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Disclosing Harmful Pathology Errors to Patients

Articles of Interest: May 1, 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

American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Dintzis SM, Gallagher TH. Disclosing harmful pathology errors to patients. Am J Clin Pathol 2009 Apr; 131(4):463-5. [Supported in part by grant HS16506.]

American Surgeon
Zaydfudim V, Wright JK, Pinson CW. Liver transplantation for iatrogenic porta hepatis transection. Am Surg 2009 Apr; 75(4):313-16. [Supported by National Research Award grant T32 HS13833.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Solomon MD, Goldman DP, Joyce GF, et al. Cost sharing and the initiation of drug therapy for the chronically ill. Arch Intern Med 2009 Apr 27; 169(8):740-8; discussion 748-9. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS13869-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Medicine and Research
Greenlee RT, Coleman LA, Nelson AF, et al. Partnerships in translation: advancing research and clinical care. The 14th Annual HMO Research Network Conference, April 13-16, 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Clin Med Res 2008 Dec; 6(3-4):109-12. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS17518-01; discusses work performed under AHRQ's Centers for Education and Research in Therapeutics, Developing Evidence to Improve Decisions about Effectiveness Network, and Integrated Delivery System Research Network programs.] Select to access the abstract.

Coleman LA, Kottke TE, Rank B, et al. Partnering care delivery and research to optimize health. Clin Med Res 2008 Dec; 6(3-4):113-18. [Supported in part by grant R13 HS17518-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Bayliss EA, Ellis JL, Steiner JF. Seniors' self-reported multimorbidity captured biopsychosocial factors not incorporated into two other data-based morbidity measures. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 May; 62(5):550-557.e1. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS15476 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Dormuth CR, Neumann P, Maclure M, et al. Effects of prescription coinsurance and income-based deductibles on net health plan spending for older users of inhaled medications. Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):508-16. [Supported in part by grant 2 R01 HS10881.] Select to access the abstract.

Encinosa WE, Bernard DM, Du D, Steiner CA. Recent improvements in bariatric surgery outcomes. Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):531-5. [First and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses data from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID).] Select to access the abstract.

Friedman B, Encinosa W, Jiang HJ, Mutter R. Do patient safety events increase readmissions? Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):583-90. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2004 HCUP SID data and AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSI).] Select to access the abstract.

Neuropsychologia
Kennedy KM, Raz N. Aging white matter and cognition: differential effects of regional variations in diffusion properties on memory, executive functions, and speed. Neuropsychologia 2009 Feb; 47(3):916-27. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS13819.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Kitahata MM, Gange SJ, Abraham AG, et al. Effect of early versus deferred antiretroviral therapy for HIV on survival. N Engl J Med 2009 Apr 30; 360(18):1815-26. [Supported in part by AHRQ-01-0012 (grant number obtained through outside sources).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dalal PG, Murray D, Messner AH, et al. Pediatric laryngeal dimensions: an age-based analysis. Anesth Analg 2009 May; 108(5):1475-9. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS16652-01 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Brown JS, Kulldorff M, Petronis KR, et al. Early adverse drug event signal detection within population-based health networks using sequential methods: key methodologic considerations. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2009 Mar; 18(3):226-34. [Supported in part by grant 2 U18 HS10391.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Archives of Internal Medicine
Goff DC Jr, Greenland P. The change we need in health care. Arch Intern Med 2009 Apr 27; 169(8):737-9. [Cites National Health Expenditures by Type of Service and Source of Funds, on CMS Web site (attributed to AHRQ).]

Murray MD, Ritchey ME, Wu J, et al. Effect of a pharmacist on adverse drug events and medication errors in outpatients with cardiovascular disease. Arch Intern Med 2009 Apr 27; 169(8):757-63. [Cites AHRQ-funded publication, Development of a Computerized Adverse Drug Event (ADE) Monitor in the Outpatient Setting, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Schnipper JL, Hamann C, Ndumele CD, et al. Effect of an electronic medication reconciliation application and process redesign on potential adverse drug events: a cluster-randomized trial. Arch Intern Med 2009 Apr 27; 169(8):771-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995), Gurwitz et al. (Am J Med, 2007), and Deyo et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Linder JA, Rigotti NA, Schneider LI, et al. An electronic health record-based intervention to improve tobacco treatment in primary care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med 2009 Apr 27; 169(8):781-7. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Linder et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007 and AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2007); cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer (former director in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

British Medical Journal
Valentin A, Capuzzo M, Guidet B, et al. Errors in administration of parenteral drugs in intensive care units: multinational prospective study. BMJ 2009 Apr 18; 338(7700):928-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rothschild et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005) and Cullen (Crit Care Med, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Bleich SN, Özaltin E, Murray CJ. How does satisfaction with the health-care system relate to patient experience? Bull World Health Organ 2009 Apr; 87(4):271-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Zapka et al. (J Ambul Care Manage, 1995) and Hargraves et al. (Med Care, 2001).]

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
Lin R, Louis TA, Paddock SM, et al. Ranking USRDS provider specific SMRs from 1998-2001. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2009 Mar 1; 9(1):22-38. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Zaslavsky et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Pizer SD. An intuitive review of methods for observational studies of comparative effectiveness. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2009 Mar 1; 9(1):54-68. [Cites testimony given by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy before the House Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, March 5, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Borkhoff CM, Hawker GA, Kreder HJ, et al. Patients' gender affected physicians' clinical decisions when presented with standardized patients but not for matching paper patients. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 May; 62(5):527-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ayanian et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991) and Johnson et al. (Am J Public Health, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Zwarenstein M, Treweek S. What kind of randomized trials do we need? J Clin Epidemiol 2009 May; 62(5):461-3. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003).]

Thorpe KE, Zwarenstein M, Oxman AD, et al. A pragmatic-explanatory continuum indicator summary (PRECIS): a tool to help trial designers. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 May; 62(5):464-75. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer , and Clancy (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Oxman AD, Lombard C, Treweek S, et al. Why we will remain pragmatists: four problems with the impractical mechanistic framework and a better solution. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 May; 62(5):485-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003).]

Oxman AD, Lombard C, Treweek S, et al. A pragmatic resolution. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 May; 62(5):495-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003).]

Journal of Pediatrics
Rossano JW, Jefferson LS, Smith EO, et al. Automated external defibrillators and simulated in-hospital cardiac arrests. J Pediatr 2009 May; 154(5):672-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Weinberg GA, Hall CB, Iwane MK, Poehling KA, et al. Parainfluenza virus infection of young children: estimates of the population-based burden of hospitalization. J Pediatr 2009 May; 154(5):694-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Homer et al. (Pediatrics, 1996) and Perrin et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Ahluwalia IB, Harrison L, D'Angelo D, et al. Medicaid coverage before pregnancy: Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS). J Womens Health 2009 Apr; 18(4):431-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Egerter et al. (Am J Public Health, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Linke SE, Rutledge T, Johnson BD, et al. The joint impact of smoking and exercise capacity on clinical outcomes among women with suspected myocardial ischemia: the WISE study. J Womens Health 2009 Apr; 18(4):443-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo et al. (Med Care, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Clark MA, Rogers ML, Armstrong GF, et al. Comprehensive cancer screening among unmarried women aged 40-75 years: results from the Cancer Screening Project for Women. J Womens Health 2009 Apr; 18(4):451-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Taliaferro (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, respectfully) (Health Aff, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Bertakis KD, Franks P, Epstein RM. Patient-centered communication in primary care: physician and patient gender and gender concordance. J Womens Health 2009 Apr; 18(4):539-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Epstein et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2005 and Ann Fam Med, 2005), Bertakis et al. (Med Care, 1998 and J Fam Pract, 1999), Franks et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Chernew M, Fendrick M. Clinically sensitive cost-sharing for prescription drugs: thinking beyond the silos. Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):505-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Cherkin et al. (Med Care, 1989) and Motheral et al. (Med Care, 2001).]

Shimada SL, Zaslavsky AM, Zaborski LB, et al. Market and beneficiary characteristics associated with enrollment in Medicare managed care plans and fee-for-service. Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):517-523. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Zaslavsky et al. (Inquiry, 2002), Hargraves et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003), Landon et al. (JAMA, 2004), and Schneider et al. (JAMA, 2002); cites articles by Hargraves et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003), Goldstein et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001), Schnaier et al. (Med Care, 1999), Zaslavsky et al. (Med Care, 2002), and others using AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS); cites AHRQ publication, CAHPS® 2.0 Survey and Reporting Kit, 1999.] Select to access the abstract.

Lin CY, Farrell MH, Lave JR, et al. Organizational determinants of hospital end-of-life treatment intensity. Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):524-30. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Barnato et al. (Health Serv Res, 2004), O'Brien et al. (JAMA, 1995), and Iwashyna et al. (Health Serv Res, 2002); cites AHRQ-authored article by Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (JAMA, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Zingmond DS, Saliba D, Wilber KH, et al. Measuring the quality of care provided to dually enrolled Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries living in nursing homes. Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):536-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Grabowski et al. (Health Aff, 2004); cites AHRQ-authored article by Sangl (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Clark RE, Weir S, Ouellette RA, et al. Beyond health plans: behavioral health disorders and quality of diabetes and asthma care for Medicaid beneficiaries. Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):545-52. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Zaslavsky et al. (Med Care, 2000 and Int J Qual Health Care, 2001), Schneider et al. (JAMA, 2002), and Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Hoang T, Goetz MB, Yano EM, et al. The impact of integrated HIV care on patient health outcomes. Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):560-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mugavero et al.(AIDS Patient Care STDS, 2006) and Tucker et al. (Am J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Vogeli C, Kang R, Landrum MB, et al. Quality of care provided to individual patients in US hospitals: results from an analysis of national Hospital Quality Alliance data. Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):591-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Asch et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Blackburn GL, Hu FB, Hutter MM. Updated evidence-based recommendations for best practices in weight loss surgery. Obesity 2009 May; 17(5):839-41. [Cites AHRQ publication, Bariatric Surgery Utilization Outcomes in 1998 and 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief no. 23, 2007; cites AHRQ Web site.]

Kelly JJ, Shikora S, Jones DB, et al. Best practice updates for surgical care in weight loss surgery. Obesity 2009 May; 17(5):863-70. [Cites AHRQ publication, Bariatric Surgery Utilization Outcomes in 1998 and 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief no. 23, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Shikora SA, Kruger RS Jr, Blackburn GL, et al. Best practices in policy and access (coding and reimbursement) for weight loss surgery. Obesity 2009 May; 17(5):918-23. [Cites AHRQ publication, Bariatric Surgery Utilization Outcomes in 1998 and 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief no. 23, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Hutter MM, Jones DB, M Riley S Jr, et al. Best practice updates for weight loss surgery data collection. Obesity 2009 May; 17(5):924-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa, Bernard, Chen, Steiner (first and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Centers for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and second author is a research in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Puhl RM, Heuer CA. The stigma of obesity: a review and update. Obesity 2009 May; 17(5):941-64. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosen et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004) and Wee et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2000, Obes Res, 2005, and Obes Res, 2005).]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Parker WH, Broder MS, Chang E, et al. Ovarian conservation at the time of hysterectomy and long-term health outcomes in the Nurses' Health Study. Obstet Gynecol 2009 May; 113(5):1027-37. [Cites HCUP 1988-2001 HCUP data, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality Management in Health Care
Carroll JG. From the editor. Qual Manag Health Care 2009 Apr-Jun; 18(2):81-2. [Mentions article about AHRQ's re-examination of the "100,000 Lives Campaign" and 2006 statistics on hospital admissions; see article by Ross et al. (Qual Manage Health Care, 2009) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below.]

Siegel B, Bear D, Andres E, et al. Measuring equity: an index of health care disparities. Qual Manag Health Care 2009 Apr-Jun; 18(2):84-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Bepko RJ Jr, Moore JR, Coleman JR. Implementation of a pharmacy automation system (robotics) to ensure medication safety at Norwalk Hospital. Qual Manag Health Care 2009 Apr-Jun;18(2):103-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Leape et al. (JAMA, 1995) and Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995); cites AHRQ publication, Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events to Decrease Hospital Costs, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Snihurowych RR, Cornelius F, Amelung VE. Can branding by health care provider organizations drive the delivery of higher technical and service quality? Qual Manag Health Care 2009 Apr-Jun; 18(2):126-34. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Duclos et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

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

CMAJ
Stanbrook MB, Flegel K. A pause for thought on lung cancer screening. CMAJ 2009 Apr 14; 180(8):793. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Journal of Pediatrics
Geltman PL, Hironaka LK, Mehta SD, et al. Iron supplementation of low-income infants: a randomized clinical trial of adherence with ferrous fumarate sprinkles versus ferrous sulfate drops. J Pediatr 2009 May; 154(5):738-43. [Cites USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Godfrey JR, Dansinger ML. Toward optimal health: sorting out the dietary approaches to achieve a healthy weight. J Womens Health 2009 Apr; 18(4):435-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations and rationale on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).]

Allsworth JE, Anand M, Redding CA, et al. Physical and sexual violence and incident sexually transmitted infections. J Womens Health 2009 Apr; 18(4):529-34. [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.

Obesity
Blackburn GL, Hutter MM, Harvey AM, et al. Expert panel on weight loss surgery: executive report update. Obesity 2009 May; 17(5):842-62. [Cites AHRQ publication, Current Methods of the US Preventive Services Task Force: A Review of the Process, 2001, as published on AHRQ Web site and as published in Am J Prev Med, 2001; cites article about USPSTF (Barton, et al., Ann Intern Med, 2007, and Guirguis-Blake et al., Ann Intern Med, 2007); cites AHRQ publication, Bariatric Surgery Utilization Outcomes in 1998 and 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief no. 23, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Pratt JS, Lenders CM, Dionne EA, et al. Best practice updates for pediatric/adolescent weight loss surgery. Obesity 2009 May; 17(5):901-10. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of evidence on screening and interventions for childhood overweight (Pediatrics, 2005). Also go to the article by Ma et al. (Obesity, 2009) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 104: Antibiotic prophylaxis for gynecologic procedures. Obstet Gynecol 2009 May; 113(5):1180-1189. [Uses USPSTF study evaluation and rating methodology.]

ACOG Committee Opinion Number 431: Routine pelvic examination and cervical cytology screening. Obstet Gynecol 2009 May; 113(5):1190-3. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for ovarian cancer (Ann Fam Med, 2004) and recommendations and rationale on screening for cervical cancer (Am Fam Physician, 2003).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Obesity
Wee CC, Pratt JS, Fanelli R, et al. Best practice updates for informed consent and patient education in weight loss surgery. Obesity 2009 May; 17(5):885-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004; cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa, Bernard, Chen, and Steiner (first and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Centers for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and second author is a research in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

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

Obesity
Ma J, Xiao L, Stafford RS. Adult obesity and office-based quality of care in the United States. Obesity 2009 May; 17(5):1077-85. [Uses quality indicators developed under previous AHRQ funding and reported in AHRQ-funded articles by Ma and Stafford (Arch Intern Med, 2005) and Linder et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007); uses the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) definition of intensity of counseling and cites USPSTF recommendation and rationale on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report, 2007, and National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007. Also go to article by Cook et al. (Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol, 2009) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
Cook BL, McGuire TG, Meara E, et al. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2009 Mar 1; 9(1):1-21. [Uses 2003-2004 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2004-2007; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Kirby, Taliaferro, and Zuvekas (first and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) (Med Care, 2006), Weinick, Zuvekas, and Cohen (second and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), and Zuvekas and Taliaferro (first author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) (Health Aff, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneider et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2001); cites article by O'Malley et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005) using CAHPS®.]

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Shahin ES, Dassen T, Halfens RJ. Pressure ulcer prevention in intensive care patients: guidelines and practice. J Eval Clin Pract 2009 Apr; 15(2):370-74. [Uses and cites AHRQ guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992 and 2007 revision.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Shetty KD, Vogt WB, Bhattacharya J. Hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular health in the United States. Med Care 2009 May; 47(5):600-6. [Uses and cites 1998-2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data; uses 1996-2005 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Beigi RH, Bunge K, Song Y, et al. Epidemiologic and effect of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in obstetrics. Obstet Gynecol 2009 May; 113(5):983-91. [Uses and cites HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Ross TK. A second look at 100 000 lives campaign. Qual Manag Health Care 2009 Apr-Jun; 18(2):120-5. [Uses and cites 2005 HCUP NIS data; mentions AHRQ's 2006 statistics on hospital admissions; go to editorial comment by Carroll (Qual Manag Health Care, 2009) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles. Also go to the article by Ma et al. (Obesity, 2009) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of May 2009
Internet Citation: Disclosing Harmful Pathology Errors to Patients: Articles of Interest: May 1, 2009. May 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/050109.html

 

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