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Colorectal Cancer Screening by Primary Care Physicians: Recommendations and Practices, 2006-2007

Articles of Interest: July 3, 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 Preventive Medicine
Klabunde CN, Lanier D, Nadel MR, et al. Colorectal cancer screening by primary care physicians: recommendations and practices, 2006-2007. Am J Prev Med 2009 Jul; 37(1):8-16. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; supported in part by inter-agency agreement grants Y3-PC-5019-01 and Y3-PC-5019-02; cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and recommendation and rationale on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Magid DJ, Sullivan AF, Cleary PD, et al. The safety of emergency care systems: results of a survey of clinicians in 65 US emergency departments. Ann Emerg Med 2009 Jun; 53(6):715-23.e1. [Supported by grant 5 R01 HS13099.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Glance LG, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, et al. TMPM-ICD9: a trauma mortality prediction model based on ICD-9-CM codes. Ann Surg 2009 Jun; 249(6):1032-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS16737.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Jeffries HE, Mason W, Brewer M, et al. Prevention of central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric intensive care units: a performance improvement collaborative. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Jul; 30(7):645-51. [Supported by grant U18 HS13698.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Directors Association
Gerardo MP, Teno JM, Mor V. Not so black and white: nursing home concentration of Hispanics associated with prevalence of pressure ulcers. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2009 Feb; 10(2):127-32. [Supported in part by National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award Institutional Training grant T32 HS01122 (through AHRQ).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Psychology
Winter L, Moss MS, Hoffman C. Affective forecasting and advance care planning: anticipating quality of life in future health statuses. J Health Psychol 2009 Apr; 14(3):447-56. [Supported in part by grant HS13785.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Holtrop JS, Stommel M, Corser W, Holmes-Rovner. Predictors of smoking cessation and relapse after hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome. J Hosp Med 2009 Mar; 4(3):E3-E9. [Supported by grant R01 HS10531 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Walkup J, Akincigil A, Bilder S, et al. Psychiatric diagnosis and antiretroviral adherence among adolescent Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. J Nerv Ment Dis 2009 May; 197(5):354-61. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics Program cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16097, through the Center for Research and Education on Mental Health Therapeutics at Rutgers.] Select to access the abstract

Journal of Women's Health
Dalton VK, Harris LH, Clark SJ, et al. Treatment patterns for early pregnancy failure in Michigan. J Womens Health 2009 Jun; 18(6):787-93. [Supported in part by grant 1 K08 HS15491.] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Sedrakyan A. CABG versus PCI for multivessel coronary artery disease. Lancet 2009 Jun 27-Jul 3; 373(9682):2199-200; author reply 2200. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Medical Care
Vasilevskis EE, Kuzniewicz MW, Dean ML, et al. Relationship between discharge practices and intensive care unit in-hospital mortality performance: evidence of a discharge bias. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):803-12. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13919-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Lipscomb J, Yabroff KR, Brown ML, Lawrence W, et al. Health care costing: data, methods, current applications. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47 (7 Suppl 1):S1-S7. [Fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Hoerger TJ. Using costs in cost-effectiveness models for chronic diseases: lessons from diabetes. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47 (7 Suppl 1):S21-S27. [Supported by AHRQ, grant number not given.]

Cohen JW, Cohen SB, Banthin JS. The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: a national information resource to support healthcare cost research and inform policy and practice. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47 (7 Suppl 1):S44-S50. [First and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and second author is the center director; describes AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and its research applications.]

Yabroff KR, Warren JL, Banthin J, Schrag D, Mariotto A, Lawrence W, et al. Comparison of approaches for estimating prevalence costs of care for cancer patients. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47 (7 Suppl 1):S64-S69. [Third and sixth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively; uses MEPS Household Component data).]

Russell LB. Completing costs: patients' time. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S89-S93. [Based upon a presentation given at and partially supported by financing for AHRQ/NCI-sponsored workshop "Health Care Costs: Standardized Methods and Estimates for Research and Policy Applications," held December 6-7, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded article by Cromwell, et al. (JAMA, 1997), on the cost effectiveness of recommendations in AHRQ smoking cessation guidelines.]

Basu A, Manning WG. Issues for the next generation of health care cost analyses. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47 (7 Suppl 1):S109-S114. [Supported by AHRQ, grant number not given (first author is secondarily supported by AHRQ under NCI grant 1 R21 CA123117-01A1 and second author is recipient of AHRQ training grant 5 T32 HS000084-10).]

Lipscomb J, Barnett PG, Brown ML, Lawrence W, et al. Advancing the science of health care costing. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47 (7 Suppl 1):S120-6. [Fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Lund JL, Yabroff KR, Ibuka Y, Russell LB, Barnett PG, Lipscomb J, Lawrence WF, et al. Inventory of data sources for estimating health care costs in the United States. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47 (7 Suppl 1):S127-S142. [Seventh author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Chung K, Essex EL, Samson L. Does caregiver knowledge matter for hospice enrollment and beyond? Pilot study of minority hospice patients. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2009 Jun-Jul; 26(3):165-71. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Miller et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Byock IR, Corbeil YJ, Goodrich ME. Beyond polarization, public preferences suggest policy opportunities to address aging, dying, and family caregiving. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2009 Jun-Jul; 26(3):200-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hogan et al. (Health Aff, 2001) and Hoover et al. (Health Serv Res Dec, 2002).] Select to access the abstract

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Ehrenkranz PD, Pagán JA, Begier EM, et al. Written informed-consent statutes and HIV testing. Am J Prev Med 2009 Jul; 37(1):57-63. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schackman et al. (Med Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Fiore MC, Baker TB. Stealing a march in the 21st century: accelerating progress in the 100-year war against tobacco addiction in the United States. Am J Public Health 2009 Jul; 99(7):1170-5. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Hunte HE, Williams DR. The association between perceived discrimination and obesity in a population-based multiracial and multiethnic adult sample. Am J Public Health 2009 Jul; 99(7):1285-92. [Cites article by De Vogli et al. (J Epidemiol Community Health, 2007) that uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Ali AM. Choice and equality in health. BMJ 2009 Jun 20; 338(7709):1460. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Werner, Asch, and Polsky (Circulation, 2005).]

CMAJ
Tatu-Chitoiu G, Cinteza M, Dorobantu M, et al. In-hospital case fatality rates for acute myocardial infarction in Romania. CMAJ 2009 Jun 9; 180(12):1207-13. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by James et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007), McLaughlin et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1996), and Vaccarino et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Rigotti NA. Helping smokers with cardiac disease to abstain from tobacco after a stay in hospital. CMAJ 2009 Jun 23; 180(13):1283-84. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, and AHRQ-funded article by Krumholz et al. (J Am Coll Cardiol, 1993).]

Perez N, Moisan J, Sirois C, et al. Initiation of insulin therapy in elderly patients taking oral antidiabetes drugs. CMAJ 2009 Jun 23; 180(13):1310-16. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneeweiss et al. (Am J Epidemiol, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Marwick TH, Hordern MD, Miller T, et al. Exercise training for type 2 diabetes mellitus: impact on cardiovascular risk: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2009 Jun 30; 119(25):3244-62. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on counseling by clinicians to improve physical activity (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Burgmann H, Stoiser B, Heinz G, et al. Likelihood of inadequate treatment: a novel approach to evaluating drug-resistance patterns. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Jul; 30(7):672-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Binkley et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Rodwin MA. The case for public ownership of patient data. JAMA 2009 Jul 1; 302(1):86-8. [Describes Academy Health's advocacy of "development and dissemination of secondary health data as a public good," citing a comment on behalf of Academy Health to a 2007 AHRQ Federal Register notice; notes AHRQ's 2007 proposal to create "a National Health Care Data Stewardship Entity to set standards for sharing and aggregating data on quality and efficiency" and the subsequent response from three private organizations.]

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Moscarelli M, Manning W. Editorial. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2009 Jun; 12(2):53-4. [Comments on article by Lurie et al. (J Ment Health Policy Econ, 2009), cited in Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Nelson JC, Jackson ML, Weiss NS, et al. New strategies are needed to improve the accuracy of influenza vaccine effectiveness estimates among seniors. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Jul; 62(7):687-94. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Nichol et al. (N Engl J Med, 1994), Schneeweiss et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2005), and McLaughlin et al. ( Arch Intern Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Sikorskii A, Given CW, You M, et al. Response analysis for multiple symptoms revealed differences between arms of a symptom management trial. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Jul; 62(7):716-24. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Katz et al. (Med Care, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Foley NC, Zettler L, Salter KL, et al. In a review of stroke rehabilitation studies, concealed allocation was under reported. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Jul; 62(7):766-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Balk et al. (JAMA, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Barnato AE, Anthony DL, Skinner J, et al. Racial and ethnic differences in preferences for end-of-life treatment. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jun; 24(6):695-701. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by O'Brien et al. (JAMA, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Weingart SN, Saadeh MG, Simchowitz B, et al. Process of care failures in breast cancer diagnosis. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jun; 24(6):702-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), Kachalia et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2007), Rogers et al. (Surgery, 2000), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Walker J, Ahern DK, Le LX, et al. Insights for internists: "I want the computer to know who I am". J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jun; 24(6):727-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hassol et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Krebs EE, Lorenz KA, Bair MJ, et al. Development and initial validation of the PEG, a three-item scale assessing pain intensity and interference. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jun; 24(6):733-8. [Cites AHRQ guidelines, Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedures and Trauma, 1992, and Management of Cancer Pain, 1994; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Von Korff et al. (Pain, 1992 and Spine, 1993), Jensen et al. (Pain, 1992), McHorney et al. (Med Care, 1993), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Kramer BJ, Vivrette RL, Satter DE, et al. Dual use of veterans health administration and Indian health service: healthcare provider and patient perspectives. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jun; 24(6):758-64. [Cites AHCPR publication, Access to Health Care: Findings from the Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1991.] Select to access the abstract.

Selker HP. Comparative effectiveness research: medical practice, payments, and politics: the need to retain standards of medical research. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jun; 24(6):776-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (Health Aff, 2006).]

Journal of Women's Health
Baker FC, Wolfson AR, Lee KA. Association of sociodemographic, lifestyle, and health factors with sleep quality and daytime sleepiness in women: findings from the 2007 National Sleep Foundation "Sleep in America Poll". J Womens Health 2009 Jun; 18(6):841-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kjerulff et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Bates DW. Fatigue, resident work hours, and safety. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):711-13. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Miller, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), and Meyer (first and last authors are former researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) (Health Serv Res, 2001); cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators —Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2003; cites article by Romano et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), which uses AHRQ patient safety indicators; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Poulose et al. (Ann Surg, 2005), Weiner et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2006), Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003), and others.]

Carrier E, Gourevitch MN, Shah NR. Medical homes: challenges in translating theory into practice. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):714-22. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Darby, Crofton (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Am J Med Qual, 2006); cites article by Goldstein et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), which uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Simon et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007, J Eval Clin Pract, 2008, and Arch Intern Med, 2007), Gill et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2003), and Castle et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Hawker GA, Badley EM, Croxford R, et al. A population-based nested case-control study of the costs of hip and knee replacement surgery. [Cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Net, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Laupacis et al. (J Arthroplasty, 1994) and McHorney et al. (Med Care, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Griggs JJ, Sorbero ME, Ahrendt GM, et al. The pen and the scalpel: effect of diffusion of information on nonclinical variations in surgical treatment. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):749-57. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Phelps et al. (J Econ Perspect, 1992), Hadley et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003), Edge et al. (Cancer, 2002), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Bradley CJ, Dahman B, Given CW. Inadequate access to surgeons: reason for disparate cancer care? Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):758-64. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bradley et al. (Cancer, 2005) and Deyo et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Keating NL, Kouri E, He Y, et al. Racial differences in definitive breast cancer therapy in older women: are they explained by the hospitals where patients undergo surgery? Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):765-73. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bickell et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2006 and 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Iwashyna TJ, Christie JD, Moody J, et al. The structure of critical care transfer networks. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):787-93. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Canto et al. (N Engl J Med, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Wang CY, Baldwin LM, Saver BG, et al. The contribution of longitudinal comorbidity measurements to survival analysis. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):813-21. [Cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992) and Romano et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Marshall DA, Hux M. Design and analysis issues for economic analysis alongside clinical trials. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S14-S20. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Simon et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1995) and Neumann et al. (Value Health, 2005).]

Neumann PJ. Costing and perspective in published cost-effectiveness analysis. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S28-S32. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Neumann et al. (Value Health, 2005) and Mark et al. (N Engl J Med, 1995).]

Heffler S, Nuccio O, Freeland M. "An overview of the NHEA with implications for cost analysis researchers". Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S37-S43. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Sing, Banthin, Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2006) using MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored/funded article by Selden,et al.(Health Care Financ Rev, 1996).]

Riley GF. Administrative and claims records as sources of health care cost data. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S51-S55. [Cites HCUP data, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lave et al. (Med Care, 1994) and Crystal et al. (Med Care, 2007).]

Yabroff KR, Warren JL, Schrag D, et al. Comparison of approaches for estimating incidence costs of care for colorectal cancer patients. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S56-S63. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Crystal et al. (J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 2000).]

Frick KD. Microcosting quantity data collection methods. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S76-S81. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Greenberg et al. (BMJ, 2004).]

Grosse SD, Krueger KV, Mvundura M. Economic productivity by age and sex: 2007 estimates for the United States. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S94-S103. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Clabaugh et al. (Value Health, 2008).]

Huang Y. Cost analysis with censored data. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S115-S119. [Based on a presentation given at AHRQ-NCI sponsored workshop "Health Care Costs: Standardized Methods and Estimates for Research and Policy Applications," held December 6-7, 2007, cites AHRQ-funded article by Fenn et al. (Med Care, 1995).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Blumberg LJ, Holahan J. The individual mandate—an affordable and fair approach to achieving universal coverage. N Engl J Med 2009 Jul 2; 361(1):6-7. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Cohen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2007); cites MEPS data, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Ehlenbach WJ, Barnato AE, Curtis JR, et al. Epidemiologic study of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the elderly. N Engl J Med 2009 Jul 2; 361(1):22-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992) and Wenger et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Zhang Y, Donohue JM, Lave JR, et al. The effect of Medicare Part D on drug and medical spending. N Engl J Med 2009 Jul 2; 361(1):52-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fortess et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2001), Hsu et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), Choudhry et al. (Health Aff, 2007), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seamon LG, Bryant SA, Rheaume PS, et al. Comprehensive surgical staging for endometrial cancer in obese patients: comparing robotics and laparotomy. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul; 114(1):16-21. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Spirtos et al. (Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Joura EA, Garland SM. Cervical cancers after human papillomavirus vaccination. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul; 114(1):174-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Goldhaber-Fiebert et al. (J Natl Cancer Inst, 2008).]

Dore DD, Norman H, Seeger JD. Eligibility criteria in venous thromboembolism, myocardial infarction, and stroke among transdermal contraceptive system users. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul; 114(1):175. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneeweiss et al. (Med Care, 2007).]

Research on Aging
Moorman SM, Hauser RM, Carr D. Do older adults know their spouses' end-of-life treatment preferences? Res Aging 2009 Jul; 31(4):463-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bookwala et al. (Death Stud, 2001), Ditto et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2001, Med Decis Making, 2006, and Health Psychol, 2003), Fagerlin et al. (Health Psychol, 2001), and others.]

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

Academic Medicine
Moser EM, Stagnaro-Green A. Teaching behavior change concepts and skills during the third-year medicine clerkship. Acad Med 2009 Jul; 84(7):851-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996; cites AHRQ guideline Smoking Cessation, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Schenck AP, Peacock SC, Klabunde CN, et al. Trends in colorectal cancer test use in the Medicare population, 1998-2005. Am J Prev Med 2009 Jul; 37(1):1-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Shavers VL, Underwood W, Moser RP. Race/ethnicity and the perception of the risk of developing prostate cancer. Am J Prev Med 2009 Jul; 37(1):64-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Rich EC. The policy debate over public investment in comparative effectiveness research. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jun; 24(6):752-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored update on the methods for estimating certainty and magnitude of net benefit (Ann Intern Med, 2007); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2003), Clancy (Health Aff, 2006), and Clancy and Slutsky (director in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Health Serv Res, 2007); cites article by Gray et al. (Health Aff, 2003) discussing AHRQ's role in health services research policy; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lohr (Med Care, 2007) and Strom (Med Care, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Ganschow PS, Jacobs EA, Mackinnon J, et al. Update in women's health. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jun; 24(6):765-70. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Buencamino MC, Sikon AL, Jain A, et al. An observational study on the adherence to treatment guidelines of osteopenia. J Womens Health 2009 Jun; 18(6):873-81. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
ACOG Practice Bulletin. Intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring: nomenclature, interpretation, and general management principles. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul; 114(1):192-202. [Uses USPSTF evidence rating methodologies to review and evaluate selected studies were reviewed and evaluated for quality.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of Women's Health
Gavin AR, Chae DH, Mustillo S, et al. Prepregnancy depressive mood and preterm birth in black and white women: findings from the CARDIA Study J Womens Health 2009 Jun; 18(6):803-11. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Sloan FA, Ruiz D Jr, Platt A. Changes in functional status among persons over age sixty-five undergoing total knee arthroplasty. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):742-8. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Total Knee Replacement, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored article by Freund, Lave, Clancy (AHRQ director), et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Rosen AB, Cutler DM. Challenges in building disease-based national health accounts. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S7-S13. [Cites AHRQ publication, Identifying, Categorizing, and Evaluating Health Care Efficiency Measures, 2008, prepared by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center under contract to AHRQ; notes the use of MEPS data in recent cost of illness studies, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Krauss (Health Aff, 2003), cites AHRQ-authored article by Sing, Banthin, Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2006) using MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored/funded article by Selden,et al.(Health Care Financ Rev, 1996); discusses use of AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software, noting that diligent updates "make it an appealing instrument for standardization efforts;" ;cites AHRQ-funded articles by Clabaugh et al. (Value Health, 2008) and Englander et al. (J Forensic Sci, 1996).]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Joseph GF Jr. "Transitions". Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul; 114(1):4-6. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005.]

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

CRS Report for Congress
Sundararaman R. The U.S. mental health delivery system infrastructure: a primer. CRS Rep Congress 2009 Apr 21; R40536:1-19. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2008, as one of two federally funded efforts (the other is by SAMHSA) to "measure the quality of mental health care on an annual basis" and states that "neither effort is adequately developed to guide the transformation of the system;" describes AHRQ quality indicators as applicable to mental health care and lists AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ as one of "two federally funded inventories of mental health care quality measures."]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Peleg M, Tu SW. Design patterns for clinical guidelines. Artif Intell Med 2009 Jun 3; (Epub):1-24. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify 2002-2005 internal medicine screening guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Robicsek A, Beaumont JL, Thomson RB Jr, et al. Topical therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization: impact on infection risk. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Jul; 30(7):623-32. [Uses and cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Cahill KS, Chi JH, Day A, et al. Prevalence, complications, and hospital charges associated with use of bone-morphogenetic proteins in spinal fusion procedures. JAMA 2009 Jul 1; 302(1):58-66. [Uses and cites 2002 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Kilo CM, Larson EB. Exploring the harmful effects of health care. JAMA 2009 Jul 1; 302(1):89-91. [Uses and cites 2006 HCUP data.]

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Lurie IZ, Manheim LM, Dunlop DD. Differences in medical care expenditures for adults with depression compared to adults with major chronic conditions. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2009 Jun; 12(2):87-95. [Uses and cites 2000 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Roelands J, Jamison MG, Lyerly AD, et al. Consequences of smoking during pregnancy on maternal health. J Womens Health 2009 Jun; 18(6):867-72. [Uses and cites 2000-2004 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Matthews DR, Levy JC. Impending type 2 diabetes. Lancet 2009 Jun 27; 373(9682):2178-9. [Uses and cites Whitehall II study cohort data, previously funded by AHRQ.]

Tabák AG, Jokela M, Akbaraly TN, et al. Trajectories of glycaemia, insulin sensitivity, and insulin secretion before diagnosis of type 2 diabetes: an analysis from the Whitehall II study. Lancet 2009 Jun 27; 373(9682):2215-21. [Uses and cites Whitehall II study cohort data, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Rosen AK, Loveland SA, Romano PS, et al. Effects of resident duty hour reform on surgical and procedural patient safety indicators among hospitalized veterans health administration and Medicare patients. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):723-31. [Uses and cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites several AHRQ publications on patient safety indicators and quality indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Mullahy J. Econometric modeling of health care costs and expenditures: a survey of analytical issues and related policy considerations. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47 (7 Suppl 1):S104-S108. [Uses MEPS and HCUP NIS data, and acknowledges helpful comments from participants at the AHRQ/NCI-sponsored conference "Health Care Costs: Standardized Methods for Research and Policy Applications", held December 6-7, 2007.]

Boa Y, Amble S. Geographical distribution of surgical capabilities and disparities in the use of high-volume providers: the case of coronary artery bypass graft. Med Care 2009 Jul; 47(7):794-802. [Uses and cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites HCUP comorbidity software, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tu FF, Beaumont JL, Enrapt S, et al. Route of hysterectomy influence and teaching hospital status. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul; 114(1):73-8. [Uses AHRQ's HCUP Clinical Classification Software, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of July 2009
Internet Citation: Colorectal Cancer Screening by Primary Care Physicians: Recommendations and Practices, 2006-2007: Articles of Interest: July 3, 2009. July 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/070309.html

 

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