Exploratory Study of Nursing Home Factors Associated with Successful Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Tools for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Articles of Interest, February 1, 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

Advances in Skin and Wound Care
Sharkey S, Hudak S, Horn SD, Barrett R, Spector W, Limcangco R. Exploratory study of nursing home factors associated with successful implementation of clinical decision support tools for pressure ulcer prevention. Adv Skin Wound Care 2013 Feb; 26(2):83-92. [Fifth and sixth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported in part by contract HHSA290-2005-0020; examines factors associated with successful implementation of the AHRQ-funded On-Time Quality Improvement (QI) for Pressure Ulcer Prevention project, developed and piloted by AHRQ from 2003-2005 and disseminated from 2006 to the present (citing AHRQ publication, On-Time Quality Improvement Manual for Long-Term Care Facilities, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Sharkey, Hudak, Horn, and Spector (Adv Skin Wound Care, 2011) and Horn, Sharkey, Hudak, Gassaway, James, and Spector (Adv Skin Wound Care, 2010); cites AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 3: Implementation Issues, 2005, and Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Krishnan JA, Lindenauer PK, Au DH, et al. Stakeholder priorities for comparative effectiveness research in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a workshop report. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013 Feb 1; 187(3):320-6. [Supported in part by grant R13 HS17894; discusses development of a national comparative effectiveness research (CER) agenda for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) through workshops convened by the AHRQ-funded COPD Outcomes-based Network for Clinical Effectiveness and Research Translation (CONCERT); includes Anne Elixhauser and Supriya Janakiraman (AHRQ researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) in list of participating stakeholder groups and representatives; cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) publication, Initial National Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research, 2009; mentions CER efforts through AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program and AHRQ's Community Forum, citing "AHRQ Community Forum" from Who is Involved in the Effective Health Care Program, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Deily ME, Hu T, Terrizzi S, et al. The impact of health information technology adoption by outpatient facilities on pregnancy outcomes. Health Serv Res 2013 Feb; 48(1):70-94. [Supported in part by grant PAR-08-270; uses AHRQ's definition of "obstetric trauma" from AHRQ technical review, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data-The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002, prepared by the University of California San Francisco-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-97-0013; 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; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM publication, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Cooper LA, Ghods Dinoso BK, Ford DE, et al. Comparative effectiveness of standard versus patient-centered collaborative care interventions for depression among African Americans in primary care settings: the BRIDGE study. Health Serv Res 2013 Feb; 48(1):150-74. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13645; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Beach et al. (Med Care, 2005) on health care provider educational interventions on cultural competence, prepared by the John Hopkins EPC under contract 290-02-0018.] Select to access the abstract.

Ko M, Ponce NA. Community residential segregation and the local supply of federally qualified health centers. Health Serv Res 2013 Feb; 48(1):253-70. [First author is supported by AHRQ pre-doctoral training fellowship grant, no number given.] Select to access the abstract.

Home Health Care Services Quarterly
Samia LW, Ellenbecker CH, Friedman DH, et al. Home care nurses' experience of job stress and considerations for the work environment. Home Health Care Serv Q 2012 Jul; 31(3):243-65. [Supported in part by dissertation award grant 1 R36 HS16224-01 (to first author); cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, Section IV: Working Conditions and the Work Environment for Nurses, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Lee BY, Singh A, Bartsch SM, et al. The potential regional impact of contact precaution use in nursing homes to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Feb; 34(2):151-60. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-2005-0033-I as part of the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program.] Select to access the abstract.

McKinnell JA, Huang SS, Eells SJ, et al. Quantifying the impact of extranasal testing of body sites for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization at the time of hospital or intensive care unit admission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Feb; 34(2):161-70. [Supported by grant RC4 AI92327 (attributed to AHRQ).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Jiang HJ, Friedman B, Jiang S. Hospital cost and quality performance in relation to market forces: an examination of U.S. community hospitals in the "post-managed care era." Int J Health Care Finance Econ 2013 Jan 26. [Epub ahead of print. First and second authors are current researcher and researcher at the time of publication, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization and, Markets; supported by AHRQ as an intramural research project; uses 2001-2005 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, citing AHRQ technical review, Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators, 2001; also uses the AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators software, Version 3.1 (to measure hospital quality performance), and the All-Patient-Refined DRGs (APR-DRGs), citing AHRQ draft report, AHRQ Quality Indicators Risk Adjustment and Hierarchical Modeling Approaches, 2007, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals—Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, Version 3.1, 2007; cites AHRQ publication, Tools for More Accurate Inpatient Cost Estimates with HCUP Databases, 2009, HCUP Methods Series Report 2011-04, 2012, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM publication, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Fisher CE, Spaeth-Rublee B, Pincus HA, et al. Developing mental health-care quality indicators: toward a common framework. Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Feb; 25(1):75-80. [Supported in part by grant 5 U18 HS16097 (to the Mental Health Therapeutics Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey); cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM publication, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Geriatric Oncology
Davidoff AJ, Zuckerman IH, Pandya N, et al. A novel approach to improve health status measurement in observational claims-based studies of cancer treatment and outcomes. J Geriatr Oncol 2013 28 Jan. [Epub ahead of print. First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Baer HJ, Schneider LI, Colditz GA, et al. Use of a web-based risk appraisal tool for assessing family history and lifestyle factors in primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award grant K01 HS19789 (to first author); mentions AHRQ recommendations on collection of detailed family history of cancer from patients, citing AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Collection and Use of Cancer Family History in Primary Care, 2007; cites USPSTF-sponsored final report, Health Risk Appraisals in Primary Care: Current Knowledge and Potential Applications To Improve Preventive Services and Chronic Care, 2009; notes presentation of manuscript portions as a poster at the 2012 Society of General Internal Medicine annual meeting.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Birken SA, Lee SY, Weiner BJ, et al. Improving the effectiveness of health care innovation implementation: middle managers as change agents. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1):29-45. [Supported in part by grants U01 HS13635 (in conjunction with the Health Resources and Services Administration) and R36 HS19107 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Goldman LE, Chu PW, Osmond D, et al. Accuracy of do not resuscitate (DNR) in administrative data. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1):98-112. [Supported in part by Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award grant 1 K08 HS18090-01; uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ publication, Quality Indicators: Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Han PK. Conceptual, methodological, and ethical problems in communicating uncertainty in clinical evidence. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1 Suppl):14S-36S. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2008-10015C (for author's stipend through the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) for the Eisenberg Conference Series 2011 Meeting, "Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decision Making," at which portions of this research were presented; compares USPSTF grade definitions and levels of certainty regarding net benefit to the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group's four levels of evidence, citing Grade Definitions, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Clinical Practice Guidelines: Directions for a New Program, 1990.] Select to access the abstract.

Zikmund-Fisher BJ. The right tool is what they need, not what we have: a taxonomy of appropriate levels of precision in patient risk communication. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1 Suppl):37S-49S. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-2008-10015C (for author's stipend through the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) for the Eisenberg Conference Series 2011 Meeting, "Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decision Making," at which portions of this research were presented.] Select to access the abstract.

Llewellyn-Thomas HA, Crump RT. Decision support for patients: values clarification and preference elicitation. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1 Suppl):50S-79S. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2008-10015C (for authors' stipends through the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) for the Eisenberg Conference Series 2011 Meeting, "Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decision Making," at which portions of this research were presented.] Select to access the abstract.

Fraenkel L. Incorporating patients' preferences into medical decision making. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1 Suppl):80S-93S. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-2008-10015C (for author's stipend through the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) for the Eisenberg Conference Series 2011 Meeting, "Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decision Making," at which portions of this research were presented.] Select to access the abstract.

Epstein RM, Gramling RE. What is shared in shared decision making? Complex decisions when the evidence is unclear. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1 Suppl):94S-112S. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2008-10015C (for authors' stipends through the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) for the Eisenberg Conference Series 2011 Meeting, "Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decision Making," at which portions of this research were presented; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM publication, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Politi MC, Lewis CL, Frosch DL. Supporting shared decisions when clinical evidence is low. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1 Suppl):113S-28S. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2008-10015C (for authors stipends through the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) for the Eisenberg Conference Series 2011 Meeting, "Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decision Making," at which portions of this research were presented; cites USPSTF recommendations Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, and Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, both published on the USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored suggested approach on shared decision making about screening and chemoprevention (Am J Prev Med, 2004); cites Explore Your Treatment Options, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Braddock CH 3rd. Supporting shared decision making when clinical evidence is low. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1 Suppl):129S-140S. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2008-10015C (for author's stipend through the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) for the Eisenberg Conference Series 2011 Meeting, "Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decision Making," at which portions of this research were presented.] Select to access the abstract.

McCullough LB. The professional medical ethics model of decision making under conditions of clinical uncertainty. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1 Suppl):141S-158S. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2008-10015C (for author's stipend through the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) for the Eisenberg Conference Series 2011 Meeting, "Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decision Making," at which portions of this research were presented; mentions the USPSTF's distinction between evidence quality and recommendations, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Sheridan et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2004) on shared decision making about screening and chemoprevention.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality Management in Health Care
Rangachari P. Effective communication network structures for hospital infection prevention: a study protocol. Qual Manag Health Care 2013 Jan-Mar; 22(1):16-24. [Supported by grant number R03 HS19785; mentions the AHRQ-funded Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), citing AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Patient Saf, 2005); cites AHRQ publication, Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative. Second Progress Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project, 2011; cites AHRQ press releases, "AHRQ Awards $34 Million To Expand Fight Against Healthcare-Associated Infections," 2011, and "HHS Awards $17 Million in a New National Initiative to Fight Health Care-Associated Infections," from AHRQ Electronic Newsletter, 2009, both published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM publication, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Statistics in Medicine
Chen J, Liu L, Johnson BA, O'Quigley J. Penalized likelihood estimation for semiparametric mixed models, with application to alcohol treatment research. Stat Med 2013 Jan 30; 32(2):335-46. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS20263. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Sainfort et al. (Value Health, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Kaye CJ, Davis DA, Neill KK, et al. Statin cost and utilization outcomes after implementation of reference-based pricing. Am J Pharm Benefits 2013 Jan-Feb; 5(1):e8-e14. [Cites AHRQ publication, Trends in Statins Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2000 and 2005, MEPS Statistical Brief 205, 2008, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Kessler C, Williams MC, Moustoukas JN, et al. Transitions of care for the geriatric patient in the emergency department. Clin Geriatr Med 2013 Feb; 29(1):49-69. [Cites 1999 HCUP data on outcomes by patient and hospital characteristics for all discharges as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Singh et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007), Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), Intrator, Zinn, and Mor (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2004), Beach, Croskerry, and Shapiro (Acad Emerg Med, 2003), and others; cites Case and Commentaries article "Lost in Transition," by Beach, 2006, published on AHRQ's Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (WebM&M) Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM publication, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Martin BI, Mirza SK, Franklin GM, et al. Hospital and surgeon variation in complications and repeat surgery following incident lumbar fusion for common degenerative diagnoses. Health Serv Res 2013 Feb; 48(1):1-25. [Notes receipt of AHRQ-funding support by first, second, fourth, and last authors; mentions that "readmission, infections, mortality, and life-threatening complications are part of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), which has been used as the gold standard to improve the validity of patient safety indicators," citing article by Romano et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lawthers et al. (Med Care, 2000) and Malter et al. (Spine, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Kuo RN, Chung KP, Lai MS. Re-examining the significance of surgical volume to breast cancer survival and recurrence versus process quality of care in Taiwan. Health Serv Res 2013 Feb; 48(1):26-46. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rathore et al. (Ann Surg, 2004), Birkmeyer, Finlayson, and Birkmeyer (Surgery, 2001), Hodgson, Fuchs, and Ayanian (J Natl Cancer Inst, 2001), and Luft, Hunt, and Maerki (Health Serv Res, 1987); cites article by Joseph et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2009), which uses HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Bowblis JR, Meng H, Hyer K. The urban-rural disparity in nursing home quality indicators: the case of facility-acquired contractures. Health Serv Res 2013 Feb; 48(1):47-69. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zuvekas and Taliaferro (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (Health Aff, 2003) and Cohen and Spector (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively) (J Health Econ, 1996); cites AHRQ-funded article by Resnick et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Dennis A, Blanchard K. Abortion providers' experiences with Medicaid abortion coverage policies: a qualitative multistate study. Health Serv Res 2013 Feb; 48(1):236-52. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen and Spector (J Health Econ, 1996); cites AHRQ-funded article by Intrator and Mor (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Lin DM, Weeks K, Holzmueller CG, et al. Maintaining and sustaining the On the CUSP: Stop BSI model in Hawaii. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Feb; 39(2):51-60. [Based on work performed under contract HHSA 290-2006-0022, task order 7 (manuscript not approved by AHRQ); cites AHRQ publication, Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative. Second Progress Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lin et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2012), Pronovost, Marsteller, and Goeschel (Health Aff, 2011), Dixon-Woods et al. (Milbank Q, 2011), Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010, N Engl J Med, 2006, and Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2006), and others; cites article by Timmel et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2010), which discusses the impact of the AHRQ-funded CUSP on safety culture in a surgical inpatient unit.]

McMullan C, Propper G, Schuhmacher C, et al. A multidisciplinary approach to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Feb; 39(2):61-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative. Second Progress Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost, Marsteller, and Goeschel (Health Aff, 2011).]

Reilly JB, Marcotte LM, Berns JS, et al. Handoff communication between hospital and outpatient dialysis units at patient discharge: a qualitative study. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Feb; 39(2):70-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Boult et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2011), Jack et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), Greenwald and Jack (Prof Case Manag, 2009), and others; cites articles by Arora et al. (J Hosp Med, 2009), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Network as a data source, and Seliger et al. (J Am Soc Nephrol, 2008), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.]

strong>Medical Care Research and Review
Gilmartin MJ. Thirty years of nursing turnover research: looking back to move forward. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1):3-28. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stone et al. (Med Care, 2007) and Curry et al. (Res Nurs Health, 1985).] Select to access the abstract.

Fuller RL, Goldfield NI, Averill RF, et al. Adjusting Medicaid Managed Care payments for changes in health status. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1):68-83. [Mentions AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®).] Select to access the abstract.

Smith QW, Street RL Jr, Volk RJ, et al. Differing levels of clinical evidence: exploring communication challenges in shared decision making. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb; 70(1 Suppl):3S-13S. [Introduces special supplement of articles based on presentations given at the AHRQ-funded Eisenberg Conference Series 2011 Meeting, "Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decision Making" under the auspices of the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (refer to articles by Han, Zikmund-Fischer, Llewellyn-Thomas and Crump, Fraenkel, Epstein and Gramling, Politi, Lewis, and Frosch, Braddock, and McCullough (all in Med Care Res Rev, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles; mentions the strength of evidence criteria used by AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, as listed in Figure 1, "AHRQ Effective Health Care Program Strength of Evidence Scale;" acknowledges authors' receipt of salary support from AHRQ for work (not including that associated with this article) performed in operation of the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science; cites AHRQ-funded article by Braddock et al. (JAMA, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Chen LM, Kennedy EH, Sales A, et al. Use of health IT for higher-value critical care. N Engl J Med 2013 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print. First author is supported by Career Development Award grant K08 HS20671 for other work (as noted in University of Michigan Health System press release, January 31, 2013); discusses findings from authors' study supported by the Veterans Administration.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality Management in Health Care
Wilson KJ. Pay-for-performance in health care: what can we learn from international experience? Qual Manag Health Care 2013 Jan-Mar; 22(1):2-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal and Dudley (JAMA, 2007) et al. (Health Aff, 2004); cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM publication, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
Bellcross CA, Leadbetter SD, Hensley Alford S, et al. Prevalence and healthcare actions of women in a large health system with a family history meeting the 2005 USPSTF recommendation for BRCA genetic counseling referral. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2013 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print. Assesses the prevalence of individuals with a USPSTF increased-risk family history pattern, citing USPSTF recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility and associated systematic evidence review by Nelson et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites article by Bellcross et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2011), which discusses these recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Integrative Medicine Alert
Selfridge NJ. Exercise and bran health: food for thought? Integr Med Alert 2013 Feb; 16(2):20-3. [Cites AHRQ/CMS report, Physical Activity and Older Americans: Benefits and Strategies, 2002, which includes in its review USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd edition, 1996.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Brenner H, Altenhofen L, Tao S. Matching of controls may lead to biased estimates of specificity in the evaluation of cancer screening tests. J Clin Epidemiol 2013 Feb; 66(2):202-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Military Medicine
Enewold L, McGlynn KA, Shriver CD, et al. Mammography screening by race/ethnicity among U.S. servicewomen, 2009-2010. Mil Med 2012 Dec; 177(12):1513-18. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2010.]

Bode DV, Roberts TA, Johnson C. Increased adolescent overweight and obesity documentation through a simple electronic medical record intervention. Mil Med 2013 Jan; 178(1):115-18. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2010); cites AHRQ publication, Healthcare Quality and Disparities in Women: Selected Findings From the 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Orthopaedic Nursing
A call to action from the Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI) September 2012. Orthop Nurs 2012 Nov-Dec; 31(6):359-61. [Identifies as a priority action the inclusion of the USPSTF and other partner organizations in future COAMI work; gives 2009 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site, on healthcare expenditures for knee and hip replacements, citing National and Regional Estimates on Hospital Use for All Patients from the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). National Statistics—Principle Procedure Only. ICD-9-CM 81.54 and 81.51, 2011; this article was also published directly by the Bone and Joint Initiative and in J Athl Train, 2013. Also refer to articles by Baer et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2013) and Han, Politi, Lewis, and Frosch, and McCullough (all three in Med Care Res Rev, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, AHRQ-funded article by Sainfort et al. (Value Health, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles, and articles by Crownover and Covey (Am Fam Physician, 2013) and Singal et al. (Health Serv Res, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Tehrani DM, Russell D, Brown J, et al. Discord among performance measures for central line-associated bloodstream infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Feb; 34(2):176-83. [Notes the use of claims codes for AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSI), citing the AHRQ Web site and AHRQ technical review, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data: The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002; cites article by Zrelack et al. (J Health Qual, 2011), which analyzes the predictive value of AHRQ's PSI for central line-related bloodstream infection.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Ma P, Brewer-Asling M, Magnus JH. A case study on the economic impact of optimal breastfeeding. Matern Child Health J 2013 Jan; 17(1):9-13. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Zhang ZW, Liu XW, Xu BC, et al. Analysis of quality of clinical practice guidelines for otorhinolaryngology in China. PLoS One 2013; 8(1):e53566. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shekelle et al. (JAMA, 2001) on the validity of AHRQ's clinical practice guidelines (prepared by the Southern California EPC/RAND under contract 290-97-0001).] Select to access the abstract.

Primary Care Reports
Abraham N, Trame CD. Help! My patients need opioids, or do they? Prim Care Rep 2013 Feb; 19(2); Online. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Lorenz et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on evidence for improving palliative care at the end of life, performed by the RAND-Southern California EPC; refers prescribers to "guidelines issued" by AHRQ for cases indicative of addiction.]

Value in Health
Sainfort F, Kuntz KM, Gregory S, et al. Adding decision models to systematic reviews: informing a framework for deciding when and how to do so. Value Health 2013 Jan; 16(1):133-9. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10064-I, task order 8 (to the Minnesota EPC) and based on AHRQ methods research report, Decision and Simulation Modeling in Systematic Reviews, 2011; summarizes the use of decision models used in all AHRQ EPC evidence reports as accessed from the EPC Evidence Reports landing page on the AHRQ Web site and in modeling projects associated with USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer, citing USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008), AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) on potential harms and effects of mammography screening, and USPSTF evidence syntheses, Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Decision Analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Elective Induction of Labor, 2009, Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer: Diagnostic Strategies and Their Implications, 2007, Testing for Cytochrome P450 Polymorphisms in Adults With Nonpsychotic Depression Treated With Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), 2007, Management of Adnexal Mass, 2006, Genomic Tests for Ovarian Cancer Detection and Management, 2006, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure, 2004, Pharmacologic Management of Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction: Effect in Female, Black, and Diabetic Patients, and Cost-Effectiveness, 2003, Management of Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy, 2003, Evaluation of Technologies for Identifying Acute Cardiac Ischemia in Emergency Departments, 2000, and Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis, 1999; cites AHRQ technology assessment, Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome: Modeling Different Diagnostic Strategies, 2007; lists objectives of AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, citing AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; acknowledges support from William Lawrence (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence); cites AHRQ Effective Health Care Program White Paper Series on Diagnostic Test Evaluation article by Trikalinos et al. (Med Decis Making, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Baer et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2013), Deily et al. (Health Serv Res, 2012), Cooper et al. (Health Serv Res, 2013), and Jiang et al. (Int J Health Care Finance Econ, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and articles by Crownover and Covey and Walling and Dickson (both in Am Fam Physician, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

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

Hmong Studies Journal
Smalkoski K, Herther, NK, Xiong ZB, et al. Health disparities research in the Hmong American community: implications for practice and policy. Hmong Studies Journal 2012; 13(2):1-31. [Mentions AHRQ's NHDR and MEPS Comparing Urgent Medical Care (referring to citation of AHRQ's MEPS Web site in article by Buckner-Brown et al., Fam Community Health, 2011) as "nationally recognized studies" documenting the existence of racial and ethnic health disparities in the U.S.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
DeCamp LR, Kieffer E, Zickafoose JS, et al. The voices of limited English proficiency Latina mothers on pediatric primary care: lessons for the medical home. Matern Child Health J 2013 Jan; 17(1):95-109. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) et al. (Acad Pediatr, 2011), which discusses AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sobo, Seid, and Reyes Gelhard (Health Serv Res, 2006), Flores et al. (Pediatrics, 2005, and JAMA, 2002), and Seid, Stevens, and Varni (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2002); cites article by Guerrero et al. (Med Care, 2010), which uses MEPS data, Homer (Acad Pediatr, 2009), which uses AHRQ's NHDR, 2007, and Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2001), which uses AHRQ's CAHPS Benchmarking Database 1.0. Also refer to article by Jiang et al. (Int J Health Care Finance Econ, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, articles by Enewold et al. (Mil Med, 2012) and Bode, Roberts, and Johnson (Mil Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and article by Lê Cook, Barry, and Busch (Health Serv Res, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of February 2013
Internet Citation: Exploratory Study of Nursing Home Factors Associated with Successful Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Tools for Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Articles of Interest, February 1, 2013. February 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130201.html