To Report or To Not Report: Examination of the Initial Primary Care Management of Suspicious Childhood Injuries

Articles of Interest: December 2, 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 Pediatrics
Sege R, Flaherty E, Jones R, et al. To report or not to report: examination of the initial primary care management of suspicious childhood injuries. Acad Pediatr 2011 Nov-Dec; 11(6):460-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS10746.] Select to access the abstract.

Houtrow AJ, Okumura MJ, Hilton JF, et al. Profiling health and health-related services for children with special health care needs with and without disabilities. Acad Pediatr 2011 Nov-Dec; 11(6):508-16. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS17716.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Barnett S, Klein JD, Pollard RQ Jr, et al. Community participatory research with deaf sign language users to identify health inequities. Am J Public Health 2011 Dec; 101(12):2235-8. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS15700 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Hernandez AF, Granger CB. Prediction is very hard, especially about the future: can we prevent events that lead to readmission following percutaneous coronary intervention? Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant U18 HS16964 (to first author).]

HPB
Landman MP, Feurer ID, Pinson CW, et al. Which is more cost-effective under the MELD system: primary liver transplantation, or salvage transplantation after hepatic resection or after loco-regional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma within Milan criteria? HPB 2011 Nov; 13(11):783-91. [Supported in part by institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant T32 HS13833.] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Hill SC, Zuvekas SH, Zodet MW. Implications of the accuracy of MEPS prescription drug data for health services research. Inquiry 2011 Fall; 48(3):242-59. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2006-2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ publications Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997, Sample Design of the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997, Health Care Expenses in the United States, 2000, 2004, Outpatient Prescription Drugs: Data Collection and Editing in the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, MEPS Methodology Report 12, 2001, and Comparison of Retail Drug Prices in the MEPS and Market Scan: Implications for MEPS Editing Rules, AHRQ Working Paper 10001, all published on the AHRQ Web site.]

JAMA
Davis Giardina T, Singh H. Should patients get direct access to their laboratory test results? An answer with many questions. JAMA 2011 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant R18 HS17820 (to second author).]

Journal of Adolescent Health
Ozer EM, Adams SH, Orrell-Valente JK, et al. Does delivering preventive services in primary care reduce adolescent risky behavior? J Adolesc Health 2011 Nov; 49(5):476-82. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS11095; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Whitlock et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002) on USPSTF methodologies; see comments in article by Sanci (J Adolesc Health, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Sultan S, Glasziou P, Akl EA, Alonso-Coello P, Atkins D, Kunz R, Brozek J, Montori V, Jaeschke R, Rind D, Dahm P, Meerpohl J, Vist G, Berliner E, et al. GRADE guidelines: 9. Rating up the quality of evidence. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Dec; 64(12):1311-16. [Sixteenth author is researcher in the Technology Assessment Program of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; seventh author is former AHRQ researcher.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Interprofessional Care
Col N, Bozzuto L, Kirkegaard P, et al. Interprofessional education about shared decision making for patients in primary care settings. J Interprof Care 2011 Nov; 25(6):409-15. [Based on report presented at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice's 2008 Summer Institute on Informed Patient Choice, supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS17378-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Campbell S, Stowe K, Ozanne EM. Interprofessional practice and decision support: an organizational framework applied to a mental health setting. J Interprof Care 2011 Nov; 25(6):423-7. [Based on report presented at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice's 2008 Summer Institute on Informed Patient Choice, supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS17378-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Hagoel L, Volz S, Palileo LM, et al. Interprofessional education about decision support for patients across cultures. J Interprof Care 2011 Nov; 25(6):431-3. [Based on report presented at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice's 2008 Summer Institute on Informed Patient Choice, supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS17378-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Administration
Kutney-Lee A, Kelly D. The effect of hospital electronic health record adoption on nurse-assessed quality of care and patient safety. J Nurs Adm 2011 Nov; 41(11):466-72. [Supported by grant K08 HS18534 (first author, principal investigator).] 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 several AHRQ-funded articles.] 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.

Medical Care
Shwartz M, Peköz EA, Labonte A, et al. Bringing responsibility for small area variations in hospitalization rates back to the hospital: the propensity to hospitalize index and a test of the Roemer's law. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49(12):1062-7. [Supported in part by AHRQ, no funding information given.] Select to access the abstract.

 

Ghaferi AA, Birkmeyer JD, Dimick JB. Hospital volume and failure to rescue with high-risk surgery. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49(12):1076-81. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS17765 (to third author); uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and AHRQ's definition of "failure to rescue," citing AHRQ publications Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2006, and Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Crabtree BF, Nutting PA, Miller WL, et al. Primary care practice transformation is hard work. Insights from a 15-year developmental program of research. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49 Suppl:S28-S35. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS8776; notes AHRQ's ongoing investment of time and resources for implementation and dissemination research and describes in detail the AHRQ-funded "Prevention and Competing Demands in Primary Care" study and its outcomes and impacts on subsequent primary care research.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Henke RM, Marder WD, Friedman BS, Wong HS. Geographic variation: a view from the hospital sector. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Dec; 68(6):699-711. [Third and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets); supported by AHRQ; uses 2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data, citing Overview of HCUP, 2009, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2010, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ publications Databases and Related Tools from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP): Fact Sheet, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and Population Denominator Data for Use with the HCUP Databases, HCUP Methods Series Report 2008-07, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Andrade SE, Moore Simas TA, Boudreau D, et al. Validation of algorithms to ascertain clinical conditions and medical procedures used during pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2011 Nov; 20(11):1168-76. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-2005-0033-I-TO3-WA2 (as part of the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness program); noted selection of evaluated diagnoses and procedures based on inputs from AHRQ and other stakeholders; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Therapeutic Management, Delivery, and Postpartum Risk Assessment and Screening in Gestational Diabetes, 2008, prepared by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-02-0018.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS ONE
Norris SL, Holmer HK, Ogden LA, et al. Conflict of interest in clinical practice guideline development: a systematic review. PLoS One 2011; 6(10):e25253. Epub 2011, Oct 19. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18500-01. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Robinson et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Feigelman S, Dubowitz H, Lane W, et al. Training pediatric residents in a primary care clinic to help address psychosocial problems and prevent child maltreatment. Acad Pediatr 2011 Nov-Dec; 11(6):474-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Beck, Daughtridge, and Sloane (J Am Bd Fam Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Toomey SL, Chan E, Ratner JA, et al. The patient-centered medical home, practice patterns, and functional outcomes for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Acad Pediatr 2011 Nov-Dec; 11(6):500-7. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Hudson, Miller, and Kirby (Med Care, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Talan DA, Moran GJ, Wenger J. Commentary. Ann Emerg Med 2011 Nov; 58(5):450-51. [Comments on article by Liang and Marschall (Ann Emerg Med, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Secemsky EA, Lange D, Ho JE, et al. Improvement in revascularization time after creation of a coronary catheterization laboratory at a public hospital. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Nallamothu et al. (Circulation, 2005); see commentary by Redberg below in this section.]

Redberg RF. Reconsidering transfer for percutaneous coronary intervention strategy: time is of the essence. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on article by Secemsky et al. cited above and Herrin et al. cited below in this section; cites AHRQ-funded article by Nallamothu et al. (Circulation, 2005).]

Herrin J, Miller LE, Turkmani DF, et al. National performance on door-in to door-out time among patients transferred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 28; 171(21):1879-86. [Cites CMS guideline, "Acute Myocardial Infarction: Median Time to Transfer to Another Facility for Acute Coronary Intervention" from the Specifications Manual for Hospital Outpatient Department Quality Measures, version 2.1a, 2009, as published on the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Concannon et al. (Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, 2010), Nallamothu et al. (Circulation, 2005), and Bradley et al. (JAMA, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Weeks SG, Glantz SA, De Marco T, et al. Secondhand smoke exposure and quality of life in patients with heart failure. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 28; 171(21):1887-93. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospitalization in the United States, 2002: Executive Summary, HCUP Fact Book 6, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Joseph AM, Fu SS, Lindgren B, et al. Chronic disease management for tobacco dependence: a randomized, controlled trial. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 28; 171(21):1894-1900. [Cites 2008 PHS Guideline Update Panel executive summary (Respir Care, 2008) on AHRQ-sponsored Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Carpenter MJ, Hughes JR, Gray KM, et al. Nicotine therapy sampling to induce quit attempts among smokers unmotivated to quit: a randomized clinical trial. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 28; 171(21):1901-7. [Cites 2008 PHS Guideline Update Panel executive summary (Respir Care, 2008) of AHRQ-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Levine DA, Funkhouser EM, Houston TK, et al. Improving care after myocardial infarction using a 2-year internet-delivered intervention: the Department of Veterans Affairs myocardial infarction-plus cluster-randomized trial. Arch Intern Med 2011 Nov 28; 171(21):1910-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bernheim et al. (Am Heart J, 2010), Landon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007), Ornstein et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospitals and Health Networks
Clark B. The right HCAHPS strategy. Hosp Health Netw 2011 Nov; 85(11):6. [Discusses use of AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) in hospital organizational planning.]

Jarousse LA. Defining, measuring and sustaining a patient-centered culture. Hosp Health Netw 2011 Nov; 85(11): advertisement insert. [Mentions that data from HCAHPS and other surveys "provide organizations with an understanding of compliance and effectiveness of various aspects of patient-centered care."]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Legrain S, Tubach F, Bonnet-Zamponi D, et al. A new multimodal geriatric discharge-planning intervention to prevent emergency visits and rehospitalizations of older adults: the Optimization of Medication in AGEd multicenter randomized controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Nov; 59(11):2017-28. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded article by Spinewine et al. (Lancet, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Knottnerus JA, Tugwell P. Evidence, (un)certainty, and clinical practice. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Dec; 64(12):1267-9. [Comments on article by Bottle and Aylin (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below.]

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Leon AC. Comparative effectiveness clinical trials in psychiatry: superiority, noninferiority, and the role of active comparators. J Clin Psychiatry 2011 Oct; 72(10):1344-9. [Discusses AHRQ's issuance of several recent requests for applications calling for comparative effectiveness research, citing Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Funding Announcements on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Matone M, O'Reilly AL, Luan X, et al. Emergency department visits and hospitalizations for injuries among infants and children following statewide implementation of a home visitation model. Matern Child Health J 2011 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-authored article by Owens, Zodet, Berdahl, Dougherty, McCormick, and Simpson (second and third authors are statistician and researcher, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations, and first and last authors are former AHRQ researcher and AHRQ deputy director, respectively) (Ambul Pediatr, 2008), which uses multiple AHRQ data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Olds et al. (Pediatrics, 1986).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
van Dulmen SA, Tacken MA, Staal JB, et al. Patient safety in primary allied health care: what can we learn from incidents in a Dutch exploratory cohort study? Med Care 2011 Dec; 49(12):1089-96. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Battles (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) and Shea (Acad Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Knoeller GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE. Work-related asthma, financial barriers to asthma care, and adverse asthma outcomes: asthma call-back survey, 37 states and District of Columbia, 2006 to 2008. Med Care 2011 Dec;49(12):1097-104. [Cites AHRQ publication, Percentage of Persons Unable to Get or Delayed in Getting Needed Medical Care, Dental Care, or Prescription Medicines: United States, 2007, MEPS Statistical Brief 282, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Romano PS, Marcin JP, Dai JJ, et al. Impact of public reporting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery performance data on market share, mortality, and patient selection. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49(12):1118-25. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Romano and Zhou (Med Care, 2004), Baker et al. (Med Care, 2003), Hannan et al. (Am Heart J, 1997, JAMA, 1994, and Ann Thorac Surg, 1994), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Chin MH. Quality improvement implementation and disparities: the case of the health disparities collaboratives. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49 Suppl:S65-S71 [republished from Med Care 2010 Aug; 48(8):668-75]. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Grossman et al. (Med Care, 2008), Landon et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004), Chin et al. (Diabetes Care, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Shackelton-Piccolo R, McKinlay JB, Marceau LD, et al. Differences between internists and family practitioners in the diagnosis and management of the same patient with coronary heart disease. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Dec; 68(6):650-66. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen and Krauss (current and former researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2003), which uses 1997 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by McDaniel et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007), Croskerry et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2002), Greenfield et al. (JAMA, 1992), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

McHugh M, Van Dyke K, Osei-Anto A, et al. Medicare's payment policy for hospital-acquired conditions: perspectives of administrators from safety net hospitals. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Dec; 68(6):667-82. [Cites AHRQ publication, Serving the Uninsured: Safety Net Hospitals, 2003, HCUP Fact Book 8, 2007; cites AHRQ-authored article by Houchens, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Romano (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Damman OC, de Boer D, Hendriks M, et al. Differences between family practices in the associations of patient characteristics with health care experiences. Med Care Res Rev 2011 Dec; 68(6):725-39. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored articles using CAHPS® survey data that showed variations in patient experiences across providers.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Choudhry NK, Avorn J, Glynn RJ, et al. Full coverage for preventive medications after myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med 2011 Dec 1; 365(22):2088-97. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Choudhry et al. (Health Aff, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Physician Executive
Norman G, Schulte D. How collaborative care platforms can make ACOs a reality for all physicians. Physician Exec 2011 Nov-Dec; 12(6):24-8. [Summarizes the key characteristics of a collaborative approach to care as given by AHRQ.]

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

Evaluation and the Health Professions
Searchfield G. A commentary on the complexity of tinnitus management: clinical guidelines provide a path through the fog. Eval Health Prof 2011 Dec; 34(4): 421-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Guirguis-Blake et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Adolescent Health
Sanci L. Clinical preventive services for adolescents: facing the challenge of proving "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". J Adolesc Health 2011 Nov; 49(5):450-2. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2009); cites Methods and Processes, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site; comments on AHRQ-funded article by Ozer et al. (J Adolesc Health, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Robinson et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Public Health
Balcazar H, Rosenthal EL, Brownstein JN, et al. Community health workers can be a public health force for change in the United States: three actions for a new paradigm. Am J Public Health 2011 Dec; 101(12):2199-203. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions, 2009, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-2007-10056-I.] Select to access the abstract.

Martinez J, Ro M, Villa NW, et al. Transforming the delivery of care in the post-health reform era: what role will community health workers play? Am J Public Health 2011 Dec; 101(12):e1-e5. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions, 2009, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-2007-10056-I.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Bedford M, Pettersen K, Minhas R. Strength of evidence and handling uncertainty: practical considerations and general observations. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Dec; 64(12):1272-4. [Mentions dialog between AHRQ's EPC program and the Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Owens, Lohr, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), which discusses AHRQ's Effective Health-Care Program, and Atkins et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2005 and 2004).]

Robinson KA, Saldanha IJ, McKoy NA. Development of a framework to identify research gaps from systematic reviews. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Dec; 64(12):1325-30. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10061-I; summarizes and is based on AHRQ report Frameworks for Determining Research Gaps During Systematic Reviews, prepared by the Johns Hopkins University EPC under the same contract; authors "thank the peer reviewers for the report of the AHRQ-funded [EPC] project"; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Enhancing the Use and Quality of Colorectal Cancer Screening, 2010, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-2007-10056-I, and Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Women, 2009, prepared by Vanderbilt EPC under contract 290-2007-10065-I; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on USPSTF methodologies; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Owens, Lohr, Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), which discusses AHRQ's Effective Health-Care Program, and Atkins et al. (BMJ, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Endourology
Rassweiler MC, Mamoulakis C, Kenngott HG, et al. Classification and detection of errors in minimally invasive surgery J Endourol 2011 Nov; 25(11):1713-21. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Effect of Health Care Working Conditions on Patients Safety, 2003 (see ref #46); cites AHRQ publication, Committee on Optimizing Graduate Medical Trainee (Resident) Hours and Work Schedules, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Oderda GM, Balfe LM. Comparative effectiveness research (CER): a summary of AHRQ's CER on therapies for rheumatoid arthritis. J Manag Care Pharm 2011 Nov-Dec; 17(9-b):S19-S24. [Provides definitions of CER as it is administered by AHRQ; summarizes key methods and findings from AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis in Adults, 2007, prepared by the RTI-University of North Carolina EPC and published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care program Web site and in associated systematic review by Donahue et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites and discusses AHRQ research protocol, Comparative Effectiveness of Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults—An Update to the 2007 Report, 2010; lists AHRQ's 14 EPCs from Evidence-based Practice Centers Overview on the AHRQ Web site and principles for conducting comparative effectiveness reviews from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care program Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Slutsky and Clancy (Am J Med Qual, 2009, and Arch Intern Med, 2010) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care program and CER.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Welton JM. Nurse staffing and inpatient mortality: is the question outcomes or nursing value? Med Care 2011 Dec; 49(12):1045-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review and meta-analysis by Kane et al. (Med Care, 2007) on the association of registered nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes, prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009 cites several AHRQ-funded articles; comments on article by Aiken et al. (Med Care, 2011), cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below.]

Haggstrom DA, Doebbeling BN. Quality measurement and system change of cancer care delivery. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49 Suppl:S21-S27. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Cancer Care Quality Measures: Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer, 2006; mentions AHRQ's participation in the "Cancer Care Quality Measures" project; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Moy, Dayton, and Clancy (first and last authors are Senior Research Scientist in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and AHRQ director, respectively) (Health Aff, 2005); mentions AHRQ's CAHPS and cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Chumbler NR, Haggstrom D, Saleem JJ. Implementation of health information technology in Veterans Health Administration to support transformational change: telehealth and personal health records. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49 Suppl:S36-S42. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review update by Hersh et al. (J Telemed Telecare, 2006) on diagnosis, access and outcomes for telemedicine services, prepared by the Oregon EPC under contract 290-02-0024; discusses article by Jia et al. (J Rehabil Res Dev, 2009) which uses AHRQ's criteria for preventable hospitalizations as defined by ambulatory care sensitive conditions and applied to VA inpatient databases.]

Physician Executive Journal
Graber ML, Carlson B. Diagnostic error: the hidden epidemic. Physician Exec 2011 Nov-Dec; 12(6):12-19. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2010) on changes in rates of autopsy-detected errors over time, prepared by the University of California San Francisco-Stanford EPC under contract 290-970013; mentions AHRQ's identification of diagnostic error as a special emphasis area in 2007 and sponsorship of diagnostic error research and the national conference "Diagnostic Error in Medicine," citing 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, and Diagnostic Error in Medicine, 4th Annual International Conference, 2011, as published on the Society for Medical Decision Making Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Andrade et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and articles by Smith and Moore (Matern Child Health J, 2011) and Qian et al. (Med Care, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

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

American Journal of Public Health
Braveman PA, Kumanyika S, Fielding J, et al. Health disparities and health equity: the issue is justice. Am J Public Health 2011 Dec; 101 Suppl 1:S149-S155. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Healthcare Management
Tschurtz BA, Koss RG, Kupka NJ, et al. Language services in hospitals: discordance in availability and staff use. J Healthc Manag 2011 Nov-Dec; 56(6):403-18. [Cites NHDR, 2008.]

Medical Care
Doebbeling BN, Flanagan ME. Emerging perspectives on transforming the healthcare system: redesign strategies and a call for needed research. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49 Suppl:S59-S64. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Liang SY, Marschall J. Update on emerging infections: news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital signs: central line-associated blood stream infections—United States, 2001, 2008, and 2009. Ann Emerg Med 2011 Nov; 58(5):447-51. [Uses HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data to estimate the total number of inpatient-days in US hospitals; cites AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which uses multiple AHRQ data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006); refer to comments by Talan, Moran, and Wenger (Ann Emerg Med, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Gaskin DJ, Spencer CS, Richard P, et al. Do minority patients use lower quality hospitals? Inquiry 2011 Fall; 48(3):209-20. [Uses 2001-2003 HCUP SID data for 11 states, AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators and Inpatient Quality Indicators and associated software available on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al, Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ publications AHRQ Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2007, and AHRQ Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals— Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, 2007, both published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.]

International Urogynecology Journal
Wu JM, Gandhi MP, Shah AD, et al. Trends in inpatient urinary incontinence surgery in the USA, 1998-2007. Int Urogynecol J 2011 Nov; 22(11):1437-43. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2007, as published on the AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Wu JH, Guo Z, Kumar S, et al. Incidence of serious upper and lower gastrointestinal events in older adults with and without Alzheimer's disease. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Nov; 59(11):2053-61. [Uses 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.

Boudreau DM, Yu O, Gray SL, et al. Concomitant use of cholinesterase inhibitors and anticholinergics: prevalence and outcomes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Nov; 59(11):2069-76. [Uses 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.

Finlayson E, Maselli J, Steinman MA, et al. Inappropriate medication use in older adults undergoing surgery: a national study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Nov; 59(11):2139-44. [Uses HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) as published and accessed on the HCUP Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan et al. (JAMA, 2001) which uses 1996 MEPS data and discusses Zhan criteria medications.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Bottle A, Aylin P. Comorbidity scores for administrative data benefited from adaptation to local coding and diagnostic practices. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Dec; 64(12):1426-33. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), noting that it performed best in comparison with the Charlson index; cites articles by van Walraven et al. (Med Care, 2009), Li et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2008), and Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005), which use AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); refer to article by Knottnerus and Tugwell (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Jamal MM, Yamini D, Singson Z, et al. Decreasing hospitalization and in-hospital mortality related to cholangitis in the United States. J Clin Gastroenterol 2011 Nov-Dec; 45(10):e92-e96. [Uses 1988 to 2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hand Surgery
Friedrich JB, Poppler LH, Mack CD, et al. Epidemiology of upper extremity replantation surgery in the United States. J Hand Surg Am 2011 Nov; 36(11):1835-40. [Uses 2001, 2004, and 2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites article by Chung, Kowalski, and Walters (J Hand Surg, 2000), which uses 1996 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Smith SA, Moore EJ. Health literacy and depression in the context of home visitation. Matern Child Health J�2011 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print. Uses a database compiled from 2006-2008 Life Skills Progression Instrument data contributed by seven programs representing various models of home visitation, which was funded by AHRQ/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant R03 HD055618-02; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by DeWalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004) on literacy and health outcomes, conducted by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC] Select to access the abstract.

Witt WP, Wisk LE, Cheng ER, et al. Preconception mental health predicts pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes: a national population-based study. Matern Child Health J 2011 Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1996-2006 MEPS Household Component (HC) data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor (fourth author is director of and other authors are former and current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Inquiry, 1996-1997) and several AHRQ-funded and other articles, which all use MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Aiken LH, Cimiotti JP, Sloane DM, et al. Effects of nurse staffing and nurse education on patient deaths in hospitals with different nurse work environments. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49(12):1047-53. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded article by Glance et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006) and article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005), both of which use AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures and 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-sponsored Institute of Medicine publication, Initial National Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research, 2009; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2011), Aiken et al. (JAMA, 2003), McCue, Mark, and Harless (J Health Care Finance, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Chang GM, Cheng SH, Tung YC. Impact of cuts in reimbursement on outcome of acute myocardial infarction and use of percutaneous coronary intervention: a nationwide population-based study over the period 1997 to 2008. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49(12):1054-61. [Uses 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 publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals—Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, version 3.1, 2007; cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Hauck K, Zhao X. How dangerous is a day in hospital? A model of adverse events and length of stay for medical inpatients. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49(12):1068-75. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, citing AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Vol. 1: Assessment, 2008, and AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, version 3.1, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Qian F, Lustik SJ, Diachun CA, et al. Association between Leapfrog Safe Practices score and hospital mortality in major surgery. Med Care 2011 Dec; 49(12):1082-8. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on the AHRQ Web site, AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), and AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which uses multiple AHRQ data; cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Risk Adjustment Coefficients for the IQI, version 4.2, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal, Shojania, and Bates (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 under contract 290-97-0013; cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics
Lee MK, Nalliah RP, Kim MK, et al. Prevalence and impact of complications on outcomes in patients hospitalized for oral and oropharyngeal cancer treatment. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2011 Nov; 112(5):581-91. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing Databases, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; 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).] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Brinjikji W, Kallmes DF, Rabinstein AA, et al. Hospitalization costs for patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with endovascular embolectomy in the United States. Stroke 2011 Nov; 42(11):3271-3. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP NIS; cites related article by Brinjikji et al. (Stroke, 2011), which uses HCUP NIS data. Also refer to AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Ghaferi (Med Care, 2011), Henke et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2011), Hill, Zuvekas, and Zodet (Inquiry, 2011), and Andrade et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: To Report or To Not Report: Examination of the Initial Primary Care Management of Suspicious Childhood Injuries: Articles of Interest: December 2, 2011. December 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/120211.html