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April 18, 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

Archives of Internal Medicine
Kim SE, Perez-Stable EJ, Wong S, et al. Association between cancer risk perception and screening behavior among diverse women. Arch Intern Med 2008 Apr 14; 168(7):728-34. [Supported by grant 5 P01 HS10856.]

BMC Health Services research
Corser W, Sikorskii A, Olomu A, et al. Concordance between comorbidity data from patient self-report interviews and medical record documentation. BMC Health Services Research 2008 Apr 16; 8:85. [Supported by grant R01 HS10531.]

Health Services Research
Weech-Maldonado R, Fongwa MN, Gutierrez P, et al. Language and regional differences in evaluations of Medicare managed care by Hispanics. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):552-68. [Supported by grants U18 HS09204 and U18 HS016980; uses survey data from AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS®).]

Zinn JS, Spector WD, Weiner DL, et al. Strategic orientation and nursing home response to public reporting of quality measures: an application of the Miles and Snow typology. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):598-615. [Second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Titler MG, Jensen GA, Dochterman JM, et al. Cost of hospital care for older adults with heart failure: medical, pharmaceutical, and nursing costs. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):635-55. [Supported by AHRQ/NINR co-funded grant R01 NR05331 (principal investigator is first author).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Clancy M, White J. Introduction to the JGIM special issue on health information technology. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):353-4. [First author is AHRQ director, and second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention and Clinical Partnerships.]

Fischer MA, Vogeli C, Stedman MR, et al. Uptake of electronic prescribing in community-based practices. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):358-63. [Supported by grant R01 HS15175; cites AHRQ-funded article by Peterson et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005).]

Crosson JC, Isaacson N, Lancaster D, et al. Variation in electronic prescribing implementation among twelve ambulatory practices. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):364-71. [Supported by 1 U18 HS016391-01.]

Love TE, Cebul RD, Einstadter D, et al. Electronic medical record-assisted design of a cluster-randomized trial to improve diabetes care and outcomes. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):383-391. [Supported by grant R01 HS15123.]

Weber V, White A, Mcllvried R. An electronic medical record (EMR)-based intervention to reduce polypharmacy and falls in an ambulatory rural elderly population. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):399-404. [Supported by AHRQ grant; not identified in article, but possible match in NIH s Query View Reporting system is 1 UC1 HS016162-01.]

Kern LM, Barron Y, Blair AJ 3rd, et al. Electronic result viewing and quality of care in small group practices. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):405-10. [Supported by AHRQ grant 1 UC1 HS016316.]

Dollarhide AW, Rutledge T, Weinger MB, et al. Use of a handheld computer application for voluntary medication event reporting by inpatient nurses and physicians. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):418-22. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS014283-01.]

Hicks LS, Sequist TD, Ayanian JQ, et al. Impact of computerized decision support on blood pressure management and control: a randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):429-41. [Supported by grant 3 U18 HS11046.]

Lapane KL, Waring ME, Schneider KL, et al. A mixed method stay of the merits of e-prescribing drug alerts in primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):442-6. [Supported by grant U18 HS 016394-01.]

Wolfstadt JI, Gurwitz JH, Field TS, et al. The effect of computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support on the rates of adverse drug events: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):451-8. [Support by grants HS010481 and HS15430.]

Sarkar U, Handley MA, Gupta R, et al. Use of an interactive, telephone-based self-management support program to identify adverse events among ambulatory diabetes patients. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):459-65. [Supported by R21 HS014864.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Siracuse MV, Sowell JG. Doctor of pharmacy students' use of personal digital assistants. Am J Pharm Educ 2008 Feb 15; 72(1):07. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 4, 2005.]

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Lanken PN, Delisser HM, Fahy BF, et al. An official American Thoracic Society clinical policy statement: palliative care for patients with respiratory diseases and critical illnesses. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008 Apr 15; 177(8):912-27. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care, 1993, cites two-part article on AHRQ acute pain management guideline (Clin Pharmacol Ther, 1992) and depression guidelines (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 1998).]

Applied Clinical Trials
Gliklich R. When clinical trials aren t enough. Applied Clin Trials 2008 Mar; 17:3:54-60. [Cites AHRQ publication, Registries for Evaluating Patient Registries: A User's Guide, 2007.]

Wise L, Correia A. A review of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies for smoking cessation. Formulary 2008 Feb; 43(2):44-64. [Mentions that both the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have set forth guidelines to help clinicians target this risk factor in their patients.]

Health Services Research
Chernew M, Fendrick AM. Value and increased cost sharing in the American health care system. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):451-7. [Cites AHRQ publication, Theory and Reality of Value-Based Purchasing: Lessons from the Pioneers, 1997.]

Herndon JB, Vogel WB, Bucciarelli RL, et al. The effect of premium changes on SCHIP enrollment duration. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):458-77. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Galbraith et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006).]

Simoni-Wastila L, Zuckerman IH, Shaffer T, et al. Drug use patterns in severely mentally ill Medicare beneficiaries: impact of discontinuities in drug coverage. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):496-514. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2006).]

Wallace NT, McConnell KJ, Gallia CA, et al. How effective are copayments in reducing expenditures for low-income adult Medicaid beneficiaries? Experience from the Oregon Health Plan. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):515-30. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hsu et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006 and N Engl J Med, 2006).]

McGuire TG, Ayanian JZ, Ford DE, et al. Testing for statistical discrimination by race/ethnicity in panel data for depression treatment in primary care.Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):531-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2005) and AHRQ-authored article by Lurie, Zhan, Sangl, et al. (second and third authors are AHRQ researchers; Am J Manag Care, 2003).]

Sammer CE, Lykens K, Singh KP. Physician characteristics and the reported effect of evidence-based practice guidelines. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):569-81. [Briefly discusses AHRQ's previous clinical practice guidelines program, Evidence-Based Practice Centers program, and National Guideline Clearinghouse™.]

Bellows NM, Halpin HA. Impact of Medicaid reimbursement on mental health quality indicators. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):582-97. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Sangl et al. (Med Care, 2004) and Hsia et al. (JAMA, 1992).]

Lin CM, Yang CH, Sung FC, et al. Risks and causes of hospitalizations among physicians in Taiwan. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):675-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Barger et al. (PLoS Med, 2006) and Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).]

Reed M, Brand R, Newhouse JP, et al. Coping with prescription drug cost sharing: knowledge, adherence, and financial burden. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):755-72. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Huskamp et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).]

Healthcare Financial Management
Cameron DJ. Postacute strategic planning; preparing for an aging population. Healthc Financ Manage 2008 Feb; 62(2):104-12. [Mentions that, according to AHRQ by 2015, people older than age 65 will account for almost one in every five people.]

Amatayakul M. Good data stewardship makes good cents. Healthc Financ Manage 2008 Feb; 62(2):122-4. [Notes AHRQ's concerns, stated in a request for information issued in 2007, about the growing demand for healthcare data, especially for advancing clinical-level performance measurement, and responsibilities for safeguarding data beyond the original care setting in terms of privacy, security, data aggregation, data collection, data analysis, and data validation.]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Medicaid coverage for tobacco-dependence treatments—United States, 2006. JAMA 2008 Apr 16; 299(15):1766-8. [Reprints MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2008 Feb 8; 57(5):117-22, which cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Gostin LO. The International migration and recruitment of nurses. JAMA 2008 Apr 16; 299(15):1827-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care, 2004.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Doebbeling BN, Pekny J. The role of systems factors in implementing health information technology. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):500-1. [Cites AHRQ funded articles by Crosson et al., and Fischer et al., cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Singh H, Naik AD, Rao R, et al. Reducing diagnostic errors through effective communication: harnessing the power of information technology. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):489-94. [Cites AHRQ publication, Medical Errors: The Scope of the Problem, Fact Sheet, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (N Engl J Med, 1998).]

White RE. Health information technology will shift the medical care paradigm. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):495-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (N Engl J Med, 1997).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Al-Shaer M, Suleiman ES, Jerome WP. Outcomes of care by hospitalists. N Engl J Med 2008 Apr 17; 358(16):1755-8. [Letters, author reply for AHRQ-funded article by Lindelauer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007.]

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

Archives of Internal Medicine
Fletcher RH, Pignone M. Extracolonic findings with computed tomographic colonography asset or liability? Arch Intern Med 2008 Apr 14; 168(7):685-6. [Cites "Current methods for the US Preventive Services Task Force: a review of the process" (Harris et al., Am J Prev Med, 2001) and USPSTF screening recommendations on AHRQ Web site.]

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Rhodes AE, Bethell J. Suicidal ideators without major depression—whom are we not reaching? Can J Psychiatry 2008 Feb; 53(2):125-30. [Cites screening for suicide risk in adults summary (Gaynes et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Canadian Journal of Public Health
Spink KS, Reeder B, Chad K, et al. Examining physician counselling to promote the adoption of physical activity. Can J Public Health 2008 Jan-Feb; 99(1):26-30. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on behavioral counseling in primary care to promote physical activity (Am J Nurs, 2003).]

Dynamic Chiropractic
Pate D. Managing bone loss in cancer patients. Dyn Chiropr 2008 Mar 11; 26(6):22. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for postmenopausal osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Leu MG, Cheung M, Webster TR, et al. Centers speak up: the clinical context for health information technology in the ambulatory care setting. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):372-8. [Seventh author, Burstin H, is former AHRQ center director; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publications, Findings from the Evaluation of E-Prescribing Pilot Sites, 2007, and AHRQ Conference on Health Care Data Collection and Reporting, 2007.]

Hess R, Santucci A, McTigue K, et al. Patient difficulty using tablet computers to screen in primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):476-80. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility, screening for suicide risk, screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse, screening for family and intimate partner violence, screening for thyroid disease, screening for obesity in adults, screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults, screening for colorectal cancer, and screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002-2005).]

Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Fletcher JW, Djulbegovic B, Soares HP, et al. Recommendations of the use of 18F-FDG PET in oncology. J Nucl Med 2008 Mar; 480-508. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2000.]

Journal of Women s Health
Tsui J, Tanjasiri SP. Cervical cancer screening among Thai women in Northern California. J Womens Health 2008; 17(3):393-401. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer, from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2005.]

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month—March 2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2008 Mar 14; 57(10):253. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2005.]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Use of colorectal cancer tests—Unites States, 2002, 2004, and 2006. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2008 Mar 14; 57(10):253-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations for colorectal cancer screening, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of Women s Health
Crilly MA, Bundred PE, Leckey LC, et al. Gender bias in the clinical management of women with angina: another look at the Yentl syndrome. J Womens Health 2008; 17(3):331-42. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Results of Systematic Review of Research on Diagnosis and Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease in Women, 2003.]

Young J, De Sutter A, Merenstein D, et al. Antibiotics for adults with clinically diagnosed acute rhinosinusitis: a meta-analysis of individual patient data. Lancet 2008 Mar 15; 371(9616):908-14. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Update on Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis, 2005, and Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis, 1999.]

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

Health Services Research
Alexander GC, Lin S, Sayla MA, et al. Development of a measure of physician engagement in addressing racial and ethnic health care disparities. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):773-84. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2005.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Weber V, Bloom F, Pierdom S, et al. Employing the electronic health record to improve diabetes care: a multifaceted intervention in an integrated delivery system. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):379-82. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2004.]

Burstin HR. Achieving the potential of health information technology. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Apr; 23(4):502-4. [Author is former AHRQ center director; cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2006.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Annals of Internal Medicine
Turner BJ, Hollenbeak CS, Weiner M, et al. Effect of unrelated comorbid conditions on hypertension management. Ann Intern Med 2008 Apr 15; 148(8):578-86. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity index (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

Arthritis and Rheumatism
Kim S. Changes in surgical loads and economic burden of hip and knee replacements in the US: 1997-2004. Arthritis Rheum 2008 Apr; 59(4):481-7. [Uses 1997-2004 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.]

Health Services Research
Robinson JW. Regression tree boosting to adjust health care cost predictions for diagnostic mix. Health Serv Res 2008 Apr; 43(2):755-72. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software to sort 2001 diagnoses into 260 diagnosis categories.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
French DD, Bass E, Bradham DD, et al. Rehospitalization after hip fracture: predictors and prognosis from a national Veterans study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008 Apr; 56(4):705-10. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity index (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

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