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May 11, 2007

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

American Journal of Medical Quality
Clancy CM, Tornberg DN. TeamSTEPPS: assuring optimal teamwork in clinical settings. Am J Med Qual 2007 May-Jun; 22(3):214-7. [First author is AHRQ director.]

Arthritis and Rheumatism
Curtis JR, Patkar N, Xie A, et al. Risk of serious bacterial infections among rheumatoid arthritis patients exposed to tumor necrosis factor a antagonists. Arthritis Rheum 2007 Apr; 56(4):1125-33. [Supported by grant HS10389.]

Arthritis and Rheumatism (Arthritis Care and Research)
Yelin E, Trupin L, Katz P, et al. Impact of health maintenance organizations and fee-for-service on health care utilization among people with sytemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum 2007 Apr 15; 57(3):508-15. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS013893.]

Critical Care Medicine
Roberts RJ, Stockwell DC, Slonim AD. Discrepancies in administrative databases: implications for practice and research. Crit Care Med 2007 Mar; 35(3):949-50. [Supported by grant K08 HS14009.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Boord JB, Sharifi M, Greevy RA, et al. Computer-based insulin infusion protocol improves glycemia control over manual protocol. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2007 May-Jun; 14(3):278-87. [Supported by grant HS10384.]

Amarasingham R, Pronovost PJ, Diener-West M, et al. Measuring clinical information technology in the ICU s etting: application in a quality improvement collaborative. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2007 May-Jun; 14(3):288-94. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS14246.]

Welch WP, Bazarko D, Ritten K, et al. Electronic health records in four community physician practices: impact on quality and cost of care. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2007 May-Jun; 14(3):320-8. [Supported by contract 290-00-0012.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Clancy DE, Huang P, Okonofua E, et al. Group visits: promoting adherence to diabetes guidelines. J Gen Intern Med 2007 May; 22(5):620-4. [Supported by grant 5 P01 HS10871.]

Ko M, Heslin KC, Edelstein RA, et al. The role of medical education in reducing health care disparities: the first ten years of the UCLA/Drew Medical Education Program. J Gen Intern Med 2007 May; 22(5):625-31. [Supported by grants 1 R24 HS014022-01A1.]

Beach MC, Duggan PS, Cassel CK, et al. What does respect mean? Exploring the moral obligation of health professionals to respect patients. J Gen Intern Med 2007 May; 22(5):692-5. [Supported by grant 5 K08 HS013903.]

Journal of Infectious Diseases
Miller EK, Lu X, Erdman DD, et al. Rhinovirus-associated hospitalizations in young children. J Infect Dis 2007 Mar 15; 195(6):773-81. [Supported by grant T32 HS13833-02.]

Journal of Trauma
Holbrook TL, Hoyt DB, Coimbra R, et al. Trauma in adolescents causes long-term marked deficits in quality of life: adolescent children do not recover preinjury quality of life or function up to two years postinjury compared to national norms. J Trauma 2007 Mar; 62(3):577-83. [Supported by grant R01 HS07611.]

Clark DE, Lucas L, Ryan LM. Predicting hospital mortality, length of stay, and transfer to long-term care for injured patients. J Trauma 2007 Mar; 62(3):592-600. [Supported by grant R03 HS013939.]

Tracy JI, Dechant V, Sperling MR, et al. The association of mood with quality of life ratings in epilepsy. Neurology 2007 Apr 3; 68(14):1101-7. [Supported by grant HS09986-01.]

Patient Education and Counseling
Cox ED, Smith MA, Brown RL, et al. Effect of gender and visit length on participation in pediatric visits. Patient Educ Couns 2007 Mar; 65(3):320-8. [Supported by grant K08 HS13183.]

Ampofo K, Gesteland PH, Bender J, et al. Epidemiology, complications, and cost of hospitalization in children with laboratory-confirmed influenza infection. Pediatrics 2006 Dec; 118(12):2409-17. [Supported by grant P20 HS11826.]

Cramer SC, Koroshetz WJ, Finklestein SP. The case for modality-specific outcome measures in clinical trials of stroke recovery-promoting agents. Stroke 2007 Apr; 38(4):1393-5. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS11392-01A1.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Retchin SM. Overcoming information asymmetry in consumer-directed health plans. Am J Manag Care 2007 Apr; 13(4):173-6. [Mentions AHRQ sponsorship of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) as an example of the Federal Government's role as a central resources for healthcare information and performance comparisons and recommends AHRQ as the best option with which to place the official responsibility for ensuring precision and furnishing a single home where comparisons between providers and hospitals could be assembled to help consumers navigate complicated choices; cites Arming Health Care Consumers, testimony by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy before the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, May 10, 2006; cites AHRQ publication, Guide to Health Care Quality, posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Triplitt CL. New technologies and therapies in the management of diabetes. Am J Manag Care 2007 Apr; 13(4):S47-54. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Sperl-Hillen and O'Connor (Am J Manag Care 2005).]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Clough J, Nash DB. Health care governance for quality and safety; the new agenda. Am J Med Qual 2007 May-Jun; 22(3):203-13. [Summarizes AHRQ-funded article by Weiner, et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006 and Med Care Res Rev, 2006).]

Lee SP, Clarke JL. Literature review. Am J Med Qual 2007 May-Jun; 22(3):218-20. [Reviews AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Cohen (Health Aff, 2007).]

Annual Review of Public Health
Nelson C, Lurie N, Wasserman J. Assessing public health emergency preparedness: concepts, tools, and challenges. Annu Rev Public Health 2007; 28:1-18. [Notes AHRQ's development of assessment tools and progress report formats designed to assess hospital preparedness, citing AHRQ publication, Bioterrorism and Health System Preparedness: Disaster Planning Drills and Readiness Assessment, 2004.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lapane KL, Hughes CM, Quilliam BJ. Does incorporating medications in the surveyors interpretive guidelines reduce the use of potentially inappropriate medications in nursing homes? J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 May; 55(5):666-73. [Cites AHRQ online journal, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 4, Programs, Tools, and Products, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Basys DR. 2006 American College of Medical Informatics Fellows and International Associates. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 May; 55(5):372-5. [Provides biographical synopsis of AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy, one of 13 new inductees.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Lin GA, Beck DC, Stewart AL, et al. Resident perceptions of the impact of work hour limitations. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Apr 28; [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).]

Modern Healthcare
Greene J. The 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare, 2007. Mod Healthc 2007 May 7; 37(19):24-30. [Ranks AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy as Number 10 on list.]

Chao CC, Jen WY, Hung MC, et al. An innovative mobile approach for patient safety services: the case of a Taiwan health care provider. Technovation 2007 Jun-Jul; 27(6-7):342-51. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Ortiz, Meyer, and Burstin (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2002).]

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

American Family Physician
Wrightson AS. Universal newborn hearing screening. Am Fam Physician 2007 May 1; 75(9):1349-52. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Newborn Hearing Screening: Recommendations and Rationale, on AHRQ Web site.]

Annual Review of Public Health
Glasgow RE, Emmons KM. How can we increase translation of research into practice? Types of evidence needed. Annu Rev Public Health 2007; 28:413-33. [Notes that most practices have met the rigorous review standards of the [USPSTF]... but few have been broadly or consistently implemented; cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Klap R, Tang L, Wells K, et al. Screening for domestic violence among adult women in the United States. J Gen Intern Med 2007 May; 22(5):579-84. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for family violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Copsey Spring TR, Yanni LM, Levenson JL. A shot in the dark: failing to recognize the link between physical and mental illness. J Gen Intern Med 2007 May; 22(5):677-80. [Notes in abstract that recognizing this association and screening for it, as recommended by the [USPSTF] may prevent the unnecessary tragedy of suicide.]

Dezateux C, Rosendahl K. Developmental dysplasia of the hip. Lancet 2007 May 5; 369(9572):1541-52. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic literature review, Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Chan AT. Can aspirin prevent colorectal cancer? Lancet 2007 May 5; 369(9572):1577-8. [Cites "The use of aspirin for primary prevention of colorectal cancer: a systematic review prepared for the USPSTF" (Ann Intern Med, 2007).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annual Review of Public Health
Grosse SC, Teutsch SM, Haddix AC. Lessons from cost-effectiveness research for United States public health policy. Annu Rev Public Health 2007; 28:365-91. [Cites "Incorporating information about cost-effectiveness into evidence-based decision-making" (Helfand, Med Care Res Rev, 2005); discusses the USPSTF's methodologies related to cost-effectiveness assessments. See also article by Bendavid, et al. (Am J Med 2007), cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Epidemiology
Curtis JR, Westfall AO, Allison J, et al. Prospective effect of job strain on general and central obesity in the Whitehall II study. Am J Epidemiol 2007 Apr; 165(7):828-37. [Analyzes data collected under the Whitehall II study, funded by grant HS06516.]

American Journal of Medicine
Bendavid E, Kaganova Y, Needleman J, et al. Complication rates on weekends and weekdays in US hospitals. Am J Med 2007 May; 120(5):422-28. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) to identify patients who had or were at risk for complications; notes development of PSIs by AHRQ's Stanford-University of California at San Francisco EPC.]

Current as of May 2007


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