Interventions to Reduce 30-day Rehospitalization: A Systematic Review

Articles of Interest: October 21, 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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Hansen LO, Young RS, Hinami K, et al. Interventions to reduce 30-day rehospitalization: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2011 Oct 18; 155(8):520-8. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellowship grant T32 HS00078 (through the Institute for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shekelle et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Glance LG, Dick AW, Osler TM, et al. Relationship between Leapfrog Safe Practices Survey and outcomes in trauma. Arch Surg 2011 Oct; 146(10):1170-7. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS16737; uses 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; 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, performed by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Li DK, Yang C, Andrade S, et al. Maternal exposure to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in the first trimester and risk of malformations in offspring: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ 2011 Oct 18; 343:d5931. [Funded under Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) contract 290-050033-I.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Chen J, Normand SL, Wang Y, et al. National and regional trends in heart failure hospitalization and mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries, 1998-2008. JAMA 2011 Oct 19; 306(15):1669-78. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant 1 K08 HS18781-01; cites AHRQ publication, HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2008, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Phillips LL, Allen RS, Harris GM, et al. Aging prisoners' treatment selection: does prospect theory enhance understanding of end-of-life medical decisions? Gerontologist 2011 Oct; 51(5):663-74. [Supported in part by grant R36 HS16218-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Tsai TT, Messenger JC, Brennan JM, et al. Safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents in older patients with chronic kidney disease: a report from the linked CathPCI Registry-CMS Claims database. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011 Oct 25; 58(18):1859-69. [Supported by DEcIDE contract HHSA 290-2005-0032-I, task order 4. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Whitlock et al. and Vesco et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Gerontologist
Rosen J, Stiehl EM, Mittal V, et al. Stayers, leavers, and switchers among certified nursing assistants in nursing homes: a longitudinal investigation of turnover intent, staff retention, and turnover. Gerontologist 2011 Oct; 51(5):597-609. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Castle, Degenholtz, and Rosen (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Castle NG. Staff assist: a resource to improve nursing home quality and staffing. Gerontologist 2011 Oct; 51(5):714-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Castle and Engberg (Gerontologist, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Kansagara D, Englander H, Salanitro A, et al. Risk prediction models for hospital readmission: a systematic review. JAMA 2011 Oct 19; 306(15):1688-98. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hernandez et al. (JAMA, 2010), Novotny and Anderson (Nurs Res, 2008), Schneeweiss et al. (Am J Epidemiol, 2001), which uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Simulation in Healthcare
Nadler I, Sanderson PM, Liley HG. The accuracy of clinical assessments as a measure for teamwork effectiveness. Simul Healthc 2011 Oct; 6(5):260-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Thomas et al. (J Perinatol, 2007 and 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Zenios S, Denend L. Investing for the safety net. Stanford Social Innovation Review 2011 Fall; 19(4 Suppl):4-9. [Cites Daily Patient-Provider Communication and Data Transfer Using Mobile Phones Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs for Teens With Chronic Asthma, 2008, as published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site.]

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Whitlock EP, Vesco KK, Eder M, et al. Liquid-based cytology and human papillomavirus testing to screen for cervical cancer: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2011 Oct 17 [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHS290-2007-10057-I, task order 3; updates the 2003 USPSTF evidence reviews on screening for cervical cancer, based on USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews, Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Decision Analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2002; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; comments on and cites USPSTF-sponsored narrative review by Vesco et al. cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Vesco KK, Whitlock EP, Eder M, et al. Risk factors and other epidemiologic considerations for cervical cancer screening: a narrative review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2011 Oct 17 [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by contract HHS290-2007-10057-I, task order 3 to the Oregon EPC, and based on USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews, Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and article by Whitlock et al. cited above in this section, citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003, and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2002; cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008; cites forthcoming USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on screening for cervical cancer (Kulasingam et al., Ann Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Hubbard RA, Kerlikowske K, Flowers CI, et al. Cumulative probability of false-positive recall or biopsy recommendation after 10 years of screening mammography: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med 2011 Oct 18; 155(8):481-92. [Discusses/evaluates USPSTF updated recommendations on screening for breast cancer, associated evidence update by Nelson et al., and related AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites previous USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients. The benefits and harms of more and less frequent screening mammography. Ann Intern Med 2011 Oct 18; 155(8):I-14. [Summarizes article by Hubbard et al. cited above in this section.]

British Medical Journal
Neuman J, Korenstein D, Ross JS, et al. Prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among panel members producing clinical practice guidelines in Canada and United States: cross sectional study. BMJ 2011 Oct 15; 343(7827):d5621. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ database to identify and classify relevant guidelines and their producing organizations; discusses the conflicts of interest (COI) policies and practices of the USPSTF, citing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2011; cites AHRQ publication, Household and Pharmacy Components of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Woman's Health
Benard VB, Saraiya MS, Soman A, et al. Cancer screening practices among physicians in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer early detection program. J Womens Health 2011 Oct; 20(10):1479-84. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009 and 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Surgery
Bland KI, Hoyt DB, Polk HC Jr, et al. Comparative effectiveness research: relative and efficient outcomes in surgery patients. Ann Surg 2011 Oct; 254(4):550-7. [Discusses AHRQ's receipt of comparative effectiveness research (CER) funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act, and discusses the development of CER methodologies and the roles of various entities, including Evidence-based Practice Centers, under AHRQ's Effective Health Care program, citing "Comparing Medical Interventions: AHRQ and the Effective Health Care Program" in Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and the AHRQ Web site; notes the AHRQ director's membership on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Directors and Methodology Committee; 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). Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Glance et al. (Arch Surg, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and by Whitlock et al. and Vesco et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Chandra D, Stamm JA, Taylor B, et al. Outcomes of non-invasive ventilation for acute exacerbations of COPD in the United States, 1998-2008. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011 Oct 20 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2003, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Grendar J, Shaheen AA, Myers RP, et al. Predicting in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing complex gastrointestinal surgery: determining the optimal risk adjustment method. Arch Surg 2011 Oct 17 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002-2007 HCUP NIS data, AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992), citing Databases and AHRQ publications, 2004 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Methods Series Report 2007-03, 2007, and All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs), Version 2.0: Methodology Overview, 2003, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites several articles using the same data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Ellis C, Grubaugh AL, Egede LE. Factors associated with SF-12 physical and mental health quality of life scores in adults with stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2011 Oct 15 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS landing page on the AHRQ Web site; cites article by Cheak-Zamora, Wyrwich, and McBride (Qual Life Res, 2009), which uses 2003-2004 MEPS data. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Glance et al. (Arch Surg, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Neuman (BMJ, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of October 2011
Internet Citation: Interventions to Reduce 30-day Rehospitalization: A Systematic Review: Articles of Interest: October 21, 2011. October 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/102111.html