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November 19, 2004


These articles appeared in recently released journals and newsletters. They include articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers; articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ; articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers; articles mentioning the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force/Put Prevention into Practice; articles mentioning the Presidents Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry and Agency-supported activities relating to the Quality Interagency Task Force; and other research using AHRQ data.


AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Cardiology
Fang J, Alderman MH. Revascularization among patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock and impact of American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines. Am J Cardiol 2004 Nov 15; 94(10):1281-5. [Supported by Grant No. HS11612-01A1.]

Gurvitz M, Chang RK, Drant S, et al. Frequency of aortic root dilation in children with a bicuspid aortic valve. Am J Cardiol 2004 Nov 15; 94(10):1337-40. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R03 HS13217-01.]

American Journal of Medicine
Norris SL, Zhang X, Avenell A, et al. Long-term effectiveness of lifestyle and behavioral weight loss interventions in adults with type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis. Am J Med 2004 Nov 15; 117(10):762-74. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence (COE).]

American Journal of Nursing
Hubbard HB, Collins Sharp B. An opportunity for health services research. Am J Nurs 2004 Nov; 104(11):89, 91. [Authors are researchers in COE.]

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Wang HE, Peitzman AB, Cassidy LD, et al. Out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation and outcome after traumatic brain injury. Ann Emerg Med 2004 Nov; 44(5):439-50. [First author supported by Clinical Research Training Award 1 K08 HS013628.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Poon EG, Gandhi TK, Sequist TD, et al. I wish I had seen this test result earlier!: Dissatisfaction with test result management systems in primary care. Arch Intern Med 2004 Nov 8; 164(20):2223-8. [Supported by Grant No. R01 1U18HS11046-03.]

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Hu KK, Veenstra DL, Lipsky BA, et al. Use of maximal sterile barriers during central venous catheter insertion: clinical and economic outcomes. Use of maximal sterile barriers during central venous catheter insertion: clinical and economic outcomes. Clin Infect Dis 2004 Nov 15; 39(10):1441-5. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11540.]

Critical Care Medicine
Needham DM, Thompson DA, Holzmueller C, et al. A system factors analysis of airway events from the Intensive Care Unit Safety Reporting System (ICUSRS). Crit Care Med 2004 Nov; 32(11):2227-33. [Supported by Grant No. U18HS11902.]

Health Affairs
Rosenthal MB. Doughnut-hole economics. Health Aff 2004 Nov-Dec; 23(6):129-35. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10803-01.]

JAMA
Dexter PR, Perkins SM, Maharry KS, et al. Inpatient computer-based standing orders vs physician reminders to increase influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates. JAMA 2004 Nov 17; 292(19):2366-71. [Supported by Grant No. HS07719.]

Journal of Affective Disorders
Manber R, Schnyer RN, Allen JJ, et al. Acupuncture: a promising treatment for depression during pregnancy. J Affect Disord 2004 Nov 15; 83(1):89-95. [Supported by Grant No. HS09988.]

Journal of Aging and Health
Manson S, Garroutte E, Goins R, et al. Access, relevance, and control in the research process: lessons from Indian Country. J Aging Health 2004 Nov; 16(5 Suppl):58S-77S. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10854.]

Journal of the American Geriatric Society
Boockvar KS, Litke A, Penrod JD, et al. Patient relocation in the 6 months after hip fracture: risk factors for fragmented care. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Nov; 52(11):1826-31. [Supported by Grant Nos. HS09973 and U18 HS09459-0.]

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Stelfox HT, Ahmed SB, Fiskio J, et al. An evaluation of the adequacy of outpatient monitoring of thyroid replacement therapy. J Eval Clin Pract 2004 Nov; 10(4):525-30. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS11534.]

Morimoto T, Gandhi TK, Fiskio JM, et al. An evaluation of risk factors for adverse drug events associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. J Eval Clin Pract 2004 Nov; 10(4):499-509. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11169.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Vargas RB, Davis RB, McCarthy EP, et al. Racial and ethnic differences in utilization of health services in patients with diabetes enrolled in Medicaid. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 Nov; 15(4):562-75. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10152-03.]

Horowitz CR, Tuzzio L, Rojas M, et al. How do urban African Americans and Latinos View the influence of diet on hypertension. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 Nov; 15(4):631-44. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10859.]

Mullins CD, Cohen LA, Magder LS, et al. Medicaid coverage and utilization of adult dental services. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 Nov; 15(4):672-87. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10129; fourth author is a research with AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).]

Journal of Health Economics
Van Houtven CH, Norton EC. Informal care and health care use of older adults. J Health Econ 2004 Nov; 23(6):1159-80. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00032.]

Lien HM, Albert Ma CT, McGuire TG. Provider-client interactions and quantity of health care use. J Health Econ 2004 Nov; 23(6):1261-83. [Supported by Grant No. PO1-HS10803.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Christakis DA, Ebel BE, Rivara FP, et al. Television, video, and computer game usage in children under 11 years of age. J Pediatr 2004 Nov; 145(5):652-6. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS13302-02.]

Journal of Rural Health
Burstin H, Wakefield M. The importance of safety and quality in rural America. J Rural Health 2004 Fall; 20(4):301-303. [First author is a researcher with AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships (CP3).]

Westfall JM, Fernald DH, Staton EW, et al. Applied strategies for improving patient safety: a comprehensive process to improve care in rural and frontier communities. J Rural Health 2004 Fall; 20(4):355-62. [Supported by Grant No. 5 U18 HS011878-02.]

Nephrology News and Issues
Calderon JL, Zadshir A, Norris K. Structure and content of chronic kidney disease information on the World Wide Web: barriers to public understanding of a pandemic. Nephrol News Issues 2004 Oct; 18(11):76, 78-84. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS10858.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Altman DE, Clancy C, Blendon RJ. Improving patient safety five years after the IOM report. N Engl J Med 2004 Nov 11; 351(20):2041-3. [Second author is AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

Fischer MA, Schneeweiss S, Avorn J, et al. Medicaid prior-authorization programs and the use of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors. N Engl J Med 2004 Nov 18; 351(21):2187-94. [Supported by Grant No. HS-010881.]

Pediatrics
Stille CJ, Andrade SE, Huang SS, et al. Increased use of second-generation macrolide antibiotics for children in nine health plans in the United States. Pediatrics 2004 Nov; 114(5):1206-11. [Supported by Grant No. U8 HS10391.]

Preventive Medicine
Benjamins MR, Kirby JB, Bond Huie SA. County characteristics and racial and ethnic disparities in the use of preventive services. Prev Med 2004 Oct 39(4):704-12. [Second author is a researcher with CFACT.]

Qualitative Health Research
Ensign J, Bell M. Illness experiences of homeless youth. Qual Health Research 2004 Nov; 14(9):1239-54. [Supported by Grant No. HS11414-02.]

Statistics in Medicine
Jiang H, Zhou XH. Bootstrap confidence intervals for medical costs with censored observations. Stat Med 2004 Nov 15; 23(21):3365-76. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS013105.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Health Line
Medical errors: U.S. residents believe quality worsening, survey shows. Am Health Line 2004 Nov 18; #7. [Summarizes findings of AHRQ, Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health survey of U.S. residents on the quality of healthcare.]

American Journal of Nursing
Kennedy MS. Medication errors: breaking down the barriers. Am J Nurs 2004 Nov; 104(11):89-91. [Cites conference support from AHRQ.]

American Journal of Public Health
Nelson DE, Bolen J, Wells HE, et al. State trends in uninsurance among individuals aged 18 to 64 years: United States, 1992-2001. Am J Public Health 2004 Nov; 94(11):1992-7. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cooper and Schone (researchers in CFACT), Health Aff, 1997; cites AHRQ-funded article by Baker, et al., N Engl J Med, 2001.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Peabody JW, Luck J, Glassman P, et al. Measuring the quality of physician practice by using clinical vignettes: a prospective validation study. Ann Intern Med 2004 Nov 16; 141(10):771-80. [Cites study using AHRQ guidelines, Shekelle, et al., Health Serv Res, 2000.]

King TE, Wheeler MB. Inequality in health care: unjust, inhumane, and unattended! Ann Intern Med 2004 Nov 16; 141(10):815-7. [Cites article by former AHRQ Deputy Administrator Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Ann Intern Med, 2004.]

Health Affairs
Carey K, Dor A. Trends in contract management: the hidden evolution in hospital organization. Health Aff 2004 Nov-Dec; 23(6):192-9. [Second author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ publication, Are Contract-Managed Hospitals More Efficient?, 1994.]

Health News Daily
Bristol N. AHRQ hospital employee aims to improve Culture of Safety. Health News Daily 2004 Nov 11; 16(219):1-2. [Reports on AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture; mentions comments by AHRQ Directory Carolyn Clancy.]

Bristol N. Impatient rehab 75% rule moving forward as congress weighs moratorium, CMS McClellan says. Health News Daily 2004 Nov 19; 16(225):3-4. [Mentions that CMS has a contract with AHRQ to review current medical literature on certain conditions and patient characteristics that require intensive inpatient rehabilitation services for an optimal outcome.]

International Journal of Health Services
Hellander I. A review of data on the U.S. health sector: March 2004. Int J Health Serv 2004; 34(4):729-50. [Describes controversy over original release of the 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR).]

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Packer C, Stevens A, Cook A, et al. Diffusion of thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction from 1981 to 2000 in England: trend analysis and comparison with need. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2004 Fall; 20(4):531-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Antman, et al., JAMA, 1992.]

Cook A, Packer C, Stevens A, et al. Influences upon the diffusion of thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction in England: case study. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2004 Fall; 20(4):537-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Antman, et al., JAMA, 1992 and by Lau, et al., N Engl J Med, 1992.]

Journal of the American Geriatric Society
Caterino JM, Emond JA, Camargo CA. Inappropriate medication administration to the acutely ill elderly: a nationwide emergency department study, 1992-2000. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Nov; 52(11):1847-55. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Sangl, and Berliner (first two authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS), third author is researcher in COE), JAMA, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates, et al., JAMA, 1995.]

Bradley EH, Schlesinger M, Webster TR, et al. Translating research into clinical practice: making change happen. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Nov; 52(11):1875-82. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Clancy and Lawrence (authors are AHRQ Director and researcher in COE respectively), Health Serv Res, 2000, and by Farquhar, Stryer, nd Slutsky (first and third authors are researchers in CQuIPS and COE respectively, second author is CQuIPS director), Int J Qual Health Care, 2002; cites AHRQ publication, Translating Research into Practice, 2000.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Soller M, Osterberg L. Missed opportunities for patient education and social worker consultation at the Arbor Free Clinic. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 Nov; 15(4):538-46. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Hellinger (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM)), Arch Intern Med, 1998.]

Reed SC, Davis N. The Jane Dent Home: the rise and fall of homes for the aged in low-income communities. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 Nov; 15(4):547-61. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Spector, Selden, and J Cohen (first author is researcher in CDOM, second and third authors are researchers in CFACT), Health Econ, 1998, by J Cohen and Dubay, Inquiry, 1990, by Spector and Takada, J Aging Health, 1991, and by McAuley (researcher in CDOM), Gerontologist, 1998.]

Lu N, Samuels ME, Wilson R. Socioeconomic differences in health: how much do health behaviors and health insurance coverage account for? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2004 Nov; 15(4):618-30. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick, Zuvekas, J Cohen (first author is researcher in AHRQ's Office of Performance Assessment Resources and Technology (OPART), second and third authors are researchers in CFACT), Med Care Res Rev, 2000.]

Journal of Rural Health
Coburn AF, Wakefield M, Casey M, et al. Assuring rural hospital patient safety: what should be the priorities? J Rural Health 2004 Fall; 20(4):314-26. [Cites AHRQ publication, Improving Patient Safety in Rural Hospitals: A Workshop with Wisconsin Health Care Leaders, 2001 and AHRQ Quality Indicators Web site (www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov); uses Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample (NIS); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Elixhauser, Steiner, Fraser (authors are researchers in CDOM), Health Aff, 2003 and by Romano, et al (Elixhauser is fifth author); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ patient safety standards expert panel meeting.]

Casey MM, Moscovice I. Quality improvement strategies and best practices in critical access hospitals. J Rural Health 2004 Fall; 20(4):327-34. [Cites NHRQ, 2003.]

Jones KJ, Cochran G, Hicks RW, et al. Translating research into practice: voluntary reporting of medication errors in critical access hospitals. J Rural Health 2004 Fall; 20(4):335-43. [Cites part of AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ publications, Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events to Decrease Hospital Costs, Research in Action, issue 1, 2001 and AHRQ Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) publication, Translating Research into Practice: Reducing Errors in Health Care, 2000.]

Ward MM, Jaana M, Wakefield DS, et al. What would be the effect of referral to high-volume hospitals in a largely rural state? J Rural Health 2004 Fall; 20(4):344-54. [Cites AHRQ quality indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser, Steiner, Fraser (authors are researchers in CDOM), Health Aff, 2003 and AHRQ-funded articles by Luft, et al., Health Serv Res, 1987, by Birkmeyer, et al., N Engl J Med, 2002, and by Wennberg, et al., N Engl J Med, 1989.]

Moscovice I, Wholey DR, Klingner MS, et al. Measuring rural hospital quality. J Rural Health 2004 Fall; 20(4):344-54. [Acknowledges the assistance CQuIPS Director Dan Stryer as a member of an expert panel knowledgeable about rural hospitals and hospital quality measurement; cites AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators, HCUP, and AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ (NQMC).]

Medicine and Health
Perspectives: Five years after medical-error report, progress is hard to see. Med Health 2004 Nov 8; 58(40):1, 7-8. [Comments on funding for AHRQ patient-safety activities and includes comments by Robert Wachter, editor of AHRQ's Web M&M: Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web.]

IOM: Population health, provider networks sag in rural areas. Med Health 2004 Nov 8; 58(40):5-6. [Mentions recommendations by Institute of Medicine (IOM) panel that AHRQ collaborate with private foundations to develop leadership-training programs for community-reform efforts, and AHRQ's issuing of a report detailing how the current structure of public and private payment affects the sustainability of rural health facilities.]

AHRQ survey targets culture. Med Health 2004 Nov 15; 58(41):3. [Reports on the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.]

Modern Healthcare
Mantone J. Welcome to the club. Mod Healthc 2004 Nov 8; 34(45):14-5. [Discusses IOM report, Quality through Collaboration: the Future of Rural Health, 2005 which calls on existing agencies, such as AHRQ, to handle rural quality efforts.]

Fong T. Better, but not good enough. Mod Healthc 2004 Nov 8; 34(45):14. [Cites CQuIPS and the NHQR; includes comments by Ed Kelley (NHQR director and researcher in CQuIPS).]

Washington Health Policy Week in Review (Commonwealth Fund)
AHRQ unveils hospital survey on patient safety culture. Wash Health Policy Week Rev (Commonw Fund) 2004 Nov 15. [Reports on release of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.]

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

American Family Physician
Clinical quiz. Am Fam Physician 2004 Nov 15; 70(10):1853-5. [Includes questions based on USPSTF recommendations.]

Apgar BS, Brotzman G. Management of cervical cytologic abnormalities. Am Fam Physician 2004 Nov 15; 70(10):1905-16. [Uses USPSTF recommendations rating system.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for syphilis infection: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2004 Nov 15; 70(10):1959-62. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations screening for syphilis infection as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Nursing
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for high blood pressure: recommendations and rationale. Am J Nurs 2004 Nov; 104(11):82-7. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for high blood pressure as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Newland JA. Commentary on screening for high blood pressure: recommendations and rationale. Am J Nurs 2004 Nov; 104(11):88. [Commentary on USPSTF recommendations.]

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Cohen J. Are clinical practice guidelines impartial? Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2004 Fall; 20(4):415-20. [Cites USPSTF recommendations for behavioral counseling in primary care to promote physical activity as published in Ann Intern Med, 2002.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Pediatrics
Rosenfeld RM. Otitis, antibiotics, and the greater good. Pediatrics 2004 Nov; 114(5):1333-5. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Acute Otitis Media, 2001.]

President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry/Quality Inter-agency Coordination (QuIC) Task Force-Related Articles

Journal of Rural Health
Wholey D, Moscovice I, Hietpas T, et al. The environmental context of patient safety and medical errors. J Rural Health 2004 Fall; 20(4):304-13. [Cites QuIC report, Doing What Counts for Patient Safety: Federal Actions to Reduce Medical Errors and Their Impact, 2002 and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Yussman SM, Ryan SA, Auinger P, et al. Visits to complementary and alternative medicine providers by children and adolescents in the United States. Ambul Pediatr 2004 Sep-Oct; 4(5):429-35. [Uses 1996 MEPS data.]

Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Bridevaux IP. A survey of patients out-of-pocket payments for complementary and alternative medicine therapies. Complement Ther Med 2004 Mar; 12(1):48-50. [Uses 1996 MEPS data.]

Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Dowell MA, Rozell B, Roth D, et al. Economic and clinical disparities in hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes. J Nurs Scholarsh 2004; 36(1):66-72. [Uses HCUP data.]

Pediatrics
Newacheck PW, Inkelas M, Kim SE. Health services use and health care expenditures for children with disabilities. Pediatrics 2004 Jul 1; 114(1):79-85. [Uses 1999-2000 MEPS data.]

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