Survival after Acute Myocardial Infarction (SAMI) Study: the Design and Implementation of a Positive Deviance Stud

Articles of Interest, March 2, 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

American Heart Journal
Krumholz HM, Curry LA, Bradley EH. Survival after Acute Myocardial Infarction (SAMI) study: the design and implementation of a positive deviance study. Am Heart J 2011 Dec; 162(6):981-987.e9. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS16929.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Curtis JR, Yang S, Chen L, et al. Predicting low disease activity and remission using early treatment response to antitumour necrosis factor therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: exploratory analyses from the TEMPO trial. Ann Rheum Dis 2012 Feb; 71(2):206-12. [First author acknowledges support from grant R01 HS18517.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Redmann AJ, Brasel KJ, Alexander CG, et al. Use of advance directives for high-risk operations: a national survey of surgeons. Ann Surg 2012 Mar; 255(3):418-23. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS189960 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Eapen ZJ, Fonarow GC, Dai D, et al. Comparison of composite measure methodologies for rewarding quality of care: an analysis from the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines program. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2011 Nov 1; 4(6):610-18. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16964; second author acknowledges receiving "significant" AHRQ funding.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Science
Basu J. Medicare managed care and primary care quality: examining racial/ethnic effects across states. Health Care Manag Sci 2012 Mar; 15(1):15-28. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; uses 2004 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for California, New York, and Florida, citing AHRQ publication, Preventable Hospitalizations: A Window Into Primary and Preventive Care, 2000, HCUP Fact Book 5, 2004, and SID Database Documentation, 2004, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Marcum ZA, Amuan ME, Hanlon JT, Aspinall SL, Handler SM, et al. Prevalence of unplanned hospitalizations caused by adverse drug reactions in older veterans. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012 Jan; 60(1):34-41. [Supported in part by grant K12 HS19461; first author reports previous AHRQ funding under grant R01 HS17695 and fifth author reports previous AHRQ funding under grants R01 HS18721 and R18 HS18151.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Bailey SC, Hasnain-Wynia R, Chen AH, Sarkar U, Schoua-Glusberg A, Lindquist LA, Schillinger D, Wolf MS. Developing multilingual prescription instructions for patients with limited English proficiency. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Feb; 23(1):81-7. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS19435 (principal investigator is last author).]

Journal of the National Medical Association
De Marco M, Weiner B, Meade SA, et al. Assessing the readiness of black churches to engage in health disparities research. J Natl Med Assoc 2011 Sep-Oct; 103(9-10):960-7. [Supported by National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research grant T32 HS000032-19 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
ElBardissi AW, Aranki SF, Sheng S, et al. Trends in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons adult cardiac surgery database. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Feb; 143(2):273-81. [Supported in part by NRSA) grant 1 F32 HS19190.] Select to access the abstract.

Patient Education and Counseling
Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Bibbins-Domingo K, et al. Patient-physicians' information exchange in outpatient cardiac care: time for a heart to heart? Patient Educ Couns 2011 Nov; 85(2):173-9. [Supported in part by grant K HS01759.] Select to access the abstract.

Supportive Care in Cancer
Roundtree AK, Giordano SH, Price A, Suarez-Almazor ME. Problems in transition and quality of care: perspectives of breast cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer 2011 Dec; 19(12):1921-9. [Supported in part by Houston Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS16093; acknowledges that last author is director of the Houston CERTs program.] Select to access the abstract.

Women's Health Issues
Witt WP, Wisk LE, Cheng ER, et al. Poor prepregnancy and antepartum mental health predicts postpartum mental health problems among US women: a nationally representative population-based study. Womens Health Issues 2011 Jul-Aug; 21(4):304-13. [Supported in part by pre-doctoral NRSA grant T32 HS00083 (principal investigator is Smith); uses 1996-2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data as accessed from AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005, and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2002). Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Meltzer et al. (Med Decis Making, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Archives of Internal Medicine
Brookhart MA, McGrath L. The influenza vaccine in elderly persons: a shot in the dark? Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27 [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Brookhart, Rassen, and Schneeweiss (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2010).]

Stergiopoulos K, Brown DL. Initial coronary stent implantation with medical therapy vs medical therapy alone for stable coronary artery disease: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):312-19. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Borden et al. (JAMA, 2011); see comments by Boden cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Boden WE. Mounting evidence for lack of PCI benefit in stable ischemic heart disease: what more will it take to turn the tide of treatment? Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):319-21. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Borden et al. (JAMA, 2011).]

Ogedegbe GO, Boutin-Foster C, Wells MT, et al. A randomized controlled trial of positive-affect intervention and medication adherence in hypertensive African Americans. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):322-326. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hyre et al. (J Clin Hypertens, 2007) and Wong et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Ostir GV, Berges I, Kuo YF, et al. Assessing gait speed in acutely ill older patients admitted to an acute care for elders hospital unit. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):353-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Lippi G. Better care for patients with diabetes: e-medicine is the goal. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):373. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Morrison, Shubina, and Turchin (Arch Intern Med, 2011), to which authors reply below in this section.]

Hayen A, Bell K, Glasziou P, et al. A counterargument to encounter frequency and target achievement: measurement variability. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):374. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Morrison, Shubina, and Turchin (Arch Intern Med, 2011), to which authors reply below in this section.]

Morrison F, Shubina M, Turchin A. A counterargument to encounter frequency and target achievement: measurement variability. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):374-5. [Responds to comments by Lippi and by Haven et al. cited above in this section.]

British Medical Journal
Kamerow D. How can we treat multiple chronic conditions? BMJ 2012 Feb 29; 344:e1487. [Mentions AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ and AHRQ funding for research on multiple chronic conditions.]

Health Data Management
Gillespie G. Can I.T. keep the patients away? Health Data Manag 2012 Mar; 20(3):18-24. [Mentions AHRQ study that "estimates that for Medicare patients aged 65 and older, about 19 percent of all hospital stays were readmissions within 30 days."]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Stachel AG, Bornschlegel K, Balter S. Characteristics, services, and infection control practices of New York city assisted living facilities, 2010. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012 Feb; 60(2):284-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Residential Care and Assisted Living: State Oversight Practices and State Information Available to Consumers, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Wald HL. Prevention of hospital-acquired geriatric syndromes: applying lessons learned from infection control. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012 Feb; 60(2):364-6. [Mentions HHS prioritization of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) prevention through support for implementation research by AHRQ; mentions "landmark" central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) studies funded by AHRQ, citing AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Gartlehner G. Quantifying the unquantifiable. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Mar; 65(3):234-5. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins, Chang, Gartlehner, Buckley, Whitlock, Berliner (second and sixth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and first author is former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011).]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Blackstock OJ, Addison DN, Brennan JS, et al. Trust in primary care providers and antiretroviral adherence in an urban HIV clinic. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Feb; 23(1):88-98. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wilson et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005) and Safran et al. (J Fam Pract, 2001).]

Weissman JS, Hasnain-Wynia R, Weinick RM, et al. Pay-for-performance programs to reduce racial/ethnic disparities: what might different designs achieve? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Feb; 23(1):144-60. [Third author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Blustein et al. (Health Aff, 2011) and Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2006).]

Colasanti J, Nguyen L, Kiem JTK, et al. Disparities in HIV-treatment responses between Haitians, African Americans, and Hispanics living in Miami-Dade County, Florida. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Feb; 23(1):179-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Shapiro, Morton, McCaffrey, Senterfitt, Fleishman (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (JAMA, 1999).]

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Cox LS, Nollen NL, Mayo MS, et al. Bupropion for smoking cessation in African American light smokers: a randomized controlled trial. J Natl Cancer Inst 2012 Feb 22; 104(4):290-98. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Zhu SH, Cummins SE, Wong S, et al. The effects of a multilingual telephone quitline for Asian smokers: a randomized controlled trial. J Natl Cancer Inst 2012 Feb 22; 104(4):299-310. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Hillman BJ, Frank RA, Rodriguez GM. New pathways to Medicare coverage for innovative PET radiopharmaceuticals: report of a Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) workshop. J Nucl Med 2012 Feb; 53(2):336-42. [Appendix lists AHRQ as a participating organization under "Participating Agencies and Organizations," and William Lawrence (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) as a workshop participant and presenter of the topic "Evidence in Imaging," as noted under "Faculty and Presentation Topics."] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Alexandraki I. Utilization of preventive care services: does gender matter? J Womens Health 2012 Feb; 21(2):118-20. [Comments on article by Vaidya et al. (J Womens Health, 2010), which uses MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data; cites MEPS 2008 data on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Bock BC, Fava JL, Gaskins R, Yoga as a complementary treatment for smoking cessation in women. J Womens Health 2012 Feb; 21(2):240-8. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Oncken C. Nicotine replacement for smoking cessation during pregnancy. N Engl J Med 2012 Mar; 366(9):846-7. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Simulation in Healthcare
Gaba DM. Adapting space science methods for describing and planning research in simulation in healthcare: science traceability and decadal surveys. Simul Healthc 2012 Feb; 7(1):27-31. [Notes that AHRQ and other U.S. funders "provide background rationales in their proposals, but these do not link to any comprehensive structure, rarely show the interrelationships between projects, and do not have the force of consensus behind them"; recommends that AHRQ "commission and fund the Institute of Medicine [IOM]... to conduct the equivalent of a Decadal Survey for simulation in healthcare," which is "within AHRQ's purview, as they have previously requested policy studies from the [IOM]..."] Select to access the abstract.

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

Academic Radiology
Sadigh G, Kelly AM, Fagerlin A, et al. Patient preferences in breast cancer screening: lessons to be learned from the US Preventive Services Task Force. Acad Radiol 2011 Nov; 18(11):1333-6. [Discusses updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendations and related evidence update by Nelson et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009), and several articles on these recommendations.]

American Family Physician
Sealander J. Responses to article on benefits of slowing global warming. Am Fam Physician 2012 Mar 1; 85(5):427. [Cites USPSTF publications, Grade Definitions, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Price AL, Marzani-Nissen GR. Bipolar disorders: a review. Am Fam Physician 2012 Mar 1; 85(5):483-93. [Data sources include USPSTF and AHRQ resources; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening and Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Hendrick RE, Helvie MA. Mammography screening: a new estimate of number needed to screen to prevent one breast cancer death. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2012 Mar; 198(3):723-8. [Discusses updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendations, associated evidence update by Nelson et al., and AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009), and citing USPSTF evidence synthesis, Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009; cites several articles on these USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Ross R, Lam M, Blair SN, et al. Trial of prevention and reduction of obesity through active living in clinical settings: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27 [Epub ahead of print. Cites article by Tsai and Wadden (J Gen Intern Med, 2009), which uses USPSTF recommendations and rationale on screening for obesity in adults and associated USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003); cites USPSTF evidence syntheses Screening for and Management of Obesity and Overweight in Adults, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Bennett CL. A 56-year-old physician who underwent a PSA test. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):311. [Mentions USPSTF draft recommendations on prostate cancer, 2011.]

Rodondi N, Collet TH, Nanchen D, et al. Impact of carotid plaque screening on smoking cessation and other cardiovascular risk factors: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):344-52. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on using nontraditional risk factors in coronary heart disease risk assessment (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Australian Nursing Journal
Curran G. Universal antenatal Chlamydia screening by rural midwives. Aust Nurs J 2012 Feb; 19(7):30-2. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydia infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007).]

Cancer Cytopathology
Nelson B. Comparative effectiveness research takes a stand on cancer screening. Cancer Cytopathol 2012 Feb 25; 120(1):1-2. [Discusses updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening and 2011 USPSTF draft recommendations on prostate cancer screening; mentions American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-funded studies led by Dr. Diana L. Miglioretti which include a study which used "USPSTF guidelines as a starting point" and a study by Hubbard et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) which "supports the USPSTF rationale that screening every other year may reduce the potential for unnecessary treatment "; quotes remarks by Jean Slutsky, director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Clinical Advisor
Thomas J, Walker DK. A practical guide to metabolic syndrome. Clinical Advisor 2012 Feb; Online. [Mentions data on projected stroke/myocardial infarction risk reduction with daily aspirin use, citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Butala NM, Murk W, Horwitz LI, et al. What is the quality of preventive care provided in a student-run free clinic? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Feb; 23(1):414-24. [Uses USPSTF preventive screening recommendations as main study measure, citing Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Weissfeld JL, Schoen RE, Pinsky PF, et al. Flexible sigmoidoscopy in the Randomized Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial: added yield from a second screening examination. J Natl Cancer Inst 2012 Feb 22; 104(4):280-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis by Zauber et al. on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening and related Summary for Patients (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008), and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on the cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cancer screening—United States, 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2012 Jan 27; 61(3):41-5. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings, citing "Cancer" Recommendations for Adults, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Witt et al. (Womens Health Issues, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Gilbert et al. (Lancet, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of Women's Health
Østbye T, Peterson BL, Krause KM, et al. Predictors of postpartum weight change among overweight and obese women: results from the Active Mothers Postpartum study. J Womens Health 2012 Feb; 21(2):215-22. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain, 2008, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-02-0016.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Meltzer DO, Hoomans T, Chung JW, et al. Minimal modeling approaches to value of information analysis for health research. Med Decis Making 2011 Nov-Dec; 31(6):E1-E22. [Supported in part by contract HSA 290-2007-10058-I to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center EPC with ARRA funds and by grant U18 HS16967-01 through the Hospital Medicine and Economics CERTs (for both of which the first author is principal investigator); cites AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers Program Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Witt et al. (Womens Health Issues, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Archives of Internal Medicine
Raldow AC, Presley CJ, Yu JB, et al. The relationship between clinical benefit and receipt of curative therapy for prostate cancer. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):362-3. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

Federspiel JJ, Stearns SC, Peppercorn AF, et al. Increasing US rates of endocarditis with Staphylococcus aureus: 1999-2008. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):363-5. [Uses 1991-2008 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]

Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Brook RA, Kleinman NL, Choung RS, et al. Excess comorbidity prevalence and cost associated with functional dyspepsia in an employed population. Dig Dis Sci 2012 Jan; 57(1):109-18. [Uses HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2004, and AHRQ publication, Clinical Classifications Software Documentation, HCUP Method Series Report 2004-02, 2004, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Emerson JS, Hull PC, Cain VA, et al. TennCare disenrollment and avoidable hospital visits in Davidson County, Tennessee. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Feb; 23(1):425-45. [Uses the AHRQ algorithm for coding ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) and lists AHRQ's 16 ACSCs in Appendix, citing article by Chang and Pope (Public Health Rep, 2009); mentions AHRQ funding related to avoidable hospital admissions, citing AHRQ News and Numbers: Four Million Hospital Admissions Potentially Unnecessary, 2010; cites Prevention Quality Indicators Overview, 2004, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.]

Lancet
Gilbert R, Fluke J, O'Donnell M, et al. Child maltreatment: variation in trends and policies in six developed countries. Lancet 2012 Feb 25; 379(9817):758-72. [Uses HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening children for family violence (Ann Fam Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Rosenthal DG, Learned N, Liu YH, et al. Characteristics of fathers with depressive symptoms. Matern Child Health J 2012 Feb 24 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004-2006 MEPS HC data as accessed from the MEPS landing page on the AHRQ Web site, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (director in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Maddox PT, Davies L. Trends in total laryngectomy in the era of organ preservation: a population-based study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012 Feb 27 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1997-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Databases, 1997-2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002). Also refer to articles by Basu (Health Care Manag Sci, 2012) and Witt et al. (Womens Health Issues, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: Survival after Acute Myocardial Infarction (SAMI) Study: the Design and Implementation of a Positive Deviance Stud: Articles of Interest, March 2, 2012. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/030212.html