Cost-effectiveness of Medicare Drug Plans in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Articles of Interest, February 22, 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 Managed Care
Smith KJ, Baik SH, Reynolds CF, et al. Cost-effectiveness of Medicare drug plans in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Am J Manag Care 2013 Feb; 19(2):e55-e63. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18657; uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Wessell AM, Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG, et al. Medication safety in primary care practice: results from a PPRNet quality improvement intervention.  Am J Med Qual 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):16-24. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17037; cites AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 1, 2005, and Clinical Decision Support Systems: State of the Art, 2009; 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, performed by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2010.]  Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
O'Leary KJ, Devisetty VK, Patel AR, Malkenson D, Sama P, Thompson WK, Landler MP, Barnard C, Williams MV. Comparison of traditional trigger tool to data warehouse based screening for identifying hospital adverse events. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Feb; 22(2):130-8. [Supported by grant R18 HS19630 (to first, seventh, and last authors).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Miller DC, Ye Z, Gust C, et al. Anticipating the effects of accountable care organizations for inpatient surgery. JAMA Surg 2013 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant K08 HS18346-01A1 (to first author); refer to comments by Abularrage (JAMA Surg, 2013) and Penson (JAMA Surg, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Radley DC, Wasserman MR, Olsho LE, Shoemaker SJ, Spranca MD, et al. Reduction in medication errors in hospitals due to adoption of computerized provider order entry systems. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by Program Support Center (PSC) contract 233-02-0088, task order #HHSP 233-2007-00008T, from AHRQ; acknowledges support by AHRQ task order officer Robert Mayes.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Brady PW, Muething S, Kotagal U, et al. Improving situation awareness to reduce unrecognized clinical deterioration and serious safety events. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):e298-e308. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant U19 HS21114; authors mentions efforts by authors' institution to become a high-reliability organization (HRO) with the AHRQ HRO Learning Network in September 2005, citing AHRQ publication, Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Operational Advice for Hospital Leaders, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Patnode et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and Boland et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Solimeo SL, Hein M, Paez M, et al. Medical homes require more than an EMR and aligned incentives. Am J Manag Care 2013 Feb; 19(2):132-40. [Notes the used of AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS® in the evaluated implementation, citing AHRQ publication, About TeamSTEPPS, 2012, as published on AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Oates DJ, Kornetsky D, Winter MR, et al. Minimizing geriatric rehospitalizations: a successful model. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):8-15. [Cites "Readmission in 30 Days or Less Account for 1 in 9 Hospital Admissions," in AHRQ's Research Activities, 2011.]  Select to access the abstract.

Kargul GJ, Wright SM, Knight AM, et al. The hybrid progress note: semiautomating daily progress notes to achieve high-quality documentation and improve provider efficiency. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):25-32. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]  Select to access the abstract.

Aboumatar H, Pronovost P. Making hospital care patient-centered: the three patient questions framework. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):78-80. [Mentions AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®); notes that second author receives AHRQ grant or contract support; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Chopra V, Shojania KG. Recipes for checklists and bundles: one part active ingredient, two parts measurement. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Feb; 22(2):93-6. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (Am J Med Qual, 2012) and  AHRQ-funded articles by Dixon-Woods et al. (Milbank Q, 2011), Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004), and others.]

Linsky A, Simon SR. Medication discrepancies in integrated electronic health records. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Feb; 22(2):103-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schnipper et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012), Sarkar et al. (Health Serv Res, 2011), and Gandhi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Bos N, Sizmur S, Graham C, et al. The accident and emergency department questionnaire: a measure for patients' experiences in the accident and emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Feb; 22(2):139-46. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hargraves, Hays, and Cleary (Health Serv Res, 2003), which uses psychometric properties of the CAHPS 2.0 adult core survey.] Select to access the abstract.

Couralet M, Leleu H, Capuano F, et al. Method for developing national quality indicators based on manual data extraction from medical records. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Feb; 22(2):155-62. [Cites "Desirable Attributes of a Quality Measure" from Tutorials on Quality Measures, as published on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™; cites AHRQ-funded article by Keating et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Shelton CL, Kinston R, Molyneux AJ, et al. Real-time situation awareness assessment in critical illness management: adapting the situation present assessment method to clinical simulation. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Feb; 22(2):163-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Gurses et al. (BMJ Qual Saf, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Browning T, Kasper J, Rofsky NM, et al. Quality improvement initiative: enhanced communication of newly identified, suspected GI malignancies with direct critical results messaging to surgical specialist. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Feb; 22(2):168-75. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Anthony et al. (Radiology, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Wachter RM. Personal accountability in healthcare: searching for the right balance. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Feb; 22(2):176-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bell et al. (Chest, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry 
Monheit AC. Let's take the "pols" out of policy-related research. Inquiry 2012-2013 Winter; 49(4):285-91. [Discusses recent and past legislative proposals regarding AHRQ's funding, citing article by Gray, Gusmano, and Collins (Health Aff, 2003).]

Miller S. The effect of the Massachusetts reform on health care utilization. Inquiry 2012-2013 Winter; 49(4):317-26. [Reviews findings from article by Kolstad and Kowalski (J Public Econ, 2012), noting its use of Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators, citing AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.]

JAMA
Munjal K, Carr B. Realigning reimbursement policy and financial incentives to support patient-centered out-of-hospital care. JAMA 2013 Feb 20; 309(7):667-8. [Cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing "Table 1. Total Utilization and Mean Expenses per Visit by Type of Ambulatory Health Care Service, 2010," as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

JAMA Surgery
Maas MB, Jaff MR, Rordorf GA. Risk adjustment for case mix and the effect of surgeon volume on morbidity. JAMA Surg 2013 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003 and 2002), Birkmeyer, Finlayson, and Birkmeyer (Surgery, 2001), and Iezzoni (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Abularrage CJ. Risk adjustment for outcomes after carotid endarterectomy. JAMA Surg 2013 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Miller et al. (JAMA Surg, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles; cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003) and article by Hertzer (J Vasc Surg, 2012), which uses HCUP NIS data.]

Penson DF. Accountable care organizations in surgery: location, location, location. JAMA Surg 2013 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Miller et al. (JAMA Surg, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles; cites AHRQ publication, Hospital-Based Ambulatory Surgery, 2007, HCUP Statistical Brief 86, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]

Weiner JP, Goodwin SM, Chang HY, et al. Impact of bariatric surgery on health care costs of obese persons: a 6-year follow-up of surgical and comparison cohorts using health plan data. JAMA Surg 2013 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-authored articles 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), Encinosa, Bernard, Chen (former AHRQ researcher), and Steiner (Med Care, 2006), and Encinosa, Bernard, Steiner, and Chen (Health Aff, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Auger KA, Kahn RS, Davis MM, et al. Medical home quality and readmission risk for children hospitalized with asthma exacerbations. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):64-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by DeVoe et al. (Med Care, 2008), Homer et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005), and Seid, Stevens, and Varni (Health Serv Res, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Drolet BA, Frommelt PC, Chamlin SL, et al. Initiation and use of propranolol for infantile hemangioma: report of a consensus conference. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):128-40. [Cites HCUPnet data, as accessed on the HCUP landing page on the AHRQ Web site, on percentage of infants referred to specialists for consideration of treatment for infantile hemangiomas.] Select to access the abstract.

Schutze GE, Willoughby RE, Committee on Infectious Diseases, et al. Clostridium difficile infection in infants and children. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):196-200. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Nylund et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Saito JM, Yan Y, Evashwick TW, et al. Use and accuracy of diagnostic imaging by hospital type in pediatric appendicitis. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):e37-e44. [Cites HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site, on the number of hospitalizations for appendicitis in children.] Select to access the abstract.

Hain PD, Gay JC, Berutti TW, et al. Preventability of early readmissions at a children's hospital. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):e171-e181. [Compares study findings to HCUP data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, on national statistics on children; cites AHRQ-authored article by Friedman, Encinosa, Jiang, and Mutter (first author is former and other authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Russell HV, Panchal J, Vonville H, et al. Economic evaluation of pediatric cancer treatment: a systematic literature review. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):e273-e287. [Cites AHRQ publication, Pediatric Cancer Hospitalizations, 2009, HCUP Statistical Brief 132, 2012, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Hall RT, Domenico HJ, Self WH, et al. Reducing the blood culture contamination rate in a pediatric emergency department and subsequent cost savings. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):e292-e297. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Poehling KA, Edwards KM, Griffin MR, et al. The burden of influenza in young children, 2004-2009. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):207-16. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Grijalva et al. (Lancet, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees; Committee on Early Childhood. Parental leave for residents and pediatric training programs. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):387-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fahrenkopf et al. (BMJ, 2008).]  Select to access the abstract.

Uitti JM, Laine MK, Tähtinen PA, et al. Symptoms and otoscopic signs in bilateral and unilateral acute otitis media. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):e398-e405. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by McCormick et al. (Pediatr Infect Dis J, 2007, and Pediatrics, 2005 and 2003) and Friedman et al. (Pediatr Infect Dis J, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Gordon JS, Mahabee-Gittens EM, Andrews JA, et al. A randomized clinical trial of a web-based tobacco cessation education program. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):e455-e462. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites asthma and pneumonia as the most common conditions requiring a hospital stay in children aged 1-9 years old from HCUP Facts and Figures 2009, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Hrabok M, Sherman EM, Bello-Espinosa L, et al. Memory and health-related quality of life in severe pediatric epilepsy. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):e525-e532. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Langfitt et al. (Neurology, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

O'Mahony L, O'Mahony DS, Simon TD, et al. Medical complexity and pediatric emergency department and inpatient utilization. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):e559-e565. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Elixhauser, Machlin, Zodet, Chevarley, Patel, McCormick, and Simpson (authors are current and former AHRQ staff researchers) (Ambul Pediatr, 2002), which uses various AHRQ databases; cites AHRQ-funded article by Kroner, Hoffman, and Brousseau (Pediatrics, 2010); cites articles by Burnset et al. (Pediatrics, 2010), Simon et al. (Pediatrics, 2010), and Newacheck and Kim (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005) which uses various AHRQ datasets.] Select to access the abstract.

Renjilian CB, Womer JW, Carroll KW, et al. Parental explicit heuristics in decision-making for children with life-threatening illnesses. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):e566-e572. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Wackerbarth et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Managed Care
Chernew ME, McKellar R, Aubry W, et al. Comparative effectiveness research and formulary placement: the case of diabetes. Am J Manag Care 2013 Feb; 19(2):93-6. [Mentions the USPSTF's recommendation for diabetes screening as a high-value preventive service.]

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 2013 Feb 19; 158(4):253-60. [Supported by contract HHS 290-2007-10057-I to the Oregon 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 methodologies, 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.

Boland MV, Ervin AM, Friedman DS, et al. Comparative effectiveness of treatments for open-angle glaucoma: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Feb 19; 158(4):271-9. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10061 to the John Hopkins EPC; assesses the available primary study evidence using guidance from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, and  AHRQ-authored articles by Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (third and seventh authors are, respectively, former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), which discusses AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, and Atkins et al. (BMJ, 2004); cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness reviews, Screening for Glaucoma: Comparative Effectiveness, Executive Summary, 2012, and Treatment for Glaucoma: Comparative Effectiveness, Executive Summary, 2012, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; notes the exclusion for this review of studies previously included in AHRQ evidence report, Treatment of Coexisting Cataract and Glaucoma, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Kottenstette JB, Stulberg D. PURLs: Time to routinely screen for intimate partner violence? J Fam Pract 2013 Feb; 62(2):90-2. [Summarizes and discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening women for intimate partner violence, citing associated systematic review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012); mentions upgrade in grading from an "I" to a "B," citing, respectively, USPSTF recommendation statements, Screening for Family and Intimate Partner Violence, 2004, and Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults, 2013, both published on the USPSTF Web site; cites 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.]

Medical Decision Making
Dolan MG, Boohaker E, Allison J, et al. Patients' preferences and priorities regarding colorectal cancer screening. Med Decis Making 2013 Jan; 33(1):59-70. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]  Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Bayer R, Oppenheimer GM. Routine HIV testing, public health, and the USPSTF—an end to the debate. N Engl J Med 2013 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses proposed updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), noting its policy implications for the 2010 PPACA provision requiring coverage of routine preventive services graded A or B by the USPSTF; describes updated and earlier review processes by the Pacific Northwest EPC (formerly known as the Oregon EPC) in drafting the report to inform the USPSTF on evidence for its recommendations on screening for HIV, and quotes USPSTF chairperson Virginia Moyer on the upgrade from a "C" to an "A" grade, citing, respectively, USPSTF-sponsored systematic review to update evidence on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2005); mentions 2009 updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Martin EG, Schackman BR. Updating the HIV-testing guidelines—a modest change with major consequences. N Engl J Med 2013 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses proposed updated USPSTF recommendations on HIV and their implications for screening reimbursement in light of  2010 PPACA provision requiring coverage of routine preventive services graded A or B by the USPSTF; mentions the upgrade from a "C" to an "A" grade in USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV, citing, respectively, USPSTF draft recommendation statement, Screening for HIV, 2012 (as published on the USPSTF Web site) and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review to update evidence on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2012); mentions previous 2005 USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Guevara JP, Gerdes M, Localio R, et al. Effectiveness of developmental screening in an urban setting. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):30-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children, 2006, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Exner-Cortens D, Eckenrode J, Rothman E. Longitudinal associations between teen dating violence victimization and adverse health outcomes. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):71-8. [Mentions that study findings support recommendations on screening adolescent females for dating violence victimization from IOM report, Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps, which includes 2010 PPACA provisions requiring coverage of routine preventive services graded A or B by the USPSTF.] Select to access the abstract.

Schor EL. Reshaping pediatric practice. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):201-3. [Cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, Section 1: Overview of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Structure and Processes, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Hingson RW, Zha W, Iannotti RJ, et al. Physician advice to adolescents about drinking and other health behaviors. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):249-57. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for problem drinking in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd edition, 1996; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, 2012 (as published on the USPSTF Web site), and associated systematic review and meta-analysis by Jonas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012); cites AHRQ-sponsored article by Solberg et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2008), which uses USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Trinh A, Campbell M, Ukoumunne OC, et al. Physical activity and 3-year BMI change in overweight and obese children. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):e470-e477. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored targeted, systematic review of the effectiveness of weight management interventions in children (Pediatrics, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
McCullough JS, Christianson J, Leerapan B. Do electronic medical records improve diabetes quality in physician practices?  Am J Manag Care 2013 Feb; 19(2):144-9. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Enabling Patient-Centered Care Through Health Information Technology, 2012, prepared by the Johns Hopkins University EPC under contract 290-2007-10061-I, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Sakowski JA, Ketchel A. The cost of implementing inpatient bar code medication administration. Am J Manag Care 2013 Feb; 19(2):e38-e45. [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 publications, Using Barcode Medication Administration to Improve Quality and Safety: Findings from the AHRQ Health IT Portfolio, 2008, and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 3: Implementation Issues, 2005; cites Research in Action: Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events To Decrease Hospital Costs, 2001, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM publication, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kale et al. (BMJ Qual Saf, 2012), Poon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2010, and Ann Intern Med, 2006), Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005), and Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997 and 1995).]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Tan EW, Ting BL, Jia X, et al. Diagnostic errors in orthopedic surgery: evaluation of resident documentation of neurovascular examinations for orthopedic trauma patients. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):60-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2003) on changes in rates of autopsy-detected diagnostic errors over time, performed by the Southern California-UCLA EPC.]    Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Chapman DJ, Morel K, Bermúdez-Millán A, et al. Breastfeeding education and support trial for overweight and obese women: a randomized trial. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):e162-e170. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Toomey SL, Chien AT, Elliott MN, et al. Disparities in unmet need for care coordination: the National Survey of Children's Health. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):217-24. [Cites AHRQ technical reviews, A Critical Analysis of Care Coordination Strategies for Children With Special Health Care Needs, 2007, and Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies: Volume 7—Care Coordination, 2007, both prepared by the Stanford University-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017; cites AHRQ publication, Care Coordination Measures Atlas, Version 3, 2010 (as prepared by Stanford University under subcontract to Battelle under contract 290-04-0020); cites AHRQ-authored article by Franks, Clancy (AHRQ director) et al. (N Engl J Med, 1992); cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM reports, Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, 2010, and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001. Also refer to article by Wessell et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, AHRQ-funded article by Boland et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and article by Romley et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Wood DL, Goldhagen JL. Promoting child health equity: family-centered care coordination is just one piece of the puzzle. Pediatrics 2013 Feb; 131(2):336-7. [Cites article by Flores et al. (Pediatrics, 2010), which cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007 and 2003, and in which Denise Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) is listed as a liaison to the Committee on Pediatric Research; comments on article by Toomey et al. (Pediatrics, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles and cites AHRQ-sponsored report, Setting the Agenda for Research on Cultural Competence in Health Care, 2003. Also refer to article by Wessell et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Toomey et al. (Pediatrics, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Managed Care
Romley JA, Jena AB, O'Leary JF, et al. Spending and mortality in US acute care hospitals. Am J Manag Care 2013 Feb; 19(2):e46-e54. [Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators, Version 4.2, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, 2011, and NIS Database Documentation, 2011 (both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, AHRQ technical review, Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators, 2001 (as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site), and AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals—Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, Version 3.1, 2007 (as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site); cites AHRQ-authored article by Hearld, Alexander, Fraser, and Jiang (third and last authors are director of and researcher in, respectively, AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2008).]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Carretta HJ, Chukmaitov A, Tang A, et al. Examination of hospital characteristics and patient quality outcomes using four inpatient quality indicators and 30-day all-cause mortality. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):46-55. [Uses AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI) for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, stroke, and pneumonia, and associated algorithms in AHRQ IQI Software Version 4.2, citing AHRQ Quality Indicators—Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals—Volume, Mortality, and Utilization, Revision 4, 2004; cites AHRQ Quality Indicators—QI Summary Tables for 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site; cites AHRQ's NHQR and NHDR, 2007 and 2009; cites AHRQ publication, Trends in Hospital Risk-Adjusted Mortality for Select Diagnoses by Patient Subgroups, 2000-2007, HCUP Statistical Brief 98, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety 
Bion J, Richardson A, Hibbert P, et al. ‘Matching Michigan': a 2-year stepped interventional programme to minimise central venous catheter-blood stream infections in intensive care units in England. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Feb; 22(2):110-23. [Uses technical and non-technical interventions adapted from the AHRQ-funded Michigan Keystone Project, citing Toolkits and Resources, as published on the On the CUSP: Stop HAI Web site (which includes AHRQ's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) Toolkit); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010, and N Engl J Med, 2006), Lakshminarayan et al. (Neurology, 2010), and Dixon-Woods et al. (Milbank Q, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Ophthalmology (formerly Archives of Ophthalmology)
Naik RK, Rentz AM, Foster CS, et al. Normative comparison of patient-reported outcomes in patients with noninfectious uveitis. JAMA Ophthalmol 2013 Feb; 131(2):219-25. [Compares 2005 MEPS data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, to other data used in the study.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Colvin JD, Zaniletti I, Fieldston ES, et al. Socioeconomic status and in-hospital pediatric mortality. Pediatrics 2013 Jan; 131(1):e182-e190. [Uses AHRQ's Pediatrics Quality Indicators, citing AHRQ Quality Indicators: Neonatal Blood Stream Infection Rate: Neonatal Quality Indicators 3, Technical Specifications, Version 4.4, 2012 (as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site), and article by Scanlon et al. (Pediatrics, 2008); also uses All Patient-Refined, Diagnosis-Related Groups (APR-DRGs), Version 24, citing Development of the 3M™ All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR DRGs), 3M Health Information Systems (HIS) APR™-DRG Classification Software—Overview, and IHI Mortality Measurement Meeting, all on the  Mortality Measurement, 2009, landing page on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Simpson, Owens, Zodet, Chevarley, Dougherty, Elixhauser, et al. (authors are current and former AHRQ researchers) (Ambul Pediatr, 2005), which uses various AHRQ datasets. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Smith et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Cost-effectiveness of Medicare Drug Plans in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Articles of Interest, February 22, 2013. February 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130222.html