Cardiovascular Disease and Risk in Primary Care Settings in the United States

Articles of Interest, April 6, 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 Journal of Cardiology
Ndumele CD, Baer HJ, Shaykevich S, et al. Cardiovascular disease and risk in primary care settings in the United States. Am J Cardiol 2012 Feb 15; 109(4):521-6. [Supported in part by Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award grant K01 HS19789-01 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Powell ES, Khare RK, Courtney DM, et al. Lower mortality in sepsis patients admitted through the ED vs direct admission. Am J Emerg Med 2012 Mar; 30(3):432-9. [Supported by National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctoral fellowship institutional award grants T32 HS00078 and F32 HS17876-01 (to first and second authors, through the Institute for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University); uses 2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); previously included as Epub ahead of print in Articles of Interest, 12/12/11-12/16/11.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Donohue JM, Zhang Y, Aiju M, et al. Impact of Medicare Part D on antidepressant treatment, medication choice, and adherence among older adults with depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2011 Dec; 19(12):989-97. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS17695.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Souter KJ, Gallagher TH. The disclosure of unanticipated outcomes of care and medical errors: what does this mean for anesthesiologists? Anesth Analg2012 Mar; 114(3):615-21. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS16506 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Neurology
Burke JF, Kerber KA, Iwashyna TJ, Morgenstern LB. Wide variation and rising utilization of stroke magnetic resonance imaging: data from 11 states. Ann Neurol 2012 Feb; 71(2):179-85. [Supported by grant R18 HS17690 (to second and fourth authors); uses 1999-2008 HCUP SID data for 11 states, HCUP Clinical Classification Software (CCS), HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratios, and HCUP Magnetic Resonance Tecnology Utilization and CT Scan flags, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), 1999-2009, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2001-2008, Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, Utilization Flags, 2003, and AHRQ publication Development of Utilization Flags for Use with UB-92 Administrative Data, Appendices A-F, HCUP Method Series 2006-04, 2006, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses MEPS data to inflate-adjust costs, citing Using Appropriate Price Indices for Analyses of Health Care Expenditures or Income Across Multiple Years, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site), and uses AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Halpern SD, Emanuel EJ. Advance directives and cost savings: greater clarity and perpetual confusion. Arch Intern Med 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):266-8. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS18406 (to first author).]

Biomedical Journal
Shen C, Li X, Li L, et al. Sensitivity analysis for causal inference using inverse probability weighting. Biomed J 2011 Sep; 53(5):822-37. [Supported by contract 290-04-0015 and grant R01 HS15409-02.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Ratanawongsa N, Handley MA, Quan J, et al. Quasi-experimental trial of diabetes Self-Management Automated and Real-Time Telephonic Support (SMARTSteps) in a Medicaid managed care plan: study protocol. BMC Health Serv Res 2012 Jan 26; 12:22. [Supported by grants R18 HS17261 and 1 R03 HS20684-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Chest
Stein BD, Bautista A, Schumock GT, et al. The validity of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis codes for identifying patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbations. Chest 2012 Jan; 141(1):87-93. [Supported in part by grants HS16967 and HS17894.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Khiani VS, Soulos P, Gancayco J, et al. Anesthesiologist involvement in screening colonoscopy: temporal trends and cost implications in the Medicare population. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2012 Jan; 10(1):58-64. [Supported by grant 5 R21 HS17624 (incorrectly attributed to NIH); uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and AHRQ/CMS-sponsored cost assessment, Cost-effectiveness of DNA stool testing to screen for colorectal cancer: report to AHRQ and CMS from the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) for MISCAN and SimCRC Models, 2007; cites/discusses cost data from USPSTF-sponsored review of the cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Therapeutics
Saldana SN, Hooper DK, Froehlich TE, et al. Characteristics of successful recruitment in prospective pediatric pharmacogenetics studies. Clin Ther 2011 Dec; 33(12):2072-81. [Supported by grant R02 HS17998-01 (Measuring Pediatric Inpatient Use, Tamar Lasky, principle investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Lasky T, Greenspan J, Ernst FR, et al. Dopamine and dobutamine use in preterm or low birth weight neonates in the Premier 2008 database. Clin Ther 2011 Dec; 33(12):2082-8. [Supported by grant R02 HS17998-01 (Measuring Pediatric Inpatient Use, Tamar Lasky, principle investigator).]

Depression and Anxiety
Gaynes BN, Farley JF, Dusetzina SB, et al. Does the presence of accompanying symptom clusters differentiate the comparative effectiveness of second-line medication strategies for treating depression? Depress Anxiety 2011 Nov; 28(11):989-98. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2005-00401 (to the University of North Carolina Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Center) and grant 5 T32 HS00032-20 (to third author); notes receipt of previous AHRQ funding by first, fifth, sixth, and seventh authors.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Review
Song PH, Robbins J, Garman AN, et al. High-performance work systems in health care, part 3: The role of the business case. Health Care Manage Rev 2012 Apr; 37(2):110-21. [Supported in part by contract HHSA290-2006-00022, task order 5 (through the 2008 ACTION Network); also refer to comments by Issel (Health Care Manage Rev, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Jiang HJ, Lockee C, Fraser I. Enhancing board oversight on quality of hospital care: An agency theory perspective. Health Care Manage Rev 2012 Apr; 37(2):144-53. [First and last authors are researcher in and director of, respectively, AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets; applies AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators software version 3.1 to the HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) "to generate hospital-level risk-adjusted rates for these mortality measures," citing AHRQ publication, Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators, version 3.1, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Nembhard IM. All teach, all learn, all improve?: the role of interorganizational learning in quality improvement collaboratives. Health Care Manage Rev 2012 Apr; 37(2):154-64. [Supported by grant 1 K01 HS18987-01 (to author); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Nagykaldi Z, Aspy CB, Chou A, et al. Impact of a wellness portal on the delivery of patient-centered preventive care. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Mar; 25(2):158-67. [Supported in part by grant 1 R18 HS17188-01; uses an adaptation of AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey (citing survey validation article by Hay et al. Med Care, 1999); cites the Recommendations landing page of the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstact.

Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Luo Z, Yetisgen-Yildiz M, Weng C. Dynamic categorization of clinical research eligibility criteria by hierarchical clustering. J Biomed Inform 2011 Dec; 44(6):927-35. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS19853.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Powell ES, Khare RK, Venkatesh AK, et al. The relationship between inpatient discharge timing and emergency department boarding. J Emerg Med 2012 Feb; 42(2):186-96. [Supported by NRSA grants T32 HS00078 (first author) and F32 HS17876-01 (second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Wehbe-Janek H, Lenzmeier CR, Ogden PE, et al. Nurses' perceptions of simulation-based interprofessional training program for rapid response and Code Blue events. J Nurs Care Qual 2012 Jan-Mar; 27(1):43-50. [Supported by grant U18 HS16634-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Singleton RJ, Holman RC, Folkema AM, Wenger JD, Steiner CA, et al. Trends in lower respiratory tract infection hospitalizations among American Indian/Alaska Native children and the general U.S. child population. J Pediatr 2012 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print. Fifth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and AHRQ publication, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, HCUP Methods Series Report 2003-2, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Ryan AM, Doran T. The effect of improving processes of care on patient outcomes: evidence from the United Kingdom's Quality and Outcomes Framework. Med Care 2012 Mar; 50(3):191-9. [Supported by grant 1 K01 HS18546-01 (for salary support to authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Goldman LE, Walker R, Miglioretti DL, et al. Facility characteristics do not explain higher false-positive rates in diagnostic mammography at facilities serving vulnerable women. Med Care 2012 Mar; 50(3):210-16. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS18090-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Romaire MA, Bell JF, Grossman DC. Health care use and expenditures associated with access to the medical home for children and youth. Med Care 2012 Mar; 50(3):262-9. [Supported by grant 2 T32 HS13853-06 (to first author); uses 2005-2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) full year consolidated data files, citing MEPS HC-105: 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2008; cites AHRQ publications, The CAHPS Connection, 2009, and Using Appropriate Price Indices for Expenditure Comparisons, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site. ] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Trogdon JG, Finkelstein EA, Feagan CW, Cohen JW. State- and payer-specific estimates of annual medical expenditures attributable to obesity. Obesity 2012 Jan; 20(1):214-20. [Fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2006 MEPS data as modified by an AHRQ-recommended gross domestic product price inflator, citing Using Appropriate Price Indices for Analyses of Health Care Expenditures or Income Across Multiple Years, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Desai R, Haberling D, Holman RC, Singleton RJ, Cheek JE, Groom AV, Steiner CA, et al. Impact of rotavirus vaccine on diarrhea-associated disease burden among American Indian and Alaska Native children. Pediatrics 2012 Apr; 129(4):e907-e913. [Seventh author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2001-2009 HCUP SID data (for Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah) as accessed from AHRQ's HCUP Web site, citing SID Database Documentation,as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Stenger MR, Slaughter JL, Kelleher K, Shepherd EG, Klebanoff MA, Reagan P, Nelin LD, Gardner W. Hospital variation in nitric oxide use for premature infants. Pediatrics 2012 Apr; 129(4):e945-e951. [Supported in part by grant R21 HS19524-01 (to sixth, seventh, and last authors); summarizes findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Preterm Infants, 2010, associated AHRQ-funded systematic review by Donohue et al. (Pediatrics, 2011), and NIH Consensus Development Conference statement by Cole et al. (Pediatrics, 2011), and describes care delivered immediately prior to the AHRQ and NIH statements.] Select to access the abstract.

Progress in Transplantation
Rodrigue JR, Krouse J, Carroll C, et al. A Department of Motor Vehicles intervention yields moderate increases in donor designation rates. Prog Transplant 2012 Mar; 22(1):18-24. [Supported by grant D71 HS08576 (attributed to HRSA).] Select to access the abstract.

Statistics in Medicine
Tang X, Luo Z, Gardiner JC. Modeling hospital length of stay by Coxian phase-type regression with heterogeneity. Stat Med 2012 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 1 R01 HS14206; uses 2003 HCUP NIS data. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Sobieraj et al. (BMC Cardiovasc Disord, 2011) and Donohue et al. (Pediatrics, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Public Health
Riley JL 3rd, Dodd VJ, Muller KE, et al. Psychosocial factors associated with mouth and throat cancer examinations in rural Florida. Am J Public Health 2012 Feb; 102(2):e7-e14. [Cites CAHPS: Surveys and Tools to Advance Patient-Centered Care, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS® Web site.] Select to access the abstract

Annals of Internal Medicine
Werner RM. Will using Medicare data to rate doctors benefit patients? Ann Intern Med 2012 Apr 3; 156(7):532-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Werner et al. (Health Aff, 2011, and Health Serv Res, 2011 and 2009), and Jung, Feldman, and Scanlon (J Health Econ, 2011).]

Healthcare Design
Joseph A, Taylor E, Quan X. Designing for patient safety: findings from a national seminar. Healthc Design 2012 Jan; 12(1):20-5. [Summarizes discussions and findings from AHRQ-cosponsored seminar "Designing for Patient Safety" held in October 2011; cites AHRQ review of studies finding no improvements for several healthcare-associated conditions.]

Health Care Management Review
Issel LM. Learning from storytelling. Health Care Manage Rev 2012 Apr; 37(2):109. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Song et al. (Health Care Manage Rev, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles; cites AHRQ-funded/authored articles by McAlearney, Garman, Song, McHugh, Robbins, and Harrison (senior research scientist in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Delivery) (Health Care Manage Rev, 2011) and Garman, McAlearney, Harrison et al. (Health Care Manage Rev, 2011).]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Policy statement on antimicrobial stewardship by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Apr; 33(4):322-7. [Notes authoring organizations' recommendation that AHRQ and other HHS agencies "fund pilot projects designed to develop and implement antimicrobial stewardship in ambulatory settings."] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Roth LM, Markova T. Essentials for great teams: trust, diversity, communication ... and joy. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Mar; 25(2):146-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lanham et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009), Baker et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005), and Stroebel et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005).]

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Carpenter CR, Keim SM, Worster A, et al. Brain natriuretic peptide in the evaluation of emergency department dyspnea: is there a role? J Emerg Med 2012 Feb; 42(2):197-205. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Auble et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2007) and Hsieh, Auble, and Yealy (Ann Emerg Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Penson DF. Re: Fifteen-year trend in the use of male reproductive surgery: analysis of the healthcare cost and utilization project data. J Urol 2012 Jan; 187(1):246. [Summarizes and comments on article by Ketefian et al. (BJU Int, 2011), which uses various HCUP NIS datasets.]

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Veith FJ. Commentary on "Nationwide trends in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and use of endovascular repair in the emergency setting." J Vasc Interv Radiol 2012 Mar; 23(3):344-5. [Comments on article by Mohan et al. (J Vasc Interv Radiol, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Matsumoto AH. Commentary on "Nationwide trends in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and use of endovascular repair in the emergency setting." J Vasc Interv Radiol 2012 Mar; 23(3):345-346. [Comments on article by Mohan et al. (J Vasc Interv Radiol, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products; cites articles by Lesperance et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2012) and McPhee (J Vasc Surg, 2009), both of which use various HCUP NIS datasets.]

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

American Family Physician
Freedy JR, Carek PJ, Diaz VA, et al. Integrating cognitive behavior therapy into the management of depression. Am Fam Physician 2012 Apr 1; 85(7):686-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statements, Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents, 2009, and Screening for Depression in Adults, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and article by Korsen (Am Fam Physician, 2010), which discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

American Journal of Public Health
Magruder KM, Yeager D, Brawman-Mintzer O. The role of pain, functioning, and mental health in suicidality among Veterans Affairs primary care patients. Am J Public Health 2012 Mar; 102(Suppl 1):S118-S124. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for suicide risk in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Qaseem A, Forland F, Macbeth F, et al. Guidelines International Network: toward international standards for clinical practice guidelines. Ann Intern Med 2012 Apr 3; 156(7):525-31. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Woolf, DiGuiseppi, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 1996) on developing USPSTF evidence-based clinical practice guidelines; cites USPSTF presentation by Calogne and Harris, 2010, given at the Institute of Medicine Committee on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines; cites AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Carlsson S, Vickers A, Lilja H, et al. Screening for prostate cancer. Ann Intern Med 2012 Apr 3; 156(7):539. [Comments on USPSTF draft recommendation statement Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Chou, Croswell (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Hudson MA. Screening for prostate cancer. Ann Intern Med 2012 Apr 3; 156(7):539-40. [Comments on USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Feldstein MS. Screening for prostate cancer. Ann Intern Med 2012 Apr 3; 156(7):540. [Comments on USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Chou R, Croswell JM. In response: screening for prostate cancer. Ann Intern Med 2012 Apr 3; 156(7):540. [Replies to comments, cited above in this section, on USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Lee SY, Franchetti MK, Imanbayev A, et al. Non-pharmacological prevention of major depression among community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review of the efficacy of psychotherapy interventions. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2012 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print. Uses USPSTF Grade Definitions and Procedure Manual, both accessed from the USPSTF Web site; discusses and cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Depression in Adults, 2009, and About the USPSTF: Introduction, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Mochtar I, Hooper RW. Assessment of the 10-year risk of coronary heart disease events for Qatar Petroleum's firefighters and non-firefighter staff in Qatar. East Mediterr Health J 2012 Feb 18(2):127-31. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on using nontraditional risk factors in coronary heart disease risk assessment (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

JAMA
Garnick MB. Recommendations on use of prostate-specific antigen for prostate cancer screening. JAMA 2012 Apr 4; 307(13):1372. [Responds to comments on draft USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (JAMA, 2011).]

Wolf AM, Volk RJ. Recommendations on use of prostate-specific antigen for prostate cancer screening. JAMA 2012 Apr 4; 307(13):1372-3. [Responds to comments by Garnick cited above in this section.]

Kim J, Davis JW. Recommendations on use of prostate-specific antigen for prostate cancer screening. JAMA 2012 Apr 4; 307(13):1373. [Responds to comments by Garnick cited above in this section.]

Miller DC, Hollenbeck BK. Recommendations on use of prostate-specific antigen for prostate cancer screening. JAMA 2012 Apr 4; 307(13):1373-4. [Responds to comments by Garnick cited above in this section.]

Berg WA, Zhang Z, Lehrer D, et al. Detection of breast cancer with addition of annual screening ultrasound or a single screening MRI to mammography in women with elevated breast cancer risk. JAMA 2012 Apr 4; 307(13):1394-1404. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Eidus R, Pace WD, Staton EW. Managing patient populations in primary care: points of leverage. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Mar; 25(2):238-44. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1: Assessment, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Volger S, Vetter ML, Dougherty M, et al. Patients' preferred terms for describing their excess weight: discussing obesity in clinical practice. Obesity 2012 Jan; 20(1):147-50. [Notes the failure of many health professionals to discuss obesity with their patients as recommended by the USPSTF. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Nagykaldi et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, article by Freed et al. (Fam Syst Health, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles, and article by Mohan et al. (J Vasc Interv Radiol, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Sobieraj DM, White CM, Kluger J, et al. Systematic review: comparative effectiveness of adjunctive devices in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention of native vessels. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2011 Dec 20; 11:74. [Supported by contract 290-2007-1006-I to the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Adjunctive Devices for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, 2011, performed under the same contract and by the same EPC; uses strength of evidence criteria from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, citing AHRQ Training Modules for the Systematic Reviews Methods Guide, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Kiddoo DA. Toilet training children: when to start and how to train. CMAJ 2012 Mar 20; 184(5):511-12. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Effectiveness of Different Methods of Toilet Training for Bowel and Bladder Control, 2006.]

Families, Systems and Health
Freed RD, Chan PT, Boger KD, et al. Enhancing maternal depression recognition in health care settings: A review of strategies to improve detection, reduce barriers, and reach mothers in need. Fam Syst Health 2012 Mar; 30(1):1-18. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and earlier associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary by Pignone et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Ray-Sannerud BN, Dolan DC, Morrow CE, et al. Longitudinal outcomes after brief behavioral health intervention in an integrated primary care clinic. Fam Syst Health 2012 Mar; 30(1):60-71. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care, 2008, prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009.] Select to access the abstract.

Gynecologic Oncology
Dodge JE, Covens AL, Lacchetti C, et al. Preoperative identification of a suspicious adnexal mass: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gynecol Oncol 2012 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print. Updates AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Adnexal Mass, 2006; uses AHRQ's NGC to identify relevant publications.] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vital signs: preventing Clostridium difficile infections. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2012 Mar 9; 61:157-62. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Effectiveness of Early Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection: Executive Summary, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI) in Hospital Stays, 2009, HCUP Statistical Brief 124, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Donohue PK, Gilmore MM, Cristofalo E, et al. Inhaled nitric oxide in preterm infants: a systematic review. Pediatrics 2011 Feb; 127(2):e414-e422. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10061-1 to the Johns Hopkins EPC and based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Preterm Infants, 2010, performed by the same EPC under the same contract.] Select to access the abstract.

NIH Consensus Development Conference statement: inhaled nitric-oxide therapy for premature infants. Cole FS, Alleyne C, Barks JD, et al. Pediatrics 2011 Feb; 127(2):363-9. [Based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Preterm Infants, 2010, performed by Johns Hopkins (EPC) under contract 290-2007-10061-1. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Stenger et al. (Pediatrics, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, article by Green et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and article by Freburger et al. (Phys Ther, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

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

JAMA
Sarrazin MS, Rosenthal GE. Finding pure and simple truths with administrative data. JAMA 2012 Apr 4; 307(13):1433-5. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010; comments on article by Lindenauer et al. (JAMA, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below; mentions the use of the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis during hospitalization as an indicator of hospital quality, citing Patient Safety Indicators Overview, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Trends in Hospital Risk-Adjusted Mortality for Select Diagnoses by Patient Subgroups, 2000-2007, HCUP Statistical Brief 98, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]

Modern Healthcare
Friedman E. Marketing prevention: making procedures less distressing, offering unbiased info could boost testing. Mod Healthc 2012 Apr 2; 42(14):26. [Mentions statistics from AHRQ's NHDR, 2010, and from MEPS data. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Nembhard (Health Care Manage Rev, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Riley M, Bluhm B. High blood pressure in children and adolescents. Am Fam Physician 2012 Apr 1; 85(7):693-700. [Uses AHRQ's NGC and AHRQ evidence reports to identify relevant publications.]

Dickson G. Gynecomastia. Am Fam Physician 2012 Apr 1; 85(7):716-22. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.]

AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
McDonald RJ, Kallmes DF, Cloft HJ. Comparison of hospitalization costs and medicare payments for carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting in asymptomatic patients. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2012 Mar; 33(3):420-5. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data and extracts HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files from the NIS dataset for studied procedures, citing Databases, 1998-2004, and Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 1998-2004, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Whiteman MK, Cox S, Tepper NK, et al. Postpartum intrauterine device insertion and postpartum tubal sterilization in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012 Feb; 206(2):127.e1-e7. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Comorbidity Software, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2001-2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Brown Mr, Leib ML, Brown SR, et al. The appropriateness of use of 3 classes of psychotropic medications in children and adolescents. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 Mar-Apr; 4(2):49-56. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.]

Reynolds MR, Essebag V. Economic burden of atrial fibrillation: implications for intervention. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 Mar-Apr; 4(2):58-65. [Includes HCUP data on hospital admissions for a principal diagnosis of atrial fibrillation resulting from emergency department visits, citing data generated from AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.]

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(2):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 Surgery
Fry DE, Pine M, Jones BL, et al. Control charts to identify adverse outcomes in elective colon resection. Am J Surg 2012 Mar; 203(3):392-6; discussion 396. [Uses 2005 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2005; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (JAMA, 2007), Fry, Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser et al. (Ann Surg, 2007), and Friedman, De La Mare, Andrews (first author is current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and second and third authors are former AHRQ researchers) et al. (J Health Care Finance, 2002) and other articles using HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgical Oncology
Abdollah F, Sun M, Schmitges J, et al. Development and validation of a reference table for prediction of postoperative mortality rate in patients treated with radical cystectomy: a population-based study. Ann Surg Oncol 2012 Jan; 19(1):309-17. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data (citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as 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.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Park HS, Detterbeck FC, Boffa DJ, et al. Impact of hospital volume of thoracoscopic lobectomy on primary lung cancer outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Feb; 93(2):372-9; invited commentary, 379-380. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care Research
Kim SH, Szabo RM, Marder RA. Epidemiology of humerus fractures in the United States: Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, 2008. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Mar; 64(3):407-14. [Uses 2008 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Kandula S, Ancker JS, Kaufman DR, et al. A new adaptive testing algorithm for shortening health literacy assessments. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2011 Aug 6; 11:52. [Uses numeracy assessment data from AHRQ-funded study supported by grant R03 HS16333 (principal investigator, Rita Kukafka).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Trinh QD, Sun M, Sammon J, et al. Disparities in access to care at high-volume institutions for uro-oncologic procedures. Cancer 2012 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Trinh QD, Sun M, Sammon J, et al. Leapfrog volume thresholds and perioperative complications after radical prostatectomy. Cancer 2012 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2007 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Cerebrovascular Diseases
Towfighi A, Markovic D, Ovbiagele B. Current national patterns of comorbid diabetes among acute ischemic stroke patients. Cerebrovasc Dis 2012 Mar 28; 33(5):411-18. [Uses 1997-2006 HCUP NIS data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Child Abuse & Neglect
Lane WG, Dubowitz H, Langenberg P, et al. Epidemiology of abusive abdominal trauma hospitalizations in United States children. Child Abuse Negl 2012 Feb; 36(2):142-8. [Uses 2003 and 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Introduction to the HCUP KIDS' Inpatient Database, 2006, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Shah S, Nelson CP, Gaunt TR, et al. Four genetic loci influencing electrocardiographic indices of left ventricular hypertrophy. Circulation 2011 Dec; 4(6):626-35. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Cardiology
Movahed MR, Ramaraj R, Khoynezhad A, et al. Declining in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery in the United States irrespective of presence of type 2 diabetes or congestive heart failure. Clin Cardiol 2012 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1988-2004 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Lagu T, Rothberg MB, Shieh MS, et al. Hospitalizations, costs, and outcomes of severe sepsis in the United States 2003 to 2007. Crit Care Med 2012 Mar; 40(3):754-61. [Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site), and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Nusrat S, Nusrat S, Bielefeldt K. Reflux and sex: what drives testing, what drives treatment? Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2012 Mar; 24(3):233-47. [Uses 1997-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Sømme S, Bronsert M, Kempe A, et al. Alignment of training curriculum and surgical practice: implications for competency, manpower, and practice modeling. Eur J Pediatr Surg 2012 Feb; 22(1):74-9. [Uses 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003 and 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Heart
Opotowsky AR, Siddiqi OK, D'Souza B, et al. Maternal cardiovascular events during childbirth among women with congenital heart disease. Heart 2012 Jan; 98(2):145-51. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data (citing articles by Opotowsky et al. (Am Heart J, 2009, and JAMA, 2008) and Clowse et al. (Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2008), all of which use various HCUP NIS data) and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Heart Rhythm
Czosek RJ, Meganathan K, Anderson JB, et al. Cardiac rhythm devices in the pediatric population: utilization and complications. Heart Rhythm 2012 Feb; 9(2):199-208. [Uses 1997-2006 HCUP KID data, citing KID Database Documentation, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Lindenauer PK, Lagu T, Shieh MS, et al. Association of diagnostic coding with trends in hospitalizations and mortality of patients with pneumonia, 2003-2009. JAMA 2012 Apr 4; 307(13):1405-13. [Uses 2003-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan and Miller (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Heart Valve Disease
Vassileva CM, Boley T, Markwell S, et al. Impact of hospital annual mitral procedural volume on mitral valve repair rates and mortality. J Heart Valve Dis 2012 Jan; 21(1):41-7. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Vassileva C, DiGennaro J, Boley T, et al. Geographic variation in procedure selection and hospital mortality in mitral valve surgery. J Heart Valve Dis 2012 Jan; 21(1):48-55. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data (citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and HCUP Quality Control Procedures, both 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); cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Infection
Ricciardi R, Nelson J, Griffith JL, et al. Do admissions and discharges to long-term care facilities influence hospital burden of Clostridium difficile infection? J Hosp Infect 2012 Feb; 80(2):156-61. [Uses 2002-2004 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Lovald S, Mercer D, Hanson J, et al. Hardware removal after fracture fixation procedures in the femur. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Jan; 72(1):282-7. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Patel SG, Penson DF, Pabla B, et al. National trends in the use of partial nephrectomy: a rising tide that has not lifted all boats. J Urol 2012 Mar; 187(3):816-21. [Uses 2002-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures, citing article by Southern, Quan, and Ghali, Med Care, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003 and 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Mohan PP, Rozenfeld M, Kane RA, et al. Nationwide trends in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and use of endovascular repair in the emergency setting. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2012 Mar; 23(3):338-44. [Uses 2001-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing On-line HCUP Overview Course, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Jim J, Owens PL, Sanchez LA, et al. Population-based analysis of inpatient vascular procedures and predicting future workload and implications for training. J Vasc Surg 2012 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1997-2008 HCUP NIS data; second author is former AHRQ researcher.] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Interleukin-6 Receptor Mendelian Randomisation Analysis (IL6R MR) Consortium, Hingorani AD, Casas JP. The interleukin-6 receptor as a target for prevention of coronary heart disease: a mendelian randomisation analysis. Lancet 2012 Mar 31; 379(9822):1214-24. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Laryngoscope
Gourin CG, Frick KD. National trends in oropharyngeal cancer surgery and the effect of surgeon and hospital volume on short-term outcomes and cost of care. Laryngoscope 2012 Mar; 122(3):543-51. [Uses 1993-2008 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ghaferi, Birkmeyer, and Dimick (N Engl J Med, 2009, and Ann Surg, 2009), Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003 and 2002), and others.]

National Tax Journal
Burkhauser RV, Larrimore J, Simon KI. A "second opinion" on the economic health of the American middle class. Natl Tax J 2012 Mar 1; 65(1):7-34. [Uses MEPS Insurance Component (MEPS IC) to measure the value of employer contributions for health insurance, citing Insurance/Employer Component, 2011, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Neurosurgery
Dasenbrock HH, Pradilla G, Witham TF, et al. The impact of weekend hospital admission on the timing of intervention and outcomes after surgery for spinal metastases. Neurosurgery 2012 Mar; 70(3):586-93. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgical Focus
Vivas AC, Baaj AA, Benbadis SR, et al. The health care burden of patients with epilepsy in the United States: an analysis of a nationwide database over 15 years. Neurosurg Focus 2012 Mar; 32(3):E1. [Uses 1993-2008 HCUP NIS data as accessed from the HCUP landing page on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Cidav Z, Marcus SC, Mandell DS. Implications of childhood autism for parental employment and earnings. Pediatrics 2012 Apr; 129(4):617-23. [Uses 2002-2008 MEPS data from the MEPS Medication Conditions file; citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor (fourth author is director of and other authors are former and current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Inquiry, 1996-1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Zaloshnja E, Miller TR, Lawrence B. Incidence and cost of injury among youth in agricultural settings, United States, 2001-2006. Pediatrics 2012 Apr; 129(4):728-34. [Uses unit costs from publications by Finkelstein et al., Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States, 2000, Oxford University Press, 2006, chapter by Miller et al. in Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents: Research, Practice, and Advocacy, American Public Health Association, 2005, and article by Corso et al. (Inj Prev, 2006), all of which use 2000 HCUP NIS data, HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, and 1999 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Heaton et al. (J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Physical Therapy
Freburger JK, Heatwole Shank K, Knauer SR, et al. Delivery of physical therapy in the acute care setting: a population-based study. Phys Ther 2012 Feb; 92(2):251-65. [Uses 2006-2007 HCUP SID data for North Carolina, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID) and AHRQ-sponsored report The Value of Hospital Discharge Databases, 2005; also uses HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Comorbidity Software, Version 3.4, 2009, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and associated Comorbidity Software accessed from AHRQ's HCUP Web site; describes HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of HCUP, 2009; cites Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files: 2008 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) User Guide, 2010, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, 2010, and AHRQ publication, Development of Utilization Flags for Use with UB-92 Administrative Data, HCUP Method Series Report 2006-04, 2006, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ/Institute of Medicine publication, Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement, 2010, and Development of the 3M All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR DRGs), 2009, both published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Nurse Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Dewitt EM, Grussemeyer CA, Friedman JY, et al. Resource use, costs, and utility estimates for patients with cystic fibrosis with mild impairment in lung function: analysis of data collected alongside a 48-week multicenter clinical trial. Value Health 2012 Mar; 15(2):277-83. [Uses 2001-2005 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site. See also AHRQ-funded articles by Powell et al. (Am J Emerg Med, 2012), Burke et al. (Ann Neurol, 2012), Jiang, Lockee, and Fraser (Health Care Manage Rev, 2012), Nagykaldi et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012), Singleton et al. (J Pediatr, 2012), Romaire, Bell, and Grossman (Med Care, 2012), Trogdon et al. (Med Care, 2012), Desai et al. (Pediatrics, 2012), and Tang, Luo, and Gardiner (Stat Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Article.] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Cardiovascular Disease and Risk in Primary Care Settings in the United States: Articles of Interest, April 6, 2012. April 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/040612.html