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Sexual Risk Reduction among Non-injection Drug Users: Report of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Articles of Interest: August 27, 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

AIDS Care
Castor D, Pilowsky DJ, Hadden B, et al. Sexual risk reduction among non-injection drug users: report of a randomized controlled trial. AIDS Care 2010 Jan; 22(1):62-70. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16097 (for the Center for Research and Education on Mental Health Therapeutics at Rutgers).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Carr BG, Conway PH, Meisel ZF, Steiner CA, Clancy C. Defining the emergency care sensitive condition: a health policy research agenda in emergency medicine. Ann Emerg Med 2010 Jul; 56(1):49-51. [Fourth and fifth authors are a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and the AHRQ director, respectively; supported by grant K08 HS17960 (to first author).]

Annals of Surgery
Glance LG, Dick AW, Osler TM, et al. The association between cost and quality in trauma: is greater spending associated with higher-quality care? Ann Surg 2010 Aug; 252(2):217-22. [Supported by grant R01 HS16737; uses 2006 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ publication, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files (CCR), 2009, on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) and Miller (JAMA, 2003); cites article by Romano et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; cites AHRQ-funded article by Glance et al. (Med Care, 2008), which uses AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Makary MA, Clarke JM, Shore AD, et al. Medication utilization and annual health care costs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus before and after bariatric surgery. Arch Surg 2010 Aug; 145(8):726-31. [Supported by contract HHSA290-05-0034-I-TO2-WA2, project 20-EHC-2, to John Hopkins University Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness Center (DEcIDE).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Gurses AP, Marsteller JA, Ozok AA, et al. Using an interdisciplinary approach to identify factors that affect clinicians' compliance with evidence-based guidelines. Crit Care Med 2010 Aug; 38(8 Suppl):S282-S291. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS17908; last author acknowledges previous support from AHRQ; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2008; cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Sawyer M, Weeks K, Goeschel CA, et al. Using evidence, rigorous measurement, and collaboration to eliminate central catheter-associated bloodstream infections. Crit Care Med 2010 Aug; 38(8 Suppl):S292-S298. [Supported by AHRQ, grant number not given; third and last authors report previous AHRQ funding from 2003 to 2005 under grant number iUC1HS14246 (to last author); eighth and sixth authors report previous AHRQ funding; cites AHRQ press release, "AHRQ Awards $3 Million to Help Reduce Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs", 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Castle NG, Ferguson JC. What is nursing home quality and how is it measured? Gerontologist 2010 Aug; 50(4):426-42. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS16808-01; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Sangl (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (J Aging Soc Policy, 2007, and Med Care, 2005), and Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) and Mukamel (Eval Health Prof, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Wolff JL, Giovannetti ER, Boyd CM, et al. Effects of guided care on family caregivers. Gerontologist 2010 Aug; 50(4):459-70. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS14580-02 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Burns M, Shah N, Smith M. Why some disabled adults in Medicaid face large out-of-pocket expenses. Health Aff 2010 Aug; 29(8):1517-22. [Supported in part by postdoctoral traineeship grant T32 HS00083-11; uses 2001-2004 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Banthin, Cunningham, and Bernard (first and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2008), Banthin and Bernard (JAMA, 2006), and Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor, et al. (current and former staff members in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1996-1997), cites AHRQ-funded articles by Soumerai et al. (Health Aff, 2008, and N Engl J Med, 1987 and 1991), Piette et al. (Med Care, 2004), and Madden et al. (JAMA, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Laiteerapong N, Huang ES. Health care reform and chronic diseases: anticipating the health consequences. JAMA 2010 Aug 25; 304(8):899-900. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant T32 HS00084 (to first author); mentions Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provision requiring coverage of preventive services receiving USPSTF grade A and B recommendations.]

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Olfson M, Crystal S, Huang C, et al. Trends in antipsychotic drug use by very young, privately insured children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2010 Jan; 49(1):13-23. [Supported by Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics grant U18 HS16097.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Burke AE, Bennett WL, Jamshidi RM, et al. Reduced incidence of gestational diabetes with bariatric surgery. J Am Coll Surg 2010 Aug; 211(2):169-75. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-05-0034-1-TO2-WA2 (to the John Hopkins University DEcIDE Center).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Aspinall SL, Zhao X, Handler SM, et al. The quality of warfarin prescribing and monitoring in Veterans Affairs nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Aug; 58(8):1475-1480. [Supported by grant R01 HS17695(to last author, Hanlon JT); cites AHRQ-funded article by Gurwitz et al. (Am J Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Miller SC, Lima J, Gozalo PL, et al. The growth of hospice care in U.S. nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Aug; 58(8):1481-8. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS16918.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Kaufman AV, Kosberg JI, Leeper JD, et al. Social support, caregiver burden, and life satisfaction in a sample of rural African American and White caregivers of older persons with dementia. J Gerontol Soc Work 2010 Apr; 53(3):251-69. [Based on study supported by grant 5 R03 HS13189 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Smith HA, Markovic N, Danielson ME, et al. Sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and obesity in women. J Womens Health 2010 Aug; 19(8):1525-32. [Supported in part by Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award grant T32 HS17587.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Mukamel DB, Spector WD, Zinn J, et al. Changes in clinical and hotel expenditures following publication of the Nursing Home Compare report card. Med Care 2010 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print. Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Mukamel, Ladd, Weimer, Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), et al. (Gerontologist, 2009), Mukamel, Weimer, Spector et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008), Zinn, Spector et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008), Mukamel, Spector et al. (J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 2007), Mukamel, Bajorska, and Spector (Health Serv Res, 2005), and Mukamel and Spector (Gerontologist, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective
Zuvekas SH. The financing of mental health and substance abuse services: insurance, managed care, and reimbursement. Mental Health Services 2010 (third edition); Chapter 2:13-41. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; cites several AHRQ-authored articles; cites AHRQ-authored publication, Prescription Drug Expenditures and Healthcare Burdens in the Medicaid Population (unpublished working paper by Miller, Banthin, and Selden (second and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), 2008); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2007; cites MEPS data from the 2006 MEPS-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) and MEPS-Household Component (MEPS-HC), both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Annual Expenses and Sources of Payment for Health Care Services, NMES Research Findings No. 14, 1992.]

Pediatrics
Co JP, Johnson SA, Poon EG, et al. Electronic health record decision support and quality of care for children with ADHD. Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126(2):239-46. [Supported by grant R01 HS15002; cites AHRQ-funded 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).] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Hall KK, Schenkel SM, Hirshon JM, et al. Incidence and types of non-ideal care events in an emergency department. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print. First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; supported by grant P20 HS17111; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (Am J Med Qual, 2006); cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Nursing and Health
McHugh MD, Lake ET. Understanding clinical expertise: nurse education, experience, and the hospital context. Res Nurs Health 2010 Aug; 33(4):276-87. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS 17551 (first author is principal investigator).]

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Goedken AM, Urmie JM, Farris KB, et al. Impact of cost sharing on prescription drugs used by Medicare beneficiaries. Res Soc Adm Pharm 2010 Jun; 6(2):100-9. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 5 U18 HS16094. See also AHRQ-authored article by Lin and Humphrey (Am Fam Physician, 2010) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Levi BH, Dellasega C, Whitehead M, et al. What influences individuals to engage in advance care planning? Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2010 Aug; 27(5):306-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ditto et al. (Med Decis Making, 2006, and Arch Intern Med, 2001), Hawkins et al. (Gerontologist, 2005), and Teno et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Navaid M, Melvin T, Berube J, et al. Principles of wound care in hospice and palliative medicine. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2010 Aug; 27(5):337-41. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ghezzi F, Uccella S, Cromi A, et al. Postoperative pain after laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease: a randomized trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010 Aug; 203(2):118.e1-118.e8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Pain Control After Surgery: A Patient's Guide, 1992.] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Luo H, Fang X, Liao Y, et al. Associations of special care units and outcomes of residents with dementia: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey. Gerontologist 2010 Aug; 50(4):509-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Castle and Mor (Med Care Res Rev, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Castle NG, Sonon K, Antonova J. The impact of special focus facility nursing homes on market quality. Gerontologist 2010 Aug; 50(4):519-30. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kash et al. (Gerontologist, 2006), Mor et al. (Milbank Q, 2004), Grabowski (J Gerontol Soc Sci, 2001), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Schmitt EM, Sands LP, Weiss S, et al. Adult day health center participation and health-related quality of life. Gerontologist 2010 Aug; 50(4):531-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Norris et al. (J Am Geriatr, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Epstein RM, Fiscella K, Lesser CS, et al. Why the nation needs a policy push on patient-centered health care. Health Aff 2010 Aug; 29(8):1489-95. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stange et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010), Epstein et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2005), Fiscella et al. (Med Care, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Allen H, Baicker K, Finkelstein A, et al. What the Oregon health study can tell us about expanding Medicaid. Health Aff 2010 Aug; 29(8):1498-506. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by McWilliams et al. (JAMA, 2007 and N Engl J Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Mehrotra A, Adams JL, Thomas JW, et al. Cost profiles: should the focus be on individual physicians or physician groups? Health Aff 2010 Aug; 29(8):1532-38. [Cites systematic review by Fung et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), which describes several articles that use Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Scholle et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2008), Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), and Hofer et al. (JAMA, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Naessens JM, O'Byrne TJ, Johnson MG, et al. Measuring hospital adverse events: assessing inter-rater reliability and trigger performance of the Global Trigger Tool. Int J Qual Health Care 2010 Aug; 22(4):266-74. [Cites and follows up on previous study (Naessens et al., Int J Qual Health Care, 2009), which used AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Classen et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2005, and JAMA, 1991), Murff et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003), Layde et al. (JAMA, 2002), and Bates et al. (Med Care, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Kindig D, Mullahy J. Comparative effectiveness—of what?: evaluating strategies to improve population health. JAMA 2010 Aug 25; 304(8):901-902. [Notes AHRQ-designated tasking areas identified by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).]

Shaffer T, Simoni-Wastila L, Toler W, et al. Changing patterns in medication use with increasing probability of death for older Medicare beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Aug; 58(8):1549-55. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), Barnato et al. (Health Serv Res, 2004), and Hoover et al. (Health Serv Res, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Attea P, Johns H. Confronting Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Aug; 58(8):1587-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Callahan et al. (JAMA, 2006) and Boustani et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005).]

Keane R, Williams C, O'Neill. Pain assessment in specialist services for older people—a national perspective. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Aug; 58(8):1614-15. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Management of Cancer Pain: Adult's Quick Reference Guide, 1994.]

Journal of Family Practice
Womack J. Give your sports physicals a performance boost. J Fam Pract 2010 Aug; 59(8):437-44. [Cites American Academy of Pediatrics guideline, Medical Conditions Affecting Sports Participation, 2008, indexed/summarized in AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ database.] Select to access the abstract.

VanWye WR. Nonspecific low back pain: evaluation and treatment tips. J Fam Pract 2010 Aug; 59(8):445-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Jarvick et al. (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Maness DL, Reddy A, Harraway-Smith CL, et al. How best to manage dysfunctional uterine bleeding. J Fam Pract 2010 Aug; 59(8):449-58. [Cites Kaiser Permanente Southern California guideline, Chronic Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Nongravid Women, 2006, indexed/summarized in AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ database.] Select to access the abstract.

Doorly TP, Lambing CL, Malanga GA, et al. Algorithmic approach to the management of the patient with lumbar spinal stenosis. J Fam Pract 2010 Aug; 59(8 Suppl Algorithmic):S1-S8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Atlas et al. (Spine, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Modern Healthcare
Vesely R. Regulators extend their reign: Once again, administration officials and members of Congress top the 100 Most Powerful as the rollout of reform dominates the dialogue. Mod Healthc 2010 Aug 23; 40(34):6-7, 24-30. [Includes AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy in list at number 7 and cites remarks by her; mentions the allocation of $300 million in cost effectiveness research (CER) funding to AHRQ and discusses AHRQ's plans for using those funds.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Kogan MD, Newacheck PW, Blumberg SJ, et al. Underinsurance among children in the United States. N Engl J Med 2010 Aug 26; 363(9):841-51. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Short and Banthin (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 1995).]

Perrin JM. Treating underinsurance. N Engl J Med 2010 Aug 26; 363(9):881-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Szilagyi et al. (Ambul Pediatr, 2007).]

Pediatrics
Bell EF, Hansen NI, Morriss FH Jr, et al. Impact of timing of birth and resident duty-hour restrictions on outcomes for small preterm infants. Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126(2):222-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2008, and N Engl J Med, 2004), Kitch et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008), and Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Wang C, Hefflin B, Cope JU, et al. Emergency department visits for medical device-associated adverse events among children. Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126(2):247-59. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Miller and Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Pediatrics, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Simulation in Healthcare
Cooper JB. Using simulation to teach and study healthcare handoffs. Simul Healthc 2010 Aug; 5(4):191-2. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kitch et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008).]

McQueen-Shadfar L, Taekman J. Say what you mean to say: improving patient handoffs in the operating room and beyond. Simul Healthc 2010 Aug; 5(4):248-53. [Cites AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS™ Web site; cites commentary by Barach, 2003, as published on AHRQ's Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (Web M&M) Web site.]

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

JAMA
No author(s). Vital signs: breast cancer screening among women aged 50-74 years—United States, 2008. JAMA 2010 Aug 25; 304(8):851-2. [Uses USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, on AHRQ Web site, as criteria for assessing breast cancer prevalence.]

Journal of Family Practice
Namak S, Lord RW Jr, Zolotor AJ, et al. Clinical inquiries: which women should we screen for gestational diabetes mellitus? J Fam Pract 2010 Aug; 59(8):467-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Stewart SL, Rim SH, Trivers KF. Summary and impact of ovarian cancer research and programmatic activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. J Womens Health 2010 Aug; 19(8):1427-32. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on Screening for Ovarian Cancer, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Lynch CP, McTigue KM, Bost JE, et al. Excess weight and physical health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. J Womens Health 2010 Aug; 19(8):1449-58. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Koh HK, Sebelius KG. Promoting prevention through the Affordable Care Act. N Engl J Med 2010 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses PPACA provisions requiring new private health plans and insurance policies to cover preventive services rated as A or B by the USPSTF.]

Pediatrics
Rubin LG, Papsin B, Committee on Infectious Diseases and Section on Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Policy statement - cochlear implants in children: surgical site infections and prevention and treatment of acute otitis media and meningitis. Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126(2):381-91. [Uses (and lists in appendix) USPSTF evidence grading criteria to assess the strength of evidence for recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Radiology
Kopans DB. The recent US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines are not supported by the scientific evidence and should be rescinded. J Am Coll Radiol 2010 Apr; 7(4):260-4. [Discusses and cites updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Seidenwurm D, Rosenberg R. Quality of life and diagnostic imaging outcomes. J Am Coll Radiol 2010 Apr; 7(4):265-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, related evidence update by Nelson et al., and related AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites American College of Radiology/Society of Breast Imaging publication, USPSTF Mammography Recommendations Will Result in Unnecessary Breast Cancer Deaths Each Year, 2009, and article by Kopans (J Am Coll Radiol, 2010), cited above. See also AHRQ-funded article by Laiteerapong and Huang (JAMA, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Breastfeeding Medicine
Wachman EM, Byun J, Philipp BL. Breastfeeding rates among mothers of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Breastfeed Med 2010 Aug; 5:159-64. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Flaherman VJ, Bokser S, Newman TB. First-day newborn weight loss predicts in-hospital weight nadir for breastfeeding infants. Breastfeed Med 2010 Aug; 5:165-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Philipp BL; Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee. ABM Clinical Protocol #7: Model Breastfeeding Policy (Revision 2010). Breastfeed Med 2010 Aug; 5:173-7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Cooke V, Arling G, Lewis T, et al. Minnesota's Nursing Facility Performance-Based Incentive Payment Program: an innovative model for promoting care quality. Gerontologist 2010 Aug; 50(4):556-63. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Strategies to Support Quality-based Purchasing: A Review of the Evidence, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal and Frank (Med Care Res Rev, 2006). See also AHRQ-funded article by Co et al. (Pediatrics, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above and article by Fiks et al. (Pediatrics, 2010) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kocher R, Emanuel EJ, Deparle NA. The Affordable Care Act and the future of clinical medicine: the opportunities and challenges. Ann Intern Med 2010 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2009. See also articles by Gurses (Crit Care Med, 2010) and Zuvekas (Mental Health Services, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Heart Journal
Westover AN, Nakonezny PA. Aortic dissection in young adults who abuse amphetamines. Am Heart J 2010 Aug; 160(2):315-21. [Uses 1995-2007 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample and Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Jones DW, Finlayson SR. Trends in surgery for Crohn's disease in the era of infliximab. Ann Surg 2010 Aug; 252(2):307-12. [Uses 1993-2004 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Cardiology in the Young
Mukherjee D, Lindsay M, Zhang Y, et al. Analysis of 8681 neonates with transposition of the great arteries: outcomes with and without Rashkind balloon atrial septostomy. Cardiol Young 2010 Aug; 20(4):373-80. [Uses 1988-1996, 1998-1999, 2001-2002, and 2004-2005 HCUP NIS and 1997, 2000, and 2003 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing AHRQ's HCUP Web site and Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and Overview of the Kid's Inpatient Database on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

General Hospital Psychiatry
Khaykin E, Ford DE, Pronovost PJ, et al. National estimates of adverse events during nonpsychiatric hospitalizations for persons with schizophrenia. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2010 Jul-Aug; 32(4):419-25. [Uses 2002-2007 HCUP NIS data, HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), and AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, citing data as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, HCUP CCS for ICD-9-CM, 2004, and AHRQ publications, Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003, HCUP Methods Series report No. 2003-05, 2005, and Indicators—Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) and Miller (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003) and Romano, Geppert, Davies, Miller, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Aff, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Dulisse B, Cromwell J. No harm found when nurse anesthetists work without supervision by physicians. Health Aff 2010 Aug; 29(8):1469-75. [Uses seven AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators, citing AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Rothberg MB, Cohen J, Lindenauer P, et al. Little evidence of correlation between growth in health care spending and reduced mortality. Health Aff 2010 Aug; 29(8):1523-31. [Uses 2000 and 2004 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan and Miller (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
Schwartz M, Burgess JF, Berlowitz D. Benefit-of-the-doubt approaches for calculating a composite measure of quality. Health Serv Outcomes Res Method 2009; 9(4):234-51. [Uses AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators to assess the occurrence of preventable hospitalizations; cites Prevention Quality Indicators Overview, 2004 (published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site), and Quality Indicators: Patient Safety Indicator Composite Measure Final Technical Report, 2006.]

International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Mak KS, Lee LK, Mak RH, et al. Incidence and treatment patterns in hospitalizations for malignant spinal cord compression in the United States, 1998-2006. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Murphy MM, Ng SC, Simons JP, et al. Predictors of major complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: surgeon, hospital, or patient? J Am Coll Surg 2010 Jul; 211(1):73-80. [Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data; cites articles by Dolan et al. (J Gastrointest Surg, 2009), Murphy et al. (J Gastrointest Surg, 2009), Eppsteiner et al. (J Gastrointest Surg, 2008), McPhee et al. (Ann Surg, 2007), Finlayson, Goodney, and Birkmeyer (Arch Surg, 2003), and others which use various iterations/segments of HCUP data.] Select to access the abstract

Journal of Health Economics
Evans WN, Morrill MS, Parente ST. Measuring inappropriate medical diagnosis and treatment in survey data: the case of ADHD among school-age children. J Health Econ 2010 Sep; 29(5):657-73. [Uses 1996-2006 MEPS data, citing restricted MEPS data obtained from the AHRQ-sponsored Triangle Census Research Data Center; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas, Vitiello, and Norquist (Am J Psychiatry, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Hambright D, Henderson RA, Cook C, et al. A comparison of perioperative outcomes in patients with and without rheumatoid arthritis after receiving a total shoulder replacement arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1988-2005 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ publication, HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2003, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Sachs T, Pomposelli F, Hagberg R, et al. Open and endovascular repair of type B aortic dissection in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Vasc Surg 2010 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2007 HCUP NIS data and Comorbidity Software on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Brady PW, Conway PH, Goudie A. Length of intravenous antibiotic therapy and treatment failure in infants with urinary tract infections. Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126(2):196-203. [Built on infrastructure provided by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16957-03, which supports the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Centers for Education & Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) project Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics and the development of subspecialty improvement and research networks; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Zaoutis et al. (Pediatrics, 2009) and Conway et al. (JAMA, 2007 and Pediatrics, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Lee GE, Lorch SA, Sheffler-Collins S, et al. National hospitalization trends for pediatric pneumonia and associated complications. Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126(2):204-13. [Uses 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KIDS data, citing data as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Stroustrup A, Trasande L. Epidemiological characteristics and resource use in neonates with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: 1993-2006. Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126(2):291-7. [Uses 1993-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and User Guide for the 1988-2002 NIS Trends Supplemental Files, 2006, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Fiks AG, Localio AR, Alessandrini EA, et al. Shared decision-making in pediatrics: a national perspective. Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126(2):306-14. [Uses 2002-2006 MEPS data on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Hudson, Miller, and Kirby (authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2007) and articles by Chen and Escarce (Med Care, 2008) and Stevens, Harman, and Kelleher (J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol, 2005), which previously used MEPS data to study ADHD and asthma; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, 1999.] Select to access the abstract.

Beil HA, Rozier RG. Primary health care providers' advice for a dental checkup and dental use in children. Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126(2):e435-e441. [Uses 2004 MEPS data; cites AHRQ publication, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Services
Khaykin E, Eaton WW, Ford DE, et al. Health insurance coverage among persons with schizophrenia in the United States. Psychiatr Serv 2010 Aug; 61(8):830-4. [Uses 2002 and 2006 MEPS-HC data, citing AHRQ publications, MEPS HC-036: 1996-2007 Pooled Estimation File, 2009, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Survey Overview, 2007, and Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of August 2010
Internet Citation: Sexual Risk Reduction among Non-injection Drug Users: Report of a Randomized Controlled Trial: Articles of Interest: August 27, 2010. August 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/082710.html

 

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