Comparing Different Measures of Retention in Outpatient HIV Care

Articles of Interest, March 9, 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
Yehia BR, Fleishman JA, Metlay JP, et al. Comparing different measures of retention in outpatient HIV care. AIDS 2012 Feb 29. [Epub ahead of print. Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; supported in part by contract 290-01-0012.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Peron EP, Marcum ZA, Boyce R, et al. Year in review: medication mishaps in the elderly. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2011 Feb; 9(1):1-10. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS17695, R01 HS18721, and K12 HS19461.] Select to access the abstract.

Gellad WF, Grenard JL, Marcum ZA. A systematic review of barriers to medication adherence in the elderly: looking beyond cost and regimen complexity. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2011 Feb; 9(1):11-23. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00046-14.] Select to access the
abstract.

American Journal of Health Promotion
Hung DY, Green LA. Paying for prevention: associations between pay for performance and cessation counseling in primary care practices. Am J Health Promot 2012 Mar; 26(4):230-4. [Supported in part by grant K02 HS17007; based on a survey of primary care practices participating in a national health promotion initiative sponsored by AHRQ and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select the access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Haukoos JS. The impact of nontargeted HIV screening in emergency departments and the ongoing need for targeted strategies. Arch Intern Med 2012 Jan 9; 172(1):20-2. [Supported in part by Independent Scientist Award grant K02 HS17526.]

Yoder JC, Staisiunas PG, Meltzer DO, et al. Noise and sleep among adult medical inpatients: far from a quiet night. Arch Intern Med 2012 Jan 9; 172(1):68-70. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS16967-01.]

Health Affairs
Hibbard JH, Greene J, Sofaer S, et al. An experiment shows that a well-designed report on costs and quality can help consumers choose high-value health care. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):560-8. [Supported by contract 290-07-10022-2; based on previous version presented at AHRQ's annual meeting in September, 2011.] Select the access the abstract.

Young GJ. Multistakeholder regional collaboratives have been key drivers of public reporting, but now face challenges. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):578-84. [Supported in part by contract 290-07-10022-2; based on previous version presented at AHRQ's annual meeting in September, 2011; uses collaboratives selected from twenty-four collaboratives that successfully underwent an AHRQ-conducted chartering process in 2007 and recommends that state policy makers adopt similar chartering processes.] Select the access the abstract.

Sinaiko AD, Eastman D, Rosenthal MB. How report cards on physicians, physician groups, and hospitals can have greater impact on consumer choices. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):602-11. [Supported in part by contract 290-07-10022-2; based on previous version presented at the AHRQ-sponsored National Summit on Public Reporting in March, 2011, and a survey of participants at that summit.] Select the access the abstract.

Friedberg MW, Damberg CL. A five-point checklist to help performance reports incentivize improvement and effectively guide patients. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):612-18. [Supported in part by contract 290-07-10022-2; recommends use of AHRQ "Best Practices in Public Reporting" series, citing AHRQ publications, Best Practices in Public Reporting No. 1: How To Effectively Present Health Care Performance Data To Consumers, 2010, and Best Practices in Public Reporting No. 2: Maximizing Consumer Understanding of Public Comparative Quality Reports: Effective Use of Explanatory Information, 2010, both published on the AHRQ Web site; cites Community Quality Collaboratives, 2011, and AHRQ-sponsored publication, Methodological Considerations in Generating Provider Performance Scores for Use in Public Reporting: A Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives, 2011, prepared by RAND Corporation contract HHSA290-2008-10037C, both published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select the access the abstract.

Luft HS. Advancing public reporting through a new 'aggregator' to standardize data collection on providers' cost and quality. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):619-26. [Supported in part by contract 290-07-10022-2; based on previous version presented at the AHRQ-sponsored National Summit on Public Reporting in March, 2011; notes that author previously chaired the AHRQ National Advisory Council.] Select the access the abstract.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Olfson M, Huang C, Gerhard T, et al. Stimulants and cardiovascular events in youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2012 Feb; 51(2):147-56. [Supported by grant U18 HS16097.] Select the access the abstract.

Journal of Palliative Medicine
Tyler DA, Leland N, Lepore M, et al. Effect of increased nursing home hospice use on nursing assistant staffing. J Palliat Med 2011 Nov; 14(11):1236-9. [Supported in part by National Research Services Awards (NRSA) postdoctoral fellowship training grant 5 T32 HS00011-24 (to second and third authors).] Select the access the abstract.

Medical Care
Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Moore RD, et al. Disparities in receipt of antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected adults (2002-2008). Med Care 2012 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print. First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and acknowledged as a sponsoring-agency representative along with Fred Hellinger, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organizations, and Markets; supported in part by grant AHRQ-06-0025; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2010.] Select the access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Kramer DB, Xu S, Kesselheim AS. Regulation of medical devices in the United States and European Union. N Engl J Med 2012 Mar 1; 366(9):848-55. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18465-01 (to last author).]

Palliative Medicine
Hardy D, Chan W, Liu CC, et al. Racial disparities in length of stay in hospice care by tumor stage in a large elderly cohort with non-small cell lung cancer. Palliat Med 2012 Jan; 26(1):61-71. [Supported by grant R01 HS16743.] Select the access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Chen AY, Schrager SM, Mangione-Smith R. Quality measures for primary care of complex pediatric patients. Pediatrics 2012 Mar; 129(3):433-45. [Supported by grant 5 K02 HS18087; uses AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ as a source for relevant publications; uses AHRQ's definition of complex patients as given in Special Emphasis Notice (SEN): AHRQ Announces Interest in Career Development (K) Grants focused on Prevention and Healthcare Management of Complex Patients, 2007, as published on the NIH Office of Extramural Research Grants Web site; lists in Appendix, Sources of Measures Identified by the Literature Review, AHRQ Quality Indicators (citing Downloads as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site), Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey data (citing AHRQ's CAHPS® Web site), AHRQ Child Health Care Quality Measures—HEDIS®: Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (citing AHRQ publication, Child Health Care Quality Toolbox: Established Child Health Care Quality Measures—HEDIS®: Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set, 2006, as published on the AHRQ Web site), and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) (on AHRQ's MEPS Web site); cites AHRQ-sponsored publication, Clinical Practice Guidelines Development Methodology Perspectives, 1994.] Select the access the abstract.

Newman RE, Hedican EB, Herigon JC, et al. Impact of a guideline on management of children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatrics 2012 Mar; 129(3):e597-e604. [Supported by grant U18 HS10399 (to first three authors.] Select the access the abstract.

Surgery
SCOAP Collaborative, Writing Group for the SCOAP Collaborative, Kwon S et al. Creating a learning healthcare system in surgery: Washington State's Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) at 5 years. Surgery 2012 Feb; 151(2):146-52. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS20025-01.] Select the access the abstract.

Surgical Clinics of North America
ElBardissi AW, Sundt TM. Human factors and operating room safety. Surg Clin North Am 2012 Feb; 92(1):21-35. [Supported by NRSA grant 1 F32 HS19190. Also refer to AHRQ-authored/funded articles by Santaguida et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2012), Oremus et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2012), White and Greene (J Manag Care Pharm, 2011), and Seida et al. (Pediatrics, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select the access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Nursing
Robbins L, Kulesa MG. The state of the science in the prevention and management of osteoarthritis. Am J Nurs 2012 Mar; 112(3):25-33. [Mentions data on osteoarthritis hospitalizations and joint replacements from AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select the access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Wegwarth O, Schwartz LM, Woloshin S, et al. Do physicians understand cancer screening statistics? A national survey of primary care physicians in the United States. Ann Intern Med 2012 Mar 6; 156(5):340-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Studdert et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select the access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Nolan SM, Prasad P, Fiks AG, et al. Effect of rotavirus vaccine on reducing acute gastroenteritis in a large outpatient pediatric network. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Mar; 166(3):232-9. [Notes that third author is the lead investigator on contract HHSA290200710013 to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (the pediatric health care network of which is the setting for the study presented in this article) to develop a multipart intervention to improve vaccination rates for adolescents.] Select the access the abstract.

Evaluation and the Health Profession
Rotter T, Kinsman L, James E, et al. The effects of clinical pathways on professional practice, patient outcomes, length of stay, and hospital costs: Cochrane Systematic review and meta-analysis. Eval Health Prof 2012 Mar; 35(1):3-27. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Saint et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2003).] Select the access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Dentzer S. 'Shoo-in' strategies bump up against reality. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):470. [Acknowledges AHRQ's support for and comments on several articles on public reporting published in this issue.]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Kollef MH, Hamilton CW, Ernst FR. Economic impact of ventilator-associated pneumonia in a large matched cohort. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Mar; 33(3):250-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United State, 2008, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Safdar et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005).] Select the access the abstract.

Bearman GM, Rosato A, Elam K, et al. A crossover trial of antimicrobial scrubs to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus burden on healthcare worker apparel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Mar; 33(3):268-75. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).] Select the access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Announcement. 14th Rocky Mountain Workshop on How to Practice Evidence-Based Health Care. July 22-26, 2012. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Apr; 65(4):B3. [Announces upcoming AHRQ-sponsored workshop.]

Modern Healthcare
McKinney M. Sneak preview: hospitals grateful for advance look at how value-based purchasing will work, but grumble about its complexity. Mod Healthc 2012 Mar 5; 42(10):6-7. [Discusses concerns over the assessment of patient satisfaction using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures.]

Nursing Economic$
Shen JJ, Xu Y, Bolstad AL, et al. Effects of a short-term linguistic class on communication competence of international nurses: implications for practice, policy, and research. Nurs Econ 2012 Jan; 21(8):Online. [Cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ's Patient Safety Initiative: Building Foundations, Reducing Risk. Interim Report to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, 2003.]

Kalisch BJ, Terzioglu F, Duygulu S. The MISSCARE Survey-Turkish: psychometric properties and findings. Nurs Econ 2012 Jan; 21(8):Online. [Cites Glossary as published on AHRQ's Patient Safety Network (AHRQ PSNet) Web site.]

Pediatrics
Blum AB, Kleinman LC, Starfield B, et al. Impact of state laws that extend eligibility for parents' health insurance coverage to young adults. Pediatrics 2012 Mar; 129(3):426-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al. (N Engl J Med, 1987).] Select the access the abstract.

Homer CJ. Moving toward better measures. Pediatrics 2012 Mar; 129(3):574-5. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Mangione-Smith, Schiff, and Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) (Acad Pediatr, 2001); comments on article by Chen, Schrager, and Mangione-Smith (Pediatrics, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

van Ierland Y, Seiger N, van Veen M, et al. Self-referral and serious illness in children with fever. Pediatrics 2012 Mar; 129(3):e643-e651. [Cites AHRQ publication, Pediatric Emergency Department Visits in Community Hospitals from Selected States, 2005, HCUP Statistical Brief 52, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Sentinel Event Alert (Joint Commission)
Patient Safety Advisory Group. Health care worker fatigue and patient safety. Sentinel Event Alert 2011 Dec 14; (48):1-4. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Hughes (former AHRQ researcher) and Rogers (Am J Nurs, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2008, JAMA, 2006, and N Engl J Med, 2004), Rogers et al. (Health Aff, 2004), Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), and others.]

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

American Journal of Health Promotion
Peterson JJ, Suzuki R, Walsh ES, et al. Improving cancer screening among women with mobility impairments: randomized controlled trial of a participatory workshop intervention. Am J Health Promot 2012 Mar; 26(4):212-16. [Gives definition of "up-to-date status" for pap smears or mammography screening from USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Goode AD, Owen N, Reeves MM, et al. Translation from research to practice: community dissemination of a telephone-delivered physical activity and dietary behavior change intervention. Am J Health Promot 2012 Mar; 26(4):253-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on counseling to promote a healthy diet in adults (Am J Prev Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Qaseem A, Denberg TD, Hopkins RH Jr, Humphrey LL, Levine J, Sweet DE, Shekelle P, et al. Screening for colorectal cancer: a guidance statement from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2012 Mar 6; 156(5):378-86. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify applicable guidelines, one of which is USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); seventh author reports having AHRQ grants/grants pending.] Select to access the abstract.

Moyer VA. What we don't know can hurt our patients: physician innumeracy and overuse of screening tests. Ann Intern Med 2012 Mar 6; 156(5):392-3. [Notes that author chaired the USPSTF when 2011 USPSTF draft recommendations on prostate cancer screening were released and mentions AHRQ's support of work on communicating statistical data to both patients and physicians.]

Gupta K, Trautner B. In the Clinic: urinary tract infection. Ann Intern Med 2012 Mar 6; 156(5):ITC3-1-ITC-16. [Includes USPSTF reaffirmed recommendations on screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and AHRQ's Quality Indicators for urinary tract infection (citing Measures by Topic as published on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ Web site) in the "In the Clinic Tool Kit: Urinary Tract Infection" section of the article.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Ozer EM, Urquhart JT, Brindis CD, et al. Young adult preventive health care guidelines: there but can't be found. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Mar; 166(3):240-7. [Identifies relevant guidelines through searches of the AHRQ Web site and AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web site, examines applicable USPSTF recommendations (as accessed from the USPSTF Web site), and assesses the consistency of guidelines from other organizations with those developed by the USPSTF.] Select to access the abstract.

Callahan ST. Focus on preventive health care for young adults. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Mar; 166(3):289-290. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored/authored article on reconsidering the approach to prevention recommendations for older adults (Ann Intern Med, 2010); comments on article by Ozer cited above in this section.]

CMAJ
Thombs BD, Coyne JC, Cuijpers P, et al. Rethinking recommendations for screening for depression in primary care. CMAJ 2012 Mar 6; 184(4):413-18. [Discusses and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression (in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and Ann Intern Med, 2002 and 2009) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for depression in adult patients in primary care settings (Ann Intern Med, 2009). 

Health Affairs
Glasgow RE, Kaplan RM, Ockene JK, et al. Patient-reported measures of psychosocial issues and health behavior should be added to electronic health records. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):497-504. [Mentions that the USPSTF has urged greater standardization of health behavior measures, citing the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Northam GB, Liégeois F, Chong WK, et al. Speech and oromotor outcome in adolescents born preterm: relationship to motor tract integrity. J Pediatr 2012 Mar; 160(3):402-8.e1. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on screening for speech and language delay in preschool children (Pediatrics, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
Arab M, Hojatoleslami S, Jamshidi L, et al. Clinical osteoporosis probability scoring system: selection of menopausal women for bone densitometry screening. Pak J Med Sci 2012 Mar 31; 28(1):97-100. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Pediatric Nursing
Pak L, Jackson Allen P. The impact of maternal depression on children with asthma. Pediatr Nurs 2012 Jan-Feb; 38(1):11-30. Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites AHRQ-authored article by Chan, Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), and Homer (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2002).]

Pediatrics
Debar LL, Stevens VJ, Perrin N, et al. A primary care-based, multicomponent lifestyle intervention for overweight adolescent females. Pediatrics 2012 Mar; 129(3):e611-e620. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored targeted systematic review on the effectiveness of weight management interventions in children (Pediatrics, 2010) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for childhood overweight (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Southern Medical Journal
Pfister AK, Welch CA, Emmett MK, et al. An approach to identify rural women aged 60 to 64 for osteoporosis treatment. South Med J 2012 Jan; 105(1):11-17. [Discusses and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and earlier USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for postmenopausal osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Li T, Vedula SS, Scherer R, et al. What comparative effectiveness research is needed? A framework for using guidelines and systematic reviews to identify evidence gaps and research priorities. Ann Intern Med 2012 Mar 6; 156(5):367-77. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Treatment of Coexisting Cataract and Glaucoma, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored articles by O'Leary, Slutsky (director in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), and Bernard (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2010) on AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research priorities, and Whitlock, Lopez, Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) on AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) program.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Hickey M, Elliott J. Hormone replacement therapy. BMJ 2012 Feb 16;344:e763. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (JAMA, 2002).]

Health Affairs
McCormick D, Bor DH, Woolhandler S, et al. Giving office-based physicians electronic access to patients' prior imaging and lab results did not deter ordering of tests. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):488-96. [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 article by Bates et al. (Am J Med, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Smith MA, Wright A, Queram C, et al. Public reporting helped drive quality improvement in outpatient diabetes care among Wisconsin physician groups. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):570-7. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies: Volume 1—Series Overview and Methodology, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded meta-regression analysis by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006) on the effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control, prepared by the Stanford-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017; cites AHRQ-sponsored publication, AHRQ Conference on Health Care Data Collection and Reporting: Collecting and Reporting Data for Performance Measurement: Moving Toward Alignment, 2007, prepared by the Foundation of Research and Education of the American Health Information Management Association and the Medical Group Management Association Center for Research, as published on the AHRQ Web site; notes that third author is a member of AHRQ's National Advisory Council.] Select to access the abstract.

Clarke RM, Tseng CH, Brook RH, et al. Tool used to assess how well community health centers function as medical homes may be flawed. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):627-35. [Cites AHRQ-funded meta-regression analysis by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006) on the effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control, prepared by the Stanford-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007), Chin et al. (Med Care, 2007, and Diabetes Care, 2004), and Hicks et al. (Health Aff, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Santaguida P, Oremus M, Walker K, Wishart LR, Siegel KL, et al. Systematic reviews identify important methodological flaws in stroke rehabilitation therapy primary studies: review of reviews. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Apr; 65(4):358-67. [Fifth author is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service assigned to AHRQ; commissioned by AHRQ and CMS and conducted by the McMaster EPC as background for a Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (Med CAC) meeting; cites Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Oremus M, Santaguida P, Walker K, Wishart LR, Siegel KL, et al. Studies of stroke rehabilitation therapies should report blinding and rationalize use of outcome measurement instruments. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Apr; 65(4):368-74. [Fifth author is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service assigned to the AHRQ; commissioned by AHRQ and CMS and conducted by the McMaster EPC as background for a Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (Med CAC) meeting.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
White CM, Greene L. Summary of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness review of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers added to standard medical therapy for treating stable ischemic heart disease. J Manag Care Pharm 2011 Jun; 17(5 Suppl):S1-S15. [Supported by contract HHSA290201000006G to PRIME Education, Inc.; based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers Added to Standard Medical Therapy for Treating Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, 2009, prepared by the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital EPC under contract 290-2007-10067-I; cites AHRQ draft publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Baker et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) on the comparative effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II-receptor blockers for ischemic heart disease, prepared by the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital EPC under contract 290-2007-10067-I.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Seida JC, Schouten JR, Boylan K, et al. Antipsychotics for children and young adults: a comparative effectiveness review. Pediatrics 2012 Mar; 129(3):e771-e784. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10021; based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness report Comparative Effectiveness of Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics, 2007, prepared by the Southern California/RAND EPC under contract 290-02-0003; uses AHRQ evidence-grading methodologies described in citing AHRQ-authored article by Owens, Lohr, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) on AHRQ's EPC program; cites AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Section on Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics 2012 Mar; 129(3):e827-e841. [Summarizes and updates the meta-analyses in AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, described as "the most comprehensive publication that reviews and analyzes the published literature that compares breastfeeding and commercial infant formula feeding as to health outcomes"; cites related AHRQ-funded summary by Ip et al. (Breastfeed Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

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

JAMA
Landon BE. Use of quality indicators in patient care: a senior primary care physician trying to take good care of his patients. JAMA 2012 Mar 7; 307(9):956-64. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2009. Also refer to article by Yehia et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Turpin RS, Canada T, Liu FX, et al. Nutrition therapy cost analysis in the US: pre-mixed multi-chamber bag vs compounded parenteral nutrition. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2011 Sep 1; 9(5):281-92. [Uses 2007 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ publication Databases and Related Tools from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). Fact Sheet, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Ryan AM, Nallamothu BK, Dimick JB. Medicare's public reporting initiative on hospital quality had modest or no impact on mortality from three key conditions. Health Aff 2012 Mar; 31(3):585-92. [Uses three comparison diagnoses chosen by AHRQ as "mortality indicators for inpatient conditions" (citing AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Inpatient Quality Indicators, Version 4.2, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site) and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hannan et al.(JAMA, 1994) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Healthcare Financial Management
Helton J, Langabeer J, DelliFraine J, et al. Do EHR investments lead to lower staffing levels? Healthc Financ Manage 2012 Feb; 66(2):54-60. [Mentions that quality of care was measured using AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

HealthLeaders Media Factfile
Women's health. HealthLeaders Media Factfile 2012 Feb. Online. [Uses data from AHRQ publication, HCUP Facts and Figures, 2009.]

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Billeter AT, Polk HC Jr, Hohmann SF, et al. Mortality after elective colon resection: the search for outcomes that define quality in surgical practice. J Am Coll Surg 2012 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007-2008 HCUP data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the absract.

Journal of Medical Economics
Fu AZ, Jhaveri M. Health care cost attributable to recently diagnosed breast cancer in a privately insured population in the United States. J Med Econ 2012 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses and cites HCUP Comorbidity Software, Version 3.4, 2009, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Jerant A, Fiscella K, Franks P. Health characteristics associated with gaining and losing private and public health insurance: a national study. Med Care 2012 Feb; 50(2):145-51. [Uses 2000-2007 MEPS data, citing Survey Background, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites articles by Bharmal and Thomas (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2005, and Cardon and Hendel (Rand J Econ, 2001), which use MEPS and/or National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) data; cites working paper "Adverse Selection in the U.S. Health Insurance Markets: Evidence from the MEPS," 2008, by Di Novi, which uses 2003-2004 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Fiscella, Frank and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Med Care, 1999 and 1998) and Franks, Clancy, and Gold (JAMA, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Mahmoudi E, Jensen GA. Diverging racial and ethnic disparities in access to physician care: comparing 2000 and 2007. Med Care 2012 Apr; 50(4):327-34. [Uses 2000 and 2007 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009, and MEPS HC-050: 2000 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2003, both on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; acknowledges support from Edward Miller (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends); cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Cohen (director in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003), Weinick, Zuvekas, and Cohen (second and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), and Fiscella, Franks, and Clancy (Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Hayes LW, Dobyns EL, Digiovine B, et al. A multicenter collaborative approach to reducing pediatric codes outside the ICU. Pediatrics 2012 Mar; 129(3):e785-e791. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ-sponsored publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2007 Comparative Database Report, 2007. Also refer to articles by Hung and Green (Am J Health Promot, 2012), Young (Health Aff, 2012), and Chen et al. (Pediatrics, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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