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September 8, 2006
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.
Academic Emergency Medicine
Burroughs TE, Waterman AD, Gallagher TH, et al. Patient concerns about medical errors in emergency departments. Acad Emerg Med 2006 Jan; 12(1):57-64. [Supported by Grant No. HS11898-01.]
American Heart Journal
Gage BF, Yan Y, Milligan PE, et al. Clinical classification schemes for predicting hemorrhage: results from the
National Registry of Atrial Fibrillation (NRAF). Am Heart J 2006 Mar; 151(2):713-19. [Supported by Grant No.
Annals of Surgery
Makary MA, Sexton JB, Freischlag JA, et al. Patient safety in surgery. Ann Surg 2006 May; 243(5):628-35.
[Supported by Grant No. 1 UC1 HS014246 and 1 P01 HS1154401.]
Archives of Ophthalmology
Heslin KC, Casey R, Shaheen MA, et al. Racial and ethnic differences in unmet need for vision care among children
with special health care needs. Arch Ophthalmol 2006 Jun; 124(6):895-902. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R24 HS01422-01A1.]
BMC Health Services Research
Sexton JB, Helmreich RL, Neilands TB, et al. The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire: psychometric properties,
benchmarking data, and emerging research. BMC Health Serv Res 2006 Apr 3; 6:44. [Supported by Grant No.1 P01
Health Care Management Review
Tyler DA, Parker VA, Engle RL, et al. An exploration of job design in long-term care facilities and its effect on
nursing employee satisfaction. Health Care Manage Rev 2006 Apr-Jun; 31(2):137-44. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01
Ayas NT, Barger LK, Cade BE, et al. Extended work duration and the risk of self-reported percutaneous injuries in
interns. JAMA 2006 Sep 6, 296(9):1055-62. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS12032.]
Landrigan CP, Barger LK, Cade BE, et al. Interns' compliance with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
work-hour limits. JAMA 2006 Sep 6, 296(9):1063-70. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS12032.]
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Makary MA, Sexton JB, Freischlag JA, et al. Operating room teamwork among physicians and nurses: teamwork in the eye
of the beholder. J Am Coll Surg 2006 May; 202(5):746-52.
Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Ark PD, Hull PC, Husaini BA, et al. Religiosity, religious coping styles, and health services use: racial differences
among elderly women. J Gerontol Nurs 2006 Aug; 32(8):20-29; quiz 30-31. [Supported by MRISP Grant No. 1 R24 HS1164-01.]
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Waterman AD, Gallagher TH, Garbutt J, et al. Brief report: hospitalized patients' attitudes about and participation
in error prevention. J Gen Intern Med 2006 Aug; 21(4): 367-70. [Supported by Grant No. HS1189801.]
Journal of the National Medical Association
Brisco F, Konrad TR. HMO employment and African-American physicians. J Natl Med Assoc 2006 Aug; 98(8):1318-25.
[Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10861.]
Journal of Pediatric Nursing
HIcks RW, Becker SC, Cousins DD. Harmful medication errors in children: a 5-year analysis of data fro the USP's
MEDMARX program. J Pediatr Nurs 2006 Aug; 21(4):290-98. [Supported by Grant No. U18 HS010397.]
Journal of Perinatology
Thomas EJ, Sexton JB, Lasky RE, et al. Teamwork and quality during neonatal care in the delivery room. J Perinatol 2006 Mar; 26(3):163-9. [Supported by Grant No. 1 P01 HS1154401.]
Sexton JB, Holzmueller CG, Pronovost PJ, et al. Variation in caregiver perceptions of teamwork climate in labor
and delivery units. J Perinatol 2006 Aug; 26(8):463-70. [Supported by Grant No. 1 P01 HS1154401.]
New England Journal of Medicine
Barger LK, Cade BE, Ayas NT, et al. Extended work shifts and the risk of motor vehicle crashes among interns. N Engl J Med 2005 Jan 13; 352(2):125-34. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS12032.]
Baker RS, Bazargan M, Calderon JL, et al. Psychometric performance of the National Eye Institute Visual Function
Questionnaire in Latinos and non-Latinos. Ophthalmology 2006 Aug; 44(8):706-12. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R24
Bazargan M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS. Who is playing doctor?—The gap between self-perceived versus
professionally diagnosed chronic conditions among the underserved minority. Prev Med 2006 Nov-Dec 2005; 41(5-6):883-86. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R24 HS014022-01A1.]
Research in Nursing
Dellefield ME. Organizational correlates of the risk-adjusted pressure ulcer prevalence and subsequent survey
deficiency citation in California nursing homes. Res Nurs 2006 Aug; 345-58. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS10022-01.]
Social Science and Medicine
Sudano JJ, Baker DW. Explaining U.S. racial/ethnic disparities in health declines and mortality in late middle age:
the roles of socioeconomic status, health behaviors, and health insurance. Soc Science Med 2006 Feb; 62(4):909-22.
[Supported by Grant Nos. R01 HS10283-01/02 and R03 HS11462-01.]
Rogers SO, Gawande AA, Kwaan M, et al. Analysis of surgical errors in closed malpractice claims at 4 liability
insurers. Surgery 2006 Jul; 140(1):25-33. [Supported by Grant No. HS011886-03.]
Annals of Family Medicine
Leeman LM, Plante LA. Patient-choice vaginal delivery? Ann Fam Med 2006 May-Jun; 4(3):265-8. [Cites data on
hospital charges for uncomplicated cesarean delivery from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
BNAs Health Plan and Provider Report
Percentage of workers at large firms with health insurance drops, HHS says. BNA Health Plan Provider Rep 2006
Aug 30; 12(35):1024. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Establishment Survey
of Employer-Based Health Insurance Enrollment.]
Health plans tied to physician groups have highest quality scores, study says. BNA Health Plan Provider Rep 2006
Aug 30; 12(35):1032. [Notes study's use of performance data from AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers
and Systems (CAHPS®).]
Health Services Research
Levesque DA, Cummins CO, Prochaska JM, et al. Stage of change for making an informed decision about Medicare health
plans. Health Serv Res 2006 Aug; 41(4 Pt 1):1372-91. [Acknowledges assistance of former AHRQ researcher Beth Kosiak.]
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles
Urato AC, Caughey AB. Universal prenatal herpes screening is a bad idea in pregnancy. Lancet 2006 Sep 9;
368(9539):898-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for genital herpes simplex as published on
AHRQ Web site, 2005.]
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nonfatal injuries from off-road motorcycle riding among children
and teens—United States, 2001-2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2006 Jun 9; 55(22):621-4. [Cites USPSTF
recommendations on counseling to prevent motor vehicle injuries in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]
Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles
Annals of Internal Medicine
NIH State-of-the-Science Panel. National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference statement:
multivitamin/mineral supplements and chronic disease prevention. Ann Intern Med 2006 Sep 5; 145(5):364-71.
[Describes the basis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus and state-of-the-science statements as being "the results of a systematic
review prepared under contract with [AHRQ] and notes review of a formal evidence report commissioned through AHRQ
as one of the precedents for preparation of a draft state-of-the-science statement addressing the conference question."]
Huang H-Y, Caballero B, Chang S, et al. The efficacy and safety of multivitamin and mineral supplement use to prevent
cancer and chronic disease in adults: a systematic review for a National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science
Conference. Ann Intern Med 2006 Sep 5; 145(5):372-85, W103-18. [Supported by Contract No. 290-02-0018 to Johns
Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center.]
West CP, Huschka MM, Novotny PJ, et al. Association of perceived medical errors with resident distress and empathy:
a prospective longitudinal study. JAMA 2006 Sep 6; 296(9):1071-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment,
Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan
and Miller (JAMA, 2003); and cites several AHRQ-funded articles on adverse drug events.]
National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles
Annals of Internal Medicine
Rollow W, Lied TR, McGann P, et al. Assessment of the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program. Ann Intern
Med 2006 Sep 5; 145(5):342-53. [Cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report, 2004.]
Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Zhang L, Kao WH, Berthier-Schaad Y, et al. Haplotype of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 gene
predicts cardiovascular disease in dialysis patients. J Am Soc Nephrol 2006 Aug; 17(8):2285-92. [Used data from
the Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for ESRD (CHOICE) study, supported by Grant No. R01 HS08365 and published
in article by Powe NR, et al. (Semin Dial, 1996).]
Max MB, Wu T, Atlas SJ, et al. A clinical genetic method to identify mechanisms by which pain causes depression and
anxiety. Molecular Pain 2006 Apr 19; 2:14. [Used consenting participants from the Maine Lumbar Spine Study,
supported by Grant Nos. HS06344, HS08194, and HS09804, and published in articles by Atlas, et al. (Spine, 1996 and
2001) and Keller, et al. (Spine, 1996).]
Current as of September 2006