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Standard Definitions of Adherence for Infrequent Yet Repeated Health Behaviors

Articles of Interest, November 19, 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

American Journal of Health Behavior
Gierisch JM, Reiter PL, Rimer BK, et al. Standard definitions of adherence for infrequent yet repeated health behaviors. Am J Health Behav 2010 Nov-Dec; 34(6):669-79. [First author is AHRQ Fellow in Health Services Research; supported in part by NRSA postdoctoral traineeship grant T32 HS00079; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Galanter WL, Moja J, Lambert BL. Using computerized provider order entry and clinical decision support to improve prescribing in patients with decreased GFR. Am J Kidney Dis 2010 Nov; 56(5):809-12. [Supported by grant U18 HS16973 (to first and last authors).]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Klabunde CN, Marcus PM, Silvestri GA, et al. U.S. primary care physicians' lung cancer screening beliefs and recommendations. Am J Prev Med 2010 Nov; 39(5):411-20. [Supported in part by inter-agency agreements Y3-PC-5019-01 and Y3-PC-5019-02; cites USPSTF recommendations on lung cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2004); cites AHRQ's National Guidelines Clearinghouse Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kerfoot BP, Lawler EV, Sokolovskaya G, et al. Durable improvements in prostate cancer screening from online spaced education a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med 2010 Nov; 39(5):472-8. [Supported in part by AHRQ, grant number not given (cites Veterans Affairs and National Institutes of Health grants); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008, and Am Fam Physician, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Kramer RS, Quinn RD, Groom RC, et al. Same admission cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery: is there an increased incidence of acute kidney injury? Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Nov; 90(5):1418-1423; discussion 1423-4. [Supported by grant K01 HS18443 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
Dor A, Encinosa W. How does cost-sharing affect drug purchases? Insurance regimes in the private market for prescription drugs. J Econ Manag Strategy 2010 Fall; 19(3):545-74. [Authors are former AHRQ researcher and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively; uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ technical review, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2008 and 2003; cites AHRQ publication, Comparing Population Characteristics of Persons Purchasing Prescribed Drugs from Other Outlets, 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief 200, 2008, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

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 by grant R03 HS13280-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Perinatology
Stavroudis TA, Shore AD, Morlock L, et al. NICU medication errors: identifying a risk profile for medication errors in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Perinatol 2010 Jul; 30(7):459-68. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS16774-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Routh JC, Laufer MR, Cannon GM Jr, et al. Management strategies for Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser related vaginal agenesis: a cost-effectiveness analysis. J Urol 2010 Nov; 184(5):2116-21. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00063 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Economic$
Swan BA, Haas SA, Chow M. Ambulatory care registered nurse performance measurement. Nurs Econ 2010 Sep-Oct; 20(5):337-42. [Supported by grant R13 HS18895; summarizes objectives of and presentations from AHRQ-sponsored conference "Ambulatory Care Registered Nurse Performance Measurement", March 1-2, 2010, mentioning attendees' focus on "measuring quality at the RN provider level in ambulatory care in support of AHRQ's mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans".]

Pediatrics
Weiss H, Agimi Y, Steiner C. Youth motorcycle-related brain injury by state helmet law type: United States, 2005-2007. Pediatrics 2010 Jun; 126(6):e1589-95. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2005-2007 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data and AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID) and Appendix A: Clinical Classification Software—Diagnoses, January 1980 through September 2010, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Weiss, Agimi, and Steiner cited below.] Select to access the abstract.

Weiss H, Agimi Y, Steiner C. Youth motorcycle-related hospitalizations and traumatic brain injuries in the United States in 2006. Pediatrics 2010 Dec; 126(6):1141-8. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Databases (KID) data and AHRQ's CCS, citing Introduction to the HCUP KID'S Inpatient Database (KID) 2006, 2008, and Clinical Classification Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, both on AHRQ's HCUP Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Coker et al. (JAMA, 2010) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Health Promotion
Webb MS, Rodríguez-Esquivel D, Baker EA. Smoking cessation interventions among Hispanics in the United States: A systematic review and mini meta-analysis. Am J Health Promot 2010 Nov-Dec; 25(2):109-18. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Schwartz SM, Day B, Wildenhaus K, et al. The impact of an online disease management program on medical costs among health plan members. Am J Health Promot 2010 Nov-Dec; 25(2):126-33. [Cites AHRQ publication, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS): Justification for Budget Estimates for Appropriations Committees, Fiscal Year 2001, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Lorig et al. (Med Care, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Shrank WH, Choudhry NK, Fischer MA, et al. The epidemiology of prescriptions abandoned at the pharmacy. Ann Intern Med 2010 Nov 16; 153(10):633-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fischer et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010), Choudhry et al. (Health Aff, 2007), and Schneeweiss et al. (Am J Epidemiol, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Kristensen FB, Gerhardus A. Health technology assessments: what do differing conclusions tell us? BMJ 2010 Nov 13; 341(7781):1029-31. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Eisenberg (former AHRQ director) (Health Aff, 2002).]

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Patten SB, Wang JL, Williams JV, et al. Frequency of antidepressant use in relation to recent and past major depressive episodes. Can J Psychiatry 2010 Aug; 55(8):532-5. [Mentions that "the 2005 US Medical Expenditure Panel Survey reported a 10.1% annual rate of AD use in the US general population, representing the frequency of use in a year rather than at a point in time," citing article by Olfson and Marcus (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Oliver D, Healey F, Haines TP. Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in hospitals. Clin Geriatr Med 2010 Nov; 26(4):645-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Krauss et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2008) and Hitcho et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Demography
Martin LG, Schoeni RF, Andreski PM. Trends in health of older adults in the United States: past, present, and future. Demography 2010 47 Suppl; S17-S40. [Cites AHRQ publication, Trends in Statins Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2000 and 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief 205, 2008, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

JAMA
Chan PS, Krumholz HM, Spertus JA, et al. Automated external defibrillators and survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 2010 Nov 17; 304(19):2129-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Normand et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Sutton JP, Ramos C, Lucado J. US physician assistant (PA) supply by state and county in 2009. JAAPA 2010 Sep 8. [Epub ahead of print. Notes that "large national databases" such as MEPS "do not sufficiently represent the PA profession."]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Hwang U, Richardson LD, Harris B, et al. The quality of emergency department pain care for older adult patients. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Nov; 58(11):2122-8. [Notes that opioids are "recommended for use in pain care guidelines" from AHRQ and other organizations; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedures and Trauma, Part 1 (in Clin Pharm, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Kim TH, Samson LF, Lu N. Racial/ethnic disparities in the utilization of high-technology hospitals. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Sep; 102(9):803-10. [Cites AHRQ publication, Usual Sources of Medical Care and Their Characteristics, 1991.]

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Medicaid coverage for tobacco-dependence treatments—United States, 2009. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2010 Oct 22; 59(41):1340-3. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update,2008; mentions that "Section 4106 of the [Affordable Care Act] permits Medicaid programs to cover the A and B level recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, including cessation counseling and all Food and Drug Administration-approved tobacco-dependence treatments"; mentions that "currently, only eight Medicaid programs cover all medications and at least one form of counseling for their entire population" and that "the remaining 43 Medicaid programs would need to add coverage for additional tobacco-dependence treatments if they seek to comply with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations".] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Economic$
Spikes T, Aduddell K. Utilizing evidence-based design in a community hospital ICU. Nurs Econ 2010 Sep-Oct; 20(5):279-82. [Cites AHRQ publications, Transforming Hospitals: Designing for Safety and Quality, 2007, and Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.]

Murphy J. The journey to meaningful use of electronic health records. Nurs Econ 2010 Sep-Oct; 20(5):283-6. [Mentions AHRQ's launch of the National Resource Center for Health Information Technology in 2006.]

Kurtzman ET. A transparency and accountability framework for high-value inpatient nursing care. Nurs Econ 2010 Sep-Oct; 20(5):295-306. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan and Miller (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and former AHRQ center director, respectively) (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; cites AHRQ publication, Theory and Reality of Value-based Purchasing: Lessons from the Pioneers, 1997, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Piamjariyakul U, Macan Yadrich D, Ross VM, et al. Complex home care: part II—family annual income, insurance premium, and out-of-pocket expenses. Nurs Econ 2010 Sep-Oct; 20(5):323-9. [Mentions that the "use of prospective expense questionnaires for collecting the wide range of out-of-pocket expenses have been validated in several studies … including the national survey by the U.S. [MEPS] collected across decades by the [AHRQ]", citing MEPS-HC [MEPS-Household Component] Questionnaire Sections, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and AHRQ publications, Employer-Sponsored single, Employee-Plus-One, and Family Health Insurance: Selection and Cost, 2008, MEPS Statistical Brief 251, and Out-of-Pocket Expenditures on Health Care Among the Nonelderly Population, MEPS Statistical Brief 159, 2007; cites AHRQ publication, The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Clabaugh and Ward (Value Health, 2008) on methodologies used for direct cost in cost-of-illness studies in the United States and AHRQ-funded article by Ritter et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2001).]

South African Medical Journal
Docrat F. Haitian reflections. South Afr Med J 2010 Aug; 100(8):498-500. [Cites AHRQ publication, Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events, Bioterrorism and other Public Health Care Emergencies, 2005.]

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

Access
Johnson T. Pharmacology of diabetes drugs: a perspective for dental hygienists. Access 2010 Jul 1; ():14-16. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

American Family Physician
Lam NC, Gotsch PB, Langan RC. Caring for pregnant women and newborns with hepatitis B or C. Am Fam Physician 2010 Nov 15; 82(10):1225-29. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Hepatitis B Infection, 2004, as published on USPSTF Web site.]

Lin KW, Tarantino DA. Counseling and interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-caused disease in adults and pregnant women. Am Fam Physician 2010 Nov 15; 82(10):1269-70. [Based on USPSTF recommendations cited below.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Counseling and interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-caused disease in adults and pregnant women: reaffirmation recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2010 Nov 15; 82(10):1266-8. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on counseling and interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-caused disease in adults and pregnant women, as published on USPSTF Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Gaster B, Edwards K, Trinidad SB, et al. Patient-centered discussions about prostate cancer screening: a real-world approach. Ann Intern Med 2010 Nov 16; 153(10):661-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF article by Sheridan et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2005) on shared decision making about screening and chemoprevention.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Pereira SL, Egan M, Stevermer JJ. Screen teens for depression—it's quicker than you think. J Fam Pract 2010 Nov; 59(11):643-4. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2009).]

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
Williams EC, Achtmeyer CE, Kivlahan DR, et al. Evaluation of an electronic clinical reminder to facilitate brief alcohol-counseling interventions in primary care. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2010 Sep; 71(9):720-5. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary by Whitlock et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults.]

Rose GL, Skelly JM, Badger GJ, et al. Automated screening for at-risk drinking in a primary care office using interactive voice response. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2010 Sep; 71(9):734-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004). See also AHRQ-funded articles by Gierisch et al. (Am J Health Behav, 2010), Klabunde et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2010), and Kerfoot et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Maxson E, Jain S, Kendall M, et al. The regional extension center program: helping physicians meaningfully use health information technology. Ann Intern Med 2010 Nov 16; 153(10):666-70. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006; cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care (performed by the UCSF-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC).] Select to access the abstract.

Breastfeeding Review
McNiel ME, Labbok MH, Abrahams SW. What are the risks associated with formula feeding: a re-analysis and review. Breastfeed Rev 2010 Jul; 18(2):25-32. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Wu S, Keeler EB, Rubenstein LZ, et al. A cost-effectiveness analysis of a proposed national falls prevention program. Clin Geriatr Med 2010 Nov; 26(4):751-66. [Performed by Southern California EPC based at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica (under contract for CMS); cites AHRQ-funded article by Rizzo et al. (Med Care, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Stevens JA, Baldwin GT, Ballesteros MF, et al. An older adult falls research agenda from a public health perspective. Clin Geriatr Med 2010 Nov; 26(4):767-79. [Cites findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes, 2009 (prepared by the Tufts EPC under contract HHSA 290-2007-10055-I); identifies HCUP hospital admissions data as a source of data on nonfatal falls sustained by older adults in the United States, but notes that "HCUP databases data lack clinical detail and the completeness of coding for external cause of injury (E-code) varies by state," citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), using various HCUP data sets; cites Overview of HCUP, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Ingram L, Macarthur C, Khan K, et al. Effect of antenatal peer support on breastfeeding initiation: a systematic review. CMAJ 2010 Nov 9; 182(16):1739-46. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Demography
Perlroth DJ, Goldman DP, Garber AM. The potential impact of comparative effectiveness research on U.S. health care expenditures. Demography 2010; 47 Suppl: S173-S190. [Uses AHRQ's Evidence Report/Technology Assessments (as published on AHRQ Web site) as a source of relevant literature on the treatment of localized prostate cancer; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Wilt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on comparative effectiveness and harms of treatment for clinical localized prostate cancer.]

JAMA
Coker TR, Chan LS, Newberry SJ, et al. Diagnosis, microbial epidemiology, and antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media in children. JAMA 2010 Nov 17;304(19):2161-9. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10056 to the Southern California EPC; commissioned by AHRQ to update an earlier report and support the update of practice guidelines; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Management of Acute Otitis Media: Update, 2010 (as performed by the Southern California EPC) and Management of Acute Otitis Media, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, Ear Infections (Otitis Media) in Children (0-17): Use and Expenditures, 2006, MEPS Statistical Brief 228, 2008, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Mangalmurti SS, Murtagh L, Mello MM. Medical malpractice liability in the age of electronic health records. N Engl J Med 2010 Nov 18; 363(21):2060-7. [Cites systematic reviews by Kaushal, Shojania, and Bates (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on the effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical support systems on medication safety (based on work performed in collaboration with the UCSF-Stanford EPC under contract 290-07-0013) and Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, costs of medical care; cites AHRQ-funded article by Walsh et al. (Pediatrics, 2006) and Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Economic$
Piamjariyakul U, Ross VM, Macan Yadrich D, Williams AR, et al. Complex home care: part I—utilization and costs to families for health care services each year. Nurs Econ 2010 Sep-Oct; 20(5):255-63. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care, 2008; AHRQ press release 10-State Project to Study Methods to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs, 2009, and AHRQ publication, Employer-Sponsored Single, Employee-Plus-One, and Family Health Insurance: Selection and Cost, 2008, MEPS Statistical Brief 251.]

Harding AD. Observation Assistants: sitter effectiveness and industry measures. Nurs Econ 2010 Sep-Oct; 20(5):330-6. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

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

Journal of the National Medical Association
Hasnain-Wynia R, Van Dyke K, Youdelman M, et al. Barriers to collecting patient race, ethnicity, and primary language data in physician practices: an exploratory study. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Sep; 102(9):769-75. [Cites AHRQ NHDR, 2007. Also refer to AHRQ-authored article by Dor and Encinosa (J Econ Manag Strategy, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Trogdon JG, Nurmagambetov TA, Thompson HF. The economic implications of influenza vaccination for adults with asthma. Am J Prev Med 2010 Nov; 39(5):403-10. [Uses 2002-2006 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publications, Sample Design of the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997, and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Download Data Files, Documentation, and Codebooks, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; uses Clinical Classifications Codes from AHRQ's HCUP Clinical Classifications Software, citing HCUP CCS, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

McMenamin SB, Bellows NM, Halpin HA, et al. Adoption of policies to treat tobacco dependence in U.S. medical groups. Am J Prev Med 2010 Nov; 39(5):449-56. [Uses AHRQ-sponsored guidelines on smoking cessation as the basis for assessing the extent to which activities to reduce tobacco use are provided within large medical groups in the United State, citing Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, and Smoking Cessation, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Ormond BA, Spillman BC, Waidmann TA, et al. Potential national and state medical care savings from primary disease prevention. Am J Public Health 2010 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003-2005 MEPS data.]

Archives of Surgery
Camp M, Chang DC, Zhang Y, et al. Risk factors and outcomes for foreign body left during a procedure: analysis of 413 incidents after 1 946 831 operations in children. Arch Surg 2010 Nov; 145(11):1085-90. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS)/KID data, AHRQ's Quality Indicators, and AHRQ's Pediatric Quality Indicators, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2005, Introduction to the Kids' Inpatient Databases (KID), 2003, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, AHRQ Quality Indicators Windows Application Download, 2007, Pediatric Quality Indicators Download, 2007, and Pediatric Quality Indicators, all published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Miller and Zhan (former AHRQ center director and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) (Pediatrics, 2004), Miller, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Zhan (Pediatrics, 2003), Zhan and Miller (JAMA, 2003), and Miller, Elixhauser, Zhan, and Meyer (former AHRQ center director) (Health Serv Res, 2001), all of which use AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators and various HCUP data; cites articles by Camp et al. (Ann Surg, 2010) and Sedman et al. (Pediatrics, 2005), both of which use AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Smart-Halajko MC, Robciuc MR, Cooper JA, et al. The relationship between plasma angiopoietin-like protein 4 levels, angiopoietin-like protein 4 genotype, and coronary heart disease risk. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2010 Nov; 30(11):2277-82. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
MacDougall C, Udkow T, Guglielmo BJ, et al. National estimates and predictors of prescription medication sample use in the United States, 1999-2005. J Am Pharm Assoc 2010 Nov-Dec; 50(6):677-85. [Uses 1999-2005 MEPS data; cites Definitions of Terms Used in MEPS-HC Questionnaires, 2004, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003) and articles by Cutrona et al. (Am J Public Health, 2008), Alexander, Zhang, Basu (Med Care, 2008), and Kneipp and Yarandi (West J Nurs Res, 2002), which use various MEPS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Blanciforti LA. Eonomic burden of dermatitis in US workers. J Occup Environ Med 2010 Nov; 52(11):1045-54. [Uses 2004 MEPS-HC data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2004. Public Use Files, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-authored article by Dor and Encinosa (J Econ Manag Strategy, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of November 2010
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