Qualitative evaluation to explain success of multifaceted technology-driven hypertension intervention

Articles of Interest, September 14, 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 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

American Journal of Managed Care
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(12 Spec No.):SP95-SP102. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17167-01.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Sautter JM, Thomas PA, Dupre ME, et al. Socioeconomic status and the Black-White mortality crossover. Am J Public Health 2012 Aug; 102(8):1566-1571. [Supported in part by postdoctoral grant T32 HS00079 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Oncology
Cen P, Liu C, Du XL. Comparison of toxicity profiles of fluorouracil versus oxaliplatin regimens in a large population-based cohort of elderly patients with colorectal cancer. Ann Oncol 2012 Jun; 23(6):1503-1511. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of General Psychiatry
Gibbons RD, Hur K, Brown CH, et al. Benefits from antidepressants: synthesis of 6-week patient-level outcomes from double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trials of fluoxetine and venlafaxine. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2012 Jun; 69(6):572-579. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS16973 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Gibbons RD, Brown CH, Hur K, et al. Suicidal thoughts and behavior with antidepressant treatment: reanalysis of the randomized placebo-controlled studies of fluoxetine and venlafaxine. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2012 Jun; 69(6):580-587. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS16973 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Chest
Stefan MS, Bannuru RR, Lessard D, et al. The impact of COPD on management and outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: a 10-year retrospective observational study. Chest 2012 Jun; 141(6):1441-1448. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00060 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Gawron AJ, Rothe J, Fought AJ, et al. Many patients continue using proton pump inhibitors after negative results from tests for reflux disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2012 Jun; 10(6):620-625; quiz e57. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant T32 HS00078 (to first author; principal investigator for institutional grant is Jane L. Holl, Institute for Healthcare Studies.] Select to access the abstract.

Government HealthIT
Clancy CM. National Health IT Week: Celebrating HIT as an essential tool. Gov Health IT 2012 Sep 10; Online. [Author is AHRQ director; discusses AHRQ’s Health IT Portfolio projects and describes several recently released products available on the AHRQ Web site.]

International Journal of STD & AIDS
Buscher A, Hartman C, Kallen MA, et al. Impact of antiretroviral dosing frequency and pill burden on adherence among newly diagnosed, antiretroviral-naïve HIV patients. Int J STD AIDS 2012 May; 23(5):351-355. [Supported by grant U18 HS16093.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Peterson KA, Lipman PD, Lange CJ, et al. Supporting better science in primary care: a description of practice-based research networks (PBRNs) in 2011. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):565-571. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2007-10037; updates data summarized in article by Green et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2005) on characteristics and productivity of PBRNs as obtained from registry data from the 2011 AHRQ PBRN registration process published on AHRQ’s PBRN Web site; cites AHRQ publication PBRN 2011 National Conference Proceedings, 2011, as published on AHRQ's PBRN Web site; see comments by Mold and by Werner (both in J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Valuck RJ, Anderson HO, Libby AM, et al. Enhancing electronic health record measurement of depression severity and suicide ideation: a Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet) study. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):582-593. [Supported by Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) contract HHSA290-2005-0037-I, task order 4; uses data obtained from participating practices in the AHRQ-sponsored DARTNet, citing AHRQ research report Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet): Summary Report, 2009, and Appendix A from the same report (both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site), and AHRQ-funded article by Pace et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), both prepared by the University of Colorado DEcIDE Center under same contract; cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Comparative Effectiveness of Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Adult Depression, 2007; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on screening for depression in adult patients in primary care settings (Ann Intern Med, 2009); see comments by Mold (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Nemeth LS, Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG, et al. Implementing and evaluating electronic standing orders in primary care practice: a PPRNet study. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):594-604. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2007-10015, task order 2; uses standing orders developed for selected USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); notes that preliminary findings of this research were presented at the AHRQ 2010 Annual Conference; see comments by Mold (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Gorman PN, O'Malley JP, Fagnan LJ. The relationship of self-report of quality to practice size and health information technology. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):614-624. [Supported in part by contract HHSA290-2007-10016; uses AHRQ’s Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publication Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and article by Nieva and Sorra (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003); discusses and cites AHRQ publications Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, 2010 Preliminary Comparative Results: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2010, and Survey User's Guide: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2008, all published on the AHRQ Web site; see comments by Mold (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Casciato A, Angier H, Milano C, et al. Are pediatric quality care measures too stringent? J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):686-693. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS18569; uses selected measures developed by AHRQ under provisions of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), citing Federal Register notice Medicaid and CHIP Programs; Initial Core Set of Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Voluntary Use by Medicaid and CHIP Programs, 2009; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for childhood overweight (Pediatrics, 2005); see comments by Mold (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Zapka J, Klabunde CN, Taplin S, et al. Screening colonoscopy in the US: attitudes and practices of primary care physicians. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Sep; 27(9):1150-1158. [Supported in part by inter-agency agreement grants Y3-PC-5019-01 and Y3-PC-5019-02 (in partnership with the National Cancer Institute and CDC); uses data from an AHRQ/National Cancer Institute/CDC-sponsored survey of primary care physicians conducted between September 2006 and May 2007, citing AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Kabunde, Lanier (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2007 and 2009); discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer, citing USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002), and AHRQ press release U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Urges Colorectal Cancer Screening for All Americans 50 and Over, 2002, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site; cites USPSTF article by Sheridan et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2005) on shared decision making about screening and chemoprevention.] Select to access the abstract.

Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Mathias JS, Didwania AK, Baker DW. Impact of an electronic alert and order set on smoking cessation medication prescription. Nicotine Tob Res 2012 Jun; 14(6):674-681. [Supported by fellowship grant 5 T32 HS00078-13 (to first author); cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Patient Education and Counseling
Cox ED, Nackers KA, Young HN, et al. Influence of race and socioeconomic status on engagement in pediatric primary care. Patient Educ Couns 2012 Jun; 87(3):319-326. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS13183.] Select to access the abstract.

Wong ST, Pérez-Stable EJ, Kim SE, et al. Using visual displays to communicate risk of cancer to women from diverse race/ethnic backgrounds. Patient Educ Couns 2012 Jun; 87(3):327-335. [Supported in part by Excellence Center to Eliminate Ethnic/Racial Disparities (EXCEED) grant 5 P01 HS10856; uses USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening to determine survey administration to participants and derived survey questions from studies described in AHRQ-funded  article by Denberg, Wong, and Beattie (Patient Educ Couns, 2005) and article by Harris-Kojetin et al. (Med Care, 1999), which uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) 1.0 core survey data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Fassl BA, Nkoy FL, Stone BL, et al. The Joint Commission Children's Asthma Care quality measures and asthma readmissions. Pediatrics 2012 Sep;130(3):482-491. [First, second, and third authors are supported in part by grants 1 R18 HS18166-01A1 (Organizational Factors Associated with Improved Inpatient Pediatric Asthma Care) and grant 1 R18 HS18678-01A1 (Improving Post-Hospital Transitions and Ambulatory Care for Children with Asthma); cites AHRQ publication Managing and Evaluating Rapid-Cycle Process Improvements as Vehicles for Hospital System Redesign, Summary, 2007, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Taylor JL, McPheeters ML, Sathe NA, et al. A systematic review of vocational interventions for young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics 2012 Sep; 130(3):531-538. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10065-I.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Nichols GA, Desai J, Elston Lafata J, et al. Construction of a multisite DataLink using electronic health records for the identification, surveillance, prevention, and management of diabetes mellitus: the SUPREME-DM project. Prev Chronic Dis 2012 Jun 7; 9:E110. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS19859; mentions and cites AHRQ publication Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2nd edition, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Leeman J, Sommers J, Vu M, et al. An evaluation framework for obesity prevention policy interventions. Prev Chronic Dis 2012 Jun 28; 9:E120. [Supported in part by UNC Mentored Career Development Program in Comparative Effectiveness grant K12 HS19468 (to the first author for work on the paper).] Select to access the abstract.

Progress in Transplantation
Andrews AM, Zhang N, Magee JC, et al. Increasing donor designation through black churches: results of a randomized trial. Prog Transplant 2012 Jun; 22(2):161-167. [Supported by grant D71 HS08574 (attributed to HRSA Division of Transplantation).] Select to access the abstract.

Stefanone M, Anker AE, Evans M, et al. Click to “like” organ donation: the use of online media to promote organ donor registration. Prog Transplant 2012 Jun; 22(2):168-174. [Supported by grant D71 HS09611 (attributed to HRSA Division of Transplantation).] Select to access the abstract.

D’Alessandro AM, Peltier JW, Dahl AJ. A large-scale qualitative study of the potential use of social media by university students to increase awareness and support for organ donation. Prog Transplant 2012 Jun; 22(2):183-191. [Supported by grant D71 HS13416 (attributed to HRSA Division of Transplantation).] Select to access the abstract.

[See also AHRQ-authored case study by Croswell and Costello (Am Fam Physician, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles below, and AHRQ-funded article by Viswanathan (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles below.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Public Health
Williams BA, Stern MF, Mellow J, et al. Aging in correctional custody: setting a policy agenda for older prisoner health care. Am J Public Health 2012 Aug; 102(8):1475-1481. [Cites innovation profile Community-Based Clinic Enhances Access to Medical Care and Reduces Emergency Department Visits for Chronically Ill Recently Released Prisoners, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino AC, et al. Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med 2012 Sep 10; [Epub ahead of print]. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sherman et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2005) and Cherkin et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Provider Industry Report (Ernst & Young)
New horizons: collaboration. Health Care Prov Ind Rep (Ernst Young) 2012 Aug 23; Online. [Interviews AHRQ Director  Carolyn Clancy and discusses AHRQ's mission, Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®), Health Care Innovations Exchange, and CAHPS® survey; cites AHRQ publications Community Quality Collaboratives, 2012, Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals Course: Module 8. Change Management. Instructor's Slides from TeamSTEPPS® Instructor Guide, Appendix A: TeamSTEPPS™ Teamwork Attitudes Questionnaire from the TeamSTEPPS™ Teamwork Attitudes Questionnaire Manual, TeamSTEPPS® Teamwork Perceptions Questionnaire (T-TPQ) Manual, 2010, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2012 User Comparative Database Report, 2012, and Care Coordination Measures Atlas, Appendix IV: Care Coordination Measure Instruments, 2011, all published on the AHRQ Web site; lists 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data on the nation's health care expenditures.]

International Journal of Childbirth Education
Febbraro J, Arnold, Deborah S. Emergency department recalculating labor & delivery: delivering education utilizing adult learning with a blend of teaching strategies. Int J Childbirth Educ 2012 Jul; 27(3):81-86. [Describes workshop which incorporates AHRQ’s TeamSTEPPS, citing TeamSTEPPS® Instructor Guide: References and Acknowledgements, 2006, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

JAMA
Wachter RM, Verghese A. The attending physician on the wards: finding a new homeostasis. JAMA 2012 Sep 12; 308(10):977-978. [First author acknowledges previous AHRQ funding.]

Conway PH, Cassel CK. Engaging physicians and leveraging professionalism: a key to success for quality measurement and improvement. JAMA 2012 Sep 12; 308(10):979-980. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Dougherty and Conway (current researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 2008).]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Mold JW. Primary care research conducted in networks: getting down to business. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):553-556. [Comments on articles by Peterson et al., Valuck et al., Nemeth et al., Gorman, O'Malley, and Fagnan, and Casciato et al. (all in J Am Board Fam Med) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above, and articles by Mold et al., DeVoe et al., and Salz et al. cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Werner JJ. Measuring the impact of practice-based research networks (PBRNs). J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):557-559. [Comments on article by Peterson et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above; cites AHRQ-authored article by Hayes, Parchman (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2011); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fox et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2008) and Feifer et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007).]

DeVoe JE, Likumahuwa S, Eiff MP, et al. Lessons learned and challenges ahead: report from the OCHIN Safety Net West practice-based research network (PBRN). J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):560-564. [Notes 2006 PBRN registration with the AHRQ registry; mentions that “External resources and mentors were also crucial,” such as attending the AHRQ-sponsored national PBRN conference; see also editor's note by Mold, cited above.] Select to access the abstract.

Mold JW, Lipman PD, Durako SJ. Coordinating centers and multi-practice-based research network (PBRN) research. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):577-581. [Notes that as of 2011, AHRQ has registered more than 130 primary care PBRNs in the United States, citing article by Mold and Green (J Fam Pract, 2000) on AHRQ-funded primary care research initiatives; discusses AHRQ’s PBRN Resource Center, citing article by Pace et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Salz T, Oeffinger KC, Lewis PR, et al. Primary care providers' needs and preferences for information about colorectal cancer survivorship care. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):635-651. [Notes that part of the work for this study was previously presented at the AHRQ PBRN 2011 Annual Meeting.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Chen A, Pollack CE. Who pays? Cost-sharing, tradeoffs, and the physicians' role in decision making. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Sep; 27(9):1097-1099. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wharam et al. (JAMA, 2007) and Hsu et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

Shapiro M, Press VG, Arora VM. Literacy-sensitive intervention for COPD patients. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Sep; 27(9):1103. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Press et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2011).]

Kiser K, Jonas D, DeWalt D. Literacy-sensitive intervention for COPD patients. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Sep; 27(9):1104. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Press et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2011).]

Galbraith AA, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, et al. Delayed and forgone care for families with chronic conditions in high-deductible health plans. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Sep; 27(9):1105-1111. [Notes that second and third authors are investigators in the HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs) supported by grant U18 HS10391.] Select to access the abstract.

Wharam JF, Graves AJ, Zhang F, et al. Two-year trends in cancer screening among low socioeconomic status women in an HMO-based high-deductible health plan. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Sep; 27(9):1112-1119. [Cites National Committee for Quality Assurance measure summaries on breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer screening, as published on  AHRQ’s National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Trivedi, Rakowski, and Ayanian (N Engl J Med, 2008), Wharam et al. (JAMA, 2007), Liang et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2004), and Cherkin, Grothaus, and Wagner (Med Care, 1989); cites articles by Wharam et al. (Med Care, 2011, and Ann Intern Med, 2008), and Zoorob et al. (Am Fam Physician, 2001) which use/discuss USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Nephrology Nursing Journal
Payne GM. We can do better: with care coordination. Nephrol Nurs J 2012 Jul-Aug; 39(4):279-280. [Cites Florida Hospital Association Meeting presentation “Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions,” 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Headley CM. Nephrology Nurse Roundtable: Choose wisely and review wisely. Nephrol Nurs J 2012 Jul-Aug; 39(4):327-329. [Cites Institute of Medicine (IOM) publication Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Pediatrics
Avansino J, Leu MG. Effects of CPOE on provider cognitive workload: a randomized crossover trial. Pediatrics 2012 Sep; 130(3):e547-e552. [References AHRQ publications Electronic Health Record Usability: Vendor Practices and Perspectives, 2010, and Electronic Health Record Usability: Interface Design Considerations, 2009; cites AHRQ-funded article by Holden (Int J Med Inform, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Ryan LM, Teach SJ, Singer SA, et al. Bone mineral density and vitamin D status among African American children with forearm fractures. Pediatrics 2012 Sep; 130(3):e553-e560. [Cites data on pediatric forearm fractures from AHRQ’s HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
Fontaine PL, Saslow D, King VJ. ACS/ASCCP/ASCP guidelines for the early detection of cervical cancer. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 15; 86(6):501-508. [Uses updated USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site, as comparison with those from other organizations.]

CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 15; 86(6):509-511. [Question 12 is based on updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening, summarized below in this section.]

Dachs R, Darby-Stewart A, Graber MA. How do clinical practice guidelines go awry? Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 15; 86(6):514-516. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening in comparison with those from other organizations, citing USPSTF recommendations screening for lipid disorders in children (Pediatrics, 2007); cites USPSTF-sponsored article on the anatomy of USPSTF recommendations on screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2011); cites article by Choudhry, Stelfox, and Detsky (JAMA, 2002), which uses AHRQ-sponsored guidelines Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management, 1994, and Heart Failure: Evaluation and Care of Patients With Left-Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, 1994; mentions findings on the validity of clinical practice guidelines prepared by AHRQ’s predecessor agency from AHRQ-funded article by Shekelle et al. (JAMA, 2001), prepared by the Southern California EPC under contract 290-97-0001.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for cervical cancer: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 15; 86(6):555-559. [Summarizes updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening, as published on the USPSTF Web site, citing USPSTF-sponsored evidence syntheses Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Decision Analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and associated USPSTF-sponsored narrative review by Vesco et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Croswell J, Costello A. Screening for cervical cancer. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 15; 86(6):563-564. [First author is a medical officer in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; case study and questions are based on USPSTF recommendations cited above in this section.]

American Journal of Public Health
Kanaya AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Gregorich S, et al. The Live Well, Be Well study: a community-based, translational lifestyle program to lower diabetes risk factors in ethnic minority and lower-socioeconomic status adults. Am J Public Health 2012 Aug; 102(8):1551-1558. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on behavioral counseling to promote physical activity and a healthful diet to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Eugene JM, Hoover KW, Tao G, et al. Higher yet suboptimal chlamydia testing rates at community health centers and outpatient clinics compared with physician offices. Am J Public Health 2012 Aug; 102(8):e26-e29. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Marshall VJ, McLaurin-Jones TL, Kalu N, et al. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment: public health training for primary care. Am J Public Health 2012 Aug; 102(8):e30-e36. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on  screening and counseling for alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use among adults, pregnant women, and adolescents, citing Recommendations, 2010, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Shenson D, Adams M, Bolen J, et al. Developing an integrated strategy to reduce ethnic and racial disparities in the delivery of clinical preventive services for older Americans. Am J Public Health 2012 Aug; 102(8):e44-e50. [Discusses and uses measures of the receipt of selected clinical preventive services recommended by the USPSTF in the study’s analyses, citing USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011, 2010; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); comments on earlier 2002 USPSTF recommendations for cervical cancer, citing article by Smith et al. (CA Cancer J Clin, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for ovarian cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 11; [Epub ahead of print]. [Updates and reaffirms USPSTF 2004 recommendations on screening for ovarian cancer, citing USPSTF-sponsored publications Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement, 2012, Addendum to Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement, 2012, and Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Brief Evidence Update, 2004, all published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients. Screening for ovarian cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 11; [Epub ahead of print]. [Summarizes updated 2012 USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for ovarian cancer, cited above in this section.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Sawaya GF, Tice JA. Evidence at the point of practice change. Arch Intern Med 2012 Sep 10; [Epub ahead of print]. [Mentions possible preferences to await further guidance from the USPSTF; cites USPSTF-sponsored articles by Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and Harris et al. (Epidemiol Rev, 2011) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Strayer SM, Pelletier SL, Rollins LK, et al. Evaluation of a screening and counseling tool for alcohol misuse: a Virginia Practice Support and Research Network (VaPSRN) trial. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):605-613. [Notes the inclusion of algorithms based on the “5 A’s” in the Alcohol Misuse Intervention Tool (AMIT), citing USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Whitlock et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002) on evaluating primary care behavioral counseling interventions; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004); cites articles by Friedmann et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2000), which uses the same USPSTF recommendations, and article by Strayer et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2006), which references AHRQ-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Erskine J, Lanigan A, Emsermann CB, et al. Use of the Americans in Motion-Healthy Intervention (AIM-HI) to create a culture of fitness in family practice. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Sep; 25(5):694-700. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Whitlock et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002) on evaluating primary care behavioral counseling interventions; cites article by Glasgow, Emont, and Miller (Health Promot Int, 2006), which includes AHRQ/USPSTF guidelines on the 5 A’s for patient-centered counseling on tobacco cessation.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Katz ML, Broder-Oldach B, Fisher JL, et al. Patient-provider discussions about colorectal cancer screening: who initiates elements of informed decision making? J Gen Intern Med 2012 Sep; 27(9):1135-1141. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded article by Dolan and Frisina (Med Decis Making, 2002) and articles by Miller et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2011), Pignone et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2000), Pignone, Bucholtz, and Harris (J Gen Intern Med, 1999), and others, all of which use these or other USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Shah JP, Valdes M, Rockey DC. Transferred and delayed care of patients with colorectal cancer in a safety-net hospital system-manifestations of a distressed healthcare system. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Sep; 27(9):1142-1149. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded article by Fiscella and Holt (J Am Board Fam Med, 2007) and articles by Meissner et al. (Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2006) and Seeff et al. (Cancer, 2004), all of which use these or other USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Hartzband P, Groopman J. There is more to life than death. N Engl J Med 2012 Sep 13; 367(11):987-989. [Comments on updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening and updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening; cites articles by Catalona et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), which comments on recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012), and Owens et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011), which notes that "organizations that have led notable systematic reviews include the Evidence-based Practice Centers funded by" AHRQ.]

[See also articles by Valuck et al., Nemeth et al., and Casciato et al. (all in J Am Board Fam Med, 2012), and Zapka et al. and Galbraith et al. (both in J Gen Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above, and article by Wharam et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012), cited in AHRQ-Related Articles above.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Boulware LE. Comparative effectiveness research in kidney disease: a national priority. Am J Kidney Dis 2012 Sep 6; [Epub ahead of print]. [Mentions AHRQ's receipt of comparative effectiveness research funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 1-3: Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment, 2012; cites AHRQ technical review Criteria for Distinguishing Effectiveness From Efficacy Trials in Systematic Reviews, 2006; cites AHRQ topic abstracts Comparative Effectiveness of Intravenous Iron Formulations in the Treatment of Anemia in End Stage Renal Disease, 2012, Comparative Effectiveness of Early Versus Conventional Initiation of Dialysis, 2011, Comparative Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Therapies on Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes In End-Stage Renal Disease, 2011, and Comparative Effectiveness Research to Improve Anemia Management and Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), 2011, all published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Web site; cites AHRQ publication Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, and AHRQ's Career Development and Postdoctoral Training Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Fact Sheet, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored notices Request for Applications AHRQ Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) for Mid-Career and Senior Investigators (K18), 2012, as published on the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research Grants Web site; cites AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites article by Hoffman et al. (Health Aff, 2010), which discusses AHRQ's collaboration with various stakeholder organizations to help establish a national joint replacement registry “to track patients with joint replacements and their outcomes.”]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Viswanathan M, Golin CE, Jones CD, et al. Interventions to improve adherence to self-administered medications for chronic diseases in the United States: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 11; [Epub ahead of print]. [Supported in part by contract 290-2007-10056-I (to the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC); based on AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Closing the Quality Gap Series: Medication Adherence Interventions: Comparative Effectiveness, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; updates and builds on earlier AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2004 (prepared by the Stanford University-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017) and “is part of a larger initiative, Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science; uses risk of bias criteria and grades the strength of evidence for various health outcomes based on AHRQ publication Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, and AHRQ-authored articles by Norris, Atkins, Bruening, Fox, Johnson, Kane, Morton, Oremus, Ospina, Randhawa (second and fourth authors are former AHRQ researchers and tenth author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) and Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010); cites summary of Institute of Medicine report Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality, 2003, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

[See also AHRQ-funded articles by Valuck et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) and Nemeth et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

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

[See article by Headley (Nephrol Nurs J, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles above.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Simmons BB, Cirignano B, Gadegbeku AB. Transient ischemic attack: Part I. Diagnosis and evaluation. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 15; 86(6):521-526. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) as data source.]

Simmons BB, Gadegbeku AB, Cirignano B. Transient ischemic attack: Part II. Risk factor modification and treatment. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 15; 86(6):527-532. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as data source; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Gunning K, Pippitt K, Kiraly B, et al. Pediculosis and scabies: a treatment update. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 15; 86(6):535-541. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as data source.]

Saguil A, Phelps K. The spiritual assessment. Am Fam Physician 2012 Sep 15; 86(6):546-550. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as data source.]

American Journal of Surgery
Markin A, Habermann EB, Chow CJ, et al. Rurality and cancer surgery in the United States. Am J Surg 2012 Aug 17; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 1998-2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data as accessed on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site and AHRQ’s Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Olivar H, Sharar SR, Stephens LS, et al. Similar liability for trauma and nontrauma surgical anesthesia: a closed claims analysis. Anesth Analg 2012 Sep 13; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 1990-2001 HCUP NIS data; cites article by Bendavid et al. (Am J Med, 2007), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators to identify patients who had or were at risk for complications.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care and Research
Garg R, Sayles HR, Yu F, et al. Gout-related healthcare utilization in U.S. emergency departments, 2006 through 2008. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Sep 4; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing articles by Kim et al. (Arthritis Care Res, 2012 and 2011) and Allareddy et al. (Injury, 2011), which use  2008 HCUP NEDS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Atencion Primaria
Torijano-Casalengua ML, Olivera-Cañadas G, Astier-Peña MP, et al. [Validation of a questionnaire to assess patient safety culture in Spanish Primary Health Care professionals.] Aten Primaria 2012 Sep 13; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses AHRQ's Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site; concludes that the “translated, adapted, extended and validated AHRQ questionnaire is, in this setting, a reliable and useful instrument and it must be used for international comparisons”; cites AHRQ publication Improving Patient Safety in Medical Offices: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites European Society for Quality in Healthcare publication Use of Patient Safety Culture Instruments and Recommendations, 2010, which references AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Pediatrics
Patrick SW, Schumacher RE, Davis MM. Variation in lumbar punctures for early onset neonatal sepsis: a nationally representative serial cross-sectional analysis, 2003-2009. BMC Pediatr 2012 Aug 28; 12(1):134. [Uses 2003, 2006 and 2009 HCUP Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID), citing Introduction to the HCUP Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, 2008; cites article by Patrick et al. (JAMA, 2012), which uses 2000-2009 HCUP KID data.] Select to access the abstract.

European Urology
Kim SP, Shah ND, Karnes RJ, et al. Hospitalization costs for radical prostatectomy attributable to robotic surgery. Eur Urol 2012 Aug 20; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan and Miller (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 2003) and Friedman, Jiang, Elixhauser (researchers are in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Trinh QD, Bianchi M, Hansen J, et al. In-hospital mortality and failure to rescue after cytoreductive nephrectomy. Eur Urol 2012 Sep 7; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing NIS Description of Data Elements, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Ghaferi, Birkmeyer, and Dimick (Ann Surg, 2009) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Dao HE, Miller PE, Lee JH, et al. Transfer status is a risk factor for increased in-hospital mortality in patients with diverticular hemorrhage. Int J Colorectal Dis 2012 Aug 30; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data as generated on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site, and cites Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Crohn's and Colitis
Navaneethan U, Parasa S, Venkatesh PG, et al. Impact of inflammatory bowel disease on post-cholecystectomy complications and hospitalization costs: a Nationwide Inpatient Sample study. J Crohns Colitis 2012 Sep 5; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2006 to 2008 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005); classifies hospitals according to characteristics analyzed in article by Murphy et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2010), which uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ publication 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Method Series Report 2007-03, 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Endourology
Jacobs BL, Kaufman SR, Morgenstern H, et al. Trends in the treatment of adults with ureteropelvic junction obstruction. J Endourol 2012 Sep 11; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2009 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data as accessed on AHRQ’s MEPS Web site, citing MEPS HC-129 2009 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2011, and Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Colavita PD, Belyansky I, Walters AL, et al. Nationwide Inpatient Sample: have antireflux procedures undergone regionalization? J Gastrointest Surg 2012 Aug 22; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 1998-1999 and 2008-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2009; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005).]

Chu DI, Gainsbury ML, Howard LA, et al. Early versus late adhesiolysis for adhesive-related intestinal obstruction: a nationwide analysis of inpatient outcomes. J Gastrointest Surg 2012 Aug 23; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Fox JP, Desai MM, Krumholz HM, et al. Hospital-level outcomes associated with laparoscopic colectomy for cancer in the minimally invasive era. J Gastrointest Surg 2012 Sep 5; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2008-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2005-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kong MC, Nahata MC, Lacombe VA, et al. Association between race, depression, and antiretroviral therapy adherence in a low-income population with HIV infection. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Sep; 27(9):1159-1164. [Uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Gebo, Fleishman, Conviser, Reilly, Korthuis, Moore, Hellinger, Keiser, Rubin, Crane, Hellinger (second and eleventh authors are, respectively, researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2005) and Shapiro, Morton, McCaffrey, Senterfitt, Fleishman et al. (JAMA, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Oncology Practice
Kozma CM, Dickson M, Chia V, et al. Trends in neutropenia-related inpatient events. J Oncol Pract 2012 May; 8(3):149-155. [Uses 1989-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1989-2007, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pain
Gaskin DJ, Richard P. The economic costs of pain in the United States. J Pain 2012 Aug; 13(8):715-724. [Uses 2008 MEPS data, citing 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).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques
Chitale R, Campbell PG, Yadla S, et al. International Classification of Disease Clinical Modification 9 modeling of a patient comorbidity score predicts incidence of perioperative complications in a Nationwide Inpatient Sample assessment of complications in spine surgery. J Spinal Disord Tech 2012 Sep 6; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP NIS data, 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 articles by Wang et al. (Spine, 2007), Grat et al. (Spine, 2006), and Deyo et al. (Spine, 2005) which use various HCUP NIS datasets.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Kilic A, Shah AS, Conte JV, et al. Operative outcomes in mitral valve surgery: Combined effect of surgeon and hospital volume in a population-based analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Aug 20; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2003-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003 and 2002) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

LaPar DJ, Stukenborg GJ, Lau CL, et al. Differences in reported esophageal cancer resection outcomes between national clinical and administrative databases. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Aug 29; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2002-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Nusrat S, Bielefeldt K. Gastroparesis on the rise: incidence vs awareness? Neurogastroenterol Motil 2012 Sep 2; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 1994-2009 HCUP NIS and HCUP NEDS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Diabetes
Bagdure D, Rewers A, Campagna E, et al. Epidemiology of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome in children hospitalized in USA. Pediatr Diabetes 2012 Aug 28; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 1997, 2000, 2003,  2006, and 2009 HCUP KID data and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, both published on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Lillehei CW, Gauvreau K, Jenkins KJ. Risk adjustment for neonatal surgery: a method for comparison of in-hospital mortality. Pediatrics 2012 Sep; 130(3):e568-e574. [Uses 2000 and 2003 KID data.] Select to access the abstract.

Task Force on Circumcision. Male circumcision. Pediatrics 2012 Sep; 130(3):e756-e785. [Uses 1999-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Davis MA, Onega T, Weeks WB, et al. Where the United States spends its spine dollars: expenditures on different ambulatory services for the management of back and neck conditions. Spine 2012 Sep 1; 37(19):1693-1701. [Uses 1999-2008 MEPS data, citing Download Data Files, Documentation, and Codebooks, as published on AHRQ’s MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Stewart DB, Hollenbeak C, Boltz M. Renal transplant status in patients undergoing colorectal surgery: Is immunosuppression safer than kidney disease? Surgery 2012 Aug 25; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 2004-2008 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ comorbidity measures listed in Table I, Characteristics of patients hospitalized in the nationwide in-patient sample for colorectal procedures stratified by chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, and renal transplant.] Select to access the abstract.

Thrombosis Research
Stein PD, Matta F, Alrifai A, et al. Trends in case fatality rate in pulmonary embolism according to stability and treatment. Thromb Res 2012 Aug 18; [Epub ahead of print]. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2008, as published on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

World Journal of Gastroenterology
Rosales-Velderrain A, Bowers SP, Goldberg RF, et al. National trends in resection of the distal pancreas. World J Gastroenterol 2012 Aug 28; 18(32):4342-4349. [Uses 2003-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003-2009, as published on AHRQ’s HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

[See also AHRQ-funded articles by Peterson et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012),Gorman, O'Malley, and Fagnan (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012), Zapka et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012), Wong et al. (Patient Educ Couns, 2012), all cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Current as of September 2012
Internet Citation: Qualitative evaluation to explain success of multifaceted technology-driven hypertension intervention: Articles of Interest, September 14, 2012. September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20120914.html