Leveraging Certified Nursing Assistant Documentation and Knowledge To Improve Clinical Decision Making: the On-time Quality Improvement Program To Prevent Pressure Ulcers

Articles of Interest: April 22, 2011

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

Advances in Skin and Wound Care
Sharkey S, Hudak S, Horn SD, Spector W. Leveraging certified nursing assistant documentation and knowledge to improve clinical decision making: the on-time quality improvement program to prevent pressure ulcers. Adv Skin Wound Care 2011 Apr; 24(4):182-8. [Fourth author is a Senior Social Scientist in AHRQ's Center for Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported by contract HHSA290-2005-0020; describes the AHRQ-funded On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-term Care Program and its implementation; cites AHRQ-sponsored report, Cost Implications of the Pressure Ulcer Treatment Guideline, 1994;, and Prevention and Treatment Program Integrates Actionable Reports Into Practice, Significantly Reducing Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Home Residents, 2008, as published on AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
You WB, Grobman W, Davis T, Curtis LM, Bailey SC, Wolf M. Improving pregnancy drug warnings to promote patient comprehension. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011 Apr; 204(4):318.e1-318.e5. [Supported by National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellowship institutional award grant T32 HS00078-11 (to first author) and grant R01 HS17687 (cosponsored by Target Corporation, to third and last authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Liu V, Bhattacharya J, Weill D, Hlatky MA. Persistent racial disparities in survival after heart transplantation. Circulation 2011 Apr 19; 123(15):1642-9. [Supported by grant F32 HS19181-01; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Martinez EA, Shore A, Colantuoni E, Herzer K, Thompson DA, Gurses AP, et al. Cardiac surgery errors: results from the UK National Reporting and Learning System. Int J Qual Health Care 2011 Apr; 23(2):151-8. [Supported in part by grants K08 HS13904-02 (to first author) and K01 HS18762 (to sixth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Burris HH, Werler MM. U.S. provider reported folic acid or multivitamin ordering for non-pregnant women of childbearing age: NAMCS and NHAMCS, 2005-2006. Matern Child Health J 2011 Apr; 15(3):352-9 [Supported in part by training grant T32 HS00063; cites USPSTF recommendations on folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects (Ann Intern Med, 2009). Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Logan et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and Yank et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lyndon A, Zlatnik MG, Wachter RM. Effective physician-nurse communication: a patient safety essential for labor & delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine report, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004, and AHRQ publications, TeamSTEPPS: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety, as published on AHRQ Web site, and Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.]

American Journal of Public Health
Rothman SM, Raveis VH, Friedman A, et al. Health advocacy organizations and the pharmaceutical industry: an analysis of disclosure practices. Am J Public Health 2011 Apr; 101(4):602-9. [Notes the service on AHRQ's National Advisory Council of members of the National Breast Cancer Coalition in 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Hoerster KD, Mayer JA, Gabbard S, et al. Impact of individual-, environmental-, and policy-level factors on health care utilization among US farmworkers. Am J Public Health 2011 Apr; 101(4):685-92. [Cites AHRQ publications, Variation in Ambulatory Health Care Visits and Visits for General Checkup by Demographic Characteristics and Insurance Status, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Ages 18-64, 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief 201, 2008, Dental Use, Expenses, Dental Coverage, and Changes, 1996 and 2004, MEPS Chartbook 17, 2007, Use of the Pap Test as a Cancer Screening Tool among Women Age 18-64, U.S. Noninstitutionalized Population, 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief 173, 2007, and Use of Breast Cancer Detection Exams among Women Age 40 and Over, U.S. Noninstitutionalized Population, 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief 170, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lara et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 2005) and Gelberg, Andersen, and Leake (Health Serv Res, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Shapiro JS, Mostashari F, Hripcsak G, et al. Using health information exchange to improve public health. Am J Public Health 2011 Apr; 101(4):616-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Smith et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Fry DE. Searching for true costs and outcomes in surgical care. Arch Surg 2011 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (JAMA, 2007) and Fry, Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser, et al. (Ann Surg, 2007).]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Oujiri J, Hakeem A, Pack Q, et al. Resident-initiated interventions to improve inpatient heart-failure management. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Feb; 20(2):181-6. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Holland, Meyers (former AHRQ researcher), Hildebrand et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2010) and Pronovost, Miller (former AHRQ researcher), and Wachter (JAMA, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Persell et al. (Med Care, 2009, and Arch Intern Med, 2006), Baker et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007), and Ozdas et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Callen J, Georgiou A, Li J, et al. The safety implications of missed test results for hospitalised patients: a systematic review. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Feb; 20(2):194-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hickner et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2008), Poon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004, and J Biomed Inform, 2003), Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Halligan M, Zecevic A. Safety culture in healthcare: a review of concepts, dimensions, measures and progress. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Apr; 20(4):338-43. [Lists among the four most frequently cited safety culture survey tools AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing article by Sorra et al. (Transfusion, 2008), as determined by literature review; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006), Pronovost et al. (J Patient Saf, 2005), Thomas et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

White CM, Schoettker PJ, Conway PH, et al. Utilising improvement science methods to optimise medication reconciliation. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Apr; 20(4):372-80. [Third author is former AHRQ researcher; describes voluntary completion of AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture as part of the Model for Improvement used for the developed medication reconciliation program, citing Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2011, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Glasziou P, Ogrinc G, Goodman S. Can evidence-based medicine and clinical quality improvement learn from each other? BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Apr; 20 Suppl 1:i13-i17. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Baker GR. The contribution of case study research to knowledge of how to improve quality of care. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Apr; 20 Suppl 1:i30-i35. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Dougherty and Conway (current researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Goldmann D. Ten tips for incorporating scientific quality improvement into everyday work. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Apr; 20 Suppl 1:i69-i72. [Mentions AHRQ's Innovations Exchange as an example of a vehicle for publicizing results of quality improvement projects; briefly mentions the temporary shutdown of the Keystone Project by the Office for Human Protections Research, citing AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Øvretveit J, Leviton L, Parry G. Increasing the generalisability of improvement research with an improvement replication programme. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Apr; 20 Suppl 1:i87-i91. [Cites AHRQ publication, Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria, Contract Final Report, 2010, prepared under contract HHSA-290-2009-10001C, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-Based Nursing
Berg CJ. Internet-based interventions for smoking cessation show inconsistent effects across trials, with only some trials showing a benefit. Evid Based Nurs 2011 Apr; 14(2):47-8. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Carmody TP. No clear evidence that hypnotherapy for smoking cessation is more effective in the long term than no treatment or other interventions. Evid Based Nurs 2011 Apr; 14(2):48-9. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Bearman G. Infection Probability Score shows 59.4% specificity and 74.3% sensitivity for predicting infection in haematology-oncology patients. Evid Based Nurs 2011 Apr; 14(2):54. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).]

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Wauben LS, Dekker-van Doorn CM, van Wijngaarden JD, et al. Discrepant perceptions of communication, teamwork and situation awareness among surgical team members. Int J Qual Health Care 2011 Apr; 23(2):159-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Sexton et al. (Anesthesiology, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Scobie A. Self-reported medical, medication and laboratory error in eight countries: risk factors for chronically ill adults. Int J Qual Health Care 2011 Apr; 23(2):182-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kuzel et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2004) and Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Jylhä V, Saranto K, Bates DW. Preventable adverse drug events and their causes and contributing factors: the analysis of register data. Int J Qual Health Care 2011 Apr; 23(2):187-97. [Cites Glossary, as published on AHRQ's Patient Safety Network (PSNet) Web site.] Select to access the http://www.psnet.ahrq.gov/glossary.aspx.

Journal of the Ambulatory Care Management
Kathol RG, Lattimer C, Gold W, et al. Creating clinical and economic "wins" through integrated case management: lessons for physicians and health system administrators. J Ambul Care Manage 2011 Apr-Jun; 34(2):140-51. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Cohen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2007), which uses 1996-2003 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

McGregor M, Lin EH, Katon WJ. TEAMcare: an integrated multicondition collaborative care program for chronic illnesses and depression. J Ambul Care Manage 2011 Apr-Jun; 34(2):152-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded meta-analysis by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006) on effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control.] Select to access the abstract.

Leonard M, McGlone S, Boardman A. Taking integrated care management to the street: can we find the road to our triple aim? J Ambul Care Manage 2011 Apr-Jun; 34(2):192-202. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Cohen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2007), which uses 1996-2003 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Veenstra-Vanderweele J, Warren Z. Social communication deficits in the general population: how far out does the autism spectrum go? J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2011 Apr; 50(4):326-8. [Acknowledges authors' receipt of previous AHRQ funding.]

Journal of Family Practice
Garcia DA, Schwartz MJ, Warfarin therapy: tips and tools for better control. J Fam Pract 2011 Feb; 60(2):70-5. [Lists AHRQ Web site topic page, Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely in table of Web-based resources on warfarin therapy.]

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Gusmano M, Allin S. Health care for older persons in England and the United States: a contrast of systems and values. J Health Polit Policy Law 2011 Feb; 36(1):89-118. [Cites 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Sampat B, Drummond M. Another special relationship? Interactions between health technology policies and health care systems in the United States and the United Kingdom. J Health Polit Policy Law 2011 Feb; 36(1):119-39. [Describes AHRQ's involvement with health technology assessment activities, including controversies over guidelines produced by its predecessor Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and its funding of fourteen evidence-based practice centers.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Poe SS, Abbott P, Pronovost P. Building nursing intellectual capital for safe use of information technology: a before-after study to test an evidence-based peer coach intervention. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Apr-Jun; 26(2):110-19. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Johnson M, Young H. The application of Aronson's taxonomy to medication errors in nursing. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Apr-Jun; 26(2):128-35. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Keohane et al. (J Nurs Adm, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Ozkan S, Kocaman G, Ozturk C, et al. Frequency of pediatric medication administration errors and contributing factors. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Apr-Jun; 26(2):136-43. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2007; cites AHRQ-authored article by Hughes (former AHRQ researcher) and Lacey, "Helping Nurses Reduce the Risk of Pediatric Medication Errors", in The Nurse's Role in Medication Safety, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Resnick B, Galik E, Enders H, et al. Pilot testing of function-focused care for acute care intervention. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Apr-Jun; 26(2):169-77. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Resnick et al. (Gerontologist, 2009, J Nurs Care Qual, 2008, and Nurs Res, 2007) and Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Senti J, Lemire SD. Patient satisfaction with birthing center nursing care and factors associated with likelihood to recommend institution. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Apr-Jun; 26(2):178-85. [Discusses the use of HCAHPS as a means of assessing patient satisfaction with hospitals and notes the requirement for hospitals in the Medicare program to publicly report patient satisfaction information on the HCAHPS Web site; notes similarities between measures of patient satisfaction in the present study and those in the HCAHPS survey; cites CAHPS Hospital Survey as published on the HCAHPS Web site; cites HCAHPS-related articles by Rutledge (Nurs Manag, 2008), and Shaffer and Tuttas (Nurse Lead, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Medical errors in the USA: human or systemic? Lancet 2011 Apr 16-22; 377(9774):1289. [Reviews findings from article by Classen et al. (Health Aff, 2011) which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.]

Medical Care
Barry M. Documenting the genie's escape: robotic surgery. Med Care 2011 Apr;(49)4:340-342. [Comments on article by Makarov et al. (Med Care, 2011), cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Call KT, Davern M, Boudreaux M, et al. Bias in telephone surveys that do not sample cell phones: uses and limits of poststratification adjustments. Med Care 2011 Apr; 49(4):355-64. [Acknowledges appreciation for the suggestion of Steve Cohen (director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) to "undertake this analysis".] Select to access the abstract.

Bardenheier B, Wortley P, Ahmed F, et al. Racial inequalities in receipt of influenza vaccination among long-term care residents within and between facilities in Michigan. Med Care 2011 Apr; 49(4):371-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Miller et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2006), Mor et al. (Milbank Q, 2004), and Castle and Mor (Med Care Res Rev, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Padula WV, Mishra MK, Makic MB, et al. Improving the quality of pressure ulcer care with prevention: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Med Care 2011 Apr; 49(4):385-92. [Uses Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data from AHRQ publication, Trends in Uninsured Hospital Stays, 1997-2006, HCUP Statistical Brief 67, 2009, to validate study results for estimated costs per patient; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Xakellis and Frantz (J Am Board Fam Pract, 1996) and Inman et al. (JAMA, 1993); cites article by Sullivan and Ghushchyan (Med Decis Making, 2006), which uses 2000-2002 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Li Y, Cai X, Cram P. Are patients with serious mental illness more likely to be admitted to nursing homes with more deficiencies in care? Med Care 2011 Apr; 49(4):397-405. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Li, Harrington, Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Serv Res, 2010); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Grabowski et al. (Health Aff, 2009), Angelelli, Grabowski, and Mor (Am J Public Health, 2006), Mor et al. (Milbank Q, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Kachalia A, Mello MM. New directions in medical liability reform. N Engl J Med 2011 Apr 21; 364(16):1564-72. [Mentions the award of $23 million to AHRQ in 2010 "for projects to advance new approaches to medical-injury compensation and patient safety"; discusses AHRQ-funded demonstration projects; notes that authors received salary support or consulting fees from several of the AHRQ demonstration projects discussed in the article; cites AHRQ-authored article by Hellinger and Encinosa (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Am J Public Health, 2006); cites Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety: Demonstration and Planning Grants, 2011, Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety: Demonstration Grants, 2010, and Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety: Planning Grants, 2010, all published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ program announcements Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform Planning Projects (R21), 2010, and Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform Demonstration Projects (R18), 2010, both published on the National Institutes of Health's Office of Extramural Research Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Studdert et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

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

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Davidson AS, Liao X, Magee BD. Attitudes of women in their forties toward the 2009 USPSTF mammogram guidelines: a randomized trial on the effects of media exposure. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011 Apr 14. [Epub ahead of print. Assesses womens' attitudes toward 2009 USPSTF mammography screening guideline changes; cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Breast Cancer, in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1989, as posted on the CDC Wonder Web site; sites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated evidence update by Nelson et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

American Journal of Public Health
Scott CK, Dennis ML, Laudet A, et al. Surviving drug addiction: the effect of treatment and abstinence on mortality. Am J Public Health 2011 Apr; 101(4):737-44. [Notes that the USPSTF found " 'good evidence' that drug use is related to mortality and that various treatments designed to reduce illicit drug use in the short term are effective," citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Illicit Drug Use, 2008, as published on USPSTF Web site, and urges the USPSTF "to recommend that drug use be added to the list of conditions for which regular screening and monitoring is expected."] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kiel DP. Review: Exercise/physical therapy and vitamin D each reduce risk for falls in older community-dwelling adults. Ann Intern Med 2011 Apr 19; 154(8):JC45. [Abstracts and comments on USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review by Michael et al. of primary care-relevant interventions to prevent falling in older adults (Ann Intern Med, 2010) and includes table of "Fall-prevention interventions vs control for reducing proportion of older community-dwelling adults who fall" from associated AHRQ evidence synthesis Intervention to Prevent Falls in Older Adults: An Updated Systematic Review, 2010, prepared by the Oregon EPC.]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Lynn J, Owens AP, Bartunek JM. Clarity and strength of implications for practice in medical journal articles: an exploratory analysis. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Apr; 20 Suppl 1:i52-i57. [Cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008, as published on USPSTF Web site, and USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Delaware Medical Journal
Addo SF, Maiden K, Ehrenthal DB. Awareness of the 5 A's and motivational interviewing among community primary care providers. Del Med J 2011 Jan; 83(1):17-21. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on "the use of brief motivational interventions as evidence-based approaches to achieve effective behavior modification," citing USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement, Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in Adults and Pregnant Women, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Krause KM, Lovelady CA, Ostbye T. Predictors of breastfeeding in overweight and obese women: data from Active Mothers Postpartum (AMP). Matern Child Health J 2011 Apr; 15(3):367-75. [Cites USPTF recommendations on breastfeeding in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services and in USPSTF recommendation statement, Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding, 2008, both published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Population Health Management
Dejesus RS, Chaudhry R, Angstman KB, et al. Predictors of osteoporosis screening completion rates in a primary care practice. Popul Health Manag 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Cosgrove L, Shi L, Creasey DE, et al. Antidepressants and breast and ovarian cancer risk: a review of the literature and researchers' financial associations with industry. PLoS One 2011 Apr 6; 6(4):e18210. [States that the study's findings "have implications in light of the latest [USPSTF] guidelines" on screening for breast cancer, citing previous USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Logan AC, Yank V, Stafford RS. Off-label use of recombinant factor VIIa in U.S. Hospitals: analysis of hospital records. Ann Intern Med 2011 Apr 19; 154(8):516-22. [Supported in part by contract 290-02-0017; acknowledge contributors to the associated AHRQ-commissioned comparative effectiveness report, Comparative Effectiveness of Recombinant Factor VIIA for Off-Label Indications Versus Usual Care, 2010, prepared by the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under same contract; notes conduct of related comparative effectiveness review by Yank et al. cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Yank V, Tuohy CV, Logan AC, et al. Systematic review: benefits and harms of in-hospital use of recombinant factor VIIa for off-label indications. Ann Intern Med 2011 Apr 19; 154(8):529-40. [Supported in part by contract 290-02-0017; based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness report, Comparative Effectiveness of Recombinant Factor VIIA for Off-Label Indications Versus Usual Care, 2010, prepared by the Stanford-UCSF EPC under same contract number; seven of the twelve listed authors report various AHRQ support and/or funding; evaluates selected studies using criteria presented in AHRQ publication, Methods Reference Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and AHRQ-funded/authored article by Owens, Lohr, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), which discusses AHRQ's evidence grades; cites; notes findings from related comparative effectiveness review by Logan et al. cited above in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Avorn J, Kesselheim A. A hemorrhage of off-label use. Ann Intern Med 2011 Apr 19; 154(8):566-7. [Comments on articles by Logan et al. and Yank et al. cited above in this section, noting AHRQ's funding of both studies and its devotion of "increasing resources to support such comprehensive assessments of both utilization and of efficacy and safety—the sine qua non of a data-driven health care enterprise"; further states that "the study by Logan and colleagues represents rigorous use of emerging data sets of medication use, and the study by Yank and coworkers is a good example of a solid systematic review..."]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Longmate AG, Ellis KS, Boyle L, et al. Elimination of central-venous-catheter-related bloodstream infections from the intensive care unit. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Feb; 20(2):174-80. [Cites AHRQ technical review, A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2007, prepared by Stanford University-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Øvretveit J. Understanding the conditions for improvement: research to discover which context influences affect improvement success. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Apr; 20 Suppl 1:i18-i23. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006, prepared by the Southern California EPC under contract 290-02-0003, and AHRQ technical review Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2005, prepared by the Stanford University-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017; cites AHRQ publication, Assessing the Evidence Base for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria, 2008, prepared under contract HHSA 290-2009-10001C) cites AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site and AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Saturno PJ, Gama ZA, Fonseca YA, et al. Prevention of venous thromboembolism and safe use of heparin in Spanish hospitals. Int J Qual Health Care 2011 Apr; 23(2):117-25. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Butler M, Kane RL, McAlpine D, et al. Does integrated care improve treatment for depression?: a systematic review. J Ambul Care Manage 2011 Apr-Jun; 34(2):113-25. [Supported in part by contract 290-02-000, Task Order 7 and derived from 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; cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (BMJ, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Asarnow et al. (JAMA, 2005), Clarke et al. (J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 2005), Schoenbaum et al. (Health Serv Res, 2002), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Hart P, Davis N. Effects of nursing care and staff skill mix on patient outcomes within acute care nursing units. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Apr-Jun; 26(2):161-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nurse Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007, prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-0009; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mark and Harless (Res Nurs Health, 2010) and Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002); cites article by Mark et al. (Health Serv Res, 2004), which uses HCUP data.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Smith MV, Shao L, Howell H, et al. Perinatal depression and birth outcomes in a healthy start project. Matern Child Health J 2011 Apr; 15(3):401-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005). Also refer to article by Kiel (Ann Intern Med, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and article by Blegen et al. (Med Care, 2011) 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

Medical Care
Cobaugh DJ. Ensuring safe, effective and affordable medication use: it's time for bold change. Med Care 2011 Apr; 49(4):348-9. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009. Also refer to article by Liu V et al. (Circulation, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

BMJ Quality and Safety
Marbella AM, Laud PW, Brasel KJ, et al. Patient risk factors for medical injury: a case-control study. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Feb; 20(2):187-93. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and the Zhan comorbidity scoring method (J Am Med Assoc, 2003); notes the use of AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators in a study by Chang et al. (Ann Surg, 2008) and compares findings from that study with those from the current study; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 2005; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Houchens, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Romano (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008) and Zhan and Miller (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003), both of which use AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Zegers M, De Bruijne MC, Spreeuwenberg P, et al. Variation in the rates of adverse events between hospitals and hospital departments. Int J Qual Health Care 2011 Apr; 23(2):126-33. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classification Software (CCS), 1999; cites article by Thornlaw and Stukenborg (Med Care, 2006), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Tzeng HM, Hu HM, Yin CY, et al. Link between patients' perceptions of their acute care hospital experience and institutions' injurious fall rates. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Apr-Jun; 26(2):151-60. [Uses seven AHRQ Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) inpatient satisfaction measures, citing HCAHPS Fact Sheet (CAHPS® Hospital Survey), 2009; uses HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for California, Florida, and New York, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, cites AHRQ publications, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, and The Case for the Present-on-Admission (POA) Indicator, HCUP Methods Series Report 2006-01, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Glance et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2008, and Med Care, 2008), both of which use AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators and various HCUP SID data.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Devoe JE, Tillotson CJ, Wallace LS. Insurance coverage gaps among US children with insured parents: are middle income children more likely to have longer gaps? Matern Child Health J 2011 Apr; 15(3):342-51. [Uses 2004 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing MEPS HC-089: 2004 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2004, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, AHRQ publications, Access to Health Care: Source and Barriers, 1996, MEPS Research Findings 3, 1997, and Sample Design of the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 2, 1997; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Vistnes and Schone (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), Hudson and Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Weinick (Health Serv Res, 1999), and Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter (authors are current and former researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Inquiry, 1996/1997), all of which use various MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Devoe et al. (Health Serv Res and Med Care, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Makarov DV, Yu JB, Desai RA, et al. The association between diffusion of the surgical robot and radical prostatectomy rates. Med Care 2011 Apr; 49(4):333-9. [Uses 2001 and 2005 HCUP SID data for Arizona, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Beebe TJ, Ziegenfuss JY, St Sauver JL, et al. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) authorization and survey nonresponse bias. Med Care 2011 Apr; 49(4):365-70. [Uses the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Bolcic-Jankovic et al. (Med Care, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Blegen MA, Goode CJ, Spetz J, et al. Nurse staffing effects on patient outcomes: safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals. Med Care 2011 Apr; 49(4):406-14. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators and Inpatient Quality Indicators, citing AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nurse Staffing and the Quality of Patient Care, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mark and Harless (Res Nurs Health, 2010), Harless and Mark (Med Care, 2010), Werner, Goldman, and Dudley (JAMA, 2008), and others; cites article by Romano et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Population Health Management
Anesetti-Rothermel A, Sambamoorthi U. Physical and mental illness burden: disability days among working adults. Popul Health Manag 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and MEPS Survey Background landing pages on AHRQ Web site and MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009, and MEPS HC-112: 2007 Medical Conditions, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Goode AP, Cook C, Gill JB, et al. The risk of risk-adjustment measures for perioperative spine infection after spinal surgery. Spine 2011 Apr 20; 36(9):752-8. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data and the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-authored article by Johantgen, Elixhauser, Bali, and Goldfarb (second and four authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 1998), which uses AHRQ's Quality Indicators; cites article by Dimick, Welch, and Birkmeyer (JAMA, 2004), which uses AHRQ's Quality Indicators and 2000 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Dalby, Hirdes, and Fries (BMC Health Serv Res, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Leveraging Certified Nursing Assistant Documentation and Knowledge To Improve Clinical Decision Making: the On-time Quality Improvement Program To Prevent Pressure Ulcers: Articles of Interest: April 22, 2011. April 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/042211.html