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Research Activities, October 2013

Contents

About Research Activities

Feature Story

Patients and families say "I do" to hospital engagement

Patient Safety and Quality

Pay-for-performance program does not improve diabetes care
Pros and cons of patient consent for sleep-deprived surgeons to operate
Stroke patients are more likely to receive tissue plasminogen activator at Joint Commission-certified stroke centers
Proactive middle managers improve health care innovation effectiveness

Chronic Disease

Mobile phones can help patients with their diabetes self-care
Older diabetic patients have a greater risk than nondiabetic patients for long-term adverse events after coronary stenting
Stress imaging may be overused in Medicare patients with stable coronary artery disease
Deciding which analgesic to use for older adults with osteoarthritis is a matter of comparing risks
No significant declines in hospital stay rates for younger and black heart failure patients

Health Information Technology

E-health blood pressure control program shows positive preliminary results

Women's Health

A mammogram every 2 years may be as good as a mammogram every year for older women, according to a new registry-based study

Child/Adolescent Health

Male fetuses that survived the tragedy of 9/11 tended to be hardier at 2 years of age
Few interventions effective for children exposed to nonrelational trauma
No direct link between fatigue and disease activity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Disparities/Minority Health

Black children with acute respiratory infections receive fewer antibiotic prescriptions than non-black children

AHRQ Stats

AHRQ Stats

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Beta blocker propranolol may help prevent migraines in children
QRS duration good indicator of who will benefit from a pacemaker
New review evaluates strategies for predicting and preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation patients
Evidence lacking on effectiveness of interventions for incarcerated adults with serious mental illness
More research needed on treating tinnitus
Review finds insufficient evidence to compare effectiveness of most local therapies for unresectable primary liver cancer

News and Notes

News and Notes

Research Briefs

Research Briefs

Healthcare 411

Healthcare 411

Current as of October 2013
Internet Citation: Research Activities, October 2013. October 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/13oct/index.html