Effects of Documentation-based Decision Support on Chronic Disease Management

Articles of Interest: February 4, 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

American Journal of Managed Care
Schnipper JL, Linder JA, Palchuk MB, et al. Effects of documentation-based decision support on chronic disease management. Am J Manag Care 2010 Dec; 16(12 Suppl HIT):e311-e319. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS15169-01 and Career Development Award grant K08 HS14563 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Linder JA, Schnipper JL, Tsurikova R, et al. Electronic health record feedback to improve antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections. Am J Manag Care 2010 Dec; 16(12 Suppl HIT):e311-e319. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS15169-01 and Career Development Award grant K08 HS14563 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Psychiatry
Garfield RL, Zuvekas SH, Lave JR, et al. The impact of national health care reform on adults with severe mental disorders. Am J Psychiatry 2011 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print. Second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2004-2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS HC-105: 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2008, MEPS-HC097: 2005 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2007, and MEPS HC-089: 2004 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Oncology
Thompson CA, Charlson ME, Schenkein E, et al. Surveillance CT scans are a source of anxiety and fear of recurrence in long-term lymphoma survivors. Ann Oncol 2010 Nov; 21(11):2262-6. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00066.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
McHugh MD, Kutney-Lee A, Cimiotti JP, et al. Nurses' widespread job dissatisfaction, burnout, and frustration with health benefits signal problems for patient care. Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):202-20. [Supported in part by grants K08 HS17551 and K08 HS18534; uses AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (H-CAHPS) survey and cites articles by Giordano et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2010) and Jha et al. (N Engl J Med, 2008), both of which use the HCAHPS survey.] Select to access the abstract.

Kozhimannil KB, Adams AS, Soumerai SB, et al. New Jersey's efforts to improve postpartum depression care did not change treatment patterns for women on Medicaid. Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):293-301. [Supported in part by institutional predoctoral training grant 2 T32 HS00055-15 (to the Harvard University Doctoral Program in Health Policy); notes that third author is "an investigator in the Health Maintenance Organization [HMO] Research Network Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics" (CERTs), sponsored by AHRQ grant U18 HS10391); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Groeneveld PW, Epstein AJ, Yang F, et al. Medicare's policy on carotid stents limited use to hospitals meeting quality guidelines yet did not hurt disadvantaged. Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):312-21. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS18403; cites article by Tunis et al. (Health Aff, 2007), which discusses AHRQ's involvement with Medicare "to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of prescription drugs and other items or services".] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Agwu AL, Jang SS, Korthuis PT, et al. Pregnancy incidence and outcomes in vertically and behaviorally HIV-infected youth. JAMA 2011 Feb 2; 305(5):468-70. [Supported in part by contract 290-01-0012; names under "Sponsoring Agencies" Fred Hellinger, John Fleishman, and Irene Fraser (first and third persons are researcher in and director of, respectively, AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and second person is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and acknowledges manuscript review support by John Fleishman; cites AHRQ-authored article by Fleishman et al. (Med Care, 2005).]

Schmajuk G, Trivedi AN, Solomon DH, et al. Receipt of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Medicare managed care plans. JAMA 2011 Feb 2; 305(5):480-6. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS13893; uses AHRQ's socioeconomic status index score, citing AHRQ publication, Creation of New Race-Ethnicity Codes and Socioeconomic Status (SES) Indicators for Medicare Beneficiaries: Final Report, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; uses the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) HEDIS measure Rheumatoid Arthritis: Percentage of Members Who Were Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Who Were Dispensed at Least One Ambulatory Prescription for a Disease Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drug (DMARD), as described/summarized on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Hasnain M, Connell KJ, Menon U, et al. Patient-centered care for Muslim women: provider and patient perspectives. J Womens Health 2011 Jan; 20(1):73-83. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS15630-1.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Mutter RL, Rosko MD, Greene WH, Wilson PW. Translating frontiers into practice: taking the next steps toward improving hospital efficiency. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Feb; 68(1 Suppl):3S-19S. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported in part by contracts HHSP 233-2008-00267P (to second author) and HHSN 263-999900147B, Task no. 2516 (to third and last authors); summarizes findings from article by Rosko and Mutter, cited below, and others in a special AHRQ-sponsored journal issue stemming from AHRQ's 2008 report Identifying, Categorizing, and Evaluating Health Care Efficiency Measures (as prepared by the RAND corporation) and the subsequent AHRQ-sponsored 2008 conference "Translating Frontiers Into Practice: Taking the Next Steps Towards Improving Efficiency".] Select to access the abstract.

Rosko MD, Mutter RL. What have we learned from the application of stochastic frontier analysis to U.S. hospitals? Med Care Res Rev 2011 Feb; 68(1 Suppl):75S-100S. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2008, and AHRQ-authored articles by Mutter, Rosko, and Wong (Health Serv Res, 2008) and Mutter and Rosko ("The Impact of Ownership on the Cost-Efficiency of U.S. Hospitals," book chapter, 2008), all of which are listed in Table 1. Summary of Key Findings From SFA Studies of U.S. Hospitals.] Select to access the abstract.

Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
Gregory P, Edwards L, Faurot K, et al. Patient preferences for stroke rehabilitation. Top Stroke Rehabil 2010 Sep-Oct; 17(5):394-400. [Supported by grant 1 K08HS17956-01. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Lin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 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

Academic Pediatrics
Shaw JS, Duncan PM. Providing health supervision to support high-quality primary care: the time is now. Acad Pediatr 2011 Jan-Feb; 11(1):1-2. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Young et al. (Pediatrics, 2006); comments on article by Norlin et al. (Acad Pediatr, 2011), cited below.]

Norlin C, Crawford MA, Bell CT, et al. Delivery of well-child care: a look inside the door. Acad Pediatr 2011 Jan-Feb; 11(1):18-26. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Randolph et al. (Pediatrics, 2005); cites article by Houtrow et al. (Pediatrics, 2007), which uses 2002 and 2003 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Paradis HA, Conn KM, Gewirtz JR, et al. Innovative delivery of newborn anticipatory guidance: a randomized, controlled trial incorporating media-based learning into primary care. Acad Pediatr 2011 Jan-Feb; 11(1):27-33. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Bunik M, Federico MJ, Beaty B, et al. Quality improvement for asthma care within a hospital-based teaching clinic. Acad Pediatr 2011 Jan-Feb; 11(1):58-65. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bloomberg et al. (Pediatrics, 2009), Higgins, Wakefield, and Cloutier (Chest, 2005), Lozano et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Epidemiology
Dietz PM, Homa D, England LJ, et al. Estimates of nondisclosure of cigarette smoking among pregnant and nonpregnant women of reproductive age in the United States. Am J Epidemiol 2011 Feb 1; 173(3):355-9. [Cites article by Windsor et al. (Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2000), which uses AHRQ-sponsored smoking cessation guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kim NH, Kim M, Lee S, et al. Effect of routine sterile gloving on contamination rates in blood culture: a cluster randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2011 Feb 1; 154(3):145-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates, Goldman, and Lee (JAMA, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Chou R, Qaseem A, Owens DK, Shekelle P. Diagnostic imaging for low back pain: advice for high-value health care from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2011 Feb 1; 154(3):181-9. [Last author reports receiving grants from AHRQ; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Freburger et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2009), Jarvick et al. (JAMA, 2003), Hart, Deyo, and Cherkin (Spine, 1995), and others; cites findings from article by Owens et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Emergency Medicine Reports
Goyal M, Gaieski DF. Sepsis management 2010. Emerg Med Rep 2010 Dec 6; 31(26):301-15. [Cites AHRQ publication, The National Hospital Bill: Growth Trends and 2005 Update on the Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, HCUP Statistical Brief 42, 2007.]

Health Affairs
Kurtzman ET, O'Leary D, Sheingold BH, et al. Performance-based payment incentives increase burden and blame for hospital nurses. Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):211-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Clark CR, Soukup J, Govindarajulu U, et al. Lack of access due to costs remains a problem for some in Massachusetts despite the state's health reforms. Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):247-55. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Kirby (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Kaneda (J Health Soc Behav, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi, Rakowski, and Ayanian (N Engl J Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Mark TL, Levit KR, Vandivort-Warren R, et al. Changes in US spending on mental health and substance abuse treatment, 1986-2050, and implications for policy. Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):284-92. [Notes possible differences between study estimates and those based on MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Olin (Inquiry, 2009, and Health Serv Res, 2009), Sing, Banthin, Selden (first author is former and second/third authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2006), and Zuvekas (Health Aff, 2001), all of which use various MEPS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Galbraith AA, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, et al. Nearly half of families in high-deductible health plans whose members have chronic conditions face substantial financial burden. Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):322-31. [Notes that second and third authors are investigators in the HMO Research Network CERTs (supported by grant U18 HS10391); cites AHRQ-authored article by Short and Banthin (JAMA, 1995); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Galbraith et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005) and Bundorf (J Health Econ, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Teutsch SM, Fielding JE. Applying comparative effectiveness research to public and population health initiatives. Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):349-55. [Mentions AHRQ's sponsorship of comparative effectiveness research in clinical care; cites AHRQ-funded article by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006), which uses USPSTF clinical preventive services recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Laflamme DJ, McGrath RJ. State-sponsored public reporting of hospital quality. Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):367. [Recommends collaboration between AHRQ, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) Council to further develop AHRQ's public-domain software My Own Network, Powered by AHRQ (MONAHRQ) "to produce efficiencies and improve the overall quality of reporting across the country."]

JAMA
Pronovost PJ, Marsteller JA. A physician management infrastructure. JAMA 2011 Feb 2; 305(5):500-1. [First author reports receiving previous AHRQ grant or contract support.]

Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Kontos PC, Miller KL, Mitchell GJ, et al. Dementia care at the intersection of regulation and reflexivity: a critical realist perspective. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2011 Jan; 66(1):119-28. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mor et al. (Milbank Q, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

McDade TW, Lindau ST, Wroblewski K. Predictors of C-reactive protein in the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2011 Jan; 66(1):129-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Qato et al. (JAMA, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Gadomski A, Adams L, Tallman N, et al. Effectiveness of a combined prenatal and postpartum smoking cessation program. Matern Child Health J 2011 Feb; 15(2):188-97. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Knapp C, Madden V, Marcu M, et al. Parents' experiences in choosing a health plan for their children with special health care needs. Matern Child Health J 2011 Feb; 15(2):217-24. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mitchell and Gaskin (Med Care, 2007, and Pediatrics, 2004), Newacheck and Kim (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005), and Roberto, Mitchell, and Gaskin (Inquiry, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Bernet PM, Moises J, Valdmanis VG. Social efficiency of hospital care delivery: frontier analysis from the consumer's perspective. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Feb; 68(1 Suppl):36S-54S. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Rosko and Mutter (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (J Health Polit Policy Law, 2010), Mutter, Rosko, and Wong (Health Serv Res, 2008), and Valdmanis, Rosko, and Mutter (Health Serv Res, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Weiner BJ, Amick HR, Lund JL, et al. Use of qualitative methods in published health services and management research: a 10-year review. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Feb; 68(1):3-33. [Cites AHRQ-authored/funded article by Fraser, Chait, and Brach (first and third authors are director of and researcher in, respectively, AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Aff, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Waitzkin, Schillaci, and Willging (Health Serv Res, 2008), Chernew et al. (Health Aff, 2004), and Ensign (Health Serv Res, 2004, and J Adv Nurs, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Devers KJ. Qualitative methods in health services and management research: pockets of excellence and progress, but still a long way to go. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Feb; 68(1):41-8. [Cites Health Services Research Core Competencies (Final Report for Conference Grant R13 HS16070-01), 2008 and 2005, both published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Bradley et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

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

AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Hendrick RE, Helvie MA. United States Preventive Services Task Force screening mammography recommendations: science ignored. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2011 Feb; 196(2):W112-W116. [Discusses the controversy over release of updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, related evidence update by Nelson et al., and AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all published in Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Lin JS, Eder M, Weinmann S. Behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2011 Feb 1; 154(3):190-201. [Supported by contract HHS-290-2007-10057-I, task order 3; updates USPSTF 2003 recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer; cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessments Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review to Update the 2003 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations, 2011, and Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: A Summary of the Evidence, 2003; cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
van Bokhoven MA, van Deursen CT, Swinkels DW. Diagnosis and management of hereditary haemochromatosis. BMJ 2011 Jan 22; 342(7790):218-23. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on screening for hereditary hemochromatosis (Ann Intern Med, 2006).]

Dental Implantology Update
Garg A, Guez G. Head and neck cancer, dental implants, and dental oncology. Dent Implantol Update 2011 Jan; 22(1):8 pages. [Notes that according to data from the USPSTF and American Association of Family Practice, there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for oral cancer in asymptomatic adults.]

Digestive Diseases and Science
Thoma MN, Castro F, Golawala M, et al. Detection of colorectal neoplasia by colonoscopy in average-risk patients age 40-49 versus 50-59 years. Dig Dis Sci 2011 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Keyhani S, Kim A, Mann M, et al. A new independent authority is needed to issue national health care guidelines. Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):256-65. [Notes that the "vast majority of government-sponsored guidelines (89 percent) were from the" USPSTF, referencing several USPSTF recommendations; discusses the controversy over release of updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations as published on the USPSTF Web site, citing article by DeAngelis and Fontanarosa (JAMA, 2010), which discusses USPSTF 2009 recommendations on breast cancer screening; assesses guidelines selected from AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web site; cites report, Clinical Practice Guidelines: Directions for a New Program, 1990, which discusses AHRQ's clinical practice guidelines and AHRQ's role in comparative effectiveness research; cites article by Wilensky (Health Aff, 2009), which discusses AHRQ's involvement in creation of a comparative effectiveness research center; cites articles by Hasenfeld and Shekelle (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003) and Shekelle et al. (JAMA, 2001) which discuss AHRQ guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Westhoff CL, Jones HE, Guiahi M. Do new guidelines and technology make the routine pelvic examination obsolete? J Women Health 2011 Jan; 20(1):5-10. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and screening for ovarian cancer (Am Fam Physician, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Iezzoni LI, Park ER, Kilbridge KL. Implications of mobility impairment on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. J Womens Health 2011 Jan; 20(1):45-52. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and USPSTF Grade Definitions After May 2007, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site. Also refer to articles by Teutsch et al. (Health Aff, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles, Owens et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles, and Harris et al. (J Occup Environ Med, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Yin HS, Mendelsohn AL, Fierman A, et al. Use of a pictographic diagram to decrease parent dosing errors with infant acetaminophen: a health literacy perspective. Acad Pediatr 2011 Jan-Feb; 11(1):50-7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schillinger et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Owens DK, Qaseem A, Chou R, et al. High-value, cost-conscious health care: concepts for clinicians to evaluate the benefits, harms, and costs of medical interventions. Ann Intern Med 2011 Feb 1; 154(3):174-80. [Notes that "organizations that have led notable systematic reviews include the Evidence-based Practice Centers funded by" AHRQ, citing AHRQ-funded/authored articles in a special series on methodological issues related to AHRQ's Effective Health Care program by Slutsky et al., Chou et al., Owens et al., and Whitlock et al. (all in J Clin Epidemiol, 2010); cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Lipid-Modifying Agents, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and AHRQ-funded systematic review, The Comparative Effectiveness of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, performed by the UCSF/Southern California EPC under contract 290-02-0017; cites article by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Vaaler ML, Castrucci BC, Parks SE, et al. Men's attitudes toward breastfeeding: findings from the 2007 Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Matern Child Health J 2011 Feb; 15(2):148-57. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, prepared under contract 290-02-0022.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Furukawa MF. Electronic medical records and the efficiency of hospital emergency departments. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Feb; 68(1):75-95. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)-Stanford EPC; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Clancy (Health Serv Res, 2007, and Acad Emerg Med, 2007) and AHRQ-funded article by Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005). Also refer to article by Kozhimannil et al. (Health Aff, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and articles by Hendrick and Helvie (AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2011) and Lin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Annals of Internal Medicine
Xian Y, Holloway RG, Noyes K, et al. Racial differences in mortality among patients with acute ischemic stroke: an observational study. Ann Intern Med 2011 Feb 1; 154(3):152-9. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser index for comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Tuhrim et al. (J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 2008), Stukenborg et al. (Circulation, 2007), and Iezzoni et al.(Med Decis Making, 1996); cites article by Zhu and Hill (Neurology, 2008), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser index for comorbidity measures.] Select to access the abstract.

Romley JA, Jena AB, Goldman DP. Hospital spending and inpatient mortality: evidence from California: an observational study. Ann Intern Med 2011 Feb 1; 154(3):160-7. [Uses AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators, version 3.2, citing AHRQ publication, Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals—Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Trent M, Haggerty CL, Jennings JM, et al. Adverse adolescent reproductive health outcomes after pelvic inflammatory disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 Jan; 165(1):49-54. [Uses study data from the Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Evaluation and Clinical Health (PEACH) study, previously funded by AHRQ grant HS08358-05; cites AHRQ-funded article by Haggerty, Schulz, and Ness (Obstet Gynecol, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Lipitz-Snyderman A, Steinwachs D, Needham DM, Colantuoni E, Morlock ML, Pronovost PJ. Impact of a statewide intensive care unit quality improvement initiative on hospital mortality and length of stay: retrospective comparative analysis. BMJ 2011 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print. Uses framework of AHRQ-funded Keystone Project Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Project (on reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in Michigan hospitals), HCUP Clinical Classification Software (CCS), version 2, 1996, and the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research, Version 2: Software and User's Guide, 1996; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Safdar et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005) on clinical and economic consequences of ventilator-associated pneumonia; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010, J Crit Care, 2008, N Engl J Med, 2006, and Health Serv Res, 2006), Veenstra et al. (JAMA, 1999), and Knaus et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1993); last author reports receiving previous AHRQ grants.] Select to access the abstract.

United States Government Accountability Office. Report to Congressional Committees
U.S. Government Accountability Office. Medicaid and CHIP: Given the association between parent and child insurance status, new expansions may benefit families. 2011 Feb; GAO-11-264. [Uses AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) "to measure parental satisfaction with their child's care" and 2005-2007 MEPS data "to identify a parent's perception of their child's quality of care".]

Health Affairs
Sampat BN, Lichtenberg FR. What are the respective roles of the public and private sectors in pharmaceutical innovation? Health Aff 2011 Feb; 30(2):332-9. [Uses 2006 MEPS Prescribed Medicines File data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Chen J, Vargas-Bustamante A. Estimating the effects of immigration status on mental health care utilizations in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health 2011 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002-2006 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-105: 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Fleishman (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2008), which uses 2000-2004 MEPS data; cites articles by Chen and Rizzo (Psychiatr Serv, 2010, and J Ment Health Policy Econ, 2008), Cook et al. (Health Serv Res, 2010), Jerant, Arellanes, and Franks (Med Care, 2008), and others, all of which use various MEPS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Harris JR, Huang Y, Hannon PA, et al. Low-socioeconomic status workers: their health risks and how to reach them. J Occup Environ Med 2011 Feb; 53(2):132-8. [Uses 2008 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey —Insurance Component, 2008; mentions Affordable Care Act of 2010 provisions for coverage of preventive care services recommended by the USPSTF, citing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) as published on AHRQ Web site and USPSTF-sponsored article by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Boneva RS, Maloney EM, Lin JM, et al. Gynecological history in chronic fatigue syndrome: a population-based case-control study. J Womens Health 2011 Jan; 20(1):21-8. [Uses the AHRQ-supported MOS 36-item short-form health survey (Ware and Sherbourne, Med Care, 1992) to evaluate functional impairment.] Select to access the abstract.

Laryngoscope
Higgins TS, Hwang PH, Kingdom TT, et al. Systematic review of topical vasoconstrictors in endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope 2011 Feb; 121(2):422-32. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ as one of the sources searched for the study's literature review.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Stulberg DB, Zhang JX, Lindau ST. Socioeconomic disparities in ectopic pregnancy: predictors of adverse outcomes from Illinois hospital-based care, 2000-2006. Matern Child Health J 2011 Feb; 15(2):234-41. [Uses Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992) to identify co-morbidities "by the presence of ICD-9 diagnosis codes for chronic illnesses previously shown to increase pregnancy-related and hospital complications" for diabetes mellitus and chronic pulmonary disease.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Yu J, Harman JS, Hall AG, et al. Impact of Medicaid/ SCHIP disenrollment on health care utilization and expenditures among children: a longitudinal analysis. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Feb; 68(1):56-74. [Uses 1996-2005 MEPS-HC data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey HC-098: Panel 9 Longitudinal Data File, 2008; cites AHRQ-authored article by Selden (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Pediatrics, 2006), which uses 2000-2002 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Szilagyi et al. (Pediatrics, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Busch SH, Frank RG, Martin A, et al. Characterizing declines in pediatric antidepressant use after new risk disclosures. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Feb; 68(1):96-111. [Uses 2002-2006 MEPS data, citing Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded article by Olfson, Marcus, and Druss (Arch Gen Pediatr, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Singer SJ, Burgers J, Friedberg M, et al. Defining and measuring integrated patient care: promoting the next frontier in health care delivery. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Feb; 68(1):112-27. [Includes the 2007 CAHPS® Survey, version 4.0, as one of the "patient experiences survey instruments reviewed in developing sample survey items", citing AHRQ's CAHPS® Surveys and Tools to Advance Patient-Centered Care Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Coleman, Austin, Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Health Aff, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wasson et al. (J Ambul Care Manage, 2006) and Chassin and Galvin (JAMA, 1998). Also refer to articles by McHugh et al. (Health Aff, 2011), Schmajuk et al. (JAMA, 2011), and Rosko and Mutter (Med Care Res Rev, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Keyhani et al. (Health Aff, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Effects of Documentation-based Decision Support on Chronic Disease Management : Articles of Interest: February 4, 2011. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/020411.html