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Reporting Hospitals' Antibiotic Timing in Pneumonia: Adverse Consequences for Patients?

Articles of Interest: June 5, 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 Managed Care
Friedberg MW, Mehrotra A, Linder JA. Reporting hospitals' antibiotic timing in pneumonia: adverse consequences for patients? Am J Manag Care 2009 Feb; 15(2):137-44. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS14563 (to third author).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19284811.

Schmittdiel JA, Ettner SL, Fung V, et al. Medicare Part D coverage gap and diabetes beneficiaries. Am J Manag Care 2009 Mar; 15(3):189-93. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13902-01.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19298100.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
DeFrank JT, Rimer BK, Gierisch JM, et al. Impact of mailed and automated telephone reminders on receipt of repeat mammograms: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med 2009 Jun; 36(6):459-67. [Supported in part by grant 2 T32 HS00079 (to third author).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19362800.

American Journal of Public Health
Lau DT, Kirby JB. The relationship between living arrangement and preventive care use among community-dwelling elderly persons. Am J Public Health 2009 Jul; 99(7):1-7. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2000-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data; cites recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2001-2004 as published on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2004); cites USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for high blood pressure (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19443817.

Health Services Research
Ryan AM. Effects of the premier hospital quality incentive demonstration on Medicare patient mortality and cost. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):821-42. [Supported in part by training grant 05 T32 HS00062-14.]

Schumacher JR, Smith MA, Liou JI, et al. Insurance disruption due to spousal Medicare transitions: implications for access to care and health care utilization for women approaching age 65. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):946-64. [Supported in part by National Research service Award grant 5 T32 HS00083-09 (to first author).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19292774.

Bishop CE, Ryan AM, Gilden DM, et al. Effect of an expenditure cap on low-income seniors' drug use and spending in a state pharmacy assistance program. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):1010-28. [Supported in part by training grant 05 T32 HS00062-14 (to second author).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19291168.

Selden TM. The within-year concentration of medical care: implications for family out-of-pocket expenditure burdens. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):1029-51. [Author is a senior economist in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses and cites 2003-2004 MEPS data.]

Bonomi AE, Anderson ML, Rivara FP, et al. Health care utilization and costs associated with physical and nonphysical-only intimate partner violence. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):1052-67. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS10909.]

Journal of Medical Systems
Culler SD, Jose J, Kohler S, et al. Implementing a pharmacy system: facilitators and barriers. J Med Syst 2009 Apr; 33(2):81-90. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS15236.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19397092.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Jackson SL, Taplin SH, Sickles EA, et al. Variability of interpretive accuracy among diagnostic mammography facilities. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Jun 3; 101(11):814-27. [Supported in part by Public Health Service grant R01 HS10591 (to tenth author, Elmore JG).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19470953.

Medical Decision Making
Denton BT, Kurt M, Shah ND, et al. Optimizing the start time of statin therapy for patients with diabetes. Med Decis Making 2009 May-Jun; 29(3):351-67. [Supported in part by grant R21 HS17628.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19429836.

Public Health Genomics
Wideroff L, Phillips KA, Randhawa G, et al. A health services research agenda for cellular, molecular and genomic technologies in cancer care. Public Health Genomics 2009; 12(4):233-44. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence. Also go to AHRQ-funded article by Hussey et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009) in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19367091.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Mills K, Winslow BT, Springer KL. Treatment of nursing home-acquired pneumonia. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jun 1; 79(11):976-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mehr et al. (JAMA, 2001 and J Fam Pract, 2001) and Viray et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2005).]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Daley MF, Hennessey KA, Weinbaum CM, et al. Physician practices regarding adult hepatitis B vaccination: a national survey. Am J Prev Med 2009 Jun; 36(6):491-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Nowalk et al. (Vaccine, 2004), Wenrich et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 1997), and Dexter et al. (JAMA, 2004).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19362798.

American Journal of Public Health
Wright MA, Knopf AS. Mobilizing a medical home to improve HIV care for the homeless in Washington, DC. Am J Public Health 2009 Jun; 99(6):973-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Andersen et al. (Health Serv Res, 2000), Cunningham et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2005), and Landon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19372512.

Belenko S, Dembo R, Rollie M, et al. Detecting, preventing, and treating sexually transmitted diseases among adolescent arrestees: an unmet public health need. Am J Public Health 2009 Jun; 99(6):1032-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Forrest et al. (Pediatrics, 2000), Starfield et al. (J Epidemiol Community Health, 2002) and Cunningham et al. (Med Care, 1995); cites AHRQ publication, Supporting Research That Improves Health Care for Children and Adolescents, 2005.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19372535.

Joseph JG, El-Mohandes AA, Kiely M, et al. Reducing psychosocial and behavioral pregnancy risk factors: results of a randomized clinical trial among high-risk pregnant African American women. Am J Public Health 2009 Jun; 99(6):1053-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hessol et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19372532.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Laine C, Williams S, Sox HC, et al. In the clinic: tuberculosis. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jun 2; 150(11):ITC6-1-16. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Moore et al. (Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 1996).]

British Medical Journal
Hammell CL, Henning JD. Prehospital management of severe traumatic brain injury. BMJ 2009 May 23; 338(7705):1262-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Wang et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2004).]

Barraclough K. Chronic cough in adults. BMJ 2009 May 23; 338(7705):1267-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Numans et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Glasziou P, Rose P, Heneghan C, et al. Diagnosis using "test of treatment". BMJ 2009 May 23; 338(7705):1270-1. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Numans et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Circulation
Allison TG. Improving weight loss in cardiac rehabilitation. Circulation 2009 May 26; 119(20):2650-2. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Cardiac Rehabilitation, 1995.]

Health Services Research
Hasnain-Wynia R, Jean-Jacques M. Filling the gaps between performance incentive programs and health care quality improvement. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):777-83. [Notes that Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) data "is providing expanding opportunities to examine the relationships between measures of the patient experience (one way to measure patient centeredness), other quality-of-care measures (such as effectiveness measures), and outcomes..." and summarizes findings from "one of the first major analyses of national HCAHPS data" (Jha et al, N Engl J Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Beck et al. (J Am Board Fam Pract, 2002), Chien et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2009), and Werner et al. (Circulation, 2005).]

Binder LF, Rudolph B. Commentary: a systematic review of health care efficiency measures. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):806-11. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Hussey et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and cites AHRQ-funded article by Starfield et al. (JAMA, 1994).]

Zinn J, Flood AB. Commentary: slack resources in health care organization—fat to be trimmed or muscle to be exercised? Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):812-20. [Discusses AHRQ-funded article by Hussey et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

David G, Brachet T. Retention, learning by doing, and performance in emergency medical services. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):902-25. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002 and 2003), Branas et al. (JAMA, 2005), Carr et al. (Prehosp Emerg Care, 2006), and others; cites AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser, Steiner, and Fraser (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Aff, 2003).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19292773.

Polsky D, Doshi JA, Escarce J, et al. The health effects of Medicare for the near-elderly uninsured. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):926-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Baker et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005 and N Engl J Med, 2001), Dor et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006), McWilliams et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007, a and b); cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks and Clancy (AHRQ director) et al. (JAMA, 1993).]

Roebuck MC, Liberman JN. Impact of pharmacy benefit design on prescription drug utilization: a fixed effects analysis of plan sponsor data. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):988-1009. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Huskamp et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003 and Health Serv Res, 2007), Landon et al. (Am J Manage Care, 2007), and Mother et al. (Med Care, 2001).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19187183.

Sloan FA, Padrón NA, Platt AC. Preferences, beliefs, and self-management of diabetes. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):1068-87. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by O'Connor et al. (Prev Chronic Dis, 2008) and Schillinger et al. (JAMA, 2002).]

Castle NG, Engberg J, Lave J, et al. Factors associated with increasing nursing home closures. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):1088-109. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Grabowski et al. (J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 2001), Hawes et al. (Gerontologist, 2003), and Mor et al. (Milbank Q, 2004).]

JAMA
Shah SS, Davis MM. Old disease, innovative response: accelerating infant vaccination during a community pertussis outbreak. JAMA 2009 Jun 3; 301(21):2260-1. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lee et al. (Clin Infect Dis, 2004).]

Journal of AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)
Rollins G. Improving the quality of quality measures. J AHIMA 2009 Apr; 80(4):20-25; quiz 27-28. [Comments on AHRQ projects on electronic health records; quotes Anne Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets); cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of Women's Health
Wheeler S, Bowen JD, Maynard C, et al. Women veterans and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):613-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ayanian et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991), Canto et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2002), Asch et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19392640.

Straus H, Cerulli C, McNutt LA, et al. Intimate partner violence and functional health status: associations with severity, danger, and self-advocacy behaviors. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):625-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by McFarlane et al. (Public Health Nurs, 2005), Bonomi et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006), and McCloskey et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2005).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19445614.

Chen HF, Lee SP, Li CY. Sex differences in the incidence of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke among diabetics in Taiwan. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):647-54. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Jollis et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1993).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19405861.

Bartoces MG, Severson RK, Rusin BA, et al. Quality of life and self-esteem of long-term survivors of invasive and noninvasive cervical cancer. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):655-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Katz et al. (Med Care, 1996) and Sprangers et al. (Soc Sci Med, 1999).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19405862.

Clark CR, Baril N, Kunicki M, et al. Addressing social determinants of health to improve access to early breast cancer detection: results of the Boston REACH 2010 Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition Women's Health Demonstration Project. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):677-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Dailey et al. (Am J Epidemiol, 2007), Yabroff et al. (Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 1999), and Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2008).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19445616.

Moorman PG, Schildkraut JM, Iversen ES, et al. A prospective study of weight gain after premenopausal hysterectomy. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):699-708. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Carlson et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 1994 and Clin Obstet Gynecol, 1997), Kjerulff et al.(Obstet Gynecol, 2000), and others.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19445617.

Davis BJ, Haneke KE, Miner K, et al. The Fibroid Growth Study: determinants of therapeutic intervention. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):725-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kjerulff et al. (J Reprod Med, 1996) and Carlson et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 1994).]

Abstracts from Women's Health 2009: The 17th Annual Congress. Women have better outcomes in cholecystitis. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):743-62. [Summarizes study (No. 30) by Kuy using 1996-2006 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS).]

Abstracts from Women's Health 2009: The 17th Annual Congress. Underuse of recommended preventive care services among women with diabetes across the life stages. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):743-62. [Abstracts study (No. 35) by Owens, Beckles, Ho, Gorrell, Brady and Kaftarian (third, fourth, and fifth authors are in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and last author is a researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) previously published in J Womens Health, 2008; cites use of MEPS data and USPSTF recommendations.]

Lancet
Abdi Z. The paediatric analgesia wheel: are you ready to roll? Lancet 2009 May 30; 373(9678):1831-2. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

Schweickert WD, Pohlman MC, Pohlman AS, et al. Early physical and occupational therapy in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2009 May 30; 373(9678):1874-82. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003) and Walter et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19446324.

Medical Decision Making
Petrou S, Kupek E. Estimating preference-based Health Utilities Index Mark 3 utility scores for childhood conditions in England and Scotland. Med Decis Making 2009 May-Jun; 29(3):291-303. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fryback et al. (Med Decis Making, 1997 and 1993).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19264726.

Peeters Y, Stiggelbout AM. Valuing health: does enriching a scenario lead to higher utilities? Med Decis Making 2009 May-Jun; 29(3):334-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Insinga et al. (Qual Life Res, 2003).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19264727.

Han PK, Klein WM, Lehman TC, et al. Laypersons' responses to the communication of uncertainty regarding cancer risk estimates. Med Decis Making 2009 May-Jun; 29(3):391-403. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Whitney et al. (Med Decis Making, 2003, and Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19470720.

New England Journal of Medicine
Milstein A. Ending extra payment for "never events"--stronger incentives for patients' safety. N Engl J Med 2009 Jun 4; 360(23):2388-90. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa and Hellinger (authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Serv Res, 2008).]

Nursing Research
Larson EL, Ferng YH, McLoughlin JW, et al. Effect of intensive education on knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding upper respiratory infections among urban Latinos. Nurs Res 2009 May-Jun; 58(3):150-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Friedman et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2003) and Gonzales et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2006).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19373116.

Conn VS, Hafdahl AR, Brown LM. Meta-analysis of quality-of-life outcomes from physical activity interventions. Nurs Res 2009 May-Jun; 58(3):175-83. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Berlin et al. (Stat Med, 2002).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19448521.

Shin JH. Application of repeated-measures analysis of variance and hierarchical linear model in nursing research. Nurs Res 2009 May-Jun; 58(3):211-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Cho et al. (Nurs Res, 2003).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19448525.

Liou SR, Cheng CY. Using the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index on Asian nurses. Nurs Res 2009 May-Jun; 58(3):218-25. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19448526.

Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare
Minogue W, Adams-Pizarro I, Charvat PM. Patient safety organizations: building a safer healthcare system. Patient Saf Qual Healthc 2009 May/Jun: 1-6. [Describes provisions for patient safety organizations (PSO) in the Patient Safety Act of 2005 and AHRQ's role in administering the Patient Safety Act and approving PSO applications; notes receipt of the 2005 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award by the Maryland Patient Safety Center (of which the first two authors are the executive director and director of operations and development, respectively; Cites AHRQ's PSNet and PSO Web sites and AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (Am J Med Qual, 2008).]

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

American Family Physician
Pelletier AL, Thomas J, Shaw FR. Vision loss in older persons. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jun 1; 79(11):963-70. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Visual Impairment, 1996, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Public Health
Chao C, Slezak JM, Coleman KJ, et al. Papanicolaou screening behavior in mothers and human papillomavirus vaccine uptake in adolescent girls. Am J Public Health 2009 Jun; 99(6):1137-42. [Cites USPSTF recommendations and rationale on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19372507.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Buist DS, Anderson ML, Reed SD, et al. Short-term hormone therapy suspension and mammography recall: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jun 2; 150(11):752-65. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19487710.

Herman WH. Predicting risk for diabetes: choosing (or building) the right model. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jun 2; 150(11):812-814. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.]

JAMA
Zylke JW, DeAngelis CD. Health promotion and disease prevention in children: it's never too early. JAMA 2009 Jun 3; 301(21):2270-1. [Cites USPSTF topic page on major depressive disorder in children and adolescents, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of Women's Health
Godfrey JR, Nachtigall MJ. Toward optimal health: current approaches to standards of care for diabetes in women. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):605-10. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Khavjou OA, Finkelstein EA, Farris R, et al. Recall of three heart disease risk factor diagnoses among low-income women. J Womens Health 2009 May; 18(5):667-75. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on counseling by clinicians to improve physical activity (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and counseling to promote a healthy diet in adults (Am J Prev Med, 2003); cites AHRQ-sponsored evidence report/technology assessment on health literacy and health outcomes (J Gen Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19405860.

Lancet
Antithrombotic Trialists' (ATT) Collaboration, Baigent C, Blackwell L, et al. Aspirin in the primary and secondary prevention of vascular disease: collaborative meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised trials. Lancet 2009 May 30; 373(9678):1849-60. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19482214.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

AORN Journal
Shojania KG, Girard NJ. Do unexpected deaths indicate a patient safety problem? AORN J 2009 May; 89(5):956, 838. [Adapted by permission from AHRQ publication, Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web, Cases and Commentaries; discusses and cites AHRQ technical review Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Lee et al. (Circulation, 1999).]

Health Services Research
Hussey PS, de Vries H, Romley J, et al. A systematic review of health care efficiency measures. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):784-805. [Supported by contract 282-00-0005-21 (to Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center—RAND Corporation).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19187184.

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

Nursing Research
Gibbons SW. Theory synthesis for self-neglect: a health and social phenomenon. Nurs Res 2009 May-Jun; 58(3):194-200. [Uses and cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2006; cites AHRQ publication, Preventing Disability in Elderly with Choric Disease, 2002.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19448523.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Public Health
Ku L. Health insurance coverage and medical expenditures of immigrants and native-born citizens in the United States. Am J Public Health 2009 Jul; 99(7):1-7. [Uses and cites 2003 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, and Taylor (first, third, fifth, sixth, and eight authors are researchers in, and fourth author is director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Inquiry, 1996), and Sing, Banthin, and Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2006).] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19443829.

Health Services Research
Liu H, Phelps CE, Veazie PJ, et al. Managed care quality of care and plan choice in New York SCHIP. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):843-61. [Uses seven CAHPS® measures; cites articles by Farley et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2002 and Health Serv Res, 2002) using CAHPS® data.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19208091.

Kahn JM, Ten Have TR, Iwashyna TJ. The relationship between hospital volume and mortality in mechanical ventilation: an instrumental variable analysis. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):862-79. [Uses and cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

Rodriguez HP, von Glahn T, Rogers WH, et al. Organizational and market influences on physician performance on patient experience measures. Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):880-901. [Uses and cites 2006 CAHPS® data.]

Medical Decision Making
Miller G, Randolph S, Forkner E, et al. Long-term cost-effectiveness of disease management in systolic heart failure. Med Decis Making 2009 May-Jun; 29(3):325-33. [Uses and cites 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19147835.

Psychiatric Services
Fortney JC, Xu S, Dong F. Community-level correlates of hospitalizations for persons with schizophrenia. Psychiatr Serv 2009 Jun; 60(6):772-8. [Uses 2000 HCUP Statewide Inpatient Databases (SID); cites AHRQ publication, Hospitalization in the United States, 2002, HCUP Fact Book No. 6, 2005.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19487346.

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Internet Citation: Reporting Hospitals' Antibiotic Timing in Pneumonia: Adverse Consequences for Patients?: Articles of Interest: June 5, 2009. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/060509.html

 

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