Trends in Reporting Methadone-associated Cardiac Arrhythmia, 1997-2011

Articles of Interest, May 24, 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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kao D, Bucher Bartelson B, Khatri V, Dart R, Mehler PS, Datz D, Krantz MJ. Trends in reporting methadone-associated cardiac arrhythmia, 1997-2011: an analysis of registry data. Ann Intern Med 2013 May 21; 158(10):735-40. [Supported by grant 1 P01 HS21138-01 (to seventh author.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Darney BG, Weaver MR, VanDerhei D, Stevens NG, Prager SW. "One of those areas that people avoid" a qualitative study of implementation in miscarriage management. BMC Health Serv Res 2013 Apr 3; 13:123. [Supported by grant T32 HS13853.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Patterson MD, Geis GL, LeMaster T, et al. Impact of multidisciplinary simulation-based training on patient safety in a paediatric emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 May; 22(5):383-93. [Supported by grant 5 U18 HS15841-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Jones KG, Skinner AM, High R, et al. A theory-driven, longitudinal evaluation of the impact of team training on safety culture in 24 hospitals. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 May; 22(5):394-404. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS15822; uses AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS® and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing TeamSTEPPS: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (as published on AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site) and AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2: Culture and Redesign, 2008, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 2012 User Comparative Database Report, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Grand JA, Pearce M, Tench TA, et al. Going DEEP: guidelines for building simulation-based team assessments. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 May; 22(5):436-48. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS20295-01 (to fifth and sixth authors); mentions AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS and cites AHRQ publications, Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety: The Evidence-based Relation, 2005, and Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008, both published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Henriksen K, Brady J. The pursuit of better diagnostic performance: a human factors perspective. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 May 23. [Epub ahead of print. Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; cites AHRQ publication, Health IT Hazard Manager Beta-Test: Final Report, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Piehler KM, Wong TC, Puntil KS, et al. Free-breathing, motion-corrected late gadolinium enhancement is robust and extends risk stratification to vulnerable patients. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2013 May 1; 6(3):423-32. [Supported by grant K12 HS19461-01 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Goldberg JB, DeSimone JP, Kramer RS, Discipio AW, Russo L, Dacey LJ, Leavitt BJ, Helm RE, Baribeau YR, Sardella G, Clough RA, Surgenor SD, Sorensen MJ, Ross CS, Olmstead EM, MacKenzie TA, Malenka DJ, Likosky DS; Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group. Impact of preoperative left ventricular ejection fraction on long-term survival after aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2013 Jan 1; 6(1):35-41. [Supported by grant 1 K02 HS15663-01A1 (to eighteenth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Darney BG, Weaver MR, Stevens N, et al. The family medicine Residency Training Initiative in Miscarriage Management: impact on practice in Washington State. Fam Med 2013 Feb; 45(2):102-8. [Supported by grant T32 HS13853.] Select to access the abstract.

Ray MK, Beach MC, Nicolaidis C, et al. Patient and provider comfort discussing substance use. Fam Med 2013 Feb; 45(2):109-17. [Supported by contract 290-01-0012 and grants 1 T32 HS17582 (to first author) and K08 HS13903-05 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Informatics in Primary Care
Field TS, Garber L, Gagne SJ, et al. Technological resources and personnel costs required to implement an automated alert system for ambulatory physicians when patients are discharged from hospitals to home. Inform Prim Care 2012; 20(2):87-93. [Supported by grants R18 HS17203 and R18 HS17817.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Psychiatry
Belsky DW, Moffitt TE, Baker TB, Polygenic risk and the developmental progression to heavy, persistent smoking and nicotine dependence: evidence from a 4-decade longitudinal study. JAMA Psychiatry 2013 May; 70(5):534-42. [Supported by grant 1 R36 HS20524-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Thorpe-Jamison PT, Culley CM, Perera S, et al. Evaluating the impact of computer-generated rounding reports on physician workflow in the nursing home: a feasibility time-motion study. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2013 May; 14(5):358-62. Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Child Neurology
Jones C, Missanelli M, Dure L, et al. Anticonvulsant medication errors in children with epilepsy during the home-to-hospital transition. J Child Neurol 2013 Mar; 28(3):314-20. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-08 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
O'Toole JK, Stevenson AT, Good BP, et al. Closing the gap: a needs assessment of medical students and handoff training. J Pediatr 2013 May; 162(5):887-88.e1. [Supported by grant 1 K12 HS19456-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Smith SS, Kern RC, Chandra RK, et al. Variations in antibiotic prescribing of acute rhinosinusitis in United States ambulatory settings. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 May; 148(5):852-9. [Supported by grant T32 HS00078 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Population Health Management
Vinnard C, Linkin DR, Localio AR, et al. Effectiveness of interventions in reducing antibiotic use for upper respiratory infections in ambulatory care practices. Popul Health Manag 2013 Feb; 16(1):22-7. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant HS10399.] Select to access the abstract.

Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society
Fabbri LM, Boyd C, Boschetto P, Rabe KF, Buist AS, Yawn B, Leff B, Kent DM, et al. How to integrate multiple comorbidities in guideline development: article 10 in Integrating and coordinating efforts in COPD guideline development. An official ATS/ERS workshop report. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2012 Dec; 9(5):274-81. [Supported by grant R21 HS18597-01 (to second, eighth, and ninth authors.]  Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Lau AY, Wong KS, Lev M, et al. Burden of intracranial steno-occlusive lesions on initial computed tomography angiography predicts poor outcome in patients with acute stroke. Stroke 2013 May; 44(5):1310-16. [Supported by grant R01 HS11392.] Select to access the abstract.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Willis JM, Edwards R, Anstrom KJ, et al. Decision support for evidence-based pharmacotherapy detects adherence problems but does not impact medication use. Stud Health Technol Inform 2013; 183:116-25. [Supported by grant R18 HS17072.] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Wong H, Karaca Z. Racial disparity in duration of patients' visits to the emergency department: teaching versus non-teaching hospitals [abstract]. Value Health 2013 May; 16(3):A244-A245. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD).]

Wong H, Karaca Z. Racial disparity in hospital inpatient cost: homeless versus non-homeless patients [abstract]. Value Health 2013 May; 16(3):A256. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2009 HCUP SID data.]

Wong H, Karaca Z. Determinants of physician practice styles [abstract]. Value Health 2013 May; 16(3):A257. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2008 HCUP SID data.]

Wong H, Karaca Z. Did medical litigation against physicians increase inpatient hospital cost? [abstract]. Value Health 2013 May; 16(3):A257-A258. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2008 HCUP SID data.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

AORN Journal
Graybill-D'Ercole P. Implementing AORN recommended practices for sterilization. AORN J 2013 May; 97(5):521-33. [Notes that this is the "first AORN document to be evidence rated and accepted for inclusion in" AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care and Research
Losina E, Weinstein AM, Reichmann WM, et al. [Lifetime risk and age at diagnosis of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in the US. Arthritis Care Res 2013 May;65(5):703-11. [Cites 1997-2009 HCUP NIS data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Pham J, Pronovost PJ, Skipper GE. Identification of physician impairment. JAMA 2013 May 22-29; 309(20):2101-2. [Notes second author's receipt of previous AHRQ funding.]

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Rich EC, Lake TK, Valenzano CS, et al. Paying the doctor: evidence-based decisions at the point-of-care and the role of fee-for-service incentives. J Comp Eff Res 2013 May; 2(3):235-47. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2, 2005.]

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

American Family Physician
CME quiz. Am Fam Physician 2013 May 15; 87(10):678-80. [Includes question based on USPSTF recommendations on cervical cancer screening.]

Buckler A, Luu P. Screening for ovarian cancer. Am Fam Physician 2013 May 15; 87(10):709-10. [First author is a USPSTF program medical officer in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; based on USPSTF recommendations on ovarian cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and AHRQ publications, Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement, 2012, and Addendum to Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement, 2012.]

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Patanwala IY, Bauer HM, Miyamoto J, et al. A systematic review of randomized trials assessing human papillomavirus testing in cervical cancer screening. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 May; 208(5):343-53. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Daskivich TJ, Fan KH, Koyama T, et al. Effect of age, tumor risk, and comorbidity on competing risks for survival in a U.S. population-based cohort of men with prostate cancer. Ann Intern Med 2013 May 21; 158(10):709-17. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

O'Connor E, Gaynes BN, Burda BU, et al. Screening for and treatment of suicide risk relevant to primary care: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 May 21; 158(10):741-54. [Supported by contract HHS 290-2007-1057-I to the Oregon EPC and based on updated evidence report Screening for Suicide Risk in Adults:  A Summary of the Evidence, 2013, performed under the same contract; updates 2004 USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for suicide risk in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004) recommendations and uses methodologies in USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001).]  Select to access the abstract.

Qaseem A, Barry MJ, Denberg TD, Owens DK, Shekelle P, et al. Screening for prostate cancer: a guidance statement from the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2013 May 21; 158(10):761-9. [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; fifth author reports previous AHRQ funding and pending AHRQ grants.] Select to access the abstract.

"The older, the wiser" in prostate cancer treatment choices? Ann Intern Med 2013 May 21; 158(10):772-3. [Cites and summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); comments on article by Daskivich et al. cited above in this section.]

Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Karimi P, Shahrokni A, Moradi S. Evidence for U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against routine mammography for females between 40-49 years of age. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2013; 14(3):2137-9. [Reviews USPSTF updated recommendations on screening for breast cancer and supporting studies, citing USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and articles by DeAngelis and Fontanarosa (JAMA, 2010), Hendrick and Helvie (Am J Roentgenol, 2011), and Wolf (JAMA, 2010); also cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005) on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Mitka M. Physicians, patients not following advice from USPSTF on mammography screening. JAMA 2013 May 22-29; 309(20):2084. [Discusses USPSTF updated recommendations on screening for breast cancer.]

Prostate
Agarwal M, He C, Siddiqui J, et al. CCL11 (eotaxin-1): a new diagnostic serum marker for prostate cancer. Prostate 2013 May; 73(6):573-81. [Discusses USPSTF updated recommendations on prostate cancer screening.] Select to access the abstract.

Systematic Reviews
Peirson L, Fitzpatrick-Lewis D, Ciliska D, et al. Screening for cervical cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Syst Rev 2013 May 24; 2:35. [Includes in reviewed studies five studies from USPSTF-sponsored publications, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 1996, and Screening for Cervical Cancer: a Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Garg V, Arabyat R, Raisch DW. Comparison between the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations and Medicare coverage policies for preventive services in the United States [abstract]. Value Health 2013 May; 16(3):A197. [Uses the USPSTF Web site to select and evaluate specific screening recommendations and their coverage under Medicare.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Seehusen DA. Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care reviews: helping clinicians make better treatment choices: Treatments for urinary incontinence in women. Am Fam Physician 2013 May 15; 87(10):726-8. [Based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness, 2012.]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Salas E, Rosen MA. Building high reliability teams: progress and some reflections on teamwork training. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 May; 22(5):369-73. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices, 2013.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Marcum ZA, Sevick MA, Handler SM. Medication nonadherence: a diagnosable and treatable medical condition. JAMA 2013 May 22-29; 309(20):2105-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Viswanathan et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) on interventions to improve adherence to self-administered medications for chronic diseases, performed by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC; notes receipt of funding for other work by first and third authors under grant R01 HS18721.]

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Ollendorf DA, Migliaccio-Walle K, Colby JA, et al. Management options for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a regional perspective on value. J Comp Eff Res 2013 May; 2(3):261-71. [Describes the adaptation of AHRQ-sponsored comparative effectiveness reviews (CER) by the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Research's (ICER) New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC) and uses CEPAC processes to assess the value of AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Effectiveness of Treatments in At-Risk Preschoolers; Long-Term Effectiveness in All Ages; and Variability in Prevalence, Diagnosis and Treatment, 2011; cites AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and the final CEPAC review of the AHRQ CER as published on the ICER Web site.]

Wallace BC, Dahabreh IJ, Schmid CH, et al. Modernizing the systematic review process to inform comparative effectiveness: tools and methods. J Comp Eff Res 2013 May; 2(3):273-82. [Mentions the length of time required to complete AHRQ evidence reports; cites AHRQ publications, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012 (as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site), Updating Systematic Reviews, 2007, Identifying Signals for Updating Systematic Reviews: A Comparison of Two Methods, 2011, Systematizing the Use of Value of Information Analysis in Prioritizing Systematic Reviews, 2012, and Accuracy of Data Extraction of Non-English Language Trials with Google Translate, 2012; cites AHRQ-authored article by Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Kauffman KS, dosReis S, Ross M, et al. Engaging hard-to-reach patients in patient-centered outcomes research. J Comp Eff Res 2013 May; 2(3):313-24. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Community-Based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004.]

Townsend Letter
Mikolai J. Integrative management of atrial fibrillation and natural blood thinning. Townsend Lett 2013 May; online. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Intermediate Markers of Cardiovascular Disease: Summary, 2004.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Semelka M, Gera J, Usman S. Sick sinus syndrome: a review. Am Fam Physician 2013 May 15; 87(10):691-6. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports and NGC as data sources.]

Adams SM, Bornemann PH. Ulcerative colitis. Am Fam Physician 2013 May 15; 87(10):699-705. [Uses USPSTF recommendations and NGC as data sources.]

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Wasser T, Yu J, Singer J, et al.  Long-term cost consequences of community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Am J Pharm Benefits 2013 May-Jun; 5(3):e66-e72. [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 AHRQ-funded articles by Metlay and Fine (Ann Intern Med, 2003), Metlay et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 1997), and Fine et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1999).]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Brodsky D, Gupta M, Quinn M, et al. Building collaborative teams in neonatal intensive care. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 May; 22(5):374-82. [Uses AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS as part of the staff 'Train the Trainer Program,' citing AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, 2008, and Teamwork Attitudes Questionnaire (referred to as "Teamwork Assessment Surveys" in article), 2008, as published on AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Brock D, Abu-Rish E, Chiu CR, et al. Interprofessional education in team communication: working together to improve patient safety. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 May; 22(5):414-23. [Uses AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS as part of the study framework's training program, citing AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Thomas L, Galla C. Building a culture of safety through team training and engagement. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 May; 22(5):425-34. [Uses AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Cultures part of the study framework's training program, citing AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008.]

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology
Allareddy V, Ackerman MB, Venugopalan SR, et al. Longitudinal trends in discharge patterns of orthognathic surgeries: is there a regionalization of procedures in teaching hospitals? Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2013 May; 115(5):583-8. [Uses 2000-2008 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and cites data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Blood & Cancer
McCavit TL, Xuan L, Zhang S, et al. National trends in incidence rates of hospitalization for stroke in children with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 May; 60(5):823-7. [Uses 1993-2009 HCUP NIS data and 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Wang J, Munshi KD, Hong SH. Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccinations among community pharmacy patients and non-community pharmacy respondents. Res Social Adm Pharm 2013 May 22. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; notes the use of MEPS data for studying healthcare disparities, citing AHRQ's NHQR and NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgical Endoscopy
Parsons JK, Palazzi K, Chang D, et al. Patient safety and the diffusion of surgical innovations: a national analysis of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Surg Endosc 2013 May; 27(5):1674-80. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's PSIs, citing AHRQ publication, Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP): Data for the Sixth National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008, and AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) and Miller (JAMA 2003) and Romano, Geppert, Davies, Miller, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Health Aff, 2003); cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the Twenty-first Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Kilic A, Shah AS, Merlo CA, et al. Early outcomes of antireflux surgery for United States lung transplant recipients.  Surg Endosc 2013 May; 27(5):1754-60. [Uses 2003-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.[

Urologic Oncology
Choueiri TK, McDermott D, Sheng Duh M, et al. Costs associated with angiogenesis inhibitor therapies for metastatic renal cell carcinoma in clinical practice: results from a medical chart review study. Urol Oncol 2012 Nov-Dec; 30(6):848-55. [Uses HCUP NIS data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site and MEPS data, citing Expenses for a Hospital Emergency Room Visit in 2003, MEPS Statistical Brief 111.] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Majercak K, Li C. Impact of Medicare Part D: comparison of health care expenditures and utilization for Medicare patients with diabetes [abstract]. Value Health 2013 May; 16(3):A172. [Uses 2001-2010 MEPS data.]

Medhekar RA, Franzini L. Factors associated with prescription drug expenditure in patients with diabetes mellitus: an analysis of Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2005-2009. Value Health 2013 May; 16(3):A172. [Uses 2005-2009 MEPS data. Also refer to articles by Jones et al. (BMJ Qual Saf, 2013) Wong and Karaca (Value Health, 2013, four articles) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Current as of May 2013
Internet Citation: Trends in Reporting Methadone-associated Cardiac Arrhythmia, 1997-2011: Articles of Interest, May 24, 2013. May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130524.html