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AHRQ-Funded Journal Supplement Focuses on Pediatric Quality Measures To Improve Children's Health

Issue 448
AHRQ's Electronic Newsletter summarizes Agency research and programmatic activities.
November 12, 2014

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More than 9 percent of U.S. children ages 5 to 17 were treated for mental health disorders in 2009-2011. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #440: Expenditures for Treatment of Mental Health Disorders among Children, Ages 5-17, 2009-2011: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population.)

Today's Headlines

  1. AHRQ-Funded Journal Supplement Focuses on Pediatric Quality Measures To Improve Children's Health.
  2. National Quality Strategy Priorities in Action Features Chicago Effort To Build Culture of Healthy Living.
  3. Register Now: November 19 Webinar on Measuring Practice Transformation.
  4. Register Now: December 7 Technical Assistance Workshop for Investigators New to Dissemination and Implementation Research.
  5. AHRQ in the Professional Literature.

1. AHRQ-Funded Journal Supplement Focuses on Pediatric Quality Measures To Improve Children's Health

An AHRQ-funded supplement to Academic Pediatrics contributes to the national effort to measure and improve children's health. The September-October 2014 special supplement features seven commentaries and 12 articles that cover three broad themes: the value of pediatric quality measures to stakeholders, the scope of the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) and lessons learned in developing and testing pediatric quality measures. AHRQ's Denise Dougherty, Ph.D., and Kamila Mistry, Ph.D., co-edited the supplement; they and AHRQ staff members Mia Desoto, Ph.D., and Francis Chesley, M.D., wrote or co-authored articles. The articles in this supplement examine the opportunities and challenges associated with the PQMP Centers of Excellence work on advancing the science of pediatric quality measurement.

2. National Quality Strategy Priorities in Action Features Chicago Effort To Build Culture of Healthy Living

The latest edition of the National Quality Strategy's Priorities in Action features Building a Healthier Chicago, a consortium of several hundred stakeholders convened to address the health of Chicagoans by creating a culture of healthy living in major social settings throughout the city, including worksites, faith communities, schools and restaurants. Activities include working to improve the accessibility of healthy food and providing the tools necessary to make meaningful long-term lifestyle and policy changes. Building a Healthier Chicago's initiatives align with the National Quality Strategy by promoting the wide use of best practices to enable healthy living in major social settings through learning and technical assistance; certification, accreditation and regulation; incentives and benefit design; and innovation and diffusion. The National Quality Strategy, first published in March 2011, was mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. It is led by AHRQ on behalf of HHS.

3.Register Now: November 19 Webinar on Measuring Practice Transformation

AHRQ is hosting a webinar November 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET on models that Practice Based Research Networks have used to measure practice transformation. The expert panel will discuss measurement models, data gathered through its work and best practices in quantifying practice transformation. An application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Registration is open.

4. Register Now: December 7 Technical Assistance Workshop for Investigators New to Dissemination and Implementation Research

Co-sponsors of the 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation will host a technical assistance workshop coinciding with the event for investigators who are new to dissemination and implementation research. The workshop will be held December 7 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. in Bethesda, Maryland. It is intended for researchers interested in submitting an application for dissemination and implementation research under current funding opportunity announcements issued by conference co-sponsors including AHRQ, the National Institutes of Health, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Veterans Administration. To confirm participation, submit your contact information and a one-page abstract as a Microsoft Word® document via email with the subject line "Technical Assistance Workshop Submission." Registration is also open for the annual conference, which is being held December 8 and 9 in Bethesda.

5. AHRQ in the Professional Literature

Carayon P, Xie A, Kianfar S. Human factors and ergonomics as a patient safety practice. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Mar;23(3):196-205. Epub 2013 Jun 28. Select to access the abstract on PubMed®.

Nicholas LH. Better quality of care or healthier patients? Hospital utilization by Medicare Advantage and fee-for-service enrollees. Forum Health Econ Policy 2013 May 15;16(1):137-61. Select to access the abstract on PubMed®.

Salinas-Miranda AA, Nash MC, Salemi JL, et al. Cutting-edge technology for public health workforce training in comparative effectiveness research. Health Informatics J 2013 Jun;19(2):101-15. Select to access the abstract on PubMed®.

Ryan A, Sutton M, Doran T. Does winning a pay-for-performance bonus improve subsequent quality performance? Evidence from the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration. Health Serv Res 2014 Apr; 49(2):568-87. Epub 2013 Aug 1. Select to access the abstract on PubMed®.

Lima FO, Furie KL, Silva GS, et al. Prognosis of untreated strokes due to anterior circulation proximal intracranial arterial occlusions detected by use of computed tomography angiography. JAMA Neurol 2014 Feb;71(2):151-7. Select to access the abstract on PubMed®.

Everett CM, Thorpe CT, Palta M, et al. The roles of primary care PAs and NPs caring for older adults with diabetes. JAAPA 2014 Apr;27(4):45-9. Select to access the abstract on PubMed®.

Maciejewski ML, Powers BJ, Sanders LL, et al. The intersection of patient complexity, prescriber continuity and acute care utilization. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Apr;29(4):594-601. Epub 2014 Jan 10. Select to access the abstract on PubMed®.

Schroeder EB, Bayliss EA, Daugherty SL, et al. Gender differences in cardiovascular risk factors in incident diabetes. Womens Health Issues 2014 Jan-Feb;24(1):e61-e68. Select to access the abstract on PubMed®.

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