The Role of the Geographic Information Systems Infrastructure in Childhood Obesity Prevention: Perspective from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Articles of Interest, May 4, 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 Preventive Medicine
Torio CM. The role of the geographic information systems infrastructure in childhood obesity prevention: perspective from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Am J Prev Med 2012 May; 42(5):513-15. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

American Journal of Public Health
Sankoff J, Hopkins E, Sasson C, Al-Tayyib A, Bender B, Haukoos JS. Payer status, race/ethnicity, and acceptance of free routine opt-out rapid HIV screening among emergency department patients. Am J Public Health 2012 May; 102(5):877-83. [Supported in part by Independent Scientist Award grant K02 HS017526 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Cooper LA, Roter DL, Carson KA, et al. The associations of clinicians' implicit attitudes about race with medical visit communication and patient ratings of interpersonal care. Am J Public Health 2012 May; 102(5):979-87. [Supported in part by grant HS13645; go to comments by Shavers, Klein, and Fagan (Am J Public Health, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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 May; 102(5):988-95. [Supported in part by grant 1 R36 HS01576-01; go to comments by Shavers, Klein, and Fagan (Am J Public Health, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Bradley EH, Curry LA, Spatz ES, et al. Hospital strategies for reducing risk-standardized mortality rates in acute myocardial infarction. Ann Intern Med 2012 May 1; 156(9):618-26. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS16929.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Neurology
Callaghan BC, Kerber K, Smith AL, et al. The evaluation of distal symmetric polyneuropathy: a physician survey of clinical practice. Arch Neurol 2012 Mar; 69(3):339-45. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS17690 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis and Rheumatism
Beukelman T, Haynes K, Curtis JR, et al. Rates of malignancy associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and its treatment. Arthritis Rheum 2012 Apr; 64(4):1263-71. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS17919-0 (in partnership with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)), and grant R01 HS18517 (to third author); acknowledges assistance from Parivash Nourjah, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; originally published ahead of print in the Articles of Interest, 2/13/12-2/17/12.] Select to access the abstract.

Beukelman T, Xie F, Chen L, Baddley JW, Delzell E, Grijalva CG, Lewis JD, Ouellet-Hellstrom R, Patkar NM, Saag SG, Winthrop KL, Curtis JR. Rates of hospitalized bacterial infection associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and its treatment. Arthritis Rheum 2012 May 1 [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by CERTs grant 1 U18 HS17919-0 (in partnership with the FDA) and R01 HS18517 (to last author); acknowledges assistance from Parivash Nourjah, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

BMJ
Doshi P, Jones M, Jefferson T. Rethinking credible evidence synthesis. BMJ 2012 Jan 17; 344:d7898. [Supported by institutional training grant T32 HS19488 (to first author).]

Clinical Pediatrics
Routh JC, Grant FD, Kokorowski PJ, et al. Economic and radiation costs of initial imaging approaches after a child's first febrile urinary tract infection. Clin Pediatr 2012 Jan; 51(1):23-30. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00063 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Smith GL, Xu Y, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH, Jiang J, Shih YC, et al. Association between treatment with brachytherapy vs whole-breast irradiation and subsequent mastectomy, complications, and survival among older women with invasive breast cancer. JAMA 2012 May 2; 307(17):1827-37. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18535 (to sixth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Wagner LM, McDonald SM, Castle NG. Relationship between Nursing Home Safety Culture and Joint Commission accreditation. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 May; 38(5):207-15. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS13983-01A1; uses AHRQ's Nursing Home Survey on Resident Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publications Survey User's Guide: Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2008, (prepared by Westat under contract 233-02-0087), Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, both published on the AHRQ Web site, and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2, Concepts and Methodology, 2005.]

Bundy DG; Marsteller JA, Wu AW, Engineer LD, Berenholtz SM, Caughey AH; Silver D, Tian J, Thompson RE, Miller MR, et al. Electronic health record-based monitoring of primary care patients at risk of medication-related toxicity. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 May; 38(5):216-23. [Supported by grant 5 R18 HS17018-02; tenth author is former AHRQ researcher.]

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Moore RD, et al. Establishment, retention, and loss to follow-up in outpatient HIV care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2012 Apr 23 [Epub ahead of print. First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; supported in part by contract AHRQ-06-0025; lists under Sponsoring Agencies AHRQ, with representatives first author and Fred Hellinger (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets); cites AHRQ-authored article by Yehia, Fleishman, Metlay et al. (AIDS, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Frisse ME, Johnson KB, Nian H, et al. The financial impact of health information exchange on emergency department care. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May; 19(3):328-33. [Supported in part by contract 290-04-0006.] Select to access the abstract.

Connelly DP, Park YT, Du J, et al. The impact of electronic health records on care of heart failure patients in the emergency room. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May; 19(3):334-40. [Supported by grant UC1 HS16155; uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); mentions data on coronary heart failure diagnoses in emergency department patients, citing data as accessed on the HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Grossman JM, Cross DA, Boukus ER, et al. Transmitting and processing electronic prescriptions: experiences of physician practices and pharmacies. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May; 19(3):353-9. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-05-0007(03); Figure 1, "E-prescribing information exchange," is adapted from Figure 2.1 in AHRQ publications A Toolset for E-Prescribing Implementation in Physician Offices, 2011, and A Toolset for E-Prescribing Implementation in Independent Pharmacies, 2011 (both prepared by the RAND Corporation under contract HHSA 290-2006-00017,task order 4); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enabling Medication Management Through Health Information Technology (Health IT), Structured Abstract, 2011 (prepared by the McMaster University Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract HHSA 290-2007-10060-I); cites AHRQ publication, Findings From The Evaluation of E-Prescribing Pilot Sites, 2007 (prepared by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University Of Chicago); cites AHRQ-sponsored report, Privacy and Security Solutions for Interoperable Health Information Exchange: Report on State Prescribing Laws: Implications for E-Prescribing, 2009 (prepared by RTI International under contract 290-05-0015).] Select to access the abstract.

Thomas CP, Kim M, McDonald A, et al. Prescribers' expectations and barriers to electronic prescribing of controlled substances. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May; 19(3):375-81. [Supported by grant R18 HS17157 as part of a research and demonstration project supported by a grant to the Massachusetts Department of Public; cites 1997 and 2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data on prescription drug abuse from Table 2, "Prescription Medicines—Mean and Median Expenses per person with Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment," as generated on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Subramanian S, Hoover S, Wagner JL, et al. Immediate financial impact of computerized clinical decision support for long-term care residents with renal insufficiency: a case study. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May 1; 19(3):439-42. [Supported by grants HS010481 and HS15430; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on the effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety (prepared by the University of California San Francisco-Stanford EPC).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Reidenberg MM. Early research on renal function and drug action. J Clin Pharmacol 2012 Jan; 52(1 Suppl):7S-9S. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant 5 U18 HS16075.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology
Brown JR, Kramer RS, Coca SG, et al. The prognostic value of using the duration of acute kidney injury in cardiac surgery: an example using two antifibrinolytics. J Extra Corpor Technol 2011 Dec; 43(4):227-31. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K01 HS18443 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Ajao TI, Oden RP, Joyner BL, et al. Decisions of black parents about infant bedding and sleep surfaces: a qualitative study. Pediatrics 2011 Sep; 128(3):494-502. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS16892-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Williams DJ, Cooper WO, Kaltenbach LA, et al. Comparative effectiveness of antibiotic treatment strategies for pediatric skin and soft-tissue infections. Pediatrics 2011 Sep; 128(3):e479-e487. [Supported in part by grant 2 T32 HS13833-07.] Select to access the abstract.

Van Cleave J, Dougherty D, Perrin JM. Strategies for addressing barriers to publishing pediatric quality improvement research. Pediatrics 2011 Sep; 128(3):e678-e686. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations; supported by contract HHS 07-R000192; cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine report, Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Services
Pillarella J, Higashi A, Alexander GC, Conti R. Trends in use of second-generation antipsychotics for treatment of bipolar disorder in the United States, 1998-2009. Psychiatr Serv 2012 Jan 1; 63(1):83-6. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS189960 (to third and last authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Research on Aging
Castle NG, Wagner LM, Ferguson-Rome JC, et al. Alcohol misuse and abuse reported by nurse aides in assisted living. Res Aging 2012 May; 34(3):321-36. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS165347-01A1.]

Statistics in Medicine
Rahbar MH, Chen Z, Jeon S, et al. A nonparametric test for equality of survival medians. Stat Med 2012 Apr 30; 31(9):844-54. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS14206. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by O'Reilly et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
Munn JC. Telling the story: perceptions of hospice in long-term care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2012 May; 29(3):201-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Miller et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2010), Gozalo et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008), Miller, Gozalo, and Mor (Am J Med, 2001), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Wild H. The economic rationale for adherence in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am J Manag Care 2012 April; 18 (3 Suppl):S43-S48. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa, Bernard (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively), and Dor (Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res, 2010); cites AHRQ-funded article by Rhee et al. (Diabetes Educ, 2005).]

American Journal of Public Health
Kennedy A, Sullivan S, Hendlin Y, et al. Strong tobacco control program requirements and secure funding are not enough: lessons from Florida. Am J Public Health 2012 May; 102(5):807-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Cromwell et al. ( JAMA, 1997) on the cost-effectiveness of the AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Smoking Cessation, 1996; cites AHRQ-authored article by Coffield, Maciosek, McGinnis, Harris, Caldwell, Teutsch, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on assessing the value of USPSTF-recommended clinical preventive services recommended.] Select to access the abstract.

Shavers VL, Klein WM, Fagan P. Research on race/ethnicity and health care discrimination: where we are and where we need to go. Am J Public Health 2012 May; 102(5):930-2. [Discusses conference sponsored by NIH, in collaboration with AHRQ and other HHS agencies, to examine research and research methods for investigating the role of racial/ethnic discrimination in health and notes the inclusion of several articles from conference presentations, including AHRQ-funded articles by Cooper et al. (Am J Public Health, 2012) and Sabin and Greenwald (Am J Public Health, 2012), both cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Davidoff F. Is every defect really a treasure? Ann Intern Med 2012 May 1; 156(9):664-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Curry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011); cites article by Dixon-Woods et al. (Milbank Q, 2011) which discusses the AHRQ-funded Michigan Intensive Care Unit (ICU) project.]

Arthritis and Rheumatism
Onel KB, Onel K. Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and cancer in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: disentangling the web. Arthritis Rheum 2012 Apr; 64(4):966-9. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Beukelman, Haynes, et al. (Arthritis Rheum, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Circulation
Rogers MA, Levine DA, Blumberg N, et al. Triggers of hospitalization for venous thromboembolism. Circulation 2012 May 1; 125(17):2092-9. [Mentions data on hospitalizations for venous thromboembolism from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots, 2009, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Commonwealth Fund
Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. The performance improvement imperative: utilizing a coordinated, community-based approach to enhance care and lower costs for chronically ill patients. Commonw Fund 2012 Apr; Online. [Recommends federal action to increase the rate of improvement of quality-of-care metrics tracked by AHRQ, named as one of many federal agencies with responsibility for "implementing critical programs;" cites findings from AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2010, and 2009 MEPS data (summarized in Exhibit 4, "Health Care Costs Concentrated in Sick Few—Sickest 10 Percent Account for 65 Percent of Expenses).]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology [MOVE]
Oh JY, Cunningham MC, Beldavs ZG, et al. Statewide validation of hospital-reported central line-associated bloodstream infections: Oregon, 2009. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 May; 33(5):439-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Fakih MG, Jones K, Rey JE, et al. Sustained improvements in peripheral venous catheter care in non-intensive care units: a quasi-experimental controlled study of education and feedback. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 May; 33(5):449-55. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Sikka R, Sweis R, Kaucky C, et al. Automated dispensing cabinet alert improves compliance with obtaining blood cultures before antibiotic administration for patients admitted with pneumonia. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 May; 38(5):224-8. [Cites quality measure summary "Pneumonia: percent of patients whose initial emergency room blood culture specimen was collected prior to first hospital dose of antibiotics," as posted on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ Web site.]

Pratt S, Kenney L, Scott SD, et al. How to develop a second victim support program: a toolkit for health care organizations. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 May; 38(5):235-40. [Cites findings from AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report, 2009, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Award article by Pratt et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Zandieh SO, Abramson EL, Pfoh ER, et al. Transitioning between ambulatory EHRs: a study of practitioners' perspectives. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May; 19(3):401-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 4: Technology and Medication Safety, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Abramson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2011) and Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

McGowan JJ, Cusack CM, Bloomrosen M. The future of health IT innovation and informatics: a report from AMIA's 2010 policy meeting. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May; 19(3):460-7. [Mentions development of the AHRQ-sponsored Common Format "Device or Medical/Surgical Supply, including HIT," included in AHRQ's Hospital Common Formats Version 1.2: Event Descriptions, Sample Reports, and Forms, as published on AHRQ's PSO Privacy Protection Center Web site; recommends that AHRQ and other organizations provide guidance to stakeholders on implementation, utilization and support of health IT; cites AHRQ publications, Electronic Health Record Usability: Vendor Practices and Perspectives, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Health Information Technology Web site, and Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Economics
Weaver S. How satisfaction surveys changed my approach. Med Econ 2012 Apr 25; 89(8):25-27. [Discusses use of Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) scores.]

Modern Healthcare
McKinney M. Cash for care: annual Medicare payment reg focuses on quality. Mod Healthc 2012 Apr 30; 42(18):8-9. [Notes proposed addition of a composite patient-safety indicator from AHRQ to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) value-based purchasing program; mentions AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).]

Robeznieks A. Jumping hurdles: Some AHRQ grant ideas moving ahead. Mod Healthc 2012 Apr 30; 42(18):17. [Discusses AHRQ grants on medical liability; quotes AHRQ spokeswoman Karen Migdail in AHRQ's Office of the Director.]

McDaniel D, D'Orazio D, Sutton B. Counting the cost of atrial fibrillation. Mod Healthc 2012 Apr 30; 42(18):24-5 (advertising section). [Cites AHRQ publication, Research in Action: The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures, 2006, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Kodali SK, Williams MR, Smith CR, Svensson LG, Webb JG, Makkar RR, Fontana GP, Dewey TM, Thourani VH, Pichard AD, Fischbein M, Szeto WY, Lim S, Greason KL, Teirstein PS, Malaisrie SC, Douglas PS, et al. Two-year outcomes after transcatheter or surgical aortic-valve replacement. N Engl J Med 2012 May 3; 366(18):1686-95. [Seventeenth author reports receiving AHRQ grant funding.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Community Preventive Services Task Force. Recommendation from the community preventive services task force for use of collaborative care for the management of depressive disorders. Am J Prev Med 2012 May; 42(5):521-4. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Thota AB, Sipe TA, Byard GJ, et al. Collaborative care to improve the management of depressive disorders: a community guide systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Prev Med 2012 May; 42(5):525-38. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Compton MT. Systemic organizational change for the collaborative care approach to managing depressive disorders. Am J Prev Med 2012 May; 42(5):553-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2009).]

Calonge N. Clinical and community prevention and treatment service for depression: a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Am J Prev Med 2012 May; 42(5):556-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Dietz WH. Implications of the energy gap for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. Am J Prev Med 2012 May; 42(5):560-1. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored targeted systematic review on the effectiveness of weight management interventions in children (Pediatrics, 2010).]

Dilley JA, Bekemeier B, Harris JR. Quality improvement interventions in public health systems: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2012 May; 42(5 Suppl 1):S58-S71. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006) on the cost-effectiveness of preventive services considered effective by the USPSTF.] Select to access the abstract.

AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Feig SA. Number needed to screen: appropriate use of this new basis for screening mammography guidelines. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2012 May; 198(5):1214-17. [Discusses updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendations, associated evidence update by Nelson et al., and AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009); comments on and cites article by Hendrick and Helvie (AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2012), which comments on above recommendations.]

Kremer ME, Downs-Holmes C, Novak RD, et al. Neglecting to screen women between the ages of 40 and 49 years with mammography: what is the impact on breast cancer diagnosis? AJR Am J Roentgenol 2012 May; 198(5):1218-22. [Discusses updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening, citing associated evidence update by Nelson et al. and AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009), and articles by Hendrick and Helvie (AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2012) and Collins (New York Times, 2011), both of which comment on above recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
van Ravesteyn NT, Miglioretti DL, Stout NK, et al. Tipping the balance of benefits and harms to favor screening mammography starting at age 40 years: a comparative modeling study of risk. Ann Intern Med 2012 May 1; 156(9):609-17. [Discusses updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site, USPSTF recommendations, associated evidence update by Nelson et al., and AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009), and USPSTF evidence synthesis Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Nelson HD, Zakher B, Cantor A, et al. Risk factors for breast cancer for women aged 40 to 49 years: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2012 May 1; 156(9):635-48. [Uses predefined USPSTF evidence grading criteria "to assess the quality of studies," citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (and associated evidence update by Nelson et al., and AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al., all in Ann Intern Med, 2009), genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005), and chemoprevention of breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins, Chang, Gartlehner, Buckley, Whitlock, Berliner (second and sixth authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and first author is former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program; cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Medications to Reduce Risk of Primary Breast Cancer in Women, 2009, prepared by the Oregon EPC under contract 290-97-0018.] Select to access the abstract.

Brawley OW. Risk-based mammography screening: an effort to maximize the benefits and minimize the harms. Ann Intern Med 2012 May 1; 156(9):662-3. [Comments on articles by van Ravesteyn et al. and Nelson et al. cited above in this section; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Pringsheim T, Doja A, Gorman D, et al. Canadian guidelines for the evidence-based treatment of tic disorders: pharmacotherapy. Can J Psychiatry 2012 Mar; 57(3):133-43. [Uses USPSTF quality rating criteria to evaluate systematic reviews, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Whooley MA. Diagnosis and treatment of depression in adults with comorbid medical conditions: a 52-year-old man with depression. JAMA 2012 May 2; 307(17):1848-57. [Cites USPSTF Grade Definitions, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded article by Olfson and Marcus (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2009), which uses MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Screening
DeFrank JT, Rimer BK, Bowling JM, et al. Influence of false-positive mammography results on subsequent screening: do physician recommendations buffer negative effects? J Med Screen 2012 Mar; 19(1):35-41. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Barton (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Natl Cancer Inst, 2004, and J Gen Intern Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Rivera CM, Song J, Copeland L, et al. Underuse of aspirin for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease events in women. J Womens Health 2012 Apr;v21(4):379-87. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and AHRQ publication, Aspirin Use among the Adult U.S. Noninstitutionalized Population, with and without Indicators of Heart Disease, 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief 179, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Price SK, Corder-Mabe J, Austin K. Perinatal depression screening and intervention: enhancing health provider involvement. J Womens Health 2012 Apr; 21(4):447-55. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002). Also refer to articles by Kennedy et al. (Am J Public Health, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles, and Roett et al. (Am Fam Physician, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Lin KW. New feature to help physicians implement AHRQ Effective Health Care reviews. Am Fam Physician 2012 May 1; 85(9):863. [Author is former AHRQ researcher; discusses AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program and new journal feature "Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews," citing AHRQ's Effective Health Care Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Bennett et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) on the evaluation of guideline recommendations on oral medications for type 2 diabetes mellitus, update by Bennett et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) on the comparative effectiveness and safety of medications for type 2 diabetes including new drugs and 2-drug combinations (both prepared by the Johns Hopkins University EPC under contract 290-02-0018), and systematic review by Wilt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the comparative effectiveness and harms of treatments for clinically localized prostate cancer (prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Slutsky and Clancy (director in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and AHRQ director, respectively) (Am J Med Qual, 2009), on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, and Lin (Am Fam Physician, 2009); mentions article by Fogleman cited below in this section.]

[No author(s) listed.] CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2012 May 1; 85(9):871-3. [Includes questions based on article by Fogleman cited below in this section.]

Fogleman CD. Therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders. Am Fam Physician 2012 May 1; 85(9):878-80. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2011.]

American Journal of Public Health
Lee JY, Divaris K, Baker AD, et al. The relationship of oral health literacy and self-efficacy with oral health status and dental neglect. Am J Public Health 2012 May; 102(5):923-29. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by DeWalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004) on literacy and health outcomes.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Appari A, Carian EK, Johnson ME, et al. Medication administration quality and health information technology: a national study of US hospitals. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May; 19(3):360-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, performed by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC; cites AHRQ-authored article by Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Koppel, and Bar-Lev (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (Surgery, 2001) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Lanham HJ, Leykum LK, McDaniel RR Jr. Same organization, same electronic health records (EHRs) system, different use: exploring the linkage between practice member communication patterns and EHR use patterns in an ambulatory care setting. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May; 19(3):382-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, performed by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Linder et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

O'Reilly D, Tarride JE, Goeree R, et al. The economics of health information technology in medication management: a systematic review of economic evaluations. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May; 19(3):423-38. [Part of a larger study funded by contract 290-2007-10060-I "to review and synthesize the evidence" for AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enabling Medication Management Through Health Information Technology (Health IT), 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kennebeck SS, Timm N, Farrell MK, et al. Impact of electronic health record implementation on patient flow metrics in a pediatric emergency department. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May; 19(3):443-7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, performed by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Nakano K, Pinnow E, Flaws JA, et al. Reproductive history and hot flashes in perimenopausal women. J Womens Health 2012 Apr; 21(4):433-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Menopause-Related Symptoms, 2005. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Grossman et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) and Subramanian et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Post and Kurlansik (Am Fam Physician, 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

American Journal of Public Health
Guarnizo-Herreño CC, Wehby GL. Explaining racial/ethnic disparities in children's dental health: a decomposition analysis. Am J Public Health 2012 May; 102(5):859-66. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Shavers VL, Fagan P, Jones D, et al. The state of research on racial/ethnic discrimination in the receipt of health care. Am J Public Health 2012 May; 102(5):953-66. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010 and 2005; acknowledges contributions of Cecilia Casale (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Coffey, Andrews, and Moy (third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and first and second authors are former researchers, respectively) (Med Care, 2005) and Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Pediatrics, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Moskowitz GB, Stone J, Childs A. Implicit stereotyping and medical decisions: unconscious stereotype activation in practitioners' thoughts about African Americans. Am J Public Health 2012 May; 102(5):996-1001. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Modern Healthcare
McKinney M. 'Suboptimal care': Report shows little improvement for minorities. Mod Healthc 2012 Apr 30; 42(18):12-13. [Discusses NHQR/NHDR, 2011; quotes Ernest Moy, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Also refer to AHRQ-authored article by Van Cleave, Dougherty, and Perrin (Pediatrics, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System (Commonw Fund, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Roett MA, Liegl S, Jabbarpour Y. Diabetic nephropathy—the family physician's role. Am Fam Physician 2012 May 1; 85(9):883-9. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) and USPSTF recommendations as data sources.]

Post RE, Kurlansik SL. Diagnosis and management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults. Am Fam Physician 2012 May 1; 85(9):890-6. [Uses AHRQ's NGC and AHRQ evidence reports as data sources.]

American Journal of Nephrology
Sood P, Kumar G, Nanchal R, et al. Chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease predict higher risk of mortality in patients with primary upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Am J Nephrol 2012; 35(3):216-24. [Uses HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Applied Economics Letters
Zhang S, Soukup GJ Sr Analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the impact of family structure on children's well-being in the United States. Appl Econ Lett 2012 Dec; 19(18):1879-83. [Uses 2001-2005 MEPS data as generated on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored working paper by Banthin and Selden (former and current researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), 2006, as published on AHRQ's Project Research Online Database (GOLD) Web site.]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vinski J, Bertin M, Sun Z, et al. Impact of isolation on hospital consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems scores: is isolation isolating? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 May; 33(5):513-516. [Uses HCAHPS survey data, citing HCAHPS Survey, Appendix D, as published on the HCAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Lokhandwala T, Khanna R, West-Strum D. Hospitalization burden among individuals with autism. J Autism Dev Disord 2012 Jan; 42(1):95-104. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Heart Valve Disease
Ehieli EI, Karamlou T, Diggs BS, et al. Regional variations in prosthesis choice for aortic valve replacement in older patients. J heart Valve Dis 2012 Jan; 21(1):12-19. [Uses 1999-2006 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for Florida as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Bagchi AD, Af Ursin R, Leonard A. Assessing cultural perspectives on healthcare quality. J Immigr Minor Health 2012 Feb; 14(1):175-82. [Uses CAHPS survey data, citing CAHPS® Surveys and Tools to Advance Patient-Centered Care, 2009, as published on the AHRQ's CAHPS Web site, and several AHRQ-funded and other articles using CAHPS survey data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Chen K, Cheung K, Sosa JA. Surgeon volume trumps specialty: outcomes from 3596 pediatric cholecystectomies. J Pediatr Surg 2012 Apr; 47(4):673-80. [Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data; cites several articles using various HCUP NIS datasets.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality Management in Health Care
Johnson T, Bardhan J, Odwazny R, et al. Hospital care may not affect the risk of readmission. Qual Manag Health Care 2012 Apr-Jun; 21(2):68-73. [Uses HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Mehta HB, Rajan SS, Aparasu RR, et al. Application of the nonlinear Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition to study racial/ethnic disparities in antiobesity medication use in the United States. Res Social Adm Pharm 2012 May 1 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002-2007 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Kirby, Taliaferro, and Zuvekas (first and third authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and second author is former AHRQ researcher) (Med Care, 2006) and articles by Wang et al. (Res Social Adm Pharm, 2008) and others, all of which use various MEPS datasets. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Wagner et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2012), and Connelly et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: The Role of the Geographic Information Systems Infrastructure in Childhood Obesity Prevention: Perspective from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Articles of Interest, May 4, 2012. May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/050412.html