Provider-patient Adherence Dialogue in HIV Care: Results of a Multisite Study

Articles of Interest, February 17, 2012

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

AIDS and Behavior
Laws MB, Beach MC, Lee Y, et al. Provider-patient adherence dialogue in HIV care: results of a multisite study. AIDS Behav 2012 Jan 31 [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by contract 290-01-0012 and grant K08 HS13903-05 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medicine
Chen J, Ross JS, Carlson MD, et al. Skilled nursing facility referral and hospital readmission rates after heart failure or myocardial infarction. Am J Med 2012 Jan; 125(1):100.e1-100.e9. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS18781-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Aaronson DS, Odisho AY, Hills N, et al. Proton beam therapy and treatment for localized prostate cancer: if you build it, they will come. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):280-3. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS19356-01 (attributed to the National Institutes of Health); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Wilt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the comparative effectiveness and harms of treatments for clinically localized prostate cancer, prepared by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under grant 290-02-0009; cites AHRQ-funded article by Albertsen, Hanley, and Fine (JAMA, 2005), which cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Arthritis and Rheumatism
Beukelman T, Haynes K, Curtis JR, et al. Rates of malignancy associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and its treatment. Arthritis Rheum 2012 Feb 10 [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS17919-0 (in partnership with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and grant R01 HS18517 (to third author); acknowledges assistance from Parivash Nourjah, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Tapp H, Hebert L, Dulin M. Comparative effectiveness of asthma interventions within a practice based research network. BMC Health Serv Res 2011 Aug 16; 11:188. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS19946-01; mentions AHRQ's placement of asthma on the priority list of conditions for comparative effectiveness research; cites AHRQ publication, Research in Action: Chronic Care for Low-Income Children with Asthma: Strategies for Improvement, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Singh H, Giardina TD, Forjuoh SN, Reis MD, Kosmach S, Khan MM, Thomas EJ. Electronic health record-based surveillance of diagnostic errors in primary care. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Feb; 21(2):93-100. [Supported in part by Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination grant R18 HS17244-02 (to last author); cites commentary article "Diagnosing Diagnostic Mistakes," by McNutt, Abrams, and Hasler, 2005, as published on AHRQ's Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (WebM&M) Web site; go to comments by Schiff (BMJ Qual Saf, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Auerbach AD, Sehgal NL, Blegen MA, Maselli J, Alldredge BK, Vittinghoff E, Wachter RM. Effects of a multicentre teamwork and communication programme on patient outcomes: results from the Triad for Optimal Patient Safety (TOPS) project. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Feb; 21(2):118-26. [Supported in part by Patient Safety Research and Training grant K08 HS11416-02 (to first author); last author reports previous AHRQ funding for various patient safety projects; cites AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation report, 2008 Update on Consumers' Views of Patient Safety and Quality Information, 2008; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Clancy (AHRQ director) and Tornberg (Am J Med Qual, 2007) and Clancy (AORN J, 2007), both of which discuss AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS® program.] Select to access the abstract.

Singh H, Graber ML, Kissam SM, Sorensen AV, Lenfestey NF, Tant EM, Henriksen K, et al. System-related interventions to reduce diagnostic errors: a narrative review. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Feb; 21(2):160-70. [Seventh author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; supported in part by contract HHSA290-2006-00001,task order 8 and grant to first author (number not given, to first author); uses AHRQ's PSNet for literature review; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Kesselheim AS, Lee JL, Avorn J, et al. Conflict of interest in oncology publications: a survey of disclosure policies and statements. Cancer 2012 Jan 1; 118(1):188-95. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18465-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Young MJ, Brown SE, Truog RD, Halpern SD. Rationing in the intensive care unit: to disclose or disguise? Crit Care Med 2012 Jan; 40(1):261-6. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS18406 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Digestive and Liver Disease
Litwin AH, Smith BD, Drainoni ML, et al. Primary care-based interventions are associated with increases in hepatitis C virus testing for patients at risk. Dig Liver Dis 2012 Feb 17 [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHSA 290-2006-000012, task order 4, as part of AHRQ's ACTION initiative in collaboration with the CDC and Boston University's Hepatitis C Assessment and Testing Project; uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Baddley JW, Winthrop KL, Patkar NM, et al. Geographic distribution of endemic fungal infections among older persons, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2011 Sep; 17(9):1664-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS18517.] Select to access the abstract.

Winthrop KL, Varley CD, Ory J, et al. Pulmonary disease associated with nontuberculous mycobacteria, Oregon, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2011 Sep; 17(9):1759-61. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS17552-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Review
Noel PH, Lanham HJ, Leykum LK, Parchman ML. The importance of relational coordination and reciprocal learning for chronic illness care within primary care teams. Health Care Manage Rev 2012 Feb 3 [Epub ahead of print. Last author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Wakefield DS, Wakefield BJ, Despins L, et al. A review of verbal order policies in acute care hospitals. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Jan; 38(1):24-33. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS17554-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Brennan JM, Dai D, Patel MR, et al. Characteristics and long-term outcomes of percutaneous revascularization of unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis in the United States: a report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, 2004 to 2008. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 Feb 14; 59(7):648-54. [Supported in part by contract HHSAA290-2005-0032-TO4-WA2 and Project ID 24-DKE-3 as part of AHRQ's Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program and the Cardiovascular Consortium. Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Gray SL, Boudreau RM, Newman AB, et al. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and statin use and incident mobility limitation in community-dwelling older adults: the Health, Aging and Body Composition study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Dec; 59(12):2226-32. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS17695, R01 HS18721, and K12 HS19461.] Select to access the abstract.

Tjia J, Mazor KM, Field T, et al. Predicting nursing home adherence to a clinical trial intervention: lessons for the conduct of cluster randomized trials. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Dec; 59(12):2332-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS16463.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cancer Education
Doorenbos AZ, Jacobsen C, Corpuz R, et al. A randomized controlled calendar mail-out to increase cancer screening among urban American Indian and Alaska Native patients. J Cancer Educ 2011 Sep; 26(3):549-54. [Supported by grant P01 HS10854.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Community Health
Kepka D, Coronado GD, Rodriguez HP, et al. Evaluation of a radionovela to promote HPV vaccine awareness and knowledge among Hispanic patients. J Community Health 2011 Dec; 36(6):957-65. [Supported by grant T32 HS13853 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
L�pez A, Detz A, Ratanawongsa N, Sarkar U. What patients say about their doctors online: a qualitative content analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Jan 4 [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant K08 HS17594 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Interprofessional Care
Lown BA, Kryworuchko J, Bieber C, et al. Continuing professional development for interprofessional teams supporting patients in healthcare decision making. J Interprof Care 2011 Nov; 25(6):401-8. [Based on a report presented at Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice's 2008 Summer Institute on Informed Patient Choice, supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS17378-01; describes the uses of Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (CAHPS) survey data, citing AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Politi MC, Pieterse AH, Truant T, et al. Interprofessional education about patient decision support in specialty care. J Interprof Care 2011 Nov; 25(6):416-22. [Based on a report presented at Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice's 2008 Summer Institute on Informed Patient Choice, supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS17378-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Sanoff HK, Carpenter WR, Martin CF, et al. Comparative effectiveness of oxaliplatin vs non-oxaliplatin-containing adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 2012 Feb 8; 104(3):211-27. [Supported in part by contracts HSA290-2005-0016-I-TO7-WA1, 36-BWH-1, and HHSA290-2005-0040-I-TO4-WA1, 36-UNC, as part of AHRQ's DEcIDE program; uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992) and article by Klabunde et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Liver Transplantation
Goldberg D, French B, Thomasson A, Reddy KR, Halpern SD. Waitlist survival of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis in the Model for End-stage Liver Disease era. Liver Transpl 2011 Nov; 17(11):1355-63. [Supported by grant K08 HS18406 (to last author). Also refer to AHRQ-authored/funded articles by Crosswell and Fall (Am Fam Physician, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and by Bennett, Balfe, Faysal (J Manag Care Pharm, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Gatti JC. The importance of physicians identifying and reporting adverse drug events. Am Fam Physician 2012 Feb 15; 85(4):318. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 3: Implementation Issues, 2005.]

Casazza BA. Diagnosis and treatment of acute low back pain. Am Fam Physician 2012 Feb 15; 85(4):343-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Carey et al. (Med Care, 1999, and N Engl J Med, 1995).]

American Journal of Epidemiology
Danael G, Tavakkoli M, Hernan MA. Bias in observational studies of prevalent users: lessons for comparative effectiveness research from a meta-analysis of statins. Am J Epidemiol Feb 15; 175(4):250-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss et al. (Med Care, 2007), Ray (Med Care, 2003), and Alexander and Stafford (JAMA, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Cheng MM, Ramsey SD, Devine EB, et al. Systematic review of comparative effectiveness data for oncology orphan drugs. Am J Manag Care 2012 Jan; 18(1):47-62. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (BMJ, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded article by Kesselheim, Myers, and Avorn (JAMA, 2011).]

Gibson TB, Jing Y, Bagalman JE, et al. Impact of cost-sharing on treatment augmentation in patients with depression. Am J Manag Care 2012 Jan; 18(1):e15-e22. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Solomon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2009) and Chernew and Gibson (Med Care Res Rev, 2008); cites article by D'Hoore, Bouckaert, and Tilquin (J Clin Epidemiol, 1996), which uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).]

Boe RJ, Kennedy J, Coyne JS, et al. Implementation of paperless credentialing in a multi-state managed care organization. Am J Manag Care 2012 Jan; 18(1):e31-e34. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mills et al. (Perspect Health Inf Manag, 2010).]

Spangler DL. The role of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma treatment: a health economic perspective. Am J Manag Care 2012 Jan; 18(2 Suppl):S35-S39. [Mentions AHRQ's receipt of comparative effectiveness research funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), citing HHS News Release, HHS Names Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research, 2009.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Werner RM. Will using Medicare data to rate doctors benefit patients? Ann Intern Med 2012 Feb 13 [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Werner et al. (Health Aff, 2011, and Health Serv Res, 2011 and 2009), and Jung et al. (J Health Econ, 2011).]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Sirovich BE. How to feed and grow your health care system. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13 [Epub ahead of print. Comments on article by Fenton et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Greaves F, Pape UJ, King D, Darzi A, Majeed A, Wachter RM, et al. Associations between Web-based patient ratings and objective measures of hospital quality. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13 [Epub ahead of print. Sixth author reports previous AHRQ funding for various patient safety projects; cites AHRQ-funded article by Isaac et al. (Health Serv Res, 2010).]

Amin AP, Salisbury AC, McCullough PA, et al. Trends in the incidence of acute kidney injury in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):246-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Brown et al. (BMJ Qual Saf, 2012); see comments by Hsu and Hsu cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Hsu RK, Hsu CY. Acute kidney injury: glimpses into epidemiology and opportunities for improvement. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):253-4. [Cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 3.0, 2003, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; comments on article by Amin cited above in this section.]

Johansen KL. Importance of more judicious catheter use. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):262. [Comments on article by Fakih et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012) which describes the AHRQ-funded Michigan Keystone project and acknowledges contractual arrangements between AHRQ and several authors for work on catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention projects.]

Alley D, Lloyd J, Shaffer T, et al. Changes in the association between body mass index and Medicare costs, 1997-2006. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):277-8. [Mentions AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) as the source for estimated obesity-related health expenditures, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Sing, Banthin, Selden (first author is former and second and third authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2006) and Finkelstein, Trogdon, Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Aff, 2009); cites article by Thorpe et al. (Health Aff, 2004), which uses 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) and 2001 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data.]

Lasser KE, Kronman AC, Cabral H, et al. Emergency department use by primary care patients at a safety-net hospital. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):278-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wharam et al. (JAMA, 2007) and Lasser et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2005).]

Murphy DR, Reis B, Kadiyala H, et al. Electronic health record-based messages to primary care providers: valuable information or just noise? Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):283-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hysong et al. (BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 2011) and Singh et al. (Am J Med, 2010); go to comments by McDonald and McDonald (Arch Intern Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Schiff GD. Finding and fixing diagnosis errors: can triggers help? BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Feb; 21(2):89-92. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kaafarani et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010) and Schiff et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2009); comments on AHRQ-funded article by Singh et al. (BMJ Qual Saf, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Scott J, Dawson P, Jones D. Do older patients' perceptions of safety highlight barriers that could make their care safer during organisational care transfers? BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Feb; 21(2):112-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Weissman et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), Burroughs et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007), Elder et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Miller MA, Krein SL, Saint S, et al. Organisational characteristics associated with the use of daily interruption of sedation in US hospitals: a national study. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Feb; 21(2):145-51. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Goeschel et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2010), Patel et al. (Crit Care Med, 2009), and Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008, and J Patient Saf, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Gimbel RW, Olsen CH, Williams PM, et al. Social marketing and student documentation of asthma care: a quasi-randomized controlled trial. Fam Med 2012 Feb; 44(2):121-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Co et al. (Pediatrics, 2010), Zhou et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2009), Simon et al. (J Eval Clin Pract, 2008), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Management Technology
Wiedemann LA. A look at unintended consequences of EHRs. Health Manag Technol 2012 Feb; 33(2):24-5. [Mentions findings from an unspecified 2007 AHRQ report that "patient safety improves at just 1 percent per year" and AHRQ's funding of research on the unintended consequences of EHRs which "culminated in a guide designed to assist organizations and providers in anticipating potential problems associated with EHR implementations," referring to AHRQ-sponsored publication, Guide to Reducing Unintended Consequences of Electronic Health Records, 2011; gives AHRQ's definition of unintended consequences of EHRs and recommendations for reducing them.]

Health Services Research
Sood N, Sun E, Zhuo X. Behind-the-counter statins: a silver bullet for reducing costs and increasing access? Health Serv Res 2012 Feb; 47(1 Pt 1):174-87. [Cites AHRQ publications, Trends in Statins Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2000 and 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief 205, 2008, and Expenses for Office-Based Physician Visits by Specialty, 2004, MEPS Statistical Brief 166, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2012 Feb 15; 85(4):323-5. [Includes a question based on USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Bladder Cancer, 2011, cited below in this section.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for bladder cancer: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2012 Feb 15; 85(4):397-9. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Bladder Cancer, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site and in Ann Intern Med, 2011.]

Crosswell J, Fall B. Screening for bladder cancer. Am Fam Physician 2012 Feb 15; 85(4):401-2. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; case study and questions are based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for bladder cancer cited above in this section; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for bladder cancer and associated evidence review by Chou et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Archives of Internal Medicine
You YN, Xing Y, Feig BW, et al. Young-onset colorectal cancer: is it time to pay attention? 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):287-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition, 1996 (article gives date as 1995).]

BMJ
Seigneurin A, Fran�ois O, Labar�re J, et al. Overdiagnosis from non-progressive cancer detected by screening mammography: stochastic simulation study with calibration to population based registry data. BMJ 2011 Nov 23; 343:d7017. [Notes research showing reduction of mortality rates from breast cancer in women aged 50-70 with mammography screening, citing 2009 USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, associated USPSTF-sponsored updated evidence review by Nelson et al., and related AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009) and earlier USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Hackshaw A. Benefits and harms of mammography screening. BMJ 2012 Jan 14; 344(7839):7-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored updated evidence review on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Raftery J, Chorozoglou M. Possible net harms of breast cancer screening: updated modelling of Forrest report. BMJ 2012 Jan 14; 344(7839):14. [Summarizes article by same authors (BMJ, 2011) which cites USPSTF-sponsored updated evidence review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Seigneurin A, Fran�ois O, Labarère J, et al. Overdiagnosis from non-progressive cancer detected by screening mammography: stochastic simulation study with calibration to population based registry data. BMJ 2012 Jan 14; 344(7839):15. [Summarizes article by Seigneurin et al. cited above in this section.]

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
Catalona WJ. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against prostate-specific antigen screening-counterpoint. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2012 Feb 7 [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF draft recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and related evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and article by U.S. News Health, 2011.]

Ablin RJ. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against prostate-specific antigen screening-point. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2012 Feb 7 [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF draft recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site, previous USPSTF recommendations Ann Intern Med, 2008), and related article by Brett and Ablin (N Engl J Med, 2011).]

Consumer Lab
Acetylcholinesterase measurement, amniotic fluid. Consumer Lab 2012 Feb; Online. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for neural tube defects—including folic acid/folate prophylaxis in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
McNeil C. New data on aspirin and colorectal cancer brings calls for new guidelines, more research. J Natl Cancer Inst 2012 Feb 8; 104(3):172-7. [Quotes remarks from USPSTF chair Virginia Moyer regarding likely elevation of aspirin in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and other conditions in the priority list for review by the USPSTF.]

Managed Care
James BC. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations highly authoritative. Manag Care 2011 Dec; 20(12):5. [Briefly and positively describes the mission and review processes of the USPSTF.]

Medical Decision Making
Callahan D. Health technology assessment implementation: the politics of ethics. Med Decis Making 2012 Jan; 32(1):E13-E19. [Discusses updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Tasian GE, Cooperberg MR, Potter MB, et al. PSA screening: determinants of primary-care physician practice patterns. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 2011 Nov 29 [Epub ahead of print. Uses familiarity with and adherence to USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening and results from the AHRQ-cosponsored Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial as study outcome measures; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on the benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening by Lin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and The VA/NCI/AHRQ CSP#407: Main Results From a Randomized Trial Comparing Radical Prostatectomy to Watchful Waiting in Men with Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, presented by Wilt TJ at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting, May 17, 2011. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Aaronson et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Archives of Internal Medicine
McDonald CJ, McDonald MH. Electronic medical records and preserving primary care physicians' time. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):285-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, performed by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Tierney et al. (JAMA, 1993) and McDonald (N Engl J Med, 1976).]

CMAJ
Tu JV, Ko DT, Guo H, et al. Determinants of variations in coronary revascularization practices. CMAJ 2012 Feb 7; 184(2):179-86. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Bravata et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on the comparative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery, performed by the University of California at San Francisco/Stanford EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Dahrouge S, Hogg WE, Russell G, et al. Impact of remuneration and organizational impact factors on completing preventive manoeuvres in primary care practices. CMAJ 2012 Feb 7; 184(2):E135-E143. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Economic Incentives for Preventive Care, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Bennett WL, Balfe LM, Faysal JM. AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research on oral medications for type 2 diabetes: a summary of the key findings. J Manag Care Pharm 2012 Jan-Feb; 18(1 Suppl A):1-22. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2010-00006G; summarizes findings from AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: An Update, 2011, prepared by the John Hopkins University EPC under contract 290-02-0018, and for which the first author of this article was a lead investigator; cites and discusses previous AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes, 2007, prepared by the John Hopkins EPC under the same contract, and AHRQ draft publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Aaronson et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Health Education
Duthie P, Hahn JS, Philippi E, et al. Keys to successful community health workers supervision. Am J Health Educ 2012 Jan; 43(1):62-4. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010.]

Journal of Healthcare Management
Dotson E, Nuru-Jeter A. Setting the stage for a business case for leadership diversity in healthcare: history, research, and leverage. J Healthc Manag 2012 Jan/Feb; 57(1):35-44. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007; cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (senior health policy researcher and director, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Economic Review
Fang H, Gavazza A. Dynamic inefficiencies in an employment-based health insurance system: theory and evidence. Am Econ Rev 2011 Dec; 101(7):3047-77. [Uses 1996-2006 MEPS HC data as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; acknowledges MEPS data assistance from Ray Kuntz, data center coordinator in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends).]

Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Rank MA, Liesinger JT, Ziegenfuss JY, et al. The impact of asthma medication guidelines on asthma controller use and on asthma exacerbation rates comparing 1997-1998 and 2004-2005. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2012 Jan; 108(1):9-13. [Uses 1997-1998 and 2004-2005 MEPS HC data as accessed from AHRQ's MEPS Web site and cites AHRQ publication, Outpatient Prescription Medicines: A Comparison of Expenditures by Household-Reported Condition, 1987 and 2001, MEPS Statistical Brief 43, 2004, and Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Fenton JJ, Jerant AF, Bertakis KD, et al. The cost of satisfaction: a national study of patient satisfaction, health care utilization, expenditures, and mortality. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2007 MEPS data and 5 items from AHRQ's CAHPS® survey; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (first and last authors are current and former researchers, respectively, and second author is director in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2009) and Fleishman (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), Cohen, Manning et al. (Med Care, 2006), AHRQ's CAHPS Web site, and AHRQ-funded article by Hargraves et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003), which uses CAHPS® 2.0 adult core survey data.] Select to access the abstract.

Biological Psychiatry
Kivim�ki M, Batty GD, Jokela M, et al. Antidepressant medication use and risk of hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus: a noncausal association? Biol Psychiatry 2011 Nov 15; 70(10):978-84. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ; cites AHRQ-funded article by Olfson and Marcus (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2009), which uses MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Taylor JA, Dominici F, Agnew J, Gerwin D, Morlock L, Miller MR. Do nurse and patient injuries share common antecedents? An analysis of associations with safety climate and working conditions. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Feb; 21(2):101-11. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators Windows QI software, citing Patient Safety Indicators Download, 2010, and AHRQ-authored article by Rosen, Rivard, Zhao, Loveland, Tsilimingras, Christiansen, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Med Care, 2005); cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); last author is former AHRQ researcher.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Kovesdy CP, Lott EH, Lu JL, et al. Hyponatremia, hypernatremia, and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease with and without congestive heart failure. Circulation 2012 Feb 7; 125(5):677-84. [Uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Corrales-Medina VF, Musher DM, Wells GA, et al. Cardiac complications in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Circulation 2012 Feb 14; 125(6):773-81. [Uses study cohort data from the AHRQ-funded Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) study, citing AHRQ-funded articles by Fine et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1999, and N Engl J Med, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research
Vaidya V, Patel P. Health expenditure comparison of extended-release metoprolol succinate and immediate-release metoprolol tartarate. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res 2012; 4:49-56. [Uses 2008 MEPS cohort data from the MEPS HC-120, HC-118, and HC-121 files.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Stringhini S, Dugravot A, Kivimaki M, et al. Do different measures of early life socioeconomic circumstances predict adult mortality? Evidence from the British Whitehall II and French GAZEL studies. J Epidemiol Community Health 2011 Dec; 65(12):1097-103. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ. Also refer to articles by Singh et al. (BMJ Qual Saf, 2011) and Sanoff et al. (J Natl Cancer Inst, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Provider-patient Adherence Dialogue in HIV Care: Results of a Multisite Study: Articles of Interest, February 17, 2012. February 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/021712.html