Effect of a Clinic-Wide Social Marketing Campaign to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection

Articles of Interest, March 29, 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

AIDS and Behavior
Giordano TP, Rodriguez S, Zhang H, et al. Effect of a clinic-wide social marketing campaign to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection. AIDS Behav 2013 Jan; 17(1):10412. [Supported by grant U18 HS16093.]Select to access the abstract.

Laws MB, Beach MC, Lee Y, et al. Provider-patient adherence dialog in HIV care: results of a multisite study. AIDS Behav 2013 Jan; 17(1):148-59. [Supported by contract 290-01-0012 and grant K08 HS13903-05 (to second author).]Select to access the abstract.

Graham JL, Grimes RM, Slomka J, et al. The role of trust in delayed HIV diagnosis in a diverse, urban population. AIDS Behav 2013 Jan; 17(1):266-73. [Supported by grant U18 HS16093.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Pesis-Katz I, Phelps CE, Temkin-Greener H, Spector WD, et al. Making difficult decisions: the role of quality of care in choosing a nursing home. Am J Public Health 2013 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print. Fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]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. Am J Crit Care Med 2013 Feb 1; 187(3):320-6. [Supported by grant R13 HS17894; includes AHRQ and representatives Anne Elixhauser and Supriya Janakiraman (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness, respectively); mentions AHRQ's Community Forum, citing AHRQ Community Forum, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Hilligoss B, Cohen MD. The unappreciated challenges of between-unit handoffs: negotiating and coordinating across boundaries. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Feb; 61(2):155-60. [Supported by grant R36 HS18758; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.]Select to access the abstract.

Landman AB, Spatz ES, Cherlin EJ, et al. Hospital collaboration with emergency medical services in the care of patients with acute myocardial infarction: perspectives from key hospital staff. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Feb; 61(2):185-95. [Supported by grant R01 HS16929.]Select to access the abstract.

Lu DW, Guenther E, Wesley AK, Gallagher TH.  Disclosure of harmful medical errors in out-of-hospital care. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Feb; 61(2):215-221. [Supported by grants 1 R18 HS16506 and R18 HS01953 (to fourth author) and R21 HS19498 (to second author).]  Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Meropol SB, Localio AR, Metlay JP. Risks and benefits associated with antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections: a cohort study. Ann Fam Med 2013 Mar-Apr; 11(2):165-72. [Supported by grant U18 HS16946.]] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Greenstein EA, Arora VM, Staisiunas PG, et al. Characterising physician listening behavior during hospitalist handoffs using the HEAR checklist. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Mar; 22(3):203-9. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS18278-01, (Development and Validation of a Tool to Evaluate Hand-Off Quality).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Seicean A, Seicean S, Schiltz NK, et al. Short-term outcomes of craniotomy for malignant brain tumors in the elderly. Cancer 2013 Mar 1; 119(5):1058-64. [Supported by grant T32 HS00059-14 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

CMAJ
Bird ST, Hartzema AG, Brophy JM, Etminan M, Delaney JA. Risk of venous thromboembolism in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a population-based matched cohort analysis. CMAJ 2013 Feb 5; 185(2):E115-E120. [Supported by grant R21 HS19516-01 (to fifth author).]Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Wallace R, Dehlendorf C, Vittinghoff E, Gold KJ, Dalton VK. Early pregnancy failure management among family physicians. Fam Med 2013 Mar; 45(3):173-9. [Supported in part by grant 1 K08 HS15491 (to fifth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Charu V, Simonsen L, Lustig R, Steiner C, et al. Mortality burden of the 2009-10 influenza pandemic in the United States: improving the timeliness of influenza severity estimates using inpatient mortality records. Influenza Other Respi Viruses 2013 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print. Fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets); uses 1990-2010 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data, citing Introduction to the HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2012), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Singh H, Giardina TD, Meyer AN, Forjuoh SN, Reis MD, Thomas EJ. Types and origins of diagnostic errors in primary care settings. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 25; 173(6):418-25. [Supported in part by Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination grant R18 HS17244-02 (to sixth author); cites AHRQ publication, Advances in patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.]Select to access the abstract.

Zhang Y, Wu SH, Fendrick AM, et al. Variation in medication adherence in heart failure. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 25; 173(6):468-70. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18657 (to first author).]

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Gray D, Pourmoghadam K, Hsu A, Dicks V, Jacobs J, Steiner C, et al. Population-based trends in pediatric cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology procedures from 1997 through 2009 in the United States. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 Mar 27; 59(13 Suppl 1):E818. [First and sixth authors are AHRQ researchers; uses 1997-2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Databases (KID) data.]

Journal of the American Heart Association
Mullen MT, Kasner SE, Kallan MJ, Kleindorfer DO, Albright KC, Carr BG. Joint Commission primary stroke centers utilize more rt-PA in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Am Heart Assoc 2013 Mar 26; 2(2):e000071. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS18362-01A1 (to sixth author) and 5 T32 HS13852-10; uses 2004-2009 HCUP NIS data and methodologies consistent with recommendations in the HCUP data documentation, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and AHRQ publication, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, HCUP Methods Series Report 2003-02, 2005, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Yuo TH, Degenholtz HS, Chaer RA, et al. Effect of hospital-level variation in the use of carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy on perioperative stroke and death in asymptomatic patients. J Vasc Surg 2013 Mar; 57(3):627-34. [Supported by grant T32 HS19486-01 (to first author); uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005).]Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
Clancy CM, Moy E. Commentary: measuring what matters most. Milbank Q 2013 Mar; 91(1):201-4. [Authors are AHRQ director and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, respectively; comments on article by Frank and Haw (Milbank Q, 2011); discusses development and production of AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), citing AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Stille CJ, Fischer SH, La Pelle N, et al. Parent partnerships in communication and decision making about subspecialty referrals for children with special needs. Acad Pediatr 2013 Mar; 13(2):122-32. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 4: Technology and Medication Safety, 2008.]Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Licciardone JC, Minotti DE, Gatchel RJ, et al. Osteopathic manual treatment and ultrasound therapy for chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med 2013 Mar-Apr; 11(2):122-9. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

Bray P, Cummings DM, Morrissey S, et al. Improved outcomes in diabetes care for rural African Americans. Ann Fam Med 2013 Mar-Apr; 11(2):145-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Parchman et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgical Oncology
Kruper L, Xu XX, Henderson K, et al. Utilization of mastectomy and reconstruction in the outpatient setting. Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Mar; 20(3):828-35. [Mentions 1996 and 2003 HCUP data on ambulatory mastectomies from AHRQ-authored article by Case, Johantgen, and Steiner (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Serv Res, 2001) and AHRQ publication, Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Care for Women's Cancers, HCUP Highlight Issue 2, 2006. respectively.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Rozenblum R, Bates DW. Patient-centred healthcare, social media and the internet: the perfect storm? BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Mar; 22(3):183-6. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]

Gagliardi AR, Umoquit M, Lehoux P, et al. Identifying optimal postmarket surveillance strategies for medical and surgical devices: implications for policy, practice and research. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Mar; 22(3):210-18. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Rozenblum R, Lisby M, Hockey PM, et al. The patient satisfaction chasm: the gap between hospital management and frontline clinicians. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Mar; 22(3):242-50. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]Select to access the abstract.

Sullivan KM, Suh S, Monk H, et al. Personalized performance feedback reduces narcotic prescription errors in a NICU. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Mar; 22(3):256-262. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]Select to access the abstract.

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal
Puthoff ML, Saskowski D. Reliability and responsiveness of gait speed, five times sit to stand, and hand grip strength for patients in cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiopulm Phys Ther J 2013 Mar; 24(1):31. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Cardiac Rehabilitation as Secondary Prevention, 1995, and AHRQ-funded articles by Brown et al. (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2009) and Harada et al. (Phys Ther, 1995).]

Irish Medical Journal
Alonge V, Codd MB. Gastrointestinal diseases: projected burden of care on acute public hospitals. Ir Med J 2013 Feb; 106(2):47-50. [Notes conformity between findings from this study and those described in AHRQ publication, Hospital Stays for Gastrointestinal Diseases, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 12, 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Sun GH, Steinberg JD, Jagsi R. Funding for biomedical research. JAMA 2013 Mar 27; 309(12):1228. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kesselheim et al. (N Engl J Med, 2012).]

Moses H 3rd, Dorsey ER. Funding for biomedical research—reply. JAMA 2013 Mar 27; 309(12):1228-9. [Noted that second author served as a consultant to AHRQ; replies to article by Sun, Steinberg, and Jagsi cited above in this section.]

Elborn JS, Tunney MM. Macrolides and bronchiectasis: clinical benefit with a resistance price. JAMA 2013 Mar 27; 309(12):1295-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ray et al. (N Engl J Med, 2012).]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Zuckerman D. Hip implant failure for men and women: what and when we need to know. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 25; 173(6):442-3. [Cites National and Regional Estimates on Hospital Use for All Patients from the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on the HCUP Web site.]

Saint S, Greene MT, Kowalski CP, et al. Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infection in the United States: a national comparative study. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]Select to access the abstract.

Desai SV, Feldman L, Brown L, et al. Effect of the 2011 vs 2003 duty hour regulation-compliant models on sleep duration, trainee education, and continuity of patient care among internal medicine house staff: a randomized trial. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2008, and N Engl J Med, 2004).]Select to access the abstract.

Krein SL, Kowalski CP, Harrod M, et al. Barriers to reducing urinary catheter use: a qualitative assessment of a statewide initiative. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions the AHRQ-funded Michigan Keystone project and On the CUSP: STOP CAUTI initiative, citing the National Implementation of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program to Eliminate Health Care-Associated Infections Web site; cites article by Saint et al. cited above in this section.]Select to access the abstract.

Donzé J, Aujesky D, Williams D, et al. Potentially avoidable 30-day hospital readmissions in medical patients: derivation and validation of a prediction model. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Notes an association between a cancer diagnosis using AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures and 30-day hospital readmission, citing articles by Allaudeen et al (J Hosp Med, 2011) and Silverstein et al. (Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Sen S, Kranzler HR, Didwania AK, et al. Effects of the 2011 duty hour reforms on interns and their patients: a prospective longitudinal cohort study. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety, 2009; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2008, and N Engl J Med, 2004) and Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Marks E. Complexity science and the readmission dilemma. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions the association between the occurrence of an AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) and readmission rates, citing article by Rosen et al. (Med Care, 2013); mentions the AHRQ-funded Re-Engineered Discharge program.]

Goitein L, Ludmerer KM. Resident workload—let's treat the disease, not just the symptom. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ publication, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: Components of Cost Increases for Inpatient Hospital Procedures, 1997-2009, HCUP Statistical Brief 133, 2012.]

JAMA Pediatrics
McAteer JP, Lariviere CA, Drugas GT, et al. Influence of surgeon experience, hospital volume, and specialty designation on outcomes in pediatric surgery: a systematic review. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002 and 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Rolita L, Spegman A, Tang X, et al. Greater number of narcotic analgesic prescriptions for osteoarthritis is associated with falls and fractures in elderly adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Mar; 61(3):335-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Solomon, Rassen, Glynn, et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010) and Solomon, Rassen, Glynn, Lee et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Fowler NR. Accurate assessments of healthcare use along the course of cognitive decline. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Mar; 61(3): 450-1. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Boustani et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005).]

Neuman MD, Ibrahim SA, Barg FA, et al. Race and patient preferences for hip fracture care. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Mar; 61(3):468-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Katz (JAMA, 2001).]

Journal of Nuclear Medicine
SNMMI receives AHRQ project funding. J Nucl Med 2013 Mar; 54(3):14N. [Describes a project grant awarded by AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) as part of the "Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Dissemination by Health Professionals Associations (R18)" funding initiative.]

Milbank Quarterly
Watson SK, Rudge JW, Coker R. Health systems' "surge capacity": state of the art and priorities for future research. Milbank Q 2013 Mar; 91(1):78-122. [Cites AHRQ publication, Addressing Surge Capacity in a Mass Casualty Event: Surge Capacity and Health System Preparedness, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Modern Healthcare
Improving the patient experience: panelists discuss moving beyond HCAHPS, focus on care, innovation. Mod Healthc 2013 Mar 25; 43(12):25. [Discusses the use of AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Quill TE, Abernethy AP. Generalist plus specialist palliative care—creating a more sustainable model. N Engl J Med 2013 Mar 28; 368(13):1173-5. [Mentions AHRQ's recent award of a grant to the American Society of Clinical Oncology to develop, disseminate, and evaluate a primary palliative care curriculum for oncology based on current best evidence.]

Joynt KE, Jha AK. A path forward on Medicare readmissions. N Engl J Med 2013 Mar 28; 368(13):1175-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Krumholz et al. (JAMA, 2013).]

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

Academic Medicine
Bernstein HH, Dhepyasuwan N, Connors K, et al. Evaluation of a national Bright Futures Oral Health curriculum for pediatric residents. Acad Pediatr 2013 Mar; 13(2):133-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on physicians' roles in preventing dental caries in preschool children (Am J Prev Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Garrison GM, Oberhelman S. Screening for hypertension annually compared with current practice. Ann Fam Med 2013 Mar-Apr;11(2):116-21. [Mentions the USPSTF's agreement with other national organizations on the utility of screening for hypertension, citing reaffirmation recommendations on screening for high blood pressure (Am Fam Physician, 2009) and earlier USPSTF recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Kanwal F, Lok AS, El-Serag HB. CDC and USPSTF 2012 recommendations for screening for hepatitis C virus infection: overview and take-home messages. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013 Mar; 144(3):478-81. [Compares USPSTF recommendations on hepatitis C virus infection screening with those from the CDC, citing USPSTF-sponsored updated systematic review on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013); briefly mentions 2004 USPSTF recommendations, citing AHRQ-authored article by Calonge and Randhawa (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Ann Intern Med, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded article by Drainoni et al. (Am J Public Health, 2012) on the implementation of a hepatitis screening intervention program in New York.]

Expert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kalsi JK, Manchanda R, Menon U. Screening for gynecological cancers. Expert Rev Obstet Gynecol 2013 Mar; 8(2):143-60. [Briefly discusses updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening, (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and cites USPSTF-sponsored review of risk factors and other epidemiologic considerations for cervical cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2011); notes that the latest USPSTF recommendations on screening for ovarian cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) reflect the lack of evidence for a mortality benefit; cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Evaluation of Cervical Cytology, 1999.]

Diaz E, Burky III RE, Hummel CS, et al. Early detection of ovarian cancer. Expert Rev Obstet Gynecol 2013 Mar; 8(2):169-79. [Mentions the difficulties in finding an effective screening test for ovarian cancer, citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Ovarian Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Schonberg MA, Breslau ES, McCarthy EP. Targeting of mammography screening according to life expectancy in women aged 75 and older. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Mar; 61(3):388-95. [Briefly mentions updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated evidence update by Nelson et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Rychetnik L, Carter SM, Abelson J, et al. Enhancing citizen engagement in cancer screening through deliberative democracy. J Natl Cancer Inst 2013 Mar 20; 105(6):380-6. [Cites USPTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer and associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence review (Ann Intern Med, 2012 and 2011) and USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2012, and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008, both published on the USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Epidemiol Rev, 2011) on USPSTF methodologies and several articles which discuss various USPSTF recommendations; cites AHRQ publications, Using Deliberative Methods to Engage Patients, Consumers and the Public and AHRQ Community Forum, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Jay MR, Gillespie CC, Schlair SL, et al. The impact of primary care resident physician training on patient weight loss at 12 months. Obesity 2013 Jan; 21(1):45-50. [Mentions updated and earlier USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling in primary care to promote physical activity (Ann Intern Med, 2010, and Am J Nurs, 2003, respectively.] Select to access the abstract.

Gordon-Larsen P, Adair LS, Meigs JB, et al. Discordant risk: overweight and cardiometabolic risk in Chinese adults. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review and meta-analyses on C-reactive protein as a risk factor for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Women's Health
Lantz PM. The Affordable Care Act and clinical preventive services for women: achievements and caveats. Womens Health 2013 Mar; 9(2):121-3. [Discusses Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions requiring coverage of preventive services rated A or B by the USPSTF and mentions the law's treatment of USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations. Also refer to article by Williams et al. (Ann Vasc Surg, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

Breastfeeding Review
Mortensen K, Tawia S. Sustained breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Rev 2013 Mar; 21(1):22-34. [Cites article by Ip et al. (Breastfeeding Med, 2009, which summarizes AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.]

JAMA
Lin SY, Erekosima N, Kim JM, et al. Sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma: a systematic review. JAMA 2013 Mar 27; 309(12):1278-88. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-2007-10061-I (to the Johns Hopkins University EPC) and based on AHRQ comparative effective report, Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis and/or Asthma: Comparative Effectiveness Review, 2013, and associated Evidence-based Practice Center Systematic Review Protocol, 2011, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; uses AHRQ evidence-rating criteria from AHRQ-authored article by Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (third author is former AHRQ researcher and seventh author is current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Research
Wallace A, Perkhounkova Y, Tseng H, et al. Influence of patient characteristics on assessment of diabetes self-management support. Nurs Res 2013 Mar; 62(2):106-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by DeWalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004) on literacy and health outcomes. Also refer to articles by Kalsi, Manchanda, and Menon (Expert Rev Obstet Gynecol, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and by Borofsky et al. (J Urol, 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

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Tan A, Kuo YF, Elting LS, et al. Refining physician quality indicators for screening mammography in older women: distinguishing appropriate use from overuse. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Mar; 61(3):380-7. [Mentions AHRQ's mammography quality, citing AHRQ's NHQR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Clancy and Moy (Milbank Q, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Bielefeldt K. The rising tide of cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2013 Jan; 37(1):98-106. [Uses 1997-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2009, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Cardiology
Czosek RJ, Anderson JB, Heaton PC, et al. Staged palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: trends in mortality, cost, and length of stay using a national database from 2000 through 2009. Am J Cardiol 2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006 and 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Chaudhry SA, Tariq N, Majidi S, et al. Rates and factors associated with admission in patients presenting to the ED with TIA in the United States—2006 to 2008. Am J Emerg Med 2013 Mar; 31(3):516-19. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing Databases and Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2008, 2010, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Sharp AL, Choi H, Hayward RA. Don't get sick on the weekend: an evaluation of the weekend effect on mortality for patients visiting US EDs. Am J Emerg Med 2013 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008 HCUP NEDS data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Studnicki J, Ekezue BF, Tsulukidze M, et al. Disparity in race-specific comorbidities associated with central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection (AHRQ-PSI7). Am J Med Qual 2013 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's PSI for venous catheter-related bloodstream infection and AHRQ's PSI software, citing Quality Indicator User Guide: patient Safety Indicators (PSI) Composition Measures, Version 4.4, and Patient Safety Indicators: Software Documentation, Version 4.2, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Diabetes Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities and AHRQ-authored articles by Miller et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001) and Coffey et al. (Med Care, 2005).]Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medicine
Ruhnke GW, Coca Perraillon M, Cutler DM. Mortality reduction among pneumonia patients still substantial despite the impact of coding changes. Am J Med 2013 Mar; 126(3):266-9. [Uses 1993-2005 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Comorbidity Software, citing AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); also uses HCUP-related methodologies from AHRQ-funded article by Ruhnke et al. (Med Care, 2010); cites AHRQ-authored article by Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser et al. (JAMA, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Terry AR, Barker FG 2nd, Leffert L, et al. Neurofibromatosis type 1 and pregnancy complications: A population based study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1988-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgical Oncology
Abbott AM, Parsons HM, Tuttle TM, et al. Short-term outcomes after combined colon and liver resection for synchronous colon cancer liver metastases: a population study. Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Jan; 20(1):139-47. [Uses 2002-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Yang RL, Newman AS, Reinke CE, et al. Racial disparities in immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy: impact of state and federal health policy changes. Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Feb; 20(2):399-406. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing article by Southern, Quan, and Ghali (Med Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Gopaldas RR, Bhamidipati CM, Dao TK, et al. Impact of surgeon demographics and technique on outcomes after esophageal resections: a nationwide study. Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Mar; 95(3):1064-9. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2008, and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2013, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Vascular Surgery
Williams TK, Schneider EB, Black JH 3rd, et al. Disparities in outcomes for Hispanic patients undergoing endovascular and open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Vasc Surg 2013 Jan; 27(1):29-37. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS and basis hospital size on HCUP criteria; cites USPSTF-sponsored best-evidence systematic review on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Murphy EH, Stanley GA, Arko MZ, et al. Effect of ethnicity and insurance type on the outcome of open thoracic aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Vasc Surg 2013 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2005 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).]Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care and Research
Tanzer M, Tran C, Messer KL, et al. Inpatient health care utilization by children and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus and kidney involvement. Arthritis Care Res 2013 Mar; 65(3):382-90. [Uses 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Research and Therapy
Linos E, Fiorentino D, Lingala B, et al. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and dermatomyositis: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample survey. Arthritis Res Ther 2013 Jan 8;15(1):R7. [Uses 1993-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

BJU International
Kim SP, Shah ND, Weight CJ, et al. Population-based trends in urinary diversion among patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. BJU Int 2013 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Woldrich JM, Palazzi K, Stroup SP, Sur RL, Parson JK, Chang D, et al. Trends in the surgical management of localized renal masses: thermal ablation, partial and radical nephrectomy in the USA, 1998-2008. BJU Int 2013 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ publication, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, HCUP Methods Series Report 2003-2, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Ghani KR, Sammon JD, Karakiewicz PI, et al. Trends in surgery for upper urinary tract calculi in the USA using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample: 1999-2009. BJU Int 2013 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1999-2009 HCUP NIS, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; comments on findings from article by Strope, Wolf, and Hollenbeck (Urology, 2010), which uses HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) and HCUP SID data for Florida.] Select to access the abstract.

Knoedler J, Han L, Granberg C, et al. Population-based comparison of laparoscopic and open pyeloplasty in paediatric pelvi-ureretic junction obstruction. BJU Int 2013 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004-2008 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2012 (as published on AHRQ's HCUP Databases Web site), and AHRQ-authored article by Friedman, Jiang, and Elixhauser (first author is former AHRQ researcher and second and third authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2006).]Select to access the abstract.

BMC Psychiatry
Cahoon EK, McGinty EE, Ford DE, et al. Schizophrenia and potentially preventable hospitalizations in the United States: a retrospective cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry 2013 Jan 25; 13:37. [Uses 2003-2008 HCUP NIS data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2004, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators and AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators Software, citing Prevention Quality Indicators Overview, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; uses AHRQ's definition of "ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations," citing AHRQ Quality Indicators - Patient Safety Indicators: Technical Specifications, Version 3.2, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Bardach NS, Asteria-Penaloza R, Boscardin WJ, et al. The relationship between commercial website ratings and traditional hospital performance measures in the USA. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Mar; 22(3):194-202. [Uses 2011 HCAHPS data, citing HCAHPS: Patient's Perspectives of Care Survey, as accessed on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web site, and HCAHPS: Mode and Patient-Mix Adjustment Page and HCAHPS: Hospital Care Quality Information from the Consumer Perspective, both accessed on the HCAHPS Web site.]Select to access the abstract.

Breast Journal
Fox JP, Philip EJ, Gross CP, et al. Associations between mental health and surgical outcomes among women undergoing mastectomy for cancer. Breast J 2013 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data, HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, and HCUP Chronic Condition Indicator (CCI), citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2005-2008, and Chronic Condition Indicator (CCI) for ICD-9-CM, 2011; also uses algorithms described in article by Hwang et al. (Health Aff, 2001), which uses MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Sammon J, Trinh VQ, Ravi P, Sukumar S, Gervais MK, Shariat SF, et al. Health care-associated infections after major cancer surgery: Temporal trends, patterns of care, and effect on mortality. Cancer 2013 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print. Uses HCUP NIS 1999-2009 data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site), and NIS Description of Data Elements, 2011; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Chest
Mokhlesi B, Hovda MD, Vekhter B, et al. Sleep-disordered breathing and postoperative outcomes after elective surgery: analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Chest 2013 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004-2008 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Child Abuse and Neglect
Niederkrotenthaler T, Xu L, Parks SE, et al. Descriptive factors of abusive head trauma in young children—United States, 2000-2009. Child Abuse Negl 2013 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2012, HCUP Sample Design: National Databases, 2012, and AHRQ publication, Calculating Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) Variances, HCUP Methods Series Report 2005-5, 2005, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; mentions related study findings from article by Ellingson, Leventhal, and Weiss (Am J Prev Med, 2008) and CDC report, Pediatric Abuse Head Trauma: Recommended Definitions for Public Health Surveillance and Research, 2012, which applies CDC's definition of abusive head trauma to 2003-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Pilitsis J, Atwater B, Warden D, Deck G, Carroll J, Smith J, et al. Outcomes in octogenarians with subdural hematomas. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2013 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1997-2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and 2005 HCUP Comorbidity Software, Version 3.0, to identify relevant conditions from AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Colorectal Disease
Wilson MZ, Hollenbeak CS, Stewart DB. The impact of Clostridium difficile colitis following closure of a diverting loop ileostomy: results of a matched cohort study. Colorectal Dis 2013 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004-2008 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2004-2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
Wang D, Zhao W, Wheeler K, et al. Unintentional fall injuries among US children: a study based on the National Emergency Department Sample. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 2013 Mar; 20(1):27-35. [Uses 2007 HCUP NEDS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department (NEDS), 2007, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Owens, Barrett, Gibson, Andrews, Weinick, and Mutter (first, fourth, and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Ann Emerg Med, 2010) and Owens, Zodet, Berdahl, Dougherty, McCormick, and Simpson (second and last authors are former AHRQ researchers, third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) (Ambul Pediatr, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

International Urogynecology Journal
Suskind AM, Kaufman SR, Dunn RL, et al. Population-based trends in ambulatory surgery for urinary incontinence. Int Urogynecol J 2013 Feb; 24(2):207-11. [Uses 2001-2009 HCUP SASD data for Florida, citing Introduction to the HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD), 2012, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).]Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Blecker S, Paul M, Taksler G, Heart Failure Associated Hospitalizations in the United States. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013 Mar 13; 61(12):1259-67. [Uses 2001-2009 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, 2011, and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Dental Association
Heaton LJ, Mancl LA, Grembowski D, et al. Unmet dental need in community-dwelling adults with mental illness: Results from the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. J Am Dent Assoc 2013 Mar; 144(3):e16-e23. [Uses 2007 MEPS data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, citing Data Overview, MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009, MEPS HC-112: 2007 Medical Conditions, 2009, and MEPS HC-110B: 2007 Dental Visits, 2009, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Manski (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (J Am Dent Assoc, 2002).]Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Elliott MN, Haviland AM, Cleary PD, et al. Care experiences of managed care Medicare enrollees near the end of life. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Mar; 61(3):407-12. [Uses 2008 and 2009 Medicare Advantage CAHPS (MCAHPS) survey data, citing AHRQ-funded articles by Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005) and Hargraves et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003), and articles by Giordano et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2010), Darby, Hays, and Kletke (Health Serv Res, 2005), Goldstein et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), and others, all of which use various CAHPS and HCAHPS surveys.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Arthoplasty
Poultsides LA, Ma Y, Della Valle AG, et al. In-hospital surgical site infections after primary hip and knee arthroplasty - incidence and risk factors. J Arthroplasty 2013 Mar; 28(3):385-9. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, and HCUP-related publications, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992), and methodologies described in AHRQ-funded article by Memtsoudis et al. (Anesthesiology, 2009), which uses HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Banerjee D, Illingworth KD, Novicoff WM, et al. Rural vs. urban utilization of total joint arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2013 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data, citing the AHRQ Web site and Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites 2006 MEPS data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site and AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Kilic A, Sultan I, Yuh DD, et al. Ventricular assist device implantation in the elderly: nationwide outcomes in the United States. J Card Surg 2013 Mar; 28(2):183-9. [Uses 2003-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Crohn's and Colitis
Ananthakrishnan AN, McGinley EL. Infection-related hospitalizations are associated with increased mortality in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. J Crohns Colitis 2013 Mar;7(2):107-12. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which uses various HCUP data sets); also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Tadros A, Davidov DM, Coleman J, et al. Pediatric visits to United States emergency departments for alcohol-related disorders. J Emerg Med 2013 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006-2008 HCUP NEDS data and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS).]Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Endourology
Hofer MD, Meeks JJ, Cashy J, et al. Impact of increasing prevalence of minimally invasive prostatectomy on open prostatectomy observed in the National Inpatient Sample and National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Endourol 2013 Jan; 27(1):102-7. [Uses 2001-2009 HCUP SID and SASD data for Florida, citing Overview of the HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) and Overview of the HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Databases as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
Trasande L, Wong K, Roy A, et al. Exploring prenatal outdoor air pollution, birth outcomes and neonatal health care utilization in a nationally representative sample. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 2013 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data linked to data from the US Environmental Protection Agency's Aerometric Information Retrieval System and uses HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, citing Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which uses various HCUP data sets, and articles by Roy et al. (Med Care, 2011) and Sheffield et al. (Health Aff, 2011), which use linked HCUP NIS and AIRS data.]Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Ragulin-Coyne E, Witkowski ER, Chau Z, et al. Is routine intraoperative cholangiogram necessary in the twenty-first century? A national view. J Gastrointest Surg 2013 Mar; 17(3):434-42. [Uses 2004-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2009), and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Enyinnaya EI, Anderson JG, Merwin EI, et al. Chiropractic use, health care expenditures, and health outcomes for rural and nonrural individuals with arthritis. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2012 Sep; 35(7):515-24. [Uses 2007-2008 MEPS data as accessed via AHRQ's MEPSnet query tool and citing Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, both on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; mentions data on osteoarthritis discharges from AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.]Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery
Englot DJ, Ouyang D, Wang DD, et al. Relationship between hospital surgical volume, lobectomy rates, and adverse perioperative events at US epilepsy centers. J Neurosurg 2013 Jan; 118(1):169-74. [Uses 1990-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site and AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (Eff Clin Pract, 2002); cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) and Franks (J Fam Pract, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
McDonald JS, Clarke MJ, Helm GA, et al. The effect of July admission on inpatient outcomes following spinal surgery. J Neurosurg Spine 2013 Mar; 18(3):280-8. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Databases as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites article by Berthelsen (Top Health Inf Manage, 2000), which uses HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurotrauma
Farhad K, Khan HM, Ji AB, et al. Trends in outcomes and hospitalization costs for traumatic brain injury in adult patients in the United States. J Neurotrauma 2013 Jan 15; 30(2):84-90. [Uses 1993-1994 and 2006-2007 HCUP NIS, citing AHRQ-authored article by Simpson, Owens, Zodet, Chevarley, Dougherty, Elixhauser et al. (authors are current and former AHRQ researchers) (Ambul Pediatr, 2005) and AHRQ-funded article by Chumney et al. (Pharmacoeconomics, 2004).]Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Bjork A, Holman RC, Callinan LS, et al. Dog bite injuries among American Indian and Alaska Native children. J Pediatr 2013 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2011, and AHRQ publication, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, HCUP Methods Series Report 2003-2, 2005, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; acknowledges support by Claudia Steiner (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Stepanova M, Venkatesan C, Altaweel L, et al. Recent trends in inpatient mortality and resource utilization for patients with stroke in the United States: 2005-2009. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data, code 109 "Acute cerebrovascular disease" from the HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, and the All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2012, and All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs), Version 20.0: Methodology Overview, 2003, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Surgical Research
Arnaoutakis DJ, Propper BW, Black JH 3rd, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of unruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in the United States. J Surg Res 2013 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data and HCUP hospital bed size criteria; cites article by Cowan et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2003), which uses HCUP NIS data.]Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Ghani KR, Sammon JD, Bhojani N, et al. Trends in utilization and outcomes for percutaneous nephrolithotomy in the United States. J Urol 2013 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1999-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, and uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Borofsky MS, Walter D, Shah O, et al. Surgical decompression is associated with decreased mortality in patients with sepsis and ureteral calculi. J Urol 2013 Mar; 189(3):946-51. [Uses 2007-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007, 2009, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Wilt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the comparative effectiveness and harms of treatments for clinically localized prostate cancer, prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009.]Select to access the abstract.

Laryngoscope
Owusu JA, Liu M, Sidman JD, et al. Resource utilization in primary repair of cleft palate. Laryngoscope 2013 Mar; 123(3):787-92. [Uses 2009 HCUP KID data, citing Introduction to the HCUP KIDS' Inpatient Database (KID), 2009, 2011, and Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006 and 2009, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; defines charge according to AHRQ publication, Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures: A Decision Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Lymphatic Research and Biology
Cemal Y, Jewell S, Albornoz CR, et al. Systematic review of quality of life and patient reported outcomes in patients with oncologic related lower extremity lymphedema. Lymphat Res Biol 2013 Mar; 11(1):14-19. [Uses AHRQ evidence rating criteria, citing the AHRQ Web site.]Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
Sampat BN, Buterbaugh K, Perl M. New evidence on the allocation of NIH funds across diseases. Milbank Q 2013 Mar; 91(1):163-85. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data on hospital stays for specified diseases.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Bielefeldt K. Factors influencing admission and outcomes in gastroparesis. Neurogastroenterol Motil 2013 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006-2009 HCUP NED and 2007-2010 HCUP NIS data, and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing NIS Trends Supplemental Files and HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2009, 2011, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Owusu JA, Liu M, Sidman JD, et al. Resource utilization in primary repair of cleft lip. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 Mar; 148(3):409-14. [Uses 2009 HCUP KID data, citing Introduction to the HCUP KIDS' Inpatient Database (KID), 2009, 2011, and Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006 and 2009, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Lowry AW, Knudson JD, Cabrera AG, et al. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hospitalized children with cardiovascular disease: estimated prevalence and outcomes from the Kids' Inpatient Database. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013 Mar; 14(3):248-55. [Uses 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2000, 2003, and 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which uses various HCUP data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cemal Y, Albornoz CR, Disa JJ, et al. A paradigm shift in U.S. breast reconstruction: part 2. The influence of changing mastectomy patterns on reconstructive rate and method. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013 Mar;131(3):320e-326e. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Davis Sears E, Burke JF, Davis MM, et al. The influence of procedure delay on resource use: a national study of patients with open tibial fracture. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013 Mar; 131(3):553-63. [Uses 2003-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2012, and Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, 2011, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Progress in Transplantation
Janjua HS, Hains DS, Mahan JD. Kidney transplantation in the United States: economic burden and recent trends analysis. Prog Transplant 2013 Mar; 23(1):78-83. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, HCUP Clinical Classifications Software for Services and Procedures (CCS-Services and Procedures), and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2008 and Clinical Classifications Software for Services and Procedures, 1998-2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUPnet and HCUP Web sites, respectively.] Select to access the abstract.

Resuscitation
Johnson NJ, Salhi RA, Abella BS, et al. Emergency department factors associated with survival after sudden cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 2013 Mar; 84(3):292-7. [Uses 2007 HCUP NEDS data; briefly describes HCUP NEDS, HCUP State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD), and HCUP SID databases and notes receipt of AHRQ funding by last author.]Select to access the abstract.

Kazaure HS, Roman SA, Sosa JA. Epidemiology and outcomes of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the United States, 2000-2009. Resuscitation 2013 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data as accessed on AHRQ'S HCUPNet Web site, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005).]Select to access the abstract.

Spinal Cord
Veeravagu A, Jiang B, Rincon F, et al. Acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury in patients with vertebral column fracture(s) and spinal cord injury: a Nationwide Inpatient Sample study. Spinal Cord 2013 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Meltzer AJ, Graham A, Kim JH, et al. Clinical, demographic, and medicolegal factors associated with geographic variation in inferior vena cava filter utilization: An interstate analysis. Surgery 2013 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006-2008 HCUP SID data for 33 states; briefly compares HCUP SID and HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Psoinos CM, Flahive JM, Shaw JJ, et al. Contemporary trends in necrotizing soft-tissue infections in the United States. Surgery 2013 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al, Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Stein PD, Matta F. Vena cava filters in hospitalised patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pulmonary embolism. Thromb Haemost 2013 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Urologic Oncology
Sun M, Ravi P, Karakiewicz PI, et al. Is there a relationship between Leapfrog volume thresholds and perioperative outcomes after radical cystectomy? Urol Oncol 2013 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2007 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ghaferi, Birkmeyer, and Dimick (Med Care, 2011), Ghaferi et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2010), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Trinh QD, Sun M, Kim SP, et al. The impact of hospital volume, residency, and fellowship training on perioperative outcomes after radical prostatectomy. Urol Oncol 2013 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer, Finlayson, and Birkmeyer (Surgery, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Urology
Monn MF, Bahler CD, Schneider EB, et al. Trends in robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty in pediatric patients. Urology 2013 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print. Uses HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, 2011, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, 2010, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007, 2009, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2009, 2011, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2008, 2010, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2007, 2009, and Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2006, 2008, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Joice GA, Deibert CM, Kates M, et al. "Never events": Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services complications after radical cystectomy. Urology 2013;81(3):527-32. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, 2012, and HCUP National Estimates, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002). Also refer to articles by Charu et al. (Influenza Other Respi Viruses, 2013), Gray et al. (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2012), Mullen et al. (J Am Heart Assoc, 2013), and Yuo et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]Select to access the abstract.

Current as of March 2013
Internet Citation: Effect of a Clinic-Wide Social Marketing Campaign to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection: Articles of Interest, March 29, 2013. March 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130329.html