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The Relationship between the Emergent Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Quality Measure and Inpatient Myocardial Infarction Mortality

Articles of Interest: September 3, 2010

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

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

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

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Academic Emergency Medicine
Khare RK, Courtney DM, Kang R, et al. The relationship between the emergent primary percutaneous coronary intervention quality measure and inpatient myocardial infarction mortality. Acad Emerg Med 2010 Aug; 17(8):793-800. [Supported in part by grant F32 HS17876-01 (to first author, for a study to evaluate interventions to reduce mortality of myocardial infarctions) and presented at the AHRQ National Conference in 2009; uses 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing AHRQ's HCUP Web site and AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals—Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Porterfield DS, Hinnant L, Stevens DM, Moy E, et al. The Diabetes Primary Prevention Initiative Interventions Focus Area: a case study and recommendations. Am J Prev Med 2010 Sep; 39(3):235-42. [Fourth author is a Senior Research Scientist in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; supported by contract HHSA 290-2006-00001I#3, and guided by a steering group of representatives from CDC, AHRQ, and state Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs (DPCPs); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Impaired Fasting Glucose, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Applied Ergonomics
Carayon P. Human factors in patient safety as an innovation. Appl Ergon 2010 Sep; 41(5):657-65. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS15274-01; cites testimony given at the AHRQ-sponsored 2nd National Summit on Patient Safety Research, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Karsh BT, Brown R. Macroergonomics and patient safety: the impact of levels on theory, measurement, analysis and intervention in patient safety research. Appl Ergon 2010 Sep; 41(5):674-81. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS13610; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Clark DE, Hannan EL, Wu C. Predicting risk-adjusted mortality for trauma patients: logistic versus multilevel logistic models. J Am Coll Surg 2010 Aug; 211(2):224-31. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS15656; uses 2002-2004 HCUP NIS data, citing Hierarchical Modeling Using HCUP Data, HCUP Methods Series Report No. 2007-01, 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Sun F, Kosberg JI, Kaufman AV, et al. Coping strategies and caregiving outcomes among rural dementia caregivers. J Gerontol Soc Work 2010 Aug; 53(6):547-67. [Supported by grant 5 R03 HS13189 (to second author, principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Engelberg RA, Downey L, Wenrich MD, et al. Measuring the quality of end-of-life care. J Pain Symptom Manage 2010 Jun; 39(6):951-71. [Supported by grant R01 HS11425.] Select to access the abstract.

Medscape
Clancy C. CER: Tools—not rules, and its effects can be transformational. Medscape 2010 Aug 24. [Author is AHRQ director.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Dudzinski DM, Hébert PC, Foglia MB, et al. The disclosure dilemma—large-scale adverse events. N Engl J Med 2010 Sep 2; 363(10):978-86. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS16506-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Rivera-Rodriguez AJ, Karsh BT. Interruptions and distractions in healthcare: review and reappraisal. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19(4):304-12. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS13610. See also AHRQ-funded article by Viswanathan et al. (Med Care, 2010) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles and article by Blegen et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Fromme EK, Smith AK, Hughes MT, et al. Update in palliative medicine. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2010 Sep; 27(6):420-7. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Management of Cancer Pain, 1994; cites AHRQ-funded article by Cleeland et al. (N Engl J Med, 1994).]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Jia H, Lubetkin EI. Obesity-related quality-adjusted life years lost in the U.S. from 1993 to 2008. Am J Prev Med 2010 Sep; 39(3):220-7. [Notes inclusion of the EQ-5D instrument in the 2000-2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS); cites MEPS Fact Sheet and Clinical Economics Resource Links: Outcomes Measurement, both published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Muennig et al. (Am J Public Health, 2006) and Jia and Lubetkin (J Public Health, 2005), both of which use 2000 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Tunis SR, Pearson SD. U.S. moves to improve health decisions. BMJ 2010 Aug 28; 341(7770):431-3. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Conway and Clancy (former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ director, respectively) (N Engl J Med, 2009).]

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Gruber WH, Hunter DJ. Transforming osteoarthritis care in an era of health care reform. Clin Geriatr Med 2010 Aug; 26(3):433-44. [Cites AHRQ publication, Managing Osteoarthritis: Helping the Elderly Maintain Function and Mobility, Research in Action, Issue 4, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Messier SP. Diet and exercise for obese patients with knee osteoarthritis. Clin Geriatr Med 2010 Aug; 26(3):461-77. [Cites article by Finkelstein et al. (Am J Health Promot, 2007) which uses MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Evaluation and the Health Professions
Weng W, Hess BJ, Lynn LA, et al. Measuring physicians' performance in clinical practice: reliability, classification accuracy, and validity. Eval Health Prof 2010 Sep; 33(3):302-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Scholle et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2008) and Rosenthal and Dudley (JAMA, 2007).]

Hirsch O, Keller H, Albohn-Kühne C, et al. Satisfaction of patients and primary care physicians with shared decision making. Eval Health Prof 2010 Sep; 33(3):321-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Marinopoulos and Baumann (Chest, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Science
Benneyan JC, Taşeli A. Exact and approximate probability distributions of evidence-based bundle composite compliance measures. Health Care Manag Sci 2010 Sep; 13(3):193-209. [Mentions that AHRQ and other organizations "have proposed or advocated various bundles for treating or preventing a variety of clinical conditions, procedures, or concerns".] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Talbot TR, Schaffner W. On being the first: Virginia Mason Medical Center and mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Sep; 31(9):889-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).]

Pérez Parra A, Cruz Menárguez M, Pérez Granda MJ, et al. A simple educational intervention to decrease incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in intensive care units with low baseline incidence of CLABSI. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Sep; 31(9):964-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Monheit AC. Now for the really hard part: implementing health reform. Inquiry 2010 Summer; 47(2):97-102. [Author is former AHRQ center director.]

Livermore GA, Stapleton DC, Claypool H. Health care when workers need it most: before and after entry into the social security disability insurance program. Inquiry 2010 Summer; 47(2):135-49. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Hill (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 2007-2008), which uses MEPS-Household Component data (MEPS-HC) data, and AHRQ-authored publication, Rising Health Care Expenditures and the Employment of People with High-Cost Chronic Conditions by Hill, Livermore, and Houtenville, 2003, which uses 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) and 1996-1997 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

King J, Holmes GM, Slifkin RT. Rural and urban differences in children's Medicaid and CHIP participation. Inquiry 2010 Summer; 47(2):150-61. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Hudson (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2009), Hudson and Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2007), using 1996-2005 MEPS data, Selden, Hudson, and Banthin (Health Aff, 2004), which uses 1996 MEPS data, and Selden, Banthin, and Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 1998), which uses 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Conway PH, VanLare JM. Improving access to health care data: the Open Government strategy. JAMA 2010 Sep 1; 304(9):1007-8. [First author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-authored article by Conway and Clancy (former researcher and current AHRQ director, respectively) (N Engl J Med, 2009).]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Fong DY, Lam CL, Mak KK, et al. The Short Form-12 Health Survey was a valid instrument in Chinese adolescents. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 Sep; 63(9):1020-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Clarke et al. (J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 2005), Asarnow et al. (JAMA, 2005), and McHorney, Ware, and Raczek (Med Care, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Chen ET, Eder M, Elder NC, et al. Crossing the finish line: follow-up of abnormal test results in a multisite community health center. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Aug; 102(8):720-5. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Martikainen JE, Saastamoinen LK, Korhonen MJ, et al. Impact of restricted reimbursement on the use of statins in Finland: a register-based study. Med Care 2010 Sep; 48(9):761-6. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Miller (Med Care, 2006), which uses 1996/1997 and 2001/2002 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Forum
Jones TL. A holistic framework for nursing time: implications for theory, practice, and research. Nurs Forum 2010 Jul-Sep; 45(3):185-96. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care

Aggarwal R, Mytton OT, Greaves F, et al. Technology as applied to patient safety: an overview. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19 Suppl 2:i3-i8. [Cites AHRQ-authored by Pronovost, Goeschel, Olsen, Pham, Miller, Berenholtz, Sexton, Marsteller, Morlock, Wu, Loeb, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Health Aff, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003).]

Newton RC, Mytton OT, Aggarwal R, et al. Making existing technology safer in healthcare. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19 Suppl 2:i15-i24. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Levtzion-Korach et al. (J Patient Saf, 2009), Graham et al. (Int J Med Inform, 2004), and Jha et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Huckvale C, Car J, Akiyama M, et al. Information technology for patient safety. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19 Suppl 2:i25-i33. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Berner et al. (AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2005) and Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Aggarwal R, Mytton OT, Derbrew M, et al. Training and simulation for patient safety. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19 Suppl 2:i34-i43. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) and Tornberg (Am J Med Qual, 2007); cites AHRQ publication, Medical Errors: The Scope of the Problem, 2009; cites AHRQ-funded article by Gawande et al. (Surgery, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Mytton OT, Greaves FE, Stanton EA, et al. What should WHO be doing about patient safety and technology? Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19 Suppl 2:i44-i47. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003).]

Walsh KE. Progress in paediatric electronic prescribing: good, better, best. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19(4):262-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Walsh et al. (Pediatrics, 2008), McPhillips et al. (J Pediatr, 2005), and Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

Taylor HA, Pronovost PJ, Sugarman J. Ethics, oversight and quality improvement initiatives. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19(4):271-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lynn et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Jani YH, Barber N, Wong IC. Paediatric dosing errors before and after electronic prescribing. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19(4):337-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Walsh et al. (Pediatrics, 2008 and 2006), McPhillips et al. (J Pediatr, 2005), Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005), Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001), and Jha et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Neily J, Mills PD, Lee P, et al. Medical team training and coaching in the veterans health administration; assessment and impact on the first 32 facilities in the programme. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19(4):360-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2003) and Shortell et al. (Med Care, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Research on Aging
Ko E, Lee J. Completion of advance directives among Korean American and non-Hispanic white older adults. Res Aging 2010 Sep; 32(5):618-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Levinson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005).]

Statistics in Medicine
Tunis SR, Benner J, McClellan M. Comparative effectiveness research: Policy context, methods development and research infrastructure. Stat Med 2010 Aug 30; 29(19):1963-76. [Notes the allocation of $1.1 billion in cost effectiveness research (CER) funding to AHRQ, NIH, and HHS under the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009; recommends that AHRQ "conduct a systematic assessment of best practices for effective engagement of decision-makers during various stages of clinical and health services research, including in priority-setting, protocol development, study implementation, and dissemination," and that AHRQ be included in CER working groups"; mentions AHRQ's Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness (DEcIDE) network as a potential source of CER information; cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) (Med Care, 2007); cites AHRQ publication, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2007 (prepared by the Outcome DEcIDE Center); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss et al. (Med Care, 2007), Nebeker et al. (Med Care, 2007), and Curtis et al. (Med Care, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Lauer MS. The historical and moral imperatives of comparative effectiveness research. Stat Med 2010 Aug 30; 29(19):1982-4; discussion 1996-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Jack et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), which describes research that "demonstrated the value of a comprehensive hospital discharge program for reducing re-admissions"; comments on article by Tunis, Benner, and McClellan cited above.]

Morton SC. Comments on 'Comparative effectiveness research: Policy context, methods development and research infrastructure'. Stat Med 2010 Aug 30; 29(19):1989-90; discussion 1996-7. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Slutsky and Clancy (director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and AHRQ director, respectively) (Am J Med Qual, 2009), which includes the definition of CER as "which healthcare treatment works best, for whom, and under what circumstances?"; comments on article by Tunis, Benner, and McClellan cited above.]

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

ACOG Today
Health plans to provide free preventive care. ACOG Today 2010 Aug; 54(4):10. [Mentions Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions requiring health plans to cover preventive care services recommended by the USPSTF.]

American Family Physician
Screening for hyperlipidemia in children: primum non nocere. Am Fam Physician 2010 Sep 1; 82(5):468. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on screening and treatment for lipid disorders in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2007).]

American Journal of Epidemiology
Khoury MJ, Gwinn M, Ioannidis JP. The emergency of translational epidemiology: from scientific discovery to population health impact. Am J Epidemiol 2010 Sep 1; 172(5):517-24. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF recommendation statement Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility, 2005; cites AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers subdirectory page on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Cherbuin N, Sachdev P, Anstey KJ. Neuropsychological predictors of transition from health cognitive aging to mild cognitive impairment: the PATH through life study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2010 Aug; 18(8):723-33. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for dementia in primary care (Ann Intern Med, 2003).]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Heijne JC, Tao G, Kent CK, et al. Uptake of regular chlamydia testing by U.S. women: a longitudinal study. Am J Prev Med 2010 Sep; 39(3):243-50. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydia infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Hughes JR. A quantitative estimate of the clinical significance of treating tobacco dependence. Am J Prev Med 2010 Sep; 39(3):285-6. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored update on recommendations for screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Evaluation and the Health Professions
Gugiu PC, Ristei Gugiu M. A critical appraisal of standard guidelines for grading levels of evidence. Eval Health Prof 2010 Sep; 33(3):233-55. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996; cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins (former AHRQ researcher), et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2005 and 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Castelino RL, Chen TF, Guddattu V, et al. Use of evidence-based therapy for the prevention of cardiovascular events among older people. Eval Health Prof 2010 Sep; 33(3):276-301. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Screening
Sasieni P, Castañón A, Cuzick J. ACOG guidelines on cervical screening: a step in the right direction. J Med Screen 2010 Jun; 17(2):55-6. [Notes that "ACOG guidelines follow the approach outlined by the [USPSTF] on the level of evidence".]

Journal of the National Medical Association
Oyeku SO, Feldman HA, Ryan K, et al. Primary care clinicians' knowledge and confidence about newborn screening for sickle cell disease: randomized assessment of educational strategies. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Aug; 102(8):676-82. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Sickle Cell Disease in Newborns, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Chubak J, Boudreau DM, Fishman PA, et al. Cost of breast-related care in the year following false positive screening mammograms. Med Care 2010 Sep; 48(9):815-20. [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 article by Woolf (JAMA, 2010), which discusses the USPSTF's 2009 recommendations on screening for breast cancer.] Select to access the abstract.

Modern Healthcare
Emond S, Fleishman V. Walking a fine line: comparative effectiveness panel must handle tricky issues of value, innovation. Modern Healthc 2010 Aug 30; 40(35):22. [Notes that "as we learned from the [USPSTF] mammography controversy last year, rigorous research can prove ineffective and even counterproductive if patients do not accept the logic or the validity of findings"; discusses the mission/organization of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and mentions that the PCORI will "build on existing programs of the [AHRQ] in disseminating comparative research findings, yet successful dissemination will require action that goes well beyond AHRQ's capabilities."]

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC grand rounds: additional opportunities to prevent neural tube defects with folic acid fortification. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2010 Aug 13; 980-4. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Statistics in Medicine
Gatsonis C. The promise and realities of comparative effectiveness research. Stat Med 2010 Aug 30; 29(19):1977-81; discussion 1996-1997. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening in article by Zauber et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008); comments on article by Tunis et al (Stat Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles. See also AHRQ-funded article by Viswanathan et al. (Med Care, 2010) as cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Defanti TR. Changing the cultural view and coverage of end-of-life care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2010 Sep; 27(6):365-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Synthesizing Scientific Evidence to Improve Quality and Effectiveness in Healthcare, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Seno VL. Being-with dying: authenticity in end-of-life encounters. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2010 Sep; 27(6):377-86. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment summary End-of-Life Care and Outcomes, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Evaluation and the Health Professions
Shershneva MB, Wang MF, Lindeman GC, et al. Commitment to practice change: an evaluator's perspective. Eval Health Prof 2010 Sep; 33(3):256-75. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness of Continuing Medical Education, 2007 (as prepared by John Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center, under contract 290-02-0018).] Select to access the abstract.

Burgers JS, Voerman GE, Grol R, et al. Quality and coordination of care for patients with multiple conditions: results from an international survey of patient experience. Eval Health Prof 2010 Sep; 33(3):343-64. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Davies et al. (Health Expect, 2008) and Hays et al (Med Care, 1999), both which use Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Health and Social Work
Yager C, Brennan D, Steele LE, et al. Challenges and mental health experiences of lesbian and bisexual women who are trying to conceive. Health Soc Work 2010 Aug; 35(3):191-200. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005.]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Saint S, Kowalski CP, Banaszak-Holl J, et al. The importance of leadership in preventing healthcare-associated infection: results of a multisite qualitative study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Sep; 31(9):901-7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Krein et al. (Am J Infect Control, 2006) and Collard, Saint, and Matthay (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Furukawa MF, Raghu TS, Shao BB. Electronic medical records and cost efficiency in hospital medical-surgical units. Inquiry 2010 Summer; 47(2):110-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), performed by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Houchens, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) and Romano (Jt Comm J Patient Saf, 2008), Rosko and Mutter (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2008), Valdmanis, Rosko, and Mutter (Health Serv Res, 2008), and Mutter, Rosko, and Wong (Health Serv Res, 2008); cites AHRQ publications, Advance in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 4: Programs, Tools, and Products, 2007, and The Case for the Present-on-Admission (POA) Indicator, HCUP Methods Series Report No. 2006-11, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Viswanathan M, Kraschnewski JL, Nishikawa B, et al. Outcomes and costs of community health worker interventions: a systematic review. Med Care 2010 Sep; 48(9):792-808. [Supported by AHRQ contract 290-2007-10056-I to RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center; uses evidence-rating criteria from the USPSTF and from AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers and Effective Health Care programs; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions, 2009 (as prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center, under contract 290-2007-10056-I); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Owens, Lohr, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher), et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) and Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (second and third author are former AHRQ center director and current AHRQ director, respectively) (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
de Saint Maurice G, Auroy Y, Vincent C, et al. The natural lifespan of a safety policy: violations and system migration in anaesthesia. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19(4):327-31. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001. See also article by Porterfield et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above and article by Chisholm-Burns et al. (Med Care, 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

Journal of the National Medical Association
Raphael JL, Beal AC. A review of the evidence for disparities in child vs. adult health care. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Aug; 102(8):684-91. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003 and 2007; includes in table of Gaps in Pediatric Health Disparities and Recommendations recommendations for AHRQ to support "research to evaluate rigorous measures of pediatric primary care" and research on the "role of quality improvement in disparities" and the "impact of SCHIP on disparities."] Select to access the abstract.

Eddy JJ, Gideonsen MD, Mundt P, et al. Pediatric folk beliefs of inner-city black Chicagoans. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Aug; 102(8):696-701. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003 and 2007. See also AHRQ-funded article by Viswanathan et al. (Med Care, 2010) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Karamlou T, Diggs BS, Ungerleider RM, et al. Adults or big kids: what is the ideal clinical environment for management of grown-up patients with congenital heart disease? Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Aug; 90(2):573-9. [Uses 1988-2003 HCUP NIS and 2000 and 2003 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites HCUP NIS 1988-2003 data and 2000 and 2003 HCUP KID data on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Downing SR, Datoo G, Oyetunji TA, et al. Asian race/ethnicity as a risk factor for bile duct injury during cholecystectomy. Arch Surg 2010 Aug; 145(8):785-7. [Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Chisholm-Burns MA, Lee JK, Spivey CA, et al. US pharmacists' effect as team members on patient care: systematic review and meta-analyses. Med Care 2010 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant guidelines; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Macy ML, Stanley RM, Sasson C, et al. High turnover stays for pediatric asthma in the United States: analysis of the 2006 Kids' Inpatient Database. Med Care 2010 Sep; 48(9):827-33. [Uses 2006 HCUP KID data and HCUP Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classification Software (CCS), 2010, and HCUP Kid's Inpatient Database, 2006, both on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ publications, Reasons for Being Admitted to the Hospital Through the Emergency Department for Children and Adolescents, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 33, 2007, Hospital Admissions That Began in the Emergency Department for Children and Adolescents, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 32, 2007, and Observation Status Related to U.S. Hospital Records, HCUP Methods Series Report No. 2002-3, 2002; cites article by Macy et al. (Pediatrics, 2009), which uses 1993-2003 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Bederman SS, McIsaac WJ, Coyte PC, et al. Referral practices for spinal surgery are poorly predicted by clinical guidelines and opinions of primary care physicians. Med Care 2010 Sep; 48(9):852-8. [Uses AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, 1994, as the selected (out of 17 identified clinical practice guidelines) standard of comparison with primary care referral practices.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Blegen MA, Sehgal NL, Alldredge BK, et al. Improving safety culture on adult medical units through multidisciplinary teamwork and communication interventions: the TOPS Project. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Aug; 19(4):346-50. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture to determine the impact of training with a before-after design, citing AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 4: Programs, Tools, and Products, 2005, and AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Patient Saf, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Traffic Injury Prevention
Naumann RB, Dellinger AM, Zaloshnja E, et al. Incidence and total lifetime costs of motor vehicle-related fatal and nonfatal injury by road user type, United States, 2005. Traffic Inj Prev 2010 Aug; 11(4):353-60. [Uses 2005 HCUP NIS and 2005 MEPS data, citing Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2005 Data, 2005, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project—National Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS), 2005 Data, 2005, and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), 2005 Data, 2005. See also AHRQ-funded articles by Khare et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2010) and Clark et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of September 2010
Internet Citation: The Relationship between the Emergent Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Quality Measure and Inpatient Myocardial Infarction Mortality: Articles of Interest: September 3, 2010. September 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/090310.html

 

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