Professional Challenges of Non-U.S.-born International Medical Graduates and Recommendations for Support during Residency Training

Articles of Interest: November 18, 2011

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

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

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

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Academic Medicine
Chen PG, Curry LA, Bernheim SM, et al. Professional challenges of non-U.S.-born international medical graduates and recommendations for support during residency training. Acad Med 2011 Nov; 86(11):1383-8. [Supported in part by grant HS17589-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Research & Therapy
Zhang J, Delzell ES, Xie F, et al. The use, safety and effectiveness of herpes zoster vaccination in individuals with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases: a longitudinal observational study. Arthritis Res Ther 2011 Oct 24 [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grants R01 HS18517 and T32 HS13852 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Geng EH, Kahn JS, Chang OC, et al. The effect of AIDS Clinical Trials Group Protocol 5164 on the time from Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia diagnosis to antiretroviral initiation in routine clinical practice: a case study of diffusion, dissemination, and implementation. Clin Infect Dis 2011 Nov; 53(10):1008-14. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS17784.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Rattanaumpawan P, Tolomeo P, Bilker WB, et al. A clinical prediction rule for fluoroquinolone resistance in healthcare-acquired gram-negative urinary tract infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011 Nov; 32(11):1124-6. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) cooperative agreement grant U18 HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Dental Association
Fricton J, Rindal B, Rush W, et al. The effect of electronic health records on the use of clinical care guidelines for patients with medically complex conditions. J Am Dent Assoc 2011 Oct; 142(10):1133-42. [Supported by grant R18 HS17270.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Hill SC, Miller GE, Sing M. Adults with diagnosed and untreated diabetes: who are they? How can we reach them? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):1221-38. [First and second authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and third author is former AHRQ researcher; uses 2000-2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Diabetes Care Supplement data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1996), and AHRQ publication, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 1, 1997; cites AHRQ publicationsTrends in the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Diabetes, 1997 to 2007, MEPS Research Findings 30, 2010, and Diabetes Management: Tests and Treatments among the Adult U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2007, 2009; cites AHRQ-authored article by Jiang, Andrews, Stryer and, Friedman (first and fourth authors are Senior Social Scientist and researcher, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and second and third authors are former AHRQ researchers) (Am J Public Health, 2005), which uses 1999 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Grossman JM, Cross DA, Boukus ER, et al. Transmitting and processing electronic prescriptions: experiences of physician practices and pharmacies. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Nov 18 [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract 290-05-0007 (03); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enabling Medication Management Through Health Information Technology, prepared by the McMaster University Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract HHSA 290-2007-10060-1, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publications, A Toolset for E-Prescribing Implementation in Physician Offices, in press, prepared by RAND Corporation contract HHSA 290-2006-00017-TO4, A Toolset for E-Prescribing Implementation in Independent Pharmacies, in press, prepared by RAND Corporation contract HHSA 290-2006-00017I, Privacy and Security Solutions for Interoperable Health Information Exchange: Report on State Prescribing Laws: Implications for E-Prescribing, 2009, prepared by the RTI International under contract 290-05-0015, and Findings from the Evaluation of E-Prescribing Pilot Sites, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rural Health
Muus KJ, Knudson AD, Klug MG, et al. In-hospital mortality among rural Medicare patients with acute myocardial infarction: the influence of demographics, transfer, and health factors. J Rural Health 2011 Sep; 27(4):394-400. [Supported by grant 5 P20 HS15931; cites HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-Based Care in the United States, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Rodriguez D, Cox M, Zimmer LO, et al. Similar secondary stroke prevention and medication persistence rates among rural and urban patients. J Rural Health 2011 Sep; 27(4):401-8. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16964.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Cooper WO, Habel LA, Sox CM, et al. ADHD drugs and serious cardiovascular events in children and young adults. N Engl J Med 2011 Nov 17; 365(20):1896-1904. [Supported in part by contracts HHSA 290-2005-0042 (to Vanderbilt University) and HHSA 290-2005-0033 (to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute).] Select to access the abstract.

Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity
Encinosa W, Du D, Bernard D. Chapter 45: Anti-obesity drugs and bariatric surgery. Oxf Handb Soc Sci Obes 2011. [First and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Pharmacological and Surgical Treatment of Obesity, 2004, prepared by the Southern California-RAND EPC under contract 290-02-0003; cites AHRQ publication, Bariatric Surgery Utilization and Outcomes in 1998 and 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 23, 2007; cites presentation by Mehrotra et al., 2004, given at the AHRQ-sponsored Safety Issues in Bariatric Surgery: Expert Panel Meeting; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Encinosa, Bernard, Du, and Steiner (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care, 2009), Encinosa, Bernard, Chen, and Steiner (Med Care, 2006), and Encinosa, Bernard, Steiner, et al. (Health Aff, 2005).]

Public Health Reports
Wilson RT, Giroux J, Kasicky KR, et al. Breast and cervical cancer screening patterns among American Indian women at IHS clinics in Montana and Wyoming. Public Health Rep 2011 Nov-Dec; 126(6):806-15. [Supported by grant 02 R24 HS14034-04 (to Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Whitlock et al. and Vesco et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles below and by Wysocki et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011), cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Mitchell DM. Hospital care and medical utilization after discharge. Ann Intern Med 2011 Nov 15; 155(10):719. [Comments on and cites article by Kuo and Goodwin (Ann Intern Med, 2011), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); see authors' reply cited below in this section.]

Meltzer DO, Chung JW. Hospital care and medical utilization after discharge. Ann Intern Med 2011 Nov 15; 155(10):719-20. [Comments on and cites article by Kuo and Goodwin (Ann Intern Med, 2011), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded Meltzer and Chung (J Gen Intern Med, 2010); see authors' reply cited below in this section.]

Rachoin JS. Hospital care and medical utilization after discharge. Ann Intern Med 2011 Nov 15; 155(10):720. [Comments on and cites article by Kuo and Goodwin (Ann Intern Med, 2011), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); see authors' reply cited below in this section.]

Brotman DJ, Boonyasai RT, Deutschendorf A. Hospital care and medical utilization after discharge. Ann Intern Med 2011 Nov 15; 155(10):720-1. [Comments on and cites article by Kuo and Goodwin (Ann Intern Med, 2011), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); see authors' reply cited below in this section.]

Raman AK. Hospital care and medical utilization after discharge. Ann Intern Med 2011 Nov 15; 155(10):721. [Comments on and cites article by Kuo and Goodwin (Ann Intern Med, 2011), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); see authors' reply cited below in this section.]

Levin D, Glasheen JJ. Hospital care and medical utilization after discharge. Ann Intern Med 2011 Nov 15; 155(10):721. [Comments on and cites article by Kuo and Goodwin (Ann Intern Med, 2011), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); see authors' reply cited below in this section.]

Freeman J. Hospital care and medical utilization after discharge. Ann Intern Med 2011 Nov 15; 155(10):721-2. [Comments on and cites article by Kuo and Goodwin (Ann Intern Med, 2011), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); see authors' reply cited below in this section.]

Kuo Y, Goodwin JS. Hospital care and medical utilization after discharge. Ann Intern Med 2011 Nov 15; 155(10):721-72. [Responds to comments cited above in this section to article by same authors (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Pham B, Stern A, Chen W, et al. Preventing pressure ulcers in long-term care: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 14; 171(20):1839-47. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan and Miller (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Berlowitz et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2001, and J Am Geriatr Soc, 2001), Weinstein et al. (JAMA, 1996), and Inman et al. (JAMA, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Lynn J, Satyarthi H. Invited commentary. Creating the future of aging. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 14; 171(20):1852-3. [Comments on article by Zilberberg and Tjia (Arch Intern Med, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Kuo DZ, Cohen E, Agrawal R, et al. A national profile of caregiver challenges among more medically complex children with special health care needs. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 Nov; 165(11):1020-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, Utilization and Expenditures for Children with Special Health Care Needs, MEPS Research Findings 24, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded article by Okumura et al. (Pediatrics, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Paul IM, Beiler JS, Schaefer EW, et al. A randomized trial of single home nursing visits vs office-based care after nursery/maternity discharge: The Nurses for Infants Through Teaching and Assessment After the Nursery (NITTANY) study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 Nov 7 [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by D'Souza-Vazirani, Minkovitz, and Strobino (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005), Madden et al. (Pediatrics, 2004, and N Engl J Med, 2002), Galbraith et al. (Pediatrics, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Kelly M, Conway M, Wirth K, et al. Moving CLABSI prevention beyond the intensive care unit: risk factors in pediatric oncology patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011 Nov; 32(11):1079-85. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Jeffries et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2011), Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), and Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Tomaselli GF. Prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke: meeting the challenge. JAMA 2011 Nov 16; 306(19):2147-8. [Mentions AHRQ's involvement in the Million Hearts Campaign.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Brennan VM. A note from the editor. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):vii-xi. [Discusses AHRQ-authored article by Hill, Miller, and Sing (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

DeCamp LR, Choi H, Davis MM. Medical home disparities for Latino children by parental language of interview. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):1151-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ngo-Metzger et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), Morales et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2006), Weech-Maldonado et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Brown TM, Parmar G, Durant RW, et al. Health professional shortage areas, insurance status, and cardiovascular disease prevention in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):1179-89. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Gold et al. (Med Care, 2009) and Garg et al. (Med Care, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Bertoni AG, Foy CG, Hunter JC, et al. A multilevel assessment of barriers to adoption of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) among African Americans of low socioeconomic status. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):1205-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Horowitz et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Vijayaraghavan M, Jacobs EA, Seligman H, et al. The association between housing instability, food insecurity, and diabetes self-efficacy in low-income adults. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):1279-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Seligman et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007) and Kushel et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Patrick G, Bisgaier J, Hasham I, et al. Specialty care referral patterns for the underserved: a study of community health centers on the South side of Chicago. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):1302-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Forrest et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007) and Smith et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Sullivan MF, Ferguson W, Haley HL, et al. Expert communication training for providers in community health centers. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):1358-68. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Street et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2008), Mauksch et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008) and Epstein et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Marang-van de Mheen PJ, Dijs-Elsinga J, Otten W, et al. The relative importance of quality of care information when choosing a hospital for surgical treatment: a hospital choice experiment. Med Decis Making 2011 Nov; 31(6):816-27. [Discusses findings from AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) reported in articles by Faber et al. (Med Care, 2009) and Farley et al. (Health Serv Res, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Nursing
Gerlock AA, Grimesey JL, Pisciotta AK, et al. Original Research: Documentation of screening for perpetration of intimate partner violence in male veterans with PTSD. Am J Nurs 2011 Nov; 111(11):26-32. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004); cites USPSTF-sponsored report, The Family Violence Prevention Fund's Review of the US Preventative Services Task Force Draft Recommendation and Rationale Statement on Screening for Family Violence, 2004, which comments on the USPSTF-sponsored evidence report on screening for family violence and proposed recommendation statement.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Whitlock EP, Vesco KK, Eder M, et al. Liquid-based cytology and human papillomavirus testing to screen for cervical cancer: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 22011 Nov 15; 155(10):687-97. [Supported by contract HHS290-2007-10057-I, task order 3; updates the 2003 USPSTF evidence reviews on screening for cervical cancer, based on USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews, Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Decision Analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2002; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; comments on and cites USPSTF-sponsored narrative review by Vesco et al. below] Select to access the abstract.

Vesco KK, Whitlock EP, Eder M, et al. Risk factors and other epidemiologic considerations for cervical cancer screening: a narrative review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2011 Nov 15; 155(10):698-705. [Supported in part by contract HHS290-2007-10057-I, task order 3 to the Oregon EPC, and based on USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews, Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and article by Whitlock et al. cited above in this section; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003, and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2002, and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008; cites forthcoming USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on screening for cervical cancer (Kulasingam et al., Ann Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Fried TR, Tinetti ME, Iannone L, et al. Health outcome prioritization as a tool for decision making among older persons with multiple chronic conditions. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 14; 171(20):1854-6. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Leipzig, Whitlock, Wolff, Barton (researcher in Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) on USPSTF methodologies.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Madsen KA. School-based body mass index screening and parent notification: a statewide natural experiment. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 Nov; 165(11):987-92. [Mentions the USPSTF's omission of school-based body-mass index (BMI) screening in their recommendations due to "a lack of evidence to support its effect," citing USPSTF recommendations on screening and interventions for overweight in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Mitka M. Evidence fails to support ECG screening for those without heart disease symptoms. JAMA 2011 Nov 16; 306(19):2080. [Discusses and comments on USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening asymptomatic adults with resting or exercise electrocardiography (Ann Intern Med, 2011), which "reaffirms the 2004 recommendation by the task force against screening with resting or exercise ECG in adults at low risk for coronary heart disease."]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
de Bocanegra HT, Rostovtseva D, Cetinkaya M, et al. Quality of reproductive health services to limited English proficient (LEP) patients. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):1167-78. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Ta VM, Holck P, Chen T, et al. Patients' reports about medical doctors' inquiries on their mental health: do generational status, ethnicity and mental health/substance use disorders matter? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):1369-86. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression and related evidence summary by Pignone et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Committee on Pediatric AIDS. Adolescents and HIV infection: the pediatrician's role in promoting routine testing. Pediatrics 2011 Nov; 128(5):1023-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for HIV, 2005, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and related evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths: expansion of recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment. Pediatrics 2011 Nov; 128(5):1030-9. [Lists in Table 1, Summary and Strength of Recommendations, recommendations ranked according to grade levels described in USPSTF publication, Grade Definitions, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites AHRQ-funded evidence report summary by Ip et al. (Breastfeed Med, 2009) of AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, prepared by Tufts-New England Medical Center EPC under contract 290-02-0022;.] Select to access the abstract.

Estopinal CB, Donahue SP, Gitschlag GN. Retinoblastoma in a child after normal autorefraction and traditional vision screening. Pediatrics 2011 Nov; 128(5):e1285-e1288. [Mentions the USPTF's omission of red-reflex testing in their recommendations and assessment of "insufficient evidence" for vision screening in children under 3 years of age in recently published recommendations for preschool vision screening (Pediatrics, 2011) and summarizes USPSTF recommendations in Table 1, Summary of the 2011 USPSTF Recommendations on Vision Screening for Children Aged 1 to 5 Years; cites article by Donahue SP et al. (Pediatrics, 2011) which expresses qualified support for the USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Population Health Management
DeJesus RS, Chaudhry R, Angstman KB, et al. Predictors of osteoporosis screening completion rates in a primary care practice. Popul Health Manag 2011 Oct; 14(5):243-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

[Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Wysocki et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and article by Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Pediatrics, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles below.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Wysocki A, Butler M, Shamliyan T, et al. Whole-body vibration therapy for osteoporosis: state of the science. Ann Intern Med 2011 Nov 15; 155(10):680-6. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2007-10064-1 to the Minnesota EPC; acknowledges support from AHRQ staff in formulating review questions and reviewing the draft report; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Landefeld CS. Goals of care for hip fracture. Promoting independence and reducing mortality. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 14; 171(20):1837-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Common Hip Fractures, 2009, prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract HHSA290-2007-10064-1.]

Pediatrics
Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. ADHD: clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. Pediatrics 2011 Nov; 128(5):1007-22. [Uses as a main source of treatment-related evidence findings and data from AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Effectiveness of Treatment in At-Risk Preschoolers; Long-term Effectiveness in All Ages; and Variability in Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 2011, prepared by the McMaster University EPC under contract 290-02-0020, as published on the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths: expansion of recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment. Pediatrics 2011 Nov; 128(5):e1341-e1367. [Discusses findings on the association of breastfeeding and SIDS from AHRQ-funded evidence report summary by Ip et al. (Breastfeed Med, 2009) of AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, prepared by Tufts-New England Medical Center EPC under contract 290-02-0022; cites USPSTF publication, Grade Definitions, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Grossman et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2011) and Encinosa, Du, and Bernard (Oxf Handb Soc Sci Obes, 2011) cited in AHRQ Funded/Authored Articles and article by Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Pediatrics, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] 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
Yee LM, Simon MA. Perceptions of coercion, discrimination and other negative experiences in postpartum contraceptive counseling for low-income minority women. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Nov; 22(4):1387-1400. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009. Also refer to article by Murphy et al. (RTI Intl, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Medicine
Cox LM, Logio LS. Patient safety stories: a project utilizing narratives in resident training. Acad Med 2011 Nov; 86(11):1473-8. [Mentions use of an adapted form of AHRQ's "patient safety culture survey" within the Indiana University School of Medicine graduate medical education community; uses videos from AHRQ's TEAMSTEPPS and sample cases from AHRQ's Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (WebM&M) as focuses of discussion sessions, citing TeamSTEPPS®: National Implementation and WebM&M landing pages, both on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Nallamothu BK, Lu M, Rogers MA, et al. Physician specialty and carotid stenting among elderly Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 14; 171(20):1804-10. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded article by Patel et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010) and article by van Walraven et al. (Med Care, 2009) which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures.] Select to access the abstract.

Sohail MR, Henrikson CA, Braid-Forbes MJ, et al. Mortality and cost associated with cardiovascular implantable electronic device infections. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 14; 171(20):1821-8. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and HCUP Comorbidity Software, citing Overview of Comorbidity Software as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites articles by Li et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2008) and Southern, Quan, and Ghali (Med Care, 2004) which compare AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures to the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Baine, Sedrakyan, and Steiner (first and second authors are current researchers and third author is former AHRQ researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, and last author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (J Gen Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Zilberberg MD, Tjia J. Growth in dementia-associated hospitalizations among the oldest old in the United States: implications for ethical health services planning. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 14; 171(20):1850-1. [Uses 2000-2008 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data for dementia codes, citing data as published on the HCUPnet landing page on the AHRQ Web site; see commentary by Lynn and Satyarthi (Arch Intern Med, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles above.]

HPB: The Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Dhir M, Reddy SK, Smith LM, et al. External validation of a pre-operative nomogram predicting peri-operative mortality risk after liver resections for malignancy. HPB 2011 Nov; 13(11):817-22. [Uses 2000-2004 HCUP NIS to construct a "population-based dataset derived nomogram predicting mortality after liver resection for malignancy"; cites articles by Dhir et al. (J Gastrointest Surg, 2010), which uses 2000-2004 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Walkey AJ, Wiener RS, Ghobrial JM, et al. Incident stroke and mortality associated with new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients hospitalized with severe sepsis. JAMA 2011 Nov 23; 306(20):2248-54. [Uses 2007 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for California, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and HCUP Supplemental Variables for Revisit Analyses; cites article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures in conjunction with the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Administration
Thompson DN, Hoffman LA, Sereika SM, et al. A relational leadership perspective on unit-level safety climate. J Nurs Adm 2011 Nov; 41(11):479-87. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Vaidya V, Partha G, Karmakar M. Gender disparities in utilization of preventive care service in United States. J Womens Health 2011 Nov 14 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008 MEPS data, citing Survey Background, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Sullivan PW, Slejko JF, Sculpher MJ, et al. Catalogue of EQ-5D Scores for the United Kingdom. Med Decis Making 2011 Nov; 31(6):800-4. [Uses 2000-2003 MEPS responses to five survey questions of the EQ-5D included in the MEPS survey.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Altman RL, Canter J, Patrick PA, et al. Parent education by maternity nurses and prevention of abusive head trauma. Pediatrics 2011 Nov; 128(5):e1164-e1172. [Uses 1997-2008 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data to "to examine temporal trends in the frequency of shaking injuries in a nearby geographic control region," citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

RTI International
Murphy J, Geisen E, Olmsted MG, et al. Methodology: U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2011-2012. RTI Intl �2011 Jul 19; Online. [Uses 2007-2008 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators software version 3.2, citing AHRQ publications, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Patient Safety Quality Indicators Composite Measure Workgroup. Final Report, 2008, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 3.1, 2007, and Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators Technical Summary, 2001, and 1998-2004 HCUP data in Databases, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ's NHQR and NHDR, both published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Encinosa and Hellinger (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Serv Res, 2008), Rivard, Luther, Christiansen, Zhao, Loveland, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2008), Miller, Pronovost, Donithan, Zeger, Zhan (first author is former AHRQ researcher and fifth author is current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Am J Med Qual, 2005), which uses AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators and Patient Safety Indicators, and others; cites article by Isaac and Jha (J Gen Intern Med, 2008), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators. Also refer to articles by Hill, Miller, and Sing (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Current as of November 2011
Internet Citation: Professional Challenges of Non-U.S.-born International Medical Graduates and Recommendations for Support during Residency Training: Articles of Interest: November 18, 2011. November 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/111811.html