Cardiovascular Safety of Central Nervous System Stimulants in Children and Adolescents: Population Based Cohort Study

Articles of Interest, August 17, 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.

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

British Medical Journal
Winterstein AG, Gerhard T, Kubilis P, et al. Cardiovascular safety of central nervous system stimulants in children and adolescents: population based cohort study. BMJ 2012 Aug 11; 345(7869):e4627. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS185606.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Sarkar U, Bonacum D, Strull W, et al. Challenges of making a diagnosis in the outpatient setting: a multi-site survey of primary care physicians. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Aug; 21(8):641-8. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS17594 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Brenner S, Detz A, López A, Horton C, Sarkar U. Signal and noise: applying a laboratory trigger tool to identify adverse drug events among primary care patients. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Aug; 21(8):670-5. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS17594 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Wheeler SB, Carpenter WR, Peppercorn J, Predictors of timing of adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with hormone receptor-negative, stages II-III breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012 Jan; 131(1):207-16. [Supported by  National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral traineeship grant 5 T32 HS00032-20 (to first author and sponsored by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).] Select to access the abstract.

Wheeler SB, Carpenter WR, Peppercorn J, et al. Structural/organizational characteristics of health services partly explain racial variation in timeliness of radiation therapy among elderly breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012 May; 133(1):333-45. [Supported by National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral traineeship grant 5 T32 HS00032-20 (to first author, sponsored by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Mentored Clinical Scientists Comparative Effectiveness Research Development Award grant 1 K12 HS19468-01 (also to first author).] Select to access the abstract. 

Kaplan CP, Kim SE, Wong ST, et al. Willingness to use tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer among diverse women. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012 May; 133(1):357-66. [Supported in part by Excellence Center to Eliminate Ethnic/Racial Disparities (EXCEED) grant 5 P01 HS10856; uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) 1.0 core survey data, citing AHRQ-funded article by Harris-Kojetin et al. (Med Care, 1999); cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2007.] Select to access the abstract. 

European Spine Journal
Pumberger M, Chiu YL, Ma Y, et al. Perioperative mortality after lumbar spinal fusion surgery: an analysis of epidemiology and risk factors. Eur Spine J 2012 Aug; 21(8):1633-9. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant RFA HS00514 (to second author); uses 1998-2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and HCUP Comorbidity Software, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006, 2008, and HCUP Comorbidity Software, 2009, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also 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.

Health Care Management Review
Nembhard IM, Singer SJ, Shortell SM, et al.  The cultural complexity of medical groups. Health Care Manage Rev 2012 Jul-Sep; 37(3):2300-13. [Supported by grant 1 K01 HS18987-01 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract. 

Implementation Science
Birken SA, Lee SY, Weiner BJ. Uncovering middle managers' role in healthcare innovation implementation. Implement Sci 2012 Apr 3; 7:28. [Supported by grant R36 HS19107; cites AHRQ publication, Women's Healthcare in the United States: Selected Findings from the 2004 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Maeda JL, Lo Sasso AT. The relationship between hospital market competition, evidence-based performance measures, and mortality for chronic heart failure. Inquiry 2012 Summer; 49(2):164-75. [Supported in part by grant R36 HS17944; cites AHRQ publication, HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-Based Care in the United States, 2009, 2011.] 

International Journal of Family Medicine
Vyas A, Pan X, Sambamoorthi U. Chronic condition clusters and polypharmacy among adults. Int J Family Med 2012; 2012:193168. [Supported in part by grant R24 HS18622-01; uses 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing MEPS HC-128 2009 Medical Conditions File, 2011, MEPS HC-129 2009 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2011, and AHRQ publication, The Five Most Costly Conditions, 2000 and 2004: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, MEPS Statistical Brief 167, 2007, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Moore RD, et al. Establishment, retention, and loss to follow-up in outpatient HIV care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2012 Jul 1; 60(3):249-59. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; supported in part by contract AHRQ-06-0025; lists under Sponsoring Agencies AHRQ, with representatives first author and Fred Hellinger (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets); cites AHRQ-authored article by Yehia, Fleishman, Metlay et al. (AIDS, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Advanced Nursing
de Cordova PB, Phibbs CS, Bartel AP, et al. Twenty-four/seven: a mixed-method systematic review of the off-shift literature. J Adv Nurs 2012 Jul; 68(7):1454-68. [Supported in part by grant R36 HS18216.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Boyce RD, Hanlon JT, Karp JF, et al. A review of the effectiveness of antidepressant medications for depressed nursing home residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2012 May; 13(4):326-31. [Supported by grant K12 HS19461 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract. 

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Osborn CY, Rosenbloom ST, Stenner SP, Anders S, Muse S, Johnson KB, Jirjis J, Jackson GP. MyHealthAtVanderbilt: policies and procedures governing patient portal functionality. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Dec; 18 Suppl 1:i18-i23. [Supported in part by grants R18 HS19276 (to second and last authors) and R18 HS18168 (to sixth and last authors); mentions the system's incorporation of USPSTF recommendations, citing Recommendations, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Zachariah M, Phansalkar S, Seidling HM, et al. Development and preliminary evidence for the validity of an instrument assessing implementation of human-factors principles in medication-related decision-support systems—I-MeDeSA. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Dec; 18 Suppl 1:i62-i72. [Supported by CERTs on Health Information Technology grant U18 HS16970.] Select to access the abstract. 

Linder JA, Rigotti NA, Schneider LI, et al. Clinician characteristics and use of novel electronic health record functionality in primary care. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Dec; 18 Suppl 1:i87-i90. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS15169-01 and Career Development Award grant K08 HS14563 (to first author); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); originally included in Articles of Interest 9/26/11-9/30-11 as ahead of print.] Select to access the abstract.

Weng C, Wu X, Luo Z, et al. EliXR: an approach to eligibility criteria extraction and representation. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Dec; 18 Suppl 1:i116-i124. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS19853.] Select to access the abstract.

Goodwin JC, Johnson TR, Cohen T, et al. Predicting biomedical document access as a function of past use. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 May-Jun;19(3):473-8. [Supported in part by training fellowship grant T32 HS17586.] Select to access the abstract. 

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Tang JW, Kushner RF, Cameron KA, et al. Electronic tools to assist with identification and counseling for overweight patients: a randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):933-9. [Supported in part by training grant T32 HS00078 (to first author); cites USPSTF-sponsored  evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003) and article by Flocke and Gilchrist (Med Care, 2005) on USPSTF recommendations and delivery of clinical preventive services.] Select to access the abstract. 

Concannon TW, Meissner P, Grunbaum JA, McElwee N, Guise JM, Santa J, Conway PH, Daudelin D, Morrato EH, et al. A new taxonomy for stakeholder engagement in patient-centered outcomes research. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):985-91. [Supported in part by grants K01 HS17726 (to first author) and K12 HS19464 (to ninth author); lists Jean Slutsky, director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence as a member of the stakeholder review panel for the fourth draft of the developed taxomony; mentions work being done in the evidence prioritization and evidence synthesis stages under AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program and the dissemination of subsequent findings through AHRQ's John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science, citing AHRQ publications AHRQ Methods Future Research Needs Report Engaging Stakeholders To Identify and Prioritize Future Research Needs, 2011, and About the Eisenberg Center, respectively, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract. 

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Gonzales AA, Garroutte E, Ton TG, et al. Effect of tribal language use on colorectal cancer screening among American Indians. J Immigr Minor Health 2012 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant P01 HS10854 (to S. Manson); cites AHRQ'S National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2010, and USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Emick DM, Carey TS, Charles AG, et al. Repeat imaging in trauma transfers: a retrospective analysis of computed tomography scans repeated upon arrival to a Level I trauma center. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 May; 72(5):1255-62. [Supported in part by NRSA postdoctoral traineeship grant 5 T32 HS00032-20 (sponsored by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).] Select to access the abstract.

Dossett LA, Fox EE, del Junco DJ, Zaydfudim V, Kauffmann R, Shelton J, et al. Don't forget the posters! Quality and content variables associated with accepted abstracts at a national trauma meeting. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 May; 72(5):1429-34. [Supported in part by Health Services Training grant T32 HS13833-08 (to sixth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Jan HJ, Hafez KS, Ye Z, Wei JT, Miller DC. Postoperative complications and long-term survival among patients treated surgically for renal cell carcinoma. J Urol 2012 Jan; 187(1):60-6; comment, 66-7. [Supported by grant K08 HS18346-01A1 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Nicholson LM, Browning CR. Racial and ethnic disparities in obesity during the transition to adulthood: the contingent and nonlinear impact of neighborhood disadvantage. J Youth Adolesc 2012 Jan; 41(1):53-66. [Supported by grant 1 R36 HS16568-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Oncology
Du XL, Xia R, Burau K, et al. Cardiac risk associated with the receipt of anthracycline and trastuzumab in a large nationwide cohort of older women with breast cancer, 1998-2005. Med Oncol 2011 Dec; 28 Suppl 1:S80-S90. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract. 

Pediatrics
Liang L, Meyerhoefer C, Wang J. Obesity counseling by pediatric health professionals: an assessment using nationally representative data. Pediatrics 2012 Jul; 130(1):67-77. [First and second authors are current and former researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2001-2007 MEPS data, citing Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 1, 1997; cites Trends in Access to Health Care: Disparities by Poverty Status and Health Insurance, 1996-2006, MEPs Statistical Brief 265, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis, Screening and Interventions for Childhood Overweight, 2005, and USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

 PLoS Medicine
Schiff GD, Galanter WL, Duhig J, et al. A prescription for improving drug formulary decision making. PLoS Med 2012 May; 9(5):e1001220. [Supported by University of Illinois at Chicago CERTs grant U18 HS16973; notes AHRQ's continuation of the project initiated under the US Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program through the CERTs program, citing the CERTs Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kramer DB, Xu S, Kesselheim AS. How does medical device regulation perform in the United States and the European union? A systematic review. PLoS Med 2012 Jul; 9(7):e1001276. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18465-01 (to last author); see also article by Fišter (BMJ, 2012), cited below in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract. 

Proceedings of the 2012 Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology Research Conference
Baskin R, Sangl J, Zodet M. Effect of different imputation methods on factor analyses of CAHPS Nursing Home Survey. Proc 2012 Fed Comm Stat Methodol Res Conf 2012 Jan 10-12; Online. [First and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; discusses validation of a five-factor analysis model using CAHPS Nursing Home Survey data on recently discharged short-stay residents. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article cited by Hartling et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract. (Plugin Software Help)

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Psychiatry
Barry CL, Weiner JP, Lemke K, et al. Risk adjustment in health insurance exchanges for individuals with mental illness. Am J Psychiatry 2012 May 11. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses findings from a recent analysis of MEPS data in Kaiser Family Foundation publication, A Profile of Health Insurance Exchange Enrollees, 2011; cites AHRQ-authored article by Garfield, Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Am J Psychiatry, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Ong MS, Magrabi F, Jones G, et al. Last orders: follow-up of tests ordered on the day of hospital discharge. Arch Intern Med 2012 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Poon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004).]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Garner BR, Godley SH, Dennis ML, et al. Using pay for performance to improve treatment implementation for adolescent substance use disorders: results from a cluster randomized trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal and Frank (Med Care Res Rev, 2006), Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), and Dudley (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Cassidy JD, Bronfort G, Hartvigsen J. Should we abandon cervical spine manipulation for mechanical neck pain? No. BMJ 2012 Aug 11; 345(7869):e3680. [Cites article by Martin et al. (JAMA, 2008), which uses 1997-2005 MEPS Household Survey (MEPS HC) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Naci H, Cylus J, Vandoros S, et al. Raising the bar for market authorisation of new drugs. BMJ 2012 Aug 11; 345(7869):e4261. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Alexander, O'Connor, and Stafford (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Douglas IJ, Evans SJ, Hingorani AD, et al. Clopidogrel and interaction with proton pump inhibitors: comparison between cohort and within person study designs. BMJ 2012 Aug 11; 345(7869):e4388. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ray et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) and Rassen et al. (Circulation, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Phoenix G, Das S, Joshi M. Diagnosis and management of cellulitis. BMJ 2012 Aug 11; 345(7869):e4955 [Mentions data on US hospitalizations for cellulitis, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]

McGinley A, Pearse RM. A national early warning score for acutely ill patients. BMJ 2012 Aug 11; 345(7869):e5310. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ghaferi et al. (Ann Surg, 2009).]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Paddison C, Elliott M, Parker R, et al. Should measures of patient experience in primary care be adjusted for case mix? Evidence from the English General Practice Patient Survey. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Aug; 21(8):634-40. [Mentions AHRQ's  CAHPS, citing articles by Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), O'Malley et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), and Zaslavsky et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001; cites measure summary Hospital Inpatients' Experiences: Adult Inpatients' Ratings of This Hospital, as published on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ Web site and based on AHRQ publication, CAHPS Hospital Survey: Survey Instructions, 2006, and HCAHPS Survey (published on the HCAHPS Web site); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (JAMA, 2007) and Fiscella, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2000); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hong et al. (JAMA, 2010), Eselius et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008, which uses CAHPS survey data), Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
O'Connell K. Two arms, two choices: if only I'd known then what I know now. Health Aff 2012 Aug; 31(8):1895-9. [Briefly mentions AHRQ's compilation of a national registry of patient registries.]

Inquiry
Cohen AB. The debate over health care rationing: déjà vu all over again? Inquiry 2012 Summer; 49(2):90-100. [Mentions that 2009 MEPS data "indicate that the sickest 10% of patients account for 65% of all health care expenses," citing article by Blumenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2012); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Monheit (former AHRQ center director) (Med Care, 2003), and Berk and Monheit (Health Aff, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Kessler DP. How should risk adjustment data be collected? Inquiry 2012 Summer; 49(2):127-40. [Cites AHRQ publication, Blueprint for a Distributed Research Network to Conduct Population Studies and Safety Surveillance, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Partin MR, Burgess DJ. Reducing health disparities or improving minority health? The end determines the means. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):887-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).]

Zhang Z, Xie D, Kurichi JE, et al. Mortality predictive indexes for the community-dwelling elderly US population. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):901-10. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Min et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2009), Carey et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2008, and J Gen Intern Med, 2004), and Lee et al. (JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Fowler FJ Jr, Gallagher PM, Bynum JP, et al. Decision-making process reported by Medicare patients who had coronary artery stenting or surgery for prostate cancer. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):911-16. [Cites The VA/NCI/AHRQ CSP #407: Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial (PIVOT): Main Results From a Randomized Trial Comparing Radical Prostatectomy to Watchful Waiting in Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, 2011, as published on the American Urological Association Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Salanitro AH, Osborn CY, Schnipper JL, et al. Effect of patient- and medication-related factors on inpatient medication reconciliation errors. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):924-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gleason et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010), Hansan et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010), Jack et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), and Rogers et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Momplaisir F, Long JA, Badolato G, et al. The role of primary care physicians in improving colorectal cancer screening in patients with HIV. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):940-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005, and J Gen Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Loeb DF, Bayliss EA, Binswanger IA, et al. Primary care physician perceptions on caring for complex patients with medical and mental illness. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):945-52. [Cites Mental Health: Research Findings. Program Brief, 2009, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kilbourne et al. (Qual Health Care, 2010), Mojtabi and Olfson (J Clin Psychiatry, 2008), Egede, Nietert, and Zheng (Diabetes Care, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Wright A, Feblowitz J, Maloney FL, et al. Use of an electronic problem list by primary care providers and specialists. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):968-973. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Poon et al. (Med Care, 2010) and Wright et al. (J Med Internet Res, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Holt TA, Thorogood M, Griffiths F. Changing clinical practice through patient specific reminders available at the time of the clinical encounter: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):974-84. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lo et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2009), Hicks et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), Bates et al. (Am J Med, 1999), and others.] Select to access the abstract. 

Press VG, Pappalardo AA, Conwell WD, et al. Interventions to improve outcomes for minority adults with asthma: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):1001-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hicks et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010), Landon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007), Blixen et al. (J Asthma, 2001), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Primary Care and Community Health
Ricketts T, Naiditch M, Bourgeuil Y. Advancing primary care in France and the United States: parallel opportunities and barriers. J Prim Care Community Health 2012 Jul; 3(3):221-5. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Meyers and Clancy (director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships and AHRQ director, respectively) (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and Clancy, Anderson, and White (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) (Health Aff, 2009).]

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Haider AH, Villegas CV, Saleem T, et al. Should the IDC-9 Trauma Mortality Prediction Model become the new paradigm for benchmarking trauma outcomes? J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Jun; 72(6):1695-1701. [Cites AHRQ publication, Frequency and Costs of Hospital Admissions for Injury, 2004, 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Glance et al. (Ann Surg, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Russell LB, Schwartz A. Looking at patients' choices through the lens of expected utility: a critique and research agenda. Med Decis Making 2012 Jul-Aug; 32(4):527-31. [Mentions the collection of respondents' EQ-5D health state valuations via 2000-2003 MEPS surveys, citing article by Sullivan and Ghushchyan (Med Decis Making, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Brewer NT, Gilkey MB, Lillie SE, et al. Tables or bar graphs? Presenting test results in electronic medical records. Med Decis Making 2012 Jul-Aug; 32(4):545-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lipkus (Med Decis Making, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Rand-Hendriksen K, Augestad LA, Dahl FA, et al. A shortcut to mean-based time tradeoff tariffs for the EQ-5D? Med Decis Making 2012 Jul-Aug; 32(4):569-77. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shaw et al. (Value Health, 2010), Shaw, Johnson, and Coons (Med Care, 2005), and Patrick et al. (Med Decis Making, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Dolan P, Metcalfe R. Valuing health: a brief report on subjective well-being versus preferences. Med Decis Making 2012 Jul-Aug; 32(4):578-82. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shaw, Johnson, and Coons (Med Care, 2005) and Sherbourne et al. (Med Care, 2001).]

Modern Healthcare
McKinney M. Traumatic differences: study finds variations in costs but not outcomes. Mod Healthc 2012 Aug 13; 42(33):17. [Reviews study by Obirieze et al. (J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products, and AHRQ-funded article by Glance et al. (Ann Surg, 2010), both of which use HCUP NIS data.]

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for hearing loss in older adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print. Updates 1996 USPSTF recommendations on screening for hearing impairment in older adults, citing USPSTF evidence synthesis, Screening for Hearing Loss in Adults Ages 50 Years and Older: A Review of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, related USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011), and previous USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd edition, 1996; cites article by Yueh et al. (JAMA, 2003), which uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse.] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients. Screening for hearing loss in older adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on screening for hearing impairment in older adults cited above in this section.]

Smith BD, Morgan RL, Beckett GA, et al. Hepatitis C virus testing of persons born during 1945 to 1965: recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print. Compares USPSTF and CDC missions, directives, and methodologies and compares their respective recommendations on hepatitis C virus screening, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Klevens J, Kee R, Trick W, et al. Effect of screening for partner violence on women's quality of life: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2012 Aug 15; 308(7):681-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Wathen CN, MacMillan HL. Health care's response to women exposed to partner violence: moving beyond universal screening. JAMA 2012 Aug 15; 308(7):712-13. [Comments on article by Klevens et al. cited above in this section; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review to update screening women for intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Journal of Cancer Education
Lanier AP, Redwood DG, Kelly JJ. The Alaska Education and Research Towards Health (EARTH) Study: cancer risk factors. J Cancer Educ 2012 Apr; 27 Suppl 1:S80-S85. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2002.] Select to access the abstract

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
De Groot L, Abalovich M, Alexander EK, et al. Management of thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy and postpartum: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012 Aug; 97(8):2543-65. [Uses USPSTF strength of evidence grade categories for each recommendation.] Select to access the abstract. 

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Naylor K, Ward J, Polite BN. Interventions to improve care related to colorectal cancer among racial and ethnic minorities: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):1033-46. [Cites article by Dietrich et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) which evaluates screening adherence according to USPSTF guidelines; see also comments by Chin et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract. 

Sajid S, Kotwal AA, Dale W. Interventions to improve decision making and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the management of prostate cancer: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):1068-78. [Discusses updated 2011 USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening and compares these recommendations to those from the American Cancer Society, citing draft recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and previous recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd edition, 1996; go to comments in article by Chin et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/ National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Howard DH, Huang YL. Serious health events and discontinuation of routine cancer screening. Med Decis Making 2012 Jul-Aug; 32(4):627-35. [Discusses updated and previous USPSTF recommendations for older adults on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009 and 2002, respectively) and for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sawaya et al. (Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2009), Walter, Lindquist, and Covinsky (Ann Intern Med, 2004), and Walter and Covinsky (JAMA, 2001), and articles by Lewis et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010 and 2009), all of which use/discuss various USPSTF recommendations; briefly mentions updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Sox HC. Quality of life and guidelines for PSA screening. N Engl J Med 2012 Aug 16; 367(7):669-71. [Discusses 2008 and updated 2011 USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and related USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011). Also refer to articles by Kaplan et al. (Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2012), Osborn et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012), Tang et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012), Gonzales et al. (J Immigr Minor Health, 2012), and Liang, Meyerhoefer, and Wang (Pediatrics, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] 

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Hartling L, Abou-Setta AM, Dursun S, et al. Antipsychotics in adults with schizophrenia: comparative effectiveness of first-generation versus second-generation medications: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract 290-2007-10021 (to the University of Alberta EPC) and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of First and Second Generation Antipsychotics in the Adult Population, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; uses AHRQ's protocol for systematic reviews, citing What Is the Research Process?, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; notes the use of AHRQ EPC program evidence grading methodology, citing AHRQ-authored article by Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (seventh author is current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and third author is former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program; includes in literature review AHRQ technical review, Criteria for Distinguishing Effectiveness From Efficacy Trials in Systematic Reviews, 2006; cites final update report, Drug Class Review: Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs, 2010, which uses AHRQ's strength of evidence grading criteria.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Reed DA, West CP, Holmboe ES, et al. Relationship of electronic medical knowledge resource use and practice characteristics with internal medicine maintenance of certification examination scores. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):917-23. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness of Continuing Medical Education, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Harman JS, Rost KM, Harle CA, et al. Electronic medical record availability and primary care depression treatment. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):962-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC; cites AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Brokel and Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2009) and Harrison, Koppel, and Bar-Lev (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Linder et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007) and Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

McGuire MJ, Noronha G, Samal L, et al. Patient safety perceptions of primary care providers after implementation of an electronic medical record system. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Harrison, Koppel, and Bar-Lev (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Schapira MM. How individual genetic test disclosure may affect population health. Med Decis Making 2012 Jul-Aug; 32(4):525-6. [Discusses article by Vassy et al. cited below in this section.]

McCaffery KJ, Dixon A, Hayen A, et al. The influence of graphic display format on the interpretations of quantitative risk information among adults with lower education and literacy: a randomized experimental study. Med Decis Making 2012 Jul-Aug; 32(4):532-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by DeWalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004) on literacy and health outcomes, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-02-0016).] Select to access the abstract.

Vassy JL, O'Brien KE, Waxler JL, et al. Impact of literacy and numeracy on motivation for behavior change after diabetes genetic risk testing. Med Decis Making 2012 Jul-Aug; 32(4):606-15. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Health Literacy: Impact on Health Outcomes, 2004; see comments by Schapira cited above in this section. Also refer to articles by Concannon et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) and Linder et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Aguiar and Silva (Acta Med Port, 2011) cited below in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

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

BMJ Quality and Safety
Glasgow JM, Davies ML, Kaboli PJ. Findings from a national improvement collaborative: are improvements sustained? BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Aug; 21(8):663-9. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2008; cites article by Borzecki et al. (Med Care, 2010), which uses AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators.] Select to access the abstract. 

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Chin MH, Clarke AR, Nocon RS, et al. A roadmap and best practices for organizations to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Aug; 27(8):992-1000. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR and NHQR, 2010, and Institute of Medicine report, Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, 2010; mentions and lists in Table 1, Six Steps  for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Care, AHRQ's Innovations Exchange Web site and AHRQ EPC Program systematic reviews as helpful resources on "what types of interventions are most appropriate in different situations;" cites AHRQ publication, Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Toolkit for Primary Care Practices and Clinics, 2008 (prepared by the Group Health's MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation in partnership with RAND and the California Health Care Safety Net under contract HHSA290-2006-00017-1), as published on the AHRQ Web site; comments on articles by Naylor et al. and Sajid et al. (both in J Gen Intern Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles above); cites article by Press et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles. Also refer to articles by Birken, Lee, and Weiner (Implement Sci, 2012) and Gonzales et al. (J Immigr Minor Health, 2012) cited in AHRQ Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Acta Medica Iranica
Tabrizchi N, Sedaghat M. The first study of patient safety culture in Iranian primary health centers. Acta Med Iran 2012 Jul; 50(7):505-10. [Uses the Iranian version of AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report, 2009, and related articles by Nieva and Sorra (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003) and Blegen et al. (J Patient Saf, 2009).] Select to access the abstract. 

Acta Medica Portugal
Aguiar H, Silva AI. Aleitamento materno: a importancia de intervir. Acta Med Port 2011 Dec; 24(Suppl 4):889-96. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse to identify relevant articles and summarizes/discusses findings from AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, as summarized in article by Ip et al. (Breastfeed Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
Older Americans 2012: key indicators of well-being.  Fed Interagency Forum Aging Rel Stat 2012 Jun; Online. [Uses MEPS data, as listed under Data Sources; notes the inclusion of Steve Cohen and D.E.B Potter (director of and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, in the Forum's membership.]

Health Services Research
Yoon J, Bernell SL. The role of adverse physical health events on the utilization of mental health services. Health Serv Res 2012 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004-2005 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Blumberg LJ, Buettgens M, Feder J, et al. Why employers will continue to provide health insurance: the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Inquiry 2012 Summer; 49(2):116-26. [Uses 2000 and 2010 MEPS Insurance Component data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Erickson SC, Le L, Zakharyan A, et al. New-onset treatment-dependent diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia associated with atypical antipsychotic use in older adults without schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012 Mar; 60(3):474-9. [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.

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Szafara KL, Kruse RL, Mehr DR, et al. Mortality following nursing home-acquired lower respiratory infection: LRI severity, antibiotic treatment, and water intake. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2012 May; 13(4):376-83. [Uses study cohort data from the Missouri LRI study, previously funded by AHRQ under grant HS08551.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Hu YY, Kwok AC, Jiang W, et al. High-cost imaging in elderly patients with stage IV cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 2012 Aug 8; 104(15):1165-73. [Uses AHRQ's HCUP Clinical Classifications Software to verify billing code categorizations, citing Clinical Classifications Software for Services and Procedures, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Obirieze AC, Gaskin DJ, Villegas CV, et al. Regional variations in cost of trauma care in the United States: who is paying more? J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Aug; 73(2):516-22. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP NIS data merged with HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio files and Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) score maps (derived using the ICDMAP program  on NIS files), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, and Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2006-2009, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ-funded article by MacKenzie, Steinwachs, and Shankar (Med Care, 1989); cites AHRQ publication, The Five Most Costly Conditions, 2000 and 2004: Estimates for the US Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, MEPS Statistical Brief 167, 2007, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

North Carolina Medical Journal
Thomas KC, Ellis AR, Konrad TR, et al. North Carolina's mental health workforce: unmet need, maldistribution, and no quick fixes. N C Med J 2012 May-Jun; 73(3):161-8. [Uses MEPS data to estimate "the need of individuals without serious mental illness," citing AHRQ publication, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 1, 1997, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; PubMed record incorrectly attributes funding to AHRQ. Also refer to articles by Kaplan et al. (Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2012), Pumberger  et al. (Eur Spine J, 2012), Vyas, Pan, and Sambamoorthi (Int J Family Med, 2012), Liang, Meyerhoefer, and Wang (Pediatrics, 2012), and Baskin, Sangl, and Zodet (Proc 2012 Fed Comm Stat Methodol Res Conf, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of August 2012
Internet Citation: Cardiovascular Safety of Central Nervous System Stimulants in Children and Adolescents: Population Based Cohort Study: Articles of Interest, August 17, 2012. August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/120817.html