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The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Africa: An Evaluation of Outcomes

Articles of Interest: May 22, 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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Bendavid E, Bhattacharya J. The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Africa: an evaluation of outcomes. Ann Intern Med 2009 May 19; 150(10):688-95. [Supported in part by AHRQ training grant to first author, grant number not given.] Select to access the abstract.

Auerbach AD, Hilton JF, Maselli J, et al. Shop for quality or volume? Volume, quality, and outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery. Ann Intern Med 2009 May 19; 150(10):696-704. [Supported in part by Patient Safety Research and Training grant K08 HS11416-02 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Horowitz CR, Robinson M, Seifer S. Community-based participatory research from the margin to the mainstream: are researchers prepared? Circulation 2009 May 19; 119(19):2633-42. [Supported by grant R13 HS16471-03 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Schillinger D, Handley M, Wang F, et al. Effects of self-management support on structure, process, and outcomes among vulnerable patients with diabetes. Diabetes Care 2009 Apr; 32(4):559-66. [Supported by grants R21 HS14864 and R18 HS17261.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Ralston JD, Rutter CM, Carrell D, et al. Patient use of secure electronic messaging within a shared medical record: a cross-sectional study. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Mar; 24(3):349-55. [Supported by grant R03 HS14625-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Carey K, Burgess JF Jr, Young GJ. Single specialty hospitals and nurse staffing patterns. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Jun; 66(3):307-19. [Supported by grant R03 HS16541-01.] Select to access the abstract.

New EnglandJournal of Medicine
Nuckols TK, Bhattacharya J, Wolman DM, et al. Cost implications of reduced work hours and workloads for resident physicians. N Engl J Med 2009 May 21; 360(21):2202-15. [Supported by the Institute of Medicine, under contract to AHRQ (contract number not available).] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Law and Medicine
Schneider CE, Hall MA. The patient life: can consumers direct health care? Am J Law Med 2009; 35(1):7-65. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Neumann et al. (Am J Managed Care, 2006), Hanoch et al. (Milbank Q, 2006), Miller et al. (Health Aff, 2000), and others; cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Greco and Eisenberg (former AHRQ director) (N Engl J Med, 1993).]

Mariner WK. Toward an architecture of health law. Am J Law Med 2009; 35(1):67-87. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Selden and Sing (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2008).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Gross R, Bisson G. Evaluating the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: time to scale it up. Ann Intern Med 2009 May 19; 150(10):727-28. [Discusses and cites AHRQ-funded article by Bendavid et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Bach PB. Quality wrapped in volume inside a hospital. Ann Intern Med 2009 May 19; 150(10):729-30. [Discusses and cites AHRQ-funded article by Auerbach et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (JAMA, 2003, and Surgery, 2001).]

Annual Review of Public Health
Brown CH, Ten Have TR, Jo B, et al. Adaptive designs for randomized trials in public health. Annu Rev Public Health 2009 Apr; 30:1-25. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Dexter et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1998) and McDonald et al. (MD Comput, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Berkman LF. Social epidemiology: social determinants of health in the United States: are we losing ground? Annu Rev Public Health 2009 Apr; 30:27-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hunink et al. (JAMA, 1997) and Williams et al. (JAMA, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Elder JP, Ayala GX, Parra-Medina D, et al. Health communication in the Latino community: issues and approaches. Annu Rev Public Health 2009 Apr; 30:227-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fuentes-Afflick et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 1999), Guerra et al. (Ethn Dis, 2007), Lara et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Katz DL. School-based interventions for health promotion and weight control: not just waiting on the world to change. Annu Rev Public Health 2009 Apr; 30:253-72. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Edwards et al. (Nurs Clin North Am, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Bennett GG, Glasgow RE. The delivery of public health interventions via the Internet: actualizing their potential. Annu Rev Public Health 2009 Apr; 30:273-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Glasgow et al. (Am J Public Health, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Remler DK, Greene J. Cost-sharing: a blunt instrument. Annu Rev Public Health 2009 Apr; 30:293-311. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hsu et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006), Steinman et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2001), and Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Armstrong N, Vale L, Deverill M, et al. Surgical treatments for men with benign prostatic enlargement: cost effectiveness study. BMJ 2009 May 16; 338(7704):1187-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by DiSantostefano, Biddle, and Lavelle (Pharmacoeconomics, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Garza AG, Gratton MC, Salomone JA, et al. Improved patient survival using a modified resuscitation protocol for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Circulation 2009 May 19; 119(19):2597-605. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kellermann et al. (JAMA, 1993) and Hallstrom et al. (N Engl J Med, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Policy and Planning
Wehby GL, Murray JC, Castilla EE, et al. Prenatal care effectiveness and utilization in Brazil. Health Policy Plan 2009 May; 24(3):175-88. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Saigal et al. (Pediatrics, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Flores AM, Jeffery DD, Miller BA. U.S. Latino population composition change and comprehensive cancer centers. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2):346-63. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Thein K, Zaw KT, Teng R, et al. Health needs in Brooklyn's Chinatown: a pilot assessment using rapid participatory appraisal. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2):378-94. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Taira et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001), Osmond et al. (Health Serv Res, 1996), and Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Kao DT. Generational cohorts, age at arrival, and access to health services among Asian and Latino immigrant adults. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2):395-414. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Snyder et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), Derose et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), and Lara et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 2005).] Select to access the v.

Hing E, Burt CW. Are there patient disparities when electronic health records are adopted? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2):473-88. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Groeneveld et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Wells R, Punekar RS, Vasey J, et al. Why do some health centers provide more enabling services than others? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2):507-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Boehm et al. (Med Anthropol Q, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Holden KB, Xanthos C. Disadvantages in mental health care among African Americans. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2 Suppl):17-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Sleath et al. (Patient Educ Couns, 1998).]

Baquet CR, Mishra SI, Weinberg AD. A descriptive analysis of state legislation and policy addressing clinical trials participation. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2 Suppl):24-39. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mandelblatt et al. (Cancer, 1999) and Shavers et al. (Ann Epidemiol, 2002).]

Robillard AG, Larkey L. Health disadvantages in colorectal cancer screening among African Americans: considering the cultural context of narrative health promotion. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2 Suppl):102-19. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Marcella et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2001), Zhao et al. (Ethn Dis, 2006), Zimmerman et al. (J Urban Health, 2006); cites AHRQ-authored article by Ball and Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care, 1996).]

Baquet CR, Ellison GL, Mishra SI. Analysis of Maryland cancer patient participation in National Cancer Institute-supported cancer treatment clinical trials. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2 Suppl):120-34. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mandelblatt et al. (Cancer, 1999) and Shavers et al. (Ann Epidemiol, 2002).]

Medical Care Research and Review
Alexander JA, Hearld LR. Review: what can we learn from quality improvement research?: a critical review of research methods. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Jun;66(3):235-71. [Cites article by Andrews et al. (Prev Med, 2001)about AHRQ smoking cessation guidelines by Andrews et al.; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004), Hillman et al. (Am J Public Health, 1998), Lundborg et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1999), Dellefield et al. (Res Nurs Health, 2006), Ferguson et al. (JAMA, 2003), Hoff et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Derose KP, Varda DM. Social capital and health care access: a systematic review. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Jun;66(3): 272-306. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Litaker et al. (Med Care, 2005), Perry et al. (Am J Public Health, 2008), Youngblade et al. (J Adolesc Health, 2006); cites AHRQ-authored article by Kirby (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (J Health Soc Behav, 2005).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Blanchard MS, Meltzer D, Polonsky KS. To nap or not to nap? Residents' work hours revisited. N Engl J Med 2009 May 21; 360(21):2242-4. [Discusses and cites AHRQ-funded article by Nuckols et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articlesabove.]

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
USPSTF. Screening for syphilis infection in pregnancy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2009 May 19; 150(10):705-9. [Presents the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for syphilis infection in pregnancy; see evidence reaffirmation by Wolff et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and patient summary (Ann Intern Med, 2009) below.] Select to access the abstract.

Wolff T, Shelton E, Sessions C, et al. Screening for syphilis infection in pregnant women: evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2009 May 19; 150(10):710-16. [Presents USPSTF-sponsored evidence reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for syphilis infection in pregnancy; see USPSTF recommendation statement (Ann Intern Med, 2009), above, and patient summary (Ann Intern Med, 2009) below.] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for patients. Screening pregnant women for syphilis infection: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2009 May 19; 150(10):1-40. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for syphilis infection in pregnancy.]

Annual Review of Public Health
Brownson RC, Fielding JE, Maylahn CM. Evidence-based public health: a fundamental concept for public health practice. Annu Rev Public Health 2009 Apr; 30:175-201. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1989 and 2005; cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services as referenced on Cancer Control PLANET, 2008.]

Shortell SM, Washington PK, Baxter RJ. The contribution of hospitals and health care systems to community health. Annu Rev Public Health 2009 Apr; 30:373-83. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Mishra SI, Luce PH, Baquet CR. Increasing pap smear utilization among Samoan women: results from a community based participatory randomized trial. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2 Suppl):85-101. [Cites USPSTF summary of recommendations on screening for cervical cancer, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

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

Annual Review of Public Health
Green LW, Ottoson JM, Garcia C, et al. Diffusion theory, and knowledge dissemination, utilization, and integration in public health. Annu Rev Public Health 2009 Apr; 30:151-74. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2006; cites AHRQ publication, Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP)-II, 2001; cites AHRQ-authored article by Mercer, DeVinney, Fine, Green, and Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) (Am J Prev Med, 2007); cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1989 and 1996; gives brief description of AHRQ's mission in sidebar.] Select to access the abstract.

Maciosek MV, Coffield AB, Edwards NM, et al. Prioritizing clinical preventive services: a review and framework with implications for community preventive services. Annu Rev Public Health 2009 Apr; 30:341-55. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008; cites USPSTF Web site, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Baquet C, Braithwaite RL. Issue overview. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2 Suppl):1-2. [Discusses and cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Archives of Surgery
Kuy S, Roman SA, Desai R, et al. Outcomes following thyroid and parathyroid surgery in pregnant women. Arch Surg 2009 May; 144(5):399-406; discussion 406. [Uses and cites 1999-2005 Health Care Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Mortensen K, Wilson RK, Ho V. Physical and mental health status of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston in 2005 and 2006. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2009 May; 20(2):524-38. [Uses 1998-2007 MEPS data, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Hartmann CW, Meterko M, Rosen AK, et al. Relationship of hospital organizational culture to patient safety climate in the veterans health administration. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Jun; 66(3):320-38. [Stratifies the study population of 117 hospitals into four strata based on their performance on AHRQ's patient safety indicators and uses AHRQ's comorbidity and PSI software on 2005 VA inpatient data; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2, 2005; cites AHRQ-authored article by Rosen, et al. and Elixhauser (Med Care, 2006); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Davenport et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2007), Gaba et al. (Hum Factors, 2003), Hartmann et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of May 2009
Internet Citation: The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Africa: An Evaluation of Outcomes: Articles of Interest: May 22, 2009. May 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/052209.html

 

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