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Multicenter Study of Preferences for Health Education in the Emergency Department Population

Articles of Interest: November 12, 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.

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AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Academic Emergency Medicine
Kit Delgado M, Ginde AA, Pallin DJ, et al. Multicenter study of preferences for health education in the emergency department population. Acad Emerg Med 2010 Jun; 17(6):652-8. [Supported by training grant T32 HS00028 (to first author and Center for Primary care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University.] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Powell ES, Khare RK, Courtney DM, et al. Volume of emergency department admissions for sepsis is related to inpatient mortality: results of a nationwide cross-sectional analysis. Crit Care Med 2010 Nov; 38(11):2161-8. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellowship grants T32 HS00078 and F32 HS17876-01 (to first and second authors); uses 2007 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing data as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser, Steiner, and Fraser (first and second authors are researchers in and last author is director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively) (Health Aff, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Environments Research and Design Journal
Etchegaray JM, Fischer WG. Understanding evidence-based research methods: developing and conducting effective surveys. HERD 2010 Summer; 3(4):8-13. [Supported in part by grant 1 K02 HS17145-02 (to first author).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Karsh BT, Weinger MB, Abbott PA, et al. Health information technology: fallacies and sober realities. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Nov-Dec; 17(6):617-23. [Supported in part by grants R18 HS17899 and HS16651 (to second author); based on authors' participation as external resources in AHRQ-sponsored workshop "Wicked Problems in Cutting Edge Computer-Based Decision Support" held on March 26-27, 2009, at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; cites AHRQ-funded systematic reviews by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, and Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety; cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Practice Improvement and Redesign: How Change in Workflow Can be Supported by Clinical Decision Support, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Wen KY, Gustafson DH, Hawkins RP, et al. Developing and validating a model to predict the success of an IHCS implementation: the Readiness for Implementation Model. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Nov-Dec; 17(6):707-13. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS10246; cites AHRQ-authored 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.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Chen MA, Hollenberg JP, Michelen W, et al. Patient care outside of office visits: a primary care physician time study. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print. First author acknowledges that she "was a Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research supported by grant number 5 T32 HS000066 from [AHRQ] during the period in which this work was conducted" and presented it at the Annual National Research Service Award Trainees Research Conferences in 2009 and 2010; cites AHRQ-funded article by Linzer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and Grembowski et al. (J Am Board Fam Pract, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Oden RP, Joyner BL, Ajao TI, et al. Factors influencing African American mothers' decisions about sleep position: a qualitative study. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Oct; 102(10):870-872, 875-80. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS16892-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Joyner BL, Oden RP, Ajao TI, et al. Where should my baby sleep: a qualitative study of African American infant sleep location decisions. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Oct; 102(10):881-89. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS16892-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Risk Management and Insurance Review
Abdus S. A game-theoretical interpretation of guaranteed renewability in health insurance. Risk Management and Insurance Review 2010 Fall; 13(2):195-206. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Dixon BE, McGowan JJ. Enhancing a taxonomy for health information technology: an exploratory study of user input towards folksonomy. Stud Health Technol Inform 2010; 160(Pt 2):1055-9. [Supported by contract 290-04-0016; describes AHRQ's investments and goals in developing and disseminating health IT "evidence and evidence-based tools" through the National Resource Center for Health IT; uses AHRQ's National Resource Center on Health IT Web site maintenance logs to examine user-generated concept/folksonomy tags; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006, performed by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) on impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care.] Select to access the abstract.

Simonaitis L, Schadow G. Querying the National Drug File Reference Terminology (NDFRT) to assign drugs to decision support categories. Stud Health Technol Inform 2010; 160(Pt 2):1095-9. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS15377.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Weaver SJ, Lyons R, DiazGranados D, et al. The anatomy of health care team training and the state of practice: a critical review. Acad Med 2010 Nov; 85(11):1746-60. [Cites AHRQ-funded technical report Outcome Measures for Effective Teamwork in Inpatient Care, 2008 (from RAND); cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 4, Programs, Tools, and Products, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded article by Paige et al. (Am Surg, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Oake N, Taljaard M, van Walraven C, et al. The effect of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection on in-hospital mortality. Arch Intern Med 2010 Nov 8; 170(20):1804-10. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneeweiss et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Frontiers of Health Services Management
Rutledge V, Huber D, Mathews J. Progression of strategies used by a healthcare system preparing for healthcare reform: past and present. Front Health Serv Manage 2010 Fall; 27(1):13-27. [Cites AHRQ publication, Theory and Reality of Value-Based Purchasing: Lessons from the Pioneers, 1997.]

Health Affairs
Choudhry NK, Fischer MA, Avorn J, et al. At Pitney Bowes, value-based insurance design cut copayments and increased drug adherence. Health Aff 2010 Nov; 29(11):1995-2001. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss et al. (Circulation, 2007); Rosenthal et al. (JAMA, 2007), and Choudhry, et al. (Health Aff, 2007); cites article by Choudhry et al. (Circulation, 2008), which uses 2003 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Muennig PA, Glied SA. What changes in survival rates tell us about US health care. Health Aff 2010 Nov; 29(11):2105-13. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks, Clancy (AHRQ director), and Gold (JAMA, 1993); cites AHRQ-funded article by Tengs et al. (Risk Anal, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Giffin RB, Woodcock J. Comparative effectiveness research: who will do the studies? Health Aff 2010 Nov; 29(11):2075-81. [Notes that AHRQ and National Institutes of Health (NIH) "have a variety of training, career development, and curriculum development awards that could be adapted to train researchers and their staffs in [comparative effectiveness research methods] but these grants represent a small fraction of the training needed..."; notes that AHRQ "has been the principal entity to perform [the role of clarifying research gaps and influencing research priorities] in recent years".] Select to access the abstract.

McInnes DK. Don't forget patients in patient-centered care. Health Aff 2010 Nov; 29(11):2127. [Notes that AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) and similar survey instruments "employ rigorous methods (including cognitive testing, pilot testing, and psychometric analysis) and overcome most if not all of the concerns raised in the article", commenting on article by Epstein et al. cited below and citing AHRQ-funded article by Solomon et al. (Med Care, 2005), which uses the CAHPS survey design.]

Epstein RM. Information technology and patient experience: the authors reply. Health Aff 2010 Nov; 29(11):2128. [Notes that CAHPS® "is a shining example of how a survey can assess patients' experiences of care across health care settings," and expresses appreciation to author of previous letter (McInnes, cited above) for providing a reference to CAHPS®.]

Health Environments Research and Design Journal
Hamilton DK. Can bundles be effective for both clinical and design interventions? HERD 2010 Summer; 3(4):14-18. [Cites AHRQ publication, A Toolkit for Redesign in Health Care. Final Report, 2002 (prepared by Denver Health, under contract 290-00-0014), as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Zborowsky T, Bunker-Hellmich L, Morelli A, et al. Centralized vs decentralized nursing stations: effects on nurses' functional use of space and work environment. HERD 2010 Summer; 3(4):19-42. [Cites AHRQ publication, The Hospital Built Environment: What Role Might Funders of Health Services Research Play?, 2005.]

Hignett S. Technology and building design: initiatives to reduce inpatient falls among the elderly. HERD 2010 Summer; 3(4):93-105. [Cites AHRQ publications, Hospitalizations in the Elderly Population, 2003, HCUP Statistical Brief no. 6, 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and The Hospital Built Environment: What Role Might Funders of Health Services Research Play?, 2005 (prepared by the Lewin Group, Inc., under contract 290-04-0011); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Krauss et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2008) and Fischer et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2005).]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Lattimer L, Haywood C Jr, Lanzkron S, et al. Problematic hospital experiences among adult patients with sickle cell disease. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Nov; 21(4):114-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Haywood et al. (J Natl Med Assoc, 2009) on barriers and interventions to improve appropriate use of therapies for sickle cell disease; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pletcher et al. (JAMA, 2008) and Lorig et al. (Med Care, 1999).]

Shi L, Lebrun LA, Tsai J, et al. Characteristics of ambulatory care patients and services: a comparison of community health centers and physicians' offices. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Nov; 21(4):1169-83. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Weissman, Moy (Senior Research Scientist in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (Health Aff, 2003).]

Hudson AL, Wright K, Bhattacharya D, et al. Correlates of adult assault among homeless women. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Nov; 21(4):1250-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kushel et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) and Wenzel et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2000).]

Phillips MA, Rivera MD, Shoemaker JA, et al. Georgia's utilization minigrant program: promoting Medicaid/CHIP outreach. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Nov; 21(4):1282-91. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Hudson and Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2007), which uses 1996-2005 MEPS data.]

Clark MA, Rogers ML, Allen SM. Conducting telephone interviews with community-dwelling older adults in a state Medicaid program: differences by ethnicity and language preference. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Nov; 21(4):1304-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2008), which uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) data.]

Goins RT, Bogart A, Roubideaux Y. Service provider perceptions of long-term care access in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Nov; 21(4):1340-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rhoades et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2007).]

Islam NS. Methodological issues in the collection, analysis, and reporting of granular data in Asian American populations: historical challenges and potential solutions. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Nov; 21(4):1354-81. [Mentions MEPS, which links to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) as one example of "several national surveys" that "only collect limited Asian subgroup information" and describes MEPS in Box 1 "Summary of Data Collection Methods and Asian Subgroup Classification in selected Federal Datasets and Registries"; cites AHRQ-funded article by Ngo-Metzger et al. (Med Care, 2004).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Birkmeyer JD. Strategies for improving surgical quality—checklists and beyond. N Engl J Med 2010 Nov 11; 363(20):1963-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2008) and Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Risk Management and Insurance Review
Rosenberg MA, Johnson PH Jr, Duncan IG. Exploring stakeholder perspectives on what is affordable health care. Risk Manage Insur Rev 2010 Fall; 13(2):251-63. [Cites AHRQ publications, Changes in Out-of-Pocket Maximum Limits for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Plans, 1999-2003, 2006, Changes in Co-Pays for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Plans, 1999-2003, MEPS Statistical Brief 127, 2006, and Employee Contributions to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage, 1997 Versus 2002, MEPS Statistical Brief 55, 2004, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin and Bernard (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 2006) and Selden, Levit, Cohen, Zuvekas, Moeller (AHRQ staff members) et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001), which use MEPS data.]

Journal of School Nursing
Malone SK, Bergren MD. School nurses save lives: can we provide the data? J Sch Nurs 2010 Oct; 26(5):344-51. [Mentions that failure to rescue (FTR) "has taken a prominent role in health care since its adoption as a patient safety indicator by the [AHRQ]"; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ghaferi et al. (Ann Surg, 2009) and Silber et al. (Med Care, 1992); cites articles by Needleman et al. (Med Care, 2007) and Sedman et al. (Pediatrics, 2005), both of which use AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Breast Care
Kettritz U. Screening of breast cancer—an eternal discussion revisited? Breast Care 2010; 5(2):119-20. [Discusses USPSTF recommendation statements Screening for Breast Cancer, 2002 and 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Fendrick AM, Smith DG, Chernew ME. Applying value-based insurance design to low-value health services. Health Aff 2010 Nov; 29(11):2017-21. [Discusses provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring coverage of preventive services receiving an A or B rating from the USPSTF; cites AHRQ publication, Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011, 2010, as posted on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Environments Research and Design Journal
Stichler JF. Weight the evidence. HERD 2010 Summer; 3(4):3-7. [Discusses/cites USPSTF publication, United States Preventive Services Task Force Ratings: Strengths of Recommendations and Quality of Evidence in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Sleep
Levine AC, Adusumilli J, Landrigan CP. Effects of reducing or eliminating resident work shifts over 16 ours: a systematic review. Sleep 2010 Aug 1; 33(8):1043-53. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Volpp and Landrigan (JAMA, 2008), Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Wisconsin Medical Journal
Smith PD, O'Halloran P, Hahn DL, et al. Screening for obesity: clinical tools in evolution, a WREN study. WMJ 2010 Oct; 109(5):274-8. [Discusses/cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Obesity in Adults, 2003, and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

JAMA
Lin MY, Hota B, Khan YM, et al. Quality of traditional surveillance for public reporting of nosocomial bloodstream infection rates. JAMA 2010 Nov 10; 304(18):2035-41. [Cites systematic review by Fung et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the evidence that publishing patient 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; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Werner and Asch (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Dietetic Association
Sites in review. Agency for Health Care Research and Quality: Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes. J Am Diet Assoc 2010 October; 110(10):1580. [Summarizes AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes, 2010, as published on AHRQ Web site, and mentions that the "AHRQ report is a valuable tool for expanding dietetics practitioners' knowledge of the current evidence associated with vitamin D, calcium, and related health outcomes".]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Rodriguez HP, Chen J, Rodriguez MA. A national study of problematic care experiences among Latinos with diabetes. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Nov; 21(4):1152-68. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Dewalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004) on literacy and health outcomes; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Kirby, Taliaferro, and Zuvekas (current, former, and current researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2006), Zuvekas and Taliaferro (Health Aff, 2003), and Monheit and Vistnes (former AHRQ center director and current AHRQ researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), all of which use MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hicks et al. (Health Aff, 2006), Parman et al. (Med Care, 2002), Shi et al. (J Ambul Care Manage, 2001), and others.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Tran ST, Rosenberg KD, Carlson NE. Racial/ethnic disparities in the receipt of smoking cessation interventions during prenatal care. Matern Child Health J 2010 Nov; 14(6):901-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation and Control, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008 Update, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site and in Am J Prev Med, 2008; cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researcher and director, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Policy and Practice
Wadhwa S. Prevention, care coordination and Medicaid. Policy Pract 2010 Oct; 68(5):16-19. [Mentions AHRQ's working definition of care coordination, citing AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies: Volume 7—Care Coordination, Structured Abstract, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Karsh et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2010) and Dixon et al. (Stud Health Technol Inform, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

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

Frontiers of Health Services Management
Jacobson C. Payment changes: a catalyst for quality. Front Health Serv Manage 2010 Fall; 27(1):33-8. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2009, mentioning that the 2009 NHQR "found that the medial rate of improvement on 33 core measures of quality was just 2 percent per year".]

Nursing Management
Williams BJ. The way to patient-centered care. Nurs Manage 2010 Oct; 41(10):10-12. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2009.]

Wisconsin Medical Journal
Jones NR, Williamson A, Foote M, et al. Cancer health disparities persist among African Americans in Wisconsin. WMJ 2010 Oct; 109(5):267-73. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Wallace NT, McConnell KJ, Gallia CA, et al. Benefit policy and disenrollment of adult Medicaid beneficiaries from the Oregon Health Plan. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Nov; 21(4):1382-94. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software for ICD-10 Data: 2003 Software and User's Guide, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Health Affairs
Elliott MN, Lehrman WG, Goldstein EH, et al. Hospital survey shows improvements in patient experience. Health Aff 2010 Nov; 29(11):2061-7. [Describes and uses 2008-2009 Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data, citing CAHPS® Hospital Survey Web site, HCAHPS Quality Assurance Guidelines, 5.0, 2010, as published on HCAHPS Web site, and AHRQ publication, The CAHPS® Improvement Guide: Practical Strategies for Improving the Patient Care Experience, 2008, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS® Web site; cites articles by Giordano et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2010), Elliott et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2010, Health Serv Res, 2009 and 2005) and Goldstein et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), all of which use HCAHPS/CAHPS® data; cites systematic review by Fung et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), which uses CAHPS data and cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Kuo DZ, Frick KD, Minkovitz CS. Association of family-centered care with improved anticipatory guidance delivery and reduced unmet needs in child health care. Matern Child Health J 2010 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004 MEPS data, citing MEPS-HC Panel Design and Data Collection Process, MEPS HC-089: 2004 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2006, and AHRQ publications, Utilization and Expenditures for Children with Special Health Care Needs, MEPS Research Findings24, 2006, and Access to Needed Medical Care Among Children Under 18 Years of Age with Special Health Care Needs, 2002, MEPS Statistical Brief 75, 2005, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites Child Health Care Quality Toolbox: Established Child Health Care Quality Measures—Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI): Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS),2006, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Selden (Pediatrics, 2006), which uses 2000-2002 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Brousseau et al. (Pediatrics, 2007), Sobo et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006), Newacheck et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Asante A, Whiteman MK, Kulkarni A, et al. Elective oophorectomy in the United States: trends and in-hospital complications, 1998-2006. Obstet Gynecol 2010 Nov; 116(5):1088-95. [Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Lasky T, Ernst FR, Greenspan J, et al. Estimating pediatric inpatient medication use in the United States. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2010 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant HS17998-01; uses 2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing AHRQ publication, Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the Fifth (2007) National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychoneuroendocrinology
Kumari M, Badrick E, Sacker A, et al. Identifying patterns in cortisol secretion in an older population. Findings from the Whitehall II study. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2010 Aug; 35(7):1091-9. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Rural and Remote Health
Bennett KJ, Dismuke CE, Pumkam C. Personal and contextual factors that contribute to a higher out-of-pocket to total income ratio. Rural Remote Health 2010 Oct-Dec; 10(4):1547. [Uses 2003-2005 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Banthin, Cunningham, and Bernard (first and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2008), Banthin and Bernard (JAMA, 2006), and Short and Banthin (JAMA, 1995), all of which use MEPS data. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Powell et al. (Crit Care Med, 2010), Lasky et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2010), and Dixon et al. (Stud Health Technol Inform, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles ] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of November 2010
Internet Citation: Multicenter Study of Preferences for Health Education in the Emergency Department Population : Articles of Interest: November 12, 2010. November 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/111210.html

 

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