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June 27, 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 Emergency Medicine
Bazargan-Hejazi S, Bazargan M, Gaines T, et al. Alcohol misuse and report of recent depressive symptoms among ED patients. Am J Emerg Med 2008 Jun; 26(5):537-44. [Supported by grant 1 RZ4 HS014022-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Castle NG. Nursing home evacuation plans. Am J Public Health 2008 Jul; 98(7):1235-40. [Supported by grant 1 RO3 HS0165347-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Argo JL, Contreras JL, Wesley MM, et al. Pancreatic resection with islet cell autotransplant for the treatment of severe chronic pancreatitis. Am Surg 2008 Jun; 74(6):530-36; discussion 536-37. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS013852.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Lieberthal RD. Hospital quality: a PRIDIT approach. Health Serv Res 2008 Jun; 43(3):988-1005. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS000009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Tentler A, Silberman J, Paterniti DA, et al. Factors affecting physicians' responses to patients' requests for antidepressants: focus group study. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23(1):51-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS1610-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Edwards JP, Scott T, Richardson P, et al. Using staff perceptions on patient safety as a tool for improving safety culture in a pediatric hospital system. J Patient Saf 2008 Jun; 4(2):113-18. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS015236; concludes that "this case study demonstrates that the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety was a useful tool for measuring and monitoring safety climate in this pediatric hospital system."]

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Xie XJ, Titler MG, Clarke WR. Accounting for intraclass correlations and controlling for baseline differences in a cluster-randomised evidence-based practice intervention study. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2008 2nd Qtr; 5(2):95-101. [Supported by grant R01 HS10482.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Carlini BH, Zbikowski SM, Javitz HS, et al. Telephone-based tobacco-cessation treatment: re-enrollment among diverse groups. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul; 35(1):73-6. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Hannon PA, Harris JR. Interventions to improve cancer screening: opportunities in the workplace. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul; 35(1 Suppl):S10-3. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Bondi, Harris, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher), et al. (Am J Health Promot, 2006.]

American Journal of Public Health
Lee SJ, Go AS, Lindquist K, et al. Chronic conditions and mortality among the oldest old. Am J Public Health 2008 Jul; 98(7):1209-14. [Notes possible limitations in the use of the Elixhauser comorbidity index (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) as a risk adjustment tool with the oldest old; cites AHRQ-funded article by Katz et al. (Med Care, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Drye EE, Chen J. Evaluating quality in small-volume hospitals. Arch Intern Med 2008 Jun 23; 168(12):1249-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Christiansen, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1997).]

Williams MV. Hospitalists and the hospital medicine system of care are good for patient care. Arch Intern Med 2008 Jun 23; 168(12):1254-6; discussion 1259-60. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan, et al. (Pediatrics, 2006).]

O'Brien SM, Delong ER, Peterson ED. Impact of case volume on hospital performance assessment. Arch Intern Med 2008 Jun 23; 168(12):1277-84. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Christiansen, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Gruneir A, Miller SC, Feng Z, et al. Relationship between state Medicaid policies, nursing home racial composition, and the risk of hospitalization for black and white residents. Health Serv Res 2008 Jun; 43(3):869-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Miller, et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2006), Intrator, et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2004, two articles), and Mor, et al. (Milbank Q, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Sistrom CL, McKay NL. Evidence-based imaging guidelines and Medicare payment policy. Health Serv Res 2008 Jun; 43(3):1006-24. [Cites AHRQ publication, Methodology Perspectives, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Konetzka RT, Stearns SC, Park J. The staffing-outcomes relationship in nursing homes. Health Serv Res 2008 Jun; 43(3):1025-42. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen and Spector (J Health Econ, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Zhang NJ, Unruh L, Wan TT. Has the Medicare prospective payment system led to increased nursing home efficiency? Health Serv Res 2008 Jun; 43(3):1043-61. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, et al. (Inquiry, 1990).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Watt A, Cameron A, Sturm L, et al. Rapid reviews versus full systematic reviews: an inventory of current methods and practice in health technology assessment. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2008 Spring; 24(2):133-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Eisenberg and Zarin (former AHRQ director and health technology assessment director, respectively; Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Sheth HS, Galhotra S, Verrico MM, et al. Adverse events related to Lorazepam use on medical floors. J Patient Saf 2008 Jun; 4(2):61-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Marcantonio, et al. (JAMA, 1994).]

Mark BA, Hughes LC, Belyea M, et al. Exploring organizational context and structure as predictors of medication errors and patient falls. J Patient Saf 2008 Jun; 4(2):66-77. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates, et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 1995 and Arch Intern Med, 1999).]

Herzer KR, Mark LJ, Michelson JD, et al. Designing and implementing a comprehensive quality and patient safety management model: a paradigm for perioperative improvement. J Patient Saf 2008 Jun; 4(2):84-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2006 and Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2006).]

Zimmer KP, Miller MR, Lee BH, et al. Electronic narcotic prescription writer: use in medical error reduction. J Patient Saf 2008 Jun; 4(2):98-105. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates, et al. (JAMA, 1995, J Gen Intern Med, 1995, and JAMA, 1998) and Kaushal, et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

Elder NC, Regan SL, Pallerla H, et al. Educating seniors to be patient safety self-advocates in primary care. J Patient Saf 2008 Jun; 4(2):106-12. [Cites AHRQ publications, 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors, on AHRQ Web site, and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 2005.]

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Chipps JA, Simpson B, Brysiewicz P. The effectiveness of cultural-competence training for health professionals in community-based rehabilitation: a systematic review of literature. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2008 2nd Qtr; 5(2):85-94. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researcher in and director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively; Med Care, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

O'Mathúna DP, Fineout-Overholt E, Kent B. How systematic reviews can foster evidence-based clinical decisions: part II. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2008; 5(2):102-7. [Lists AHRQ as one of five organizations "making systematic reviews available to practitioners."]

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Yabroff KR. Interventions to improve cancer screening: commentary from a health services research perspective. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul; 35(1 Suppl):S6-S9. [Cites USPSTF summary of evidence on breast cancer screening as published in article by Humphrey, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer (Am J Nurs, 2003); cites USPSTF evidence review Cost-effectiveness Analyses of Colorectal Cancer Screening as published in article by Pignone, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites Mandelblatt, et al. (Cancer, 1999).]

Breslow RA, Rimer BK, Baron RC, et al. Introducing the Community Guide's reviews of evidence on interventions to increase screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul; 35(1 Suppl):S14-S20. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and current Web site edition; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer, on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™.]

Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Recommendations for client- and provider-directed interventions to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul; 35(1 Suppl):S21-S25. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Web site edition, and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer, on AHRQ Web site.]

Baron RC, Rimer BK, Coates RJ, et al. and the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Methods for conducting systematic reviews of evidence on effectiveness and economic efficiency of interventions to increase screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul; 35(1 Suppl):S26-S33. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Web site edition, and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer, on AHRQ Web site.]

Baron RC, Rimer BK, Breslow RA, et al. Client-directed interventions to increase community demand for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer: screening a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul; 35(1 Suppl):S34-S55. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Web site edition, and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer, on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Robitaille J, Yoon PW, Moore CA, et al. Prevalence, family history, and prevention of reported osteoporosis in U.S. women. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul; 35(1):47-54. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (Ann Intern Med, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Baron RC, Rimer BK, Coates RJ, et al. Client-directed interventions to increase community access to breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul; 35(1 Suppl):S56-S66. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Web site edition, and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer, on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Sabatino SA, Habarta N, Baron RC, et al. Interventions to increase recommendation and delivery of screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers by healthcare providers: systematic reviews of provider assessment and feedback and provider incentives. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul; 35(1 Suppl):S67-S74. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Web site edition, and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer, on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Huang W, Cordoro KM, Taylor SL, et al. To test or not to test? An evidence-based assessment of the value of screening and monitoring tests when using systemic biologic agents to treat psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol 2008 Jun; 58(6):970-7. [Uses and cites USPSTF methods and background for reviewing full articles and graded evidence from USPSTF publication, Methods and Background, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Women & Health
Costanzo C, Walker SN. Incorporating self-efficacy and interpersonal support in an intervention to increase physical activity in older women. Women Health 2008; 47(4):91-108. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2002.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Glanz K, Melvin C. How not to get lost in translation: implementing the recommendations and identifying research gaps. Am J Prev Med 2008 Jul;35(1 Suppl):S3-S5. [Mentions and cites USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2002-2003, on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation, and Control, 2006.]

Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Mehle ME. Allergy and migraine: is there a connection? Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008 Jun; 16(3):265-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Health Research and Educational Trust
Stepanikova I, Cook KS. Effects of poverty and lack of insurance on perceptions of racial and ethnic bias in health care. Health Serv Res 2008 Jun; 43(3):915-30. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Liu H, Phelps CE. Nonprice competition and quality of care in managed care: the New York SCHIP market. Health Serv Res 2008 Jun; 43(3):971-87. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2003; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Scanlon, et al. (J Health Econ, 2002, Med Care, 2005, and Med Care Res Rev, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Ferraro KF, Shippee TP. Black and white chains of risk for hospitalization over 20 years. J Health Soc Behav 2008 Jun; 49(2):193-207. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Archives of Internal Medicine
Jerant AF, Fenton JJ, Franks P. Determinants of racial/ethnic colorectal cancer screening disparities. Arch Intern Med 2008 Jun 23; 168(12):1317-24. [Uses 2001-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Ku L, Broaddus M. Public and private health insurance: stacking up the costs. Health Aff 2008 Jul-Aug; 27(4):w318-w327. [Uses 2005 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Research and Educational Trust
McCaffrey DF, Elliott MN. Power of tests for a dichotomous independent variable measured with error. Health Serv Res 2008 Jun; 43(3):1085-101. [Uses 2000-2002 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Medicare Fee-for-Service survey data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Sine DM, Northcutt N. Interactive qualitative assessment of patient safety culture survey scores. J Patient Saf 2008 Jun; 4(2):78-83. [Uses and cites AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture to assess employee attitudes on patient safety; cites AHRQ-funded article by Provenost, et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003).]

Women & Health
Banerjea R, Findley PA, Sanbamoorthi U. Disparities in preventive care by body mass index categories among women. Women Health 2008; 47(4):1-17. [Uses and cites 2003 MEPS data; cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services,, 2002.]

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