Cost-effectiveness of Influenza Vaccination of Older Adults in the ED Setting

Articles of Interest, November 2, 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.

November 2, 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

American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Patterson BW, Khare RK, Courtney DM, et al. Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination of older adults in the ED setting. Am J Emerg Med 2012 Sep; 30(7):1072-9. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctoral fellowship grant F32 HS17876-01 (through the Institute for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University) and Career Mentorship Award grant K08 HS19005-01 (both to second author); cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006) on influenza vaccination cost effectiveness.] Select to access the abstract.

Tsai CL, Sullivan AF, Gordon JA, et al. Quality of care for joint dislocation in 47 US EDs. Am J Emerg Med 2012 Sep; 30(7):1105-13. [Supported by grant R01 HS13099; mentions data on emergency department visits attributable to joint dislocation, as generated on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Ward MM, Vartak S, Loes JL, et al. CAH staff perceptions of a clinical information system implementation. Am J Manag Care 2012 May; 18(5):244-52. [Supported by grant 5 UC1 HS16156 ("EHR Implementation for the Continuum of Care in Rural Iowa").] Select to access the abstract.

Conti RM, Rosenthal MB, Polite BN, Bach PB, Shih YC. Infused chemotherapy use in the elderly after patent expiration. Am J Manag Care 2012 May; 18(5):e173-e178. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18535 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Persell SD, Khandekar J, Gavagan T, et al. Implementation of EHR-based strategies to improve outpatient CAD care. Am J Manag Care 2012 Oct; 18(10):603-10. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant 1 K08 HS15647-01 (to first author) and grant 1 R18 HS17163-01; 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 Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC).]

American Journal of Public Health
Drainoni ML, Litwin AH, Smith BD, et al. Effectiveness of a risk screener in identifying hepatitis C virus in a primary care setting. Am J Public Health 2012 Nov; 102(11):e115-e121. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2006-000012, task order 4 (to Boston University) in partnership with the CDC under AHRQ's Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks (ACTION) initiative; discusses AHRQ's ACTION program, citing AHRQ publication, Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks (ACTION): Field Partnerships for Applied Research. Fact Sheet, 2009 (as published on the AHRQ Web site), and mentions that this program has funded the CDC's Hepatitis C Assessment and Testing (HepCAT) project.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Mello-Thoms C, Mello CA, Medvedeva O, et al. Perceptual analysis of the reading of dermatopathology virtual slides by pathology residents. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2012 May; 136(5):551-62. [Supported in part by grant K01 HS18365-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care and Research
Curtis JR, John A, Baser O. Dyslipidemia and changes in lipid profiles associated with rheumatoid arthritis and initiation of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Sep; 64(9):1282-91. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18517 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
Robert AM, Brown JR, Sidhu MS, et al. The evaluation of creatinine clearance, estimated glomerular filtration rate and serum creatinine in predicting contrast-induced acute kidney injury among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2012 Jan; 13(1):3-10. [Supported by Career Development Award grant K01 HS18443 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Linder JA, Schnipper JL, Middleton B. Method of electronic health record documentation and quality of primary care. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov; 19(6):1019-24. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS15169 and Career Development Award grant K08 HS14563 (to first author); 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; see comments by Handler and Adams (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Holden RJ, Brown RL, Scanlon MC, Karsh BT. Modeling nurses' acceptance of bar coded medication administration technology at a pediatric hospital. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov; 19(6):1050-8. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS13610 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Carpenter WR, Meyer AM, Abernethy AP, et al. A framework for understanding cancer comparative effectiveness research data needs. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Nov; 65(11):1150-8. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-205-0040-I, task order 4, WA5, and conducted by the Data Committee of AHRQ's Cancer-focused Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (Can-DEcIDE) comparative effectiveness research (CER) Consortium using a sample of cancer outcomes researchers associated with the Can-DEcIDE CER Consortium as study interviewees; mentions the developed model's presentation at a meeting of the AHRQ-funded Registry of Patient Registries project, citing Registry of Patient Registries. Recovery Act Awards: Data Infrastructure Awards. Fact Sheet, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites Effective Health Care Program: What is Comparative Effectiveness Research, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; acknowledges support from Richard Gliklich and Daniel Campion from Outcome Sciences (supported by AHRQ contract HHSA290-2005-0035-1, "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Developing a Registry of Registries").] Select to access the abstract.

Journal for Healthcare Quality
Thompson DA, Kass N, Holzmueller C, Marsteller JA, Martinez EA, Gurses AP, Kanchuger M, Schwann N, Gibson CS, Bauer L, Pronovost PJ. Variation in local institutional review board evaluations of a multicenter patient safety study. J Healthc Qual 2012 Jul-Aug; 34(4):33-9. [Supported in part by grant K01 HS18762 (to sixth author); last author acknowledges other funding from AHRQ; reviews the "Locating Errors Through Networked Surveillance" study, which used AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture; mentions AHRQ-funded Hasting Center report Hastings Center report The Ethics of Using QI Methods to Improve Health Care Quality and Safety, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Oncology Practice
Conti RM, Rosenthal MB, Polite BN, Bach PB, Shih YC. Infused chemotherapy use in the elderly after patent expiration. J Oncol Pract 2012 May; 8(3 Suppl):e18s-e22s. [Supported by grant R01 HS18535 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Traumatic Stress
O'Connor SS, Zatzick DF, Wang J, et al. Association between posttraumatic stress, depression, and functional impairments in adolescents 24 months after traumatic brain injury. J Trauma Stress 2012 Jun; 25(3):264-71. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS13835 (attributed to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Services).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Libby AM, Ghushchyan V, McQueen RB, et al. Economic differences in direct and indirect costs between people with epilepsy and without epilepsy. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):928-33. [Supported in part by grant K12 HS19464 (to first and last authors); uses 1998-2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (MEPS HC) data and Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Clinical Classifications System (CCS), citing MEPS HC-079: 2003 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2005, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and article by Hwang et al. (Health Aff, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Graziul C, Gibbons R, Alexander GC. Association between the commercial characteristics of psychotropic drugs and their off-label use. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):940-7. [Third author is supported by grants K08 HS15699 and R01 HS189960.] Select to access the abstract.

Gellad WF, Aspinall SL, Handler SM, et al. Use of antipsychotics among older residents in VA nursing homes. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):954-60. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS17695, R01 HS18721, and K12 HS19461; uses 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.

Aparasu RR, Chatterjee S, Mehta S, et al. Risk of death in dual-eligible nursing home residents using typical or atypical antipsychotic agents. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):961-9. [Supported by grant R03 HS16920-01A1; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss et al. (Can Med Assoc J, 2007) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Morrato EH, Ling SB. The Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee: a case study of meeting frequency, content, and outcomes before and after FDAAA. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):970-86. [Supported by grant K12 HS19464; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1: Assessment, 2008, as published on the National Library of Medicine's NCBI Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Cleary PD, Crofton C, Hays RD, et al. Introduction. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S1. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; introduces this supplement, supported by cooperative agreement grants U18 HS16978 and HS16980, on new developments in AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) surveys; comments on AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Frentzel, Sangl et al., and others, cited below in this section, and article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below.]

Scholle SH, Vuong O, Ding L, et al. Development of and field test results for the CAHPS PCMH survey. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S2-S10. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grants U18 HS16978 and U18 HS16980; uses survey questions from the CAHPS Clinician and Group (CG-CAHPS) 1.0 Survey as described in AHRQ-funded article by Dyer et al., cited below in this section, and new items developed using CAHPS principles described in AHRQ-authored article by Crofton, Lubalin, and Darby (first and second authors are current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (Med Care, 1999); recommends use of the 3-item composite from the CAHPS Health Information Technology survey "as a supplemental set of items where access to and use of e-mail for advice are more salient," citing AHRQ-funded article by McInnes cited below in this section; cites What is the PCMH?, as published on AHRQ's PCMH Resource Center Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

McInnes DK, Brown JA, Hays RD, et al. Development and evaluation of CAHPS questions to assess the impact of health information technology on patient experiences with ambulatory care. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S11-S19. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grants U18 HS16978 and U18 HS16980; uses CAHPS item development principles and procedures to develop and evaluate health information technology questions to assess ambulatory patient care experiences not evaluated by CAHPS survey measures, citing AHRQ-funded article by Levine et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005) and articles by Fongwa et al. (Health Outcomes Res Med, 2010) and Goldstein et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005); cites AHRQ's CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey 1.0 Web site and CAHPS Survey Products, 2010, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.]

Frentzel EM, Sangl JA, Evensen CT, et al. Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: The development of a CAHPS nursing home survey measuring family members' experiences. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S20-S27. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; supported by grant 1 U18 HS13193-01 (CAHPS II); develops questions for the CAHPS Nursing Home Survey: Family Member Instrument to complement the existing CAHPS Nursing Home Survey: Resident Survey, citing AHRQ-authored article by Sangl et al. (J Aging Soc Policy, 2007); describes the CAHPS survey, citing AHRQ-authored article by Crofton, Lubalin, and Darby (Med Care, 1999); cites AHRQ-sponsored American Institutes for Research report CAHPS Survey for Family Members of Nursing Home Residents, 2008 (supported by grant 1 U18 HS13193-01), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center report Quality Factors in Nursing Home Choice, 2004 (supported by grant R18 HS10926-03), and report Reporting Nursing Home Quality: Results from Focus Groups with Family Members Involved in Choosing a Nursing Home, 2005 (supported by grant 1 U18 HS13193-01).] Select to access the abstract.

Dyer N, Sorra JS, Smith SA, et al. Psychometric properties of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS ) Clinician and Group Adult Visit Survey. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S28-S34. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10024-C and by cooperative agreement grants U18 HS16978 and U18 HS16980; uses 2010 CG-CAHPS survey data to evaluate the CAHPS Clinician and Group Adult Visit Survey.] Select to access the abstract.

Chen AY, Elliott MN, Spritzer KL, et al. Differences in CAHPS reports and ratings of health care provided to adults and children. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S35-S39. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16980; uses 2008-2009 CG-CAHPS 1.0 survey data to compare adult and child experiences with care, citing CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey 4.0, 2007, and survey updates developed by the CAHPS consortium members at the Center for Survey Research, UMASS Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Yale School of Public Health), citing AHRQ-funded article by Gallagher et al. (Pediatrics, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Haviland AM, Elliott MN, Weech-Maldonado R, Hambarsoomian K, Orr N, Hays RD. Racial/ethnic disparities in Medicare Part D experiences. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S40-S47. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16980 (to last author); uses 2008 CAHPS survey data; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Schlesinger M, Kanouse DE, Rybowski L, et al. Consumer response to patient experience measures in complex information environments. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S56-S64. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16980; uses CAHPS survey data to assess "effects of report complexity on consumers' understanding and use of patient experience measures derived from the [CAHPS] survey"; cites AHRQ's Health Care Report Card Compendium, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Talking Quality Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Martino SC, Kanouse DE, Elliott MN, et al. A field experiment on the impact of physician-level performance data on consumers' choice of physician. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S65-S73. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16980; uses measures from the CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey as incorporated in HealthPlus of Michigan's online provider directory; cites background paper Meeting Consumers Halfway: Context-Driven Strategies for Engaging Consumers to Use Public Reports on Health Care Providers, 2011, which was prepared for the AHRQ National Summit on Public Reporting for Consumers.] Select to access the abstract.

Nembhard IM, Northrup V, Shaller D, et al. Improving organizational climate for quality and quality of care: does membership in a collaborative help? Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S74-S82. [Supported by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16978 and Career Development Award grant K01 HS18987-01; uses the CAHPS Clinician & Group Visit Survey and reporting methods described in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report How to Report Results of the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Zhang Y, Baik SH, Fendrick AM, et al. Comparing local and regional variation in health care spending. N Engl J Med 2012 Nov 1; 367(18):1724-31. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18657 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Organizational Dynamics
Courtright SH, Stewart GL, Ward MM. Applying research to save lives: learning from team training approaches in aviation and health care. Organ Dyn 2012 Oct-Dec; 41(4):291-301. [Supported by grant R18 HS18396; discusses AHRQ's Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®), citing AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site. Also refer to article by Fawole et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Hysong SJ, Simpson K, Pietz K, et al. Financial incentives and physician commitment to guideline-recommended hypertension management. Am J Manag Care 2012 Oct; 18(10):e378-e391. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Chung et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2010).]

Fieldston ES, Scarfone RJ, Biggs LM, et al. Pediatric integrated delivery system's experience with pandemic influenza A (H1N1). Am J Manag Care 2012 Oct; 18(10):635-44. [Gives AHRQ's definition of "surge capacity," citing Research Activities article, "Public Health Preparedness: Common definitions and reverse triage can help hospital planners meet surge capacity demands during emergencies," 2009, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Schillo BA, Keller PA, Betzner AE, et al. Minnesota's smokefree policies: impact on cessation program participants. Am J Prev Med 2012 Nov; 43(5 Suppl 3):S171-S178. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Weisman SR, Hennrikus D, Choi K, et al. Influencing Taft-Hartley funds to provide tobacco cessation benefits. Am J Prev Med 2012 Nov; 43(5 Suppl 3):S237-S241. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

D'Silva J, Boyle RG, Lien R, et al. Cessation outcomes among treatment-seeking menthol and nonmenthol smokers. Am J Prev Med 2012 Nov; 43(5 Suppl 3):S242-S248. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Voigt K. Ethical concerns in tobacco control. Nonsmoker and "nonnicotine" hiring policies: the implications of employment restrictions for tobacco control. Am J Public Health 2012 Nov; 102(11):2013-18. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Calman N, Hauser D, Lurio J, et al. Strengthening public health and primary care collaboration through electronic health records. Am J Public Health 2012 Nov; 102(11):e13-e18. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Bierman, Lurie, Collins, and Eisenberg (first and last authors are former AHRQ researcher and director, respectively) (Health Aff, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Lee HH, Lewis CW, Saltzman B, et al. Visiting the emergency department for dental problems: trends in utilization, 2001 to 2008. Am J Public Health 2012 Nov; 102(11):e77-e83. [Gives definition of AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators and "ambulatory care sensitive conditions," using asthma exacerbation as an example, and citing AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, Version 3.1, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Cohen and Manski (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Fam Med, 2006), Cohen, Manski et al. (J Am Dent Assoc, 2002), and Manski et al. (Gen Dent, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Meisel et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2011), Tang et al. (JAMA, 2010), and Brickhouse, Rozier, and Slade (Am J Public Health, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Rockett IR, Regier MD, Kapusta ND, et al. Leading causes of unintentional and intentional injury mortality: United States, 2000-2009. Am J Public Health 2012 Nov; 102(11):e84-e92. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Coben, Steiner (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Accid Anal Prev, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

King BA, Dube SR, Tynan MA. Current tobacco use among adults in the United States: findings from the national adult tobacco survey. Am J Public Health 2012 Nov; 102(11):e93-e100. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Melnick ER, Szlezak CM, Bentley SK, et al. CT overuse for mild traumatic brain injury. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Nov; 38(11):483-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003).]

Vetter TR, Ali NM, Boudreaux AM. A case-control study of an intraoperative corneal abrasion prevention program: holding the gains made with a continuous quality improvement effort. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Nov; 38(11):490-6, AP1. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010).]

Mertens WC, Christov SC, Avrunin GS, et al. Using process elicitation and validation to understand and improve chemotherapy ordering and delivery. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Nov; 38(11):497-505. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Walsh et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2009), Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005), and Bates et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 1995).]

Schenkel SM. Editorial: doing and documenting. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Nov; 38(11):513-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Solberg, Mosser, and McDonald (Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 1997); comments on article by Pine et al. cited below in this section.]

Pines JM, Kelly JJ, Meisl H, et al. Procedural safety in emergency care: a conceptual model and recommendations. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Nov; 38(11):516-26, AP1. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Magid et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2008) and Gawande et al. (Surgery, 1999).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Mamykina L, Vawdrey DK, Stetson PD, et al. Clinical documentation: composition or synthesis? J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov; 19(6):1025-31. [Uses a taxonomy "for collecting time-and-motion data in clinical workflow studies" adopted from that developed by Overhage et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2001) and associated methodologies developed by Zheng et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2010), which uses the data acquisition tool described in AHRQ-sponsored Partners Health publication, Time and Motion Study Tool—Ambulatory Practice (TMS-AP), Version 1.0, as published on AHRQ's National Resource Center for Health Information Technology Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wilcox, Chen, and Hripcsak (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2011), Schnipper et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2008), Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Novak LL, Anders S, Gadd CS, et al. Mediation of adoption and use: a key strategy for mitigating unintended consequences of health IT implementation. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov; 19(6):1043-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007) and AHRQ-funded articles by Poon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2010), Koppel et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2008), Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Odukoya O, Chui MA. Retail pharmacy staff perceptions of design strengths and weaknesses of electronic prescribing. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov; 19(6):1059-65. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Harrison et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Thomas et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012), Kaushal et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010), Koppel et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2008, and JAMA, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Vilar S, Harpaz R, Uriarte E, et al. Drug-drug interaction through molecular structure similarity analysis. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov; 19(6):1066-74. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Cullen et al. (Crit Care Med, 1997, and Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 1995) and Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997 and 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Sridhar S, Brennan PF, Wright SJ, et al. Optimizing financial effects of HIE: a multi-party linear programming approach. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov; 19(6):1082-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Frisse et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Handler JA, Adams JG. In response to: Method of electronic health record documentation and quality of primary care. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov; 19(6):1120. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Linder et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Vercambre MN, Gilbert F. Respondents in an epidemiologic survey had fewer psychotropic prescriptions than nonrespondents: an insight into health-related selection bias using routine health insurance data. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Nov; 65(11):1181-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Manski (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (J Am Dent Assoc, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

David MC, Bensink M, Higashi H, et al. Monte Carlo simulation of the cost-effectiveness of sample size maintenance programs revealed the need to consider substitution sampling. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Nov; 65(11):1200-11. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Machlin, and Branscome (first author is director of and second and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol, 2000), which uses 1996 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Weinstein et al. (JAMA, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Dental Research
Curro FA, Vena D, Naftolin F, et al. The PBRN initiative: transforming new technologies to improve patient care. J Dent Res 2012 Jul; 91(7 Suppl):12S-20S. [Discusses and cites AHRQ's Practice Based Research Networks (PBRN) Registry, given as the source for findings from the study "PRL1014, Assessment of Oral Pain by Dentists & Physicians," listed in Table "Summary of Key Study Findings;" notes AHRQ's role as the primary funding source for medical PBRNs and a "supporter of their continued development," citing AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; notes the Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning (PEARL) Network's presentation of findings on dentist and physician prescription patterns of analgesics and opioids via paper by Reniker given at the AHRQ National PBRN Research Conference, 2011; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) and Collins (Sci Transl Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Tong VT, Dietz PM, England LJ. "Smoking cessation for pregnancy and beyond: a virtual clinic," an innovative web-based training for healthcare professionals. J Womens Health 2012 Oct; 21(10):1014-17. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Stuart B, Yin X, Davidoff A, et al. Impact of Part D low-income subsidies on medication patterns for Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):913-19. [Based on research conducted while third author (currently a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) was at the University of Maryland; cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosen et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Oramasionwu CU, Koeller JM, Lawson KA, et al. The state of disparities in opportunistic infection prophylaxis for blacks with HIV/AIDS. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):920-7. [Summarizes and evaluates findings from AHRQ-authored articles by Gebo, Fleishman (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Med Care, 2005) and Shapiro, Morton, McCaffrey, Senterfitt, Fleishman et al. (JAMA, 1999), both included in group of ten articles meeting study inclusion criteria; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Asch et al. (J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2005 and 2001), Siegel, Karus, and Raveis (AIDS Care, 1997), and Moore et al. (N Engl J Med, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Frank MB, Fendrick AM, He Y, et al. The effect of a large regional health plan's value-based insurance design program on statin use. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):934-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ellis and McGuire (J Health Econ, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Robb MA, Racoosin JA, Worrall C, et al. Active surveillance of postmarket medical product safety in the federal partners' collaboration. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):948-53. [Mentions AHRQ's collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research "to develop data structures and methodologies for identifying and analyzing adverse drug events using Medicare Part B data."] Select to access the abstract.

Bachyrycz A, Dodd MA, Priloutskaya G. Development and dissemination of a statewide system to minimize use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs). Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):993-6. [Discusses the Beers criteria modification developed by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (JAMA, 2001) and the further modification by study collaborators of the severity scales used in the Zhan modification.] Select to access the abstract.

Isetts BJ, Brummel AR, de Oliveira DR, et al. Managing drug-related morbidity and mortality in the patient-centered medical home. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):997-1001. [Cites Patient-Centered Care: Resources, as published on AHRQ's PCMH Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Chu HY, Chen CC, Cheng SH. Continuity of care, potentially inappropriate medication, and health care outcomes among the elderly: evidence from a longitudinal analysis in Taiwan. Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11):1002-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Lau, Kasper, Potter (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005) and Zhan, Sangl, Bierman, Miller, Friedman, Wickizer, Meyer (various current and former AHRQ staff members) (JAMA, 2001); cites AHRQ-funded article by Parchman et al. (Med Care, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Managed Care
Liles EG, Perrin N, Rosales AG, et al. Change to FIT increased CRC screening rates: evaluation of a US screening outreach program. Am J Manag Care 2012 Oct; 18(10):588-95. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and notes that Kaiser Permanente Northwest's CRC screening clinical practice guideline is based on these recommendations; includes in survey questions about experiences with healthcare providers and members of the healthcare team, citing AHRQ's CAHPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Glasgow et al. (Med Care, 2005).]

American Journal of Public Health
Chilton JA, Allen BW, Lofton M. Training the mind's eye. Am J Public Health 2012 Nov; 102(11):2039-40. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations against breast self-examinations and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Baker DW, Qaseem A, Reynolds PP, et al. Design and use of performance measures to decrease low-value services and achieve cost-conscious care. Ann Intern Med 2012 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies: Volume 4—Antibiotic Prescribing Behavior, 2006, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review and quantitative analysis of quality improvement strategies by Steinman et al. (Med Care, 2006) on improving antibiotic selection, prepared by the Stanford-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Baidal JA, Taveras EM. Childhood obesity: shifting the focus to early prevention. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions the USPSTF's finding of insufficient evidence for screening of body mass index and behavioral intervention in children under six, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2010).]

European Journal of Cancer
Cardoso F, Loibl S, Pagani O, et al. The European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists recommendations for the management of young women with breast cancer. Eur J Cancer 2012 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes data on the risk of developing breast cancer from article by Greif et al. (Breast, 2010), which discusses and cites recent updates to USPSTF recommendations for breast cancer screening, the associated evidence review update by Humphrey et al., and related article by Mandelblatt et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2009; uses AHRQ evidence-rating methodologies to assess reviewed publications.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Screening
Broeders M, Moss S, Nyström L, et al. The impact of mammographic screening on breast cancer mortality in Europe: a review of observational studies. J Med Screen 2012 Sep; 19 Suppl 1:14-25. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Journal of Women's Health
Adegoke O, Kulasingam S, Virnig B. Cervical cancer trends in the United States: a 35-year population-based analysis. J Womens Health 2012 Oct; 21(10):1031-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Am J Nurs, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Abi Rafeh N, Castellanos MR, Khoueiry G, et al. Association between coronary artery disease diagnosed by coronary angiography and breast arterial calcifications on mammography: meta-analysis of the data. J Womens Health 2012 Oct; 21(10):1053-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Rosenbaum L. How much would you give to save a dying bird? Patient advocacy and biomedical research. N Engl J Med Nov 1; 367(18):1755-9. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screen for breast cancer.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Benard VB, Watson M, Castle PE, et al. Cervical carcinoma rates among young females in the United States. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Nov; 120(5):1117-23. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored narrative review on the risk factors and other epidemiologic considerations for cervical cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Corral JE, Arnold LD, Argueta EE, et al. Clinical preventive services in Guatemala: a cross-sectional survey of internal medicine physicians. PLoS One 2012; 7(10):e48640. [Summarizes the USPSTF evidence-rating system, citing the USPSTF Web site, and compares Guatemalan practitioner knowledge of USPSTF recommendations with those of the Guatemalan Ministry of Health prevention guidelines; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006), which updates the 2001 ranking of clinical preventive services necessitated by new USPSTF recommendations and based on analysis of services defined by the USPSTF. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Patterson et al. (Am J Emerg Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Elissen AM, Duimel-Peeters IG, Spreeuwenberg C, et al. Toward tailored disease management for type 2 diabetes. Am J Manag Care 2012 Oct; 18(10):619-30. [Cites AHRQ-funded meta-regression analysis by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006) on the effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control, prepared by the Stanford-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Siemieniuk RA, Fonseca K. Using root cause analysis and form redesign to reduce incorrect ordering of HIV tests. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Nov; 38(11):506-12, AP1-AP2. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on the effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety, prepared by the University of California San Francisco-Stanford EPC; cites AHRQ-funded article by Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Ash JS, McCormack JL, Sittig DF, et al. Standard practices for computerized clinical decision support in community hospitals: a national survey. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov; 19(6):980-7. [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; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Baysari MT, Reckmann MH, Li L, et al. Failure to utilize functions of an electronic prescribing system and the subsequent generation of 'technically preventable' computerized alerts. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov; 19(6):1003-10. [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; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan et al. (Am J Health Syst Pharm, 2006) and AHRQ-funded article by Shah et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Treadwell JR, Uhl S, Tipton K, Shamliyan T, Viswanathan M, Berkman ND, Sun X, Coleman CI, Elshaug AG, et al. Assessing equivalence and noninferiority. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Nov; 65(11):1144-9. [Ninth author was an AHRQ intern at the time of publication; summarizes findings on "what review methods support valid conclusions of equivalence (EQ) and noninferiority (NI)," based on guidance developed by a workgroup composed of 13 systematic reviewers from seven EPCs and AHRQ; includes review of guidance documents posted on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site for background information.] Select to access the abstract.

Treadwell JR, Singh S, Talati R, et al. A framework for best evidence approaches can improve the transparency of systematic reviews. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Nov; 65(11):1159-62. [Based on AHRQ methods research report A Framework for "Best Evidence" Approaches in Systematic Reviews, 2011, prepared by the ECRI Institute EPC under contract HHSA 290-2007-10063-I, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; discusses AHRQ Methods Guide chapter and article by Norris et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) as an implementation of Strategy 3 described in this article.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Fawole OA, Dy SM, Wilson RF, et al. A systematic review of communication quality improvement interventions for patients with advanced and serious illness. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10061-I-EPC3 to the Johns Hopkins University EPC and based on AHRQ technical review Interventions to Improve Health Care and Palliative Care for Advanced and Serious Illness, Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science, 2012, prepared by the same EPC under the same contract; uses methodologies in AHRQ publications Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, and Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gluck PA. Patient safety: some progress and many challenges. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Nov; 120(5):1149-59. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, Summary, 2001, as published on the AHRQ Web site; describes AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS as "one of the most widely implemented and studied training programs," citing AHRQ publications Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1: Assessment, and Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008; cites article by Baker et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010) on the development of the TeamSTEPPS teamwork attitudes questionnaire; mentions Health Grades use of AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators "as the surrogate for preventable adverse events," citing AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Quality Indicator User Guide: Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) Composite Measures Version 4.4, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Leape, Berwick, Clancy, Conway (third and fourth authors are AHRQ director and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2009) and AHRQ-authored National Patient Safety Foundation report by Leape, Berwick, Clancy (AHRQ director) et al. report Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care, 2010. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Persell et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Baker et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) 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 Family Physician
Zoorob R, Sidani MA, Fremont RD, et al. Antibiotic use in acute upper respiratory tract infections. Am Fam Physician 2012 Nov 1; 86(9):817-22. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports and National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Solomon BD, Muenke M. When to suspect a genetic syndrome. Am Fam Physician 2012 Nov 1; 86(9):817-22. [Uses AHRQ online resources and NGC as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care and Research
Cheng LI, Rascati KL. Impact of Medicare Part D for Medicare-age adults with arthritis: prescription use, prescription expenditures, and medical spending from 2005 to 2008. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Sep; 64(9):1423-9. [Uses 2005-2008 MEPS HC data, panels 9-12, citing Survey Background, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in article by D'Hoore, Bouckaert, and Tilquin (J Clin Epidemiol, 1996); cites AHRQ-authored article by Donohue, Huskamp, and Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Knudson JD, Neish SR, Cabrera AG, et al. Prevalence and outcomes of pediatric in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the United States: an analysis of the Kids' Inpatient Database*. Crit Care Med 2012 Nov; 40(11):2940-4. [Uses 2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Gastroenterology
Peery AF, Dellon ES, Lund J, et al. Burden of gastrointestinal disease in the United States: 2012 update. Gastroenterology 2012 Nov; 143(5):1179-87.e3. [Uses 2009 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Economics
Fu AZ, Jhaveri M. Healthcare cost attributable to recently-diagnosed breast cancer in a privately-insured population in the United States. J Med Econ 2012;15(4):688-94. [Uses AHRQ's Comorbidity Software, Version 3.4, 2009, and Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Weech-Maldonado R, Elliott M, Pradhan R, et al. Can hospital cultural competency reduce disparities in patient experiences with care? Med Care 2012 Nov; 50(11 Suppl 3):S48-S55. [Uses 2006 National CAHPS Benchmarking Database's HCAHPS surveys merged with the Cultural Competency Assessment Tool of Hospitals Surveys for California hospitals, citing 2007 CAHPS Hospital Survey Chartbook: Summary-Level Report of 2006, 2007; cites the HCAHPS Web site, AHRQ-authored articles by Crofton, Lubalin, and Darby (Med Care, 1999) and Brach and Fraser (researcher in and director of, respectively, AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), and several CAHPS-related articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Times
Kane T, Claman F. Silver tube coatings in pneumonia prevention. Nurs Times 2012 Sep 4-10; 108(36):21-23. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ for literature review.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Callaghan WM, Creanga AA, Kuklina EV. Severe maternal morbidity among delivery and postpartum hospitalizations in the United States. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Nov; 120(5):1029-36. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and HCUP Data Use Agreement Training, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Hospitalizations Related to Childbirth, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief 71, 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Rogo-Gupta L, Rodriguez LV, Litwin MS, et al. Trends in surgical mesh use for pelvic organ prolapse from 2000 to 2010. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Nov; 120(5):1105-15. [Uses AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Auerbach et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Lobo IE, Loeb DF, Ghushchyan V, et al. Missed opportunities for providing low-fat dietary advice to people with diabetes. Prev Chronic Dis 2012 Oct; 9:E161. [Uses 2002-2009 MEPS HC data, citing Survey Background, 2009, MEPS-HC Response Rates by Panel, 2009, AHRQ Working Paper Income Measurement in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2006, and Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Respiratory Medicine
Tukey MH, Wiener RS. Population-based estimates of transbronchial lung biopsy utilization and complications. Respir Med 2012 Nov; 106(11):1559-65. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) and State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) data for Florida, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2000-2009, and Overview of the State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD), 2000-2009, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003). Also refer to AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Libby et al., Gellad et al., Cleary et al., Scholle et al. (Med Care, 2012), McInnes et al. (Med Care, 2012), Frentzel et al., Dyer et al., Chen et al., Haviland et al., Schlesinger et al., Martino et al., and Nembhard et al. (all in Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Liles et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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