Mental Healthcare Need and Service Utilization in Older Adults Living in Public Housing

Articles of Interest, August 10, 2012

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

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

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

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Simning A, van Wijngaarden E, Fisher SG, et al. Mental healthcare need and service utilization in older adults living in public housing. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2012 May; 20(5):441-51. [Supported in part by grant R36 HS18246.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Infection Control
Fakih MG, Greene MT, Kennedy EH, Meddings JA, et al. Introducing a population-based outcome measure to evaluate the effect of interventions to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection. Am J Infect Control 2012 May; 40(4):359-64. [Supported in part by grant 1 K08 HS19767-01 (to fourth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Schwarze ML, Redmann AJ, Brasel KJ, Alexander GC. The role of surgeon error in withdrawal of postoperative life support. Ann Surg 2012 Jul; 256(1):10-15. [Supported in part by a R01 HS189960 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract. 

Archives of General Psychiatry
Olfson M, Blanco C, Liu SM, et al. National trends in the office-based treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with antipsychotics. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2012 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant U18 HS21112 (to first author); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Maher et al. (JAMA, 2011) on the efficacy and comparative effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic medications for off-label uses in adults, prepared by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract HHSA290-2007-100621.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Quinn MA, Kats AM, Kleinman K, et al. The relationship between electronic health records and malpractice claims. Arch Intern Med 2012 Aug 13/27; 172(15):1187-9. [Supported in part by grant 1 UC1 HS15397.]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Kale A, Keohane CA, Maviglia S, et al. Adverse drug events caused by serious medication administration errors. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant HS14053-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Ross JS, Bernheim SM, Lin Z, Drye EE, Chen J, et al. Based on key measures, care quality for Medicare enrollees at safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals was almost equal. Health Aff 2012 Aug; 31(8):1739-48. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant 1 K08 HS18781-01 (to fifth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Hsia RY, Asch SM, Weiss RE, et al. California hospitals serving large minority populations were more likely than others to employ ambulance diversion. Health Aff 2012 Aug; 31(8):1767-76. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS18098.] Select to access the abstract.

Internal and Emergency Medicine
Epstein SK, Huckins DS, Liu SW, et al. Emergency department crowding and risk of preventable medical errors. Intern Emerg Med 2012 Apr; 7(2):173-80. [Supported in part by grant 5 R01 HS13099 (National ED Safety Study).] Select to access the abstract. 

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Goeschel CA, Weiss WM, Pronovost PJ. Using a logic model to design and evaluate quality and patient safety improvement programs. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Aug; 24(4):330-7. [Supported in part by grant 1 UC1 HS14246-01 (Michigan ICU Project); uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture to "assess staff perception of quality and safety on an annual basis".] Select to access the abstract. 

Levine R, Shore K, Lubalin J, et al. Comparing physician and patient perceptions of quality in ambulatory care. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Aug; 24(4):348-56. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS13193-01 (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) II); discusses AHRQ's CAHPS surveys, including the CAHPS Health Plan Survey, CAHPS Hospital Survey, and the CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Sudore RL, Karter AJ, Huang ES, Moffet HH, Laiteerapong N, et al. Symptom burden of adults with type 2 diabetes across the disease course: Diabetes & Aging Study. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant T32 HS00084 (to fifth author); 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. 

Journal of Pediatrics
Singleton RJ, Holman RC, Folkema AM, Wenger JD, Steiner CA, et al. Trends in lower respiratory tract infection hospitalizations among American Indian/Alaska Native children and the general US child population. J Pediatr 2012 Aug; 161(2):296-302.e2. [Fifth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 1998-2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Survey (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), AHRQ publication, Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample Variances, HCUP Method Series Report 2003-02, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Lorch SA, Baiocchi M, Ahlberg CE, et al. The differential impact of delivery hospital on the outcomes of premature infants. Pediatrics 2012 Aug; 130(2):270-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS15696 (Perinatal Regionalization and Quality of Care).] Select to access the abstract. 

Melnyk BM, Grossman DC, Chou R, Mabry-Hernandez I, et al. USPSTF perspective on evidence-based preventive recommendations for children. Pediatrics 2012 Aug; 130(2):e399-e407. [Fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; mentions the lack of evidence supporting lipid screening for children and adolescents, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Grossman et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2011); notes the USPSTF's role as a "major source of benchmark prevention recommendations for both children and adults for over 25 years" and the availability of these recommendations in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services and on the USPSTF Web site, with specific coverage of the 33 child/adolescent-related recommendations on the USPSTF: Focus on Children and Adolescents index page;  discusses USPSTF processes and methodologies and EPC support for evidence reviews, citing USPSTF Procedure Manual, 2008, and USPSTF-sponsored articles by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001), Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007), and Petitti et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009); discusses the upgrade of USPSTF recommendations on screening for child obesity, citing USPSTF evidence synthesis, Effectiveness of Primary Care Interventions for Weight Management in Children and Adolescents: An Updated, Targeted Systematic Review for the USPSTF, 2010.] Select to access the abstract. 

Muething SE, Goudie A, Schoettker PJ, et al. Quality improvement initiative to reduce serious safety events and improve patient safety culture. Pediatrics 2012 Aug; 130(2):e423-e431. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16957; uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004; cites AHRQ publications, Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Operational Advice for Hospital Leaders, 2008, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2: Culture and Redesign, and Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008; cites National Quality Forum report Safe Practices for Better Healthcare: A Consensus Report, 2003, as published on the AHRQ web site and based on a report by the University of California at San Francisco-Stanford University EPC.] Select to access the abstract. 

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Herrinton LJ, Curtis JR, Chen L, Liu L, Delzell E, Lewis JD, Solomon DH, Griffin MR, Ouellet-Hellstom R, Beukelman T, Grijalva CG, Haynes K, Kuriya B, Lii J, Mitchel E, Patkar N, Rassen J, Winthrop KL, Nourjah P, et al. Study design for a comprehensive assessment of biologic safety using multiple healthcare data systems. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2011 Nov; 20(11):1199-209. [Eighteenth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; supported by grant 1 U18 HS17919; describes the methods used in and results obtained from the AHRQ/FDA co-sponsored Safety Assessment of Biologic Therapy project, administered through the AHRQ Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) program, citing article by Rassen et al. (Med Care, 2010), funded by the same grant; uses AHRQ's priority populations categories, citing the Priority Populations index page on the AHRQ Web site; uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992). Select to access the abstract. 

Toh S, Li L, Harrold LR, et al. Comparative safety of infliximab and etanercept on the risk of serious infections: does the association vary by patient characteristics? Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012 May; 21(5):524-34. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant 1 U18 HS16955 (to The HMO Research Network CERTs program); acknowledges use of tools and resources developed under the Safety Assessment of Biologic Therapy project, supported by grant 1 U18 HS17919 (see article by Herrinton et al. cited above in this section); 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.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Tang JW, Mason M, Kushner RF, et al. South Asian American perspectives on overweight, obesity, and the relationship between weight and health. Prev Chronic Dis 2012; 9:E107. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00078 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Lopes RD, Shah BR, Olson DM, et al. Antithrombotic therapy use at discharge and 1 year in patients with atrial fibrillation and acute stroke: results from the AVAIL Registry. Stroke 2011 Dec; 42(12):3477-83. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16964 (for AVAIL analyses).] Select to access the abstract.

Wang S, Linkletter C, Dore D, et al. Age, antipsychotics, and the risk of ischemic stroke in the Veterans Health Administration. Stroke 2012 Jan; 43(1):28-31. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award grant 2 T32 HS00011 (for predoctoral fellowship support).] Select to access the abstract.

El Husseini N, Goldstein LB, Peterson ED, Zhao X, Pan W, Olson DM, Zimmer LO, Williams JW Jr, et al. Depression and antidepressant use after stroke and transient ischemic attack. Stroke 2012 Jun; 43(6):1609-16. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16964 (for AVAIL analyses); eighth author acknowledges previous AHRQ funding; cites AHRQ publication, Trends in Antidepressant Use by the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1997 and 2002, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Statistical Brief 76, 2005, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract. 

Xian Y, Holloway RG, Pan W, et al. Challenges in assessing hospital-level stroke mortality as a quality measure: comparison of ischemic, intracerebral hemorrhage, and total stroke mortality rates. Stroke 2012 Jun; 43(6):1687-90. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16964 (for infrastructure support); uses AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators Software, citing Inpatient Quality Indicators Overview, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Archives of Internal Medicine
Holtzman NA. Chronicle of an unforetold death. Arch Intern Med 2012 Aug 13/27; 172(15):1174-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Tsai et al. (Circ Cardiovasc Interv, 2010).]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Landrigan CP, Srivastava R. Pediatric hospitalists: coming of age in 2012. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Aug; 166(8):696-9. [Mentions AHRQ's support for the Pediatric Health Information Systems (PHIS)+ database under grant 1 R01 HS09862-01; cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2006).]

Natale JE, Joseph JG, Rogers AJ, et al. Cranial computed tomography use among children with minor blunt head trauma: association with race/ethnicity. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Aug; 166(8):732-7. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Berdahl, Owens, Dougherty, McCormick, Pylypchuk, Simpson (first and fifth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, second author is current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, third author is researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations, and last author is former AHRQ researcher) (Acad Pediatr, 2010); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pletcher et al. (JAMA, 2008), Chamberlain et al. (Pediatrics, 2007), Richardson et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2003), and others.]

Government Accounting Office Reports
Government Accounting Office (GAO). Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Estimates of the effect on the prevalence of employer-sponsored health coverage. Report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senate. GAO Rep 2012 July; GAO-12-768:Online. [Cites AHRQ publication, Research in Action: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Trends in Cost and Access, 2004; reviews studies using MEPS data and describes MEPS in comparison with other surveys.]

Health Affairs
Kralewski JE, Dowd BE, Xu YW. Medical groups can reduce costs by investing in improved quality of care for patients with diabetes. Health Aff 2012 Aug; 31(8):1830-5. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Eisenberg (former AHRQ director) (Med Care, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Gallego B, Westbrook MT, Dunn AG, et al. Investigating patient safety culture across a health system: multilevel modelling of differences associated with service types and staff demographics. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Aug; 24(4):311-20. [Mentions that AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture has "received favourable recommendations," citing articles by Blegen et al. (J Patient Saf, 2009) and Singla et al. (J Patient Saf, 2006); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Speroff et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010), Singer et al. (Health Care Manage Rev, 2009, Med Care, 2009 and 2008, and Qual Saf Health Care, 2003), and Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Hallgren Elfgren IM, Törnvall E, Grodzinsky E. The process of implementation of the diabetes register in Primary Health Care. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Aug; 24(4):419-24. [Mentions use of AHRQ pay-for-performance resources in implementing the National Diabetes Register, citing Pay for Performance (P4P): AHRQ Resources, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Dudley (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Brown MR, Jennings PR. Avoiding overtransfusion: an update on risks and latest indications. JAAPA 2012 Aug; 25(8):Online. [Cites AHRQ publication, Statistics on Hospital-Based Care in the United States, 2009, HCUP Facts and Figures, 2011.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Fonk J, Davidoff D, Lutzow T, et al. The effect of advance directives on end-of-life cost experience. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3):1137-56. [Cites AHRQ publication, Research in Action: Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End of Life, 2003, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Siegel K, Schrimshaw EW, Kunzel C, et al. Types of dental fear as barriers to dental care among African American adults with oral health symptoms in Harlem. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3):1294-309. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Manski (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Magder (J Am Dent Assoc, 1998).]

Harris Y, Kwon L, Berrian A, et al. Redesigning the system from the bottom up: lessons learned from a decade of federal quality improvement collaboratives. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):11-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hicks et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010, and Health Aff, 2006), Grossman et al. (Med Care, 2008), Landon et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Oyeku SO, Wang CJ, Scoville R, et al. Hemoglobinopathy Learning Collaborative: using quality improvement (QI) to achieve equity in health care quality, coordination, and outcomes for sickle cell disease. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):34-48. [Cites HCUP data on HCUPnet; cites AHRQ publication, Sickle Cell Disease Patients in U.S. Hospitals, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Brousseau, Owens, Mosso, Panepinto, Steiner (second and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 2010); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sobota et al. (Am J Hematol, 2011) and Warren et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Haggstrom DA, Taplin SH, Monahan P, et al. Chronic Care Model implementation for cancer screening and follow-up in community health centers. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):49-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Grossman et al. (Med Care, 2008) and Landon et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Chow W, Hirschhorn LR, Ng DW, et al. Improved quality of HIV care over time among participants in a national quality improvement initiative. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):67-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Gebo, Fleishman, Conviser, Reilly, Korthuis, Moore, Hellinger, Keiser, Rubin, Crane, Hellinger (second and eleventh authors are in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively) et al. (J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hirschhorn et al. (Womens Health Issues, 2006) and Landon et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Cole S, Reims K, Kershner L, et al. Improving care for depression: performance measures, outcomes and insights from the health disparities collaboratives. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):154-73. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bitton, Martin, and Landon (J Gen Intern Med, 2010) and Lorig et al. (Med Care, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Schneider KL, Agins BD, Ng DW, et al. Evaluation of regional HIV provider quality groups to improve care for people living with HIV served in the United States. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):174-92. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2: Culture and Redesign, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Li P, To T, Guttmann A. Follow-up care after an emergency department visit for asthma and subsequent healthcare utilization in a universal-access healthcare system. J Pediatr 2012 Aug;161(2):208-13.e1. [First author acknowledges previous AHRQ funding through the Young Investigator Award; cites Pediatric Quality Indicators Overview, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hsiao and Shiffman (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009) and Tsai et al. (J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgery
Zusman EE. HCAHPS replaces Press Ganey survey as quality measure for patient hospital experience. Neurosurgery 2012 Aug; 71(2):N21-N24. [Discusses CMS' movement to incentive-based pay for performance using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey measures; cites several articles using HCAHPS and CAHPS survey data), and reviews findings from article by Fenton et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012) which uses 2000-2007 MEPS data.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Rai A. Use patents, carve-outs, and incentives—a new battle in the drug-patent wars. N Engl J Med 2012 Aug 9; 367(6):491-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Radley, Finkelstein, and Stafford (Arch Intern Med, 2006).]

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. Prevention of falls in community-dwelling older adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 7; 157(3):197-204. [Updates 1996 USPSTF recommendations on counseling to prevent household and recreational injuries, citing original recommendations in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd edition, 1996, USPSTF evidence synthesis, Interventions to Prevent Falls in Older Adults: An Updated Systematic Review, 2010, and associated USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review by Michael et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients. Preventing falls in older adults who live in community settings: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Ann Intern Med 7 August 2012; 157(3):I-40. [Summaries updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on prevention of falls in community-dwelling older adults, cited above in this section.]

Tinetti ME, Brach JS. Translating the fall prevention recommendations into a covered service: can it be done, and who should do it? Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 7; 157(3):213-14. [Comments on updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on prevention of falls in community-dwelling older adults cited above in this section; cites updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Leipzig, Whitlock, Wolff, Barton et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010), which discusses USPSTF methodologies and processes as applied to the preventive needs of older adults.]

Abegunde AT. Screening for colorectal cancer. Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 7; 157(3):217. [Discusses article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) which reviews USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Keller DL. Screening for colorectal cancer. Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 7; 157(3):217-18. [Discusses USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008.]

Stagg TK. Screening for colorectal cancer. Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 7; 157(3):218. [Discusses the review of USPSTF 2008 recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer in article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Denberg TD, Humphrey LL, Shekelle P, et al. Screening for colorectal cancer. Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 7; 157(3):218-19. [Replies to comments by Abegunde, Keller, and Stagg cited above in this section; mentions USPSTF 2008 recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Lopez-Class M, Luta G, Noone AM, et al. Patient and provider factors associated with colorectal cancer screening in safety net clinics serving low-income, urban immigrant Latinos. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3):1011-19. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2008.]

Nuss HJ, Williams DL, Hayden J, et al. Applying the social ecological model to evaluate a demonstration colorectal cancer screening program in Louisiana. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3):1026-35. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Campbell KA, Thomas AM, Cook LJ, et al. Longitudinal experiences of children remaining at home after a first-time investigation for suspected maltreatment. J Pediatr 2012 Aug; 161(2):340-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening children for family violence (Ann Fam Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract. 

Kornfeld BD, Bair-Merritt MH, Frosch E, et al. Postpartum depression and intimate partner violence in urban mothers: co-occurrence and child healthcare utilization. J Pediatr 2012 Aug; 161(2):348-53.e2. [Uses the two-item depression questionnaire from USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002) as part of the survey used in the study; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, Summary, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

MedSurg Nursing
Turner M, Burns SM, Knight L, et al. Weight management practices among heart and vascular health care providers in an ambulatory setting. MedSurg Nurs 2012 Jul-Aug; 21(4):222-32. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003) and notes the consistency of these findings with recommendations in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute publication, The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, 2000, which was used as the basis for this study.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Inzucchi SE. Diagnosis of diabetes. N Engl J Med 2012 Aug 9; 367(6):542-50. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Tasian GE, Cooperberg MR, Potter MB, et al. PSA screening: determinants of primary-care physician practice patterns. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 2012 Jun; 15(2):189-94. [Assesses primary-care physicians' familiarity with USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing 2008 USPSTF recommendations and associated evidence review by Lin, Lipsitz, Miller, and Janakiraman (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008), and findings from the previous USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002), noting  that "fifty-four percent were most influenced by the [USPSTF] guidelines"; cites AUA National Meeting presentation The VA/NCI/AHRQ Cooperative Studies Program #407: Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial (PIVOT): Main Results From a Randomized Trial Comparing Radical Prostatectomy to Watchful Waiting in Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, 2011, by Wilt TJ. Also refer to article by Melnyk et al. (Pediatrics, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Dolan GP, Harris RC, Clarkson M, et al. Vaccination of health care workers to protect patients at increased risk for acute respiratory disease. Emerg Infect Dis 2012 Aug; 18(8):1225-34. [Uses tools from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002, to assess the two systematic reviews selected in the study.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Neeman N, Isaac T, Leveille S, et al. Improving doctor-patient communication in the outpatient setting using a facilitation tool: a preliminary study. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Aug; 24(4):357-64. [Cites AHRQ-funded updated systematic review by Berkman et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) on low health literacy and health outcomes, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-2007-10056-I; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hays et al. (Med Care, 1999), which uses CAHPS 1.0 survey measures, and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Fernandes R, Braun KL, Spinner JR, et al. Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: a NHLBI/HRSA collaborative employing community health workers to improve heart health. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3):988-99. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions, 2009.]

Weinfeld JM, Davidson LW, Mohan V. Electronic health records improve the quality of care in underserved populations: a literature review. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):136-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Risch AC. Breastfeeding and atopic dermatitis. Pediatrics 2012 Aug; 130(2):e461-e462. [Mentions findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.]

Schanler RJ, Eidelman A, Feldman-Winter L. In reply. Pediatrics 2012 Aug; 130(2):e465-e466. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, noting that it "provides recent evidence that formula feeding and early weaning from breastfeeding are associated with health risks." Also refer to article by Olfson et al. (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Kornfeld et al. (J Pediatr, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

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

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Isham G. Progress toward reaching better health and providing more affordable care for vulnerable populations. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3):4-10. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR and NHDR, 2010, and 2010 State Snapshots, all published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Using Health IT: Eight Quality Improvement Stories, as published on AHRQ's Health Information Technology Web site.]

Wallack MC, Loafman M, Sorensen TD. The patient safety and clinical pharmacy collaborative: improving medication use systems for the underserved. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):96-102. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Archives of Internal Medicine
Mandawat A, Mandawat A, Mandawat MK, et al. Hospitalization rates and in-hospital mortality among centenarians. Arch Intern Med 2012 Aug 13; 172(15):1179-80. [Uses 2004-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003-2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]

Clinical Nephrology
Ayoob RM, Hains DS, Smoyer WE. Trends in hospitalization characteristics for pediatric nephrotic syndrome in the USA. Clin Nephrol 2012 Aug; 78(2):106-11. [Uses 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, 2000, 2003, and 2006, and AHRQ publications, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, HCUP Method Series Report 2003-02, 2005, and Care of Children and Adolescents in U.S. Hospitals, HCUP Fact Book 4, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Cornea
Galor A, Zheng DD, Arheart KL, et al. Dry eye medication use and expenditures: data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2001 to 2006. Cornea 2012 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2006 MEPS data as accessed on the MEPS Web site, and citing Data Overview, Summary of Questionnaire Sections, and MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Cunningham P, Felland L, Stark L. Safety-net providers in some US communities have increasingly embraced coordinated care models. Health Aff 2012 Aug; 31(8):1698-707. [Uses AHRQ's definition of "care coordination," citing AHRQ publication, Care Coordination Measures Atlas, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; notes that first author is a former AHRQ researcher.] Select to access the abstract.

Jha AK, Aubert RE, Yao J, Teagarden JR, et al. Greater adherence to diabetes drugs is linked to less hospital use and could save nearly $5 billion annually. Health Aff 2012 Aug; 31(8):1836-46. [Uses HCUP NIS discharge data inflated to 2011 dollars to create models to estimate the benefits of improving adherence; cites AHRQ publication, Expenses and Characteristics of Physician Visits in Different Ambulatory Care Settings, 2008, MEPS Statistical Brief 318, 2011, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Hypertension
Tran CL, Ehrmann BJ, Messer KL, et al. Recent trends in healthcare utilization among children and adolescents with hypertension in the United States. Hypertension 2012 Aug; 60(2):296-302. [Uses 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2009 and 2006, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Smith EG, Zhao S, Rosen AK. Using the patient safety indicators to detect potential safety events among US veterans with psychotic disorders: clinical and research implications. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Aug; 24(4):321-9. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, citing AHRQ publications, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 3.1, 2007, AHRQ Quality Indicators—Patient Safety Indicators: Technical Specifications, Version 3.2, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators—Patient Safety Indicators: Software Documentation, Version 3.1 SAS, 2007; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Rivard, Luther, Christiansen, Zhao S, Loveland, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2008), Miller, Pronovost, Donithan, Zeger, Zhan, Morlock, Meyer (first and fourth authors are former AHRQ researchers and fifth author is current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Am J Med Qual, 2005), Rosen, Rivard, Zhao, Loveland, Tsilimingras, Christiansen, Elixhauser et al. (Med Care, 2005), and Miller, Elixhauser, Zhan, and Meyer (Health Serv Res, 2001), and several AHRQ-funded and other articles, all of which use AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Kil SR, Lee SI, Khang YH, et al. Development and validation of comorbidity index in South Korea. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Aug; 24(4):391-402. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in articles by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Ziller EC, Lenardson JD, Coburn AF. Health care access and use among the rural uninsured. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Aug; 23(3):1327-13. [Uses 2002-2007 MEPS data; cites Preventable Hospitalizations: A Window Into Primary and Preventive Care, 2000, HCUP Fact Book 5, 2004, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site; notes that research was conducted at AHRQ's CFACT Data Center with AHRQ support and acknowledges assistance from  Ray Kuntz, Data Center Coordinator in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; cites AHRQ-authored article by Larson and Fleishman (former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively) (Med Care, 2003).]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Rosenthal DG, Learned N, Liu YH, et al. Characteristics of mothers with depressive symptoms outside the postpartum period. Matern Child Health J 2012 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004-2006 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data as accessed on the MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Cohen (director in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgery
Little AS, Chapple K. 116 Improved resource utilization is associated with high volume surgical centers, low complication rates, and shorter length of stay in patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease. Neurosurgery 2012 Aug; 71(2):E548. [Uses 2007-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Davies J, Yanamadala V, Young WL, et al. 124 In-hospital morbidity and mortality after treatment of arteriovenous malformations in the United States, 2000-2009: the impact of hospital and surgeon volume. Neurosurgery 2012 Aug;71(2):E551. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract .

Miriam N, Patil CG, Lyden P, et al. 128 Subarachnoid hemorrhage patients: to transfer or not to transfer? Neurosurgery 2012 Aug; 71(2):E552. [Uses 2002-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Elangovan S, Srinivasan S, Allareddy V. Hospital-based emergency department visits with oral candidiasis in the USA. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2012 Aug; 114(2):e26-e31. [Uses 2007 HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; includes in literature review articles by Nalliah et al. (J Endod, 2011, and J Evid Based Dent Pract, 2010) and Elangovan et al. (J Periodontol, 2011), which use various HCUP NEDS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Isong IA, Soobader MJ, Fisher-Owens SA, et al. Racial disparity trends in children's dental visits: US National Health Interview Survey, 1964-2010. Pediatrics 2012 Aug; 130(2):306-14. [Compares dental visit rates from 2007 MEPS HC data (as generated on AHRQ's MEPSnet Web site) to data from other health surveys; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Chu, Sweis, Guay, and Manski (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (J Am Dent Assoc, 2007), Macek, Manski, Vargas et al. (Health Serv Res, 2002), and Manski, Moeller, and Maas (J Am Dent Assoc, 2001), all of which use various MEPS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Davis Sears E, Davis MM, Chung KC. Relationship between timing of emergency procedures and limb amputation in patients with open tibia fracture in the United States, 2003 to 2009. Plast Reconstr Surg 2012 Aug; 130(2):369-78. [Uses 2003-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, 2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site. Also refer to articles by Goeschel, Weiss, and Pronovost (Int J Qual Health Care, 2012), Levine et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2012), Sudore et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012), Singleton et al. (J Pediatr, 2012), Muething et al. (Pediatrics, 2012), Herrinton et al. and Toh et al. (both in Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2012), and Xian et al. (Stroke, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of August 2012
Internet Citation: Mental Healthcare Need and Service Utilization in Older Adults Living in Public Housing: Articles of Interest, August 10, 2012. August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/081012.html