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Derivation and Reliability of an Instrument To Estimate Medical Benefit of Emergency Treatment

Articles of Interest: May 14, 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.
  • 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 Emergency Medicine
Haukoos JS, Witt MD, Lewis RJ. Derivation and reliability of an instrument to estimate medical benefit of emergency treatment. Am J Emerg Med 2010 May; 28(4):404-11. [Supported by Individual National Research Service Award grant F32 HS11509 and Independent Scientist Award K02 HS175526 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Tsai CL, Sullivan AF, Ginde AA, et al. Quality of emergency care provided by physician assistants and nurse practitioners in acute asthma. Am J Emerg Med 2010 May; 28(4):485-91. [Supported by grant 5 R01 HS13099.] Select to access the abstract.

Drugs
Kesselheim AS, Stedman MR, Bubrick EJ, et al. Seizure outcomes following the use of generic versus brand-name antiepileptic drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Drugs 2010 Mar 26; 70(5):605-21. [Supported by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18456-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Koopman RJ. Health information technology evaluation and education: finding our way. Fam Med 2010 May; 42(5):312-13. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS17948.]

Elder NC, McEwen TR, Flach J, et al. The management of test results in primary care: does an electronic medical record make a difference? Fam Med 2010 May; 42(5):327-33. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS13914-01A2 (first author is principal investigator); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001 (as prepared by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)-Stanford University Evidence-based Practice Center); cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Kesselheim AS, Studdert DM, Mello MM. Whistle-blowers' experiences in fraud litigation against pharmaceutical companies. N Engl J Med 2010 May 13; 362(19):1832-9. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18465-01.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Srinivas SK, Fager C, Lorch SA. Evaluating risk-adjusted cesarean delivery rate as a measure of obstetric quality. Obstet Gynecol 2010 May; 115(5):1007-13. [Supported in part R01 HS015696 (third author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Fieldston ES, Hall M, Sills MR, et al. Children's hospitals do not acutely respond to high occupancy. Pediatrics 2010 May; 125(5):974-81. [Supported in part by grant 5 R03 HS16418; uses 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing AHRQ's HCUP KID Overview Web site page.] Select to access the abstract.

Routh JC, Inman BA, Reinberg Y. Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid for pediatric vesicoureteral reflux: systematic review. Pediatrics 2010 May; 125(5):1010-19. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063. See also AHRQ-funded article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Health Promotion
Hall JP, Carroll SL, Moore JM. Health care behaviors and decision-making processes among enrollees in a state high-risk insurance pool: focus group findings. Am J Health Promot 2010 May-Jun; 24(5):304-10. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Huskamp et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003), Piette, Heisler, and Wagner (Arch Intern Med, 2004), Rosen et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005), and Choudhry et al. (Health Aff, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Ballew C, Cummings SJ, Oreskovich J. Reported barriers to cancer screening: Montana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2007. Am J Health Promot 2010 May-Jun; 24(5):311-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wee, McCarthy, and Phillips (Prev Med, 2005) and Zimmerman et al. (J Urban Health, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Tachfouti N, Berraho M, Elfakir S, et al. Socioeconomic status and tobacco expenditures among Moroccans: results of the "Maroc Tabagisme" survey. Am J Health Promot 2010 May-Jun; 24(5):334-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Standards for Socioeconomic Evaluation of Health Care Products and Services, 1990.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Paikin JS, Wright DS, Crowther MA, et al. Triple antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and coronary artery stents. Circulation 2010 May 11; 121(18):2067-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ho et al. (JAMA, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Paladine HL, Miller K, White B, et al. Study of a novel curriculum on electronic communication in family medicine residencies. Fam Med 2010 May; 42(5):314-21. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hsu et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Strayer SM, Pelletier SL, Martindale JR, et al. A PDA-based counseling tool for improving medical student smoking cessation counseling. Fam Med 2010 May; 42(5):350-7. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence-based approach on evaluating primary care behavioral counseling interventions (Am J Prev Med, 2002).]

Duffy RL, Yiu SS, Molokhia E, et al. Effects of electronic prescribing on the clinical practice of a family medicine residency. Fam Med 2010 May; 42(5):358-63. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fischer et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008) and Wang et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Okeke EN, Hirth RA, Grazier K. Workers on the margin: who drops health coverage when prices rise? Inquiry 2010 Spring; 47(1):33-47. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Cooper and Schone (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 1997), using 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data and 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) data, and Monheit and Vistnes (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (J Health Econ, 2005), using 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Polsky D, Marcus SC, Werner RM. Malpractice premiums and the supply of obstetricians. Inquiry 2010 Spring; 47(1):48-61. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa and Hellinger (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Aff, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Gardner L, Vishwasrao S. Physician quality and health care for the poor and uninsured. Inquiry 2010 Spring; 47(1):62-80. [Cites AHRQ publication "Variations in Outcomes is Small for CABG Surgery Patients Treated at High-volume vs Lower-volume Hospitals", as published on AHRQ's Research Activities, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Baker et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001), Canto et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2000), Weycker and Jensen (Health Care Manage Sci, 2000), Wener (Circulation, 2005), and Rogers et al. (Ann Surg, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Fuchs VR. Health care is different — that's why expenditures matter. JAMA 2010 May 12; 303(18):1859-60. [Cites AHRQ publication, The Concentration in Health Expenditures Over a Two Year Time Interval: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2005-2006, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 244, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Grissinger MC, Hicks RW, Keroack MA, et al. Harmful medication errors involving unfractionated and low-molecular-weight heparin in three patient safety reporting programs. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 May; 36(5):195-202. [Mentions AHRQ's establishment of the National Network of Patient Safety Databases under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005; cites AHRQ Web site page Network of Patient Safety Databases, on AHRQ's Patient Safety Organizations Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Lighthall GK, Poon T, Harrison TK. Using in situ simulation to improve in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 May; 36(5):209-16. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Villamaria et al. (Simul Healthc, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Hockey PM, Bates DW. Physicians' identification of factors associated with quality in high- and low-performing hospitals. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 May; 36(5):217-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bradley et al. (JAMA, 2001) and Weiner et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Schiff GD. Eight questions for getting beyond "getting results". Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 May; 36(5):224-5. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Singer et al. (Health Care Manage Rev, 2009).]

Singh H, Vij MS. Eight recommendations for policies for communicating abnormal test results. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 May; 36(5):226-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hanna et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005), Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), and Hickner et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Scott SD, Hirschinger LE, Cox KR, et al. Caring for our own: deploying a systemwide second victim rapid response team. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 May; 36(5):233-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Waterman et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Dragomir A, Cote R, Roy L, et al. Impact of adherence to antihypertensive agents on clinical outcomes and hospitalization costs. Med Care 2010 May; 48(5):418-25. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Haukoos and Lewis (Acad Emerg Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Farley JF. Medicaid prescription cost containment and schizophrenia: a retrospective examination. Med Care 2010 May; 48(5):440-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Huskamp et al. (Health Aff, 2003) and Soumerai et al. (N Engl J Med, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Kipnis P, Escobar GJ, Draper D. Effect of choice of estimation method on inter-hospital mortality rate comparisons. Med Care 2010 May; 48(5):458-65. [Cites Inpatient Quality Indicators Overview on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan et al. (Med Care, 2007) and Pine, Jordan, and Elixhauser (JAMA, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded article by Glance et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Einarsdottir K, Preen DB, Emery JD, et al. Regular primary care decreases the likelihood of mortality in older people with epilepsy. Med Care 2010 May; 48(5):472-6. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Basu, Friedman, and Burstin (Med Care, 2002) and AHRQ-funded article by Bindman et al. (JAMA, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

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

Lancet
Ransohoff DF. Can endoscopy protect against colorectal cancer? An RCT. Lancet 2010 May 8-14; 375(9726):1582-4. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002). See also article by Strayer et al. (Fam Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Family Medicine
Bennett KJ, Steen C. Electronic medical record customization and the impact upon chart completion rates. Fam Med 2010 May; 42(5):338-42. [Cites AHRQ systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care (from the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center); cites AHRQ-funded article by Linder et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Ventres WB, Frankel RM. Patient-centered care and electronic health records: it's still about the relationship. Fam Med 2010 May; 42(5):364-6. [Cites AHRQ systematic review AHRQ systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care (from the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Sanders KM, Stuart AL, Williamson EJ, et al. Annual high-dose oral vitamin D and falls and fractures in older women: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2010 May 12; 303(18):1815-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Cranney et al. (Am J Clin Nutr, 2008) summarizing the evidence-based review on vitamin D efficacy and safety in relation to bone health based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness and Safety of Vitamin D in Relation to Bone Health, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Helfand M. AHRQ series editorial: public involvement improves methods development in comparative effectiveness reviews. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 May; 63(5):471-3. [Introduces series of articles addressing "some of the most frequently mentioned methodological inconsistencies encountered in the first year and a half of public and peer comment on" comparative effectiveness reviews prepared under AHRQ's Effective Health Care program; cites AHRQ-authored articles in this issue by Slutsky, Atkins, Chang, and Sharp (current researcher, former researcher, medical officer, and director, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) and Chou, Aronson, Atkins et al., both cited below; cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Comparative Effectiveness of Epoetin and Darbepoetin for Managing Anemia in Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment, 2006, (prepared by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center Evidence-based Practice Center, under contract no. 290-02-0026), as published on AHRQ Web site; briefly summarizes articles in this issue on Effective Health Care program methodologies by Helfand and Balsem (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), Whitlock et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), and Owens, Lohr, Atkins et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), all cited below; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.]

Falck-Ytter Y, Schünemann H, Guyatt G. AHRQ series commentary 1: rating the evidence in comparative effectiveness reviews. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 May; 63(5):474-5. [Discusses AHRQ's Effective Healthcare program and comments on articles by Helfand and Owens, cited below.]

Tovey D. AHRQ series commentary 2: informative, timely, and valuable: an outsider view of the comparative effectiveness review articles. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 May; 63(5):476-8. [Discusses AHRQ's Effective Healthcare Program; comments on AHRQ-authored articles in this issue by Slutsky, Atkins, Chang, and Sharp and Chou, Aronson, Atkins et al., and on articles by Helfand and Balsem, Whitlock et al., and Owens, Lohr, Atkins et al., all cited below; cites USPSTF recommendation Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, and AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2009, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Freemantle N, Drummond MF. AHRQ series commentary 3: the United States addresses comparative effectiveness but not cost-effectiveness through the effective health-care program. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 May; 63(5):479-80. [Discusses AHRQ's Effective Healthcare Program; cites AHRQ-authored article in this issue by Slutsky, Atkins, Chang, and Sharp, cited below.]

Slutsky J, Atkins D, Chang S, Sharp BA. AHRQ series paper 1: comparing medical interventions: AHRQ and the effective health-care program. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 May; 63(5):481-83. [Authors are current researcher, former researcher, medical officer, and director, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; discusses AHRQ's Effective Health Care (EHC) Program and EPC program; mentions AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins, Fink, and Slutsky (Ann Intern Med, 2005), which discusses AHRQ's EPC program; cites AHRQ-authored article in this issue by Chou, Aronson, and Atkins et al., cited below.] Select to access the abstract.

Helfand M, Balshem H. AHRQ series paper 2: principles for developing guidance: AHRQ and the effective health-care program. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 May; 63(5):484-90. [Describes the "preliminary work and key principles that underlie the development of" AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Review, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; discusses AHRQ's EPC program; cites AHRQ publications, Manual for Conducting Systematic Reviews, 1996, and Suggesting a Topic for Effective Health Care Research, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article in this issue by Slutsky, Chang, and Sharp, cited above, and articles by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2003), Norris and Atkins (former researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Ann Intern Med, 2005), Atkins, Fink, and Slutsky (Ann Intern Med, 2005), and Woolf, DiGuiseppi, Atkins (Annu Rev Public Health, 1996); cites AHRQ-funded systematic reviews by Chou and Helfand (Ann Intern Med, 2005), Hartling et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005), Bravata et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005), and others; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; cites article in this issue by Whitlock et al. cited below.] Select to access the abstract.

Whitlock EP, Lopez SA, Chang S, et al. AHRQ series paper 3: identifying, selecting, and refining topics for comparative effectiveness systematic reviews: AHRQ and the effective health-care program. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 May; 63(5):491-501. [Discusses AHRQ's Effective Health Care program and EPC program; cites AHRQ-authored article in this issue by Slutsky, Atkins, Chang, and Sharp cited above, and articles by Atkins, Fink, and Slutsky (Ann Intern Med, 2005), and Woolf, DiGuiseppi, Atkins et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Chou R, Aronson N, Atkins D, et al. AHRQ series paper 4: assessing harms when comparing medical interventions: AHRQ and the effective health-care program. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 May; 63(5):502-12. [Third author is a former researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; cites AHRQ publications, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002, and Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review of the evidence on hyperbaric oxygen therapy for traumatic brain injury (Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneeweiss and Avorn (J Clin Epidemiol, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Owens DK, Lohr KN, Atkins D, et al. AHRQ series paper 5: grading the strength of a body of evidence when comparing medical interventions—agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Effective Health Care program. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 May; 63(5):513-23. [Supported in part by contract numbers 290-02-0019 (to ECRI Institute EPC), 290-02-0018 (to John Hopkins University EPC), 290-02-0009 (to Oregon Health and Science University EPC), 290-02-0016 (to RTI International EPC), and 290-02-0017 (to Stanford University EPC); third author is a former researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence (as prepared by the Research Triangle Institute-University of North Carolina EPC, under contract no. 290-97-0011); discusses AHRQ's EPC programs and CERs; cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins, Fink, and Slutsky (Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; cites articles by Helfand and Balsem (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) cited above.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Zhang Y, Lave JR, Donohue JM, et al. The impact of Medicare Part D on medication adherence among older adults enrolled in Medicare Advantage products. Med Care 2010 May; 48(5):409-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of oral medications for type 2 diabetes mellitus (Ann Intern Med, 2007) performed by the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Yin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), Huskamp et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003), and Choudhry et al. (Health Aff, 2007). See also articles by Elder et al. (Drugs, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Health Promotion
Hughes MC, Hannon PA, Harris JR, et al. Health behaviors of employed and insured adults in the United States, 2004-2005. Am J Health Promot 2010 May-Jun; 24(5):315-23. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR/NHQR, 2006; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline, 2000; cites USPSTF recommendations and rationale on behavioral counseling in primary care to promote physician activity (Am Fam Physician, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Australian Health Review
McConchie S, Shepheard J, Waters S, et al. The AusPSIs: the Australian version of the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators. Aust Health Rev 2010 May; 33(2):334-50. [Uses AHRQ's patient safety indicators (PSI) to produce Australian translation; cites AHRQ publications, Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 3.0a, 2006, and Patient Safety Indicators Overview, 2006, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan and Miller (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003 and JAMA, 2003), Elixhauser, Pancholi, and Clancy (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005), and Coffey, Andrews, and Moy (Med Care, 2005); cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites articles by Johnson et al. (J Perinat Neonatal Nurs, 2005), Rosen et al. (Med Care, 2005), Rivard, Rosen, and Carroll (Health Serv Res, 2006), and Scanlon et al. (J Patient Saf, 2006), all using AHRQ's patient safety indicators.]

Cancer
Tangka FK, Trogdon JG, Richardson LC, et al. Cancer treatment cost in the United States: has the burden shifted over time? Cancer 2010 May 10. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2005 MEPS data and 1987 NMES data, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor, Arnett (current and former researchers in/directors of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1996-1997), Zuvekas and Cohen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 2002), and Sing, Banthin, Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), et al. (Health Care finance Rev, 2006); cites article by Johnson et al. (J Econ Soc Meas, 1993), using 1987 NMES data.]

European Journal of Endrocrinology
Carstensen M, Herder C, Brunner EJ, et al. Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 is increased in individuals before type 2 diabetes diagnosis but is not an independent predictor of type 2 diabetes: the Whitehall II study. Eur J Endocrinol 2010 May; 162(5):913-17. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Abraham JM, Feldman R. Taking up or turning down: new estimates of household demand for employer-sponsored health insurance. Inquiry 2010 Spring; 47(1):17-32. [Uses 1997-1999, 2001, and 2006 MEPS Household Component (HC)/Insurance Component (IC) data, citing AHRQ's MEPS Web site, Table I.C.4.a and Table I.D.4.a., 2008, MEPS data, and AHRQ publication, Household Component—Insurance Component Linked Data, 1999: Research File, 2003, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Blumberg, Nichols, and Banthin (Int J Health Care Financ Econ, 2001) and Polsky et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Cooper and Vistnes (Med Care, 2003), Monheit and Vistnes (J Health Econ, 2005), and Vistnes,Morrisey, and Jensen (Int J Health Care Financ Econ, 2006). ] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Clinical Practice
Imazio M, Spodick DH, Brucato A, et al. Diagnostic issues in the clinical management of pericarditis. Int J Clin Pract 2010 May 10. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Stam PJ, van Vliet RC, van de Ven WP. Diagnostic, pharmacy-based, and self-reported health measures in risk equalization models. Med Care 2010 May; 48(5):448-57. [Uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) data, citing AHRQ publication, Article 9: Determining a Complete Questionnaire: CAHPS Survey and Reporting Kit 2002, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Bartick M, Reinhold A. The burden of suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States: a pediatric cost analysis. Pediatrics 2010 May; 125(5):e1048-e1056. [Uses risk ratios from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Acute Otitis Media, 2001; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Holman, Stoll, Curns, Yorita, Steiner (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), et al. (Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol, 2006), Yorita, Holman, Steiner et al. (Pediatr Infect Dis J, 2007), Yorita, Holman, Sejvar, Steiner et al. (Pediatrics, 2008), and Simpson (former AHRQ researcher) and Cooper (Pediatrics, 2009). See also articles by Fieldston et al. (Pediatrics, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of May 2010
Internet Citation: Derivation and Reliability of an Instrument To Estimate Medical Benefit of Emergency Treatment: Articles of Interest: May 14, 2010. May 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/051410.html

 

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