Differences in the Outcome of Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions at Teaching Versus Non-teaching Hospitals

Articles of Interest, September 20, 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 Heart Journal
Sandhu A, Moscucci M, Dixon S, et al. Differences in the outcome of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions at teaching versus non-teaching hospitals. Am Heart J 2013 Sep; 166(3):40140-8. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS20447-01.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Health Promotion
Wilcox S, Altpeter M, Anderson LA, et al. The Healthy Aging Research Network: resources for building capacity for public health and aging practice. Am J Health Promot 2013 Sep-Oct; 28(1):2-6. [Partially supported by AHRQ, no funding information given.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Erickson KF, Chertow GM, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD. Cost-effectiveness of tolvaptan in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Ann Intern Med 2013 Sep 17; 159(6):382-9. [Supported by grant F32 HS19178.] Select to access the abstract.

Hollingsworth JM, Rogers MA, Krein SL, et al. Determining the noninfectious complications of indwelling urethral catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2013 Sep 17; 159(6):401-10. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS20297 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgical Oncology
Zanocco K, Pitelka-Zengou L, Dalal S, et al. Routine on-site evaluation of specimen adequacy during initial ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Aug; 20(8):2462-7. [Supported by grant T32 HS00078 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Bioethical Inquiry
Cole LW, Kesselheim JC, Kesselheim AS. Ethical issues in new drug prescribing. J Bioeth Inq 2012 Mar; 9(1):77-83. [Supported by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18465-01 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Bateman BT, Bykov K, Choudhry NK, Schneeweiss S, Gagne JJ, Polinski JM, Franklin JM, Doherty M, Fischer MA, Rassen JA. Type of stress ulcer prophylaxis and risk of nosocomial pneumonia in cardiac surgical patients: cohort study. BMJ 2013 Sep 19; 347:f5416. [Supported by grant K01 HS18088 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Kesselheim AS, Franklin JM, Avorn J, et al. Speaking the same language? International variations in the safety information accompanying top-selling prescription drugs. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Sep; 22(9):727-34. [Supported by grant K08 HS18465-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Tubbs-Cooley HL, Cimiotti JP, Silber JH, et al. An observational study of nurse staffing ratios and hospital readmission among children admitted for common conditions. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Sep; 22(9):735-42. [Supported by grant R36 HS18802.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Lin GA, Lucas FL, Malenka DJ, et al. Mortality in Medicare patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention with or without antecedent stress testing. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2013 May 1; 6(3):309-14. [Supported by grant 5 K08 HS17723-02).] Select to access the abstract.

Drugs and Aging
Turner A, Hochschild A, Burnett J, et al. High prevalence of medication non-adherence in a sample of community-dwelling older adults with adult protective services-validated self-neglect. Drugs Aging 2012 Sep; 29(9):741-9. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS17440-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

General Hospital Psychiatry
Huybrechts KF, Palmsten K, Mogun H, et al. National trends in antidepressant medication treatment among publicly insured pregnant women. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2013 May-Jun; 35(3):265-71. [Supported by grant R01 HS18533.] Select to access the abstract.

Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Charland KM, Buckeridge DL, Hoen AG, Berry JG, Elixhauser A, et al. Relationship between community prevalence of obesity and associated behavioral factors and community rates of influenza-related hospitalizations in the United States. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2013 Sep; 7(5):718-28. [Fifth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2002-2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID), citing Overview of the HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2002-2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Charu V, Simonsen L, Lustig R, Steiner C, et al. Mortality burden of the 2009-10 influenza pandemic in the United States: improving the timeliness of influenza severity estimates using inpatient mortality records. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2013 Sep; 7(5):863-71. [Fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 1990-2010 HCUP SID data, citing Introduction to the HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Oncology
Du XL, Cai Y, Symanski E. Association between chemotherapy and cognitive impairments in a large cohort of patients with colorectal cancer. Int J Oncol 2013 Jun; 42(6):2123-33. [Supported by grant R01 HS18956.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Adolescent Health
Fox HB, McManus MA, Irwin CE Jr, et al. A research agenda for adolescent-centered primary care in the United States. J Adolesc Health 2013 Sep; 53(3):307-10. [Supported by grant 1 R13 HS19251-01A1 (for the research conference on adolescent-centered primary care convened by the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health in April, 2012); cites Child and Adolescent Recommendations on the USPSTF Web site and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review of primary care-relevant interventions for tobacco use prevention and cessation in children and adolescents (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Wang S, Jiang X, Wu Y, et al. EXpectation Propagation LOgistic REgRession (EXPLORER): distributed privacy-preserving online model learning. J Biomed Inform 2013 Jun; 46(3):480-96. [Supported by grant R01 HS19913.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cardiac Failure
Bakitas M, Macmartin M, Trzepkowski K, Robert A, Jackson L, Brown JR, et al. Palliative care consultations for heart failure patients: how many, when, and why? J Card Fail 2013 Mar; 19(3):193-201. [Supported by grant K01 HS18443 (to sixth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Ryan GJ, Caudle JM, Rhee MK, et al. Medication reconciliation: comparing a customized medication history form to a standard medication form in a specialty clinic (CAMPII 2). J Patient Saf 2013 Sep; 9(3):16016-8. [Supported by grant R21 HS01823 (as part of the Computer Assisted Medication Patient Interview Interface project).] Select to access the abstract.

Weingart SN, Carbo A, Tess A, et al. Using a patient Internet portal to prevent adverse drug events: a randomized, controlled trial. J Patient Saf 2013 Sep; 9(3):169-75. [Supported by Clinical Scientist Career Development Award grant K08 HS11644.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Galik E, Resnick B. Psychotropic medication use and association with physical and psychosocial outcomes in nursing home residents. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 2013 Apr; 20(3):244-52. [Supported by grant R01 HS/MH13372-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Public Health Dentistry
Beil H, Preisser JS, Rozier RG. Accuracy of record linkage software in merging dental administrative data sets. J Public Health Dent 2013 Spring; 73(2):89-93. [Supported by grant 1 R36 HS18076-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
Harris JL, Furberg R, Martin N, et al. Implementing an SMS-based intervention for persons living with human immunodeficiency virus. J Public Health Manag Pract 2013 Mar-Apr; 19(2):E9-E16. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2006-00001-7.] Select to access the abstract.

Public Health
Kehn ME, Ho PS, Kroll T. Identifying the health service needs of homeless adults with physical disabilities. Public Health 2013 Aug; 127(8):785-7. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS13977-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Resuscitation
Johnson MA, Haukoos JS, Larabee TM, et al. Females of childbearing age have a survival benefit after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 2013 May; 84(5):639-44. [Supported by Independent Scientist Award grant K02 HS17526 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Karaca Z, Wong HS. Racial disparity in duration of patient visits to the emergency department: teaching versus non-teaching hospitals. West J Emerg Med 2013 Sep; 14(5):529-41. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) data for Arizona, Massachusetts, and Utah, and AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), both accessed from AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Anthenelli RM, Morris C, Ramey TS, et al. Effects of varenicline on smoking cessation in adults with stably treated current or past major depression: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2013 Sep 17; 159(6):390-400. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, as accessed on the Surgeon General Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Decker BK, Palmore TN. Universal decolonization was better than MRSA screening and isolation for preventing nosocomial ICU infections. Ann Intern Med 2013 Sep 17; 159(6):JC4. Abstracts and comments on article by Huang et al. (N Engl J Med, 2013), which was supported by the AHRQ Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Network.]

Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
Zimlichman E, Rozenblum R, Millenson ML. The road to patient experience of care measurement: lessons from the United States. Isr J Health Policy Res 2013 Sep 17; 2(1):35. [Discusses the development and use of AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS), and the National CAHPS Benchmarking Database, citing article by Giordano et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2010) and HCAHPS: Patients' Perspectives of Care Survey, as published on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web site; also cites AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Schwartz SI, Galante J, Kaji A, et al. Effect of the 16-hour work limit on general surgery intern operative case volume: a multi-institutional study. JAMA Surg 2013 Sep; 148(9):829-33. [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 Sep; 148(9):886-9. [Notes that last author is the primary investigator for Mentored Clinician Scientist Development Award grant 1 K08 HS17952-01 (Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure for Trauma Care?).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Alshaikh M, Mayet A, Aljadhey H. Medication error reporting in a university teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia. J Patient Saf 2013 Sep; 9(3):145-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (Crit Care Clin, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Harris CM, Sridharan A, Landis R, et al. What happens to the medication regimens of older adults during and after an acute hospitalization? J Patient Saf 2013 Sep; 9(3):150-3. [Cites data from HCUP statistical briefs Potentially Preventable Hospitalization Rates Declined for Older Adults, 2003-2007, 2009, and Trends in Elderly Hospitalizations, 1997-2004, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
Dixon-Woods M, Redwood S, Leslie M, et al. Improving quality and safety of care using "technovigilance": an ethnographic case study of secondary use of data from an electronic prescribing and decision support system. Milbank Q 2013 Sep; 91(3):424-54. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (Lancet, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Chassin MR, Loeb JM. High-reliability health care: getting there from here. Milbank Q 2013 Sep; 91(3):459-90. [Mentions findings from AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2012 User Comparative Database Report, 2012, and cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006, and BMJ, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Impact of a national tobacco education campaign on weekly numbers of quitline calls and website visitors—United States, March 4-June 23, 2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2013 Sep 20; 62(37):763-767. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurology
Yasar S, Xia J, Yao W, Furberg CD, Xue QL, et al. Antihypertensive drugs decrease risk of Alzheimer disease: Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study. Neurology 2013 Sep 3; 81(10):896-903. [Notes that fifth author has received previous AHRQ funding through grant 1 R21 HS17650.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Tsai TC, Joynt KE, Orav EJ, et al. Variation in surgical-readmission rates and quality of hospital care. N Engl J Med 2013 Sep 19; 369(12):1134-42. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Pine, Jordan, Elixhauser, et al. (JAMA, 2007), and AHRQ-funded articles by Ghaferi, Birkmeyer, and Dimick (Med Care, 2011) and Hannan et al. (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Public Health Reports
Valdiserri RO, Forsyth AD, Yakovchenko V, et al. Measuring what matters: development of standard HIV core indicators across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Rep 2013 Sep-Oct; 128(5):354-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Conway and Clancy (former AHRQ researcher and former AHRQ director, respectively) (JAMA, 2009).]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Ebell MH, Grad R. Top 20 research studies of 2012 for primary care physicians. Am Fam Physician 2013 Sep 15; 88(6):380-6. [Discusses USPSTF recommendation statements Screening for Osteoporosis, 2011, and Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, both published on the USPSTF Web site, and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011); notes that first author is a member of the USPSTF.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Humphrey LL, Deffebach M, Pappas M, et al. Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography: a systematic review to update the US Preventive services task force recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2013 Sep 17; 159(6):411-20. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10057-I-EPC3 TO13 to the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); updates 2004 USPSTF recommendations on screening for lung cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and is based on Screening for Lung Cancer: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2013; uses methodologies from USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and AHRQ report, Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Wolf AM. Prostate cancer treatment choices. Ann Intern Med 2013 Sep 17; 159(6):435-6. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Repetto LM, Abbatecola AM, Paolisso G. Prostate cancer treatment choices. Ann Intern Med 2013 Sep 17; 159(6):436. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2012).]

Drug Topics
Salvo MC, Paulhus M, Ferreira M. MTM considerations in osteoporosis care. Drug Topics 2013 Sep; 157(9):42-end. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on vitamin D and calcium supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in premenopausal women or men.]

Health Education Research
Frank E, Schlair S, Elon L, Saraiya M. Do US medical students report more training on evidence-based prevention topics? Health Educ Res 2013 Apr; 28(2):265-75. [Includes USPSTF recommendations in list of 21 topics covered in subject survey.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Breast Cancer
Friedman EB, Chun J, Schnabel F, et al. Screening prior to breast cancer diagnosis: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Int J Breast Cancer 2013 Sep 18; 2013:327567. [Evaluates screening patterns after issuance of updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Close JD, Swartz K, Deu R. Hip fracture in older patients: tips and tools to speed recovery. J Fam Pract 2013 Sep; 62(9): 484-92. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Michael et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) on primary care-relevant interventions to prevent falling in older adults.] Select to access the abstract.

Monthly Prescribing Reference
Cervical cancer screening recommendations: evolving norms. Mon Prescr Ref 2013 Sep; online. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Estimated percentages and characteristics of men who have sex with men and use injection drugs—United States, 1999-2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2013 Sep 20; 62(37):757-62. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

Refer to article by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles.

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

Refer to article by Karaca and Wong (West J Emerg Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Colón-Emeric CS, Whitson HE, Pavon J, et al. Functional decline in older adults. Am Fam Physician 2013 Sep 15; 88(6):388-94. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC) as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Epidemiology
Ferrie JE, Kivimäki M, Akbaraly TN, et al. Associations between change in sleep duration and inflammation: findings on C-reactive protein and interleukin 6 in the Whitehall II Study. Am J Epidemiol 2013 Sep 15; 178(6):956-61. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Ortiz JR, Neuzil KM, Rue TC, et al. Population-based incidence estimates of influenza-associated respiratory failure hospitalizations, 2003 to 2009. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013 Sep 15; 188(6):710-15. [Uses 2003-2009 HCUP SID data.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Dowling EC, Chawla N, Forsythe LP, et al. Lost productivity and burden of illness in cancer survivors with and without other chronic conditions. Cancer 2013 Sep 15; 119(18):3393-401. [Uses 2008-2010 MEPS Household Component data, citing MEPS Survey Background and Total Expenses and Percent Distribution for Selected Conditions by Source of Payment: United States, 2010, as generated on the MEPS Web site; mentions the MEPS Experiences with Cancer Survivorship Supplement, citing article by Yabroff et al. (J Cancer Surviv, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Community Dental Health
Christian B, Chattopadhyay A, Kingman A, et al. Oral health care services utilisation in the adult US population: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2006. Community Dent Health 2013 Sep; 30(3):161-7. [Uses 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS research findings Dental Services: Use, Expenses, and Sources of Payment, using Data from the 1996-2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2003, MEPS HC-105:2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2008, and MEPS chartbook, Dental Care Use, Expenses, Private Dental Coverage, and Changes, 1996 and 2004, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Hrovat G, Stiglic G, Kokol P, Ojsteršek M. Contrasting temporal trend discovery for large healthcare databases. Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2014 Jan; 113(1):251-7. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2000-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Shafi T, Sozio SM, Plantinga LC, et al. Serum fructosamine and glycated albumin and risk of mortality and clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients. Diabetes Care 2013 Jun; 36(6):1522-33. [Uses data from the Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for ESRD (CHOICE) study, previously funded by AHRQ under grant R01 HS08365.] Select to access the abstract.

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Greenstein AJ, Romanoff AM, Moskowitz AJ, et al. Payer status and access to laparoscopic subtotal colectomy for ulcerative colitis. Dis Colon Rectum 2013 Sep; 56(9):1062-7. [Uses 2008-2010 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, both accessed on the HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Navaneethan U, Njei B, Venkatesh PG, et al. Timing of colonoscopy and outcomes in patients with lower GI bleeding: a nationwide population-based study. Gastrointest Endosc 2013 Sep 20.  [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, both accessed on the HCUP Web site; also 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.

Health Services Research
Mahmoudi E, Jensen GA. Has Medicare Part D reduced racial/ethnic disparities in prescription drug use and spending? Health Serv Res 2013 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002-2009 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen et al. (former and current researchers in/directors of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
Gao Y, Pugely A, Karam M, et al. Is hospital teaching status a key factor in hospital charge for children with hip fractures?: preliminary findings from KID database. Iowa Orthop J 2013; 33:130-5. [Uses 2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Hsia RY, Brownell J, Wilson S, et al. Trends in adult emergency department visits in California by insurance status, 2005-2010. JAMA 2013 Sep 18;310(11):1181-3. [Uses ambulatory care sensitive conditions classification criteria, citing Prevention Quality Indicators, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.]

Journal of Endodontics
Shah AC, Leong KK, Lee MK, et al. Outcomes of hospitalizations attributed to periapical abscess from 2000 to 2008: a longitudinal trend analysis. J Endod 2013 Sep; 39(9):1104-10. [Uses 2000-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Databases as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites HCUP statistical brief, Uninsured Hospitalizations, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurooncology
Ambekar S, Sharma M, Madhugiri VS, et al. Trends in intracranial meningioma surgery and outcome: a Nationwide Inpatient Sample database analysis from 2001 to 2010. J Neurooncol 2013 Sep; 114(3):299-307. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Patterson ME, Pace HA, Fincham JE. Associations between communication climate and the frequency of medical error reporting among pharmacists within an inpatient setting. J Patient Saf 2013 Sep; 9(3):129-33. [Uses AHRQ's 2010 Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Zwintscher NP, Johnson EK, Martin MJ, et al. Laparoscopy utilization and outcomes for appendicitis in small children. J Pediatr Surg 2013 Sep; 48(9):1941-5. [Uses 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Surgical Research
Onwugbufor MT, Obirieze AC, Ortega G, et al. Surgical management of esophageal diverticulum: a review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. J Surg Res 2013 Sep; 184(1):120-5. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2000-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Velopulos CG, Enwerem NY, Obirieze A, et al. National cost of trauma care by payer status. J Surg Res 2013 Sep; 184(1):444-9. [Uses 2005-2010 HCUP NIS data and Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, both accessed on the HCUP Web site; also 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 MEPS statistical brief, The Five Most Costly Conditions, 2000 and 2004: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2007, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Propper B, Black JH 3rd, Schneider EB, et al. Hispanic ethnicity is associated with increased costs after carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting in the United States. J Surg Res 2013 Sep; 184(1):644-50. [Uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Arnaoutakis DJ, Propper BW, Black JH 3rd, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of unruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in the United States. J Surg Res 2013 Sep; 184(1):651-7. [Uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Fox MH, Reichard A. Disability, health, and multiple chronic conditions among people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, 2005-2010. Prev Chronic Dis 2013 Sep 19; 10:E157. [Uses 2005-2010 MEPS data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Services
DePetris AE, Cook BL. Differences in diffusion of FDA antidepressant risk warnings across racial-ethnic groups. Psychiatr Serv 2013 May 1; 64(5):466-71, 471.e1-4. [Uses 2002-2008 MEPS Household Component and Prescription Drug File data.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Wang CC, Farley JF. Patterns and predictors of antipsychotic medication use among the U.S. population: findings from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Res Social Adm Pharm 2013 May-Jun; 9(3):263-75. [Uses 2004 and 2005 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-036: 1996-2005 Pooled Estimation File, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Ali MT, Hui X, Hashmi ZG, et al. Socioeconomic disparity in inpatient mortality after traumatic injury in adults. Surgery 2013 Sep; 154(3):461-7. [Uses 2003-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003-2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Dhiman N, Chi A, Pawlik TM, et al. Increased complications after appendectomy in patients with cerebral palsy: are special needs patients at risk for disparities in outcomes? Surgery 2013 Sep; 154(3):479-85. [Uses 2003-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003-2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Charland et al. and Charu et al. (both in Influenza Other Respir Viruses, 2013) and Karaca and Wong (West J Emerg Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Page last reviewed September 2013
Internet Citation: Differences in the Outcome of Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions at Teaching Versus Non-teaching Hospitals: Articles of Interest, September 20, 2013. September 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130920.html