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Challenges and Pathways for Clinical and Translational Research

Articles of Interest: April 10, 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
Pincus HA. Challenges and pathways for clinical and translational research: why is this research different from all other research? Acad Med 2009 Apr; 84(4):411-12. [Supported in part by grant 5 U18 HS16097 (to the State University of New Jersey).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Bonomi AE, Anderson ML, Rivara FP, et al. Health care utilization and costs associated with physical and nonphysical-only intimate partner violence. 2009 Mar; (Online):1-16. [Supported by AHRQ, grant number not given.]

Tunis S, Clancy C, Helms WD, et al. Roundtable on expanding capacity for comparative effectiveness research in the United States: discussion took place on June 3, 2007, at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Orlando, FL. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):327-42. [AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy was one of four panel members participating in this discussion.]

Werner RM, Konetzka RT, Kruse GB. Impact of public reporting on unreported quality of care. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):379-98. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS16478-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Singer S, Lin S, Falwell A, et al. Relationship of safety climate and safety performance in hospitals. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):399-421. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13920; uses AHRQ's patient safety indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Gurses AP, Carayon P, Wall M. Impact of performance obstacles on intensive care nurses' workload, perceived quality and safety of care, and quality of working life. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):422-43. [Supported by grant 1 R36 HS14517.] Select to access the abstract.

Lorch SA, Silber JH, Even-Shoshan O, et al. Use of prolonged travel to improve pediatric risk-adjustment models. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):519-41. [Supported by grant HS09983.] Select to access the abstract.

Farley DO, Battles JB. Evaluation of the AHRQ patient safety initiative: framework and approach. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 2):628-45. [Supported by contract 290-02-0010; second author is Senior Service Fellow for Patient Safety and Medical Error in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.]

Sorbero ME, Ricci KA, Lovejoy S, et al. Assessment of contributions to patient safety knowledge by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded patient safety projects. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 2):646-64. [Supported by contract 290-02-0010.]

Taylor SL, Ridgely MS, Greenberg MD, et al. Experiences of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded projects that implemented practices for safer patient care. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 2):665-83. [Supported by contract 290-02-0010.]

Damberg CL, Ridgely MS, Shaw R, et al. Adopting information technology to drive improvements in patient safety: lessons from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality health information technology grantees. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 2):684-700. [Supported by contract 290-02-0010.]

Teleki SS, Damberg CL, Sorbero ME, et al. Training a patient safety work force: the Patient afety Improvement Corps. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 2):701-16. [Supported by contract 290-02-0010.]

Mendel P, Damberg CL, Sorbero ME, et al. The growth of partnerships to support patient safety practice adoption. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 2):717-38. [Supported by contract 290-02-0010.]

Greenberg MD, Haviland AM, Yu H, et al. Safety outcomes in the United States: trends and challenges in measurement. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 2):739-55. [Supported by contract 290-02-0010.]

Farley DO, Damberg CL. Evaluation of the AHRQ patient safety initiative: synthesis of findings. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 2):756-76. [Supported by contract no. 290-02-0010.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Eden KB, Dolan JG, Perrin NA, et al. Patients were more consistent in randomized trial at prioritizing childbirth preferences using graphic-numeric than verbal formats. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Apr; 62(4):415-424.e3. [Supported in part by grants 1 R03 HS13959, 1 R01 HS15321-01, and 1 K08 HS11338-01 (in partnership with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Bernard D, Sivrioglu Y, Encinosa W. Health care expenditure burdens among people with anxiety disorders. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2009 Mar; 12 Suppl 1:S5. [First and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively; abstracts paper presented at the Ninth Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry 'Quality and Outcomes in Mental Health Policy and Economics', March 2009; supported by AHRQ; uses 2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Grimberg A, Ramos M, Grundmeier R, et al. Sex-based prevalence of growth faltering in an urban pediatric population. J Pediatr 2009 Apr; 154(4):567-572.e2. [Supported in part by AHRQ, grant number not given (for the Pediatric Research Consortium). Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Persell SD, Kho AN, Thompson JA, et al. Improving hypertension quality measurement using electronic health records. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):388-94. [Supported by Mentored Clinical Scientist Development award, grant 1 K08 HS15647-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Persell SD, Dunne AP, Lloyd-Jones DM, et al. Electronic health record-based cardiac risk assessment and identification of unmet preventive needs. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):418-24. [Supported by the Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, grant 1 K08 HS15647-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Gold R, DeVoe J, Shah A, et al. Insurance continuity and receipt of diabetes preventive care in a network of federally qualified health centers. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):431-9. [Supported in part by Mentored Clinical Scientist Award, grant 1 K08 HS16181 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Chukmaitov AS, Bazzoli GJ, Harless DW, et al. Variations in inpatient mortality among hospitals in different system types, 1995 to 2000. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):466-73. [Supported by grant R01 HS13094-03. Also go to the AHRQ-funded article by Williams et al. (Pediatrics, 2009) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles .] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Ellerbeck EF, Mahnken JD, Cupertino AP, et al. Effect of varying levels of disease management on smoking cessation: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med> 2009 Apr 7; 150(7):437-46. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites AHRQ publication, You Can Quit Smoking: Consumer Guide, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Jaén et al. (J Fam Pract, 2001).] Select to access the abstract

Steinberg MB, Greenhaus S, Schmelzer AC, et al. Triple-combination pharmacotherapy for medically ill smokers: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2009 Apr 7; 150(7):447-54. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract

Rigotti NA. The future of tobacco treatment in the health care system. Ann Intern Med 2009 Apr 7; 150(7):496-497. [Cites AHRQ guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Summaries for patients. Comparison of 3 strategies to quit smoking. Ann Intern Med 2009 Apr 7; 150(7):I-36. [Summarizes article by Ellerbeck et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) cited above, which cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Evidence Based Nursing
Doran D. The emerging role of PDAs in information use and clinical decision making. Evid Based Nurs 2009 Apr; 12(2):35-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kawamoto et al. (BMJ, 2005) and Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003).]

Health Services Research
Glied S. Covering the uninsured as a quality improvement strategy. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):323-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Werner et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008).]

Schneider E, Fisher E, Burstin H, et al. AcademyHealth annual research meeting 2007: roundtable on achieving national quality measurement and reporting progress and prospects, June 5, 2007. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):343-58. [Mentions AHRQ's patient safety indicators and CAHPS®; includes follow-up to fourth (Hopkins) and first authors' comments by researcher (Elixhauser) from AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets on additional information and administrative data studies.]

Nembhard IM. Learning and improving in quality improvement collaboratives: which collaborative features do participants value most?. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):359-78. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Homer et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005), Landon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007, and Ann Intern Med, 2004), Leape et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006), and Marsden (Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Gellad WF, Choudhry NK, Friedberg MW, et al. Variation in drug prices at pharmacies: are prices higher in poorer areas?. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):606-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hsu et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Hilborne LH. Setting the state for the second decade of the era of patient safety: contributions by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and grantees. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 2):623-7. [Discusses AHRQ's evaluation of the Institute of Medicine's patient safety report To Err is Human and similar funded projects.]

JAMA
O'Connor CM, Whellan DJ, Lee KL, et al. Efficacy and safety of exercise training in patients with chronic heart failure: HF-ACTION randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2009 Apr 8; 301(14):1439-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Curtis et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Kulkarni GS, Laupacis A, Urbach DR, et al. Varied definitions of hospital volume did not alter the conclusions of volume-outcome analyses. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Apr; 62(4):400-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002, and Surgery, 2001) and Goodney et al. (Ann Surg, 2003). Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Weaver MR, Conover CJ, Proescholdbell RJ, et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis of integrated care for people with HIV, chronic mental illness and substance abuse disorders. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2009 Mar; 12(1):33-46. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Donald Sherbourne et al. (Med Care, 2001), Anderson et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1998), and Bozzette et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Safford MM. Improving the quality of quality measurement: the tinkerer, the tailor and the candlestick maker. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):375-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schulman et al. (N Engl J Med, 1999) and Zaslavsky et al. (Med Care, 2000).]

Kaplan SH, Griffith JL, Price LL, et al. Improving the reliability of physician performance assessment: identifying the "physician effect" on quality and creating composite measures. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):378-87. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hofer et al. (JAMA, 1999), Schneider et al. (JAMA, 2002), and Rosenthal et al. (New Eng J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Haines T, Kuys SS, Morrison G, et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for risk of in-hospital falls using physiotherapist clinical judgment. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):448-56. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (Am J Med, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Temkin-Greener H, Zheng N, Katz P, et al. Measuring work environment and performance in nursing homes. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):482-91. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (J Aging Health, 1991) and Mukamel and Spector (Gerontologist, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
van Rosse F, Maat B, Rademaker CM, et al. The effect of computerized physician order entry on medication prescription errors and clinical outcome in pediatric and intensive care: a systematic review. Pediatrics 2009 Apr; 123(4):1184-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the .abstract.

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

American Journal of Nursing
Napoli M. The marketing of osteoporosis. Am J Nurs 2009 Apr; 109(4):58-61. [Cites USPSTF recommendation on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Walter LC, Lindquist K, Nugent S, et al. Impact of age and comorbidity on colorectal cancer screening among older veterans. Ann Intern Med 2009 Apr 7;150(7):465-73. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statements on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and colon cancer screening (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2000); cites USPSTF-sponsored review on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
US Preventive Services Task Force. Screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Pediatrics 2009 Apr; 123(4):1223-28. [Presents the USPSTF recommendation on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents, as based on findings in the evidence review by Williams et al. (Pediatrics, 2009) as cited below.] Select to access the abstract.

Williams SB, O'Connor EA, Eder M, et al. Screening for child and adolescent depression in primary care settings: a systematic evidence review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Pediatrics 2009 Apr; 123(4):e716-e735. [Supported by contract 290-02-0024 (to the Oregon Evidence-Based Practice Center); cites AHRQ publication Screening for Depression, 2002; cites USPSTF recommendations and rationale on screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and screening for suicide risk, 2004; cites USPSTF-sponsored methods review (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract1

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Ip S, Lichtenstein AH, Chung M, et al. Systematic review: association of low-density lipoprotein subfractions with cardiovascular outcomes. Ann Intern Med 2009 Apr 7; 150(7):474-84. [Supported by contract 290-02-0022 (to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and "based on an update of a technology assessment performed as part of the Evidence-based Practice Center program" of AHRQ).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Robinson JC, Casalino LP, Gillies RR, et al. Financial incentives, quality improvement programs, and the adoption of clinical information technology. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):411-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review of the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care (Chaudhry et al., Ann Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract

Obesity
Mechanick JI, Kushner RF, Sugerman HJ, et al. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Obesity Society, and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Medical Guidelines for Clinical Practice for the perioperative nutritional, metabolic, and nonsurgical support of the bariatric surgery patient. Obesity 2009 Apr; 17 (Suppl 1): S1-S70. [Lists in table no. 21, "Educational Resources on Bariatric Surgery", Guidelines for the Clinical Application of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery from AHRQ's National Guidelines Clearinghouse; cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Pharmacological and Surgical Treatment of Obesity, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening and interventions to prevent obesity in adults, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

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 Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

European Journal of Pain
Häuser W, Thieme K, Turk DC. Guidelines on the management of fibromyalgia syndrome - A systematic review. Eur J Pain 2009 Mar 3; (Epub):1-6. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Ho V, Ku-Goto MH, Jollis JG. Certificate of Need (CON) for cardiac care: controversy over the contributions of CON. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):483-500. [Uses Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites article by Ho et al. (Cost Eff Res Alloc, 2007) using HCUP data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Elliott MN, Zaslavsky AM, Goldstein E, et al. Effects of survey mode, patient mix, and nonresponse on CAHPS hospital survey scores. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):501-18. [Uses Consumer Assessments of Healthcare Providers and Systems Hospital Survey (H-CAHPS); cites articles by Damiano et al. (Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol, 2004), Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001), Fowler et al. (Med Care, 1999), Kim et al. (Med Care, 2005), O'Malley et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2008), and Zaslavsky et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2002, and Health Care Financ Rev, 2001), which use CAHPS®; cites AHRQ-funded CAHPS® article by De Vries et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded article by Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Elliott MN, Haviland AM, Kanouse DE, et al. Adjusting for subgroup differences in extreme response tendency in ratings of health care: impact on disparity estimates. Health Serv Res 2009 Apr; 44(2 Pt 1):542-61. [Uses 2004 CAHPS® data; cites CAHPS® articles by Bernard et al. (2004), Damiano et al. (Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol, 2004), Elliott et al. (2005 and Health Serv Res, 2001), Morales et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001), and others; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fongwa et al. (J Aging Health, 2006) and Landon et al. (JAMA, 2004) using CAHPS® data .] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Nast A, Spuls P, Ormerod A, et al. A critical appraisal of evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris: 'AGREE-ing' on a common base for European evidence-based psoriasis treatment guidelines. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2009 Feb 24; (Epub):1-6. [Uses HRQ's National Guidelines Clearinghouse™ to identify applicable guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
McAuley WJ, Spector W, Van Nostrand J. Formal home care utilization patterns by rural-urban community residence. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2009 Mar; 64(2):258-68. [Uses and cites 2002-2003 MEPS data; authors acknowledge that research was written "while the first author served as Long-Term Care Scholar in Residence" at AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Busch SH, Frank RG, Barry CL, et al. Who responds to new safety information? The case of pediatric antidepressant use and suicide risk. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2009 Mar; 12 Suppl 1:S8. [Uses 2002-2006 MEPS data.]

Journal of Trauma Injury
Browne JA, Pietrobon R, Olson SA. Hip fracture outcomes: does surgeon or hospital volume really matter?. J Trauma 2009 Mar; 66(3):809-14. [Uses 1988-2002 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ publication Comparative Analysis of HCUP and NHDS Inpatient Discharge Data, 1996, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992, and J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1992) and Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Fradet V, Allareddy V, Aaronson DS, et al. Is the complication rate of radical cystectomy predictive of the complication rate of other urological procedures?. J Urol 2009 Mar; 181(3):1054-9; discussion 1059-60. [Uses 2000-2004 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Sorensen MD, Krieger JN, Rivara FP, et al. Fournier's gangrene: population based epidemiology and outcomes. J Urol 2009 Mar 13; (Online):2120-6. [Uses 2001 and 2004 HCUP State Inpatient Database (SID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Strope SA, Daignault S, Hollingsworth JM, et al. Physician ownership of ambulatory surgery centers and practice patterns for urological surgery: evidence from the state of Florida. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):403-10. [Uses 1998-2002 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin and Bernard (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financial, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 2006); cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

DeSalvo KB, Jones TM, Peabody J, et al. Health care expenditure prediction with a single item, self-rated health measure. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):440-7. [Uses and cites 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 MEPS data; acknowledges support of AHRQ for conduct of a portion of the research at the CFACT Data Center; cites AHRQ-authored article discussing MEPS by Cohen, Monheit, and Beauregard (first and second authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1996); cites AHRQ-authored article by Fleishman and Cohen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2006); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003, and Am J Epidemiol, 2001), Romano et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993), and Iezzoni et al. (Am J Public Health, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Kurichi JE, Small DS, Bates BE, et al. Possible incremental benefits of specialized rehabilitation bed units among veterans after lower extremity amputation. Med Care 2009 Apr; 47(4):457-65. [Uses 2003 Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Med Care, 1998); cites HCUP Comorbidity Software, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Shetty KD, Vogt WB, Bhattacharya J. Hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular health in the United States. Med Care 2009 Mar 23; (Epub):1-6. [Uses 1990-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
King K, Martynenko M, Bergman MH, et al. Family composition and children's exposure to adult smokers in their homes. Pediatrics 2009 Apr; 123(4):e559-e564. [Uses and cites 2000-2004 MEPS data; cites Children Living with Adult Smokers, United States, 2004, MEPS statistical brief no. 147, 2006; cites AHRQ guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, and Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites AHRQ publication, Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Irwin CE, Adams SH, Park J, et al. Preventive care for adolescents: few get visits and fewer get services. 2009 Apr; 123(4):e565-e572. [Uses and cites 2001-2004 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ma et al. (J Adolesc Health, 2005) and Cook et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).]

Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Challenges and Pathways for Clinical and Translational Research: Articles of Interest: April 10, 2009. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/041009.html

 

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