Comparing National Institutes of Health Funding of Emergency Medicine to Four Medical Specialties

Articles of Interest: December 30, 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.

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  • 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 Emergency Medicine
Bessman SC, Agada NO, Ding R, et al. Comparing National Institutes of Health funding of emergency medicine to four medical specialties. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Sep; 18(9):1001-4. [Supported by grant K01 HS17957; mentions AHRQ funding of emergency medicine research.] Select to access the abstract.

Pines JM, McCarthy ML. Executive summary: interventions to improve quality in the crowded emergency department. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1229-33. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

Mason S. Keynote address: United Kingdom experiences of evaluating performance and quality in emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec;18(12):1234-8. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

Heyworth J. Emergency medicine—quality indicators: the United Kingdom perspective. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec;18(12):1239-41. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

Ovens H. ED overcrowding: the Ontario approach. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1242-5. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

Morrison JB, Rudolph JW. Learning from accident and error: avoiding the hazards of workload, stress, and routine interruptions in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1246-54. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

Schiff GD. System dynamics and dysfunctionalities: levers for overcoming emergency department overcrowding. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1255-61. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

Soremekun OA, Terwiesch C, Pines JM. Emergency medicine: an operations management view. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1262-8. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

McCarthy ML, Ding R, Pines JM, et al. Comparison of methods for measuring crowding and its effects on length of stay in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1269-77. [Supported in part by grants 1 K01 HS17957-02 and 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

Pines JM, Pilgrim RL, Schneider SM, et al. Practical implications of implementing emergency department crowding interventions: summary of a moderated panel. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1278-82. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

Fee C, Hall K, Morrison JB, et al. Consensus-based recommendations for research priorities related to interventions to safeguard patient safety in the crowded emergency department. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1283-8. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and was also one of the preconference working group members and a consensus conference participant; describes the results of the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)," supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Pham JC, Trueger NS (shown as Seth Trueger N in PubMed), Hilton J, et al. Interventions to improve patient-centered care during times of emergency department crowding. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 8(12):1289-94. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

Handel D, Epstein S, Khare R, et al. Interventions to improve the timeliness of emergency care. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1295-1302. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)"; cites AHRQ Innovation Profiles, Telephone Nurse Triage System Reduces Use of Emergency Department by Nonurgent Patients, Reducing Wait Times, Length of Stay, and Patient Walkouts, 2011, Team Triage Reduces Emergency Department Walkouts, Improves Patient Care, 2011, Two-Track ED Process Flow Reduces the Number of Untreated Patients, Lengths of Stay, and Waiting Times, 2011, Emergency Department Tracks and Streamlines Patient and Staff Flow, Leading to Shorter Treatment Time, Fewer Walkouts, and Higher Patient Satisfaction, 2011, Emergency Department-Based Phlebotomists Expedite Blood Sample Collection and Turnaround Time, Reduce Specimen Contamination and Cost, and Increase Patient Satisfaction, 2011, and Transferring Admitted Emergency Department Patients to Hallway Beds Leads to Lower Length of Stay and Higher Patient Satisfaction, 2011, all as published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Ward MJ, Farley H, Khare RK, Kulstad E, Mutter RL, et al. Achieving efficiency in crowded emergency departments: a research agenda. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1303-12. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)"; fifth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organizations, and Markets; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2007; cites AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Identifying, Categorizing, and Evaluating Health Care Efficiency Measures. Final Report, 2008, prepared by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) —RAND Corporation; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Hussey et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009) on health care efficiency measures, prepared by the Southern California EPC—RAND Corporation.] Select to access the abstract.

Kocher KE, Shane SA, Venkatesh AK, et al. Interventions to safeguard system effectiveness during periods of emergency department crowding. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1313-17. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)"; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Hwang U, Weber EJ, Richardson LD, et al. A research agenda to assure equity during periods of emergency department crowding. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1318-23. [Supported in part by grant 1 R13 HS20139-01, for the Interventions to Safeguard Safety session of the 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference entitled "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department (ED)."] Select to access the abstract.

Sills MR, Fairclough DL, Ranade D, et al. Emergency department crowding is associated with decreased quality of analgesia delivery for children with pain related to acute, isolated, long-bone fractures. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1330-8. [Supported in part by grant 5 R03 HS16418 (to first, second, and third authors); cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data on children's visits to emergency departments for extreme fractures from Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
LeMasters T, Sambamoorthi U. A national study of out-of-pocket expenditures for mammography screening. J Womens Health 2011 Dec; 20(12):1775-1783. [Supported by grant 1 P20 HS15390-02; uses 2007-2008 MEPS Household Component (MEPS-HC) data as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, citing MEPS HC-121: 2008 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2010, MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009, MEPS-HC Sample Design and Collection Process, and MEPS-HC Response Rates by Panel, cites AHRQ publications Health Care Expenses for Adults with Chronic Conditions, 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief 203, 2008, and Overview of Methodology for Imputing Missing Expenditure Data in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, MEPS Methodology Report 19, 2007, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ working paper Examination of Skewed Health Expenditure Data from the Medical Examination Panel Survey (MEPS), 2004, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and related update by Nelson et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] abstract.

Academic Pediatrics
Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Bell RA, et al. Accuracy of parental report and electronic health record documentation as measures of diet and physical activity counseling. Acad Pediatr 2011 Dec 22 [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by career development award grant K08 HS18567 (to first author); uses the Promoting Healthy Development Survey designed by The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative to derive questions in the parent questionnaire, citing Child Health Care Quality Toolbox: Established Child Health Care Quality Measures—Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI): Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS), 2006, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Carroll NW, Dorsch MP. Costs of providing antiplatelet medication for percutaneous coronary intervention patients. Am J Manag Care 2011 Dec; 17(12):803-10. [Completed by first author while funded by an AHRQ training grant (number not given); uses HCUP data for diagnosis-related groups 280-285 as published on the HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Maeda JL, Losasso AT. Effect of market competition on hospital performance for heart failure. Am J Manag Care 2011 Dec; 17(12):816-22. [Supported in part by grant R36 HS17944; uses methodologies described in AHRQ-authored article by Wong, Zhan, and Mutter (first and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Rev Ind Organ, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Kaushal R, Barrón Y, Abramson EL. The comparative effectiveness of 2 electronic prescribing systems. Am J Manag Care 2011 Dec; 17(Special Issue):SP88-SP94. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS16316; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 4: Technology and Medication Safety, 2008.]

Millery M, Shelley D, Wu D, et al. Qualitative evaluation to explain success of multifaceted technology-driven hypertension intervention. Am J Manag Care 2011 Dec; 17(Special Issue):SP95-SP102. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17167-01; comments on AHRQ-funded article by Shelley et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2011) cited below in this section.]

Shelley D, Tseng TY, Matthews AG, et al. Technology-driven intervention to improve hypertension outcomes in community health centers. Am J Manag Care 2011 Dec; 17(Special Issue):SP103-SP110. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17167-01; cites AHRQ-funded meta-regression analysis by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006) on the effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control, and AHRQ-funded systematic review by Walsh et al. (Med Care, 2006) on quality improvement strategies for hypertension management, both prepared by the Stanford UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017.]

BMJ Quality and Safety
O'Neill SM, Hempel S, Lim YW, et al. Identifying continuous quality improvement publications: what makes an improvement intervention 'CQI'? BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Dec; 20(12):1011-19. [Supported in part by AHRQ, grant information not given.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Schneeweiss S, Gagne JJ, Glynn RJ, Ruhl M, Rassen JA. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011 Dec; 90(6):777-90. Assessing the comparative effectiveness of newly marketed medications: methodological challenges and implications for drug development. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K01 HS18088 (to last author); notes that first author is a member of the Methods Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Methods Center, both funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Toh S, Platt R, Steiner JF, et al. Comparative-effectiveness research in distributed health data networks. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011 Dec; 90(6):883-7. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS19912; notes support by the HMO Research Network's distributed health data system of an AHRQ-funded CERTs and a DEcIDE center; describes the Scalable Partnering Network for CER: Across Lifespan, Conditions, and Settings (SPAN), funded by AHRQ through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; cites Recovery Act Awards, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pickard AS, Lee TA, Solem CT, et al. Prioritizing comparative-effectiveness research topics via stakeholder involvement: an application in COPD. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011 Dec; 90(6):888-92. [Supported by contract HHSA290–2005-0038-I-TO4-WA2 (to the Chicago-Area DEcIDE Research Center); mentions AHRQ's development of several initiatives emphasizing "the conduct and translation of research on comparative effectiveness as part of its Effective Health Care Program," citing AHRQ-authored articles by Whitlock, Lopez, Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) and Slutsky and Clancy (director in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and AHRQ director, respectively) (Am J Med Qual, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Kesselheim AS, Cresswell K, Phansalkar S, et al. Clinical decision support systems could be modified to reduce 'alert fatigue' while still minimizing the risk of litigation. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2310-17. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18465-01 (to first author) and Health Information Technology CERTs grant HS11169-01 (Improving Safety by Computerizing Outpatient Prescribing").] Select to access the abstract.

Kesselheim AS, Darby D, Studdert DM, et al. False Claims Act prosecution did not deter off-label drug use in the case of Neurontin. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2318-27. [Supported by a Career Development Award grant K08 HS18465-01 (to first author); see comments by Dentzer (Health Aff, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Habel LA, Cooper WO, Sox CM, et al. ADHD medications and risk of serious cardiovascular events in young and middle-aged adults. JAMA 2011 Dec 28; 306(24):2673-83. [Supported in part by contracts HHSA290-2005-0042 (to Vanderbilt University) and HHSA290-2005-0033 (to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute); acknowledges participation of AHRQ and FDA staff members on the study Steering Committee and their provision of input into the study design and conduct of the study and interpretation of the data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Du J, Park YT, Theera-Ampornpunt N, et al. The use of count data models in biomedical informatics evaluation research. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):39-44. [Supported in part by grant UC1 HS16155.] Select to access the abstract.

Shiffman RN, Michel G, Rosenfeld RM, et al. Building better guidelines with BRIDGE-Wiz: development and evaluation of a software assistant to promote clarity, transparency, and implementability. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1;19(1):94-101. [Supported by grant 2 R01 LM007199 (in partnership with the National Library of Medicine); mentions AHRQ's identification in 2002 of "40 different systems that addressed grading the strength of a body of evidence," citing AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Woolf et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 1996) on developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Marquard JL, Zayas-Cabán T. Commercial off-the-shelf consumer health informatics interventions: recommendations for their design, evaluation and redesign. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):137-42. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; acknowledges support from Janice Genevro, David Meyers, and Jon White (researcher, director, and researcher, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships); cites AHRQ-authored conference proceeding by Zayas-Cabán and Marquard for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2009, and chapter by Carayon, Zayas-Cabán, and Brennan in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Routh JC, Pennison M, Rosoklija I, et al. Racial variation in timing of pyeloplasty: prenatal versus postnatal diagnosis. J Urol 2011 Dec; 186(6):2386-91. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2009; cites articles by Nelson et al. (J Urol, 2005), which uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and Nelson (J Urol, 2007), which uses HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Binswanger IA, Mueller S, Clark CB, et al. Risk factors for cervical cancer in criminal justice settings. J Womens Health 2011 Dec; 20(12):1839-45. [Supported in part by grant K12 HS19464 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Memtsoudis SG, Vougioukas VI, Ma Y, et al. Perioperative morbidity and mortality after anterior, posterior, and anterior/posterior spine fusion surgery. Spine 2011 Oct 15; 36(22):1867-77. [Supported in part by CERTs grant RFA HS00514; uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data, HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), 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 Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), HCUP Databases, and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by McKibbon et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Emergency Medicine
Kennebeck SS, Timm NL, Kurowski EM, et al. The association of emergency department crowding and time to antibiotics in febrile neonates. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1380-5. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Practice Guideline for the Management of Infants and Children 0 to 36 Months of Age with Fever Without Source, as published in article by Baraff et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 1993); cites AHRQ-funded article by Sills et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

McClelland MS, Lazar D, Sears V, et al. The past, present, and future of urgent matters: lessons learned from a decade of emergency department flow improvement. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1392-9. [Notes the selection of six hospitals by the Health Research and Educational Trust, one of AHRQ's 15 Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks (ACTION) partnerships, to participate in an 18-month learning network as an extension of the Urgent Matters learning network through AHRQ's collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson and notes the development of a survey by the Urgent Matters team which is similar to AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture; cites AHRQ-funded article by Aagaard et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Joyce GF, Carrera MP, Goldman DP, et al. Physician prescribing behavior and its impact on patient-level outcomes. Am J Manag Care 2011 Dec; 17(12):e462-e471. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schiff and Galanter (JAMA, 2009), Schneeweiss et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2005), and Huskamp et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Lawson EH, Carreon R, Veselovskiy G, et al. Collection of language data and services provided by health plans. Am J Manag Care 2011 Dec; 17(12):e479-e487. [Cites AHRQ publications, Improving Access to Language Services in Health Care: A Look at National and State Efforts, 2009, and The National Health Plan Collaborative: Overview of Its Origins, Accomplishments, and Lessons Learned. Final Report, 2009, both published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008) and Morales et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Dimitropoulos L, Patel V, Scheffler SA, et al. Public attitudes toward health information exchange: perceived benefits and concerns Am J Manag Care 2011 Dec; 17(Special Issue):SP111-SP116. [Mentions AHRQ's support of the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC) from 2006-2009.]

Archives of Surgery
Marco J, Barba R, Zapatero A. Mortality associated with nonelective hospital admission. Arch Surg 2011 Dec; 146(12):1451. [Comments on article by Ricciardi et al. (Arch Surg, 2011), which uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data.]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Dovey SM, Wallis KA. Incident reporting in primary care: epidemiology or culture change? BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Dec; 20(12):1001-3. [Comments on article by O'Beirne cited below in this section.]

O'Beirne M, Sterling PD, Zwicker K, et al. Safety incidents in family medicine. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Dec; 20(12):1005-10. [Cites AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1: Assessment, 2008, and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology and Volume 3: Implementation Issues, 2005, all as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites articles by Gandhi et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2004), Fernald et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2004), Hammons (J Ambul Care Manage, 2003), and others; cites article by Rowin et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008), as posted on AHRQ's Patient Safety Network (PSNet) Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Westbrook JI, Rob MI, Woods A, et al. Errors in the administration of intravenous medications in hospital and the role of correct procedures and nurse experience. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Dec; 20(12):1027-34. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Reader TW, Flin R, Mearns K, et al. Team situation awareness and the anticipation of patient progress during ICU rounds. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Dec; 20(12):1035-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Phipps DL, Ashcroft DM. Psychosocial influences on safety climate: evidence from community pharmacies. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Dec; 20(12):1062-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Patient Saf, 2005); cites article by Waterson et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010), which uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.] Select to access the abstract.

Meyer E, Weitzel-Kage D, Sohr D, et al. Impact of department volume on surgical site infections following arthroscopy, knee replacement or hip replacement. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Dec; 20(12):1069-74. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Hennessy S. When should we believe nonrandomized studies of comparative effectiveness? Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011 Dec; 90(6):764-6. [Notes that author is the principal investigator of the University of Pennsylvania's AHRQ-funded DEcIDE center; cites AHRQ-funded article by Ray (Am J Epidemiol, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Dentzer S. Toward a health system that serves patients' interests. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2230. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Kesselheim et al. (Health Aff, 2011), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Dubois RW, Graff JS. Setting priorities for comparative effectiveness research: from assessing public health benefits to being open with the public. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2235-42. [Examines the prioritization efforts of AHRQ and other organizations in terms of solicitation of external inputs, consideration of various criteria such as direct medical care costs, consideration of research feasibility, and the use of evidence (giving AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey as an example); cites article by Whitlock et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care (EHC) program, and AHRQ-sponsored conference presentation by Meltzer, 2010; cites AHRQ publication, Future Research Needs for the Management of Gestational Diabetes, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Garber AM. How the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute can best influence real-world health care decision making. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2243-51. [Notes the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)'s expected reliance on AHRQ and NIH to "help manage its research portfolio" and develop comparative clinical assessments; notes that AHRQ, NIH, and the Department of Veterans Affairs "conducted comparative effectiveness research long before the stimulus law and the Affordable Care Act highlighted its importance"; discusses AHRQ-funded study by Hlatky et al. (Lancet, 2009) on coronary artery bypass surgery graft in multivessel coronary disease.] Select to access the abstract.

Dentzer S. The researcher-in-chief at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2252-8. [Interviews Joe V. Selby, first executive director of the PCORI, and notes his previous role as principal investigator on large, multicenter research grants funded by AHRQ and others; discusses the involvement on the PCORI board of directors of AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy and consideration of sets of research priorities developed by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Wulff KC, Miller FG, Pearson SD. Can coverage be rescinded when negative trial results threaten a popular procedure? The ongoing saga of vertebroplasty. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2269-76. [Mentions previous controversies involving AHRQ-sponsored guidelines on low back pain and updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations, citing, respectively, article by Gray, Gusmano, and Collins (Health Aff, 2003) on the political impacts of AHRQ's role in health services research and article by Keyhani (Health Aff, 2011) which references several USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Kesselheim A. Understanding how 'the system' can be made to work better for patients. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2328. [Mentions that AHRQ previously funded research by the author and colleagues on off-label prescribing trends.]

Vogt WB, Joyce G, Xia J, et al. Medicaid cost control measures aimed at second-generation antipsychotics led to less use of all antipsychotics. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2346-54. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Soumerai et al. (Health Aff, 2008, and N Engl J Med, 1994), Law, Ross-Degnan, and Soumerai (Psychiatr Serv, 2008), and Fischer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Clark SJ, Kilmarx PH, Kretsinger K. Coverage of newborn and adult male circumcision varies among public and private US payers despite health benefits. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2355-61. [Cites AHRQ publication, Circumcisions Performed in U.S. Community Hospitals, 2005, HCUP Statistical Brief 45, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Goudie A, Carle AC. Ohio study shows that insurance coverage is critical for children with special health care needs as they transition to adulthood. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2382-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Newacheck and Kim (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Kovner CT, Corcoran SP, Brewer CS. The relative geographic immobility of new registered nurses calls for new strategies to augment that workforce. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12): 2293-2300. [Notes completion of an AHRQ-funded three-year postdoctoral fellowship by the first author.] Select to access the abstract.

Wang H, Zhang L, Yip W, et al. An experiment in payment reform for doctors in rural China reduced some unnecessary care but did not lower total costs. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2427-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal and Dudley (JAMA, 2007), Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), and Rosenthal and Frank (Med Care Res Rev, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Schoen C, Osborn R, Squires D, et al. New 2011 survey of patients with complex care needs in eleven countries finds that care is often poorly coordinated. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2437-48. [Cites AHRQ publication, The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2007-2008, MEPS Statistical Brief 309, 2010; cites AHRQ-funded article by Gandhi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Hospitals and Health Networks
Bush H. Doubling down on the patient experience: many hospitals are aking a two-pronged approach to make sure HCAHPS scores help, rather than hurt, Medicare payments. Hosp Health Netw 2011 Dec; 85(12):23-25. [Discusses use of AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).]

JAMA
Shaw P. ADHD medications and cardiovascular risk: some heartening news. JAMA 2011 Dec 28; 306(24):2723-4. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Habel et al. (JAMA, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Ohno-Machado L. Computer-based safety surveillance and patient-centered health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):1. [Comments on AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Du et al., Shiffman et al., and Marquard and Zayas-Cabán (all in J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Coiera E, Aarts J, Kulikowski C. The dangerous decade. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):2-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Sittig and Singh (Arch Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Forster AJ, Jennings A, Chow C, et al. A systematic review to evaluate the accuracy of electronic adverse drug event detection. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):31-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hope et al. (J Biomed Inform, 2003), Classen et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2005), Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003, and JAMA, 1995), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Magrabi F, Ong MS, Runciman W, et al. Using FDA reports to inform a classification for health information technology safety problems. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):45-53. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 1: Research Findings and Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; cites article "AHRQ Common Formats", 2010, as published on the PSO Privacy Protection Center Web site; cites Common Formats, as published on AHRQ's Patient Safety Organizations Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Rodriguez-Gonzalez CG, Herranz-Alonso A, Martin-Barbero ML, et al. Prevalence of medication administration errors in two medical units with automated prescription and dispensing. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):72-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Griffey RT, Lo HG, Burdick E, et al. Guided medication dosing for elderly emergency patients using real-time, computerized decision support. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):86-93. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Sangl, Bierman, Miller, Friedman, Wickizer, Meyer (researchers are current and former AHRQ staff members) (JAMA, 2001), which uses 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997), Beers et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1991), Beers and Ouslander (Drugs, 1989), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Physical Therapy
Craik RL. From 1994's "physical disability" to 2011's "Advances in Disability Research". Phys Ther 2011 Dec; 91(12):1706-7. [Notes the increased recognition given to research in physical disability with the establishment of AHRQ'S predecessor the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research �in 1989 and further notes AHRQ's sponsorship and conduct of research providing evidence-based information on health care outcomes, quality, cost, use, and access.]

Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Corser WD. Increasing primary care comorbidity: a conceptual research and practice framework. Res Theory Nurs Pract 2011 25(4):238-51. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (director in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Buchmueller (Med Care, 2006), which uses MEPS data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Boult (Arch Intern Med, 2011), Bayliss, Ellis, and Steine (J Clin Epidemiol, 2009), Bayliss et al. (Fam Pract, 2008), and others.]

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

Health Affairs
King AB, Fiorentino DM. Medicare payment cuts for osteoporosis testing reduced use despite tests' benefit in reducing fractures. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2362-70. [Notes the Affordable Care Act's elimination of Medicare Part B cost sharing for preventive services rated at grade A or B by the USPSTF and notes the USPSTF's finding of insufficient evidence to support osteoporosis screening recommendations for men, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011); cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Welch HG. Making the call. JAMA 2011 Dec 28; 306(24):2649-50. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Prostate Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations Statement: Draft: Summary of Recommendations and Evidence, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Volk RJ, Wolf AM. Grading the new US Preventive Services Task Force prostate cancer screening recommendation. JAMA 2011 Dec 28; 306(24):2715-16. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Prostate Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations Statement: Draft: Summary of Recommendations and Evidence, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Kim J, Davis JW. Prostate cancer screening—time to abandon one-size-fits-all approach? JAMA 2011 Dec 28; 306(24):2717-18. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Prostate Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations Statement: Draft: Summary of Recommendations and Evidence, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Miller DC, Hollenbeck BK. Missing the mark on prostate-specific antigen screening. JAMA 2011 Dec 28; 306(24):2719-20. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Prostate Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations Statement: Draft: Summary of Recommendations and Evidence, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site; first and second authors acknowledge receiving previous AHRQ funding.]

Chou R, LeFevre ML. Prostate cancer screening—the evidence, the recommendations, and the clinical implications. JAMA 2011 Dec 28; 306(24):2721-2. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening, citing USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer by Chou (first author of this article) et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and Grade Definitions, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site; notes that second author is the co-chair of the USPSTF.]

Journal of Family Practice
Campos-Outcalt D. CDC update on gonorrhea: expand treatment to limit resistance. J Fam Pract 2011 Dec; 60(12):736-40. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for gonorrhea, citing USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Gonorrhea and Grade Definitions Prior to May 2007, both published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Journal of Women's Health
Watson-Johnson LC, Degroff A, Steele CB, et al. Mammography adherence: a qualitative study. J Womens Health 2011 Dec; 20(12):1887-94. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Breast Cancer, 2002; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009, prepared by the Oregon EPC under contract 290-02-0024, task order 2.] Select to access the abstract.

Drieling RL, Ma J, Thiyagarajan S, et al. An Internet-based osteoporotic fracture risk program: effect on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. J Womens Health 2011 Dec; 20(12):1895-1907. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program Evidence Briefs
Bloomfield HE, Wilt TJ. Evidence brief: role of the annual comprehensive physical examination in the asymptomatic adult. VA Evid Based Synth Prog Evid Brief 2011 Oct; Online. [Examines the evidence for physical examination components based on a review of recent USPSTF recommendations as summarized in Table 1, United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations for Physical Examination Procedures for Average Risk Asymptomatic Adults and based on corresponding USPSTF recommendation statements published on the USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening adults aged 50 years or older for hearing loss (Ann Intern Med, 2011); reviews AHRQ-funded systematic review by Boulware et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on the value of the periodic health evaluation (prepared by the Johns Hopkins EPC under contract 290-02-0018 and described by the study's authors as a "high quality review." Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Wulff, Miller, and Pearson (Health Aff, 2011) and Shiffman et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, above, articles by Guise and Viswanathan (Clin Pharmacol Ther, 2011) and Brenner and �Buescher (J Womens Health, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles, and article by LeMasters and Sambamoorthi (J Womens Health, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Guise JM, Viswanathan M. Overview of best practices in conducting comparative-effectiveness reviews. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011 Dec; 90(6):876-82. [Mentions AHRQ's sponsorship of much of the work on evidence reviews and publication of "guidance on methods for conducting systematic reviews of exposures or interventions and of diagnostic tests," citing AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights, 2010, prepared by the Oregon Health and Science University EPC under 290-2007-10057-I, and Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2009; compares AHRQ and Grading of ecommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) evidence grading methods, citing Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2009; cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008; based on authors' work on comparative-effectiveness reviews and methods development through several AHRQ-funded projects under the auspices of AHRQ's EPC and Effective Health Care programs"; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Slutsky, Atkins, Chang (first and third authors are director and researcher, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, and second author is former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), Whitlock, Lopez, Chang, et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), and Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), and article by Helfand and Balshem (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), all on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Ramsey SD, Veenstra D, Tunis SR, et al. How comparative effectiveness research can help advance 'personalized medicine' in cancer treatment. Health Aff 2011 Dec; 30(12):2259-68. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer: Diagnostic Strategies and Their Implications, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal f the American Medical Informatics Association
Augestad KM, Berntsen G, Lassen K, et al. Standards for reporting randomized controlled trials in medical informatics: a systematic review of CONSORT adherence in RCTs on clinical decision support. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):13-21. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on the effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety, supported by the University of California San Francisco-Stanford EPC under contract 290-97-0013; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Tierney (Health Serv Res, 2003), Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003), Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

McKibbon KA, Lokker C, Handler SM, et al. The effectiveness of integrated health information technologies across the phases of medication management: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):22-30. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10060-I to the McMaster EPC) as a subset of AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enabling Medication Management Through Health Information Technology (Health IT), 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; uses framework of AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Barriers and Drivers of Health Information Technology Use for the Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Underserved, 2008, prepared by the Oregon EPC under contract 290-02-0024, and uses criteria from 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, performed by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC; mentions AHRQ's endorsement of the use of medication management information technology (MMIT) to improve the medication management process and patient safety; acknowledges support from Rebecca Roper, task order officer in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.] Select to access the abstract.

Ancker JS, Kern LM, Abramson E, et al. The Triangle Model for evaluating the effect of health information technology on healthcare quality and safety. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):61-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic reviews by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, performed by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC, and Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on the effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety, performed by the University of California San Francisco-Stanford EPC; mentions 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-funded articles by Abramson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2011), Carayon et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006), and Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Niland JC, Stiller T, Neat J, et al. Improving patient safety via automated laboratory-based adverse event grading. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jan 1; 19(1):111-15. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Singh et al. (Am J Med, 2010) and Bates et al. (Med Care, 2005, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003, and J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Brenner MG, Buescher ES. Breastfeeding: a clinical imperative. J Womens Health 2011 Dec; 20(12):1767-73. [Cites and includes table of outcomes from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007; cites USPSTF recommendations on primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Mody SK, Hacker MR, Dodge LE, et al. Contraceptive counseling for women who undergo bariatric surgery. J Womens Health 2011 Dec; 20(12):1785-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Bariatric Surgery in Women of Reproductive Age: Special Concerns for Pregnancy, 2008, Structured Abstract, on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Cerulli C, Talbot NL, Tang W, et al. Co-occurring intimate partner violence and mental health diagnoses in perinatal women. J Womens Health 2011 Dec; 20(12):1797-1803. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening, Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, Summary, 2005, prepared by the RTI-University of North Carolina EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
Greenhalgh T, Russell J, Ashcroft RE, et al. Why national eHealth programs need dead philosophers: Wittgensteinian reflections on policymakers' reluctance to learn from history. Milbank Q 2011 Dec; 89(4):533-63. [Cites report by Shekelle and Goldzweig, which is based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006, performed by the Southern California EPC. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Ward et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2011), Kocher et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2011), Shelley et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2011), and Shiffman et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, article by Bloomfield and Wilt (VA Evid Based Synth Prog Evid Brief, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles above, and articles by Cox et al. (J Womens Health, 2011) and van Vegten et al. (Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes, 2011) cited 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

Milbank Quarterly
Gray BH. In this issue. Milbank Q 2011 Dec; 89(4):529-32. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010.]

Journal of Nursing Law
White CS. Advanced practice prescribing: issues and strategies in preventing medication error. J Nurs Law 2011; 14(3-4):120-7. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2007; cites and discusses finding from AHRQ-sponsored Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (QuIC) report Doing What Counts for Patient Safety: Federal Actions to Reduce Medical Errors and Their Impact, 2000; cites Perspectives on Safety article "Organizational Change in the Face of Highly Public Errors I. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Experience," by Conway and Weingart, 2005, as published on AHRQ's Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (WebM&M); mentions AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy's statement that "communication was largely to blame for many medical errors" in response to a 2008 New York Times report "about a national government-conducted survey [that] found that Americans are neither trusting or satisfied with hospitals;" cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995). Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Ward et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2011) and Routh et al. (J Urol, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, article by King and Fiorentino (Health Aff, 2011) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles , and article by Unruh and Zhang (Nurs Res, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Emergency Medicine
Singer AJ, Thode HC Jr, Viccellio P, et al. The association between length of emergency department boarding and mortality. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1324-9. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Liu SW, Chang Y, Weissman JS, et al. An empirical assessment of boarding and quality of care: delays in care among chest pain, pneumonia, and cellulitis patients. Acad Emerg Med 2011 Dec; 18(12):1339-48. [Uses an adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Romano, Roost, and Jollis et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Lawson EH, Gibbons MM, Ingraham AM, et al. Appropriateness criteria to assess variations in surgical procedure use in the United States. Arch Surg 2011 Dec; 146(12):1433-40. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data and 2007 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) data, as published on the AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site, and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, and HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD), 2007; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shekelle et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2001, JAMA, 2001, and N Engl J Med, 1998) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Current Oncology
Cancer Journey Survivorship Expert Panel: Howell D, Hack TF, Oliver TK, et al. Survivorship services for adult cancer populations: a pan-Canadian guideline. Curr Oncol 2011 Dec; 18(6):e265-e281. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ as a source for relevant guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery
Leake CB, Brinjikji W, Kallmes DF, et al. Increasing treatment of ruptured cerebral aneurysms at high-volume centers in the United States. J Neurosurg 2011 Dec; 115(6):1179-83. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Fry DE, Pine M, Jones BL, et al. Inefficiency as the major driver of excess costs in lung resection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011 Dec; 142(6):1418-22. [Uses 2002-2005 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: Nationwide Inpatient Sample on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Delivery) et al. (JAMA, 2007), Fry, Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser et al. (Ann Surg, 2007), Zhan and Miller (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 2003), and Friedman, De La Mare, Andrews, et al. (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (J Health Care Finance, 2002); cites several articles which use various HCUP NIS datasets.] Select to access the abstract.

 Cox S, Dean T, Posner SF, et al. Disparities in reproductive health-related visits to the emergency department in Maryland age and race, 1999-2005. J Womens Health 2011 Dec; 20(12):1833-8. [Uses 1999-2005 HCUP State Emergency Department Database (SEDD) data and State Inpatient Database (SID) data for Maryland, citing SID Database Documentation and SEDD Database Documentations, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; 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 Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Uterine Fibroids: An Update of the Evidence, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
Leigh JP. Economic burden of occupational injury and illness in the United States. Milbank Q 2011 Dec; 89(4):728-72. [Uses 2007 HCUP data as published on the HCUP landing page on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Research
Unruh LY, Zhang NJ. Nurse staffing and patient safety in hospitals: new variable and longitudinal approaches. Nurs Res 2012 Jan; 61(1):3-12. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, citing Patient Safety Indicators: Software Documentation, version 2.1, 2005, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; mentions and cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008; mentions HCUP SID data; cites several AHRQ-authored and AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders
Connolly KR, Thase ME. The clinical management of bipolar disorder: a review of evidence-based guidelines. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord 2011; 13(4):pii: PCC.10r01097. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ and "Evidence Reports database" as sources for relevant publications; second author acknowledges previous AHRQ funding.] Select to access the abstract.

Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen
van Vegten A, Pfeiffer Y, Giuliani F, et al. [Patient safety culture in hospitals: experiences in planning, organising and conducting a survey among hospital staff]. Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 2011; 105(10):734-42. [Uses survey instrument based on AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture; cites article by Nieva and Sorra (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003) on AHRQ's role in patient safety assessment and articles by Pfeiffer and Manser (Safety Science, 2010), Flin et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006), and Pronovost and Sexton (Qual Saf Health Care, 2005), which use AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture; cites AHRQ technical report, The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) Guidelines for Administration, 2003, prepared by the University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice under AHRQ grants 1 P01 HS11544-01 and U18 HS11164-01; article is in German. Also refer to articles by Shaikh and Nettiksimmons (Acad Pediatr, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

[See also articles by Shaikh and Nettiksimmons (Acad Pediatr, 2011) and LeMasters and Sambamoorthi (J Womens Health, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

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