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Substance Abuse and Hospitalization for Mood Disorder among Medicaid Beneficiaries

Articles of Interest: January 16, 2009

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

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 Public Health
Prince JD, Akincigil A, Hoover DR, et al. Substance abuse and hospitalization for mood disorder among Medicaid beneficiaries. Am J Public Health 2009 Jan; 99(1):160-7. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS16097-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Glance LG, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, et al. Impact of statistical approaches for handling missing data on trauma center quality. Ann Surg 2009 Jan; 249(1):143-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS16737.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Lo Re V 3rd, Amorosa VK, Localio AR, et al. Adherence to hepatitis C virus therapy and early virologic outcomes. Clin Infect Dis 2009 Jan 15; 48(2):186-93. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics cooperative agreement HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Bader JD, Perrin NA, Maupome G, et al. Exploring the contributions of components of caries risk assessment guidelines. Comm Dent Oral Epidemiol 2008 Aug; 36(4):357-62. [Supported by grant R01 HS13339.] Select to access the abstract.

Contemporary Clinical Trials
Wilt TJ, Brawer MK, Barry MJ, et al. The Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial: VA/NCI/AHRQ Cooperative Studies Program #407 (PIVOT): design and baseline results of a randomized controlled trial comparing radical prostatectomy to watchful waiting for men with clinically localized prostate cancer. Contemp Clin Trials 2009 Jan; 30(1):81-7. [Last author, Fox S, is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Coleman K, Austin BT, Brach C, et al. Evidence on the Chronic Care Model in the new millennium. Health Aff 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):75-85. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets.] Select to access the abstract.

Hsu J, Huang J, Fung V, et al. Distributing $800 billion: an early assessment of Medicare Part D risk adjustment. Health Aff2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):215-25. [Supported by grant R01 HS13902.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Lautenbach E, Metlay JP, Weiner MG, et al. Gastrointestinal tract colonization with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in hospitalized patients: changes over time in risk factors for resistance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Jan; 30(1):18-24. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics cooperative agreement U18 HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Chien AT, Chin MH. Incorporating disparity reduction into pay-for-performance. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jan; 24(1):135-6. [Supported by grant K08 HS17146-01 to first author.]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Hughes RG, Clancy CM. Nurses' role in patient safety. J Nurs Care Qual 2009 Jan-Mar; 24(1):1-4. [Authors are a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, and the director of AHRQ, respectively.]  

New England Journal of Medicine
Ray WA, Chung CP, Murray KT, et al. Atypical antipsychotic drugs and the risk of sudden cardiac death. N Engl J Med 2009 Jan 15; 3360(3):225-35. [Supported by grant HS10384.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kuppermann M, Norton ME, Gates E, et al. Computerized Prenatal Genetic Testing Decision-Assisting Tool: randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jan; 113(1):53-3. [Supported by grants R18 HS10214 and P01 HS10856.] Select to access the abstract.

Statistics in Medicine
Tang L, Duan N, Klap R, et al. Applying permutation tests with adjustment for covariates and attrition weights to randomized trials of health-services interventions. Stat Med 2009 Jan 15; 28(1):65-74. [Partly funded by grant HS09908. Also go to AHRQ-funded articles by Nicholson et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2008) and Witkop et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2008) in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Sedjo RL, Cox ER. Lowering copayments: impact of simvastatin patent expiration on patient adherence. Am J Manag Care 2008 Dec; 14(12):813-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Huskamp et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003) and Soumerai et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
Clutter PC. AHRQ healthcare exchange: promoting adoption of innovations. Crit Care Nurs Q 2009 Jan-Mar; 32(1):62-8. [Gives a detailed overview and analysis of AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Aron D, Pogach L. Transparency standards for diabetes performance measures. JAMA 2009 Jan 14; 301(2):210-12. [Cites AHRQ publication, Assessing Quality of Care for Diabetes, 2008.]

Wharam JF, Sulmasy D. Improving the quality of health care: who is responsible for what? JAMA 2009 Jan 14; 301(2):215-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2007) and AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Web site.]

Ferris T, Johnson S. Health inequality: morality and measurement [book review]. JAMA 2009 Jan 14; 301(2):222-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Sevin C, Moore G, Shepherd J, et al. Transforming care teams to provide the best possible patient-centered, collaborative care. J Ambul Care Manage 2009 Jan-Mar; 32(1):24-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Epstein et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Tantau C. Accessing patient-centered care using the Advanced Access model. J Ambul Care Manage 2009 Jan-Mar; 32(1):32-43. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schwartz et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Wasson JH, Bartels S. CARE Vital Signs supports patient-centered, collaborative care. J Ambul Care Manage 2009 Jan-Mar; 32(1):56-71. [Cites two AHRQ-funded articles by Wasson et al. (J Ambul Care Manage, 2006, both in same issue).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine
Boruch R, Rui N. From randomized controlled trials to evidence grading schemes: current state of evidence-based practice in social sciences. J Evid Based Med 2008 Nov; 1(1):41-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Effective Dissemination of Clinical and Health Information, 1994.]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
MacPhee M, Espezel H, Clauson M, et al. A collaborative model to introduce quality and safety content into the undergraduate nursing leadership curriculum. J Nurs Care Qual 2009 Jan-Mar; 24(1):83-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Patient Saf, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Cortese S, Falissard B, Angriman M, et al. The relationship between body size and depression symptoms in adolescents. J Pediatr 2009 Jan; 154(1):86-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Needham et al. (J Adolesc Health, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Schneeweiss S, Avorn J. Antipsychotic agents and sudden cardiac death—how should we manage the risks? N Engl J Med 2009 Jan 15; 3360(3):294-6. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Ray et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Pediatrics
Freed GL, Dunham KM, Switalski KE, et al. Pediatric fellows: perspectives on training and future scope of practice. Pediatrics 2009 Jan; 123 Suppl 1:S31-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Garbutt et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Sonnenfeld N, Schappert SM, Lin SX. Racial and ethnic differences in delivery of tobacco-cessation services. Am J Prev Med 2009 Jan; 36(1):21-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-related Diseases, 2003, and AHRQ-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Vidal L, LeBlanc WG, McCollister KE, et al. Cancer screening in U.S. workers. Am J Public Health 2009 Jan; 99(1):59-65. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Gilbert R, Kemp A, Thoburn J, et al. Recognising and responding to child maltreatment. Lancet 2009 Jan 10; 373(9658):167-80. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for family violence (Ann Fam Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
McKeon LM, Cunningham PD, Oswaks JS. Improving patient safety: patient-focused, high-reliability team training. J Nurs Care Qual 2009 Jan-Mar; 24(1):76-82. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001); uses/discusses and cites AHRQ's Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS), 2006; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (Am J Med Qual, 2005); cites AHRQ publications, Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety: The Evidence-based Relation, 2005; Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web: Glossary, as published on AHRQ Web site; and cites Patey et al. article from AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety, Volume 4, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nicholson W, Bolen S, Witkop CT, et al. Benefits and risks of oral diabetes agents compared with insulin in women with gestational diabetes: a systematic review. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jan; 113(1):193-205. [Funded by contract 290-02-0018 to the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Witkop CT, Neale D, Wilson LM, et al. Active compared with expectant delivery management in women with gestational diabetes: a systematic review. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jan; 113(1):206-17. [Funded by contract 290-02-0018 to the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Reichmann JP. Home uterine activity monitoring: the role of medical evidence: In reply. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jan; 113(1):229. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Preterm Labor: Summary, 2000).]

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

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Prybil LD. Engaging nurses in governing hospitals and health systems. J Nurs Care Qual 2009 Jan-Mar; 24(1):5-9. [Cites NHQR, 2006.]

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Becker D, Tsui AO. Reproductive health service preferences and perceptions of quality among low-income women: racial, ethnic and language group differences. Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2008 Dec;40(4):202-11. [Cites NHDR, 2002.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal Medicine
Alshekhlee A, Shen WK, Mackall J, Chelimsky TC. Incidence and mortality rates of syncope in the United States. Am J Med 2008 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2005 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Coben JH, Tiesman HM, Bossarte RM, et al. Rural-urban differences in injury hospitalizations in the U.S., 2004. Am J Prev Med 2009 Jan; 36(1):49-55. [Uses 2004 NIS data; cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, 1998-2002, as published on AHRQ Web site, and HCUP overview article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (Eff Clin Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Leibowitz AA, Desmond K, Belin T. Determinants and policy implications of male circumcision in the United States. Am J Public Health 2009 Jan; 99(1):138-45. [Uses 2004 NIS data; cites AHRQ publication, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Lidor AO, Gearhart SL, Wu AW, et al. Effect of race and insurance status on presentation, treatment, and mortality in patients undergoing surgery for diverticulitis. Arch Surg 2008 Dec; 143(12):1160-5; discussion 1165. [Uses 1999-2003 NIS data; cites AHRQ publication, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Jain NB, Losina E, Ward DM, et al. Trends in surgical management of femoral neck fractures in the United States. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2008 Dec; 466(12):3116-22. [Uses 1990-2001 NIS data; cites AHRQ publications, HCUP Quality Control Procedures and Final 2000 NIS Comparison Report, HCUP Methods Series Report #2003-1, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology: The Official Journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Patel MS, Gebremariam A, Davis MM. Herpes zoster-related hospitalizations and expenditures before and after introduction of the varicella vaccine in the United States. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2008 Dec; 29(12):1157-63. [Uses 1993-2004 NIS data to examine the rates of severe illness due to herpes zoster that resulted in hospitalization.] Select to access the abstract.

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Nguyen GC, Sam J, Murthy SK, et al. Hospitalizations for inflammatory bowel disease: Profile of the uninsured in the United States. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2008 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print. Cites 1999-2005 NIS data; cites 2002 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Methods Series Report #2005-1, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Lander L, Lu S, Shah RK. Pediatric retropharyngeal abscesses: a national perspective. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2008 Dec; 72(12):1837-43. [Uses and cites 2003 Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) data; cites article by Guthery et al. (J Pediatr, 2004) that uses 1997 KID data to estimate pediatric gastrointestinal patient hospital utilization.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gupta A, Chang D, Steele KE, et al. Looking beyond age and co-morbidities as predictors of outcomes in paraesophageal hernia repair. J Gastrointest Surg 2008 Dec; 12(12):2119-24. [Uses 2001-2005 HCUP data to perform a "retrospective analysis of a representative sample from 37 states."] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Sommers BD. Loss of health insurance among non-elderly adults in Medicaid. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jan; 24(1):1-7. [Uses 2000-2004 MEPS data; cites AHRQ publication, Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Vogel TR, Dombrovskiy VY, Haser PB, et al. Carotid stenting and endarterectomy in the United States: Age and outcomes. J Vasc Surg 2008 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005 NIS data and the Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and Comorbidity Software, V. 3.3, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Pneumonia hospitalizations among young children before and after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine—United States, 1997-2006. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2009 Jan 16; 58(1):1-4. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data.]

Public Health Reports
Chang CF, Pope RA. Potentially avoidable hospitalizations in Tennessee: analysis of prevalence disparities associated with gender, race, and insurance. Public Health Rep 2009 Jan-Feb; 124(1): 127-37. [Uses AHRQ definitions of ambulatory care sensitive conditions and potentially avoidable hospitalizations, taken from AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators—Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, Preventable Hospitalizations: A Window into Primary and Preventive Care, HCUP Fact Book ;No. 5, 2004.]

Surgery
Tuggle CT, Roman SA, Wang TS, et al. Pediatric endocrine surgery: who is operating on our children? Surgery 2008 Dec; 144(6):869-77; discussion 877. [Uses 1999-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery Innovation
Kemp JA, Finlayson SR. Outcomes of laparoscopic and open colectomy: a national population-based comparison. Surg Innov 2008 Dec; 15(4):277-83. [Uses 2000-2004 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of January 2009
Internet Citation: Substance Abuse and Hospitalization for Mood Disorder among Medicaid Beneficiaries : Articles of Interest: January 16, 2009. January 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/011609.html

 

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