Rethinking Adherence

Articles of Interest, October 19, 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.

October 19, 2012


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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Steiner JF. Rethinking adherence. Ann Intern Med 2012 Oct 16; 157(8):580-5. [Supported by grant R01 HS19859.] Select to access the abstract.

Disability and Health Journal
Patterson BJ, Doucette WR, Lindgren, Chrischilles EA. Living with disability: patterns of health problems and symptom mediation of health consequences. Disabil Health J 2012 Jul; 5(3):151-8. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS16094-01 (fourth author is principal investigator).]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Adolescent Health
Seburg EM, Horvath KJ, Garwick AW, McMorris BJ, Vehe RK, Scal P. Complementary and alternative medicine use among youth with juvenile arthritis: are youth using CAM, but not talking about it? J Adolesc Health 2012 Aug; 51(2):200-2. [Supported by grant K08 HS15511 (to sixth author, for "Entry into Adult Care for Youth with Chronic Conditions."]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Radiology
Carlos RC, Buist DS, Wernli KJ, et al. Patient-centered outcomes in imaging: quantifying value. J Am Coll Radiol 2012 Oct; 9(10):725-8. [Supported in part by grant K12 HS19482 (to third author); mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and cites article by Sadigh et al. (Acad Radiol, 2011), which discusses 2009 USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Glance LB, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, et al. Impact of a trauma center designation on outcomes: is there a difference between Level I and Level II trauma centers? J Am Coll Surg 2012 Sep; 215(3):372-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS16737.]�Select to access the abstract.

Patel MB, Guillamondegui OD, Ott MM, et al. O' surgery case log data, where art thou? J Am Coll Surg 2012 Sep; 215(3):427-31. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13833-08 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Patient Education and Counseling
Hsu I, Saha S, Korthuis PT, Sharp V, Cohn J, Moore RD, Beach MC. Providing support to patients in emotional encounters: a new perspective on missed empathetic opportunities. Patient Educ Couns 2012 Sep; 88(3):436-42. [Supported by AHRQ/HRSA contract 290-01-0012 and grant K08 HS13903-05 (to seventh author).]�Select to access the abstract.

Chang JC, Dado D, Schussler S, et al. In person versus computer screening for intimate partner violence among pregnant patients. Patient Educ Couns 2012 Sep; 88(3):443-8. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS13913-01A1 (first author is principal investigator).]�Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Gagne JJ, Walker AM, Glynn RJ, Rassen JA, et al. An event-based approach for comparing the performance of methods for prospective medical product monitoring. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012 Jun; 21(6):631-9. [Supported by grant 1 K01 HS18088 (to fourth author).]�Select to access the abstract.

Meropol SB, Metlay JP. Accuracy of pneumonia hospital admissions in a primary care electronic medical record database. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012 Jun; 21(6):659-65. [Supported by grant U18 HS16946).]�Select to access the abstract.

Fiske CT, Griffin MR, Mitchel E, et al. Accuracy of pharmacy and coded-diagnosis information in identifying tuberculosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012 Jun; 21(6):666-9. [Supported by Institutional National Research Service Award grant T32 HS13833.]�Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacotherapy
Touchette DR, Yang Y, Tiryaki F, et al. Economic analysis of alvimopan for prevention and management of postoperative ileus. Pharmacotherapy 2012 Feb; 32(2):120-8. [Supported by grant U18 HS16973.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Trost JC, Zakaria S, Williams M, et al. Hospital strategies for reducing risk-standardized mortality rates for acute myocardial infarction. Ann Intern Med 2012 Oct 16; 157(8):598-9. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Bradley et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and cites AHRQ-funded article by Curry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011.]

Bradley EH, Curry LA, Krumholz HM. Hospital strategies for reducing risk-standardized mortality rates for acute myocardial infarction. Ann Intern Med 2012 Oct 16; 157(8):599. [Responds to comments in article by Trost et al. cited above in this section; cites AHRQ-funded article by Curry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Biotechnology Healthcare
Blackstone EA, Fuhr JP Jr, Ziernicki D. Will comparative effectiveness research finally succeed? Biotechnol Healthc 2012 Fall; 9(3):22-6. [Mentions the creation of AHRQ's predecessor the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research and the authorization of comparative effectiveness research (CER) funding for AHRQ through the Medicare Modernization Act; cites AHRQ-authored article by Conway and Clancy (former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ director, respectively) (N Engl J Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded article by Hlatky et al. (Lancet, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Schnitzer S, Kuhlmey A, Adolph H, et al. Complaints as indicators of health care shortcomings: which groups of patients are affected? Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Oct; 24(5):476-82. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Sangl, Bierman, Miller, Friedman, Wickizer, and Meyer (authors are current and former AHRQ staff members) (JAMA, 2001), which uses 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]�Select to access the abstract.

Craven C, Byrne K, Sims-Gould J, et al. Types and patterns of safety concerns in home care: staff perspectives. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Oct; 24(5):525-31. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Henriksen, Joseph, and Zayas-Cabán (first and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, respectively) (J Patient Saf, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Browman GP. Special series on comparative effectiveness research: challenges to real-world solutions to quality improvement in personalized medicine. J Clin Oncol 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-authored article by Conway and Clancy (former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ director, respectively) (N Engl J Med, 2009).]

Sorenson C, Drummond M, Chalkidou K. Comparative effectiveness research: the experience of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. J Clin Oncol 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions that AHRQ "publishes consumer summaries to help patients choose between appropriate treatments based on available evidence;" cites article by Gray, Gusmano, and Collins (Health Aff, 2003), which analyzes the political impacts of AHRQ's role in health services research.]�Select to access the abstract.

Hershman DL, Wright JD. Comparative effectiveness research in oncology methodology: observational data. J Clin Oncol 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print. Describes AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stulberg et al. (JAMA, 2010), Bickell� et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2006, Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003 and 2002), and others.]�Select to access the abstract.

Miriovsky BJ, Shulman LN, Abernethy AP. Importance of health information technology, electronic health records, and continuously aggregating data to comparative effectiveness research and learning health care. J Clin Oncol 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-authored article by Slutsky (director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Health Aff, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Zhu et al. (JAMA, 2012) and Sheets et al. (JAMA, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Hahn OM, Schilsky RL. Randomized controlled trials and comparative effectiveness research. J Clin Oncol 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions AHRQ's receipt of (CER) funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA); cites article by VanLare, Conway, and Sox (N Engl J Med, 2010), which discusses AHRQ's allocation of CER funding from the 2009 ARRA.] Select to access the abstract.

Basch E, Abernethy AP, Mullins CD, et al. Recommendations for incorporating patient-reported outcomes into clinical comparative effectiveness research in adult oncology. J Clin Oncol 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions that patient-reported outcome (PRO)-related funding announcements by AHRQ and other organizations "are expected to increase the use of PRO measures in nonregulatory research."]�Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Rigotti NA. Strategies to help a smoker who is struggling to quit. JAMA 2012 Oct 17; 308(15):1573-80. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Schroeder SA. How clinicians can help smokers to quit. JAMA 2012 Oct 17; 308(15):1586-7. [Comments on article by Rigotti cited above in this section; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites article by Fiore, Goplerud, and Schroeder (N Engl J Med, 2012), which discusses these guidelines.]

MedSurg Nursing
Evans D, Grunawalt J, McClish D, et al. Bedside shift-to-shift nursing report: implementation and outcomes. MedSurg Nurs 2012 Sep-Oct; 21(5):281-4, 292.� [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2001.]

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

American Family Physician
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2012 Oct 15; 86(8):Online. [Summarizes updated USPSTF recommendation statement Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011); cites USPSTF evidence synthesis Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review to Update the 2003 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2011, as published on the National Library of Medicine's NCBI Web site.]

Lin KW. Clarification: updated recommendations. Am Fam Physician 2012 Oct 15; 86(8):727. [Author is a former AHRQ researcher; mentions the consistency of USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening (Am Fam Physician, 2012) with those from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and notes the review and comparison of USPSTF and ACS recommendations in article by Fontaine, Saslow, and King (Am Fam Physician, 2012).]

CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2012 Oct 15; 86(8):731-2. [Includes question based on updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer, cited above in this section.]

Croswell J, Shin YR. Behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer. Am Fam Physician 2012 Oct 15; 86(8):773-4. [First author is a medical officer in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; case study and questions are based on USPSTF recommendations cited above in this section; cites USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer and associated systematic review by Lin et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for chronic kidney disease: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Oct 16; 157(8):567-70, W-176-W177. [Presents USPSTF recommendations on screening for chronic kidney disease, based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 1-3: Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment, 2012, and associated USPSTF-American College of Physicians-sponsored systematic review by Fink et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) on screening for, monitoring of, and treatment of chronic kidney disease stages 1 to 3, prepared by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract HHSA290-2007-10064-I.]�Select to access the abstract.

Wu LC, Grabaud BI, Gail MH. Tipping the balance of benefits and harms to favor screening mammography starting at age 40 years. Ann Intern Med 2012 Oct 16; 157(8):597. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); comments on article by van Ravesteyn et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), which discusses these recommendations.]

van Ravesteyn NT, Miglioretti DL, Mandleblatt JS. Tipping the balance of benefits and harms to favor screening mammography starting at age 40 years. Ann Intern Med 2012 Oct 16; 157(8):597-8. [Replies to comments by Wu, Grabaud, and Gail cited above in this section; cites articles by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), which uses predefined USPSTF evidence grading criteria, and Carney et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2003), which uses USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Quality Determinants of Mammography, 1994; cites AHRQ-funded article by Elmore et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004) on the association between obesity and screening mammography accuracy.]

Psychological Science
Arkes HR, Gaissmaier W. Psychological research and the prostate-cancer screening controversy. Psychol Sci 2012 Jun; 23(6):547-53. [Examines possible psychological factors related to controversy following release of updated 2011 USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing USPSTF draft recommendation statement Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011 (as published on the USPSTF Web site) and associated evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011). Also refer to article by Carlos et al. (J Am Coll Radiol, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Armstrong (J Clin Oncol, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Brouwers MC, Thabane L, Moher D, et al. Comparative effectiveness research paradigm: implications for systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines. J Clin Oncol 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions that AHRQ began sponsoring CER projects in 2005, with federal funding for CER following in 2009; cites AHRQ publications Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, and What Is Comparative Effectiveness Research, 2012, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Armstrong K. Methods in comparative effectiveness research. J Clin Oncol 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded article on postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy and the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2002), prepared by the Oregon Health and Science University EPC under contract 290-97-0018, task order 2; cites AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012; cites AHRQ-authored article by Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001); cites article by Sox and Goodman (Annu Rev Public Health, 2012), which uses USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on the cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Tunis SR, Turkelson C. Using health technology assessment to identify gaps in evidence and inform study design for comparative effectiveness research. J Clin Oncol 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012; summarizes findings from AHRQ reports that illustrate evidence gaps for certain health interventions, including AHRQ publication, Report on the Evidence Regarding Off-Label Indications for Targeted Therapies Used in Cancer Treatment; Disposition of Comments, 2010, AHRQ-funded systematic review by Bannuru et al.( Ann Intern Med, 2011) on the comparative evaluation of radiation treatments for clinically localized prostate cancer (prepared by the Tufts EPC under contract 290-2007-10055-1), and AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, 2008; discusses the development of a structured process for determining future research needs from recent AHRQ systematic reviews, citing AHRQ-funded article by Chalkidou et al. (Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 2009) on CER priorities and identifying critical evidence gaps; discusses work done in this area by AHRQ-funded EPCs since 2010, citing Future Research Needs � Methods Research Series, 2010, Methods Research on Future Research Needs: Defining an Optimal Format for Presenting Research Needs, 2010, Future Research Needs for Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments of Localized Prostate Cancer: Identification of Future Research Needs from Comparative Effectiveness, 2010, and Framework for Considering Study Designs for Future Research Needs, 2012, all published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; discusses and cites article by Robinson KA, Saldanha, and McKoy (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011), which summarizes and is based on AHRQ report Frameworks for Determining Research Gaps During Systematic Reviews, both prepared by the Johns Hopkins University EPC under contract HHSA290-2007-10061-I; cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (second and third authors are former AHRQ center director and current AHRQ director, respectively) (JAMA, 2003).]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Gormley EA, LIghtner DJ, Burgio KL, et al. Diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder (non-neurogenic) in adults: AUA/SUFU guideline. J Urol 2012 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Women, 2009, as the primary source of evidence for the guideline presented in this article. Also refer to article by Moyer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and article by McHugh et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]�Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Titus S, Hodge J. Diagnosis and treatment of acne. Am Fam Physician 2012 Oct 15; 86(8):734-40. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) as a data source.]�Select to access the abstract.

Rivera JA, O'Hare AM, Harper GM. Update on the management of chronic kidney disease. Am Fam Physician 2012 Oct 15; 86(8):749-54. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports, NGC, USPSTF, and Effective Health Care resources as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Young RA, DeVoe JE. What could family income be if health insurance were more affordable? Fam Med 2012 Oct; 44(9):633-6. [Uses 1996-2010 MEPS data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Squires A, Bruyneel L, Aiken LH, et al. Cross-cultural evaluation of the relevance of the HCAHPS survey in five European countries. Int J Qual Health Care 2012 Oct; 24(5):470-75. [Uses Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data, citing AHRQ-funded article by O'Malley et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005) on the CAHPS® Hospital Pilot Survey, AHRQ-authored article by Darby, Hays, and Kletke (Health Serv Res, 2005) on the development and evaluation of HCAHPS, and HCAHPS Fact Sheet (CAHPS® Hospital Survey), 2010, as published on the HCAHPS Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Villani J, Mortensen K. Decomposing the gap in satisfaction with provider communication between English- and Spanish-speaking Hispanic patients. J Immigr Minor Health 2012 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007-2009 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing AHRQ publication Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS Methodology Report 22, 2008; cites AHRQ-authored article by Kirby, Taliaferro, and Zuvekas (first and last authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and second author is former AHRQ researcher) (Med Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Black Nurses' Association
Okunji PO, Afghani A, Gomez F. Exploring the disparities in health-care outcomes of inpatient diabetic myocardial infarction transfers in non-federal hospitals. J Natl Black Nurses Assoc 2012 Jul; 23(1):29-33. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
McHugh MD, Kelly LA, Smith HL, et al. Lower mortality in magnet hospitals. Med Care 2012 Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nursing Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded article by Glance et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006) and article by Silber et al. (Med Care, 2007), which uses HCUP data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Romaire MA, Bell JF, Huebner CE. Variations in children's dental service use based on four national health surveys. Pediatrics 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print. Uses, in comparison with data from similar national surveys, 2003 and 2007 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009, and MEPS HC-079: 2003 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2005; notes that "the indepth approach of MEPS includes the greatest number of protections against overestimating the number and nature of dental services" and that MEPS should be used "if accurate estimates are necessary," citing AHRQ-authored article by Macek, Manski (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Serv Res, 2002); mentions an Affordable Care Act provision requiring AHRQ to verify dental utilization and expenditures in MEPS.]�Select to access the abstract.

Current as of October 2012


Internet Citation:

Articles of Interest, October 19, 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/articles/art101912.htm


 

Current as of October 2012
Internet Citation: Rethinking Adherence: Articles of Interest, October 19, 2012. October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/101912.html