Health Care for Children and Youth in the United States: 13 Years of Evidence

Articles of Interest, May 31, 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 Pediatrics
Clancy CM, Chesley F, Dougherty D. Health care for children and youth in the United States: 13 years of evidence. Acad Pediatr 2013 May-Jun; 13(3):181-3. [First author is the AHRQ director and second and third authors are the director of and researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations, respectively; comments on article by Berdahl et al. cited below in this section and on previous AHRQ annual reports on trends in children's health care in the United States.]

Berdahl TA, Friedman BS, McCormick MC, Simpson L. Annual report on health care for children and youth in the United States: trends in racial/ethnic, income, and insurance disparities over time, 2002-2009. Acad Pediatr 2013 May-Jun; 13(3):191-203. [First author is  researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, second author was a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets at time of publication, and last author is a former AHRQ deputy director; uses 2002-2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, 2005 and 2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, and two AHRQ Pediatric Quality Indicators; cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Overview as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Quality Indicators (HCUP) Data for the Eighth (2010) National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), Pediatric Quality Indicators Overview: AHRQ Quality Indicators, Version 3.1 as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, and Trends in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations Among Adults and Children, 1997-2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 36,  2006-2007; cites previous AHRQ annual reports on trends in children's health care in the United States.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
McNellis RJ, Genevro JL, Meyers DS. Lessons learned from the study of primary care transformation. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S1-S5. [First and second authors are researchers in and third author is director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, respectively; summarizes the practices and interventions studied by 14 grantees under AHRQ's Transforming Primary Care Practice initiative, citing AHRQ publications, Defining the Patient-Centered Medical Home as published on AHRQ's Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Web site, Early Evidence on the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Final Report, 2012, and Transforming Primary Care practice: Award Recipients, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Scholle SH, Asche SE, Morton S, et al. Support and strategies for change among small patient-centered medical home practices. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S6-S13. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS19162-01; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Closing the Quality Gap, Volume 2, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and cites AHRQ publication, Engaging Patients and Families in the Medical Home, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Dohan D, McCuistion MH, Frosch DL, et al. Recognition as a patient-centered medical home: fundamental or incidental? Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S14-S18. [Supported by grant R18 HS19167.] Select to access the abstract.

Reid RJ, Johnson EA, Hsu C, et al. Spreading a medical home redesign: effects on emergency department use and hospital admissions. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S19-S26. [Supported by grant R18 HS19129; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Closing the Quality Gap, Revisiting the State of the Science, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Donahue KE, Halladay JR, Wise A, et al. Facilitators of transforming primary care: a look under the hood at practice leadership. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S27-S33. [Supported by grant R18 HS19131.] Select to access the abstract.

McMullen CK, Schneider J, Firemark A, et al. Cultivating engaged leadership through a learning collaborative: lessons from a primary care renewal in Oregon safety net clinics. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S34-S40. [Supported by grant R18 HS19146; cites Clinics Adopting Plan-Supported Medical Home Model Enhance Access, Improve Quality, and Reduce Admissions among Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees, as published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Driscoll DL, Hiratsuka V, Johnston JM, et al. Process and outcomes of patient-centered medical care with Alaska Native people at Southcentral Foundation. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S41-S49. [Supported by grant R18 HS19154.] Select to access the abstract.

Day J, Scammon DL, Kim J, et al. Quality, satisfaction, and financial efficiency associated with elements of primary care practice transformation: preliminary findings. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S50-S59. [Supported by grant R18 HS19136.] Select to access the abstract.

Rittenhouse DR, Schmidt L, Wu K, et al. Contrasting trajectories of change in primary care clinics: lessons from New Orleans safety net. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S60-S67. [Supported by grant R18 HS19139.] Select to access the abstract.

Calman NS, Hauser D, Weiss L, et al. Becoming a patient-centered medical home: a 9-year transition for a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S68-S73. [Supported by grant R18 HS19176; cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 3: Hypertension Care, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Alexander JA, Paustian M, Wise CG, et al. Assessment and measurement of patient-centered medical home implementation: the BCBSM experience. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S74-S81. [Supported by grant R18 RFA-HS-10-002.] Select to access the abstract.

Berry CA, Mijanovich T, Albert S, et al. Patient-centered medical home among small urban practices serving low-income and disadvantaged patients. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S82-S89. [Supported by grant R18 HS19164.] Select to access the abstract.

McAllister JW, Cooley WC, Van Cleave J, et al. Medical home transformation in pediatric primary care—what drives change? Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S90-S98. [Supported by grant R18 HS19157-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Gabbay RA, Friedberg MW, Miller-Day M, et al. A positive deviance approach to understanding key features to improving diabetes care in the medical home. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S99-S107. [Supported by grant R18 HS19150.] Select to access the abstract.

Solberg LI, Crain AL, Tillema J, et al. Medical home transformation: a gradual process and a continuum of attainment. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S108-S114. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS191961.] Select to access the abstract.

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)
Yoon S, Wilcox A, Bakken S. Comparisons among health behavior surveys: implications for the design of informatics infrastructures that support comparative effectiveness research. eGEMs 2013 May 31; 1(1):1-9; online. [Supported by grant R01 HS19853 (Washington Heights/Inwood Informatics Infrastructure for Community-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research).]

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Wong TC, Piehler K, Puntil KS, et al. Effectiveness of late gadolinium enhancement to improve outcomes prediction in patients referred for cardiovascular magnetic resonance after echocardiography. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2013 Jan 16;15:6. [Supported by grant K12 HS19461-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health for the Poor and Underserved
Radwin LE, Cabral HJ, Woodworth TS. Effects of race and language on patient-centered cancer nursing care and patient outcomes. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 May; 24(2):619-632. [Supported by grant K08 HS11625; describes AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) and its use in AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) and several independent studies; cites NHDR, 2012 AND 2010, AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science Series: Quality Improvement Interventions to Address Health Disparities, 2012, and AHRQ publication, Care Coordination Atlas, Version 3, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Angier H, Wiggins N, Gregg J, et al. Increasing the relevance of research to underserved communities: lessons learned from a retreat to engage community health workers with researchers. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 May; 24(2):840-9. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18569.] Select to access the abstract.

Patient
Quigley DD, Martino SC, Brown JA, et al. Evaluating the content of the communication items in the CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey and supplemental items with what high-performing physicians say they do. Patient 2013 May 29. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant  U18 HS16980; uses CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey (CG-CAHPS) survey items, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Darby, Hays, and Kletke and Goldstein et al. (both in Health Serv Res, 2005) and AHRQ publication The CAHPS Connection 3(2), 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Burke AE. The little organization that could and the seventh competency: the 2012 APPD presidential address. Acad Pediatr 2013 May-Jun; 13(3):186-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2008).]

Szilagyi PG, Albertin C, Humiston SG, et al. A randomized trial of the effect of centralized reminder/recall on immunizations and preventive care visits for adolescents. Acad Pediatr 2013 May-Jun; 13(3):204-13. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Dougherty and Clancy and Dougherty et al. (both in Acad Pediatr, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Yin HS, Mendolsohn AL, Nagin P, et al. Use of active ingredient information for low socioeconomic status parents' decision-making regarding cough and cold medications: role of health literacy. Acad Pediatr 2013 May-Jun; 13(3):229-35. [Cites AHRQ publication, Improving Patient Safety for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: a Guide for Hospitals, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Teufel RJ II, Kazley AS, Andrews AL, et al. Electronic medical record adoption in hospitals that care for children. Acad Pediatr 2013 May-Jun; 13(3):259-63. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Gill JM, Bagley B. Practice transformation? Opportunities and costs for primary care practices. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11(3):202-4. [Mentions AHRQ funding of research grants on primary care transformation, citing Funding Announcements page on the AHRQ Web site, and the articles resulting from these grants, cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles; cites articles by Culler et al. and Sinsky et al cited below in this section.]

Culler SD, Parchman ML. Lozano-Romero R, Noel PH, et al. Cost estimates for operating a primary care practice facilitation program. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11(3):207-10. [Second author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-authored article by Meyers and Clancy (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and Peikes, Zutshi, Genevro, Parchman, and Meyers (Am J Manag Care, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Sinsky CA, Willard-Grace R, Schutzbank AM, et al. In search of joy in practice: a report of 23 high-functioning primary care practices. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11(3):272-8. [Notes AHRQ's representation on the project's Advisory Council.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Schmidt RL, Factor RE. Understanding sources of bias in diagnostic accuracy studies. Arch Path Lab Med 2013 Apr; 137(4):558-65. [Notes that the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (QUADAS) instrument "is recommended for use in systematic reviews of diagnostic accuracy by" AHRQ and other organizations.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospitals & Health Networks
Rabideaux J. Eliminating CAUTI: crucial support for your safety improvement  journey. Hosp Health Netw 2013 May; 87(5):14. [Discusses the AHRQ-sponsored CUSP: Stop CAUTI program.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Feldman LS, Shihab HM, Thiemann D, et al. Impact of providing fee data on laboratory test ordering: a controlled clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2013 May 27; 173(10).903-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (Am J Med, 1999, and Arch Intern Med, 1997), Tierney, Miller, and McDonald (N Engl J Med, 1990); refer to comments by Tierney et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Isaacs CG, Kistler C, Hunold KM, et al. Shared decision making in the selection of outpatient analgesics for older individuals in the emergency department. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 May; 61(5):793-8. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Khatri K, Haddad M, Anderson D. Project ECHO: replicating a novel model to enhance access to hepatitis C care in a community health center. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 May; 24(2):850-8. [Cites Interactive Videoconferences Increase Primary Care Provider Knowledge and Confidence, Leading to Enhanced access to Specialty Care for Low-Income Urban Patients, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Web site.]

Onoye J, Helm S, Koyanagi C, et al.Proportional differences in emergency room adult patients with PTSC, mood disorders, and anxiety for a large ethnically diverse geographic sample. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 May; 24(2):928-42. [Cites AHRQ publication, Mental Health and Substance-Abuse Related Emergency Department Visits Among Adults, 2007, HCUP Statistical Brief 92, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Wilkes AE, John PM, Vable AC, et al. Combating obesity at community health centers (COACH): a quality improvement collaborative for weight management programs. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 May; 24(2 suppl): 47-60. [Cites AHRQ publication, Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Practice Coaching Manual, 2009, and AHRQ-funded article by Landon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Economics
Zimlich R. The costs of becoming patient-centered: cost estimates based on practice size elusive, but technology still biggest expense. Med Econ 2013 May 25; 90(10):37-8, 41-3, 44-5. [Quotes remarks by AHRQ center director David Meyers on research stemming from the AHRQ initiative on PCMH transition costs and mentions interviewee's work on AHRQ project on the costs of transitioning to and maintaining a PCMH.]

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

Annual Review of Public Health
Potter MB. Strategies and resources to address colorectal cancer screening rates and disparities in the United States and globally. Annu Rev Public Health 2013; 34:413-29. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on screening for colorectal cancer and USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Sugarman J. Implications of universal screening for HIV infection. BMJ 2013 May 8; 346:f2957.  [Discusses USPSTF HIV screening recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Katz MH. Can we stop ordering prostate-specific antigen screening tests? JAMA Intern Med 2013 May 27; 173(10):847-8. [Discusses and cites updated and earlier USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012 and 2008); cites article by Mannis et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012), which uses USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Am Fam Physician, 2005); comments on article by Walter et al. and commentary by Sah, Elias, and Ariely, both cited below in this section.]

Walter LC, Fung KZ, Kirby KA, et al. Five-year downstream outcomes following prostate-specific antigen screening in older men. JAMA Intern Med 2013 May 27; 173(10):866-73. [Discusses and cites updated and earlier USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012), citing related evidence update by Lin et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008); 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 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; cites articles by Prasad et al. (JAMA, 2012, which evaluates changes in national screening rates before and after issuance of USPSTF 2008 recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and discusses draft USPSTF 2011 recommendations on screening for prostate cancer), and Catalona et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and Miller and Hollenbeck (JAMA, 2011), both which comment on USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Sah S, Elias P, Ariely D. Investigation momentum: the relentless pursuit to resolve uncertainty. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Apr 15; May 27; 173(10):930-2. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012); cites article by Chou and LeFevre (JAMA, 2011) which discusses these recommendations, and articles by McNaughton-Collins and Barry (N Engl J Med, 2011), Miller and Hollenbeck (JAMA, 2011), and Volk and Wolf (JAMA, 2011), which discuss 2009 updated USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lee RH, Weber T, Colon-Emeric C. Comparison of cost-effectiveness of vitamin D screening with that of universal supplementation in preventing falls in community-dwelling older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 May; 61(5):707-14. Cites USPSTF recommendations on prevention of falls in community-dwelling older adults (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Campos-Outcalt D. The latest recommendations from the USPSTF. J Fam Pract 2013 May; 62(5);249-52. [Discusses recommendations issued by the USPSTF in the last year, summarized by rating in table; cites recommendation statements on prevention of falls in community dwelling older adults, screening for and management of obesity in adults, behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer, and screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults, all published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Rose SA, Gokun Y, Talbert J, et al. Screening and management of obesity and perception of weight status in Medicaid recipients. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 May; 24(2 Suppl):34-46. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Serpas S, Brandstein K, McKennett M, et al. San Diego Health Weight Collaborative: a systems approach to address childhood obesity. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 May; 24(2 Suppl):80-96. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Kones R, Rumana U. Dyslipidemia, risk factors, and the prevention of cardiovascular disease in women. J Womens Health 2013 May; 22(5):402-3. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults, 2008, as accessed on the AHRQ Archive Web site.]

Robbins CL, Dietz PM, Cox S, et al. Cholesterol screening in women: who is "at-risk"? J Womens Health 2013 May; 22(5):404-11. [Uses USPSTF at-risk criteria for cardiovascular disease, and discusses USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Self-reported increased confusion or memory loss and associated functional difficulties among adults aged ≥60 years—21 states, 2011. MMWR Morbid Mortal Wkly Rep 2013 May 10; 62(18):347-50. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary by Boustani et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2003) on  screening for dementia in primary care.] Select to access the abstract.

South African Medical Journal
Fryatt R. Screening for chronic diseases in South Africa. S Afr Med J 2013 May; 103(5):289. [Mentions the purpose and mission of the USPSTF, citing the USPSTF Web site.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Family Medicine
Rabago D, Patterson JJ, Mundt M, et al. Dextrose prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11(3):229-37. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Primary and Secondary Osteoarthritis of the Knee, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Annual Review of Public Health
Heymann J, Earle A, McNeill K. The impact of labor policies on the health of young children in the context of economic globalization. Annu Rev Public Health 2013; 34:355-72. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, as accessed on AHRQ's Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Singer SJ, Vogus TJ. Reducing hospital errors: interventions that build safety culture. Annu Rev Public Health 2013; 34:373-96. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data: The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002, and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment summary, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Assessment of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; mentions AHRQ's Keystone initiative, TeamSTEPPS, and WebM&M.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Tierney WM. Controlling costs with computer-based decision support: an ax, a scalpel, or an illusion? JAMA Intern Med 2013 May 27; 173(10):909-10. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC; comments on and cites article by Feldman et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles. Also refer to articles by Scholle et al., Reid et al., and Calman et al. (all in Ann Fam Med, 2013) and Radwin et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Walter et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

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

Annual Review of Public Health
Lobb R, Colditz GA. Implementation science and its application to population health. Annu Rev Public Health 2013; 34:235-51. [Cites AHRQ publication, Health Care Disparities in Rural Areas: Selected Findings from the 2004 National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
Cheek L, Tabet N, Glasgow T, et al. Efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions in controlling type 2 diabetes in patients of African descent: a systematic review. J Biomed Sci Eng 2013 May; 6(5A):36-end. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Pettignano R, Bliss LR, Caley SB, et al. Can access to a medical-legal partnership benefit patients with asthma who live in an urban community? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 May; 24(2):706-17. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010, and AHRQ news article, Black Children More Likely to Be Hospitalized for Severe Asthma Attack, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site. Also refer to articles by Berdahl et al. (Acad Pediatr, 2013) and Radwin et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Pediatrics
Turer CB, Lin H, Flores G. Health status, emotional/behavioral problems, health care use, and expenditures in overweight/obese US children and adolescents. Acad Pediatr 2013 May-Jun; 13(3):251-8. [Uses 2005-2009 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Survey Background, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Hypertension
Wang G, Yan L, Ayala C, et al. Hypertension-associated expenditures for medication among US adults. Am J Hypertens 2013 May 31. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full-Year Consolidated Data File, Documentation, as assessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Tomoaia-Cotisel A, Scammon DL, Waitzman JH, et al. Context matters: the experience of 14 research teams in systematically reporting contextual factors important for practice change. Ann Fam Med 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S115-S123. [Reviews and analyzes 14 articles from grants described in article by McNellis, Genevro, and Meyers (Ann Fam Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above and uses template described in AHRQ publication, Considering and Reporting Important Contextual Factors in Research on the Patient-Centered Medical Home, 2013.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Endourology
Kadlee AO, Ellimoottil C, Guo R, et al. Contemporary volume-outcome relationships for percutaneous nephrolithotomy: results from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Endourol 2013 May 29. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Whitaker RG, Reiter KL, Weinberg M, et al. Colorectal cancer surgery outcomes for vulnerable patients in safety-net versus non-safety-net hospitals. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 May; 24(2):718-29. [Uses 2005-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and Serving the Uninsured: Safety-net Hospitals, 2003, HCUP Fact Book 8, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Archive Web site; also cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2005, and AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researcher in and director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Revista de Calidad Asistencial
Munoz FP, Marin VP. Evaluacion de la cultura de seguridad del paciente en el ambito de un area sanitaria. Rev Cal Asist 2013 May 31. [Epub ahead of print. Uses the Spanish adaptation of AHRQ's Hospital  Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2010 Comparative Database Report, 2010. Also refer to articles by Berdahl et al. (Acad Pediatr, 2013) and Quigley et al. (Patient, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

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Internet Citation: Health Care for Children and Youth in the United States: 13 Years of Evidence: Articles of Interest, May 31, 2013. May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130531.html