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Differences in Specialist Consultations for Cardiovascular Disease by Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Insurance Status, and Site of Primary Care

Articles of Interest: May 15, 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

Circulation
Cook NL, Ayanian JZ, Orav EJ, et al. Differences in specialist consultations for cardiovascular disease by race, ethnicity, gender, insurance status, and site of primary care. Circulation 2009 May 12; 119(18):2463-70. [Supported by National Research Service Award grant 5 T32 HS00020-21 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Communication
Haskard KB, DiMatteo MR, Heritage J. Affective and instrumental communication in primary care interactions: predicting the satisfaction of nursing staff and patients. Health Commun 2009 Jan; 24(1):21-32. [Supported by grant 1 R01 8HS10922.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Psychology
Rutledge T, Stucky E, Dollarhide A, et al. A real-time assessment of work stress in physicians and nurses. Health Psychol 2009 Mar; 28(2):194-200. [Supported by grant UC1 HS14283-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Lautenbach E, Tolomeo P, Black N, et al. Risk factors for fecal colonization with multiple distinct strains of Escherichia coli among long-term care facility residents. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 May; 30(5):491-3. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics cooperative agreement grant U18 HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Keyser DJ, Dembosky JW, Kmetik K, et al. Using health information technology-related performance measures and tools to improve chronic care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 May; 35(5):248-55. [Supported by grant 5 U18 HS13690; cited in article by Pace et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009, in AHRQ-Related Articles).]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Daly JM, Hartz AJ, Xu Y, et al. An assessment of attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 22(3):280-90. [Supported by grant 5 R03 HS14410.] Select to access the abstract.

Howard DL, Carson AP, Holmes DN, et al. Consistency of care and blood pressure control among elderly African Americans and whites with hypertension. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 22(3):307-15. [Supported in part by grant R24 HS13353.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Flanders SA, Centor B, Weber V, et al. Challenges and opportunities in academic hospital medicine: report from the academic hospital medicine summit. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):636-41. [Supported in part by research and training grants K08 HS11416-02 (to last author, Auerbach A) and K08 HS15701-01A1 (to fifth author, DeSalvo K).] Select to access the abstract.

Managed Healthcare Executive
Lazar A. AHRQ uses tools to educate consumers. Manag Healthcare Exec 2009 Apr 1; 19(4):1-3. [Author is director of AHRQ's Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Thornton JA, Rice JL. Does extending health insurance coverage to the uninsured improve population health outcomes? Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2008; 6(4):217-30. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Weissman et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1991) and Comer et al. (J Health Soc Policy, 2000); cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks and Clancy (AHRQ director) et al. (JAMA, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Avins AL, et al. A randomized trial comparing acupuncture, simulated acupuncture, and usual care for chronic low back pain. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 11; 169(9):858-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Cherkin et al. (J Am Board Fam Pract, 2002, Spine, 1996, and Arch Intern Med, 2001), Sherman et al. (Altern Ther Health Med, 2003, J Altern Complement Med, 2002, and Ann Fam Med, 2005), and Patrick et al. (Spine, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Gill SS, Anderson GM, Fischer HD, et al. Syncope and its consequences in patients with dementia receiving cholinesterase inhibitors: a population-based cohort study. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 11; 169(9):867-73. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Getchell et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Shah LM, Arora V, King A, et al. The presence of tobacco cessation programs is not sufficient for low-income hospitalized smokers. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 11; 169(9):902-3. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008.]

Phillips AN, Gilks C, Lundgren JD. Cost-effectiveness of strategies for monitoring the response to antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 11; 169(9):904. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bendavid et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008).]

CMAJ
Oake N, van Walraven C, Rodger MA, et al. Effect of an interactive voice response system on oral anticoagulant management. CMAJ 2009 Apr 28; 180(9):927-33. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gurwitz et al. (Am J Med, 2005) and Lafata et al. (Med Care, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Camire E, Moyen E, Stelfox HT. Medication errors in critical care: risk factors, prevention and disclosure. CMAJ 2009 Apr 28; 180(9):936-941, E28-E29. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (Crit Care Clin, 2005), Rothschild et al. (Crit Care Clin, 2005), Cullen et al. (Crit Care Med, 1997), and others.]

Straus S, Haynes RB. Managing evidence-based knowledge: the need for reliable, relevant and readable resources. CMAJ 2009 Apr 28; 180(9):942-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Antman et al. (JAMA, 1992).]

Evidence-based Mental Health
Liperoti R. Starting a conventional antipsychotic increases risk of death more than an atypical antipsychotic in elderly people with dementia. Evid Based Ment Health 2009 May; 12(2):58. [Abstracts and comments on AHRQ-funded article by Setoguchi et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2008).]

Family Medicine
Evans L, Trotter DR. Epistemology and uncertainty in primary care: an exploratory study. Fam Med 2009 May; 41(5):319-26. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Green et al. (Med Care, 1986) and Carney et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Eiff MP ["Eiff P" in PubMed] Select to access the, Garvin R, Fogarty CT, et al. A model for a standardized national family medicine graduate survey. Fam Med 2009 May; 41(5):337-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Williams et al. (Med Care, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Hill L, Mueller MR, Roussos S, et al. Opportunities for the use of decision AIDS in primary care. Fam Med 2009 May; 41(5):350-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo et al. (Med Care, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Geriatrics
Sherman FT. Rehospitalizations: packaging discharge and transition services to prevent "bounce backs". Geriatrics 2009 May; 64(5):8-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Jack et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Kalapatapu RK, Schimming C. Update on neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia: antipsychotic use. Geriatrics 2009 May; 64(5):10-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ray et al (N Engl J Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Farr BM, Jarvis WR. Why we disagree with the analysis of Wenzel et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 May; 30(5):497-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

International Journal of Health Services
Stevens PE, Keigher SM. Systematic barriers to health care access for U.S. women with HIV: the role of cost and insurance. [Cites AHRQ publication, Understanding Health Insurance Terms: Checkup on Health Insurance Choices, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

JAMA
Lee B, Xiong GL. Insurance parity and outpatient care following a psychiatric hospitalization. JAMA 2009 May 13; 301(18):1880-1. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2008); author reply by Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2009).]

Trivedi AN, Swaminathan S, Mor V. Insurance parity and outpatient care following a psychiatric hospitalization reply. JAMA 2009 May 13; 301(18):1881. [Author reply to letter by Lee et al. (JAMA, 2009), above; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneider et al. (JAMA, 2002) and Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2006).]

McDermott MM, Criqui MH. Aspirin and secondary prevention in peripheral artery disease: a perspective for the early 21st century. JAMA 2009 May 13; 301(18):1927-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by McDermott et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Pace WD. Registries, databases, and electronic health records in ambulatory care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 May; 35(5):247. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Keyser et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009), as cited above in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Longhurst C, Turner S, Burgos AE. Development of a Web-based decision support tool to increase use of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia guidelines. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 May; 35(5):256-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sun et al. (Clin Perform Qual Health Care, 1999), Kawamoto et al. (BMJ, 2005), Tierney et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1995), and van Wingerde et al. (Proc AMIA Symp, 1998).]

Lesselroth B, Adams S, Felder R, et al. Using consumer-based kiosk technology to improve and standardize medication reconciliation in a specialty care setting. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 May; 35(5):264-70. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (Patient Saf Health Care, 2006).]

Gardner B, Graner K. Pharmacists' medication reconciliation-related clinical interventions in a children's hospital. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 May; 35(5):278-82. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997).]

Averill RF, Hughes JS, Goldfield NI, et al. Hospital complications: linking payment reduction to preventability. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 May; 35(5):283-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006, erratum, 2007).]

McCannon CJ, Perla RJ. Learning networks for sustainable, large-scale improvement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 May; 35(5):286-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Conway and Clancy (JAMA, 2009), and Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) et al. (JAMA, 2008).]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Gottlieb LM. Learning from Alma Ata: the medical home and comprehensive primary health care. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 22(3):242-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Stewart et al. (J Fam Pract, 1997); cites article by Marmot et al. (Lancet, 1991) using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Mohan R, Beydoun H, Barnes-Ely ML, et al. Patients' survival expectations before localized prostate cancer treatment by treatment status. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 22(3):247-56. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Walter et al. (JAMA, 2001) and Albertsen (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Lorenz KA, Sherbourne CD, Shugarman LR, et al. How reliable is pain as the fifth vital sign? J Am Board Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 22(3):291-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Asch et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Lee DK, Mulder GD. Foot and ankle surgery: considerations for the geriatric patient. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 22(3):316-24. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bernard et al. (Clin Podiatr Med Surg, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Cigolle CT, Ofstedal MB, Tian Z, et al. Comparing models of frailty: the health and retirement study J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 May; 57(5):830-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Carey et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2008).]

Tseng CW, Dudley RA, Brook RH, et al. Elderly patients' knowledge of drug benefit caps and communication with providers about exceeding caps. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 May; 57(5):848-54. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hsu et al. (JAMA, 2008 and New Engl J Med, 2006) and Raebel et al. (Med Care, 2008).]

Baumgarten M, Margolis DJ, Orwig DL, et al. Pressure ulcers in elderly patients with hip fracture across the continuum of care. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 May; 57(5):863-70. [Cites from AHRQ clinical practice guidelines Pressure Ulcer in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992 and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, 1994; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Halm et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) and Baumgarten et al. (Wound Rep Reg, 2003); cites hip fracture data from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2005, as cited on AHRQ Web site.]

Jackson ML, Nelson JC, Jackson LA. Risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompetent seniors. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 May; 57(5):882-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Jasti et al. (Clin Infect Dis, 2008).]

Ouchida K, LoFaso VM, Capello CF, et al. Fast forward rounds: an effective method for teaching medical students to transition patients safely across care settings. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 May; 57(5):910-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Volpp et al. (JAMA, 2008).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Schenker Y, Stewart A, Na B, et al. Depressive symptoms and perceived doctor-patient communication in the heart and soul study. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):550-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stewart et al. (Milbank Q, 1999 and Health Serv Res, 2007), Schillinger et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Jing Y, Han G, Hu Y, et al. Tea consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of cohort studies. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):557-62. [Cites article by Hamer et al. (Br J Nutr, 2008) using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Azari R, et al. Training residents to employ self-efficacy-enhancing interviewing techniques: randomized controlled trial of a standardized patient intervention. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):606-13. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Jerant et al. (Med Care, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Kim Y, Chen AH, Keith E, et al. Not perfect, but better: primary care providers' experiences with electronic referrals in a safety net health system. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):614-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fischer et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008), Crosson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008), and Skinner et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2007); cites article about AHRQ depression guidelines (Med Decis Making, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Tjia J, Bonner A, Briesacher BA, et al. Medication discrepancies upon hospital to skilled nursing facility transitions. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):630-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Baker D, Fugh-Berman A. Do new drugs increase life expectancy? A critique of a Manhattan Institute paper. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):678-82. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Zhang et al. (Health Aff, 2007); cites article by Lichtenberg et al. (Health Aff, 2001) about 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data ).] Select to access the abstract.

Keyhani S, Federman A. Fact or fiction: the need for independent pharmaceutical policy research. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):692-4. [Mentions support by some researchers and health care advocates for "the development of a national center for comparative effectiveness which would address the dearth of good information on drugs," citing article by Wilensky et al. (Health Aff, 2006) discussing AHRQ and comparative effectiveness in relation to the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003.]

Social Science and Medicine
Backhans MC, Burström B, Lindholm L, et al. Pioneers and laggards - is the effect of gender equality on health dependent on context? Soc Sci Med 2009 Apr; 68(8):1388-95. [Cites article by Marmot et al. (J Epidemiol Comm Health, 1995) using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Osler M, Madsen M, Nybo Andersen AM, et al. Do childhood and adult socioeconomic circumstances influence health and physical function in middle-age? Soc Sci Med 2009 Apr; 68(8):1425-31. [Cites articles by Sing-Manoux et al. (J Epidemiol Comm Health, 2006) and Marmot et al. (J Health Psychology, 1997) using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Collins DL, Street RL Jr. A dialogic model of conversations about risk: coordinating perceptions and achieving quality decisions in cancer care. Soc Sci Med 2009 Apr; 68(8):1506-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Epstein et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2005 and Ann Fam Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Hamilton HA, Noh S, Adlaf EM. Perceived financial status, health, and maladjustment in adolescence. Soc Sci Med 2009 Apr; 68(8):1527-34. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Marmot et al. (Soc Sci Med, 1997) and Sing-Manoux et al. (Psychosom Med, 2005) using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
CME quiz. Am Fam Physician 2009 May 15; 79(10):857-9. [Includes questions based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for iron deficiency anemia, used in case study cited below.]

Mabry-Hernandez IR. Screening for iron deficiency anemia - including iron supplementation for children and pregnant women. Am Fam Physician 2009 May 15; 79(10):897-8. [Uses USPSTF recommendations, as published on AHRQ Web site, as the basis for the case study and associated questions.]

British Medical Journal
Rebolj M, van Ballegooijen M, Lynge E, et al. Incidence of cervical cancer after several negative smear results by age 50: prospective observational study. BMJ 2009 May 2; 338(7702):1058-61. [Cites USPSTF recommendations and rationale on screening for cervical cancer, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Bowman MA, Neale AV. In this issue: mini-theme on geriatric care and cancer screening. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 22(3):231-3. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations against regular prostate cancer screening with PSA testing at any age group and cites USPSTF Web site.]

Warshaw G. Providing quality primary care to older adults. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 22(3):239-41. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Hudson SV, Ohman-Strickland P, Ferrante JM, et al. Prostate-specific antigen testing among the elderly in community-based family medicine practices. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 22(3):257-65. [Cites USPSTF recommendation and rationale on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Guerra CE, Sherman M, Armstrong K. Diffusion of breast cancer risk assessment in primary care. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 22(3):272-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility, 2005. as performed by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Hahn DL. Public reporting needs reform! J Fam Pract 2009 May; 58(5):237-40. [Mentions recent changes in the rating level for USPSTF recommendations on mammography screening for women 50 and older.]

Neal RH, Keister D. What's best for your patient with BPH? J Fam Pract 2009 May; 58(5):241-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ guideline, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Diagnosis and Treatment, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

Kirk JK, Namak S. Diabetes: Rethinking risk and the Dx that fits. J Fam Pract 2009 May; 58(5):248-56. [Uses and cites USPSTF recommendation and rationale on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Cheung A, Ewigman B, Zuckerbrot RA, et al. Adolescent depression: Help your patient emerge from the darkness. J Fam Pract 2009 May; 58(5):257-64. [Mentions USPSTF recommendation statement on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mufson et al. (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2004), Asarnow et al. (JAMA, 2005), and Clarke et al. (J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 2005).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Ward SH, Gray AM, Paranjape A. African Americans' perceptions of physician attempts to address obesity in the primary care setting. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):579-84. [Cites USPSTF recommendation and rationale on screening for obesity in adults, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Nayak S, Roberts MS, Greenspan SL. Factors associated with osteoporosis screening and recommendations for osteoporosis screening in older adults. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):585-91. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for postmenopausal osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Maruthur NM, Bolen S, Brancati FL, et al. Obesity and mammography: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2009 May; 24(5):665-77. [Cites USPSTF summary of recommendations on screening for breast cancer, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Murthy NS, Mukherjee S, Ray G, et al. Dietary factors and cancer chemoprevention: an overview of obesity-related malignancies. J Postgrad Med 2009 Jan-Mar; 55(1):45-54. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

The New Atlantis
Gratzer D. Socialism and cancer. 2009 Winter; 91-8. [Mentions USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Health Technology Assessment
Mowatt G, Houston G, Hernandez R. Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of oesophageal Doppler monitoring in critically ill and high-risk surgical patients. Health Technol Assess 2009 Jan; 13(7):iii-iv, ix-xii, 1-95. [Uses AHRQ technology assessment Esophageal Doppler Ultrasound-based Cardiac Output Monitoring for Real-time Therapeutic Management of Hospitalized Patients, 2007, as the basis for this review, and notes that "the AHRQ report was judged to be of high quality overall."] Select to access theabstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Saint S, Kowalski CP, Banaszak-Holl J, et al. How active resisters and organizational constipators affect health care-acquired infection prevention efforts. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 May; 35(5):239-46. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Saint et al. (Infect Dis Clin North Am, 2003) and Krein et al. (Am J Infect Control, 2006).]

Journal of Family Practice
Schumann SA, Hickner J. Suspect an eating disorder? Suggest CBT. J Fam Pract 2009 May; 58(5):265-8. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Eating Disorders, 2006.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Circulation
Hobson CE, Yavas S, Segal MS, et al. Acute kidney injury is associated with increased long-term mortality after cardiothoracic surgery. Circulation 2009 May 12; 119(18):2444-53. [Uses and cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Kristensen S, Mainz J, Bartels P. Selection of indicators for continuous monitoring of patient safety: recommendations of the project 'safety improvement for patients in Europe'. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Jun; 21(3):169-75. [Uses AHRQ's patient safety indicators to develop a list of patient safet and safety of care indicators for patients in Europe; cites cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, and AHRQ technical review, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Stock R, Scott J, Gurtel S. Using an electronic prescribing system to ensure accurate medication lists in a large multidisciplinary medical group. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 May; 35(5):271-7. [Uses and builds on results from and tools and processed developed through AHRQ-funded project The PeaceHealth Community-wide Electronic Shared Medication List, Safe Practices Implementation Challenge Grants Program; reviews and cites results from this study as presented in AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Vol 4. Technology and Medication Safety, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Mendiratta P, Tilford JM, Prodhan P, et al. Trends in hospital discharge disposition for elderly patients with infective endocarditis: 1993 to 2003. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 May; 57(5):877-81. [Uses 1993-2003 HCUP NIS data; cites HCUP, 2005, and HCUP NIS 2002 technical documentation, 2004; cites article by Berthelsen et al. (Top Health Inf Manage, 2000) about HCUP.]

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
Chen LW, Zhang W, Sun J, et al. The magnitude, variation, and determinants of rural hospital resource utilization associated with hospitalizations due to ambulatory care sensitive conditions. J Public Health Manag Pract 2009 May-Jun; 15(3):216-22. [Uses 2002 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Shortridge EF, Moore JR. Use of emergency departments for conditions related to poor oral healthcare: implications for rural and low-resource urban areas for three states. J Public Health Manag Pract 2009 May-Jun; 15(3):238-45. [Uses 2005 HCUP State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) data; cites AHRQ publication, Emergency Department Data Evaluation, 2005; cites 2005 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of May 2009
Internet Citation: Differences in Specialist Consultations for Cardiovascular Disease by Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Insurance Status, and Site of Primary Care: Articles of Interest: May 15, 2009. May 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/051509.html

 

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