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Examination of How a Survey Can Spur Culture Changes Using a Quality Improvement Approach: a Region-wide Approach to Determining a Patient Safety Culture

Articles of Interest: September 25, 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:

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  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Medical Quality
Pringle J, Weber RJ, Rice K, et al. Examination of how a survey can spur culture changes using a quality improvement approach: a region-wide approach to determining a patient safety culture. Am J Med Qual 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):374-84. [Supported by grant U18 HS11926.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Men's Health
Xu X, Patel DA, Dalton VK, et al. Can routine neonatal circumcision help prevent human immunodeficiency virus transmission in the United States? Am J Mens Health 2009 Mar; 3(1):79-84. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS154901 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Chest
Gallagher TH, Bell SK, Smith KM, et al. Disclosing harmful medical errors to patients: tackling three tough cases. Chest 2009 Sep; 136(3):897-903. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS16506 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Yawn BP, Pace W, Wollan PC, et al. Concordance of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) to assess increased risk of depression among postpartum women. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 Sep-Oct; 22(5):483-91. [Supported by grant R01 HS14744-01; summarized in article ;by Bowman and Neale (J Am Board Fam Med, 2009), cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Bendavid E, Wood R, Katzenstein DA, et al. Expanding antiretroviral options in resource-limited settings—a cost-effectiveness analysis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2009 Sep 1; 52(1):106-13. [Supported by grant T32 HS00028.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Kilbridge PM, Noirot LA, Reichley RM, et al. Computerized surveillance for adverse drug events in a pediatric hospital. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5):607-12. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17010.] Select to access the abstract.

Poon EG, Cusack CM, McGowan JJ. Evaluating healthcare information technology outside of academia: observations from the National Resource Center for Healthcare Information Technology at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5):631-6. [Supported by contract 290-04-0016 (to AHRQ's National Resource Center for Health Information Technology).] Select to access the abstract.

Wright A, Sittig DF, Ash JS, et al. Clinical decision support capabilities of commercially-available clinical information systems. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5):637-44. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-20-0800-10.] Select to access the abstract.

Nanji KC, Cina J, Patel N, et al. Overcoming barriers to the implementation of a pharmacy bar code scanning system for medication dispensing: a case study. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5):645-50. [Supported in part by grant HS14053-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Godfrey JR, Meyers D. Toward optimal health: maternal benefits of breastfeeding. J Womens Health 2009 Sep; 18(8):1307-10. [Second author is director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; discusses findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, and USPSTF recommendations on primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding (Ann Intern Med, 2008); notes the availability of peer-reviewed protocols on breastfeeding at AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Zuvekas SH, Selden TM. Mental health and family out-of-pocket expenditure burdens. Med Care Res Rev 2009 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print. Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Epidemiology
Nicklett EJ, Burgard SA. Downward social mobility and major depressive episodes among Latino and Asian-American immigrants to the United States. Am J Epidemiol 2009 Sep 15; 170(6):793-801. [Cites article by Singh-Manoux, Adler, and Marmot (Soc Sci Med, 2003), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Roth CP, Lim YW, Pevnick JM, et al. The challenge of measuring quality of care from the electronic health record. Am J Med Qual 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):385-94. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Baker et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007), Hassol et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2004), Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Davenport DL, Holsapple CW, Conigliaro J. Assessing surgical quality using administrative and clinical data sets: a direct comparison of the University HealthSystem Consortium Clinical Database and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set. Am J Med Qual 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):395-402. [Describes the use and function in one of the evaluated information systems of All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs), a 3M product used by AHRQ for risk adjustment to the Inpatient Quality Indicators and cited in this article as All patient refined diagnosis related groups (APR-DRGs): Methodology Overview, as posted on the AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Mazor KM, Dodd KS. A qualitative study of consumers' views on public reporting of health care-associated infections. Am J Med Qual 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):412-18. [Mentions and cites AHRQ publication, Best Practices in Public Reporting: How to Effectively Present Health Care Performance Data to Consumers, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Peters et al. (Health Aff, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Sandora TJ, Desai R, Miko BA, et al. Assessing quality indicators for pediatric community-acquired pneumonia. Am J Med Qual 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):419-27. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal and Frank (Med Care Res Rev, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Swensen SJ, Dilling JA, Milliner DS, et al. Quality: the Mayo Clinic approach. Am J Med Qual 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):428-40. [Notes inclusion in the Mayo Clinic's "quality dashboard" of AHRQ's quality indicator "death in low mortality diagnosis related groups" and AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicator Composite.] Select to access the abstract.

Keroack MA, Meurer SJ. Database duels do not advance quality improvement. Am J Med Qual 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):444-6. [Cites article by Bahl et al. (Med Care, 2008), using AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; cites AHRQ-authored article by Pine, Jordan, and Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets); cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Houchens, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Romano (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008).]

Pracilio VP. The open school: a framework for innovation. Am J Med Qual 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):447-8. [Cites from AHRQ-authored publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidenced-Based Handbook of Nurses, by Hughes (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships), 2008.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Eggleston KN, Shah ND, Smith SA, et al. The net value of health care for patients with type 2 diabetes, 1997 to 2005. Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 15; 151(6):386-93, W-120-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Alexander et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Katz PR, Karuza J, Mor V. In response: Would a nursing home physician specialty resolve the workforce crisis in long-term care? Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 15; 151(6):432. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).]

British Medical Journal
Milne F, Redman C, Walker J, et al. Assessing the onset of pre-eclampsia in the hospital day unit: summary of the pre-eclampsia guideline (PRECOG II). BMJ 2009 Sep 12; 339(7721):626-8. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline (archived) Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedures and Trauma, 1993).]

Circulation
Tabata M, Grab JD, Khalpey Z, et al. Prevalence and variability of internal mammary artery graft use in contemporary multivessel coronary artery bypass graft surgery: analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Database. Circulation 2009 Sep 15; 120(11):935-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002) and O'Connor et al. (Circulation, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Ethnicity and Disease
Kumar D, Schlundt DG, Wallston KA. Patient-physician race concordance and its relationship to perceived health outcomes. Ethn Dis 2009 Summer; 19(3):345-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Katz (JAMA, 2001) and Komaromy et al. (N Engl J Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Asch DA, Nicholson S, Srinivas S, et al. Evaluating obstetrical residency programs using patient outcomes. JAMA 2009 Sep 23; 302(12):1277-83. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003), Hoerger and Howard (Med Care, 1995), and Hannan et al. (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Krasner MS, Epstein RM, Beckman H, et al. Association of an educational program in mindful communication with burnout, empathy, and attitudes among primary care physicians. JAMA 2009 Sep 23; 302(12):1284-93. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fiscella et al. (Med Care, 2004) and AHRQ-authored article by Mercer, DeVinney, Fine, Green, and Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) (Am J Prev Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Yeo H, Viola K, Berg D, et al. Attitudes, training experiences, and professional expectations of US general surgery residents: a national survey. JAMA 2009 Sep 23; 302(12):1301-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Davenport et al. (Surgery, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Young JQ, Wachter RM. Academic year-end transfers of outpatients from outgoing to incoming residents: an unaddressed patient safety issue. JAMA 2009 Sep 23; 302(12):1327-9. [Notes that authors are contract with AHRQ to edit the Web Mortality and Morbidity (WebM&M) and other AHRQ patient safety Web sites.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Bowman MA, Neale AV. On postpartum depression, hormonal problems, and practice management for medical home implementation. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 Sep-Oct; 22(5):465-7. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ-funded article by Yawn et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2009), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Clinch CR, Grzywacz JG, Tucker J, et al. Characteristics of mother-provider interactions surrounding postpartum return to work. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 Sep-Oct; 22(5):498-506. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Piette et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Irani JS, Middleton JL, Marfatia R, et al. The use of electronic health records in the exam room and patient satisfaction: a systematic review. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 Sep-Oct; 22(5):553-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Johnson et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Reckmann MH, Westbrook JI, Koh Y, et al. Does computerized provider order entry reduce prescribing errors for hospital inpatients? A systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5):613-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kaushal et al. (J Am Med Assoc, 2001), Rothschild et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005), Gurwitz et al. (Am J Med, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Britto MT, Jimison HB, Munafo JK, et al. Usability testing finds problems for novice users of pediatric portals. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5):660-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Weingart et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

El Emam K, Dankar FK, Issa R, et al. A globally optimal k-anonymity method for the de-identification of health data. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5):670-82. [Cites AHRQ-funded publication, Impact of the HIPAA Privacy Rule on Health Services Research, 2005 (as conducted by Abt Associates, Inc.).] Select to access the abstract.

Roblin DW, Houston TK 2nd, Allison JJ, et al. Disparities in use of a personal health record in a managed care organization. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5):683-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Grant et al. (Diab Technol Ther, 2006) and Glasgow et al. (Diab Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

O'Connor C, Friedrich JO, Scales DC, et al. The use of wireless E-mail to improve healthcare team communication. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5):705-13. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rothschild et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005), Nast et al. (J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2005), and Cummings, Savitz, and Konrad (Health Serv Res, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Hemmingsson T, Melin B, Allebeck P, et al. Cognitive ability in adolescence and mortality in middle age: a prospective life course study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Sep; 63(9):697-702. [Cites article by Singh-Manoux et al. (Am J Epidemiol, 2005), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Clinics of North America
Silverman DG, Rosenbaum SH. Integrated assessment and consultation for the preoperative patient. Med Clin North Am 2009 Sep; 93(5):963-77. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shojania et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and Pollard, Zboray, and Mazze (Anesth Analg, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Sweitzer BJ, Smetana GW. Identification and evaluation of the patient with lung disease. Med Clin North Am 2009 Sep; 93(5):1017-30. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Military Medicine
Gibson TB, Lee TA, Vogeli CS, et al. A four-system comparison of patients with chronic illness: the military health system, Veterans Health Administration, Medicaid, and commercial plans. Mil Med 2009 Sep; 174:936-43. [Mentions that "a broad list of all possible performance indicators for each condition was developed from sources such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as well as indicators developed by the research team"; cites 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]

Pediatrics
Thompson JW, Card-Higginson P. Arkansas' experience: statewide surveillance and parental information on the child obesity epidemic. Pediatrics 2009 Sep; 124 Suppl 1:S73-S82. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Skinner et al. (Pediatrics, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Johnson JK, Arora VM. Improving clinical handovers: creating local solutions for a global problem. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Aug; 18(4):244-5. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine report, Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety, 2008.]

Horwitz LI, Moin T, Krumholz HM, et al. What are covering doctors told about their patients? Analysis of sign-out among internal medicine house staff. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Aug; 18(4):248-55. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2., 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Jeffcott SA, Ibrahim JE, Cameron PA. Resilience in healthcare and clinical handover. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Aug; 18(4):256-60. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Leape et al. (JAMA, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Philibert I. Use of strategies from high-reliability organisations to the patient hand-off by resident physicians: practical implications. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Aug; 18(4):261-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Singh et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007) and Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2008); cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine report, Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Jeffcott SA, Evans SM, Cameron PA, et al. Improving measurement in clinical handover. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Aug; 18(4):272-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost, Miller, and Wachter (JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
CME Quiz. Am Family Physician 2009 Sep 15; 80(6):573-5. [Bases study question on USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for illicit drug use, as cited below.]]

Roett MA, Evans P. Ovarian cancer: an overview. Am Family Physician 2009 Sep 15; 80(6):609-16. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statements on screening for ovarian cancer (Am Fam Physician, 2005) and genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for illicit drug use: recommendation statement. Am Family Physician 2009 Sep 15; 80(6):623-4. [Presents the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for illicit drug use.]

Lin KW, Finnell VW. Screening for illicit drug use. Am Family Physician 2009 Sep 15; 80(6):629-30. [First author is a medical officer/researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; presents case study based on the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for illicit drug use, cited above.]

Ebell MH. Estimating the risk of ovarian cancer. Am Family Physician 2009 Sep 15; 80(6):632-34. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005) and associated USPSTF recommendation statement on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites summary of recommendations on screening for ovarian cancer, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Fortuna RJ, Robbins BW, Halterman JS. Ambulatory care among young adults in the United States. Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 15; 151(6):379-85, W-119. [Notes that the USPSTF "has specific recommendations for preventive services in adults but no comprehensive framework for young adult care;" cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ma, Wang, and Stafford (J Adolesc Health, 2005) and klein, Levine, and Allan (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Dietrich AJ. Progress on primary care management of depression. Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 15; 151(6):425-6. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Ethnicity and Disease
Johnson-Kozlow M, Roussos S, Rovniak L, et al. Colorectal cancer test use among Californians of Mexican origin: influence of language barriers. Ethn Dis 2009 Summer; 19(3):315-22. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Christie J, Jandorf L, Itzkowitz S, et al. Sociodemographic correlates of stage of adoption for colorectal cancer screening in African Americans. Ethn Dis 2009 Summer; 19(3):323-9. [Cites colorectal cancer mortality rates as given in the USPSTF publication, Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1999.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Allen M. Five steps to more effective treatment of hypertension in primary care. 2009 Sep; 22(9):22-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for high blood pressure (Ann Intern Med, 2007); cites AHRQ publication, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Vol. 3, 2005.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Waring ME, Roberts MB, Parker DR, et al. Documentation and management of overweight and obesity in primary care. J Am Board Fam Med 2009 Sep-Oct; 22(5):544-52. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Trivers KF, Stewart SL, Peipins L, et al. Expanding the public health research agenda for ovarian cancer. J Womens Health 2009 Sep; 18(9):1299-305. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for ovarian cancer (Am Fam Physician, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Nekhlyudov L, Braddock CH 3rd. An approach to enhance communication about screening mammography in primary care. J Womens Health 2009 Sep; 18(9):1403-12. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on shared decision making about screening and chemoprevention (Am J Prev Med, 2004); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Dhruva SS, Redberg RF. CMS's landmark decision on ct colonography. N Engl J Med 2009 Sep 24; 361(13):1317. [Author reply to letter cites USPSTF-sponsored best-evidence systematic review on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Pediatrics
Freedman DS, Sherry B. The validity of BMI as an indicator of body fatness and risk among children. Pediatrics 2009 Sep; 124 Suppl 1:S23-S34. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening and interventions for childhood overweight (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Daniels SR. The use of BMI in the clinical setting. Pediatrics 2009 Sep; 124 Suppl 1:S35-S41. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening and interventions for childhood overweight (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Fitzgibbon ML, Beech BM. The role of culture in the context of school-based BMI screening. Pediatrics 2009 Sep; 124 Suppl 1:S50-S62. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement and associated evidence review on screening and interventions for overweight in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Nihiser AJ, Lee SM, Wechsler H, et al. BMI measurement in schools. Pediatrics 2009 Sep; 124 Suppl 1:S89-S97. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening and interventions for overweight in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Rehabilitation Nursing
Lehman CA. APN knowledge, self-efficacy, and practices in providing women's healthcare services to women with disabilities. Rehabil Nurs 2009 Sep-Oct; 34(5):186-94. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Preventive Services, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

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

Ethnicity and Disease
Ory MG, Conkling M, Bolin JN, et al. Sociodemographic and healthcare characteristics of Colonia residents: the role of life stage in predicting health risks and diabetes status in a disadvantaged Hispanic population. Ethn Dis 2009 Summer; 19(3):280-7. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Medical Quality
Maddux FW, Dickinson TA, Rilla D, et al. Institutional variability of intraoperative red blood cell utilization in coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Am J Med Qual 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):403-11. [Uses AHRQ benchmark of 100 or more procedures per year for CABG volume, citing AHRQ publication, Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals—Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Dallo FJ, Wilson FA, Simpson JP. Quality of diabetes care for immigrants in the U.S. Diabetes Care 2009 Aug; 32(8):1459-63. [Uses 2001-2006 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Kuy S, Roman SA, Desai R, et al. Outcomes following cholecystectomy in pregnant and nonpregnant women. Surgery 2009 Aug; 146(2):358-66. [Uses 1999-2006 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of September 2009
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