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March 7, 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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Coben JH, Owens PL, Steiner CA, Crocco TJ. Hospital and demographic influences on the disposition of transient ischemic attack. Acad Emerg Med 2008 Feb; 15(2):171-176. [Second and third authors are researchers in AHRQ s Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses data from AHRQ s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID)] Abstract

Academic Medicine
White AA, Gallagher TH, Krauss MJ, et al. The attitudes and experiences of trainees regarding disclosing medical errors to patients. Acad Med 2008 Mar; 83(3):250-256. [Supported by grants 1 U18 HS11898 and HS14012] Abstract

Applied Nursing Research
Kroll T. Rehabilitative needs of individuals with spinal cord injury resulting from gun violence: the perspective of nursing and rehabilitation professionals. Appl Nurs Res 2008 Feb; 21(1):45-49. [Supported by grant HS13039] Abstract

B. E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
Meyerhoefer CD, Zuvekas SH. The shape of demand: what does it tell us about direct-to-consumer marketing of antidepressants? B E J Econ Anal Policy 2008; (8(2):1805:e11-e32. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ s Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively] Abstract

Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Guise JM. Anticipating and responding to obstetric emergencies. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2007 Aug; 21(4):625-638. [Supported by grant HS15800] Abstract

British Medical Journal
Fahrenkofp AM, Sectish TC, Barger LK. Rates of medication errors among depressed and burnt out residents: prospective cohort study. BMJ 2008 Mar 1; 336(7642):488-491. [Supported by grant HS13333] Abstract

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Drees M, Snydman DR, Schmid CH, et al. Prior environmental contamination increases the risk of acquisition of vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Clin Infect Dis 2008 Mar 1; 46(5):678-685. [Supported by grant HS00060] Abstract

Community Dental Health
Manski RJ, Cooper PF. Dental care use: does dental insurance truly make a difference in the US? Community Dent Health 2007 Dec; 24(4):205-212. [First author is researcher in AHRQ s Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; supported by AHRQ] Abstract

Health Services Research
Fleishman JA, Moore RD, Conviser R, et al. Associations between outpatient and inpatient service use among persons with HIV infection: a positive or negative relationship? Health Serv Res 2008 Feb; 43(1 Pt 1):76-95. [First author is researcher in AHRQ s Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses data from the AHRQ-funded HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS)] Abstract

Hirth RA, Grazier KL, Chernew ME, et al. Insurers competitive strategy and enrollment in newly offered preferred provider organizations (PPOs). Inquiry 2007-2008 Winter; 44(4):400-411. [Supported by grant HS15591] Abstract

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Law MR, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, et al. A longitudinal study of medication nonadherence and hospitalization risk in schizophrenia. J Clin Psychiatry 2008 Jan; 69(1):47-53. [Supported by grants HS10391 and/or HS10399 (article lists U18HS1039-01)] Abstract

Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences
Solimeo S. Sex and gender in older adults experience of Parkinson s disease.J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2008 Jan; 63(1):S42-S48. [Supported by grant HS14157] Abstract

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Metjian TA, Prasad PA, Kogon A, et al. Evaluation of an antimicrobial program at a pediatric teaching hospital. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008 Feb; 27(2):106-111. [Supported by grant HS10399] Abstract

Howell EA, Hebert P, Chatterjee S, et al. Black/white differences in very low birth weight neonatal mortality rates among New York City hospitals. Pediatrics 2008 Mar; 121(3):e407-e415. [Supported by grant HS10859] Abstract

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Ness RB, Soper DE, Richter HE, et al. Chlamydia antibodies, chlamydia heat shock protein, and adverse sequelae after pelvic inflammatory disease: the PID Evaluation and Clinical Health (PEACH) Study. Sex Transm Dis 2008 Feb; 35(2):129-135. [Supported by grant HS08358] Abstract

[See also AHRQ-funded articles (2) by Marchionni et al. and Raina et al. (Ann Intern Med 2008), cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles below]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Solberg LI, Asche SE, Pawlson LG, et al. Practice systems are associated with high-quality care for diabetes. Am J Manag Care2008 Feb; 14(2):85-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shojania et al. ( JAMA 2006)] Abstract

Annals of Internal Medicine
Landon BE, Normand SL. Performance measurement in the small office practice: challenges and potential solutions. Ann Intern Med 2008 Mar 4; 148(5):353-357. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med 2006 and Health Aff 2001) and Hofer et al. (JAMA 1999)] Abstract

Contemporary Economic Policy
Ling DC, Frank RG. Economic incentives and contracts: the use of psychotropic medications. Contemp Econ Policy 2008 Jan; 26(1):49-72. [Cites AHRQ guideline Depression in Primary Care, Volume 2, 1993]

Family Practice Management
Epstein RM, Mauksch L, Carroll J, et al. Have you really addressed your patient's concerns? Fam Pract Manag 2008 Mar; 280(3):35-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fiscella et al. (Med Care 2004)]

Heritage Foundation Reports: Backgrounder
O Shea JS. The crisis in America s emergency rooms and what can be done. Heritage Found Rep Backgrounder 2007 Dec 28; (2092). [Cites AHRQ publication Hospitalization in the United States, HCUP Fact Book No. 6, 2007]

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies
Mello MM, Studdert DM, Thomas EJ, et al. Who pays for medical error? An analysis of adverse event costs, the medical liability system, and incentives for patient safety improvement. J Empir Leg Stud 2007 Dec; 4(4):835-860. [Cites findings from AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan and Miller (JAMA 2003), which used AHRQs Patient Safety Indicators (PSI), and Zhan et al. (Health Aff 2006); notes that the PSIs can facilitate this move toward modification of public and private payers' reimbursement policy to preclude health-care providers from billing for care necessitated by a preventable medical injury; cites AHRQ publication Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events to Decrease Hospital Costs, 2001]

Journal of Pediatrics
Cohen AL. Budnitz DL, Weidenbach KN, et al. National surveillance of emergency department visits for outpatient adverse drug events in children and adolescents. J Pediatrics 2008 Mar; 152(3):416-421, 421e1-421e2. {Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2005) and AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (JAMA 1995) and Kaushal et al. (JAMA 2001)] Abstract

Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association
Teufel RJ 3rd, Garber M, Caughman Taylor R. Pediatric hospitalist: a national and regional trend. J S C Med Assoc 2007 Jun; 103(5):126-129. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics 2006)] Abstract

Medical Care
Hayward RA. Access to clinically-detailed patient information: a fundamental element for improving the efficiency and quality of healthcare. Med Care 2008 Mar; 46(3):229-231. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hofer et al. (JAMA 1999)]

Escobar GJ, Greene JD, Scheirer P, et al. Risk-adjusting hospital inpatient mortality using automated inpatient, outpatient, and laboratory databases. Med Care 2008 Mar; 46(3):232-239. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Glance et al. (Health Serv Res 2006) and Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med 2002); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan et al. (Med Care 2007)] Abstract

Wong WS, Fielding R. The association between patient satisfaction and quality of life in Chinese lung and liver cancer patients. Med Care 2008 Mar; 46(3):293-302. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy and Eisenberg (Science 1998)] Abstract

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Keohane CA, Bates DW. Medication safety. Obstet Gynecol Clin N Am 2008 Mar; 35(1):37-52. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (JAMA 1995 and 1998), Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med 2004), Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med 2003), and several others; cites AHRQ publication Web MNM Case Commentary: It s All in the Syringe, 2006] Abstract

Simulation in Healthcare
Shilkofski NA, Nelson KL, Hunt EA. Recognition and treatment of unstable supraventricular tachycardia by pediatric residents in a simulation scenario. Simul Healthc 2008 Spring; 3(1):33-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shapiro et al. (Qual Saf Health Care 2004)]

Rosen MA, Salas E, Wilson KA, et al. Measuring team performance in simulation-based training: adopting best practices for healthcare. Simul Healthc 2008 Spring; 3(1):33-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shapiro et al. (Qual Saf Health Care 2004)]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Falcone T, Walters MD. Hysterectomy for benign disease. Obstet Gynecol 2008 Mar; 111(3):753-767. [Cites AHRQ publications Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), on AHRQ s HCUPnet Web site, and Patient Safety Indicators Overview, and lists 12 patient safety indicators from the latter publication] Abstract

American Academy of Pediatrics Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management, Shiffman RN, Marcuse EK, Moyer VA, et al. Toward transparent clinical policies. Pediatrics 2008 Mar; 121(3):643-646. [AHRQ researcher and children's health advisor Denise Dougherty is listed as a liaison to the Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management, and former AHRQ deputy director Lisa Simpson and former AHRQ researcher Marlene Miller are listed as secondary authors; cites article by Katz DA, Barriers between guidelines and improved patient care: an analysis of AHCPR s unstable angina clinical practice guideline ( Health Serv Res 1999)] Abstract

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Littner MR. In the clinic. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Intern Med 2008 Mar 4; 148(5):ITC3-1 - ITC3-16. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry (Ann Intern Med 2008)]

BMC Health Services Research
Rifas-Shiman SL, Forman JP, Lane K, et al. Diabetes and lipid screening among patients in primary care: a cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res 2008 Jan 30; 8:25. [Uses USPSTF recommendation statements Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults, and Screening for Lipid Disorders, as published on AHRQ Web site, as comparisons for study data] Abstract

Medical Care
Ross JS, Keyhani S, Keenan PS, et al. Dual use of Veterans Affairs services and use of recommended ambulatory care. Med Care 2008 Mar; 46(3):309-316. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and lipid disorders in adults, and counseling for tobacco use, all from AHRQ Web site] Abstract

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Marchionni L, Wilson RF, Wolff AC, et al. Systematic review: gene expression profiling assays in late-stage breast cancer. Ann Intern Med 2008 Mar 4; 148(5):358-369. [Supported by contract 290-02-0018]

Qaseem A, Snow V, Cross JT Jr, et al. Current pharmacologic treatment of dementia: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2008 Mar 4; 148(5):370-378. [Based on AHRQ-funded evidence report/technology assessment Treatment of Dementia, 2004, and AHRQ-funded systematic review by Raina P et al. cited below] Abstract

Raina P, Santaguida P, Ismaila A, et al. Effectiveness of cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine for treating dementia: evidence review for a clinical practice guideline. Ann Intern Med 2008 Mar 4; 148(5):379-397. [Based on and derived from systematic review supported by contract 290-02-0020] Abstract

Family Practice Management
Old JL. Discussing end-of-life care with your patients. Fam Pract Manag 2008 Mar; 280(3):18-22. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment End-of-Life Care and Outcomes, 2004]

Nelson HD. Menopause. Lancet 2008 Mar 1; 371(9614):760-770. [Author is affiliated with the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center and acknowledges collaborators of previous reviews on menopause and its therapies at the center; cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Management of Menopause-Related Symptoms, 2005, and evidence report summary Effects of Soy on Health Outcomes, 2005; cites USPSTF recommendation statement Hormone Replacement Therapy for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women, 2005] Abstract

Medical Care
Parry C, Mahoney E, Chalmers SA, et al. Assessing the quality of transitional care: further applications of the Care Transitions Measure. Med Care 2008 Mar; 46(3):317-322. [Cites and discusses AHRQ evidence report/technical review Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies: Volume 7 - Care Coordination, 2007, and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) publication Measuring Patients Hospital Care Experiences: Development of a Nation Standard, 2002] Abstract

New England Journal of Medicine
Bodenheimer T. Coordinating care - a perilous journey through the health care delivery system. N Engl J Med 2008 Mar 6; 358(10):1064-1071. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technical review Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies: Volume 7 - Care Coordination, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded article by Gandhi (Ann Intern Med 2005)]

Woo JG, Dolan LM, Morrow AL, et al. Breastfeeding helps explain racial and socioeconomic status disparities in adolescent adiposity. Pediatrics 2008 Mar; 121(3):e458-e465. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007] Abstract

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

Medical Care
Inkelas M, Newacheck PW, Olson LM, et al. Does having a regular primary care clinician improve quality of preventive care for young children? Med Care 2008 Mar; 46(3):323-330. [Cites AHRQ s NHQR, 2005; cites article by Morales et al., Differences in CAHPS adult survey reports and ratings by race and ethnicity: an analysis of the National CAHPS Benchmarking Data 1.0 (Health Serv Res 2001)] Abstract

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Clinical Psychology Review
Wolf NJ, Hopko DR. Psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for depressed adults in primary care: a critical review. Clin Psychol Rev 2008 Jan; 28(1):131-161. [Uses and updates the knowledge base represented by AHRQ guideline Depression in Primary Care: Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 1993] Abstract

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Noskin GA, Rubin RJ, Schentag JJ, et al. Budget impact analysis of rapid screening for Staphylococcus aureus colonization among patients undergoing elective surgery in US hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2008 Jan; 29(1):16-24. [Uses HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data for 2003] Abstract

General Hospital Psychiatry
Sclar DA, Robison LM, Gavrun C, et al. Hospital length of stay for children and adolescents diagnosed with depression: is primary payer an influencing factor? Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2008 Jan-Feb; 30(1):73-76. [Uses data from AHRQ s HCUP Kids Inpatient Database (KID) for 2003] Abstract

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology
Romanowicz M, Stephenson JJ, Del Rosso JQ, et al. Healthcare utilization and costs of patients with rosacea in an insured population. J Drugs Dermatol 2008 Jan; 7(1):41-49. [Uses Elixhauser comorbidity index (Elixhauser et al., Med Care 1998)] Abstract

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Abenhaim HA, Azziz R, Hu J, et al. Socioeconomic and racial predictors of undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy for selected benign diseases: analysis of 341 487 hysterectomies. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2008 Jan-Feb; 15(1):11-15. [Uses HCUP NIS data for 1998-2002] Abstract

Medical Care
Bowman SM, Zimmerman FJ, Christakis DA, et al. The role of hospital profit status in pediatric spleen injury management. Med Care 2008 Mar; 46(3):331-338. [Uses HCUP KID data for 2000 and 2003] Abstract

Cortese MM, Baughmen AL, Zhang R, et al. Pertussis hospitalizations among infants in the United States, 1993-2004. Pediatrics 2008 Mar; 121(3):484-492. [Uses HCUP KID and NIS data 1993-2004] Abstract

Ferrie JE, Shipley MJ, Cappuccio FP, et al. A prospective study of change in sleep duration: associations with mortality in the Whitehall II cohort. Sleep 2007 Dec 1; 30(12):1659-1666. [Uses study cohort from the Whitehall Ii study, previously funded by AHRQ] Abstract

Scott LD, Hwang WT, Rogers AE, et al. The relationship between nurse work schedules, sleep duration, and drowsy driving. Sleep 2007 Dec 1; 30(12):1801-1807. [Uses study cohort from the Whitehall Ii study, previously funded by AHRQ] Abstract

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