Intern Med 2008 May 6; 148(9):662-70. [Cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Ratings: Strength of Recommendations and Quality of Evidence. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2000-2003.]

Hahn DL. Indirect versus direct evidence in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. Ann Intern Med 2008 May 6; 148(9):708. [Comments on USPSTF-authored article, "Update on the methods of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: estimating certainty and magnitude of net benefit" (Ann Intern Med, 2007), with response by Calonge, Petitti, and Barton (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships).]

International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Rapuri S, Spencer J, Eckels D. Importance of postpolypectomy surveillance and postpolypectomy compliance to follow-up screening—review of literature. Int J Colorectal Dis 2008 May; 23(5):453-9. [Briefly summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Dexheimer JW, Talbot TR, Sanders DL, et al. Prompting clinicians about preventive care measures: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008 May-Jun; 15(3):311-20. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

The Lancet
Pickett CA, Jackson J, Hemann BA, et al. Carotid bruits as a prognostic indicator of cardiovascular death and myocardial infarction: a meta-analysis. Lancet 2008 May 10; 371(9624):1587-94. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Moerschel SK, Cianciaruso LB, Tracy LR. A practical approach to neonatal jaundice. Am Fam Physician 2008 May 1; 77(9):1255-62. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Neonatal Hyperbilurubinemia, 2002.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, et al. Screening for osteoporosis in men: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2008 May 6; 148(9):680-5. [Based on AHRQ funded article by Liu, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Screening Men for Osteoporosis: Who and How, by the Southern California/RAND Evidence-based Practice Center, 2007.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Walker JM, Carayon PC, Leveson N, et al. EHR safety: the way forward to safe and effective systems. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008 May-Jun; 15(3):272-77. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates, et al (JAMA, 1998 and J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1999).]

Staes CJ, Evans RS, Rocha BH, et al. Computerized alerts improve outpatient laboratory monitoring of transplant patients. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008 May-Jun; 15(3):324-32. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, cites AHRQ patient safety fact sheet, 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors, 2000.]

Pediatrics
Mahant S, Peterson R, Campbell M, et al. Reducing inappropriate hospital use on a general pediatric inpatient unit. Pediatrics 2008 May; 121(5):e1068-73. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2004.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

BMC Health Services Research
Fong RL, Franks P. Body mass index and employment-based health insurance. BMC Health Serv Res 2008 May 9; 8(5):101-7. [Uses 2004 MEPS-Household Component (HC) data.]

Current as of May 2008

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care