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More Work Is Needed To Protect Medical Residents from Fatigue and Potential Errors, IOM Report Finds

Articles of Interest: May 29, 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 Medical Quality
Clancy CM. More work is needed to protect medical residents from fatigue and potential errors, IOM report finds. Am J Med Qual 2009 May-Jun; 24(3):259-61. [Author is the AHRQ director.]

AORN Journal
Clancy CM, Hughes RG. The stress of the care environment. AORN J 2009 Apr; 89(4):751-3. [Authors are AHRQ director and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, respectively.]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Gasink LB, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, et al. Stockpiling drugs for an avian influenza outbreak: examining the surge in oseltamivir prescriptions during heightened media coverage of the potential for a worldwide pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Apr; 30(4):370-6. [Supported by grant U18 HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Lautenbach E, Babson A, Santana E, et al. Assessment of the use of urine samples to detect colonization with fluoroquinolone-susceptible and fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Apr; 30(4):396-7. [Supported by grant U18 HS10399.]

Lautenbach E, Nachamkin E, Hu B, et al. Surveillance cultures for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas: diagnostic yield of anatomic sites and comparison of provider- and patient-collected samples. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Apr; 30(4):380-2. [Supported by grant U18 HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Economics
Hill SC, Miller GE. Health expenditure estimation and functional form: applications of the generalized gamma and extended estimating equations models. Health Econ 2009 May 11 (Epub):1-20. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 1996-2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Li P, Schneider JE, Ward MM. Converting to critical access status: how does it affect rural hospitals' financial performance? Inquiry 2009 Spring; 46(1):46-57. [Supported by grant HS15009.]

Golberstein E, Grabowski DC, Langa KM, et al. Effect of Medicare home health care payment on informal care. Inquiry 2009 Spring; 46(1):58-71. [Supported in part by dissertation grant 1 R36 HS17379-07 (to first author).]

Zuvekas SH, Olin GL. Accuracy of Medicare expenditures in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Inquiry 2009 Spring; 46(1):92-108. [First author is an economist in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses and 2001-2003 MEPS data.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Turchin A, Shubina M, Breydo E, et al. Comparison of information content of structured and narrative text data sources on the example of medication intensification. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):362-70. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS17030.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Psychology
Angner E, Ray MN, Saag KG, et al. Health and happiness among older adults: a community-based study. J Health Psychol 2009 May; 14(4):503-12. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics cooperative agreement grant U18 HS10389.] Select to access the abstract.

Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare
Clancy C. Re-engineered hospital discharge process lowers re-admissions, reduces costs. Patient Saf Qual Healthc 2009 May/Jun: 8-9. [Author the AHRQ director.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Frick KD, Ma S. Overcoming challenges for the economic evaluation of investments in children's health. Acad Pediatr 2009 May-Jun; 9(3):136-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Homer, Iles, Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations), et al. (Health Aff, 2004).]

Laraque D, Adams R, Steinbaum D, et al. Reported physician skills in the management of children's mental health problems following an educational intervention. Acad Pediatr 2009 May-Jun; 9(3):164-71. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Asarnow et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Hersh AL, Weintrub PS, Cabana MD. Antibiotic selection for purulent skin and soft-tissue infections in ambulatory care: a decision-analytic approach. Acad Pediatr 2009 May-Jun; 9(3):179-84. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Evans et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Chien AT, Colman MW, Ross LF. Qualitative insights into how pediatric pay-for-performance programs are being designed. Acad Pediatr 2009 May-Jun; 9(3):185-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hillman et al. (Pediatrics, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Switalski KE, et al. Assessing the value of pediatric hospitalist programs: the perspective of hospital leaders. Acad Pediatr 2009 May-Jun; 9(3):192-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Conway et al. (Pediatrics, 2006), Srivastava et al. (Pediatrics, 2007 and 2005), and Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Yip A, Leduc M, Teo V, et al. A novel method to link and validate routinely collected emergency department clinical data to measure quality of care. Am J Med Qual 2009 May-Jun; 24(3):185-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lobach et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2007) and Kawamoto et al. (BMJ, 2005); cites AHRQ publication, Health Information Technology for Improving Quality of Care in Primary Care Settings, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Berenholtz SM, Hartsell TL, Pronovost PJ. Learning from defects to enhance morbidity and mortality conferences. Am J Med Qual 2009 May-Jun; 24(3):192-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004, Jt Comm J Qual Saf, 2006, J Patient Saf, 2005, and others).] Select to access the abstract.

Varkey P, Karlapudi S, Rose S, et al. A patient safety curriculum for graduate medical education: results from a needs assessment of educators and patient safety experts. Am J Med Qual 2009 May-Jun; 24(3):214-21. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003), Fahrenkopf et al. (BMJ, 2008), and Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Westphal DM, McKee SA. End-of-life decision making in the intensive care unit: physician and nurse perspectives. Am J Med Qual 2009 May-Jun; 24(3):222-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Teno et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 1997).] Select to access the habstract.

Wu N, Mor V, Roy J. Resident, nursing home, and state factors affecting the reliability of minimum data set quality measures. Am J Med Qual 2009 May-Jun; 24(3):229-40. [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.

Royo MB, Goldfarb NI. Literature review. Am J Med Qual 2009 May-Jun; 24(3):264-6. [Reviews article by Scanlon, Swaminathan, Lee, et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008) that uses and compares AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey with the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS); reviews AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa and Hellinger (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Serv Res, 2008) which uses fourteen AHRQ patient safety indicators "to represent preventable adverse medical events."]

Annals of Family Medicine
Marnocha M. What truly matters: relationships and primary care. Ann Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 7(3):196-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mauksch et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008).]

Stange KC. The generalist approach. Ann Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 7(3):198-203. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks and Clancy (N Engl J Med, 1992).]

Buetow S, Kiata L, Liew T, et al. Patient error: a preliminary taxonomy. Ann Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 7(3):223-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Burroughs et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Braun UK, Naik AD, McCullough LB. Reconceptualizing the experience of surrogate decision making: reports vs genuine decisions. Ann Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 7(3):249-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Levinson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Nutting PA, Miller WL, Crabtree BF, et al. Initial lessons from the first national demonstration project on practice transformation to a patient-centered medical home. Ann Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 7(3):254-60. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Miller et al. (J Fam Pract, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Deyo RA. Imaging idolatry: the uneasy intersection of patient satisfaction, quality of care, and overuse. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 25; 169(10):921-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Jarvik et al. (JAMA, 2003), Joines et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2001), and Hollingworth et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003).]

Liebovitz D. Health care information technology: a cloud around the silver lining? Arch Intern Med 2009 May 25; 169(10):924-6. [Mentions AHRQ's health IT bibliography, selected best practices, and tool kits, as published on AHRQ's Web site (p. 925); cites AHRQ-funded article by Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).]

Linzer M. Preventing burnout in academic medicine. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 25; 169(10):927-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mechaber et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008) and Buchbinder et al. (Am J Manage Care, 1999).]

Myung SK, McDonnell DD, Kazinets G, et al. Effects of Web- and computer-based smoking cessation programs: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 25; 169(10):929-37. [Cites AHRQ guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Unrod et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Agrawal Y, Carey JP, Della Santina CC, et al. Disorders of balance and vestibular function in US adults: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2004. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 25; 169(10):938-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Englander et al. (J Forensic Sci, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Starfield B. Invited commentary. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 25; 169(10):950-1. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Starfield et al. (JAMA, 1994).]

Huskamp HA, Keating NL, Malin JL, et al. Discussions with physicians about hospice among patients with metastatic lung cancer. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 25; 169(10):954-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lackan et al. (Med Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Pham HH, Landon BE, Reschovsky JD, et al. Rapidity and modality of imaging for acute low back pain in elderly patients. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 25; 169(10):972-81. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (director of AHRQ) (Health Aff, 2006); cites AHRQ publication, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults: Clinical Practice Guideline, 1994; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Romano et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993), Cherkin et al. (Spine, 1992), Landon et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2008), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Singh H, Mani S, Espadas D, et al. Prescription errors and outcomes related to inconsistent information transmitted through computerized order entry: a prospective study. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 25; 169(10):982-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (Qual Manag Health Care, 1994, and JAMA, 1995), Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005), McDonald et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2004), and others; cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Shanafelt TD, West CP, Sloan JA, et al. Career fit and burnout among academic faculty. Arch Intern Med 2009 May 25; 169(10):990-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pathman et al. (J Fam Pract, 2002) and Konrad et al. (Med Care, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Khan N, Kaestner R. Effect of prescription drug coverage on the elderly's use of prescription drugs. Inquiry 2009 Spring; 46(1):33-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991).]

Alexander JA, Young GJ, Weiner BJ, et al. How do system-affiliated hospitals fare in providing community benefit? Inquiry 2009 Spring; 46(1):72-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bazzoli et al. (Health Serv Res, 1999).]

JAMA
Kroenke K, Bair MJ, Damush TM, et al. Optimized antidepressant therapy and pain self-management in primary care patients with depression and musculoskeletal pain: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2009 May 27; 301(20):2099-110. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Jensen et al. (Pain, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Herzig SJ, Howell MD, Ngo LH, et al. Acid-suppressive medication use and the risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia. JAMA 2009 May 27; 301(20):2120-8. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser's comorbidity methodology (Med Care, 1998) and cites 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data on hospital-based care in the United States, as published on AHRQ Web site; notes that "reduction in the rates of nosocomial infection is one of the top-20 Priority Areas for National Action proposed by [AHRQ] in association with the Institute of Medicine."] Select to access the abstract.

Sanda MG, Kaplan ID. A 64-year-old man with low-risk prostate cancer: review of prostate cancer treatment. JAMA 2009 May 27; 301(20):2141-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Albertsen et al. (JAMA, 1998) and Talcott et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Ford EW, Menachemi N, Peterson LT, et al. Resistance is futile: but it is slowing the pace of EHR adoption nonetheless. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):274-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Andrews et al. (Inform Prim Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Sujansky WV, Overhage JM, Chang S, et al. The development of a highly constrained Health Level 7 implementation guide to facilitate electronic laboratory reporting to ambulatory electronic health record systems. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):285-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by McDonald et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1997), Poon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004), Simon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Kaplan B, Harris-Salamone KD. Health IT success and failure: recommendations from literature and an AMIA workshop. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):291-9. [Lists AHRQ Senior Science Advisor for Information Technology as a presenter at the AMIA Fall 2006 Symposium workshop "Avoiding the F-Word: IT Project Morbidity, Mortality, and Immortality" and specifically mentions his participation in the article text; cites AHRQ's Health IT adoption toolbox, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Lesselroth BJ, Felder RS, Adams SM, et al. Design and implementation of a medication reconciliation kiosk: the Automated Patient History Intake Device (APHID). J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):300-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rogers et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Wang X, Hripcsak G, Markatou M, et al. Active computerized pharmacovigilance using natural language processing, statistics, and electronic health records: a feasibility study. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):328-37. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ray et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009), Brown et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2007), and Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Hoot NR, Leblanc LJ, Jones I, et al. Forecasting emergency department crowding: a prospective, real-time evaluation. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):338-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Asplin et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2006 and 2003).]

Himes BE, Dai Y, Kohane IS, et al. Prediction of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in asthma patients using electronic medical records. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):371-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Punglia et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Hu J, Yu H, Luo E, et al. Are Chinese dentists ready for the computerization of dentistry? a population investigation of China's metropolises. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):409-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Balas et al. (Arch Fam Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Kahn R. Diabetes technology—now and in the future. Lancet 2009 May 23; 373(9677):1741-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Alexander et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008).]

Cipriani A, Geddes JR, Furukawa TA, et al. Ranking depressants: authors' reply. Lancet 2009 May 23; 373(9677):1761-2. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mojtabai et al. (J Clin Psychiatry, 2008).]

Dungan KM, Braithwaite SS, Preiser JC. Stress hyperglycaemia. Lancet 2009 May 23; 373(9677):1798-807. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Waeschle et al. (Crit Care, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

White SA, Shaw JA, Sutherland DE. Pancreas transplantation. Lancet 2009 May 23; 373(9677):1808-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Reddy et al. (Am J Kidney Dis, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science and Medicine
Boyle PJ, Norman P, Popham F. Social mobility: Evidence that it can widen health inequalities. Soc Sci Med 2009 May; 68(10):1835-42. [Cites article by Chandola et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2003), which used data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Ritterman ML, Fernald LC, Ozer EJ, et al. Objective and subjective social class gradients for substance use among Mexican adolescents. Soc Sci Med 2009 May; 68(10):1843-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Singh-Manoux et al. (Psychosom Med, 2005) and Starfield et al. (J Epidemiol Community Health, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Statistics in Medicine
Huang X, Ning J, Li Y, et al. Using short-term response information to facilitate adaptive randomization for survival clinical trials. Stat Med 2009 May 30; 28(12):1680-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Berry et al. (Stat Med, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

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

Academic Pediatrics
Guyer B, Ma S, Grason H, et al. Early childhood health promotion and its life course health consequences. Acad Pediatr 2009 May-Jun; 9(3):142-149.e1-e71. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening and interventions for childhood overweight (Pediatrics, 2005); cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Croswell JM, Kramer BS, Kreimer AR, et al. Cumulative incidence of false-positive results in repeated, multimodal cancer screening. Ann Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 7(3):212-22. [Cites USPSTF recommendations and rationale on screening for colorectal cancer, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Current Opinion in Urology
Cooperberg MR, Konety BR. Management of localized prostate cancer in men over 65 years. Curr Opin Urol 2009 May; 19(3):309-14. [Evaluates the updated USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); notes that the USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on comparative effectiveness and harms of treatments for clinically localized prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) "reaches the unsatisfying but accurate conclusion that insufficient evidence exists to determine the relative superiority of one treatment modality over another"; compares USPSTF recommendations to those from the Iowa Prostate Cancer Consensus (Konety et al., Urology, 2008), noting that the latter "more detailed recommendations account for patient risk factors, life expectancy, treatment preferences, and screening history, and are therefore less likely to result in missed diagnoses of high-risk tumors among older men in otherwise good health."] Select to access the abstract.

Pain Physician
Manchikanti L, Derby R, Benyamin RM, et al. A systematic review of mechanical lumbar disc decompression with nucleoplasty. Pain Physician 2009 May-Jun; 12(3):561-72. [Uses the evidence rating system described in the USPSTF-sponsored Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002, to assess the methodologies of reviewed and rates evidence quality using USPSTF quality of evidence criteria described in article by USPSTF-sponsored article by Berg and Allan (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Singh V, Manchikanti L, Benyamin RM, et al. Percutaneous lumbar laser disc decompression: a systematic review of current evidence. Pain Physician 2009 May-Jun; 12(3):573-88. [Uses the evidence rating system described in the USPSTF-sponsored Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002, to assess the methodologies of reviewed and rates evidence quality using USPSTF quality of evidence criteria described in article by USPSTF-sponsored article by Berg and Allan (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Singh V, Benyamin RM, Datta S, et al. Systematic review of percutaneous lumbar mechanical disc decompression utilizing Dekompressor(R). Pain Physician 2009 May-June; 12(3):589-99. [Uses the evidence rating system described in the USPSTF-sponsored evidence report/technology assessment Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002, to assess the methodologies of reviewed and rates evidence quality using USPSTF quality of evidence criteria described in article by USPSTF-sponsored article by Berg and Allan (Am J Prev Med, 2001).]Select to access the abstract.

Hirsch JA, Singh V, Falco FJ, et al. Automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy for the contained herniated lumbar disc: a systematic assessment of evidence. Pain Physician 2009 May-Jun; 12(3):601-20. [Uses the evidence rating system described in the USPSTF-sponsored Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002, to assess the methodologies of reviewed and rates evidence quality using USPSTF quality of evidence criteria described in article by USPSTF-sponsored article by Berg and Allan (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Thyroid
Kloos RT (listed in PubMed citation as Kloos Chair RT), Eng C, Evans DB, et al. Medullary thyroid cancer: management guidelines of the American Thyroid Association. Thyroid 2009 May 26. [Epub ahead of print. Uses adapted USPSTF strength of evidence criteria to categroize recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Family Medicine
Bennett IM, Chen J, Soroui JS, et al. The contribution of health literacy to disparities in self-rated health status and preventive health behaviors in older adults. Ann Fam Med 2009 May-Jun; 7(3):204-11. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Medical Quality
Abouzaid S, Maio V. The inequality in health care quality. Am J Med Qual 2009 May-Jun; 24(3):182-4. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Medical Quality
Eddy DM, Peskin B, Shcheprov A, et al. Effect of smoking cessation advice on cardiovascular disease. Am J Med Qual 2009 May-Jun; 24(3):241-9. [Uses recommendations from and meta-analyses performed for the updated AHRQ-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, to formulate study criteria and outcomes variables (article by Cromwell et al., JAMA, 1997) cites MEPS data, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Herder C, Brunner EJ, Rathmann W, et al. Elevated levels of the anti-inflammatory interleukiin-1 receptor antagonist precede the onset of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2009 Mar; 32(3):421-3. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Akbaraly TN, Kivimaki M, Brunner EJ, et al. Association of communication between hospital-based physicians and primary care providers with patient outcomes. Diabetes Care 2009 Mar; 32(3):499-504. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS ONE
Newhouse S, Farrall M, Wallace C, et al. Polymorphisms in the WNK1 gene are associated with blood pressure variation and urinary potassium excretion. PLoS ONE 2009; 4(4):e5003. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of May 2009
Internet Citation: More Work Is Needed To Protect Medical Residents from Fatigue and Potential Errors, IOM Report Finds: Articles of Interest: May 29, 2009. May 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/052909.html

 

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