A Resident-led Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Obesity Screening
Articles of Interest: July 15, 2011
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.
American Journal of Medical Quality
Laiteerapong N, Key CE, Naylor KB, et al. A resident-led quality improvement initiative to improve obesity screening. Am J Med Qual 2011 Jul-Aug; 26(4):315-22. [Supported by grant T32 HS00084 (to first author). Select to access the abstract.
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Memtsoudis SG, Ma Y, Chiu YL, Poultsides L, Gonzalez della Valle A, Mazumdar M. Bilateral total knee arthroplasty: risk factors for major morbidity and mortality. Anesth Analg 2011 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant RFA HS05-14 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.
Mathews R, Peterson ED, Li S, et al. Use of emergency medical service transport among patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction: findings from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry Acute Coronary Treatment Intervention Outcomes Network Registry—Get with the Guidelines. Circulation 2011 Jul 12; 124(2):154-63. [Supported by grant U18 HS16964.] Select to access the abstract.
Congenital Heart Disease
Schidlow DN, Anderson JB, Klitzner TS, et al. Variation in interstage outpatient care after the Norwood procedure: a report from the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congen Heart Dis 2011 Mar-Apr; 6(2):98-107. [Supported by grant HS16957.] Select to access the abstract.
Brown DW, Connor JA, Pigula FA, et al. Variation in preoperative and intraoperative care for first-state palliation of single-ventricle heart disease: a report from the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congen Heart Dis 2011 Mar-Apr; 6(2):108-15. Supported by grant HS16957.] Select to access the abstract.
Baker-Smith CM, Neish SR, Klitzner TS, et al. Variation in postoperative care following Stage 1 palliation for single-ventricle patients: a report from the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congen Heart Dis 2011 Mar-Apr; 6(2):116-27. Supported by grant HS16957.] Select to access the abstract.
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Hodge JG Jr, Anderson ED, Kirsch TD, et al. Facilitating hospital emergency preparedness: introduction of a model memorandum of understanding. Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2011 Mar; 5(1):54-61. [Supported by grant U01 HS145330-01.] Select to access the abstract.
Fleurant M, Kell R, Love J, et al. Massachusetts e-health project increased physicians' ability to use registries, and signals progress toward better care. Health Aff 2011 Jul; 30(7):1256-64. [Supported by 1 UC1 HS15397.] Select to access the abstract.
McHugh MD, Kelly LA, Sloane DM, et al. Contradicting fears, California's nurse-to-patient mandate did not reduce the skill level of the nursing workforce in hospitals. Health Aff 2011 Jul; 30(7):1299-306. [Supported by grant K08 HS17551 (first author, principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.
Persell SD. Prevalence of resistant hypertension in the United States, 2003-2008. Hypertension 2011 Jun; 57(6):1076-80. [Supported by Career Development Award grant 1 K08 HS15647-01.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Gerber LM, Mongoven J, McDonald M, et al. Activation among chronically ill older adults with complex medical needs: challenges to supporting effective self-management. J Ambul Care Manage 2011 Jul-Sep; 34(3):292-303. [Supported by contract 290-00-0013, task order 3; acknowledges assistance from AHRQ researchers Tricia Trinite and Cynthia Palmer.] Select to access the abstract.
Fagnan LJ, Dorr DA, Davis M, et al. Turning on the care coordination switch in rural primary care: voices from the practices—clinician champions, clinician partners, administrators, and nurse care managers. J Ambul Care Manage 2011 Jul-Sep; 34(3):304-18. [Supported by contract HHSA29020071000161 task order 5.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Hripcsak G, Vawdrey DK, Fred MR, et al. Use of electronic clinical documentation: time spent and team interactions. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Mar-Apr; 18(2):112-17. [Supported by grant R03 HS18250.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Lee JK, Parisi SM, Akers AY, et al. The impact of contraceptive counseling in primary care on contraceptive use. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jul; 26(7):731-6. [Supported by grant R18 HS17093; cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2006, and compares them with recommendations from the 1996 edition.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing
Bergquist-Beringer S, Daley CM. Adapting pressure ulcer prevention for use in home health care. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2011 Mar-Apr; 38(2):145-54. [Supported by grant R03 HS17353.] Select to access the abstract.
Bhardwaja B, Carroll NM, Raebel MA, et al. Improving prescribing safety in patients with renal insufficiency in the ambulatory setting: the Drug Renal Alert Pharmacy (DRAP) program. Pharmacotherapy 2011 Apr; 31(4):346-56. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS14249.] Select to access the abstract.
Public Health Reports
Holman RC, Folkema AM, Singleton TJ, Redd JT, Christensen KY, Steiner CA, et al. Disparities in infectious disease hospitalizations for American Indian/Alaska Native people. Public Health Rep 2011 Jul-Aug; 126(4):508-21. [Sixth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 1998-2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.]
American Journal of Medical Quality
Kalisch BJ, Tschannen D, Lee H, et al. Hospital variation in missed nursing care. Am J Med Qual 2011 Jul-Aug; 26(4):291-9. [Discusses recognition of errors of omission vs. commission from AHRQ's PSNet Patient Safety Network: Glossary, on AHRQ's PSNet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Lin JJ, Moor C. Impact of an electronic health record on follow-up time for markedly elevated serum potassium results. Am J Med Qual 2011 Jul-Aug; 26(4):308-14. [Cites AHRQ factsheet, 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors, as published on AHRQ's Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
American Journal of Nursing
Pfeifer GM. Nurse staffing matters—again. Am J Nurs 2011 Jul; 111(7):15. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2011) and Curry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]
American Journal of Public Health
Tindle HA, Shiffman S. Smoking cessation behavior among intermittent smokers versus daily smokers. Am J Public Health 2011 Jul; 101(7):e1-e3. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.
Schwartz JS. Primary prevention of coronary heart disease with statins: it's not about the money. Circulation 2011 Jul 12; 124(2):130-1. [Author reports receiving previous AHRQ educational training support grants.]
Boutwell AE, Johnson MB, Rutherford P, et al. An early look at a four-state initiative to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions. Health Aff 2011 Jul; 30(7):1272-80. [Notes that "the majority of successful and durable approaches to reducing hospitalizations occur under conditions in which hospitals had financial incentives to take the necessary steps [and] in which investigators received direct grant funding, such as that from [AHRQ]," citing AHRQ-funded article by Jack et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.
Belmont E, Haltom CC, Hastings DA, et al. A new quality compass: hospital boards' increased role under the Affordable Care Act. Health Aff 2011 Jul; 30(7):1282-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Jiang et al. (J Healthc Manag, 2009) and Jiang, Lockee, and Fraser (Health Care Manage Rev, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.
Feng Z, Fennell ML, Tyler DA, et al. Growth of racial and ethnic minorities in US nursing homes driven by demographics and possible disparities in options. Health Aff 2011 Jul; 30(7):1358-65. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mor et al. (Milbank Q, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.
Golann D. Dropped medical malpractice claims: their surprising frequency, apparent causes, and potential remedies. Health Aff 2011 Jul; 30(7):1343-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Studdert et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Zilberberg MD, Tabak YP, Sievert DM, et al. Using electronic health information to risk-stratify rates of Clostridium difficile infection in US hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011 Jul; 32(7):649-55. [Cites AHRQ's HCUP databases on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Suffredini AF, Munford RS. Novel therapies for septic shock over the past 4 decades. JAMA 2011 Jul 13; 306(2):194-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Diagnostic Groups with Rapidly Increasing Costs by Payer, 2001-2007, HCUP Statistical Brief 91, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.
Bergstrom N, Horn SD. Racial disparities in rates of pressure ulcers in nursing homes and site of care. JAMA 2011 Jul 13; 306(2):211-12. [Notes AHRQ's support in the 1990s of "development of two guidelines for prediction, prevention, and treatment of pressure ulcers," citing AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992, and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, 1994; comments on article by Li et al. (JAMA, 2011) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.]
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Tugwell P, Knottnerus A, Idzerda L. How can clinical epidemiology better support evidence-based guidelines and policies in low-income countries? J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jul; 64(7):705-7. [Mentions AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures as used in article by Gagne et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) cited in Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]
Stafoggia M, Lallo A, Fusco D, et al. Spie charts, target plots, and radar plots for displaying comparative outcomes of health care. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jul; 64(7):770-8. [Cites AHRQ's Quality Indicators. Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals—Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, Version 3.1, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Zulman DM, Sussman JB, Chen X, et al. Examining the evidence: a systematic review of the inclusion and analysis of older adults in randomized controlled trials. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jul; 26(7):783-90. [Cites AHRQ publications, Trends in Health Care Expenditures for the Elderly Age 65 and Over: 2006 Versus 1996, MEPS Statistical Brief 256, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.
Brody H, Hermer LD. Professionally responsible malpractice reform. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jul; 26(7):806-9. [Cites Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety: Demonstration Grants, on the AHR