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Decision-making Role Preferences among Patients with HIV: Associations with Patient and Provider Characteristics and Communication Behaviors

Articles of Interest: June 11, 2010

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kumar R, Korthuis PT, Saha S, et al. Decision-making role preferences among patients with HIV: associations with patient and provider characteristics and communication behaviors. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):517-23. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS13903-05 (to last author, Beach MC) and contract 290-01-0012.] Select to access the abstract.

Kaushal R, Kern LM, Barrón Y, et al. Electronic prescribing improves medication safety in community-based office practices. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):530-6. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS16316.] Select to access the abstract.

Landon BE, Gill JM, Antonelli RC, et al. Using evidence to inform policy: developing a policy-relevant research agenda for the patient-centered medical home. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):581-3. [Supported in part by AHRQ.]

Bitton A, Martin C, Landon BE. A nationwide survey of patient centered medical home demonstration projects. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):584-92. [Supported in part by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Rittenhouse DR, Thom DH, Schmittdiel JA. Developing a policy-relevant research agenda for the patient-centered medical home: a focus on outcomes. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):593-600. [Supported in part by AHRQ; describes and cites AHRQ's Clinician and Group Survey, as published on AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Web site; cites AHRQ publication, The Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance Recommended Starter Set: Clinical Performance Measures for Ambulatory Care, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Stange KC, Nutting PA, Miller WL, et al. Defining and measuring the patient-centered medical home. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):601-12. [Supported in part by AHRQ; cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks, Clancy (AHRQ director), and Nutting (N Engl J Med, 1992); cites AHRQ's CAHPS® Web site as a source for additional measures pertaining to missing elements in the patient-centered medical home conceptualization; cites AHRQ publication, The Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance Recommended Starter Set: Clinical Performance Measures for Ambulatory Care, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Berenson RA, Rich EC. US approaches to physician payment: the deconstruction of primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):613-18. [Supported in part by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Berenson RA, Rich EC. How to buy a medical home? Policy options and practical questions. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jun;25(6):619-24. [Supported in part by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Homer CJ, Baron RJ. How to scale up primary care transformation: what we know and what we need to know? J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):625-9. [Supported in part by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Smith SR. Advancing methods for comparative effectiveness research. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S1-S2. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence); introduces articles prepared for and presented at the AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II held in 2009.]

Lohr KN. Comparative effectiveness research methods: symposium overview and summary. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S3-S6. [Supported by contract 290-2005-0063-I PS-13 (to the RTI International DEcIDE Center); provides background for and summarizes articles presented at the AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; acknowledges support from AHRQ program officer and DEcIDE Network director Scott Smith (author of previous article).] Select to access the abstract.

Crystal S, Gaboda D, Lucas J, et al. Assessing medication exposures and outcomes in the frail elderly: assessing research challenges in nursing home pharmacotherapy. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S23-S31. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grants HS16097 (for the Center for Research and Education on Mental Health Therapeutics at Rutgers, as part of the AHRQ's Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) program, and HS11825; an earlier version of this article was presented at the AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II.] Select to access the abstract.

Brown JS, Holmes JH, Shah K, et al. Distributed health data networks: a practical and preferred approach to multi-institutional evaluations of comparative effectiveness, safety, and quality of care. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S45-S51. [Supported by contract 290-05-0033 as part of the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program; cites AHRQ publications, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2007 (prepared by Outcome DEcIDE Center under contract HHSA 290-2005-0035-I TO1), and Effective Health Care program report Design Specifications for Network Prototype and Cooperative to Conduct Population-based Studies and Safety Surveillance, 2009, (prepared by the DEcIDE Centers at the HMO Research Network CERTs and the University of Pennsylvania under contract HHSA 290-2005-0033-I T05), both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ's Comparative Effectiveness Research Grant Awards Web page on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Platt R, Takvorian SU, Septimus E, et al. Cluster randomized trials in comparative effectiveness research: randomizing hospitals to test methods for prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S52-S57. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-2005-0033=TO11.] Select to access the abstract.

Rassen JA, Solomon DH, Curtis JR, Herrinton L, Schneeweiss S. Privacy-maintaining propensity score-based pooling of multiple databases applied to a study of biologics. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S83-S89. [Supported by grants 1 U18 HS17919 and career development award grant 1 K01 HS18088 (to first author); notes that last author is private investigator of the AHRQ-funded Brigham and Women's Hospital DEcIDE Center on comparative effectiveness research.] Select to access the abstract.

Varadhan R, Weiss CO, Segal JB, et al. Evaluating health outcomes in the presence of competing risks: a review of statistical methods and clinical applications. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S96-S105. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2005-0034-I TO-WA4 (Project ID 20-EHC).] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacy Today
Clancy CM. Comparative effectiveness research for pharmacists: AHRQ reports inform patient care, policy. Pharm Today 2010 Mar; 16(10):30. [Author is AHRQ director.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Peters TM, Moore SC, Xiang YB, et al. Accelerometer-measured physical activity in Chinese adults. Am J Prev Med 2010 Jun; 38(6):583-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by He and Baker (J Gen Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Forman MR, Greene SM, Avis NE, et al. Bioinformatics: Tools to accelerate population science and disease control research. Am J Prev Med 2010 Jun; 38(6):646-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Smith et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
McDougall GJ, Becker H, Vaughan PW, et al. The revised direct assessment of functional status for independent older adults. Gerontologist 2010 Jun; 50(3):363-70. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Castle NG, Engberg J. An examination of special focus facility nursing homes. Gerontologist 2010 Jun; 50(3):400-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bourbonniere et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2006), Mor et al. (Milbank Q, 2004), and Grabowski (J Gerontol Soc Sci, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Association of interruptions with an increased risk and severity of medication administration errors. JAMA 2010 Jun 9; 303(22):2233. [Abstracts article by Westbrook et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010), which cites related research in AHRQ publications, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, and The Effect of Health Care Working Conditions on Patient Safety, 2003.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Gandara E, Ungar J, Lee J, et al. Discharge documentation of patients discharged to subacute facilities: a three-year quality improvement process across an integrated health care system. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 Jun; 36(6):243-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Moore, McGinn, and Halm (Arch Intern Med, 2007).]

Timmel J, Kent PS, Holzmueller CG, et al. Impact of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) on safety culture in a surgical inpatient unit. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 Jun; 36(6):252-60. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Singer et al. (Med Care, 2009), Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008, Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2006, J Patient Saf, 2005, and others), Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006), and others.]

Jones CM, Bleyer AJ, Petree B. Evolution of a rapid response system from voluntary to mandatory activation. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 Jun; 36(6):266-70. [Describes development of a rapid response system at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center that was designed to improve performance on AHRQ's Failure to Rescue patient safety indicator, citing Patient Safety Overview on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.]

Block M, Ehrenworth JF, Cuce VM, et al. The tangible handoff: a team approach for advancing structured communication in labor and delivery. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 Jun; 36(6):282-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sexton et al. (J Perinatol, 2006, and BMC Health Serv Res, 2006.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Jackson JL. From the editors' desk: the patient-centered medical home and our future health-care system. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):483. [Comments on articles presented at AHRQ-funded summit on patient-centered medical homes; see third through ninth articles cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Sliwka D, Fang MC. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the United States: still room for improvement. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):484-6. [Mentions the development of measure-based initiatives on venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention by AHRQ and other organizations that have "provided the impetus for national collaborations such as the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM) VTE Prevention Collaborative," which is partially supported by AHRQ; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Maynard and Stein (J Thromb Thrombolysis, 2010), which uses AHRQ publication, Preventing Hospital-acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement, 2008 (prepared by the Society of Hospital Medicine), Dexter et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001), and Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 1996).]

Bailey JE, Wan JY, Tang J, et al. Antihypertensive medication adherence, ambulatory visits, and risk of stroke and death. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):495-503. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ma and Stafford (Hypertension, 2008), Choo et al. (Med Care, 1999), Ray (Ann Intern Med, 1997), and others; cites article by Tang et al. (Stroke, 2008), which uses Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Russell BE, Gurrola E, Ndumele CD, et al. Perspectives of non-Hispanic Black and Latino patients in Boston's urban community health centers on their experiences with diabetes and hypertension. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):504-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Diabetes Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Fact Sheet, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded article by Horowitz et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Heckbert SR, Rutter CM, Oliver M, et al. Depression in relation to long-term control of glycemia, blood pressure, and lipids in patients with diabetes. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):524-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Egede and Ellis (Diabetes Technol Ther, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Stone JR. Non-payment and non-care: ethics and continuity of care. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6):495-7. [Cites book Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy, 2002, edited by Danis, Clancy (AHRQ director) and Churchill.]

Briesacher BA, Ross-Degnan D, Wagner AK, Fouayzi H, Zhang F, Gurwitz JH, Soumerai SB. Out-of-pocket burden of health care spending and the adequacy of the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6):503-9. [Notes that the last three authors are investigators in the AHRQ-supported HMO Research Network CERTs; cites AHRQ-funded article by Craig et al. (Health Aff, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Wong EC, Palaniappan LP, Lauderdale DS. Using name lists to infer Asian racial/ethnic subgroups in the healthcare setting. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6):540-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Kaplan SH, Billimek J, Sorkin DH, et al. Who can respond to treatment? Identifying patient characteristics related to heterogeneity of treatment effects. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S9-S16. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Caruso et al. (J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2000), Silliman et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 1996) and Greenfield et al. (Diabetes Care, 1994 and Med Care, 1995), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Horn SD, Gassaway J. Practice based evidence: incorporating clinical heterogeneity and patient-reported outcomes for comparative effectiveness research. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S17-S22. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium on Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods, 2009; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003) and Bergstrom, Smout, Horn, Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Horn and Gassaway (Med Care, 2007) and Willson et al. (J Pediatr, 2003); cites article by Berwick (Health Serv Res, 2005), which describes the previous use of AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data and mentions contributions of former AHRQ director John Eisenberg] Select to access the abstract.

Libby AM, Pace W, Bryan C, et al. Comparative effectiveness research in DARTNet primary care practices: point of care data collection on hypoglycemia and over-the-counter and herbal use among patients diagnosed with diabetes. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S39-S44. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ publication, Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet): Summary Report, 2009 (prepared by University of Colorado DEcIDE Center under contract HHSA 290-2005-0037-I TO2); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pace et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), Schneeweiss et al. (Med Care, 2007), and Schneeweiss and Avorn (J Clin Epidemiol, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Normand SL, Marinac-Dabic D, Sedrakyan A, et al. Rethinking analytical strategies for surveillance of medical devices: the case of hip arthroplasty. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S58-S67. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; third author is a former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ publications, Hospital Stays Involving Musculoskeletal Procedures, 1997-2005, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 34, 2007, and Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2007 (prepared by Outcome DEcIDE Center under contract HHSA 290-2005-0035I TO1).] Select to access the abstract.

Brookhart MA, Stürmer T, Glynn RJ, et al. Confounding control in healthcare database research: challenges and potential approaches. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S114-S120. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss and Avorn (J Clin Epidemiol, 2005), Ray (Am J Epidemiol, 2003), Iezzoni et al. (JAMA, 1992), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Sedrakyan A, Marinac-Dabic D, Normand SL, et al. A framework for evidence evaluation and methodological issues in implantable device studies. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; first author is a former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Treasure and Sedrakyan (J Health Serv Res Policy, 2007) and Sedrakyan et al. (BMJ, 2004, and Stroke, 2006); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Douglas et al. (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2009), Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003), and Hannan et al. (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science and Medicine
Elstad EA, Lutfey KE, Marceau LD, et al. What do physicians gain (and lose) with experience? Qualitative results from a cross-national study of diabetes. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jun; 70(11):1728-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) and McDonald (Ann Intern Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Moore AM, Frohwirth L, Miller E. Male reproductive control of women who have experienced intimate partner violence in the United States. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jun; 70(11):1737-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Williams, Larsen, and McCloskey (Violence Against Women, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Farley TA, Dalal MA, Mostashari F, et al. Deaths preventable in the U.S. by improvements in use of clinical preventive services. Am J Prev Med 2010 Jun; 38(6):600-9. [Uses nine USPSTF clinical preventive service recommendations as the basis for study interventions; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer and summary of evidence on breast cancer screening, both in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996 and 2001-2004, respectively; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Redmond N, Baer HJ, Clark CR, et al. Sources of health information related to preventive health behaviors in a national study. Am J Prev Med 2010 Jun; 38(6):620-7.e2. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Altena AM, Brilleslijper-Kater SN, Wolf JL. Effective interventions for homeless youth: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2010 Jun; 38(6):637-45. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Teutsch SM, Fielding JE. Closing the gap in clinical preventive services. Am J Prev Med 2010 Jun; 38(6):684-5. [Comments on article by Farley et al. cited above; cites articles by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006, and Granata and Hillman (Ann Intern Med, 1998), which use USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of 169 Interventions, 1989.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Noël PH, Copeland LA, Pugh MJ, et al. Obesity diagnosis and care practices in the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):510-16. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stafford et al. (Arch Fam Med, 2000) and Schneeweiss et al. (Am J Epidemiol, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Sequist TD, Franz C, Ayanian JZ. Cost-effectiveness of patient mailings to promote colorectal cancer screening. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6):553-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002), and USPSTF recommendation statement on colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites article by Pignone and Lewis (Am J Med, 2009), discussing USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Turner JA, Hollingworth W, Comstock B, et al. Comparative effectiveness research and policy: experiences conducting a coverage with evidence development study of a therapeutic device. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S129-S136. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Ollendorf DA, Pearson SD. An integrated evidence rating to frame comparative effectiveness assessments for decision makers. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S145-S152. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on USPSTF methodologies; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Owens, Lohr, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher), et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), Berger, Mamdani, Atkins et al. (Value Health, 2009), Atkins et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2004), and Eisenberg et al. (Health Aff, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Social Sciences and Medicine
Sales CS, Schlaff AL. Reforming medical education: a review and synthesis of five critiques of medical practice. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jun; 70(11):1665-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and systematic review for the technical support on exercise tolerance testing to screen for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Weller JM, Woodward AJ. Will teaching social sciences to medical students hasten health care reform? A commentary on Sales and Schlaff. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jun; 70(11):1669-71. [Comments on article by Sales and Schlaff cited above.]

Whitehead C. Recipes for medical education reform: will different ingredients create better doctors? A commentary on Sales and Schlaff. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jun; 70(11):1672-6. [Comments on article by Sales and Schlaff cited above.]

Schwab A. The two dogmas of empirical education in medicine. A commentary on Sales and Schlaff. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jun; 70(11):1677-9. [Comments on article by Sales and Schlaff cited above.]

Sales CS, Schlaff AL. Reforming medical education: a response to Weller and Woodward, and Whitehead, and Schwab. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jun; 70(11):1680-1. [Responds to comments from three previous articles to authors' article cited above.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Medical Care
Hahn EA, Du H, Garcia SF, et al. Literacy-fair measurement of health-related quality of life will facilitate comparative effectiveness research in Spanish-speaking cancer outpatients. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S75-S82. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review of the literature on literacy and health outcomes by DeWalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004); cites article by DeWalt and Pignone (Arch Intern Med, 2005), mentioning AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004 and using AHRQ-funded systematic review of the literature on literacy and health outcomes by DeWalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Berry SM, Ishak KJ, Luce BR, et al. Bayesian meta-analyses for comparative effectiveness and informing coverage decisions. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S137-S144. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; cites AHRQ technology assessment, Use of Bayesian Techniques in Randomized Clinical Trials: A CMS Case Study, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review on implantable cardioverter defibrillators for adults with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (Ezekowitz et al, Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Shah ND, Mullan RJ, Breslin M, et al. Translating comparative effectiveness into practice: the case of diabetes medications. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S153-S158. [Presented at AHRQ-sponsored symposium Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods II; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review on comparative effectiveness and safety of oral medications for type 2 diabetes by Bolen et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007), based on research conducted under contract 290-02-0018 to the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Conway and Clancy (researcher in AHRQ's Office of the Director and AHRQ director, respectively) (N Engl J Med, 2009), Dougherty and Conway (researchers in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations and Office of the Director, respectively) (JAMA, 2008), and Clancy (Health Aff, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Vargas Bustamante A, Chen J, Rodriguez HP, et al. Use of preventive care services among Latino subgroups. Am J Prev Med 2010 Jun; 38(6):610-19. [Uses 2000-2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Surgery
Eckert M, Cuadrado D, Steele S, et al. The changing face of the general surgeon: national and local trends in resident operative experience. Am J Surg 2010 May; 199(5):652-6. [Uses 1993-2007 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data on AHRQ's HCUP-net Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Gopaldas RR, Rakaeen FG, Dao TK, et al. Video-assisted thoracoscopic versus open thoracotomy lobectomy in a cohort of 13,619 patients. Ann Thor Surg 2010 May; 89(5):1563-70. [Uses 2004 and 2006 HCUP NIS data on AHRQ's HCUP-net Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Neurology
McClelland S III, Guo H, Okuyemi KS. Racial disparities in the surgical management of intractable temporal lobe epilepsy in the United States: a population-based analysis. Arch Neurol 2010 May; 67(5):577-83. [Uses 1988-2003 HCUP NIS data on AHRQ's HCUP-net Web site; cites HCUP overview in AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (Eff Clin Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dicianno BE, Wilson R. Hospitalizations of adults with spina bifida and congenital spinal cord anomalies. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2010 Apr; 91(4):529-35. [Uses 2004 and 2005 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software, 2008, both on AHRQ's HCUP-net Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Hayanga AJ, Mukherjee D, Chang D, et al. Teaching hospital status and operative mortality in the United States: tipping point in the volume-outcome relationship following colon resections? Arch Surg 2010 Apr; 145(4):346-50. [Uses 2001-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Endocrinology
Grossman R, Mukherjee D, Chaichana KL, et al. Complications and death among elderly patients undergoing pituitary tumor surgery. Clin Endocrinol 2010 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ publication, Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2009, on AHRQ's HCUP-net Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical and Experimental Hypertension
Movahed MR, Sattur S, Hashemzadeh M. Independent association between type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension over a period of 10 years in a large inpatient population. Clin Exp Hypertens 2010 May; 32(3):198-201. [Uses 1992-2002 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ publication, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Kuntz JL, Yang M, Cavanaugh J, et al. Trends in Clostridium difficile infection among peripartum women. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 May; 31(5):532-4. [Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data on AHRQ's HCUP-net Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Clostridium difficile-associated Disease in US Hospitals, 1993-2005, Project Statistical Brief No. 50, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Rothberg MB, Lahti M, Pekow PS, et al. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis among medical patients at U.S. hospitals. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):489-94. [Uses AHRQ's HCUP "comorbidity software," version 3.1, and Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ publication, Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Haywood C Jr, Lanzkron S, Ratanawongsa N, et al. The association of provider communication with trust among adults with sickle cell disease. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):543-8. [Uses four-item Provider Communication Subscale from AHRQ's CAHPS® survey; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Hydroxyurea for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease, 2008 (as prepared by Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0018) and AHRQ publication, Sickle Cell Disease Patients in U.S. Hospitals, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 21, 2004; cites article by Hays et al. (Med Care, 1999), which uses CAHPS® data, and AHRQ-authored article by Lurie, Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Research), Sangl (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Ettner SL, Steers N, Duru OK, et al. Entering and exiting the Medicare Part D coverage gap: role of comorbidities and demographics. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun; 25(6):568-74. [Uses HCUP Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Saleh SS, Callan M, Therriault M, et al. The cost impact of hospital-acquired conditions among critical care patients. Med Care 2010 Jun; 48(6):518-26. [Uses measure on diagnosis of immunocompromised state from AHRQ publication AHRQ Quality Indicators-Patient Safety Indicators Appendix D: ICD-9-CM Codes for Immunocompromised States, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, and Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); uses AHRQ publications, AHRQ Quality Indicators—Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators—Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators Download, 2007, both published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Friedman (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and Centers for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively), Mosso, et al. (Health Aff, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgery
Lad SP, Nathan JK, Schubert RD, et al. Trends in median, ulnar, radial, and brachioplexus nerve injuries in the United States. Neurosurgery 2010 May; 66(5):953-60. [Uses 1993-2006 HCUP NIS data on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of June 2010
Internet Citation: Decision-making Role Preferences among Patients with HIV: Associations with Patient and Provider Characteristics and Communication Behaviors: Articles of Interest: June 11, 2010. June 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/061110.html

 

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