Outcomes Among Chronically Ill Adults in a Medical Home Prototype

Articles of Interest, October 25, 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 Managed Care
Liss DT, Fishman PA, Rutter CM, et al. Outcomes among chronically ill adults in a medical home prototype. Am J Manage Care 2013 Oct; 19(10):e348-58. [Supported by grant R18 HS19129.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Nursing Research
Fuji KT, Abbott AA, Norris JF. Exploring care transitions from patient, caregiver, and health-care provider perspectives. Clin Nurs Res 2013 Aug; 22(3):258-74. [Supported by grant R24 HS18625.] Select to access the abstract.

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)
Torda P, Tinoco A. Achieving the promise of electronic health record-enabled quality measurement: a measure developer's perspective. eGEMs 2013 Oct 24; 1(2):1-5 (article 3). [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS22789-01 through the Electronic Data Methods Forum.]

Treadwell JR, Erinoff E, Coates V. How electronic clinical data can improve health technology assessment. eGEMs 2013 Oct 24; 1(2):1-5 (article 4). [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS22789-01 through the Electronic Data Methods Forum.]

Tomines A, Readhead H, Readhead A, et al. Applications of electronic health information in public health: uses, opportunities and barriers. eGEMs 2013 Oct 24; 1(2):1-5 (article 5). [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS22789-01 through the Electronic Data Methods Forum.]

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Giovannetti ER, Reider L, Wolff JL, et al. Do older patients and their family caregivers agree about the quality of chronic illness care? Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Oct; 25(5):515-24. [Supported by grant R21 HS17650-01; uses data from the Guided Care study supported by grant R01 HS14580-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

 JAMA
Haukoos JS, Thrun MW. Eliminating prevention counseling to improve HIV screening. JAMA 2013 Oct 23; 310(16):1679-80. [Supported by grant R01 HS21749 (to first author); cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and comments on article by Metsch et al. (JAMA, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles below.]

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Cauley RP, Vakili K, Fullington N, et al. Deceased-donor split-liver transplantation in adult recipients: is the learning curve over? J Am Coll Surg 2013 Oct; 217(4):672-84.e1. [Supported by grant 1 T32 HS19485-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Zanocco K, Heller M, Elaraj D, et al. Cost effectiveness of intraoperative pathology examination during diagnostic hemithyroidectomy for unilateral follicular thyroid neoplasms. J Am Coll Surg 2013 Oct; 217(4):702-10. [Supported by grant number T32 HS00078.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Kuo YF, Raji MA, Goodwin JS. Association between proportion of provider clinical effort in nursing homes and potentially avoidable hospitalizations and medical costs of nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Oct;61(10):1750-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS20642.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Dalal AK, Roy CL, Poon EG, et al. Impact of an automated email notification system for results of tests pending at discharge: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R21 HS18229-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Birkmeyer NJ, Finks JF, English WJ, et al. Risks and benefits of prophylactic inferior vena cava filters in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. J Hosp Med 2013 Apr; 8(4):173-7. [Supported by grant HS18050.] Select to access the abstract.

Adachi M, Staisiunas PG, Knutson KL, et al. Perceived control and sleep in hospitalized older adults: a sound hypothesis? J Hosp Med 2013 Apr; 8(4):184-90. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS16967.] Select to access the abstract.

Horwitz LI, Rand D, Staisiunas P, et al. Development of a handoff evaluation tool for shift-to-shift physician handoffs: the Handoff CEX. J Hosp Med 2013 Apr; 8(4):191-200. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS18278-01 for development and evaluation of the Handoff CEX.] Select to access the abstract.

Kelly MM, Xie A, Carayon P, et al. Strategies for improving family engagement during family-centered rounds. J Hosp Med 2013 Apr; 8(4):201-7. [Supported by grant R18 HS18680.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Wingo BC, Desmond RA, Brantley P, et al. Self-efficacy as a predictor of weight change and behavior change in the PREMIER trial. J Nutr Educ Behav 2013 Jul-Aug; 45(4):314-21. [Supported by grant 1 T32 HS19463 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Sheppard KD, Brown CJ, Hearld KR, et al. Symptom burden predicts nursing home admissions among older adults. J Pain Symptom Manage 2013 Oct; 46(4):591-7. [Supported by grant T32 HS13852.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Schwarz EB, Parisi SM, Handler SM, et al. Counseling about medication-induced birth defects with clinical decision support in primary care. J Womens Health 2013 Oct; 22(10):817-24. [Supported by grant R18 HS17093 and presented at the 2009 AHRQ Annual Conference.] Select to access the abstract.

Masinter LM, Feinglass J, Simon MA. Pregnancy intention and use of contraception among Hispanic women in the United States: data from the National Survey of Family Growth, 2006-2010. J Womens Health 2013 Oct; 22(10):862-70. [Supported by Postdoctoral Institutional Training Award grant T32 HS00078 and grant P01 HS21141.] Select to access the abstract.

Lupus
Lee JY, Luc S, Greenblatt DJ, et al. Factors associated with blood hydroxychloroquine level in lupus patients: renal function could be important. Lupus 2013 Apr; 22(5):541-2. [Supported by grant T32 HS00060 (to first author).]

Medical Care
Daubresse M, Chang HY, Yu Y, Viswanathan S, Shah ND, Stafford RS, Kruszewski SP, Alexander GC. Ambulatory diagnosis and treatment of nonmalignant pain in the United States, 2000-2010. Med Care 2013 Oct; 51(10):870-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS189960 (to eighth author); cites AHRQ guideline Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedures and Trauma, 1992.] Select to access the abstract.

Ritchie CS, Hearld KR, Gross A, Allman R, Sawyer P, Sheppard K, Salanitro A, Locher J, et al. Measuring symptoms in community-dwelling older adults: the psychometric properties of a brief symptom screen. Med Care 2013 Oct; 51(10):949-55. [Supported by grants R18 HS17786 (to first author), 5 T32 HS13852 (to sixth author), and R18-43 HS17786 and U18 HS16956-01 (to eighth author).] Select to access the abstract.

 Medical Care Research and Review
Everett CM, Thorpe CT, Palta M, et al. Division of primary care services between physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners for older patients with diabetes. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Oct; 70(5):531-41. [Supported by grants R21 HS017646 and R01 HS018368, and by National Research Service Award grant 5 T32 HS00083 (to first author); uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Politi MC, Kaphingst KA, Kreuter M, et al. Knowledge of health insurance terminology and details among the uninsured. Med Care Res Rev 2014 Feb; 71(1):85-98. [Supported by grant R21 HS20309.] Select to access the abstract.

Pain Medicine
Ney JP, Devine EB, Watanabe JH, et al. Comparative efficacy of oral pharmaceuticals for the treatment of chronic peripheral neuropathic pain: meta-analysis and indirect treatment comparisons. Pain Med 2013 May;14(5):706-19. [Supported by Mentored Clinical Scientist Training grant 5 K08 HS14739 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

 Simulation in Healthcare
Wright MC, Segall N, Hobbs G, et al. Standardized assessment for evaluation of team skills: validity and feasibility. Simul Healthc 2013 Oct; 8(5):292-303. [Supported by grant U18 HS01653-01 and K02 HS15704-01 (to first author); uses scenarios and content from AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS®, citing AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Solomon JL, Gifford AL, Asch SM, et al. How do providers prioritize prevention? A qualitative study. Am J Manag Care 2013 Oct; 19(10):e342-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Parchman et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Glickman SW, Schulman KA. The mis-measure of physician performance. Am J Manag Care 2013 Oct; 19(10):782-5. [Discusses the planned use of AHRQ's Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey to assess physician performance as directed by the Affordable Care Act, citing Surveys and Tools to Advance Patient Care: About CAHPS, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS® Web site, and The CAHPS Hospital Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines, 2012, as published on the HCAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Giovannetti ER, Dy S, Leff B, et al. Performance measurement for people with multiple chronic conditions: conceptual model. Am J Manag Care 2013 Oct; 19(10):e359-66. [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.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Mate KS, Sifrim ZK, Chalkidou K, et al. Improving health system quality in low- and middle-income countries that are expanding health coverage: a framework for insurance. Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Oct; 25(5):497-504. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Berry JG, Ziniel SI, Freeman L, et al. Hospital readmission and parent perceptions of their child's hospital discharge. Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Oct; 25(5):573-81. [Mentions the National Quality Forum's endorsement of AHRQ's ReEngineered Discharge (Project RED) program, citing Project RED: Reengineering the Hospital Discharge Process, in Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2009 Annual Conference, 2009, and Developing the Tools to Administer a Comprehensive Hospital Discharge Program: the ReEngineered Discharge (RED) Program, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Browner WS. Do hospitals really reward glitz but not quality? JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jan; 174(1):68-9. [Cites AHRQ's National Quality Measures Web site.]

Journal of Women's Health
Stewart EA, Nicholson WK, Bradley L, et al. The burden of uterine fibroids for African-American women: results of a national survey. J Womens Health 2013 Oct; 22(10):807-16. [Summarizes AHRQ evidence review on uterine fibroids, citing AHRQ research report, Identification of Future Research Needs in the Comparative Management of Uterine Fibroid Disease: A Report on the Priority-Setting Process, Preliminary Data Analysis, and Research Plan, 2011, performed by the Outcome Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Center under contract HHSA 290-2005-0035-I, TO5.]  Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Martinez FD, Vercelli D. Asthma. Lancet 2013 Oct 19; 382(9901):1360-72. [Cites article by Sullivan et al. (J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2011) which uses AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Notes from the field: Strongyloidiasis in a rural setting—Southeastern Kentucky, 2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2013 Oct 25; 62(42):843. [Cites 2011 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data obtained from AHRQ's  HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Chirdkiatgumchai V, Xiao H, Fredstrom BK, et al. National trends in psychotropic medication use in young children: 1994-2009. Pediatrics 2013 Oct; 132(4):615-23. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), Vitiello, and Norquist (Am J Psychiatry, 2006) and Zuvekas and Vitiello (Am J Psychiatry, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Simon AE, Driscoll A, Gorina Y, et al. A longitudinal view of child enrollment in Medicaid. Pediatrics 2013 Oct; 132(4):656-62. [Cites AHRQ's MEPS as an example of a national survey used to estimate Medicaid enrollment, citing AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

McGrady ME, Hommel KA. Medication adherence and health care utilization in pediatric chronic illness: a systematic review. Pediatrics 2013 Oct; 132(4):730-40. [Cites AHRQ publications, Utilization and Expenditures for Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2006, and Total Health Services—Mean and Median Expenses per Person with Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment, 2010, MEPS Household Component Data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Simulation in Healthcare
Dadiz R, Weinschreider J, Schriefer J, et al. Interdisciplinary simulation-based training to improve delivery room communication. Simul Healthc 2013 Oct; 8(5):279-91. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing  the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001, and AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (Am J Infect Control, 2008) and Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Scholtz AK, Monachino AM, Nishisaki A, et al. Central venous catheter dress rehearsals: translating simulation training to patient care and outcomes. Simul Healthc 2013 Oct; 8(5):341-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

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

JAMA
Metsch LR, Feaster DJ, Gooden L, et al. Effect of risk-reduction counseling with rapid HIV testing on risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections: the AWARE randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2013 Oct 23; 310(16):1701-10. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Floyd RL, Johnson KA, Owens JR, et al. A national action plan for promoting preconception health and health care in the United States (2012-14). J Womens Health 2013 Oct; 22(10):797-802. [Discusses use of USPSTF approaches for a review conducted as part of the subject initiative.]  Select to access the abstract.

Lee NC, Woods CM. The Affordable Care Act: addressing the unique health needs of women. J Womens Health 2013 Oct; 22(10):803-6. [Mentioned required coverage for preventive services recommended by the USPSTF, citing USPSTF A and B Recommendations, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

 Connelly CD, Hazen AL, Baker-Ericzén MJ, et al. Is screening for depression in the perinatal period enough? The co-occurrence of depression, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence in culturally diverse pregnant women. J Womens Health 2013 Oct; 22(10):844-52. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Depression, as accessed on the AHRQ Web site; also cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment summary, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Greenspan SL, Bilezikian JP, Watts NB, et al. A clinician performance initiative to improve quality of care for patients with osteoporosis. J Womens Health 2013 Oct; 22(10):853-61. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Haukoos and Thrun (JAMA, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and articles by Lapham et al. (Med Care, 2013) and Chan et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

Lancet
Chescheir NC. Preterm birth in multiple pregnancy: a glimmer of hope? Lancet 2013 Oct 19; 382(9901):1314-15. [Cites findings from AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Progestogens for Prevention of Preterm Birth, 2012, prepared by the Vanderbilt EPC and published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Mitchell JM. Urologists' use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer. N Engl J Med 2013 Oct 24; 369 (17):1629-37. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: Executive Summary, 2008, prepared by the Minnesota EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Connelly et al. (J Womens Health, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles and article by Chan et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

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

Refer to article by Horner-Johnson et al. (Disabil Health J, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Managed Care
Pasquale MK, Dufour R, Joshi AV, et al. Inefficiencies in osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain management. Am J Manag Care 2013 Oct; 19(10):816-23. [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.

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Bauer ME, Bateman BT, Bauer ST, et al. Maternal sepsis mortality and morbidity during hospitalization for delivery: temporal trends and independent associations for severe sepsis. Anesth Analg 2013 Oct; 117(4):944-50. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Galarraga JE, Pines JM. Anticipated changes in reimbursements for US outpatient emergency department encounters after health reform. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2010 MEPS data, citing The MEPS Data and Methods Manual, 2013, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

 Disability and Health Journal
Horner-Johnson W, Dobbertin K, Lee JC, et al. Disparities in chronic conditions and health status by type of disability. Disabil Health J 2013 Oct; 6(4):280-6. [Uses 2002-2008 MEPS data, citing Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008, MEPS-HC Response Rates by Panel, 2009, as available on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (Med Care, 2009); cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Pumkam C, Probst JC, Bennett KJ, et al. Health care expenditures among working-age adults with physical disabilities: variations by disability spans. Disabil Health J 2013 Oct; 6(4):287-96. [Uses 2007-2008 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-121: 2008 Full Year Consolidated Data File, MEPS-HC Summary Data Tables Technical Notes, and MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, all accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Communications
Keller AO, Gangnon R, Witt WP. The impact of patient-provider communication and language spoken on adequacy of depression treatment for U.S. women. Health Commun 2013 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002-2008 MEPS data and four CAHPS survey items incorporated into MEPS, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Condition Enumeration (CE) Section, MEPS HC-070: 2002 Full Year Consolidated Data File, and Instructions for Analyzing Data from CAHPS: Using the CAHPS Analysis Program Version 4.0.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Mumford V, Forde K, Greenfield D, et al. Health services accreditation: what is the evidence that the benefits justify the costs? Int J Qual Health Care 2013 Oct; 25(5):606-20. [Uses development of AHRQ evidence-based outcome indicators as criteria for splitting benefit studies by date; reviews findings from AHRQ-funded article by Miller et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2005) as part of selected article analysis.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Guy GP Jr, Ekwueme DU, Yabroff KR, et al. Economic burden of cancer survivorship among adults in the United States. J Clin Oncol 2013 Oct 20; 31(30):3749-57. [Uses 2008-2010 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen et al. (Inquiry, 1996) and AHRQ publications, MEPS Survey Background and Using the Appropriate Price Indices for Analyses of Health Care Expenditures or Income Across Multiple Years, both accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery
Fargen KM, Rahman M, Neal D, et al. Prevalence of patient safety indicators and hospital-acquired conditions in those treated for unruptured cerebral aneurysms: establishing standard performance measures using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. J Neurosurg 2013 Oct; 119(4):966-73. [Uses 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and Quality Indicator User Guide: Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) Composite Measures Version 4.4, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Rosenthal DG, Learned N, Liu YH, et al. Characteristics of mothers with depressive symptoms outside the postpartum period. Matern Child Health J 2013 Aug; 17(6):1030-7. [Uses 2004-2006 MEPS data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (Med Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
An J, Nichol MB. Multiple medication adherence and its effect on clinical outcomes among patients with comorbid type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Med Care 2013 Oct; 51(10):879-87. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Li R, Gregg EW, Barker LE, et al. Medicare Part D is associated with reducing the financial burden of health care services in Medicare beneficiaries with diagnosed diabetes. Med Care 2013 Oct; 51(10):888-93. [Uses 1996-2008 MEPS data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site and methodologies from AHRQ publication, Using Appropriate Price Indices for Analyses of Health Care Expenditures or Income across Multiple Years, 2012, as published on the MEPS Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); also cites AHRQ publications, Using MEPS Data for Trend Analysis, 2012, MEPS HC-094A: 2005 Prescribed Medicines,  2007, and Comparison of Retail Drug Prices in the MEPS and Market Scan: Implications for MEPS Editing Rules, 2010; acknowledges support by Steve Hill (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing and Cost Trends).] Select to access the abstract.

 Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Heagerty PJ, et al. Annual rescreening for alcohol misuse: diminishing returns for some patient subgroups. Med Care 2013 Oct; 51(10):914-21. [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 USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews by Whitlock et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults and by Jonas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) on behavioral counseling after screening for alcohol misuse in primary care and USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

 Medical Care Research and Review
Chan KS, Chang E, Nassery N, et al. The state of overuse measurement: a critical review. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Oct; 70(5):473-96. [Builds upon the AHRQ framework presented at the AHRQ-sponsored conference, Developing a Framework and Research Agenda for Overuse and Appropriateness Measures, 2009, and uses AHRQ's National Quality Measures ClearinghouseTM (citing measure summary Use of Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain: Percentage of Members with a Primary Diagnosis of Low Back Pain who did not have an Imaging Study (Plain X-ray, MRI, CT Scan) within 28 Days of the Diagnosis) and USPSTF Recommendations as sources of specified measures and proposed measurement concepts for the environmental scan; cites AHRQ publications, Improving Health Care Quality: Fact Sheet, 2002, and Health Care Efficiency Measures: Identification, Categorization, and Evaluation, 2008, and AHRQ final report, Identifying, Categorizing, and Evaluating Health Care Efficiency Measures, 2008, prepared by the Southern California EPC-RAND Corporation.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity Surgery
Nguyen GC, Patel AM. Racial disparities in mortality in patients undergoing bariatric surgery in the U.S.A. Obes Surg 2013 Oct; 23(10):1508-14. [Uses 1999-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rosero EB, Kho KA, Joshi GP, et al. Comparison of robotic and laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Oct; 122(4):778-86. [Uses 2009-2010 HCUP NIS data, AHRQ's Comorbidity Software, AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2012, all accessed on AHRQ's 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 AHRQ publication, Health Services Research on Hysterectomy and Alternatives, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Deshpande A, Pant C, Anderson MP, et al. Clostridium difficile infection in the hospitalized pediatric population: increasing trend in disease incidence. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2013 Oct; 32(10):1138-40. [Uses 203-2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data and All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR DRGs), both accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Gumbs GR, Keenan HT, Sevick CJ, et al. Infant abusive head trauma in a military cohort. Pediatrics 2013 Oct;132(4):668-76. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Stang AS, Straus SE, Crotts J, Johnson DW, Guttmann A. Quality indicators for high acuity pediatric conditions. Pediatrics 2013 Oct; 132(4):752-62. [Uses quality indicator development methods described in AHRQ publication, Quality Indicator Measure Development, Implementation, Maintenance, and Retirement Summary, 2011, prepared by Battelle under contract 290-04-0020; cites several AHRQ-funded/authored publications.] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Jaja BN, Saposnik G, Nisenbaum R, et al. Effect of socioeconomic status on inpatient mortality and use of postacute care after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Stroke 2013 Oct; 44(10):2842-7. [Uses 2005-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Asaithambi G, Adil MM, Qureshi AI. Thrombolysis for ischemic stroke associated with infective endocarditis: results from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Stroke 2013 Oct; 44(10):2917-19. [Uses 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Urologia Internationalis
Roghmann F, Sukumar S, Ravi P, et al. Radical cystectomy in the elderly: national trends and disparities in perioperative outcomes and quality of care. Urol Int 2013 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's 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.

Western Journal of Nursing Research
Ryan CJ, Choi H, Fritschi C, et al. Challenges and solutions for using informatics in research. West J Nurs Res 2013 Jul; 35(6):722-41. [Reviews and synthesizes methodologies and outcomes from the AHRQ-funded Hands-on Automated Nursing Data System (HANDS) study supported by grant R01 HS15054.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Everett et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2013) and Wright et al. (Simul Healthc, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Current as of October 2013
Internet Citation: Outcomes Among Chronically Ill Adults in a Medical Home Prototype: Articles of Interest, October 25, 2013. October 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20131025.html