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The Development of an Independent Rater System to Assess Residents' Competence in Invasive Procedures

Articles of Interest: August 14, 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

Academic Medicine
Evans LV, Morse JL, Hamann CJ, et al. The development of an independent rater system to assess residents' competence in invasive procedures. Acad Med 2009 Aug; 84(4):1135-43. [Supported by patient safety grant U18 HS16725.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Steinberg JP, Braun BI, Hellinger WC, et al. Timing of antimicrobial prophylaxis and the risk of surgical site infections: results from the Trial to Reduce Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Errors. Ann Surg 2009 Jul; 250(1):10-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS11331.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Lee TA, Wilke C, Joo M, et al. Outcomes associated with tiotropium use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Arch Intern Med 2009 Aug 10; 169(15):1403-10. [Supported by Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) contract HHSA 290-2005-0038-I-TO4-WA1 to the Chicago-area DEcIDE Research Center.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Infectious Diseases
Lee GM, Huang SS, Rifas-Shiman SL, et al. Epidemiology and risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children in the post-PCV7 era. BMC Infect Dis 2009 Jul 11; 9:110. [Supported by grant K08 HS13908-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Clancy C. Building the path to high-quality care. Health Serv Res 2009 Feb; 44(1):1-4. [Author is AHRQ director.]

Li Y, Cai X, Glance LG, Spector WD, et al. National release of the nursing home quality report cards: implications of statistical methodology for risk adjustment. Health Serv Res 2009 Feb; 44(1):79-102. [Fourth author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses AHRQ's Quality Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Gallagher TH. A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: review of medical error. JAMA 2009 Aug 12; 302(6):669-77. [Supported in part by grants 1 U18 HS16658-01 and 1 R01 HS16506-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Gerhard T, Chavez B, Olfson M, et al. National patterns in the outpatient pharmacological management of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. J Clin Psychopharmacol 2009 Jun; 29(3):307-10. [Supported by grant U18 HS16097.]

Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology
Likosky DS. Optimizing multi-center perfusion data. J Extra Corpor Technol 2009 Mar; 41(1):P7-P10. [Supported by grant 1 K02 HS15663-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Likosky DS. An epidemiologist's review of the case for pulsatile flow during cardiopulmonary bypass. J Extra Corpor Technol 2009 Mar; 41(1):P30-P32. [Supported by grant 1 K02 HS15663-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Likosky DS. Forming a research question from a multi-center database. J Extra Corpor Technol 2009 Mar; 41(1):P33-P360. [Supported by grant 1 K02 HS15663-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Snow V, Beck D, Budnitz T, et al. Transitions of Care Consensus Policy Statement American College of Physicians-Society of General Internal Medicine-Society of Hospital Medicine-American Geriatrics Society-American College of Emergency Physicians-Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Aug; 24(8):971-6. [Acknowledges AHRQ support of and participation in the Transitions of Care Consensus Conference (TOCCC) and representation on the TOCCC Steering Committee by former AHRQ staff member David Atkins; notes that the morning of the first day of the TOCCC "was dedicated to presentations covering the AHRQ Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Report on Care Coordination."] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
Newman-Toker DE, Sharma P, Chowdhury M, et al. Penlight-cover test: a new bedside method to unmask nystagmus. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2009 Aug; 80(8):900-3. [Supported in part by grant HS17755-01).] Select to access the abstract.

Psychosomatic Medicine
Smith RC, Gardiner JC, Luo Z, et al. The diagnostic accuracy of predicting somatization from patients ICD-9 diagnoses. Psychosom Med 2009 Apr; 71(3):366-71. [Supported by grant HS14206.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Anderson BL, Silverman GK, Loewenstein GF, et al. Factors associated with physicians' reliance on pharmaceutical sales representatives. Acad Med 2009 Aug; 84(8):994-1002. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Alexander, Zhang, and Basu (Med Care, 2008) and Avorn, Chen, and Hartley (Am J Med, 1982).] Select to access the abstract.

Croskerry P. A universal model of diagnostic reasoning. Acad Med 2009 Aug; 84(8):1022-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004) and Croskerry (Acad Emerg Med, 2002); cites AHRQ publication, Diagnostic Failure: A Cognitive and Affective Approach. Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Yap TY, Yamokoski A, Noll R, et al. A physician-directed intervention: teaching and measuring better informed consent. Acad Med 2009 Aug; 84(8):1036-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Siminoff and Fetting (Soc Sci Med, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Albanese M, Mejicano G, Xakellis G, et al. Physician practice change I: a critical review and description of an integrated systems model. Acad Med 2009 Aug; 84(8):1043-55. [Cites testimony on arming health care consumers with better information and incentives by AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy to Joint Economic Committee, May 10, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Karsh et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006) and Carayon et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006), and Pathman (Med Care, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Huang GC, Newman LR, Schwartzstein RM, et al. Procedural competence in internal medicine residents: validity of a central venous catheter insertion assessment instrument. Acad Med 2009 Aug; 84(8):1127-34. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Epidemiology
Stafford M, Becares L, Nazroo J. Objective and perceived ethnic density and health: findings from a United Kingdom general population survey. Am J Epidemiol 2009 Aug 15; 170(4):484-93. [Cites article by Stansfeld, Fuhrer, and Shipley (Psychol Med, 1998) using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Nursing
van Rijswijk L. Pressure ulcer prevention updates. Am J Nurs 2009 Aug; 109(8):56. [Cites AHRQ publications, Guideline Synthesis: Pressure Ulcer Prevention, 2006, as posted on the National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web site, and Comparative Effectiveness Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009, as posted on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Web site.]

American Journal of Public Health
Beets MW, Flay BR, Vuchinich S, et al. Use of a social and character development program to prevent substance use, violent behaviors, and sexual activity among elementary-school students in Hawaii. Am J Public Health 2009 Aug; 99(8):1438-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Limbos et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
López L, Hicks LS, Cohen AP, et al. Hospitalists and the quality of care in hospitals. Arch Intern Med 2009 Aug 10; 169(15):1389-94. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Vasilevskis et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008), Person et al. (Med Care, 2004), and Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Dormuth CR, Carney G, Carleton B, et al. Thiazolidinediones and fractures in men and women. Arch Intern Med 2009 Aug 10; 169(15):1395-402. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Barsuk JH, Cohen ER, Feinglass J, et al. Use of simulation-based education to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections. Arch Intern Med 2009 Aug 10; 169(15):1420-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004), Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), and Romano et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Grover A, Gorman K, Dall TM, et al. Shortage of cardiothoracic surgeons is likely by 2020. Circulation 2009 Aug 11; 120(6):488-94. [Cites data on coronary artery bypass grafting and cardiac stent placement procedures from AHRQ publication National and Regional Estimates on Hospital Use for All Patients from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, as posted on AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Frontiers of Health Services Management
Swiggart WH, Dewey CM, Hickson GB, et al. A plan for identification, treatment, and remediation of disruptive behaviors in physicians. Front Health Serv Manage 2009 Summer; 25(4):3-11. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety. New Directions and Alternative Approaches, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Geriatrics
Sherman FT. Quick death, slow death: I've learned from both. Geriatrics 2009 Aug; 64(8):6-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Naqvi F, Cervo F, Fields S. Evidence-based review of interventions to improve palliation of pain, dyspnea, depression. Geriatrics 2009 Aug; 64(8):8-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lorenz et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Goldfinger JZ, Choi AD, Adler ED. Implantable cardiac defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure in older adults. Geriatrics 2009 Aug; 64(8):20-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Baine, Sedrakyan, Steiner (first three authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (J Gen Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Curtis et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008) and Piccini et al. (Circulation, 2008).]

Health Care Financing Review
Briesacher BA, Field TS, Baril J, et al. Pay-for-performance in nursing homes. Health Care Financ Rev 2009 Spring; 30(3):1-13. [Cites AHRQ publication, How Four Purchasers Designed and Implemented Quality-Based Purchasing Activities — Lessons From the Field, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal and Frank (Med Care Res Rev, 2005 and 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Call for papers for HSR theme issue payment reform: sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Health Serv Res 2009 Jun; 44(3):vi-viii. [Describes HSR/AHRQ collaboration on previous theme issue and desired submissions for 2010 theme issue on payment reform.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Berenholtz SM, Schumacher K, Hayanga AJ, Simon M, Goeschel C, Pronovost PJ, et al. Implementing standardized operating room briefings and debriefings at a large regional medical center. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Aug; 35(8):391-7, A1-A3. [Acknowledges previous AHRQ support to first, fifth, and sixth authors; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2002 and N Engl J Med, 2006), Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004), and Sexton et al. (Anesthesiology, 2006).]

Salas E, Almeida SA, Salisbury M, et al. What are the critical success factors for team training in health care? Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Aug; 35(8):398-405. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost and Needham (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Thomas et al. (J Perinatol, 2006).]

Fleming NS, Ogola G, Ballard DJ. Implementing a standardized order set for community-acquired pneumonia: impact on mortality and cost. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Aug; 35(8):414-21. [Cites from AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Mortensen et al. (Clin Infect Dis, 2003).]

Sofaer S, Hopper SS, Firminger K, et al. Addressing the need for public reporting of comparative hospice quality: a focus group study. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Aug; 35(8):422-9. [Notes in lead paragraph that AHRQ "has posted a compendium of quality report cards that includes 221 public reports that compare health plans, hospitals, individual physicians, medical groups and clinics, dialysis facilities, nursing homes, and home health agencies" and that "hospice care has been an exception;" cites AHRQ publication, Talking Quality.Gov: Talking to Consumers About Health Care Quality, as posted on AHRQ's TalkingQuality Web site.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Terrell KM, Perkins AJ, Dexter PR, et al. Computerized decision support to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing to older emergency department patients: a randomized, controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Aug; 57(8):1388-94. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Dexter et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001 and JAMA, 2004), Sequist et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005, McDonald et al. (Int J Med Inform, 1999), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Counsell SR, Callahan CM, Tu W, et al. Cost analysis of the geriatric resources for assessment and care of elders care management intervention. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Aug; 57(8):1420-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Boult et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2001).]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Cieza A, Hilfiker R, Boonen A, et al. Items from patient-oriented instruments can be integrated into interval scales to operationalize categories of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Sep; 62(9):912-21, 921.e1-921.e3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ware and Sherbourne (Med Care, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Drug Issues
Lima JE, Reid MS, Smith JL, et al. Medical and mental health status among drug dependent patients participating in a smoking cessation treatment study. J Drug Issues 2009 Spring; 39(2):293-311. [Cites data on the prevalence of chronic illness among U.S. adults from AHRQ publication, Health Care Expenses for Adults with Chronic Conditions, 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 203, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Fortuna RJ, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, et al. Reducing the prescribing of heavily marketed medications: a randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Aug; 24(8):897-903. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Feldstein et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2006), Simon et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2006 and J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2009), Teich et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2000), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Thomas KG, West CP, Popkave C, et al. Alternative approaches to ambulatory training: internal medicine residents' and program directors' perspectives. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Aug; 24(8):904-10. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Green et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001) and Saint et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Krein SL, Hofer TP, Holleman R, et al. More than a pain in the neck: how discussing chronic pain affects hypertension medication intensification. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Aug; 24(8):911-16. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Parchman et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007), Parchman, Romero, and Pugh (Ann Fam Med, 2006), and Tanabe et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Arora VM. Tackling care transitions: mom and apple pie vs. the devil in the details. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Aug; 24(8):985-87. [Cites article by Jha et al. (N Engl J Med, 2008), using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) data.]

Umscheid CA. Should guidelines incorporate evidence on patient preferences? J Gen Intern Med 2009 Aug; 24(8):988-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Braddock et al. (JAMA, 1999) and Shekelle (BMJ, 2001).]

Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law
Feldman R. Quality of care in single-payer and multipayer health systems. J Health Polit Policy Law 2009 Aug; 34(4):649-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Anderson et al. (Health Aff, 1997) and Rosenthal et al. (Health Aff, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Kercsmar CM, McDowell KM. Love it or lev it: levalbuterol for severe acute asthma—for now, leave it. J Pediatr 2009 Aug; 155(2):162-164. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Papo, Frank, and Thompson (Crit Care Med, 1993).]

Kraft AD, Quimbo SA, Solon O, et al. The health and cost impact of care delay and the experimental impact of insurance on reducing delays. J Pediatr 2009 Aug;155(2):281-5.e1. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Mulnick (Health Serv Res, 1999); cites AHRQ-funded article by Feinberg (Pediatrics, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Bosk CL, Dixon-Woods M, Goeschel CA, et al. The art of medicine: reality check for checklists. Lancet 2009 Aug 8-14; 374(9688):444-5. [Notes that third and fourth authors have received prior funding from AHRQ.]

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hepatitis A vaccination coverage among children aged 24-35 months—United States, 2006 and 2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2009 Jul 3; 58(25):689-94. [Cites article by Selden (Pediatrics, 2006), using MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Avorn J, Schneeweiss S. Managing drug-risk information—what to do with all those new numbers. N Engl J Med 2009 Aug 13; 361(7):647-49. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneeweiss and Avorn (J Clin Epidemiol, 2005).]

Obesity
Shively CA, Register TC, Clarkson TB. Social stress, visceral obesity, and coronary artery atherosclerosis in female primates. Obesity 2009 Aug; 17(8):1513-20. [Cites articles by Brunner, Chandola, and Marmot (Am J Epidemiol, 2007), Brunner et al. (Diabetologia, 1997), and Marmot et al. (Diabetologia, 2008), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Yermilov I, McGory ML, Shekelle PW, et al. Appropriateness criteria for bariatric surgery: beyond the NIH guidelines. Obesity 2009 Aug; 17(8):1521-7. [Cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Practice Guideline Development: Methodology Perspectives, 1994; cites article by Shekelle and Schriger (Health Serv Res, 1996), which evaluates the use of the appropriateness method in the guideline development process previously used by AHRQ [as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.] Select to access the abstract.

Mond JM, Baune BT. Overweight, medical comorbidity and health-related quality of life in a community sample of women and men. Obesity 2009 Aug; 17(8):1627-34. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Muennig et al. (Am J Public Health, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Epidemiology
Epplein M, Nomura AM, Wilkens LR, et al. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and risk of gastric adenocarcinoma: the multiethnic cohort study. Am J Epidemiol 2009 Aug 15; 170(4):507-14. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors for primary prevention of colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Goodman SN. Building a Bayesian bridge from evidence to guidelines. Arch Intern Med 2009 Aug 10; 169(15):1436-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review and meta-analysis on postmenopausal estrogen replacement and risk for venous thromboembolism (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) about USPSTF methodologies.]

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
MacMillan HL. New insights into prevention of depression and disruptive behaviour disorders in childhood: where do we go from here? Can J Psychiatry 2009 Apr; 54(4):209-11. [Cites article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) about USPSTF methodologies.]

Health and Social Work
Farber ML. Parent mentoring and child anticipatory guidance with Latino and African American families. Health Soc Work 2009 Aug; 34(3):179-89. [Mentions and cites article by Yarnall et al. (Am J Public Health, 2003), using USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

JAMA
CDC. MMWR: Chlamydia screening among sexually active young female enrollees of health plans — United States, 2000-2007. JAMA 2009 Aug 12; 302(6):620-21. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of 169 Interventions, 1989; refers to USPSTF recommendations for screening for chlamydia infections as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Chan AT, Ogino S, Fuchs CS. Aspirin use and survival after diagnosis of colorectal cancer. JAMA 2009 Aug 12; 302(6):649-58. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of colorectal cancer (Arch Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Samet JM, Wipfli H. Unfinished business in tobacco control. JAMA 2009 Aug 12; 302(6):681-2. [Cites USPSTF summary of recommendations on counseling and interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-caused disease in adults and pregnant women as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Neugut AI. Aspirin as adjuvant therapy for colorectal cancer: a promising new twist for an old drug. JAMA 2009 Aug 12; 302(6):688-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2007); cites article by Chan et al. (JAMA, 2009), cited above.]

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
O'Keefe JH, Carter MD, Lavie CJ. Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases: a practical evidence-based approach. Mayo Clin Proc 2009 Aug; 84(8):741-57. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement and associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and events (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Partington SN, Steber DL, Blair KA, et al. Second births to teenage mothers: risk factors for low birth weight and preterm birth. Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2009 Jun; 41(2):101-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risk/harmful alcohol use by adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Buse DC, Rupnow MF, Lipton RB. Assessing and managing all aspects of migraine: migraine attacks, migraine-related functional impairment, common comorbidities, and quality of life. Mayo Clin Proc 2009 May; 84(5):422-35. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Behavioral and Physical Treatments for Migraine Headache, 1999, as prepared by the Duke University of School of Medicine, Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, under contract 290-94-2025.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Nursing
Miller-Hoover SR, Small L. Research evidence review and appraisal: pediatric central venous catheter care bundling. Pediatr Nurs 2009 May-Jun; 35(3):191-201. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, as prepared by the Stanford University-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center, under contract 290-02-0017.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Blewett LA. Persistent disparities in access to care across health care systems. J Health Polit Policy Law 2009 Aug; 34(4):635-47. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008; cites AHRQ fact sheet Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, 2000, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Epidemiology
Sabia S, Nabi H, Kivimaki M, et al. Health behaviors from early to late midlife as predictors of cognitive function: The Whitehall II study. Am J Epidemiol 2009 Aug 15; 170(4):428-37. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Nursing
Frampton SB, Horowitz S, Stumpo BJ. Open medical records. Am J Nurs 2009 Aug; 109(8):59-63. [Uses and cites 2005-2006 HCAHPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Intrator O, Schleinitz M, Grabowski DC, et al. Maintaining continuity of care for nursing home residents: effect of states' Medicaid bed-hold policies and reimbursement rates. Health Serv Res 2009 Feb; 44(1):33-55. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser cormorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Opotowsky AR, Siddiqi OK, Webb GD. Trends in hospitalizations for adults with congenital heart disease in the U.S. J Am Coll Cardiol 2009 Jul 28; 54(5):460-7. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychosomatic Medicine
Elovainio M, Ferrie JE, Gimeno D, et al. Organizational justice and sleeping problems: the Whitehall II study. Psychosom Med 2009 Apr; 71(3):334-40. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Modrall JG, Rosero EB, Smith ST, et al. Effect of hospital volume on in-hospital mortality for renal artery bypass. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2009 Jun 24; Epub:1-7. [Uses and cites 2000-2005 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of August 2009
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