Aid-assisted Decision Making and Colorectal Cancer Screening: a Randomized Controlled Trial

Articles of Interest, December 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.
  • 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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Schroy PC 3rd, Emmons KM, Peters E, et al. Aid-assisted decision making and colorectal cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med 2012 Dec; 43(6):573-83. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13912; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2002); cites USPSTF-sponsored article on methodologies for shared decision making about screening and chemoprevention (Am J Prev Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Meissner HI, Klabunde CN, Breen N, et al. Breast and colorectal cancer screening: U.S. primary care physicians' reports of barriers. Am J Prev Med 2012 Dec; 43(6):584-9. [Supported by inter-agency agreements Y3-PC-5019-01 and Y3-PC-5019-02; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Davidoff AJ, Erten M, Shaffer T, et al. Out-of-pocket health care expenditure burden for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer. Cancer 2012 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print. First author is a current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and was at the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, at time of publication.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Interventions in Aging
Monahan PO, Boustani MA, Alder C, et al. Practical clinical tool to monitor dementia symptoms: the HABC-Monitor. Clin Interv Aging 2012; 7:143-57. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS19818-01; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for dementia in primary care.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Morrison F, Shubina M, Goldberg SI, et al. Performance of primary care physicians and other providers on key process measures in the treatment of diabetes. Diabetes Care 2012 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant 5 R18 HS17030; uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Cannon JA, Altom LK, Deierhoi RJ, et al. Preoperative oral antibiotics reduce surgical site infection following elective colorectal resections. Dis Colon Rectum 2012 Nov; 55(11):1160-6. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS13852.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Vander Weg MW, Rosenthal GE, Vaughan Sarrazin M. Smoking bans linked to lower hospitalizations for heart attacks and lung disease among Medicare beneficiaries. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2699-707. [Third author is supported in part by Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Patient Centered Outcomes Research for Mid-Career and Senior Investigators grant K18 HS21992.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Kruse GB, Polsky D, Stuart EA, et al. The impact of hospital pay-for-performance on hospital and Medicare costs. Health Serv Res 2012 Dec; 47(6):2118-36. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18409-01; uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Erten MZ, Stuart B, Davidoff AJ, et al. How does drug treatment for diabetes compare between Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans (MAPDs) and stand-alone prescription drug plans (PDPs)? Health Serv Res 2012 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print. First author is a current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and was at the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, at time of publication.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospitals and Health Networks Daily
Garman A, McAlearney A, Robbins J, Harrison M. Getting to zero on CLABSIs—and staying there. Hosp Health Netw Daily 2012 Dec 05; Online. [Last author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; discusses AHRQ's implementation of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Project (CUSP) project (in collaboration with the American Hospital Association and Johns Hopkins Medicine), and its impact on reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs).]

Infection Control Today
Clancy CM. New patient safety improvement toolkit builds on clinical best practices, science of safety. Infect Control Today 2012 Dec 07; Online. [Author is the AHRQ director; discusses AHRQ's expanded funding on preventing health care-associated infections with emphasis on CLABSIs and implementation of the CUSP project with "key project partners from the American Hospital Association and Johns Hopkins Medicine"; cites AHRQ press release, AHRQ Patient Safety Project Reduces Bloodstream Infections by 40 Percent, 2012, CUSP Toolkit, and The Role of the Nurse Manager, all accessed on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ summary of publication, Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor's Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Patient Safety Network (PSNet) Web site.]

Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Walia H, Strohl K, Koo B, et al. Are sleep symptoms predictors of resistant hypertension in a population-based sample? Findings from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey. J Clin Hypertens 2012 Aug; 14(8):530-6. [Supported in part by grant HS00059-14.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volandes AE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Mitchell SL, et al. Randomized controlled trial of a video decision support tool for cardiopulmonary resuscitation decision making in advanced cancer. J Clin Oncol 2012 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant K08 HS18780 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research 
Holve E, Hamilton Lopez M, Scott L, et al. A tall order on a tight timeframe: stakeholder perspectives on comparative effectiveness research using electronic clinical data. J Comp Eff Res 2012 Sep; 1(5):441-51. [Supported by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 grant U13 HS19564-91, Electronic Data Methods Forum for Comparative Effectiveness Research, awarded to AcademyHealth to harmonize 11 ARRA research projects funded under AHRQ grants Prospective Outcome Systems using Patient-specific Electronic data to Compare Tests and Therapies (PROSPECT), Scalable Distributed Research Networks (DRN) for CER, and the Enhanced Registry for Quality Improvement (QI) to build infrastructure and methods to conduct CER, patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and QI with electronic clinical data (ECD) projects, citing AHRQ-authored article by Randhawa and Slutsky (researcher in and director of, respectively, AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Med Care, 2012) and AHRQ-funded articles by Holve, Segal, and Hamilton Lopez (both in Med Care, 2012); uses AHRQ project officer and Steering Committee leadership review to develop the study's stakeholder groups, citing Steering Committee as published on the EDM Forum Web site; cites American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Investments in Comparative Effectiveness Research for Data Infrastructure. Fact Sheet, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of Digital Imaging
Lacson R, Andriole KP, Prevedello LM, et al. Information from Searching Content with an Ontology-Utilizing Toolkit (iSCOUT). J Digit Imaging 2012 Aug; 25(4):512-19. [Supported in part by grant 1 R18 HS19635.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Economics
Sullivan SD, Carlson JJ, Hansen RN. Comparative effectiveness research in the United States: a progress report. J Med Econ 2012 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by K12 Scholars in Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research grants K12 HS19482 and K12 HS21686 (to second and third authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Dattalo M, Giovannetti ER, Scharfstein D, et al. Who participates in chronic disease self-management (CDSM) programs? Differences between participants and nonparticipants in a population of multimorbid older adults. Med Care 2012 Dec; 50(12):1071-5. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS14580.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Zoëga H, Valdimarsdóttir UA, Hernández-Díaz S. Age, academic performance, and stimulant prescribing for ADHD: a nationwide cohort study. Pediatrics 2012 Dec; 130(6):1012-18. [Supported by grant R01 HS18533 (to third author, attributed to NIH).] Select to access the abstract.

Wisk LE, Witt WP. Predictors of delayed or forgone needed health care for families with children. Pediatrics 2012 Dec; 130(6):1027-37. [Supported in part by pre-doctoral NRSA grant T32 HS00083 (first author is principal investigator); uses 2001-2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Ray KN, Lorch SA. Hospitalization of rural and urban infants during the first year of life. Pediatrics 2012 Dec; 130(6):1084-93. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS15696.] Select to access the abstract.

Nabi-Burza E, Regan S, Drehmer J, et al. Parents smoking in their cars with children present. Pediatrics 2012 Dec; 130(6):e1471-e1478. [Supported in part by AHRQ, grant information not given.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Backes AC, Kuo GM. The association between functional health literacy and patient-reported recall of medications at outpatient pharmacies. Res Social Adm Pharm 2012 Jul; 8(4):349-54. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS14552 (to second author). Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Patnode 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.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Bharwani AM, Harris GC, Southwick FS. Perspective: a business school view of medical interprofessional rounds: transforming rounding groups into rounding teams. Acad Med 2012 Dec; 87(12):1768-71. [Cites AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS®: National Implementation Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Academic Pediatrics
Wallander JL, Fradkin C, Chien AT, et al. Racial/ethnic disparities in health-related quality of life and health in children are largely mediated by family contextual differences. Acad Pediatr 2012 Nov; 12(6):532-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Shone, Dick, Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Pediatrics, 2003) and AHRQ-funded articles by Starfield, Robertson, and Riley (Ambul Pediatr, 2002) and Starfield et al. (J Epidemiol Community Health, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Dunlop JC, Meltzer JA, Silver EJ, et al. Is nonperforated pediatric appendicitis still considered a surgical emergency? A survey of pediatric surgeons. Acad Pediatr 2012 Nov; 12(6):567-71. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004) and Weinger and Ancoli-Israel (JAMA, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Savas LS, Fernández ME, Jobe D, et al. Human papillomavirus vaccine: 2-1-1 helplines and minority parent decision-making. Am J Prev Med 2012 Dec; 43(6 Suppl 5):S490-S496. [Cites AHRQ publication, Health Care for Minority Women: Recent Findings, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Rao G, Kirley K. The future of obesity treatment: accessible, inexpensive, and technology based? Arch Intern Med 2012 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa, Bernard, Du, and Steiner (first and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2009); comments on article by Ma et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.]

Circulation
Marui A, Okabayashi H, Komiya T, et al. Benefits of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in high-risk patients. Circulation 2012 Sep 11; 126(11 Suppl 1):S151-S157. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Sedrakyan (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (Stroke, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Börgermann J, Hakim K, Renner A, et al. Clampless off-pump versus conventional coronary artery revascularization: a propensity score analysis of 788 patients. Circulation 2012 Sep 11; 126(11 Suppl 1):S176-S182. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Sedrakyan (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (Stroke, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Newhouse JP, Price M, Huang J, McWilliams JM, Hsu J. Steps to reduce favorable risk selection in Medicare Advantage largely succeeded, boding well for health insurance exchanges. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2618-28. [Notes that last author has served as principal investigator of a series of AHRQ projects yielding awards such as articles of the year from both AcademyHealth and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.] Select to access the abstract.

Landon BE, Zaslavsky AM, Saunders RC, et al. Analysis of Medicare Advantage HMOs compared with traditional Medicare shows lower use of many services during 2003-09. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2609-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneider et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), Landon et al. (JAMA, 2004), and Zaslavsky and Buntin (Inquiry, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

McWilliams JM, Hsu J, Newhouse JP. New risk-adjustment system was associated with reduced favorable selection in Medicare Advantage. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2630-40. [Notes that second author serves as principal investigator on a series of AHRQ grants, publications from which have garnered awards such as articles of the year from both AcademyHealth and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research; cites AHRQ-authored article by Hellinger and Wong (authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Kind AJ, Jensen L, Barczi S, et al. Low-cost transitional care with nurse managers making mostly phone contact with patients cut rehospitalization at a VA hospital. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2659-68. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety Primers: Medication Reconciliation, as published on AHRQ's Patient Safety Network (PSNet) Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Moore, McGinn, and Halm (Arch Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Murtagh L, Gallagher TH, Andrew P, et al. Disclosure-and-resolution programs that include generous compensation offers may prompt a complex patient response. 2012 Dec; 31(12):2681-9. [Mentions AHRQ-funded demonstration projects testing the disclosure-and-resolution approach, citing Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety: Demonstration Grants, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gallagher, Studdert, and Levinson (N Engl J Med, 2007), Wu et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2009), and Mazor et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Yang W, Dall TM, Zhang Y, et al. Simulation of quitting smoking in the military shows higher lifetime medical spending more than offset by productivity gains. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2717-26. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Welch JR. As she lay dying: how I fought to stop medical errors from killing my mom. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2817-20. [Mentions AHRQ's guide to help organizations develop patient and family advisory councils to improve all aspects of patient and family care.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Gilmer TP, O'Connor PJ, Sperl-Hillen JM, et al. Cost-effectiveness of an electronic medical record based clinical decision support system. Health Serv Res 2012 Dec; 47(6):2137-58. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Parchman et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Shi L, Lebrun LA, Zhu J, et al. Clinical quality performance in U.S. health centers. Health Serv Res 2012 Dec; 47(6):2225-49. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007), Chin et al. (Med Care, 2007, Diabetes Care, 2004, and Am J Public Health, 2000), and Hicks et al. (Health Aff, 2006); cites AHRQ-authored George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services Research Brief by Dor, Pylypchuck (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al., 2008, which uses 2002-2005 MEPS data and USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Carlin CS, Christianson JB, Keenan P, et al. Chronic illness and patient satisfaction. Health Serv Res 2012 Dec; 47(6):2250-72. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Parchman, Noël, and Lee (Med Care, 2005), Werner and Asch (JAMA, 2005), and Hofer et al. (JAMA, 1999); cites articles by Keenan et al. (Med Care, 2009), which uses 2003-2004 Consumer Assessments of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)® survey data, and Boyd et al. (JAMA, 2005), which uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) to locate evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for various chronic diseases.] Select to access the abstract.

Martsolf GR, Alexander JA, Shi Y, et al. The patient-centered medical home and patient experience. Health Serv Res 2012 Dec; 47(6):2273-95. [Cites AHRQ publication, Improving Evaluations of the Medical Home, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Resource Center Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by DeVoe et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2008) and Hays et al. (Med Care, 1999), on the psychometric properties of the CAHPS 1.0 survey measures.] Select to access the abstract.

Grabowski DC, Stevenson DG, Cornell PY. Assisted living expansion and the market for nursing home care. Health Serv Res 2012 Dec; 47(6):2296-315. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hawes et al. (Gerontologist, 2003), Grabowski (J Health Econ, 2001), and Pezzin et al. (J Hum Resour, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Prabaker K, Lin MY, McNally M, et al. Transfer from high-acuity long-term care facilities is associated with carriage of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: a multihospital study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Dec; 33(12):1193-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mody et al. (Am J Infect Control, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Lee DY, Myers EA, Rehmani SS, et al. Surgical residents' perception of the 16-hour work day restriction: concern for negative impact on resident education and patient care. J Am Coll Surg 2012 Dec; 215(6):868-77. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Barger et al. (PLoS Med, 2006), Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Boote J, Baird W, Sutton A. Involving the public in systematic reviews: a narrative review of organizational approaches and eight case examples. J Comp Eff Res 2012 Sep; 1(5):409-20. [Notes that AHRQ's Effective Health Care (EHC) Program was one of seven organizations identified as actively involving the public in their work in a comparative study of public involvement in systematic reviews at an organizational level by Kreis et al. (Health Expect, 2012), which describes the organization and function of the EHC Program's Stakeholders Group.]

Medical Care
Ahmed S, Berzon RA, Revicki DA, et al. The use of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) within comparative effectiveness research: implications for clinical practice and health care policy. Med Care 2012 Dec; 50(12):1060-70. [Lists AHRQ's CAHPS as an example of measures for satisfaction with care, citing Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS®) II, 2001, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Wu, Snyder, Clancy (AHRQ director) et al. (Health Aff, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Wolff M, Schinasi DA, Lavelle J, et al. Management of neonates with hyperbilirubinemia: improving timeliness of care using a clinical pathway. Pediatrics 2012 Dec; 130(6):e1688-e1694. [Gives 2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data for all emergency department visits for hemolytic jaundice and perinatal jaundice, as obtained 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 Journal of Managed Care
Zimmerman MP, Mehr SR. Strategies to increase the value of colon cancer medications. Am J Manag Care 2012 Dec; 19(5 SP):SP197-SP199. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, and AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Fecal DNA Testing in Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Average-Risk Adults, 2012.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Patnode CD, O'Connor E, Whitlock EP, et al. Primary care-relevant interventions for tobacco use prevention and cessation in children and adolescents: a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2012 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHS 290-2007-10057-I to the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); updates the evidence for USPSTF recommendation statement, Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease, 2003, and summarizes USPSTF evidence synthesis, Interventions for Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2012; uses USPSTF methods, citing AHRQ publication, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; acknowledges support by AHRQ and USPSTF staff members.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Reed ME, Graetz I, Fung V, et al. In consumer-directed health plans, a majority of patients were unaware of free or low-cost preventive care. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2641-8. [Mentions Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions to exempt USPSTF-recommended preventive services from cost sharing, citing article by Koh and Sebelius (N Engl J Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Bayer R, Johns DM, Galea S. Salt and public health: contested science and the challenge of evidence-based decision making. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2738-46. [Quotes Roger Chou, "a central figure in the conduct of systematic reviews for the [USPSTF]," citing article by Chou (Epidemiol Rev, 2011), which reviews the discrepancies between the USPSTF and CDC recommendations on HIV.] Select to access the abstract.

Stimpson JP, Pagán JA, Chen LW. Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in colorectal cancer screening is likely to require more than access to care. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2747-54. [Uses age guidelines from USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer.] Select to access the abstract.

Hepatology
Edlin BR. Hepatitis C screening – getting it right. Hepatology 2012 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print. Examines USPSTF methodologies and discusses updated USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Hepatitis C in Adults, 2012 (as published on the USPSTF Web site) and earlier USPSTF recommendations and associated USPSTF-sponsored article by Calonge and Randhawa (both in Ann Intern Med, 2004), citing associated AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults, 2012; proposes several recommendations for future USPSTF guidelines; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004); cites USPSTF recommendation statements Screening for HIV, 2012 (draft), and Screening for Illicit Drug Use, 2008, both published on the USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored articles by Guirguis-Blake et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007), Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007), and Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001), all on USPSTF methodologies; cites AHRQ publication, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, Section 5: Methods for Arriving at a Recommendation, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites articles by Chou et al. (Epidemiol Rev, 2011, which compares USPSTF and CDC recommendations on screening for HIV), and Petitti, Calonge, LeFevre, Melnyk, Wilt, and Schwartz (authors are USPSTF members) (Radiology, 2010), which discusses the USPSTF's history, mission, and activities, and the processes and evidence used in the USPSTF's recently revised recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Albers F, Shaikh A, Iqbal A. Design, rationale, and baseline demographics of SEARCH I: a prospective cluster-randomized study. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2012; 7:437-45. [Notes USPSTF's "discouragement of spirometry for asymptomatic screening for COPD (despite its recognition that COPD is underdiagnosed)," citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Fanslow J. Partner violence screening and women's quality of life. JAMA 2012 Dec 12; 308(22):2334. [Comments on article by Klevens et al. and accompanying editorial by Wathen and MacMillan (both in JAMA, 2012), which cite, respectively, USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and updated 2012 USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults, 2012.]

Lazarus J, Campbell J, Schneider FD. Partner violence screening and women's quality of life. JAMA 2012 Dec 12; 308(22):2334-6. [Discusses earlier 2004 USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence, citing USPSTF evidence synthesis, Screening Women for Intimate Partner Violence and Elderly and Vulnerable Adults for Abuse: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2012; comments on article by Klevens et al. (JAMA, 2012) and accompanying editorial by Wathen and MacMillan, which cite, respectively, these USPSTF recommendations, and updated 2012 USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults, 2012.]

Wathen N, MacMillan H. Partner violence screening and women's quality of life—reply. JAMA 2012 Dec 12; 308(22):2334-6. [Replies to comments by Fanslow and by Lazarus, Campbell, and Schneider cited above in this section; refers to 2012 draft USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence.]

Klevens J, Kee R. Partner violence screening and women's quality of life—reply. JAMA 2012 Dec 12; 308(22):2334-6. [Replies to comments by Wathen and Macmillan cited above in this section.]

Medical Care
Kotwal AA, Schumm P, Mohile SG, et al. The influence of stress, depression, and anxiety on PSA screening rates in a nationally representative sample. Med Care 2012 Dec; 50(12):1037-44. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site; uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Katz et al. (Med Care, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Henderson LM, Hubbard RA, Onega TL, et al. Assessing health care use and cost consequences of a new screening modality: the case of digital mammography. Med Care 2012 Dec; 50(12):1045-52. [Cites USPSTF evidence synthesis, Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the US Preventive Services Task Force, 2009; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) on the comparative effectiveness of medications to reduce risk for primary breast cancer, prepared by the Oregon EPC under contract 290-2007-10057-1.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Bailey-Davis L, Horst M, Hillemeier MM, et al. Obesity disparities among elementary-aged children: data from school-based BMI surveillance. Pediatrics 2012 Dec; 130(6):1102-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Richardson LP, McCauley E, McCarty CA, et al. Predictors of persistence after a positive depression screen among adolescents. Pediatrics 2012 Dec; 130(6):e1541-e1548. [Briefly comments on USPSTF recommendation statement, Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Ho M, Garnett SP, Baur L, et al. Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in child obesity: systematic review with meta-analysis. Pediatrics 2012 Dec; 130(6):e1647-e1671. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored targeted, systematic review on effectiveness of weight management interventions in children (Pediatrics, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Women and Health
Sprague S, Madden K, Simunovic N, et al. Barriers to screening for intimate partner violence. Women Health 2012 Jul; 52(6):587-605. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Fam Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Laurie AR, Showalter J, Pratt T, et al. Validity of the brief inpatient screen for intimate partner violence among adult women. Women Health 2012 Oct; 52(7):679-99. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored updated systematic review on screening women for intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening women and elderly adults for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004. Also refer to articles by Schroy et al. and Meissner et al. (both in Am J Prev Med, 2012), and Monahan et al. (Clin Interv Aging, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, article by Shi et al. (Health Serv Res, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles, and article by Ma et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012), cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Roux AM, Herrera P, Wold CM, et al. Developmental and autism screening through 2-1-1: reaching underserved families. Am J Prev Med 2012 Dec; 43(6 Suppl 5):S457-S463. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Warren et al. (Pediatrics, 2011) on early intensive intervention for autism spectrum disorders, prepared by the Vanderbilt EPC under contract 290-2007-10065-I; cites AHRQ publication, Connecting Those at Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB" to Promote a System of Collaboration, Accountability, and Improved Outcomes, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Breastfeeding Review
McGuire E. Ruth goes home: an adult's use of human milk. Breastfeed Rev 2012 Nov 1; 20(3):44-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, Executive Summary, 2007.]

Circulation
Charytan DM, Li S, Liu J, et al. Risks of death and end-stage renal disease after surgical compared with percutaneous coronary revascularization in elderly patients with chronic kidney disease. Circulation 2012 Sep 11; 126(11 Suppl 1):S164-S169. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Bravata et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on the comparative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery, performed by the University of California at San Francisco/Stanford EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Shelton SR, Connor K, Uscher-Pines L, et al. Bioterrorism and biological threats dominate federal health security research; other priorities get scant attention. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2755-63. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Allocation of Scarce Resources During Mass Casualty Events, 2012; uses information on health-related security projects funded by AHRQ in 2009-2010 in conjunction with similar information from six other nondefense federal agency stakeholders.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Lavallee DC, Williams CJ, Tambor ES, et al. Stakeholder engagement in comparative effectiveness research: how will we measure success? J Comp Eff Res 2012 Sep; 1(5):397-407. [Cites AHRQ Methods Future Research Needs Report, Engaging Stakeholders To Identify and Prioritize Future Research Needs, 2011, prepared by the Oregon EPC and published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; mentions AHRQ's receipt of comparative effectiveness research (CER) funding under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), citing article by Helfand et al. (Clin Transl Sci, 2011).]

Perspectives in Health Information Management
Odukoya OK, Chui MA. Commentary on the federal government's role in influencing e-prescribing use and research. Perspect Health Inf Manag 2012; 9:1c. [Describes AHRQ-funded research grant projects related to health information technology and e-prescribing systems; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003), portions of which were based on work performed by the San Francisco EPC under contract 290-97-0023, and AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010); cites AHRQ publications Incorporating Health Information Technology into Workflow Redesign, 2010, Health Information Technology: Funding Opportunities, 2011, Electronic Prescribing, 2011, Enabling Electronic Prescribing and Enhanced Management of Controlled Medications, 2011, and Health IT in Small and Rural Communities, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Times
Kendrick J, Sarvet B. Computers in the consulting room: incorporating health information technology resources in psychiatric practice. Psychiatr Times 2012 Dec 7; 29(12):Online. [Mentions that AHRQ "has reported substantial savings for practices that implement an electronic health record," citing AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006, as published on the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) NCBI Bookshelf Web site. Also refer to article by Zimmerman and Mehr (Am J Manag Care, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

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

American Journal of Nursing
West G, Patrician PA, Loan L. Staffing matters—every shift. Am J Nurs 2012 Dec; 112(12):22-7. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2010; mentions AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004, citing article by Wachter et al. (Health Aff, 2010), which comments on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, as published on the NLM's NCBI Bookshelf Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2011 and 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Ma J, Yank V, Xiao L, et al. Translating the diabetes prevention program lifestyle intervention for weight loss into primary care: a randomized trial. Arch Intern Med 2012 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2010; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003) and AHRQ-funded/authored article by Finkelstein et al. (Health Aff, 2009)..]

Health Services Research
Gaskin DJ, Dinwiddie GY, Chan KS, et al. Residential segregation and the availability of primary care physicians. Health Serv Res 2012 Dec; 47(6):2353-76. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007. Also refer to article by Johnson et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Surgeon
Masoomi H, Carmichael JC, Dolich M, et al. Predictive factors of acute renal failure in colon and rectal surgery. Am Surg 2012 Oct; 78(10):1019-23. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Masoomi H, Nguyen B, Smith BR, et al. Predictive factors of acute respiratory failure in esophagectomy for esophageal malignancynal failure in colon and rectal surgery. Am Surg 2012 Oct; 78(10):1024-8. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Epidemiology 
Austin PC, Stanbrook MB, Anderson GM, et al. Comparative ability of comorbidity classification methods for administrative data to predict outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Epidemiol 2012 Dec; 22(12):881-7. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP NIS data and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998), and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Genther DJ, Gourin CG. The effect of hospital safety-net burden status on short-term outcomes and cost of care after head and neck cancer surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012 Nov; 138(11):1015-22. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Breast Journal
Abenhaim HA, Azoulay L, Holcroft CA, et al. Incidence, risk factors, and obstetrical outcomes of women with breast cancer in pregnancy. Breast J 2012 Nov; 18(6):564-8. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Urological Association Journal
Bianchi M, Trinh QD, Sun M, et al. Impact of academic affiliation on radical cystectomy outcomes in North America: a population-based study. Can Urol Assoc J 2012 Aug; 6(4):245-50. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing NIS Database Documentation—Description of Data Elements (two files), 2011, and uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
LaPar DJ, Stukenborg GJ, Guyer RA, et al. Primary payer status is associated with mortality and resource utilization for coronary artery bypass grafting. Circulation 2012 Sep 11; 126(11 Suppl 1):S132-S139. [Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2003-2007, and 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Methods Series Report 2007-03; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Headrick LA, Barton AJ, Ogrinc G, et al. Results of an effort to integrate quality and safety into medical and nursing school curricula and foster joint learning. Health Aff 2012 Dec; 31(12):2669-80. [Describes use of AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS training as the selected simulation activity for senior medical and nursing students at the Colorado study site, citing TeamSTEPPS: National Implementation, as published on AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Ito K, Shrank WH, Avorn J, et al. Comparative cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve medication adherence after myocardial infarction. Health Serv Res 2012 Dec; 47(6):2097-117. [Uses AHRQ's HCUP NIS data, citing article by Choudhry et al. (Circulation, 2008), to obtain post-myocardial infarction event mortality rates; cites AHRQ publication, Closing the Quality Gap Series: Comparative Effectiveness of Medication Adherence Interventions, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Billimek J, Sorkin DH. Food insecurity, processes of care, and self-reported medication underuse in patients with type 2 diabetes: results from the California Health Interview Survey. Health Serv Res 2012 Dec; 47(6):2159-68. [Uses two items adapted from 2004 MEPS data to assess delay in obtaining prescription medications; cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) on AHRQ's MEPs Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Madigan EA, Gordon NH, Fortinsky RH, et al. Rehospitalization in a national population of home health care patients with heart failure. Health Serv Res 2012 Dec; 47(6):2316-38. [Uses AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators, citing AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators Overview on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Heart Association
Prakash SK, Pedroza C, Khalil YA, et al. Diabetes and reduced risk for thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections: nationwide case-control study. J Am Heart Assoc 2012 Apr; 1(2):jah3-e000323. [Uses 2006 and 2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006, Hierarchical Modeling Using HCUP Data, HCUP Methods Series Report 2007-01, 2007, and Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, HCUP Methods Series Report 2003-02, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Gunnarsson C, Chen J, Rizzo JA, et al. The employee absenteeism costs of inflammatory bowel disease: evidence from US national survey data. J Occup Environ Med 2012 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1996-2006 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Survey Background, 2009, Estimation Procedures in the 1996 MEPS Household Component, MEPS-HC Response Rates by Panel, 2009, and MEPS HC-006R: 1996 Medical Conditions, all accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Memtsoudis SG, Pumberger M, Ma Y, et al. Epidemiology and risk factors for perioperative mortality after total hip and knee arthroplasty. J Orthop Res 2012 Nov; 30(11):1811-21. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software, both accessed from AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998, and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Johnson PJ, Ghildayal N, Ward AC, et al. Disparities in potentially avoidable emergency department (ED) care: ED visits for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Med Care 2012 Dec; 50(12):1020-8. [Uses AHRQ priority population groups to construct populations for analysis; also uses AHRQ Quality Indicator User Guide: Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) Composite Measures Version 4.4, 2012; discusses ambulatory care sensitive conditions as defined by AHRQ; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Martin BI, Gerkovich MM, Deyo RA, et al. The association of complementary and alternative medicine use and health care expenditures for back and neck problems. Med Care 2012 Dec; 50(12):1029-36. [Uses 2002-2008 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2010, on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgery
Kim YW, Neal D, Hoh BL. Cerebral aneurysms in pregnancy and delivery: pregnancy and delivery do not increase the risk of aneurysm rupture. Neurosurgery 2012 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1988-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS Genetics
Smith AJ, Howard P, Shah S, et al. Use of allele-specific FAIRE to determine functional regulatory polymorphism using large-scale genotyping arrays. PLoS Genet 2012; 8(8):e1002908. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Johansen NB, Vistisen D, Brunner EJ, et al. Determinants of aortic stiffness: 16-year follow-up of the Whitehall II study. PLoS One 2012; 7(5):e37165. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Bashinskaya B, Nahed BV, Walcott BP, et al. Socioeconomic status correlates with the prevalence of advanced coronary artery disease in the United States. PLoS One 2012; 7(9):e46314. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software, citing AHRQ publication, Most Frequent Diagnoses and Procedures for DRGs, by Insurance Status, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Pu J, Chewning B. Racial difference in diabetes preventive care. Res Social Adm Pharm 2012 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008 MEPS data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Fact Sheet, as published on AHRQ's Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Kruse et al. (Health Serv Res, 2012) and Wisk and Witt (Pediatrics, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Kotwal et al. (Med Care, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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