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Perioperative Outcomes after Unilateral and Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty

Articles of Interest: December 11, 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

Anesthesiology
Memtsoudis SG, Ma Y, González Della Valle A, et al. Perioperative outcomes after unilateral and bilateral total knee arthroplasty. Anesthesiology 2009 Dec; 111(6):1206-16. [Supported in part by grant RFA HS00514 (Centers for Education and Research in Therapeutics).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Ghaferi AA, Birkmeyer JD, Dimick JB. Complications, failure to rescue, and mortality with major inpatient surgery in Medicare patients. Ann Surg 2009 Dec; 250(6):1029-34. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS17765 (Career Development Award to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Utter GH, Zrelak PA, Baron R, et al. Positive predictive value of the AHRQ accidental puncture or laceration patient safety indicator. Ann Surg 2009 Dec; 250(6):1041-5. [Supported by contract number 290-04-0020 as part of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) Validation Pilot Project; cites AHRQ Quality Indicators, as published on HCUPNet Web site; cites AHRQ publications, Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators, 2001, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Concepts, and Methodology, Vol. 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005, and Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2007; cites AHRQ co-sponsored publication, Screening Quality of Care Using Administrative Data. Final Report, 1992; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) and Miller (JAMA, 2003) and Houchens, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Romano (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008); cites articles by Sedman et al. (Pediatrics, 2005) and Bahl et al. (Med Care, 2008), using AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Women's Mental Health
Roman LA, Gardiner JC, Lindsay JK, et al. Alleviating perinatal depressive symptoms and stress: a nurse-community health worker randomized trial. Arch Womens Ment Health 2009 Dec; 12(6):379-91. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS14206.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Rassen JA, Choudhry NK, Avorn J, Schneeweiss S. Cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in patients using clopidogrel with proton pump inhibitors after percutaneous coronary intervention or acute coronary syndrome. Circulation 2009 Dec 8; 120(23):2322-9. [First author is supported by AHRQ Career Development Award (no number given); fourth author is principal investigator of Brigham and Women's Hospital AHRQ-funded DEcIDE research center.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Arora VM, Schaninger C, D'Arcy M, et al. Improving inpatients' identification of their doctors: use of FACE cards. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Dec; 35(12):613-19. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16967-01 (Centers for Education and Research in Therapeutics); cites AHRQ publication, 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors: Patient Fact Sheet, 2000, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Shaw SJ, Huebner C, Armin J, et al. The role of culture in health literacy and chronic disease screening and management. J Immigr Minor Health 2009 Dec; 11(6):460-7. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS14086.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
White RH, Sadeghi B, Tancredi DJ, et al. How valid is the ICD-9-CM based AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator for postoperative venous thromboembolism? Med Care 2009 Dec; 47(12):1237-43. [Supported by contract number 290-04-0020; uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicator (PSI)-12 "to identify cases with postoperative VTE in 80 hospitals," citing AHRQ's 2006 patient safety indicators, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center of Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007) and Houchens, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Romano (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008); cites AHRQ's HCUP Procedure Class 2009, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety Indicators: Hospital Data, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites article by Romano et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), using AHRQ patient safety indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Bourgeois FT, Valim C, McAdam AJ, et al. Relative impact of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus in young children. Pediatrics 2009 Dec; 124(6):e1072-e1080. [Supported in part by contract 290-00-0020.] Select to access the abstract.

Okumura MJ, Van Cleave J, Gnanasekaran S, et al. Understanding factors associated with work loss for families caring for CSHCN. Pediatrics 2009 Dec; 124 Suppl 4:S392-S398. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS17716 (to first author).]

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Hayward GL, Parnes AJ, Simon SR. Using health information technology to improve drug monitoring: a systematic review. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2009 Dec; 18(12):1232-7. [Supported in part by grant 1 R18 HS17201-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Smith WS, Lev MH, English JD, et al. Significance of large vessel intracranial occlusion causing acute ischemic stroke and TIA. Stroke 2009 Dec; 40(12):3834-40. [Supported by grant R01 HS11392-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Behal R, Finn J. Understanding and improving inpatient mortality in academic medical centers. Acad Med 2009 Dec; 84(12):1657-62. [Cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data on inpatient mortality in United States acute hospitals from 1993-2006, citing HCUPNet.] Select to access the abstract.

Bohmer RM, Bloom JD, Mort EA, et al. Restructuring within an academic health center to support quality and safety: the development of the Center for Quality and Safety at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Acad Med 2009 Dec; 84(12):1663-71. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008); cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Vol. 3: Performance and Tools, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Alper E, Rosenberg EI, O'Brien KE, et al. Patient safety education at U.S. and Canadian medical schools: results from the 2006 Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine survey. Acad Med 2009 Dec; 84(12):1672-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Frush K, Pleasants J, Shulby G, et al. Blending technology and teamwork for successful management of product recalls. Acad Med 2009 Dec; 84(12):1713-18. [Cites AHRQ publication, 30 Safe Practices for Better Health Care: Fact Sheet, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Asao K, Mansi IA, Banks D. Improving quality in an internal medicine residency program through a peer medical record audit. Acad Med 2009 Dec; 84(12):1796-1802. [Cites AHRQ Web page Measuring Healthcare Quality, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Nursing
Murray JS. Disaster care: public health emergencies and children. Am J Nurs 2009 Dec; 109(12):28-31. [Reviews and discusses the use of AHRQ publications, School-Based Emergency Preparedness: A National Analysis and Recommended Protocol, 2009, and Pediatric Hospital Surge Capacity in Public Health Emergencies, 2009, both published on AHRQ Web site, as tools for healthcare providers in creating emergency care plans for children and states that "all nurses should become familiar with the AHRQ guidelines and work with their facilities or employers to incorporate them into practice."]

American Journal of Public Health
Wilper AP, Woolhandler S, Lasser KE, et al. Health insurance and mortality in US adults. Am J Public Health 2009 Dec; 99(12):2289-95. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks, Clancy (AHRQ director), and Gold (JAMA, 1993); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Canto et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2000), Bhattacharya, Goldman, and Sood (J Health Econ, 2003), Baker et al. (Med Care, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Cohen JP, Bridges JF. Assessing comparative effectiveness research in the US. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2009; 7(4):219-24. [Mentions provisions in the 2003 MMA directing CMS to work with AHRQ on conducting comparative effectiveness studies of prescription drugs, medical devices, and diagnostics.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Embi PJ, Kaufman SE, Payne PR. Biomedical informatics and outcomes research: enabling knowledge-driven health care. Circulation 2009 Dec 8; 120(23):2393-9. [Cites AHRQ's Outcomes Research fact sheet, on AHRQ Web site.]

Gerontologist
Rahman AN, Applebaum RA. The nursing home Minimum Data Set assessment instrument: manifest functions and unintended consequences—past, present, and future. Gerontologist 2009 Dec; 49(6):727-35. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Sangl (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), Saliba, Gifford, et al. (Med Care, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded article by Intrator, Zinn, and Mor (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Friedman B, Wamsley BR, Liebel DV, et al. Patient satisfaction, empowerment, and health and disability status effects of a disease management-health promotion nurse intervention among Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities. Gerontologist 2009 Dec; 49(6):778-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Morrissey et al. (Med Care, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Temkin-Greener H, Zheng NT, Norton SA, et al. Measuring end-of-life care processes in nursing homes. Gerontologist 2009 Dec; 49(6):803-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hsu et al. (JAMA, 2008), Madden et al. (JAMA, 2008), Levine et al. (Public Health Rep, 2001), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Skarupski KA, de Leon CF, Barnes LL, et al. Medicare part D enrollment in a biracial community-based population of older adults. Gerontologist 2009 Dec; 49(6):828-38. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Miller et al. (Am J Med, 2001), Carter and Porell (Gerontologist, 2003), Buchanan et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Post PN, Wittenberg J, Burgers JS. Do specialized centers and specialists produce better outcomes for patients with chronic diseases than primary care generalists? A systematic review. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Dec; 21(6):387-96. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Greenfield et al. (JAMA, 1995) and Birkmeyer, Finlayson, and Birkmeyer (Surgery, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Clay-Williams R, Braithwaite J. Determination of health-care teamwork training competencies: a Delphi study. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Dec; 21(6):433-40. [Briefly mentions TeamSTEPPS™ as public domain training material that could be accessed through use of the competency component addressed in this study; cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Practice Guideline Development: Methodology Perspectives, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
CDC. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). State Medicaid coverage for tobacco-dependence treatments—United States, 2007. JAMA 2009 Dec 9; 302(22):2424-6. [Cites PHS-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Cole TB, Flanagin A. 2010 theme issue on violence and human rights: call for papers. JAMA 2009 Dec 9; 302(22):2487. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rhodes and Levinson (JAMA, 2003) and Bonomi et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2009).]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards: introduction. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Dec; 35(12):583. [Gives overview of 2009 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards recipients.]

Bates DW. John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards: an interview with Tejal Gandhi. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Dec; 35(12):587-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gandhi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003, Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005 and Ann Intern Med, 2006).]

Watson SR, George C, Martin M, et al. John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards: Preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections and improving safety culture: a statewide experience. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Dec; 35(12):593-7. [Describes AHRQ-funded projects; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004), Pronovost et al. (J Patient Saf, 2005, N Engl J Med, 2006, and Crit Care, 2008), and Needham et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2009).]

Maupin JM, Roth DJ, Krapes JM. John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards: Use of the Modified Early Warning Score decreases code blue events. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Dec; 35(12):598-603. [Cites AHRQ publication, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data — The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002.]

Kliger J, Blegen MA, Gootee D, et al. Empowering frontline nurses: a structural intervention enables nurses to improve medication administration accuracy. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Dec; 35(12):604-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Leape et al. (JAMA, 1995) and Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997); cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, as published on AHRQ web site.]

Tsilimingras D, Miller MR, Brooks RG, et al. Postdischarge adverse events in children: a cause for concern. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009 Dec; 35(12):620-1. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Boohaker et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1996), Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001), Woods et al. (Pediatrics, 2005), and Zandieh et al. (J Pediatr, 2008).]

Medical Care
DeMarco DM. Duty hours. Med Care 2009 Dec; 47(12):1189-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004 and Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007), Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), and Barger et al. (PLoS Med, 2006).]

Moreno G, Tarn DM, Morales LS. Impact of interpreters on the receipt of new prescription medication information among Spanish-speaking Latinos. Med Care 2009 Dec; 47(12):1201-8. [Cites AHRQ publications, 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors: Patient Fact Sheet, 2000, and Quick Tips-When Getting a Prescription, 2002, both published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Davidoff AJ, Rapp T, Onukwugha E, et al. Trends in disparities in receipt of adjuvant therapy for elderly stage III colon cancer patients: the role of the medical oncologist evaluation. Med Care 2009 Dec; 47(12):1229-36. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Basu (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Health Serv Res, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Harris AH, Kivlahan DR, Bowe T, et al. Developing and validating process measures of health care quality: an application to alcohol use disorder treatment. Med Care 2009 Dec; 47(12):1244-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hofer et al. (JAMA, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Wijeysundera DN, Austin PC, Hux JE, et al. Development of an algorithm to identify preoperative medical consultations using administrative data. Med Care 2009 Dec; 47(12):1258-64. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Ackermann RT, Edelstein SL, Venkat Narayan KM, et al. Changes in health state utilities with changes in body mass in the diabetes prevention program. Obesity 2009 Dec; 17(12):2176-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ware and Sherbourne (Med Care, 1992), McHorney et al. (Med Care, 1993), and Weinstein et al. (JAMA, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Lea JP, Crenshaw DO, Onufrak SJ, et al. Obesity, end-stage renal disease, and survival in an elderly cohort with cardiovascular disease. Obesity 2009 Dec; 17(12):2216-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Allison et al. (JAMA, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Flores G, Bridon C, Torres S, et al. Improving asthma outcomes in minority children: a randomized, controlled trial of parent mentors. Pediatrics 2009 Dec; 124(6):1522-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Flores et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Yu H, Dick AW. Recent trends in state children's health insurance program eligibility and coverage for CSHCN. Pediatrics 2009 Dec; 124 Suppl 4:S337-S342. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Pediatrics, 2003), Selden, Hudson, and Banthin (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2004), and Hudson and Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded article by Yu, Dick, and Szilagyi (Health Care Financ Rev, 2006).]

Blumberg SJ, Carle AC. The well-being of the health care environment for CSHCN and their families: a latent variable approach. Pediatrics 2009 Dec; 124 Suppl 4:S361-S367. [Cites article by Yu, Dick, and Szilagyi (Med Care, 2008), using Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]

Kane DJ, Kasehagen L, Punyko J, et al. What factors are associated with state performance on provision of transition services to CSHCN? Pediatrics 2009 Dec; 124 Suppl 4:S375-S383. [Cites article by Yu, Dick, and Szilagyi (Med Care, 2008), using MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Schone, Dick, Brach et al. (Pediatrics, 2003).]

Kenney MK. Oral health care in CSHCN: state Medicaid policy considerations. Pediatrics 2009 Dec; 124 Suppl 4:S384-S391. [Cites AHRQ-funded article/authored article by Schone, Dick, Brach, et al. (Pediatrics, 2003).]

Thompson LA, Knapp CA, Saliba H, et al. The impact of insurance on satisfaction and family-centered care for CSHCN. Pediatrics 2009 Dec; 124 Suppl 4:S420-S427. [Cites AHRQ-funded article/authored articles by Schone, Dick, Brach, et al. (Pediatrics, 2003) and Dick, Brach, et al. (Health Aff, 2004).]

McGrath RJ, Laflamme DJ, Schwartz AP, et al. Access to genetic counseling for children with autism, Down Syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. . Pediatrics 2009 Dec; 124 Suppl 4:S443-S449. [Cites article by Eisenberg and Power (former AHRQ director and researcher) (JAMA, 2002).]

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

American Journal of Nursing
Matzo M. Evidence for excellence: New USPSTF guidelines. Am J Nurs 2009; 109(12):39-40. [Discusses USPSTF methodologies as described in article by Petitti et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

BMJ
Kamerow D. Mammograms, poor communication, politics. BMJ 2009 Dec 5; 339(7733):1285. [Author is former AHRQ center director; discusses recent updated USPSTF recommendations on mammography screening.]

Gerontologist
Yan T, Wilber KH, Aguirre R, et al. Do sedentary older adults benefit from community-based exercise? Results from the Active Start program. Gerontologist 2009 Dec; 49(6):847-55. [Cites AHRQ publication, Physical Activity and Older Americans: Benefits and Strategies, 2002, as published on AHRQ's Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP) Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Glasgow et al. (Am J Public Health, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Borowitz D, Robinson KA, Rosenfeld M, et al. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation evidence-based guidelines for management of infants with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr 2009 Dec; 155(6 Suppl 4):S73-S94. [Uses USPSTF evidence grading methodology as described in USPSTF-sponsored article by Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007).]

Radiology
Hassan C, Hunink MG, Laghi A, et al. Value-of-information analysis to guide future research in colorectal cancer screening. Radiology 2009 Dec; 253(3):745-52. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Mintz M, Narvarte HJ, O'Brien KE, et al. Use of electronic medical records by physicians and students in academic internal medicine settings. Acad Med 2009 Dec; 84(12):1698-704. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Chaudry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Simon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007), Bates et al. (JAMA, 1998), Feldstein et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), and Simon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007 and J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Riggio JM, Sorokin R, Moxey ED, et al. Effectiveness of a clinical-decision-support system in improving compliance with cardiac-care quality measures and supporting resident training. Acad Med 2009 Dec; 84(12):1719-26. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Chaudry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006); cites AHRQ-funded article by Dexter et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Riesenberg LA, Leitzsch J, Massucci JL, et al. Residents' and attending physicians' handoffs: a systematic review of the literature. Acad Med 2009 Dec; 84(12):1775-87. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2008 Comparative Database Report, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Beach, Croskerry, and Shapiro (Acad Emerg Med, 2003), Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), and Kachalia et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG Practice Bulletin: Clinical management guidelines for obstetrician-gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Dec; 114(6):1409-20. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Evaluation of Cervical Cytology, 1999; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review screening for cervical cancer, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

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

Academic Medicine
Pronovost PJ, Miller MR, Wachter RM, et al. Perspective: Physician leadership in quality. Acad Med 2009 Dec; 84(12):1651-6. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2007; describes results of AHRQ-funded research on elimination of central-line associated bloodstream infections in ICUs, citing article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006); proposes doubling the spending for translational research through AHRQ and other organizations as a first step toward correcting the imbalance between translational and biomedical research.] Select to access the abstract.

Standiford CJ, Nolan E, Harris M, et al. Improving the provision of language services at an academic medical center: ensuring high-quality health communication for limited-English-proficient patients. Acad Med 2009 Dec;84(12):1693-7. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2006; cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick and Krauss (former AHRQ researchers) (Am J Public Health, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Hsu A, Card A, Lin SX, et al. Changes in postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy use among women with high cardiovascular risk. Am J Public Health 2009 Dec; 99(12):2184-7. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Barone AP, Fusco D, Colais P, et al. Effects of socioeconomic position on 30-day mortality and wait for surgery after hip fracture. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Dec; 21(6):379-86. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Fang H, Chen J, Rizzo JA. Explaining urban-rural health disparities in China. Med Care 2009 Dec; 47(12):1209-16. [Cites AHRQ NHDR fact sheet, Health Care Disparities in Rural Areas Selected Findings From the National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
ACOG Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. ACOG Committee Opinion No. 447: Patient safety in obstetrics and gynecology. Obstet Gynecol 2009 Dec; 114(6):1424-7. [Cites AHRQ publication, Women's Health Care in the United States: Selected Findings From the 2004 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site; gives AHRQ definition of "safety culture", citing Patient Safety Network: Glossary, as published on AHRQ Web site; notes AHRQ's development of the TeamSTEPPS™ program to address the need for training in teamwork and communication techniques as part of a robust patient safety program, citing TeamSTEPPS: National Implementation, as published on AHRQ Web site; lists AHRQ's Medical Errors and Patient Safety page as additional resource.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Rabbani A, Alexander GC. Cost savings associated with filling a 3-month supply of prescription medicines. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2009; 7(4):255-64. [Uses 2000-2005 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publications, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS Methodology Report No. 22, 2008, and Using Appropriate Price Indices for Expenditure Comparisons, both published on AHRQ Web site, and MEPS Web site; authors acknowledge Sam Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) "for suggestions regarding an earlier manuscript draft"; second author is a recipient of grant K08 HS15699-01A1; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Moeller, Miller, and Banthin (first and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2004) and Alexander, Zhang, and Basu (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) (Med Care, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Huang ES, Basu A, O'Grady M, et al. Projecting the future diabetes population size and related costs for the U.S. Diabetes Care 2009 Dec; 32(12):2225-9. [Uses 2004-2005 MEPS longitudinal data from Panel 9 cohort.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Nyweide DJ, Weeks WB, Gottlieb DJ, et al. Relationship of primary care physicians' patient caseload with measurement of quality and cost performance. JAMA 2009 Dec 9; 302(22):2444-50. [Uses and cites AHRQ publication, Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, Version 3.1, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Lallukka T, Chandola T, Hemingway H, et al. Job strain and symptoms of angina pectoris among British and Finnish middle-aged employees. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Dec; 63(12):980-5. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Robinson KA, Saldanha IJ, McKoy NA. Management of infants with cystic fibrosis: a summary of the evidence for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Working Group on care of infants with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr 2009 Dec; 155(6 Suppl 4):S94-S105. [Uses National Guideline Clearinghouse for literature on existing guidelines.]

Medical Care
Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Rosen AK, et al. Prolonged hospital stay and the resident duty hour rules of 2003. Med Care 2009 Dec; 47(12):1191-1200. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs); cites AHRQ-authored article using AHRQ PSIs by Miller, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Silber et al. (Health Serv Res, 1999 and Health Serv Res, 2003), Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004) and Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Parish SL, Shattuck PT, Rose RA. Financial burden of raising CSHCN: association with state policy choices. Pediatrics 2009 Dec; 124 Suppl 4:S435-S442. [Uses MEPS data, citing AHRQ's MEPSnet Query Tools Web site.]

Current as of December 2009
Internet Citation: Perioperative Outcomes after Unilateral and Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty: Articles of Interest: December 11, 2009. December 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/121109.html

 

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