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November 23, 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 Heart Journal
Allen LaPointe NM, Governale L, Watkins J, et al. Outpatient use of anticoagulants, rate-controlling drugs, and antiarrhythmic drugs for atrial fibrillation. Am Heart J 2007 Nov; 154(5):893-8. [Supported by grant U18 HS10548.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Filardo G, Nicewander D, Hamilton C, et al. A hospital-randomized controlled trial of an educational quality improvement intervention in rural and small community hospitals in Texas following implementation of information technology. Am J Med Qual 2007 Nov-Dec; 22(6):418-27. [Supported by grants HS04011 and 1 UC1 HS015431-01.]

Clancy CM. Mistake-proofing in health care: lessons for ongoing patient safety improvements. Am J Med Qual 2007 Nov-Dec; 22(6):463-5. [Author is AHRQ director.]

Clancy CM, Kiley JP, Weiss KB. Eliminating asthma disparities through multistakeholder partnerships. Chest 2007 Nov; 132(5):1422-4. [First author is AHRQ director.]

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Linder JA. Improving care for acute respiratory infections: better systems, not better microbiology. Clin Infect Dis 2007 Nov 1; 45(9):1189-91. [Supported by grant K08 HS014563.]

Health Expectations
Pylar J, Wills CE, Lillie J, et al. Men s interpretations of graphical information in a videotape decision aid. Health Expect 2007 Jun; 10(2):184-93. [R01 HS10608.]

Health Services Research
Clancy CM. The performance of performance measurement. Health Serv Res 2007 Oct; 42(5):1797-800. [Author is AHRQ director.]

Huskamp HA, Deverka PA, Landrum MB, et al. The effect of three-tier formulary adoption on medication continuation and spending among elderly retirees. Health Serv Res 2007 Oct; 42(5):1926-42. [Supported by grant 5 P01 HS10803.]

Smith RB, Cheung R, Owens P, Wilson RM, Simpson L. Medicaid markets and pediatric patient safety in hospitals. Health Serv Res 2007 Oct; 42(5):1981-98. [Third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; fifth author is former AHRQ deputy director; uses AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators.]

Singer S, Meterko M, Baker L, et al. Workforce perceptions of hospital safety culture: development and validation of the Patient Safety Climate in Healthcare Organizations survey. Health Serv Res 2007 Oct; 42(5):1999-2021. [Development of PSCHO survey supported by grant R01 HS013920.]

Rosenthal MB, Landon BE, Normand SL, et al. Employers use of value-based purchasing strategies. JAMA 2007 Nov 21; 298(19):2281-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS13335.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Hollingworth W, Devine EB, Hansen RN, et al. The impact of e-prescribing on prescriber and staff time in ambulatory care clinics: a time-motion study. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2007 Nov-Dec; 14(6):722-30. [Supported by grant 5 UC1 HS015319.]

Ralston JD, Carrell D, Reid R, et al. Patient Web services integrated with a shared medical record: patient use and satisfaction. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2007 Nov-Dec; 14(6):798-806. [Supported by grant R03 HS014625-01.]

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Fordwood SR, Asarnow JR, Huizar DP, et al. Suicide attempts among depressed adolescents in primary care. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 2007 Jul-Sep; 36(3):392-404. [Supported by grant HS09908.]

Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Flynn KE, Smith MA. Personality and health care decision-making style. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2007 Sep; 62(5):P261-7. [Supported by grant R36 HS015544.]

Primary Care Respiratory Journal
Lyn-Cook R, Halm EA, Wisnivesky JP. Determinants of adherence to influenza vaccination among inner-city adults with persistent asthma. Prim Care Respir J 2007 Aug; 16(4):229-35. [Supported by grants K08 HS013312 and R01 HS09973 (attributed to NIH).]

Southern Medical Journal
Pence BW, Reif S, Whetten K, et al. Minorities, the poor, and survivors of abuse: HIV-infected patients in the US deep South. South Med J 2007 Nov; 100(11):1114-22. [Supported by grant T32 HS000079 (to eighth author, Mugavero MJ). Also go to article citation below by Bravata, et al., (Ann Intern Med, 2007), cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Medical Quality
Menachemi N, Chukmaitov A, Brown LS, et al. Quality of care differs by patient characteristics: outcome disparities after ambulatory surgical procedures. Am J Med Qual 2007 Nov-Dec; 22(6):395-401. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ayanian, et al. (JAMA, 1993), and Trivedi, et al. (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2006).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Gibbons RJ, Fihn SD. Coronary revascularization: new evidence, new challenges. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 20; 147(10):732-34.

Health Services Research
Castle NG, Engberg J. The influence of staffing characteristics on quality of care in nursing homes. Health Serv Res 2007 Oct; 42(5):1822-47. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) and Takeda (J Aging Health, 1991).]

Tai-Seale M, McGuire TG, Zhang W. Time allocation in primary care office visits. Health Serv Res 2007 Oct; 42(5):1871-94. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bertakis, et al. (Fam Med, 1993), and Fiscella et al. (Med Care, 2004).]

Kerr EA, Hofer TP, Hayward RA, et al. Quality by any other name?: a comparison of three profiling systems for assessing health care quality. Health Serv Res 2007 Oct; 42(5):2070-87. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Asch, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004), and Hofer, et al. (JAMA, 1999).]

Sharek PJ, Parast LM, Leong K, et al. Effect of a rapid response team on hospital-wide mortality and code rates outside the ICU in a children's hospital. JAMA Nov 21; 298(19):2267-74. [Cites AHRQ grant announcement Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety Grant Program, posted at, and AHRQ-authored article by Coffey, Andrews, and Moy (Med Care, 2005).]

Journal of Women s Health
Bean-Mayberry B, Yano EM, Bayliss N, et al. Federally funded comprehensive women's health centers: leading innovation in women's healthcare delivery. J Womens Health 2007 Nov; 16(9):1281-90. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (JAMA, 1992).]

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Brewer N, Salz T, Lillie SE. The long-term effects of false-positive mammograms. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 20; 147(10):739-40. [Cites USPSTF methodology (Am J Prev Med, 2001).]

Kuehn BM. Medical groups release new guidelines for treatment of low back pain. JAMA Nov 21; 298(19):2253. [Notes that the strength of the evidence for various recommendations included in new guidelines on treatment of low back pain released by the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society was evaluated using a system created by the US Preventive Services Task Force.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Bravata DM, Glenger AL, McDonald KM, et al. Systematic review: the comparative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 20; 147(10):703-16. [Supported by contract 290-02-0017 to the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Bravata DM, Holty JC, Wang E, et al. Inhalational, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous anthrax in children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007 Sep; 161(9):896-905. [Supported by contract 290-02-0017 to the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center.]

Bodenheimer T. Coordinating care: a major (unreimbursed) task of primary care. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 20; 147(10):730-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Forrest, et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2000).]

Donahue KE, Gartlehner G, Jonas DE, et al. Systematic review: comparative effectiveness and harms of disease-modifying medications for rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Intern Med 2008 Jan 15; 148(2). [Published online Nov 19. Supported by contract 290-02-0016 to the RTI-International Evidence-based Practice Center.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Public Health
Ibrahim SA, Kwoh CK, Krishnan E. Factors associated with patients who leave acute-care hospitals against medical advice. Am J Public Health 2007 Nov; 97(11):2204-8. [Uses 2002 data from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS).]

Health Services Research
Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Wakefield B, Rosenthal GE. Mortality of Department of Veterans Affairs patients undergoing coronary revascularization in private sector hospitals. Health Serv Res 2007 Oct; 42(5):1802-21. [Uses the Elixhauser comorbidity assessment methodology (Elixhauser, et al. Med Care, 1998), and AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software to conduct study analysis.]

Journal of Burn Care Research
Shields BJ, Comstock RD, Fernandez SA, et al. Healthcare resource utilization and epidemiology of pediatric burn-associated hospitalizations, United States, 2000. J Burn Care Res 2007 Nov-Dec; 28(6):811-26. [Uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) for 2000.]

Current as of November 2007


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