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Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Long-term-care Facilities: A Pilot Study Implementing Standardized Nurse Aide Documentation and Feedback Reports

Articles of Interest: March 19, 2010

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.
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  • 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

Advances in Skin and Wound Care
Horn SD, Sharkey SS, Hudak S, Gassaway J, James R, Spector W. Pressure ulcer prevention in long-term-care facilities: a pilot study implementing standardized nurse aide documentation and feedback reports. Adv Skin Wound Care 2010 Mar; 23(3):120-31. [Sixth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Ray WA, Murray KT, Griffin MR, et al. Outcomes with concurrent use of clopidogrel and proton-pump inhibitors: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 16; 152(6):337-45. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant HS16974.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Kozower BD, Lau CL, Phillips JV, et al. A thoracic surgeon-directed tobacco cessation intervention. Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Mar; 89(3):926-30; discussion 930. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS18049 (to first author); cites article by Fiore (Respir Care, 2000), using/discussing the updated AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 1996 and 2000; cites AHRQ-funded article by Whitlock et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002), using USPSTF systematic evidence reviews, USPSTF recommendations, and AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 1996 and 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Palsbo SE, Diao G. The business case for adult disability care coordination. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2010 Feb; 91(2):178-83. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS16537-01.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Westrick SC, Mount JK. Impact of perceived innovation characteristics on adoption of pharmacy-based in-house immunization services. Int J Pharm Pract 2010 Feb; 17(1):39-46. [Supported by grant 1 R36 HS14512.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Dulin MF, Ludden TM, Tapp H, et al. Geographic information systems (GIS) demonstrating primary care needs for a transitioning Hispanic community. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Jan-Feb; 23(1):109-20. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS16023-01; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Cook AJ, Elmore JG, Miglioretti DL, et al. Decreased accuracy in interpretation of community-based screening mammography for women with multiple clinical risk factors. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 Apr; 63(4):441-51. [Supported in part by grant HS10591.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kinsman H, Roter D, Berkenblit G, et al. "We'll do this together": the role of the first person plural in fostering partnership in patient-physician relationships. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Mar; 25(3):186-93. [Supported in part by contract 290-01-0012 and grant K08 HS13903-05 (to last author, Beach).] Select to access the abstract.

Hasan O, Meltzer DO, Shaykevich SA, et al. Hospital readmission in general medicine patients: a prediction model. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Mar; 25(3):211-19. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS10597 (for the Multicenter Hospitalist Study); cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies. Vol. 7: Care Coordination, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Boyd CM, Reider L, Frey K, et al. The effects of guided care on the perceived quality of health care for multi-morbid older persons: 18-month outcomes from a cluster-randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Mar; 25(3):235-42. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS14580-01-05 (last author, Boult, is principal investigator for the Guided Care program).] Select to access the abstract.

Physical Therapy
Freburger JK, Carey TS. Comparative effectiveness research: opportunities and challenges for physical therapy. Phys Ther 2010 Mar; 90(3):327-32. [Partially supported through multiple task order contracts to the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center; discusses AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program and highlights specific research projects.]

Statistics in Medicine
Yan M, Alejandro GD, Hui Z, et al. A U-statistics-based approach for modeling Cronbach coefficient alpha within a longitudinal data setting. Stat Med 2010 Mar 15; 29(6):659-70. [Supported in part by CERTs grant 1 U18 HS16075.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Qaseem A, Snow V, Gosfield A, et al. Pay for performance through the lens of medical professionalism. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 16; 152(6):366-9. [Cites book, Doctor's Decisions and the Cost of Medical Care, 1986, by Eisenberg (former AHRQ director); cites AHRQ publication, Strategies to Support Quality-Based Purchasing: A Review of the Evidence, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneider, Zaslavsky, and Epstein (N Engl J Med, 2004) and Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006); cites article by Fung et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) using Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Taylor JC, Collar RM, Wilson KF, et al. Cricotracheal resection with hilar release for pediatric airway stenosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010 Mar; 136(3):256-9. [Cites 2003 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), citing article by Shah et al. (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care
Kramer-Jackman K, Kramer D, Jr. Bariatric hospital bed safety and selection. Bariatric Nurs Surg Patient Care 2010 Mar 9; 5(1):45-55. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.]

Scott ES, Pokorny ME, Rose MA, et al. Safe "handoffs" for the morbidly obese: clinical report. Bariatric Nurs Surg Patient Care 2010 Mar 9; 5(1):71-4. [Cites AHRQ publication, Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2006.]

General Practitioner
Ritchie M. Independent nurse: clinical focus — back pain: acute/sub-acute. Gen Pract 2010 Feb 15; Online. [Mentions that AHRQ "suggests that once a patient has had back pain it becomes part of life and, for many, it is intermittently disabling"; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo and Weinstein (N Engl J Med, 2001).]

JAMA
Kahn KL, Adams JL, Weeks JC, et al. Adjuvant chemotherapy use and adverse events among older patients with stage III colon cancer. JAMA 2010 Mar 17; 303(11):1037-45. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2003) and AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Partridge E, Fouad M. Community-driven approaches for reducing health disparities in cancer. JAMA 2010 Mar 17; 303(11):1090-1. [Cites AHRQ publication, Does Differential Diffusion of Innovations Contribute to Disparities in Health Care? Final Report 290-00-0012, 2003.]

Journal of Family Practice
Schumann SA, Jones K, Patrick G. When is it safe to forego a CT in kids with head trauma? J Fam Pract 2010 Mar; 59(3):159-64. [Cites ACR Appropriateness Criteria, 2008", on AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Hwang JP, Roundtree AK, Engebretson JC,Suarez-Almazor. Medical care of hepatitis B among Asian American populations: perspectives from three provider groups. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Mar; 25(3):220-7. [Acknowledges that second and las authors "are investigators at the Houston Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics, which receives core support from [AHRQ]" (for grant 5 U18 HS16093); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Freed et al. (Pediatrics, 1993 and 1994) and Wee et al. (Prev Med, 2005); cites systematic review by Choudhry, Fletcher, and Soumerai (Ann Intern Med, 2005), as published in AHRQ-funded Improving Patient Care section of journal.] Select to access the abstract.

Lieu TA, Solomon JL, Sabin JE, et al. Consumer awareness and strategies among families with high-deductible health plans. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Mar; 25(3):249-54. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Wharam et al. (JAMA, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Lara M, Valencia GR,Gavillan JA, et al. Reducing inequities among children with asthma in the island of Puerto Rico: experiences of a community-based, trans-sectoral effort. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009; 20(4 Suppl):116-36. [Notes that the "work conducted during Phase I was conducted while Dr. Lara was a Mentored Clinical Scientist sponsored by [AHRQ]."] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Bae SH, Mark B, Fried B. Impact of nursing unit turnover on patient outcomes in hospitals. J Nurs Scholarsh 2010 Mar; 42(1):40-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Nursing Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997).

Lancet
Lamb SE, Hansen Z, Lall R, et al. Group cognitive behavioral treatment for low-back pain in primary care: a randomized controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis. Lancet 2010 Mar 13; 375(9718):916-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo et al. (Spine, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
VanLare JM, Conway PH, Sox HC. Five next steps for a new national program for comparative-effectiveness research. N Engl J Med 2010 Mar 18; 362(11):970-3. [Discusses AHRQ's allocation of comparative-effectiveness research (CER) funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; cites AHRQ-authored article by Conway (researcher in AHRQ's Office of the Director) and Clancy (AHRQ director) (N Engl J Med, 2009); cites AHRQ Web site publication Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: AHRQ Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness (CHOICE) Grants (R01), 2009.]

Adams JL, Mehrotra A, Thomas JW, et al. Physician cost profiling—reliability and risk of misclassification. N Engl J Med 2010 Mar 18; 362(11):1014-21. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hofer et al. (JAMA, 1999) and Scholle et al. (Am J Manage Care, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

OBG Management
Parker WHY. Remove the ovaries at hysterectomy? Here's the lowdown on risks and benefits. OBG Manag 2010 Feb; 22(2):46-53. [Cites AHRQ publication, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), 1988-2000: A Federal-State-Industry Partnership in Health Data, 2003.]

Orthopedic Design and Technology
Kurtz SM. Implantable PEEK polymers: a decade of progress in spine. Device manufacturers continue to expand their PEEK product offerings. Orthop Des Technol 2010 Jan; 6(1):54-7. [Cites AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site as the source for data on numbers of Americans undergoing spinal fusion procedures in 1997 and 2007.]

Pediatric Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology
Fieldston ES, Puig A. Physicians' views on incentives for adherence in childhood asthma. Pediatr Asthma Allergy Immunol 2009; 22(4):175-88. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Stays Related to Asthma for Children, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 58, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Finkelstein et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2002) and Volpp et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2008).]

Progress in Transplantation
Madan A, White-Williams C, Borckardt JJ, et al. Assessing historical compliance with medical recommendations among transplant candidates: preliminary findings. Prog Transplant 2010 Mar; 20(1):47-52, 95. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Cardiac Rehabiliation, 1995.]

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

American Family Physician
Bonakdar RA. Vitamin D in children: the right dose of evidence. Am Fam Physician 2010 Mar 15; 81(6):703. [Notes that USPSTF has not issued a recommendation on routine vitamin D supplementation.]

No authors. CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2010 Mar 15; 81(6):709-11. [Bases question on USPSTF recommendation on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections, cited below.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2010 Mar 15; 81(6):Online. [Presents USPSTF recommendation statement on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections.]

Lin KW, Lotz DH. Behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Am Fam Physician 2010 Mar 15; 81(6):765. [First author is a medical officer for the USPSTF in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; questions are based on USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections, cited above.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Glynn RJ. The USPSTF recommendation statement on coronary heart disease risk assessment. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 16; 152(6):403; author reply 405-6. [Discusses USPSTF recommendation statement on using nontraditional risk factors in coronary heart disease risk assessment (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Budoff MJ. The USPSTF recommendation statement on coronary heart disease risk assessment. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 16; 152(6):403-4. [Discusses USPSTF recommendation statement on using nontraditional risk factors in coronary heart disease risk assessment (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Blaha MJ, Campbell CY, Horne A. The USPSTF recommendation statement on coronary heart disease risk assessment. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 16; 152(6):404-5. [Discusses USPSTF recommendation statement on using nontraditional risk factors in coronary heart disease risk assessment (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Matteson EL, Crowson CS, Gabriel SE. The USPSTF recommendation statement on coronary heart disease risk assessment. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 16; 152(6):405. [Discusses USPSTF recommendation statement on using nontraditional risk factors in coronary heart disease risk assessment (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review summary on emerging risk factors for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Calonge N, Pettiti D. Author reply: the USPSTF recommendation statement on coronary heart disease risk assessment. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 16; 152(6):405. [Responds to above letters; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review summary on emerging risk factors for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Canadian Journal of Public Health
Soto JC, Chauvet ML, Croulx S, et al. Pratiques cliniques preventives et besoins pour leur integregation chez des medecins d'un centre hospitalier universitaire a Montreal. Can J Public Health 2010 Jan-Feb; 101(1):65-71. [Mentions the USPSTF's development of guides for preventive clinical practices.] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Kopec MT, Randel J, Naz B, et al. Using the Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services to estimate adolescent depressive symptoms in school-based health centers. Fam Med 2010 Mar; 42(3):193-201. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Wiltz SA, Nelson RM. What's the most effective way to screen patients with a family history of colon cancer? J Fam Pract 2010 Mar; 59(3):176-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Chernew M, Gibson TB, Fendrick AM. Trends in patient cost sharing for clinical services used as quality indicators. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Mar; 25(3):243-8. [Uses USPSTF definitions for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colon cancer screening; uses definition of osteoporosis from quality measures identified in AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Hoffman KE, Nguyen PL, Ng AK, et al. Prostate cancer screening in men 75 years old or older: an assessment of self-reported health status and life expectancy. J Urol 2010 March 16. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Cunningham D, Atkin W, Lenz HJ, et al. Colorectal cancer. Lancet 2010 Mar 20; 375(9719):1030-47. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002), updated targeted, systematic review on colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008), and evidence summary on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review Screening For Colorectal Cancer in Adults,2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

MedSurg Nursing
Acee AM. Detecting and managing depression in type II diabetes: PHQ-9 is the answer! MedSurg Nurs 2010 Jan-Feb; 19(1):32-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Depression in Adults, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Identifying infants with hearing loss - United States, 1999-2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2010 Mar 5; 59(8):220-3. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on universal screening for hearing loss in newborns (Pediatrics, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Wacholder S, Hartge P, Prentice R, et al. Performance of common genetic variants in breast-cancer risk models. N Engl J Med 2010 Mar 18; 362(11):986-93. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Notre Dame Law Review
Evans BJ. Seven pillars of a new evidentiary paradigm: the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act enters the genomic era. Notre Dame Law Rev 2010 Feb; 42(1):419-524. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and AHRQ publication, Outcomes Research: Fact Sheet, 2000, as published on AHRQ Web site. Also go to article by Shah et al. (J Am Bd Fam Med, 2010) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Broniatowski M, Moore NZ, Grundfest-Broniatowski S, et al. Paced glottic closure for controlling aspiration pneumonia in patients with neurologic deficits of various causes. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2010 Mar; 119(3):141-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) in Acute-Care Stroke Patients, 1999.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Bluestein D, Rutledge CM, Healey AC. Psychosocial correlates of insomnia severity in primary care. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Mar-Apr; 23(2):204-11. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Manifestations and Management of Chronic Insomnia in Adults, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Shah LC, West P, Bremmeyr K, et al. Health literacy instrument in family medicine: the "newest vital sign" ease of use and correlates. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Mar-Apr; 23(2):195-203. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004; cites AHRQ publication, Shared Decision Making About Screening and Chemoprevention, A Suggested Approach from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Bates DW. Getting in step: electronic health records and their role in care coordination. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Mar; 25(3):174-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), from the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center.]

O'Malley AS, Grossman JM, Cohen GR, et al. Are electronic medical records helpful for care coordination? Experiences of physician practices. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Mar; 25(3):177-85. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology,from Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0003, and AHRQ technical review Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies,2007, from Stanford University-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0017).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
Peat M, Entwistle V, Hall J, et al. Scoping review and approach to appraisal of interventions intended to involve patients in patient safety. J Health Serv Res Policy 2010 Jan; 15 Suppl 1:17-25. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, Twenty Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors, as published on AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation report Update of Survey of Consumer Views of Patient Safety and Quality Information, 2006. Also go to articles by Freburger and Carey (Phys Ther, 2010) and Hasan et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

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

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Winters P, Tancredi D, Fiscella K. The role of usual source of care in cholesterol treatment. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Mar-Apr; 23(2):179-85. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2007; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Moy, Bartman (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, respectively), and Weir (Arch Intern Med, 1995) and Fiscella, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2000). Also go to article by Dulin et al. (J Am Bd Fam Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Journal of Rheumatology
Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Huang XY, et al. Influence of rheumatoid arthritis on employment, function, and productivity in a nationally representative sample in the United States. J Rheumatol 2010 Mar; 37(3):544-9. [Uses 2000, 2002, and 2004 MEPS Household Component data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pain Medicine
Craig BM, Strassels SA. Out-of-pocket prices of opioid analgesics in the United States, 1999-2004. Pain Med 2010; 11:240-7. [Uses 1999-2004 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored publication by Potter and Machlin (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), 1999 and Krauss, Machlin, and Carper (last two authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), 2008, both using MEPS data and AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor, et al. (staff members in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1996-1997), using MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Long-term-care Facilities: A Pilot Study Implementing Standardized Nurse Aide Documentation and Feedback Reports: Articles of Interest: March 19, 2010. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/031910.html

 

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