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February 1, 2008

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

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Hartzema AG, Winterstein AG, Johns TE, et al. Planning for pharmacy health information technology in critical access hospitals. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2007 Feb 1; 64(3):315-21. [Supported by grant P20 HS015325-01.]

Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Winterstein AG, Gerhard T, Shuster J, et al. Utilization of pharmacologic treatment in youths with attention deficit/disorder in Medicaid database. Ann Pharmacother 2008 Jan; 42(1):24-31. [Supported by grant U18 HS016097.]

Arbogast PG, Kaltenbach L, Ding H, et al. Adjustment for multiple cardiovascular risk factors using a summary risk score. Epidemiology 2008 Jan; 19(1):30-37. [Supported by grant HS10384.]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Hyle EP, Bilker WB, Gasink LB, et al. Impact of different methods for describing the extent of prior antibiotic exposure on the association between antibiotic use and antibiotic-resistant infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007 Jun; 28(6):647-54. [Supported by grant U18 HS10399.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Zhan C, Smith SR, Keyes MA, Hicks RW, Cousins DD, Clancy CM. How useful are voluntary medication error reports? The case of warfarin-related medication errors. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2008 Jan; 34(1):36-45. [First and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; sixth author is AHRQ director.]

Journal of Health Psychology
Stein JA, Andersen R, Gelberg L. Applying the Gelberg-Andersen Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations to health services utilization in homeless women. J Health Psychol 2007 Sep; 12(5):791-804. [Supported by grant R01 HS08323.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Konetzka RT, Spector W, Limcangco MR. Reducing hospitalizations from long-term care settings. Med Care Res Rev 2008 Feb; 65(1):40-66. [Second and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Rivard PE, Luther SL, Christiansen CL, Zhao S, Loveland S, Elixhauser A, et al. Using Patient Safety Indicators to estimate the impact of potential adverse events on outcomes. Med Care Res Rev 2008 Feb; 65(1):67-87. [Supported by grant IIR-02-144-1 from AHRQ and the Department of Veterans Affairs; sixth author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), and the Elixhauser comorbidity index (Elixhauser et al, Med Care, 1998).]

Rodriguez HP, Marsden PV, Landon BE, et al. The effect of care team composition on the quality of HIV care. Med Care Res Rev 2008 Feb; 65(1):88-113. [Supported by grant HS10227.]

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Glasgow TS, Speakman M, Firth S, et al. Clinical and economic outcomes for term infants associated with increasing administration of antibiotics to their mothers. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2007 Jul; 21(4):338-46. [Supported by grant P20 HS11826.]

Miller EK, Griffin MR, Edwards KM, et al. Influenza burden for children with asthma. Pediatrics 2008 Jan; 121(1):1-8. [Supported by grant T32 HS13833-02.]

Finkelstein JA, Huang SS, Kleinman K, et al. Impact of a 16-community trial to promote judicious antibiotic use in Massachusetts. Pediatrics 2008 Jan; 121(1):e15-e23. [Supported by grant HS10247.]

Keyhani S, Kleinman LC, Rothschild M, et al. Clinical characteristics of New York City children who received tympanostomy tubes in 2002. Pediatrics 2008 Jan; 121(1):e24-e33. [Supported by grant R01 HS10302.]

Preventing Chronic Disease
O'Connor PJ, Rush WA, Davidson G, et al. Variation in quality of diabetes care at the levels of patient, physician, and clinic. Prev Chronic Dis 2008 Jan; 5(10:A15. [Supported by grant R01 HS09946.]

Qualitative Health Research
Starks H, Trinidad SB. Choose your method: a comparison of phenomenology, discourse analysis, and grounded theory. Qual Health Res 2007 Dec; 17(10):1372-80. [Supported by grant T32 HS013853.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Halterman JS, Montes G, Shone LP, et al. The impact of health insurance gaps on access to care among children with asthma in the United States. Ambul Pediatr 2008 Jan-Feb; 8(1):43-49. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Lozano, et al., and Weiss (former AHRQ researcher) (J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1999, using NMES) cites AHRQ-funded articles by Homer et al. (Pediatrics, 1996), Szilagyi et al. (Pediatrics, 1996), Shone and Szilagyi (Curr Opin Pediatr, 2005), Shone et al. (Pediatrics, 2005), and Dick, Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets) (Health Aff, 2004).]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Shiffman S, Brockwell SE, Pillitteri JL, et al.Am J Prev Med 2008 Feb; 34(2):102-111. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Lau DT, Scandrett KG, Jarzebowski M, et al. Health-related safety; a framework to address barriers to aging in place. Gerontologist 2007 Dec; 47(6):830-7. [First author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Battles et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003) and Zhan et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

Shortell SM, Singer SJ. Improving patient safety by taking systems seriously. JAMA 2008 Jan 30; 299(4):445-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Singh et al. (Arch Intern Med 2007).]

Cheng TL,Cohn RD, Dover GJ. The genetics revolution and primary care pediatrics. JAMA 2008 Jan 30; 299(4):451-3. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Burke, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher), et al. Am J Epidemiol, 2002).]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Rinke ML, Zimmer KP, Lehmann CU, et al. Patient safety rounds in a pediatric tertiary care center. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2008 Jan; 34(1):5-12. [Seventh author, Miller MR, is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Saf, 2003 and 2004).]

Lipshutz AK, Morlock LL, Shore AD, et al. Medication errors associated with code situations in U.S. hospitals: direct and collateral damage. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2008 Jan; 34(1):46-56. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).]

Medical Care Research and Review
Grabowski DC, Stewart KA, Broderick SM, et al. Predictors of nursing home hospitalization: a review of the literature. Med Care Res Rev 2008 Feb; 65(1):3-39. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Freiman and Murtaugh (former AHRQ researchers) (J Health Econ,, 1993 and 1995), Konetzka, Spector, and Shaffer (Med Care, 2004), and Spector, Selden, and Cohen (Health Econ, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Castle and Mor, Med Care Res Rev, 1996) and Grabowski (J Health Econ, 2001).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Meropol SB. Children and the quality of ambulatory care. N Engl J Med 2008 Jan 31; 358(5):532-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Auerbach, Landefeld, and Shojania (N Engl J Med 2007).]

Arterburn D, Westbrook EO, Wiese CJ, et al. Insurance coverage and incentives for weight loss among adults with metabolic syndrome. Obesity 2008 Jan; 16(1):70-76. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen and Krauss, Health Aff, 2003).]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rigotti NA, Park ER, Chang Y, et al. Smoking cessation medication use among pregnant and postpartum smokers. Obstet Gynecol 2008 Feb; 111(2 Pt 1):348-55. [Cites AHRQ guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Calderon SH, Gilbert P, Jackson R, et al. Cueing prenatal providers: effects on discussions of intimate partner violence. Am J Prev Med 2008 Feb; 34(2):134-37. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Solberg LI, Maciosek MV, Edwards NM. Primary care intervention to reduce alcohol misuse: ranking its health impact and cost effectiveness. Am J Prev Med 2008 Feb; 34(2):143-52. [Supported by AHRQ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through Partnerships for Prevention; uses and cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Guevara JP, Greenbaum PE, Shera D, et al. Development and psychometric assessment of the collaborative care for attention-deficit disorders scale. Ambul Pediatr 2008 Jan-Feb; 8(1):18-24. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, 1999.]

Social Science and Medicine
Weiner BJ, Hobgood C, Lewis MA. The meaning of justice in safety incident reporting. Soc Sci Med 2008 Jan; 66(2):403-13. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, 30 Safe Practices for Better Health Care, 2005.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Epidemiology
Stranges S, Cappuccio FP, Kandala NB, et al. Cross-sectional versus prospective associations of sleep duration with changes in relative weight and body fat distribution: the Whitehall II study. Am J Epidemiol 2008 Feb 1; 167(3):321-9. [Uses study cohort from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

International Journal of Clinical Practice
Imazio M, Cotroneo A, Gaschino G, et al. Management of heart failure in elderly people. Int J Clin Pract 2008 Feb; 62(2):270-80. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ as a source of applicable evidence-based guidelines.]

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Cawley J, Rizzo JA, Haas K. Occupation-specific absenteeism costs associated with obesity and morbid obesity. J Occup Environ Med 2007 Dec; 49(12):1317-24. [Uses data from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) for 2000-2004.]

Dong X, Ringen K, Men Y, et al. Medical costs and sources of payment for work-related injuries among Hispanic construction workers. J Occup Environ Med 2007 Dec; 49(12):1367-75. [Uses MEPS data for 1996-2002.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Domino ME, Stearns SC, Norton EC, et al. Why using current medications to select a Medicare Part D plan may lead to higher out-of-pocket payments. Med Care Res Rev 2008 Feb; 65(1):114-26. [Uses MEPS data for 2003.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Schermerhorn ML, O Malley AJ, Jhaveri A, et al. Endovascular vs. open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in the Medicare population. N Engl J Med 2008 Jan 31; 358(5):464-74. [Uses an adapted version of the Elixhauser comorbidity index (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998.]

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Wyatt HR, et al. The medical cost of cardiometabolic risk factor clusters in the United States. Obesity 2008 Jan; 16(1):3150-8. [Uses MEPS data for 2000 and 2002; cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Classification for Health Policy Research: Discharge Statistics by Principal Diagnosis and Procedure, 1993.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cox S, Posner SF, Kourtis AP, et al. Hospitalizations with amphetamine abuse among pregnant women. Obstet Gynecol 2008 Feb; 111(2 Pt 1):341-7. [Uses HCUP NIS data for 1998-2004.]

Psychiatric Services
Cook BL, McGuire T, Miranda J. Measuring trends in mental health care disparities, 2000-2004. Psychiatr Serv 2007 Dec; 58(12):1533-40. [Uses MEPS data for 2000-2001 and 2003-2004.]

Current as of February 2008


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