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Contemporary Costs of HIV Healthcare in the HAART Era

Articles of Interest: October 22, 2010

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

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

AIDS
Gebo KA, Fleishman JA, Conviser R, Hellinger J, et al. Contemporary costs of HIV healthcare in the HAART era. AIDS 2010 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print. Second and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively; supported in part by contract 290-01-0012; uses 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) from California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Washington; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Friedman and Basu (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, respectively) (Med Care Res Rev, 2004), Fleishman and Hellinger (J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2001 and 2003), and Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which use various HCUP data sets; acknowledges "the state data organizations that participate in the HCUP and AHRQ staff members Fred Hellinger, John Fleishman, and Irene Fraser (director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) as sponsoring agency representatives.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Cardiology
Bradley EH, Herrin J, Curry L, et al. Variation in hospital mortality rates for patients with acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 2010 Oct 15; 106(8):1108-12. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS16929-1.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Winthrop KL, McNelley E, Kendall B, et al. Pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease prevalence and clinical features: an emerging public health disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2010 Oct 1; 182(7):977-82. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS17552-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Williams RL, Willging CE, Quintero G, et al. Ethics of health research in communities: perspectives from the southwestern United States. Ann Fam Med 2010 Sep-Oct; 8(5):433-9. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS13208.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care and Research
Suarez-Almazor ME, Looney C, Liu Y, et al. A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee: effects of patient-provider communication. Arthritis Care Res 2010 Sep; 62(9):1229-36. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16093 (to first author for the Houston Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics).] Select to access the abstract .

Canadian Family Physician
Zeber J, Parchman ML. Cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes: Attributable risk due to modifiable risk factors. Can Fam Physician 2010 Aug; 56(8):e302-e307. [Supported by grant K08 HS13008-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Spaeth-Rublee B, Pincus HA, Huynh PT, et al. Measuring quality of mental health care: a review of initiatives and programs in selected countries. Can J Psychiatry 2010 Sep; 55(9):539-48. [Supported in part by grant 5 U18 HS16097 (for the Mental Health Therapeutics Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey); cites Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Experience of Care and Health Outcomes (ECHO) Survey, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS® Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kilbourne AM, Keyser D, Pincus HA. Challenges and opportunities in measuring the quality of mental health care. Can J Psychiatry 2010 Sep; 55(9):549-57. [Supported in part by grant 5 U18 HS16097 (to the Mental Health Therapeutics Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERT) at Rutgers at the State University of New Jersey); cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Outterson K, Powers JH 3rd, Gould IM, et al. Questions about the 10 x '20 Initiative. Clin Infect Dis 2010 Sep 15; 51(6):751-2. [Supported in part by a career development award grant K08 HS18465-01; see also author's reply by Gilbert et al. (Clin Infect Dis, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.]

Cerebrovascular Diseases
Allen NB, Holford TR, Bracken MB, et al. Trends in one-year recurrent ischemic stroke among the elderly in the USA: 1994-2002. Cerebrovasc Dis 2010; 30(5):525-32. [Supported in part by dissertation award grant 1 R36 HS16959-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Laiteerapong N, Huang ES. The public health implications of the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery for diabetes. Diabetes Care 2010 Sep; 33(9):2126-28. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award (NRSA) training grant T32 HS00084.]

Health Services Research
Yu H, Dick AW. Risk-adjusted capitation rates for children: how useful are the survey-based methods? Health Serv Res 2010 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 1 R01 HS16742; uses 2002-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ publications, MEPS HC-050: 2000 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2003, and MEPS HC-092: 1996-2004 Risk Adjustment Scores Public Use File, 2008; cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor, et al. (staff members in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1996-1997), which uses MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

International Anesthesiology Clinics
Taekman JM, Shelley K. Virtual environments in healthcare: immersion, disruption, and flow. Int Anesthesiol Clin 2010 Summer; 48(3):101-21. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16653-01.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Wald JS, Businger A, Gandhi TK, et al. Implementing practice-linked pre-visit electronic journals in primary care: patient and physician use and satisfaction. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Sep-Oct; 17(5):502-6. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13326-03; cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006, performed by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center) on impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Grant et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008 and Diabetes Technol Ther, 2006) and Gandhi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Wakefield DS, Ward MM, Loes JL, et al. A network collaboration implementing technology to improve medication dispensing and administration in critical access hospitals. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Sep-Oct; 17(5):584-7. [Supported in part by grant UC1 HS16156 (for the EHR Implementation for the Continuum of Care in Rural Iowa); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Li, Schneider, and Ward (Inquiry, 2009 and Health Serv Res, 2007), Bahensky et al. (J Healthc Inf Manag, 2008), Ward et al. (J Med Sys, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Balasubramanian H, Banerjee R, Denton B, et al. Improving clinical access and continuity through physician panel redesign. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Oct; 25(10):1109-15. [Supported by AHRQ, grant information not given.] Select to access the abstract.

Kim-Hwang JE, Chen AH, Bell DS, et al. Evaluating electronic referrals for specialty care at a public hospital. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Oct; 25(10):1123-8. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-02-200600017, Task Order no. 3 (to second, fourth, fifth, and sixth authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Greenwald JL, Halasyamani L, Greene J, et al. Making inpatient medication reconciliation patient centered, clinically relevant and implementable: a consensus statement on key principles and necessary first steps. J Hosp Med 2010 Oct; 5(8):477-85. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS17520-01 (for the medication reconciliation conference held on March 6, 2009 to first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and ninth authors), for which first and second authors are co-principal investigators.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Practice Management
McColm D, Karcz A. Comparing manual and automated coding of physicians quality reporting initiative measures in an ambulatory EHR. J Med Pract Manage 2010 Jul-Aug; 26(1):6-12. [Supported by grant HS17094 (within the Ambulatory Safety and Quality Program: Enabling Quality Measurement through Health Information Technology).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Salvador-Carulla L, Costa-Font J, Cabases J, et al. Evaluating mental health care and policy in Spain. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2010 Jun; 13(2):73-86. [Supported in part by grant P01 HS10803.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Malat J, Purcell D, van Ryn M. Factors affecting whites' and blacks' attitudes toward race concordance with doctors. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Sep; 102(9):787-93. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS13280-01A1 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rural Health
Peterson LE, Litaker DG. County-level poverty is equally associated with unmet health care needs in rural and urban settings. J Rural Health 2010 Fall; 26(4):373-82. [Supported in part by AHRQ/NIH training grant 2 T32 HS00059 (to first author); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Kirby (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Kaneda (J Health Soc Behav, 2005), which uses 2000 MEPS data, and Larson and Fleishman (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003), which uses 1996 MEPS data; cites AHRQ publication, Access to Health Care—Sources and Barriers, 1996.]

Neurology
Dorsey ER, Meltzer DO. The economics of comparative effectiveness research. Neurology 2010 Aug 10; 75(6):492-3. [Supported in part by grant HS16967-01 (through Hospital Medicine and Economics Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs) to second author).]

Nursing Outlook
Issel LM, Bekemeier B. Safe practice of population-focused nursing care: development of a public health nursing concept. Nurs Outlook 2010 Sep-Oct; 58(5):226-32. [Supported in part by AHRQ conference grant 1 R13 HS18852; cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, and AHRQ-sponsored publication, Quality of Public Health Nursing Population-Focused Care (funded by an AHRQ conference grant).] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Qato DM, Lindau ST, Conti RM, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular medication use among older adults in the United States. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Safe 2010 Aug; 19(8):834-42. [Supported in part by career development award grant K08 HS15699-01A1 (to last author); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

PloS One
Schillaci MA, Waitzkin H, Carson EA, et al. Prenatal care utilization for mothers from low-income areas of New Mexico, 1989-1999. PLoS One 2010 Sep 17; 5(9):e12809. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS09703.] Select to access the abstract.

Public Health Nursing
McHugh MD. Hospital nurse staffing and public health emergency preparedness: implications for policy. Public Health Nurs 2010 Sep; 27(5):442-9. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS17551 (first author is private investigator); cites AHRQ publication, Surge Capacity — Education and Training for a Qualified Workforce. Bioterrorism and Health System Preparedness, Issue Brief No. 7, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Memtsoudis SG, Salvati EA, Go G, et al. Perioperative pulmonary circulatory changes during bilateral total hip arthroplasty under regional anesthesia. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2010 Sep-Oct; 35(5):417-21. [Supported in part by grant RFA HS00514 (for the Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics).] Select to access the abstract.

Science Translational Medicine
Clancy C, Collins FS. Patient-centered outcomes research institute: the intersection of science and health care. Sci Transl Med 2010 Jun 23; 2(37):1-3. [First author is AHRQ director; discusses AHRQ's role and involvement in the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and comparative effectiveness research; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy and Eisenberg (current and former AHRQ directors, respectively) (Science, 1998); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2009, and NHDR, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Humensky JL. Are adolescents with high socioeconomic status more likely to engage in alcohol and illicit drug use in early adulthood? Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2010 Aug 5; 5:19. [Supported in part by NRSA grant HS00084.] Select to access the abstract.

Women's Health Issues
Ng JH, Kaftarian SJ, Tilson WM, Gorrell P, Chen X, Chesley FD Jr, et al. Self-reported delays in receipt of health care among women with diabetes and cardiovascular conditions. Womens Health Issues 2010 Sep; 20(5):316-22. [Second and sixth authors are Senior Advisor of Women's Health and Gender Research and director, respectively, in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations; supported in part by AHRQ, grant number not given; uses 2005-2006 MEPS data; cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Wound Repair and Regeneration
Margolis DJ, Hoffstad O, Thom S, et al. The differential effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers with respect to foot ulcer and limb amputation in those with diabetes. Wound Repair Regen 2010 Sep-Oct; 18(5):445-51. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16946.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Volpp KG, Friedman W, Romano PS, et al. Residency training at a crossroads: duty-hour standards 2010. Ann Intern Med 2010 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Volpp and Landrigan (JAMA, 2008), Ayas et al. (JAMA, 2006), Barger et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005), and Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Gilbert DN, Guidos RJ, Boucher HW, et al. Reply to Tillotson, Outterson et al, and Burgess et al. Clin Infect Dis 2010 Sep 15; 51(6):754-5. [Comments on and cites AHRQ-funded article by Outterson et al. (Clin Infect Dis, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
Hanchate AD, Stukel TA, Birkmeyer JD, et al. Surgery volume, quality of care and operative mortality in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a re-examination using fixed-effects regression. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2010 Jun; 10(1-2):16-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Auerbach et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), Tsai et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006), Schwartz et al. (BMJ, 2005), Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003 and 2002), and Normand, Glickman, and Gatsonis (J Am Stat Assoc, 1997).]

JAMA
Mitka M. Disclosing medical errors does not mean greater liability costs, new study finds. JAMA 2010 Oct 20; 304(15):1656-7. [Discusses AHRQ-funded article by Gallagher et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) and quotes remarks by first author and by AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy; discusses demonstration grants issued by AHRQ to support the Patient Safety and Medical Liability Initiative.]

Hyder JA. Surgical care improvement project adherence and postoperative infections. JAMA 2010 Oct 20; 304(15):1669; author reply 1671-2. [Letters comment on AHRQ-funded article by Stulberg et al. (JAMA, 2010); includes response by authors.]

Pronovost PJ, Freischlag JA. Improving teamwork to reduce surgical mortality. JAMA 2010 Oct 20; 304(15):1721-2. [Notes that first author has received previous grant support from AHRQ; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sawyer et al. (Crit Care Med, 2010) and Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Lyman JA, Cohn WF, Bloomrosen M, et al. Clinical decision support: progress and opportunities. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Sep-Oct; 17(5):487-92. [Reviews progress on implementation of the clinical decision support (CDS) roadmap developed at the request of AHRQ and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; cites AHRQ's Health IT Web site; cites AHRQ publications, Challenges and Barriers to Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Design and Implementation Experienced in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality CDS Demonstrations, 2010 (as prepared for the AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology under contract 290-04-0016), Clinical Decision Support Town Hall Meeting Summary Report, 2009, The AHRQ Clinical Decision Support Initiative (published on AHRQ's Health IT Web site), and CERTs Centers (published on AHRQ;s CERTs Web site; cites Funding Opportunity Announcements Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21), 2008, and Utilizing Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality (R18), 2008, both published on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Lippman H, Davenport J. Sued for misdiagnosis? It could happen to you. J Fam Pract 2010 Sep; 59(9):498-508. [Cites AHRQ's identification of "diagnostic errors as a problem that warranted closer study", citing AHRQ special emphasis notice (SEN) "AHRQ Announces Interest in Research on Diagnostic Errors in Ambulatory Care Settings", as posted on the NIH Grants Web site; mentions AHRQ's co-sponsorship of annual conferences on Diagnostic Error in Medicine; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Newman-Toker and Pronovost (JAMA, 2009), Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), and Poon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Bylsma WH, Arnold GK, Fortna GS, et al. Where have all the general internists gone? J Gen Intern Med 2010 Oct; 25(10):1020-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landon et al. (Med Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Lynch CP, Gebregziabher M, Echols C, et al. Racial disparities in all-cause mortality among veterans with type 2 diabetes. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Oct; 25(10):1051-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, Using Administrative Data to Monitor Access, Identify Disparities, and Assess Performance of the Safety Net: Tools for Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Donelan K, Rao SR, Rogers RS, et al. Experience with health coach-mediated physician referral in an employed insured population. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Oct; 25(10):1071-7. [Cites Kaiser Family Foundation/AHRQ publication, A National Survey: Americans as Health Care Consumers: The Role of Quality Information, 1996; cites AHRQ publication, The CAHPS Benchmarking Database, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Hibbard et al. (Health Aff, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Stevens DP, Bowen JL, Johnson JK, et al. A multi-institutional quality improvement initiative to transform education for chronic illness care in resident continuity practices. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Sep; 25 Suppl 4:S574-S580. [Cites AHRQ-funded Web-based resource Tool Kit for Developing the Chronic Care Model in an Academic Environment, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
Pons J, Sais C, Illa C, et al. Is there an association between the quality of hospitals' research and their quality of care? J Health Serv Res Policy 2010 Oct; 15(4):204-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Allison et al. (JAMA, 2000), Ayanian (Health Aff, 1998), and Iezzoni et al. (Am J Public Health, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Weil T. Hospital mergers: a panacea? J Health Serv Res Policy 2010 Oct; 15(4):251-3. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Mutter, Wong, and Goldfarb (authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Inquiry, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rural Health
Abrams TE, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Kaboli PJ. Mortality and revascularization following admissions for acute myocardial infarction: implication for rural veterans. J Rural Health 2010 Fall; 26(4):310-16. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Petersen et al. (N Engl J Med, 2000).]

Juretic M, Hill R, Luptak M, et al. Reaching out to older veterans in need: the Elko clinic demonstration project. J Rural Health 2010 Fall; 26(4):325-32. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Basu (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) and Mobley (Health Place, 2007).]

Choo EK, Spiro DM, Lowe RA, et al. Rural-urban disparities in child abuse management resources in the emergency department. J Rural Health 2010 Fall; 26(4):361-5. [Cites AHRQ publication, Evaluating Domestic Violence Programs, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Flaherty, Jones, and Sege (Child Abuse Negl, 2004).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Iglehart JK. The ACGME's final duty-hour standards - special PGY-1 limits and strategic napping. N Engl J Med 2010 Oct 21; 363(17):1589-91. [Cites letter from Congressional members (Dingell, Barton, Stupak, and Whitfield) to William Munier, director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, March 29, 2007.]

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

American Family Physician
Kirchner JT. HIV testing: removing barriers can lead to earlier detection and reduced transmission. Am Fam Physician 2010 Oct 15; 82(8):878; author reply, 879-80. [Cites and discusses USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for HIV, 2005, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

CME quiz. Am Fam Physician 2010 Oct 15; 82(8):887-9. [Includes study questions based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults, cited below.]

Korsen N. Translating a guideline into practice: The USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults. Am Fam Physician 2010 Oct 15; 82(8):891, 897. [Comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults, cited below.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for depression in adults: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2010 Oct 15; 82(8):976-9. [Summaries USPSTF recommendation statement on Screening for Depression in Adults, 2009, as published on USPSTF Web site; cites AHRQ systematic evidence review Screening for Depression, 2002, and systematic review/evidence synthesis, Screening for Depression in Adults and Older Adults in Primary Care, 2009.]

Lin KW, Lam C. Screening for depression in adults. Am Fam Physician 2010 Oct 15; 82(8):985-6. [First author is medical officer for the USPSTF in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; presents case study and questions based on USPSTF recommendation statement on Screening for Depression in Adults, 2009, as published on USPSTF Web site and in Ann Intern Med, 2009; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on screening for depression in adult patients in primary care settings (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Weitz H, Merli G. Invasive dental treatment and risk for vascular events: have we bitten off more than we can chew? Ann Intern Med 2010 Oct 19; 153(8):542-3. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review and meta-analysis of periodontal disease and coronary heart disease incidence (J Gen Intern Med, 2008); cites summary of systematic reviews of emerging risk factors for coronary heart disease conducted for the USPSTF by Helfand et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded article by Ray and Griffin (Am J Epidemiol, 1989).]

Cancer
Hellquist BN, Duffy SW, Abdsaleh S, et al. Effectiveness of population-based service screening with mammography for women ages 40 to 49 years: evaluation of the Swedish Mammography Screening in Young Women (SCRY) cohort. Cancer 2010 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Korver AM, Konings S, Dekker FW, et al. Newborn hearing screening vs later hearing screening and developmental outcomes in children with permanent childhood hearing impairment. JAMA 2010 Oct 20; 304(15):1701-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on universal newborn hearing screening (Pediatrics, 2008) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on universal newborn hearing screening (JAMA, 2001) performed by the Oregon Health and Sciences University Evidence-based Practice Center; cites AHRQ-funded article by Rassen et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Sur D, Milne H. Breast cancer prevention and Tx: an evidence-based guide. J Fam Pract 2010 Oct; 59(10):575-581a. [Mentions the controversy over release of updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations and summarizes the recommendations in a table of Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening for Women with Average Risk; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, and related systematic evidence review update by Nelson et al., 2009, as published on USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Berg (Am J Nurs, 2003), which summarizes USPSTF recommendations on the chemoprevention of breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and AHRQ systematic evidence review Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer, 2002.]

Spata J, Kelsberg G, Safranek S. Clinical inquiries. Does office spirometry improve quit rates in smokers? J Fam Pract 2010 Oct; 59(10):593-4. [Cites AHRQ press release Task Force Recommends Against Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Spirometry, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review of spirometry as a motivational tool to improve smoking cessation rates by Wilt et al. (Nicotine Tob Res, 2007, performed by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Hanchate AD, Clough-Gorr KM, Ash AS, et al. Longitudinal patterns in survival, comorbidity, healthcare utilization and quality of care among older women following breast cancer diagnosis. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Oct; 25(10):1045-50. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored updated systematic review of screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Margolies L. Mammographic screening for breast cancer: 2010. Mt Sinai J Med 2010 Jul-Aug; 77(4):398-404. [Discusses the controversy over release of updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and related evidence update by Nelson et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites articles by Javitt and Hendrick (AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2010) and Berg et al. (Society of Breast Imaging Web site, 2009), both of which discuss USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations.]

Radiologic Clinics of North America
Kopans DB. The 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines are not supported by science: the scientific support for mammography screening. Radiol Clin North Am 2010 Sep; 48(5):843-57. [Discusses the controversy over updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Feig S. Cost-effectiveness of mammography, MRI, and ultrasonography for breast cancer screening. Radiol Clin North Am 2010 Sep; 48(5):879-91. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, related evidence update by Nelson et al., and related AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Quality Determinants of Mammography, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Hirst KP, Moutier CY. Postpartum major depression. Am Fam Physician 2010 Oct 15; 82(8):926-33. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Heisler M, Vijan S, Makki F, et al. Diabetes control with reciprocal peer support versus nurse care management: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2010 Oct 19; 153(8):507-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded meta-regression analysis of the effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006), performed by the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center, and AHRQ technical review Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 2: Diabetes Mellitus Care, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Glasgow et al. (Am J Rev Med, 2006) and Haywood et al. (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Jha AK. Meaningful use of electronic health records: the road ahead. JAMA 2010 Oct 20; 304(15):1709-10. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care (performed by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center); cites AHRQ-funded article by Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).]

Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Putting the public back in public reporting of health care quality. JAMA 2010 Oct 20; 304(15):1711-12. [Cites systematic review by Fung et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the evidence that publishing patient care performance data improves quality of care, which reviews articles and studies on the use and impact of CAHPS® data, and for which the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center assisted with retrieving articles and preparing the manuscript; mentions that the results of AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) are publicly reported (in contrast to quality reporting Web sites that usually do not allow patients to provide feedback on their health care) and that HCAHPS "has been a good initial step toward making public reporting more patient-centric" but "it allows only a limited number of patients to participate in the process of quality improvement"; cites Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) report 2008 Update on Consumers' Views of Patient Safety and Quality Information, 2008, which is based on questions used in previous surveys performed in collaboration with AHRQ; cites article by Giordano et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2010) on the development, implementation, and public reporting of HCAHPS.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Phansalkar S, Edworthy J, Hellier E, et al. A review of human factors principles for the design and implementation of medication safety alerts in clinical information systems. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Sep-Oct; 17(5):493-501. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal, Shojania, and Bates (Arch Intern Med, 2003, prepared by the University of California San Francisco—Stanford Evidence-Based Practice Center); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shah et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2006), Kawamoto et al. (BMJ, 2005), and Weingart et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

World Neurosurgery
Khalessi AA, Natarajan SK, Binning MJ, et al. Draft formal response to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) technical brief on neurothrombectomy devices in acute ischemic stroke. World Neurosurg 2010 Jun; 73(6):612-21. [Discusses/summarizes AHRQ draft technical brief on Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site. See also AHRQ-funded article by Wald et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above and USPSTF recommendation statement (Am Fam Physician, 2010), AHRQ-authored article by Lin and Lam (Am Fam Physician, 2010), and article by Spata, Kelsberg, and Safranek (J Fam Pract, 2010) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kocher R, Emanuel EJ, DeParle NA. The Affordable Care Act and the future of clinical medicine: the opportunities and challenges. Ann Intern Med 2010 Oct 19; 153(8):536-9. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Baty PJ, Viviano SK, Schiller MR, et al. A systematic approach to diabetes mellitus care in underserved populations: improving care of minority and homeless persons. Fam Med 2010 Oct; 42(9):623-7. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2008. See also AHRQ-authored articles by Clancy and Collins (Sci Transl Med, 2010), Qato et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2010), and Ng et al. (Womens Health Issues, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Johnson, Blewett, and Davern (Med Care, 2010) cited in Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Allergy and Asthma Proceedings
Zilberberg M, Jacobsen T, Tillotson G. The burden of hospitalizations and emergency department visits with hereditary angioedema and angioedema in the United States, 2007. Allergy Asthma Proc 2010 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007 HCUP NIS and Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing data as published on AHRQ's HCUPNet Web site and Overview of the National Inpatient Sample and Overview of the National Emergency Department Sample, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Borders TF, Lensing S, Xu KT. Health confidence and racial and ethnic disparities in consumer's assessments of health care. Am J Med Qual 2010 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print. Uses CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and 2005 MEPS data, citing Survey Background, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and Instructions for Analyzing Data from CAHPS® Surveys: Using the CAHPS® Analysis Program Version 3.6, 2006, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site; cites articles by Morales et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001) and Weech-Maldonado et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001), both of which use AHRQ's CAHPS® data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medicine
Hong CH, Allred R, Napenas JJ, et al. Antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures to prevent indwelling venous catheter-related infections. Am J Med 2010 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse as a source of applicable guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Palsbo SE, Diao G, Palsbo GA, et al. Case-mix adjustment and enabled reporting of the health care experiences of adults with disabilities. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2010 Sep; 91(9):1339-46.e3. [Uses a proposed enabled version of AHRQ's CAHPS® survey.] Select to access the abstract.

General Hospital Psychiatry
Dismuke CE, Egede LE. Association between major depression, depressive symptoms and personal income in US adults with diabetes. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2010 Sep-Oct; 32(5):484-91. [Uses 2006 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publication, MEPS HC-105: 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2008, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Kaafarani HM, Borzecki AM, Itani KM, et al. Validity of selected patient safety indicators: opportunities and concerns. J Am Coll Surg 2010 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators software, citing AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 3.0a, 2003, and Patient Safety Indicators: Technical Specifications, version 3.1, 2003, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Houches, Elixhauser and Romano (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008), Zhan et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007), and Zhan and Miller (JAMA, 2003), which use AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; cites article by Henderson et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009), White et al. (Med Care, 2009), Utter et al. (Ann Surg, 2009), Bahl et al. (Med Care, 2008), and Weller et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Saf, 2004), all of which use various AHRQ's patient safety indicators; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Bagchi AD, Af Ursin R, Leonard A. Assessing cultural perspectives on healthcare quality. J Immigr Minor Health 2010 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print. Uses CAHPS® Clinical and Group Survey and supplemental CAHPS® questionnaire items, citing ECHO Survey and Reporting Kit, 2008, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS® Web site; cites articles by Goldstein et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), Weech-Maldonado et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004), Morales et al. Hisp J Behav Sci, 2003), and others, all of which use CAHPS data; cites AHRQ-sponsored publication, Development of a CAHPS® Patient Assessment of Cultural Competence, 2007, as published on the Institute of Medicine Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma
Osen HB, Bass RR, Abdullah F, et al. Rapid discharge after transfer: risk factors, incidence, and implications for trauma systems. J Trauma 2010 Sep; 69(3):602-6. [Uses 2000-2004 HCUP NIS data, citing 2000-2001 Overview of the National Inpatient Sample, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety Indicators: Technical Specifications, version 3.2, 2008, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Bowman SM, Aitken ME. Still unsafe, still in use: ongoing epidemic of all-terrain vehicle injury hospitalizations among children. J Trauma 2010 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1997-2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2003, 2003 and AHRQ publication, Population Denominator Data for Use with the HCUP Databases, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Hamman MK. Making time for well-baby care: the role of maternal employment. Matern Child Health J 2010 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1996-2005 Household Component (MEPS-HC), Event Files, and Conditions Files data.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Johnson PJ, Blewett LA, Davern M. Disparities in public use data availability for race, ethnic, and immigrant groups: national surveys for healthcare disparities research. Med Care 2010 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006 MEPS-HC data; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Moy, Dayton, and Clancy (first and second authors are current former researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, respectively, and third author is AHRQ director) (Health Aff, 2005) and Moy, Arispe, Holmes, and Andrews (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Outcomes, and Markets) (Med Care, 2005), which discuss AHRQ's NHDR.] Select to access the abstract.

Otology & Neurotology
Higgins TS, Moody Antonio SA. The role of facial palsy in staging squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone and external auditory canal: a comparative survival analysis. Otol Neurotol 2010 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ as a source for relevant publications.] Select to access the abstract.

Pain Medicine
Tsao JC, Stein JA, Dobalian A. Sex differences in pain and misuse of prescription analgesics among persons with HIV. Pain Med 2010 Jun; 11(6):815-24. [Uses longitudinal data from the AHRQ-sponsored HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS).] Select to access the abstract.

Respiratory Medicine
Toy EL, Beaulieu NU, McHale JM, et al. Treatment of COPD: Relationships between daily dosing frequency, adherence, resource use, and costs. Respir Med 2010 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publication, Design, Methods, and Field Results of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Medical Provider Component (MEPS MPC): 2006 Calendar Year Data, MEPS Methodology Report No. 23, 2008, as published on AHRQ's MEPS web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Urologic Oncology
Choueiri TK, McDermott D, Sheng Duh M, et al. Costs associated with angiogenesis inhibitor therapies for metastatic renal cell carcinoma in clinical practice: Results from a medical chart review study. Urol Oncol 2010 Oct 4. [Epub ahead of print. Uses HCUP NIS (for hospitalization costs) and MEPS (for emergency room visit cost) data, citing data as published on AHRQ's HCUPNet Web site and AHRQ publication, Expenses for a Hospital Emergency Room Visit in 2003, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 111, 2006, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site. See also AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Gebo et al. (AIDS, 2010), Sun, Dexter, and Macario (Anesth Analg, 2010), Yu and Dick (Health Serv Res, 2010), and Ng et al. (Womens Health Issues, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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