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Intern to Attending: Assessing Stress Among Physicians

Articles of Interest: February 6, 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
Stucky ER, Dresselhaus TR, Dollarhide A, et al. Intern to attending: assessing stress among physicians. Acad Med 2009 Feb; 84(2):251-7. [Supported by grant HS03005.] Select to access the abstract.

AJR: American Journal of Roentgenology
Dick JF 3rd, Gallagher TH, Brenner RJ, et al. Predictors of radiologists perceived risk of malpractice lawsuits in breast imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2009 Feb; 192(2):327-33. [Supported by grant R01 HS10591.] Select to access the abstract.

Geller BM, Bowles EJ, Sohng HY, et al. Radiologists' performance and their enjoyment of interpreting screening mammograms. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2009 Feb; 192(2):361-9. [Supported by grant HS10519.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Hung DY, Shelley DR. Multilevel analysis of the chronic care model and 5A services for treating tobacco use in urban primary care clinics. Health Serv Res 2009 Feb; 44(1):103-26. [Supported by grant K02 HS17007-01; uses the number of services prescribed in AHRQ-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence,2000, as the chief outcome variable.] Select to access the abstract.

Brooks JM, Titler MG, Ardery G, et al. Effect of evidence-based acute pain management practices on inpatient costs. Health Serv Res 2009 Feb; 44(1):245-63. [Supported by grant R01 HS10482.] Select to access the abstract.

Titler MG, Herr K, Brooks JM, et al. Translating research into practice intervention improves management of acute pain in older hip fracture. Health Serv Res 2009 Feb; 44(1):264-87. [Supported by grant R01 HS10482.] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Friedman B, Jiang HJ, Ellixhauser A. Costly hospital readmissions and complex chronic illness. Inquiry 2008-2009 Winter; 45(4):408-21. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Mayer ML, Cockrell A, Freed GL. Interspecialty differences in the care of children with chronic or serious acute conditions: a review of the literature. J Pediatr 2009 Feb; 154(2):164-8. [Supported by grant 1 K02 HS13309-01A1; uses elements listed for observational studies in AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rural Health
DeVoe JE, Krois L, Stenger R. Do children in rural areas still have different access to health care? Results from a statewide survey of Oregon's food stamp population. J Rural Health 2009 Winter; 25(1):1-7. [Supported by grants 5 F32 HS14645 and 1 K08 HS16181 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Li P, Ward MM, Schneider JE. Factors associated with Iowa rural hospitals' decision to convert to critical access hospital status. J Rural Health 2009 Winter; 25(1):70-6. [Supported by grant HS15009.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Le Cook B, McGuire TG, Zuvekas SH. Measuring trends in racial/ethnic health care disparities. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Feb; 66(1):23-48. [Third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003-2007; uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data for 1996-2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Leininger LJ. Partial-year insurance coverage and the health care utilization of children. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Feb; 66(1):49-67. [Supported by T32 pre-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago, full grant number not available.] Select to access the abstract.

Halbesleben JR, Wakefield DS, Ward MM, et al. The relationship between super users' attitudes and employee experiences with clinical information systems. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Feb; 66(1):82-96. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS15196-0.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Strahs Kr. Quitting by gradual smoking reduction using nicotine gum: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med 2009 Feb; 36(2):96-104.e1. [Cites PHS-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000 (as published in Respir Care, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Monheit AC. Some unanswered questions on the road to health care reform. Inquiry 2008-2009 Winter; 45(4):357-61. [Author is former AHRQ Center director.]

Busch SH, Vigdor ER. Are adults in poor health more likely to enroll in public insurance? Inquiry 2008-2009 Winter; 45(4):380-94. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Bernard and Selden (Med Care, 2006).]

JAMA
Rice LB. Evidence-based evaluation of physician work hour regulations. JAMA 2009 Feb 4; 301(5):484-5. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Volpp and Landrigan (JAMA, 2008); includes author reply.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Roundtree AK, Kallen MA, Lopez-Olivo MA, et al. Poor reporting of search strategy and conflict of interest in over 250 narrative and systematic reviews of two biologic agents in arthritis: a systematic review. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Feb; 62(2):128-37. [Last author, Suarez-Almazor ME, is the director of the AHRQ-funded Houston Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs).] Select to access the abstract.

Zhang F, Wagner AK, Soumerai SB, et al. Methods for estimating confidence intervals in interrupted time series analyses of health interventions. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Feb; 62(2):143-8. [Authors are investigators in the AHRQ-funded HMO CERTs.] Select to access the abstract.

Heller DA, Ahern FM, Pringle KE, et al. Among older adults, the responsiveness of self-rated health to changes in Charlson comorbidity was moderated by age and baseline comorbidity. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Feb; 62(2):177-87. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mandelblatt, Bierman (former AHRQ researcher), et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001), Deyo et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992), Romano et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993), and Schneeweiss et al. (Am J Epidemiol, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Ranganathan M, Hibbard J, Rodday AM, et al. Motivating public use of physician-level performance data: an experiment on the effects of message and mode. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Feb; 66(1):68-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles using the Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) by Farley et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2002, and Health Serv Res, 2002) and other AHRQ-funded articles by Hannan et al. (Am Heart J, 1997), Hibbard et al. (Health Aff, 1997 and 2000, and Med Care Res Rev, 1996); cites AHRQ-authored article by Gibbs, Sangl (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), and Burrus (Health Care Financ Rev, 1996) and AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 2006 Update on Consumers' Views of Patient Safety and Quality Information, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Hibbard JH. Using systematic measurement to target consumer activation strategies. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Feb; 66(1):9S-27S. [Cites presentation by Carman, Talking About Hospital Quality Data: Reactions and Reality from Patients and Doctors, presented at 10th National CAHPS® User Group Meeting, 2006.]

Kolstad JT, Chernew ME. Quality and consumer decision making in the market for health insurance and health care services. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Feb; 66(1):28S-52S. [Cites and discusses CAHPS applications in articles by Farley et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2002, and Health Serv Res, 2002), Hannan et al. (Am Heart J, 1997), Hibbard et al. (Health Aff, 1997 and 2000, and Med Care Res Rev, 1996), and Gibbs, Sangl, and Burrus (Health Care Financ Rev, 1996); cites article by Robinson and Brodie discussing the AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation survey (Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 1997).]

Sepucha K, Mulley AG Jr. A perspective on the patient's role in treatment decisions. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Feb; 66(1):53S-74S. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Chernew, Encinosa (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Hirth (J Health Econ, 2000).]

Sofaer S. Navigating poorly charted territory: patient dilemmas in health care "nonsystems." Med Care Res Rev 2009 Feb; 66(1):75S-93S. [Discusses CAHPS® development and cites AHRQ-authored articles by Crofton et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005, and Med Care, 1999) and Darby et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2006).]

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

American Family Physician
Gourlay M. Osteoporosis screening: mixed messages in primary care. Am Fam Physician 2009 Feb 1; 79(3):189-90. [Comments on article below; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women, 2002, on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002); discusses USPSTF recommendations on osteoporosis and notes that the "next USPSTF report on osteoporosis is being prepared and will reflect further research advances."]

Sweet MG, Sweet JM, Jeremiah MP, et al. Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Am Fam Physician 2009 Feb 1; 79(3):193-200. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women, 2002, on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for postmenopausal osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women: Diagnosis and Monitoring, 2001.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Wolff T, Tai E, Miller T. Screening for skin cancer: an update of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2009 Feb 3; 150(3):194-8. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; updates the evidence on screening for skin cancer used in previous USPSTF recommendations (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for skin cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2009 Feb 3; 150(3):188-93. [Updates USPSTF recommendations on screening for skin cancer (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Woolf SH. A closer look at the argument for disease prevention. JAMA 2009 Feb 4; 301(5):536-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews on cost-effective analyses of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002), aspirin and/or statins for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease events in men (Ann Intern Med, 2006), and counseling by clinicians to improve physical activity (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Joesoef MR, Weinstock HS, Kent CK, et al. Sex and age correlates of chlamydial prevalence in adolescents and adults entering correctional facilities, 2005: implications for screening policy. Sex Transm Dis 2009 Feb; 36(2 Suppl). [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection (Am J Prev Med, 2001).]

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

Journal of Rural Health
Pollard C, Bailey KA, Petitte T, et al. Electronic patient registries improve diabetes care and clinical outcomes in rural community health centers. J Rural Health 2009 Winter; 25(1):77-84. [Cites NHQR, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

MCN: American Journal of Maternal and Child Nursing
Beaulieu MJ. Failure to rescue. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 2009 Jan-Feb; 34(1):18-23. [Uses the Fetal Safety Failure to Rescue Process Tool based on AHRQ's Failure to Rescue Patient Safety Indicator adapted for perinatal care processes by Simpson (J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs, 2006) as the study instrument.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Romano PS, Mull HJ, Rivard PE, et al. Validity of selected AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators based on VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data. Health Serv Res 2009 Feb; 44(1):182-204. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; cites AHRQ publications Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 3.1, 2007, The AHRQ Quality Indicators in 2007, AHRQ Quality Indicators Newsletter, 2007, and Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications Version 3.2, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Honeycutt AA, Segel JE, Hoerger TJ, et al. Comparing cost-of-illness estimates from alternative approaches: an application to diabetes. Health Serv Res 2009 Feb; 44(1):303-20. [Uses 1998-2003 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rural Health
Weeks WB, Lee RE, Wallace AE, et al. Do older rural and urban veterans experience different rates of unplanned readmission to VA and non-VA hospitals?. J Rural Health 2009 Winter; 25(1):62-9. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Birken SA, Mayer ML. An investment in health: anticipating the cost of a usual source of care for children. Pediatrics 2009 Jan; 123(1):77-83. [Uses 2004 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Women's Health Issues
Chatterjee S, Kotelchuck M, Sambamoorthi U. Prevalence of chronic illness in pregnancy, access to care, and health care costs: implications for interconception care. Womens Health Issues 2008 Nov-Dec; 18(6 Suppl 1):S107-S116. [Uses 2004 MEPS data.]

Current as of February 2009
Internet Citation: Intern to Attending: Assessing Stress Among Physicians: Articles of Interest: February 6, 2009. February 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/020609.html

 

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