Accuracy of Parental Report and Electronic Health Record Documentation as Measures of Diet and Physical Activity Counseling

Articles of Interest, March 30, 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

Academic Pediatrics
Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Bell RA, et al. Accuracy of parental report and electronic health record documentation as measures of diet and physical activity counseling. Acad Pediatr 2012 Mar-Apr; 12(2):81-7. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18567 (to first author); acknowledges that questions in the parent questionnaire were derived from the Promoting Healthy Development Survey developed as part of the AHRQ-funded Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, citing AHRQ publication, Child Health Care Quality Toolbox: Established Child Health Care Quality Measures—Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI): Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS), 2006, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Stout JW, Smith K, Zhou C, et al. Learning from a distance: effectiveness of online spirometry training in improving asthma care. Acad Pediatr 2012 Mar-Apr; 12(2):88-95. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2006-00022, task order 2, 2007-2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Garfield CF, Dorsey ER, Zhu S, et al. Trends in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ambulatory diagnosis and medical treatment in the United States, 2000-2010. Acad Pediatr 2012 Mar-Apr; 12(2):110-16. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS189960.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Sabin JA, Greenwald AG. The influence of implicit bias on treatment recommendations for 4 common pediatric conditions: pain, urinary tract infection, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and asthma. Am J Public Health 2012 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant 1 R36 HS1576-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Klabunde CN, Marcus PM, Han PK, et al. Lung cancer screening practices of primary care physicians: results from a national survey. Ann Fam Med 2012 Mar/Apr; 10(2):102-10. [Supported in part by interagency agreements Y3-PC-5019-01 and Y3-PC-5019-02; includes a survey question as to whether the USPSTF and four other organizations (two of which were identified via AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web site) recommend lung cancer screening for asymptomatic, average-risk patients, citing USPSTF recommendations on lung cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2004); refer to comments by Goodman, Parekh, and Koh (Ann Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Bayliss EA, Ellis JL, Shoup JA, et al. Association of patient-centered outcomes with patient-reported and ICD-9-based morbidity measures. Ann Fam Med 2012 Mar/Apr; 10(2):126-33. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18404-01; 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 Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Wagner J, Halpern SD. Deferred admission to the intensive care unit: rationing critical care or expediting care transitions? Arch Intern Med 2012 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant K08 HS18406 (to second author); comments on article by Stelfox et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.]

Arthritis Care and Research
Yazdany J, Trupin L, Kaiser R, et al. Contraceptive counseling and use among women with systemic lupus erythematosus: a gap in health care quality? Arthritis Care Res 2011 Mar; 63(3):358-65. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS13893; cites USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd edition, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

de Achaval S, Fraenkel L, Volk RJ, Cox V, Suarez-Almazor ME. Impact of educational and patient decision aids on decisional conflict associated with total knee arthroplasty. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Feb; 64(2):229-37. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS16093; acknowledges that last author is the director of the AHRQ-supported Houston CERTs.] Select to access the abstract.

Emerging Infectious Diseases
M'ikanatha NM, Dettinger LA, Perry A, et al. Culturing stool specimens for Campylobacter spp., Pennsylvania, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2012 Mar; 18(3):484-7. [Supported in part by CERTs cooperative agreement U18 HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Huybrechts KF, Schneeweiss S, Gerhard T, et al. Comparative safety of antipsychotic medications in nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012 Mar; 60(3):420-9. [Supported in part by grants HS17918 (in partnership with the FDA) and HS16097 (to Rutgers University); uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Economic and Social Measurement
Zuvekas SH. The effects of recall length and reporting aids on household reporting of health care events in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. J Econ Soc Measur 2011; 36(4):321-43. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2001-2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ publications, MEPS HC-036BRR: 1996-2004 Replicates for Calculating Variances File, 2006, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, MEPS Methodology Report 1, 1997, and Sample Design of the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 2, 1997.]�

Journal of Emergency Nursing
Singer RF, Infante AA, Oppenheimer CC, et al. The use of and satisfaction with the Emergency Severity Index. J Emerg Nurs 2012 Mar; 38(2):120-6. [Supported by Program Support Center task order 07RR000103, Evaluation of Emergency Severity Index (ESI); evaluates the use of AHRQ-funded ESI training materials, including AHRQ publication, Emergency Severity Index, Version 4: Implementation Handbook, 2005, and accompanying DVD Emergency Severity Index: Everything You Need to Know, 2005; acknowledges support from AHRQ staff members Cynthia Boone (AHRQ project officer in AHRQ's Office of Performance, Accountability, Resources, and Technology), Michael O'Dell, and Michael Handrigan.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Gierisch JM, Bastian LA, Calhoun PS, et al. Smoking cessation interventions for patients with depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Mar; 27(3):351-60. [First author was supported by National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctoral traineeship grant T32 HS00079 at Duke University Medical Center; uses risk of bias criteria presented in AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians, 2009, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Bertakis KD, Azari R. Patient-centered care: the influence of patient and resident physician gender and gender concordance in primary care. J Womens Health 2012 Mar; 21(3):326-33. [Supported by grant R18 HS06167.] Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
McHugh MD, Brooks Carthon M, Sloane DM, et al. Impact of nurse staffing mandates on safety-net hospitals: lessons from California. Milbank Q 2012 Mar; 90(1):160-86. [Supported in part by the K08 HS17551, principal investigator is first author; cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nursing Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity Reviews
Fitzgibbon ML, Tussing-Humphreys LM, Porter JS, et al. Weight loss and African-American women: a systematic review of the behavioural weight loss intervention literature. Obes Rev 2012 Mar; 13(3):193-213. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00078.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

AAACN Viewpoint
Haas SA. Prevention and early detection of "never events" within ambulatory settings to enhance quality and safety and prevent financial losses. AAACN Viewpoint 2012 Jan-Feb 34(1):6. [Discusses never events as defined and described in AHRQ publication, Patient Safety Primers "Never Events", 2011, as published on AHRQ's Patient Safety Network (AHRQ PSNET) Web site; mentions AHRQ's partnership with the National Quality Forum (NQF) "to name and define the never events specified in CMS rules."]

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Zeng F, Knoth RL, Patel BV, et al. Impact of rejected SGA claims on persistence to antipsychotic medications. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 Mar-Apr; 4(3):e32-e40. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by West et al. (Psychiatr Serv, 2009), Soumerai et al. (Health Aff, 2008), Huskamp et al. (Psychiatr Serv, 2007), and Fishman et al. (Med Care, 2003).]

American Journal of Public Health
McBride CM, Bryan AD, Bray MS, et al. Health behavior change: can genomics improve behavioral adherence? Am J Public Health 2012 Mar; 102(3):401-5. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Stange KC. In this issue: assessing and acting on complexity. Ann Fam Med 2012 Mar-Apr; 10(2):98-9. [Comments on� articles by Klabunde et al. and Bayliss et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and on other articles in same issue, cited below in this section.]

Goodman RA, Parekh AK, Koh HK. Toward a more cogent approach to the challenges of multimorbidity. Ann Fam Med 2012 Mar-Apr; 10(2):100-1. [Mentions a current AHRQ, CMS/CDC collaborative initiative on multiple chronic conditions; comments on and cites AHRQ-funded article by Bayliss et al., this issue, cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Henry SG, Fetters MD. Video elicitation interviews: a qualitative research method for investigating physician-patient interactions. Ann Fam Med 2012 Mar-Apr; 10(2):118-25. [Includes AHRQ-funded article by Saba et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2006) in literature review, as listed in Table 1, "Published Video Elicitation Interview Studies of Physician-patient Interactions."] Select to access the abstract.

Huntley AL, Johnson R, Purdy S, et al. Measures of multimorbidity and morbidity burden for use in primary care and community settings: a systematic review and guide. Ann Fam Med 2012 Mar-Apr; 10(2):134-41. [Cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and AHRQ-funded adaptations of the Charlson comorbidities described in AHRQ-funded article by Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993) and Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992), both listed under "Diagnosis Based Measures" in Appendix, "Measures of Multimorbidity Identified"; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bayliss et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2009), Schubert et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2006), Schneeweiss et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Baron RJ. New pathways for primary care: an update on primary care programs from the Innovation Center at CMS. Ann Fam Med 2012 Mar-Apr; 10(2):152-5. [Cites Community Quality Collaboratives, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Barry et al. (Disease Management and Clinical Outcomes, 1997, and Med Care, 1995) and Wagner et al. (Med Care, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Saba GW, Villela TJ, Chen E, et al. The myth of the lone physician: toward a collaborative alternative. Ann Fam Med 2012 Mar-Apr; 10(2):169-73. [Cites Perspective article "Aviation Safety Methods: Quickly Adopted but Questions Remain," by Thomas, 2006, as published on AHRQ's Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (WebM&M) Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Linzer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and Safran (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Hall MN, Wittenberg H. An imperative for 2012 and beyond: step up and advocate for academic family medicine. Ann Fam Med 2012 Mar-Apr; 10(2):177-8. [Mentions AHRQ funding as one of the health care programs that are at risk for budget cuts as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Stelfox HT, Hemmelgarn BR, Bagshaw SM, et al. Intensive care unit bed availability and outcomes for hospitalized patients with sudden clinical deterioration. Arch Intern Med 2012 Mar 26; 172(6):467-74. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Needham et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005); refer to comments by Wagner and Halpern (Arch Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Iedema R, Allen S, Britton K, et al. What do patients and relatives know about problems and failures in care? BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Mar; 21(3):198-205. [Cites AHRQ article "Partnering with Hospitalized Patients to Monitor Medication Use is a Feasible Strategy for Reducing Drug Errors" (Res Act, 2005) and AHRQ-funded article by Weissman et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Wen T, Huang B, Mosley V, et al. Promoting patient-centred care through trainee feedback: assessing residents' C-I-CARE (ARC) program. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Mar; 21(3):225-33. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Isaac et al. (Health Serv Res, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Myers JS, Bellini LM. Resident handoffs: appreciating them as a critical competency. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Mar; 27(3):270-2. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2010 Comparative Database Report, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine publication, Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety, 2008.]

Jha AK, Epstein AM. Governance around quality of care at hospitals that disproportionately care for black patients. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Mar; 27(3):297-303. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi (N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Perioperative Practice
Bulfone G, Marzoli I, Quattrin R, et al. A longitudinal study of the incidence of pressure sores and the associated risks and strategies adopted in Italian operating theatres. J Perioper Pract 2012 Feb; 22(2):50-6. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Fiore MC, Goplerud E, Schroeder SA. The Joint Commission's new tobacco-cessation measures � will hospitals do the right thing? N Engl J Med 2012 Mar 29; 366(13):1172-4. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Nurse Management
King BJ, Mills PD, Fore A, et al. The Daily Plan�: Including patients for safety's sake. Nurs Manage 2012 Mar; 43(3):15-18. [Mentions AHRQ publication, 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors. Patient Fact Sheet, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site, as an example of publications provided by nationally recognized organizations advising patients to participate in patient safety.]

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

American Journal of Public Health
Ogden LL, Richards CL, Shenson D. Clinical preventive services for older adults: the interface between personal health care and public health services. Am J Public Health 2012 Mar; 102(3):419-25. [Discusses USPSTF activities related to reviewing and grading clinical preventive services and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provisions requiring coverage of services rated A or B by the USPSTF, citing USPSTF A and B Recommendations, 2010, and Grade Definitions, 2008, both published on the USPSTF Web site, and USPSTF-sponsored article by Petitti, Teutsch, Barton, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) updating on USPSTF insufficient evidence methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

BJU International
Scosyrev E, Wu G, Golijanin D, et al. Prostate-specific antigen testing in older men in the USA: data from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system. BJU Int 2012 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print. Uses USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) "to examine the frequency of PSA testing in men aged = 75 years before and after the 2008 [USPSTF] recommendation to stop prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening at age 75."] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Daly JM, Levy BT, Xu Y. Quality of colonoscopy services for physicians in the Iowa Research Network. Fam Med 2012 Mar; 44(3):164-70. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Walker T, Deutchman M, Ingram B, et al. Endoscopy training in primary care: innovative training program to increase access to endoscopy in primary care. Fam Med 2012 Mar; 44(3):171-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Wellbery C. Our ubiquitous technology. JAMA 2012 Mar 28; 307(12):1263-4. [Mentions looking up a USPSTF recommendation as a possible student use of electronic devices.]

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA)
Prostate cancer screening increases harm risk without decreasing mortality. JAAPA 2012 Mar; Online. [Mentions� USPSTF 2011 draft recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing related USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
McAdam-Marx C, Unni S, Ye X, et al. Effect of Medicare reimbursement reduction for imaging services on osteoporosis screening rates. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012 Mar; 60(3):511-16. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and related updated evidence review on screening for osteoporosis by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010); cites draft USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Osteoporosis, 2010; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Yano EM, Chaney EF, Campbell DG, et al. Yield of practice-based depression screening in VA primary care settings. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Mar; 27(3):331-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2002), noting that "just 21% report being screened in primary care visits despite USPSTF recommendations."] Select to access the abstract.

MacGregor KL, Funderburk JS, Pigeon W, et al. Evaluation of the PHQ-9 Item 3 as a screen for sleep disturbance in primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Mar; 27(3):339-44. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Partin MR, Powell AA, Burgess DJ, et al. Bringing an organizational perspective to the optimal number of colorectal cancer screening options debate. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Mar; 27(3):376-80. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations to involve patients in the choice CRC screening modes, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and article by Levin et al. (Gastroenterology, 2008), which discusses USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2002 and other USPSTF- and AHRQ-related publications.] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Cooper DS, Biondi B. Subclinical thyroid disease. Lancet 2012 Mar 24; 379(9821):1142-54. [Cites and lists in Table, "Recommendations for screening adults for mild thyroid failure by professional societies and expert panels", USPSTF recommendations on screening for thyroid disease (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Franklyn JA, Boelaert K. Thyrotoxicosis. Lancet 2012 Mar 24; 379(9821):1155-66. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for subclinical thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Zhang J, Denton BT, Balasubramanian H, et al. Optimization of PSA screening policies: a comparison of the patient and societal perspectives. Med Decis Making 2012 Mar; 32(2):337-49. [Recommends an optimal policy, based on model used, to stop PSA testing and biopsy at a similar age in USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
Gray BH. In this issue. Milbank Q 2012 Mar; 90(1):1-4. [Mentions controversies around USPSTF proposals to change screening guidelines for breast and prostate cancer and comments on article by Habbema et al. cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Habbema D, De Kok IM, Brown ML. Cervical cancer screening in the United States and the Netherlands: a tale of two countries. Milbank Q 2012 Mar; 90(1):5-37. [Compares USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer to the Netherlands' guidelines, citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003, as published on the USPSTF Web site. Also refer to articles by Klabunde (Ann Fam Med, 2012) and Yazdany et al. (Arthritis Care Res, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Hill et al. (Am J Public Health, 2012) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
Tucker SJ, Bieber PL, Attlesey-Pries JM, et al. Outcomes and challenges in implementing hourly rounds to reduce falls in orthopedic units. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2012 Feb; 9(1):18-29. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Prevention of Falls in Hospitalized and Institutionalized Older People, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Harrison MB, Nicklin W, Owen M, et al. Activating knowledge for patient safety practices: a Canadian academic-policy partnership. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2012 Feb; 9(1):49-58. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety, 2001, described as "one of the first efforts to amalgamate patient safety research by defining a list of "best practices" ranked according to strengths of evidence." Also refer to articles by Gierisch et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) and McHugh et al. (Milbank Q, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Hill et al. (Am J Public Health, 2012) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Public Health
Hill C, Zurakowski D, Bennet J, et al. Knowledgeable neighbors: a mobile clinic model for disease prevention and screening in underserved communities. Am J Public Health 2012 Mar; 102(3):406-10. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2012; cites USPSTF-related article by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006); cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researcher and director, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000); cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review of outcomes and costs of community health worker interventions by Viswanathan et al. (Med Care, 2010), performed by the RTI Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC). Also refer to article by McAdam-Marx et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Stanford RH, Kulakodlu M, Burke JP, et al. Comparison of physician prescribing of 2 guideline-recommended asthma therapies. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 Mar-Apr; 4(3):e48-e55. [Uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).]

American Journal of Public Health
Griffin SO, Jones JA, Brunson D, et al. Burden of oral disease among older adults and implications for public health priorities. Am J Public Health 2012 Mar; 102(3):411-18. [Uses 2008 MEPS data generated using the Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Data Resource Center's Data Query System at the Data Resource Center Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesiology
Bateman BT, Olbrecht VA, Berman MF, et al. Peripartum subarachnoid hemorrhage: nationwide data and institutional experience. Anesthesiology 2012 Feb; 116(2):324-33. [Uses 1995-2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing HCUP Partners in the NIS, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Cutler DM, Gruber J. The Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Ann Intern Med 2012 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions that "in 2007, a total of 57% of uninsured persons used medical services that year," citing Table 1 from the MEPS Household Component Summary Tables, 2011, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Congressional Budget Office
Harvey H, Hearne J, Anders S, et al. Updated estimates for the insurance coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Congressional Budget Office 2012 Mar; Online. [Compares 2000 and 2005 MEPS IC data and 2005 and 2010 MEPS IC data growth rates, citing Insurance Component National-Level Summary Tables, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Banthin J, Jacobs P, Bilheimer L, et al. CBO and JCT's estimates of the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the number of people obtaining employment-based health insurance. Congressional Budget Office 2012 Mar; Online. [Uses AHRQ publications, The Number of Health Insurance Plans Offered by Private Sector Employers in 2000 and 2010, MEPS Statistical Brief 344, 2011, and Health Insurance Status of Full-Time Workers by Demographic and Employer Characteristics, 2008, MEPS Statistical Brief 317, 2011, to complete analysis; first author is former AHRQ researcher.]

Home Health Care Service Quarterly
Lichtenberg FR. Is home health care a substitute for hospital care? Home Health Care Serv Q 2012 Jan; 31(1):84-109. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data (and related cost-to-charge ratios) as accessed from the HCUPnet landing page on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospital Practice
Dasta JF, Chiong JR, Christian R, et al. Evaluation of costs associated with tolvaptan-mediated hospital length of stay reduction among US patients with the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion, based on SALT-1 and SALT-2 trials. Hosp Pract 2012 Feb; 40(1):1-8. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data as accessed from AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, as published on the AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Hadley J, Reschovsky JD. Medicare spending, mortality rates, and quality of care. Int J Health Care Finance Econ 2012 Mar; 12(1):87-105. [Uses AHRQ's 2006 Prevention Quality Indicators as dependent variables, as listed in Table 1, "Selected variable definitions and mean values," citing AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume
Pumberger M, Chiu YL, Ma Y, et al. National in-hospital morbidity and mortality trends after lumbar fusion surgery between 1998 and 2008. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2012 Mar; 94(3):359-64. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, HCUP Comorbidity Software (citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006, 2008, and Changes in the NIS Sampling and Weighting Strategy for 1998, 2002, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site), and 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.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Rothberg MB, Bigelow C, Pekow PS, et al. Association between statins given in hospital and mortality in pneumonia patients. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Mar; 27(3):280-6. [Uses HCUP Comorbidity Software version 3.1 (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) to identify comorbidities.] Select to access the abstract.

Khanna R, Vittinghoff E, Maselli J, et al. Unintended consequences of a standard admission order set on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and patient outcomes. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Mar; 27(3):318-24. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. (Med Care, 1998); 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 (in partnership with the Society of Hospital Medicine), Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Auerbach et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2006) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Risk and Insurance
Kapur K, Karaca-Mandic P, Gates SM, et al. Do small-group health insurance regulations influence small business size? J Risk Insur 2012 Mar; 79(1):231-59. [Uses 1996 and 1998 MEPS IC data; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Monheit and Schone (former AHRQ center director and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectfully) (J Public Econ, 2004) and Monheit and Vistnes (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 2008, J Hum Resour, 1999, and Health Aff, 1994).]

Medical Decision Making
Raven MC, Gillespie CC, Dibennardo R, et al. Vulnerable patients' perceptions of health care quality and quality data. Med Decis Making 2012 Mar; 32(2):311-26. [Uses AHRQ quality measure in the areas of acute and chronic disease treatment and prevention; cites AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation survey Americans as Health Care Consumers: Update on the Role of Quality Information. Highlights of a National Survey, 2000, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Goetghebeur MM, Wagner M, Khoury H, et al. Bridging health technology assessment (HTA) and efficient health care decision making with Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA): applying the EVIDEM framework to medicines appraisal. Med Decis Making 2012 Mar; 32(2):376-88. [Includes the AHRQ Web site as source for literature review; cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) (BMC Health Serv Res, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

MPR Monthly Prescribing Reference
Smoking cessation therapy. MPR 2012 Feb; 28(2):322. [Adapted from AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Smoking Cessation, 1996.]

PharmacoEconomics
Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan VH, Bayliss EA. The impact of co-morbidity burden on preference-based health-related quality of life in the United States. Pharmacoeconomics 2012 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001 and 2003 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data (which includes the EQ-5D questionnaire and index) as accessed from AHRQ's MEPS Web site, citing MEPS HC-097: 2005 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2007, and MEPS HC-078: 2003 Medical Conditions File, 2005, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and AHRQ publication, Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research: Version 2: Software and User's Guide, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
El Husseini N, Goldstein LB, Peterson ED, Zhao X, Pan W, Olson DM, Zimmer LO, Williams JW Jr, et al. Depression and antidepressant use after stroke and transient ischemic attack. Stroke 2012 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print. Reports a secondary analysis of an Adherence eValuation After Ischemic stroke Longitudinal (AVAIL) study (which was previously supported by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16964); eighth author acknowledges previous AHRQ funding; cites AHRQ publication, Trends in Antidepressant Use by the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1997 and 2002, MEPS Statistical Brief 76, 2005, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Olfson and Marcus (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2009), which uses 1996 and 2005 MEPS data. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Shaikh et al. (Acad Pediatr, 2012), Bayliss (Ann Fam Med, 2012), Huybrechts et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2012), and Gierisch et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Accuracy of Parental Report and Electronic Health Record Documentation as Measures of Diet and Physical Activity Counseling: Articles of Interest, March 30, 2012. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/033012.html