Understanding HIV Screening in the Emergency Department: Is Perception Reality?

Articles of Interest, July 19, 2013

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

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

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

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Academic Emergency Medicine
Haukoos JS, Hopkins E. Understanding HIV screening in the emergency department: is perception reality? Acad Emerg Med 2013 Mar; 20(3):309-12. [Supported by Independent Scientist Award grant K02 HS01726.]

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Bailey JE, Pope RA, Elliott EC, et al. Health information exchange reduces repeated diagnostic imaging for back pain. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Jul; 62(1):16-24. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-04-0006; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

Mutter R, Clancy C. Investing in emergency medicine to improve health care for all Americans: the role of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print. Authors are a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Organization, Delivery, and Markets, and the AHRQ director (at time of publication), respectively; describes AHRQ programs and research related to emergency medicine, citing HCUP data on emergency department visits, AHRQ fact sheet Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks II, Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Emergency Department Crowding: A Guide for Hospitals, 2011, and several AHRQ-funded/authored articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Myers SR, Branas CC, French BC, et al. Safety in numbers: are major cities the safest places in the United States? Ann Emerg Med 2013 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grants F32 HS18604-01 and K08 HS17960.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Gellad WF, Donohue JM, Zhao X, et al. Brand-name prescription drug use among Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D patients with diabetes. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 16, 159(2):105-14. [Supported by grant R01 HS17695 (to second author); uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care & Research
Kawai VK, Grijalva CG, Arbogast PG, Curtis JR, et al. Initiation of tumor necrosis factor—antagonists and risk of fractures in patients with selected rheumatic and autoimmune diseases. Arthritis Care Res 2013 Jul; 65(7):1085-94. [Supported by grants U18 HS17919 and R01 HS18517 (to fourth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Sasson C, Haukoos J. Learning to fly: lessons for the resuscitation community from the aviation industry. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2013 Mar 1; 6(2):135-6. [Supported by grant K02 HS17526 (to second author).]

Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Gawron AJ, Veerappan A, McCarthy ST, et al. Impact of an incomplete colonoscopy referral program on recommendations after incomplete colonoscopy. Dig Dis Sci 2013 Jul; 58(7):1849-55. [Supported by institutional award grant T32 HS00078 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Kuo YF, Loresto FL Jr, Rounds LR, et al. States with the least restrictive regulations experienced the largest increase in patients seen by nurse practitioners. Health Aff 2013 Jul; 32(7):1236-43. [Supported by grant R01 HS20642.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Cook BL, Zuvekas SH, Carson N, et al. Assessing racial/ethnic disparities in treatment across episodes of mental health care. Health Serv Res 2013 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print. Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2004-2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS HC-036: 1996-2009 Pooled Estimation File, 2012, and MEPS HC-036BRR: 1996-2009 Replicates for Calculating Variances File, 2012; also cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2008 and 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Gadzinski AJ, Dimick JB, Ye Z, Miller DC. Utilization and outcomes of inpatient surgical care at critical access hospitals in the United States. JAMA Surg 2013 Jul; 148(7):589-96. [Supported by grants K08 HS18346-01A1 (to fourth author); uses 2005-2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data (citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS)), AHRQ's HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (citing Clinical Classifications Software for ICD-9-CM),and Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cancer Education
Lyles CR, López A, Pasick R, Sarkar U. "5 mins of uncomfyness is better than dealing with cancer 4 a lifetime": an exploratory qualitative analysis of cervical and breast cancer screening dialogue on Twitter. J Cancer Educ 2013 Mar; 28(1):127-33. [Supported by Career Development Award grant K08 HS17594 (to last author); analyzes data in relation to the release of changed recommendations on screening for cervical cancer from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and notes AHRQ's use of Twitter for health promotion and education.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Powell ES, Sauser K, Cheema N, Pirotte MJ, Quattromani E, Avula U, Khare RK, et al. Severe sepsis in do-not-resuscitate patients: intervention and mortality rates. J Emerg Med 2013 Apr; 44(4):742-9. [Supported by National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellowship grants T32 HS00078 and F32 HS20766-01 (to first author) and grant K08 HS19005-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Internet Research
Osborn CY, Mayberry LS, Wallston KA, Johnson KB, et al. Understanding patient portal use: implications for medication management. J Med Internet Res 2013 Jul 3; 15(7):e133. [Supported by grants T32 HS13833 (to second author) and R18 HS18168 (to fourth author).] Select to access the abstract.

PLOS Genetics
Randall JC, Winkler TW, Kutalik Z, et al. Sex-stratified genome-wide association studies including 270,000 individuals show sexual dimorphism in genetic loci for anthropometric traits. PLoS Genet 2013 Jun; 9(6):e1003500. [Supported by grant R01 HS00615.] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Mullen MT, Judd S, Howard VJ, Kasner SE, Branas CC, Albright KC, Rhodes JD, Kleindorfer DO, Carr BG. Disparities in evaluation at certified primary stroke centers: reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke. Stroke 2013 Jul; 44(7):1930-5. [Supported by grants R01 HS18362 (to fifth and ninth authors) and T32 HS13852-10 (to sixth author. Also refer to articles by Cook et al. and Hartling et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and article by Brotman et al. (JAMA Surg, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Medical Quality
Neufeld NJ, Hoyer EH, Cabahug P, et al. A Lean Six Sigma quality improvement project to increase discharge paperwork completeness for admission to a comprehensive integrated inpatient rehabilitation program. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):301-7. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2: Culture and Redesign.] Select to access the abstract.

Bixenstine PJ, Zarbo RJ, Holzmueller CG, et al. Developing and pilot testing practical measures of preanalytic surgical specimen identification defects. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):308-14. [Last author reports receiving AHRQ funding for other work; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Delisle DR. Big things come in bundled packages: implications of bundled payment systems in health care reimbursement reform. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):339-44. [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.

Harrison AS, Yu Y, Dicker AP, et al. Using qualitative measures to improve quality in radiation oncology. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):345-51. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
von Gruenigen VE, Powell DM, Sorboro S, et al. The financial performance of labor and delivery units. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jul; 209(1):17-19. [Cites data from AHRQ's HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Kangovi S, Barg FK, Carter T, et al. Understanding why patients of low socioeconomic status prefer hospitals over ambulatory care. Health Aff 2013 Jul; 32(7):1196-203. [Cites data from AHRQ publications, Nationwide Frequency and Costs of Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief 72, 2009, Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations among Medicare €“Medicaid Dual Eligibles, 2008, HCUP Statistical Brief 96, 2010, and Readmissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2008, HCUP Statistical Brief 121, 2011; mentions AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Patient-Centered Medical Home Survey, citing article by Scholle et al. (Med Care, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Stuart B, Loh FE, Roberto P, et al. Increasing Medicare Part D enrollment in medication therapy management could improve health and lower costs. Health Aff 2013 Jul; 32(7):1212-20. [Cites AHRQ-authored working paper by Encinosa, Bernard, and Dor (first and second authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively) (NBER Work Pap, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Greene J, Hibbard JH, Sacks R, et al. When seeing the same physician, highly activated patients have better care experiences than less activated patients. Health Aff 2013 Jul; 32(7):1299-305. [Discusses use of CAHPS measures, citing AHRQ publication, The CAHPS Improvement Guide: Practical Strategies for Improving the Patient Care Experience, 2008, and several CAHPS-related articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospitals & Health Networks
Aston G. Hospitals to docs and moms: don't rush the baby. Hosp Health Netw 2013 Jul; 87(7):46-52. [Mentions data from a 2011 HCUP statistical brief on costs for various types of deliveries.]

JAMA
Rajkumar R, Kesselheim AS. Balancing access and innovation: India's supreme court rules on imatinib. JAMA 2013 Jul 17; 310(3):263-4. [Notes that second author receives support for other work from AHRQ grant K08 18465-01.]

JAMA Surgery
Hawn MT, Richman JS, Vick CC, et al. Timing of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis and the risk of surgical site infection. JAMA Surg 2013 Jul; 148(7):649-57. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Classen et al. (N Engl J Med, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Paterson N, Wiest H, Fiscus L. Our success with a single-visit smoking cessation intervention. J Fam Pract 2013 Jul; 62(7):334, 336. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Zhong W, Maradit-Kremers H, St Sauver JL, et al. Age and sex patterns of drug prescribing in a defined American population. Mayo Clin Proc 2013 Jul; 88(7):697-707. [Cites data from AHRQ publication, Medication-related Adverse Outcomes in U.S. Hospitals and Emergency Departments, 2008, HCUP Statistical Brief 109, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Cook NR, Lee IM, Zhang SM, et al. Alternate-day, low-dose aspirin and cancer risk: long-term observational follow-up of a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 16; 159(2):77-85. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Donovan L, Harling L, Muise M, et al. Screening tests for gestational diabetes: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 16; 159(2):115-22. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10021-I to the University of Alberta Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); updates USPSTF-sponsored 2008 evidence review on screening for gestational diabetes (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Hartling L, Dryden DM, Guthrie A, et al. Benefits and harms of treating gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the National Institutes of Health Office of Medical Applications of Research. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 16; 159(2):123-9. [Supported by contract  290-2007-10021-I to the University of Alberta EPC and based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Screening and Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, 2012; updates USPSTF-sponsored 2008 evidence review on screening for gestational diabetes (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and rates strength of evidence in reviewed studies using the Evidence-based Practice Center Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation approach, citing AHRQ-funded article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Wilensky SE, Gray EA. Existing Medicaid beneficiaries left off the Affordable Care Act's prevention bandwagon. Health Aff 2013 Jul; 32(7):1188-95. [Reviews Medicaid coverage for preventive services recommended by the USPSTF, citing the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Campos-Outcalt D. Vitamin D: when it helps, when it harms. J Fam Pract 2013 Jul; 62(7):368-70. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations related to vitamin D supplementation, citing USPSTF recommendation statements, Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults, and Draft Research Plan: Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency.] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Auer J, Berent R. Computed tomographic colonography for colorectal cancer diagnosis. Lancet 2013 Jul 13; 382(9887):124-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Hossein-Nezhad A, Holick MF. Vitamin D for health: a global perspective. Mayo Clin Proc 2013 Jul; 88(7):720-55. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013. Also refer to article by Lyles et al. (J Cancer Educ, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and articles by Trayes et al. and Shapiro, Coffa, and McCance-Katz (Am Fam Physician, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Adler-Milstein J, Salzberg C, Franz C, et al. Effect of electronic health records on health care costs: longitudinal comparative evidence from community practices. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jul 16; 159(2):97-104. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored 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.

International Journal of Childbirth Education
Nelson MM. The benefits of human donor milk for preterm infants. Int J Childbirth Educ 2013 Jul; 28(3):84-end. [Cites summary of AHRQ-sponsored Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, in article by Ip et al. (Breastfeed Med, 2007).]

JAMA Surgery
Brotman DJ, Shihab HM, Prakasa KR, et al. Pharmacologic and mechanical strategies for preventing venous thromboembolism after bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Surg 2013 Jul 1;148(7):675-86.  [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2007-10061-I and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Pharmacologic and Mechanical Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism Among Special Populations, 2013; uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Beck S, Safranek S, Guirguis-Blake J. Clinical Inquiry: How best to treat agitation in patients with irreversible dementia? J Fam Pract 2013 Jul; 62(7):377-87. [Third author is a former AHRQ medical officer supporting the USPSTF; reviews results from AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics: An Update, 2011. Also refer to articles by Cook et al. and Hartling et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and articles by Weaver-Agostoni (Am Fam Physician, 2013) and Borzecki et al. (Am J Med Qual, 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

JAMA
Reece EA, Brown AG, Sharfstein JM. New incentive-based programs: Maryland's health disparities initiatives. JAMA 2013 Jul 17; 310(3):259-60. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010. Also refer to article by Cook et al. (Health Serv Res, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles..]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Trayes KP, Studdiford JS, Pickle S, et al. Edema: diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jul 15; 88(2):102-10. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) and the USPSTF Web site as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Shapiro B, Coffa D, McCance-Katz EF. A primary care approach to substance misuse. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jul 15; 88(2):113-21. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source; cites USPSTF recommendation statements, Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse and Screening for Illicit Drug Use, both published on the USPSTF Web site, and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review/summary by Whitlock et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults.] Select to access the abstract.

Weaver-Agostoni J. Cluster headache. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jul 15; 88(2):122-8. [Uses AHRQ's NGC and AHRQ guidelines and evidence reports as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Borzecki AM, Cevasco M, Chen Q, et al. Improving identification of postoperative respiratory failure missed by the patient safety indicator algorithm. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):315-23. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) Software, postoperative respiratory failure PSI (citing AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2007, Applying Patient Safety Indicators Across Healthcare Systems: Achieving Data Comparability, 2005, and Patient Safety Indicators: Technical Specifications), and HCUP Comorbidity Software, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ technical review, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data: the Patient Safety Indicators, 2002; also cites several articles validating or using AHRQ's PSIs; acknowledges support from Patrick Romano, principle investigator of the AHRQ QI Validation Project.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Ayanian JZ, Landon BE, Zaslavsky AM, et al. Medicare beneficiaries more likely to receive appropriate ambulatory services in HMOs than in traditional Medicare. Health Aff 2013 Jul; 32(7):1228-35. [Uses CAHPS survey data.] Select to access the abstract.

Stimpson JP, Wilson FA, Su D. Unauthorized immigrants spend less than other immigrants and US natives on health care. Health Aff 2013 Jul; 32(7):1313-18. [Uses 2000-2009 MEPs data.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Dugoff EH, Schuler M, Stuart EA. Generalizing observational study results: applying propensity score methods to complex surveys. Health Serv Res 2013 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008 MEPS data, citing Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS Methodology Report 22, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Durazzo TS, Frencher S, Gusberg R. Influence of race on the management of lower extremity ischemia: revascularization vs amputation. JAMA Surg 2013 Jul; 148(7):617-23. [Uses 2002-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Epstein AJ, Groeneveld PW, Harhay MO, et al. Impact of minimally invasive surgery on medical spending and employee absenteeism. JAMA Surg 2013 Jul; 148(7):641-7. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Talsma A, Jones K, Guo Y, et al. The relationship between nurse staffing and failure to rescue: where does it matter most? J Patient Saf 2013 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ 2003 Patient Safety Indicator software, citing AHRQ Quality Indicators—Patient Safety Indicators: Software Documentation, Version 2.1—SAS, 2003; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nurse Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Public Health Reports
Seem DL, Lee I, Umscheid CA, Kuehnert MJ; United States Public Health Service. PHS guideline for reducing human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus transmission through organ transplantation. Public Health Rep 2013 Jul; 128(4):247-43. [Uses AHRQ's NGC to identify relevant guidelines. Also refer to articles by Gellad et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013), Cook et al. (Health Serv Res, 2013), and Gadzinski et al. (JAMA Surg, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Current as of July 2013
Internet Citation: Understanding HIV Screening in the Emergency Department: Is Perception Reality?: Articles of Interest, July 19, 2013. July 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130719.html