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Design and Implementation of a Controlled Clinical Trial To Evaluate the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Routine Opt-out Rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening

Articles of Interest: October 2, 2009

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

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

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

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Academic Emergency Medicine
Haukoos JS, Hopkins E, Byyny RL, et al. Design and implementation of a controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of routine opt-out rapid human immunodeficiency virus screening in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med 2009 Aug; 16(8):800-8. [Supported in part by Independent Scientist Award grant K02 HS17526.] Select to access the abstract.

AIDS
Himelhoch S, Brown CH, Walkup J, et al. HIV patients with psychiatric disorders are less likely to discontinue HAART. AIDS 2009 Aug 24; 23(13):1735-42. [Supported in part by contract 290-01-012 (to last author, Gebo) and cooperative agreement grant HS16097 with the Center for Research and Education on Mental Health Therapeutics at Rutgers University (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Castle NG, Hanlon JT, Handler SM. Results of a longitudinal analysis of national data to examine relationships between organizational and market characteristics and changes in antipsychotic prescribing in US nursing homes from 1996 through 2006. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2009 Jun; 7(3):143-50. [Supported by grants R01 HS16808 and R03 HS16547.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Leff B, Reider L, Frick KD, et al. Guided care and the cost of complex healthcare: a preliminary report. Am J Manag Care 2009 Aug; 15(8):555-9. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS14580 (in partnership with the National Institute on Aging).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medicine
Omachi TA, Katz PP, Yelin EH, et al. Depression and health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Med 2009 Aug; 122(8):778.e9-778.e15. [Supported in part by grant F32 HS17664 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Paige JT, Kozmenko V, Yang T, et al. Attitudinal changes resulting from repetitive training of operating room personnel using of high-fidelity simulation at the point of care. Am Surg 2009 Jul; 75(7):584-90; discussion 590-1. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS16680.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Ponieman D, Wisnivesky JP, Leventhal H, et al. Impact of positive and negative beliefs about inhaled corticosteroids on adherence in inner-city asthmatic patients. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009 Jul; 103(1):38-42. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS09973 (in partnership with the National Institute on Aging and the Center for the Study of Health Beliefs and Behaviors) and K08 HS13312.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Pace WD, Cifuentes M, Valuck RJ, et al. An electronic practice-based network for observational comparative effectiveness research. Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 1; 151(5):338-40. [Supported by contract no. 290-2005-0037-1, task order 2.] Select to access the abstract.

Maro JC, Platt R, Holmes JH, et al. Design of a national distributed health data network. Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 1; 151(5):341-44. [Supported by contract no. 290-05-0033 (under AHRQ's Developing Evidence to Information Decisions About Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program.] Select to access the abstract.

Weiner MG, Embi PJ. Toward reuse of clinical data for research and quality improvement: the end of the beginning? Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 1; 151(5):359-60. [Supported in part by grant 5 R18 HS17099-02 ("Crossing the Quality Assessment Chasm: Aligning Measured and True Quality of Care"), to first author; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Maro et al. and Pace et al. cited above.]

Annals of Pharmacotherapy
LaPointe NM, Stafford JA, Pappas PA, et al. Use of beta-blockers in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Ann Pharmacother 2009 Jul; 43(7):1189-96. [Supported by grant U18 HS10548.] Select to access the abstract.

AORN Journal
Clancy CM. Quality in the OR: the new AHRQ reports. AORN J 2009 Aug; 90(2):269-71. [Author is the AHRQ director.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Cannon EA, Bonomi AE, Anderson ML, et al. The intergenerational transmission of witnessing intimate partner violence. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009 Aug; 163(8):706-8. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS10909.] Select to access the abstract.

Community Mental Health Journal
Berdahl TA, Torres Stone RA. Examining Latin differences in mental healthcare use: the roles of acculturation and attitudes towards healthcare. Community Ment Health J 2009 Aug 19 (Epub):1-11. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2002-2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection and Immunity
Tan C, Hsia RC, Shou H, Haggerty CL, Ness RB, et al. Chlamydia trachomatis-infected patients display variable antibody profiles against the nine-member polymorphic membrane protein family. Infect Immun 2009 Aug; 77(8):3218-26. [Supported in part by grant HS08358-05 (to fourth and fifth authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Brown TM, Hernandez AF, Bittner V, et al. Predictors of cardiac rehabilitation referral in coronary artery disease patients: findings from the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines program. J Am Coll Cardiol 2009 Aug 4; 54(6):515-21. [Supported in part by grant 5 T32 HS13852 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Applied Gerontology
Thorpe JM, van Houtven CH, Sleath BL. Barriers to outpatient care in community-dwelling elderly with dementia: the role of caregiver life satisfaction. J Appl Gerontol 2009 Aug; 28(4):436-60. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award grant T32 HS00032-15 (through the Sheps Center for Health Services Research).]

Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Resnick B, Cayo J, Galik E, et al. Implementation of the 6-week educational component in the Res-Care Intervention: process and outcomes. J Contin Educ Nurs 2009 Aug; 40(8):353-60. [Supported by grant R01 HS13372-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Communication
Ancker JS, Chan C, Kukafka R. Interactive graphics for expressing health risks: development and qualitative evaluation. J Health Commun 2009 Jul-Aug; 14(5):451-75. [Supported by grant R03 HS16333.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Economics
Pylypchuk Y. Effects of immigration on the health insurance status of natives. J Health Econ 2009 Jun 18 (Epub):1-10. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 1995-2005 MEPS data for selected years.] Select to access the abstract.

Patient Education and Counseling
Bazargan M, Ani C, Bazargan-Hejazi S, et al. Colorectal cancer screening among underserved minority population: discrepancy between physicians' recommended, scheduled, and completed tests. Patient Educ Couns 2009 Aug; 76(2):240-7. [Supported in part by grant 1 R24 HS14022-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Services
Olfson M, Crystal S, Gerhard T, et al. Mental health treatment received by youths in the year before and after a new diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Psychiatr Serv 2009 Aug; 60(8):1098-106. [Supported by Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics award grant U18 HS16097.] Select to access the abstract.

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Haggerty CL, Totten PA, Ferris M, et al. Clinical characteristics of bacterial vaginosis among women testing positive for fastidious bacteria. Sex Transm Infect 2009 Aug; 85(4):242-8. [Supported by grant HS08358.] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science and Medicine
Bowen ME. Childhood socioeconomic status and racial differences in disability: evidence from the Health and Retirement Study (1998-2006). Soc Sci Med 2009 Aug; 69(3):433-41. [Supported in part by AHRQ, post-doctoral training grant HS13819.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Zaydfudim V, Feurer ID, Moore DE, et al. The negative effect of pretransplant overweight and obesity on the rate of improvement in physical quality of life after liver transplantation. Surgery 2009 Aug; 146(2):174-80. [Supported in part by Institutional National Research Service Award grant T32 HS13833.] Select to access the abstract.

Vaccine
Bundy DG, Shore AD, Morlock LL, et al. Pediatric vaccination errors: application of the "5 rights" framework to a national error reporting database. Vaccine 2009 Jun 12; 27(29):3890-6. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS16774-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Kelly RB. Acupuncture for pain. Am Fam Physician 2009 Sep 1; 80(5):481-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kalauokalani, Sherman, and Cherkin (South Med J, 2001), Sherman et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2005), and Kalauokalani, Cherkin, and Sherman (Clin J Pain, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Epidemiology
Dupre ME, Beck AN, Meadows SO. Marital trajectories and mortality among US adults. Am J Epidemiol 2009 Sep 1; 170(5):546-55. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Schone and Weinick (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and former AHRQ researcher, respectively)(Gerontologist, 1998) and Reyes-Ortiz et al. (J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Mehrotra A, Liu H, Adams JL, et al. Comparing costs and quality of care at retail clinics with that of other medical settings for 3 common illnesses. Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 1; 151(5):321-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) and Miller (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Konetzka RT. Do not-for-profit nursing homes provide better quality? BMJ 2009 Aug 15; 339(7717):356-7. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Robinson, Dolan and Williams (Soc Sci Med, 1997).]

Yusuf S, Natarajan M, Karthikeyan G, et al. Management of stable angina. BMJ 2009 Aug 29; 339(7719):470-1. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hlatky et al. (Lancet, 2009).]

Health Affairs
Needleman J, Hassmiller S. The role of nurses in improving hospital quality and efficiency: real-world results. Health Aff 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w625-33. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mark et al. (Health Aff, 2004), Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002), and Tucker et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Cleary BL, McBride AB, McClure ML, et al. Expanding the capacity of nursing education. Health Aff 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w634-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Aiken et al. (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Aiken LH, Cheung RB, Olds DM. Education policy initiatives to address the nursing shortage in the United States. Health Aff 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w646-56. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hicks et al. (Health Aff, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Buerhaus PI, Auerbach DI, Staiger DO. The recent surge in nurse employment: causes and implications. Health Aff 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w657-68. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.] Select to access the abstract

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Longtin Y, Sax H, Allegranzi B, et al. Patients' beliefs and perceptions of their participation to increase healthcare worker compliance with hand hygiene. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Sep; 30(9):830-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Weingart et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2004), Waterman et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2006), Hibbard et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Sarda V, Molloy A, Kadkol S, et al. Active surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the neonatal intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Sep; 30(9):854-60. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Stelfox, Bates, and Redelmeier (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Mollborn S, Morningstar E. Investigating the relationship between teenage childbearing and psychological distress using longitudinal evidence. J Health Soc Behav 2009 Sep; 50(3):310-26. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Howell et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
Crossley L, Mueller L, Horstman P. Software-assisted spine registered nurse care coordination and patient triage--one organization's approach. J Neurosci Nurs 2009 Aug; 41(4):217-24. [Cites 1997-2005 MEPS data on relative health expenditures for spine problems, citing article by Martin et al. (JAMA, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Godfrey JR, El-Badri NS. Toward optional health: advising aging women about dementia. J Womens Health 2009 Jul; 18(7):929-33. [Cites article by Sabia et al. (Am J Clin Nutr, 2009), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

Solberg LI, Asche SE, Anderson LH, et al. Evaluating preference-sensitive care for uterine fibroids: it's not so simple. J Womens Health 2009 Jul; 18(7):1071-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fisher et al. (N Engl J Med, 1994), Aseltine et al. (Med Care, 1995), Col et al. (Med Decis Making, 2007), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Mond JM, Hay PJ, Rodgers B, et al. Comparing the health burden of eating-disordered behavior and overweight in women. J Womens Health 2009 Jul; 18(7):1081-9. [Cites article by Stafford, Hemingway, and Marmot (Int J Obes, 1998), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yonkers KA, Wisner KL, Stewart DE, et al. The management of depression during pregnancy: a report from the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Sep; 114(3):703-13. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care: Volume 2. Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.]

Public Health Reports
Stevens GD, Seid M, Tsai K, et al. Improvements in access to care for vulnerable children in California between 2001 and 2005. Pub Health Rep 2009 Sep-Oct; 124(5):682-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Macinko, Starfield, and Shi (Health Serv Res, 2003) and Weech-Maldonado et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001).]

Jia H, Lubetkin EI. Time trends and seasonal patterns of health-related quality of life among U.S. adults. Pub Health Rep 2009 Sep-Oct; 124(5):692-701. [Cites 2007 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) data, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Research on Aging
Khodyakov D, Carr D. The impact of late-life parental death on adult sibling relationships: do parents' advance directives help or hurt? Res Aging 2009 Sep; 31(5):495-519. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Pezzin (former AHRQ researcher) and Schone (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Am Econ Rev, 1997).]

Social Science and Medicine
Jylhä M. What is self-rated health and why does it predict mortality? Towards a unified conceptual model. Soc Sci Med 2009 Aug; 69(3):307-16. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lee et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2007); cites articles by Singh-Manoux et al. (Psychosom Med, 2007 and J Epidemiol Community Health, 2006), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Gruenewald TL, Cohen S, Matthews KA, et al. Association of socioeconomic status with inflammation markers in black and white men and women in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Soc Sci Med 2009 Aug; 69(3):451-9. [Cites article by Brunner et al. (Diabetologia, 1997), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Hvenegaard A, Street A, Sørensen TH, et al. Comparing hospital costs: what is gained by accounting for more than a case-mix index? Soc Sci Med 2009 Aug; 69(4):640-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Werner et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
Kopes-Kerr C. Type 2 diabetes: separating proven from unproven interventions. Am Fam Physician 2009 Sep 1; 80(5):450. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening adults for type 2 diabetes (Ann Intern Med, 2003).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Guyatt GH, Helfand M, Kunz R. Comparing the USPSTF and GRADE approaches to recommendations. Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 1; 151(5):363. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored update on the methods of the USPSTF on insufficient evidence (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Petitti DB, Teutsch SM, Barton MB, et al. Comparing the USPSTF and GRADE approaches to recommendations. Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 1; 151(5):363-4. [Author reply to letter by Guyatt, Helfand, and Kunz (Ann Intern Med, 2009), as cited above; third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; cites USPSTF-sponsored methods update on how to read the new recommendation statement (Ann Intern Med, 2007); cites AHRQ publication, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored update on the methods of the USPSTF on insufficient evidence (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Wilson JF. In the clinic. Vaginitis and cervicitis. Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep 1; 151(5):ITC3-1-ITC3-15; Quiz ITC3-16. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statements on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and for behavior counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007).]

BMJ
Jorgensen KJ, Gotzsche PC. Breast screening: fundamental errors in estimate of lives saved by screening. BMJ 2009 Aug 29; 339(7719):474. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Yabroff KR, Schrag D. Challenges and opportunities for use of cost-effectiveness analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Sep 2; 101(17):1161-3. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored review on cost-effectiveness analysis of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Gigerenzer G, Mata J, Frank R. Public knowledge of benefits of breast and prostate cancer screening in Europe. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Sep 2; 101(17):1216-20. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Callan JA, Howland RH. Adolescent depression: assessment and treatment. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 2009 Jul; 47(7):11-12. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on screening for child and adolescent depression in primary care settings (Pediatrics, 2009); cites AHRQ news article Task Force Recommends Screening Adolescents for Clinical Depression, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Davisson L, Warden M, Manivannan S, et al. Osteoporosis screening: factors associated with bone mineral density testing of older women. J Womens Health 2009 Jul; 18(7):989-94. [Cites USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 3rd edition, 2005.]

Cronholm PF, Bowman MA. Women with safety concerns report fewer gender-specific preventive healthcare services. J Womens Health 2009 Jul; 18(7):1011-18. [Uses USPSTF recommendations regarding age-appropriate preventive healthcare utilization for selected preventive healthcare utilization measures to stratify subjects into study groups; cites the USPSTF section of the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2006) and AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Soriano JB, Zielinski J, Price D. Screening for and early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Lancet 2009 Aug 29-Sep 4; 374(9691):721-32. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Bonow RO. Clinical practice. Should coronary calcium screening be used in cardiovascular prevention strategies? N Engl J Med 2009 Sep 3; 361(10):990-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd edition, 1996; cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for coronary heart disease, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Public Health Reports
McFall SL, Smith DW. Lack of follow-up of prostate-specific antigen test results. Public Health Rep 2009 Sep-Oct; 124(5):718-25. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

CMAJ
Straus SE, Tetroe J, Graham I. Defining knowledge translation. CMAJ 2009 Aug 4; 18(3-4):165-8. [Cites AHRQ technical review Crossing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies. Vol. I—Series Overview and Methodology.]

Journal of Women's Health
Fairlie TG, Gillman MW, Rich-Edwards J. High pregnancy-related anxiety and prenatal depressive symptoms as predictors of intention to breastfeed and breastfeeding initiation. J Womens Health 2009 Jul; 18(7):945-53. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005.] abstract.

Bennett WL, Bolen S, Wilson LM, et al. Performance characteristics of postpartum screening tests for type 2 diabetes mellitus in women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. J Womens Health 2009 Jul; 18(7):979-87. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Therapeutic Management, Delivery, and Postpartum Risk Assessment and Screening in Gestational Diabetes, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Chu SY, Kim SY, Bish CL. Prepregnancy obesity prevalence in the United States, 2004-2005. Matern Child Health J 2009 Sep; 13(5):614-20. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Telfair J, Bronheim SM, Harrison S. Implementation of culturally and linguistically competent policies by state Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs. Matern Child Health J 2009 Sep; 13(5):677-86. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Qual Manage Health Care, 2002). Also refer to the article by Cronholm and Bowman (J Womens Health, 2009) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

British Journal of Nutrition
McNaughton SA, Mishra GD, Brunner EJ. Food patterns associated with blood lipids are predictive of coronary heart disease: the Whitehall II study. Br J Nutr 2009 Aug; 102(4):619-24. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Therapeutics
Balu S. Estimated annual direct expenditures in the United States as a result of inappropriate hypertension treatment according to national treatment guidelines. Clin Ther 2009 Jul; 31(7):1581-94. [Uses and cites 2006 MEPS data; cites AHRQ publication, The High Concentration of US Health Care Expenditures, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Demography
Jin L, Chrisatakis NA. Investigating the mechanism of marital mortality reduction: the transition to widowhood and quality of health care. Demography 2009 Aug; 605-25. [Uses AHRQ's ambulatory care sensitive condition criteria, citing AHRQ publication, Monitoring the Healthcare Safety Net: Preventable/Avoidable Hospitalizations (Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions. 2003.]

Health Affairs
Kutney-Lee A, McHugh MD, Sloane DM, et al. Nursing: a key key to patient satisfaction. Health Aff 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w669-77. [Uses 2006-2007 data from AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey.

Hormone and Metabolic Research
Tabák AG, Brunner EJ, Miller MA, et al. Low serum adiponectin predicts 10-year risk of type 2 diabetes and HbA1c independently of obesity, lipids, and inflammation: Whitehall II study. Horm Metab Res 2009 Aug; 41(8):626-9. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Affective Disorders
Elovainio M, Shipley MJ, Ferrie JE, et al. Obesity, unexplained weight loss and suicide: the original Whitehall study. J Affect Disord 2009 Aug; 116(3):218-21. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Dugravot A, Guéguen A, Kivimaki M, et al. Socioeconomic position and cognitive decline using data from two waves: what is the role of the wave 1 cognitive measure? J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Aug; 63(8):675-80. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Bottle A, Aylin P. Application of AHRQ patient safety indicators to English hospital data. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Aug; 18(4):303-8. [Uses and cites AHRQ's patient safety indicators; cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. (Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) and Miller (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Perkins E, Stephens J, Xiang H, et al. The cost of pediatric stroke acute care in the United States. Stroke 2009 Aug; 40(8):2820-7. [Uses and cites 2003 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of October 2009
Internet Citation: Design and Implementation of a Controlled Clinical Trial To Evaluate the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Routine Opt-out Rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening: Articles of Interest: October 2, 2009. October 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/100209.html

 

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