Public Health Insurance in Oregon: Underenrollment of Eligible Children and Parental Confusion about Children's Enrollment Status

Articles of Interest: May 6, 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

American Journal of Public Health
Devoe JE, Ray M, Graham A. Public health insurance in Oregon: underenrollment of eligible children and parental confusion about children's enrollment status. Am J Public Health 2011 May; 101(5):891-8. [Supported in part by grants K08 HS16181 and R01 HS18569; adapts items from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey instruments, citing MEPS landing page as published on AHRQ Web site and CAHPS® 2.0 Survey and Reporting Kit, 2002; cites AHRQ publication, Changes in Children's Health Insurance Status, 1996-2005: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 18, MEPS Statistical Brief 141, 2006, and several AHRQ-authored articles which use MEPS.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesiology
Glance LG, Dick AW. Simple math or aberrant physiology: the complex question of modified metabolic syndrome. Anesthesiology 2011 May; 114(5):1253. [Supported by grant R01 HS16737; responds to comments on authors' earlier AHRQ-funded article (Anesthesiology, 2010).]

Epidemiology
Stormer T, Jonsson Funk M, Poole C, et al. Nonexperimental comparative effectiveness research using linked healthcare databases. Epidemiology 2011 May; 22(3):298-301. [Supported in part by grant K02 HS17950; contrasts views on the value of nonexperimental research by segments of the Food and Drug Administration with those of AHRQ—as exemplified by the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) network of centers—and other U.S. government agencies, citing About the DEcIDE Network, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; notes that an AHRQ DEcIDE center is housed at the authors' institution, the University of North Carolina.]

JAMA
Epstein AJ, Polsky D, Yang F, et al. Coronary revascularization trends in the United States, 2001-2008. JAMA 2011 May 4; 305(17):1769-76. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS18403; uses 2001-2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Hoeksema LJ, Bazzy-Asaad A, Lomotan EA, et al. Accuracy of a computerized clinical decision-support system for asthma assessment and management. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 May 1; 18(3):243-50. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-2008-10011; third author is researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations.] Select to access the abstract.

Sarkar U, Karter AJ, Liu JY, Adler NE, Nguyen R, Lopez A, Schillinger D. Social disparities in internet patient portal use in diabetes: evidence that the digital divide extends beyond access. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 May 1; 18(3):318-21. [Supported in part by grants K08 HS17594 (to first author) and R18 HS17261-01 (to last author); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Haywood C Jr, Lanzkron S, Hughes MT, Brown R, Massa M, Ratanawongsa N, Beach MC. A video-intervention to improve clinician attitudes toward patients with sickle cell disease: the results of a randomized experiment. J Gen Intern Med 2011 May; 26(5):518-23. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS13903-05 (to last author). Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Tipton et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011), Bennett et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011), and Hartmann et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2011), cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Law and Medicine
Marciarille AM. Healing Medicare hospital recidivism: causes and cures. Am J Law Med 2011; 37(1):41-80. [Notes that AHRQ and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "are developing measures to target avoidable hospitalizations, and not just avoidable readmissions," citing Mathematica Policy Research publication, Quality's New Frontier: Reducing Hospitalizations and Improving Transitions in Long-Term Care, 2010, which discusses AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators; reviews outcomes from the AHRQ-funded Reengineered Hospital Discharge program (Project RED) implemented at Boston Medical Center Hospital, citing AHRQ-funded article by Jack BW et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009); discusses the correlation of patient satisfaction/dissatisfaction in Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS) survey data, noting that "the expense and effort of engaging systematically with post-discharge transitions can only be justified as an investment in improved HCAHPS patient survey data"; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wilson, Woloshin, and Schwartz (Arch Surg, 2007) and Schwartz, Woloshin, and Birkmeyer (BMJ, 2005).]

American Journal of Nursing
Stevens JD, Bader MK, Luna MA, et al. Implementing standardized reporting and safety checklists: developing processes to create a culture of safety. Am J Nurs 2011 May; 111(5):48-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Li Y, Glance LG, Yin J, et al. Racial disparities in rehospitalization among Medicare patients in skilled nursing facilities. Am J Public Health 2011 May; 101(5):875-82. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Mukamel, Glance, Li, Weimer, Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Med Care, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mor, Papandonatos, and Miller (J Palliat Med, 2005), Mor et al. (Milbank Q, 2004), and Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Gershon A, Croxford R, To T, et al. Comparison of inhaled long-acting -agonist and anticholinergic effectiveness in older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med 2011 May 3; 154(9):583-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneeweiss (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Levas MN, Cowden JD, Dowd MD. Effects of the limited English proficiency of parents on hospital length of stay and home health care referral for their home health care-eligible children with infections. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 May 2. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ruebner et al. (Pediatrics, 2006) and Flores et al. (Pediatr Emerg Care, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

IIE Transactions
Adida E, DeLaurentis PC, Lawley MA. Hospital stockpiling for disaster planning. IIE Transactions 2011 May; 43(5):348-62. [Notes that second author "is an Indiana University Health Services Research Fellow at the Regenstrief Institute, supported by an AHRQ Health Services Research Fellowship."]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Naun CA, Olsen CS, Dean JM, et al. Can poison control data be used for pharmaceutical poisoning surveillance? J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 May 1; 18(3):225-31. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Coben, Steiner (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Barrett, et al. (Inj Prev, 2006), which uses various Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data sets, and Overview of the State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Munasinghe RL, Arsene C, Abraham TK, et al. Improving the utilization of admission order sets in a computerized physician order entry system by integrating modular disease specific order subsets into a general medicine admission order set. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 May 1; 18(3):322-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Tierney et al. (JAMA, 1993) and Iezzoni et al. (JAMA, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Richesson RL, Nadkarni P. Data standards for clinical research data collection forms: current status and challenges. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 May 1; 18(3):341-6. [Describes the AHRQ-hosted United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) metadata registry, citing United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) Index page, 2010, on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Katz JN, Wright EA, Baron JA, et al. Predictive value of Medicare claims data for identifying revision of index hip replacement was modest. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 May; 64(5):543-6. [Mentions data on knee replacements performed in the United States, citing HCUPNet, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Sudore RL, Covinsky KE. Respecting elders by respecting their paid caregivers. J Gen Intern Med 2011 May; 26(5):464-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Seligman et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005) and Covinsky et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003).]

Duru OK, Bilik D, McEwen LN, et al. Primary language, income and the intensification of anti-glycemic medications in managed care: the (TRIAD) study. J Gen Intern Med 2011 May; 26(5):505-11. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Bierman, Lawrence, Haffer, and Clancy (first author is former AHRQ research, second author is current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, and last author is AHRQ director); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Parchman et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007), Briesacher, Gurwitz, and Soumerai (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), Derose and Baker (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Moreno G, Walker KO, Morales LS, et al. Do physicians with self-reported non-English fluency practice in linguistically disadvantaged communities? J Gen Intern Med 2011 May; 26(5):512-17. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Moy and Bartman (current Senior Research Scientist in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 1995); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ngo-Metzger et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007) and Komaromy et al. (N Engl J Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Kapur NA, Windish DM. Health care utilization and unhealthy behaviors among victims of sexual assault in Connecticut: results from a population-based sample. J Gen Intern Med 2011 May; 26(5):524-30. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by McCloskey et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Shrank WH, Patrick AR, Alan Brookhart M. Healthy user and related biases in observational studies of preventive interventions: a primer for physicians. J Gen Intern Med 2011 May; 26(5):546-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ray (Am J Epidemiol, 2003), Schneeweiss et al. (Am J Epidemiol, 2001), and Chan et al. (Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Abrado-Lanza AF, Cspedes A, Daya S, et al. Satisfaction with health care among Latinas. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 May; 22(2):491-505. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Napoles et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), Napoles-Springer (Health Expect, 2005), and Murray-Garcia et al. (Med Care, 2000.]

McHugh M, Martin TC, Orwat J, et al. Medicare's policy to limit payment for hospital-acquired conditions: the impact on safety net providers. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 May; 22(2):638-47. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Houchens, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Romano (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008); cites AHRQ publication, Serving the Uninsured: Safety Net Hospitals, 2003, HCUP Fact Book 8, 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Werner, Goldman, and Dudley (JAMA, 2008) and Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).]

Journal of Women's Health
Marcus EN, Sanders LM, Pereyra M, et al. Mammography result notification letters: are they easy to read and understand? J Womens Health 2011 Apr; 20(4):545-51. [Cites AHRQ press release, Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net: Web Conference, September 23-25, 2003, as published on AHRQ's Web archives pages; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Jones et al. (Am J Public Health, 2007), Kerner et al. (Prev Med, 2003), and McCarthy et al. (Am J Prev Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Kerfeld CI, Hoffman JM, Ciol MA, et al. Delayed or forgone care and dissatisfaction with care for children with special health care needs: the role of perceived cultural competency of health care providers. Matern Child Health J 2011 May; 15(4):487-96. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Taliaferro (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (Health Aff, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
von Gruenigen VE, Deveny TC. Health care reform: will quality remodeling affect obstetrician-gynecologists in addition to patients? Obstet Gynecol 2011 May; 117(5):1167-9. [Briefly notes the mission of AHRQ, citing AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Squiers LB, Holden DJ, Dolina SE, et al. The public's response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's 2009 recommendations on mammography screening. Am J Prev Med 2011 May; 40(5):497-504. [Investigates and assesses "the volume and framing of the public discourse around the [USPSTF] mammography recommendations" and women's level of knowledge about the new recommendations; briefly discusses the controversy over release of updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations, citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site, and associated evidence update by Nelson et al. and related AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites several newspaper articles, journal articles, professional journals' editorials, and position statements by the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology, all pertaining to the release of updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations; see commentary by Petitti and Calonge (Am J Prev Med, 2011), cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Petitti DB, Calonge N. Media coverage of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations: a commentary. Am J Prev Med 2011 May; 40(5):579-80. [Comments on above article by Squiers et al.; cites AHRQ-authored/USPSTF-sponsored articles by Leipzig, Whitlock, Wolff, Barton (researcher in Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010), Petitti, Teutsch, Barton, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), and Barton, Miller (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), Wolff, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007), all on USPSTF methodologies; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on USPSTF methodologies.]

AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Lee CI, Forman HP. Radiology health services research: from imperative to legislative mandate. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2011 May; 196(5):1111-14. [Cites article by Kopans (Radiology, 2010), which discusses the controversy over release of updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Experimental and Clinical Cardiology
Aggarwal S, Qamar A, Sharma V, et al. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: a comprehensive review. Exp Clin Cardiol 2011 Spring; 16(1):11-15. [Cites UPSTF recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and related best-evidence systematic review by Fleming et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Braithwaite RS. Could media reports include a standardized scale for quality of evidence? J Gen Intern Med 2011 May; 26(5):543-5. [Discusses adaptation of the USPSTF evidence rating scale for "communicating strength of evidence to a lay audience" as presented in "Table 1, Potential Adaptation for USPSTF Evidence Scale Along with Equivalent Lay Explanations"; cites USPSTF methods article by Barton, Miller (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships and Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, respectively), Wolff, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and article by Braithwaite, Roberts, and Justice (Ann Intern Med, 2007), which uses/discusses USPSTF methods.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Hawkins NA, Cooper CP, Saraiya M, et al. Why the Pap test? Awareness and use of the Pap test among women in the United States. J Womens Health 2011 Apr; 20(4):511-15. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Statistics in Medicine
Gail MH. Personalized estimates of breast cancer risk in clinical practice and public health. Stat Med 2011 May 10; 30(10):1090-104. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and cites comments on the recommendations in article by Gail and Schairer (Ann Intern Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Law and Medicine
Avraham R. Clinical practice guidelines: the warped incentives in the U.S. healthcare system. Am J Public Health 2011; 37(1):7-40. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: An Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 1—Series Overview and Methodology, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site; discusses guideline development by AHRQ's predecessor AHCPR, citing AHRQ-authored article by Perfetto and Morris (Ann Pharmacother, 1996); discusses development of the National Guideline Clearinghouse™ and AHRQ's current role in collecting and promoting use of guidelines, citing the National Guideline Clearinghouse™ landing page on the AHRQ Web site; discusses findings from AHRQ-funded article by Shekelle et al. (JAMA, 2001) concerning the validity and currency of guidelines developed under AHCPR and the estimated costs to update them using AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) program; cites the Clinical Practice Guidelines Archive and Web Site Disclaimers pages on the AHRQ Web site; cites article by Lohr, Eleazer, and Mauskopf (Health Policy, 1998), which discusses AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers and USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Tipton K, Launders JH, Inamdar R, et al. Stereotactic body radiation therapy: scope of the literature. Ann Intern Med 2011 May 2. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract 290-02-0019 to the ECRI Institute EPC; cites AHRQ technical brief Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, 2011, prepared by ECRI Institute EPC under same contract).] Select to access the abstract.

Bennett WL, Maruthur NM, Singh S, et al. Comparative effectiveness and safety of medications for type 2 diabetes: an update including new drugs and 2-drug combinations. Ann Intern Med 2011 May 3; 154(9):602-13. [Supported by contract 290-02-0018 to John Hopkins University EPC; based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: An Update, 2011, which updates earlier AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, 2007, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Genetic Testing in Adults with a History of Venous Thromboembolism, 2009, AHRQ-funded systematic review by Bolen et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on comparative effectiveness and safety of oral medications for type 2 diabetes mellitus, and AHRQ publication, Methods Reference Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, version 1.0, 2007; acknowledges support from Steven Fox (task order officer in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence).] Select to access the abstract.

Crowe SE. In the Clinic: Celiac disease. Ann Intern Med 2011 May 3; 154(9):ITC5-1-ITC5-16. [Lists AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Celiac Disease, 2004, as a resource under "In the Clinic Toolkit: Celiac Disease".] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Informatics Association
Wright A, Sittig DF, Ash JS, et al. Development and evaluation of a comprehensive clinical decision support taxonomy: comparison of front-end tools in commercial and internally developed electronic health record systems. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 May 1; 18(3):232-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California EPC; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wright et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2009), Kawamoto et al. (BMJ, 2005), Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Chan J, Shojania KG, Easty AC, et al. Does user-centred design affect the efficiency, usability and safety of CPOE order sets? J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 May 1; 18(3):276-81. [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 under contract 290-97-0013; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Teich et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005) and Zhang et al. (J Biomed Inform, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Jaspers MW, Smeulers M, Vermeulen H, et al. Effects of clinical decision-support systems on practitioner performance and patient outcomes: a synthesis of high-quality systematic review findings. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 May 1; 18(3):327-34. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic reviews by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California EPC, and 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 under contract 290-97-0013; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wolfstadt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008) and Kawamoto et al. (BMJ, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Georgiou A, Prgomet M, Markewycz A, et al. The impact of computerized provider order entry systems on medical-imaging services: a systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 May 1; 18(3):335-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care prepared by the Southern California EPC; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wolfstadt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008) and Harpole et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Friedberg MW, Steelfisher GK, Karp M, et al. Physician groups' use of data from patient experience surveys. J Gen Intern Med 2011 May; 26(5):498-504. [Cites systematic review by Fung et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the evidence that publishing patient performance data improves quality of care, which reviews articles and studies on the use and impact of CAHPS® data, and for which the Southern California EPC assisted with retrieving articles and preparing the manuscript; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Werner and Asch (JAMA, 2005), Landon et al. (JAMA, 2004), Safran et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2003), and Hays et al. (Med Care, 1999), which use/discuss CAHPS® survey measures and data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Robbins JM, Thomas D, Torcato BR, et al. Breastfeeding in an inner-city patient population. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 May; 22(2):473-81. [Cites AHRQ evidence report, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, prepared by the Tufts-New England Medical Center EPC under contract 290-02-0022).]

Journal of Women's Health
Stout NK, Nekhlyudov L. Early uptake of breast magnetic resonance imaging in a community-based medical practice, 2000-2004. J Womens Health 2011 Apr; 20(4):631-4. [Cites comparative effectiveness review, Effectiveness of Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Breast Abnormalities (prepared by the ECRI EPC under contract 290-02-0019.] Select to access the abstract.

The Leadership Quarterly
Hunter ST, Tate BW, Dzieweczynski JL, et al. Leaders make mistakes: a multilevel consideration of why. The Leadership Quarterly 2011 Apr; 22(2):239-58. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hartmann KE, McPheeters ML, Chescheir NC, et al. Evidence to inform decisions about maternal-fetal surgery: technical brief. Obstet Gynecol 2011 May; 117(5):1191-204. [Based on material from AHRQ technical brief Maternal-Fetal Surgical Procedures, 2011, prepared by Vanderbilt EPC under contract 290-2007-10065), as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Public Health
Wallerstein NB, Yen IH, Syme SL. Integration of social epidemiology and community-engaged interventions to improve health equity. Am J Public Health 2011 May; 101(5):822-30. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Sequist TD, Cullen T, Bernard K, et al. Trends in quality of care and barriers to improvement in the Indian health service. J Gen Intern Med 2011 May; 26(5):480-6. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR/NHDR, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sequist et al. (J Am Med Inform Soc, 2007), Moore et al. (Ethn Dis, 2006), and Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Dehlendorf C, Weitz T. Access to abortion services: a neglected health disparity. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 May; 22(2):415-21. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007.]

Johnston V, Bao Y. Race/ethnicity-related and payer-related disparities in the timeliness of emergency care in U.S. Emergency departments. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 May; 22(2):606-20. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2006.]

Lo CC, Cheng TC. Racial/ethnic differences in access to substance abuse treatment. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 May; 22(2):621-37. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR/NHDR, 2008. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Sarkar et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Amaral et al. (Ann Plast Surg, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Annals of Plastic Surgery
Amaral MH, Dao H, Shin JH. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in reduction mammoplasty: an analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Ann Plast Surg 2011 May; 66(5):476-8. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007, 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), which uses various HCUP data sets, and article by Shi, Lebrun, and Tsai (South Med J, 2010), which uses 2004 MEPS data; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Holena DN, Hadler R, Wirtalla C, et al. Teaching status: the impact on emergency and elective surgical care in the US study description. Retrospective cohort study. Ann Surg 2011 May; 253(5):1017-23. [Uses 2000-2006 HCUP NIS data, Clinical Classification Software (CCS), and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al, Med Care, 1998); cites Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2000-2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002), Allison et al. (JAMA, 2000), Silber et al. (JAMA, 1995), and others; cites articles by Juillard et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2009), VanBibber, Zuckerman, and Finlayson (J Am Coll Surg, 2006), Kelz et al. (Cancer, 2004), and others, all of which use various HCUP NIS data sets, and article by Csikesz et al. (J Gastrointest Surg, 2009), which uses HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Raphael JL, Mei M, Brousseau DC, et al. Associations between quality of primary care and health care use among children with special health care needs. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 May; 165(5):399-404. [Uses 2004-2006 MEPS data and CAHPS survey questions included in the MEPS survey instrument to measure quality of care received by children; cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (researcher, director, and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2009), which uses MEPS data, and AHRQ-funded article by Homer et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 1999), which uses/discusses the CAHPS survey.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Batty GD, Shipley MJ, Gunnell D, et al. Height loss and future coronary heart disease in London: the Whitehall II study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2011 May; 65(5):461-4. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

International Clinic Psychopharmacology
Wilkins TL, Sambamoorthi U. Antidepressant use, depression, lifestyle factors, and new-onset diabetes. Int Clin Psychopharmacol 2011 May; 26(3):159-68. [Uses 2004-2007 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Choi M, Sommers BD, McWilliams JM. Children's health insurance and access to care during and after the CHIP expansion period. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011; 22(2):576-89. [Uses 1998-2006 MEPS data, citing Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS Methodology Report 22, 2008, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Journal of Urology
Aaronson DS, Wu AK, Blaschko SD, et al. National incidence and impact of noninfectious urethral catheter related complications on the surgical care improvement project. J Urol 2011 May; 185(5):1756-60. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006-2007; cites AHRQ-funded article by Saint and Chenoweth (Infect Dis Clin North Am, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Laryngoscope
Higgins TS, Gupta R, Ketcham AS, et al. Recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring versus identification alone on post-thyroidectomy true vocal fold palsy: a meta-analysis. Laryngoscope 2011 May; 121(5):1009-17. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant studies evaluating recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring in thyroid surgery.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Pyles LA, Scheid M, McBrady MP, et al. Parent and emergency physician comfort with a system of on-line emergency-focused medical summaries for infants with significant cardiac disease. Matern Child Health J 2011 May; 15(4):534-41. [Uses AHRQ's CAHPS® survey to evaluate the construct validity of the study's survey instrument, citing CAHPS® Item Set for Children with Chronic Conditions, as cited on AHRQ's CAHPS® Survey Products Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Women's Health Issues
Basu R, Krueger PM, Lairson DR, et al. Lifetime medical expenditures among hypertensive men and women in the United States. Womens Health Issues 2011 May-Jun; 21(3):246-53. [Uses 2001-2004 MEPS Household Component (HC) data, citing MEPS HC-036: 1996-2004 Pooled Estimation Files, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Public Health Insurance in Oregon: Underenrollment of Eligible Children and Parental Confusion about Children's Enrollment Status: Articles of Interest: May 6, 2011. May 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/050611.html