Culturally Appropriate Storytelling To Improve Blood Pressure: A Randomized Trial

Articles of Interest: January 21, 2011

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Houston TK, Allison JJ, Sussman M, et al. Culturally appropriate storytelling to improve blood pressure: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jan 18; 154(2):77-84. [Supported in part by grant 1 R18 HS19353-01 (to second author); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2009; see editorial by Myers and Green (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and Summaries for Patients cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Polinski JM, Kesselheim AS. Where cost, medical necessity, and morality meet: should US government insurance programs pay for erectile dysfunction drugs? Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011 Jan; 89(1):17-19. [Supported in part by career development award grant K08 HS18465-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Hornbrook MC, Holup J. Insurance coverage for erectile dysfunction drugs. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011 Jan; 89(1):19-21. [Supported by cooperative agreement grant 5 U18 HS16963-03 (to the Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) Coordinating Center).]

JAMA
Krist AH, Woolf SH. A vision for patient-centered health information systems. JAMA 2011 Jan 19; 305(3):300-1. [Supported in part by grants R18 HS17046-01 and R21 HS18811-01 and contract number RFTO 17, 290-07-100113; cites and briefly describes the capabilities (including reminders of USPSTF-recommended preventive services) of the patient information system developed by the authors and profiled in Improving Care Through AHRQ Health IT Tools, a slide presentation given at the AHRQ 2010 Annual Conference by the first author and posted on the AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of Community Health
Polivka BJ, Casavant M, Baker SD. Factors associated with healthcare visits by young children for nontoxic poisoning exposures. J Community Health 2010 Dec; 35(6):572-8. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS15713-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Carson AP, Holmes DN, Howard DL. Weight change and functional limitations among older adults in North Carolina. J Community Health 2010 Dec; 35(6):586-91. [Supported by grant R24 HS13353.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Percac-Lima S, Aldrich LS, Gamba GB, et al. Barriers to follow-up of an abnormal Pap smear in Latina women referred for colposcopy. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Nov; 25(11):1198-1204. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS19161-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Street RL Jr, Haidet P. How well do doctors know their patients? Factors affecting physician understanding of patients' health beliefs. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jan; 26(1):21-7. [Supported in part by grant P01 HS10876 (from the Excellence Centers to Eliminate Ethnic and Racial Disparities (EXCEED) initiative).] Select to access the abstract.

Chen MA, Hollenberg JP, Michelen W, et al. Patient care outside of office visits: a primary care physician time study. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jan; 26(1):58-63. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00066 (to first author who was a fellow in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research at the time of this research).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
Graham JL, Giordano TP, Grimes RM, et al. Influence of trust on HIV diagnosis and care practices: a literature review. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care 2010 Nov-Dec; 9(6):346-52. [Supported by U18 HS16093.] Select to access the abstract.

LDI Issue Brief
Lautenbach E, Lee I, Shiley KT. Treating viral respiratory tract infections with antibiotics in hospitals: no longer a case of mistaken identity. LDI Issue Brief 2010 Dec-2011 Jan; 16(3):1-4. [Supported by CERTs grant U1810399.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Bell JF, Zimmerman FJ, Arterburn DE, et al. Health-care expenditures of overweight and obese males and females in the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey by age cohort. Obesity 2011 Jan; 19(1):228-32. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS13853-01 (to first author; primary investigator, Martin); uses 2000-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS Household Component: Statistical Estimation Issues 2007, 2007; cites article by Wee et al. (Am J Public Health, 2005), which uses 1998 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Psycho-Oncology
Smith SK, Crespi CM, Petersen L, et al. The impact of cancer and quality of life for post-treatment non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. Psychooncology 2010 Dec; 19(12);1259-67. [Supported by grant T32 HS00032.] Select to access the abstract.

Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
Rivera-Soto WT, Rodríguez-Figueroa L, Calderón G. Prevalence of childhood obesity in a representative sample of elementary school children in Puerto Rico by socio-demographic characteristics, 2008. P R Health Sci J 2010 Dec; 29(4):357-63. [Supported in part by grant 5 R24 HS14060-06 (in partnership DHHS and the Puerto Rico Health Services Research Institute, UPR Graduate School of Public Health).] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Martin EG, Paltiel AD, Walensky RP, et al. Expanded HIV screening in the United States: what will it cost government discretionary and entitlement programs? A budget impact analysis. Value Health 2010 Dec; 13(8):893-902. [Supported by grant T32 HS17589.] Select to access the abstract.

Violence and Victims
Williams C, Larsen U, McCloskey LA. The impact of childhood sexual abuse and intimate partner violence on sexually transmitted infections. Violence Vict 2010; 25(6):787-98. [Supported by grant R01 HS11088-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Women and Health
Teruya C, Longshore D, Andersen RM, et al. Health and health care disparities among homeless women. Women Health 2010 Dec; 50(8):719-36. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS08323; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2006. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Meissner et al. (Cancer, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Yoo BK, Kasajima M, Phelps CE, et al. Influenza vaccine supply and racial/ethnic disparities in vaccination among the elderly. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jan; 40(1):1-10. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006), Egede and Zheng (Am J Public Health, 2003), Schneider et al. (JAMA, 2001), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

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 estimates of education-based differentials in health status in published studies based on MEPS data, citing articles by Shaw et al. (Med Care, 2005) and Lyman et al. (Med Care, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Boyce CA, Olster DH. Strengthening the public research agenda for social determinants of health. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jan; 40(1 Suppl 1):S86-S88. [Notes the recognition by AHRQ and other organizations of the "value of partnering opportunities to hasten the translation of scientific research knowledge into practice," citing Community-Based Participatory Research: Conference Summary, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Myers KR, Green MJ. Storytelling: a novel intervention for hypertension. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jan 18; 154(2):129-30. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Houston et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Summaries for Patients: Using patient stories to improve blood pressure control. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jan 18; 154(2):I-24. [Summarizes AHRQ-funded article by Houston et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Health Affairs
Chernew ME, Mechanic RE, Landon BE, et al. Private-payer innovation in Massachusetts: the 'Alternative Quality Contract'. Health Aff 2011 Jan; 30(1):51-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landon et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Litvak E, Bisognano M. More patients, less payment: increasing hospital efficiency in the aftermath of health reform. Health Aff 2011 Jan; 30(1):76-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Weissman et al. (Med Care, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Gibson TB, Wang S, Kelly E, et al. A value-based insurance design program at a large company boosted medication adherence for employees with chronic illnesses. Health Aff 2011 Jan; 30(1):109-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Shields MC, Patel PH, Manning M, et al. A model for integrating independent physicians into accountable care organizations. Health Aff 2011 Jan; 30(1):161-72. [Cites AHRQ press release, 10-State Project to Study Methods to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health SA Gesonheid: Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
van der Westhuizen E, Burger JR, Lubbe MS, et al. Further potential savings attributable to maximum generic substitution of antidepressants in South Africa: a retrospective analysis of medical claims. Health SA Gesonheid 2010; 15(1):1-5. [Cites article by Haas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005), which uses 1997-2000 MEPS data.]

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Zhang F, Wharam JF, Ross-Degnan D. Comparing simulation and threshold approaches when analyzing data with probabilities of categories. J Eval Clin Pract 2010 Oct; 16(5):964-7. [Notes that authors are investigators in the HMO Research Network Q3 CERTs, which is funded by grant 2 U18 HS10391.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Fletcher KE, Reed DA, Arora VM. Doing the dirty work: measuring and optimizing resident workload. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jan; 26(1):8-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ong, Bostrom, and Vidyarthi (Arch Intern Med, 2007) and Weinger et al. (Anesth Analg, 2004).]

Nadkarni M, Reddy S, Bates CK, et al. Ambulatory-based education in internal medicine: current organization and implications for transformation. Results of a national survey of resident continuity clinic directors. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jan; 26(1):16-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Linzer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Coit MH, Katz JT, McMahon GT. The effect of workload reduction on the quality of residents' discharge summaries. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jan; 26(1):28-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fletcher et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) on effects of resident work hours on patient safety.] Select to access the abstract.

Kaiser K, Rauscher GH, Jacobs EA, et al. The import of trust in regular providers to trust in cancer physicians among white, African American, and Hispanic breast cancer patients. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jan; 26(1):51-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gordon et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2006), Safran et al. (J Fam Pract, 2001), and Grumbach (JAMA, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Singh H, Esquivel A, Sittig DF, et al. Follow-up actions on electronic referral communication in a multispecialty outpatient setting. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jan; 26(1):64-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Nutting, Franks, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (J Fam Pract, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kim-Hwang et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010), Singh et al. (Am J Med, 2010), and Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Pollack HA. High-risk pools for the sick and uninsured under health reform: too little and thus too late. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jan; 26(1):91-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pizer, Frakt, and Iezzoni (Health Aff, 2009) and McWilliams et al. (JAMA, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journalof the Medical Library Association
Rosenzweig M, Schnitzer AE, Song J, et al. National Institutes of Health public access policy and the University of Michigan Libraries' role in assisting with depositing to PubMed Central. J Med Libr Assoc 2011 Jan; 99(1):97-9. [Cites NIH Office of Intramural Research publication, New Limits on Appendix Materials for All NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Grant Applications Beginning with Receipt Dates On or After January 3, 2007, Notice Number NOT-OD-07-018, 2006, as published on the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research Grants Web site.]

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Dick AW, Sorbero MS, Ahrendt GM, et al. Comparative effectiveness of ductal carcinoma in situ management and the roles of margins and surgeons. J Natl Cancer Inst 2011 Jan 19; 103(2):92-104. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hadley et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003) and Bickell et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rural Health
Kralewski JE. A commentary on "The march to accountable care organizations". J Rural Health 2011 Winter; 27(1):138-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fontaine et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010).]

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

American Family Physician
CME quiz. Am Fam Physician 2011 Jan 15; 83(2):133-5. [Questions 13 and 14 are based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults below.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2011 Jan 15; 83(2):185. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults (originally published in Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults, 2009, as published on USPSTF Web site.]

Lin KW, Hollis EM. Screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults. Am Fam Physician 2011 Jan 15; 83(2):189. [First author is former USPSTF medical officer in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; Case study questions are based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults, cited above.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Ackermann RT, Cheng YJ, Williamson DF, et al. Identifying adults at high risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease using hemoglobin A1c: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jan; 40(1):11-17. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

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 systematic evidence review by Nelson et al. (both published in Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Barr-Anderson DJ, AuYoung M, Whitt-Glover MC, et al. Integration of short bouts of physical activity into organizational routine: a systematic review of the literature. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jan; 40(1):76-93. [Mentions USPSTF findings of "strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of such interventions aimed at increasing social support for physical activity within community settings", citing article by Kahn et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002), which cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Woolf SH, Dekker MM, Byrne FR, et al. Citizen-centered health promotion: building collaborations to facilitate healthy living. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jan; 40(1 Suppl 1):S38-S47. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2009; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006) and Whitlock et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Braveman PA, Egerter SA, Woolf SH, et al. When do we know enough to recommend action on the social determinants of health? Am J Prev Med 2011 Jan; 40(1 Suppl 1):S58-S66. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; cites article by McCormick and Fleming (Health Prog, 1992), which discusses AHRQ-sponsored clinical practice guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Lesser LI, Krist AH, Kamerow DB, et al. Comparison between US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations and Medicare coverage. Ann Fam Med 2011 Jan-Feb; 9(1):44-9. [Compared USPSTF recommended and not recommended preventive services applicable to adults aged 65 years and older with Medicare coverage for those services, citing USPSTF recommendations and Grade Definitions as published on USPSTF Web site; cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored/USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer by Lin, Lipsitz, Miller, and Janakiraman (first author is former medical officer for the USPSTF and third and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Tugwell P, Petticrew M, Kristjansson E, et al. Assessing equity in systematic reviews: realising the recommendations of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. BMJ 2010 Oct 23; 341:c4739:873-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Meissner HI, Klabunde CN, Han PK, et al. Breast cancer screening beliefs, recommendations and practices. Primary care physicians in the United States. Cancer 2011 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by interagency agreements Y3-PC-5019-01 and Y3-PC-5019-02; discusses and uses USPSTF 2009 breast cancer screening recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Library Association
Schardt C. Health information literacy meets evidence-based practice. J Med Libr Assoc 2011 Jan; 99(1):1-2. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

New England Journal of Medicine
van Ravesteyn NT, Heijnsdijk EA, de Koning HJ. More on screening mammography. N Engl J Med 2011 Jan 20; 364(3):282-3. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Fletcher SW, Elmore JG. More on screening mammography. N Engl J Med 2011 Jan 20; 364(3):283. [Cites USPSTF recommendations against screening for testicular cancer in USPSTF draft recommendation statement Screening for Testicular Cancer, 2010, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Harrison DL, Miller MJ, Schmitt MR, et al. Variations in the probability of depression screening at community-based physician practice visits. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2010; 12(5). pii: PCC.09m00911. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Miller WD, Pollack CE, Williams DR. Healthy homes and communities: putting the pieces together. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jan; 40(1 Suppl 1):S48-S57. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Community-based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Thacher TD, Clarke BL. Vitamin D insufficiency. Mayo Clin Proc 2011 Jan; 86(1):50-60. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness and Safety of Vitamin D in Relation to Bone Health, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Rosen CJ. Clinical practice. Vitamin D insufficiency. N Engl J Med 2011 Jan 20; 364(3):248-54. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness and Safety of Vitamin D in Relation to Bone Health, 2007.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Annals of Internal Medicine
Joynt KE, Orav EJ, Jha AK. The association between hospital volume and processes, outcomes, and costs of care for congestive heart failure. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jan 18; 154(2):94-102. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser's comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Long P, Gruber J. Projecting the impact of the Affordable Care Act on California. Health Aff 2011 Jan; 30(1):63-70. [Authors use MEPS Insurance/Employer Component to project "changes in insurance coverage in California by 2016 as a result of the Affordable Care Act", as noted in Exhibit 1: "Projected Changes in Insurance Coverage in California by 2016 As A Result of the Affordable Care Act".] Select to access the abstract.

Roebuck MC, Liberman JN, Gemmill-Toyama M, et al. Medication adherence leads to lower health care use and costs despite increased drug spending. Health Aff 2011 Jan; 30(1):91-9. [Uses Charlson comorbidity index in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992) "to control for the presence of other diseases".] Select to access the abstract.

Cylus J, Hartman M, Washington B, et al. Pronounced gender and age differences are evident in personal health care spending per person. Health Aff 2011 Jan; 30(1):153-60. [Uses MEPS Household Component data citing Household Component as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Selden and Sing (current and former researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2008), which uses 2002 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Frayne SM, Chiu VY, Iqbal S, et al. Medical care needs of returning veterans with PTSD: their other burden. J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jan; 26(1):33-9. [Uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rural Health
Fan L, Shah MN, Veazie PJ, et al. Factors associated with emergency department use among the rural elderly. J Rural Health 2011 Winter; 27(1):39-49. [Uses 2002-2005 MEPS data, citing AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Olin (Health Serv Res, 2009), which uses 2001-2003 MEPS data, and Larson and Fleishman (former and current researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003), which uses 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Maxson PM, Dozois EJ, Holubar SD, et al. Enhancing nurse and physician collaboration in clinical decision making through high-fidelity interdisciplinary simulation training. Mayo Clin Proc 2011 Jan; 86(1):31-6. [Describes AHRQ's patient safety and simulation research programs and uses a team-training course incorporating "key concepts and principles from TeamSTEPPS and crisis resource management" as the basis for the study; cites Improving Patient Safety Through Simulation Research, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ publication, TeamSTEPPS: Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety, 2006; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy and Tornberg (Am J Med Qual, 2007), which discusses AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS®.] Select to access the abstract.

Medicina Intensiva
Loza Vazques A, Leon Gil C, Leon Regidor A. Nuevas alternativas terapeuticas para la sepsis grave en el paciente critico. Revision. Med Intensiva 2011 Jan 3. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) as a source for relevant articles and guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurology
Fountain NB, Van Ness PC, Swain-Eng R, et al. Quality improvement in neurology: AAN epilepsy quality measures. Report of the Quality Measurement and Reporting Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology 2011 Jan 4; 76(1):94-9. [Uses AHRQ's NGC to identify relevant guidelines. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Bell et al. (Obesity, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of January 2011
Internet Citation: Culturally Appropriate Storytelling To Improve Blood Pressure: A Randomized Trial: Articles of Interest: January 21, 2011. January 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/012111.html