Comparative Effectiveness of Sulfonylurea and Metformin Monotherapy on Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Articles of Interest, November 9, 2012

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

 

Annals of Internal Medicine
Roumie CL, Hung AM, Greevy RA, et al. Comparative effectiveness of sulfonylurea and metformin monotherapy on cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 6; 157(9):601-10. [Supported in part by Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) contract 290-05-0042; cites AHRQ-funded systematic reviews by Bennett et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) on the comparative effectiveness and safety of medications for type 2 diabetes, and Bolen et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on the comparative effectiveness and safety of oral medications for type 2 diabetes mellitus, both prepared by the John Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-02-0018; see comments by Nissen (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles below.] Select to access the abstract.

 

BMC Emergency Medicine
Karaca Z, Wong HS, Mutter RL. Duration of patients' visits to the hospital emergency department. BMC Emerg Med 2012 Nov 6; 12(1):15. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) data for Arizona, Massachusetts, and Utah, and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing HCUP program Dx_Pr_Grps_Formats.TXT, 2012, HCUP Central Distributor, and NIS Description of Data Elements, Median household income for patient's ZIP Code (based on current year) and Bedsize of hospital, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and cites the Web site for further information about HCUP databases; acknowledges AHRQ research seminar participants and HCUP contributing data organizations.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Anderson ML, Peterson ED, Brennan JM, et al. Short- and long-term outcomes of coronary stenting in women versus men: results from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services cohort. Circulation 2012 Oct 30; 126(18):2190-9. [Supported in part by DEcIDE contract HHSAA290-2005-0032-TO4-WA2 (as part of the Cardiovascular Consortium under project 24-EHC-1); uses indirect patient identifiers described in AHRQ-funded/authored article by Douglas, Brennan, Anstrom, Sedrakyan (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Cardiology
Chin CT, Wang TY, Li S, et al. Comparison of the prognostic value of peak creatine kinase-MB and troponin levels among patients with acute myocardial infarction: a report from the Acute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network Registry—Get With The Guidelines. Clin Cardiol 2012; 35(7):424-9. [Supported by grant U18 HS16964.] Select to access the abstract.

Contemporary Clinical Trials
Saag KG, Mohr PE, Esmail L, et al. Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of pragmatic clinical trials in older adults in the United States. Contemp Clin Trials 2012 Nov; 33(6):1211-16. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS16956 (to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for the Deep South Musculoskeletal program); mentions AHRQ's facilitation of the expansion of practice based research networks (PBRNs) throughout the U.S.; notes AHRQ's provision of CERTs funding to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and its partners to "to develop and test a centralized web based informed consent system"; cites AHRQ's PBRN Web site and AHRQ publication, AHRQ Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs). Fact Sheet, 2001 (revised 2011), as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Hypertension in Pregnancy
You WB, Wolf M, Bailey SC, et al. Factors associated with patient understanding of preeclampsia. Hypertens Pregnancy 2012; 31(3):341-9. [First author is supported by National Research Service Award (NSRA) postdoctoral fellowship institutional grant T32 HS00078-11.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Zimmermann LJ, Thompson JA, Persell SD. Electronic health record identification of prediabetes and an assessment of unmet counselling needs. J Eval Clin Pract 2012 Aug; 18(4):861-5. [Supported by institutional NRSA grant 5 T32 HS00078-13 (to first author) and Career Development Award grant 1 K08 HS15647-01 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Poon EG, Kachalia A, Puopolo AL, et al. Cognitive errors and logistical breakdowns contributing to missed and delayed diagnoses of breast and colorectal cancers: a process analysis of closed malpractice claims. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Nov; 27(11):1416-23. [Supported in part by grant HS11886-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Marcum ZA, Pugh MJ, Amuan ME, et al. Prevalence of potentially preventable unplanned hospitalizations caused by therapeutic failures and adverse drug withdrawal events among older veterans. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2012 Aug; 67(8):867-74. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS17695 and R01 HS18721.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Saadi A, Bond B, Percac-Lima S. Perspectives on preventive health care and barriers to breast cancer screening among Iraqi women refugees. J Immigr Minor Health 2012 Aug; 14(4):633-9. [Supported in part by grant 1 R18 HS19161-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Hardeman RR, García C, Pagán JA. Where would you rather live if you were insured? Assessing community uninsurance spillover effects on the insured. J Immigr Minor Health 2012 Aug; 14(4):706-14. [Supported in part by grant R24 HS17003.] Select to access the abstract.

Percac-Lima S, Milosavljevic B, Oo SA, et al. Patient navigation to improve breast cancer screening in Bosnian refugees and immigrants. J Immigr Minor Health 2012 Aug; 14(4):727-730. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS19161-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Sittig DF, Singh H. Electronic health records and national patient-safety goals. N Engl J Med 2012 Nov 8; 367(19):1854-60. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS17820; names AHRQ as a stakeholder in efforts to measure and prevent safety events; recommends further discussion and consensus among AHRQ and other organizations facilitated by the adoption of "future national patient-safety goals." Also refer to AHRQ-funded articled by Jonas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and by Wang et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Summaries for Patients. How do older diabetes drugs compare in their effects on heart and blood vessel disease? Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 6; 157(9):1-28. [Based on AHRQ-funded article by Roumie et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Regan S, Viana JC, Reyen M, et al. Prevalence and predictors of smoking by inpatients during a hospital stay. Arch Intern Med 2012 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Schroeder SA. Smoking among hospitalized patients: another opportunity to improve patients' health. Arch Intern Med 2012 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; comments on article by Regan et al. cited above in this section.]

Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief
Fronstin P, Adams N. Employment-based retiree health benefits: trends in access and coverage, 1997-2010. EBRI Issue Brief 2012 Oct; (377):1-23. [Uses 1997-2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data from Insurance Component National-Level Summary Tables, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, to develop estimates of health insurance offered to retirees by various organizational types.]

Ethnicity and Disease
Ekperi LI, Greene S, Dehal A, et al. Health insurance coverage among diabetic adults from three major ethnic groups in the United States. Ethn Dis 2012 Autumn; 22(4):486-91. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Meyers (director in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2006) and Jiang, Andrews, Stryer, and Friedman (first, second, and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and third author is former AHRQ center director) (Am J Public Health, 2005), which uses 1999 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by DeVoe et al. (Diabetes Care, 2009), Pamboukian et al. (Ethn Dis, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
Giuliano C, Kale-Pradhan PB, Johnson LB. Early response of ceftaroline fosamic in the treatment of soft-tissue infections. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol 2012 Sep; 5(5):509-12. [Cites "Exhibit 2.5 Most Frequent Principal Diagnoses by Payer" from AHRQ publication, HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2009, 2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Dentzer S. A sampler from spending to system transformation. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2362. [Comments on articles by Burns and Pauly (Health Aff, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles and by Cunningham (Health Aff, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Meyer H. Many accountable care organizations are now up and running, if not off to the races. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2363-7. [Comments on articles by Larson et al. cited below in this section and by Burns and Pauly (Health Aff, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

Fisher ES, Shortell SM, Kreindler SA, et al. A framework for evaluating the formation, implementation, and performance of accountable care organizations. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2368-78. [Notes impacts on AHRQ funding from possible future discretionary spending cuts.] Select to access the abstract.

Larson BK, Van Citters AD, Kreindler SA, et al. Insights from transformations under way at four Brookings-Dartmouth accountable care organization pilot sites. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2395-406. [Cites article by Fisher et al. cited above in this section.]

Nutting PA, Crabtree BF, McDaniel RR. Small primary care practices face four hurdles—including a physician-centric mind-set—in becoming medical homes. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2417-22. [Mentions that first author was the "founding director of the Division of Primary Care" with AHRQ; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Crabtree et al. (Med Care, 2011) and Crabtree, Miller, and Stange (J Fam Pract, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Rosenberg CN, Peele P, Keyser D, et al. Results from a patient-centered medical home pilot at UPMC Health Plan hold lessons for broader adoption of the model. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2423-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landon et al. (Health Aff, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Eddy DM, Adler J, Morris M. The 'Global Outcomes Score': a quality measure, based on health outcomes, that compares current care to a target level of care. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2441-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ornstein et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

David Eddy created the Archimedes model to predict and analyze care. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2451-52. [Comments on article by Eddy et al. cited above in this section.]

Chesluk BJ, Bernabeo E, Hess B, et al. A new tool to give hospitalists feedback to improve interprofessional teamwork and advance patient care. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2485-92. [Discusses AHRQ's Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS), citing article by Thomas (BMJ Qual Saf, 2011); cites AHRQ-funded article by Makary et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Cramm JM, Nieboer AP. In the Netherlands, rich interaction among professionals conducting disease management led to better chronic care. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2493-500. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Noel, Lanham, Leykum, and Parchman (former AHRQ researcher) (Health Care Manage Rev, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Salmon D, Yih WK, Lee G, et al. Success of program linking data sources to monitor H1N1 vaccine safety points to potential for even broader safety surveillance. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2518-27. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Brown et al. (Med Care, 2010) and Maro et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Krupka DC, Sandberg WS, Weeks WB. The impact on hospitals of reducing surgical complications suggests many will need shared savings programs with payers. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2571-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa and Hellinger (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Serv Res, 2008) and Zhan and Miller (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Nicholas et al. (Arch Surg, 2010) and Katz et al. (J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Swan BA. A nurse learns firsthand that you may fend for yourself after a hospital stay. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2579-82. [Mentions the collection of data through AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) to construct quality measures for accountable care organizations.]

Healthcare Design
Taylor E. Evidence-based design and the Pebble Project: 12 years later. Healthc Des 2012 Sep; 12(9):16. [Mentions Pebble Partners' participation in an AHRQ grant for designing for patient safety.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
O'Malley AS, Samuel D, Bond AM, et al. After-hours care and its coordination with primary care in the U.S. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Nov; 27(11):1406-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lowe et al. (Med Care, 2005) and Lee et al. (Pediatrics, 2002); cites article by Mehrotra et al. (Health Aff, 2008), which cites MEPS Table 1: Usual Source of Health Care and Selected Population Characteristics, United States, 2004 from MEPS Component Data, Table Compendium, 2006, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Gonzalo J, Herzig S, Reynolds E, et al. Factors associated with non-compliance during 16-hour long call shifts. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Nov; 27(11):1424-31. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine report, Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Nuckols et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009), Arora and Meltzer D (Arch Intern Med, 2008), Goitein et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008), Landrigan et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007, JAMA, 2006, and N Engl J Med, 2004), and Fletcher et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Pincavage AT, Ratner S, Prochaska ML, et al. Outcomes for resident-identified high-risk patients and resident perspectives of year-end continuity clinic handoffs. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Nov; 27(11):1438-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Edelson et al. (J Hosp Med, 2011); cites articles by Arora et al. (J Hosp Med, 2009), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Network as a data source, and Vidyarthi et al. (J Hosp Med, 2006), which cites various AHRQ documents.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Neuman MI, Hall M, Hersh AL, et al. Influence of hospital guidelines on management of children hospitalized with pneumonia. Pediatrics 2012 Nov; 130(5):e823-e830. [Mentions data on pediatric hospitalizations accounted for by participating hospitals in this study, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ publication, Care of Children and Adolescents in U.S. Hospitals, HCUP Fact Book 4, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

McCormick EV, Durfee J, Vogt TM, et al. Physician attitudes regarding school-located vaccinations. Pediatrics 2012 Nov; 130(5):887-96. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Cummings, Savitz, and Konrad (Health Serv Res, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

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

 

Annals of Internal Medicine
Knudsen AB, Hur C, Gazelle GS, et al. Rescreening of persons with a negative colonoscopy result: results from a microsimulation model. Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 6; 157(9):611-20. [Mentions that the Simulation Model of Colorectal Cancer (SimCRC) "has been used to inform the [USPSTF] guidelines on colorectal cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and related USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis by Zauber et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ/CMS-sponsored technology assessment, Cost-Effectiveness of DNA Stool Testing to Screen for Colorectal Cancer: Report to AHRQ and CMS from the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) for MISCAN and SimCRC Models, 2007, as accessed on the CMS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

 

Jonas DE, Garbutt JC, Amick HR, et al. Behavioral counseling after screening for alcohol misuse in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 6; 157(9):645-54, W-211-W212. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10056-I; updates USPSTF 2004 recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse, citing recommendations and evidence summary by Whitlock et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004); based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Screening, Behavioral Counseling, and Referral in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, 2012, which updates systematic evidence review, Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Risky/Harmful Alcohol Use, 2004; uses criteria from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews of Medical Interventions, 2010, and USPSTF Grade Definitions from USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001); gives definitions of "behavioral counseling" and "counseling" from USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Whitlock et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002) on evaluating primary care behavioral counseling interventions; cites AHRQ-authored article by Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (third and seventh authors are, respectively, former AHRQ researcher and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program and Evidence-based Practice Centers program.] Select to access the abstract.

Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for hearing loss in older adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 6; 157(9):655-61, W-217. [Updates 1996 USPSTF recommendations on screening for hearing impairment in older adults, citing USPSTF evidence synthesis, Screening for Hearing Loss in Adults Ages 50 Years and Older: A Review of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, related USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011), and previous USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd edition, 1996; cites article by Yueh et al. (JAMA, 2003), which uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™.] Select to access the abstract.

Weinberg DS, Schoen RE. Colorectal cancer screening: America's next top model? Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 6; 157(9):673-4. [Mentions the USPSTF's "A" rating for colorectal cancer screening, citing USPSTF-sponsored targeted, updated systematic review on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

MacMillan HL, Feder G. Screening women for intimate partner violence. Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 6; 157(9):676. [Comments on USPSTF-sponsored systematic review to update USPSTF recommendations on screening women for intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Nelson HD. Screening women for intimate partner violence. Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 6; 157(9):676-7. [Replies to comments by MacMillan and Feder cited above in this section; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.]

Contraception
Tepper NK, Curtis KM, Steenland MW, et al. Physical examination prior to initiating hormonal contraception: a systematic review. Contraception 2012 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print. Uses the USPSTF quality of evidence grading system to assess the quality each study, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

 

Annals of Internal Medicine
Wang SY, Olson-Kellogg B, Shamliyan TA, et al. Physical therapy interventions for knee pain secondary to osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 6; 157(9):632-44. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10064-I to the Minnesota EPC; assesses strength of evidence of selected studies according to AHRQ-authored article by Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (third and seventh authors are former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program; based AHRQ comparative effectiveness reviews, Physical Therapy for Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis, 2012 (prepared by the same EPC under the same contract) and Comparative Effectiveness of Physical Therapy for Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis, 2011 (as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site); uses methodologies from AHRQ-authored articles by Fu, Gartlehner, Grant, Shamliyan, Sedrakyan (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) and Chou, Aronson, Atkins et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), both on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Analgesics for Osteoarthritis, 2006, and AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Nissen SE. Cardiovascular effects of diabetes drugs: emerging from the dark ages. Ann Intern Med 2012 Nov 6; 157(9):671-2. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Bolen et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on comparative effectiveness and safety of oral medications for type 2 diabetes mellitus, prepared by the John Hopkins University EPC under 290-02-0018; comments on AHRQ-funded article by Roumie et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Kangovi S, Long JA, Emanuel E. Community health workers combat readmission. Arch Intern Med 2012 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions, 2009, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-2007-10056-I; cites AHRQ publications, All-Cause Readmissions by Payer and Age, 2008, HCUP Statistical Brief 115, 2011 (as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site), and Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations among Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles, 2008, HCUP Statistical Brief 96, 2010, as published on the National Library of Medicine's NCBI Bookshelf Web site; cites innovation profile Program Uses "Pathways" to Confirm Those At-Risk Connect to Community Based Health and Social Services, Leading to Improved Outcomes, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange Web site.]

Ethnicity and Disease
Walker JL, Ruiz RJ, Chinn JJ, et al. Discrimination, acculturation and other predictors of depression among pregnant Hispanic women. Ethn Dis 2012 Autumn; 22(4):497-503. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Gavin et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2005) on the prevalence and incidence of perinatal depression, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-02-0016.] Select to access the abstract.

Future of Children
Goldman SR. Adolescent literacy: learning and understanding content. Future Child 2012 Fall; 22(2):89-116. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

 

Health Affairs
Burns LR, Pauly MV. Accountable care organizations may have difficulty avoiding the failures of integrated delivery networks of the 1990s. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2407-16. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006; comments on conclusions in AHRQ publication, Clinical Decision Support Systems: State of the Art, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Health Information Technically (HIT) Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Xue Y, Smith J, Freund DA, et al. Supplemental nurses are just as educated, slightly less experienced, and more diverse compared to permanent nurses. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2510-17. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nursing Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007, prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Castle (Res Gerontol Nurs, 2009) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Greysen SR, Allen R, Lucas GI, et al. Understanding transitions in care from hospital to homeless shelter: a mixed-methods, community-based participatory approach. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Nov; 27(11):1484-91. [Cites article by Peikes et al. (JAMA, 2009), which uses AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 1: Series Overview and Methodology, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Horowitz et al. (Circulation, 2009), Hwang et al. (J Urban Health, 2009), and Kushel et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003);.] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Economic$
Butler V, Clinton C, Sagi HK. Applying science and strategy to operating room workforce management. Nurs Econ 2012 Sep-Oct; 30(5):275-81. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nurse Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007; cites AHRQ publications, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, and Research in Action: Hospital Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care, 2004.]

Pediatrics
Maglione MA, Gans D, Das L, et al. Nonmedical interventions for children with ASD: recommended guidelines and further research needs. Pediatrics 2012 Nov; 130(5 Suppl 2):S169-S178. [Presents guidelines developed with assistance from the Southern California EPC, who conducted the systematic review, assembled the report of results, and developed evidence-based guidelines; assesses the strength of evidence for intervention effectiveness using guidance suggested by AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (third and seventh authors are, respectively, former AHRQ researcher and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010, on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program) and Atkins et al. (BMJ, 2004), on the Grade Working Group methodology; sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).]

Psychiatric Services
Jonas DE, Mansfield AJ, Curtis P, et al. Identifying priorities for patient-centered outcomes research for serious mental illness. Psychiatr Serv 2012 Nov 1; 63(11):1125-30. [Supported by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contract 290-2007-10056-I and based on AHRQ research white paper Identifying Priorities for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research for Serious Mental Illness, 2011, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under the same contract; mentions AHRQ's support of patient-centered outcomes research activities through its Effective Health Care (EHC) program, citing What Is the Effective Health Care Program?, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Roumie et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in the AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Knudsen et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

JAMA
Armstrong K. Genomics and health care disparities: the role of statistical discrimination. JAMA 2012 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ's NHQR/NHDR, 2010.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Klein NP, Hansen J, Chao C, et al. Safety of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine administered routinely to females. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Oct 1. [Epub. Uses 2006-2008 HCUP data, citing Tools & Software, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

European Journal of Epidemiology
Ken-Dror G, Humphries SE, Kumari M, et al. A genetic instrument for Mendelian randomization of fibrinogen. Eur J Epidemiol 2012 Apr; 27(4):267-79. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Stimpfel AW, Sloane DM, Aiken LH. The longer the shifts for hospital nurses, the higher the levels of burnout and patient dissatisfaction. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2501-9. [Uses Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) survey data, citing HCAHPS: Patients' Perspectives of Care Survey, as published on the CMS Web site; uses risk adjustment methods described in CAHPS-related article by Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stone et al. (Med Care, 2007) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

 

Cunningham PJ. Despite The recession's effects on incomes and jobs, the share of people with high medical costs was mostly unchanged. Health Aff 2012 Nov; 31(11):2563-70. [Uses 2001 and 2006-2009 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Gellad, Donohue, Zhao, Zhang, and Banthin (former AHRQ researcher) (Health Aff, 2012) and Banthin, Cunningham, and Bernard (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively) (Health Aff, 2008); author acknowledges that he was a former AHRQ researcher.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Asthma
Silva D, Couto M, Delgado L, et al. A systematic review of statin efficacy in asthma. J Asthma 2012 Nov; 49(9):885-94. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse for literature review.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Lum HD, Studenski SA, Degenholtz HB, et al. Early hospital readmission is a predictor of one-year mortality in community-dwelling older Medicare beneficiaries. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Nov; 27(11):1467-74. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software, citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2012, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

McCormick D, Sayah A, Lokko H, et al. Access to care after Massachusetts' health care reform: a safety net hospital patient survey. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Nov; 27(11):1548-54. [Uses AHRQ's emergency severity index, citing AHRQ publication, Emergency Severity Index, Version 4: Implementation Handbook, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Andrews AL, Teufel RJ 2nd, Basco WT Jr, et al. A cost-effectiveness analysis of inhaled corticosteroid delivery for children with asthma in the emergency department. J Pediatr 2012 Nov; 161(5):903-7.e1. [Uses 2006 HCUP "mean length of stay per asthma admission of 2.2 days."] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Sutton M, Nikolova S, Boaden R, et al. Reduced mortality with hospital pay for performance in England. N Engl J Med 2012 Nov 8; 367(19):1821-8. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Leventhal JM, Gaither JR. Incidence of serious injuries due to physical abuse in the United States: 1997 to 2009. Pediatrics 2012 Nov; 130(5):e847-e852. [Uses 1997-2009 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-authored article by Karaca, Wong, and Mutter (BMC Emerg Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/ Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Comparative Effectiveness of Sulfonylurea and Metformin Monotherapy on Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Articles of Interest, November 9, 2012. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20121109.html