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Adverse Selection and the Effect of Health Insurance on Utilization of Prescribed Medicine among Patients with Chronic Conditions

Articles of Interest: July 30, 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

Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research
Pylypchuk Y. Adverse selection and the effect of health insurance on utilization of prescribed medicine among patients with chronic conditions. Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 2010; 22:233-72. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; acknowledges research support from AHRQ and Social Scientific Systems and assistance from Steven Hill, Edward Miller, Barbara Schone, and Thomas Selden (researchers in same center); uses 2000-2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data; cites AHRQ-authored publication, Does Cost Sharing Affect Compliance? The Case of Prescription Drugs by Dor and Encinosa (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2004), and several AHRQ-authored articles using MEPS data for various years; cites AHRQ publication, Covering the Uninsured: Estimates of the Impact on Total Health Expenditures for 2002, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesiology
Nishisaki A, Donoghue AJ, Colborn S, et al. Effect of just-in-time simulation training on tracheal intubation procedure safety in the pediatric intensive care unit. Anesthesiology 2010 Jul; 113(1):214-23. [Supported in part by grant HS16678-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Auerbach AD, Hilton JF, Maselli J, et al. Case volume, quality of care, and care efficiency in coronary artery bypass surgery. Arch Intern Med 2010 Jul 26; 170(14):1202-8. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS11416-02 (to first author); cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002) and AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser, Steiner, and Fraser (researchers in and director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Aff, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Patel MR, Greiner MA, Dimartino LD, et al. Geographic variation in carotid revascularization among Medicare beneficiaries, 2003-2006. Arch Intern Med 2010 Jul 26; 170(14):1218-25. [Supported by contract 290-05-0032 (as part of the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Concannon TW, Kent DM, Normand SL, et al. Comparative effectiveness of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction regionalization strategies. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2010 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grants R01 HS10282 (to first and second authors) and T32 HS00060-12 and K01 HS17726 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Birkmeyer NJ, Dimick JB, Share D, et al. Hospital complication rates with bariatric surgery in Michigan. JAMA 2010 Jul 28; 304(4):435-42. [First and second authors report receiving support for research related to the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative from grants 1 R01 HS18050 and 1 R01 HS18728; cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa, Bernard, Du, and Steiner (first, third, and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Costs) (Med Care, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Singh H, Graber M. Reducing diagnostic error through medical home-based primary care reform. JAMA 2010 Jul 28; 304(4):463-4. [Supported in part by grants R18 HS17820 (to first author) and 1 R13 HS18321-01 (to second author).]

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Kimmel AD, Weinstein MC, Anglaret X, et al. Laboratory monitoring to guide switching antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings: clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2010 Jul; 54(3):258-68. [Supported by grant T32 HS00055.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Espino DV, Macias RL, Wood RC, et al. Physician-assisted suicide attitudes of older Mexican-American and non-Hispanic white adults: does ethnicity make a difference? J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Jul; 58(7):1370-5. [Supported by grant 5 R24 HS14064-03 (to San Antonio Health Services Research Program).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Strom BL, Schinnar R, Bilker W, et al. Randomized clinical trial of a customized electronic alert requiring an affirmative response compared to a control group receiving a commercial passive CPOE alert: NSAID—warfarin co-prescribing as a test case. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):411-15. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16946; cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Agarwal R, Angst CM, DesRoches CM, et al. Technological viewpoints (frames) about electronic prescribing in physician practices. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):425-31. [Supported by grant R18 HS17151-01; cites AHRQ-authored/funded article by Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Kim J, Han HR, Song H, et al. Compliance with home blood pressure monitoring among middle-aged Korean Americans with hypertension. J Clin Hypertens 2010 Apr; 12(4):253-60. [Supported by grant R01 HS13160 (Clinical Trials Registry NCT00473681).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Vasilevskis EE, Knebel RJ, Dudley RA, Wachter RM, Auerbach AD. Cross-sectional analysis of hospitalist prevalence and quality of care in California. J Hosp Med 2010 Apr; 5(4):200-7. [Supported by grant K08 HS11416-02 (to fifth author). Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Eva KW, Link CL, Lutfey KE, et al. Swapping horses midstream: factors related to physicians' changing their minds about a diagnosis. Acad Med 2010 Jul; 85(7):1112-17. [Cites article by Choudhry, Fletcher, and Soumerai (Ann Intern Med, 2005), published in the AHRQ-funded Improving Patient Care section of the journal; cites AHRQ-funded article by Croskerry (Acad Emerg Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Kashner TM, Henley SS, Golden RM, et al. Studying the effects of ACGME duty hours limits on resident satisfaction: Results from VA learners' perceptions survey. Acad Med 2010 Jul; 85(7):1130-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (JAMA, 2006 and N Engl J Med, 2004), Barger et al. (PLoS Med, 2006 and N Engl J Med, 2005), Fletcher et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004 and JAMA, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Crowley MJ, Barkauskas CE, Srygley FD, et al. A comparative resident site visit project: a novel approach for implementing programmatic change in the duty hours era. Acad Med 2010 Jul; 85(7):1140-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fletcher et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

van Dijk N, Hooft L, Wieringa-de Waard M. What are the barriers to residents' practicing evidence-based medicine? A systematic review. Acad Med 2010 Jul; 85(7):1163-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fletcher (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Brown DL. Measuring outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery: what is important and to whom? Arch Intern Med 2010 Jul 26; 170(14):1189-90. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Auerbach et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above; cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).]

Albert MA. Receipt of high-quality coronary heart disease care in the United States: all about being black or white. Arch Intern Med 2010 Jul 26; 170(14):1216-17. [Comments on article by Popescu et al. (Arch of Intern Med, 2010) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Cook et al. (Circulation, 2009), Malat, van Ryn, and Purcell (J Natl Med Assoc, 2009), and Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2006).]

Halm EA. The good, the bad, and the about-to-get ugly. Arch Intern Med 2010 Jul 26; 170(14):1225-7. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Patel et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Halm et al. (Stroke, 2009 and Neurology, 2007).]

Backus LI, Boothroyd DB, Phillips BR, et al. National Quality Forum performance measures for HIV/AIDS care: the Department of Veterans Affairs' experience. Arch Intern Med 2010 Jul 26; 170(14):1239-46. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landon et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004), and Moore and Chaisson (AIDS, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Therapeutics
Law MR, Lu CY, Soumerai SB, et al. Impact of two Medicaid prior-authorization policies on antihypertensive use and costs among Michigan and Indiana residents dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study. Clin Ther 2010 Apr; 32(4):729-41; discussion 716. [Notes that third, sixth, seventh, and last authors "are investigators in the Health Maintenance Organization Research Network Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics, supported by" AHRQ grant U18 HS10391, and received previous funding "for a separate study from a public/private partnership program" co-funded by AHRQ; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Soumerai et al. (Health Aff, 2008), Law et al. (Psychiatr Serv, 2008), Fischer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Pendleton BF, Labuda Schrop S, Ritter C, et al. Underserved patients' choice of kiosk-based preventive health information. Fam Med 2010 Jul-Aug; 42(7):488-95. [Notes that the content of this manuscript was presented at AHRQ's 2006 Practice-based Research Networks Research Conference; cites AHRQ-funded article by Thompson, Lozano, and Christakis (Pediatrics, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Graham DJ, Ouellet-Hellstrom R, MaCurdy TE, et al. Risk of acute myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, and death in elderly Medicare patients treated with rosiglitazone or pioglitazone. JAMA 2010 Jul 28; 304(4):411-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Friedman DJ, Parrish RG 2nd. The population health record: concepts, definition, design, and implementation. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):359-66. [Mentions AHRQ as an example of a federal agency that collects "data pertaining to the influences on population health"; cites AHRQ-funded article by Diamond, Mostashari, and Shirky (Health Aff, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Detmer DE. Activating a full architectural model: improving health through robust population health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Jul-Aug;17(4):367-9. [Mentions AHRQ as a source of health research funding; cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ and the Recovery Act, 2010, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

D'Avolio LW, Nguyen TM, Farwell WR, et al. Evaluation of a generalizable approach to clinical information retrieval using the automated retrieval console (ARC). J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):375-82. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Denny JC, Peterson JF, Choma NN, et al. Extracting timing and status descriptors for colonoscopy testing from electronic medical records. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):383-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Melton and Hripcsak (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Park ES, Peccoud MR, Wicks KA, et al. Use of an automated clinical management system improves outpatient immunosuppressive care following liver transplantation. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):396-402. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kern et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008) and Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Bauer DT, Guerlain S, Brown PJ. The design and evaluation of a graphical display for laboratory data. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):416-24. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kaushal, Shojania, and Bates (Arch Intern Med, 2003) and Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Palchuk MB, Fang EA, Cygielnik JM, et al. An unintended consequence of electronic prescriptions: prevalence and impact of internal discrepancies. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):472-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Turchin et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2009) and Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Koppel, and Bar-Lev (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Alio AP, Richman AR, Clayton HB, et al. An ecological approach to understanding black-white disparities in perinatal mortality. Matern Child Health J 2010 Jul; 14(4):557-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shone et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Stevens GD, Seid M, Pickering TA, et al. National disparities in the quality of a medical home for children. Matern Child Health J 2010 Jul; 14(4):580-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Seid, Stevens, and Varni (Health Serv Res, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Solberg LI, Asche SE, Sepucha K, et al. Informed choice assistance for women making uterine fibroid treatment decisions: a practical clinical trial. Med Decis Making 2010 Jul-Aug; 30(4):444-52. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (second and third authors are former AHRQ center director and current AHRQ director, respectively) (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded article by Glasgow et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Rea TD, Fahrenbruch C, Culley L, et al. CPR with chest compression alone or with rescue breathing. N Engl J Med 2010 Jul 29; 363(5):423-33. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Mercer, DeVinney, Fine, Green, and Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) (Am J Prev Med, 2007) and Tunis, Stryer and Clancy (second and third authors are former AHRQ center director and current AHRQ director, respectively) (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded article by Hallstrom et al. (N Engl J Med, 2000).]

Svensson L, Bohm K, Castrèn M, et al. Compression-only CPR or standard CPR in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. N Engl J Med 2010 Jul 29; 363(5):434-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hallstrom et al. (N Engl J Med, 2000).]

Berman BM, Langevin HH, Witt CM, et al. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain. N Engl J Med 2010 Jul 29; 363(5):454-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Jarvick et al. (Spine, 2005), Deyo and Weinstein (N Engl J Med, 2001), Hart et al. (Spine, 1995), and others.]

Baron RJ. What's keeping us so busy in primary care? N Engl J Med 2010 Jul 29; 363(5):496. [Authors' reply; cites AHRQ-funded article by Berenson and Rich (J Gen Intern Med, 2010).]

Nursing Research
Scott LD, Hofmeister N, Rogness N, et al. An interventional approach for patient and nurse safety: a fatigue countermeasures feasibility study. Nurs Res 2010 Jul-Aug; 59(4):250-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan, Gergen, and Basu (first and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships (Health Serv Res, 2002); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Scott et al. (Am J Crit Care, 2006), Barger et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005), and Rogers et al. (Health Aff, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Longhurst CA, Parast L, Sandborg CI, et al. Decrease in hospital-wide mortality rate after implementation of a commercially sold computerized physician order entry system. Pediatrics 2010 Jul; 126(1):14-21. [Mentions the study hospital's implementation of multiple interventions based on recommendations from AHRQ and other organizations; cites AHRQ-authored article by Menachemi, Brooks, Schwalenstocker, and Simpson (former AHRQ deputy director) (Pediatrics, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Classen et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007), Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005), Coffey et al. (Med Care, 2005), which uses AHRQ patient safety indicators, and Tierney et al. (JAMA, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Singh H, Thomas EJ, Wilson L, et al. Errors of diagnosis in pediatric practice: a multisite survey. Pediatrics 2010 Jul; 126(1):70-9. [Cites AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005, and Diagnostic Failure: A Cognitive and Affective Approach, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Newman-Toker and Pronovost (JAMA, 2009), Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), Singh et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality Management in Health Care
Fischman D. Applying Lean Six Sigma methodologies to improve efficiency, timeliness of care, and quality of care in an internal medicine residency clinic. Qual Manag Health Care 2010 Jul-Sep; 19(3):201-10. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Street et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Peshek SC, Cubera K, Gleespen L. The use of interactive computerized order sets to improve outcomes. Qual Manag Health Care 2010 Jul-Sep; 19(3):239-47. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Walston SL, Mwachofi A, Aldosari B, et al. The impact of information technology and organizational focus on the visibility of patient care errors. Qual Manag Health Care 2010 Jul-Sep; 19(3):248-58. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003) and Pronovost et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

O'Neil S, Speroni KG, Dugan L, et al. A 2-tier study of direct care providers assessing the effectiveness of the Red Rule Education Project and precipitating factors surrounding Red Rule violations. Qual Manag Health Care 2010 Jul-Sep; 19(3):259-64. [Cites AHRQ publication, Medical Errors: The Scope of the Problem: Fact Sheet, 2000, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rask et al. (J Patient Saf, 2006), Balas, Scott, and Rogers (Can J Nurs Res, 2006), and Rogers et al. (Health Aff, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

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

Archives of Internal Medicine
Hoffman RM, Zeliadt SB. The cautionary tale of PSA testing. Arch Intern Med 2010 Jul 26; 170(14):1262-3. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review Comparative Effectiveness and Harms of Treatments for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer (Wilt et al., Ann Intern Med, 2008), which summarizes AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, 2008 (prepared by Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0009).]

JAMA
Neugut AI, Lebwohl B. Colonoscopy vs sigmoidoscopy screening: getting it right. JAMA 2010 Jul 28; 304(4):461-2. [Notes that "colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy are equally acceptable options in guidelines from the [USPSTF]," citing article by Lieberman (N Engl J Med, 2009), which cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Mondaq Business Briefing
Minzel J, Chieffo RT. United States: interim final regulations could mean trouble for grandfathered health plans. Mondaq Business Briefing 2010 Jul 29: Online. [Mentions provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring "that services recommended by the [USPSTF], such as routine immunizations for children and certain screenings for infants, children and adolescents, must be offered under a group health plan."]

Radiology
Petitti DB, Calonge N, LeFevre ML, Melnyk BM, Wilt TJ, Schwartz JS; USPSTF. Breast cancer screening: from science to recommendation. Radiology 2010 Jul; 256(1):8-14. [Authors are USPSTF members; discusses the USPSTF's history, mission, and activities, and the processes and evidence used in the USPSTF's recently revised recommendations on screening for breast cancer; citing updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and the associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence update (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored articles by Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and Barton et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on USPSTF methodologies; cites About USPSTF, 2010, and USPSTF Procedural Manual, 2008, both published on AHRQ Web site.]

Kopans DB. The 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines ignore important scientific evidence and should be revised or withdrawn. Radiology 2010 Jul; 256(1):15-20. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and the associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence update (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites previous USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites About USPSTF, 2010, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Resnick HE, Alwan M. Use of health information technology in home health and hospice agencies: United States, 2007. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):389-95. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006 (as prepared by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center).] Select to access the abstract.

Zheng K, Haftel HM, Hirschl RB, et al. Quantifying the impact of health IT implementations on clinical workflow: a new methodological perspective. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Jul-Aug;17(4):454-61. [Cites AHRQ systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care (from the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center); mentions that AHRQ recommends usage of the data acquisition tool used in the study "for collecting T&M data in clinical workflow studies", citing AHRQ publication, Time and Motion Study Tool: Ambulatory Practice (TMS-AP), Version 1.0; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Walsh et al. (Pediatrics, 2008), Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005), and Wong et al. (Crit Care Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
The HEALTHY Study Group. A school-based intervention for diabetes risk reduction. N Engl J Med 2010 Jul 29; 363(5):443-53. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness of Weight Management Programs in Children and Adolescents, 2008. Also go to article by Hoffman and Zeliadt (Arch Intern Med, 2010) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Article.]

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

American College of Physicians Policy Papers
American College of Physicians. Racial and ethnic disparities in health care, updated 2010. ACP Policy Pap 2010 May 13; i-ii, 1-29. [Cites findings from AHRQ's NHDR, 2007 and 2008.]

Healthcare Purchasing News
Akridge J. Infection prevention efforts as varied as infections. Healthcare Purchasing News 2010 Jul; 34(7):40-4. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR and NHDR, 2009.]

Journal of Family Practice
El-Serag H, McGlynn KA, Graham GN, et al. Achieving health equity to eliminate racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in HBV- and HCV-associated liver disease. J Fam Pract 2010 Apr; 59(4):S37-S42. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008. Also select for articles by Popescu et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010) and Forthman et al. (Qual Manage Health Care, 2010) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Hospital Association/Federation of American Hospitals/American Association of Medical Colleges Research Report
Deb P. Trends in case-mix in the Medicare population. AHA/FAH/AAMC Res Rep 2010 Jul 15. [Uses 2000-2007 MEPS and 2000-2007 Healthcare Care and Utilization Project (HCUP) data and AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software (CCS).]

American Journal of Orthopedics
Anderson KL, Koval KJ, Spratt KF. Hip fracture outcome: is there a "July effect"? Am J Orthop 2009 Dec; 38(12):606-11. [Uses 1998-2003 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Popescu I, Nallamothu BK, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, et al. Racial differences in admissions to high-quality hospitals for coronary heart disease. Arch Intern Med 2010 Jul 26; 170(14):1209-15. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ's NHQR and NHDR, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Escarce and Kapur (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2009), Bradley et al. (JAMA, 2004), Epstein et al. (Med Care, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Journal of Pain
Green E, Zwaal C, Beals C, et al. Cancer-related pain management: a report of evidence-based recommendations to guide practice. Clin J Pain 2010 Jul-Aug; 26(6):449-62. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ as a source for relevant cancer-related pain management guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Zampini JM, White AP, McGuire KJ. Comparison of 5766 vertebral compression fractures treated with or without kyphoplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Jul; 468(7):1773-80. [Uses 2005 HCUP NIS data and Diagnosis Clinical Classification System code 238, "Complication of surgical procedure or medical care," citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), 2008, on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites articles by Alosh et al. (Spine, 2009), Cahill et al. (JAMA, 2009), Cook et al. (Spine J, 2007), and others, all of which use HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Epidemiology
Jokela M, Ferrie JE, Gimeno D, et al. From midlife to early old age: health trajectories associated with retirement. Epidemiology 2010 May; 21(3):284-90. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Baaj AA, Uribe JS, Nichols TA, et al. Health care burden of cervical spine fractures in the United States: analysis of a nationwide database over a 10-year period. J Neurosurg Spine 2010 Jul; 13(1):61-6. [Uses 1997-2006 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's HCUPnet tool, citing AHRQ publication, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP Facts and Figures, 2006: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site, respectively.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Moore PS, Andrews JS, Craven TE, et al. Trends in vena caval interruption. J Vasc Surg 2010 Jul; 52(1):118-25.e3; discussion 125-6. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data,citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Surgery International
Deng Y, Chang DC, Zhang Y, et al. Seasonal and day of the week variations of perforated appendicitis in US children. Pediatr Surg Int 2010 Jul; 26(7):691-6. [Uses 1997 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing AHRQ publication, HCUP KIDS' Inpatient Database Design Report 1997, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Leventhal JM, Martin KD, Asnes AG. Fractures and traumatic brain injuries: abuse versus accidents in a US database of hospitalized children. Pediatrics 2010 Jul; 126(1):e104-15. [Uses 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Quarterly
List BA, Barzman DH. Evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of aggression in pediatric patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Psychiatr Q 2010 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality Management in Health Care
Forthman MT, Gold RS, Dove HG, et al. Risk-adjusted indices for measuring the quality of inpatient care. Qual Manag Health Care 2010 Jul-Sep; 19(3):265-77. [Uses AHRQ's comorbidity measures in conjunction with the risk-adjusted patient safety index (RAPSI) developed by the Delta Group, which was "based on recent patient safety research completed by Stanford University under subcontract to AHRQ; cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators, 2006; notes that AHRQ's requirement to "report to Congress on the state of the nation's health care quality" is accomplished through the annual National Health Care Quality Report and that AHRQ (along with CMS and the JCAHO) supports the initiative on voluntary hospital quality reporting as the "beginning of an ongoing effort to make hospital performance information more accessible..."] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of July 2010
Internet Citation: Adverse Selection and the Effect of Health Insurance on Utilization of Prescribed Medicine among Patients with Chronic Conditions: Articles of Interest: July 30, 2010. July 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/073010.html

 

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