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Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest in Denver, Colorado: Epidemiology and Outcomes

Articles of Interest: July 23, 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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Haukoos JS, Witt G, Gravitz C, et al. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Denver, Colorado: epidemiology and outcomes. Acad Emerg Med 2010 Apr; 17(4):391-8. [Supported in part by an Independent Scientist Award grant K02 HS17526 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Academic Pediatrics
Basco WT Jr, Ebeling M, Hulsey TC, et al. Using pharmacy data to screen for look-alike, sound-alike substitution errors in pediatric prescriptions. Acad Pediatr 2010 Jul-Aug; 10(4):233-7. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS15679 (first author, principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Bardach NS, Chien AT, Dudley RA. Small numbers limit the use of the inpatient pediatric quality indicators for hospital comparison. Acad Pediatr 2010 Jul-Aug; 10(4):266-73. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS17146-01 (to second author, principal investigator); uses AHRQ Pediatric Quality Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, and AHRQ Quality Indicators Software version 3.2; cites AHRQ publications, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Pediatric Quality Indicators Composite Measure Workgroup Final Reports, 2008, and Pediatric Quality Indicators Download, 2007, all published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Introduction to the HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Miller, Gergen, Honour, and Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Ambul Pediatr, 2005) and Simpson, Owens, Zodet, Chevarley, Dougherty, Elixhauser et al. (Ambul Pediatr, 2005), which use Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and/or HCUP data for various years; cites articles by Scanlon et al. (Pediatrics, 2008) and Dimick, Welch, and Birkmeyer (JAMA, 2004), which use AHRQ's quality indicators and/or HCUP NIS data; cites Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Ambulatory Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Gerber BS, Cho YI, Arozullah AM, et al. Racial differences in medication adherence: A cross-sectional study of Medicare enrollees. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2010 Apr; 8(2):136-45. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13004.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Clancy CM. Getting to zero: new resources aim to reduce health care-associated infections. Am J Med Qual 2010 Jul-Aug; 25(4):319-21. [Author is AHRQ director; cites AHRQ publications, AHRQ's Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections: Fact Sheet, 2009, Ending Health Care-Associated Infections, 2009, and Infections with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in U.S. Hospitals, 1993-2005, 2007, all published on AHRQ's Web site; cites Special Emphasis Note (SEN) "AHRQ Announces Interest in Research on Health Care Associated Infections, 2009, as published on the National Institutes of Health's Office of Extramural Researcher Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (Am J Med Qual, 2009) and several AHRQ-funded articles.]

BMC Oral Health
Voinea-Griffin A, Fellows JL, Rindal DB, Barasch A, Gilbert GH, Safford MM. Pay for performance: will dentistry follow? BMC Oral Health 2010 Apr 28; 10:9. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16956 (to fourth and sixth authors); reviews AHRQ evidence-based practice reports, USPSTF recommendation statements, and AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ and National Guidelines Clearinghouse™ to identify dentistry-related items, noting that only one of 159 evidence reports and two of 103 USPSTF recommendations posted on the AHRQ Web site are related to dentistry, citing USPSTF recommendations on prevention of dental disease in preschool children and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness of Antimicrobial Adjuncts to Scaling and Root-Planing Therapy for Periodontitis. Summary, 2004; cites AHRQ publications, The Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance: Improving Clinical Quality and Consumer Decisionmaking. Background Document and Your Guide to Choosing Quality Health Care, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ;s National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ and National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web sites and the Evidence-based Practice section of the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Haukoos JS, Hopkins E, Conroy AA, et al. Routine opt-out rapid HIV screening and detection of HIV infection in emergency department patients. JAMA 2010 Jul 21; 304(3):284-92. [Supported in part by Independent Scientist Award grant K02 HS17526 (to first author); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Focused Update of a 2005 Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site; see comments by Merchant and Waxman (JAMA, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Yawn BP, Pace W, Dietrich A, et al. Practice benefit from participating in a practice-based research network study of postpartum depression: a national research network (NRN) report. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Jul-Aug; 23(4):455-64. [Supported by grant R01 HS14744.] Select to access the abstract.

Boise L, Eckstrom E, Fagnan L, et al. The Rural Older Adult Memory (ROAM) study: a practice-based intervention to improve dementia screening and diagnosis. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Jul-Aug; 23(4):486-98. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS16007-01; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Dementia, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal for Healthcare Quality
Aragon SJ, McGuinn L, Bavin SA, et al. Does pediatric patient-centeredness affect family trust? J Healthc Qual 2010 May-Jun; 32(3):23-31. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant T32 HS00032; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacogenomics
Blum S, Vardi M, Brown JB, et al. Vitamin E reduces cardiovascular disease in individuals with diabetes mellitus and the haptoglobin 2-2 genotype. Pharmacogenomics 2010 May; 11(5):675-84. [Supported in part by grant R21 HS17643-01 (to third author). Select for AHRQ-authored articles by Mabry-Hernandez and Koenig (Am Fam Physician, 2010) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and Seida et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Stille C, Turchi RM, Antonelli R, et al. The family-centered medical home: specific considerations for child health research and policy. 2010 Jul-Aug; 10(4):211-17. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Forrest, Simpson, and Clancy (second and third authors are former AHRQ deputy director and current AHRQ director, respectively) (JAMA, 1997).]

Shone LP, Yin HS, Wolf MS. Medicine safety among children and adolescents. Acad Pediatr 2010 Jul-Aug; 10(4):218-19. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Basco et al. (Acad Pediatr, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles; cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal et al. (Ambul Pediatr, 2007).]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Murphy DJ, Needham DM, Goeschel C, Fan E, Cosgrove SE, Pronovost PJ. Monitoring and reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections: a national survey of state hospital associations. Am J Med Qual 2010 Jul-Aug; 25(4):255-60. [Third and last authors report previous AHRQ funding; last author acknowledges that previous receipt of AHRQ grant support to expand bloodstream infection reduction efforts; recommends enhanced collaboration between AHRQ and other organizations "to develop, implement, and maintain a program to assess quality measures such as CLABSIs" and notes that the "$950,000 AHRQ matching grant awarded to the MHA and Johns Hopkins University is estimated to have saved more than $246 million health care dollars in Michigan"; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004) and Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Lyons MK. Eight-year experience with a neurosurgical checklist. Am J Med Qual 2010 Jul-Aug; 25(4):285-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Studdert et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Gawande et al. (Surgery, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Marco J, Barba R, Plaza S, et al. Analysis of the mortality of patients admitted to internal medicine wards over the weekend. Am J Med Qual 2010 Jul-Aug; 25(4):312-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

British Medical Journal
Cosford PA, Thomas JM. Safer out of hours primary care. BMJ 2010 Jul 3; 341(7762):25-7. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Leape, Berwick, Clancy, Conway (third and fourth authors are AHRQ director and staff member, respectively), et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2009).]

Health Affairs
Shortell SM, Casalino LP, Fisher ES. How the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation should test accountable care organizations. Health Aff 2010 Jul; 29(7):1293-8. [Notes that the "recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Performance Measurement Report and the work of the National Quality Forum and the [AHRQ] constitute a portfolio of measures available for use"; cites AHRQ-funded article by Kern et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Sommers BD. Enrolling eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP: a research update. Health Aff 2010 Jul; 29(7):1350-5. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Hudson and Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2007) and Selden, Hudson, and Banthin (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Pourat N, Finocchio L. Racial and ethnic disparities in dental care for publicly insured children. Health Aff 2010 Jul; 29(7):1356-63. [Cites AHRQ publication, Dental Use, Expenses, Private Dental Coverage, and Changes, 1996 and 2004, MEPS Chartbook No. 17, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded article by Shone et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Merchant RC, Waxman MJ. HIV screening in health care settings: some progress, even more questions. JAMA 2010 Jul 21; 304(3):348-9. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Haukoos et al. (JAMA, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles..]

JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Moote M, Englesbe M, Bahl V, et al. PA-driven VTE risk assessment improves compliance with recommended prophylaxis. JAAPA 2010 Jun; 23(6):27-30, 32-5. [Notes that "the diagnoses used to identify patients for VTE [venous thromboembolism] were the same as those used by [AHRQ] for its DVT/PE [deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism] Patient Safety Indicator".] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Bleeker JM, Stalman WA, van der Horst HE. Evaluating primary care research networks: a review of currently available tools. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Jul-Aug; 23(4):465-75. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Tierney, Oppenheimer, Hudson, Benz, Finn, Hickner, Lanier (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships), et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Gill JM, Klinkman MS, Chen YX. Antidepressant medication use for primary care patients with and without medical comorbidities: a national electronic health record (EHR) network study. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Jul-Aug; 23(4):499-508. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rush et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2008), Bayliss et al. (Fam Pract, 2008), Egede, Zheng, and Simpson (Diabetes Care, 2002), which uses 1996 MEPS data, and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Pornet C, Dejardin O, Morlais F, et al. Socioeconomic determinants for compliance to colorectal cancer screening. A multilevel analysis. J Epidemiol Community Health 2010 Apr; 64(4):318-324. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Wee, McCarthy, and Phillips (Prev Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Sammer CE, Lykens K, Singh KP, et al. What is patient safety culture? A review of the literature. J Nurs Scholarsh 2010 Jun; 42(2):156-65. [Uses AHRQ's definition of safety culture from the Health and Safety Commission of Great Britain; mentions that "despite the efforts of the National Patient Safety Foundation, NQF, AHRQ, the Joint Commission, and others, in the early 2000s, few hospital executives had invested resources in a measurement of their organization's patient safety status or culture of safety", citing AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003); lists AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Web site under "Clinical Resources"; cites AHRQ-funded article by Thomas et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

National Tax Journal
Ho V. Book review: Using Taxes to Reform Health Insurance edited by Henry J. Aaron and Leonard E. Burman (the Brookings Institution, 2008, Washington, DC, 282 pages). Natl Tax J 2010 Jun; 63(2):383-90. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ-authored chapter "Tax Subsidies for Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs" by Vistnes (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financial, Access, and Cost Trends), Jack, and Levinson that analyzes AHRQ's MEPS "to test whether employers that offer their employees access to flexible spending accounts (FSAs) had health insurance plans with higher coinsurance rates."]

Pharmaceutical Technology
Wechsler J. Health reform to transform coverage, costs: manufacturers will pay new fees but anticipate expanded drug use and safeguards for innovation. Pharm Technol 2010 May 2; 34(5):28-32. [Mentions that AHRQ "will continue to play an important role in disseminating CER results and in distributing grants to research organizations".]

Progress in Transplantation
Lockard KL, Weimer A, O'Shea G, et al. The Joint Commission's disease-specific care certification for destination therapy ventricular assist devices. Prog Transplant 2010 Jun; 20(2):155-62. [Cites HCUPnet National Statistics for 37.66 Code ALOS 36.9 for a Teaching Hospital, 2005, as published on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2010 Jul 15; 82(2):127-9. [Includes study questions based on USPSTF recommendations on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents cited below.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2010 Jul 15; 82(2):178-9. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents (previously published in Pediatrics, 2009, and on AHRQ Web site).]

Mabry-Hernandez IR, Koenig HC. Screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents. Am Fam Physician 2010 Jul 15; 82(2):185-6. [First author is a medical officer in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; case study is based on USPSTF recommendations on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents cited above (previously published in Pediatrics, 2009, and on AHRQ Web site); cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on screening for child and adolescent depression in primary care settings (Pediatrics, 2009).]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Casey DE Jr. Performance measurement 2.0: time to raise the bar. Am J Med Qual 2010 Jul-Aug; 25(4):246-8. [Cites the USPSTF evidence grading system definition, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Nelson HD, Haney EM, Dana T, et al. Screening for osteoporosis: an update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jul 20; 153(2):99-111. [Updates USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2002); authors acknowledges "the contributions of AHRQ Project Officer Kenneth Lin, MD (medical officer in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships)"; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for postmenopausal osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and systematic review updating the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for osteoporosis, 2010 (forthcoming, as prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center); cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women, 2002. as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ systematic evidence review Screening for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis, 2002 (as prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Advisor For Physician Assistants
Kleposki RW, Abel K, Sehgal K. Common pediatric hip diseases in primary care. Clinical Advisor For Physician Assistants 2010; Jun 1, 2010. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic literature review on screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (Pediatrics, 2006).]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Berg AO. What do we get from participating in practice-based research networks? J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Jul-Aug; 23(4):440-1. [Mentions author's work as a past chair of the USPSTF; comments on AHRQ-funded article by Yawn et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Murphree DD, Thelen SM. Chronic kidney disease in primary care. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Jul-Aug; 23(4):542-50. [Notes that the USPSTF "currently has no specific screening recommendations for kidney disease", citing the USPSTF index page on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Osteoporosis, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Mandelblatt J, Buist D. The elusive goal of maintaining population cancer screening: it is time for a new paradigm. J Natl Cancer Inst 2010 Jul 21; 102(14):998-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi, Rakowski, and Ayanian (N Engl J Med, 2008).]

Newman DH. Screening for breast and prostate cancers: moving toward transparency. J Natl Cancer Inst 2010 Jul 21; 102(14):1008-11. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Vernon SW, McQueen A, Tiro JA, et al. Interventions to promote repeat breast cancer screening with mammography: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst 2010 Jul 21; 102(14):1023-39. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Taplin SH, Abraham L, Geller BM, et al. Effect of previous benign breast biopsy on the interpretive performance of subsequent screening mammography. J Natl Cancer Inst 2010 Jul 21; 102(14):1040-51. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary of breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Sirven JI. New uses for older drugs: the tales of aspirin, thalidomide, and gabapentin. Mayo Clin Proc 2010 Jun; 85(6):508-11. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on aspiring for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Lancet
Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration, Sarwar N, Gao P, et al. Diabetes mellitus, fasting blood glucose concentration, and risk of vascular disease: a collaborative meta-analysis of 102 prospective studies. Lancet 2010 Jun 26; 375(9733):2215-22. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review summary on emerging risk factors for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center)
Baloch S, Moss SB, Nair R, et al. Practice patterns in the evaluation and management of dementia by primary care residents, primary care physicians, and geriatricians. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2010 Apr; 23(2):121-5. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for dementia in primary care (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Rejuvenation Research
Larrick JW, Mendelsohn A. Applied healthspan engineering. Rejuvenation Res 2010 Apr-Jun; 13(2-3):265-80. [Cites USPSTF evidence update on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2009). Also select for article by Voinea-Griffin et al. (BMC Oral Health, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Kruszka PS, Kruszka SJ. Evaluation of acute pelvic pain in women. Am Fam Physician 2010 Jul 15; 82(2):141-47. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Adnexal Masses, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publication Hospitalizations in the United States, 2002, HCUP Factbook No. 6, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Song J, Ratner ER, Wall MM, et al. Effect of an end-of-life planning intervention on the completion of advance directives in homeless persons: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jul 20; 153(2):76-84. [Cites recommendations from NIH Consensus Development Conference Statement on Improving End-of-Life Care, 2004, based on AHRQ-funded Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, End-of-Life Care and Outcomes, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded article by Tulsky, Cassileth, and Bennett (J Clin Ethics, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Seida JC, Leblanc C, Schouten JR, et al. Systematic review: nonoperative and operative treatments for rotator cuff tears: a comparative effectiveness review. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jul 5. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract 290-02-0023 and prepared by Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence, University of Alberta; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Owens, Lohr, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher), et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Australian Health Review
Roberts D. Models of care editorial. Aust Health Rev 2010 May; 34(2):138. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2007.]

Journal of Perioperative Practice
Masud D, Moore A, Massouh F. Current practice on preoperative correct site surgical marking. J Perioper Pract 2010 Jun; 20(6):210-14. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patent Healthcare Practices, 2001. Also select for article by Voinea-Griffin et al. (BMC Oral Health, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
Kaplan MA. Nursing shortage critical, Hispanic RNs needed! Hisp Outlook High Educ 2010 Jun 7; 20(17):19-22. [Mentions findings from the 2006 NHDR and "studies conducted by [AHRQ] in 2004." Also select for article by Aragon et al. (J Healthc Qual, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Medical Quality
Roski J, Kim MG. Current efforts of regional and national performance measurement initiatives around the United States. Am J Med Qual 2010 Jul-Aug; 25(4):249-54. [Uses AHRQ's Report Card Compendium listing to establish the study's sampling frame; mentions AHRQ's efforts in establishing value exchanges and community leaders in health care markets.] Select to access the abstract.

Snow V, Reynolds CE, Bennett L, et al. Closing the gap-cardiovascular risk and primary prevention: results from the American College of Physicians quality improvement program. [Documents follow-on pilot program modeled after the AHRQ-funded quality improvement educational program Closing the Gap: Partnering for Change, supported by grant 1 U18 HS013688-01; cites AHRQ-funded articles by McLaughlin et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1996) and Soumerai et al. (JAMA, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Dembe AE, Lu B, Sieck CJ. Predictors of health plan satisfaction among employees in an academic setting. Am J Med Qual 2010 Jul-Aug; 25(4):274-84. [Uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) data; cites AHRQ publication, What Consumers Say About the Quality of Their Health Plans and Medical Care: The National CAHPS® Benchmarking Database, 2008; mentions that "standardized satisfaction assessment instruments" such as AHRQ's CAHPS® are "frequently used" to "determine employees' satisfaction with the employer's health plan so that management can make well-informed health care purchasing decisions;" cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Sangl (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), et al. (Med Care, 2002), which uses CAHPS® data.] Select to access the abstract.

Morton J, Anastassopoulos KP, Patel ST, et al. Frequency and outcomes of blood products transfusion across procedures and clinical conditions warranting inpatient care: an analysis of the 2004 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database. Am J Med Qual 2010 Jul-Aug; 25(4):289-96. [Uses 2004 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the NIS and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, and AHRQ publication, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample Variances, 2001, HCUP Methods Series Report No. 2003-2, 2005, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Kang JH, Chen YH, Lin HC. Comorbidity profiles among patients with ankylosing spondylitis: a nationwide population-based study. Ann Rheum Dis 2010 Jun; 69(6):1165-8. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgical Oncology
Stitzenberg KB, Meropol NJ. Trends in centralization of cancer surgery. Ann Surg Oncol 2010 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1999 to 2007 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner and Elixhauser (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which uses 1988-2000 HCUP NIS, 1995-2000 HCUP State Inpatient Database (SID), 1997 and 2000 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 1995-2000 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Data (SASD), and HCUP State Emergency Department Data (SEDD) data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et a. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Diseases in Childhood
Berry JG, Graham RJ, Roberson DW, et al. Patient characteristics associated with in-hospital mortality in children following tracheotomy. Arch Dis Child 2010 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2003 and 2006, Using the KIDS' Inpatient Database (KID) to Estimate Trends, 2007, all published on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Mohamed MA, Aly H. Transport of premature infants is associated with increased risk for intraventricular haemorrhage. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2010 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1997, 2000, and 2003 HCUP KID data and 1998-1999, 2001-2002, and 2004 HCUP NIS data, citing 2000-2001 HCUP NIS and 2000 and 2003 HCUP KID data as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Banerjee R, Ziegenfuss JY, Shah ND. Impact of discontinuity in health insurance on resource utilization. BMC Health Serv Res 2010 Jul 6; 10(1):195. [Uses 2000-2004 MEPS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored article by Bednarik and Schone (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Sorra JS, Dyer N. Multilevel psychometric properties of the AHRQ hospital survey on patient safety culture. BMC Health Serv Res 2010 Jul 8; 10(1):199. [Examines multilevel psychometric properties of AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture; cites AHRQ's Quality Indicators, 2004; cites AHRQ publications, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2007 Comparative Database Report, 2007 (prepared by Westat under contract 233-02-0087, Task Order no. 18), Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 3: Implementation Issues, 2005, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004 (prepared by Westat under contract no. 290-96-0004); cites AHRQ technical report Pilot Study: Reliability and Validity of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety, 2004 (prepared by Westat under contract no. 290-96-004; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Farley, Haviland, Champagne, Jain, Battles, Munier (fifth and sixth authors are researcher in and director of, respectively, AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2008); cites articles by Blegen et al. (J Patient Saf, 2009) and Smits et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2009, and BMC Health Serv Res, 2008), all of which use AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Fairbrother GL, Carle AC, Cassedy A, et al. The impact of parental job loss on children's health insurance coverage. Health Aff 2010 Jul; 29(7):1343-9. [Uses 2000-2004 MEPS data, citing data as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Fagnan LJ, Handley MA, Rollins N, et al. Voices from left of the dial: reflections of practice-based researchers. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Jul-Aug; 23(4):442-51. [Uses AHRQ's Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) Resource Center registry as published on AHRQ's PBRN Web site; notes that "by 2004 the [AHRQ]-supported PBRN Resource Center identified 111 active primary care networks in the United States", citing AHRQ-funded article by Tierney et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Virtanen M, Kivimäki M, Singh-Manoux A, et al. Work disability following major organisational change: the Whitehall II study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2010 May; 64(5):461-4. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Day JS, Lau E, Ong KL, et al. Prevalence and projections of total shoulder and elbow arthroplasty in the United States to 2015. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1993-2007 HCUP NIS data, cites article by Jain et al. (Arthritis Rheum, 2006) and other articles using HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Young KC, Jahromi BS, Singh MJ, et al. Hospital resource use following carotid endarterectomy in 2006: analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2010 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the NIS and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Alshekhlee A, Horn C, Jung R, et al. In-hospital mortality in acute ischemic stroke treated with hemicraniectomy in US hospitals. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2010 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2006 HCUP NIS data corresponding to Clinical Classifications Software codes 109 and 110; cites articles by Dubinsky and Lai (Neurology, 2006) and Bateman et al. (Stroke, 2006), both which use HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Surgical Research
Ghaferi AA, Osborne NH, Dimick JB. Does voluntary reporting bias hospital quality rankings? J Surg Res 2010 Jun 15; 161(2):190-4. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

National Tax Journal
Abraham JM, Feldman R. What will happen if employers drop health insurance? A simulation of employees' willingness to purchase insurance in the individual market. Natl Tax J 2010 Jun; 63(2):191-214. [Uses 1997-1999 and 2001 MEPS Household Component-Insurance Component (HC-IC) data; cites AHRQ publication, Aligning the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to Aggregate U.S. Benchmarks, 2008; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Hudson (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2009), and Bernard and Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2006, and Int J Health Care Finance Econ, 2002), which use MEPS data for various years; acknowledges data assistance from Ray Kuntz (AHRQ Data Center) and Sam Zuvekas and Jim Branscome (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends).]

Neuroepidemiology
Lad SP, Chapman CH, Vaninetti M, et al. Socioeconomic trends in hospitalization for multiple sclerosis. Neuroepidemiology 2010 Jun 15; 35(2):93-9. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1993-2006 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ publication, Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample Variances, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Ophthalmology
Lin HC, Chien CW, Hu CC, et al. Comparison of comorbid conditions between open-angle glaucoma patients and a control cohort: a case-control study. Ophthalmology 2010 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Ovbiagele B. Nationwide trends in in-hospital mortality among patients with stroke. Stroke 2010 Aug; 41(8):1748-54. [Uses 1997-2006 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Stays for Stroke and Other Cerebrovascular Diseases, 2005, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 51, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Alshekhlee A, Mehta S, Edgell RC, et al. Hospital mortality and complications of electively clipped or coiled unruptured intracranial aneurysm. Stroke 2010 Jul; 41(7):1471-76. [Uses 2000-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Indes JE, Tuggle CT, Mandawat A, et al. Age-stratified outcomes in elderly patients undergoing open and endovascular procedures for aortoiliac occlusive disease. Surgery 2010 Aug; 148(2):420-8. [Uses 2004-2007 HCUP NIS data. Also select for article by Bardach et al. (Acad Pediatr, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of July 2010
Internet Citation: Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest in Denver, Colorado: Epidemiology and Outcomes: Articles of Interest: July 23, 2010. July 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/072310.html

 

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