Quality of Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction in 58 U.S. Emergency Departments

Articles of Interest: January 28, 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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Tsai CL, Magid DJ, Sullivan AF, et al. Quality of care for acute myocardial infarction in 58 U.S. emergency departments. Acad Emerg Med 2010 Sep; 17(9):940-50. [Supported by grant R01 HS13099.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Hematology
Haywood C Jr, Beach MC, Bediako S, et al. Examining the characteristics and beliefs of hydroxyurea users and nonusers among adults with sickle cell disease. Am J Hematol 2010 Nov; 86(1):85-7. [Supported by grant 5 K08 HS13903-04.] Select to access the abstract.

Behavioral Healthcare
McBee-Strayer S, Gardner W, Kelleher K, et al. Monitoring pediatric antidepressant use. Behav Healthc 2010 Nov-Dec; 30(10):19-21. [Supported by grant R18 HS17258 (with principal investigator second author), which is funding the randomized trial developed from the pilot study described in this article.]

Circulation
Dacey LJ, Braxton JH Jr, Kramer RS, et al. Long-term outcomes of endoscopic vein harvesting after coronary artery bypass grafting. Circulation 2011 Jan 18; 123(2):147-53. [Supported in part by grant 1 K02 HS15663-01A1 (to last author); commentary by Aranki and Shopnick (Circulation, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Ethnicity and Disease
Pisu M, Crenshaw K, Funkhouser E, et al. Medication assistance programs: do all in need benefit equally? Ethn Dis 2010 Fall; 20(4):339-45. [Supported by grant U18 HS10389.] Select to access the abstract.

Gonzales AA, Ton TG, Garroutte EM, et al. Perceived cancer risk among American Indians: implications for intervention research. Ethn Dis 2010 Fall; 20(4):458-62. [Supported by grant P01 HS10854.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Environments Research and Design Journal
Etchegaray JM, Fischer WG. Understanding evidence-based research methods: reliability and validity considerations in survey research. HERD 2010 Fall; 4(1):131-5. [[Supported in part by grant 1 K02 HS 17145-02 (to first author).]

JAMA
Xian Y, Holloway RG, Chan PS, et al. Association between stroke center hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke and mortality. JAMA 2011 Jan 26; 305(4):373-80. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16964; commentary by Alberts (JAMA, 2011), cited in AHRQ-Related Articles; uses AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators, citing Inpatient Quality Indicators Overview, 2006, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Chin MH, Goldmann D. Meaningful disparities reduction through research and translation programs. JAMA 2011 Jan 26; 305(4):404-5. [Supported by Health Services Research Training Program grant T32 HS0084 (to the University of Chicago; first author is a coinvestigator on a pending AHRQ R18 grant and second author is the principal investigator on an AHRQ ACTION II award to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the co-program director for an AHRQ T32 training grant (HS00063) awarded to Children's Hospital Boston; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2009.]

Curtis JR, Levy MM. Improving the science and politics of quality improvement. JAMA 2011 Jan 26; 305(4):406-7. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS17715 (to second author).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Garrido MM, Kane RL, Kaas M, et al. Use of mental health care by community-dwelling older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Jan; 59(1):50-6. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award predoctoral training grant T32 HS00036 (to the first author at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Sarkar U, Karter AJ, Liu JY, Adler NE, Nguyen R, Lopez A, Schillinger D. Social disparities in internet patient portal use in diabetes: evidence that the digital divide extends beyond access. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grants K08 HS17594 (to first author) and R18 HS17261-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma
Haut ER, Schneider EB, Patel A, et al. Duplex ultrasound screening for deep vein thrombosis in asymptomatic trauma patients: a survey of individual trauma surgeon opinions and current trauma center practices. J Trauma 2011 Jan; 70(1):27-34. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS17952-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Duke NN, Scal PB. Adult care transitioning for adolescents with special health care needs: a pivotal role for family centered care. Matern Child Health J 2011 Jan; 15(1):98-105. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS15511 ("Entry into Adult Care for Youth with Chronic Conditions" to University of Minnesota Medical School, with principal investigator second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Schroy PC 3rd, Emmons K, Peters E, et al. The impact of a novel computer-based decision aid on shared decision making for colorectal cancer screening: a randomized trial. Med Decis Making 2011 Jan/Feb; 31(1):93-107. [Supported by grant R01 HS13912 (to first author); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Ancker JS, Weber EU, Kukafka R. Effects of game-like interactive graphics on risk perceptions and decisions. Med Decis Making 2011 Jan/Feb; 31(1):130-42. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS16333 (for risk graphics study).] Select to access the abstract.

Ancker JS, Weber EU, Kukafka R. Effect of arrangement of stick figures on estimates of proportion in risk graphics. Med Decis Making 2011 Jan/Feb; 31(1):143-50. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS16333 (for risk graphics study).] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Poisson SN, Nguyen-Huynh MN, Johnston SC, et al. Intracranial large vessel occlusion as a predictor of decline in functional status after transient ischemic attack. Stroke 2011 Jan; 42(1):44-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS11392-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Medical Quality
McGuckin M, Storr J, Longtin Y, et al. Patient empowerment and multimodal hand hygiene promotion: a win-win strategy. Am J Med Qual 2011 Jan-Feb; 26(1):10-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Waterman et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Mohr DC, Young GJ, Meterko M, et al. Job satisfaction of primary care team members and quality of care. Am J Med Qual 2011 Jan-Feb; 26(1):18-25. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Feifer et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007), Meterko et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006), and DiMatteo et al. (Health Psychol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Brook I. A physician's personal experiences as a cancer of the neck patient: errors in my care. Am J Med Qual 2011 Jan-Feb; 26(1):73-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Studdert et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pronovost PJ, Holzmueller CG, Ennen CS, et al. Overview of progress in patient safety. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011 Jan; 204(1):5-10. [Cites Glossary for Patient Safety Network (PSNet), as published on AHRQ's PSNet Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010, and N Engl J Med, 2006), Singer et al. (Med Care, 2009), and Sexton et al. (J Perinatology, 2006); cites article by Johnson et al. (J Perinat Neonatal Nurs, 2005), which uses AHRQ's patient safety indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Leijonhufvud A, Lundholm C, Cnattingius S, et al. Risks of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse surgery in relation to mode of childbirth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011 Jan; 204(1):70.e1-70.e7. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospitalizations Related to Childbirth, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief 71, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Nirula R, Mayberry JC. Rib fracture fixation: controversies and technical challenges. Am Surg 2010 Aug; 76(8):793-802. [Cites Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003, on the AHRQ Web site, and HCUP Databases, on the HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Garden AL, Mills Sa, Wilson R, et al. In situ simulation training for paediatric cardiorespiratory arrest: initial observations and identification of latent errors. Anaesth Intensive Care 2010 Nov; 38(6):1038-42. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Vol. 3: Performance and Tools, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Johansen KL. Choice of dialysis modality in the United States. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 24; 171(2):107-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ruben et al. (JAMA, 2004); comments on article by Kutner et al.]

Kutner NG, Zhang R, Huang Y, et al. Patient awareness and initiation of peritoneal dialysis. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 24; 171(2):119-24. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ruben et al. (JAMA, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Levinson W, Holmboe E. Maintenance of certification in internal medicine: facts and misconceptions. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 24; 171(2):174-6. [Cites article by Choudhry, Fletcher, and Soumerai (Ann Intern Med, 2005), published in the AHRQ-funded Improving Patient Care section of the publishing journal.]

Circulation
Aranki SF, Shopnick B. Demise of open vein harvesting. Circulation 2011 Jan 18; 123(2):127-8. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Dacey et al. (Circulation, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Article.s]

Drug Formulary Review
Hospital medication technology can cut mistakes by tens of 1000s. Drug Form Rev 2010 Jul. [Reviews findings from AHRQ-funded article by Poon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2010).]

Drug Topics
McBane S. Evolving pharmacy practice in the 21st century. Drug Topics 2011 Jan; 155(1):44-55. [Gives AHRQ's definition of a team from AHRQ publication, Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety: the Evidence-based Relation. Literature Review, 2005.]

Family Medicine
Geyman JP. G. Gayle Stephens Festschrift. Fam Med 2011 Jan; 43(1):7-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Grumbach et al. (JAMA, 1999).]

Formulary
Wechsler J. CER studies will alter methods for assessing the value of new therapies and coverage calculations. Formulary 2010 Nov; 45(10):328-9. [Mentions AHRQ funding for systematic reviews of treatments for conditions largely affecting Medicare beneficiaries under Medicare drug benefit legislation in 2003 and AHRQ funding for CER under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; notes that the AHRQ and NIH directors are on the PCORI Board of Directors and that the "Board is expected to award many of its grants through NIH and AHRQ to take advantage of their peer-review and research infrastructure."]

Healthcare Financial Management Association
Kim C, Majka D, Sussman JH. Modeling the impact of healthcare reform. Healthc Financ Manage 2011 Jan; 65(1):51-60. [Notes that HCUP data "can be used to model the impact of reduced utilization due to a reduction of preventable admissions", citing AHRQ Quality Indicators 4.1 Technical Specifications.]

ISNA Bulletin
Ohio Nurses Foundation. Women and coronary disease: the heart of the matter. ISNA Bull 2010 Nov-Dec; 2011 Jan; 37(1):8-12. [Notes that numerous studies compiled by AHRQ "validate the disparities in diagnosis, treatment, and management of female patients," citing AHRQ program brief Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Conditions in Women: Recent Findings, 2007; lists the AHRQ Web site as a Web resource.]

AHRQ research notes. ISNA Bull 2010 Nov-Dec; 2011 Jan; 37(1):13-14. [Describes the content covered in AHRQ's 2009 State Snapshots and summarizes findings from AHRQ-funded articles by Singh et al. (Am J Med, 2010), Metzger et al. (Health Aff, 2010), Thorpe et al. (J Rural Health, 2010), and Fischer et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010) and AHRQ publications, State Differences in the Cost of Job-Related Health Information, 2009, MEPS Statistical Brief 286, 2010, and Mental Health and Substance Abuse-Related Emergency Department Visits among Adults, 2007, HCUP Statistical Brief 92, 2010.

JAMA
Scales DC, Dainty K, Hales B, et al. A multifaceted intervention for quality improvement in a network of intensive care units: a cluster randomized trial. JAMA 2011 Jan 26; 305(4):363-72. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Madden et al. (JAMA, 2008) and Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Tarakji KG, Sabik JF 3rd, Bhudia SK, et al. Temporal onset, risk factors, and outcomes associated with stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting. JAMA 2011 Jan 26; 305(4):381-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Norman et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Sullivan P, Goldmann D. The promise of comparative effectiveness research. JAMA 2011 Jan 26; 305(4):400-1. [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); cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneeweiss (Clin Pharmacol Ther, 2007).]

Alberts MJ. Preventing death one stroke at a time. JAMA 2011 Jan 26; 305(4):408-9. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Xian et al. (JAMA, 2011), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Kaldjian LC, Broderick A. Developing a policy for do not resuscitate orders within a framework of goals of care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Jan; 37(1):11-19, AP1. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hawkins et al. (Gerontologist, 2005), Wolfe et al. (JAMA, 2000), and Teno et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 1997).]

Holland DE, Hemann MA. Standardizing hospital discharge planning at the Mayo Clinic. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Jan; 37(1):29-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Greenwald et al. (J Patient Saf, 2007).]

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Kawar E, DiGiovine B. MICU care delivered by PAs versus residents: do PAs measure up? JAAPA 2011 Jan; 24(1):36-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine report Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Columb-Lippa D, Wilson S. Carpal tunnel syndrome and pulmonary embolus. JAAPA 2011 Jan; 24(1):49-50 + references. [Lists as suggested reading ACR Appropriateness Criteria Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement, 2010, ACP guideline, Antithrombotic Therapy for Venous Thromboembolic Disease, 2008, AAFP/ACP guidelines, Current Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism in Primary Care, 2007, and Management of Venous Thromboembolism, 2007, and European Society of Cardiology guideline, Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism, 2009, all published on AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) Web site.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Mor V, Gruneir A, Feng Z, et al. The effect of state policies on nursing home resident outcomes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Jan; 59(1):3-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Werner, Konetzka, and Kruse (Health Serv Res, 2009), Grabowski, Angelelli, and Mor (Health Aff, 2004), and Stevenson and Studdert (Health Aff, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Van Cleave JH, Egleston BL, McCorkle R. Factors affecting recovery of functional status in older adults after cancer surgery. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Jan; 59(1):34-43. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003), McHorney, Ware, and Raczek (Med Care, 1993), and Ware and Sherbourne (Med Care, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Wakabayashi R, Motegi T, Yamada K, et al. Presence of in-home caregiver and health outcomes of older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Jan; 59(1):44-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Fisher SR, Goodwin JS, Protas EJ, et al. Ambulatory activity of older adults hospitalized with acute medical illness. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Jan; 59(1):91-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Zhao G, Ford ES, Li C, et al. Physical activity in U.S. older adults with diabetes mellitus: prevalence and correlates of meeting physical activity recommendations. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Jan; 59(1):132-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Peek et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Rozzini R, Sleiman I, Trabucchi M, et al. Warfarin prescribing in nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Jan; 59(1):183-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Aspin et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2010) and Gage et al. (Am Heart J, 2006).]

Journal of Athletic Training
Andersen JC. Is immediate imaging important in managing low back pain? J Athl Train 2011 Jan; 46(1):99-102. [Notes that the systematic review and meta-analysis of imaging strategies for low back pain by Chou et al. (Lancet, 2009), abstracted in this article, "continue to support the clinical practice guidelines published the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research in 1994," citing AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Low Back Pain in Adults, 1994.]

Medical Decision Making
Stalmeier PF. Adherence and decision aids: a model and a narrative review. Med Decis Making 2011 Jan/Feb; 31(1):121-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Jerant et al. (Med Care, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Urologic Nursing
Gemmill R, Wells A. Promotion of urinary continence worldwide. Urol Nurs 2010 Nov-Dec; 30(6):336-40. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Urinary Incontinence in Adults, 1996, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Women's Health Updates
Schizophrenia. Womens Health Updates 2010 Dec; Online. [Cites AHRQ/National Alliance on Mental Illness news release Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT): Call to Consumers and Families to Take Charge of System that Fails to Provide Effective Treatment and Supports, 2004, which discusses findings from the AHRQ-sponsored Schizophrenia PORT study and AHRQ-funded article by Lehman and Steinwachs (Schizophr Bull, 1998).]

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

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Figueroa D, Mancuso MS, Szychowski JM, et al. Does midtrimester Nugent score or high vaginal pH predict gestational age at delivery in women at risk for recurrent preterm birth? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011 Jan; 204(1):46.e1-46.e4. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored update evidence review on the benefits and harms of screening and treating pregnant women who are asymptomatic for bacterial vaginosis (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
U. S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for osteoporosis: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print. Updates the USPSTF's 2002 recommendations on screening for osteoporosis.] Select to access the abstract.

Screening for osteoporosis: recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis, cited above.]

Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Igbokwe A, Lopez-Terrada DH. Molecular testing of solid tumors. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2011 Jan; 135(1):67-82. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Kelsall D. Clinical shorts: All talk and no action?. CMAJ 2011 Jan 11; 183(1):82. [Briefly reviews findings from USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on behavioral counseling to promote physical activity and a healthful diet to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults by Lin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) .]

Circulation
Welsh JA, Sharma A, Cunningham SA, et al. Consumption of added sugars and indicators of cardiovascular disease risk among US adolescents. Circulation 2011 Jan 25; 123(3):249-57. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Panel on Prevention of Falls in Older Persons, American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society. Summary of the updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society clinical practice guideline for prevention of falls in older persons. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Jan; 59(1):148-57. [Uses the USPSTF evidence rating system to analyze the literature and grade the evidence for this document, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Yoo HJ, Park MS, Yang SJ, et al. Vascular inflammation stratified by C-reactive protein and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels: analysis with 18F-FDG PET. J Nucl Med 2011 Jan; 52(1):10-17. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review and meta-analysis on C-reactive protein as a risk factor for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Rutter CM, Zaslavsky AM, Feuer EJ. Dynamic microsimulation models for health outcomes: a review. Med Decis Making 2011 Jan/Feb; 31(1):10-17. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Allen JD, Othus MK, Hart A Jr, et al. Do men make informed decisions about prostate cancer screening? Baseline results from the "Take the Wheel" trial. Med Decis Making 2011 Jan/Feb; 31(1):108-20. [Uses USPSTF definition of "informed decision", citing article by Briss et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2004), which uses USPSTF definition of "shared decision making" and various USPSTF recommendations; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review and meta-analysis by O'Connor et al. (Med Decis Making, 2007), on whether patient decision aids meet effectiveness criteria of the International Patient Decision Aid Standards collaboration; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ross et al. (J Natl Med Assoc, 2009) and Volk et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004). Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Schroy et al. (Med Decis Making, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sheiner E, Edri A, Balaban E, et al. Pregnancy outcome of patients who conceive during or after the first year following bariatric surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011 Jan; 204(1):50.e1-50.e6. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Maggard et al. (JAMA, 2008) on pregnancy and fertility following bariatric surgery, performed by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Romano MJ, Stafford RS. Electronic health records and clinical decision support systems: impact on national ambulatory care quality. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print. Cites systematic review of effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety by Kaushal, Shojania, and Bates (Arch Intern Med, 2003), partially based on work performed by the University of California San Francisco-Stanford EPC; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Poon et al. (Med Care, 2010), Zhou et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2009), Flores and Tomany-Korman et al. (Pediatrics, 2008), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Huntington MK, Gavagan TF. Disaster medicine training in family medicine: a review of the evidence. Fam Med 2011 Jan; 43(1):13-20. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Training to Hospital Staff to Respond to a Mass Casualty Incident (Summary), 2004; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Edwards, Kang, and Silenas (J Rural Health, 2008) and Hsu et al. (Prehospital Disaster Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Ensrud KE, Blackwell TL, Cauley JA, et al. Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and frailty in older men: the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Jan; 59(1):101-6. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes, 2010, and Effectiveness and Safety of Vitamin D in Relation to Bone Health, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Schenker Y, Fernandez A, Sudore R, et al. Interventions to improve patient comprehension in informed consent for medical and surgical procedures: a systematic review. Med Decis Making 2011 Jan/Feb; 31(1):151-73. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002, and Procedures for Obtaining Informed Consent. Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, both published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Whitney, McGuire, and McCullough (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and Deyo et al. (Med Care, 2000). Also refer to article by Allen et al. (Med Decis Making, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles

American Surgeon
Alban RF, Berry C, Ley E, et al. Does health care insurance affect outcomes after traumatic brain injury? Analysis of the National Trauma Databank. Am Surg 2010 Oct; 76(10):1108-11. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, as published on AHRQ Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Chin and Goldmann (JAMA, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Medical Quality
Kennerly D, Richter KM, Good V, et al. Journey to no preventable risk: the Baylor Health Care System patient safety experience. Am J Med Qual 2011 Jan-Feb; 26(1):43-52. [Reports results of the health system's Survey of the Attitudes and Practices of Patient Safety, which incorporates 4 survey items from the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Singer et al. (Health Care Manage Rev, 2009), Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004), and Ballard, Spreadbury, and Hopkins (Int J Qual Health Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Haviland AM, Elliott MN, Hambarsoomian K, et al. Immunization disparities by Hispanic ethnicity and language preference. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 24; 171(2):158-65. [Uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey data; cites article by Goldstein et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001), which uses CAHPS data, and RAND publication, Subgroup Analyses in the Implementation of Medicare CAHPS® Fee-for-Service Survey Final Report for the 2004 Survey, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Elliott et al. (Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol, 2009), Lurie et al. (Health Aff, 2008), Zaslavsky and Epstein (Int J Qual Health Care, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Heidenreich PA, Trogdon JG, Khavjou OA, et al. Forecasting the future of cardiovascular disease in the United States: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2011 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing Using Appropriate Price Indices for Expenditure Comparisons, 2010, as published on AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potters, Sommers, Taylor (staff members in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Inquiry, 1996-1997), which uses MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Akbaraly TN, Singh-Manoux A, Tabak AG, et al. Overall diet history and reversibility of the metabolic syndrome over 5 years. Diabetes Care 2010 Nov; 33(11):2339-41. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previous funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Scallan E, Griffin PM, Angulo FJ, et al. Foodborne illness acquired in the United States - unspecified agents. Emerg Infect Dis 2011 Jan; 17(1):16-22. [Uses 2000-2002 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data; cites Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Human Vaccines
Davis KL, Misurski DA, Miller JM, et al. Cost of acute hospitalization and post-discharge follow-up care for meningococcal disease in the United States. Hum Vaccin 2011 Jan; 7(1):96-101. [Uses 2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Utter GH, Borzecki AM, Rosen AK, et al. Designing an abstraction instrument: lessons from efforts to validate the AHRQ patient safety indicators. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Jan; 37(1):20-8. [Authors use AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators to develop abstraction instruments, citing Patient Safety Indicators Download, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators Validation Pilot, 2007, both published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites articles by Utter et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2010 and Ann Surg, 2009), Kaafarani et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2010), and White et al. (Med Care, 2009), which use AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, and article by Scanlon et al. (Pediatrics, 2008), which uses AHRQ's pediatric quality indicators; cites technical review Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators, 2001, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1: Assessment, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Kuhn L, Page K, Davidson PM, et al. Triaging women with acute coronary syndrome: a review of the literature. J Cardiovasc Nurs 2011 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant articles and guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Lin HC, Lucas PT, Feldman SR, et al. Medication use and associated health care outcomes and costs for patients with psoriasis in the United States. J Dermatolog Treat 2011 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007 MEPS Household Component data; compares findings of current study with article by Kularni et al. (J Am Acad Dermatol, 2005), which used 2000 MEPS to examine the change of medication use over time; uses the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
Stergiou-Kita M, Dawson DR, Rappolt SG. An integrated review of the processes and factors relevant to vocational evaluation following traumatic brain injury. J Occup Rehabil 2011 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant articles and guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Sobotova L, Liu YH, Burakoff A, et al. Household exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with decreased physical and mental health of mothers in the USA. Matern Child Health J 2011 Jan; 15(1):128-37. [Uses 2000-2004 MEPS Household Component (HC) and Insurance Component (IC) data, citing AHRQ publications, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS Methodology Report 22, 2008, Children Living with Adult Smokers, United States, 2004, MEPS Statistical Brief 147, 2006, Demographic and Clinical Variations in Health Status, MEPS Methodology Report 14, 2005, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 1, 1997, and Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 2, 1997; cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003), which uses MEPS and CAHPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Jia H, Zack MM, Moriarty DG, et al. Predicting the EuroQol group's EQ-5D Index from CDC's "Healthy Days" in a US sample. Med Decis Making 2011 Jan/Feb; 31(1):174-85. [Uses 2000-2003 MEPS data, citing MEPS Fact Sheet, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Lawrence and Fleishman (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Decis Making, 2004) and Cohen (director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003), which use various MEPS data sets; cites articles by Jia and Lubetkin (Med Decis Making, 2008), Jia et al. (Appl Res Qual Life, 2007), Sullivan and Gluschchyan (Med Decis Making, 2006), and others, all of which use various MEPS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Medicina Clinica
Merchante JM, Vega AM, Hernandez AP, et al. [Analysis of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators in public hospitals in the autonomous region of Madrid.] Med Clin 2010 Jul; 135 Suppl 1:3-11. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; cites several AHRQ-funded/authored articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Warriner RA 3rd, Carter MJ. The current state of evidence-based protocols in wound care. Plast Reconstr Surg 2011 Jan; 127 Suppl 1:144S-153S. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ as a source of relevant guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Population Health Management
Remler DK, Teresi JA, Weinstock RS, et al. Health care utilization and self-care behaviors of Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes: comparison of national and ethnically diverse undeserved populations. Popul Health Manag 2011 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000 MEPS data, citing AHRQ's MEPS Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Xian et al. (JAMA, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of January 2011
Internet Citation: Quality of Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction in 58 U.S. Emergency Departments : Articles of Interest: January 28, 2011. January 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/012811.html