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Perceptions and Experiences of Patients Receiving Oral Chemotherapy

Articles of Interest: October 29, 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

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Simchowitz B, Shiman L, Spencer J, et al. Perceptions and experiences of patients receiving oral chemotherapy. Clin J Oncol Nurs 2010 Aug; 14(4):447-53. [Supported by grant 1 P20 HS17123; cites AHRQ-funded article by Weingart et al. (BMJ, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Health
Shaw SJ. The logic of identity and resemblance in culturally appropriate health care. Health 2010 Sep; 14(5):523-44. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS14086; cites AHRQ-authored article by Moy (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) and Bartman (JAMA, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Education Research
Black DS, Grenard JL, Sussman S, et al. The influence of school-based natural mentoring relationships on school attachment and subsequent adolescent risk behaviors. Health Educ Res 2010 Oct; 25(5):892-902. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00046-14 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Gruschkus SK, Lairson D, Dunn JK, et al. Comparative effectiveness of white blood cell growth factors on neutropenia, infection, and survival in older people with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with chemotherapy. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Oct; 58(10):1885-95. [Supported by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Communication
Sarkar U, Karter AJ, Liu JY, et al. The literacy divide: health literacy and the use of an internet-based patient portal in an integrated health system-results from the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). J Health Commun 2010; 15 Suppl 2:183-96. [Supported in part by grants K08 HS17594 (to first author) and R18 HS17261-01 (to last author); cites AHRQ publications, Fact Sheet: Diabetes Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site, and Does Differential Diffusion of Innovations Contribute to Disparities in Health Care? Final Report, 2003; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review Literacy and Health Outcomes by Dewalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Psychological Oncology
Vilhauer RP, McClintock MK, Matthews AK.Online support groups for women with metastatic breast cancer: a feasibility pilot study. J Psychosoc Oncol 2010 Sep; 28(5):560-86. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS10565.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Bertakis KD, Azari R. Patient gender differences in the prediction of medical expenditures. J Womens Health 2010 Oct; 19(10):1925-32. [Supported by grant R18 HS06167; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Cohen, Ezzati-Rice, and Yu (authors are staff members in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2006), Fleishman, Cohen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Med Care, 2006), and Fleishman and Lawrence (Med Care, 2003), which use various data sets from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Ferucci ED, Donnithorne KJ, Koller KR, et al. Performance on rheumatoid arthritis quality indicators in an Alaska Native healthcare system. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):387-91. [Supported by grant R03 HS15625.] Select to access the abstract.

Kaafarani HM, Rosen AK, Nebeker JR, et al. Development of trigger tools for surveillance of adverse events in ambulatory surgery. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):425-9. [Supported by contract no. HHSA 290-2006-00012540; cites AHRQ-funded article by Khuri et al. (Ann Surg, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Muething SE, Conway PH, Kloppenborg E, et al. Identifying causes of adverse events detected by an automated trigger tool through in-depth analysis. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):435-9. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16957; second author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ferranti et al. (Pediatrics, 2008), Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001), Jha et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1998), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Pham JC, Gianci S, Battles J, et al. Establishing a global learning community for incident-reporting systems. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):446-51. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; cites AHRQ-authored article by Pronovost, Goeschel, Olsen, Pham, Miller, Berenholtz, Sexton, Marsteller, Morlock, Wu, Loeb, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Health Aff, 2009); cites AHRQ's Patient Safety Organizations Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Wessell AM, Litvin C, Jenkins RG, et al. Medication prescribing and monitoring errors in primary care: a report from the Practice Partner Research Network. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e21. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17037-01 (for the Ambulatory Safety and Quality Program, Improving Quality through Clinician Use of Health Information Technology); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Sangl, Bierman, Miller, Friedman, Wickizer, and Meyer (first, second, third, fourth, sixth, and seventh authors are AHRQ staff members) (JAMA, 2001), which uses 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Porter SC, Forbes P, Manzi S, et al. Patients providing the answers: narrowing the gap in data quality for emergency care. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e34. [Supported by grant HS14947 (to first author); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fine et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009), Poon et al. (Stud Health Technol Inform, 2007), Porter et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006 and J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005 and 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Long AL, Horvath MM, Cozart H, et al. Tailoring adverse drug event surveillance to the paediatric inpatient. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e40. [Supported by grant 5 UC1 HS14882-03; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Horvath et al. (J Patient Saf, 2009), Ferranti et al. (Pediatrics, 2008), Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Henriksen K, Albolino S. Towards a safer healthcare system. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i1-i2. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.]

Henriksen K. Partial truths in the pursuit of patient safety. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct;19 Suppl 3:i3-i7. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Clancy (AHRQ director) (Am J Med Qual, 2009), Henriksen et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007), and Henriksen and Dayton (Health Serv Res, 2006); cites article by author in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety, 2007; cites AHRQ publications, Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes, 2007, and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2, Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Hall KK, Schenkel SM, Hirshon JM, et al. Incidence and types of non-ideal care events in an emergency department. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i20-i25. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; supported by grant P20 HS17111; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Battles (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) and Stevens (Qual Saf Health Care, 2009), Hall and Xiao (Crit Care Med, 2008), and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Am J Med Qual, 2006); cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2, Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Moyer VA, Singh H, Finkel KL, et al. Transitions from neonatal intensive care unit to ambulatory care: description and evaluation of the proactive risk assessment process. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i26-i30. [Supported in part by grant P20 HS17122-01 (for "Crossing an Invisible Quality Chasm: From NICU to Ambulatory Care"); cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (Am J Med Qual, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Riley W, Davis S, Miller KM, et al. Detecting breaches in defensive barriers using in situ simulation for obstetric emergencies. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i53-i56. [Supported by AHRQ, grant number not given; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Vol. 3, 2008; cites TeamSTEPPS: National Implementation, as published on AHRQ's TEAMSTEPPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Zayas-Cabán T, Dixon BE. Considerations for the design of safe and effective consumer health IT applications in the home. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i61-i67. [First author is Task Order Officer in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; supported in part by AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT contract 290-04-0016; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zayas-Cabán and Marquard (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2009); cites AHRQ-authored dissertation by Zayas-Cabán, 2006 (Application of Human Factors Analysis in the Home: A Methodology); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006, performed by the Southern Evidence-based Practice Center) on impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care; cites AHRQ publications, Clinical Practice Improvement and Redesign: How Change in Workflow can be Supported by Clinical Decision Support, 2009, as published on AHRQ's National Resource Center on Health Information Technology Web site, and Barriers and Drivers of Health Information Technology Use for the Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Underserved, 2008; cites AHRQ's Request for Applications (RFA) implementation grant on transforming healthcare quality through information technology, 2003, as published on the National Institutes of Health Grants Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Sittig DF, Singh H. A new sociotechnical model for studying health information technology in complex adaptive healthcare systems. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i68-i74. [Supported in part by AHRQ, grant number not given; cites AHRQ-authored/funded article by Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Koppel, and Bar-Lev (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Southern Medical Journal
Gregory PC, Lam D, Howell P. Osteoporosis treatment following hip fracture: how rates vary by service. South Med J 2010 Oct; 103(10):977-81. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS17956-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association
Mushlin AI, Ghomrawi HM. Comparative effectiveness research: a cornerstone of healthcare reform? Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc 2010; 121:141-154; discussion 154-5. [Supported in part by grant 5 U18 HS16075 (to the Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERT) program); discusses AHRQ's Effective Healthcare Program and AHRQ's role in comparative effectiveness research and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Conway and Clancy (former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ director, respectively) (N Engl J Med, 2009) and Slutsky (director in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) and Clancy (Am J Med Qual, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded article by Ware and Sherbourne (Med Care, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Western Journal of Nursing Research
Sabol VK, Resnick B, Galik E, et al. Anemia evaluation and management in nursing home residents. West J Nurs Res 2010 Jun; 32(4):447-61. [Supported in part by grant HS/MH13372-01; cites publication, Identification, Diagnosis, and Management of Anemia in Adult Ambulatory Patients Treated by Primary Care Physicians: Evidence Based and Consensus Recommendations, 2007, as published on AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Etchegaray JM, Sexton JB, Helmreich RL, et al. Job satisfaction ratings: measurement equivalence across nurses and physicians. West J Nurs Res 2010 Jun; 32(4):530-9. [Supported by grants 1 P01 HS11544-01 and 1 K02 HS17145-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Adler E, Resnick B. Reliability and validity of the Dementia Quality of Life measure in nursing home residents. West J Nurs Res 2010 Aug; 32(5):686-704. [Supported by grant R01 HS/MH13372-01.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Medicine
Piva E, Lippi G, Plebani M. Notification of abnormal and critical values: the road ahead. Am J Med 2010 Oct; 123(10):e19. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Singh et al. (Am J Med, 2010).]

Singh H, Peterson LA, Thomas EJ, et al. Authors' reply: Notification of abnormal and critical values: the road ahead. Am J Med 2010 Oct; 123(10):e21. [Authors' reply to commentary on AHRQ-funded article by Singh et al. (Am J Med, 2010).]

American Journal of Public Health
Baggett TP, O'Connell JJ, Singer DE, et al. The unmet health care needs of homeless adults: a national study. Am J Public Health 2010 Jul; 100(7):1326-33. [Cites AHRQ publication, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2006: Access to Care Tables 4.2-4.4, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lewis et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003), Gelberg, Andersen, and Leake (Health Serv Res, 2000), Hwang et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1997), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Neuman MD, Speck RM, Karlawish JH, et al. Hospital protocols for the inpatient care of older adults: results from a statewide survey. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Oct; 58(10):1959-64. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Siu et al. (Med Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Dykes PC, Rothschild JM, Hurley AC. Recovered medical error inventory. J Nurs Scholarsh 2010 Sep 1; 42(3):314-18. [Cites AHRQ publication, Near Miss, 2010, as cited on AHRQ's Patient Safety Network Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004) and Aiken et al. (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Lye PS. Clinical report--physicians' roles in coordinating care of hospitalized children. Pediatrics 2010 Oct; 126(4):829-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Co et al. (Pediatrics, 2003) and Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Onukwugha E, Saunders E, Mullins CD, et al. Reasons for discharges against medical advice: a qualitative study. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):420-4. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Moy (medical officer in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) and Bartman (J Natl Med Assoc, 1996); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fiscella et al. (Am J Med, 2007 and Matern Child Health J, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Trbovich PL, Pinkney S, Cafazzo JA, et al. The impact of traditional and smart pump infusion technology on nurse medication administration performance in a simulated inpatient unit. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):430-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rothschild et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005), Feldstein et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Saf, 2004),and Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Beeckman D, Schoonhoven L, Fletcher J, et al. Pressure ulcers and incontinence-associated dermatitis: effectiveness of the Pressure Ulcer Classification education tool on classification by nurses. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e3. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992.] Select to access the abstract.

Davis L, Ware RS, McCann D, et al. Factors influencing paediatric nurses' responses to medication administration. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Wilmer A, Louie K, Dodek P, et al. Incidence of medication errors and adverse drug events in the ICU: a systematic review. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rothschild et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005), Osmon et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004), Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Lyndon A. Skillful anticipation: maternity nurses' perspectives on maintaining safety. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Henricksen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) and Dayton (Health Serv Res, 2006); cites AHRQ-funded article by Thompson et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005); cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Schwappach DL, Wernli M. Am I (un)safe here? Chemotherapy patients' perspectives towards engaging in their safety. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Walsh et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2009), Weissman et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), Weingart et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Leach LS, Mayo A, O'Rourke M. How RNs rescue patients: a qualitative study of RNs' perceived involvement in rapid response teams. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e13. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses: Keeping Patients Safe, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Aiken et al. (JAMA, 2003) and Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Seidling HM, Schmitt SP, Bruckner T, et al. Patient-specific electronic decision support reduces prescription of excessive doses. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e15. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Peterson (Arch Intern Med, 2005), Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003), Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Reiman T, Pietikäinen E, Oedewald P. Multilayered approach to patient safety culture. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e20. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded article by Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Bertsche T, Bertsche A, Krieg EM, et al. Prospective pilot intervention study to prevent medication errors in drugs administered to children by mouth or gastric tube: a programme for nurses, physicians and parents. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e26. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Alexander et al. (Pediatrics, 2009), Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001), and Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997 and J Gen Intern Med, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Singh H, Petersen LA, Daci K, et al. Reducing referral delays in colorectal cancer diagnosis: is it about how you ask? Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e27. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Bonnal C, Mourvillier B, Bronchard R, et al. Prospective assessment of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections: how many may be preventable? Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e30. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

van Lieshout J, Nouwens E, Bouma M, et al. Consistency of performance indicators for cardiovascular risk management across procedures and panels. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e31. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Nutting et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007), Ayanian et al. (N Engl J Med, 1998), Shekelle et al. (N Engl J Med, 1998), and Solberg et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Mira JJ, Nebot C, Lorenzo S, et al. Patient report on information given, consultation time and safety in primary care. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e33. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hickner et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2008), Burroughs et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2005), Kuzel et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2004), Gallagher et al. (JAMA, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Wekre LJ, Spigset O, Sletvold O, et al. Multidose drug dispensing and discrepancies between medication records. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e42. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Friedman et al. (Arch Surg, 2007), Weingart et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005), and Gandhi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Ranatunga S, Myers S, Redding S, et al. Introduction of the chronic care model into an academic rheumatology clinic. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e48. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Russell RA, Murkowski K, Scanlon MC. Discrepancies between medication orders and infusion pump programming in a paediatric intensive care unit. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i31-i35. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hicks et al. (J Pediatr Nurs, 2006), Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003), Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001), Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Kneebone R. Simulation, safety and surgery. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i47-i52. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Henriksen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) and Patterson (J Patient Saf, 2007) and Henriksen and Moss (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Qual Saf Health Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Jeffs L, Espin S, Shannon SE, et al. A new way of relating: perceptions associated with a team-based error disclosure simulation intervention. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i57-i60. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Levinson and Gallagher (CMAJ, 2007), Fein et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), Gallagher et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2006), and Chan et al. (Surgery, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Public Health
Zhang X, Luo H, Gregg EW, et al. Obesity prevention and diabetes screening at local health departments. Am J Public Health 2010 Aug; 100(8):1434-41. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Fenton JJ, Elmore JG, Buist DS, et al. Longitudinal adherence with fecal occult blood test screening in community practice. Ann Fam Med 2010 Sep-Oct; 8(5):397-401. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, as cited on USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

BJU International
Pierorazio PM, Humphreys E, Walsh PC, et al. Radical prostatectomy in older men: survival outcomes in septuagenarians and octogenarians. BJU Int 2010 Sep; 106(6):791-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer and related evidence update on benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (J Urol, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Breast
Lebovic GS, Hollingsworth A, Feig SA. Risk assessment, screening and prevention of breast cancer: a look at cost-effectiveness. Breast 2010 Aug; 19(4):260-7. [Mentions recent updates to USPSTF recommendations for breast cancer screening.] Select to access the abstract.

Greif JM. Mammographic screening for breast cancer: an invited review of the benefits and cost. Breast 2010 Aug; 19(4):268-72. [Discusses and cites recent updates to USPSTF recommendations for breast cancer screening, the associated evidence review update by Humphrey et al., and related article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gregory KD, Sawaya GF. Updated recommendations for breast cancer screening. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2010 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print. Describes "the rationale behind the new recommendations for breast cancer screening issued by the [USPSTF]; cites updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and related article by Mandelblatt et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009) and previous USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening and associated evidence summary by Humphrey et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review update Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Barton et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on updated USPSTF methodologies; cites article by Gøtzsche and Nielsen (Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2009), which is a meta-analysis of clinical trials published after the issuance of updated USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Rock CL, Flatt SW, Sherwood NE, et al. Effect of a free prepared meal and incentivized weight loss program on weight loss and weight loss maintenance in obese and overweight women: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2010 Oct 27; 304(16):1803-10. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Clarfield AM. Screening in frail older people: an ounce of prevention or a pound of trouble? J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Oct; 58(10):2016-21. [Discusses and cites USPSTF recommendations related to aging; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008), screening for colon cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008), and recommendation statement, Screening for Dementia, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Singh MK, Einstadter D, Lawrence R. A structured Women's Preventive Health Clinic for residents: a quality improvement project designed to meet training needs and improve cervical cancer screening rates. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e45. [Cites USPSTF recommendations as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association
Wilson JA. Colon cancer screening in the elderly: when do we stop? Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc 2010; 121:94-103. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored targeted, updated systematic review on screening for colorectal cancer and related summaries for patients on screening for colorectal cancer (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and related systematic review on cost-effectiveness analyses by Pignone et al. and related summaries for patients on screening for colorectal cancer (all in Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Family Medicine
Ferrer RL, Carrasco AV. Capability and clinical success. Ann Fam Med 2010 Sep-Oct; 8(5):454-60. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Pignone et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005) on interventions to improve health outcomes for patients with low literacy (based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, performed by the RTI International-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); cites AHRQ-authored article by Meyers and Clancy (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships and AHRQ director, respectively) (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007), Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2006), and Woolf et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Australian Health Review
Twigg D, Duffield C, Thompson PL, et al. The impact of nurses on patient morbidity and mortality - the need for a policy change in response to the nursing shortage. Aust Health Rev 2010 Aug; 34(3):312-16. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Nursing Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007, and Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, both published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Chest
Shiloh AL, Savel RH, Paulin LM, et al. Ultrasound-guided catheterization of the radial artery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Chest 2010 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Eastern Journal of Medicine
Nandi M, Mondal R. Evidence based decision making in pediatric practice. East J Med 2010 Apr-Jun; 15:2(43-7). [Mentions that AHRQ "launched the New England Medical Centre Evidence Based Practice Centre (EPC) in Boston around the same time" as the establishment of the Centre for Evidence Based Child Health in 1995, citing AHRQ Web site.]

Pediatrics
Carraccio C. Pediatrics perspectives: Establishing a multisite education and research project requires leadership, expertise, collaboration, and an important aim. Pediatrics 2010 Oct; 126(4):619-22. [Notes that AHRQ and the Joint Commission "have declared improving handoffs a national priority"; cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 7: Care Coordination, 2007; cites Welcome to TeamSTEPPS™: Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety, as published on AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS™ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) and Tornberg (Am J Med Qual, 2007).]

Dombkowski KJ, Hassan F, Wasilevich EA, et al. Spirometry use among pediatric primary care physicians. Pediatrics 2010 Oct; 126(4):682-7. [Cites article by Yawn et al. (Chest, 2007), which cites AHRQ's Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Use of Spirometry for Case Finding, Diagnosis, and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Hall J, Peat M, Birks Y, et al. Effectiveness of interventions designed to promote patient involvement to enhance safety: a systematic review. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e10. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, as published on AHRQ's Patient Safety Network Web site; cites AHRQ publication, 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors: Patient Fact Sheet, 2000, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Weingart et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Govindan M, Van Citters AD, Nelson EC, et al. Automated detection of harm in healthcare with information technology: a systematic review. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e11. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data — The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002 (as prepared by the University of California San Francisco-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-97-0013; 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; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan, Battles, Chiang (first and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007) and Zhan and Miller (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Classen et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2005), Weingart et al. (Med Care, 2000), Iezzoni et al. (QRB Qual Rev Bull, 1992), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Relihan E, O'Brien V, O'Hara S, et al. The impact of a set of interventions to reduce interruptions and distractions to nurses during medication administration. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e52. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Effect of Health Care Working Conditions on Patient Safety, 2003; cites Checklists With Medication Vest or Sash Reduce Distractions During Medication Administration, as published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Albolino S, Tartaglia R, Bellandi T, et al. Patient safety and incident reporting: survey of Italian healthcare workers. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i8-i12. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, 2010, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2006) and Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006). Also go to articles by Sarkar et al. (J Health Commun, 2010) and Zayas-Cabán and Dixon (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Alahmadi (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Annals of Family Medicine
Parchman ML, Zeber JE, Palmer RF. Participatory decision making, patient activation, medication adherence, and intermediate clinical outcomes in type 2 diabetes: a STARNet study. Ann Fam Med 2010 Sep-Oct; 8(5):410-17. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report, 2000; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mann et al. (Cardiovasc Drugs, 2007), Parchman et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007), Parchman, Romero, and Pugh (Ann Fam Med, 2006), and Heisler et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Wilf-Miron R, Galai N, Gabali A, et al. Organisational efforts to improve quality while reducing healthcare disparities: the case of breast cancer screening among Arab women in Israel. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e36. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Morales DL, Zafar F, Rossano JW, et al. Use of ventricular assist devices in children across the United States: analysis of 7.5 million pediatric hospitalizations. Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Oct; 90(4):1313-18; discussion 1318-1319. [Uses 2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database, Sample of Discharges—Introduction to the HCUP-KIDS' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, and Use of Cost to Charge Ratio Files, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Chest
Seymour CW, Iwashyna TJ, Cooke CR, et al. Marital status and the epidemiology and outcomes of sepsis. Chest 2010 Jun; 137(6):1289-96. [Uses 2006 HCUP SID data for New Jersey and Clinical Classification Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, citing State Inpatient Databases HCUP (SID), 2006 and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Fleischman RJ, Adams AL, Hedges JR, et al. The optimum follow-up period for assessing mortality outcomes in injured older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Oct; 58(10):1843-9. [Uses 2002 HCUP NIS data, citing data as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Communication
Cortes DE, Drainoni ML, Henault LE, et al. How to achieve consent for research from Spanish-speaking individuals with low literacy: a qualitative report. J Health Commun 2010; 15 Suppl 2:172-82. [Refines and evaluates the comprehension of AHRQ's Informed Consent and Authorization Toolkit for Minimal Risk Research, 2009.]

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Finkelstein EA, DiBonaventura M, Burgess SM, et al. The costs of obesity in the workplace. J Occup Environ Med 2010 Oct; 52(10):971-6. [Uses 2006 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Borzecki AM, Christiansen CL, Chew P, et al. Comparison of in-hospital versus 30-day mortality assessments for selected medical conditions. Med Care 2010 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators and related software, citing AHRQ publications, Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators, Version 3.0, 2002, and Inpatient Quality Indicators: Technical Specifications, Version 3.1, 2002, and AHRQ Quality Indicators Software, Version 3.1, and AHRQ Quality Indicators 3M APR-DRG V24, limited license grouper SAS Documentation, both published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Comorbidity Software, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Burns KH, Casey PH, Lyle RE, et al. Increasing prevalence of medically complex children in US hospitals. Pediatrics 2010 Oct; 126(4):638-46. [Uses 1991-2004 HCUP NIS data, cites AHRQ publication, Hospitalizations for Birth Defects, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 24, 2004, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Simon TD, Berry J, Feudtner C, et al. Children with complex chronic conditions in inpatient hospital settings in the United States. Pediatrics 2010 Oct; 126(4):647-55. [Uses 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data, citing AHRQ publication, Using the KIDS' Inpatient Database (KID) to Estimate Trends, HCUP Methods Series Report 2007-02, 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Sedman, Harris, Schulz, Schwalenstocker, Remus (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (Pediatrics, 2005), which uses AHRQ's patient safety indicators, Clancy and Andresen (Milbank Q, 2002), which discusses AHRQ's Office of Priority Populations Research, and Elixhauser, Machlin, Zodet, Chevarley, Patel, McCormick, Simpson (authors are all current and former AHRQ staff members) (Ambul Pediatr, 2002), which uses MEPS and HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Slora EJ, Harris DL, Bocian AB, et al. Pediatric clinical research networks: current status, common challenges, and potential solutions. Pediatrics 2010 Oct; 126(4):740-5. [Uses AHRQ's Web site as source of information on pediatric clinical research networks (PCRN); cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ Support for Primary Care Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs), as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Jen HC, Rickard DG, Shew SB, et al. Trends and outcomes of adolescent bariatric surgery in California, 2005-2007. Pediatrics 2010 Oct; 126(4):e746-e753. [Uses HCUP SID, State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD), and State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) data for California.] Select to access the abstract.

Hartman ME, Linde-Zwirble WT, Angus DC, et al. Trends in admissions for pediatric status asthmaticus in New Jersey over a 15-year period. Pediatrics 2010 Oct; 126(4):e904-e911. [Uses 2000-2006 HCUP SID data for the state of New Jersey, citing 2000-2006 Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID) and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files 2000-2006, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Waterson P, Griffiths P, Stride C, et al. Psychometric properties of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: findings from the UK. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e2. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publication, Reliability and Validity of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety, 2006, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2008 Comparative Database Report, 2008, as published on AHRQ's Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

 

Alahmadi HA. Assessment of patient safety culture in Saudi Arabian hospitals. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct;19(5):e17. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004 (as prepared by Westat under contract 290-96-0004); cites AHRQ Evidence Review/Technology Assessment, Making Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003) and Shortell et al. (Med Care, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Verelst S, Jacques J, Van den Heede K, et al. Validation of Hospital Administrative Dataset for adverse event screening. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19(5):e25. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, citing AHRQ publication, Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 3.1, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan and Miller (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Weingart et al. (Med Care, 2000) and McCarthy et al. (Med Care, 2000), Iezzoni et al. (QRB Qual Rev Bull, 1992), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Olsen E, Aase K. A comparative study of safety climate differences in healthcare and the petroleum industry. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Oct; 19 Suppl 3:i75-i79. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publications, Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, 2010, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004, both published on AHRQ's Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Gaba et al. (Hum Factors, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Urologia Internationalis
Heidenreich A, Albers P, Classen J, et al. Imaging studies in metastatic urogenital cancer patients undergoing systemic therapy: recommendations of a multidisciplinary consensus meeting of the Association of Urological Oncology of the German Cancer Society. Urol Int 2010 Jul; 85(1):1-10. [Uses "Levels of Scientific Evidence as Defined by the US Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (presented in Table 1 without specific source citation) to "identify the articles with the highest evidence."] Select to access the abstract.

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