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August 10, 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

American Family Physician
Lin KW, Duane MR. Are some screening tests doing more harm than good? Am Fam Physician 2007 Aug 1; 76(3):351-2. [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; acknowledges assistance from David Lanier and Mary Barton.]

American Journal of Cardiology
Kent DW, Ruthazer R, Griffith JL, et al. Comparison of mortality benefit of immediate thrombolytic therapy versus delayed primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 2007 May 15; 99(10):1384-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS10280.]

Annals of Family Medicine
Parchman ML, Pugh JA, Romero RL, et al. Competing demands or clinical inertia: the case of elevated glycosylated hemoglobin. Ann Fam Med 2007 May-Jun; 5(3):196-201. [Supported by grant K08 HS013008-02.]

Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Smith SR, Wahed AS, Kelley SS, et al. Assessing the validity of self-reported medication adherence in hepatitis C treatment. Ann Pharmacother 2007 Jul-Aug; 41(7):1116-23. [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

AORN Journal
Clancy CM. TeamSTEPPS: optimizing teamwork in the perioperative setting. AORN J 2007 Jul; 86(1):18-22. [Author is AHRQ director.]

JAMA
Lee GM, Santoli JM, Hannan C, et al. Gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children in the United States. JAMA 2007 Aug 8; 298(6):638-43. [Supported by grant K08 HS013908-01.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Waterman AD, Garbutt J, Hazel E, et al. The emotional impact of medical errors on practicing physicians in the United States and Canada. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2007 Aug; 33(8):467-76. [Supported by grants 1 U18 HS11890 and 1 K08 HS0140201.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lapane KL, Dube' C, Schneider KL, et al. Patient perceptions regarding electronic prescriptions: is the geriatric patient ready? J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Aug; 55(8):1254-9. [Supported by grant U18 HS016394-01.]

Hustey FM, Mion LC, Connor JT, et al. A brief risk stratification tool to predict functional decline in older adults discharged from emergency departments. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Aug; 55(8):1269-74. [Supported by grant HS09725.]

Journal of Applied Measurement
Cook KF, Taylor PW, Dodd BG, et al. Evidence-based practice for equating health status items: sample size and IRT model. J Appl Meas 2007; 8(2):175-89. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS11040-01.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
McCloskey LA, Williams CM, Lichter E, et al. Abused women disclose partner interference with health care: an unrecognized form of battering. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug; 22(8):1067-72. [Supported by grant R01 HS11088.]

Beach MC, Duggan PS, Moore RD. Is patients preferred involvement in health decisions related to outcomes for patients with HIV? J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug; 22(8):1119-24. [Supported by grant K08 HS13903.]

Gallad WF, Huskamp HA, Phillips KA, et al. Angiotensin receptor blockers on the formularies of Medicare drug plans. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug; 22(8):1172-5. [Supported by grants P01 HS10771 and P01 HS10856.]

Klabunde CN, Lanier D, Breslau ES, et al. Improving colorectal cancer screening in primary care practice: innovative strategies and future decisions. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug; 22(8):1195-205. [Second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; supported by AHRQ under NCI grant 5 R21 CA112368-02.]

Journal of Perinatology
Thomas EJ, Taggart B, Crandell S, et al. Teaching teamwork during the Neonatal Resuscitation Program: a randomized trial. J Perinatol 2007 Jul; 27(7):409-14. [Supported by grant 1 P01 HS1154401.]

Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Shihady IR, Broussard P, Bolton LB, et al. Vaginal birth after cesarean: do California hospital policies follow national guidelines? J Reprod Med 2007 May; 52(5):349-58. [Supported by grant R01 HS11224.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Swanson KA, Bastani R, Rubenstein LV, et al. Effect of mental health care and shared decision making on patient satisfaction in a community sample of patients with depression. Med Care Res Rev 2007 Aug; 64(4):416-30. [Supported by grant R03 HS11407-01.]

Schoenman JA, Sutton JP, Elixhauser A, et al. Understanding and enhancing the value of hospital discharge data. Med Care Res Rev 2007 Aug; 64(4):449-68. [Supported by contract 282-98-0024; third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Auerbach AD, Landefeld CS, Shojania KG. The tension between needing to improve care and knowing how to do it. N Engl J Med 2007 Aug 9; 357(6):608-13. [Supported by grant K08 HS11416-02.]

Patient Education and Counseling
Carroll J, Epstein R, Fiscella K, et al. Caring for Somali women: implications for clinician-patient communication. Patient Educ Couns 2007 Jun; 66(3):337-45. [Supported by grant R03 HS14105.]

Pediatrics
Cox ED, Smith MA, Brown RL. Evaluating deliberation in pediatric primary care. Pediatrics 2007 Jul; 120(1):e68-77. [Supported by grant K08 HS13183.]

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Snyder RA, Abarca J, Meza JL, et al. Reliability evaluation of the adapted National Coordinating Council Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP) index. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2007 May; 16(9):1006-13. [Supported by grant R01 HS013131. Also go to article by Williams, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Lu MC. Recommendations for preconception care. Am Fam Physician 2007 Aug 1; 76(3):397-400. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

American Journal of Public Health
Husten CG. Smoking cessation in young adults. Am J Public Health 2007 Aug; 97(8):1354-6. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Curry SJ, Sporer AK, Pugach O, et al. Use of tobacco cessation treatments among young adult smokers: 2005 National Health Interview Survey. Am J Public Health 2007 Aug; 97(8):1464-9. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Lee CW, Kahende J. Factors associated with successful smoking cessation in the United States, 2000. Am J Public Health 2007 Aug; 97(8):1503-9. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Moscucci M. Behavioral factors, bias, and practice guidelines in the decision to use percutaneous coronary interventions for stable coronary artery disease. Arch Intern Med 2007 Aug 13-27; 167(15):1573-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Nallamothu, et al. (JAMA, 2007).]

Lin GA, Dudley RA, Redberg RF. Cardiologists use of percutaneous coronary interventions for stable coronary artery disease. Arch Intern Med 2007 Aug 13-27; 167(15):1604-1609. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Spertus, et al. (Circulation, 2004), Ayanian, et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991 and JAMA, 1993), and Peterson, et al. (N Engl J Med, 1997).]

Fishbane S, Niederman MS, Daly C, et al. The impact of standardized order sets and intensive clinical case management on outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia. Arch Intern Med 2007 Aug 13-27; 167(15):1664-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fine, et al. (Med Care, 1993, N Engl J Med, 1997, Am J Med, 2000, and Am J Med, 1999), Halm, et al. (JAMA, 1998), and Yealy, et al. ( Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Levinson W, Gallagher TH. Disclosing medical errors to patients: a status report in 2007. CMAJ 2007 Jul 31; 177(3):265-7. [Second author is supported by grants from AHRQ (1 R01 HS016731-01, K08 HS014012, 1 R01 HS016506-01, and U18 HS01665, per National Institutes of Health (NIH) Query View Reporting system).]

Hospitals and Health Networks
Solovy A, Hoppszallern S. The 2007 most wired results: ten lessons from the top 100. Hosp Health Netw 2007 Jul; 81(7):40-55. [Mentions that the journal's Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking study used AHRQ patient safety measures.]

JAMA
Wharam JF, Daniels N. Toward evidence-based policy making and standardized assessment of health policy reform. JAMA 2007 Aug 8; 298(6):676-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Soumerai, et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991), Trivedi, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005), and McCormick D, et al. (JAMA, 2002).]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
McCannon CJ, Hackbarth AD, Griffin FA. Miles to go: an introduction to the 5 Million Lives Campaign. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2007 Aug; 33(8):477-84. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992, and AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

Wahis T, Haugen T, Cram P. The continuing problem of missed test results in an integrated health system with an advanced electronic medical record. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2007 Aug; 33(8):485-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Poon, et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004 and J Biomed Inform, 2003), Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003), and Singh, et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006).]

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Huo MH, Gilbert NF, Parvizi J. What's new in total hip arthroplasty? J Bone Joint Surg 2007 Aug; 89(8):1874-85. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, et al. (J Bone Joint Surg, 2007).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
O Mahony S, Mazur E, Charney P, et al. Use of multidisciplinary rounds to simultaneously improve quality outcomes, enhance resident education, and shorten length of stay. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug; 22(8):1073-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).]

Greer JA, Park ER, Green AR, et al. Primary care resident perceived preparedness to deliver cross-cultural care: an examination of training and specialty differences. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug; 22(8):1107-13. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researcher in and director of, respectively, AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), and AHRQ-funded articles by Beach, et al. (Med Care, 2005 and BMC Public Health, 2006).]

Sherman SE, Estrada M, Lanto AB, et al. Effectiveness of an on-call counselor of increasing smoking treatment. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug; 22(8):1125-31. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Werner RM, Greenfield S, Fung C, et al. Measuring quality of care in patients with multiple clinical conditions: summary of a conference conducted by the Society of General Internal Medicine. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug; 22(8):1206-11. [Appendix lists Ernie Moy, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, as a conference participant; cites AHRQ-funded article by Franks and Fiscella (Med Care, 2002) and AHRQ Web site publication, CAHPS® Surveys and Tools.]

Medical Care
Ashton CM, Allison JJ, Kiefe C. Announcing a new occasional feature of Medical Care: the Annals of Health Services Research. Med Care 2007 Aug; 45(8):697-8. [Mentions and cites article by Eisenberg (former AHRQ director) (Med Care, 1985) as a theory/conceptual framework example for paper topics; mentions AHRQ antecedent National Center for Health Services Research and Development as an organization example for paper topics and recommends use of the levels of impact framework developed by Stryer, et al. (Health Serv Res, 2000).]

Durden TE. Usual source of health care among Hispanic children: the implications of immigration. Med Care 2007 Aug; 45(8):753-60. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Weinick, Zuvekas, and Cohen ( Med Care Res Rev, 2000), Weigers, Weinick, and Cohen ( Health Aff, 1998), Zuvekas and Weinick (Health Serv Res, 1999), and Weinick and Krauss (Am J Public Health, 2000).]

Modern Healthcare
Kirchheimer B. The patient s perspective. Mod Healthc Jul 23; 37(29):26-8. [Describes and discusses implementation of AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (H-CAHPS); quoted remarks by Charles Darby (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety).]

Many challenges await: there are no panaceas for fixing our healthcare system. Mod Healthc Jul 30; 37(30):26-8. [Mentions that author co-chaired the AHRQ-supported President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry and asserts that the federal government must significantly expand its financial commitment to AHRQ.]

No quality boost? Study reveals surprising EHR data. Mod Healthc Jul 30; 37(30):44. [Reviews and discusses findings from AHRQ-funded study "Electronic health record use and the quality of ambulatory care in the United States" (Arch Intern Med, 2007).]

Everett M. AHRQ needs your data. Mod Healthc Jul 30; 37(30):22. [Comments on article by Kirchheimer cited above and emphasizes the need for hospitals to submit H-CAHPS data to AHRQ for inclusion in the National CAHPS Benchmarking Database.]

Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Lustig DC, Strauser DR. Causal relationships between poverty and disability. Rehabil Couns Bull 2007 Summer; 50(4):194-202. [Cites AHRQ fact sheet, Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, 2000.]

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

American Family Physician
Dickerson LM, Carek PJ, Quattelbaum RB. Prevention of recurrent ischemic stroke. Am Fam Physician 2007 Aug 1; 76(3):382-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on the use of aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events ( JAMA, 2006.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Counseling about proper use of motor vehicle occupant restraints and avoidance of alcohol use while driving: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2007 Aug 7; 147(3):187-93. [Presents USPSTF recommendation statement based on the evidence review cited below.]

Williams SB, Whitlock EP, Edgerton EA, et al. Counseling about proper use of motor vehicle occupant restraints and avoidance of alcohol use while driving: a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2007 Aug 7; 147(3):194-206. [Summarizes the USPSTF-commissioned evidence review conducted by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0024 for the USPSTF; third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; acknowledges guidance from former USPSTF liaison Janelle Guirguis-Blake.]

Counseling during doctors visits to prevent motor vehicle injuries: recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2007 Aug 7; 147(3):1-32. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendation statement cited above for patient use.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Nicolaidis C. Partner interference with health care: do we want one more piece of a complex puzzle? J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug; 22(8):1216-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Trauma, Violence and Abuse
Phelan MB. Screening for intimate partner violence in medical settings. Trauma Violence Abuse 2007 Apr; 8(2):199-213. [Reviews and analyzes USPSTF recommendations for IPV screening (Ann Fam Med, 2004); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screen women and elderly adults for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004) as Suggested Future Reading.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Pogach LM. Doctor, how CERTain are we that this diabetes medication is best for me? Ann Intern Med 2007 Sep 18; 147(6). [Epub ahead of print. Cites and discusses AHRQ's Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) program and AHRQ-funded evidence review on oral medications for type 2 diabetes mellitus by Bolen, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007). See also article by Williams, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

JAMA
Shortell SM, Rundall TG, Hsu J. Improving patient care by linking evidence-based medicine and evidence-based management. JAMA 2007 Aug 8; 298(6):673-6. [Mentions that AHRQ could extend its Evidence-based Practice Centers initiative with input from the National Quality Forum and related groups and comments on AHRQ's Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks; also mentions that second and third authors receive support for the examination of evidence-based management from AHRQ.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kosowicz LY, Pfeiffer CA, Vargas M. Long-term retention of smoking cessation counseling skills earned in the first year of medical school. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug; 22(8):1161-5. [Uses 5As strategy model from PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, to categorize checklists used as study intervention; cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Medical Care
Naessens JM, Campbell CR, Berg B, et al. Impact of diagnosis-timing indicators on measures of safety, comorbidity, and case mix groupings from administrative data sources. Med Care 2007 Aug; 45(8):781-8. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators and the Elixhauser comorbidity index (Elixhauser, et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan and Miller (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003 and JAMA, 2003) and AHRQ-funded article by Glance, et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006).]

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