Interpersonal Processes of Care and Cesarean Delivery in Two Health Care Settings

Articles of Interest, September 7, 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.
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  • 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

American Journal of Public Health
Hessol NA, Odouli R, Escobar GJ, et al. Interpersonal processes of care and cesarean delivery in two health care settings. Am J Public Health 2012 Sep; 102(9):1722-1728. [Supported by grant P01 HS10856.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Meddings JA, Reichert H, Rogers MA, Saint S, Stephansky J, McMahon LF. Effect of nonpayment for hospital-acquired, catheter-associated urinary tract infection: a statewide analysis. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 4; 157(5):305-312, W-74-W-77. [Supported in part by grants 1 R010 HS18344-01A1 (to last author) and 1 K08 HS19767-01 (to first author); uses 2007-2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for Michigan, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID) and  Databases as published on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site; see comments by Rosof (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Althoff KN, Buchacz K, Hall HI, et al. U.S. trends in antiretroviral therapy use, HIV RNA plasma viral loads, and CD4 T-lymphocyte cell counts among HIV-infected persons, 2000 to 2008. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 4; 157(5):325-335, W-81-W-84. [Supported in part by contract 290-01-0012; mentions the AHRQ-funded HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS), citing AHRQ-funded articles by Bozette et al. (N Engl J Med, 1998) and Shapiro et al. (JAMA, 1999);  mentions the AHRQ-supported HIV Research Network as one of the two additional cohorts that “report residency by the location of clinical care” in Figure 1, Unadjusted percentages of persons living with HIV infection in the 50 states and the District of Columbia who were alive and in care among U.S. clinical cohorts participating in NA-ACCORD (n = 23,884), by state, year-end 2008, and as one of the cohorts included in the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Grabowski DC, Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N, et al. Medicare postacute care payment reforms have potential to improve efficiency of care, but may need changes to cut costs. Health Aff 2012 Sep; 31(9):1941-1950. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18541; uses AHRQ’s Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Maeda JL, Raetzman SO, Friedman BS. What hospital inpatient services contributed the most to the 2001-2006 growth in the cost per case? Health Serv Res 2012 Sep 4; [Epub ahead of print]. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ’s Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported by contract HHSA290-2006-00009-C; uses 2001 and 2006 HCUP SID data for 9 states and HCUP Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing Overview of HCUP, 2009 (as published on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site), and AHRQ publication Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research: Hospital Inpatient Statistics, HCUP Research Note 3, 1998; cites AHRQ publications Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, and Components of Growth in Hospital Inpatient Costs, 1997-2009, HCUP Statistical Brief 123, 2011, Diagnostic Groups with Rapidly Increasing Costs, by Payer, 2001-2007, HCUP Statistical Brief 91, 2010, and Calculate Cost Adjustment Factors by APR-DRG and CCS Using Selected States with Detailed Charges, HCUP Method Series Report 2008-04, 2008, all published on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Weng C, Appelbaum P, Hripcsak G, et al. Using EHRs to integrate research with patient care: promises and challenges. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):684-687. [Supported in part by R01 HS19853; see comments by Ohno-Machado (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Schnipper JL, Gandhi TK, Wald JS, et al. Effects of an online personal health record on medication accuracy and safety: a cluster-randomized trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):728-734. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13660-02 (Shared Online Health Records for Patient Safety and Quality); see comments by Ohno-Machado (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Wu Y, Jiang X, Kim J, et al. Grid Binary LOgistic REgression (GLORE): building shared models without sharing data. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):758-764. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS19913; see comments by Ohno-Machado (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Overby CL, Devine EB, Tarczy-Hornoch P, et al. Deriving rules and assertions from pharmacogenomics knowledge resources in support of patient drug metabolism efficacy predictions. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):840-850. [Supported in part by mentored clinical scientist training grant 5 K08 HS14739 (principal investigator is second author); see comments by Ohno-Machado (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatric Health Care
DeVoe JE, Tillotson CJ, Wallace LS, et al. The effects of health insurance and a usual source of care on a child's receipt of health care. J Pediatr Health Care 2012 Sep; 26(5):e25-e35. [Supported in part by grants 1 K08 HS16181 and 1 R01 HS18569; uses 2002-2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing Survey Background, 2009, and MEPS HC-089: 2004 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2006, both published on AHRQ’s MEPS Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor, and Arnett (current and former researchers in/directors of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1996-1997); cites AHRQ publication Children’s Usual Source of Care: United States, 2002, MEPS Statistical Brief 78, 2005; acknowledges support from Julie Hudson and Jessica Vistnes (researchers in AHRQ’s Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Beil H, Rozier RG, Preisser JS, et al. Effect of early preventive dental visits on subsequent dental treatment and expenditures. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9):749-756. [Supported in part by grant 1 R36 HS18076-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Cooper PF, Manski RJ, Pepper JV. The effect of dental insurance on dental care use and selection bias. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9):757-763. [First and second authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; supported by AHRQ, grant information not given; uses 2003 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publication Sample Design of the 1997 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 11, 2000; cites AHRQ publication Dental Use, Expenses, Dental Coverage, and Changes, 1996 and 2004, MEPS Chartbook 17, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Utter GH, Cuny J, Strater A, et al. Variation in academic medical centers' coding practices for postoperative respiratory complications: implications for the AHRQ postoperative respiratory failure Patient Safety Indicator. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9):792-800. [Supported in part by contract 290-04-0020; uses AHRQ's postoperative respiratory failure Patient Safety Indicator, citing Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications, Version 4.4, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, and articles by Utter et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2010) and Borzecki et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2011); cites article by Romano et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), which examines the criterion validity of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators using clinical data from the Veterans Health Administration National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.] Select to access the abstract.

Mathias JS, Feinglass J, Baker DW. Variations in US hospital performance on imaging-use measures. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9):808-814. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00078-13 (to first author); cites measure summary “Use of imaging studies for low back pain: percentage of members with a primary diagnosis of low back pain who did not have an imaging study (plain x-ray, MRI, CT scan) within 28 days of the diagnosis,” 2010, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as posted on AHRQ’s National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Clancy CM, Brach C, Abrams M. Assessing patient experiences of providers' culture competence and health literacy practices: CAHPS® Item Sets. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S1-S2. [First and second authors are the AHRQ director and researcher in AHRQ’s Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively; introduces the special  issue on two supplements to the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) surveys and dedicates the issue to former AHRQ researcher Charles Darby, considered the “founding father of CAHPS;” cites Institute of Medicine (IOM) discussion paper Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations (co-authored by Brach C) and AHRQ publication Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2010.]

Weidmer BA, Brach C, Hays RD. Development and evaluation of CAHPS® survey items assessing how well healthcare providers address health literacy. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S3-S11. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ’s Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported in part by contract HHSP233-2006-00332P and grant U18 HS16980 (to third author); discusses the development of the CAHPS Item Set for Addressing Health Literacy, using the Clinician and Group CAHPS survey approach for developing surveys and the CAHPS guidelines to translate the survey into Spanish, citing Guidelines for Translating CAHPS Surveys, 2006, and The Assessment and Selection of Translators and Translation Reviewers, 2006, both published on AHRQ’s CAHPS Web site; cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004, and AHRQ publication Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Weidmer BA, Brach C, Slaughter ME, et al. Development of items to assess patients' health literacy experiences at hospitals for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospital Survey. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S12-S21. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ’s Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported in part by HHSP233-2006-00332P and grant U18 HS16980; mentions the history/development of HCAHPS; describes the development and evaluation of the HCAHPS Item Set for Addressing Health Literacy (in English and Spanish) using CAHPS surveys, and notes that the sample selection specifications were adapted from the HCAHPS Quality Assurance Guidelines, Version 4.0, 2009, citing Guidelines for Translating CAHPS Surveys, 2006, and The Assessment and Selection of Translators and Translation Reviewers, 2006, both published on AHRQ’s CAHPS Web site; mentions About CAHPS: FAQs and The CAHPS® Quality Improvement Guide: Practical Strategies for Improving the Patient Care Experience, 2003, on AHRQ’s CAHPS Web site, as sources for information on calculating composite scores; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Berkman et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011), prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract HHSA290-2007-10056-I; cites AHRQ publication Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS): Fact Sheet, 2011, as published on AHRQ’s CAHPS Web site; comments on article by Weidmer et al. cited above in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Weech-Maldonado R, Carle A, Weidmer B, et al. The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Cultural Competence (CC) Item Set. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S22-S31. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16980; evaluates the reliability and validity of the CAHPS cultural competence item set as a supplemental item set to the CAHPS Clinician and Group surveys, and was translated into Spanish using and citing Guidelines for Translating CAHPS Surveys, 2006, as published on AHRQ’s CAHPS Web site; also uses the conceptual model in Foundation for Accountability report Measuring and Interpreting Health Care Quality Across Culturally-Diverse Populations: A Focus on Consumer-reported Indicators of Health Care Quality, 2003; cites AHRQ’s National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2011 and 2003; cites AHRQ publications CAHPS Clinician and Group Surveys, 2012, and CAHPS Cultural Competence Item Set, 2011, both published on AHRQ’s CAHPS Web site; comments on article by Weidmer, Brach, and Hays cited above in this section and articles by Weech-Maldonado et al., Carle et al., and Stern et al. (all in Med Care, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below.] Select to access the abstract.

Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Sawchuk CN, Roy-Byrne P, Noonan C, Bogart A, Goldberg J, Manson SM, et al. Smokeless tobacco use and its relation to panic disorder, major depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder in American Indians. Nicotine Tob Res 2012 Sep; 14(9):1048-1056. [Supported in part by grant P01 HS10854 (to sixth author).] Select to access the abstract.

[See also AHRQ-funded article by Yeh et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles below.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
Singh B, Singh J. ICD's near end of life: risk versus benefit – a review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2012 Sep; 29(6):421-430. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kramer et al. (Heart Rhythm, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Pinzón LC, Claus M, Zepf KI, et al. Symptom prevalence in the last days of life in Germany: the role of place of death. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2012 Sep; 29(6):431-437. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Patrick et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Evans RE, Fawole HO, Sheriff SA, et al. Point-of-choice prompts to reduce sitting time at work: a randomized trial. Am J Prev Med 2012 Sep; 43(3):293-297. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Atlas and Deyo (J Gen Intern Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Barnett I, van Sluijs EM, Ogilvie D. Physical activity and transitioning to retirement: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2012 Sep; 43(3):329-336. [Includes AHRQ-funded article by Mein et al. (Eur J Public Health, 2005) as one of the articles selected  for the review.] Select to access the abstract.

Tabak RG, Khoong EC, Chambers DA, et al. Bridging research and practice: models for dissemination and implementation research. Am J Prev Med 2012 Sep; 43(3):337-350. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Feldstein and Glasgow (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008) and Ammerman et al. (Prev Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Blanck HM, Kim SA. Creating supportive nutrition environments for population health impact and health equity: an overview of the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network's efforts. Am J Prev Med 2012 Sep; 43(3 Suppl 2):S85-S90. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Finkelstein, Trogdon, Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Aff, 2009), which uses 1998 and 2006 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Stadtländer CT. The role of dental practices and dental science research in addressing systemic health conditions. Am J Public Health 2012 Sep; 102(9):e5. [Comments on article by Strauss et al. (Am J Public Health, 2012), which uses 2008 MEPS data.]

Strauss SM, Alfano MC, Shelley D, Fulmer T. Strauss et al. respond. Am J Public Health 2012 Sep; 102(9):e5-e6. [Replies to comments by Stadtlander cited above in this section.]

Wang EA, Hong CS, Shavit S, et al. Engaging individuals recently released from prison into primary care: a randomized trial. Am J Public Health 2012 Sep; 102(9):e22-e29. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Boult et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Rodriguez HP, Chen J, Owusu-Edusei K, et al. Local public health systems and the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. Am J Public Health 2012 Sep; 102(9):1773-1781. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zuvekas and Taliaferro (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (Health Aff, 2003), Monheit and Vistnes (former AHRQ center director and current AHRQ researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), and Weinick, Zuvekas, and Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Rosof B. The importance of accurate data in quality-of-care measurement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 4; 157(5):379-380. [Comments on article by Meddings et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above; cites article by Classen et al. (Health Aff, 2011), which uses AHRQ’s Patient Safety Indicators.]

Health Affairs
Harbrecht MG, Latts LM. Colorado's patient-centered medical home pilot met numerous obstacles, yet saw results such as reduced hospital admissions. Health Aff 2012 Sep; 31(9):2010-2017. [Mentions health plan difficulties in providing demographic data to conduct patient surveys using CAHPS, citing AHRQ’s CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Sood N, Higgins A. Posing a framework to guide government's role in payment and delivery system reform. Health Aff 2012 Sep; 31(9):2043-2050. [Recommends expansion of tools such as AHRQ’s MONAHRQ, citing MONAHRQ: My Own Network, Powered by AHRQ, on AHRQ’s MONAHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Bitton, Martin, and Landon (J Gen Intern Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Son CH, Daniels TL, Eagan JA, et al. Central line-associated bloodstream infection surveillance outside the intensive care unit: a multicenter survey. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Sep; 33(9):869-874. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Keen EF 3rd, Mende K, Yun HC, et al. Evaluation of potential environmental contamination sources for the presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria linked to wound infections in combat casualties. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Sep; 33(9):905-911. [Cites AHRQ publication Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 3: Implementation Issues, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Misteli H, Widmer AF, Weber WP, et al. Successful implementation of a window for routine antimicrobial prophylaxis shorter than that of the World Health Organization standard. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Sep; 33(9):912-916. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010, and N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Boyce JM. Prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Sep; 33(9):936-944. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Bernard MC, Lanotte P, Lawrence C, et al. Air contamination around patients colonized with multidrug-resistant organisms. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Sep; 33(9):949-951. [Cites AHRQ publication Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Mitka M. Critics of US House proposal to ax AHRQ say idea is penny-wise and pound-foolish. JAMA 2012 Sep 5; 308(9):849-850. [Discusses House subcommittee proposals to eliminate AHRQ and terminate patient-centered outcomes research funding; quotes Carolyn M. Clancy and Lisa Simpson (AHRQ director and former AHRQ deputy director, respectively).]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Welch SJ, Augustine JJ, Dong L, et al. Volume-related differences in emergency department performance. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Sep; 38(9):395-402, AP1. [Cites AHRQ publication Hospital Admissions That Began in the Emergency Department, 2003, HCUP Statistical Brief 1, 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]

Mion LC, Chandler AM, Waters TM, et al. Is it possible to identify risks for injurious falls in hospitalized patients? Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2012 Sep; 38(9):408-413, AP1-AP3. [Mentions data on hospital admissions for older adults as accessed on AHRQ’s HCUPnet Web site; cites AHRQ publication Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Krauss et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2007), Fischer et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2005), and Bates et al. (Am J Med, 1995).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Ohno-Machado L. Informatics 2.0: implications of social media, mobile health, and patient-reported outcomes for healthcare and individual privacy. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):683. [Comments on AHRQ-funded articles by Weng et al., Schnipper et al., Wu et al., and Overby et al. (all in J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Massoudi BL, Goodman KW, Gotham IJ, et al. An informatics agenda for public health: summarized recommendations from the 2011 AMIA PHI Conference. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):688-695. [Mentions recommendations for  AHRQ and other funding agencies to include in their grant guidance requirements on public health informatics certification and for partnerships between public health and AHRQ and other federal agencies.] Select to access the abstract.

McCoy AB, Wright A, Laxmisan A, et al. Development and evaluation of a crowdsourcing methodology for knowledge base construction: identifying relationships between clinical problems and medications. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):713-718. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Phansalkar S, Desai AA, Bell D, et al. High-priority drug-drug interactions for use in electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):735-743. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shah et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Boussadi A, Caruba T, Zapletal E, et al. A clinical data warehouse-based process for refining medication orders alerts. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):782-785. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lo et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Garvin JH, Duvall SL, South BR, et al. Automated extraction of ejection fraction for quality measurement using regular expressions in Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) for heart failure. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):859-866. [Cites measure summary “Heart failure: Percentage of Patients with Diagnosed Heart Failure (HF) Aged Greater Than or Equal To 18 years with Quantitative Or Qualitative Results Of Left Ventricular Function (LVF) Assessment Recorded,” from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association, as posted on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Moscarelli M, Manning W. Editorial. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2012 Sep; 15(3):103-104. [Comments on article by Barry, Martin, and Busch (J Ment Health Policy Econ, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below.]

Medical Care
Guh AY, Thompson ND, Schaefer MK, et al. Patient notification for bloodborne pathogen testing due to unsafe injection practices in the US health care settings, 2001-2011. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9):785-791. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Dudzinski et al. (N Engl J Med, 2010) and Gallagher et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
Ebell MH. Should family physicians use coronary artery calcium scores to screen for coronary artery disease? No: screening is unproven, expensive, and potentially harmful. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 1; 86(5):405-406. [Mentions and cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Coronary Heart Disease With Electrocardiography, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Mattei PL, Beachkofsky TM, Gilson RT, et al. Syphilis: a reemerging infection. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 1; 86(5):433-440. [Uses USPSTF recommendations as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Clark MS, Jansen KL, Cloy JA. Treatment of childhood and adolescent depression. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 1; 86(5):442-448. [Uses AHRQ evidence reviews, National Guideline Clearinghouse, and USPSTF recommendations as data sources; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents and associated systematic evidence review by Williams et al. (both in Pediatrics, 2009); cites USPSTF systematic evidence review Screening for Depression, 2002, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Murphy BL, Rush MJ, Kier KL. Design and implementation of a pharmacist-directed preventive care program. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2012 Sep; 69(17):1513-1518. [Describes development and implementation of a pharmacist-directed preventive care program based on USPSTF recommendations rated A or B and using  the Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) and USPSTF grade definitions, citing USPSTF A-Z Topic Guide, 2012, Grade Definitions, 2008 (both published on the USPSTF Web site), and AHRQ’s ePSS Web site; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011), screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009), aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009), folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects (Ann Intern Med, 2009), counseling and interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-caused disease in adults and pregnant women (Ann Intern Med, 2009), screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009), screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008), primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding (Ann Intern Med, 2008), screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) screening for high blood pressure (Ann Intern Med, 2007), screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005), genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005), screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004), screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003), behavioral counseling in primary care to promote a healthy diet (Am J Prev Med, 2003), and chemoprevention of breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF recommendation statements Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults, 2008, and Screening for Cervical Cancer, 1996, both published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Kadivar H, Goff BA, Phillips WR, et al. Nonrecommended breast and colorectal cancer screening for young women: a vignette-based survey. Am J Prev Med 2012 Sep; 43(3):231-239. [Assesses physician provision of cancer screening tests not recommended by the USPSTF and uses as an independent variable physicians’ listing of the USPSTF as one of the top three organizations that influence their cancer screening recommendations; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2002) and screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009 and 2002); cites article by Zyzanski et al. (J Fam Pract, 1994), which assesses physician agreement or disagreement with 1989 USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Fedewa SA, Cokkinides V, Virgo KS, et al. Association of insurance status and age with cervical cancer stage at diagnosis: National Cancer Database, 2000-2007. Am J Public Health 2012 Sep; 102(9):1782-1790. [Advocates accessible and affordable screening “for all women for whom it is recommended,” citing USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 4; 157(5):367-372. [Updates the 2003 and 2002 USPSTF recommendation statements on behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity in adults without preexisting cardiovascular disease or its risk factors, citing USPSTF evidence synthesis Behavioral Counseling to Promote Physical Activity and a Healthful Diet to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: Update of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2010; notes that previous AAFP statements about counseling for physical activity have been consistent with those of the USPSTF, and are currently being updated, citing Summary of Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services, 2010, as published on the American Academy of Family Physicians Web site; previously included as Epub ahead of print in Articles of Interest, 6/25/12 – 6/29/12.] Select to access the abstract.

Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for and management of obesity in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 4; 157(5):373-378. [Updates the 2003 USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity and overweight in adults, citing USPSTF Evidence Synthesis Screening for and Management of Obesity and Overweight in Adults, 2011, previous USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003), and USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on the effectiveness of primary care-relevant treatments for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2011); notes the American Academy of Family Physicians’ endorsement of the USPSTF recommendations, citing the Obesity landing page of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Web site; previously included as Epub ahead of print in Articles of Interest, 6/25/12 – 6/29/12.] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients: Counseling to promote healthy lifestyle and prevent cardiovascular disease: recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 4; 157(5):I28. [Summarizes updated USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults, cited above in this section; previously included as Epub ahead of print in Articles of Interest, 6/25/12 – 6/29/12.]

Summaries for Patients: Screening for and management of obesity in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 4; 157(5):I32. [Summarizes updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for and management of obesity in adults, cited above in this section; previously included as Epub ahead of print in Articles of Interest, 6/25/12 – 6/29/12.]

JAMA
Unützer J, Park M. Older adults with severe, treatment-resistant depression. JAMA 2012 Sep 5; 308(9):909-918. [Mentions and cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Depression in Adults, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Wagholikar KB, Maclaughlin KL, Henry MR, et al. Clinical decision support with automated text processing for cervical cancer screening. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Sep; 19(5):833-839. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003, as published on the USPTF Web site and in Am J Nurs, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Committee on Practice Bulletins – Gynecology, Gass M. Practice Bulletin 129: Osteoporosis. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Sep; 120(3):718-734. [Uses USPSTF grading methodology and evidence criteria to review and evaluate studies selected in the literature review; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Pediatric Radiology
Bracken J, Ditchfield M. Ultrasonography in developmental dysplasia of the hip: what have we learned? Pediatr Radiol 2012 Sep 2; [Epub ahead of print]. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip, citing USPSTF-sponsored systematic literature review by Shipman et al. (Pediatrics, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

[See also article by Arterburn et al. (Health Aff, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles below.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
June A, Segal DL, Klebe K, et al. Views of hospice and palliative care among younger and older sexually diverse women. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2012 Sep; 9(6):455-461. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-02-0016.] Select to access the abstract.

Wittenberg-Lyles E, Shaunfield S, Oliver DP, et al. Assessing the readiness of hospice volunteers to utilize technology. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2012 Sep; 29(6):476-482. [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.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Arvey SR, Fernandez ME. Identifying the core elements of effective community health worker programs: a research agenda. Am J Public Health 2012 Sep; 102(9):1633-1637. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Yeh HC, Brown TT, Maruthur N, et al. Comparative effectiveness and safety of methods of insulin delivery and glucose monitoring for diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 4; 157(5):336-347, W-85-W99. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2007-10061-I (to the John Hopkins EPC) and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Methods for Insulin Delivery and Glucose Monitoring: Comparative Effectiveness, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; uses grading of evidence criteria from AHRQ publication Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (third and seventh authors are former AHRQ researcher and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; originally included in the Articles of Interest, 7/9/12-7/13/12 as Epub ahead of print.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Arterburn D, Wellman R, Westbrook E, et al. Introducing decision aids at group health was linked to sharply lower hip and knee surgery rates and costs. Health Aff 2012 Sep; 31(9):2094-2104. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Total Knee Replacement, 2003; mentions HCUP data on costs of knee and hip replacement, citing article by Bitton (Am J Manag Care, 2009); notes first author’s contributions to  clinical practice guidelines and recommendations issued by AHRQ, the USPSTF, and other organizations.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Kane RL, Shamliyan T. Be specific and dare to generalize: Do we need a rating form for every disease? J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Sep; 65(9):921-923. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002, and AHRQ methods research report Development of the RTI Item Bank on Risk of Bias and Precision of Observational Studies, 2011, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-2007-0056-I, both published on AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Baik SH, Rollman BL, Reynolds CF III, et al. The effect of the US Medicare Part D coverage gaps on medication use among patients with depression and heart failure. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2012 Sep; 15(3):105-118. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Post-Myocardial Infarction Depression, Summary, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

[See also AHRQ-authored articles by Weidmer, Brach, and Hays (Med Care, 2012) and Weidmer, Brach et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above, and article by Stern et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below.]

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

Health Affairs
Ellis P, Sandy LG, Larson AJ, et al. Wide variation in episode costs within a commercially insured population highlights potential to improve the efficiency of care. Health Aff 2012 Sep; 31(9):2084-2093. [Cites AHRQ’s NHQR, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

[See also AHRQ-funded article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Journal of Asthma
Wu CH, Erickson SR. The association between asthma and absenteeism among working adults in the United States: results from the 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. J Asthma 2012 Sep; 49(7):757-764. [Uses 2008 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-121 2008 Full Year consolidated Data File, 2010, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS Methodology Report 22, 2008, and Questionnaire Context Flow, 2006, all published on the MEPS Web site; also uses AHRQ’s HCUP Chronic Condition Indicator, citing HCUP Chronic Condition Indicator, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites article by Sullivan et al. (J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2011), which uses MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Sarfati D. Review of methods used to measure comorbidity in cancer populations: No gold standard exists. J Clin Epidemiol. 2012 Sep;65(9):924-933. [Includes AHRQ’s Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) in review of relevant articles (see supplementary data found online).] Select to access the abstract.

Kho ME, Brouwers MC. Application of the systematic review and bibliometric network analysis (SeBriNA) methodology contextualizes evidence. Part 2: rituximab for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Sep; 65(9):996-1009. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Barry CL, Martin A, Busch SH. ADHD medication use following FDA risk warnings. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2012 Sep; 15(3):119-125. [Uses 2002-2008 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ’s Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Am J Psychiatry, 2006), Zuvekas (Health Aff, 2005), and Selden, Levit, Cohen, Zuvekas, Moeller, McKusick, and Arnett (current and former researchers in/directors of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001); cites AHRQ publication Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children, Ages 5-17: Use and Expenditures, 2007, MEPS Statistical Brief 276, 2009.]

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Liao JM, Bakaeen FG, Cornwell LD, et al. Nationwide trends and regional/hospital variations in open versus endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Sep; 144(3):612-616. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data and NIS database discharge weights, citing Healthcare Cost Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2001, and HCUP Quality Control Procedures, NIS Related Reports, and Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), all published on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site; summarizes results according to HCUP data elements (US geographical regions and hospital bedsize described in NIS Description of Data Elements on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site) in various statistical tables.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Carle AC, Weech-Maldonado R, Ngo-Metzger Q, et al. Evaluating measurement equivalence across race and ethnicity on the CAHPS Culture Component Survey. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S32-S36. [Examines the CAHPS Cultural Competence (CC) Survey for measurement bias, citing University of Alabama working paper by Weech-Maldonado et al., 2010, on the CAHPS-CC, and article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Seventh Conf Health Surv Res Meth, 2001).]

Carle AC, Weech-Maldonado R. Does the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Cultural Competence Survey provide equivalent measurement across English and Spanish versions? Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S37-S41. [Examines the CAHPS-CC for measurement bias across English and Spanish versions, citing University of Alabama working paper by Weech-Maldonado et al., 2010, on the CAHPS-CC, article by Carle et al. cited above in this section, and article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.] Select to access the abstract.

Stern RJ, Fernandez A, Jacobs EA, et al. Advances in measuring culturally competent care: a confirmatory factor analysis of CAHPS-CC in a safety-net population. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S49-S55. [Evaluates CAHPS-CC performance in an uninsured/underinsured sample of patients with type 2 diabetes, citing AHRQ-funded article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above, CAHPS® Survey and Reporting Kit, 2008, and AHRQ-funded article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Beach et al. (Med Care, 2005) on cultural competence of health care provider educational interventions, prepared by the John Hopkins EPC under contract 290-02-0018; cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researcher in and director of, respectively, AHRQ’s Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hargraves et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003) and Marshall et al. (Psychol Assess, 2001), both which use CAHPS survey data, and others; comments on article by Carle and Weech-Maldonado cited above in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Carle AC, Weech-Maldonado R. Validly interpreting patients' reports: using bifactor and multidimensional models to determine whether surveys and scales measure one or more constructs. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S42-S48. [Examine the measurement structure of the CAHPS-CC, citing CAHPS Clinician & Group Surveys as published on AHRQ’s CAHPS Web site, and University of Alabama working paper by Weech-Maldonado et al., 2010, on the CAHPS-CC; cites article by Stern et al. cited above in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Seligman HK, Fernandez A, Stern RJ, et al. Risk factors for reporting poor cultural competency among patients with diabetes in safety net clinics. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S56-S61. [Uses items from selected domains of the CAHPS-CC to determine participant perceptions of the cultural competency of their usual health care provider, citing article by Stern et al. cited above in this section, article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above, and AHRQ-authored article by Lurie, Zhan, Sangl, Bierman (second and fourth authors are current and former researchers, respectively, in AHRQ’s Center for Outcomes and Evidence, and third author is researcher in AHRQ’s Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2003); cites CAHPS-related articles by Zweifler, Hughes, and Lopez (Int J Equity Health, 2010) and Morales et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Weech-Maldonado R, Hall A, Bryant T, et al. The relationship between perceived discrimination and patient experiences with health care. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S62-S68. [Analyzes 2007 CAHPS 4.0 survey data, citing Fielding the CAHPS Health Plan Survey 4.0: Medicaid Version, 2008, as published on AHRQ’s CAHPS Web site;  cites The CAHPS® Quality Improvement Guide: The Clinical Case for Improving Patient Experience, 2011, as published on AHRQ’s CAHPS Web site; cites  AHRQ-authored article by Lurie, Zhan, Sangl, Bierman (Am J Manag Care, 2003) and AHRQ-funded articles by Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001) and others which use/analyze CAHPS survey data; comments on article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.] Select to access the abstract.

Slean GR, Jacobs EA, Lahiff M, et al. Aspects of culturally competent care are associated with less emotional burden among patients with diabetes. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S69-S73. [Uses three domains of the CAHPS-CC, citing article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above and article by Stern et al. cited above in this section; cites CAHPS-related article by Zweifler, Hughes, and Lopez (Int J Equity Health, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Fernandez A, Seligman H, Quan J, et al. Associations between aspects of culturally competent care and clinical outcomes among patients with diabetes. Med Care 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S74-S79. [Uses Uses three domains of the CAHPS-CC, citing article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above and article by Stern et al. cited above in this section; cites CAHPS-related article by Zweifler, Hughes, and Lopez (Int J Equity Health, 2010); cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Kim MK, Allareddy V, Nalliah RP, et al. Burden of facial cellulitis: estimates from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2012 Sep; 114(3):312-317. [Uses 2007 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), Year 2007 Document, published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Allareddy V, Kim MK, Kim S, et al. Hospitalizations primarily attributed to dental conditions in the United States in 2008. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2012 Sep; 114(3):333-337. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), Year 2008 Documentation, published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites “Having Medical, Not Dental Insurance, Leads to Dental Appointments,” in AHRQ publication Research Activities, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

[See also AHRQ-authored/funded articles by Meddings et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), Grabowski et al. (Health Aff, 2012), Maeda, Raetzman, and Friedman (Health Serv Res, 2012), DeVoe et al. (J Pediatr Health Care, 2012), Cooper, Manski, and Pepper (Med Care, 2012), Clancy, Brach, and Abrams (Med Care, 2012), Weidmer, Brach, and Hays (Med Care, 2012), Weidmer, Brach et al. (Med Care, 2012), and Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Current as of September 2012
Internet Citation: Interpersonal Processes of Care and Cesarean Delivery in Two Health Care Settings: Articles of Interest, September 7, 2012. September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20120907.html