Smoking Is Bad for Babies: Obstetric Care Providers' Use of Best Practice Smoking Cessation Counseling Techniques

Articles of Interest, January 11, 2013

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 Health Promotion
Chang JC, Alexander SC, Holland CL, et al. Smoking is bad for babies: obstetric care providers' use of best practice smoking cessation counseling techniques. Am J Health Promot 2013 Jan-Feb; 27(3):170-6. [Supported in part by grant 1 K08 HS13913-01A1 (first author is principal investigator); the 5 A's" from AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006) on the cost-effectiveness of USPSTF-recommended preventive services.] Select to access the abstract.

Gardiner P, Hempstead MB, Ring L, Rickmore T, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, Tran H, Paasche-Orlow M, Damus K, Jack B. Reaching women through health information technology: the Gabby Preconception Care System. Am J Health Promot 2013 Jan-Feb; 27(3 Suppl):eS11-eS20. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2006-00012-I (last author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Nursing
Gance-Cleveland B. Motivational interviewing for adolescent obesity. Am J Nurs 2013 Jan; 113(1):11. [Supported in part by grant 1 R18 HS18646-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Yun JJ, Helm RE, Kramer RS, et al. Limited blood transfusion does not impact survival in octogenarians undergoing cardiac operations. Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Dec; 94(12):2038-45. [Supported by grant 1 K02 HS15663-01A1 (to last author, Likosky DS).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Review
Noel PH, Lanham HJ, Leykum LK, Parchman ML. The importance of relational coordination and reciprocal learning for chronic illness care within primary care teams. Health Care Manage Rev 2013 Jan; 38(1):20-8. [Last author was a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships at time of publication.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Calderwood MS, Kleinman K, Bratzler DW, et al. Use of Medicare claims to identify US hospitals with a high rate of surgical site infection after hip arthroplasty. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Jan; 34(1):31-9. [Supported by grant F32 HS18878 (to first author); cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data on patients undergoing primary hip arthroplasty in US hospitals annually, as accessed from AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Morgan DJ, Pineles L, Shardell M, et al. The effect of contact precautions on healthcare worker activity in acute care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Jan; 34(1):69-73. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS18111 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Reardon JM, Valenzuela JE, Parmar S, Venkatesh AK, Schuur JD, et al. The time burden of alcohol-based hand cleanser when using nonsterile gloves. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Jan; 34(1):96-8. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS20013 (to fifth author).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Pediatrics (formerly Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
Lorch SA. Quality measurements in pediatrics: what do they assess? JAMA Pediatr 2013 Jan; 167(1):89-90. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS20508 (A Pediatric Quality Measurement Center and Testing Laboratory); comments on article by Profit et al. (JAMA Pediatr, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Hilligoss B, Zheng K. Chart biopsy: an emerging medical practice enabled by electronic health records and its impacts on emergency department-inpatient admission handoffs. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R36 HS18758.] Select to access the abstract.

Marsolo K. Informatics and operations—let's get integrated. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jan; 20(1):122-4. [References work supported in part by grant R01 HS20024.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Politi MC, Clayman ML, Fagerlin A, et al. Insights from a conference on implementing comparative effectiveness research through shared decision-making. J Comp Eff Res 2013 Jan; 2(1):23-32. [Reports on conference (held at Washington University in St. Louis) supported in part by 1 R13 HS20933-01.]

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Welch S, Savitz L. Exploring strategies to improve emergency department intake. J Emerg Med 2012 Jul; 43(1):149-58. [Supported by grant 1 R13 HS18126-01 (to the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance (EDBA) and the Intermountain Institute for Health Care Delivery Research; summarizes findings presented at a 2010 AHRQ-sponsored conference ("Summit Exploring New Intake Models" via a small conference grant proposal, "Summit Exploring Emergency Department Intake Strategies").] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Boult C, Leff B, Boyd CM, et al. A matched-pair cluster-randomized trial of guided care for high-risk older patients. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by AHRQ, grant number not given.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Communication
Koh HK, Baur C, Brach C, et al. Toward a systems approach to health literacy research. J Health Commun 2013 Jan; 18(1):1-5. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; mentions AHRQ's Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2010, as a tool offering "practical guidance to organizations that aspire to be health literate; lists health literacy as an area of interest for the AHRQ Value, Prevention/Care Management, and Patient Safety Portfolios, citing Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01) PAR-10-133, 2010, Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R03) PAR-10-134, 2010, Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21) PAR-10-135, 2010, AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03) PAR-10-168, 2010, and AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01) PAR-09-070, all published on the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research Grants Web site; cites Institute of Medicine (IOM) discussion paper Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations (co-authored by Brach C).]

Journal of the National Medical Association
Porter J, Feinglass J, Artz N, et al. Sickle cell disease patients' perceptions of emergency department pain management. J Natl Med Assoc 2012 Sep-Oct; 104(9-10):449-54. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00078.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pain and Symptoms Management
Burton AM, Sautter JM, Tulsky JA, et al. Burden and well-being among a diverse sample of cancer, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caregivers. J Pain Symptom Manage 2012 Sep; 44(3):410-20. [Supported in part by postdoctoral training grant T32 HS00079 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Leland NE, Teno JM, Gozalo P, et al. Decision making and outcomes of a hospice patient hospitalized with a hip fracture. J Pain Symptom Manage 2012 Sep; 44(3):458-65. [Supported in part by National Research Services Award (NRSA) post-doctoral fellowship training grant 5 T32 HS00011-24 (to first author); uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Cigolle CT, Kabeto MU, Lee PG, Blaum CS. Clinical complexity and mortality in middle-aged and older adults with diabetes. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2012 Dec; 67(12):1313-20. [Supported in part by grant 1 R24 HS19459-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Peron EP, Zheng Y, Perera S, et al. Antihypertensive drug class use and differential risk of urinary incontinence in community-dwelling older women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2012 Dec; 67(12):1373-8. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS17695, R01 HS18721, and K12 HS19461; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Managing Acute and Chronic Urinary Incontinence, 1996, as published on the National Library of Medicine's NCBI Bookshelf.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Pines JM, Mutter Rl, Zocchi MS. Variation in emergency department admission rates across the United States. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print. Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2008 HCUP State Emergency Department Database (SEDD) data and 2008 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Virtual Mentor
Siegel JE, Heeringa JW, Carman KL. Public deliberation in decisions about health research. Virtual Mentor 2013 Jan; 15(1):56-64. [First author is Research Initiative in Clinical Economics portfolio director in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; mentions AHRQ's Stakeholder Support initiatives, citing Resources for Getting Involved and Involving Others: "How To Get Involved in the Effective Health Care Program: A Concise Guide for Stakeholders, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; mentions authors' involvement in the AHRQ-sponsored Community Forum Project, which includes a demonstration to evaluate use of deliberative methods for providing public input on the use of medical evidence in health care decision making and inform AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research in the Effective Health Care Program" Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Crowley et al. (Comp Eff Res, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Health Promotion
Bastian LA, Fish LJ, Peterson BL, et al. Assessment of the impact of adjunctive proactive telephone counseling to promote smoking cessation among lung cancer patients' social networks. Am J Health Promot 2013 Jan-Feb; 27(3):181-90. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Akinbosoye O, Matlin OS, Mostovoy L, et al. Conventional and biologic rheumatoid arthritis therapies: utilization and cost trends. Am J Pharm Benefit 2013 Jan; 4(6):295-8. [Cites articles by Kawatkar et al. and Cheng and Rascati (both in Arthritis Care Res, 2012) which use MEPS data, and AHRQ-funded article by Khanna and Smith (Clin Ther, 2007).]

Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Parulekar AD, Alobaidy A, Hanania NA. Asthma outcomes revisited. Curr Opin Pulm Med 2013 Jan; 19(1):6-12. [Discusses recommendations of the AHRQ/NIH-sponsored Asthma Outcomes Workshop, citing articles by Busse et al., Tepper et al., Cloutier et al., Krishnan et al., Fuhlbrigge et al., Wilson et al., Szefler et al., and Akinbami et al. (all in J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
Elbel B, Trasande L. The economic burden placed on healthcare systems by childhood obesity. Exp Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 2012 Feb; 12(1):39-45. [Mentions HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine)
Alldredge BK, Kayser SR. Bending the curve toward increased use of genetic drugs. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on article by Green et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles; cites AHRQ-funded article by Kesselheim et al. (JAMA, 2008).]

JAMA Neurology (formerly Archives of Neurology)
Fields MC, Labovitz DL, French JA. Hospital-onset seizures: an inpatient study. JAMA Neurol 2013 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print. Cites 2005 HCUP data on epilepsy and seizures, citing AHRQ publication, Hospitalizations for Epilepsy and Convulsions, 2005, HCUP Statistical Brief 46, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Moreland CJ, Kravitz RL, Paterniti DA, et al. Anticoagulation education: do patients understand potential medication-related emergencies? Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Jan; 39(1):22-31. [Cites AHRQ publication, Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Deleger L, Molnar K, Savova G, et al. Large-scale evaluation of automated clinical note de-identification and its impact on information extraction. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jan; 20(1):84-94. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan and Miller (current and former AHRQ researchers, respectively) (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded article by Melton and Hripcsak (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Cusack CM, Hripcsak G, Bloomrosen M, et al. The future state of clinical data capture and documentation: a report from AMIA's 2011 Policy Meeting. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jan; 20(1):134-40. [Mentions the participation of Jon White, Health Information Technology (Health IT) Portfolio director in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships as a speaker at the AMIA's 2011 Health Policy Meeting conference; summarizes several AHRQ-related recommendations pertaining to data capture dissemination activities, quality reporting, consumer education programs, data documentation requirements, and funding of team-related studies; cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008; cites article by McGowan, Cusack, and Bloomrosen (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012), which discusses development of the AHRQ-sponsored Common Format "Device or Medical/Surgical Supply, including HIT".] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Dubois RW. Quantifying the impact of comparative effectiveness research: let us avoid the mistakes of the past. J Comp Eff Res 2013 Jan; 2(1):15-16. [Discusses AHRQ's involvement in comparative effectiveness research funding and the impact of past and current legislative/budgetary actions on AHRQ's mission and focus.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Hooft A, Ronda J, Schaeffer P, et al. Identification of physical abuse cases in hospitalized children: accuracy of International Classification of Diseases codes. J Pediatr 2013 Jan; 162(1):80-5. [Mentions HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data and HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data in estimating the occurrence of hospitalizations due to abuse injuries, citing AHRQ publications, Hospital Stays Related to Child Maltreatment, 2005, HCUP Statistical Brief 49, 2008, and HCUP E Code Evaluation Report, HCUP Methods Series Report 2004-06, 2004, and Introduction to the HCUP KIDS' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites articles by Leventhal, Martin, and Gaither (Pediatrics, 2012), Lane et al. (Pediatrics, 2011), Leventhal, Martin, and Asnes (Pediatrics, 2010), Ellingson, Leventhal, and Weiss (Am J Prev Med, 2008), and Leventhal, Martin, and Asnes (Pediatrics, 2008), all of which use various HCUP KID datasets.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Hesselink G, Vernooij-Dassen M, Pijnenborg L, et al. Organizational culture: an important context for addressing and improving hospital to community patient discharge. Med Care 2013 Jan; 51(1):90-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Friedman and Basu (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, respectively) (Med Care Res Rev, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shekelle et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011), which is based on AHRQ contract final report, Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria, 2010, and Arora et al. (J Hosp Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Deneckere S, Euwema M, Lodewijckx C, et al. Better interprofessional teamwork, higher level of organized care, and lower risk of burnout in acute health care teams using care pathways: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Med Care 2013 Jan; 51(1):99-107. [Cites AHRQ publication, Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety: The Evidence-based Relation, Literature Review, 2005, AHRQ-sponsored RAND technical report Outcomes Measures for Effective Teamwork in Inpatient Care, 2008, and AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week—January 2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2013 Jan 11; 62(1):14. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospitalizations for Birth Defects, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 24, 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]

Neurosurgical Focus
Selden NR, Ghogawala Z, Harbaugh RE, et al. The future of practice science: challenges and opportunities for neurosurgery. Neurosurg Focus 2013 Jan; 34(1):E8. [Mentions AHRQ's request for "meaningful proposals to develop infrastructure for CER and specific proposals for actual CER studies" in conjunction with the allocation of comparative effectiveness research (CER) funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; cites article by Sox (Ann Intern Med, 2010), which discusses AHRQ's CER-related programs.] Select to access the abstract.

McGirt MJ, Speroff T, Godil SS, et al. Outcome science in practice: an overview and initial experience at the Vanderbilt Spine Center. Neurosurg Focus 2013 Jan; 34(1):E7. [Mentions AHRQ's promotion of the measurement of real-world health care effectiveness and cites AHRQ-funded article by Shaw, Johnson, and Coons (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Virtual Mentor
Ramsdale E, Dale W. Evidence-based guidelines and quality measures in the care of older adults. Virtual Mentor 2013 Jan; 15(1):51-5. [Cites AHRQ publications, The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2008-2009, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Statistical Brief 354, 2012 (as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site), and Research in Action: Expanding Patient-Centered Care to Empower Patients and Assist Providers, 2002, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

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

American Journal of Gastroenterology
Sharaf RN, Ladabaum U. Comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening colonoscopy vs. sigmoidoscopy and alternative strategies. Am J Gastroenterol 2013 Jan; 108(1):120-32. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and associated updated systematic review (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Health Promotion
Felix HC, West DS. Effectiveness of weight loss interventions for obese older adults. Am J Health Promot 2013 Jan-Feb; 27(3):191-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Obesity in Adults, 2003; cites article by Felix et al. (Prev Med, 2008), which studies the impact of these USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

King KW, Freimuth V, Lee M, et al. The effectiveness of bundled health messages on recall. Am J Health Promot 2013 Jan-Feb; 27(3 Suppl):S28-S35. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Woolf and Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies and review processes.] Select to access the abstract.

Bombard JM, Robbins CL, Dietz PM, et al. Preconception care: the perfect opportunity for health care providers to advise lifestyle changes for hypertensive women. Am J Health Promot 2013 Jan-Feb; 27(3 Suppl):S43-S49. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for high blood pressure (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Zimmerman MP, Mehr SR. Strategies to increase the value of colon cancer medications. Am J Manag Care 2012 Dec; 18(5 Spec Issue):SP197-SP199. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

American Journal of Nursing
Jacobson J. Navigating the PSA screening dilemma. Am J Nurs 2013 Jan; 113(1):19-21. [Discusses 2012 updated USPSTF prostate cancer recommendations and quotes remarks by two USPSTF members regarding development of these recommendations; cites Understanding Task Force Recommendations: Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site; comments on articles by Sheridan et al. (BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 2012) and Basch et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2012) cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Armstrong K, Handorf EA, Chen J, et al. Breast cancer risk prediction and mammography biopsy decisions: a model-based study. Am J Prev Med 2013 Jan; 44(1):15-22. [Briefly comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Olchanski N, Cohen JT, Neumann PJ. A role for research: an observation on preventive services for women. Am J Prev Med 2013 Jan; 44(1 Suppl 1):S12-S15. [Discusses Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps, which includes 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provisions requiring coverage of routine preventive services graded A or B by the USPSTF.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Sheridan SL, Golin C, Bunton A, et al. Shared decision making for prostate cancer screening: the results of a combined analysis of two practice-based randomized controlled trials. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2012 Nov 13; 12(1):130. [Derives the prostate specific content for the study's interventions from USPSTF-sponsored updated evidence review on screening for prostate cancer by Harris and Lohr (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites updated and earlier USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012 and 2002); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for high blood pressure (Am J Prev Med, 2003) and evidence summary on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF-sponsored articles by Sheridan, Woolf, and Harris (Am J Prev Med, 2004) on shared decision making about screening and chemoprevention; cites AHRQ-funded meta-analysis by Pignone, Phillips, and Mulrow (BMJ, 2000) on the use of lipid lowering drugs for primary prevention of coronary heart disease, prepared by the RTI-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-97-0011.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Lee SJ, Boscardin WJ, Stijacic-Cenzer I, et al. Time lag to benefit after screening for breast and colorectal cancer: meta-analysis of survival data from the United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Denmark. BMJ 2012 Jan 8; 346:e8441. [Analyzes clinical trials selected from those reviewed in USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009), and in USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis, Screening for Colorectal Cancer: An Updated Systematic Review, 2008, USPSTF recommendations on colon cancer screening (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2000), and USPSTF evidence review update Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Patnick J. Benefits of cancer screening take years to appreciate. BMJ 2013 Jan 16; 346:f299. [Comments on article by Lee et al. cited above in this section; cites article by Beral et al. (J Med Screen, 2011), which uses USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) as a reference for numbers of women needed to be invited for screening to prevent one breast cancer death.]

CMAJ
Dollin J. Preventing cervical cancer: beyond following guidelines. CMAJ 2013 Jan 8; 185(1):13-14. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Recommendations on screening for cervical cancer. CMAJ 2013 Jan 8; 185(1):35-45. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Boobol MJ, Bangma CH, Loeb S. Prostate-specific antigen screening can be beneficial to younger and at-risk men. CMAJ 2013 Jan 8; 185(1):47-51. [Briefly discusses USPSTF draft recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and associated evidence review (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine)
Gross CP, Long JB, Ross JS, et al. The cost of breast cancer screening in the Medicare population. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); uses a modified list of AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing articles by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005) and Klabunde et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Mandelblatt JS, Tosteson AN, van Ravesteyn NT. Costs, evidence, and value in the Medicare program: the challenges of technology innovation in breast cancer prevention and control. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site and in Ann Intern Med, 2009; comments on article by Gross et al. cited above in this section.]

JAMA Pediatrics (formerly Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Chiolero A, Bovet P, Paradis G. Screening for elevated blood pressure in children and adolescents: a critical appraisal. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses the analytic framework proposed from USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for high blood pressure (Am J Prev Med, 2003) to review the evidence and evaluate the utility of screening in children and adolescents; mentions "A" rating from USPSTF recommendations on screening for high blood pressure (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and proposes that the USPSTF reevaluate evidence when updating the recommendations on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents, citing earlier USPSTF recommendations (Am Fam Physician, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Daniels SR, Gidding SS. Blood pressure screening in children and adolescents: is the glass half empty or more than half full? JAMA Pediatr 2013 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on article by Chiolero, Bovet, and Paradis cited above in this section.]

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Basch E, Oliver TK, Vickers A, et al. Screening for prostate cancer with prostate-specific antigen testing: American Society of Clinical Oncology provisional clinical opinion. J Clin Oncol 2012 Aug 20; 30(24):3020-5. [Uses the literature search strategy conducted for USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis, Prostate-Specific Antigen-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer: An Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and related USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) as the basis for the update search used for this study; analyzes findings from several controlled trials reviewed for the AHRQ systematic reviews and for USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and notes use of USPSTF quality appraisal methods described in USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) to rate the quality of the reviewed studies; cites article by Andriole et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009, which uses the above and earlier USPSTF recommendations; lists USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012 (as published on the USPSTF Web site) in Table 2, Clinical Tools and Resources; cites AUA National Meeting presentation, The VA/NCI/AHRQ Cooperative Studies Program #407: Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial (PIVOT): Main Results From a Randomized Trial Comparing Radical Prostatectomy to Watchful Waiting in Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Schmidt C. Conflicting clinical guidelines. J Natl Cancer Inst 2013 Jan 2; 105(1):2-3. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening and breast cancer screening; mentions Affordable Care Act provisions mandating coverage of USPSTF-recommended preventive services.]

MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vital signs: binge drinking among women and high school girls—United States, 2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2013 Jan 11; 62:9-13. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and recommends more widespread implementation of these recommendations and those of the CDC.] Select to access the abstract.

Virtual Mentor
Halpern J, Kravitz RL. Authority, health advocacy organizations, and scientific evidence. Virtual Mentor 2013 Jan; 15(1): 18-22. [Comments on updated 2009 USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations; cites article by Woolf (JAMA, 2010), which comments on these recommendations. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Chang et al. (Am J Health Promot, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Gibofsky A. Comparative effectiveness of current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Am J Manage Care 2012 Dec; 18(13 Suppl):S303-S314. [Summarizes medical and biologic therapy treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, citing AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults: An Update, Executive Summary, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Pettigrew KA. Senior community centers of San Diego as a preventive care model: a perspective. Am J Prev Med 2013 Jan; 44(1 Suppl 1):S34-S38. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review, 2011.]

Comparative Effectiveness Research
Crowley MJ, Powers BJ, Myers ER, et al. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin-II receptor blockers: do future research needs differ across disease states? Comp Eff Res 2013 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by contract 290-2007-10066-I (to the Duke EPC); compares the findings of AHRQ future research needs papers Future Research Needs for Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs), Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists (ARBs), or Direct Renin Inhibitors (DRIs) for Treating Hypertension, 2012, and Future Research Needs: Comparative Effectiveness of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers Added to Standard Medical Therapy for Treating Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, 2010; cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness reviews, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs), Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists (ARBs), and Direct Renin Inhibitors for Treating Essential Hypertension: An Update, Executive Summary, 2011, and Comparative Effectiveness of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers Added to Standard Medical Therapy for Treating Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, Executive Summary, 2009, all published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites Future Research Needs—Methods Research Series, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Powers et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) on updated comparative effectiveness of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, and direct renin Inhibitors for patients with essential hypertension, prepared by the Duke EPC under contract 290-02-0025; cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), which describes AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program and AHRQ's Future Research Needs initiative; cites AHRQ-authored article by Conway and Clancy (former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ director, respectively) (N Engl J Med, 2009).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Atreya RV, Smith JC, McCoy AB, et al. Reducing patient re-identification risk for laboratory results within research datasets. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jan; 20(1):95-101. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine)
Green JB, Ross JS, Jackevicius CA, et al. When choosing statin therapy: the case for generics. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Lipid-Modifying Agents, 2009, as published on the National Library of Medicine's NCBI Bookshelf Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Kesselheim et al. (JAMA, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Gormley EA, Lightner DJ, Burgio KL, et al. Diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder (non-neurogenic) in adults: AUA/SUFU guideline. J Urol 2012 Dec; 188(6 Suppl):2455-63. [Uses the systematic review and data extraction methodologies from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Women, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Medscape Neurology
Darnall BD, Schatman ME, Argoff CE, et al. Understanding opioids: Part 1. Medscape Neurology 2013 Jan 09; Online. [Cites AHRQ technical brief, Multidisciplinary Pain Programs for Chronic Noncancer Pain, 2011 (title given in reference list is Noncancer Pain); cites AHRQ-authored article by Eisenberg (former AHRQ director) (Health Aff, 2002); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Alexander et al. (JAMA, 2012) and Solomon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010); cites article by Martin et al. (JAMA, 2008), which uses 1997-2005 MEPS data. Also refer to AHRQ-authored article by Siegel et al. (Virtual Mentor, 2012), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and articles by Percarpio and Watts (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2013), Mehrotra et al. (Med Care, 2013), and McHugh and Ma (Med Care, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Health Promotion
Chang JC, Alexander SC, Holland CL, et al. Smoking is bad for babies: obstetric care providers' use of best practice smoking cessation counseling techniques. Am J Health Promot 2013 Jan-Feb; 27(3):170-6.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Lenihan CR, Montez-Rath ME, Mora Mangano CT, et al. Trends in acute kidney injury, associated use of dialysis, and mortality after cardiac surgery, 1999 to 2008. Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Jan; 95(1):20-8. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Medicine
Yu T, Vollenweider D, Varadhan R, et al. Support of personalized medicine through risk-stratified treatment recommendations—an environmental scan of clinical practice guidelines. BMC Med 2013 Jan 9; 11(1):7. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) to identify relevant guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Go AS, Mozaffarian D, Roger VL, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2013 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2013 Jan 1; 127(1):e6-e245. [Uses AHRQ's 2009 HCUP NIS (as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site) and 2009 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing Table 1: Total Health Services: Median and Mean Expenses Per Person with Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2008, Table 3: Total Expenses and Percent Distribution for Selected Conditions by Type of Service: United States, 2009, and Table 4: Total Expenses and Percent Distribution for Selected Conditions by Source of Payment: United States, 2008, all generated on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ's NHQR/NHDR, 2011, and AHRQ's NHDR, 2008 and 2004; cites AHRQ publications, Personal Health Behaviors for Heart Disease Prevention Among the U.S. Adult Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2004, MEPS Statistical Brief 165, 2007 (as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site), and Hospital Stays With Cardiac Stents, 2009, HCUP Statistical Brief 128, 2012, Hospital Stays for Circulatory Diseases, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 26, 2007, Hospitalizations for Birth Defects, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 24, 2007, The National Hospital Bill: The Most Expensive Conditions, by Payer, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 13, 2006, Hospitalizations for Women With Circulatory Disease, 2003, HCUP Statistical Brief 5, 2006, and Reasons for Being Admitted to the Hospital Through the Emergency Department, 2003, HCUP Statistical Brief 2, 2006, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ's NHQR 2007 State Snapshots Web site; gives a brief description of AHRQ in the Glossary.]

Clinical Drug Investigation
Sclar DA, Robison LM, Oganov AM, et al. Fidaxomicin for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea: epidemiological method for estimation of warranted price. Clin Drug Investig 2012 Aug; 32(8):e17- e24. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009; gives AHRQ's definition of "comparative effectiveness research," citing AHRQ-authored article by Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program.] Select to access the abstract.

Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Gunnarsson C, Chen J, Rizzo JA, et al. Direct health care insurer and out-of-pocket expenditures of inflammatory bowel disease: evidence from a US national survey. Dig Dis Sci 2012 Dec; 57(12):3080-91. [Uses 1996-2009 MEPS data, citing Survey Background, 2009, MEPS-HC Response Rates by Panel, 2009, "MEPS expenditures" from MEPS-HC Summary Data Tables Technical Notes, 2004, and AHRQ publication, Estimation Procedures in the 1996 MEPS Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 5, 1999 (all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Machlin, Cohen, Elixhauser, Beauregard, and Steiner (first and second authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, third and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and fourth author is former AHRQ researcher) (Med Care, 2009) and Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter (authors are current and former researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Inquiry, 1996/1997).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine)
Mortensen K, Chen J. The great recession and racial and ethnic disparities in health services use. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2006 and 2008-2009 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (current researcher, director, and former AHRQ researcher, respectively, in AHRQ's Center Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2009).]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Lagu T, Goff SL, Hannon NS, et al. A mixed-methods analysis of patient reviews of hospital care in England: implications for public reporting of health care quality data in the United States. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Jan; 39(1):7-15. [Uses themes described in articles by Giordano et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2010), Jha et al. (N Engl J Med, 2008), and Goldstein et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2010), which use/analyze AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), and compares the NHS Choices survey instrument and results thereof with HCAHPS; mentions findings from AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation survey "A National Survey: Americans as Health Care Consumers: The Role of Quality Information," 1996, citing article by Robinson and Brodie (Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 1997); Cites findings from AHRQ and the Science of Public Reporting, Slide Presentation from the July 22, 2011, Meeting of the National Advisory Council, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by López et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012), Mukamel et al. (Inquiry, 2004-2005), and Romano and Zhou (Med Care, 2004); cites article by Goldstein et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005, which uses HCAHPS survey data and discusses the previously mentioned AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation survey and the Kaiser/AHCPR conference "Value and Choice: Providing Consumers with Information on the Quality of Care."]

Percarpio KB, Watts V. A cross-sectional study on the relationship between utilization of root cause analysis and patient safety at 139 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Jan; 39(1):32-7. [Uses selected AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSI), citing AHRQ Quality Indicators: Patient Safety Indicators: Technical Specifications, Version 4.0, 2009 and AHRQ technical review, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002 (as published on the National Library of Medicine's NCBI Bookshelf Web site); AHRQ-authored article by Houchens, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008), and articles by Rosen et al. (Med Care, 2012), Cevasco et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2011), Gaskin et al. (Inquiry, 2011), and several other articles addressing the reliability and validity of AHRQ's PSIs; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Hsu RK, McCulloch CE, Dudley RA, et al. Temporal changes in incidence of dialysis-requiring AKI. J Am Soc Nephrol 2013 Jan; 24(1):37-42. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2000-2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
Viens NA, Hug KT, Marchant MH, et al. Role of diabetes type in perioperative outcomes after hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States. J Surg Orthop Adv 2012 Winter; 21(4):253-60. [Uses 1988-2003 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Databases, 2006, HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2003, and Comparative Analysis of HCUP and NHDS Inpatient Discharge Data, HCUP Technical Supplement, NIS Release 5, 1996; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index as described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Schraufnagel D, Rajaee S, Millham FH. How many sunsets? Timing of surgery in adhesive small bowel obstruction: A study of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Jan; 74(1):181-9. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data, citing "What Is the NIS?" from Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Mehrotra A, Sloss EM, Hussey PS, et al. Evaluation of centers of excellence program for knee and hip replacement. Med Care 2013 Jan; 51(1):28-36. [Uses 2008 HCAHPS survey data as extracted from the Medicare Hospital Care database, citing article by Elliott et al. (Health Aff, 2010); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review and meta-analysis by Kane et al. (Med Care, 2007) on the association of registered nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes, prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009, and systematic review by Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on the effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety, prepared by the University of California San Francisco-Stanford EPC; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (JAMA, 2010, and N Engl J Med, 2002), Nicholas et al. (Arch Surg, 2010), Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), and Werner and Asch (JAMA, 2005); cites article by Hervey et al. (J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003), which uses HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

McHugh MD, Ma C. Hospital nursing and 30-day readmissions among Medicare patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia. Med Care 2013 Jan; 51(1):52-9. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nursing Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007; cites AHRQ-authored article by Friedman, Encinosa, Jiang, and Mutter (authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Harless and Mark (Med Care, 2010), Jack et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002), Glance et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006)); and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Dynan L, Goudie A, Smith RB, Fairbrother G, Simpson LA. Differences in quality of care among non-safety-net, safety-net, and children's hospitals. Pediatrics 2013 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Pediatric Quality Indicators, Pediatric Quality Indicators Software, SAS Version 4.2, 2010, and 2009 HCUP NIS data, citing, respectively, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Pediatric Quality Indicators: Technical Specifications, Version 4.4, 2012, AHRQ Quality Indicators Software Download, 2010 (both published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site), and NIS Description of Data Elements, 2008 (as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site); gives the NIS definition of "chronic condition"; mentions the HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS); briefly describes AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators and Pediatric Quality Indicators, citing Pediatric Quality Indicators Overview (as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site), AHRQ-authored articles by Encinosa and Bernard (authors are, respectively, researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 2005) and Miller and Zhan (former center director and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) (Pediatrics, 2004), and articles by Rosen et al. (Med Care, 2012), Kronman et al. (Pediatrics, 2008) and Sedman et al. (Pediatrics, 2008 and 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Albornoz CR, Bach PB, Mehrara BJ, et al. A paradigm shift in U.S. breast reconstruction: increasing implant rates. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013 Jan; 131(1):15-23. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Chang et al. (Am J Health Promot, 2013) and Leland et al. (J Pain Symptom Manage, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Gross et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2013) 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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Internet Citation: Smoking Is Bad for Babies: Obstetric Care Providers' Use of Best Practice Smoking Cessation Counseling Techniques: Articles of Interest, January 11, 2013. January 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130111.html