Impact of Choice of Imaging Modality Accompanying Outpatient Exercise Stress Testing on Outcomes and Resource Use after Revascularization for Acute Coronary Syndromes

Articles of Interest, October 18, 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
Federspiel JJ, Shah BR, Shaw LJ, et al. Impact of choice of imaging modality accompanying outpatient exercise stress testing on outcomes and resource use after revascularization for acute coronary syndromes. Am Heart J 2013 Oct; 166(4):783-91.e4. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2005-0032-I-TO4-WA3, project 24-DKE-3, as part of the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program, and by grant K12 HS19479; uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Meddings JA, Reichert H, Hofer T, McMahon LF Jr. Hospital report cards for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: how good are the grades? Ann Intern Med 2013 Oct 15; 159(8):505-13. [Supported by grants 1 K08 HS19767 (to first author) and 1 R01 HS18344-01A1 (to fourth author); uses 2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for California, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2013, and HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2008, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses methodologies in AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1: Assessment, 2008; discusses the use of AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) 3 measure for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, citing Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, Patient Safety Indicator #3, Technical Specifications, Pressure Ulcer Rate, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care & Research
Ringold S, Weiss PF, Beukelman T, et al. 2013 update of the 2011 American College of Rheumatology recommendations for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis: recommendations for the medical therapy of children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis and tuberculosis screening among children receiving biologic medications. Arthritis Care Res 2013 Oct; 65(10):1551-63. [Supported by grant K12 HS19482 (to first author); published simultaneously in Arthritis Rheum 2013 Oct; 65(10):2499-512.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Singh H. Diagnostic errors: moving beyond 'no respect' and getting ready for prime time. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22(10): 789-92. [Supported by grant R18 HS17820; mentions Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference funded by grant R13 HS19252-01 and comments on AHRQ-authored supplement article by Brady and Henriksen cited below in this section.]

Russ AL, Fairbanks RJ, Karsh BT, et al. The science of human factors: separating fact from fiction. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22(10):802-8. [Supported by grant R18 HS17902.] Select to access the abstract.

Henriksen K, Brady J. The pursuit of better diagnostic performance: a human factors perspective. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22 Suppl 2:ii1-ii5. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; mentions AHRQ funding of diagnostic error conferences and research; cites AHRQ publication, Health IT Hazard Manager Beta-Test: Final Report, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Newman-Toker DE, McDonald KM, Meltzer DO. How much diagnostic safety can we afford, and how should we decide? A health economics perspective. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22 Suppl 2:ii11-ii20. [Supported by grant R13 HS19252; cites Glossary: Underuse, Overuse, and Misuse, from AHRQ's Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web Web site.]

Zwaan L, Schiff GD, Singh H. Advancing the research agenda for diagnostic error reduction. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22 Suppl 2:ii52-ii57. [Supported by grant R18 HS17820.] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Dharmar M, Romano PS, Kuppermann N, et al. Impact of critical care telemedicine consultations on children in rural emergency departments. Crit Care Med 2013 Oct; 41(10):2388-95. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS13178-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Glance LG, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, et al. Trends in racial disparities for injured patients admitted to trauma centers. Health Serv Res 2013 Oct; 48(5):1684-703. [Supported by grant R01 HS16737; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Levit KR, Friedman B, Wong HS. Estimating inpatient hospital prices from state administrative data and hospital financial reports. Health Serv Res 2013 Oct; 48(5):1779-97. [Second and third authors are former and current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively; uses 2006 HCUP SID data for 10 states and uses 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data; cites AHRQ HCUP statistical brief, Transitions Between Nursing Homes and Hospitals in Elderly Population, 2009, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Watkins S, Jonsson-Funk M, Brookhart MA, et al. An empirical comparison of tree-based methods for propensity score estimation. Health Serv Res 2013 Oct; 48(5):1798-817. [Supported by grant K02 HS17950.] Select to access the abstract.

Infants & Young Children
Bauer NS, Sturm LA, Carroll AE, et al. Computer decision support to improve autism screening and care in community pediatric clinics. Infants Young Child 2013 Oct-Dec; 26(4):306-17. [Supported by grant R01 HS18453.]

ISRN Stroke
George AJ, Boehme AK, Siegler JE, et al. Hospital-acquired infection underlies poor functional outcome in patients with prolonged length of stay. ISRN Stroke 2013 Aug 14; 2013. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-10.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Harris AD, Pineles L, Belton B, et al. Universal glove and gown use and acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the ICU: a randomized trial. JAMA 2013 Oct 16; 310(15):1571-80. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2006-00015 and grant 1 K08 HS18111-01.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Psychiatry
Johnson BA, Ait-Daoud N, Wang XQ, Penberthy JK, Javors MA, Seneviratne C, Liu L. Topiramate for the treatment of cocaine addiction: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry 2013 Dec 1; 70(12):1338-46. [Supported by grant 7 R01 HS20263-02 (to last author).]  Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Aging and Health
Sheppard KD, Sawyer P, Ritchie CS, et al. Life-space mobility predicts nursing home admission over 6 years. J Aging Health 2013 Sep; 25(6):907-20. [Supported by grant T32 HS13852.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Norris SL, Holmer HK, Ogden LA, et al. Conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus. PLoS One 2013 Oct 14; 8(10):e75284. [Supported by grant HS18500-01 (to first author).]  Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Moyer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles and article by Schellenberg et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Pieper B, Kirsner RS. Pressure ulcers: even the grading of facilities fails. Ann Intern Med 2013 Oct 15; 159(8):571-2. [Comments on article by Meddings et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Odukoya OK, Chui MA. e-Prescribing: characterisation of patient safety hazards in community pharmacies using a sociotechnical systems approach. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22(10):816-25. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Goff SL, Kleppel R, Lindenauer PK, et al. Hospital workers' perceptions of waste: a qualitative study involving photo-elicitation. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22(10):826-35. [Mentions AHRQ's Health Care Efficiency Measures, citing Health Care Efficiency Measures: Identification, Categorization and Evaluation, Chapter 1, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Epner PL, Gans JE, Graber ML. When diagnostic testing leads to harm: a new outcomes-based approach for laboratory medicine. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22 Suppl 2:ii6-ii10. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Trowbridge RL, Dhaliwal G, Cosby KS. Educational agenda for diagnostic error reduction. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22 Suppl 2:ii28-ii32. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

McDonald KM, Bryce CL, Graber ML. The patient is in: patient involvement strategies for diagnostic error mitigation. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22 Suppl 2:ii33-ii39. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

El-Kareh R, Hasan O, Schiff GD. Use of health information technology to reduce diagnostic errors. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22 Suppl 2:ii40-ii51.  [Cites AHRQ-funded white paper by Ebell (Med Decis Mak, 2010) and AHRQ publication, Closing the Feedback Loop to Improve Diagnostic Quality, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Croskerry P, Singhal G, Mamede S. Cognitive debiasing 1: origins of bias and theory of debiasing. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22 Suppl 2:ii58-ii64. [Cites Checklists to Reduce Diagnostic Error in Emergency Medicine, AHRQ ACTION 1 Contract Task Order #8 to RTI International: Develop Patient Safety Interventions to Reduce Diagnostic Error in the Ambulatory Setting, 2010, and AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Croskerry P, Singhal G, Mamede S. Cognitive debiasing 2: impediments to and strategies for change. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22 Suppl 2:ii65-ii72. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Michels R, Frances A. Should psychiatry be expanding its boundaries? Can J Psychiatry 2013 Oct; 58(10):566-9; discussion 569. [Cites MEPS statistical brief Trends in the Use and Expenditures for the Therapeutic Class Prescribed Psychotherapeutic Agents and All Subclasses, 1997 and 2004, 2007.]

Health Services Research
Unruh MA, Grabowski DC, Trivedi AN, et al. Medicaid bed-hold policies and hospitalization of long-stay nursing home residents. Health Serv Res 2013 Oct; 48(5):1617-33. [Cites AHRQ publication, A Profile of 1987 Nursing Home Users under 65, 1992, National Medical Expenditure Survey Research Findings 13.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospital Pediatrics
Goyal N, Zubizarreta JR, Small DS, et al. Length of stay and readmission among late preterm infants: an instrumental variable approach. Hosp Pediatr 2013 Jan; 3(1):7-15. [Cites HCUP fact book, Care of Children and Adolescents in U.S. Hospitals, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Malani PN. Preventing infections in the ICU: one size does not fit all. JAMA 2013 Oct 16; 310(15):1567-8. [Comments on article by Harris et al. (JAMA, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Rhodes KV. Completing the play or dropping the ball? The case for comprehensive patient-centered discharge planning. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1723-4. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2, 2005.]

JAMA Surgery
Shepard J, Ward W, Milstone A, et al. Financial impact of surgical site infections on hospitals: the hospital management perspective. JAMA Surg 2013 Oct; 148(10):907-14. [Cites A Decade of Evidence, Design, and Implementation: Advancing Patient Safety, 2009, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Hwabejire JO, Kaafarani HM, Imam AM, et al. Excessively long hospital stays after trauma are not related to the severity of illness: let's aim to the right target! JAMA Surg 2013 Oct; 148(10):956-61. [Cites Health Care Efficiency Measures: Identification, Categorization and Evaluation, Chapter 1, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and 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.

Saman DM, Kavanagh KT. Response to patient satisfaction as a possible indicator of quality surgical care. JAMA Surg 2013 Oct; 148(10):985. [Comments on article by Lyu et al. (JAMA Surg, 2013) using AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey items.]

Anhang Price R, Elliott MN, Zaslavsky AM. Valuing patient experience as a unique and intrinsically important aspect of health care quality. JAMA Surg 2013 Oct; 148(10):985-6. [Responds to comments by Saman and Kavanagh cited above in this section; notes that second and third authors have received previous AHRQ funding for development and implantation of CAHPS surveys; cites AHRQ-funded IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]

Glance LG, Dick AW, Osler TM, Kellermann AL. Hospital quality: does past performance predict future performance? JAMA Surg 2013 Oct 16. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on article by Dimick et al. (JAMA Surg, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded-Authored Articles.]

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Washington CW, Derdeyn CP. Trends in epistaxis embolization in the United States: a study of the nationwide inpatient sample 2003-2010--caveat emptor. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2013 Jul; 24(7):974. [Comments on article by Brinjikji, Kallmes, and Cloft (J Vasc Interv Radiol, 2013) which uses HCUP NIS data.]

Neurosurgery
Idema S, Buis DR, Idema AJ, et al. Higher complications and no improvement in mortality in the ACGME resident duty-hour restriction era: an analysis of more than 107000 neurosurgical trauma patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Neurosurgery 2013 Jan; 72(1):E142-E143. [Comments on article by Hoh et al. (Neurosurgery, 2012) which uses HCUP NIS data.]

Surgery for Obesity and Related Disease
Forse RA. Comment on: Risk factors for acute respiratory failure in bariatric surgery: data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2006-2008. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2013 Mar-Apr; 9(2):282-3. [Comments on article by Masoomi et al. (Surg Obes Relat Dis, 2013) which uses HCUP NIS data.]

World Neurosurgery
Abla AA, Hopkins LN. When do unruptured aneurysms deserve treatment based on natural history? Data and outcomes from the National Inpatient Sample database. World Neurosurg 2013 Mar-Apr; 79(3-4):423-4. [Comments on article by Lawson et al. (World Neurosurg, 2013) which uses HCUP NIS data.]

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

American Family Physician
Gelston CD. Common eye emergencies. Am Fam Physician 2013 Oct 15; 88(8):515-19. [Uses USPSTF and AHRQ resources as data sources.]  Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Primary care interventions to prevent tobacco use in children and adolescents: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2013 Oct 15; 159(8):552-7. [Updates 2003 USPSTF recommendations on same subject, based on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Primary Care Relevant Interventions for Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2012; cites USPSTF recommendations on counseling and interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-caused disease in adults and pregnant women (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and USPSTF recommendation statement, Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease, 2003; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

British Dental Journal
Squaring the circle? Oral cancer screening for asymptomatic adults: do the United States Preventive Services Task Force draft guidelines miss the proverbial forest for the trees?  Br Dent J 2013 Oct 12; 215(7):339. [Abstracts article by Edwards (Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol, 2013) which discusses draft USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Oral Cancer, 2013, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

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 2013:327567. Epub 2013 Sep 18. [Evaluates screening patterns after release of USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Taylor KL, Williams RM, Davis K, et al. Decision making in prostate cancer screening using decision aids vs usual care: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1704-12. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Reuland DS, Pignone M. Improving the quality of decision-making processes for prostate cancer screening: progress and challenges. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1713-14. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Gupta S, Halm EA, Rockey DC, et al. Comparative effectiveness of fecal immunochemical test outreach, colonoscopy outreach, and usual care for boosting colorectal cancer screening among the underserved: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1725-32. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and associated decision analysis (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Military Medicine
Funderburk JS, Possemato K, Maisto SA. Differences in what happens after you screen positive for depression versus hazardous alcohol use. Mil Med 2013 Oct; 178(10):1071-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and earlier evidence summary on same topic (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Bauer DC. Calcium supplements and fracture prevention. N Engl J Med 2013 Oct 17; 369(16):1537-43. [Cites USPSTF draft recommendation statement Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Osteoporotic Fractures in Adults, 2012, and final recommendations on same topic (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

Also refer to article by Farahi and Zolotor (Am Fam Physician, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Farahi N, Zolotor A. Recommendations for preconception counseling and care. Am Fam Physician 2013 Oct 5; 88(8):499-506. [Uses AHRQ's evidence reports as data sources; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and USPSTF recommendation statements, Screening for Gonorrhea, 2005, and Screening for Syphilis Infection, 2004, both published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Greer N, Foman NA, MacDonald R, et al. Advanced wound care therapies for nonhealing diabetic, venous, and arterial ulcers: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2013 Oct 15; 159(8):532-42. [Uses evidence rating criteria from AHRQ-funded article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010); cites AHRQ-sponsored technology assessment report, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices, 2009, prepared by the ECRI Institute.] Select to access the abstract.

Schellenberg ES, Dryden DM, Vandermeer B, Ha C, Korownyk C. Lifestyle interventions for patients with and at risk for type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2013 Oct 15; 159(8):543-51. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10021-I; reports receipt of other AHRQ grant funding by third and fifth authors.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Quality and Safety
Graber ML. The incidence of diagnostic error in medicine. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Oct; 22 Suppl 2:ii21-ii27. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment,  The Autopsy as an Outcome and Performance Measure, 2002, prepared by the University of California EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Lawrence BD, Jacobs WB, Norvell DC, et al. Anterior versus posterior approach for treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a systematic review. Spine 2013 Oct 15; 38(22 Suppl 1):S173-S182. [Uses evidence grading criteria from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment,  Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Yoon ST, Hashimoto RE, Raich A, et al. Outcomes after laminoplasty compared with laminectomy and fusion in patients with cervical myelopathy: a systematic review. Spine 2013 Oct 15; 38(22 Suppl 1):S183-S194. [Uses evidence grading criteria from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment,  Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Yoon ST, Raich A, Hashimoto RE, et al. Predictive factors affecting outcome after cervical laminoplasty. Spine 2013 Oct 15; 38(22 Suppl 1):S232-S252. [Uses evidence grading criteria from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment,  Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Moyer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles and article by Shafer, Ray, and Becker (Tex Med, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

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

Health Services Research
Kim SE, Michalopoulos C, Kwong RM, et al. Telephone care management's effectiveness in coordinating care for Medicaid beneficiaries in managed care: a randomized controlled study. Health Serv Res 2013 Oct;48(5):1730-49. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Glance et al. (Health Serv Res, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Surgeon
Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, et al. Colorectal surgery in kidney transplant recipients: a decade of trends and outcomes in the United States. Am Surg 2013 Oct; 79(10):1026-33. [Uses 2001-2010 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.

Masoomi H, Carmichael JC, Mills S, et al.  Predictive risk factors of early postoperative enteric fistula in colon and rectal surgery. Am Surg 2013 Oct; 79(10):1058-63. [Uses 2009-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

AMIA Summits Translational Science Proceedings
Vaidya J, Shafiq B, Jiang X, et al. Identifying inference attacks against healthcare data repositories. AMIA Summits Transl Sci Proc 2013 Mar 18; 2013:262-6. [Uses AHRQ's HCUPnet online query system, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Hellinger (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Inquiry, 2004) and Jiang (researcher in same center) et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Community Dental Health
Laurence B, Haywood C Jr, Lanzkron S. Dental infections increase the likelihood of hospital admissions among adult patients with sickle cell disease. Community Dent Health 2013 Sep; 30(3):168-72. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project landing page on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
He D, Mellor JM. Do changes in hospital outpatient payments affect the setting of care? Health Serv Res 2013 Oct; 48(5):1593-616. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing HCUP CCS – Services and Procedures, 2012, and HCUP CCS, 2012, both published on AHRQ's HCP 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 findings from AHRQ publication, Ambulatory Surgery in U.S. Hospitals, 2003, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Chen J, Vargas-Bustamante A, et al. Using quantile regression to examine health care expenditures during the Great Recession. Health Serv Res 2013 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2006 and 2008-2009 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (Med Care, 2009); cites AHRQ publication, The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures, 2006, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and MEPS statistical brief, The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2006-2007, 2010, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Hochman ME, Asch S, Jibilian A, et al. Patient-centered medical home intervention at an internal medicine resident safety-net clinic. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1694-701. [Uses  AHRQ's CAHPS, citing CAHPS Clinician & Group Surveys: 12-Month Survey 2.0 (Adult) and Fielding the CAHPS Clinician & Group Surveys: Sampling Guidelines and Protocols, both published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.]  Select to access the abstract/a>.

Horwitz LI, Moriarty JP, Chen C, et al. Quality of discharge practices and patient understanding at an academic medical center.  JAMA Intern Med 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1715-22. [Uses HCAHPS survey questions, citing article by Giordano et al. Med Care Res Rev, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Crohns and Colitis
Navaneethan U, Parasa S, Venkatesh PG, et al. Impact of inflammatory bowel disease on post-cholecystectomy complications and hospitalization costs: a Nationwide Inpatient Sample study. J Crohns Colitis 2013 Jun; 7(5):e164-70. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Fullum TM, Oyetunji TA, Ortega G, et al. Open versus laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. JSLS 2013 Jan-Mar; 17(1):23-9. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Database Documentation, 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Clement RC, Carr BG, Kallan MJ, et al. Who needs an orthopedic trauma surgeon? An analysis of US national injury patterns. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Oct; 75(4):687-92. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Release 9, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Hamann C, Peek-Asa C, Lynch CF, et al. Burden of hospitalizations for bicycling injuries by motor vehicle involvement: United States, 2002 to 2009. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Nov; 75(5):870-6. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Databases and NIS Description of Data Elements: HOSP_LOCATION – (Urban/Rural) of Hospital, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software for ICD-9-CM as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Roghmann F, Becker A, Sammon JD, et al. Incidence of priapism in emergency departments in the United States. J Urol 2013 Oct; 190(4):1275-80. [Uses 2006 and 2009 HCUP NEDS data and 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.

Belsante MJ, Zhao LC, Hudak SJ, et al. Cost-effectiveness of risk stratified followup after urethral reconstruction: a decision analysis. J Urol 2013 Oct; 190(4):1292-7. [Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Schlomer BJ, Saperston K, Baskin L. National trends in augmentation cystoplasty in the 2000s and factors associated with patient outcomes. J Urol 2013 Oct; 190(4):1352-7. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site and citing HCUP method series reports, Using the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample to Estimate Trends (Updated for 1998-2004), 2006, and Hierarchical Modeling Using HCUP Data, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Lloyd JC, Wiener JS, Gargollo PC, et al. Contemporary epidemiological trends in complex congenital genitourinary anomalies. J Urol 2013 Oct; 190(4 Suppl):1590-5. [Uses 1997-2009 HCUP KID data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: Calculating Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) Variances, 2005, and HCUP method series report, Using the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) to Estimate Trends, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Kramer MS, Abenhaim H, Dahhou M, et al. Incidence, risk factors, and consequences of amniotic fluid embolism. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2013 Sep; 27(5):436-41. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pancreas
Chen Y, Zak Y, Hernandez-Boussard T, et al. The epidemiology of idiopathic acute pancreatitis, analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 1998 to 2007. Pancreas 2013 Jan; 42(1):1-5. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Shaljian M, Nielsen M. Managing populations, maximizing technology: population health management in the medical neighborhood. Patient Centered Prim Care Collab 2013 Oct; online. [Uses AHRQ's definition and attributes of the patient-centered medical home and medical neighborhood, and domains of population health management, citing AHRQ publication, Coordinating Care in the Medical Neighborhood: Critical Components and Available Mechanisms, 2011; also cites AHRQ publication, The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures, 2006.]

Spine
Singh K, Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, et al. Incidence and risk factors for dysphagia after anterior cervical fusion. Spine 2013 Oct 1; 38(21):1820-5. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Goz V, Weinreb JHJ, McCarthy I, et al. Perioperative complications and mortality after spinal fusions. Spine 2013 Oct 1; 38(21):1970-6. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data and CCS, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses 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.

Surgery
Psoinos CM, Flahive JM, Shaw JJ, et al. Contemporary trends in necrotizing soft-tissue infections in the United States. Surgery 2013 Jun; 153(6):819-27. [Uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Texas Medicine
Shafer AB, Ray RK, Becker EA. General medical care external hospitalizations for patients in Texas state mental health hospitals. Tex Med 2013 Mar 1; 109(3):e1. [Uses AHRQ's preventable hospitalization conditions, citing AHRQ technical review, Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators, 2001, performed by the UCSF-Stanford EPC, and HCUP fact book, Preventable Hospitalizations: A Window into Primary and Preventive Care, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

World Neurosurgery
Siddiq F, Adil MM, Norby KE, et al. Rates and outcomes of neurosurgical treatment for postthrombolytic intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with acute ischemic stroke. World Neurosurg 2013 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Federspiel et al. (Am Heart J, 2013), Meddings et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013), and Levit, Friedman, and Wong (Health Serv Res, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Current as of October 2013
Internet Citation: Impact of Choice of Imaging Modality Accompanying Outpatient Exercise Stress Testing on Outcomes and Resource Use after Revascularization for Acute Coronary Syndromes: Articles of Interest, October 18, 2013. October 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20131018.html