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A Study of the Relational Aspects of the Culture of Academic Medicine

Articles of Interest: January 23, 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

Academic Medicine
Pololi L, Conrad P, Knight S, et al. A study of the relational aspects of the culture of academic medicine. Acad Med 2009 Jan; 84(1):106-14. [Supported by AHRQ; grant number not available.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Paradis AR, Stewart VT, Bayley KB, et al. Excess cost and length of stay associated with voluntary patient safety event reports in hospitals. Am J Med Qual 2009 Jan-Feb; 24(1):53-60. [Supported by contract 290-00-0018, task order 11.] Select to access the abstract.

Slutsky JR, Clancy CM. AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program: why comparative effectiveness matters. Am J Med Qual 2009 Jan-Feb; 24(1):67-70. [Authors are Director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and the AHRQ Director, respectively.]

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Magid DJ, Sullivan AF, Cleary PD, et al. The safety of emergency care systems: results of a survey of clinicians in 65 US emergency departments. Ann Emerg Med 2008 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 5 R01 HS13099.] Select to access the abstract.

Khare RK, Powell ES, Reinhardt G, et al. Adding more beds to the emergency department or reducing admitted patient boarding times: which has a more significant influence on emergency department congestion:? Ann Emerg Med 2008 Sep 9. [Epub:1-11.e2. First author is supported by National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellowship grant T32 HS000078.] Select to access the abstract

Circulation
Pronovost PJ, Goeschel CA, Marsteller JA, et al. Framework for patient safety research and improvement. Circulation 2009 Jan 20; 119(2):330-7. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS14246.] Select to access the abstract.

Comprehensive Therapy
Linder JA. Evaluation and management of adult pharyngitis. Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter; 34(3-4):196-203. [Author is supported by Career Development Award grant K08 HS14563.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Tsai CL, Sullivan AF, Gordon JA, et al. Quality of care for acute asthma in 63 US emergency departments. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 5 R01 HS13099.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Fox CH, Swanson A, Kahn LS, et al. Improving chronic kidney disease care in primary care practices: an Upstate New York and Practice-based Research Network (UNYNET) study. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Nov-Dec; 21(6):522-30. [Supported by grant R03 HS16031.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Chou R, Aronson N, Atkins D, et al. Assessing harms when comparing medical interventions: AHRQ and the Effective Health-Care Program. J Clin Epidemiol 2008 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print. Article was written with support from the Effective Health Care Program; third author is a former AHRQ researcher.] Select to access the abstract.

Bayliss EA, Ellis JL, Steiner JF. Seniors' self-reported multimorbidity captured biopsychosocial factors not incorporated into two other data-based morbidity measures. J Clin Epidemiol 2008 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print. First author was supported by Career Development Award K08 HS15476.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal for Healthcare Quality
McDonald MV, King LJ, Moodie M, et al. Exploring diabetic care deficiencies and adverse events in home healthcare. J Healthc Qual 2008 Nov-Dec; 30(6):5-12. [Supported by grant R01 HS11962 ("Working Conditions and Adverse Events in Home Health Care").] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Schultz D, Seid M, Stoto MA, et al. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Children's Health Research Portfolio. Matern Child Health J 2008 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract 282-00-0005-TO19, originating in response to an RFTO from AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Singer SJ, Gaba DM, Falwell A, et al. Patient safety climate in 92 US hospitals: differences by work area and discipline. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):23-31. [Supported by grant R01 HS13920.] Select to access the abstract.

Nietert PJ, Tilley BC, Zhao W, et al. Two pharmacy interventions to improve refill persistence for chronic disease medications: a randomized, controlled trial. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):32-40. [Supported by grant P01 HS10871.] Select to access the abstract.

Cohen SB, Yu WW. The utility of prediction models to oversample the long-term uninsured. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):80-87. [Authors are director of and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, respectively; uses 2004-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data. Also go to AHRQ-funded article by Shamliyan et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Petterson SM, Rabin D, Phillips RL Jr, et al. Having a usual source of care reduces ED visits. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jan 15; 79(2):94. [Cites MEPS data on emergency department visits, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Varkey P, Gupta P, Arnold JJ, et al. An innovative team collaboration assessment tool for a quality improvement curriculum. Am J Med Qual 2009 Jan-Feb; 24(1):6-11. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Baker, Salas, King, Battles (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Camacho FT, Feldman SR, Balkrishnan R, et al. Validation and reliability of 2 specialty care satisfaction scales. Am J Med Qual 2009 Jan-Feb; 24(1):12-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hargraves et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003) on AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS®).] Select to access the abstract.

King J. A sharpened focus on change. Am J Med Qual 2009 Jan-Feb; 24(1):74-6. [Quotes excerpt from AHRQ research abstract of AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Patient Saf, 2005) from AHRQ publication, Research Activities, Jan 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Couto J, Goldfarb NI. Literature Review. Am J Med Qual 2009 Jan-Feb; 24(1):79-81. [Reviews AHRQ-funded article by Kuo et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2008) and AHRQ-authored article by Mukamel, Weimer, Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008).]

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Smith LH. Hospital-acquired conditions, never events, and the oncology nurse. Clin J Oncol Nurs 2008 Dec; 12(6):979-81. [Cites AHRQ publication, Reducing Errors in Health Care: Translating Research Into Practice, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

JAMA
Kuehn BM. IOM: Shorten residents' work shifts to reduce fatigue, improve patient safety. JAMA 2009 Jan 21; 301(3):259-61. [Reviews and discusses Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety, 2008, commissioned and sponsored by AHRQ; cites remarks by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy and AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan et al. (JAMA, 2006).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Millett C, Gray J, Wall M, et al. Ethnic disparities in coronary heart disease management and pay for performance in the U.K. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jan; 24(1):8-13. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Fiscella, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (Director of AHRQ; JAMA, 2000); cites AHRQ-funded article using Whitehall II prospective cohort study data by Britton et al. (BMJ, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Campbell EM, Guappone KP, Sittig DF, et al. Computerized provider order entry adoption: implications for clinical workflow. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jan; 24(1):21-6. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Harrison (researcher in the Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets) et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded article by Hazlehurst et al. (J Biomed Inform, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Krane NK, Anderson D, Lazarus CJ, et al. Physician practice behavior and practice guidelines: using unannounced standardized patients to gather data. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jan; 24(1):53-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Carney et al. (Nurse Pract, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Davis TC, Federman AD, Bass PF 3rd, et al. Improving patient understanding of prescription drug label instructions. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jan; 24(1):57-62. [Cites AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), as accessed on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

O'Donnell HC, Kaushal R, Barrón Y, et al. Physicians' attitudes towards copy and pasting in electronic note writing. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jan; 24(1):63-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Hicks, Blanchette, Keyes (first and fifth authors are AHRQ researchers), et al. (Am J Health Syst Pharm, 2006); cites AHRQ publications, HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2005, 2007, and Hospitalizations in the United States, 2002, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Meraviglia M, Grobe SJ, Tabone S, et al. Nurse-Friendly Hospital Project: enhancing nurse retention and quality of care. J Nurs Care Qual 2008 Oct-Dec; 23(4):305-13; quiz 14-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Walrath JM, Rose LE. The medication administration process: patients' perspectives. J Nurs Care Qual 2008 Oct-Dec; 23(4):345-52. [Cites AHRQ publication, 20 Tips to Prevent Medical Errors, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Lowe RA, Fu R, Ong ET, et al. Community characteristics affecting emergency department use by Medicaid enrollees. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):15-22. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cunningham, Clancy (director of AHRQ), Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends), et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Leveille SG, Huang A, Tsai SB, et al. Health coaching via an Internet portal for primary care patients with chronic conditions: a randomized controlled trial. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):41-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Weingart et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Luo N, Johnson JA, Shaw JW, et al. Relative efficiency of the EQ-5D, HUI2, and HUI3 index scores in measuring health burden of chronic medical conditions in a population health survey in the United States. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):53-60. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (Med Care, 1993) about MEPS design strategies.] Select to access the abstract.

Korenbrot C, Kao C, Crouch JA. Funding of tribal health programs linked to lower rates of hospitalization for conditions sensitive to ambulatory care. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):88-96. [Cites AHRQ publication, Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net, Book III: Tools, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Ray GT, Croen LA, Habel LA. Mothers of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: health conditions and medical care utilization in periods before and after birth of the child. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):105-14. [Cites AHRQ-authored MEPS article by Chan, Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), and Homer (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
Wolff T. Screening for carotid artery stenosis. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jan 15; 79(2):95-6. [Author is a medical officer for the USPSTF in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; uses and cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for carotid artery stenosis and associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary (Ann Intern Med, 2007, and on AHRQ Web site).]

CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jan 15; 79(2):100-1. [Question 14 is based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for carotid artery stenosis as discussed in article by Wolff cited above.]

Anderson CL, Brown CE. Fetal chromosomal abnormalities: antenatal screening and diagnosis. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jan 15; 79(2):117-23. [Cites findings from USPSTF recommendations on screening for Down syndrome, screening for neural tub defects—including folic acid/folate prophylaxis, and screening ultrasonography in pregnancy, in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed., on AHRQ Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, et al. Screening for HIV in health care settings: a guidance statement from the American College of Physicians and HIV Medicine Association. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jan 20; 150(2):125-31. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify HIV guidelines; uses USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2005) and updated recommendation statement, Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Focused Update of a 2005 Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2007, as the basis the article's recommendations; cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grade Definitions, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients. Screening for HIV infection in health care settings: a guidance statement from the American College of Physicians and HIV Medicine Association. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jan 20; 150(2):I-44. [Summarizes content of article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) cited above.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Ling BS, Schoen RE, Trauth JM, et al. Physicians encouraging colorectal screening: a randomized controlled trial of enhanced office and patient management on compliance with colorectal cancer screening. Arch Intern Med 2009 Jan 12; 169(1):47-55. [Cites USPSTF recommendation on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Smith A. Whisperings of ovarian cancer: acknowledging women's voices. Clin J Oncol Nurs 2008 Dec; 12(6):913-20. [Uses and cites USPSTF recommendation statements on screening for ovarian cancer (Ann Fam Med, 2004, and Am Fam Physician, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Macmillan HL, Wathen CN, Barlow J, et al. Interventions to prevent child maltreatment and associated impairment. Lancet 2009 Jan 17; 373(9659):250-66. [Cites USPSTF methodologies in article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening women and elderly adults for family and intimate-partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Ripsin CM, Kang H, Urban RJ. Management of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jan 1; 79(1):29-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded evidence review on the comparative effectiveness and safety of oral medications for type 2 diabetes (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Michelfelder AJ. Soy: a complete source of protein. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jan 1; 79(1):43-7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effects of Soy on the Health Outcomes, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Mehrotra A, Damberg CL, Sorbero ME, et al. Pay for performance in the hospital setting: what is the state of the evidence? Am J Med Qual 2009 Jan-Feb; 24(1):19-28. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006, and Med Care Res Rev, 2006); cites AHRQ Technical Review, Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers, 2006.)] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Sorrell MF, Belongia EA, Costa J, et al. National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference statement: management of hepatitis B. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jan 20; 150(2):104-10. [Article is based on the results of a systematic literature review published in article by Shamliyan et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), cited below.]

Shamliyan TA, MacDonald R, Shaukat A, et al. Antiviral therapy for adults with chronic hepatitis B: a systematic review for a National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jan 20;150(2):111-24. [Supported by contract 290-02-0009 to the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Chronic Hepatitis B, 2008, prepared under the same contract and task order; acknowledges support by AHRQ task order officer Shilpa Amin (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence); seventh author, Tacklind J, is affiliated with the AHRQ-sponsored Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Virojphan P, Fedric T. Assessing pain in today's global society. Clin J Oncol Nurs 2008 Aug; 12(4):675-7. [Cites NHDR summary, 2004.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Medical Quality
Rodriguez HP, von Glahn T, Chang H, et al. Measuring patients' experiences with individual specialist physicians and their practices. Am J Med Qual 2009 Jan-Feb;24(1):35-44. [Uses core composites from AHRQ's CAHPS® survey in study questionnaire; cites several AHRQ-funded articles on CAHPS®.] 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 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data; cites AHRQ publications Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, 1988-2002 and AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which gives and overview of HCUP.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Shaheen AA, Kaplan GG, Myers RP. Weekend versus weekday admission and mortality from gastrointestinal hemorrhage caused by peptic ulcer disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2008 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print. Uses and cites 1993-2005 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ HCUP method series reports 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, 2006, and Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Bozic KJ, Kurtz SM, Lau E, et al. The epidemiology of revision total hip arthroplasty in the United States. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009 Jan; 91(1):128-33. [Uses and cites 2005-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Chen J, Rizzo JA. Racial and ethnic disparities in antidepressant drug use. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2008 Dec; 11(4):155-65. [Uses 1996-2003 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Faber M, Bosch M, Wollersheim H, et al. Public reporting in health care: how do consumers use quality-of-care information? A systematic review. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):1-8. [Analyzes AHRQ-funded and other studies that examine quality information from AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) and AHRQ Quality Indicators; cites CAHPS® articles written by Hibbard et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2002), Farley et al. (Health Ser Res, 2002, and Med Care Res Rev, 2002), Spranca et al. (Health Serv Res, 2000) and others; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hannan et al. (JAMA, 1994), Werner et al. (JAMA, 2005), Schwartz et al. (BMJ, 2005), Harris (Health Serv Res, 2002) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Curtis JR, Mudano AS, Solomon DH, et al. Identification and validation of vertebral compression fractures using administrative claims data. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):69-72. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Dall TM, Chen YJ, Seifert RF, et al. The economic value of professional nursing. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):97-104. [Uses 2005 NIS data; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Kovner and Gergen (former AHRQ researchers) (Image J Nurs Scholarsh, 1998) and Zhan and Miller (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and former AHRQ researcher; JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Cannon KT, Sarrazin MV, Rosenthal GE, et al. Use of mechanical and noninvasive ventilation in black and white chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients within the Veterans Administration health care system. Med Care 2009 Jan; 47(1):129-33. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Kim S, Boye KS. Obesity and incremental hospital charges among patients with and without diabetes in the United States. Value Health 2008. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005 NIS data; cites AHRQ publications, Databases and Related Tools from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)—Update, 2006, HCUP Tools and Software, Changes in NIS Sampling and Weighting Strategy for 1998, Cost-to-charge Ratio File, HCUPnet -Health Cost and Utilization Project 2004, and HCUP Statistical Brief, Bariatric Surgery Utilization and Outcomes in 1998 and 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Jiang et al. (Diabetes Care, 2003).]

Current as of January 2009
Internet Citation: A Study of the Relational Aspects of the Culture of Academic Medicine: Articles of Interest: January 23, 2009. January 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/012309.html

 

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