Projecting U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce Needs: 2010-2025

Articles of Interest, November 16, 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 16, 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 Family Medicine
Petterson SM, Liaw WR, Phillips RL Jr, Rabin DL, Meyers DS, et al. Projecting U.S. primary care physician workforce needs: 2010-2025. Ann Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 10(6):503-9. [Fifth author is director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; supported in part by contract HHSP 233-2009-00359-P (reference number AHR1256); uses 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data; go to comments by Acheson (Ann Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Schwarz EB, Parisi SM, Williams SL, et al. Promoting safe prescribing in primary care with a contraceptive vital sign: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 10(6):516-22. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS17093; go to comments by Acheson (Ann Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Lorch SA. Quality measurements in pediatrics: what do they assess? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS20508 ("A Pediatric Quality Measurement Center and Testing Laboratory"); comments on article by Profit et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Winters B, Custer J, Galvagno SM Jr, Colantuoni E, Kapoor SG, Lee H, Goode V, Robinson K, Nakhasi A, Pronovost P, Newman-Toker D. Diagnostic errors in the intensive care unit: a systematic review of autopsy studies. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):894-902. [Supported in part by grant HS17755-01 (to last author); tenth author acknowledges receipt of other AHRQ funding; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites Special Emphasis Notice (SEN): AHRQ Announces Interest in Research on Diagnostic Errors in Ambulatory Care Settings, 2007, as published on the NIH Office of Extramural Research Grants Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kale A, Keohane CA, Maviglia S, et al. Adverse drug events caused by serious medication administration errors. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):933-8. [Supported by grant HS14053-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Drug Safety
Haas JS, Amato M, Marinacci L, Orav EJ, Schiff GD, et al. Do package inserts reflect symptoms experienced in practice?: assessment using an automated phone pharmacovigilance system with varenicline and zolpidem in a primary care setting. Drug Saf 2012 Aug 1; 35(8):623-8. [Supported by grant U18 HS16970; acknowledges fifth author's receipt of funding from AHRQ Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grants.] Select to access the abstract.

Kane-Gill SL, Forsberg EA, Verrico MM, et al. Comparison of three pharmacovigilance algorithms in the ICU setting: a retrospective and prospective evaluation of ADRs. Drug Saf 2012 Aug 1; 35(8):645-53. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS17695.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Economics
Bowblis JR, Crystal S, Intrator O, Lucas JA. Response to regulatory stringency: the case of antipsychotic medication use in nursing homes. Health Econ 2012 Aug; 21(8):977-93. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16097 (to second and last authors); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Cohen and Spector (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively) (J Health Econ, 1996) and Spector and Drugovich (Med Care, 1989).] Select to access the abstract.

Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Charland KM, Buckeridge DL, Hoen AG, Berry JG, Elixhauser A, et al. Relationship between community prevalence of obesity and associated behavioral factors and community rates of influenza-related hospitalizations in the United States. Influenza Other Respi Viruses 2012 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print. Fifth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2002-2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data, HCUP Chronic Condition Rate, and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2002-2008, Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, and "Sources and Methods" in HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2008, 2010, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Alexander GC, Kruszewski SP, Webster DW. Rethinking opioid prescribing to protect patient safety and public health. JAMA 2012 Nov 14; 308(18):1865-6. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS189960 (to first author).]

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Brennan JM, Edwards FH, Zhao Y, et al. Early anticoagulation of bioprosthetic aortic valves in older patients: results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery National Database. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 Sep 11; 60(11):971-7. [Supported by Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) contract HHSA 290-2005-0032-I-TO2-WA3 (as part of the Cardiovascular Consortium under Project ID: 20-DKE-13).] Select to access the abstract.

Chen J, Long JB, Hurria A, et al. Incidence of heart failure or cardiomyopathy after adjuvant trastuzumab therapy for breast cancer. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 1 K08 HS18781-01 (to first author).]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Persell SD, Lloyd-Jones DM, Friesema EM, et al. Electronic health record-based patient identification and individualized mailed outreach for primary cardiovascular disease prevention: a cluster randomized trial. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant K08 HS15647.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Zodet MW, Stevans JM. The 2008 prevalence of chiropractic use in the US adult population. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2012 Oct; 35(8):580-8. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2008 MEPS full-year consolidated file data, citing Download Data Files, Documentation, and Codebooks, 2010, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites MEPS Topics: Priority Conditions—General, 2009, and Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (current researcher, director, and former AHRQ researcher, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2009; acknowledges support by Steve Machlin, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; cites AHRQ-authored article by Stevans and Zodet cited below in this section.]�Select to access the abstract.

Stevans JM, Zodet MW. Clinical, demographic, and geographic determinants of variation in chiropractic episodes of care for adults using the 2005-2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2012 Oct; 35(8):589-99. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2005-2008 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data and MEPS Panels 10, 11, and 12, citing Download Data Files, Documentation, and Codebooks, 2010, MEPS Topics: Priority Conditions—General, 2009, Using Appropriate Price Indices for Analyses of Health Care Expenditures or Income Across Multiple Years, and AHRQ publication, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS Methodology Report 22, 2008, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; acknowledges support by Steve Machlin.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Practice Management
Ahern DK, Stinson LJ, Uebelacker LA, et al. E-health blood pressure control program. J Med Pract Manage 2012 Sep-Oct; 28(2):91-100. [Supported by grant 1 R21 HS18238.] Select to access the abstract.

National Conference on Health Statistics
Kaneda T, Kirby JB. Measuring racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance on the eve of health care reform: using health- and insurance-specific life expectancies as benchmarks for progress. Natl Conf Health Stat 2012 Aug; Online. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; conference presentation uses 2006 MEPS data.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Adanga E, Avakame E, Carthon MB, et al. An environmental scan of faculty diversity programs at U.S. medical schools. Acad Med 2012 Nov; 87(11):1540-5. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Fang, Moy (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (JAMA, 2000) and Moy and Bartman (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) (JAMA, 1995); cites AHRQ-funded article by Komaromy et al. (N Engl J Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Health Promotion
Goldade K, Guo H, Jarlais DD, et al. Homeless former smokers' interest in helping homeless current smokers quit. Am J Health Promot 2012 Nov-Dec; 27(2):90-3. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]�� Select to access the abstract.

Bush T, Levine MD, Beebe LA, et al. Addressing weight gain in smoking cessation treatment: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Health Promot 2012 Nov-Dec; 27(2):94-102. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites article by Finkelstein, Fiebelkorn, and Wang (Health Aff, 2003), which uses 1998 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Palmer L, Abouzaid S, Shi N, et al. Impact of patient cost sharing on multiple sclerosis treatment. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 Nov; 4(Special Issue):SP28-SP36. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Solomon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2009).]

American Journal of Public Health
Runkle JD, Brock-Martin A, Karmaus W, et al. Secondary surge capacity: a framework for understanding long-term access to primary care for medically vulnerable populations in disaster recovery. Am J Public Health 2012 Dec; 102(12):e24-e32. [Gives AHRQ's definition of "surge capacity," citing AHRQ Bioterrorism and Health System Preparedness issue brief Addressing Surge Capacity in a Mass Casualty Event, 2006; cites AHRQ publications, Primary Care Workforce Facts and Stats No. 1: The Number of Practicing Primary Care Physicians in the United States, 2011, AHRQ Quality Indicators—Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, Revision 4, 2004, and Tools for Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net, Part 2: Understanding and Using the Information, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Atkins and Moy (former AHRQ researcher and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) (BMJ, 2005), Basu, Friedman, and Burstin (first and last authors are current researcher and former center director, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, and second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Serv Res, 2004), and Friedman and Basu (Am J Manag Care, 2001); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005), Stein et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2000), and Bindman et al. (JAMA, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Chwastiak L, Tsai J, Rosenheck R. Impact of health insurance status and a diagnosis of serious mental illness on whether chronically homeless individuals engage in primary care. Am J Public Health 2012 Dec; 102(12):e83-e89. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Garfield, Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Am J Psychiatry, 2011); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kessell et al. (J Urban Health, 2006), Stein et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2000), and Gelberg et al. (Am J Public Health, 1997).]�Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Acheson LS. In this issue: through the lens of a clinician. Ann Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 10(6):490-1. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Schwarz et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, articles by Woolf, Hudson et al., and Hoffman et al. (all in Ann Fam Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and article by Lau et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

Peterson KA, Delaney BC, Arvanitis TN, et al. A model for the electronic support of practice-based research networks. Ann Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 10(6):560-7. [Mentions AHRQ's Practice Based Research Networks (PBRN) Resource Center, citing AHRQ PBRN 2011 National Conference Proceedings paper "The AHRQ PBRN Resource Center Update," 2011; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pace et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and Nagykaldi and Mold (J Am Board Fam Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Borkan J, Campbell T, Wender R, et al. It's not about us: moving the focus to the team and the patient. Ann Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 10(6):575-756. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Nocon et al. (JAMA, 2012).]

deGruy F. PBRN conference a success. Ann Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 10(6):577-8. [Summarizes topics of discussion at the North American Primary Care Research Group's (NAPCRG) first annual practice-based research network (PBRN) conference, funded by an AHRQ conference grant; notes AHRQ's previous sponsorship and conduct of annual PBRN conferences.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Aragon K, Covinsky K, Miao Y, et al. Use of the Medicare posthospitalization skilled nursing benefit in the last 6 months of life. Arch Intern Med 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1573-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gessert and Haller (J Rural Health, 2008) and Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Zhou L, Maviglia SM, Mahoney LM, et al. Supratherapeutic dosing of acetaminophen among hospitalized patients. Arch Intern Med 2012 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Poon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2010, and Ann Intern Med, 2006).]

Ettinger WH. Using health information technology to improve health care: emphasizing speed to value. Arch Intern Med 2012 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print. Cites article by Classen et al. (Health Aff, 2011), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; comments on article by Zhou et al. cited above in this section.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Cohen E, Mahant S, Dell SD, et al. The long-term outcomes of pediatric pleural empyema: a prospective study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Nov; 166(11):999-1004. [Cites article by Li and Tancredi (Pediatrics, 2010), which uses 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Florin TA, Shah SS. Long-term outcomes in children with pleural empyema. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Nov; 166(11):1069-71. [Cites article by Li and Tancredi (Pediatrics, 2010), and Lee et al. (Pediatrics, 2010), both of which use HCUP Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Grijalva et al. (Lancet, 2007); comments on article by Cohen et al. cited above in this section.]

Profit J; Zupancic JA, Gould JB, et al. Correlation of neonatal intensive care unit performance across multiple measures of quality of care. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), Glance et al. (Med Care, 2008), and Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010).]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Kaminski GM, Britto MT, Schoettker PJ, et al. Developing capable quality improvement leaders. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):903-11. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Filardo et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Colligan L, Bass EJ. Interruption handling strategies during paediatric medication administration. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):912-17. [Cites "Appendix E: Case Studies in High Reliability Applications: Medication Dispensing Machine Redesign and Executive Walkarounds at Sentara Leigh" from AHRQ publication, Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Operational Advice for Hospital Leaders, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rivera-Rodriguez and Karsh (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010) and Fairbanks, Bisantz, and Sunm (Ann Emerg Med, 2007).]�Select to access the abstract.

Schwartz A, Weiner SJ, Weaver F, et al. Uncharted territory: measuring costs of diagnostic errors outside the medical record. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):918-24. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Srinivasan et al. (Med Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Payne CE, Stein JM, Leong T, et al. Avoiding handover fumbles: a controlled trial of a structured handover tool versus traditional handover methods. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):925-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kitch et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008) and Kachalia et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2007); cites article by Arora et al. (J Hosp Med, 2009), which uses studies obtained through AHRQ's Patient Safety Network.] Select to access the abstract.

Colligan L, Guerlain S, Steck SE, et al. Designing for distractions: a human factors approach to decreasing interruptions at a centralised medication station. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):939-47. [Cites "Appendix E: Case Studies in High Reliability Applications: Medication Dispensing Machine Redesign and Executive Walkarounds at Sentara Leigh" from AHRQ publication, Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Operational Advice for Hospital Leaders, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Knight AW, Caesar C, Ford D, et al. Improving primary care in Australia through the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program: a quality improvement report. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):948-55. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Macinko, Starfield, and Shi (Health Serv Res, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Meyer GS, Nelson EC, Pryor DB, et al. More quality measures versus measuring what matters: a call for balance and parsimony. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):964-8. [First author is former AHRQ center director; acknowledges manuscript review by AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy.] Select to access the abstract.

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Grgurich PE, Hudcova J, Lei Y, et al. Management and prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens. Expert Rev Respir Med 2012 Nov; 6(5):533-55. [Cites AHRQ publication, Using a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Healthcare Financial Management
McCarthy KH. 5 strategies for building a top-performing hospital. Healthc Financ Manage 2012 Nov; 66(11):56-65. [Gives AHRQ's definition of the primary care medical home (PCMH).]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Bowman MA, Neale AV. Prostate cancer decision-making, health services, and the family physician workforce. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 25(6):753-5. [Comments on articles by Erickson et al. cited below in this section, by Xu et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) and Shenker et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles below, and Stenger et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Erickson RA, Erickson RA, Targonski PV, et al. Does the "office nurse" level of training matter in the family medicine office? J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 25(6):854-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lanham et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009), Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Medeiros JA, Sanchez GR, Valdez RB. Tough times, tough choices: the impact of the rising medical costs on the U.S. Latino electorate's health care-seeking behaviors. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4):1383-98. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cooper and Schone (authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 1997), which uses 1996 MEPS and 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Derose and Baker (Med Care Res Rev, 2000) and Valdez et al. (Public Health Rep, 1993).]

L�pez A, Patterson AM, John V, et al. Electronic health record implementation in outpatient safety-net settings in California. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4):1421-30. [Cites AHRQ publications, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2nd edition, 2010, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools and Volume 4: Technology and Medication Safety, 2008, and Does Differential Diffusion of Innovations Contribute to Disparities in Health Care? Final Report, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored article by Fitzmaurice, Adams, and Eisenberg (former AHRQ director) (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2002) on AHRQ-funded research on computer applications in health care and medical informatics; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sarkar et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2011, and J Health Commun, 2010) and Jha et al. (J Eval Clin Pract, 2009).]

Burns ME, O'Hara BJ, Huskamp HA, et al. Uninsurance and its correlates among poor adults with disabilities. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4):1630-46. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pizer, Frakt, and Iezzoni (Health Aff, 2009), Leininger (Health Care Financ Rev, 2009), Soumerai et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991), and others.]

Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethnics
Nichols LM. Government intervention in health care markets is practical, necessary, and morally sound. J Law Med Ethics 2012 Sep; 40(3):547-57. [Mentions AHRQ in regard to dissemination of knowledge from "health-enhancing research"; cites AHRQ-authored article by P. Franks, Clancy (AHRQ director), and Gold (JAMA, 1993).]

Geyman JP. Cost-sharing under consumer-driven health care will not reform U.S. health care. J Law Med Ethics 2012 Sep; 40(3):574-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Soumerai et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991 and 1987).] Select to access the abstract.

Neurodiagnostic Journal
Wells ME, Vaughn BV. Poor sleep challenging the health of a nation. Neurodiagn J 2012 Sep; 52(3):233-49. [Cites AHRQ publication, Reducing Errors in Health Care, 2000, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Nursing
Eaton S. Addressing the effects of missing school for children with medical needs. Pediatr Nurs 2012 Sep-Oct; 38(5):271-7. �[Cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Stays for Children, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief 56, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]

Prevention
Braiker B. Joint decisions. Prevention 2012 Dec; 64(12):92-9. [Mentions AHRQ data on hip and knee replacements.]

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

American Family Physician
CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2012 Nov 15; 86(10):908-10. [Includes questions based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for and management of obesity in adults (see article by Croswell and Luger cited below in this section).]

Mayor MT, Roett MA, Uduhiri KA. Diagnosis and management of gonococcal infections. Am Fam Physician 2012 Nov 15; 86(10):931-8. [Uses USPSTF recommendations and AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) as data sources; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for gonorrhea (Ann Fam Med, 2005), USPSTF recommendations on behavorial counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections and associated systematic evidence review (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008), and USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement, Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum, 2011.]�Select to access the abstract.

Croswell J, Luger S. Screening for and management of obesity in adults. Am Fam Physician 2012 Nov 15; 86(10):947-8. [Based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for and management of obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

American Journal of Public Health
Haber G, Ahmed NU, Pekovic V. Family history of cancer and its association with breast cancer risk perception and repeat mammography. Am J Public Health 2012 Dec; 102(12):2322-9. [Bases the "lower limit of the age range of selected individuals" on USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer in effect during the period covered by the selected data source; discusses and cites updated USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and earlier USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002); mentions that the mean number of mammograms reported in article by Blanchard et al. (Cancer, 2004) was 5.06, consistent with updated USPSTF recommendations.]�Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Woolf SH. The price of false beliefs: unrealistic expectations as a contributor to the health care crisis. Ann Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 10(6):491-4. [Mentions USPSTF updated 2011/2012 recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, and the 2009 recommendations on screening for breast cancer; comments on article by Hudson et al. cited below in this section.]

Hudson B, Zarifeh A, Young L, et al. Patients' expectations of screening and preventive treatments. Ann Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 10(6):495-502. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Hoffman RM, Barry MJ, Roberts RG, et al. Reconciling primary care and specialist perspectives on prostate cancer screening. Ann Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 10(6):568-71. [Mentions that the USPSTF "currently recommends delivering 35 adult preventive services, for which it found high certainty of moderate or high net benefit," citing USPSTF A and B Recommendations, 2010, as published on the USPSTF Web site; notes estimates of 7.4 hours a day required for primary care physicians to provide these recommended services, citing article by Yarnall et al. (Am J Public Health, 2003), which uses a list of services from USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996; cites updated and previous USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012 and 2002); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on the benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Community Practitioner
Westacott D, Pattison G, Cooke S. Developmental dysplasia of the hip. Community Practitioner 2012 Nov; 85(11):42-4. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic literature review on screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (Pediatrics, 2006).]

Expert Review of Dermatology
Nguyen K, Geller A, Lin JY. Improvements and continued challenges in the early detection of skin cancers. Expert Rev Dermatol 2012 Oct; 7(5):459-71. [Cites USPSTF evidence synthesis Screening for Skin Cancer: An Update of the Evidence for the US Preventive Services Task Force, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Health Care Management Science
Underwood DJ, Zhang J, Denton BT, et al. Simulation optimization of PSA-threshold based prostate cancer screening policies. Health Care Manag Sci 2012 Dec; 15(4):293-309. [Mentions USPSTF updated draft recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011 (as published on the USPSTF Web site), and earlier recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Xu J, Victoria Neale A, Dailey RK, et al. Patient perspective on watchful waiting/active surveillance for localized prostate cancer. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 25(6):763-70. [Discusses USPSTF updated 2011 recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing USPSTF evidence synthesis Prostate-Specific Antigen-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer: An Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011 (as published on the USPSTF Web site), and related article by Harris (New York Times, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

O'Farrell CM, Green BB, Reid RJ, et al. Physician-patient colorectal cancer screening discussions by physicians' screening rates. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 25(6):771-81. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, and AHRQ-funded/authored article by Klabunde, Lanier (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2009), which discusses these recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Shenker BS, Stern J. The effect of lowering the prostate-specific antigen normal cutoff on referral rates to urology. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 25(6):927-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Davis JL, Grant CG, Rivers BM, et al. The prostate cancer screening controversy: addressing bioethical concerns at a community health promotion event for men. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4 Suppl):11-14. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Anderson EE, Hoskins K. Individual breast cancer risk assessment in underserved populations: integrating empirical bioethics and health disparities research. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4 Suppl):34-46. [Notes that �USPSTF and other recommendations on breast cancer screening "signal a new, risk level-specific standard of care for risk prediction and prevention," citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Levine RS, Williams JC, Kilbourne BA, et al. Tuskegee redux: evolution of legal mandates for human experimentation. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4 Suppl):104-25. [Presents a case example which describes the utilization of regular screening mammography consistent with USPSTF recommendations for women aged 50-74 years given in USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on the USPTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Screening
Lovett KM, Mackey TK, Liang BA. Evaluating the evidence: direct-to-consumer screening tests advertised online. J Med Screen 2012 Sep; 19(3):141-53. [Evaluates the evidence base for use of identified medical tests using applicable USPSTF recommendations, citing Recommendations for Adults, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site; bases "Insufficient Evidence" category on USPSTF "I Statements," citing Grade Definitions, 2008 (as published on the USPSTF Web site); cites related guideline summaries from several medical specialty organizations as published on AHRQ's NGC Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Nursing
Thompson DG, Robertson B. Booster seat usage for children 4 to 8 years of age; primary care approaches. Pediatr Nurs 2012 Sep-Oct; 38(5):285-8. [Cites� USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis, Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Motor Vehicle Occupant Injuries, 2007.]

Preventive Medicine
Romaire MA, Bowles EJ, Anderson ML, et al. Comparative effectiveness of mailed reminder letters on mammography screening compliance. Prev Med 2012 Aug; 55(2):127-30. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009). Also refer to article by Miranda et al. (Prev Med, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]�Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Barlow JF, Faris RJ, Wang W, et al. Impact of specialty pharmacy on treatment costs for rheumatoid arthritis. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 Nov;4(Special Issue):SP49-SP56. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis in Adults, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

American Journal of Public Health
Flory J, Karlawish J. The prompted optional randomization trial: a new design for comparative effectiveness research. Am J Public Health 2012 Dec; 102(12):e8-e10. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: An Update, 2011; cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (BMJ, 2004) and AHRQ-funded article by Rassen et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Lau D, Hu J, Majumdar SR, et al. Interventions to improve influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates among community-dwelling adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Fam Med 2012 Nov-Dec; 10(6):538-46. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap, Volume 1: Series Overview and Methodology, 2004; 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 Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-02-0017; cites AHRQ-authored article by Norris and Atkins (former AHRQ researchers) (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Johnston BC, Ma SS, Goldenberg JZ, et al. Probiotics for the prevention of clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Safety of Probiotics to Reduce Risk and Prevent or Treat Disease, 2011, prepared by the Southern California EPC under contract 290-2007-10062-I, and published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Toh S, Reichman ME, Houstoun M, et al. Comparative risk for angioedema associated with the use of drugs that target the Renin-Angiotensin-aldosterone system. Arch Intern Med 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1582-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic reviews by Powers et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) on updated comparative effectiveness of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, and direct renin Inhibitors for patients with essential hypertension, and Matchar et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the comparative effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers for treating essential hypertension, both prepared by the Duke EPC under contract 290-02-0025; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2006) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
O'Connor P. Quality improvement collaboratives in the age of health informatics—new wine in new wineskins. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):891-3. [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.]

Knight AW, Ford D, Audehm R, et al. The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program: improving diabetes care. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Nov; 21(11):956-63. [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.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
King PA. Validity of postpartum depression screening across socioeconomic groups: a review of the construct and common screening tools. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4):1431-56. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005.]

Smith SA, Blumenthal DS. Community health workers support community-based participatory research ethics: lessons learned along the research-to-practice-to-community continuum. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4 Suppl): 77-87. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Community-based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethnics
Robertson C, Rose S, Kesselheim AS. Effect of financial relationships on the behaviors of health care professionals: a review of the evidence. J Law Med Ethics 2012 Sep; 40(3):452-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Town et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2005) on economic incentives and physicians' delivery of preventive care, prepared by the University of Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Austad, Avorn, and Kesselheim (PLoS Med, 2011), Alexander, Zhang, and Basu (Med Care, 2008), and Avorn, Chen, and Hartley (Am J Med, 1982).] Select to access the abstract.

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

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Richardson A, Allen JA, Xiao H, et al. Effects of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status on health information-seeking, confidence, and trust. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4):1477-93. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009; cites article by Flores and Tomany-Korman (Pediatrics, 2008), which uses AHRQ's NHDR, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Street et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2007) and others.]

Magwood GS, Andrews JO, Zapka J, et al. Institutionalization of community partnerships: the challenge for academic health centers. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4):1512-26. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR/NHDR, 2010.]

Younge R, Jani B, Rosenthal D, et al. Does continuity of care have an effect on diabetes quality measures in a teaching practice in an urban underserved community? J Health Care Poor Underserved �2012 Nov; 23(4):1558-65. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Atlas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Ryvicker M, Peng TR, Feldman PH. Patient activation and disparate health care outcomes in a racially diverse sample of chronically ill older adults. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4):1577-89. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Skolasky et al. (Health Serv Res, 2011).]

Casillas A, Leng M, Liu K, e al. A long way from home: comparing mental health measures between foreign and U.S.-born Latinos in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 Nov; 23(4):1719-32. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2006. Also refer to article by Miranda et al. (Prev Med, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Wilbur J, Shian B. Diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Am Fam Physician 2012 Nov 15; 86(10):913-19. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.]�Select to access the abstract.

Smoley BA, Robinson CM. Natural family planning. Am Fam Physician 2012 Nov 15; 86(10):924-8. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.]�Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Stansfeld SA, Shipley MJ, Head J, et al. Repeated job strain and the risk of depression: longitudinal analyses from the Whitehall II study. Am J Public Health 2012 Dec; 102(12):2360-6. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]�Select to access the abstract.

Biological Psychiatry
Case BG, Bertollo DN, Laska EM, et al. Declining use of electroconvulsive therapy in US general hospitals. Biol Psychiatry 2012 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1993-2009 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing AHRQ publications, Design of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2000, 2002, 2005 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Methods Series Report 2008-01, 2008, and Using Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Database and Medicare Cost Reports Data to Determine the Number of Psychiatric Discharges from Psychiatric Units of Community Hospitals, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Government Accountability Office Reports
Report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Medicaid: States made multiple program changes, and beneficiaries generally reported access comparable to private insurance. GAO Rep 2012 Nov; GAO-13-55:Online. [Uses 2008-2009 MEPS HC data.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Stenger RJ, Smith J, McMullan JB Jr, et al. Defining the medical home: the Oregon experience. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Nov; 25(6):869-77. [Uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) measures, citing CAHPS Clinician & Group Surveys, 2006, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Arthroplasty
Illingworth KD, El Bitar Y, Banerjee D, et al. Inpatient mortality after primary total hip arthroplasty: analysis from the National Inpatient Sample database. J Arthroplasty 2012 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007-2008 HCUP NIS data as accessed on the AHRQ Web site, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Environmental Health
Purayidathil FW, Ibrahim J. A summary of health outcomes: multistate foodborne disease outbreaks in the U.S., 1998-2007. J Environ Health 2012 Nov; 75(4):8-13. [Uses 2007 HCUP data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, on the number of U.S. hospital discharges in which food poisoning was listed as one of the diagnoses) in comparison with similar data from the CDC's OutbreakNet foodborne outbreak online database.]

Preventive Medicine
Miranda PY, Johnson-Jennings M, Tarraf W, et al. Using colorectal trends in the U.S. to identify unmet primary care needs of vulnerable populations. Prev Med 2012 Aug; 55(2):131-6. [Uses 2000-2007 MEPS data and "AHRQ-generated survey design indicators," citing AHRQ publications, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS Methodology Report 22, 2008, and MEPS-HC Response Rates by Panel, 2009; examines the standard of care for colorectal cancer screening operationalized following appropriate USPSTF recommendations, citing USPSTF recommendations on colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2002) and USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd edition, 1996; cites AHRQ-authored working paper Income Measurement in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2006; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010 and 2009; cites articles by Miranda et al. (Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2011) which uses MEPS data and USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009 and 2002), and by Vargas Bustamante et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2010), which uses MEPS data. Also refer to articles by Petterson et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2012), Charland et al. (Influenza Other Respi Viruses, 2012), Zodet and Stevans (J Manipulative Physiol Ther, 2012), and Stevans and Zodet (J Manipulative Physiol Ther, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of November 2012


Internet Citation:

Articles of Interest, November 16, 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/articles/art0111612.htm


 

Current as of November 2012
Internet Citation: Projecting U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce Needs: 2010-2025: Articles of Interest, November 16, 2012. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/111612.html