Characteristics of U.S. emergency departments that offer routine human immunodeficiency virus screening

Articles of Interest, April 12, 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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Berg LJ, Delgado MK, Ginde AA, et al. Characteristics of U.S. emergency departments that offer routine human immunodeficiency virus screening. Acad Emerg Med 2012 Aug; 19(8):894-900. [Supported by grant T32 HS00028 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Academic Radiology
Chakraborty DP, Yoon HJ, Mello-Thoms C. Application of threshold-bias independent analysis to eye-tracking and FROC data. Acad Radiol 2012 Dec; 19(12):1474-83. [Supported by grant K01 HS18365.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
O'Neil CK, Hanlon JT, Marcum ZA. Adverse effects of analgesics commonly used by older adults with osteoarthritis: focus on non-opioid and opioid analgesics. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2012 Dec; 10(6):331-42. [Supported by grants R01 HS17695, K12 HS19461, and R01 HS18721.] Select to access the abstract.

AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
Mayne S, Karavite D, Grundmeier RW, et al. The implementation and acceptability of an HPV vaccination decision support system directed at both clinicians and families. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:616-24. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-07-10013 task order 4.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Haukoos JS, Hopkins E, Bender B, et al. Comparison of enhanced targeted rapid HIV screening using the Denver HIV Risk Score to nontargeted rapid HIV screening in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Mar; 61(3):353-61. [Supported by grant K02 HS17526.] Select to access the abstract.

Delgado MK, Staudenmayer KL, Wang NE, et al. Cost-effectiveness of helicopter versus ground emergency medical services for trauma scene transport in the United States. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant T32 HS00028 (to third author).]  Select to access the abstract.

Applied Clinical Informatics
Nagykaldi ZJ, Voncken-Brewster V, Aspy CB, et al. Novel computerized health risk appraisal may improve longitudinal health and wellness in primary care. Appl Clin Inform 2013 Feb; 4(1):75-87. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS16470-01A2.] Select to access the abstract.

Brain
Choo AM, Miller WJ, Chen YC, et al. Antagonism of purinergic signaling improves recovery from traumatic brain injury. Brain 2013 Jan; 136 (Pt 1):65-80. [Supported by grant HS41699 (attributed to NIH).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Breslin TM, Banerjee M, Gust C, Birkmeyer NJ. Trends in advanced imaging use for women undergoing breast cancer surgery. Cancer 2013 Mar 15; 119(6):1251-6. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18728-01 (Return on Investment for Quality Improvement Collaboratives in Surgery).] Select to access the abstract.

Chronic Illness
Fix GM, Bokhour BG. Understanding the context of patient experiences in order to explore adherence to secondary prevention guidelines after heart surgery. Chronic Illn 2012 Dec; 8(4):265-77. [Supported by grant 1 R36 HS16063-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Tropello SP, Ravitz AD, Romig M, et al. Enhancing the quality of care in the intensive care unit: a systems engineering approach. Crit Care Clin 2013 Jan; 29(1):113-24. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS20460 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Tabak AG, Carstensen M, Witte DR, et al. Adiponectin trajectories before type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Diabetes Care 2012 Dec; 35(12):2540-7. [Supported by grants 1 U01 HS14355-01 and 7 U01 HS14355-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Putzer GJ, Koro-Ljungberg M, Duncan RP. Critical challenges and impediments affecting rural physicians during a public health emergency. Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2012 Dec; 6(4):342-8. [Supported by grants 1 u01 HS14355-01 and 7 U01 HS14355-02.] Select to access the abstract.

General Hospital Psychiatry
Chambers DA, Haim A, Mullican CA, et al. Health information technology and mental health services research: a path forward. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2013 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print. Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical partnerships; summarizes AHRQ-sponsored workshop 'Health Information Technology and Mental Health: The Way Forward,' 2010.]

Implementation Science
Norton WE, McCannon CJ, Schall MW, et al. A stakeholder-driven agenda for advancing the science and practice of scale-up and spread in health. Implement Sci 2012 Dec 6; 7:118. [Supported by grant 1 R13 HS19422-01; summarizes the AHRQ-supported Conference to Advance the Science and Practice of Scale-Up and Spread of Effective Health Programs in Healthcare and Public Health, 2010; cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 1: Series Overview and Methodology, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Kim JM, Labrique A, West KP, et al. Maternal morbidity in early pregnancy in rural northern Bangladesh. Int J Gynecol [Gynaecol in PubMed] Obstet 2012 Dec; 119(3):227-33. [Supported by grant T32 HS19488 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
Nundy S, Dick JJ, Goddu AP, et al. Using mobile health to support the Chronic Care Model: developing an institutional initiative. Int J Telemed Appl 2012; 2012:871925. [Supported by grant T32 HS00084 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Aspesi AV, Kauffmann GE, Davis AM, et al. IBCD: development and testing of a checklist to improve quality of care for hospitalized general medical patients. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Apr; 39(4):147-56. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS16967-01; reviews materials on AHRQ's  National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ (NQMC) Web site to create an inpatient care checklist; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Hussey PS, Burns RM, Weinick RM, et al. Using a hospital quality improvement toolkit to improve performance on the AHRQ Quality Indicators. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Apr; 39(4):177-84. [Supported by AHRQ contract, number not given; uses AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators and Patient Safety Indicators, citing AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, AHRQ Quality Indicators Software and AHRQ Quality Indicator: National Quality Forum (NQF) Endorsed Composite and Individual Measures, 2011 (both published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site), and AHRQ-sponsored technical report, Assessment of the AHRQ Patient Safety Initiative. Final Report—Evaluation Report IV, 2008 (prepared by RAND Health); cites Toolkit Roadmap: AHRQ Quality Indicators—Toolkit for Hospitals, 2012, and Implementing Process Redesign Strategies for Improving Hospital Care (Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2009 Annual Conference), 2009, both published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Sokas R, Braun B, Chenven L, Cloonan P, Fagan K, Hemphill RR, Hogan E, et al. Frontline hospital workers and the worker safety/patient safety nexus. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Apr; 39(4):185-92. [Seventh author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; summarizes discussions at 2012 workshop, including a panel on the worker safety-patient safety relationship led by Jeffrey Brady and Jim Battles (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) which covered AHRQ's Patient Safety Organizations, Project RED, Project BOOST, Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) initiative and TeamSTEPPS, citing Patient Safety Organization Information: What is a Patient Safety Organization (PSO)? (published on AHRQ's PSOs Web site), Preventing Avoidable Readmissions: Improving the Hospital Discharge Process, 2011 (published on the AHRQ Web site),  CUSP Toolkit, (published on the AHRQ Web site), and AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS® Web site; also summarized small-group discussions led by Jim Battles, Kathryn Reback (communications specialist in AHRQ's Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer), and Eileen Hogan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety); cites Impact of Working Conditions on Patient Safety: Fact Sheet, 2002, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Erickson KF, Japa S, Owens DK, et al. Cost-effectiveness of statins for primary cardiovascular prevention in chronic kidney disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013 Mar 26; 61(12):1250-8. [Supported by grant F32 HS19178 (to first author).]  Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Russ AL, Weiner M, Saleem JL, et al. When 'technically preventable' alerts occur, the design—not the prescriber—has failed. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Nov-Dec; 19(6):1119. [Supported by grant R18 HS17902.]

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Escobar GJ, LaGuardia JC, Turk BJ, et al. Early detection of impending physiologic deterioration among patients who are not in intensive care: development of predictive models using data from an automated electronic medical record. J Hosp Med 2012 May-Jun; 7(5):388-95. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18480-01 (Rapid Clinical Snapshots from the EMR Among Pneumonia Patients).] Select to access the abstract.

Hinami K, Whelan CT, Miller JA, Wolosin RJ, Wetterneck TB, et al. Job characteristics, satisfaction, and burnout across hospitalist practice models. J Hosp Med 2012 May-Jun; 7(5):402-10. [Supported by grant K08 HS17014 (to fifth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Tsai CL, Lee WY, Delclos GL, et al. Comparative effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation vs invasive mechanical ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with acute respiratory failure. J Hosp Med 2013 Apr; 8(4):165-72. [Supported by grant R03 HS20722; uses 2006-2008 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data (citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2012), and derives AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) from HCUP Comorbidity Software, citing HCUP Comorbidity Software, Version 3.7, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; briefly describes HCUP NEDS data, mentioning HCUP State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) and HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data, and comments on study findings, citing HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) for Acute Respiratory Failure, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Hierarchical Modeling using HCUP Data, HCUP Methods Series Report 2007-01, 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Braithwaite D, Zhu W, Hubbard RA, O'Meara ES, Miglioretti DL, Geller B, Dittus K, Moore D, Wernli KJ, et al. Screening outcomes in older US women undergoing multiple mammograms in community practice: does interval, age, or comorbidity score affect tumor characteristics or false positive rates? J Natl Cancer Inst 2013 Mar 6; 105(5):334-41. [Supported by Comparative Effectiveness Career Development Award grant K12 HS19482 (to ninth author); mentions USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Perinatology
Dukhovny D, Dukhovny S, Pursley DM, et al. The impact of maternal characteristics on the moderately premature infant: an antenatal maternal transport clinical prediction rule. J Perinatol 2012 Jul; 32(7):532-8. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063; uses the Moderately Premature Infant Project database developed under grant R01 HS10131.]

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Maas MB, Lev MH, Ay H, et al. The prognosis for aphasia in stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2012 Jul; 21(5):350-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS11392.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Goldman LE, Walker R, Hubbard R, et al. Timeliness of abnormal screening and diagnostic mammography follow-up at facilities serving vulnerable women. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51(4):307-14. [Supported in part by grant 1 K08 HS18090-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgical Focus
Wong JM, Bader AM, Laws ER, et al. Patterns in neurosurgical adverse events and proposed strategies for reduction. Neurosurg Focus 2012 Nov; 33(5):E1. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18537-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Wong JM, Ziewacz JE, Ho AL, et al. Patterns in neurosurgical adverse events: cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery. Neurosurg Focus 2012 Nov; 33(5):E13. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18537-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Wong JM, Ziewacz JE, Panchmatia JR, et al. Patterns in neurosurgical adverse events: endovascular neurosurgery. Neurosurg Focus 2012 Nov; 33(5):E14. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18537-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Wong JM, Ziewacz JE, Ho AL, et al. Patterns in neurosurgical adverse events: open cerebrovascular neurosurgery. Neurosurg Focus 2012 Nov; 33(5):E15. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18537-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Wong JM, Panchmatia JR, Ziewacz JE, et al. Patterns in neurosurgical adverse events: intracranial neoplasm surgery. Neurosurg Focus 2012 Nov; 33(5):E16. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18537-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Patient Education and Counseling
Nundy S, Dick JJ, Solomon MC, et al. Developing a behavioral model for mobile phone-based diabetes interventions. Patient Educ Couns 2013 Jan; 90(1):125-32. [Supported by grant T32 HS00084 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmaceutical Statistics
Buzkova P. Measurement error and outcomes defined by exceeding a threshold: biased findings in comparative effectiveness trials. Pharmaceut Stat 2012 Nov-Dec; 11(6):429-41. [Supported by grant R21 HS19516.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Holden RJ, Brown RL, Scanlon MC, et al. Pharmacy workers' perceptions and acceptance of bar-coded medication technology in a pediatric hospital. Res Soc Adm Pharm 2012 Nov-Dec; 8(6):509-22. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS13610.] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science and Medicine
John DA, de Castro AB, Martin DP, et al. Does an immigrant health paradox exist among Asian Americans? Associations of nativity and occupational class with self-rated health and mental disorders. Soc Sci Med 2012 Dec; 75(12):2085-98. [Supported by grant T32 HS13853 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Surgical Endoscopy
Parikh M, Eisner J, Hindman N, et al. Tests of correlation between immediate postoperative gastroduodenal transit times and weight loss after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Surg Endosc 2012 Dec; 26(12):3548-51. [Supported by grant K12 HS19473. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Kulasingam et al. (J Low Genit Tract Dis, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Barr TR. Performance metrics in oncology. Am J Manag Care 2013 Mar-Apr; 19(Spec Iss 3):SP92, SP122-SP123. [Cites AHRQ publication, Understanding and Choosing Clinical Performance Measures for Quality Improvement: Development of Typology. Final Report, 1995 (prepared by the Center for Health Policy Studies, Harvard School of Public Health Center for Quality of Care Research and Education); includes AHRQ in Figure 4, 'Hierarchy of Metrics and the Organizational Sponsors.']

Family Medicine
Magill MK, Baxley E. Virtuous cycles: patient care, education, and scholarship in the patient-centered medical home. Fam Med 2013 Apr; 45(4):235-9. [Mentions AHRQ support of 'Care By Design' implementation projects through grants 1 R18 HS19136 (Transformed Primary Care—Care by Design), and 1 R18 HS20106 (Successful Strategies—Care Management), for which first author is principal investigator; mentions AHRQ funding of a Career Development Award to a University of South Carolina researcher to study ambulatory practice transformation.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospital Practice
Young RS, Hinami K, Arvesen A, et al. Hospitalists' lack of knowledge of the Confusion Assessment Method: a barrier to systematic validated delirium surveillance. Hosp Pract 2012 Oct; 40(4):56-62. [Notes first author's receipt of support from grant T32 HS00078 for other work.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Earnshaw VA, Carroll-Scott A, Rosenthal L, et al. Preventive discussions with health care providers: exploring differences by race/ethnicity and place. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Feb; 24(1):185-96. [Cites AHRQ publication, Prevention and Chronic Care Program: Improving Primary Care, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Cunningham, Clancy, and Cohen (first and third authors are former and current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Finance, Access, and Cost Trends and second author is the AHRQ director) (Med Care Res Rev, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Rechel B, Mladovsky P, Ingleby D, et al. Migration and health in an increasingly diverse Europe. Lancet 2013 Apr 6; 381(9873):1235-45. [Cites AHRQ publication, Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care: Setting the Agenda for Research on Cultural Competence in Health Care: Final Report, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Beck SL, Weiss ME, Ryan-Wenger N, et al. Measuring nurses' impact on health care quality: progress, challenges, and future directions. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51 Suppl:S15-S22. [Mentions AHRQ's recent publication of 'version 1.2 of the Nation's Common Format metrics for hospitals including key National Quality Forum nursing-sensitive measures related to patient safety,' citing User's Guide, Version 1.2: AHRQ Common Formats for Patient Safety Organizations, 2012, as published on the AHRQ-sponsored PSO Privacy Protection Center Web site; mentions two related articles by Naylor et al. (Med Care, 2013) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles; cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, Section IV: Working Conditions and the Work Environment for Nurses, 2008; cites AHRQ-authored article by Darby (former AHRQ researcher) (Ambul Pediatr, 2002); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Horn and Gassaway (Med Care, 2007), Cho et al. (Nurs Res, 2003), and Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002); cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]

Corbett CF, Costa LL, Balas MC, et al. Facilitators and challenges to conducting interdisciplinary research. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51 Suppl:S23-S31. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Jack et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), Pincus (Acad Med, 2009), and Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997 and 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Newhouse R, Bobay K, Dykes PC, et al. Methodology issues in implementation science. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51 Suppl:S32-S40. [Cites AHRQ publications Developing and Running a Primary Care Practice Facilitation Program: A How-To Guide, 2011 (prepared by Mathematica Policy Research under contract HHSA 290-2009-00019-1-TO5), and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM reports, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004, and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stroebel et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005), Titler and Everett (Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am, 2001), and Bates et al. (Am J Med, 1995).]

Neurology
Gershon RC, Wagster MV, Hendrie HC, Fox NA, Cook KF, et al. NIH Toolbox for assessment of neurological and behavioral function. Neurology 2013 Mar 12; 80(11 Suppl 3):S2-S6. [Notes that fifth author has received AHRQ funding for other work.] Select to access the abstract.

Victorson D, Manly J, Wallner-Allen K, Fox N, Purnell C, Hendrie H, Havlik R, Harniss M, Magasi S, et al. Using the NIH Toolbox in special populations: considerations for assessment of pediatric, geriatric, culturally diverse, non-English-speaking, and disabled individuals. Neurology 2013 Mar 12; 80(11 Suppl 3):S13-S19. [Notes that ninth author has received AHRQ funding from grant RFA HS11001 for other work.] Select to access the abstract.

Varma R, McKean-Cowdin R, Vitale S, Slotkin J, Hays RD. Vision assessment using the NIH Toolbox. Neurology 2013 Mar 12; 80(11 Suppl 3):S37-S40. [Notes that fifth author has received AHRQ funding from grant U18 HS16980 for other work.] Select to access the abstract.

Cook KF, Dunn W, Griffith JW, et al. Pain assessment using the NIH Toolbox. Neurology 2013 Mar 12; 80(11 Suppl 3):S49-S53. [Notes that first author has received AHRQ funding from grant 1 R03 HS20700-01 for other work.] Select to access the abstract.

Reuben DB, Magasi S, McCreath HE, et al. Motor assessment using the NIH Toolbox. Neurology 2013 Mar 12; 80(11 Suppl 3):S65-S75. [Notes receipt of AHRQ funding for other work by first author under grant R21 HS17621, by second author under RFA HS11001, and by third author under R03 HS18098.] Select to access the abstract.

Beaumont JL, Havlik R, Cook KF, Hays RD, Wallner-Allen K, Korper SP, Lai JS, et al. Norming plans for the NIH Toolbox. Neurology 2013 Mar 12; 80(11 Suppl 3):S87-S92. [Notes receipt of AHRQ funding for other work to first author from grant 1 R03 HS20700-01 and to seventh author.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hanwright PJ, Mioton LM, Thomassee MS, et al. Risk profiles and outcomes of total laparoscopic hysterectomy compared with laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Apr; 121(4):781-7. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Farquhar and Steiner (former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively) (Obstet Gynecol, 2002) and AHRQ-funded article by Harrell, Lee, and Mark (Stat Med, 1996).]

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

American Journal of Managed Care
Zimmerman MP, Mehr SR. Chemoprevention in prostate cancer: identifying patients at greatest risk may provide greatest value. Am J Manag Care 2013 Mar-Apr; 19(Spec Iss 3):SP92, SP127-SP129. [Discusses updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, and USPSTF publication, Talking with Your Patients About Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, both published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Rusk M, Cato RK. Update in general internal medicine: evidence published in 2012. Ann Intern Med 2013 Apr 16; 158(8):615-19. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Qaseem A, Barry MJ, Denberg TD, Owens DK, Shekelle P. Screening for prostate cancer: a guidance statement from the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2013 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print. Reviews and evaluates USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011), assigning an overall score of 6 out of 7; uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) to identify relevant guidelines; last author reports previous AHRQ funding and pending AHRQ grants.] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients. Screening for prostate cancer: a guidance statement from the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2013 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes findings from article by Qaseem et al. cited above in this section, mentioning the use of AHRQ's NGC to identify relevant guidelines and assignment of a score of 6 out of 7 to USPSTF prostate cancer screening recommendations.]

McNamara M, Walsh JM. Update in women's health: evidence published in 2012. Ann Intern Med 2013 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions (Ann Intern Med, 2013) in Table 'Women's Health Clinical Guidelines Published in 2012;' abstracts article by Klevens et al. (JAMA, 2012), which cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004), and article by Gourlay et al. (N Engl J Med, 2012), which mentions the USPSTF's uncertainties over optimal bone mineral density screening intervals (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Osteoporosis, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Monod S. Promoting good clinical care to prevent elder abuse. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on findings in USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening women and elderly adults for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Morioka-Douglas N, Adams Hillard PJ. No papanicolaou tests in women younger than 21 years or after hysterectomy for benign disease. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF and other organizations' reasoning for recommending against cervical cancer screening and 'Papanicolaou testing in women with total hysterectomy for benign conditions,' citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Berkowitz Z, Saraiya M, Sawaya GF. Cervical cancer screening intervals, 2006 to 2009: moving beyond annual testing. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Puisis M. Improving health care after prison. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2010, Web site.]

Lefevre ML. Swimming upstream: doing less in health care is hard. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print. Briefly discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012); cites AHRQ-funded article by Saraiya et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010), which uses USPSTF recommendation statement on Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003; comments on articles by Morioka-Douglas and Adams Hillard and by Berkowitz, Saraiya, and Sawaya cited above in this section.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Zucker J, Lee J, Khokhar M, et al. Measuring and assessing preventive medicine services in a student-run free clinic. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Feb; 24(1):344-58. [Uses five USPSTF preventive services 'that are ranked highly in terms of disease prevention and were explicitly chosen by the Student Family Health Center (SFHCC) Directors,' citing Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2012, USPSTF recommendation statements Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Diseases, 2003 (as published on the AHRQ Web site), and Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, 2004 (as published on the USPSTF Web site), and USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2009, respectively), and on screening for cervical cancer (Am J Nurs, 2003).]

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Kulasingam SL, Havrilesky LJ, Ghebre R, et al. Screening for cervical cancer: a modeling study for the US Preventive Services Task Force. J Low Genit Tract Dis 2013 Apr; 17(2):193-202. [Supported in part by contracts 290-02-0025 (2007-2008) and 290-07-10064-I, Task Order 3 Work Assignment 2 (2010-2011), both in partnership with the CDC; based on USPSTF evidence synthesis, Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Decision Analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, which summarizes the results of the modeling study used to inform USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012); uses sensitivity and specificity estimates from USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis, Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011; cites USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008); acknowledges support by Tracy Wolff, Therese Miller (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships), and William Lawrence (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence).] Select to access the abstract.

Massad LS, Einstein MH, Huh WK, et al. 2012 updated consensus guidelines for the management of abnormal cervical cancer screening tests and cancer precursors. J Low Genit Tract Dis 2013 Apr; 17(5 Suppl 1):S1-S27. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012); see duplicate article by Massad et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2013) cited below in this section (without guideline algorithms).] Select to access the abstract.

Katki HA, Schiffman M, Castle PE, et al. Benchmarking CIN 3+ risk as the basis for incorporating HPV and pap cotesting into cervical screening and management guidelines. J Low Genit Tract Dis 2013 Apr; 17(5 Suppl 1):S28-S35. [Briefly mentions human papillomavirus (HPV) testing in USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Fine PE, Goldacre BM, Haines A. Epidemiology—a science for the people. Lancet 2013 Apr 6; 381(9873):1249-52. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Medical Care
Horner RD. Is evidence, like beauty, only in the eye of the beholder? Med Care 2013 Apr; 51(4):293-4. [Comments on articles by Etzioni et al., Melnikow et al., and Etzioni and Gulati, cited below in this section, noting their focus on the evidence used by the USPSTF in recommending against routine prostate cancer screening.]

Etzioni R, Gulati R, Cooperberg MR, et al. Limitations of basing screening policies on screening trials: the US Preventive Services Task Force and prostate cancer screening. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51(4):295-300. [Examines evidence from clinical trials used by the USPSTF in recommendations on prostate cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and related evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011); cites USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Melnikow J, Lefevre M, Wilt TJ, et al. Counterpoint: randomized trials provide the strongest evidence for clinical guidelines: the US Preventive Services Task Force and prostate cancer screening. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51(4):301-3. [Comments on article by Etzioni et al. cited above in this section; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and related evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011); cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Etzioni R, Gulati R. Response: reading between the lines of cancer screening trials: using modeling to understand the evidence. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51(4):304-6. [Comments on articles by Etzioni et al. and Melnikow et al. cited above in this section; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012); cites USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sawaya GF. New guidelines: it's complicated. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Apr; 121(4):703-4. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2012), associated evidence synthesis, Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and associated decision analysis Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Decision Analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011; comments on article cited below.]

Massad LS, Einstein MH, Huh WK, et al. 2012 updated consensus guidelines for the management of abnormal cervical cancer screening tests and cancer precursors. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Apr; 121(4):829-46. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012); see duplicate article by Massad et al. (J Low Genit Tract Dis, 2013) cited above in this section, for complete guideline algorithms.]  Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Corral JE, Arnold LD, Argueta EE, et al. Clinical preventive services in Guatemala: a cross-sectional survey of internal medicine physicians. PLoS One 2012; 7(10):e48640. [Compares survey responses with USPSTF recommendations, citing the USPSTF Web site and USPSTF-sponsored article by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006) on USPSTF methodologies.]  Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Redwood D, Provost E, Asay E. Giant inflatable colon and community knowledge, intention, and social support  for colorectal cancer screening. Prev Chron Dis 2013 Mar; 10:E40. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008. Also refer to articles Shi et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2013), and Howard and Adams (Prev Med, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]  Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Aging Health
Woodworth T, Ranganath V, Furst DE. Rheumatoid arthritis in the elderly: recent advances in understanding the pathogenesis, risk factors, comorbidities and risk-benefit of treatments. Aging Health 2013 Apr; 9(2):167-78. [Discusses AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness Review of Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults—Update, 2012 (prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC), citing AHRQ-funded article by Singh and Cameron (J Manag Care Pharm, 2012), which summarizes the review's key methods and findings.]

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dijkers MP, Whiteneck GG, Gassaway J. CER, PBE, SCIRehab, NIDRR, and other important abbreviations. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013 Apr; 94(4 Suppl):S61-S66. [Uses AHRQ's definition of comparative effectiveness research (CER), citing What Is Comparative Effectiveness Research, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; discusses AHRQ's role in carrying out CER goals.] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
Manafò E, Wong S. Promoting ehealth literacy in older adults: key informant perspectives. Can J Diet Pract Res 2013 Spring; 74(1):37-41. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review, 2011.] Select to access the abstract/a>.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Wilt TJ, Macdonald R, Ouellette J, et al. Pharmacologic therapy for primary restless legs syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Apr 8; 173(7):496-505. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10064-I (to the Minnesota EPC) and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Treatment for Restless Legs Syndrome, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; uses AHRQ methodologies and strength of evidence criteria given in AHRQ-authored article by Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program methodologies; previously included as Epub ahead of print in Articles of Interest.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Fraser JG, Lloyd S, Murphy R, et al. A comparative effectiveness review of parenting and trauma-focused interventions for children exposed to maltreatment. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2013 Apr 12 [Epub ahead of print. Supported by and based on research conducted under contract 290-2007-10056-I to the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC; uses methodologies in AHRQ publications, Comparative Effectiveness Review Methods: Clinical Heterogeneity, 2010, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, and Assessing the Risk of Bias of Individual Studies in Systematic Reviews of Health Care Interventions, 2012, and in AHRQ-funded article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Dalal SR, Shekelle PG, Hempel S, et al. A pilot study using machine learning and domain knowledge to facilitate comparative effectiveness review updating. Med Decis Making 2013 Apr; 33(3):343-55. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10062-I (to the Southern California EPC); uses methodologies in AHRQ comparative effectiveness reviews, Efficacy and Comparative Effectiveness of Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics, 2007, and Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments To Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis, 2007, and related AHRQ-funded systematical review by MacLean et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), both prepared by the Southern California/RAND EPC under contract 290-02-0003; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Acute Otitis Media: Update, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Murji A, Patel VI, Leyland N, et al. Single-incision laparoscopy in gynecologic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Apr; 121(4):819-28. [Uses methodologies in 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) on evidence grading for AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program to assess the evidence quality of reviewed studies.]

Pain Medicine
Fishbain DA, Cole B, Lewis JE, et al. Is smoking associated with alcohol-drug dependence in patients with pain and chronic pain patients? An evidence-based structured review. Pain Med 2012 Sep; 13(9):1212-26. [Uses methodologies from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002, to categorize the evidence in selected studies. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Norton et al. (Implement Sci, 2012) and Tsai et al. (J Hosp Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, article by Titler et al. (Med Care, 2013) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Dilling JA, Swensen SJ, Hoover MR, et al. Accelerating the use of best practices: the Mayo Clinic Model of Diffusion. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Apr; 39(4):167-76. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Singh-Franco D, Perez A, Wolowich WR. Improvement in surrogate endpoints by a multidisciplinary team in a mobile clinic serving a low-income, immigrant minority population in South Florida. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Feb; 24(1):67-77. [Cites AHRQ publication Key Themes and Highlights from the National Health Care Disparities Report, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Nishita C, Browne C. Advancing research in transitional care: challenges of culture, language and health literacy in Asian American and native Hawaiian elders. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Feb; 24(1):404-18. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009; cites AHRQ-authored article by Andrulis and Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Am J Health Behav, 2007), and AHRQ publication, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Han PK, Klabunde CN, Noone AM, et al. Physicians' beliefs about breast cancer surveillance testing are consistent with test overuse. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51(4):315-23. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Naylor MD, Lustig A, Kelley HJ, et al. Introduction: the interdisciplinary nursing quality research initiative. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51 Suppl:S1-S5. [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; comments on articles by Beck et al., Corbett et al., and Newhouse et al. (all in Med Care, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles , and articles by Naylor et al. and Titler et al. cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Naylor MD, Volpe EM, Lustig A, et al. Linkages between nursing and the quality of patient care: a 2-year comparison. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51 Suppl:S6-S14. [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; cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Titler MG, Wilson DS, Resnick B, et al. Dissemination and implementation: INQRI's potential impact. Med Care 2013 Apr; 51 Suppl:S41-S46. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2010; cites AHRQ publications, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, Section II: Evidence-based Practice, 2008, and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded meta-regression analysis by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006) on the effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control, prepared by the Stanford-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017; cites AHRQ-funded articles by McDonald et al. (J Pain Symptom Manage, 2005) and Murtaugh et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), Titler and Everett (Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am, 2001), and others; cites article by Katz et al. (J Natl Cancer Inst, 2004) on AHRQ-sponsored guidelines Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, and Smoking Cessation, 1996. Also refer to article by Shi et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Medicine
Navathe AS, Silber JH, Zhu J, et al. Does admission to a teaching hospital affect acute myocardial infarction survival? Acad Med 2013 Apr; 88(4):475-82. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medicine
Stein PD, Matta F. Treatment of unstable pulmonary embolism in the elderly and those with comorbid conditions. Am J Med 2013 Apr; 126(4):304-10. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2008, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Tyler JA, Fox JP, Desai MM, et al. Outcomes and costs associated with robotic colectomy in the minimally invasive era. Dis Colon Rectum 2013 Apr; 56(4):458-66. [Uses and briefly describes 2008-2009 HCUP NIS data (as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site), HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, and HCUP's definition of 'bed size,' citing, respectively, Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2010, and NIS Description of Data Elements, 2010, 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.

Kermani R, Coury JJ Jr, Dao H, et al. A practical mortality risk score for emergent colectomy. Dis Colon Rectum 2013 Apr; 56(4):467-74. [Uses and briefly discusses 2007-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2004, 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.

Epidemiology and Infection
Foster ED, Cavanaugh JE, Haynes WG, et al. Acute myocardial infarctions, strokes and influenza: seasonal and pandemic effects. Epidemiol Infect 2013 Apr; 141(4):735-44. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing NIS Database Documentation, 2009, and NIS Trends Supplemental Files, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Parasa S, Navaneethan U, Sridhar AR, et al. End-stage renal disease is associated with worse outcomes in hospitalized patients with peptic ulcer bleeding. Gastrointest Endosc 2013 Apr; 77(4):609-16. [Uses and describes 2008 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.

Health Policy Resources Center Research Brief (American Dental Association)
Wall T, Nasseh K, Vujicic M. Per-patient dental expenditure rising, driven by baby boomers. Health Policy Resources Cent Res Brief 2013 Mar; 1-8. [Uses 2000-2010 MEPS data and methodologies described in AHRQ publication, Using Appropriate Price Indices for Expenditure Comparisons, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Injury Prevention
Lander L, Shah RK, Li Y, et al. Healthcare cost usage for hospitalised injuries sustained in industrial settings in the USA. Inj Prev 2013 Apr;19(2):112-18. [Uses and describes 2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Choma NN, Vasilevskis EE, Sponsler KC, et al. Effect of the ACGME 16-hour rule on efficiency and quality of care: duty hours 2.0. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), citing Patient Safety Indicators Overview, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; mentions that studying findings 'found no significant change in rates of AHRQ PSIs, consistent with previous findings,' from article by Rosen et al. (Med Care, 2009); cites article by Arora et al. (J Hosp Med, 2009), which uses studies obtained through AHRQ's Patient Safety Network.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Shi L, Lebrun-Harris LA, Daly LA, et al. Reducing disparities in access to primary care and patient satisfaction with care: the role of health centers. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Feb; 24(1):56-66. [Uses 2009 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Household Component, 2010, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008; cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Chen J, Rizzo JA, Parasuraman S, et al. Racial disparities in receiving total hip-knee replacement surgery: the effect of hospital admission sources. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Feb; 24(1):135-51. [Uses 2002-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: a Federal-State-Industry Partnership in Health Data, 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]

Journal of Medical Economics
Blanchette CM, Dalal AA, Mapel D. Changes in COPD demographics and costs over 20 years. J Med Econ 2012; 15(6):1176-82; uses 2007 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 1987, as published on the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Web site, and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2010, as published  on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
Angel S, Kroll T. Placing rehabilitation and recovery after spinal cord injury into a biographical context; a U.S. versus Danish case comparison. J Neurosci Nurs 2012 Dec; 44(6):298-306. [Uses data and findings from AHRQ-funded article by Kroll (Appl Nurs Res, 2008) and Kroll and Beatty (Elect J Am Assoc Behav Soc Sci, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Perinatology
Mohamed MA, Aly H. Birth region, race and sex may affect the prevalence of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, abdominal wall and neural tube defects among US newborns. J Perinatol 2012 Nov; 32(11):861-8. [Uses 1997, 2000, and 2003 HCUP Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) data and 1998-2002 and 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Shafi S, Aboutanos MB, Agarwal S Jr, et al. Emergency general surgery: Definition and estimated burden of disease. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Apr; 74(4):1092-7. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data, citing NIS Database Documentation, 2012, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Emergency Care
Panella NJ, Kirse DJ, Pranikoff T, et al. Disk battery ingestion: case series with assessment of clinical and financial impact of a preventable disease. Pediatr Emerg Care 2013 Feb; 29(2):165-9. [Uses 2009 HCUP KID data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Bor DH, Woolhandler S, Nardin R, et al. Infective endocarditis in the U.S., 1998-2009: a nationwide study. PLoS One 2013 Mar; 8(3):e60033. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, as accessed from AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on the HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventive Medicine
Howard DH, Adams EK. Mammography rates after the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening recommendation. Prev Med 2012 Nov; 55(5):485-7. [Uses 2006-2010 MEPS data (citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2012, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site), in the context of USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002 and 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science & Medicine
Dinwiddie GY, Gaskin DJ, Chan KS, et al. Residential segregation, geographic proximity and type of services used: evidence for racial/ethnic disparities in mental health. Soc Sci Med 2013 Mar; 80:67-75. [Uses 2006 MEPS Household Component and Medical Provider Component data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick, Zuvekas, and Cohen (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
Masoomi H, Reavis KM, Smith MR, et al. Risk factors for acute respiratory failure in bariatric surgery: data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2006-2008. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2013 Mar-Apr; 9(2):277-283. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

World Neurosurgery
Lawson MF, Neal DW, Mocco J, et al. Rationale for treating unruptured intracranial aneurysms: actuarial analysis of natural history risk versus treatment risk for coiling or clipping based on 14,050 patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. World Neurosurg 2013 Mar-Apr; 79(3-4):472-8. [Uses 2002-2008 HCUP NIS data and methodologies from earlier related articles by Hoh et al. (Stroke, 2010, and Neurosurgery, 2011). Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Tsai et al. (J Hosp Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Page last reviewed April 2013
Internet Citation: Characteristics of U.S. emergency departments that offer routine human immunodeficiency virus screening: Articles of Interest, April 12, 2013. April 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130412.html