Patient-focused Intervention To Improve Long-term Adherence to Evidence-based Medications: a Randomized Trial

Articles of Interest, June 8, 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 Heart Journal
Calvert SB, Kramer JM, Anstrom KJ, et al. Patient-focused intervention to improve long-term adherence to evidence-based medications: a randomized trial. Am Heart J 2012 Apr; 163(4):657-65.e1. [Supported by grant U18 HS10548.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Romaire MA, Bell JF, Grossman DC. Medical home access and health care use and expenditures among children with special health care needs. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Apr; 166(4):323-30. [Supported by grant 2 T32 HS13853-06.]�Select to access the abstract.

Cancer Investigation
Wheeler SB, Wu Y, Meyer AM, et al. Use and timeliness of radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery in low-income women with early-stage breast cancer. Cancer Invest 2012 May; 30(4):258-67. [Supported in part by Mentored Clinical Scientists Comparative Effectiveness Development award grant K12 HS19468-01 (to first author; principal investigator is Weinberger).]�Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Gawron AJ, Rothe J, Fought AJ, et al. Many patients continue using proton pump inhibitors after negative results from tests for reflux disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2012 Jun; 10(6):620-5. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00078 (principal investigator is Holl).] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Educator
Hernandez-Tejada MA, Lynch CP, Strom JL, Egede LE. Effect of perceived control on quality of life in indigent adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educ 2012 Mar-Apr; 38(2):256-62. [Supported by grant 5 K08 HS11418 (last author is principal investigator).]�Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Konetzka RT, Karon SL, Potter DE. Users of Medicaid home and community-based services are especially vulnerable to costly avoidable hospital admissions. Health Aff 2012 Jun; 31(6):1167-75. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; supported in part by contracts 290-04-0020 and 290-2009-00010C; discusses development of �AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators under provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, citing Prevention Quality Indicators Overview as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, and AHRQ-sponsored publication, Development of Quality Indicators for the Home and Community-based Services Population, forthcoming; summarizes third author's research focus and academic achievements.] Select to access the abstract.

Hill SC. Individual insurance benefits to be available under health reform would have cut out-of-pocket spending in 2001-08. Health Aff 2012 Jun; 31(6):1349-56. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2001-2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (researcher in, director of, and former researcher, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2009), and Technical Appendix (linked from article online); acknowledges presentation of preliminary results at the AHRQ 2011 Annual Conference.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Emerson CB, Eyzaguirre LM, Albrecht JS, et al. Healthcare-associated infection and hospital readmission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Jun; 33(6):539-44. [Supported in part by grant R36 HS21068-01 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Informatics for Health and Social Care
Whipple EC, Dixon BE, McGowan JL. Linking health information technology to patient safety and quality outcomes: a bibliometric analysis and review. Inform Health Soc Care 2012 Jun 1 [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 290-04-0016; assesses the "scholarly output" of AHRQ-funded grants on "the impact of health information technologies on patient safety and quality of care outcomes," and uses published articles by AHRQ-funded investigators as retrieved via MEDLINE; concludes that these research projects demonstrated "notable contributions to the scientific knowledge base on the impact of information system use in healthcare."]�Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Weiner JP, Fowles JB, Chan KS. New paradigms for measuring clinical performance using electronic health records. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Jun; 24(3):200-5. [Supported in part by seed grant 275-JHU-01; cites AHRQ-sponsored final narrative report, Electronic Health Record-based Quality Indicators for Ambulatory Care: Findings from a Review of the Literature, 2006, as published on AHRQ's National Resource Center for Health Information Technology Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
West A, Cox M, Zimmer LO, et al. An evaluation of stroke education in AVAIL registry hospitals. J Neurosci Nurs 2012 Jun; 44(3):115-23. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16964 (for the Adherence eValuation After Acute Ischemic Stroke—Longitudinal (AVAIL) analyses).]�Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Dusetzina SB, Higashi AS, Dorsey ER, et al. Impact of FDA drug risk communications on health care utilization and health behaviors: a systematic review. Med Care 2012 Jun; 50(6):466-78. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS189960.] Select to access the abstract.

Zaloshnja E, Miller TR, Coben J, Steiner C. How often do catastrophic injury victims become Medicaid recipients? Med Care 2012 Jun; 50(6):513-19. [Last author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2003 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for 14 states, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Wilkins TL, Rust GS, Sambamoorthi U. Changing BMI categories and healthcare expenditures among elderly Medicare beneficiaries. Obesity 2012 Jun; 20(6):1240-8. [Supported in part by Collaborative Health Outcomes Research of Therapies and Services (CoHORTS) grant 1 P20 HS15390-02 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Crandall WV, Margolis PA, Kappelman MD, et al. Improved outcomes in a quality improvement collaborative for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Pediatrics 2012 Apr; 129(4):e1030-e1041. [Supported by grant U18 HS16957.]�Select to access the abstract.

Knapp P, Chait A, Pappadopulos E, Crystal S, et al. Treatment of maladaptive aggression in youth: CERT guidelines I. Engagement, assessment, and management. Pediatrics 2012 Jun; 129(6):e1562-e1576. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16097 (to fourth author, for the Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics).] Select to access the abstract.

Scotto Rosato N, Correll CU, Pappadopulos E, Chait A, Crystal S, et al. Treatment of maladaptive aggression in youth: CERT guidelines II. Treatments and ongoing management. Pediatrics 2012 Jun; 129(6):e1577-e1586. [Supported in part by CERTs cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16097 (to fifth author, for the Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics). Cites AHRQ-funded article by Nelson, Bougatsos, and Blazina (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]�Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Law and Medicine
Teitelbaum J, Cartwright-Smith L, Rosenbaum S. Translating rights into access: language access and the Affordable Care Act. Am J Law Med 2012; 38(2-3):348-73. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick and Krauss (former AHRQ researchers) (Am J Public Health, 2000); describes AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) and its influence on hospital and health system performance improvement programs, citing article by Browne et al. (Health Aff, 2010) and AHRQ publication, CAHPS®: Assessing Health Care Quality From the Patient's Perspective, 2007, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS® Web site; describes the AHRQ-sponsored National Quality Strategy, citing Principles for the National Quality Strategy, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Tovino SA. A proposal for comprehensive and specific essential mental health and substance use disorder benefits. Am J Law Med 2012; 38(2-3):472-515. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Meyerhoefer and Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Econ, 2010).]

American Journal of Nursing
Contratti F, Ng G, Deeb J. Interdisciplinary team training: five lessons learned. Am J Nurs 2012 Jun; 112(6):47-52. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored publication, Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety: The Evidence-based Relation. Literature Review, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Jinnett K, Parry T. Valuing lost work time: connecting medication adherence and short-term disability. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 May-Jun; 4(3):e56-e64. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hierarchical Modeling using HCUP Data, HCUP Method Series Report 2007-01, 2007.]

Pimentel M, Schoenfeld P, Purdy CH, et al. Cost savings associated with rifaximin for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 May-Jun; 4(3):e65-e72. [Cites U.S. Valuation of the EuroQol EQ-5D™ Health States, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Public Health
Marcus SC, Bridge JA, Olfson M. Payment source and emergency management of deliberate self-harm. Am J Public Health 2012 Jun; 102(6):1145-53. [Cites AHRQ publication, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) E Code Evaluation Report, HCUP Methods Series 2004-06, 2004, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Hsia, MacIsaac, and Baker (Ann Emerg Med, 2008).]�Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Jones DJ, Barkun AN, Lu Y, et al. Conflicts of interest ethics: silencing expertise in the development of international clinical practice guidelines. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jun 5; 156(11):809-16. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (BMJ, 2004) and AHRQ-funded article by Norris et al. (PLoS One, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical and Translational Science
Segal JB, Kapoor W, Carey T, et al. Preliminary competencies for comparative effectiveness research. Clin Trans Sci 2012 Jun 1 [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Clancy and Slutsky (JAMA, 2005), Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003), and Clancy (Health Aff, 2006).]

Evaluation and the Health Professions
Joly BM, Booth M, Mittal P, et al. Measuring quality improvement in public health: the development and psychometric testing of a QI maturity tool. Eval Health Prof 2012 Jun; 35(2):119-47. [Discusses the development and use of AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, noting its use by "hundreds of United States and international hospitals... to guide policy and programmatic decisions" and recommends its use as a model for quality improvement in public health, citing Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and article by Sorra and Dyer (BMC Health Serv Res, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Future of Children
Halfon N, Houtrow A, Larson K, et al. The changing landscape of disability in childhood. Future Child 2012 Spring; 22(1):13-42. [Includes in Table 1, "Disability Prevalence Estimates in Childhood," prevalence estimates from 1999-2000 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Szilagyi PG. Health insurance and children with disabilities. Future Child 2012 Spring; 22(1):123-48. [Uses 2000-2008 MEPS data, summarized in Figure 2, "Trends in Health Insurance Coverage among Children with Special Health Care Needs", citing several articles which use various MEPS datasets; mentions the use of CAHPS satisfaction measures in several studies; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Dougherty and Clancy (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations and AHRQ director, respectively) (Acad Pediatr, 2011), Dougherty, Schiff, and Mangione-Smith (Acad Pediatr, 2011), Mangione-Smith, Schiff, and Dougherty (Acad Pediatr, 2011), Fairbrother and Simpson (former AHRQ researcher) (Acad Pediatr, 2011), Simpson, Schuster, and Rosenbaum (Acad Pediatr, 2010), and Simpson et al. (J Dev Behav Pediatr, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Perrin JM. How can quality improvement enhance the lives of children with disabilities? Future Child 2012 Spring; 22(1):149-68. [Notes AHRQ's support for development of a core set of child health measures, a subset from which is given in� Table 2, "Priorities for the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) Developed from CHIPRA (from AHRQ-sponsored publication �Crosswalk of the First Set of Priorities for the Pediatric Healthcare Quality Measures Program Centers of Excellence with the CHIPRA Initial Core Measure Set, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site); mentions the AHRQ-funded Pediatric Quality Measures Program Centers of Excellence, citing AHRQ publication, Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) Centers of Excellence Grant Awards, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Kenney, Ruhter, and Selden (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2009) and Simpson, Dougherty, Krause, et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Brown RS, Peikes D, Peterson G, et al. Six features of Medicare coordinated care demonstration programs that cut hospital admissions of high-risk patients. Health Aff 2012 Jun; 31(6):1156-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Boult et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2011) and Lorig et al. (Med Care, 1999); comments on article by Peikes et al. cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Peikes D, Peterson G, Brown RS, et al. How changes In Washington University's Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration pilot ultimately achieved savings. Health Aff 2012 Jun; 31(6):1216-26. [Cites AHRQ publication, The Roles of Patient-Centered Medical Homes And Accountable Care Organizations in Coordinating Patient Care, 2010; cites AHRQ-funded article by Peikes et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2012); comments on article by Brown et al. cited above in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Gabel JR, Lore R, McDevitt RD, et al. More than half of individual health plans offer coverage that falls short of what can be sold through exchanges as of 2014. Health Aff 2012 Jun; 31(6):1339-48. [Compares the MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data file to the Thomson Reuters MarketScan 2008 medical claims database (noting that MEPS "appears to understate charges and utilization by approximately 10 percent), citing AHRQ's MEPS Web site and AHRQ-authored article by Banthin, Cunningham, and Bernard (first and last authors are, respectively, former and current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Stevens V, Lodise TP, Tsuji B, et al. The utility of acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II scores for prediction of mortality among intensive care unit (ICU) and non-ICU patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Jun; 33(6):558-64. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Brookhart, Rassen, and Schneeweiss (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2010); cites article by Schneeweiss and Maclure (Int J Epidemiol, 2000), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Rosen LM, Liu T, Merchant RC. Efficiency of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, billing code searches to identify emergency department visits for blood or body fluid exposures through a statewide multicenter database. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Jun; 33(6):581-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Patkar et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Braithwaite J, Clay-Williams R. Mandating health care by creeps and jerks. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Jun; 24(3):197-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and article by Classen et al. (Health Aff, 2011), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Compton J, Copeland K, Flanders S, et al. Implementing SBAR across a large multihospital health system. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Jun; 38(6):261-8. [Mentions initiation of a three-year project, “Improving Physician and Nurse Communication with Serious Gaming,” supported by grant HS20416, citing AHRQ publication, Improving Patient Safety Through Simulation Research: Funded Projects, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Medical Care
Shrank WH, Choudhry NK, Tong A, et al. Warnings without guidance: patient responses to an FDA warning about ezetimibe. Med Care 2012 Jun; 50(6):479-84. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Olfson, Marcus, and Druss (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2008) and Schneeweiss et al. (Am J Epidemiol, 2001).]�Select to access the abstract.

Render ML, Almenoff PL, Christianson A, et al. A hybrid center for Medicaid and Medicare Service mortality model in 3 diagnoses. Med Care 2012 Jun; 50(6):520-6. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (JAMA, 2007), Iezzoni et al. (Med Care, 1996), Fine et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 1995), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Clark DO, Stump TE, Tu W, et al. A comparison and cross-validation of models to predict basic activity of daily living dependency in older adults. Med Care 2012 Jun; 50(6):534-9. [Discusses the need to identify individuals in the older adult population at increased risk for dependency in order to meeting the goals of reducing Medicare expenditures and maintaining independence at home that developed from AHRQ-sponsored 2007 meetings to set research priorities for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, citing AHRQ-funded article by Norris et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2008) and AHRQ publication, Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations for Acute and Chronic Conditions, 2008, HCUP Statistical Brief 99, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

McClellan SR, Wu FM, Snowden LR. The impact of threshold language assistance programming on the accessibility of mental health services for persons with limited English proficiency in the Medi-Cal setting. Med Care 2012 Jun; 50(6):554-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach, Fraser (researcher in and director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Paez (Health Aff, 2005).]�Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Eijkenaar F. Pay for performance in health care: an international overview of initiatives. Med Care Res Rev 2012 Jun; 69(3):251-76. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal and Dudley (JAMA, 2007), Rosenthal and Frank (Med Care Res Rev, 2006), Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), and others.]�Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Economic$
McHugh ME, Joan A, Buschman PR. Nurses leading the response to the crisis of palliative care for vulnerable populations. Nurs Econ 2012 May/Jun; 30(3):140-7. [Lists 2006 MEPS data in Figure 2, "Older Adults Are More Likely to Have Multiple Chronic Conditions," citing data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Pediatrics
Kempe A, Barrow J, Stokley S, et al. Effectiveness and cost of immunization recall at school-based health centers. Pediatrics 2012 Jun; 129(6):e1446-e1452. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Berdahl, Owens, Dougherty, McCormick, Pylypchuk, and Simpson (Acad Pediatr, 2010), Simpson, Owens, Zodet, Chevarley, Dougherty, Elixhauser, et al. (Ambul Pediatr, 2005), and Elixhauser, Machlin, Zodet, Chevarley, Patel, McCormick, Simpson (Ambul Pediatr, 2002), which use various AHRQ datasets.] Select to access the abstract.

Smith PB, Ambalavanan N, Li L, et al. Approach to infants born at 22 to 24 weeks' gestation: relationship to outcomes of more-mature infants. Pediatrics 2012 Jun; 129(6):e1508-e1516. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

McQuilten ZK, Barnes C, Zatta A, et al. Off-label use of recombinant factor VIIa in pediatric patients. Pediatrics 2012 Jun; 129(6):e1533-e1540. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Alexander et al. (Pediatrics, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Phillips SC, Saysana M, Worley S, et al. Reduction in pediatric identification band errors: a quality collaborative. Pediatrics 2012 Jun; 129(6):e1587-e1593. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gray et al. (Pediatrics, 2006) and Young et al. (Pediatrics, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Medicine
Mills EJ, Wu P, Alberton M, et al. Low-dose aspirin and cancer mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. Am J Med 2012 Jun; 125(6):560-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Nelson HD, Bougatsos C, Blazina I. Screening women for intimate partner violence: a systematic review to update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jun 5; 156(11):796-808. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2007-10057-IEPC3, task order 3; based on USPSTF-sponsored evidence syntheses, Screening Women for Intimate Partner Violence and Elderly and Vulnerable Adults for Abuse: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2012, and updates 2004 USPSTF recommendations on screening women for intimate partner violence (citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Family and Intimate Partner Violence, 2004, as published on the USPSTF Web site, associated systematic evidence review, Screening for Family and Intimate Partner Violence, 2004 (as published on the AHRQ Web site), and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening women and elderly adults for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004); uses methodological framework from AHRQ prepublication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and USPSTF criteria to assess study quality, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Harvard Women's Health Watch
Do you need mammograms? Before you get your next mammogram, learn the pros and cons of the controversial screening test. Harv Womens Health Watch 2012 Jun; 19(10):1, 7. [Mentions updated 2009 USPTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer.]

Goodbye to yearly pap smears for some women over 65. Harv Womens Health Watch 2012 Jun; 19(10):8. [Mentions updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening.]

JAMA
De Berardis G, Lucisano G, D'Ettorre A, et al. Association of aspirin use with major bleeding in patients with and without diabetes. JAMA 2012 Jun 6; 307(21):2286-94. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded article by Ho et al. (JAMA, 2009).]

Siller-Matula JM. Hemorrhagic complications associated with aspirin: an underestimated hazard in clinical practice? JAMA 2012 Jun 6; 307(21):2318-20. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and article by Pignone et al. (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2010) using these recommendations.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Thorp ML, Smith DH, Johnson ES, et al. Proteinuria among patients with chronic kidney disease: a performance measure for improving patient outcomes. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Jun; 38(6):277-82, AP1-AP4. [Uses AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site as a data source for the literature review and also uses USPSTF "chain of evidence" framework, citing Methods and Processes, as published on the USPSTF Web site, USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews on screening adults for type 2 diabetes (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and screening for high blood pressure (Am J Prev Med, 2003), and article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.]

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Khan BA, Zawahiri M, Campbell NL, et al. Delirium in hospitalized patients: implications of current evidence on clinical practice and future avenues for research—a systematic evidence review. J Hosp Med 2012 Jun 8 [Epub ahead of print. Uses USPSTF evidence-rating criteria described in article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.]�Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Djulbegovic M, Neuberger MM, Dahm P. Prostate-cancer mortality after PSA screening. N Engl J Med 2012 Jun 7; 366(23):2228-9. [Mentions updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing USPSTF draft recommendation statement Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Wolf AM. Prostate-cancer mortality after PSA screening. N Engl J Med 2012 Jun 7; 366(23):2230. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Obesity
Kumanyika SK, Fassbender JE, Sarwer DB, et al. One-year results of the Think Health! study of weight management in primary care practices. Obesity 2012 Jun; 20(6):1249-57. [Uses definition of moderate/low intensity contact given in USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003); cites USPSTF recommendations on counseling and interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-caused disease in adults and pregnant women (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summaries on counseling to promote a healthy diet in adults (Am J Prev Med, 2003) and on counseling by clinicians improve physical activity (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites article by Felix, West, and Bursac (Prev Med, 2008), which uses USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Obesity in Adults, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Coker AL, Garcia LS, Williams CM, et al. Universal psychosocial screening and adverse pregnancy outcomes in an academic obstetric clinic. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Jun; 119(6):1180-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening women and elderly adults for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Suh CA, Saville A, Daley MF, et al. Effectiveness and net cost of reminder/recall for adolescent immunizations. Pediatrics 2012 Jun; 129(6):e1437-e1445. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

May AL, Kuklina EV, Yoon PW. Prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors among US adolescents, 1999-2008. [Comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2010); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis, Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2007, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Journal of Law and Medicine
Kapp MB. If we can force people to purchase health insurance, then let's force them to be treated too. Am J Law Med 2012; 38(2-3):397-409. [Cites AHRQ publication, Choosing Antidepressants for Adults: Clinician's Guide, 2007, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC and published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Gierisch et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2011), which uses methodologies in AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2009.]

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Farina K. Applying public comparative effectiveness research: how states are facing the challenges.� Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 May-Jun; 4(3):125-8. [Describes the AHRQ-funded initiative by which AHRQ-funded evidence reviews are synthesized and supplemented by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review for use by the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council in developing recommendations for medical coverage decisions.

Farina K. Revisiting hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 May-Jun; 4(3):129-32. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: a Update, 2011, prepared by the Johns Hopkins EPC under contract 290-02-0018.]

American Journal of Public Health
Braun KL, Nguyen TT, Tanjasiri SP, et al. Operationalization of community-based participatory research principles: assessment of the National Cancer Institute's Community Network Programs. Am J Public Health 2012 Jun; 102(6):1195-203. [Mentions findings from and measures used in AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Community-based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-02-0016.] Select to access the abstract.

Future of Children
Wise PH. Emerging technologies and their impact on disability. Future Child 2012 Spring; 22(1):169-91. [Cites AHRQ technical review, A Critical Analysis of Care Coordination Strategies for Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Flotta D, Rizza P, Bianco A, et al. Patient safety and medical errors: knowledge, attitudes and behavior among Italian hospital physicians. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Jun; 24(3):258-65. [Assesses physician knowledge of interventions described in AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, and in AHRQ-funded article by Rosen et al. (Acad Med, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded article by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2002) based on work performed by the University of California, San Francisco-Stanford University EPC under contract 290-970013.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Gonzalez CJ, Rivera CA, Martin RJ, et al. Using computer-based monitoring and intervention to prevent harmful combinations of antiretroviral drugs in the New York State AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Jun; 38(6):269-76. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety, based on work performed by the authors in collaboration with the UCSF-Stanford EPC under contract 290-97-0013; cites guideline synthesis "New Antiretroviral Drugs: Maraviroc, Raltegravir, Etravirine, and Rilpivirine," New York State Department of Health, 2011, as published on AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003).]

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Singh JA, Cameron DR. Summary of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness review of drug therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults—an update. J Manag Care Pharm 2012 May; 18(4c Suppl):S3-S18. [Supported in part by contract HHSA290-2010-0000-6G; summarizes key methods and findings of AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness Review of Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults—Update, 2012, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC; uses evidence-rating criteria in AHRQ publication, Methods Reference Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Medical Care Research and Review
McAlearney AS, Robbins J, Kowalczyk N, et al. The role of cognitive and learning theories in supporting successful EHR system implementation training: a qualitative study. Med Care Res Rev 2012 Jun; 69(3):294-315. [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, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
McDonald SD, Pullenayegum E, Chapman B, et al. Prevalence and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Jun; 119(6):1171-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Colombo J, Carlson SE. Is the measure the message: the BSID and nutritional interventions. Pediatrics 2012 Jun; 129(6):1166-7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Mental Health, 2005. Also refer to article by Grant and Greene (Am J Public Health, 2012) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.]

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

American Journal of Public Health
Grant R, Greene D. The health care home model: primary health care meeting public health goals. Am J Public Health 2012 Jun; 102(6):1096-103. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009; 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, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC; cites AHRQ publication, The Roles of Patient-Centered Medical Homes And Accountable Care Organizations in Coordinating Patient Care, 2010, prepared by� Mathematica Policy Research under contract HHSA290-2009-00191, task order 2, and published on AHRQ's Patient Centered Medical Home Resource Center Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Okunseri C, Okunseri E, Thorpe JM, et al. Medications prescribed in emergency departments for nontraumatic dental condition visits in the United States. Med Care 2012 Jun; 50(6):508-12. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Advances in Urology
Yu HY, Hevelone ND, Patel S, et al. Hospital surgical volume, utilization, costs and outcomes of retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testis cancer. Adv Urol 2012; 2012:189823. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Cost-To-Charge Ratio Files, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medicine
Southern WN, Nahvi S, Arnsten JH. Increased risk of mortality and readmission among patients discharged against medical advice. Am J Med 2012 Jun; 125(6):594-602. [Uses HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and HCUP data as generated on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Visaria J, Frazee SG, Devine ST. Asthma controller adherence in mail order pharmacy compared to retail pharmacy. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 May-Jun; 4(3):e73-e80. [Uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).]

Arthritis Care & Research
Kawatkar AA, Jacobsen SJ, Levy GD, et al. Direct medical expenditure with rheumatoid arthritis in a nationally representative sample from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Jun 5 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-121: 2008 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2010, as published on MEPS Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

European Urology
Yu HY, Hevelone ND, Lipsitz SR, et al. Comparative analysis of outcomes and costs following open radical cystectomy versus robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy: results from the US Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Eur Urol 2012 Jun; 61(6):1239-44. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data, HCUP Comorbidity Measures, Version 3.7, HCUP Cost-to-Charge Files, and Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), Comorbidity Software, Version 3.7, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Stephens CE, Newcomer R, Blegen M, et al. Emergency department use by nursing home residents: effect of severity of cognitive impairment. Gerontologist 2012 Jun; 52(3):383-93. [Uses diagnosis codes for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, citing AHRQ Quality Indicators—Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, 2001, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Konetzka, Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Limcangco (Med Care Res Rev, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Tomek IM, Sabel AL, Froimson MI, et al. A collaborative of leading health systems finds wide variations in total knee replacement delivery and takes steps to improve value. Health Aff 2012 Jun; 31(6):1329-38. [Uses AHRQ's definition of osteoarthritis, as defined using the HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ publication, Procedures with the Most Rapidly Increasing Hospital Costs, 2004-2007, HCUP Statistical Brief 82, 2009; cites AHRQ News and Numbers: Knee Replacements Up Dramatically Among Adults 45 to 64 Years Old, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Sequist TD, Von Glahn T, Li A, et al. Measuring chronic care delivery: patient experiences and clinical performance. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Jun; 24(3):206-13. [Measures patient experiences of care using the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) Clinician and Group Survey; cites AHRQ-funded article by Solomon et al. (Med Care, 2005), which uses CAHPS survey data, and several other AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Zhu J, Li L, Li Y, et al. What constitutes patient safety culture in Chinese hospitals? Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Jun; 24(3):250-7. [Uses 39 items from AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture and International Use of the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, both published on the AHRQ Web site, AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded article by Sorra and Dyer (BMC Health Serv Res, 2010) and articles by Ito et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2011), Waterson et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010), Smits et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2008), and others; cites AHRQ-funded technical report, The Safety Climate Survey: Psychometric and Benchmarking Properties, 2003 (prepared by the University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice under AHRQ grants 1 P01 HS11544-01 and U18 HS11164-01).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Wells KB, Tang L, Carlson GA, et al. Treatment of youth depression in primary care under usual practice conditions: observational findings from Youth Partners in Care. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2012 Feb; 22(1):80-90. [Uses study data from the Youth Partners in Care study, previously funded by AHRQ under grant HS09908; cites AHRQ-funded article by Asarnow et al. (JAMA, 2005).]�Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Zillich AJ, Jaynes HA, Snyder ME, et al. Evaluation of specialized medication packaging combined with medication therapy management: adherence, outcomes, and costs among Medicaid patients. Med Care 2012 Jun; 50(6):485-93. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators, citing Prevention Quality Indicators Overview, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Garrido MM, Allison KC, Bergeron MJ, et al. Hospital religious affiliation and outcomes for high-risk infants. Med Care Res Rev 2012 Jun; 69(3):316-38. [Uses 2004 HCUP SID data, citing Introduction to the HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2012, and Data Use Agreement for the State Inpatient Databases from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2004, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and article by Steiner, Elixhauser, Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which uses various HCUP data sets; acknowledges support by Herbert Wong, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgery
Dasenbrock HH, Clarke MJ, Witham TF, et al. The impact of provider volume on the outcomes after surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. Neurosurgery 2012 Jun; 70(6):1346-1354. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites several articles using various HCUP NIS datasets.] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke Research and Treatment
Choi JH, Pile-Spellman J, Brisman J. Trends in the management of intracranial vascular malformations in the USA from 2000 to 2007. Stroke Res Treat 2012; 2012:734871. [Uses 2000-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2000-2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site. Also refer to articles by Hill (Health Aff, 2012) and Zaloshnja, Miller, Coben, and Steiner (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Patient-focused Intervention To Improve Long-term Adherence to Evidence-based Medications: a Randomized Trial: Articles of Interest, June 8, 2012. June 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/060812.html