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September 12, 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

Archives of Internal Medicine
Desai AA, Baras J, Berk BB, et al. Management of acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit: a cost-effectiveness analysis of daily vs alternate-day hemodialysis. Arch Intern Med 2008 Sep 8; 168(16):1761-7. [Supported by training grant to first author, grant number not available.] Select to access the abstract.

Grant RW, Wald JS, Schnipper JL, et al. Practice-linked online personal health records for type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med 2008 Sep 8; 168(16):1776-82. [Supported by grant R01 HS013660-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Engberg J, Castle NG, McCaffrey D. Physical restraint initiation in nursing homes and subsequent resident health. Gerontologist 2008 Aug; 48(4):442-52. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS013983-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Castle NG, Engberg J. Further examination of the influence of caregiver staffing levels on nursing home quality. Gerontologist 2008 Aug; 48(4):464-76. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS016808-01.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Volpp KG, Landrigan CP. Building physician work hour regulations from first principles and best evidence. JAMA 2008 Sep 10; 300(10):1197-9. [Supported by grant U18 HS15906.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Garbutt J, Milligan PE, McNaughton C, et al. Reducing medication prescribing errors in a teaching hospital. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 34(9):528-36. [Supported by grant HS 11898-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Bundy DG, Rinke ML, Shore AD, et al. Medication errors in the ambulatory treatment of pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 34(9):552-9. [Supported 1 R03 HS16774-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Huang AJ, Pérez-Stable EJ, Kim SE, et al. Preferences for human papillomavirus testing with routine cervical cancer screening in diverse older women. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1324-9. [Supported by grant 5P01 HS0110856 for an Excellence Center to Eliminate Ethnic/Racial Disparities (EXCEED).] Select to access the abstract.

Vasilevskis EE, Meltzer D, Schnipper J, et al. Quality of care for decompensated heart failure: comparable performance between academic hospitalists and non-hospitalists. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1399-406. [Supported by grant K080 HS11416-02 to ninth author, Auerbach AD; uses cohort data from the Multicenter Hospitalist Study, previously supported by AHRQ grant.] Select to access the abstract.

Holmes-Rovner M, Stommel M, Corser WD, et al. Does outpatient telephone coaching add to hospital quality improvement following hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome? J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1464-70. [Supported by grant R01 HS10531.] Select to access the abstract.

Silberman J, Tentler A, Ramgopal R, et al. Recall-promoting physician behaviors in primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1487-90. [Supported by grant R01 HS1610-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Politi MC, Schleinitz MD, Col NF. Revisiting the duration of vasomotor symptoms of menopause: a meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1507-13. [Supported by grant 2 R01 HS013329-04A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Lu C, Frank RG, McGuire TG. Demand response of mental health services to cost sharing under managed care. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2008 Sep; 11(3):113-25. [Supported by grant P01 HS10803; uses 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Verrips E, Vogels T, Saigal S, et al. Health-related quality of life for extremely low birth weight adolescents in Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands. Pediatrics 2008 Sep; 122(3):556-61. [Supported by grant HS 08385.] Select to access the abstract.

Johnson KB, Serwint JR, Fagan LA, et al. Computer-based documentation: effects on parent-provider communication during pediatric health maintenance encounters. Pediatrics 2008 Sep; 122(3):590-8. [Supported by grant R03 HS10363-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Flaherty EG, Sege RD, Griffith J, et al. From suspicion of physical child abuse to reporting: primary care clinician decision-making. Pediatrics 2008 Sep; 122(3):611-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS010746.] Select to access the abstract.

Statistics in Medicine
Du H, Valenzuela V, Diaz P, et al. Factors affecting enrollment in literacy studies for English- and Spanish-speaking cancer patients. Stat Med 2008 Sep 10; 27(20):4119-31. [The English language study was supported by grant R01 HS010333.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Gerontologist
Arbaje AI, Wolff JL, Yu Q, et al. Postdischarge environmental and socioeconomic factors and the likelihood of early hospital readmission among community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries. Gerontologist 2008 Aug; 48(4):495-504. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Arora VM, Georgitis E, Siddique J, et al. Association of workload of on-call medical interns with on-call sleep duration, shift duration, and participation in educational activities. JAMA 2008 Sep 10; 300(10):1146-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (JAMA, 2006) and Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Gordon DB, Rees SM, McCausland MR, et al. Improving reassessment and documentation of pain management. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 34(9):509-17. [Cites AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ entry Assessment and Management of Acute Pain, on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Rowin EJ, Lucier D, Pauker SG, et al. Does error and adverse event reporting by physicians and nurses differ? Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 34(9):537-45. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Thomas, Studdert, Burstin (former AHRQ center director) et al. (Med Care, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Lin CP, Payne TH, Nichol WP, et al. Evaluating clinical decision support systems: monitoring CPOE order check override rates in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Computerized Patient Record System. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008 Sep-Oct; 15(5):620-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Weingart et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kronman AC, Ash AS, Freund KM, et al. Can primary care visits reduce hospital utilization among Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life? J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1330-5. [Cites HCUP Quality Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Blewett LA, Johnson PJ, Lee B, et al. When a usual source of care and usual provider matter: adult prevention and screening services. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1354-60. [Cites study by Xu (Health Serv Res, 2002) using MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pippins JR, Gandhi TK, Hamann C, et al. Classifying and predicting errors of inpatient medication reconciliation. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1414-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995) and Simon et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Block AE, Solomon DH, Cadarette SM, et al. Patient and physician predictors of post-fracture osteoporosis management. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1447-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Andrade (Arch Intern Med, 2003) and Solomon et al. (Am J Med, 2004, and Am J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Nunez-Smith M, Curry LA, Berg D, et al. Healthcare workplace conversations on race and the perspectives of physicians of African descent. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1471-6. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Fang, Moy (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (JAMA, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Lasser KE, Woolhandler S, Himmelstein DU. Sources of U.S. physician income: the contribution of government payments to the specialist-generalist income gap. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1477-81. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, et al. (Inquiry, 1996) using MEPS data. ] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Kugelman A, Inbar-Sanado E, Shinwell ES, et al. Iatrogenesis in neonatal intensive care units: observational and interventional, prospective, multicenter study. Pediatrics 2008 Sep; 122(3):550-5. [Cites AHRQ publication, 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors in Children, on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
Rao SS, Singh M, Parkar M, et al. Health maintenance for postmenopausal women. Am Fam Physician 2008 Sep 1; 78(5):583-91. [Discusses and cites USPSTF recommendations on hormone therapy (Ann Intern Med, 2005), screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2002), screening for obesity (Ann Intern Med, 2003), behavioral counseling (Ann Intern Med, 2002), and others; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease in Women: Systematic Reviews of Evidence on Selected Topics, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Saitz R, Horton NJ, Cheng DM, et al. Alcohol counseling reflects higher quality of primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1482-6. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Bell K, Cole BA. Improving medical students' success in promoting health behavior change: a curriculum evaluation. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1503-6. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Ammenwerth E, Schnell-Inderst P, Machan C, et al. The effect of electronic prescribing on medication errors and adverse drug events: a systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008 Sep-Oct; 15(5):585-600. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Tilburt JC, Emanuel EJ, Miller FG. Does the evidence make a difference in consumer behavior? Sales of supplements before and after publication of negative research results. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1495-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments from the Dietary Supplements category on the AHRQ Web site as examples of federally-sponsored research synthesizing evidence from supplement trials in the last decade.] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

BMC Medical Research Methodology
Kruse RL, Mehr DR. Data management for prospective research studies using SAS software. BMC Med Res Methodol 2008 Sep 11; 8:61. [Uses cohort data from the Missouri LRI Project, previously supported by grant HS08551.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Isaac T, Jha AK. Are patient safety indicators related to widely used measures of hospital quality? J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep; 23(9):1373-8. [Uses Elixhauser adjustment software (Med Care, 1998) and AHRQ Quality Indicators; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Leventhal JM, Martin KD, Asnes AG. Incidence of fractures attributable to abuse in young hospitalized children: results from analysis of a United States database. Pediatrics 2008 Sep; 122(3):599-604. [Uses and cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data for 1997, 2000, and 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

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