Preventability of Adverse Drug Events Involving Multiple Drugs Using Publicly Available Clinical Decision Support Tools

Articles of Interest, May 11, 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 Health-System Pharmacy
Wright A, Feblowitz J, Phansalkar S, et al. Preventability of adverse drug events involving multiple drugs using publicly available clinical decision support tools. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2012 Feb 1; 69(3):221-7. [Supported by Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS16970; 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 Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Wakefield DS, Kruse RL, Wakefield BJ, et al. Consistency of patient preferences about a secure Internet-based patient communications portal: contemplating, enrolling, and using. Am J Med Qual 2012 Apr 18 [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R18 HS17035.] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia
Boulet JR, Murray D. Review article: assessment in anesthesiology education. Can J Anaesth 2012 Feb; 59(2):182-92. [Supported by grant R01 HS18734-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Morgan DJ, Rogawski E, Thom KA, et al. Transfer of multidrug-resistant bacteria to healthcare workers' gloves and gowns after patient contact increases with environmental contamination. Crit Care Med 2012 Apr; 40(4):1045-51. [Supported in part by grant 1 K08 HS18111-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Sommers BD, Tomasi MR, Swartz K, et al. Reasons for the wide variation in Medicaid participation rates among States hold lessons for coverage expansion in 2014. Health Aff 2012 May; 31(5):909-19. [Supported by grant R03 HS19754-01 (first author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Du DT, Goldsmith J, Aikin KJ, Encinosa WE, et al. Despite 2007 law requiring FDA hotline to be included in print drug ads, reporting of adverse events by consumers still low. Health Aff May; 31(5):1022-9. [Fourth author is a senior economist in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Toledo P. What's new in obstetric anesthesia: the 2011 Gerard W. Ostheimer lecture. Int J Obstet Anesth 2012 Jan; 21(1):68-74. [Supported by grant F32 HS20122.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Castle NG, Wagner LM, Ferguson JC, et al. Alcohol misuse and abuse in assisted living. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2012 Jan; 13(1):e7. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS165347-01A1.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Kepka DL, Ulrich AK, Coronado GD. Low knowledge of the three-dose HPV vaccine series among mothers of rural Hispanic adolescents. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 May; 23(2):626-35. [Supported by grant T32 HS13853 (to first author).]

Medical Care
Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Moore RD, et al. Disparities in receipt of antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected adults (2002-2008). Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):419-27. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and acknowledged as a sponsoring-agency representative along with Fred Hellinger, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organizations, and Markets; supported in part by grant AHRQ-06-0025; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Lyles CR, Harris LT, Jordan L, et al. Patient race/ethnicity and shared medical record use among diabetes patients. Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):434-40. [Supported by National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant HS13853 and grant R01 HS16759; uses "similar wording, time frame, and response categories of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems [CAHPS®] provider communication composite," citing AHRQ publication, 2006 CAHPS® Health Plan Survey Chartbook: What Consumers Say About Their Experiences with Their Health Plans and Medical Care, 2006; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Patient Education and Counseling
Thornton RL, Powe NR, Roter D, et al. Patient-physician social concordance, medical visit communication and patients' perceptions of health care quality. Patient Educ Couns 2011 Dec; 85(3):e201-e208. [Supported in part by NRSA grant 1 F31 HS13265 (to first author during the years 2002-2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Lyles CR, Karter AJ, Young BA, et al. Provider factors and patient-reported healthcare discrimination in the Diabetes Study of California (DISTANCE). Patient Educ Couns 2011 Dec; 85(3):e216-e224. [Supported in part by NRSA grant HS13853; uses patient reports of provider communication developed for AHRQ's CAHPS, citing several AHRQ-funded and other CAHPS analysis articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Saha S, Sanders DS, Korthuis PT, et al. The role of cultural distance between patient and provider in explaining racial/ethnic disparities in HIV care. Patient Educ Couns 2011 Dec; 85(3):e278-e284. [Supported in part by contract 290-01-0012 and grant K08 HS13903-05.] Select to access the abstract.

Naik AD, Teal CR, Rodriguez E, et al. Knowing the ABCs: a comparative effectiveness study of two methods of diabetes education. Patient Educ Couns 2011 Dec; 85(3):383-9. [Supported in part by CERTs grant U18 HS16093 (to the Houston CERT, with principal investigator Suarez-Almazor).] Select to access the abstract.

Linder SK, Swank PR, Vernon SW, et al. Validity of a low literacy version of the Decisional Conflict Scale. Patient Educ Couns 2011 Dec; 85(3):521-4. [Supported in part by grant 5 R01 HS10612; cites "Quality-of-Life Issues Complicate Decisions About Prostate Cancer Screening," in AHRQ publication, Research Activities, 1995, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Nishisaki A, Nguyen J, Colborn S, et al. Evaluation of multidisciplinary simulation training on clinical performance and team behavior during tracheal intubation procedures in a pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011 Jul; 12(4):406-14. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16678-02; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Nishisaki A, Ferry S, Colborn S, et al. Characterization of tracheal intubation process of care and safety outcomes in a tertiary pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012 Jan; 13(1):e5-e10. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16678-01 (Improving Patient Safety through Simulation Research).] Select to access the abstract.

Valentine SL, Bateman ST. Identifying factors to minimize phlebotomy-induced blood loss in the pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012 Jan; 13(1):22-7. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Shih YC, Ward JF, Pettaway CA, et al. Comparative effectiveness, cost, and utilization of radical prostatectomy among young men within managed care insurance plans. Value Health 2012 Mar-Apr; 15(2):367-75. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18535 (to first author); uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Hajizadeh N, Crothers K, Braithwaite RS. Informing shared decisions about advance directives for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a modeling approach. Value Health 2012 Mar-Apr; 15(2):357-66. [Supported in part by grant K12 HS19473-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Women and Health
Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Associations between health-related quality of life and financial barriers to care among women veterans and women non-veterans. Women Health 2012 Feb 9; 52(1):1-17. [Supported in part by Collaborative Health Outcomes Research of Therapies and Services (CoHORTS) grant 1 P20 HS15390-02 (to second author). Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Hempel et al. (JAMA, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annual Review of Public Health
Ruger JP, Lazar CM. Economic evaluation of pharmaco- and behavioral therapies for smoking cessation: a critical and systematic review of empirical research. Annu Rev Public Health 2012 Apr; 33:279-305. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Pierce JP, Cummins SE, White MM, et al. Quitlines and nicotine replacement for smoking cessation: do we need to change policy? Annu Rev Public Health 2012 Apr; 33:341-56. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Luft HS. From small area variations to accountable care organizations: how health services research can inform policy. Annu Rev Public Health 2012 Apr; 33:377-92. [Discusses AHRQ's Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) program and its political ramifications, citing articles by Gaus (Health Aff, 2003) and Stephenson (JAMA, 1997), both discussing the threatened defunding of AHRQ's predecessor agency; cites What Is AHRQ?, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Miller M, Azrael D, Barber C. Suicide mortality in the United States: the importance of attending to method in understanding population-level disparities in the burden of suicide. Annu Rev Public Health 2012 Apr; 33:393-408. [Cites State Statistics on All ED Visits Database on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site in relation to the "incidence of hospital discharges for deliberate self-harm".] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Penumetsa SC, Mallidi J, Friderici JL, et al. Outcomes of patients admitted for observation of chest pain. Arch Intern Med 2012 May 7 [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ publication, Statistics on Chest Pain for U.S. Community Hospital Stays, Most Common Diagnoses for the Top 100 DRGs, 2008, on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Katz et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2005) and Pope et al. (N Engl J Med, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Clemans-Cope L, Kenney GM, Buettgens M, et al. The Affordable Care Act's coverage expansions will reduce differences in uninsurance rates by race and ethnicity. Health Aff 2012 May;31(5):920-30. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Blumberg, Nichols, and Banthin (former AHRQ researcher) (Int J Health Care Finance Econ, 2001) and AHRQ-authored American Economic Association paper by Nichols, Blumberg, Cooper, and Vistnes (third and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), 2001, both of which use Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) insurance component (MEPS IC) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Kronick R, Gilmer TP. Medicare and Medicaid spending variations are strongly linked within hospital regions but not at overall state level. Health Aff 2012 May; 31(5):948-55. [Notes that first author won the John M. Eisenberg Article of the Year Award (named for former AHRQ director) from Health Services Research in 2010.]

Reschovsky JD, Ghosh A, Stewart KA, et al. Durable medical equipment and home health among the largest contributors to area variations in use of Medicare services. Health Aff 2012 May; 31(5):956-64. [Notes that first author was previously an AHRQ research fellow.] Select to access the abstract.

Sentell T. Implications for reform: survey of California adults suggests low health literacy predicts likelihood of being uninsured. Health Aff 2012 May; 31(5):1039-48. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Koh, Berwick, Clancy, Baur, Brach et al. (third author is AHRQ director and fifth author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Aff, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Selker HP, Beshansky JR, Sheehan PR, et al. Out-of-hospital administration of intravenous glucose-insulin-potassium in patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes: the IMMEDIATE randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2012 May 9; 307(18):1925-33. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Selker et al. (Am J Cardiol, 2003, and Ann Intern Med, 2002 and 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Avgil Tsadok M, Jackevicius CA, Rahme E, et al. Sex differences in stroke risk among older patients with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation. JAMA 2012 May 9; 307(18):1952-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Gage et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Hayes MJ, Brown MS. Epidemic of prescription opiate abuse and neonatal abstinence. JAMA 2012 May 9; 307(18):1974-5. [Comments on article by Patrick et al. (JAMA, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Freedland SJ, Walter LC. 80 is the new 60: implications of irrational exuberance regarding longevity on prostate cancer treatment decisions. J Gen Intern Med 2012 May; 27(5):485-6. [Cites AUA National Meeting presentation, The VA/NCI/AHRQ Cooperative Studies Program #407: Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial (PIVOT): Main Results From a Randomized Trial Comparing Radical Prostatectomy to Watchful Waiting in Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, 2011, by Wilt TJ.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Rust G, Levine RS, Fry-Johnson Y, et al. Paths to success: optimal and equitable health outcomes for all. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 May; 23(2 Supp):7-19. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman et al. (N Engl J Med, 1999).]

Journal of the Medical Library Association
Wickline MA. Encyclopedia of Family Health (book review). J Med Lib Assoc 2012 Apr; 100(2):147. [Names AHRQ as one of the reviewed book authors' institutional affiliations.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Richmond NE, Tran T, Berry S. Can the medical home eliminate racial and ethnic disparities for transition services among youth with special health care needs? Matern Child Health J 2012 May; 16(4):824-33. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Pediatrics, 2003) and Shone, Dick, Brach, et al. (Pediatrics, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Miller JE, Macon T, Gaboda D, et al. Unmet need, cost burden, and communication problems in SCHIP by special health care needs status. Matern Child Health J 2012 May; 16(4):850-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Pediatrics, 2003) and AHRQ-funded articles by Szilagyi et al. (Pediatrics, 2003 and 2004) and Newacheck and Kim (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005); cites AHRQ publications CHIPRA Children's Health Care Quality Measurement and Improvement Activities, 2011, and SCHIP Enrollees with Special Health Care Needs and Access to Care, CHIRI™ Issue Brief, 2006, both published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Colby MS, Lipson DJ, Turchin SR. Value for the money spent? Exploring the relationship between expenditures, insurance adequacy, and access to care for publicly insured children. Matern Child Health J 2012 Apr; 16 Suppl 1:S51-S60. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick and Krauss (former AHRQ researchers) (Am J Public Health, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Crocetti M, Ghazarian SR, Myles D, et al. Characteristics of children eligible for public health insurance but uninsured: data from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health. Matern Child Health J 2012 Apr; 16 Suppl 1:S61-S69. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by DeVoe, Ray, and Graham (Am J Public Health, 2011) and Szilagyi et al. (Pediatrics, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Kuo Y, Montie JE, Shahinian VB. Reducing bias in the assessment of treatment effectiveness: androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):374-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lohr (Med Care, 2010), Shahinian et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2007, J Natl Cancer Inst, 2006, and N Engl J Med, 2005).]

Steinman MA, Lee SJ, Peterson CA, et al. A clinically guided approach for improving performance measurement for hypertension. Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):399-405. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hong et al. (JAMA, 2010), Persell et al. (Med Care, 2009, and Arch Intern Med, 2006), Baker et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007), and others.]

Kulkarni VT, Shah SJ, Bernheim SM, et al. Regional associations between Medicare Advantage penetration and administrative claims-based measures of hospital outcomes. Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):406-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Medicare Hospital Stays: Comparisons between the Fee-for-Service Plan and Alternative Plans, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief 66, 2009; cites AHRQ-funded article by Nallamothu et al. (JAMA, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Ara R, Brazier J. Comparing EQ-5D scores for comorbid health conditions estimated using 5 different methods. Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):452-9. [Cites use of MEPS data in article by Janssen and Bonsel (Proc EuroQol Group, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Sugerman HJ, Blackstone RP, Dixon JB, et al. Impact of bariatric surgery on health care utilization and costs among patients with diabetes. Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):460-1. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Bleich et al. (Med Care, 2012).]

Bleich SN, Lau B, Weiner JP, et al. Impact of bariatric surgery on health care utilization and costs among patients with diabetes. Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):460-1. [Replies to comments by Sugerman cited above in this section.]

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Rassen JA, Schneeweiss S. Using high-dimensional propensity scores to automate confounding control in a distributed medical product safety surveillance system. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:41-9. [Notes that first author is a recipient of Career Development Award grant K01 HS18088 and that second author is principal investigator of the AHRQ-sponsored Brigham and Women's Hospital Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Center on Comparative Effectiveness Research and DEcIDE Methods Center; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss et al. (Clin Pharmacol Ther, 2011, and Am J Epidemiol, 2001), Rassen et al. (both Circulation, 2009), and Ray (Am J Epidemiol, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Berger ML, Dreyer N, Anderson F, et al. Prospective observational studies to assess comparative effectiveness: the ISPOR Good Research Practices Task Force report. Value Health 2012 Mar-Apr; 15(2):217-30. [Mentions AHRQ's receipt of comparative effectiveness research funding under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA); notes recommendations from an AHRQ-sponsored project to develop a registry of patient registries in the United States are under development; cites AHRQ publication, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2007 (prepared by Outcome DEcIDE Center under contract HHSA290-2005-0035-I-TO1); cites AHRQ-authored article by Sedrakyan (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (BMJ, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Samore et al. (Med Care, 2007), Schneeweiss et al. (Med Care, 2007), and Ray (Am J Epidemiol, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

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

Annual Review of Public Health
Sox HC, Goodman SN. The methods of comparative effectiveness research. Annu Rev Public Health 2012 Apr; 33:425-45. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and systematic review on the cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites articles by Fielding and Teutsch (JAMA, 2009), Anderson et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2005), and Briss et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2000), all using various USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services and/or as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (second and third authors are former AHRQ center director and current AHRQ director, respectively) (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Marinkovic SP, Rovner ES, Moldwin RM, et al. The management of overactive bladder syndrome. BMJ Apr 17;344:e2365. [Uses USPSTF levels of evidence criteria to select applicable studies.]

Clinical Therapeutics
Shiffman D, Slawsky K, Fusfeld L, et al. Cost-effectiveness model of use of genetic testing as an aid in assessing the likely benefit of aspirin therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Clin Ther 2012 May 4 [Epub ahead of print. Applies USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009) to a hypothetical patient population; cites related USPSTF-sponsored article by Pignone et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Ahalt C, Walter LC, Yourman L, et al. "Knowing is better": preferences of diverse older adults for discussing prognosis. J Gen Intern Med 2012 May; 27(5):568-75. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Martin N, Wingfield J. USPSTF screening recommendations for breast cancer: the potential impact on the African American community. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 May; 23 (2 Suppl):91-97. [Discusses and comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, citing USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and comments by Ward (American Cancer Society, 2011) on these recommendations.]

Teal R, Moore AA, Long DG, et al. A community-academic partnership to plan and implement an evidence-based lay health advisor program for promoting breast cancer screening. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 May; 23 (2 Suppl):109-20. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), which supports USPSTF 2009 USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer.]

Medical Care
Armstrong K, Putt M, Halbert CH, et al. The influence of health care policies and health care system distrust on willingness to undergo genetic testing. Med Care 2012 Apr 11 [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
Holmqvist G, Lundqvist Persson C. Is there evidence for the use of art therapy in treatment of psychosomatic disorders, eating disorders and crisis? A comparative study of two different systems for evaluation. Scand J Psychol 2012 Feb; 53(1):47-53. [Uses USPSTF grading evidence criteria, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001). Also refer to article by Boustani et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles and article by Starfield, Gérvas, and Mangin (Annu Rev Public Health, 2012) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

JAMA
Hempel S, Newberry SJ, Maher AR, et al. Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA 2012 May 9; 307(18):1959-69. [Based on literature database established for contract HHSA290-2007-10062-I and used for AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Safety of Priobiotics to Reduce Risk and Prevent or Treat Disease, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Barnett ML, Keating NL, Christakis NA, et al. Reasons for choice of referral physician among primary care and specialist physicians. J Gen Intern Med 2012 May; 27(5):506-12. [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.

Boustani MA, Campbell NL, Khan BA, et al. Enhancing care for hospitalized older adults with cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med 2012 May; 27(5):561-7. [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 USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for dementia in primary care (Ann Intern Med, 2003); notes that first author receives support from AHRQ for other research; cites AHRQ-authored article by Tierney, Miller (former AHRQ researcher), Overhage et al. (JAMA, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Ridpath JR, Larson EB, Greene SM. Can integrating health literacy into the patient-centered medical home help us weather the perfect storm? J Gen Intern Med 2012 May; 27(5):588-94. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review, 2011 (prepared by RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-2007-10056-I) and related earlier AHRQ-funded systematic review by Pignone et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005) on interventions to improve health outcomes for patients with low literacy; cites AHRQ publication, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit (prepared by the North Carolina Network Consortium, the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, under contract HHSA290-2007-100140); cites AHRQ-sponsored report, Cell Phones and Reducing Health Disparities, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the Medical Library Association
Tannery NH, Maggio LA. The role of medical librarians in medical education review articles. J Med Lib Assoc 2012 Apr; 100(2):142-4. [Cites AHRQ draft publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research, 2012.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Gress-Smith JL, Luecken LJ, Lemery-Chalfant K, et al. Postpartum depression prevalence and impact on infant health, weight, and sleep in low-income and ethnic minority women and infants. Matern Child Health J 2012 May; 16(4):887-93. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Gavin et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2005) of prevalence and incidence on perinatal depression, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-02-0016.] Select to access the abstract.

Kim HG, Geppert J, Quan T, et al. Screening for postpartum depression among low-income mothers using an interactive voice response system. Matern Child Health J 2012 May; 16(4):921-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Barriers and Drivers of Health Information Technology Use for the Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Underserved, 2008, prepared by the Oregon EPC under contract 290-02-0024.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Keating NL, Landrum MB, Lamont EB, et al. Area-level variations in cancer care and outcomes. Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):366-73. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Wilt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the comparative effectiveness and harms of treatments for clinical localized prostate cancer, prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009.] Select to access the abstract.

Thariani R, Wong W, Carlson JJ, et al. Prioritization in comparative effectiveness research: the CANCERGEN experience. Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):388-93. [Cites AHRQ research report, Evaluating the Potential Use of Modeling and Value-of-Information Analysis for Future Research Prioritization Within the Evidence-based Practice Center Program, 2011, prepared by the Duke EPC under contract 290-2007-10066-I as part of AHRQ's Future Research Needs—Methods Research Series.] Select to access the abstract.

Druss BG, Zhao L, Cummings JR, et al. Mental comorbidity and quality of diabetes care under Medicaid: a 50-state analysis. Med Care 2012 May; 50(5):428-33. [Uses quality indicators for ambulatory care sensitive conditions developed by the UCSF-Stanford EPC, citing Appendix B, "Detailed Methods: Prevention Quality Indicator Definitions," in AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Care Conditions, Version 3.1, 2007, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Howell EA, Balbierz A, Wang J, et al. Reducing postpartum depressive symptoms among black and Latina mothers: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2012 May; 119(5):942-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005. Also cites AHRQ-funded article by Wright et al. (Am J Health Syst Pharm, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Chien et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Annual Review of Public Health
Kumanyika S. Health disparities research in global perspective: new insights and new directions. Annu Rev Public Health 2012 Apr; 33:1-5. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Bleich SN, Jarlenski MP, Bell CN, et al. Health inequalities: trends, progress, and policy. Annu Rev Public Health 2012 Apr; 33:7-40. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009; cites AHRQ publication, The Uninsured in America, First Half of 2009: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65, MEPS Statistical Brief 291, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Starfield B, Gérvas J, Mangin D. Clinical care and health disparities. Annu Rev Public Health 2012 Apr; 33:89-106. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010, 2009, 2007and 2004; cites article by Maciosek et al. (Health Aff, 2010), which uses clinical preventive services recommended by the USPSTF as the basis of cost estimates for adopting these proven preventive services; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Basu and Clancy (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships and AHRQ directors, respectively) (Health Serv Res, 2001), and Fiscella, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (JAMA, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Chien AT, Wroblewski K, Damberg C, et al. Do physician organizations located in lower socioeconomic status areas score lower on pay-for-performance measures? J Gen Intern Med 2012 May; 27(5):548-54. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010 and 2003; cites AHRQ technical review, Strategies to Support Quality-based Purchasing: A Review of the Evidence, 2004 (prepared by the Stanford-University of California San Francisco EPC under contract 290-02-0017).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Cooper Z, Rivara FP, Wang J, et al. Racial disparities in intensity of care at the end-of-life: are trauma patients the same as the rest? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 May; 23(2):857-74. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, citing AHRQ-authored article by Kelley, Moy, Stryer, Burstin, and Clancy (second author is a senior research scientist in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, last author is AHRQ director, and remaining authors are former AHRQ researchers) (Med Care, 2005) on AHRQ's NHQR/NHDR, 2003; cites AHRQ publication, Research in Action: The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures, 2006, as published on the AHRQ Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Fleishman et al. (Med Care, 2012) and Lyles et al. (Med Care, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

JAMA
Patrick SW, Schumacher RE, Benneyworth BD, et al. Neonatal abstinence syndrome and associated health care expenditures: United States, 2000-2009. JAMA 2012 May 9; 307(18):1934-40. [Uses 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) and HCUP data, citing "KID Related Reports" in Introduction to the HCUP KIDS' Inpatient Database (KID) 2009, 2011, and "NIS Related Reports" in Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) 2009, 2011, Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009, and Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, all as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; see also editorial by Hayes and Brown (JAMA, 2012), cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Chang GM, Tung YC. Factors associated with pneumonia outcomes: a nationwide population-based study over the 1997-2008 period. J Gen Intern Med 2012 May; 27(5):527-33. [Uses AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators, citing Inpatient Quality Indicators Technical Specifications, Version 4.4, 2012, and AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals—Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, Version 3.1, 2007, both published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity Surgery
Pickett-Blakely OE, Huizinga MM, Clark JM. Sociodemographic trends in bariatric surgery utilization in the USA. Obes Surg 2012 May; 22(5):838-42. [Uses 2007, 2004, 2001, and 1998 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Creanga AA, Sabel JC, Ko JY, et al. Maternal drug use and its effect on neonates: a population-based study in Washington state. Obstet Gynecol 2012 May; 119(5):924-33. [Uses 2000-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Services
Nath SB, Marcus SC. Impact of psychotic disorders on discharge dispositions of adults 65 or older after a general medical inpatient stay. Psychiatr Serv 2012 Apr; 63(4):333-7. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data, AHRQ Comorbidity Software, Version 3.7, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Comorbidity Software, Version 3.7, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and 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.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Boakye M, Arrigo RT, Kalanithi PS, et al. Impact of age, injury severity score, and medical comorbidities on early complications after fusion and halo-vest immobilization for c2 fractures in older adults: a propensity score matched retrospective cohort study. Spine 2012 May 1; 37(10):854-9. [Uses 2002-2008 HCUP NIS data, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidities measurement (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Finkelstein EA, Allaire BT, Dibonaventura MD, et al. Incorporating indirect costs into a cost-benefit analysis of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Value Health 2012 Mar-Apr; 15(2):299-304. [Uses MEPS data "to estimate the time to break even and 5-year net costs of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)." Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Lyles et al. (Med Care, 2010) and Shih et al. (Value Health, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Druss et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of May 2012
Internet Citation: Preventability of Adverse Drug Events Involving Multiple Drugs Using Publicly Available Clinical Decision Support Tools: Articles of Interest, May 11, 2012. May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/051112.html