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An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Inpatient Medication Education

Articles of Interest: August 21, 2009

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Donihi AC, Weber RJ, Sirio CA, et al. An advanced pharmacy practice experience in inpatient medication education. Am J Pharm Educ 2009 Feb 19; 73(1):11. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS15851.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Waldrop WB, Murray DJ, Boulet JR, et al. Management of anesthesia equipment failure: a simulation-based resident skill assessment. Anesth Analg 2009 Aug; 109(2):426-33. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS16652-01 (second author, principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of General Psychiatry
Olfson M, Marcus SC. National patterns in antidepressant medication treatment. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2009 Aug; 66(8):848-56. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16097; uses and cites 1996-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data; acknowledges receipt of AHRQ funding by first author.] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Glance LG, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, et al. Grading intensive care unit performance--does one size fit all? Crit Care Med 2009 Aug; 37(8):2479-80. [Supported by grant R01 HS16737.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Werner RM, Konetzka RT, Stuart EA, et al. Impact of public reporting on quality of postacute care. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1169-87. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS16478-01.] Select to access the abstract.

FitzGerald JD, Boscardin WJ, Ettner SL. Changes in regional variation of Medicare home health care utilization and service mix for patients undergoing major orthopedic procedures in response to changes in reimbursement policy. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1232-52. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS13168 (to first and second authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Nápoles AM, Gregorich SE, Santoyo-Olsson J, et al. Interpersonal processes of care and patient satisfaction: do associations differ by race, ethnicity, and language? Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1326-44. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS10599.] Select to access the abstract.

Yoon J, Bruckner TA. Does deinstitutionalization increase suicide? Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1385-1405. [Supported in part by Ruth Kirschstein (T-32) National Research Service Award HS00086-09 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Filardo G, Nicewander D, Herrin J, et al. A hospital-randomized controlled trial of a formal quality improvement educational program in rural and small community Texas hospitals: one year results. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Aug; 21(4):225-32. [Supported by Rural Hospital Collaborative for Excellence Using IT grant 1 UC1 HS15431-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Adolescent Health
Ozer EM, Zahnd EG, Adams SH, et al. Are adolescents being screened for emotional distress in primary care? J Adolesc Health 2009 Jun; 44(6):520-7. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS11095. Also go to AHRQ-funded article by Caughey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), as cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Murray MA, Wilson K, Kryworuchko J, et al. Nurses' perceptions of factors influencing patient decision support for place of care at the end of life. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2009 Aug/Sep; 26(4):254-63. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Adams et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 1999).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, et al. Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: the PRISMA statement. Ann Intern Med 2009 Aug 18; 151(4): 264-9, W64. [Contributors include former AHRQ researcher David Atkins and Paul Shekelle, AHRQ grantee and researcher with the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center.]

Liberati A, Altman DG, Tetzlaff J, et al. The PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses of studies that evaluate health care interventions: explanation and elaboration. Ann Intern Med 2009 Aug 18; 151(4):W65-W94. [Contributors include former AHRQ researcher David Atkins and Paul Shekelle, AHRQ grantee and researcher with the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Goldbach-Mansky R, Wilson M, Fleischmann R, et al. Comparison of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F versus sulfasalazine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2009 Aug 18; 151(4):229-40, W49-W51. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Donahue et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Davis KL, Mitra D, Kotapati S, et al. Direct economic burden of high-risk and metastatic melanoma in the elderly: evidence from the SEER-Medicare linked database. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2009; 7(1):31-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Science
Chang CF, Troyer JL. The impact of TennCare on hospital efficiency. Health Care Manag Sci 2009 Sep; 12(3):201-16. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Encinosa (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) and Bernard (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 2005), Rosko and Mutter (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2008), and Friedman (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) and Basu (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) (Am J Manage Care, 2001); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bazzoli et al. (Health Econ, 2008), Clement and Grazier (J Health Care Finance, 2001), Volpp et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003), and others.]

Kim KH, Carey K, Burgess JF, Jr. Emergency department visits: the cost of trauma centers. Health Care Manag Sci 2009 Sep; 12(3):243-251. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rydman et al. (Med Care, 1998).]

Sundaramoorthi D, Chen VC, Rosenberger JM, et al. A data-integrated simulation model to evaluate nurse-patient assignments. Health Care Manag Sci 2009 Sep; 12(3):252-68. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Klein et al. (Med Decis Making, 1993).]

Health Services Research
Gold M. Pathways to the use of health services research in policy. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1111-36. [Notes that the "concepts presented in this paper were first developed as part of a project funded by [AHRQ]" and "came from an Expert Panel" overseeing "Mathematica Policy Research's evaluation of the effectiveness of AHRQ's grant-supported research on health care costs, as well as productivity, organizational, and market forces" for which Michael Hagan (Senior Economist/Extramural Program Officer in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) was the project officer; notes that the National Center for Health Services Research (a predecessor of AHRQ) commissioned formal syntheses of research as part of its "User Liaison Program;" cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director), Bilheimer, and Gagnon (Health Serv Res, 2006); cites article by Gray et al. (Health Aff, 2003), about the legislative history of AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Buntin MB, Colla CH, Escarce JJ. Effects of payment changes on trends in post-acute care. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1188-210. [Cites AHRQ-funded by FitzGerald et al. (Med Care, 2006), Iezzoni et al. (Med Care, 1994), Lee, Huber, and Stason (Health Serv Res, 1997), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Kronick R. Health insurance coverage and mortality revisited. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1211-31. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks, Clancy (AHRQ director), and Gold (JAMA, 1993); cites AHRQ-funded article by Baker et al. (Med Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Smits AK, King VJ, Rdesinski RE, et al. Change in Oregon maternity care workforce after malpractice premium subsidy implementation. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1253-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Piper, Mitchel, and Ray (Med Care, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Chou CF, Lo Sasso AT. Practice location choice by new physicians: the importance of malpractice premiums, damage caps, and health professional shortage area designation. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1271-89. [Cites AHRQ publication, The Impact of State Laws Limiting Malpractice Awards on the Geographic Distribution of Physicians, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa and Hellinger (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Aff, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Brown T, Liu JX, Scheffler RM. Does the under- or overrepresentation of minority physicians across geographical areas affect the location decisions of minority physicians? Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1290-1308. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Komaromy (N Engl J Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Mukamel DB, Cai S, Temkin-Greener H. Cost implications of organizing nursing home workforce in teams. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1309-25. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Dellefield (Res Nurs Health, 2006), Greenfield et al. (JAMA, 1992), and Shortell et al. (Med Care, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Pyne JM, Fortney JC, Tripathi S, et al. How bad is depression? Preference score estimates from depressed patients and the general population. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1406-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Brauer et al. (Value Health, 2006), Insinga and Fryback (Qual Life Res, 2003), Lenert, Treadwell, Schwartz (Med Care, 1999), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Sarrazin MS, Campbell ME, Richardson KK, et al. Racial segregation and disparities in health care delivery: conceptual model and empirical assessment. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1424-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bradley et al. (JAMA, 2004), Groeneveld, Heidenreich, Garber (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2005), and Vaccarino et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Antoniotti S, Baumstarck-Barrau K, Siméoni MC, et al. Validation of a French hospitalized patients' satisfaction questionnaire: the QSH-45. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Aug; 21(4):243-52. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Iezzoni et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Wong R, Bradley EH. Developing patient registration and medical records management system in Ethiopia. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Aug; 21(4):253-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Dexter et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Grijalva CG, Nuorti JP, Griffin MR. Antibiotic prescription rates for acute respiratory tract infections in US ambulatory settings. JAMA 2009 Aug 19; 302(7):758-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Finkelstein et al. (Pediatrics, 2003, 2005, and 2008), Linder, Bates, and Platt (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2005), Gonzales et al. (Med Care, 2008), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Fonarow GC, Peterson ED. Heart failure performance measures and outcomes: real or illusory gains. JAMA 2009 Aug 19; 302(7):792-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Curtis et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008).]

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

American Family Physician
CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2009 Aug 15; 80(4):325-7. [Question 11 is based upon USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Am Fam Physician, 2009), as cited below.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for prostate cancer: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2009 Aug 15; 80(4):381-2. [Presents the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer.]

Moon KT. Low risk of colorectal cancer five years after negative screening. Am Fam Physician 2009 Aug 15; 80(4):401-2. [Cites and summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Graham L. ACP releases guidance statement on screening for HIV. Am Fam Physician 2009 Aug 15; 80(4):405-6. [Notes development of the American College of Physicians guideline on HIV screening from an evaluation of guidelines from the USPSTF and CDC and summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Qaseem A. Comments on the recent clinical guidance statement on HIV screening. Ann Intern Med 2009 Aug 18; 151(4):287. [Author reply notes the use of the USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2005) and updated recommendation statement Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Focused Update of a 2005 Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2007, as the basis for the reviewed article's recommendations.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Caughey AB, Sundaram V, Kaimal AJ, et al. Systematic review: elective induction of labor versus expectant management of pregnancy. Ann Intern Med 2009 Aug 18; 151(4):252-63, W53-W63. [Supported by contract 290-02-0017 (to the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center) and based on the evidence report on elective induction of labor, pending publication by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Dreyer NA, Garner S. Registries for robust evidence. JAMA 2009 Aug 19; 302(7):790-1. [Gives AHRQ's definition of a patient registry, citing AHRQ publication, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site; summarizes findings from AHRQ comparative effectiveness report, Comparative Effectiveness of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Coronary Artery Disease, 2007, prepared by Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0017 and published on AHRQ Web site. Also go to article by Drösler et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2009) cited in Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

British Journal of Psychiatry
Kivimäki M, Batty GD, Singh-Manoux A, et al. Association between common mental disorder and obesity over the adult life course. Br J Psychiatry 2009 Aug; 195(2):149-55. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Hollingsworth JM, Ye Z, Strope SA, et al. Urologist ownership of ambulatory surgery centers and urinary stone surgery use. Health Serv Res 2009 Aug; 44(4):1370-84. [Uses and cites 1998-2002 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) data.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Drösler SE, Klazinga NS, Romano PS, et al. Application of patient safety indicators internationally: a pilot study among seven countries. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Aug; 21(4):272-8. [Thirteenth author is former AHRQ researcher Edward Kelley; uses AHRQ patient safety indicators, citing Quality Indicators—Guide to Patient Safety Indicators. Version 2.1, revision 3, 2005, and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002; cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2005; cites AHRQ publication, Adaptation of AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators for Use in ICD-10 Administrative Data by an International Consortium, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites articles by Drösler et al. (Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich, 2007), Coffey, Andrews, and Moy (Med Care, 2005), and Romano et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), using AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Naessens JM, Campbell CR, Huddleston JM, et al. A comparison of hospital adverse events identified by three widely used detection methods. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Aug; 21(4):301-7. [Uses AHRQ's patient safety indicators, citing Quality Indicators—Guide to Patient Safety Indicators. Version 3.0, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) and Miller (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003 and JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Slade BA, Leidel L, Vellozzi C, et al. Postlicensure safety surveillance for quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine. JAMA 2009 Aug 19; 302(7):750-7. [Uses 2000-2004 HCUP data "to estimate a background rate of GBS among 9- to 26-year-old females," citing AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the Medical Library Association
Whipple EC, McGowan JJ, Dixon BE, et al. The selection of high-impact health informatics literature: a comparison of results between the content expert and the expert searcher. J Med Libr Assoc 2009 Jul; 97(3):212-18. [Uses AHRQ's Health IT Bibliography: Top Resources for Key Topics, developed by the AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology and published on AHRQ Web site, as the basis for a comparative study of content expert vs. expert searcher identification of "best" health IT articles; notes AHRQ's support of "a broad portfolio of health IT projects"(Dixon, AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2006), patient safety research (Romano et al., Health Aff, 2003, and AHRQ Quality Indicators—Patient Safety Indicators, software documentation, 2002), and efforts to create standards for interoperability between health IT systems (Fitzmaurice, Adams, and Eisenberg, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Hoel AW, Kayssi A, Brahmanandam S, et al. Under-representation of women and ethnic minorities in vascular surgery randomized controlled trials. J Vasc Surg 2009 Aug; 50(2):349-54. [Uses 2004-2005 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of August 2009
Internet Citation: An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Inpatient Medication Education: Articles of Interest: August 21, 2009. August 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/082109.html

 

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