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Implementation of a Telepharmacy Service To Provide Round-the-Clock Medication Order Review by Pharmacists

Articles of Interest: December 24, 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-System Pharmacy
Wakefield DS, Ward MM, Loes JL, et al. Implementation of a telepharmacy service to provide round-the-clock medication order review by pharmacists. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2010 Dec 1; 67(23):2052-7. [Supported in part by grant UC1 HS16156.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Weiss JW, Johnson ES, Petrik A, et al. Systolic blood pressure and mortality among older community-dwelling adults with CKD. Am J Kidney Dis 2010 Dec; 56(6):1062-71. [Supported in part by training grant T32 HS17582 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Borders AE, Grobman WA, Amsden LB, et al. The relationship between self-report and biomarkers of stress in low-income reproductive-age women. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010 Dec; 203(6):577.e1-e8. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Healthcare Studies under an institutional award grant 5 T32 HS00078-08 (to first author, for the Women's Reproductive Health Research Program).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Psychiatry
Olfson M, Marcus SC. National trends in outpatient psychotherapy. Am J Psychiatry 2010 Dec; 167(12):1456-63. [Supported by grant U18 HS16097; uses 1998 and 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (MEPS-HC) data, citing AHRQ publication, Estimation Procedures in the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 5, 1999 and Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Household Component Main Study Glossary, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; also refere to commentary by Druss (Am J Psychiatry, 2010), cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of General Psychiatry
Marcus SC, Olfson M. National trends in the treatment for depression from 1998 to 2007. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2010 Dec; 67(12):1265-73. [Supported by grant U18 HS16097; uses 1998 and 2007 MEPS data, citing Center for Cost and Financing Studies, MEPS HC-028: 1998 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2001, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Rends, MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009, and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Household Component Main Study Glossary, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Depression in Primary Care: Volume 2: Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Research & Therapy
Yazdany J, Tonner C, Trupin L, et al. Provision of preventive health care in systemic lupus erythematosus: data from a large observational cohort study. Arthritis Res Ther 2010; 12(3):R84. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS13893 (to last author, Edward H. Yelin, in partnership with the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases [NIAMS]); cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Clancy CM. As obesity epidemic escalates, need for more screening and counseling grows. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Jan-Mar; 26(1):1-3. [Author is AHRQ director; cites AHRQ's NHQR/NHDR, 2009; cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Obesity n Adults, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa, Bernard, Du, and Steiner (first, second, and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care, 2009). Also refer to AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Leipzig et al. and Michael et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Schroeder SA. The kids will be all right (if they don't smoke). Am J Prev Med 2010 Dec; 39(6):609-10. [Cites PHS-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Au-Yeung CM, Weisman SR, Hennrikus DJ, et al. An evaluation of health benefit modification in Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds: implications for encouraging tobacco-cessation coverage. Am J Prev Med 2010 Dec; 39(6 Suppl 1):S30-6. [Cites PHS-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Boyle RG, Solberg LI, Fiore MC. Electronic medical records to increase the clinical treatment of tobacco dependence: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2010 Dec; 39(6 Suppl 1):S77-S82. [Cites guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, and Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Hesse BW. Time to reboot: resetting health care to support tobacco dependency treatment services. Am J Prev Med 2010 Dec; 39(6 Suppl 1):S85-S87. [Cites PHS-sponsored Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

American Journal of Psychiatry
Druss BG. The changing face of U.S. mental health care. Am J Psychiatry 2010 Dec; 167(12):1419-21. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Olfson and Marcus (Am J Psychiatry, 2010), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Simon GE, Perlis RH. Personalized medicine for depression: can we match patients with treatments? Am J Psychiatry 2010 Dec; 167(12):1445-55. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Depression in Primary Care, 1993.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Volpp KG, Friedman W, Romano PS, et al. Residency training at a crossroads: duty-hour standards 2010. Ann Intern Med 2010 Dec 21; 153(12):826-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Volpp and Landrigan (JAMA, 2008), Ayas et al. (JAMA, 2006), and Barger et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Lesser CS, Lucey CR, Egener B, et al. A behavioral and systems view of professionalism. JAMA 2010 Dec 22; 304(24):2732-7. [Cites article by Fung et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), which uses AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Brienza D, Kelsey S, Karg P, et al. A randomized clinical trial on preventing pressure ulcers with wheelchair seat cushions. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Dec; 58(12):2308-14. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992.] Select to access the abstract.

Liggins C, Pryor L, Bernard MA. Challenges and opportunities in advancing models of care for older adults: an assessment of the National Institute on Aging research portfolio. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Dec; 58(12):2345-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Norris et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2008), Boult et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2001), and Weuve, Boult, and Morishita (Gerontologist, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Casarett D, Smith D, Breslin S, et al. Does nonresponse bias the results of retrospective surveys of end-of-life care? J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Dec; 58(12):2381-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), which uses CAHPS® data.] Select to access the abstract.

Singh JA, Lewallen DG. Predictors of activity limitation and dependence on walking aids after primary total hip arthroplasty. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Dec; 58(12):2387-93. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Carey et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004) and Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Walker KO, Steers N, Liang LJ, et al. The vulnerability of middle-aged and older adults in a multiethnic, low-income area: contributions of age, ethnicity, and health insurance. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Dec; 58(12):2416-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by McWilliams et al. (JAMA, 2007 and N Engl J Med, 2007), Baker et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2006), and Baker and Sudano (Arch Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Qiu WQ, Dean M, Liu T, et al. Physical and mental health of homebound older adults: an overlooked population. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Dec; 58(12):2423-8. [Cites AHRQ press release, Long-term Care Users Range in Age and Most Do Not Live in Nursing Homes, 2000, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Poe SS. Building nursing intellectual capital for safe use of information technology: a systematic review. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Jan-Mar; 26(1):4-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kilbridge and Classen (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Brown JE, Smith N, Sherfy BR. Decreasing mislabeled laboratory specimens using barcode technology and bedside printers. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Jan-Mar; 26(1):13-21. [Cites AHRQ case and commentary Right Patient, Wrong Sample, 2006, as published on AHRQ's Web Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (Web M&M) Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Valente S. Rapid cycle changes projects improves quality of care. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Jan-Mar; 26(1):54-60. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Wang, Hyun, Harrison, Shortell, and Fraser (third and last authors are researcher and director, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2006); cites AHRQ-funded article by Saint et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Tzeng H. A feasibility study of providing folding commode chairs in patient bathrooms to reduce toileting-related falls in an adult acute medical-surgical unit. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Jan-Mar; 26(1):61-8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Krauss et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2007).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Shahian DM, Wolf RE, Iezzoni LI, et al. Variability in the measurement of hospital-wide mortality rates. N Engl J Med 2010 Dec 23; 363(26):2530-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Mortality Measurement, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Iezzoni (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Nurse Educator
Pattillo RE. AHRQ recommends patients use health advocates. Nurse Educ 2011 Jan-Feb; 36(1):30. [Summarizes and comments on AHRQ-authored advice column by Dr. Carolyn Clancy (AHRQ director) on Navigating the Health Care System, 2010, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Social Science and Medicine
Lillard DR. The value of more information: a commentary on Stewart et al. Soc Sci Med 2010 Dec; 71(11):1910-12; discussion 1912-13. [Cites article by Fiore et al. (Respir Care, 2000), which reprints AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Fujishiro K, Xu J, Gong F. What does "occupation" represent as an indicator of socioeconomic status?: exploring occupational prestige and health. Soc Sci Med 2010 Dec; 71(12):2100-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Singh-Manoux et al. (Psychosom Med, 2007), which uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ; cites article by Marmot et al. (Lancet, 1991), which uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Bellcross CA, Kolor K, Goddard KA, et al. Awareness and utilization of BRCA1/2 testing among U.S. primary care physicians. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jan; 40(1):61-6. [Discusses and cites USPSTF recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility and related USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review (both published in Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Leipzig RM, Whitlock EP, Wolff TA, Barton MB, et al. Reconsidering the approach to prevention recommendations for older adults. Ann Intern Med 2010 Dec 21; 153(12):809-14. [Third and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; discusses USPSTF methodologies and processes as applied to the preventive needs of older adults; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for dementia (Ann Intern Med, 2003); cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on primary care-relevant interventions to prevent falling in older adults by Michael et al. cited below; cites USPSTF-sponsored articles by Guirguis-Blake et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001), both on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Michael YL, Whitlock EP, Lin JS, et al. Primary care-relevant interventions to prevent falling in older adults: a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2010 Dec 21; 153(12):815-25. [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2007-10057-I; cites USPSTF-sponsored updated systematic review on screening for visual impairment in older adults, 2009; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Interventions to Prevent Falls in Older Adults: An Updated Systematic Review, 2010; cites AHRQ publication, Effectiveness and Safety of Vitamin D in Relation to Bone Health, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Reed DA, Fletcher KE, Arora VM. Systematic review: association of shift length, protected sleep time, and night float with patient care, residents' health, and education. Ann Intern Med 2010 Dec 21; 153(12):829-42. [Cites Appendix 4 USPSTF Quality Rating Criteria, as published in AHRQ-sponsored evidence synthesis Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children, 2006; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; cites AHRQ-funded systematic reviews by Fletcher et al. on effects of work hour reduction on residents' lives (JAMA, 2005) and on effects of resident work hours on patient safety(Ann Intern Med, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Nuckols et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009) and Barger et al. (PLoS Med, 2006 and N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Tinetti ME. Making prevention recommendations relevant for an aging population. Ann Intern Med 2010 Dec 21; 153(12):843-4. [Comments on USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on primary care-relevant interventions to prevent falling in older adults by Michael et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010), cited above, and AHRQ-authored article by Leipzig et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) as cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and related update (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Pruthi S, Gostout BS, Lindor NM. Identification and management of women with BRCA mutations or hereditary predisposition for breast and ovarian cancer. Mayo Clin Proc 2010 Dec; 85(12):1111-20. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility and related systematic evidence review by Nelson et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Price DB, Yawn BP, Jones RC. Improving the differential diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care. Mayo Clin Proc 2010 Dec; 85(12):1122-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Clinics of North America
Gjertson CK, Albertsen PC. Use and assessment of PSA in prostate cancer. Med Clin North Am 2011 Jan; 95(1):191-200. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008). Also refer to articles by Yazdany et al. (Arthritis Res Ther, 2010), Leipzig et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010), and Clancy (J Nurs Care Qual, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Jones SS, Adams JL, Schneider EC, et al. Electronic health record adoption and quality improvement in U.S. hospitals. Am J Manag Care 2010 Dec; 16(Special Issue: Health Information Technology):SP64-SP71. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care (performed by the UCSF-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); cites AHRQ publication, The National Hospital Bill: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2006, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief 59, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; 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); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Parente and McCullough (Health Aff, 2009) and Kern et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009).]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Hennessy E, Kraak VI, Hyatt RR, et al. Active living for rural children: community perspectives using PhotoVOICE. Am J Prev Med 2010 Dec; 39(6):537-45. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment summary, Community-based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Lim LS. Etiology: Use of bisphosphonates was not associated with increased risk for esophageal or gastric cancer. Ann Intern Med 2010 Dec 21; 153(12):JC6-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by MacLean et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on comparative effectiveness of treatments to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis (performed by the Southern California EPC); cites AHRQ-funded article by Qato et al. (JAMA, 2008).]

JAMA
Adler NE. When separate is more equal. JAMA 2010 Dec 22; 304(24):2738-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment summary, Results of Systematic Review of Research on Diagnosis and Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease in Women, 2003. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Michael et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Acta Médica Portuguesa
Pimentel MA. [Vaccination during pregnancy]. Acta Med Port 2010 Sep-Oct; 23(5):837-40. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse as a source of relevant guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Young KC, Jahromi BS. Does current practice in the United States of carotid artery stent placement benefit asymptomatic octogenarians? AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2011 Jan;32(1):170-3. [Uses 2006-2007 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006-2007, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2007, and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Schoeni RF, Dow WH, Miller WD, et al. The economic value of improving the health of disadvantaged Americans. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jan; 40(1 Suppl 1):S67-S72. [Uses health-related quality-of-life estimates developed from MEPS data and presented in AHRQ-funded article by Nyman et al. (Med Care, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Long EF, Brandeau ML, Owens DK. The cost-effectiveness and population outcomes of expanded HIV screening and antiretroviral treatment in the United States. Ann Intern Med 2010 Dec 21; 153(12):778-89. [Uses HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS) data from AHRQ-funded article by Bozzette et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001) to determine annual HIV-related health care costs for 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Walker KL, Shuster JJ, Martin TD, et al. Practice patterns for thoracic aneurysms in the stent graft era: health care system implications. Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Dec; 90(6):1833-9. [Uses 2000-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site; cites articles by Schwarze et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2009 and Orandi et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2009), which use various HCUP NIS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Masoomi H, Buchberg BS, Magno C, et al. Trends in diverticulitis management in the United States from 2002 to 2007. Arch Surg 2010 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Lieffers JR, Baracos VE, Winget M, et al. A comparison of Charlson and Elixhauser comorbidity measures to predict colorectal cancer survival using administrative health data. Cancer 2010 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites articles by Li et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2008), Dominick et al. (Arthritis Rheum, 2005), Southern, Quan, and Ghali (Med Care, 2004), and others, all of which use AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures.] Select to access the abstract.

Short PF, Moran JR, Punekar R. Medical expenditures of adult cancer survivors aged <65 years in the United States. Cancer 2010 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2007 MEPS-HC data, citing AHRQ publications, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS Methodology Report 22, 2008, and The Five Most Costly Conditions 2000 and 2004: National Estimates for the Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, MEPS Statistical Brief 167, 2007; cites articles by Tangka et al. (Cancer, 2010), Howard, Molinari, Thorpe (Cancer, 2004), and Thorpe and Howard (Health Aff, 2003), all of which use various MEPS data sets; cites AHRQ-authored article by Yabroff, Warren, Banthin, Schrag, Mariotto, Lawrence (third and sixth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) et al. (Med Care, 2009), which uses MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
Meyers JL, Classi PM, Wietecha LA, et al. Economic burden and comorbidities of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among pediatric patients hospitalized in the United States. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 2010 Dec 14; 4(1):31. [Uses 2000-2006 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which use various HCUP data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Lapar DJ, Nagji AS, Bhamidipati CM, et al. Seasonal variation influences outcomes following lung cancer resections. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2010 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002-2007 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
Gao Y, Johnston RC, Karam M. Pediatric sports-related lower extremity fractures: hospital length of stay and charges: what is the role of the primary payer? Iowa Orthop J 2010; 30:115-18. [Uses 2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), citing 2006 Introduction to the HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Vogel TR, Dombrovskiy VY, Lowry SF. In-hospital delay of elective surgery for high volume procedures: the impact on infectious complications. J Am Coll Surg 2010 Dec; 211(6):784-90. [Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites article by Vogel et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2010), which uses 2002-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Chen Z, Thomson CA, Aickin M, et al. The relationship between incidence of fractures and anemia in older multiethnic women. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Dec; 58(12):2337-44. [Uses the Medical Outcomes Study Scale, which was developed as part of the AHRQ-funded Medical Outcomes Study project (Ware and Sherbourne, Med Care, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Arthoplasty
Fehring TK, Odum SM, Troyer JL, et al. Joint replacement access in 2016: a supply side crisis. J Arthroplasty 2010 Dec; 25(8):1175-81. [Uses 1993-2007 HCUP NIS data; cites articles by Kurtz et al. (Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2009, and J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007), which use various HCUP NIS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume
Paxton EW, Namba RS, Maletis GB, et al. A prospective study of 80,000 total joint and 5000 anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction procedures in a community-based registry in the United States. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010 Dec; 92 Suppl 2:117-32. [Uses AHRQ's definitions of deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, citing Patient Safety Indicators Download, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Stays Involving Musculoskeletal Procedures, 1997-2005, HCUP Statistical Brief 34, 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]

Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Martin-Doyle W, Essebag V, Zimetbaum P, et al. Trends in US hospitalization rates and rhythm control therapies following publication of the AFFIRM and RACE trials. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2010 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing 1998-2006 data as published on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site and Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2006, and Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006, 2008, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Ananthakrishnan AN, McGinley EL, Binion DG, et al. A nationwide analysis of changes in severity and outcomes of inflammatory bowel disease hospitalizations. J Gastrointest Surg 2010 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998, 2004, and 2007 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2004, and AHRQ publication, 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Methods Series Report 2007-03, 2007, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites articles by Ananthakrishnan et al. (Inflamm Bowel Dis, 2010, and Am J Gastroenterol, 2010) and Nguyen et al. (Inflamm Bowel Dis, 2007), all of which use various HCUP NIS data sets and/or AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Eslami MH, McPhee JT, Simons JP, et al. National trends in utilization and postprocedure outcomes for carotid artery revascularization 2005 to 2007. J Vasc Surg 2010 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites articles by McPhee et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2008 and 2007), both of which use various HCUP NIS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

McPhee JT, Robinson WP 3rd, Eslami MH, et al. Surgeon case volume, not institution case volume, is the primary determinant of in-hospital mortality after elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg 2010 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites articles by Vogel et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2010), McPhee et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2009), Finlayson, Laycock, Birkmeyer (Surg Endosc, 2003), and Steppacher et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2009), all of which use various HCUP data sets; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Werner and Asch (JAMA, 2005), Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003 and 2002, and Surgery, 2001), and Goodney et al. (Ann Surg, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Henry AJ, Hevelone ND, Belkin M, et al. Socioeconomic and hospital-related predictors of amputation for critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg 2010 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003-2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites article by Eslami, Zayaruzny, and Fitzgerald (J Vasc Surg, 2007), which uses 1998-2002 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Cook et al. (Circulation, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Giles KA, Hamdan AD, Pomposelli FB, et al. Stroke and death after carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting with and without high risk criteria. J Vasc Surg 2010 Dec; 52(6):1497-504. [Uses 2004-2007 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and article by Vogel et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2009), which uses 2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Laryngoscope
Lam DJ, Jensen CC, Mueller BA, et al. Pediatric sleep apnea and craniofacial anomalies: a population-based case-control study. Laryngoscope 2010 Oct; 120(10):2098-105. [Uses HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) for Washington.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Clinics of North America
Tseng TY, Stoller ML. Medical and medical/urologic approaches in acute and chronic urologic stone disease. Med Clin North Am 2011 Jan; 95(1):169-77. [Uses HCUP NIS data on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site to determine the number of and estimated cost of hospitalizations for urinary stone inpatient discharges.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Services
Libby AM, Ghushchyan V, McQueen RB, et al. Economic grand rounds: psychological distress and depression associated with job loss and gain: the social costs of job instability. Psychiatr Serv 2010 Dec; 61(12):1178-80. [Uses 2004-2007 MEPS data, citing Data Overview, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality of Life Research
Fu AZ, Qiu Y, Radican L, et al. Marginal differences in health-related quality of life of diabetic patients with and without macrovascular comorbid conditions in the United States. Qual Life Res 2010 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001 and 2003 MEPS Household Component (MEPS-HC) data and MEPS Clinical Classification Categories (CCCs), citing Weights and Response Rates for the Self-Administrated Questionniare, 2005, MEPS HC-079: 2003 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2005; cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research: Hospital Inpatient Statistics, 1995, HCUP Research Note 3, 2000, and Comorbidity Software, Version 3.6, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites articles by Li and Fu (Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol, 2009), Fu et al. (Diabetes Care, 2009), Fu and Kattan (Curr Med Res Opin, 2006), and Shaw et al. (Med Care, 2005), all of which use various MEPS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science and Medicine
Sekine M, Chandola T, Martikainen P, et al. Sex differences in physical and mental functioning of Japanese civil servants: explanations from work and family characteristics. Soc Sci Med 2010 Dec; 71(12):2091-9. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgical Endoscopy
Harrison VL, Dolan JP, Pham TH, et al. Bile duct injury after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in hospitals with and without surgical residency programs: is there a difference? Surg Endosc 2010 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1997-2006 HCUP SID data for Florida; cites article by Dolan et al. (Surg Endosc, 2005), which uses 1999-2000 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

World Journal of Surgery
Ellis MC, Diggs BS, Vetto JT, et al. Trends in the surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis over time: increased mortality and centralization of care. World J Surg 2010 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1990-1996 and 2000-2006 HCUP NIS data; cites articles by Cannom et al. (Am Surg, 2009) and Nguyen et al. (Inflamm Bowel Dis, 2007), which use various HCUP NIS data sets. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Olfson and Marcus (Am J Psychiatry, 2010) and Marcus and Olfson (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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