Resource Burden at Children's Hospitals Experiencing Surge Volumes During the Spring H1N1 Influenza Pandemic

Articles of Interest, July 8, 2011

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Academic Emergency Medicine
Sills MR, Hall M, Simon HK, et al. Resource burden at children's hospitals experiencing surge volumes during the spring H1N1 influenza pandemic. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Feb; 18(2):158-66. [Supported by grant 5 R03 HS16418 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Pines JM, Asplin BR, Systems Approach Conference Panelists. Conference proceedings - Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Emergency Care Across the Continuum: A Systems Approach. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Jun; 18(6):655-61. [Supported by conference grant 1 R13 HS18114-01; AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy is named as a Conference Panelist.] Select to access the abstract.

Braithwaite SA, Pines JM, Asplin BR, et al. Enhancing systems to improve the management of acute, unscheduled care. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Jun; 18(6):e39-e44. [Supported by conference grant 1 R13 HS18114-01; presents a research agenda developed in conjunction with the conference summarized in the article by Pines and Asplin cited above in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Handel DA, Wears RL, Nathanson LA, et al. Using information technology to improve the quality and safety of emergency care. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Jun; 18(6):e45-e51. [Supported by conference grant 1 R13 HS18114-01; presents a research agenda developed in conjunction with the conference summarized in the article by Pines and Asplin cited above in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Schuur JD, Baugh CW, Hess EP, et al. Critical pathways for post-emergency outpatient diagnosis and treatment: tools to improve the value of emergency care. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Jun; 18(6):e52-e63. [Supported by conference grant 1 R13 HS18114-01; reports results of a working group established in conjunction with the conference summarized in the article by Pines and Asplin cited above in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Pines JM, Asplin BR, Kaji AH, et al. Frequent users of emergency department services: gaps in knowledge and a proposed research agenda. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Jun; 18(6):e64-69. [Supported by conference grant 1 R13 HS18114-01; reports results of a working group established in conjunction with the conference summarized in the article by Pines and Asplin cited above in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
McKee MM, Barnett SL, Block BC, et al. Impact of communication on preventive services among deaf American Sign Language users. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jul; 41(1):75-9. [Supported by grant K08 HS15700 (second author, principal investigator); cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2008, and examines the use of three preventive services recommended in this publication.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Nylund CM, Goudie A, Garza JM, et al. Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized children in the United States. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 May; 165(5):451-7. [Supported by grant HS16957.] Select to access the abstract.

Dorfman AL, Fazel R, Einstein AJ, et al. Use of medical imaging procedures with ionizing radiation in children: a population-based study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 May; 165(5):458-64. [Supported by Career Development Award grant 1 K08 HS18781-01 (to seventh author, Chen J).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation Heart Failure
Allen LA, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, et al. Discharge to a skilled nursing facility and subsequent clinical outcomes among older patients hospitalized for heart failure. Circ Heart Fail 2011 May; 4(3):293-300. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS16964-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Computers, Informatics, Nursing
Tzeng HM, Larson JL. Exploring the relationship between patient call-light use rate and nurse call-light response time in acute care settings. Comp Inform Nurs 2011 Mar; 29(3):138-43. [Supported by grant R03 HS18258.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Review
Garman AN, McAlearney AS, Harrison MI, et al. High-performance work systems in health care management, Part 1: development of an evidence-informed model. Health Care Manage Rev 2011 Jul-Sep; 36(3):201-13. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported by contract HHSA290200600022.] Select to access the abstract.

McAlearney AS, Garman AN, Song PH, McHugh M, Robbins J, Harrison MI. High-performance work systems in health care management, Part 2: qualitative evidence from five case studies. Health Care Manage Rev 2011 Jul-Sep; 36(3):214-26. [Sixth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported by contract HHSA290200600022.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cardiac Failure
Matlock DD, Kutner JS, Emsermann CB, et al. Regional variations in physicians' attitudes and recommendations surrounding implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. J Card Fail 2011 Apr; 17(4):318-24. [Supported by grant U18 HS16964.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Sarkar IN, Butte AJ, Lussier YA, Tarczy-Hornoch, Ohno-Machado L. Translational bioinformatics: linking knowledge across biological and clinical realms. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jul; 18(4):354-7. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS19913 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Seidling HM, Phansalkar S, Seger DL, et al. Factors influencing alert acceptance: a novel approach for predicting the success of clinical decision support. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jul; 18(4):479-84. [Supported by Health Information Technology Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant HS11169-01, Improving Safety by Computerizing Outpatient Prescribing.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Mack JW, Wolfe J, Cook EF, et al. Parents' roles in decision making for children with cancer in the first year of cancer treatment. J Clin Oncol 2011 May 20; 29(15):2085-90. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Clancy CM. New research highlights the role of patient safety culture and safer care. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Jul-Sep; 26(3):193-6. [Author is the AHRQ director; discusses the AHRQ-funded Keystone project, interventions using the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire, and development of a comparative database for the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Greene JA, Kesselheim AS. Why do the same drugs look different? Pills, trade dress, and public health. N Engl J Med 2011 Jul 7; 365(1):83-9. [Supported by Career Development Award K08 HS18465-01 (to second author).]

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Tucker Edmonds B, Fager C, Srinivas S, et al. Predictors of cesarean delivery for periviable neonates. Obstet Gynecol 2011 Jul; 118(1):49-56. [Supported by grant R01 HS05696.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Lannon C, Peterson LE, Goudie A. Quality measures for the care of children with otitis media with effusion. Pediatrics 2011 Jun; 127(6):e1490-e1497. [Supported by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16957-03; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Diagnosis, Natural History, and Late Effects of Otitis Media with Effusion, 2003, and AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventive Medicine
Birmingham E, Catallozzi M, Findley SE, Vawdrey DK, Kukafka R, Stockwell MS. FluAlert: a qualitative evaluation of providers' desired characteristics and concerns regarding computerized influenza vaccination alerts. Prev Med 2011 Mar-Apr; 52(3-4):274-7. [Supported by grant R18 HS18158 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society
Kuna ST, Badr MS, Kimoff RJ, et al. An official ATS/AASM/ACCP/ERS workshop report: research priorities in ambulatory management of adults with obstructive sleep apnea. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2011 Mar; 8(1):1-16. [Supported by grant 1 R13 HS17402-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality of Life Research
Fleishman JA, Selim AJ, Kazis LE. Deriving SF-12v2 physical and mental health summary scores: a comparison of different scoring algorithms. Qual Life Res 2010 Mar; 19(2):231-41. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2003-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ PUF Data Files, MEPS HC-087: 2004 Medical Conditions, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; uses AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software, citing Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research: Hospital Inpatient Statistics, 1995, HCUP-3 Research Note, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Telemedicine and e-Health
Mulgrew KW, Shaikh U, Jettiksimmons J. Comparison of parent satisfaction with care for childhood obesity delivered face-to-face and by telemedicine. Telemed J E Health 2011 Jun; 17(5):383-7. [Supported by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18567(to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Shenolikar R, Song X, Anderson JA, et al. Costs of asthma among US working adults. Am J Manag Care 2011 Jun; 17(6):409-16. [Cites article by Short, Moran, and Punekar (Cancer, 2010) which uses MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Patten CA, Smith CM, Brockman TA, et al. Support-person promotion of a smoking quitline: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jul; 41(1):17-23. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Castro Y, Costello TJ, Correa-Fernandez V, et al. Differential effects of depression on smoking cessation in a diverse sample of smokers in treatment. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jul; 41(1):84-7. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, and Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Kahn J, et al. A comparison of the effects of 2 types of massage and usual care on chronic low back pain: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jul 5; 155(1):1-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Cherkin et al. (J Am Board Fam Pract, 2002, and Arch Intern Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care
Martin HL. Septic shock in a critically ill young man with morbid obesity. Bariatr Nurs Surg Patient Care 2011 June; 6(2):65-8. [Cites Hospitalization of Obese Patients More Than Doubles, AHRQ News and Numbers, 2006, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science
Lipsitch M, Finelli L, Heffernan RT, et al. Improving the evidence base for decision making during a pandemic: the example of 2009 influenza A/H1N1. Biosecur Bioterror 2011 Jun; 9(2):89-115. [Cites AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Baccam P, Willauer D, Krometis J, et al. Mass prophylaxis dispensing concerns: traffic and public access to PODs. Biosecur Bioterror 2011 Jun; 9(2):139-51. [Cites AHRQ publication, Computer Staffing Model for Bioterrorism Response. BERM Version 2.0, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Thase ME. Antidepressant combinations: widely used, but far from empirically validated. Can J Psychiatry 2011 Jun; 56(6):317-23. [Notes author's receipt of funding from AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation Heart Failure
Pressler SJ. Heart failure patients in skilled nursing facilities: evidence needed. Circ Heart Fail 2011 May; 4(3):241-3. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Allen et al. (Circ Heart Fail, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

GAO Reports
Medicaid and CHIP: Most physicians serve covered children but have difficulty referring them for specialty care. GAO Rep 2011 Jun; GAO-11-624. [Notes use of MEPS data in related reports Medicaid Preventive Services: Concerted Efforts Needed to Ensure Beneficiaries Receive Services, 2009, and Medicaid and CHIP: Reports for Monitoring Children's Health Care Services Need Improvement, 2011.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Tinoco A, Evans RS, Staes CJ, et al. Comparison of computerized surveillance and manual chart review for adverse events. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jul; 18(4):491-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Classen et al. (JAMA, 1991), Jha et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2000), Iezzoni et al. (Med Care, 1994), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Jeffs D, Wright C, Scott A, et al. Soft on sticks: an evidence-based practice approach to reduce children's needlestick pain. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Jul-Sep; 26(3):208-15. [Cites AHRQ guideline synthesis, Prevention and Management of Pain in the Neonate: An Update, as published on AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Gray-Siracusa K, Schrier L. Use of an intervention bundle to eliminate pressure ulcers in critical care. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Jul-Sep; 26(3):216-25. [Cites data on costs of pressure ulcers from AHRQ publication, Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Ulcers Among Adults 18 Years and Older, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief 64, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Cohen B, Clock SA, Larson E, et al. Documentation of contact precautions in a electronic health record. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Jul-Sep; 26(3):252-259. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Saint et al. (Am J Infect Control, 2003), Stelfox, Bates, and Redelmeier (JAMA, 2003), Baker et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007, and Persell et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Nephrology Nursing Journal
Kochevar J, Gitlin M, Mutell R, et al. Electronic medical records: a survey of use and satisfaction in small dialysis organizations. Nephrol Nurs J 2011 May 1; 38(3):273-81. [Notes that AHRQ "sponsors research, collects EMR study results, and posts useful, objective advice for healthcare providers interested in adopting EMRs," citing AHRQ's Health IT Web site.]

Orthopedic Design & Technology
Shepherd M. 2011 update on vertebroplasty: the comeback kid. Orthop Des Technol 2011 May-Jun; 7(3):40-1. [Cites AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.]

Pediatrics
Bisgaier J, Cutts DB, Edelstein BL, et al. Disparities in child access to emergency care for acute oral injury. Pediatrics 2011 Jun; 127(6):e1428-e1435. [Cites AHRQ publication, Dental Use, Expenses, Dental Coverage, and Changes: 1996-2004, MEPS Chartbook 17, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Telemedicine and e-Health
Ruggiero K, Gros DF, McCauley J, et al. Rural adults' use of health-related information online: data from a 2006 national online health survey. Telemed J E Health 2011 Jun; 17(5):329-34. [Cites AHRQ publication, Health Status and Access to Care of Rural and Urban Populations, National Medical Expenditure Survey Research Findings 18, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Potter MB, Walsh JM, Yu TM, et al. The effectiveness of the FLU-FOBT Program in primary care: a randomized trial. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jul; 41(1):9-16. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and associated decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Smith AW, Borowski LA, Liu B, et al. U.S. primary care physicians' diet-, physical activity-, and weight-related care of adult patients. Am J Prev Med 2011 Jul; 41(1):33-42. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling in primary care to promote physical activity (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Obesity in Adults, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Acuna CL, Berg GM, Harrison BL, et al. Assessing the use of venous thromboembolism risk assessment profiles in the trauma population: is it necessary? Am Surg 2011 Jun; 77(6):783-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review and meta-analysis of postmenopausal estrogen replacement and risk for venous thromboembolism (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Schousboe JT, Kerlikowske K, Loh A, et al. Personalizing mammography by breast density and other risk factors for breast cancer: analysis of health benefits and cost-effectiveness. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jul 5; 155(1):10-20. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009) and previous USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Pregler JP, Crandall CJ. Update in women's health: evidence published in 2010. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jul 5; 155(1):52-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Mandelblatt JS, Stout N, Trentham-Dietz A. To screen or not to screen women in their 40s for breast cancer: is personalized risk-based screening the answer? Ann Intern Med 2011 Jul 5; 155(1):58-60. [Comments on article by Schousboe et al. cited above in this section and cites/discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Lewiecki EM. In the clinic: osteoporosis. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jul 5; 155(1):ITC1-1 - ITC1-16. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011); includes in the Tool Kit resource section AHRQ comparative effectiveness consumer guide, Osteoporosis Treatments that Help Prevent Broken Bones: A Guide for Women After Menopause, 2008, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care program Web site, USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Osteoporosis, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and a link to quality measures on osteoporosis in AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse database.] Select to access the abstract.

Breastfeeding Medicine
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. ABM clinical protocol #10: breastfeeding the late preterm infant (340/7 to 366/7 weeks gestation) (first revision June 2011). Breastfeed Med 2011 Jun; 6(3):151-6. [Includes quality of evidence ratings for each recommendation based on Appendix A: Task Force Ratings in USPSTF publication, Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants
Essary AC, Clinical and Scientific Affairs Council of the AAPA. Oral health: caring for primary care patients. JAAPA 2011 May; 24(5):27-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Prevention of Dental Caries in Preschool Children, 2004.]

USPSTF guidelines for osteoporosis screening. JAAPA 2011 Jun; 24(6). [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Carroll AE, Biondich PG, Anand V, et al. Targeted screening for pediatric conditions with the CHICA system. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jul; 18(4):485-90. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Magnus MC, Ping M, Shen MM, et al. Effectiveness of mammography screening in reducing breast cancer mortality in women aged 39-49 years: a meta-analysis. J Womens Health 2011 Jun; 20(6):845-52. [Discusses USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations and associated reviews, citing USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009, 2 articles), AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), and article by DeAngelis and Fontanarosa (JAMA, 2010) on the USPSTF and breast cancer screening.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Nursing
Jackson Allen PL (in PubMed as Allen PL), McGuire L. Incorporating mental health checkups into adolescent primary care visits. Pediatr Nurs 2011 May-Jun; 37(3):137-40. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Native American Child Health, Canadian Paediatric Society, First Nations, Inuit and Metis Committee. Policy statement—early childhood caries in indigenous communities. Pediatrics 2011 Jun; 127(6):1190-8. [Cites USPSTF publication, Grade Definitions, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventive Medicine
Glasziou P, Houssami N. The evidence base for breast cancer screening. Prev Med 2011 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations and associated reviews, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Nelson et al., and associated AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Rich SE, Kuyateh FM, Dwyer DM, et al. Trends in self-reported health care provider recommendations for colorectal cancer screening by race. Prev Med 2011 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Moss S. Screening women aged 40-49 years. Prev Med 2011 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations and associated reviews, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Nelson et al., and associated AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Bryant H, Mai V. Impact of age-specific recommendation changes on organized breast cancer screening programs. Prev Med 2011 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations and associated reviews, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Hersch J, Jansen J, Irwig L, et al. How do we achieve informed choice for women considering breast screening? Prev Med 2011 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations, citing USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009). Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by McKee et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Bennett WL, Bolen S. Correction: comparative effectiveness and safety of medications for type 2 diabetes. Ann Intern Med 2011 Jul 5; 155(1):67-8. [Corrects information in AHRQ-funded comparative effectiveness review by Bennett et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC).]

Global Health Promotion
Macaulay AC, Jagosh J, Seller R, et al. Assessing the benefit of participatory research: a rationale for a realist review. Global Health Promot 2011 Jun; 18(2):45-8. [Reviews AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Community-Based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004, described as the "single major systematic review of PR in North America to date," and proposes an alternate review methodology to overcome limitations addressed in the AHRQ report.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants
Stack MA, Hakemi A. Diagnosis and treatment of exercise-induced bronchospasm: a review. JAAPA 2011 Jun;24(6):26-30. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction and Asthma, 2010.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Carnevale RJ, Talbot TR, Schaffner W, et al. Evaluating the utility of syndromic surveillance algorithms for screening to detect potentially clonal hospital infection outbreaks. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jul; 18(4):466-72. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review of surveillance systems for early detection of bioterrorism-related diseases (Ann Intern Med, 2004) by Bravata et al., conducted by the University of California at San Francisco EPC under contract 290-97-0013.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Padula CA, DiSano C, Ruggiero C, et al. Impact of lower extremity strengthening exercises and mobility on fall rates in hospitalized adults. J Nurs Care Qual 2011 Jul-Sep; 26(3):279-85. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Meltzer-Brody S, Zerwas S, Leserman J, et al. Eating disorders and trauma history in women with perinatal depression. J Womens Health 2011 Jun; 20(6):863-870. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005, and the associated AHRQ-funded systematic review by Gavin et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2005), both of which were performed by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Palladino CL, Flynn HA, Richardson C, et al. Lengthened predelivery stay and antepartum complications in women with depressive symptoms during pregnancy. J Womens Health 2011 Jun; 20(6):953-962. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Nephrology Nursing Journal
Gardner J, Walton J. Striving to be heard and recognized: nurse solutions for improvement in the outpatient hemodialysis work environment. Nephrol Nurs J 2011 May 1; 38(3):239-53. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nursing Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007.]

Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics, Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management and Committee on Hospital Care. Policy statement - principles of pediatric patient safety: reducing harm due to medical care. Pediatrics 2011 Jun; 127(6):1199-210. [Cites AHRQ technical review Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Vol. 1; Series Overview and Methodology, 2004; cites AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Vol. 1, 2008, and Campaign to Address Pediatric Medication Dosage Errors, 2002; cites the AHRQ Web site and several AHRQ-funded and AHRQ-authored articles on medication errors.] Select to access the abstract.

Telemedicine and e-Health
Liu WL, Zhang K, Locatis C, et al. Internet-based videoconferencing coder/decoders and tools for telemedicine. Telemed J E Health 2011 Jun; 17(5):358-62. [Mentions findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Telemedicine for the Medicare Population, 2006, and Telemedicine for the Medicare Program, 2001. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Lannon, Peterson, and Goudie (Pediatrics, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Byrne MM, Halman LJ, Koniaris LG, et al. Effects of poverty and race on outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia. Am J Clin Oncol 2011 Jun; 34(3):297-304. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and 1998-2002 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for Florida.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Baser O, Chalk M, Rawson R, et al. Alcohol dependence treatments: comprehensive healthcare costs, utilization outcomes, and pharmacotherapy persistence. Am J Manag Care 2011 Jun; 17(6):S222-S234. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

Baser O, Chalk M, Fiellin DA, et al. Cost and utilization outcomes of opioid-dependence treatments. Am J Manag Care 2011 Jun; 17(6):S235-S248. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

American Journal of Neuroradiology
Brinjikji W, Rabinstein AA, Lanzino G, et al. Patient outcomes are better for unruptured cerebral aneurysms treated at centers that preferentially treat with endovascular coiling: a study of the National Inpatient Sample. Am J Neuroradiol 2011 Jun-Jul; 32(6):1065-70. [Uses 2011-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Surgery
Seetahal SA, Bolorunduro OB, Sookdeo TC, et al. Negative appendectomy: a 10-year review of a nationally representative sample. Am J Surg 2011 Apr; 201(4):433-7. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Kuy S, Sosa JA, Roman SA, et al. Age matters: a study of clinical and economic outcomes following cholecystectomy in elderly Americans. Am J Surg 2011 Jun; 201(6):789-96. [Uses 1999-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Kiernan PD, Khandhar SJ, Fortes DL, et al. Thoracic surgery in octogenarians CVTSA/Inova Fairfax Hospital experience, 1990 to 2009. Am Surg 2011 Jun; 77(6):675-80. [Uses 1994-2003 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Geiger TM, Roberts RL, Read TE, et al. Has the use of anti-adhesion barriers affected the national rate of bowel obstruction? Am Surg 2011 Jun; 77(6):773-7. [Uses 1997-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Rea JD, Cone MM, Diggs BS, et al. Utilization of laparoscopic colectomy in the United States before and after the Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Therapy Study group trial. Ann Surg 2011 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2003 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) landing page on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Medicine
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Harris DA, et al. Gender, race, and socioeconomic status affects outcomes after lung cancer resections in the United States. Ann Thorac Med 2011 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

BJU International
Ketefian A, Hu J, Bartolucci AA, et al. Fifteen-year trend in the use of male reproductive surgery: analysis of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data. BJU Int 2011 Apr; 107(7):1118-23. [Uses 1988, 1992, and 1998-2002 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Dubberke ER, Butler AM, Nyazee HA, et al. The impact of ICD-9-CM code rank order on the estimated prevalence of Clostridium difficile infections. Clin Infect Dis 2011 Jul 1; 53(1):20-5. [Uses 2000-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Burr AT, Csikesz NG, Gonzales E, et al. Comparison of right lobe donor hepatectomy with elective right hepatectomy for other causes in New York. Dig Dis Sci 2011 Jun; 56(6):1869-75. [Uses HCUP SID data for New York and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Mbah AK, Alio AP, Marty PJ, et al. Recurrent versus isolated pre-eclampsia and risk of feto-infant morbidity outcomes: racial/ethnic disparity. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2011 May; 156(1):23-8. [Uses HCUP SID data for Florida.] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Klein DJ, Elliott MN, Haviland AM, et al. Understanding nonresponse to the 2007 Medicare CAHPS survey. Gerontologist 2011 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Medicare Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey for 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Head & Neck
Kim EY, Eisele DW, Goldberg AN, et al. Neck dissections in the United States from 2000 to 2006: volume indications, and regionalization. Head Neck 2011 Jun; 33(6):768-73. [Uses 2000, 2004, and 2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Maeng DD, Martsolf GR. Comparing patient outcomes across payer types: implications for using hospital discharge records to assess quality. Health Serv Res 2011 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses HCUP SID data for Florida; mentions AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Nicholas LH. Modeling the impact of Medicare Advantage payment cuts on ambulatory care sensitive and elective hospitalizations. Health Serv Res 2011 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1995-2005 HCUP SID data for Florida, Arizona, and New York.] Select to access the abstract.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Nguyen GC, Leung W, Weizman AV. Increased risk of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infection among patients hospitalized for inflammatory bowel disease in the United States. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2011 Jun; 17(6):1338-42. [USES 1998-2004 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Mery CM, et al. Academic season does not influence cardiac surgical outcomes at US academic medical centers. J Am Coll Surg 2011 Jun; 212(6):1000-7. [Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Crohn's and Colitis
Navaneethan U, Parasa S, Venkatesh PG, et al. Prevalence and risk factors for colonic perforation during colonoscopy in hospitalized inflammatory bowel disease patients. J Crohns Colitis 2011 Jun; 5(3):189-95. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Sridhar AR, Parasa S, Navaneethan U, et al. Comprehensive study of cardiovascular morbidity in hospitalized inflammatory bowel disease patients. J Crohns Colitis 2011 Jun; 5(3):287-94. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Qian F, Hannan EL, Glance LG, et al. Coronary stent use in New York State in the drug-eluting stent era. J Eval Clin Pract 2011 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003, 2004, and 2006 HCUP SID data for New York.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Risk and Insurance
Feldman R, Abraham J, Xu Y, et al. Consumer response to a national marketplace for individual health insurance. J Risk Insur 2011 Jun; 78(2):389-411. [Uses 2005MEPS data.]

Koc C. Disease-specific moral hazard and optimal health insurance design for physician services. J Risk Insur 2011 Jun; 78(2): 413-46. [Uses 2002 MEPS data.]

Muscle & Nerve
Mandawat A, Mandawat A, Kaminski HJ, et al. Outcome of plasmapheresis in myasthenia gravis: delayed therapy is not favorable. Muscle Nerve 2011 Apr; 43(4):578-84. [Uses 2000-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

National Tax Journal
Gruber J. The tax exclusion for employer-sponsored health insurance. Natl Tax J 2011 Jun ; 64(2):511-30. [Uses 2004 MEPS data.]

Pediatrics
Benneyworth BD, Gebremariam A, Clark SJ, et al. Inpatient health care utilization for children dependent on long-term mechanical ventilation. Pediatrics 2011 Jun; 127(6):e1533-e1541. [Uses 2000-2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Lane WG, Lotwin I, Dubowitz H, et al. Outcomes for children hospitalized with abusive versus noninflicted abdominal trauma. Pediatrics 2011 Jun; 127(6):e1400-e1405. [Uses 2003-2006 HCUP KID data.] Select to access the abstract.

Urology
Nowfar S, Palazzi-Churas K, Chang DC, et al. The relationship of obesity and gender prevalence changes in United States inpatient nephrolithiasis. Urology 2011 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2003 HCUP NIS data. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Fleishman, Selim, and Kazis (Qual Life Res, 20110 cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of July 2011
Internet Citation: Resource Burden at Children's Hospitals Experiencing Surge Volumes During the Spring H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: Articles of Interest, July 8, 2011. July 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/070811.html