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Relationship between Chemotherapy Use and Cognitive Impairments in Older Women with Breast Cancer: Findings from a Large Population-based Cohort

Articles of Interest, December 31, 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 Clinical Oncology
Du XL, Xia R, Hardy D. Relationship between chemotherapy use and cognitive impairments in older women with breast cancer: findings from a large population-based cohort. Am J Clin Oncol 2010 Dec; 33(6):533-43. [Supported by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Richardson TM, He H, Podgorski C, et al. Screening depression aging services clients. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2010 Dec; 18(12):1116-23. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00044 (to first author); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Stein JC, Wang R, Adler N, et al. Emergency physician ultrasonography for evaluating patients at risk for ectopic pregnancy: a meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med 2010 Dec; 56(6):674-83. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS15569 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Neurology
Bushnell CD, Zimmer LO, Pan W, et al. Persistence with stroke prevention medication 3 months after hospitalization. Arch Neurol 2010 Dec; 67(12):1456-63. [Supported by grant U18 HS16964.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Gidengil CA, Dutta-Linn M, Messonnier ML, et al. Financial barriers to the adoption of combination vaccines by pediatricians. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2010 Dec; 164(12):1138-44. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063-13 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Elixhauser A, Andrews RM. Profile of inpatient operating room procedures in US hospitals in 2007. Arch Surg 2010 Dec; 145(12):1201-8. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2007 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Procedure Classes 2011, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, and Comorbidity Software, Version 3.6, and AHRQ publications, Summary 2007 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Methods Series report 2010-03, 2010, HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2008, 2010, Hospital-Based Ambulatory Surgery, 2007, HCUP Statistical Brief 86, 2010, Population Denominator Data for Use with the HCUP Databases (Updated), HCUP Methods Series Report 2008-07, 2008, Using the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample to Estimate Trends (Updated for 1988-2004), HCUP Methods Series Report 2006-05, 2006, and Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample Variances, HCUP Methods Series Report 2003-2, 2005, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract

Demography
Kirby JB, Kaneda T. Unhealthy and uninsured: explored racial differences in health and health insurance coverage using a life table approach. Demography 2010 Nov; 47(4):1035-51. [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2004 Medical Expenditure Survey Panel (MEPS) data; cites AHRQ publications, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 1, 1997, Health Insurance Status of Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, MEPS Research Findings, 2000, The Long-Term Uninsured in America, 2002-2005: Estimates for the U.S. Population Under 65, MEPS Statistical Brief 183, 2007, and Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Coverage and Usual Source of Care, 2002, MEPS Chartbook, 2006.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Goeschel CA, Holzmueller CG, Cosgrove SE, et al. Infection preventionist checklist to improve culture and reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 Dec; 36(12):571-5. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-2006-000222 (in partnership with the Health Research Education Trust); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010, J Crit Care, 2008, and N Engl J Med, 2006), Goeschel et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2010), and Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).]

Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Horsky J, McColgan K, Pang JE, et al. Complementary methods of system usability evaluation: surveys and observations during software design and development cycles. J Biomed Inform 2010 Oct; 43(5):782-90. [Supported by grant 5 R01 HS15169-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Gardner RL, Almeida R, Maselli JH, et al. Does gender influence emergency department management and outcomes in geriatric abdominal pain? J Emerg Med 2010 Sep; 39(3):275-81. [Supported by grant K08 HS11416-12.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Goldman RE, Soran CS, Hayward GL, et al. Doctors' perceptions of laboratory monitoring in office practice. J Eval Clin Pract 2010 Dec; 16(6):1136-41. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17201-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma
Carr BG, Jenkins P, Branas CC, et al. Does the trauma system protect against the weekend effect? J Trauma 2010 Nov; 69(5):1042-8. [Supported by grant K08 HS17960 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Lomotan EA, Michel G, Lin Z, et al. How "should" we write guideline recommendations? Interpretation of deontic terminology in clinical practice guidelines: survey of the health services community. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):509-13. [Supported by contract AHRQ-07-10045 and grant R01-LM07199 (co-funded with the National Library of Medicine); cites US Preventive Services Task Force Grade Definitions as published on AHRQ Web site and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence (Summary), 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Speroff T, Nwosu S, Greevy R, et al. Organisational culture: variation across hospitals and connection to patient safety climate. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):592-6. [Supported by grant U18 HS15934 (for Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety.] Select to access the abstract.

Regenbogen SE, Hirose M, Imanaka Y, et al. A comparative analysis of incident reporting lag times in academic medical centres in Japan and the USA. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e10. [Supported by Kirschstein National Research Service grant T32 HS00020 (to second author); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Etchegaray JM, Throckmorton T. Barriers to reporting medication errors: a measurement equivalence perspective. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e14. [Supported in part by grants 1 P01 HS11544-01 (to the University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice) and K02 HS17145-02; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Kaushal R, Goldmann DA, Keohane CA, et al. Medication errors in paediatric outpatients. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e30. [Supported by grant P01 HS11534.] Select to access the abstract.

Chu-Weininger MY, Wueste L, Lucke JF, et al. The impact of a tele-ICU on provider attitudes about teamwork and safety climate. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e39. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS15234.] Select to access the abstract.

Simulation in Healthcare
Nishisaki A, Donoghue A, Ferry S, et al. Education, competency, and assessment. Just-in-time (JIT) tracheal intubation simulation training for pediatric residents Phase II: retention of resident participation and provider safety performance after discontinuation of JIT training. Simul Healthc 2010 Dec; 5(6):405 (abstract 66). [Abstract of paper presented at SimTect Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2010; supported by grant HS16678-01; cites AHRQ-funded article by Nishisaki et al. (Anesthesiology, 2010).]

Stroke
Calvillo-King L, Xuan L, Zhang S, et al. Predicting risk of perioperative death and stroke after carotid endarterectomy in asymptomatic patients: derivation and validation of a clinical risk score. Stroke 2010 Dec; 41(12):2786-94. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS09754-01.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Healthcare Design
Keller AB, Taylor E, Joseph A. Evaluating evidence for credibility, acceptability, and actionability: findings from visits with three Pebble Partners. Healthcare Design 2010; 10(11):18, 20, 22-3. [Notes that the content of this article "was gathered for a research initiative prepared for the [AHRQ] and developed in conjunction with Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation and Manila Consulting Group."]

Zborowsky T, Bunker-Hellmich L, Morelli A, et al. Centralized vs. decentralized nursing stations: effects on nurses' functional use of space and work environment. Healthcare Design 2010; 10(11):51-78. [Cites AHRQ publication, The Hospital Built Environment: What Role Might Funders of Health Services Research Play?, 2005.]

Health and Social Work
Gehlert S, Coleman R. Using community-based participatory research to ameliorate cancer disparities. Health Soc Work 2010 Nov; 35(4):302-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Community-based Participatory Research, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Lolekha R, Chunwimaleung S, Hansudewechakul R, et al. Pediatric HIVQUAL-T: measuring and improving the quality of pediatric HIV care in Thailand, 2005-2007. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 Dec; 36(12):541-551, AP1-AP7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by McInnes et al. (Med Care, 2007).]

Schilling L, Deas D, Jedlinsky M, et al. Kaiser Permanente's performance improvement system, Part 2: developing a value framework. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 Dec; 36(12):552-60, AP1-AP3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Huang et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008.]

Battersby M, Von Korff M, Schaefer J, et al. Twelve evidence-based principles for implementing self-management support in primary care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 Dec; 36(12):561-70. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Glasgow et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Saf, 2003) and Lorig et al. (Med Care, 1999).]

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Cobb TG. Iatrogenic retention of surgical objects: risk factors and prevention strategies. JAAPA 2010 Dec; 23(12):33-40. [Cites case and commentary by Thomas and Moore, 2003, as published on AHRQ's Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (MMRW) Web site.]

Journal of Medical Economics
Dibonaventura MD, Wagner JS, Yuan Y, et al. Humanistic and economic impacts of hepatitis C infection in the United States. J Med Econ 2010; 13(4):709-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Salomon et al. (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Aarnoudse-Moens CS, Oosterlaan J, Duivenvoorden HJ, et al. Development of preschool and academic skills in children born very preterm. J Pediatr 2011 Jan; 158(1):15-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Saigal et al. (Pediatrics, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Med-IQ
Kahn K. Improving VTE-related outcomes in hospitalized patients: incorporating Joint Commission core measures into practice [complimentary CME/CE supplement to Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety]. 2010 Oct 1:1-14. [Cites AHRQ publication, Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Maynard and Stein (J Thromb Thrombolysis, 2010, and J Hosp Med, 2010).]

Milbank Quarterly
Kaplan HC, Brady PW, Dritz MC, et al. The influence of context on quality improvement success in health care: a systematic review of the literature. Milbank Q 2010 Dec; 88(4):500-59. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), Bailey et al. (Hastings Center Rep, 2006), Landon et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Lashoher A, Pronovost P. Creating a more efficient healthcare knowledge market: using communities of practice to create checklists. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):471-2. [Cites article by Shekelle et al. (JAMA, 2001), which discusses AHRQ-sponsored clinical practice guidelines; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010) and Gurses et al. (Crit Care Med, 2010).]

Greenhalgh T, Heath I. Measuring quality in the therapeutic relationship—Part 1: objective approaches. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):475-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Levinson et al. (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Wagner EH, Aiello Bowles EJ, Greene SM, et al. The quality of cancer patient experience: perspectives of patients, family members, providers and experts. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):484-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ayanian et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2005), Hassolet al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2004), and Bickell and Young (J Gen Intern Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Ovretveit J. Improvement leaders: what do they and should they do? A summary of a review of research. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):490-2. [Cites AHRQ publication, Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria, 2010, prepared by RAND Health under contract HHSA-290-2009-10001C and published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Cohen MD, Hilligoss PB. The published literature on handoffs in hospitals: deficiencies identified in an extensive review. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):493-7. [Cites case and commentary by Patterson, 2008, as published on AHRQ's MMRW Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Moore, McGinn, and Halm (Arch Intern Med, 2007) and Keenan, Yakel, and Marriott (Stud Health Technol Inform, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Schnoor M, Meyer T, Suttorp N, et al. Development and evaluation of an implementation strategy for the German guideline on community-acquired pneumonia. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):498-502. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Labarere et al. (Chest, 2007), Yealy et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005), Switzer et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003), and Fine et al. (Am J Med, 2003, Arch Intern Med, 1999, and JAMA, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Sipilä R, Ketola E, Tala T, et al. Evidence in action—guidelines directing workload. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):514-18. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Hummel J, Evans PC, Lee H. Medication reconciliation in the emergency department: opportunities for workflow redesign. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):531-5. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Sangl, Bierman, Miller, Friedman, Wickizer, and Meyer (authors are current and former AHRQ researchers) (JAMA, 2001), which uses 1996 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Walton M, Woodward H, Van Staalduinen S, et al. The WHO patient safety curriculum guide for medical schools. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):542-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1: Assessment, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Paine LA, Rosenstein BJ, Sexton JB, et al. Assessing and improving safety culture throughout an academic medical centre: a prospective cohort study. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):547-54. [Last author (Pronovost) "reports receiving grant support form the [AHRQ] for patient safety and culture research"; cites AHRQ publications, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (Circulation, 2009, J Crit Care, 2008, Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2006, and others), Singer et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009, and Med Care, 2009), Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

DePalo VA, McNicoll L, Cornell M, et al. The Rhode Island ICU collaborative: a model for reducing central line-associated bloodstream infection and ventilator-associated pneumonia statewide. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):555-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006, and J Patient Saf, 2005), Safdar et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005), and Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

White RE, Trbovich PL, Easty AC, et al. Checking it twice: an evaluation of checklists for detecting medication errors at the bedside using a chemotherapy model. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):562-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Silas R, Tibballs J. Adverse events and comparison of systematic and voluntary reporting from a paediatric intensive care unit. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):568-71. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ferranti et al. (Pediatrics, 2008), Sharek et al. (Pediatrics, 2006), Woods et al. (Pediatrics, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Kaya S, Barsbay S, Karabulut E. The Turkish version of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire: psychometric properties and baseline data. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):572-7. [Cites AHRQ technical report, The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) Guidelines for Administration, 2003, prepared by the University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice under AHRQ grants 1 P01 HS11544-01 and U18 HS11164-01; cites AHRQ publication, 10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Singer et al. (Med Care, 2009), Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008, and Jt Comm J Qual Saf, 2004), and Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Wakefield JG, McLaws ML, Whitby M, et al. Patient safety culture: factors that influence clinician involvement in patient safety behaviours. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):585-91. [Cites AHRQ technical reports, Frontline Assessments of Healthcare Culture: Safety Attitudes Questionnaire Norms and Psychometric Properties, 2004, and The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) Guidelines for Administration, 2003, both prepared by the University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice under AHRQ grants 1 P01 HS11544-01 (both reports) and U18 HS11164-01 (second report); cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003) and Gaba et al. (Hum Factors, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

de Wet C, Spence W, Mash R, et al. The development and psychometric evaluation of a safety climate measure for primary care. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):578-84. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Modak et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007) and Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Hutchinson A, Coster JE, Cooper KL, et al. Assessing quality of care from hospital case notes: comparison of reliability of two methods. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e2. [Cites AHRQ publication, Using Clinical Practice Guidelines to Evaluate Quality of Care, Volume 2: Methods, 1995; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lilford et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003), Weingart et al. (Health Serv Res, 2002), and Localio et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1996); cites article by Hadorn et al. (J Qual Improv, 1996), which uses AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Heart Failure, 1992.] Select to access the abstract.

Gadallah MA, Allam MF, Ahmed AM, et al. Are patients and healthcare providers satisfied with health sector reform implemented in family health centres? Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Orlando et al. (Med Care, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

McDonald TB, Helmchen LA, Smith KM, et al. Responding to patient safety incidents: the "seven pillars". Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e11. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gallagher, Studdert, and Levinson (N Engl J Med, 2007), Fein et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), and Gallagher et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Marang-van de Mheen PJ, Dijs-Elsinga J, Otten W, et al. The importance of experienced adverse outcomes on patients' future choice of a hospital for surgery. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e16. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gawande et al. (Surgery, 1999) and Hibbard and Jewett (Health Aff, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Kievit J, Krukerink M, Marang-van de Mheen PJ. Surgical adverse outcome reporting as part of routine clinical care. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e20. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gawande et al. (Surgery, 1999) and Brennan et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

van Noord I, Eikens MP, Hamersma AM, et al. Application of root cause analysis on malpractice claim files related to diagnostic failures. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e21. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Hobgood C, Sherwood G, Frush K, et al. Teamwork training with nursing and medical students: does the method matter? Results of an interinstitutional, interdisciplinary collaboration. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e25. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products and Volume 3, Implementation Issues, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

van Doormaal JE, Rommers MK, Kosterink JG, et al. Comparison of methods for identifying patients at risk of medication-related harm. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e26. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gurwitz et al. (Am J Med, 2005), Classen et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2005), Morimoto et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Rowell D, Nghiem HS, Jorm C, et al. How different are complications that affect the older adult inpatient? Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e34. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

de Kok M, Sixma HJ, van der Weijden T, et al. A patient-centred instrument for assessment of quality of breast cancer care: results of a pilot questionnaire. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e40. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mandelblatt et al. (J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr, 2004) and McHorney et al. (Med Care, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Guise JM, Segel SY, Larison K, et al. STORC safety initiative: a multicentre survey on preparedness & confidence in obstetric emergencies. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec;19(6):e41. [Notes that first author "receives support for her work on obstetric emergency simulations and team training from the [AHRQ] grant #1 U18 HS16673".] Select to access the abstract

Louie K, Cheema R, Dodek P, et al. Intensive nursing work schedules and the risk of hypoglycaemia in critically ill patients who are receiving intravenous insulin. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e42. [Cites article by Choudhry, Fletcher, and Soumerai (Ann Intern Med, 2005), published in the AHRQ-funded Improving Patient Care section of the publishing journal; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Scott et al. (Am J Crit Care, 2006), Balas, Scott, and Rogers (Can J Nurs Res, 2006), and Cullen et al. (Crit Care Med, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Sirriyeh R, Lawton R, Gardner P, et al. Coping with medical error: a systematic review of papers to assess the effects of involvement in medical errors on healthcare professionals' psychological well-being. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e43. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Waterman et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Manser T, Foster S, Gisin S, et al. Assessing the quality of patient handoffs at care transitions. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e44. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; cites commentary by Beach, 2006, on AHRQ's MMRW Web site, and AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Brand CA, Sundararajan V. A 10-year cohort study of the burden and risk of in-hospital falls and fractures using routinely collected hospital data. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e51. [Notes that AHRQ includes in its "Patient Safety Indicator set a falls indicator in which the population of interest is restricted to post surgical falls in an attempt to avoid included false-positive adverse events"; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995) and Iezzoni et al. (Med Care, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Ackroyd-Stolarz S, MacKinnon NJ, Zed PJ, et al. Use of an electronic information system to identify adverse events resulting in an emergency department visit. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e53. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Brennan et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Evans SM, Murray A, Patrick I, et al. Clinical handover in the trauma setting: a qualitative study of paramedics and trauma team members. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e57. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2: Culture and Redesign, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Pfeiffer Y, Manser T, Wehner T. Conceptualising barriers to incident reporting: a psychological framework. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e60. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Garbutt et al. (Health Aff, 2008), Elder et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2007), and Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Lyons MN, Standley TD, Gupta AK. Quality improvement of doctors' shift-change handover in neuro-critical care. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e62. [Cites commentary by Vidyarthi, 2004, as published on AHRQ's MMRW Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Wubben I, van Manen JG, van den Akker BJ, et al. Equipment-related incidents in the operating room: an analysis of occurrence, underlying causes and consequences for the clinical process. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e64. [Cites AHRQ publication, the Effects of Health Working Conditions on Patient Safety, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Simulation in Healthcare
Lin S, Strom S, Canales C, et al. Education, competency, and assessment. Impact of cross-training on perspectives in the operating room: surgical simulation for anesthesiology residents. Simul Healthc 2010 Dec; 5(6):398 (abstract 55). [Abstract of paper presented at SimTect Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2010; cites point-counterpoint Perspectives on Safety article by Gaba, 2006, as published on AHRQ's MMRW Web site.]

Riley W, Davis S, Miller K, et al. Emerging and innovative technologies and methods. An analysis of latent conditions and their association with active failures through in-situ simulation. Simul Healthc 2010 Dec; 5(6):432 (abstract 112). [Abstract of paper presented at SimTect Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2010; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008.]

Systems Research and Behavioral Science
McGregor M. A system dynamics approach to jurisdictional conflict between a major and a minor healthcare profession. Syst Res Bev Sci 2010 Nov/Dec; 27(6):639-52. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, 1994.]

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

Archives of Dermatology
Dellavalle RP. Counseling patients to avoid indoor tanning. Arch Dermatol 2010 Dec; 146(12):1361-2. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on counseling to prevent skin cancer (MMWR Recomm Rep, 2003).]

Circulation
Perisinakis K, Seimenis I, Tzedakis A, et al. Individualized assessment of radiation dose in patients undergoing coronary computed tomographic angiography with 256-slice scanning. Circulation 2010 Dec 7; 122(23):2394-402. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Greenland P, Alpert JS, Beller GA, et al. 2010 ACCF/AHA guideline for assessment of cardiovascular risk in asymptomatic adults: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation 2010 Dec 21; 122(25):e584-36. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Clinical Medicine and Research
Vincent J, Hochhalter A, Broglio K, et al. PS3-10: Barriers to screening colonoscopy differ among health plan member groups. Clin Med Res 2010 Dec; 8(3-4):194-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Richardson et al. (Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2010) and Lomotan et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Prairie and Foster (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Prairie BA, Foster T. Improving prenatal HIV screening with tailored educational interventions: an approach to guideline implementation. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e52. [Cites AHRQ evidence synthesis Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Pregnant Women, 2005 (prepared for the USPSTF by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center EPC) under contract 290-02-0024, task order 2.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Healthcare Financial Management
Fine SH, Loheide L, Swanson-Kazely A, et al. Assessing the benefits of teleintensivist coverage in the ICU. Healthc Financ Manage 2010 Dec; 64(12):84-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Telemedicine for the Medicare Population: Update, 2006.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Katon WJ, Lin EH, Von Korff M, et al. Collaborative care for patients with depression and chronic illnesses. N Engl J Med 2010 Dec 30; 363(27):2611-20. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Post-myocardial Infarction Depression (Summary), 2005; cites AHRQ-funded meta-regression analysis by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006) on effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control: a meta-regression analysis; cites AHRQ-funded article by Sherbourne et al. (J Behav Med, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Nygaard I. Author reply: Idiopathic urgency urinary incontinence. N Engl J Med 2010 Dec 30; 363(27):2672. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Women, 2009.]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Lin CY, Arnold RM, Lave JR, et al. Acute care practices relevant to quality end-of-life care: a survey of Pennsylvania hospitals. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e12. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Lorenz et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on evidence for improving palliative care at the end of life; cites guideline, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 2009, from the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care, as published on AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Rabøl LI, Østergaard D, Mogensen T. Outcomes of classroom-based team training interventions for multiprofessional hospital staff. A systematic review. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e27. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites TeamSTEPPS Curriculum Tools and Materials as published on AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS® Web site; cites articles by Stead et al. (Med J Aust, 2009), which uses AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS, and Pratt et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007), which is a John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipient.] Select to access the abstract.

Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB; QI Hedges Team. Optimal search filters for detecting quality improvement studies in Medline. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e31. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2006, prepared by the Stanford University-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017.] Select to access the abstract.

Wong HJ, Wu RC, Caesar M, et al. Real-time operational feedback: daily discharge rate as a novel hospital efficiency metric. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e32. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Identifying, Categorizing, and Evaluating Health Care Efficiency Measures, 2008, prepared by the Southern California-RAND EPC under contract 282-00-0005-21 and published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Entwistle VA, McCaughan D, Watt IS, et al. Speaking up about safety concerns: multi-setting qualitative study of patients' views and experiences. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e33. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hibbard et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2005) and Weingart et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Rommers MK, Zegers MH, De Clercq PA, et al. Development of a computerised alert system, ADEAS, to identify patients at risk for an adverse drug event. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e35. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety (portions of which are based on work performed in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco-Stanford EPC under contract 290-97-0013; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ko et al. (Drug Saf, 2008), Bates et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003), Schiff et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003), and others. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Lomotan et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, article by Prairie and Foster (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and article by Baker et al. (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

Health and Social Work
Gorin SH, Gehlert SJ, Washington TA. Health care reform and health disparities: implications for social workers. Health Soc Work 2010 Nov; 35(4):243-7. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009.]

Hernandez VR, Montana S, Clarke K. Child health inequality: framing a social work response. Health Soc Work 2010 Nov; 35(4):291-301. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Glasgow JM, Scott-Caziewell JR, Kaboli PJ. Guiding inpatient quality improvement: a systematic review of Lean and Six Sigma. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010 Dec; 36(12):533-40, AP1-AP5. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2009 and 2008.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Archives of Surgery
Camp M, Chang DC, Zhang Y, et al. Provider density and health system facility factors and their relationship to rates of pediatric perforated appendicitis in US counties. Arch Surg 2010 Dec; 145(12):1139-44. [Uses 1988-2005 HCUP NIS and Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2005, and Introduction to the HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2003, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the Evidence-based Dental Practice
Nalliah RP, Allareddy V, Elangovan S, et al. Hospital based emergency department visits attributed to dental caries in the United States in 2006. J Evid Based Dent Pract 2010 Dec; 10(4):212-22. [Uses HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)—The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for the Year 2006, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Zuckerman KE, Cai X, Perrin JM, et al. Incomplete specialty referral among children in community health centers. J Pediatr 2011 Jan; 158(1):142-8. [Uses the 2008 HCUP Chronic Condition Indicator (HCUP-CCI), citing Chronic Condition Indicator (CCI) for ICD-9-CM, 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Cook et al. (Circulation, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Periodontology
Elangovan S, Nalliah R, Allareddy V, et al. Outcomes in patients visiting hospitals EDs to periodontal conditions in United States. J Periodontol 2010 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006 HCUP NEDS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing NEDS Description of Data Elements, HCUP Central Distributor, and NEDS: Database Documentation, 2006, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
Kaestner R, Silber JH. Evidence on the efficacy of inpatient spending on Medicare patients. Milbank Q 2010 Dec; 88(4):560-94. [Uses a subset of the AHRQ Quality Indicators for which mortality was a relevant outcome and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures methodology (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

NeuroRehabilitation
Ellis C, Dismuke C, Edwards KK. Longitudinal trends in aphasia in the United States. NeuroRehabilitation 2010; 27(4):327-33. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of HCUP, 2008, and Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Simulation in Health Care
Robertson B, Kaplan B, Atallah H, et al. The use of simulation and a modified TeamSTEPPS curriculum for medical and nursing student team training. Simul Healthc 2010 Dec; 5(6):332-7. [Adapts AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS® for the team skills curriculum for medical and nursing students at Emory University, citing TeamSTEPPS: Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety as published in AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008.]

Clay-Williams R, McIntosh C, Kerridge R, et al. Multidisciplinary crew resource management (CRM) in healthcare: attitude and behavior change associated with classroom and simulation-based training. Simul Healthc 2010 Dec; 5(6):367 (abstract 17). [Abstract of paper presented at SimTect Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2010; uses a modification of the AHRQ-sponsored Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (Sexton et al., BMC Health Serv Res, 2006).]

Surcouf J, Barkemeyer B, Ferry J, et al. Education, competency, and assessment. Enhancing residents' competency for neonatal resuscitation using an unannounced mock-code simulation-based training program. Simul Healthc 2010 Dec; 5(6):414 (abstract 82). [Abstract of paper presented at SimTect Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2010; uses AHRQ's System for Teamwork Effectiveness and Patient Safety (STEPS) simulation-based training model developed under AHRQ cooperative agreement) to build the training and study design.]

Yudkowsky R, Luciano C, Banerjee P, et al. Emerging and innovative technologies and methods. A library of virtual brains for ventriculostomy practice on a VR/haptic simulator—initial validity evidence. Simul Healthc 2010 Dec; 5(6):436 (abstract 119). [Abstract of paper presented at SimTect Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2010; uses the AHRQ-funded 3-D virtual reality/haptic simulator Immersive Touch as a vehicle for testing neurosurgery residents' simulated performance of ventriculostomies on a library of virtual brains developed for use with the simulator, citing AHRQ-funded publication by Luciano et al., Design of the ImmersiveTouch: A High-Performance Haptic Augmented Virtual Reality System, presented at the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 2005 (under grant 1 R03 HS17361-0).]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Baker DP, Amodeo AM, Krokos KJ, et al. Assessing teamwork attitudes in healthcare: development of the TeamSTEPPS teamwork attitudes questionnaire. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e49. [Uses AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS®, citing TeamSTEPPS: Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety as published in AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008; cites AHRQ technical review The Safety Climate Survey: Psychometric and Benchmarking Properties, 2003, prepared by the University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice; cites AHRQ-funded article by Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Barajas-Nava L, Solà I, Delgado-Noguera M, et al. Quality assessment of clinical practice guidelines in perioperative care: a systematic appraisal. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Dec; 19(6):e50. [Uses the AHRQ and NGC Web sites as sources for relevant clinical practice guidelines and lists both in Appendix 1: Sites Searched for Identification of Clinical Practice Guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Long JD, Littlefield LA, Estep G, et al. Evidence review of technology and dietary assessment. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2010 Dec; 7(4):191-204. [Uses the AHRQ Web site as a source for relevant publications; cites AHRQ-funded article by Ammerman et al. (Prev Med, 2002). Also refer to AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser and Andrews (Arch Surg, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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