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Tax-exempt Hospitals and Community Benefits: A Review of State Reporting Requirements

Articles of Interest: March 27, 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

Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law
Hellinger FJ. Tax-exempt hospitals and community benefits: a review of state reporting requirements. J Health Polit Policy Law 2009 Feb; 34(1):37-61. [Author is in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Clancy CM. New patient safety organizations can help health providers learn from and reduce patient safety events. J Patient Saf 2009 Mar; 5(1):1-2. [Author is director of AHRQ.]

Levtzion-Korach O, Alcalai H, Orav EJ, et al. Evaluation of the contributions of an electronic web-based reporting system: enabling action. J Patient Saf 2009 Mar; 5(1):9-15. [Supported in part by AHRQ; grant number not given.]

Horvath MM, Cozart H, Ahmad A, et al. Sharing adverse drug event data using business intelligence technology. J Patient Saf 2009 Mar; 5(1):35-41. [Supported by grant 5 UC1 HS14882-03.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Siahpush M, Wakefield MA, Spittal MJ, et al. Taxation reduces social disparities in adult smoking prevalence. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr; 36(4):285-91. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Berg CJ, Lust KA, Sanem JR, et al. Smoker self-identification versus recent smoking among college students. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr; 36(4):333-6. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Willett JG, Hood NE, Burns EK, et al. Clinical faxed referrals to a tobacco quitline: reach, enrollment, and participant characteristics. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr; 36(4):337-40. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

McKinnon RA, Reedy J, Handy SL, et al. Measuring the food and physical activity environments: shaping the research agenda. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr; 36(Suppl 1):S81-S85. [Cites AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ in reference to the use of the term "measures".]

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Murkofsky RL, Alston K. The past, present, and future of skilled home health agency care. Clin Geriatr Med 2009 Feb; 25(1):1-17, v. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), et al. (Gerontologist, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Rosati RJ. The history of quality measurement in home health care. Clin Geriatr Med 2009 Feb; 25(1):121-34, vii-viii. [Discusses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®); cites testimony Pay for Performance: Committee on Finance given to the U.S. Senate by Mark E. Miller, Executive Director of Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, 2005 (see excerpt on p. 126); cites AHRQ's CAHPS® publication, Hospital Survey Chartbook: What Patients Say About Their Experiences with Hospital Care, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Cooper LA. A 41-year-old African American man with poorly controlled hypertension: review of patient and physician factors related to hypertension treatment adherence. JAMA 2009 Mar 25; 301(12):1260-72. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ornstein et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and Safran et al. (J Fam Pract, 1998 and J Fam Pract, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Pronovost PJ, Colantuoni E. Measuring preventable harm: helping science keep pace with policy. JAMA 2009 Mar 25; 301(12):1273-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (JAMA, 2006); cites article about AHRQ by Leape et al. (JAMA, 2005).]

Timsit JF, Schwebel C, Bouadma L, et al. Chlorhexidine-impregnated sponges and less frequent dressing changes for prevention of catheter-related infections in critically ill adults: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2009 Mar 25; 301(12):1231-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Perencevich EN, Pittet D. Preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections: thinking outside the checklist. JAMA. 2009 Mar 25;301(12):1285-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Rubinstein A, Rubinstein F, Botargues M, et al. A multimodal strategy based on pay-per-performance to improve quality of care of family practitioners in Argentina. J Ambul Care Manage 2009 April/June; 32(2):103-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2006 and N Engl J Med, 2006) and Schneider et al. (Med Care, 2001); cites AHRQ publication, Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Guanais F, Macinko J. Primary care and avoidable hospitalizations: evidence from Brazil. J Ambul Care Manage 2009 Apr-Jun;32(2):115-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Weissman et al. (JAMA, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Delia D, Cantor JC, Tiedemann A, et al. Effects of regulation and competition on health care disparities: the case of cardiac angiography in New Jersey. J Health Polit Policy Law 2009 Feb; 34(1):63-91. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Brach and Fraser (researcher and director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000) and Fiscilla, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (director of AHRQ) (JAMA, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Miller EA, Mor V, Grabowski DC, et al. The devil's in the details: trading policy goals for complexity in medicaid nursing home reimbursement. J Health Polit Policy Law 2009 Feb; 34(1):93-135. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Intrator et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Kronebusch K, Schlesinger M, Thomas T. Managed care regulation in the States: the impact on physicians' practices and clinical autonomy. J Health Polit Policy Law 2009 Apr; 34(2):219-59. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Hellinger (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Serv Res, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded article by Mukamel et al. (Health Ser Res, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Kelly CY, Clancy CM. Importance of recommendations for gestational weight gain. J Nurs Care Qual 2009 Apr-Jun; 24(2):96-99. [Second author is director of AHRQ; reviews Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain, 2008, prepared by RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center.]

VanGilder C, MacFarlane G, Meyer S, et al. Body mass index, weight, and pressure ulcer prevalence: an analysis of the 2006-2007 International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Surveys. J Nurs Care Qual 2009 Apr-Jun; 24(2):127-35. [Cites AHRQ guideline Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, 1994; cites AHRQ publication, Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Sores, 2003; cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief No. 3, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Benkirane RR, R-Abouqal R, Haimeur CC, et al. Incidence of adverse drug events and medication errors in intensive care units: a prospective multicenter study. J Patient Saf 2009 Mar; 5(1):16-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995), Leape et al. (JAMA, 1995), and Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2002 and Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Tsai M, Tsai M, Yang S, et al. Transient global amnesia-like episode due to mistaken intake of Zolpidem: drug safety concern in the elderly. J Patient Saf 2009 Mar; 5(1):32-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995).]

Denham CR. The no outcome-no income tsunami is here: are you a surfer, swimmer, or sinker? J Patient Saf 2009 Mar; 5(1):42-52. [Mentions that the AHRQ's leaders participated in the Chasing Zero Conference, which addressed Healthcare Associated Infections, and "declared that prevention of such infections was an issue that requires national priority status" (p. 43); cites from AHRQ publication, Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers, 2006; cites book discussing AHRQ in Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded study Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Bokhour BG, Pugh MJ, Rao JK, et al. Improving methods for measuring quality of care: a patient-centered approach in chronic disease. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Apr; 66(2):147-66. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Fiscella, Franks, Gold, Clancy (director of AHRQ) (JAMA, 2000); cites AHCPR publication, Clinical Practice Guideline Development: Methodology Perspectives, 1994] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Research
Rich SE, Shardell M, Margolis D, et al. Pressure ulcer preventive device use among elderly patients early in the hospital stay. Nurs Res 2009 Mar-Apr; 58(2):95-104. [Cites AHRQ-authored Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Ballew C, Lloyd BG, Miller SH. Capacity for colorectal cancer screening by colonoscopy, Montana, 2008. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr; 36(4):329-32. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Lim LS, Hoeksema LJ, Sherin K. Screening for osteoporosis in the adult U.S. population: ACPM position statement on preventive practice. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr; 36(4):366-75. [Cites USPSTF recommendations and rationale on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
Ahern CH, Shen Y. Cost-effectiveness analysis of mammography and clinical breast examination strategies: a comparison with current guidelines. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009 Mar; 18(3):718-25. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on the cost-effectiveness of screening mammography beyond age 65 years (Ann Intern Med, 2003); cites AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Mack KP, Pavao J, Tabnak F, et al. Adherence to recent screening mammography among Latinas: findings from the California Women's Health Survey. J Womens Health 2009 Mar; 18(3):347-54. [Cites USPSTF recommendations and rational on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of evidence on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt (Prev Med, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Andriole GL, Grubb RL 3rd, Buys SS, et al. Mortality results from a randomized prostate-cancer screening trial. N Engl J Med 2009 Mar 26; 360(13):1310-19. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites USPSTF recommendation on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Barry MJ. Screening for prostate cancer—the controversy that refuses to die. N Engl J Med 2009 Mar 26; 360(13):1351-4. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); comments on article by Andriole et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009), cited above in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

JAMA
Koppel R, Kreda D. Health care information technology vendors' "hold harmless" clause: implications for patients and clinicians. JAMA 2009 Mar 25; 301(12):1276-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review on the costs and benefits of clinical health IT systems, published in article by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006); cites AHRQ publication, Conference on EHRs and Patient Safety, 2008; cites AHRQ-authored article by Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded articles Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005 and J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2008) and Carayon et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006).]

Medical Care Research and Review
Rosenthal MB, Landon BE, Normand SL, et al. Engagement of health plans and employers in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Apr; 66(2):219-31. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Strategies for Improving Minority Healthcare Quality, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006 and JAMA, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Research
Im EO, Lee SH, Liu Y, et al. A national online forum on ethnic differences in cancer pain experience. Nurs Res 2009 Mar-Apr; 58(2):86-94. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Cancer Pain, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Hassan F, Lewis TC, Davis MM, et al. Hospital utilization and costs among children with influenza, 2003. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr; 36(4):292-6. [Uses HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) 2006 data.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pneumonia hospitalizations among young children before and after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine—United States, 1997-2006. [Uses 2006 HCUP data, as published on AHRQ Web site; from CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2009 Jan; 58(1):1-4.]

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Kleinman NL, Melkonian A, Borden S 4th, et al. The impact of morbid obesity and bariatric surgery on comorbid conditions: a comprehensive examination of comorbidities in an employed population. J Occup Environ Med 2009 Feb; 51(2):170-9. [Uses HCUP data; cites HCUP's Clinical Classification Software, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Blewett LA, Rodin H, Davidson G, et al. Measuring adequacy of coverage for the privately insured: new state estimates to monitor trends in health insurance coverage. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Apr; 66(2):167-80. [Uses 2004 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Banthin, Bernard (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 2006) and Banthin, Cunningham, Bernard (first and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (Health Aff, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Kronebusch K. Assessing changes in high-volume hospital use: hospitals, payers, and aggregate volume trends. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Apr; 66(2):197-218. [Uses HCUP data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer (JAMA, 2000 and J Am Coll Surg, 2000), Birkmeyer et al. (Health Aff, 2002 and N Engl J Med, 2003), and Epstein et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2005); cites AHRQ's Quality Indicators, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Tax-exempt Hospitals and Community Benefits: A Review of State Reporting Requirements: Articles of Interest: March 27, 2009. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/032709.html

 

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