Emergency Department Case Volume and Patient Outcomes in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Articles of Interest: July 6, 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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Tsai CL, Delclos GL, Camargo CA Jr. Emergency department case volume and patient outcomes in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Acad Emerg Med 2012 Jun; 19(6):656-63. [Supported by grant R03 HS20722; uses 2007 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), and HCUP Comorbidity Software Version 3.7, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), Comorbidity Software, Version 3.7, 2012, and AHRQ publication, Hierarchical Modeling using HCUP Data, HCUP Method Series Report 2007-01, 2007, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; mentions HCUP State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) and State Inpatient Databases (SID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Hu CY, Chan W, Delclos GP, et al. Adjuvant chemotherapy and risk of gastrointestinal, hematologic, and cardiac toxicities in elderly patients with stage III colon cancer. Am J Clin Oncol 2012 Jun; 35(3):228-36. [Supported by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Martinez EA, Thompson DA, Errett NA, Kim GR, Bauer L, Lubomski LH, Gurses AP, et al. High stakes and high risk: a focused qualitative review of hazards during cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg 2011 May; 112(5):1061-74. [Supported by grants K08 HS13904-02 (to first author) and K01 HS18762 (to seventh author).] Select to access the abstract.

Emerging Infectious Diseases
M'ikanatha NM, Dettinger LA, Perry A, et al. Culturing stool specimens for Campylobacter spp., Pennsylvania, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2012 Mar; 18(3):484-7. [Supported by CERTs grant U18 HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
Hsu JY, Lorch SA, Small DS. Perils and prospects of using aggregate area level socioeconomic information as a proxy for individual level socioeconomic confounders in instrumental variables regression. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2012 Jun; 12(2-3):119-40. [Supported by grant R01 HS01569.]

Baiocchi M, Small DS, yang L, et al. Near/far matching: a study design approach to instrumental variables. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2012 Jun 9 [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R01 HS18403.]

General Hospital Psychiatry
Hansen RA, Dusetzina SB, Ellis AR, Sturmer T, Farley JF, Gaynes BN. Risk of adverse events in treatment-resistant depression: propensity-score-matched comparison of antidepressant augment and switch strategies. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2012 Mar-Apr; 34(2):192-200. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2005-0040 as part of the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program and grant 5 T32 HS00032-20 (to second author); notes receipt of other AHRQ research support by first, fourth, and last authors.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospitals and Health Networks Daily
Garfinkel S, and contributing authors Blough C, Carman K, Paez K, Smeeding L, Stephens J, Devers K, Harrison MI. Making health care lean. Hosp Health Netw Daily 2012 Jul 5; Online. [Last author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; summarizes research conducted by the American Institutes for Research under contract HHSA290-2006-00019-I, task order 5.]

JAMA
Zhang J, Xie F, Delzell E, et al. Association between vaccination for herpes zoster and risk of herpes zoster infection among older patients with selected immune-mediated diseases. JAMA 2012 Jul 4; 308(1):43-9. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS18517 and T32 HS13852 (to first author).]�Select to access the abstract.

Nocon RS, Sharma R, Birnberg JM, et al. Association between patient-centered medical home rating and operating cost at federally funded health centers. JAMA 2012 Jul 4; 308(1):60-6. [Supported in part by grant 5 T32 HS00084.] Select to access the abstract.

Reid RJ, Larson EB. Financial implications of the patient-centered medical home. JAMA 2012 Jul 4; 308(1):83-4. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS19129; cites AHRQ-authored article by Peikes, Zutshi, Genevro, Parchman, and Meyers (third and fourth authors are researchers and last author is director in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) (Am J Manag Care, 2012) as an example of a recent study of patient-centered medical homes yielding "promising results."]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Basu J, Thumula V, Mobley LR. Changes in preventable hospitalization patterns among the adults: a small area analysis of US states. J Ambul Care Manage 2012 Jul; 35(3):226-37. [First and second authors are a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships and AHRQ intern; uses 1995 and 2005 HCUP SID data for Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, citing SID Database Documentation, 2004,as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Dalal AK, Schnipper JL, Poon EG, et al. Design and implementation of an automated email notification system for results of tests pending at discharge. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):523-8. [Supported in part by grant R21 HS18229.] Select to access the abstract.

Fleurant M, Kell R, Jenter C, et al. Factors associated with difficult electronic health record implementation in office practice. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):541-4. Select to access the abstract.

Rosenbloom ST, Daniels TL, Talbot TR, et al. Triaging patients at risk of influenza using a patient portal. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):549-54. [Supported by grant R18 HS19276 (to first author); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Weingart et al. (Int J Med Inform, 2008) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Parsons A, McCullough C, Wang J, et al. Validity of electronic health record-derived quality measurement for performance monitoring. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):604-9. [Supported in part by grants R18 HS17059 and HS17294; previously included in the Articles of Interest, 1/16/12-1/20/12.] Select to access the abstract.

Love JS, Wright A, Simon SR, et al. Are physicians' perceptions of healthcare quality and practice satisfaction affected by errors associated with electronic health record use? J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):610-14. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant 1 UC1 HS15397-01.]�Select to access the abstract.

Wagner PJ, Dias J, Howard S, et al. Personal health records and hypertension control: a randomized trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):626-34. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS17234 (original principal investigator Pat Sodomka was succeeded by first author; uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Clinician and Group Survey data, citing CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey, 2010, and Development of the CAHPS Health Information Technology Item Set, both published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Managing Personal Health Information: An Action Agenda, 2010, prepared by Insight Policy Research under contract HHSA290-2007-10072T.] Select to access the abstract.

Abramson EL, Bates DW, Jenter C, et al. Ambulatory prescribing errors among community-based providers in two states. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):644-8. [Supported in part by grant 1 UC1 HS15397.] Select to access the abstract.

Shank N. Behavioral health providers' beliefs about health information exchange: a statewide survey. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):562-9. [Supported by grant R18 HS17838; mentions author's invitation to serve as researcher for the Electronic Behavioral Health Information Network's AHRQ grant.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Zhang J, Delzell E, Zhao H, Laster AJ, Saag KG, Kilgore ML, Morrisey MA, Wright NC, Yun H, Curtis JR. Central DXA utilization shifts from office-based to hospital-based settings among Medicare beneficiaries in the wake of reimbursement changes. J Bone Miner Res 2012 Apr; 27(4):858-64. [Supported by grants T32 HS13852 (to first author) and R01 HS18517 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Norris SL, Burda BU, Holmer HK, et al. Author's specialty and conflicts of interest contribute to conflicting guidelines for screening mammography. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Jul; 65(7):725-33. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18500; uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) to identify relevant guidelines (citing Inclusion Criteria on the NGC Web site), and analyzes USPSTF recommendations and associated reviews on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2009 and 2002) as part of the study; cites article by Woolf (JAMA, 2009), which discusses the most recent USPSTF recommendations; notes first author's previous work on USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews on breast cancer and diabetes screening and second author's current work on USPSTF-sponsored reviews at the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); originally included in Articles of Interest, 4/23/12-4/27/12.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Clancy CM. Eliminating central line-associated blood stream infections: progress continues on a national patient safety imperative. J Nurs Care Qual 2012 Jul; 27(3):191-3. [Author is AHRQ director; discusses AHRQ-funded research on health care-associated infections and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), including the AHRQ-funded Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), Keystone Project, the Partnerships for Patients initiative, and AHRQ's alliance On the CUSP: Stop BSI, citing AHRQ publication, Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Secola R, Lewis MA, Pike N, et al. Feasibility of the use of a reliable and valid central venous catheter blood draw bundle checklist. J Nurs Care Qual 2012 Jul; 27(3):218-25. [Supported in part by grant R36 HS19103-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Viral Hepatitis
Forde KA, Haynes K, Troxel AB, et al. Risk of myocardial infarction associated with chronic hepatitis C virus infection: a population-based cohort study. J Viral Hepat 2012 Apr; 19(4):271-7. [Supported by CERTs grant HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Randhawa GS, Slutsky JR. Building sustainable multi-functional prospective electronic clinical data systems. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S3-S6. [Authors are researcher in and director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Research; discusses AHRQ's Distributed Research Network projects, citing AHRQ Effective Health Care program research reports Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet): Summary Report, 2009 (prepared by the University of Colorado DEcIDE Center under contract HHSA290-2005-0037-I-TO2), and Design Specifications for Network Prototype and Cooperative To Conduct Population-Based Studies and Safety Surveillance, 2009 (prepared by the DEcIDE Centers at the HMO Research Network CERTs and the University of Pennsylvania under contract HHSA290-2005-0033-I-T05), both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; discusses American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-comparative effectiveness research (CER) infrastructure projects funded under AHRQ Requests for Applications (RFAs) ARRA OS Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: Enhanced Registries for Quality Improvement and Comparative Effectiveness Research (R01), 2010, ARRA OS: Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: Scalable Distributed Research Networks for Comparative Effectiveness Research (R01), 2010, ARRA-AHRQ Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: PROSPECT Studies: Building New Clinical Infrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research (R01), 2009, and ARRA-AHRQ Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum for Comparative Effectiveness Research (U13), 2009, all published on the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research Grants Web site; discusses USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Depression in Adults, 2009 (as published on the USPSTF Web site); cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness reviews, Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. An Update, 2011 (prepared by the Johns Hopkins EPC under contract 290-02-0018), and Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, 2008 (prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009), AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, HER2 Testing to Manage Patients With Breast Cancer or Other Solid Tumors, 2008 (prepared by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center EPC under contract 290-02-0026), Testing for Cytochrome P450 Polymorphisms in Adults With Non-Psychotic Depression Treated With Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), 2007 (prepared by the Duke EPC under contract 290-02-0025), and Genomic Tests for Ovarian Cancer Detection and Management, 2006 (prepared by the Duke University EPC under contract 290-02-0025), and AHRQ-sponsored technical assessment, Systematic Reviews on Selected Pharmacogenetic Tests for Cancer Treatment: CYP2D6 for Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer, KRAS for anti-EGFR antibodies in Colorectal Cancer, and BCR-ABL1 for Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, 2010 (prepared by the Tufts EPC); mentions AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, citing AHRQ's Effective Health Program Web site; acknowledges support of William Lawrence, Joanna Siegel, and Yen-Pin Chiang (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence).]�Select to access the abstract.

Holve E, Segal C, Lopez MH, et al. The Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum for comparative effectiveness research (CER). Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S7-S10. [Supported by grant U13 HS19564-01 (Electronic Data Methods Forum for Comparative Effectiveness Research); reviews research networks and projects funded by the AHRQ-sponsored programs Prospective Outcome Systems using Patient-specific Electronic data to Compare Test and Therapies (PROSPECT), Scalable Distributed Research Networks (DRN) for CER, and Enhanced Registry for Quality Improvement and CER projects, citing AHRQ-sponsored RFAs ARRA OS Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: Enhanced Registries for Quality Improvement and Comparative Effectiveness Research (R01), 2010, ARRA OS: Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: Scalable Distributed Research Networks for Comparative Effectiveness Research (R01), 2010, and ARRA-AHRQ Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: PROSPECT Studies: Building New Clinical Infrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research (R01), 2009, all published on the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research Grants Web site; lists AHRQ priority populations and conditions that are included in the 11 projects in Table 2, "Number of Comparative Effectiveness Research Studies in the PROSPECT, DRN, and Enhanced Registry Projects That Address Specific AHRQ Priority Populations or Conditions"; mentions AHRQ's receipt of CER funding under the ARRA; cites AHRQ Effective Health Care research report, Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet): Summary Report, 2009 (prepared by the University of Colorado DEcIDE Center under contract HHSA290-2005-0037-I-TO2).]�Select to access the abstract.

Holve E, Segal C, Hamilton Lopez M. Opportunities and challenges for comparative effectiveness research (CER) with electronic clinical data: a perspective from the EDM Forum. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S11-S18. [Supported by grant U13 HS19564-01 (Electronic Data Methods Forum for Comparative Effectiveness Research); discusses the challenges and opportunities for research projects participating in the EDM Forum under the AHRQ-sponsored PROSPECT, Scalable DRN for CER, and Enhanced Registries for Quality Improvement and CER projects, citing AHRQ-sponsored publications, Service Delivery Innovation Profile: Adoption of Rapid Cycle Improvement Process From Toyota Increases Efficiency and Productivity at Community Health Clinics, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site, and Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2007 (prepared by the Outcome DEcIDE Center under contract HHSA290-2005-0035-I-TO1); authors acknowledge support of AHRQ project officer Gurvaneet Randhawa.] Select to access the abstract.

Kahn MG, Raebel MA, Glanz JM, et al. A pragmatic framework for single-site and multisite data quality assessment in electronic health record-based clinical research. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S21-S29. [Supported in part by grants 1 R01 HS19912-01 (Scalable Partnering Network for CER: Across Lifespan, Conditions, and Settings) and 1 R01 HS19908 (Scalable Architecture for Federated Translational Inquiries Network); cites AHRQ Effective Health Careresearch report, Design Specifications for Network Prototype and Cooperative to Conduct Population-based Studies and Safety Surveillance, 2009 (prepared by the DEcIDE Centers at the HMO Research Network CERTs and the University of Pennsylvania under contract HHSA290-2005-0033-I-TO5).] Select to access the abstract.

Desai JR, Wu P, Nichols GA, et al. Diabetes and asthma case identification, validation, and representativeness when using electronic health data to construct registries for comparative effectiveness and epidemiologic research. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S30-S35. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS19859 (SUrveillance, PREvention, and ManagEment of Diabetes Mellitus (SUPREME-DM)) and grant 1 R01 HS19669 (Population-Based Effectiveness in Asthma and Lung Disease); mentions the AHRQ-funded DataLink and PEAL Network, citing AHRQ-sponsored publication, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2007 (prepared by the Outcome DEcIDE Center under contract HHSA290-2005-0035-I-TO1).] Select to access the abstract.

Lopez MH, Holve E, Sarkar IN, et al. Building the informatics infrastructure for comparative effectiveness research (CER): a review of the literature. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S38-S48. [Supported by grant U13 HS19564-01 (through the ARRA); includes as search terms all project names and organizational entities associated with the EDM Forum umbrella of projects as described in other articles in same issue of Medical Care cited above and below in this section, citing research summaries, reviews, and reports on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; lists in the Appendix AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Sittig DF, Hazlehurst BL, Brown J, Murphy S, Rosenman M, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Wilcox AB. A survey of informatics platforms that enable distributed comparative effectiveness research using multi-institutional heterogenous clinical data. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S49-S59. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS19828, R18 HS18157, 1 R01 HS19912 (to third author), R01 HS19818 (to fifth author), 1 R01 HS20025-01 (Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTN)) (to sixth author), and R01 HS19853-01 (to last author).]

Kahn MG, Batson D, Schilling LM. Data model considerations for clinical effectiveness researchers. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S60-S67. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS19908 (Scalable Architecture for Federated Translational Inquiries Network (SAFTINet)); uses the ARRA-funded SAFTINet project as a case study to describe data model evaluation; mentions AHRQ's receipt of CER funding under the ARRA, citing Expansion of the DEcIDE Distributed Research Network (DRN) Infrastructure to Support Studies of Comparative Effectiveness—Part II, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Wilcox AB, Gallagher KD, Boden-Albala B, et al. Research data collection methods: from paper to tablet computers. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S68-S73. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS19853 (Washington Heights/Inwood Informatics Infrastructure for Community-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research (WICER)); reviews the five AHRQ-funded projects described in other articles in same issue of Medical Care cited above and below in this section as case studies, citing AHRQ grant summaries "Comparative Outcomes Management with Electronic Data Technology (COMET) Study", 2010 (grant R01 HS19738-01), "Indiana PROSPECT," 2010 (grant number R01 HS19818-01), "Building Modular Pediatric Chronic Disease Registries for QI and CE," 2010 (grant number R01 HS20024-01), "Scalable Architecture for Federated Therapeutic Inquiries Network (SAFTINet)," 2010 (grant number R01 HS19908-01), and "Washington Heights Initiative Community-based Comparative Effectiveness Research," 2010 (grant number R01 HS19853-01), all published on the AHRQ Project Research Online Database Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Marsolo K. Approaches to facilitate institutional review board approval of multicenter research studies. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S77-S81. [Commissioned by AcademyHealth as part of a 3-year ARRA-funded AHRQ grant; uses the AHRQ-funded DARTNet and the Scalable PArtnering Network (SPAN) for CER networks to examine strategies to streamline the Institutional Review Board review process for multicenter studies, citing AHRQ-sponsored Effective Health Care Research Report Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet): Summary Report, 2009 (prepared by the University of Colorado DEcIDE Center under contract HHSA290-2005-0037-I-TO2).] Select to access the abstract.

Kushida CA, Nichols DA, Jadrnicek R, et al. Strategies for de-identification and anonymization of electronic health record data for use in multicenter research studies. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S82-S101. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS19738 (COMET Study).]�Select to access the abstract.

Medical Physics
Park SB, Kim H, Yao M, et al. Building deformation error histogram and quality assurance of deformable image registration. Med Phys 2012 Jun; 39(6):3672. [Abstracts project supported by grant 3 R18 HS17424-01A2.]

Kimi H, Park SB, Lo S, et al. A new quantification measure of the difference between two organ contours. Med Phys 2012 Jun; 39(6):3672. [Abstracts project supported by grant 3 R18 HS17424-01A2.]

Pediatrics
Liang L, Meyerhoefer C, Wang J. Obesity counseling by pediatric health professionals: an assessment using nationally representative data. Pediatrics 2012 Jul; 130(1):67-77. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2001-2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ publications, Trends in Access to Health Care: Disparities by Poverty Status and Health Insurance 1996-2006, MEPS Statistical Brief 265, 2009 (as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site), and Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 1, 1997; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2010), and related evidence synthesis, Screening and Interventions for Childhood Overweight, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Gold R, Angier H, Mangione-Smith R, et al. Feasibility of evaluating the CHIPRA care quality measures in electronic health record data. Pediatrics 2012 Jul; 130(1):139-49. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS18569; examines applications of AHRQ-sponsored Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) pediatric core measures to outpatient electronic health records data, citing AHRQ summary report, Initial Core Set of Children's Healthcare Quality Measures, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site, AHRQ/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS report, CHIPRA Initial Core Set Technical Specifications Manual 2011, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Science
Truog RD, Kesselheim AS, Joffe S. Paying patients for their tissue: the legacy of Henrietta Lacks. Science 2012 Jul 6; 337(6090):37-8. [Supported in part by career development award grant K08 HS18465-01 (to second author).]

Statistics in Medicine
Tang X, Luo Z, Gardiner JC. Modeling hospital length of stay by Coxian phase-type regression with heterogeneity. Stat Med 2012 Jun 30; 31(14):1502-16. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS14206; uses 2003 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data. >Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Bright et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Public Health
Glasgow RE, Vinson C, Chambers D, et al. National Institutes of Health approaches to dissemination and implementation science: current and future directions. Am J Public Health 2012 Jul; 102(7):1274-81. [Cites What Is Comparative Effectiveness Research, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; mentions the relatively low amount spent by AHRQ in 2010 on "research relevant to health quality, dissemination, and outcomes," the AHRQ-sponsored HMO Research Network, and the work being done by AHRQ and other organizations on disseminating health research.] Select to access the abstract.

Gourevitch MN, Jay MR, Goldfrank LR, et al. Training physician investigators in medicine and public health research. Am J Public Health 2012 Jul; 102(7):e39-e45. [Mentions receipt of AHRQ grant awards by cohort members and similarities in focus between the studied Fellowship program and AHRQ-funded T32 initiatives (new opportunities for which are described as infrequent).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kripalani S, Roumie CL, Dalal AK, et al. Effect of a pharmacist intervention on clinically important medication errors after hospital discharge: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 3; 157(1):1-10. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schnipper et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2011), Poon et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), Schillinger et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003), and Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
Kim SH, Chang CC, Kim KH, et al. BLUP(REMQL) estimation of a correlated random effects negative binomial hurdle model. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2012 Mar 20 [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fine et al. (Am J Med, 2000), Hsu et al. (Am J Med Sci, 2010), and Yealy et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2004, and Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Love TE, O'Malley AJ. Introduction to the special issue: recap of ninth International Conference on Health Policy Statistics. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 2012 Jun; 12(2-3):81-3. [Mentions conference funding through an AHRQ R13 grant and the active role played by AHRQ project office Melford Henderson (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) in "challenging attendees to find effective mechanisms for disseminating results so that they translate into actual policy and practice; noted presentation on AHRQ's MEPS given by Jeffrey Rhoades (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends).]

Health Services Research
Martsolf GR, Alexander JA, Shi Y, et al. The patient-centered medical home and patient experience. Health Serv Res 2012 Jun 7 [Epub ahead of print. Mentions recommendations for evaluating PCMH implementation given in AHRQ-sponsored publication, Improving Evaluations of the Medical Home, 2011, published on AHRQ's Patient Centered Medical Home Resource Center Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by DeVoe et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2008); cites article by Hays et al. (Med Care, 1999), which discusses CAHPS 1.0 survey measures; mentions MEPS.] Select to access the abstract.

Metcalfe A, Neudam A, Forde S, et al. Case definitions for acute myocardial infarction in administrative databases and their impact on in-hospital mortality rates. Health Serv Res 2012 Jun 28 [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Nallamothu et al. (Circulation, 2007).]�Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Trivedi AN, Grebla RC, Jiang L, Yoon J, Mor J, et al. Duplicate federal payments for dual enrollees in Medicare Advantage plans and the Veterans Affairs health care system. JAMA 2012 Jul 4; 308(1): 67-72. [Fifth author reports previous AHRQ employment.]�Select to access the�abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. Introduction. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Jul; 38(7):291. [Mentions former AHRQ director John Eisenberg.]

2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. An interview with Kenneth Shine. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Jul; 38(7):292-5. [Mentions former AHRQ director John Eisenberg; mentions Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS), citing CAHPS Hospital Survey (HCAHPS): Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, as hosted on CMS' QualityNet Web site.]

2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. An interview with Jerod Loeb. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Jul; 38(7):296-300. [Mentions former AHRQ director John Eisenberg.]

Maynard GA, Budnitz TL, Nickel WK, et al. 2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. Mentored implementation: building leaders and achieving results through a collaborative improvement model. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Jul; 38(7):301-10. [Notes designation of the Society of Hospital Medicine as an AHRQ Patient Safety Organization and that the MI "programs have also resulted in collaborations" between AHRQ, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the CDC; acknowledges AHRQ support of improvement and research projects that contributed to the Resource Room content (grant 1 U18 HS15826-01); mentions that the venous thromboembolism count in Table 2, "Signature SHM Mentored Implementation Programs," does not include downloads from AHRQ-sponsored publication, Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site; mentions AHRQ's Quality Improvement Organization efforts in Table 4, "Results and Markers of Impact of Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Mentored Implementation Programs."]

Conway WA, Hawkins S, Jordan J, et al. 2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The Henry Ford Health System No Harm Campaign: a comprehensive model to reduce harm and save lives. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Jul; 38(7):318-27. [Includes chart ("Culture of Safety Survey Questions and Results") showing comparison of employer survey culture of patient safety scores with AHRQ comparators; includes AHRQ National Safety Index scores in chart "Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) Harm Events and Hospital Mortality Rates, 2004-2011," citing personal communication between first author and AHRQ director Carolyn M. Clancy, 2010; mentions AHRQ-funded Michigan Health and Hospital Association Keystone Center for Patient Safety and Quality initiative.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Adler-Milstein J, Jha AK. Organizational complements to electronic health records in ambulatory physician performance: the role of support staff. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):537-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Zhou et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2009), Linder et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007), and Welch et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Koch SH, Weir C, Haar M, et al. Intensive care unit nurses' information needs and recommendations for integrated displays to improve nurses' situation awareness. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):583-90. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 1: Research Findings, 2005; cites AHRQ-authored article by Leape, Berwick, Clancy, Conway (third and fourth authors are, respectively, AHRQ director and former AHRQ researcher) et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Nuckols et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2007), Rothschild et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005), Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Feldman MJ, Hoffer EP, Barnett GO, et al. Presence of key findings in the medical record prior to a documented high-risk diagnosis. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):591-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) and Shah et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2006).]�Select to access the abstract.

Dowding DW, Turley M, Garrido T. The impact of an electronic health record on nurse sensitive patient outcomes: an interrupted time series analysis. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):649-54. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, and AHRQ-funded article by Kawamoto et al. (BMJ, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Jonikas MA, Mandl KD. Surveillance of medication use: early identification of poor adherence. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):649-54. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Crystal et al. (Med Care, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Vandvik PO, Santesso N, Akl EA, et al. Formatting modifications in GRADE evidence profiles improved guideline panelists comprehension and accessibility to information. A randomized trial. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Jul; 65(7):748-55. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2004, and BMJ, 2004); cites AHRQ-authored/funded article by Shiffman, Shekelle, Overhage, Slutsky (director in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2003) on the AHRQ-sponsored Conference on Guideline Standardization (COGS).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Rack LL, Dudjak LA, Wolf GA. Study of nurse workarounds in a hospital using bar code medication administration system. J Nurs Care Qual 2012 Jul; 27(3):232-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Poon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2010), Koppel et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2008), and Carayon et al. (J Patient Saf, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Jukkala AM, James D, Autrey P, et al. Developing a standardized tool to improve nurse communication during shift report. J Nurs Care Qual 2012 Jul; 27(3):240-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, Section I: Patient Safety and Quality and Section IV: Working Conditions and the Work Environment for Nurses, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Reed M, Graetz I, Wang H, et al. Consumer-directed health plans with health savings accounts: whose skin is in the game and how do costs affect care seeking? Med Care 2012 Jul; 50(7):585-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Benedetti et al. (Med Care, 2008), Wharam et al. (JAMA, 2007), and Reed et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Wong ES, Piette JD, Liu CF, et al. Measures of adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents at the primary care clinic level: the role of risk adjustment. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50(7):591-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hofer et al. (JAMA, 1999) and DeLong et al. (Stat Med, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Feigenbaum P, Neuwirth E, Trowbridge L, et al. Factors contributing to all-cause 30-day readmissions: a structured case series across 18 hospitals. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50(7):599-605. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Friedman, Jiang, and Elixhauser (authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Inquiry, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded article by Hernandez et al. (JAMA, 2010), Arora et al. (J Hosp Med, 2010), Graumlich et al. (J Hosp Med, 2009), and Baker et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004).]�Select to access the abstract.

Sobolev BG, Fradet G, Kuramoto L, et al. An observational study to evaluate 2 target times for elective coronary bypass surgery. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50(7):611-19. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by DeLong et al. (Stat Med, 2001) and O'Connor et al. (Circulation, 1996); cites article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2002), which uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Glasgow RE. Commentary: electronic health records for comparative effectiveness research. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S19-S20. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Kahn et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Frisse ME. Commentary: clinical informatics. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S36-S37. [Comments on AHRQ-funded articles by Lopez et al.(Med Care, 2012), Wilcox et al. (Med Care, 2012), Kahn et al. (Med Care, 2012), and Sittig et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Medical Economics
Thomas Hertz B. Evidence vs intuition: is there room for clinical hunches in an increasingly data-driven profession? Med Econ 2012 Jun 25; 89(12):16-19. [Quotes AHRQ director Carolyn M. Clancy.]

Pediatrics
Gordon MB, Sectish TC, Elliott MN, et al. Pediatric residents' perspectives on reducing work hours and lengthening residency: a national survey. Pediatrics 2012; 130:99-107. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Nuckols et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009), Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2008, and N Engl J Med, 2004), and Fahrenkofp et al. (BMJ, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Greene SK, Kleinman KP, Lakoma MD, et al. Trends in antibiotic use in Massachusetts children, 2000-2009. Pediatrics 2012 Jul; 130(1):15-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Finkelstein et al. (Pediatrics, 2008 and 2003), Huang et al. (Pediatrics, 2007), Linder et al. (JAMA, 2005), and Stille et al. (Pediatrics, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Farias M, Friedman KG, Powell AJ, et al. Dynamic evolution of practice guidelines: analysis of deviations from assessment and management plans. Pediatrics 2012 Jul; 130(1):93-8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Using Clinical Practice Guidelines to Evaluate Quality of Care, Volume 1: Issues, 1995.]�Select to access the abstract.

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 3; 157(1):59-65, W15. [Updates 2003 USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer, citing USPSTF evidence synthesis, Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review to Update the 2003 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2011, USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on behavior counseling to prevent skin cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011), and earlier USPSTF recommendation statement, Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients: Counseling to prevent skin cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 3; 157(1):I-36. [Summarizes updated 2011 USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer cited above in this section.]

Families, Systems, and Health
Funderburk JS, Fielder RL, Demartini KS, et al. Integrating behavioral health services into a university health center: patient and provider satisfaction. Fam Syst Health 2012 Jun; 30(2):130-40. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Okoroh EM, Azonobi IC, Grosse SD, et al. Prevention of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy: a review of guidelines, 2000-2011. J Womens Health 2012 Jun; 21(6):611-15. [Notes use of the USPSTF evidence grading system by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sunburn and sun protective behaviors among adults aged 18-29 years—United States, 2000-2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2012 May 11; 61(18):317-22. [Mentions findings from USPSTF recommendation statement, Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Use of indoor tanning devices by adults—United States, 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2012 May 11; 61(18):323-6. [Mentions findings from USPSTF recommendation statement, Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rahangdale L. Pap tests every 3-5 years: what happens to the annual examination? Obstet Gynecol 2012 Jul; 120(1):9-11. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2012 (as published on the USPSTF Web site), and AHRQ publication, Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Decision Analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011.]

Gee RE. Preventive services for women under the Affordable Care Act. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Jul; 120(1):12-14. [Discusses Affordable Care Act provisions requiring coverage of screening services recommended by the USPSTF; 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.]

Gunderson EP, Crites Y, Chiang V, et al. Influence of breastfeeding during the postpartum oral glucose tolerance test on plasma glucose and insulin. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Jul; 120(1):136-43. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding (Ann Intern Med, 2008). Also refer to AHRQ-authored/funded articles by Norris et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2012), Randhawa and Slutsky (Med Care, 2012), and Liang, Meyerhoefer, and Wang (Pediatrics, 2012), all cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Public Health
Carroll-Scott A, Toy P, Wyn R, et al. Results from the Data & Democracy initiative to enhance community-based organization data and research capacity. Am J Public Health 2012 Jul; 102(7):1384-91. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Community-based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Bright TJ, Wong A, Dhurjati R, et al. Effect of clinical decision-support systems: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 3; 157(1):29-43. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10066-I (to the Duke EPC) and based on �AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enabling Health Care Decisionmaking Through Clinical Decision Support and Knowledge Management, 2012, published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; uses evidence grading criteria from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and AHRQ-authored Effective Health Care Program articles by Atkins, Chang, Gartlehner, Buckley, Whitlock, Berliner (first author is former AHRQ researcher and second and sixth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) and Owens, Lohr, Atkins et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010); cites AHRQ-funded systematic reviews 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), and 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).] Select to access the abstract.

Moskowitz RS. Oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 3; 157(1):75. [Responds to article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), which is based on AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Bennett et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and associated AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: An Update, 2011, prepared by the Johns Hopkins University EPC.]

Rodbard HW, Jellinger PS. Oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 3; 157(1):75-6. [Responds to article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), which is based on AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Bennett et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and associated AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: An Update, 2011, prepared by the Johns Hopkins University EPC.]

Richard T, Brohee D, Van Meerhaeghe A, et al. Oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 3; 157(1):75-6. [Responds to article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), which is based on AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Bennett et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and associated AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: An Update, 2011, prepared by the Johns Hopkins University EPC.]

Qaseem A, Humphrey L, Shekelle P. Oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 3; 157(1):75-6. [Author reply to above commentaries; cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: An Update, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Australian Health Review
Haas M, Hall J, Viney R, et al. Breaking up is hard to do: why disinvestment in medical technology is harder than investment. Aust Health Rev 2012 May; 36(2):148-52. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Strategies To Support Quality-based Purchasing: A Review of the Evidence, 2004, and AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) and Collins (Sci Transl Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Australian Library Journal
Partridge H, Yates C. A framework for the education of the information professions in Australia. Aust Libr J 2012 May; 61(2):81-94. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Community-based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004, as published on the National Library of Medicine's NCBI Bookshelf Web site.]

Current Psychiatry
Baumbacher G, Mulder C, Bermudes R, et al. Treating resistant depression. Curr Psychiatry 2012 Jun; 11(6):19. [Notes AHRQ's findings of high strength of evidence for efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation, citing AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Treatment-Resistant Depression in Adults. Executive Summary, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and associated supplementary data and analyses published by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, 2011.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Weir MC, Grimshaw JM, Mayhew A, et al. Decisions about lumping vs. splitting of the scope of systematic reviews of complex interventions are not well justified: a case study in systematic reviews of health care professional reminders. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Jul; 65(7):756-63. [Includes in its analysis of systematic reviews AHRQ-funded systematic reviews 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, and 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).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Yu CH, Bahniwal R, Laupacis A, et al. Systematic review and evaluation of web-accessible tools for management of diabetes and related cardiovascular risk factors by patients and healthcare providers. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jul; 19(4):514-22. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Impact of Consumer Health Informatics Applications, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Deverka PA, Lavallee DC, Desai PJ, et al. Stakeholder participation in comparative effectiveness research: defining a framework for effective engagement. J Comp Eff Res 2012 Mar; 1(2):181-94. [Mentions the use of AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program criteria for CER as the basis for establishing priority setting criteria for the study (also listed in Figure 3, "Application of the conceptual model to stakeholder engagement in the Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Cancer Genomics"; discusses findings from AHRQ methods future research needs report, Engaging Stakeholders To Identify and Prioritize Future Research Needs, 2011, and AHRQ research report, Identification of Future Research Needs in the Comparative Management of Uterine Fibroid Disease, 2011, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and mentions efforts within AHRQ "to encourage multistakeholder collaborations in research priority setting, study design and dissemination"; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Clancy (AHRQ director) and Collins (Sci Transl Med, 2010), and Conway (former AHRQ researcher) and Clancy (N Engl J Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Service Science and Management
Hikmet N, Banerjee S, Burns MB. State of content: healthcare executive's role in information technology adoption. J Serv Sci Manage 2012 Jun; 5(2):124-31. [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 AHRQ-sponsored RFA notice Demonstrating the Value of Health Information Technology, 2003, as published on the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research Grants Web site, and AHCPR grant announcement Effective Dissemination of Health and Clinical Information and Research Findings, 1998.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Willett WC, Orav EJ, et al. A pooled analysis of vitamin D dose requirements for fracture prevention. N Engl J Med 2012 Jul 5; 367(1):40-9. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness and Safety of Vitamin D in Relation to Bone Health, 2007.]�Select to access the abstract.

Heaney RP. Vitamin D—baseline status and effective dose. N Engl J Med 2012 Jul 5; 367(1):77-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes, 2009; comments on article by Bischoff-Ferrari et al. cited above in this section.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Schaffer J, Nager CW, Xiang F, et al. Predictors of success and satisfaction of nonsurgical therapy for stress urinary incontinence. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Jul; 120(1):91-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Shamliyan et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on randomized, controlled trials of nonsurgical treatments for urinary incontinence in women, prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009.]

Pediatrics
Perrine CG, Scanlon KS, Li R, et al. Baby-friendly hospital practices and meeting exclusive breastfeeding intention. Pediatrics 2012 Jul; 130(1):54-60. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007. Also refer toAHRQ-authored/funded articles by Randhawa and Slutsky (Med Care, 2012), Holve et al. (Med Care, 2012), Holve (Med Care, 2012), Kahn et al. (Med Care, 2012), Desai (Med Care, 2012), Lopez (Med Care, 2012), Sittig et al. (Med Care, 2012), Kahn et al. (Med Care, 2012), Wilcox et al. (Med Care, 2012), and Marsolo (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Aizcorbe et al. (Surv Curr Bus, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Australian Health Review
Raymont A, Graham P, Hider PN, et al. Variation in the adoption of patient safety practices among New Zealand district health boards. Aust Health Rev 2012 May; 36(2):163-8. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSI), citing Patient Safety Indicators Overview, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites PSI-related articles by Henderson et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009), Romano et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), Grobman, Feinglass, and Murthy (Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2006), and Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Jones A, Monagle JP, Peel S, et al. Validity of anaesthetic complication coding data as a clinical indicator. Aust Health Rev 2012 May; 36(2):229-32. [Uses the complications of anaesthesia indicator adapted by the Victorian Government Patient Safety Monitoring Initiative (PSMI) from AHRQ's PSIs, citing AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; discusses AHRQ's removal of the complications of anaesthesia PSI from Version 4.1 due to "validity and coding issues and unsuitability for comparative reporting," citing AHRQ-funded article by Yu et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Child's Nervous System
Walid MS, Robinson JS Jr. Shortfalls in pediatric hydrocephalus clinical outcome analysis. Childs Nerv Syst 2012 Jun; 28(6):855-9. [Uses 1997-2008 HCUP NIS data as accessed from AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
DeSimone DC, Tleyjeh IM, Correa de Sa DD, et al. Incidence of infective endocarditis caused by viridians group streptococci before and after publication of the 2007 American Heart Association's endocarditis prevention guidelines. Circulation 2012 Jul 3; 126(1):60-4. [Uses 1999-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
McCollister KE, Zheng DD, Fernandez CA, et al. Racial disparities in quality-adjusted life-years associated with diabetes and visual impairment. Diabetes Care 2012 Jun 29 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2003 MEPS data, citing The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2007, and MEPS Data Overview, 2002, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Bradley SL, Weidner AC, Siddiqui NY, et al. Shifts in national rates of inpatient prolapse surgery emphasize current coding inadequacies. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2011 Jul-Aug; 17(4):204-8. [Uses 1998 and 2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998 and 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Economics
Daysal NM. Does uninsurance affect the health outcomes of the insured? Evidence from heart attack patients in California. J Health Econ 2012 May 2; 31(4):545-63. [Uses 2006 HCUP data as generated from AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Berkowitz RE, Schreiber R, Paasche-Orlow MK. Team improvement and patient safety conferences: culture change and slowing the revolving door between skilled nursing facility and the hospital. J Nurs Care Qual 2012 Jul; 27(3):258-65. [Uses responses to AHRQ's Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture as the basis for assessing staff attitudes on patient safety culture, citing Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Hanchate AD, Lasser KE, Kapoor A, et al. Massachusetts reform and disparities in inpatient care utilization. Med Care 2012 Jul; 50(7):569-77. [Uses HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Procedure Classes 2011, and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2010; cites AHRQ publication, Tools for Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net, Part 2: Understanding and Using the Information, 2003.]�Select to access the abstract.

Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Schulz KA, Rhee JS, Brereton JM, et al. Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Surgical Care Survey: benefits and challenges. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012 Jul 2 [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's CAHPS Surgical Care (S-CAHPS) Survey and analyzes data using the CAHPS Analysis Program in SAS and adjusts risk as specified by the CAHPS Consortium, citing The CAHPS Improvement Guide, 2011, and CAHPS Surgical Care Survey, 2010, both published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Meyer (former AHRQ center director) and Arnheim (Fam Pract Manag, 2002) on AHRQ publication, 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors. Patient Fact Sheet, 2003; cites AHRQ-funded article by Lanham et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Tom JO, Mangione-Smith R, Solomon C, et al. Integrated personal health record use: association with parent-reported care experiences. Pediatrics 2012 Jul; 130(1):e183-e190. [Uses CAHPS composite measures from the Health Plan Version 4.0 and Clinician and Group Version 2.0 to measure "parent ratings of care experiences," citing AHRQ-sponsored white paper Necessary But Not Sufficient: The HITECH Act and Health Information Technology's Potential to Build Medical Homes, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Patient Centered Medical Home Resource Center Web site, and AHRQ publications, CAHPS Survey and Reporting Kit and How Results Are Calculated, 2010, both published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS ONE
Papp AC, Pinsonneault JK, Wang D, et al. Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) polymorphisms affect mRNA splicing, HDL levels, and sex-dependent cardiovascular risk. PLoS One 2012 Mar; 7(3):e31930. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]�Select to access the abstract.

Survey of Current Business
Aizcorbe A, Liebman EB, Cutler DM, et al. Household consumption expenditures for medical care: an alternate presentation. Surv Curr Bus 2012 Jun; 92(6):34-48. [Uses 2002-2006 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Sing, Banthin, Selden (first and last authors are former and current researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2006); also uses AHRQ's HCUP CCS, citing AHRQ publication, Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research, Version 2: Hospital Inpatient Statistics, HCUP Research Note 1, 1996; cites article by Thorpe et al. (Health Aff, 2004) which uses MEPS data; mentions AHRQ's publication of reports on spending by disease based on MEPS and describes MEPS in separate box, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Olin (Inquiry, 2009), and Cohen, Cohen, Banthin (first and last authors are, respectively, current and former researchers and second author is director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2009), Cohen and Wun (director of and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (J Econ Soc Meas, 2005), and Cohen (Med Care, 2003, and Eff Clin Pract, 2002); cites AHRQ-sponsored publication, Identifying, Categorizing, and Evaluating Health Care Efficiency Measures: Final Report, 2008, prepared by the Southern California EPC, RAND Corporation. Also refer to AHRQ-authored/funded articles by Tsai, Delclos, and Camargo (Acad Emerg Med, 2012), Basu, Thumula, and Mobley (J Ambul Care Manage, 2012), Wagner et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012), Norris et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2012), Gold et al. (Pediatrics, 2012), Liang, Meyerhoefer, and Wang (Pediatrics, 2012), and Tang, Luo, and Gardiner (Stat Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

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