A Practical Approach for Content Mining of Tweets

Articles of Interest, July 5, 2013

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Yoon S, Elhadad N, Bakken S. A practical approach for content mining of Tweets. Am J Prev Med 2013 Jul; 45(1):122-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS19853.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Pesis-Katz I, Phelps CE, Temkin-Greener H, Spector WD, et al. Making difficult decisions: the role of quality of care in choosing a nursing home. Am J Public Health 2013 May; 103(5):e31-e37. [Fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]  Select to access the abstract.

Chest
Puskarich MA, Trzeciak S, Shapiro NI, Albers AB, Heffner AC, Kline JA, et al. Whole blood lactate kinetics in patients undergoing quantitative resuscitation for severe sepsis and septic shock. Chest 2013 Jun; 143(6):1548-53. [Supported by grant R18 HS1851901 (to sixth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Palsson OS, Whitehead WE. Psychological treatments in functional gastrointestinal disorders: a primer for the gastroenterologist. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013 Mar; 11(3):208-16. [Supported by grant R01 HS18695.] Select to access the abstract.

Conference Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Venkatesan R, Chandakkar P, Li B, et al. Classification of diabetic retinopathy images using multi-class multiple-instance learning based on color correlogram features. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012; 2012:1462-65. [Supported by grant R21 HS19792-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Paustian ML, Alexander JA, El Reda DK, et al. Partial and incremental PCMH practice transformation: implications for quality and costs. Health Serv Res 2013 Jul 5. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R18 RFA HS10002.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Lee SM (Suk Lee M in PubMed®), Walker V, Chen LF, Sexton DJ, Anderson DJ. The epidemiology of ventilator-associated pneumonia in a network of community hospitals: a prospective multicenter study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Jul; 34(7):657-62. [Supported by AHRQ (last author), no grant number given.] Select to access the abstract.

Gaur AH, Miller MR, Gao C, et al. Evaluating application of the National Safety Network central line-associated bloodstream infection surveillance definition: a survey of pediatric intensive care and hematology/oncology units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Jul; 34(7):663-70. [Supported by grant R18 HS19590.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Hernandez AF. Preventing heart failure. JAMA 2013 Jul 3; 310(1):44-5. [Supported by grant U18 HS16964.]

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Flickinger TE, Saha S, Moore RD, Beach MC. Higher quality communication and relationships are associated with improved patient engagement in HIV care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2013 Jul 1; 63(3):362-6. [Supported by grant K08 HS13903-05 (to fourth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Clancy CM. Evidence-based toolkit helps organizations reduce patient falls. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Jul-Sep; 28(3):195-7. [Author is the AHRQ director; cites AHRQ publications, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, Web Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web, 2011, and Preventing Falls in Hospitals Toolkit: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care, 2013.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Salihu HM, Salinas A, Mogos M. The missing link in preconceptional care: the role of comparative effectiveness research. Matern Child Health J 2013 Jul; 17(5):776-82. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS19997 (Clinically Enhanced Multi-Purpose Administrative Dataset for Comparative Effectiveness Research).]  Select to access the abstract.

DeVoe JE, Tillotson CJ, Angier H, Wallace LS. Recent health insurance trends for US families: children gain while parents lose. Matern Child Health J 2013 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R01 HS18569; uses 1998-2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS HC-089: 2004 Full Year Consolidated Data File, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Inquiry, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Emergency Care
Johnson TJ, King C. An 11-year-old girl with right-sided weakness secondary to cerebral abscesses: a case report. Pediatr Emerg Care 2013 Mar; 29(3):360-3. [Supported by grant T32 HS17587 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Kuppermann M, Learman LA, Schembri M, et al. Contributions of hysterectomy and uterus-preserving surgery to health-related quality of life. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jul; 122(1):15-25. [Supported by grants U01 HS09478, R01 HS11657, and U01 HS07373.] Select to access the abstract.

Statistical Methods in Medical Research
Li X, Shen C. Linkage of patient records from disparate sources. Stat Methods Med Res 2013 Feb; 22(1):31-8. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18553-01 and contract 290-04-0015.] Select to access the abstract.

Statistics in Medicine
Yu Z, Liu L, Bravata DM, Williams LS, Tepper RS. A semiparametric recurrent events model with time-varying coefficients. Stat Med 2013 Mar 15; 32(6):1016-26. [Supported by grant R01 HS20263. Also refer to article by Moyer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and articles by Chou et al. and Smith et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2013), Sun, Schoelles, and Coates (J Ambul Care Manage, 2013), Havrilesky et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2013), and  cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Dolin RH. Accuracy of electronically reported "meaningful use" clinical quality measures. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 2; 159(1):73; with author reply. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Kern and Kaushal (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Classen DC, Resar RK. Editorial: the burden of harm. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Jul; 39(7):291. [Cites The Emergence of the Trigger Tool as the Premier Measurement Strategy for Patient Safety, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Web Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (WebM&M) Web site.]

Garrett PR, Sammer C, Nelson A, et al. Developing and implementing a standardized process for global trigger tool application across a large health system. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Jul; 39(7):292-7. [Cites The Emergence of the Trigger Tool as the Premier Measurement Strategy for Patient Safety, 2012, as published on AHRQ's WebM&M Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Mermel LA, Jefferson J, Blanchard K, et al. Reducing Clostridium difficile incidence, colectomies, and mortality in the hospital setting: a successful multidisciplinary approach. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Jul; 39(7):298-305. [Cites data on hospital discharges including Clostridium difficile from AHRQ publication, Clostridium Difficile Infections (CDI) in Hospital Stays, 2009, HCUP Statistical Brief 124, 2012.]   Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Singh H, Spitzmueller C, Petersen NJ, et al. Primary care practitioners' views on test result management in EHR-enabled health systems: a national survey. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jul-Aug; 20(4):727-35. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Poon et al. (J Biomed Inform, 2003, and Arch Intern Med, 2004).]  Select to access the abstract.

Driessen J, Cioffi M, Alide N, et al. Modeling return on investment for an electronic medical record system in Lilongwe,  Malawi. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jul-Aug; 20(4):743-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Tierney et al. (JAMA, 1993, and N Engl J Med, 1990).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Fogarty M, Splinter GL, Kimble LC. Managing care in Medicaid managed care. J Ambul Care Manage 2013 Jul-Sep; 36(3):173-7. [Mentions and cites Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) data, citing CAHPS Child Health Survey for SoonerCare Choice: Report for Fiscal Year 2009, as published on the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Shi L, Nie X, Wang TF. Type of usual source of care and access to care. J Ambul Care Manage 2013 Jul-Sep; 36(3):209-21. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Dor, Pylpchuk (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (George Washington University Res Brief, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Andrews JC, Schünemann HJ, Oxman AD, et al. GRADE guidelines: 15. Going from evidence to recommendation—determinants of a recommendation's direction and strength. J Clin Epidemiol 2013 Jul; 66(7):726-35. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Eisenberg (former AHRQ director) (Health Aff, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Simonds NI, Khoury MJ, Schully SD, et al. Comparative effectiveness research in cancer genomics and precision medicine: current landscape and future prospects. J Natl Cancer Inst 2013 Jul 3; 105(13):929-36. [Cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ's Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Institutional Award (K12) Fact Sheet, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]   Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Friesen MA, Herbst A, Turner JW, et al. Developing a patient-centered ISHAPED handoff with patient/family and parent advisory councils.  J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Jul-Sep; 28(3):208-16. [Cites AHRQ publications, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, TeamSTEPPS: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety: Pocket Guide, 2006, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report, 2009, Hospital Survey on patient Safety Culture: 2012 User Comparative Database Report, 2012, AHRQ Web Morbidity & Mortality Rounds: Lost in Transition, Volume 2006, 2006, and Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report, 2012; also cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) publication, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004, and The HCAHPS Handbook: Hardwire Your Hospital for Pay-for-Performance Success, Fire Starter Publishing, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Malouf-Todaro N, Barker J, Jupiter D, et al. Impact of enhanced ventilator care bundle checklist on nursing documentation in an intensive care unit. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Jul-Sep; 28(3):233-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Malloy C, Little BB, Michael M. Improving wait times in primary care using the Dartmouth Microsystem Improvement Curriculum. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Jul-Sep; 28(3):250-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Turner K, Frush K, Hueckel R, et al. Implementation of the Josie King Care Journal in a pediatric intensive care unit: a quality improvement project. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Jul-Sep; 28(3):257-64. [Cites AHRQ publications, Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report, 2012, and 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors: Patient Fact Sheet, 2011; also cites AHRQ-funded IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Aboshaiqah AE, Baker OG. Assessment of nurses' perceptions of patient safety culture in a Saudi Arabia hospital. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Jul-Sep; 28(3):272-80. [Cites AHRQ publications, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report, 2009, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004, and Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
El-Mohandes AA, Windsor R, Tan S, et al. A randomized clinical trial of trans-dermal nicotine replacement in pregnant African-American smokers. Matern Child Health J 2013 Jul; 17(5):897-906. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, and article by Windsor et al. (Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2000), which uses these guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Mueller SK, Lipsitz S, Hicks LS. Impact of hospital teaching intensity on quality of care and patient outcomes. Med Care 2013 Jul; 51(7):567-74. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Werner RM, Konetzka RT, Kim M. Quality improvement under Nursing Home Compare: the association between changes in process and outcome measures. Med Care 2013 Jul; 51(7):582-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Mukamel, Weimer, Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Health Serv Res, 2008), and Spector and Takeda (J Aging Health, 1991), and AHRQ-funded article by Landon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Conti RM, Dusetzina SB, Herbert AC, et al. The impact of emerging safety and effectiveness evidence on the use of physician-administered drugs: the case of bevacizumab for breast cancer. Med Care 2013 Jul; 51(7):622-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Dusetzina et al. (Med Care, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
CDC issues recommendations for identifying HCV infection in persons born in 1945 through 1965. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jul 1; 88(1):64-5. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening and counseling to reduce alcohol misuse by adults in the primary care setting.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Hwang KO, Ottenbacher AJ, Graham AL, et al. Online narratives and peer support for colorectal cancer screening: a pilot randomized trial. Am J Prev Med 2013 Jul; 45(1):98-107. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer, associated updated systematic review, and associated decision analysis on test strategies (all in Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

AJR: American Journal of Roentgenology
Yee J, Keysor KJ, Kim DH. The time has arrived for national reimbursement of screening CT colonography. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2013 Jul; 201(1):73-9. [Notes Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provisions requiring coverage of preventive services rated A or B by the USPSTF and summarizes USPSTF grade definitions from the USPSTF Web site; discusses findings from USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Schroy PC 3rd, Coe A, Chen CA, et al. Prevalence of advanced colorectal neoplasia in white and black patients undergoing screening colonoscopy in a safety-net hospital. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 2; 159(1):13-20. [Uses 17 questionnaire items based on USPSTF-sponsored systematic reviews on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of colorectal cancer and on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cycloosygenase-2 inhibitors for primary prevention of colorectal cancer (both in Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Moyer VA, on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for HIV: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 2; 159(1):51-60. [Presents USPSTF updated recommendations on screening for HIV and reviews earlier USPSTF recommendations on this topic (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Das M, Volberding P. Bringing the end in sight: consensus regarding HIV screening strategies. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 2; 159(1):63-4. [Comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV in article by Moyer et al. cited above in this section and discusses previous USPSTF recommendations on this topic (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Screening for HIV: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 2; 159(1):I-36. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV given in article by Moyer et al. cited above in this section.]

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Stewart DE, MacMillan H, Wathen N. Intimate partner violence. Can J Psychiatry 2013 Jun; 58(6):Insert 1-5. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored updated systematic review on screening women for intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Wagholikar KB, MacLaughlin KL, Kastner TM, et al. Formative evaluation of the accuracy of a clinical decision support system for cervical cancer screening. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jul-Aug; 20(4):749-57. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003, and current USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012); cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Decision Support Systems: State of the Art, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Andrews J, Guyatt G, Oxman AD, et al. GRADE guidelines: 14. Going from evidence to recommendations: the significance and presentation of recommendations. J Clin Epidemiol 2013 Jul; 66(7):719-25. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects and associated evidence update (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009) and discusses USPSTF rationale for making recommendations based on USPSTF-sponsored article by Petitti et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Management Science
Yang Y, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Wein LM. Analyzing screening policies for childhood obesity.  Manage Sci 2013 Apr 1; 59(4):782-95. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and interventions for overweight in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2005) and discusses updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents and associated evidence review by Whitlock et al. (both in Pediatrics, 2010). Also refer to articles by Chou et al., Smith et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2013), Sun, Schoelles, and Coates (J Ambul Care Manage, 2013), and Havrilesky et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles, and article by Otiniano Verissimo (Am J Public Health, 2013) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, et al. Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: a systematic comparative
effectiveness review. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 2; 159(1):28-38. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10057-I to the Oregon EPC and is based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review (CER), Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment and Prevention, 2013, by the same EPC under the same contract; uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Review, 2011, AHRQ-funded article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) on evidence-grading methodologies for the Effective Health Care Program, and article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; cites related AHRQ CER, Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies, 2013, prepared by the same EPC under the same contract and summarized in article by Smith et al. cited below in this section; also cites AHRQ publications, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, and Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Ulcers among Adults 18 Years and Older, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief 64, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Smith ME, Totten A, Hickam DH, et al. Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: a systematic comparative effectiveness review. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 2; 159(1):39-50. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10057-I to the Oregon EPC and is based on AHRQ CER, Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies, 2013, by the same EPC under the same contract; uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Review, 2011, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008, and article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Pressure Ulcer Treatment, 1994.]

Drugs and Aging
Lapane KL, Yang S, Brown MJ, et al. Sulfonylureas and risk of falls and fractures: a systematic review. Drugs Aging 2013 Jul; 30(7):527-47. [Cites AHRQ-funded CER by Bennett et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) on the comparative effectiveness and safety of medications for type 2 diabetes, supported by contract 290-02-0018 and based on research conducted by the Johns Hopkins University EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Zimlichman E, Keohane C, Franz C, et al. Return on investment for vendor computerized physician order entry in four community hospitals: the importance of decision support. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Jul; 39(7):312-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal, Shojania, and Bates (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on the effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety, performed by the University of California at San Francisco-Sanford EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Sun F, Schoelles KM, Coates VH. Assessing the utility of genetic tests. J Ambul Care Manage 2013 Jul-Sep; 36(3):222-32. [Based on research conducted by the ECRI Institute EPC under contract HHSA 290-2007-10063-I; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer: Diagnostic Strategies and Their Implications, 2007, Testing for Cytochrome P450 Polymorphisms in Adults with Non-Psychotic Depression Treated with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), 2007, Genomic Tests for Ovarian Cancer Detection and Management, 2006, Outcomes of Genetic Testing in Adults with a History of Venous Thromboembolism, 2009, and HER2 Testing to Manage Patients with Breast Cancer or Other Solid Tumors, 2009; cites AHRQ technology assessment report, Quality, Regulation and Clinical Utility of Laboratory-Developed Molecular Tests, 2010, and AHRQ methods research report, Addressing Challenges in Genetic Test Evaluation: Evaluation Frameworks and Assessment of Analytic Validity, 2011; discusses USPSTF methodologies presented in USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008; acknowledges support from Gurvaneet Randhawa, EPC program task order officer in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Holup AA, Dobbs D, Meng H, et al. Facility characteristics associated with the use of electronic health records in residential care facilities. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jul-Aug; 20(4):787-91. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006, and AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, performed by the Southern California EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Bassi J, Lau F. Measuring value for money: a scoping review on economic evaluation of health information systems. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jul-Aug; 20(4):792-801. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, performed by the Southern California EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Ahmed A, Ouzzani M. Development and assessment of an interactive Web-based breastfeeding monitoring system (LACTOR). Matern Child Health J 2013 Jul; 17(5):809-15. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, and AHRQ evidence synthesis, Interventions in Primary Care to Promote Breastfeeding: A Systematic Review, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Fung V, Price M, Busch AB, et al. Adverse clinical events among Medicare beneficiaries using antipsychotic drugs: linking health insurance benefits and clinical needs. Med Care 2013 Jul; 51(7):614-21. [Cites AHRQ CERs, Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs: A Summary for Clinicians and Policymakers, 2012, and Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics: An Update, 2011; also cites AHRQ publication, Trends in Antipsychotics Purchases and Expenses for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1997 and 2007, MEPS Statistical Brief 275, 2010.]  Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Havrilesky LJ, Moorman PG, Lowery WJ, et al. Oral contraceptive pills as primary prevention for ovarian cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jul; 122(1):139-47. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10066-I to the Duke EPC and based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Oral Contraceptive Use for the Primary Prevention of Ovarian Cancer, 2013, prepared by the same EPC under the same contract; uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Review, 2011; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for ovarian cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012). Also refer to article by Otiniano Verissimo (Am J Public Health, 2013) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles and article by Wilkins et al. (Am Fam Physician, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Public Health
Otiniano Verissimo AD, Currie D; 2010 APHA Delegation to Cuba. Continuing the dialogue on health: insights from the 2010 APHA Delegation to Cuba. Am J Public Health 2013 Jul; 103(7):1168-71. [Cites article by Koh et al. (Am J Public Health, 2010) that cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007, USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2002, and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Community-Based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004.]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Djukic M, Kovner CT, Brewer CS, et al. Early-career registered nurses' participation in hospital quality improvement activities. J Nurs Care Qual 2013 Jul-Sep; 28(3):198-207. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Wilkins T, Tadkod A, Hepburn I, et al. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jul 1; 88(1):35-42. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports and National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Gauer RL. Early recognition and management of sepsis in adults: the first six hours. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jul 1; 88(1):44-53. [Uses AHRQ NGC and AHRQ resources as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Kwong LM, Bookhart BK, Mody SH. Economic model comparing rivaroxaban and enoxaparin for post-orthopedic VTE prophylaxis. Am J Pharm Benefits 2013 May-Jun; 5(3):106-10. [Uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement, 2008, and AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa and Hellinger (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Serv Res, 2008.]

BMC Health Services Research
Lee C, Shin E. Effects of health insurance on non-working married women's medical care use and bed days at home. BMC Health Serv Res 2013 Jul 1; 13(1):243. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-78: 2003 Medical Conditions File, 2005, and MEPS HC-79: 2003 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2005, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Tangka FK, Trogdon JG, Ekwueme DU, et al. State-level cancer treatment costs: how much and who pays? Cancer 2013 Jun 15; 119(12):2309-16. [Uses 2004 MEPS Medical Condition Files data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen et al. (Inquiry, 1996), and AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software, citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Yang RL, Newman AS, Lin IC, et al. Trends in immediate breast reconstruction across insurance groups after enactment of breast cancer legislation. Cancer 2013 Jul 1; 119(13):2462-8. [Uses 2000-2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Description of Data Elements: Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures, citing article by Southern, Quan, and Ghali (Med Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics
Shah S, Casas JP, Drenos F, et al. Causal relevance of blood lipid fractions in the development of carotid atherosclerosis: Mendelian randomization analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2013 Feb; 6(1):63-72. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]   Select to access the abstract.

COPD
Gerke AK, Tang F, Yang M, et al. Predicting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalizations based on concurrent influenza activity. COPD 2013 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Jiang Y, Viner-Brown S, Baier R. Burden of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection in patients discharged from Rhode Island hospitals, 2010-2011: application of present on admission indicators. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Jul; 34(7):700-8. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software, citing Comorbidity Software Documentation, HCUP Methods Series Report 2004-01, and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2011, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites data on Clostridium difficile infection in Rhode Island from AHRQ's HCUPnet and AHRQ publication, The Case for the POA Indicator: Update 2011, HCUP Methods Series Report 2011-5, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Matar DS, Pham JC, Louis TA, et al. Achieving and sustaining ventilator-associated pneumonia-free time among intensive care units (ICUs): evidence from the Keystone ICU Quality Improvement Collaborative. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Jul; 34(7):740-3. [Uses data from the Michigan Keystone ICU project, supported by grant 1 UC1 HS14246.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Ho L, Swartz A, Wasson JH; Dartmouth Primary Care Practice Network and Ideal Medical Practices. The right tool for the right job: the value of alternative patient experience measures. J Ambul Care Manage 2013 Jul-Sep; 36(3):241-4. [Uses selected CAHPS survey items, as assessed from AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Warner JL, Alterovitz G, Bodio K, et al. External phenome analysis enables a rational federated query strategy to detect changing rates of treatment-related complications associated with multiple myeloma. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jul-Aug; 20(4):696-9. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software Group 40.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Tabak YP, Sun X, Johannes RS, et al. Development and validation of a mortality risk-adjustment model for patients hospitalized for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Med Care 2013 Jul; 51(7):597-605. [Uses AHRQ's Comorbidity Software, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics & Gynecology
de Wit M, Goldberg A, Chelmow D. Alcohol use disorders and hospital-acquired infections in women undergoing cesarean delivery. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jul; 122(1):72-8. [Uses 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2012, and Description of Data Elements, 2008, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site. Also refer to article by DeVoe et al. (Matern Child Health J, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: A Practical Approach for Content Mining of Tweets: Articles of Interest, July 5, 2013. July 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130705.html