May 13, 2011
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.
Crane HM, Grunfeld C, Willig JH, et al. Impact of NRTIs on lipid levels among a large HIV-infected cohort initiating antiretroviral therapy in clinical care. AIDS 2011 Jan 14;25(2):185-95. [Supported by grant R21 HS19516.] Select to access the abstract.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Finkelstein J, Barr MS, Kothari PP, Nace DK, Quinn M. Patient-centered medical home cyberinfrastructure: current and future landscapes. Am J Prevent Med 2011 May; 40(5):S225-S233. [Fifth author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; supported by contract HHSA 290-10061; expresses appreciation for support from Teresa Zayas-Caban, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, and notes discussion of major aspects of PCMH at the AHRQ-sponsored Informatics for Consumer Health Summit on Communication, Collaboration, and Quality, 2009; gives AHRQ's definition of PMCH and cites AHRQ publications, Necessary but not Sufficient: the HITECH Act and Health Information Technology's Potential to Build Medical Homes, 2010, and Engaging Patients and Families in the Medical Home, 2010, all published on AHRQ's Patient-Centered Medical Home Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California EPC; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006, and Impact of Consumer Health Informatics Applications, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.
Archives of Internal Medicine
Kistler CE, Kirby KA, Lee D, et al. Long-term outcomes following positive fecal occult blood test results in older adults. Arch Intern Med 2011 May 9. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by Mentored Career Development Program in Comparative Effectiveness Research grant K12 HS19468-01.] Select to access the abstract.
Hardy D, Chan W, Liu CC, et al. Racial disparities in the use of hospice services according to geographic residence and socioeconomic status in an elderly cohort with nonsmall cell lung cancer. Cancer
2011 Apr 1;117(7):1506-15. [Supported by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Wuerz TH, Regenbogen SE, Ehrenfeld JM, et al. The Surgical Apgar Score in hip and knee arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011 Apr; 469(4):1119-26. [Supported by Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award grant T32 HS00060.] Select to access the abstract.
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Wittenberg E. The effect of time of onset on community preferences for health states: an exploratory study. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2011 Jan 20; 9:6. [Supported by grant 7 K02 HS14010.] Select to access the abstract.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Kappelman MD, Crandall WV, Colletti RB, et al. Short Pediatric Crohn's Disease Activity Index for quality improvement and observational research. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2011 Jan; 17(1):112-17. [Supported by grant HS16957.] Select to access the abstract.
Crandall W, Kappelman MD, Colletti RB, et al. ImproveCareNow: the development of a pediatric inflammatory bowel disease improvement network. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2011 Jan; 17(1):450-7. [Supported by grant HS16957.] Select to access the abstract.
Borden WB, Redberg RF, Mushlin AI, et al. Patterns and intensity of medical therapy in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. JAMA 2011 May 11; 305(18):1882-9. [Supported by grant U18 HS16075 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Olfson M, Crystal S, Gerhard T, et al. Patterns and correlates of tic disorder diagnosis in privately and publicly insured youth. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2011 Feb; 50(2):119-31. [Supported by grant U18 HS16097.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Bertakis KD, Azari R. Patient-centered care is associated with decreased health care utilization. J Am Board Fam Med 2011 May-Jun; 24(3):229-39. [Supported by grant R18 HS06167.] Select to access the abstract.
Saultz JW, Heineman J, Seltzer R, et al. Uninsured patient opinions about a reduced-fee retainer program at academic health center clinics. Am Board Fam Med 2011 May-Jun; 24(3):304-12. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS16181.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
Smith SK, Williams CS, Zimmer CR, et al. An exploratory model of the relationships between cancer-related trauma outcomes on quality of life in non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. J Psychosoc Oncol 2011 Jan;29(1):19-34. [Supported by grant T32 HS00032.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of Surgical Education
Landman MP, Shelton J, Kaufmann RM, et al. Guidelines for maintaining a professional compass in the era of social networking. J Surg Educ 2010 Nov-Dec; 67(6):381-6. [Supported by grant T32 HS138111-08.] Select to access the abstract.
Metersky ML, Hunt DR, Kliman R, Wang Y, Curry M, Verzier N, Lyder CH, Moy E. Racial disparities in the frequency of patient safety events: results from the National Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):504-10. [Last author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; mentions that "studies focusing on several of the [AHRQ] patient safety indicators derived from claims data have generated mixed results with regard to racial and ethnic disparities", citing AHRQ-funded articles by Romano et al. (Health Aff, 2008) and Fiscella et al. (Ann Surg, 2005), and article by Gaskin et al. (Health Aff, 2008; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Medical Care Research and Review
Vistnes J, Monheit AC. The health insurance status of low-wage workers: the role of workplace composition and marital status. Med Care Res Rev 2011 May 2. [Epub ahead of print. Authors are current researcher in and former director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively; uses 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.] Select to access the abstract.
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Davis RL, Eastman D, McPhillips H, et al. Risks of congenital malformations and perinatal events among infants exposed to calcium channel and beta-blockers during pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2011 Feb;20(2):138-45. [Supported by grant HS10391 to the HMO Research Network's Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs).] Select to access the abstract.
Gerhard T. Clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors: a clinically meaningful interaction? Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2011 Feb;20(2):214-8. [Supported by grant U18 HS16097.]
Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice
Alexander GL, Madsen R, Wakefield D. A regional assessment of information technology sophistication in Missouri nursing homes. Policy Polit Nurs Pract 2010 Aug; 11(3):214-25. [Supported by grant K08 HS16862.] Select to access the abstract.
Psychology Health and Medicine
Xiao Z, Li X, Stanton B. Perceptions of parent-adolescent communication within families: it is a matter of perspective. Psychol Health Med 2011 Jan;16(1):53-65. [Supported by grant U01 HS07392.]
Research Brief (Center for Studying Health System Change)
Grossman JM, Boukus ER, Cross DA, et al. Physician practices, e-prescribing and accessing information to improve prescribing decisions. Res Brief 2011 May;(20):1-10. [Supported by contract 290-05-0007(03); cites AHRQ publication, Electronic Health Record Usability: Interface Design Considerations, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.
Goode AP, Cook C, Gill JB, et al. The risk of risk-adjustment measures for perioperative spine infection after spinal surgery. Spine, 2011 Apr; 36(9):752-8. [Supported by Comparative Effectiveness Career Development Award grant K12 HS19479-01 (to first author); uses 1988-2007 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Johantgen, Elixhauser (former AHRQ researcher and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 1998). Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Qayyum and Greene (J Manag Care Pharm, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.
Coulter ID. Comparative effectiveness research: does the emperor have clothes? Altern Ther 2011 Mar-Apr; 17(2):8-15. [Discusses AHRQ's funding of and involvement in comparative effectiveness research and describes the mission of AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Conway and Clancy (N Engl J Med, 2009) and Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003).]
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Shaikh AR, Das IP, Vinson CA, et al. Cyberinfrastructure for consumer health. Am J Prevent Med 2011 May; 40(5):S91-S95. [Mentions AHRQ as one of the federal agencies co-sponsoring the symposium featured in the supplement in which this article is published.]
Hesse BW, Croyle RT, Buetow KH. Cyberinfrastructure and the biomedical sciences. Am J Prevent Med 2011 May; 40(5):S97-S102. [Notes the forthcoming collaboration between AHRQ and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to "identify the data streams necessary for evaluating clinical effectiveness in the context of real patient outcomes," citing AHRQ-authored article by Slutsky and Clancy (Arch Intern Med, 2010).]
Schad PA, Mobley LR, Hamilton CM. Building a biomedical cyberinfrastructure for collaborative research. Am J Prevent Med 2011 May; 40(5):S144-S150. [Mentions AHRQ's development of a Request for Applications (RFA) to establish a Registry of Patient Registries (AHRQ DEcIDE ID 70-EHC, ARRA: Developing a Registry of Registries).] Select to access the abstract.
Abernethy AP, Wheeler JL, Bull J. Development of a health information technology-based data system in community-based hospice and palliative care. Am J Prevent Med 2011 May; 40(5):S217-S224. [Notes that first author "received federal support" from AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.
Bosworth A, York C, Kotanksy H, et al. An inventor's perspective on consumer health informatics. Am J Prevent Med 2011 May; 40(5):S241-S244. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Conway and Clancy (JAMA, 2009).]
British Medical Journal
Kamerow D. PCORI: odd name, important job, potential trouble. BMJ 2011 May 4; 342:d2635. [Mentions AHRQ's receipt and disbursement of comparative effectiveness research funding under the Affordable Care Act and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).]
Cramer JA. Doctors diagnose and prescribe: patients decide what to do. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):425-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Sherbourne et al. (J Behav Med, 1992).]
Curtis JR [listed in PubMed as "R Curtis J"], Larson JC, Delzell E, et al. Placebo adherence, clinical outcomes, and mortality in the Women's Health Initiative randomized hormone therapy trials. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):427-35. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneeweiss et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.
Roblin DW, Maciejewski ML. Repeat experience with the doughnut hole in Medicare Part D: when the doughnut hole becomes a tunnel. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):436-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bayliss et al. (Med Care, 2010), Fung et al. (Health Serv Res, 2010), Schmittdiel et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2009), and others.] Select to access the abstract.
Wong ST, Peterson S, Black C. Patient activation in primary healthcare: a comparison between healthier individuals and those with a chronic illness. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):469-79. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Skolasky et al. (Spine, 2008), Stewart et al. (Health Serv Res, 2007), Lozano et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.
Sudano JJ, Perzynski A, Love TE, et al. Measuring disparities: bias in the short form-36v2 among Spanish-speaking medical patients. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):480-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by McHorney and Fleishman (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2006) and Fleishman and Lawrence (researcher Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Med Care, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Morales, Reise, and Hays (Med Care, 2000), Hays, Morales, and Reise (Med Care, 2000), Dexter et al. (J Clin Geropsychol, 1996), and others.]
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Stuart B, Simoni-Wastila L, Yin X, et al. Medication use and adherence among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes enrolled in Part D and retiree health plans. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):511-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Raebel et al. (Med Care, 2008), Yin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), and Zhang et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.
Kennedy JJ, Maciejewski M, Liu D, et al. Cost-related nonadherence in the Medicare program: the impact of Part D. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):522-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Madden et al. (JAMA, 2008), Briesacher, Gurwitz, and Soumerai (J Gen Intern Med, 2008), Wilson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.
Medical Laboratory Observer
Molinaro RJ. Diabetes cases on the rise: current diagnosis guidelines and research effort. Med Lab Observ 2011 Feb; 43(2):8, 10, 12, 14-15. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ News and Numbers report on the number of US adults treated for diabetes, taken from AHRQ's MEPS as published on AHRQ Web site.]
New England Journal of Medicine
Ware JH, Hamel MB. Pragmatic trials – guides to better patient care? N Engl J Med 2011 May 5; 364(18):1685-7. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (second and third authors are former AHRQ center director and current AHRQ director, respectively) (JAMA, 2003).]
OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health
Case-Smith J. The American Occupational Therapy Foundation/American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTF/AOTA) Research Agenda. OTJR Occup Particip Health 2011 Apr; 31(2):50-1. [Notes that the AOTF/AOTA Research Agenda "is consistent with" AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, citing AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]
Freburger JK, Carey TS, Holmes GM. Physical therapy for chronic low back pain in North Carolina: overuse, underuse, or misuse? Phys Ther 2011 Apr; 91(4):484-95. [Cites AHRQ publication, Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP)-II: Fact Sheet, as published on AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Deyo, Gray (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (Spine, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.
Quality Management in Health Care
Freitag M, Carroll VS. Handoff communication: using failure modes and effects analysis to improve the transition in care process. Qual Manage Health Care 2011 Apr-Jun; 20(2):103-9. [Cites SBAR Technique for Communication: A Situational Briefing Model, as published on AHRQ's Innovations Exchange Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles
American Family Physician
Perissinotto CM, Valcour V. Preventing dementia: is there hope for progress? Am Fam Physician 2011 May 1; 83(9):1034-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Dementia, 2003, as published on USPSTF Web site.]
Lin K. Cochrane briefs: screening for the early detection and prevention of oral cancer. Am Fam Physician 2011 May 1; 83(9):1047. [Author is former AHRQ researcher; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Oral Cancer, 2004.]
Clinical Advisor (Web Site)
Grimshaw-Mulcahy LJ. Chlamydia: diagnosing the hidden STD. Clin Advisor 2011 Apr 27; Online: Features section. [Mentions that the USPSTF and other groups have developed screening guidelines for chlamydia which "recommend that all sexually active women younger than 26 years of age, including those who are pregnant, be screened annually for chlamydia."]
Strumpf EC. Racial/ethnic disparities in primary care: the role of physician-patient concordance. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):496-503. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, third edition, 2001-2004, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Eisenberg (former AHRQ director) (Med Care, 2002). Also refer to article by Goodwin et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2011) cited in Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.
Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Botts NE, Horan TA, Thoms BP. HealthATM: personal health cyberinfrastructure for underserved populations. Am J Prevent Med 2011 May; 40(5):S115-S122. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004, and Barriers and Drivers of Health Information Technology Use for the Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Underserved, 2008; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2003.] Select to access the abstract.
Ahern DK, Woods SS, Lightowler MC, et al. Promise of and potential for patient-facing technologies to enable meaningful use. Am J Prevent Med 2011 May; 40(5):S162-S172. [Mentions AHRQ's involvement in the 2009 Informatics for Consumer Health Summit and cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Barriers and Drivers of Health Information Technology Use for the Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Underserved, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.
Davanzo R, Copertino M, De Cunto A, et al. Antidepressant drugs and breastfeeding; a review of the literature. Breastfeed Med 2011 Apr; 6(2):89-98. [Cites summary of AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007 (in Breastfeed Med, 2009).]
Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Qayyum R, Greene L. AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research on premixed insulin analogues for adults with type 2 diabetes: understanding and applying the systematic review findings. J Manag Care Pharm 2011 Apr; 17(3 Suppl):S3-S19. [Supported by dissemination contract HHSA29002000006G; summarizes AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness, Safety, and Indications of Insulin Analogues in Premixed Formulations for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, 2008 (prepared by the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0018 and for which the first author was project director) and "offers implications and practical applications of its findings for health care clinicians caring for patients with diabetes"; cites AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site. Also refer to articles by Finkelstein et al., cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and Goodwin et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2011) 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
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Stephens MB. Coding and obesity: room to grow. Am Board Fam Med 2011 May-Jun; 24(3):329-30. [Cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2009.]
Quality Management in Health Care
Rocco N, Scher K, Basberg B, et al. Patient-centered plan-of-care tool for improving clinical outcomes. Qual Manage Health Care 2011 Apr-Jun; 20(2):89-97. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2005. Also refer to article by Botts, Horan, and Thoms (Am J Prev Med, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.
Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products
Annals of Surgical Oncology
Kazaure HS, Roman SA, Sosa JA. Adrenalectomy in older Americans has increased morbidity and mortality: an analysis of 6,416 patients. Ann Surg Oncol 2011 May 5. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003-2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.
Archives of Internal Medicine
Goodwin JS, Singh A, Reddy N, et al. Overuse of screening colonoscopy in the Medicare population. Arch Intern Med 2011 May 9. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enhancing the Use and Quality of Colorectal Screening, 2010 (and derivative systematic review in Ann Intern Med, 2008), and USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]
Jaff MR, McMurtry S, Archer SL, et al. Management of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism, iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2011 Apr 26; 123(16):1788-830. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data on mortality rates for acute pulmonary embolism, citing Overview of the 2007 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Raval MV, Wang X, Reynolds M, et al. Costs of congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair in the United States—extracorporeal membrane oxygenation foots the bill. J Pediatr Surg 2011 Apr; 46(4):617-24. [Uses 1997-2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing the Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) and Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files landing pages on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.
Jerant A, Tancredi DJ, Franks P. Mortality prediction by quality-adjusted life year compatible health measures: findings in a nationally representative US sample. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):443-50. [Uses 2000-2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing Survey Background, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Le QA, Doctor JN. Probabilistic mapping of descriptive health status responses onto health state utilities using Bayesian networks: an empirical analysis converting SF-12 into EQ-5D utility index in a national U.S. sample. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):451-60. [Uses 2003 MEPS sample data and the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instruments SF-12 and EQ-5D included in the questionnaire fielded in panel 7 round 4 and panel 8 round 2 cohorts of the 2003 MEPS, citing MEPS HC-079: 2003 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2005, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]
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Setodji CM, Reise SP, Morales LS, et al. Differential item functioning by survey language among older Hispanics enrolled in Medicare managed care: a new method for anchor item selection. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):461-8. [Uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) 2.0 health plan survey questions which are presented in online article supplement Table, Supplemental Digital Content 1: 2002 Medicare Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems: Patient Evaluation of Providers Items; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hargraves, Hays, and Cleary (Health Serv Res, 2003), Marshall et al. (Psychol Assess, 2001), and Weidmer, Brown, and Garcia (Med Care, 1999), and articles by Morales et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001) and Goldstein et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001), all of which use CAHPS® 2.0 and/or CAHPS® 1.0 surveys.] Select to access the abstract.
Bagchi AD, Stewart K, McLaughlin C, et al. Treatment and outcomes for congestive heart failure by race/ethnicity in TRICARE. Med Care 2011 May; 49(5):489-95. [Uses AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators, version 3.2, for potentially avoidable hospitalizations (PAH) between 2006 and 2007, and AHRQ's Clinical Classification System", citing Prevention Quality Indicators: Technical Specifications, 2001, and Clinical Classification Software (CCS), 2008 and 2009; cites AHRQ publication, Nationwide Frequency and Costs of Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief 72, 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Türk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir (Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology)
Yildiz A, Pehlivanoglu S, Gurmen T, et al. Correlation between the AHCPR (Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) risk stratification and angiographic morphology in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2011 Mar; 39(2):105-13. [Uses the risk stratification system presented in AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management, 1994, citing guideline overview (JAMA, 1994) and article by Brotons et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1999) which validates the guideline's classification system.] Select to access the abstract.
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Nguyen GC, Sam J, Anand N. Epidemiological trends and geographic variation in hospital admissions for diverticulitis in the United States. World J Gastroenterol 2011 Mar 28; 17(12):1600-5. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data; notes concurrence between HCUP NIS data and National Hospital Discharge Survey data, citing AHRQ publication, 2002 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report 2005-03, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.
Current as of May 2011
Articles of Interest, May 13, 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/articles/art051311.htm