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Intern to Attending: Assessing Stress among Physicians

Articles of Interest: March 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 RFA HS03005.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesiology
Slagle JM, Weinger MB. Effects of intraoperative reading on vigilance and workload during anesthesia care in an academic medical center. Anesthesiology 2009 Feb; 110(2):275-83. [Supported by grant R01 HS11521.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Saleh SS, Racz M, Hannan E. The effect of preoperative and hospital characteristics on costs for coronary artery bypass graft. Ann Surg 2009 Feb; 249(2):335-41. [Supported in part by grant HS15751.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of General Psychiatry
Olfson M, Cherry DK, Lewis-Fernández R. Racial differences in visit duration of outpatient psychiatric visits. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2009 Feb; 66(2):214-21. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16097 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Powers BJ, Olsen MK, Oddone EZ, et al. Literacy and blood pressure—do healthcare systems influence this relationship? A cross-sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res 2008 Oct 23; 8:219. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00079 (training grant to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Ho PM, Maddox TM, Wang L, et al. Risk of adverse outcomes associated with concomitant use of clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors following acute coronary syndrome. JAMA 2009 Mar 4; 301(9):937-44. [Supported by grant U18 HS16964 (to sixth author, Peterson ED, at the Duke Cardiovascular Center for Evaluation and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of American Geriatrics Society
Ito K, Hollenberg JP, Charlson ME. Using the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for referring older men for bone densitometry: a decision analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Feb; 57(2):218-24. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00066 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Thomson MS, Gruneir A, Lee M, et al. Nursing time devoted to medication administration in long-term care: clinical, safety, and resource implications. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Feb; 57(2):266-72. [Supported by grants HS10481 and HS15430.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Azzone V, Frank RG, Pakes JR, et al. Behavioral health services for women who have breast cancer. J Clin Oncol 2009 Feb 10; 27(5):706-12. [Supported by grant P01 HS10803-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Bloomberg GR, Banister C, Sterkel R, et al. Socioeconomic, family, and pediatric practice factors that affect level of asthma control. Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 123(3):829-35. [Supported by grant HS15378.] Select to access the abstract.

Zaoutis T, Localio AR, Leckerman K, et al. Prolonged intravenous therapy versus early transition to oral antimicrobial therapy for acute osteomyelitis in children. Pediatrics 2009 Feb; 123(2):636-42. [Supported by CERTS grant HS10399 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Ko Y, Malone DC, D'Agostino JV, et al. Potential determinants of prescribers' drug-drug interaction knowledge. Res Social Adm Pharm 2008 Dec; 4(4):355-66. [Supported by CERTs grant U18 HS10385-05.] Select to access the abstract. Also go to AHRQ-funded article by Abernethy et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Philibert I. Can hospital rankings measure clinical and educational quality?. Acad Med 2009 Feb; 84(2):177-84. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002, and Cancer, 2005), Epstein et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2005), Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002), and Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004); cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins, Fink, and Slutsky (director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Byrne JM, Loo LK, Giang D. Monitoring and improving resident work environment across affiliated hospitals: a call for a national resident survey. Acad Med 2009 Feb; 84(2):199-205. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Asch et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Gillick MR. Controlling off-label medication use. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 3; 150(5):344-47. [Cites Table No. 5 from Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Fact Book Hospitalizations in the United States, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Ross JS, Gross CP. Policy research: using evidence to improve healthcare delivery systems. Circulation 2009 Feb 17; 119(6):891-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin and Bernard (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 2006).]

International Journal of Health Services
Quinlan M, Bohle P. Overstretched and unreciprocated commitment: reviewing research on the occupational health and safety effects of downsizing and job insecurity. Int J Health Serv 2009; 39(1):1-44. [Cites articles by Ferrie et al. (BMJ, 1995 and 2001, Soc Sci Med, 1998, Am J Public Health, 1998, J Occup Health Pscyhol, 2001, and J Epidemiol Community Health, 2002) using the AHRQ-funded Whitehall II study.]

Ostry AS. Globalization and the marginalization of unskilled labor: potential impacts of health in developed nations. Int J Health Serv 2009; 39(1):45-57. [Cites article by North et al. (Am J Public Health, 1996) using the AHRQ-funded Whitehall II study.]

Mansyur CL, Amick III BC, Franzini L, et al. Culture and the social context of health inequalities. Int J Health Serv 2009; 39(1):85-106. [Cites article by Singh-Manoux et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2003) using the AHRQ-funded Whitehall II study.]

Johansson G, Lundberg I. Components of the illness flexibility model as explanations of socioeconomic differences in sickness absence. Int J Health Serv 2009; 39(1):123-38. [Cites articles by Feeney et al. (Occup Environ Med, 1998), Stanfeld et al. (Soc Sci Med, 1995), and North et al. (BMJ, 1993) using the AHRQ-funded Whitehall II study.]

Benatar SR, Doyal L. Human rights abuse: towards balancing two perspectives. Int J Health Serv 2009; 39(1):139-59. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Studdert et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

Journal of American Geriatrics Society
Leff B, Burton L, Mader SL, et al. Comparison of functional outcomes associated with hospital at home care and traditional acute hospital care. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Feb; 57(2):273-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Denberg TD, Myers BA, Lin CT, et al. An outreach intervention increases bone densitometry testing in older women. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Feb; 57(2):341-7. [Cites AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™, Osteoporosis Physician Performance Measurement Set, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Borrero S, Schwarz EB, Creinin M, et al. The impact of race and ethnicity on receipt of family planning services in the United States. J Womens Health 2009 Jan; 18(1):91-6. Cites AHRQ-authored article by Correa-de-Araujo, McDermott, and Moy (first and second authors are former AHRQ researchers and third author is a Senior Research Scientist in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) (Womens Health Issues, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Yang YT, Mello MM, Subramanian SV, et al. Relationship between malpractice litigation pressure and rates of cesarean section and vaginal birth after cesarean section. Med Care 2009 Feb; 47(2):234-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Studdert et al. (Health Aff, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Hoilette LK, Clark SJ, Gebremariam A, et al. Usual source of care and unmet need among vulnerable children: 1998-2006. Pediatrics 2009 Feb; 123(2):e214-e219. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Szilagyi et al. (Pediatrics, 2004) and DeVoe et al. (Med Care, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Cummings JR, Lavarreda SA, Rice T, et al. The effects of varying periods of uninsurance on children's access to health care. Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 123(3):e411-e418. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Selden and Hudson (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2006); Selden, Banthin and Cohen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 1998); and Selden, Hudson, and Banthin (Health Aff, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Fiscella K, Kitzman H. Disparities in academic achievement and health: the intersection of child education and health policy. Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 123(3):1073-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Wong et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002); cites AHRQ-authored article by Chevarley (researcher in AHRQ[s Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), Owens, Zodet (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), Simpson (former AHRQ deputy director), McCormick, and Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) (Ambul Pediatr, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Akinbami LJ, Moorman JE, Garbe PL, et al. Status of childhood asthma in the United States, 1980—2007. Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 123(Suppl 3):S131-S145. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Finkelstein et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2002) and Lieu et al. (Pediatrics, 2004).]

Williams DR, Sternthal M, Wright RJ. Social determinants: taking the social context of asthma seriously. Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 123(Suppl 3):S174-S184. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lieu et al. (Pediatrics, 2002).]

Gupta RS, Weiss KB. The 2007 National Asthma Education and Prevention Program asthma guidelines: accelerating their implementation and facilitating their impact on children with asthma. Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 123(Suppl 3):S193-S198. [Cites AHRQ publication, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2007.]

James CV, Rosenbaum S. Paying for quality care: implications for racial and ethnic health disparities in pediatric asthma. Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 123(Suppl 3):S205-S210. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2006); cites HCUP data Hospital Stay for Children Only: Outcomes by Diagnosis Related Group 98 Bronchitis & Asthma Age 0-17, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publication, The Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance Recommended Starter Set: Clinical Performance Measures for Ambulatory Care, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

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

Journal of Women's Health
Roland KB, Benard VB, Saraiya M, et al. Assessing cervical cancer screening guidelines in patient education materials. J Womens Health 2009 Jan; 18(1):5-12. [Cites USPSTF recommendations and rationale on screening for cervical cancer (Am J Nurs, 2003); states that the USPSTF "recommends conventional cervical cytology (Pap test) at least every 3 years for routine primary screening."] Select to access the abstract.

Bodurtha J, Quillin JM, Tracy KA, et al. Mammography screening after risk-tailored messages: the Women Improving Screening Through Education and Risk Assessment (WISER) randomized, controlled trial. J Womens Health 2009 Jan;18(1):41-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded article by Fiscella et al. (Prev Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Alvarez J, Pavao J, Mack KP, et al. Lifetime interpersonal violence and self-reported Chlamydia trachomatis diagnosis among California women. J Womens Health 2009 Jan; 18(1):57-63. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004); cites 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.

Lohr PA, Schwarz EB, Gladstein JE, et al. Provision of contraceptive counseling by internal medicine residents. J Womens Health 2009 Jan;18(1):127-31. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Klevens J, Saltzman LE. The controversy on screening for intimate partner violence: a question of semantics?. J Womens Health 2009 Feb; 18(2):143-5. [Reviews and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004); cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2005; cites articles by Woolf and Atkins (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies and review processes.]Select to access the abstract.

Liang W, Wang JH, Chen MY, et al. Language use and the receipt of cancer screening recommendations by immigrant Chinese American women. J Womens Health 2009 Feb; 18(2):201-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendation and rationale on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites article by Frame et al. that reviews previous USPSTF recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Abernethy AP, Raman G, Balk EM, et al. Systematic review: reliability of compendia methods for off-label oncology indications. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 3; 150(5):336-43. [Supported by contract 290-02-0025 to the Tufts University Medical Center EPC and Duke University.] Select to access the abstract.

Tillman K, Burton B, Jacques LB, et al. Compendia and anticancer therapy under Medicare. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 3; 150(5):348-50. [Notes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' request that AHRQ "perform a systematic review of practices and performance of several published compendia," and its fulfillment in the AHRQ-funded article by Abernethy et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) cited above.] Select to access the abstract.

Sox HC. Evaluating off-label uses of anticancer drugs: time for a change. Ann Intern Med 2009 Mar 3; 150(5):353-4. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Abernethy et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) cited above; cites articles by Harris et al. (Ann J Prev Med, 2001) and Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on USPSTF methodologies and review processes.]

Medical Care
Cheng SH, Wang CJ, Lin JL, et al. Adherence to quality indicators and survival in patients with breast cancer. Med Care 2009 Feb; 47(2):217-25. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Measuring the Quality of Breast Cancer Care in Women, 2004; cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Practice Guideline Development: Methodology Perspectives, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

NCHS Data Brief
Park-Lee E, Caffrey C. Pressure ulcers among nursing home residents: United States, 2004. NCHS Data Brief 2009 Feb; (14):1-7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ guideline Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Vennemann MM, Bajanowski T, Brinkmann B, et al. Does breastfeeding reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome?. Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 123(3):e406-e410. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.]

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

[None in this category.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Epidemiology
Virtanen M, Singh-Manoux A, Ferrie JE, et al. Long working hours and cognitive function: the Whitehall II study. Am J Epidemiol 2009 Mar 1; 169(5):596-605. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Marmot et al. (Int J Epidemiol, 2005), Singh-Manoux et al. (Ann Epidemiol, 2005), and Ferrie et al. (Sleep, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kuklina EV, Meikle SF, Jamieson DJ, et al. Severe obstetric morbidity in the United States: 1998-2005. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Feb; 113(2 Pt 1):293-9. [Uses and cites 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Burke BL, Robbins JM, Bird TM, et al. Trends in hospitalizations for neonatal jaundice and kernicterus in the United States, 1988-2005. Pediatrics 2009 Feb; 123(2):524-32. [Uses and cites 1988-2005 HCUP NIS and Kids' Impatient Database (KID) data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (Health Aff, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Macy ML, Stanley RM, Lozon MM, et al. Trends in high-turnover stays among children hospitalized in the United States, 1993-2003. Pediatrics 2009 Mar; 123(3):996-1002. [Uses and cites 1993-2003 HCUP NIS data, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ's HCUP Statistical Brief, Pediatric Emergency Department Visits in Community Hospitals from Selected States, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites HCUP methods series report Observation Status Related to US Hospital Records, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Intern to Attending: Assessing Stress among Physicians: Articles of Interest: March 6, 2009. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/030609.html

 

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