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October 12, 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

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Marcin JP, Dharmar M, Cho M, et al. Medication errors among acutely ill and injured children treated in rural emergency departments. Ann Emerg Med 2007 Oct; 50(4):361-7:e1-e2. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS13179-01; previously publicized in AIA 4/16-4/20/07 in pre-print status.]

Fairbanks RJ, Bisantz AM, Sunm M. Emergency department communication links and patterns. Ann Emerg Med 2007 Oct; 50(4):396-406. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS015818 (to first author).]

Fairbanks RJ, Caplan SH, Bishop PA, et al. Usability study of two common defibrillators reveals hazards. Ann Emerg Med 2007 Oct; 50(4):424-32. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS015818 (to first author).]

Mackenzie CF, Xiao Y, Hu FM, et al. Video as a tool for improving tracheal intubation tasks for emergency medical and trauma care. Ann Emerg Med 2007 Oct; 50(4):436-42. [Supported by grant P20 HS11562.]

Annals of Surgical Oncology
Neuman HB, Schrag D, Cabral C, et al. Can differences in bowel function after surgery for rectal cancer be identified by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer quality of life instrument? Ann Surg Oncol 2007 May; 14(5):1727-34. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00006613 to first author, identified as AHRQ research fellow.]

Clinical Pediatrics
Rhodes ET, Ebbeling CB, Meyers AF, et al. Pediatric obesity management: variation by specialty and awareness of guidelines. Clin Pediatr 2007 Jul; 46(6):491-504. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063 (to first author).]

Critical Care Medicine
Tang Z, Weavind L, Mazabob J, et al. Workflow in intensive care unit remote monitoring: a time-and-motion study. Crit Care Med 2007 Sep; 35(9):2057-63. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS15234.]

Diabetes Care
Balk EM, Tatsioni A, Lichtenstein AH, et al. Effect of chromium supplementation on glucose metabolism and lipids: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Diabetes Care 2007 Aug; 30(8):2154-63. [Supported by contract 290-02-0023.]

Emergency Medicine Journal
Fairbanks RJ, Hildebrand JM, Kolstee KE, et al. Medical and nursing staff highly value clinical pharmacists in the emergency department. Emerg Med J 2007 Oct; 24(10):716-8. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS015818.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Gruber-Baldini AL, Stuart B, Zuckerman IH, et al. Treatment of dementia in community-dwelling and institutionalized Medicare beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55(10):1508-16. [Supported by contract 290-05-0039.]

Lee SJ, Moody-Ayers S, Landefeld CS, et al. The relationship between self-rated health and mortality in older black and white Americans. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55(10):1624-1629. [Supported by grant K02-HS00006 to seventh author, Covinksy KE.]

Journal of Critical Care
Sinopoli DJ, Needham DM, Thompson DA, et al. Intensive care unit safety incidents for medical versus surgical patients: a prospective multicenter study. J Crit Care 2007 Sep; 22(3):177-83. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS11902.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Heritage J, Robinson JD, Elliott MN, et al. Reducing patients' unmet concerns in primary care: the difference one word can make. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Oct; 22(10):1429-33. [Supported by grant R01 HS13343.]

Fanjiang G, van Glahn T, Chang H, et al. Providing patients Web-based data to inform physician choice; if you build it, will they come? J Gen Intern Med 2007 Oct; 22(10):1463-6. [Supported by grant T32 HS00060.]

Wackerbarth SB, Tarasenko YN, Curtis LA, et al. Using decision tree models to depict primary care physician CRC screening decision heuristics. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Oct; 22(10):1467-9. [Supported by grant R24 HS01184503.]

Journal of the National Medical Association
Staton LJ, Panda M, Chen I, et al. When race matters: disagreement in pain perception between patients and their physicians in primary care. J Natl Med Assoc 2007 May; 99(5):532-8. [Supported by grant P01 HS10861 to 13th author, Carey T.]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Hughes RG, Clancy CM. Improving the complex nature of care transitions. J Nurs Care Qual 2007 Oct-Dec; 22(4):289-92. [Authors are research in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, and AHRQ director, respectively.]

Nemeth LS, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG, et al. Strategies to accelerate translation of research into primary care within practices using electronic medical records. J Nurs Care Qual 2007 Oct-Dec; 22(4):343-9. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS013716.]

Journal of Urban Health
Bell JF, Zimmerman FJ, Mayer JD, et al. Associations between residential segregation and smoking during pregnancy among urban African-American women. J Urban Health 2007 May; 84(3):372-88. [Supported by grant T32 HS013853-01.]

Zimmerman RK, Tabbarah M. Nowalk MP, et al. Impact of the 2004 influenza vaccine shortage on patients from inner city health centers. J Urban Health 2007 May; 84(3):389-99. [Supported by grant P01 HS10864.]

Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice
Kovner CT, Brewer CS, Cheng Y, et al. Work attitudes of older RNs. Policy Polit Nurs Pract 2007 May; 8(2):83-92. [Supported by grant R01 HS01132002.]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Brown SE, Chin MH, Huang ES. Estimating costs of quality improvement for outpatient healthcare organisations: a practical methodology. Qual Saf Health Care 2007 Aug; 16(4):248-51. [Supported by grants R01 HS0104079 and U01 HS013635.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Petersen LA, Urech TH, Byrne MM, et al. Do financial incentives in a globally budgeted healthcare payment system produce changes in the way patients are categorized? A five-year study. Am J Manag Care 2007 Sep; 13(9):513-22. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Hsia (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), et al. (N Engl J Med, 1988), and AHRQ-funded articles by Petersen, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003) and Rosenthal, et al. (Health Aff, 2004 and Med Care Res Rev, 2006).]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Johnstone J, Marrie TJ, Eurich DT, et al. Effect of pneumococcal vaccination in hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumonia. Arch Intern Med 2007 Oct; 167(18):1938-43. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fine, et al. (N Engl J Med, 1997).]

Nattinger AB, Laud PW, Sparapani RA, et al. Exploring the surgeon volume-outcome relationship among women with breast cancer. Arch Intern Med 2007 Oct; 167(18):1958-63. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003, and Health Aff, 2002).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lynn J, West J, Hausmann S, et al. Collaborative clinical quality improvement for pressure ulcers in nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55(10):1663-9. [Cites AHRQ guidelines, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992, and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, 1994.]

Kleerup E. Quality indicators for the care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S270-S276. [Cites PHS guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, as posted on the Surgeon General's Web site and reprinted in Respir Care, 2000.]

Nakajima GA, Wenger NS. Quality indicators for the care of depression in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S302-S311. [Cites AHRQ guideline Depression in Primary Care, Volumes I and II, 1993.]

Shrank WH, Polinski JM, Avorn J. Quality indicators for medication use in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S373-S382. [Cites AHRQ publication Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Highlights: Distribution of Healthcare Expenses, 2000; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

Etzioni S, Chodosh J, Ferrell BA, et al. Quality indicators for pain management in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S3403-S408. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Management of Cancer Pain, 1994.]

Bates-Jensen BM, MacLean CH. Quality indicators for the care of pressure ulcers in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S409-S416. [Notes that second author has received previous funding from AHRQ.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Steinberg MB, Delnevo CD. Physician beliefs regarding effectiveness of tobacco dependence treatments: results from the NJ Health Care Provider Tobacco Survey. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Oct; 22(10):1459-62. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2002.]

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

JAMA
Burke W, Psaty BM. Personalized medicine in the era of genomics. JAMA 2007 Oct 10; 298(14):1682-4. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005) and article by Harris, et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on current methods of the USPSTF.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Wenger NS, Roth CP, Shekelle P, ACOVE Investigators. Introduction to the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders-3 quality indicator measurement set. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S242-S252. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and AHRQ publication, Clinical Practice Guideline Development; Methodology Perspectives, 1994.]

Naeim A, Sawhney R, MacLean CH, et al. Quality indicators for the care of breast cancer in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S258-S269. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

McGory ML. Quality indicators for the care of colorectal cancer in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S277-S284. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in AHRQ publication Screening for Dementia: Recommendations and Rationale, 2003.]

Feil DG, MacLean C, Sultzer D. Quality indicators for the care of dementia in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S293-S301. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Yueh B, Shekelle P. Quality indicators for the care of hearing loss in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S335-S339. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

MacLean CH, Pencharz JN, Saag KG. Quality indicators for the care of osteoarthritis in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S383-S391. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).]

Grossman J, MacLean CH. Quality indicators for the care of osteoporosis in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S392-402. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on counseling for calcium and vitamin D intake, weight-bearing exercise, and smoking cessation in the second edition of Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services, as posted on NLM's HSTAT database.]

Gnanadesigan N, Fung CH. Quality indicators for screening and prevention in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S417-S423. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and AHRQ/USPSTF publication, Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease, 2000; cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening women and elderly adults for for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Rowe S, MacLean CH. Quality indicators for the care of vision impairment in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55 Suppl 2:S450-S456. [Cites USPSTF Update: Screening for Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in the Primary Care Setting, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ guideline, Cataract in Adults: Management of Functional Impairment, 1993.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Khankari K, Eder M, Osborn CY, et al. Improving colorectal cancer screening among the medically underserved: a pilot study within a federally qualified health center. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Oct; 22(10):1410-4. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 3rd edition, 2002, and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Pignone, et al., Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Henry SG, Ness RM, Stiles RA, et al. A cost analysis of colonoscopy using microcosting and time-and-motion techniques. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Oct; 22(10):1415-21. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening (Pignone, et al., Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Krebs EE, Carey TS, Weinberger M. Accuracy of the pain numeric rating scale as a screening test in primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Oct; 22(10):1453-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

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

JAMA
Landon BE, Schneider ED, Normand ST, et al. Quality of care in Medicaid managed care and commercial health plans. JAMA 2007 Oct 10; 298(14):1674-81. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2005.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Mangione-Smith R, DeCristofaro AH, Setodji CM, et al. The quality of ambulatory care delivered to children in the United States. N Engl J Med 2007 Oct 11; 357(15):1515-23. [Cites NHDR, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Cardiology
Britton A, Shipley M, Malik M, et al. Changes in heart rate and heart rate variability over time in middle-aged men and women in the general population (from the Whitehall II Cohort Study). Am J Cardiol 2007 Aug 1; 100(3):524-7. [Uses cohort study data from the AHRQ-funded Whitehall II study.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
De Vogli R, Chandola T, Marmot MG. Negative aspects of close relationships and heart disease. Arch Intern Med 2007 Oct; 167(18):1951-7. [Uses cohort study data from the AHRQ-funded Whitehall II study.]

Diabetes Care
Lee JM, Okumura MJ, Freed GL, et al. Trends in hospitalization for diabetes among children and young adults: United States, 1993-2004. Diabetes Care 2007 Aug 29; [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) for 1993-2004.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Sayers SL, Hanrahan N, Kutney A, et al. Psychiatric comorbidity and greater hospitalization risk, longer length of stay, and higher hospitalization costs in older adults with heart failure. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Oct; 55(10):1585-91. [Uses AHRQ's definitions of medical comorbidity indices (Elixhauser, et al., Med Care, 1998), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Comorbidity Software ), and Clinical Classifications Software (the latter two items accessed on AHRQ Web site).]

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Waikar SS, Curhan GC, Ayanian JZ, et al. Race and mortality after acute renal failure. J Am Soc Nephrol 2007 Oct; 18(10):2740-8. [Uses HCUP NIS data for 2000-2003.]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
McFarlan SJ, Hensley S. Implementation and outcomes of a rapid response team. J Nurs Care Qual 2007 Oct-Dec; 22(4):307-313. [Describes the use of AHRQ's Failure to Rescue patient safety indicators as part of a benchmarking project, citing Patient Safety Measures First Steering Committee Meeting, January 14, 2004, Chicago, IL.]

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Kourtis AP, Bansil P, Johnson C, Meikle SF, et al. Children with sickle cell disease and human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection: use of inpatient care services in the United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2007 May; 26(5):406-10. [Uses HCUP NIS data for 1994-2003.]

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