Does Health Care Role and Experience Influence Perception of Safety Culture Related to Preventing Infections?

Articles of Interest, July 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

American Journal of Infection Control
Braun BI, Harris AD, Richards CL, et al. Does health care role and experience influence perception of safety culture related to preventing infections? Am J Infect Control 2013 Jul; 41(7):638-41. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2006-00015-I, task order 3, through the Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks I (ACTION I) program initiative, "Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): Barriers and Challenges to Improving Patient Safety at the Point of Care."] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Armstrong EP, Wang SM, Hines LE, et al. Evaluation of a drug-drug interaction: fax alert intervention program. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2013 Mar 4; 13:32. [Supported by grant 5 U18 HS17001-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Concannon TW, Nelson J, Kent DM, Evidence of systematic duplication by new percutaneous coronary intervention programs. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2013 Jul 1; 6(4):400-8. [Supported by grant K01 HS17726 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Therapeutics
Doucette WR, Chang EH, Pendergast JF, et al. Development and initial assessment of the medication user self-evaluation (MUSE) tool. Clin Ther 2013 Mar; 35(3):344-50. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18353.] Select to access the abstract.

Current Gastroenterology Reports
Gawron AJ, Pandolfino JE. Ambulatory reflux monitoring in GERD—which test should be performed and should therapy be stopped? Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2013 Apr; 15(4):316. [Supported by grant T32 HS00078 (Principle Investigator, Jane L. Holl).] Select to access the abstract.

Ethnicity & Disease
Quinn MT, Gunter KE, Nocon RS, Lewis SE, Vable AM, Tang H, Park SY, Casalino LP, Huang ES, Birnberg J, et al. Undergoing transformation to the patient centered medical home in safety net health centers: perspectives from the front lines. Ethn Dis 2013 Summer; 23(3):356-62. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00084-12 (to tenth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Psychology
Lewis MA, Uhrig JD, Bann CM, et al. Tailored text messaging intervention for HIV adherence: a proof-of-concept study. Health Psychol 2013 Mar; 32(3):248-53. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2006-0001-7.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Matlock DD, Groeneveld PW, Sidney S, et al. Geographic variation in cardiovascular procedure use among Medicare fee-for-service vs Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. JAMA 2013 Jul 10; 310(2):155-62. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18403 (for Medicare data used in study).] Select to access the abstract.

Fain K, Daubresse M, Alexander GC. The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act and postmarketing commitments. JAMA 2013 Jul 10; 310(2):202-4. [Supported by grant R01 HS189960 (to third author).]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Chen LM, Nallamothu BK, Spertus JA, et al. Association between a hospital's rate of cardiac arrest incidence and cardiac arrest survival. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jul 8; 173(13):1186-95. [Supported by Career Development Award grant K08 HS20671 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Tak HJ, Ruhnke GW, Meltzer DO. Association of patient preferences for participation in decision making with length of stay and costs among hospitalized patients. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jul 8; 173(13):1195-205. [Supported by grant U18 HS16967-01 (to third author) through the Hospital Medicine and Economics Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Miller DC, Ye Z, Gust C, et al. Anticipating the effects of accountable care organizations for inpatient surgery. JAMA Surg 2013 Jun; 148(6):549-54. [Supported by grant K08 HS18346-01A1 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Cass AR, Shepherd AJ. Validation of the Male Osteoporosis Risk Estimation Score (MORES) in a primary care setting. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 26(4):436-44. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS17732-01; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for postmenopausal osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Community Health
Atkins E, Madhavan S, LeMasters T, et al. Are obese women more likely to participate in a mobile mammography program? J Community Health 2013 Apr; 38(2):338-48. [Supported by grant R24 HS18622 to the WV CoHORTS Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Clancy CM. Children's electronic health records: has the tipping point arrived? J Comp Eff Res 2013 Jul; 2(4):359-61. [Author was the AHRQ director at time of publication; discusses development of the children's electronic health record format and Pediatric Quality Measures Program.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Schickedanz A, Huang D, Lopez A, Cheung E, Lyles CR, Bodenheimer T, Sarkar U. Access, interest, and attitudes toward electronic communication for health care among patients in the medical safety net. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jul; 28(7):914-20. [Supported by grant K08 HS17594 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Gawron AJ, Pandolfino JE, Miskevics S, et al. Proton pump inhibitor prescriptions and subsequent use in U.S. veterans diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jul; 28(7):930-7. [Supported by National Research Services Award Postdoctoral Fellowship grant T32 HS000078 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Clancy CM, Collins Sharp BA. Women's health during health care transitions. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jul; 28(7):S500-S503. [First author was the AHRQ director at time of publication, and second author is the AHRQ Senior Advisor for Women's Health; cites AHRQ publications, Integrating Mental Health Treatment into the Patient Centered Medical Home, 2010, and Healthcare Quality and Disparities in Women: Selected Findings from the 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, 2011; mentions required coverage of preventive services rated A or B by the USPSTF.]

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Brady PW, Varadarajan K, Peterson LE, et al. Prevalence and nature of adverse medical device events in hospitalized children. J Hosp Med 2013 Jul; 8(7):390-3. [Supported by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16957-03.] Select to access the abstract.

New Solutions
Sokas RK, Cloonan P, Braun BI. Exploring front-line hospital workers' contributions to patient and worker safety. New Solut 2013 Jan 1; 23(2):283-95. [Summarizes workshop activities co-sponsored by AHRQ (no funding information given); cites AHRQ publications, Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care, 2007, and TeamSTEPPS® and Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge) Training Program landing pages on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Budge PJ, Little KM, Mues KE, et al. Impact of community-based lymphedema management on perceived disability among patients with lymphatic filariasis in Orissa State, India. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013; 7(3):e2100. [Supported by grant T32 HS13833 (to first author). Also refer to articles by Kebede et al., (J Hosp Med, 2013) and Hong et al. (Med Decis Making, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Nursing
Markley J, Andow V, Sabharwal K, et al. A project to reengineer discharges reduces 30-day readmission rates. Am J Nurs 2013 Jul; 113(7):55-64. [Discusses implementation of AHRQ's Project RED, citing AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008.]

Chest
Mihalek AD, Rosas IO, Padera RF Jr, Fuhlbrigge AL, et al. Interstitial pneumonitis and the risk of chronic allograft rejection in lung transplant recipients. Chest 2013 May; 143(5):1430-5. [Notes that fourth author receives support for other work from grant 1 R01 HS19408.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Renzaho AM, Romios P, Crock C, et al. The effectiveness of cultural competence programs in ethnic minority patient-centered health care—a systematic review of the literature. Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Jul; 25(3):261-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman et al. (N Engl J Med, 1999) and AHRQ-authored articles by Brach and Fraser (Med Care Res Rev, 2000) and Weinick, Zuvekas, and Cohen (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Hwang JI, Lee SI, Park HA. Patient safety incident-reporting items in Korean hospitals. Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Jul; 25(3):300-7. [Cites AHRQ's Common Formats, as accessed on AHRQ's PSO Privacy Protection Center Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Krumholz HM. Variations in health care, patient preferences, and high-quality decision making. JAMA 2013 Jul 10; 310(2):151-2. [Cites AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Lipkin M. Shared decision making. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jul 8; 173(13):1204-5. [Comments on article by Chen et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

JAMA Surgery
Schwartz SI, Galante J, Kaji A, Effect of the 16-hour work limit on general surgery intern operative case volume: a multi-institutional study. JAMA Surg. 2013 Jul 10. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Garonzik-Wang JM, Brat G, Salazar JH, Dhanasopon A, Lin A, Akinkuotu A, O'Daly A, Elder B, Olino K, Burns W, Camp M, Lipsett PA, Freischlag JA, Haut ER. Missing consent forms in the preoperative area: a single-center assessment of the scope of the problem and its downstream effects. JAMA Surg 2013 Jul 10:1-4. [Epub ahead of print. Notes that last author is the principle investigator for Mentored Clinician Scientist Development Award grant 1 K08 HS17952-01 ("Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care?").] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Pearson WS, King DE, Richards C. Capitated payments to primary care providers and the delivery of patient education. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 26(4):350-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Xierali IM, Phillips RL Jr, Green LA, et al. Factors influencing family physician adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 26(4):388-93. [Cites AHRQ publication, Primary Care Workforce Facts and Stats Number 3, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Sacks NC, Burgess JF Jr, Cabral HJ, et al. Cost sharing and decreased branded oral anti-diabetic medication adherence among elderly part D Medicare beneficiaries. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jul; 28(7):876-85. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa, Bernard, and Dor (first two authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively, and third author is a former AHRQ researcher) (Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Niederdeppe J, Byrne S, Avery RJ, et al. Direct-to-consumer television advertising exposure, diagnosis with high cholesterol, and statin use. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jul; 28(7):886-93. [Cites AHRQ publication, Statin Use Among Persons 18 and Older in the U.S.: Civilian Non-Institutionalized Population Reported as Receiving Medical Care for the Treatment of High Cholesterol, 2002, MEPS Statistical Brief 95, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Herzig SJ. Capsule commentary on Gawron et al., proton pump inhibitor prescriptions and subsequent use in US veterans diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jul; 28(7):950. [Comments on article by Gawron et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Kimminau KS. Capsule commentary on Schickedanz et al.: access, interest, and attitudes toward electronic communication for health care among patients in the medical safety net. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jul; 28(7):952. [Comments on article by Schickedanz et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Modern Healthcare
Conn J. Targeting adverse events: effort aims to ensure health IT causing no harm. Mod Healthc 2013 Jul 8; 43(27):10. [Quotes remarks by William Munier, director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; discusses AHRQ's tasking to gather information technology-linked patient safety event data from 77 patient safety organizations into a national database.]

Research on Aging
Luo H, Lin M, Gastle NG. The correlates of nursing staff turnover in home and hospice agencies: 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey. Res Aging 2013 Jul; 35(4):375-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2011).]

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for glaucoma: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 9. [Updates USPSTF 2004 recommendations on screening for glaucoma, citing AHRQ comparative effectiveness reviews (CERs), Screening for Glaucoma: Comparative Effectiveness, 2012, and Treatment for Glaucoma: Comparative Effectiveness, 2012, and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on the comparative effectiveness of treatments for open-angle glaucoma (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Fowler FJ Jr, Gerstein BS, Barry MJ. How patient centered are medical decisions?: Results of a national survey. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jul 8; 173(13):1215-21. [Uses USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and findings from USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011) as the basis on one of the study's hypotheses.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Bowman MA, Neale AV. Common illnesses, patient physician interactions, continuity, and practice organization. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 26(4):347-9. [Mentions and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Li J, Berkowitz Z, Richards TB, et al. Shared decision making in prostate-specific antigen testing with men older than 70 years. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 26(4):401-8. [Discusses changes in USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Chugh M, Friedman AM, Clemow LP, et al. Women weigh in: obese African American and white women's perspectives on physicians' roles in weight management. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 26(4):421-28. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults, 2012, and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on the effectiveness of primary care-relevant treatments for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Hayon R, Dalby J, Paddock E, et al. Reproductive health care of adolescent women. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 26(4):460-9. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on preventive services for adolescents, citing USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections and on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2007), and USPSTF recommendation statements, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2012, Folic Acid to Prevent Neural Tube Defects, 2009, Screening for HIV, 2013, Screening for Gonorrhea, 2013, Screening for Genital Herpes, 2005, Screening for Syphilis Infection, 2004, and Screening for Hepatitis B Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults, 2013, all published on the USPSTF Web site. Also refer to articles by Clancy and Collins Sharp (J Gen Intern Med, 2013) and Cass and Shepherd (J Am Board Fam Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Clay-Williams R, McIntosh CA, Kerridge R, et al. Classroom and simulation team training: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Jul; 25(3):314-21. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products (Medical Team Training Programs in Health Care), 2005, and DoD Medical Training Programs: An Independent Case Study Analysis, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Tapp H, White L, Steuerwald M, et al. Use of community-based participatory research in primary care to improve healthcare outcomes and disparities in care. J Comp Eff Res 2013 Jul; 2(4):405-19. [Reviews findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Community-Based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2006.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Patel V, Jamoom E, Hsiao CJ, et al. Variation in electronic health record adoption and readiness for meaningful use: 2008-2011. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jul; 28(7):957-64. [Cites article by Kaushal, Shojania, and Bates (Arch Intern Med, 2003), portions of which were based on work performed by the University of California San Francisco-Stanford EPC under contract 290-97-0013.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Kebede S, Prakasa KR, Shermock K, Shihab HM, Brotman DJ, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Haut ER, et al. A systematic review of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis strategies in patients with renal insufficiency, obesity, or on antiplatelet agents. J Hosp Med 2013 Jul; 8(7):394-401. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10006-I and based on AHRQ CER protocol, Comparative Effectiveness of Pharmacologic and Mechanical Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism Among Special Populations, 2012, and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment of the same title, 2013; notes that fifth author has received AHRQ grants and that eighth author is the principle investigator for Mentored Clinician Scientist Development Award grant 1 K08 HS17952-01 ("Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care?").] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Hong H, Carlin BP, Shamliyan TA, et al. Comparing Bayesian and frequentist approaches for multiple outcome mixed treatment comparisons. Med Decis Making 2013 Jul;33(5):702-14. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10064-I2, project ID MNE3206 (Bayesian Approaches to Indirect Comparisons); based on AHRQ CER Case Study Comparing Bayesian and Frequentist Approaches for Multiple Treatment Comparisons, 2012, and examples from AHRQ CER Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness, 2012, both prepared by the University of Minnesota EPC under the same contract.] Select to access the abstract.

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

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Colais P, Agabiti N, Fusco D, et al. Inequality in 30-day mortality and the wait for surgery after hip fracture: the impact of the regional health care evaluation program in Lazio (Italy). Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Jul; 25(3):239-47. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007. Also refer to article by Clancy and Collins Sharp (J Gen Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Tapp et al. (J Comp Eff Res, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

European Urology
Kim SP, Shah ND, Karnes RJ, et al. Hospitalization costs for radical prostatectomy attributable to robotic surgery. Eur Urol 2013 Jul; 64(1):11-16. [Uses 2006-2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Sammon JD, Ghani KR, Karakiewicz PI, et al. Temporal trends, practice patterns, and treatment outcomes for infected upper urinary tract stones in the United States. Eur Urol 2013 Jul; 64(1):85-92. [Uses 1999-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index as described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

International Brazilian Journal of Urology
Sammon JD, Karakiewicz PI, Sun M, et al. Robot-assisted vs. laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: utilization rates and perioperative outcomes. Int Braz J Urol 2013 May-Jun; 39(3):377-86. [Uses 2008-2009 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index as described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Wagner C, Smits M, Sorra J, et al. Assessing patient safety culture in hospitals across countries. Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Jul; 25(3):213-21. [Uses 2008 data from AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) Comparative Database, citing Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report, 2009, Psychometric Analysis of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: Final Report to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2003 and Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) User Network, 2009; also uses data obtained from adapted HSOPS surveys administered in Taiwan and the Netherlands.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Radiology
Dodoo MS, Duszak R Jr, Hughes DR. Trends in the utilization of medical imaging from 2003 to 2011: clinical encounters offer a complementary patient-centered focus. J Am Coll Radiol 2013 Jul; 10(7):507-12. [Uses 2003-2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing Overview of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Asthma
Sullivan PW, Smith KL, Ghushchyan VH. Asthma in USA: its impact on health-related quality of life. J Asthma 2013 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003-2005 MEPS Household Component data, citing MEPS HC-079: 2003 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Desai PR, Lawson KA, Barner JC, et al. Identifying patient characteristics associated with high schizophrenia-related direct medical costs in community-dwelling patients. J Manag Care Pharm 2013 Jul-Aug; 19(6):468-77. [Uses 2005-2008 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS): Survey Background, 2009, MEPS-HC Sample Design and Collection Process, MEPS HC-036: 1996-2008 Pooled Estimation File, and Characteristics of Persons with High Medical Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002, MEPS Statistical Brief 73, 2005, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery
McDonald JS, Norgan AP, McDonald RJ, et al. In-hospital outcomes associated with stent-assisted endovascular treatment of unruptured cerebral aneurysms in the USA. J Neurointerv Surg 2013 Jul; 5(4):317-20. [Uses 2004-2008 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
Bhattacharya P, Kansara A, Chaturvedi S, et al. What drives the increasing utilisation of hemicraniectomy in acute ischaemic stroke? J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2013 Jul; 84(7):727-31. [Uses 2001-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Sexual Medicine
Stein DM, Flum AS, Cashy J, et al. Nationwide emergency department visits for priapism in the United States. J Sex Med 2013 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006-2009 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Lee J, Moriarty KP, Tashjian DB, et al. Guns and states: pediatric firearm injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Jul; 75(1):50-3. [Uses 2006-2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Brinjikji W, Kallmes DF, Cloft HJ. Trends in epistaxis embolization in the United States: a study of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2003-2010. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2013 Jul; 24(7):969-73. [Uses 2003-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Laryngoscope
Chan JY, Li RJ, Gourin CG. Short-term outcomes and cost of care of treatment of head and neck paragangliomas. Laryngoscope 2013 Jul; 123(7):1645-51. [Uses 199302008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Li R, Fakhry C, Koch WM, et al. The effect of tumor subsite on short-term outcomes and costs of care after oral cancer surgery. Laryngoscope 2013 Jul; 123(7):1652-9. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kochhar A, Pronovost PJ, Gourin CG. Hospital-acquired conditions in head and neck cancer surgery. Laryngoscope 2013 Jul; 123(7):1660-9. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), and uses HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ Research Activities article, AHRQ Safety Project Reduces Bloodstream Infections by 40 Percent, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Multiple Sclerosis International
Nusrat S, Levinthal D, Bielefeldt K. Hospitalization rates and discharge status in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler Int 2013; 2013:436929. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS ONE
Caldwell N, Srebotnjak T, Wang T, Hsia R. "How much will I get charged for this?" Patient charges for top ten diagnoses in the emergency department. PLoS One 2013; 8(2):e55491. [Uses 2006-2008 MEPS data, citing MEPS methodology reports, Design, Methods, and Field Results of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Medical Provider Component (MEPS MPC)—2006 Calendar Year Data, 2008, Estimation Procedures for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 2010, Estimation Procedures in the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1999, and Emergency Room Services: Mean and Median Expenses Per Person with Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2008, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Postgraduate Medicine Journal
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 HSOPS, citing AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodologies, 2005, TeamSTEPPS: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety, 2007, TeamSTEPPS Instructor Guide, 2007, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Moradiya Y, Levine SR. Comparison of short-term outcomes of thrombolysis for in-hospital stroke and out-of-hospital stroke in United States. Stroke 2013 Jul; 44(7):1903-8. [Uses 2005-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS); also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of July 2013
Internet Citation: Does Health Care Role and Experience Influence Perception of Safety Culture Related to Preventing Infections?: Articles of Interest, July 12, 2013. July 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130712.html