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September 26, 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 Obstetrics & Gynecology
Eden KB, Messina R, Li H, et al. Examining the value of electronic health records on labor and delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008 Sep; 199(3):307.e1-e9. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS15321-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Morse DS, Edwardsen EA, Gordon HS. Missed opportunities for interval empathy in lung cancer communication. Arch Intern Med 2008 Sep 22; 168(17):1853-8. [Supported in part by grant number P01 HS10876.] Select to access the abstract.

Bendavid E, Young SD, Katzenstein DA, et al. Cost-effectiveness of HIV monitoring strategies in resource-limited settings: a southern African analysis. Arch Intern Med 2008 Sep 22; 168(17):1910-18. [Supported in part by grant T32-HS000028.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Strate LL, Ayanian JZ, Kotler G, et al. Risk factors for mortality in lower intestinal bleeding. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2008 Sep; 6(9):1004-10. [Supported by grant K08 HS14062.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Selden TM. The effect of tax subsidies on high health care expenditure burdens in the United States. Int J Health Care Finance Econ 2008 Sep; 8(3):209-23. [Author is a researcher AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends; acknowledges assistance of Center researchers Merrile Sing, Philip Cooper, Jessica Banthin, Didem Bernard, and two anonymous reviewers.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Adolescent Health
Yu JW, Adams SH, Burns J, et al. Use of mental health counseling as adolescents become young adults. J Adolesc Health 2008 Sep; 43(3):268-76. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS000086.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Rush WA, Whitebird RR, Rush MR, et al. Depression in patients with diabetes: does it impact clinical goals? J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Sep-Oct; 21(5):392-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS09946-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

DeVoe JE, Wallace LS, Pandhi N, et al. Comprehending care in a medical home: a usual source of care and patient perceptions about healthcare communication. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Sep-Oct; 21(5):441-50. [Supported by grants 5 F32 HS14645 and 1 K08 HS16181; uses 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Brady J, Ho K, Clancy CM. The persistent variability of quality. J Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 4(3):127-8. [First two authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and third author is the AHRQ director.]

Elder NC, Brungs SM, Nagy M, et al. Nurses' perceptions of error communication and reporting in the intensive care unit. J Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 4(3):162-8. [Supported by AHRQ challenge grant 1 UC1 HD014237-01 and Career Development award K08 HS13914-02.]

Ferranti J, Horvath MM, Cozart H, et al. A multifaceted approach to safety: the synergistic detection of adverse drug events in adult inpatients. J Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 4(3):184-90. [Supported by grant 5 UC1 HS14882-03.]

Psychiatric Services
Prince JD, Akincigil A, Kalay E, et al. Psychiatric rehospitalization among elderly persons in the United States. Psychiatr Serv 2008 Sep;59(9):1038-45. [Supported by grant U18 HS16097 to Rutgers University.] Select to access the abstract.

Akincigil A, Hoover DR, Walkup JT, et al. Hospitalization for psychiatric illness among community-dwelling elderly persons in 1992 and 2002. Psychiatr Serv 2008 Sep; 59(9):1046-8. [Supported in part by grant HS16097.] Select to access the abstract.

Qualitative Health Research
Willging CE, Waitzkin H, Nicdao E. Medicaid managed care for mental health services: the survival of safety net institutions in rural settings. Qual Health Res 2008 Sep; 18(9):1231-46. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS09703.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Archives of Internal Medicine
Fiscella K, Epstein RM. So much to do, so little time: care for the socially disadvantaged and the 15-minute visit. Arch Intern Med 2008 Sep 22; 168(17):1843-52. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Bierman, Lawrence, Haffer, and Clancy (first two authors are former AHRQ researchers and fourth author is AHRQ director) et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001) and Fiscella, Franks, and Clancy (Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded article by Fiscella et al. (Med Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Lieberman DA, Holub JL, Moravec MD, et al. Prevalence of colon polyps detected by colonoscopy screening in asymptomatic black and white patients. JAMA 2008 Sep 24; 300(12):1417-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by McMahon et al. (Med Care, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Dhalla IA, Detsky AS. Risks and benefits of importing prescription medications from lower-income countries. JAMA 2008 Sep 24; 300(12):1453-5. [Cites Trends in Statins Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2000 and 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 205, 2008.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Rogers JC. The patient-centered medical home movement—promise and peril for family medicine. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Sep-Oct; 21(5):370-4. [Comments on article by DeVoe et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2008) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Rosenthal TC. The medical home: growing evidence to support a new approach to primary care. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Sep-Oct; 21(5):427-40. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Basu and Clancy (Health Serv Res, 2001) and Franks, Clancy, and Nutting (N Engl J Med, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Bindman et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 1996).]

Journal of Gerontology: Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Liang J, Bennett JM, Shaw BA, et al. Gender differences in functional status in middle and older age: are there any age variations? J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2008 Sep; 63(5):S282-92. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Spector et al. (J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

McIlvane JM, Baker TA, Mingo CA. Racial differences in arthritis-related stress, chronic life stress, and depressive symptoms among women with arthritis: a contextual perspective. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 2008 Sep; 63(5):S320-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Moody-Ayers et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Ungos K, Thomas E. Lessons learned from China's healthcare system and nursing profession. J Nurs Scholarsh 2008; 40(3):275-81. [Cites Hospitalizations Related to Childbirth, 2003, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 11, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Classen DC, Lloyd RC, Provost L, et al. Development and evaluation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Global Trigger Tool. J Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 4(3):169-77. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Altman, Clancy, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).]

Chelly JE, Conroy L, Miller G. Risk factors and injury associated with falls in elderly hospitalized patients in a community hospital. J Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 4(3):178-83. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (Am J Med, 1995).]

Mertens WC, Brown DE, Parisi R, et al. Detection, classification, and correction of defective chemotherapy orders through nursing and pharmacy oversight. J Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 4(3):195-200. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).]

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
Schaefer JA, Harris AH, Cronkite RC, et al. Treatment staff's continuity of care practices, patients' engagement in continuing care, and abstinence following outpatient substance-use disorder treatment. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2008 Sep; 69(5):747-56. [Accessed Department of Veteran Affairs Office of Quality and Performance's continuity of care performance measure from AHRQ-sponsored National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Edelen MO, Burnam MA, Watkins KE, et al. Obtaining utility estimates of the health value of commonly prescribed treatments for asthma and depression. Med Decis Making 2008 Sep-Oct; 28(5):732-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sherbourne et al. (Med Care, 2001) and Fryback et al. (Med Decis Making, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Research
Thompson C, Dalgleish L, Bucknall T, et al. The effects of time pressure and experience on nurses' risk assessment decisions: a signal detection analysis. Nurs Res 2008 Sep-Oct; 57(5):302-11. [Cites AHRQ publication, Quality Indicators: Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Archives of Internal Medicine
Stout NK, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Ortendahl JD, et al. Trade-offs in cervical cancer prevention: balancing benefits and risks. Arch Intern Med 2008 Sep 22; 168(17):1881-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer.] Select to access the abstract.

Wexler R, Feldman D. Medication nonadherence for blood pressure control is primarily a physician-related factor. Arch Intern Med 2008 Sep 22; 168(17):1928-9. [Cites 2000 MEPS data.]

Health Information and Libraries Journal
Voisin CE, de la Varre C, Whitener L, et al. Strategies in assessing the need for updating evidence-based guidelines for six clinical topics: an exploration of two search methodologies. Health Info Libr J 2008 Sep; 25(3):198-207. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored process review article (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and AHRQ clinical practice guidelines article by Shekelle et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Shokar NK, Carlson CA, Weller SC. Factors associated with racial/ethnic differences in colorectal cancer screening. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Sep-Oct; 21(5):414-26. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Humphrey LL, Fu R, Buckley DI, Freeman M, et al. Periodontal disease and coronary heart disease incidence: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Sep 20 [Epub ahead of print.] Select to access the. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored process review article (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gerontology: Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Baker LA, Silverstein M. Preventive health behaviors among grandmothers raising grandchildren. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2008 Sep; 63(5):S304-11. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Evans WD, McCormack L. Applying social marketing in health care: communicating evidence to change consumer behavior. Med Decis Making 2008 Sep-Oct; 28(5):781-92. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored process review article (Am J Prev Med, 2001), USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002). and article by Evans and McCormack presented at the AHRQ-sponsored Communicating Harms and Benefits of Prescription Drugs to Healthcare Consumers Conference, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Guerra CE, Gimotty PA, Shea JA, et al. Effect of guidelines on primary care physician use of PSA screening: results from the Community Tracking Study Physician Survey. Med Decis Making 2008 Sep-Oct; 28(5):681-9. [Cites and uses USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996; cites USPSTF-sponsored methods article by Sheridan et al. on shared decision making about screening and chemoprevention (Am J Prev Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Scandinavian Journal of Surgery
Lederle FA. Screening for AAA in the USA. Scan J Surg 2008; 97(2):139-41. [Uses and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005) and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review and meta-analysis on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of Patient Safety
Denham CR, Dingman J, Foley ME, et al. Are you listening...Are you really listening? J Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 4(3):148-61. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ publications, Adverse Patient Safety Events: Costs of Readmissions and Patient Outcomes Following Discharge, 2004, and Limiting Medical Interns Work to 16 Consecutive Hours Can Substantially Reduce Medical Errors, press release, 2004; cites AHRQ-authored article by Dayton and Henriksen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007).]

Denham CR. CEOs: Meet your new revenue preservation officer…your PSO! J Patient Saf 2008 Sep; 4(3):201-11. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; quotes Jim Battles (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) on risk informed design; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004) and Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

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

Journal of Gerontology: Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Zuckerman IH, Ryder PT, Simoni-Wastila L, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of dementia among Medicare beneficiaries. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2008 Sep; 63(5):S328-33. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Fink KS. Value-driven health care: proceed with caution. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Sep-Oct; 21(5):458-60. [Author is former AHRQ researcher; cites NHQR, 2007; cites a 60% increase in number of measures in the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ from 2004-2007 and AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Journal of the American College of Surgery
Nathan H, Frederick W, Choti MA, et al. Racial disparity in surgical mortality after major hepatectomy. J Am Coll Surg 2008 Sep; 207(3):312-19. [Uses 1998-2005 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Strope SA, Daignault S, Hollingsworth JM, et al. Medicare reimbursement changes for ambulatory surgery centers and remuneration to urological physician-owners. J Urol 2008 Sep; 180(3):1070-4. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) data.] Select to access the abstract.

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