Factors Associated with Smoking in HIV-infected Patients and Potetial Barriers to Cessation

Articles of Interest, November 15, 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

AIDS Patient Care
Shirley DK, Kesari RK, Glesby MJ. Factors associated with smoking in HIV-infected patients and potential barriers to cessation. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2013 Nov; 27(11):604-12. [Supported by grant T32 HS00066.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Russ AL, Militello LG, Saleem JJ, Fairbanks RJ, Wears RL. Response to separating fact from opinion: a response to 'the science of human factors: separating fact from fiction'. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Nov; 22(11):964-6. [Supported by grant R18 HS17902.]

Circulation: Heart Failure
Peterson PN, Chan PS, Spertus JA, et al. Practice-level variation in use of recommended medications among outpatients with heart failure: insights from the NCDR PINNACLE program. Circ Heart Fail 2013 Nov; 6 (6):1132-8. [Supported by grant K08 HS19814-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Patel VGT, Brayton KM, Mintz GS, et al. Intracoronary and noninvasive imaging for prediction of distal embolization and periprocedural myocardial infarction during native coronary artery percutaneous intervention. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2013 Nov; 6(6):1102-14. [Supported by grant HS00028 (to second author).]

Health Affairs
Everett C, Thorpe C, Palta M, et al. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners perform effective roles on teams caring for Medicare patients with diabetes. Health Aff 2013 Nov; 32(11):1942-8. [Supported by grants R21 HS17646 and R01 HS18368.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Cardiology
Patel VG, Brayton KM, Kumbhani DJ, et al. Meta-analysis of stroke after transradial versus transfemoral artery catheterization. Int J Cardiol 2013 Oct 15; 168(6):5234-8. [Supported by grant HS00028 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Shi L, Lebrun-Harris LA, Parasuraman SR, Zhu J, Ngo-Metzger Q. The quality of primary care experienced by health center patients. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(2):768-77. [Last author is a medical officer for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force program in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; mentions AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®), citing CAHPS Clinician & Group Surveys, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site; cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009.]

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Dahlke AR, Chung JW, Holl JL, et al. Evaluation of initial participation in public reporting of American College of Surgeons NSQIP surgical outcomes on Medicare's Hospital Compare Website. J Am Coll Surg 2013 Nov 27; [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R21 HS21857 (Engaging Patients and Hospitals to Expand Public Reporting in Surgery); uses Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS) patient experience measures and ten AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs); cites AHRQ systematic review protocol, Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy: A Systematic Review of the Multiple Pathways Public Reporting May Influence Quality of Health Care, A Review for the Series Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting  the Science, 2012, and associated AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy, Closing the Quality: Revisiting the State of the Science, Executive Summary, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Asthma
Rust G, Zhang S, Reynolds J. Inhaled corticosteroid adherence and emergency department utilization among Medicaid- enrolled children with asthma. J Asthma 2013 Sep; 50(7):769-75. [Supported by grant 1 R24 HS19470.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Houtrow AJ, Maselli JH, Okumura MJ. Inpatient care for children, ages 1-20 years, with spina bifida in the United States. J Pediatr Rehabil Med 2013; 6(2):95-101. [Supported by grant K08 HS17716 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Hays RD, Martino S, Brown JA, et al. Evaluation of a care coordination measure for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Medicare survey. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Nov 13; [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 2 U18 HS16980 (to first author); uses 2012 CAHPS Medicare Advantage and fee-for-service survey data; cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies: Volume 7: Care Coordination, 2007, and AHRQ publication, Care Coordination Measures Atlas Version 3, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Social Work in Health Care
Lynch S, Franke T. Communicating with pediatricians: developing social work practice in primary care. Soc Work Health Care 2013; 52(4):397-416. [Supported by grant R36 HS17749-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Utter GH, Zrelak PA, Baron R, et al. Detecting postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma from administrative data: the performance of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator. Surgery 2013 Nov; 154(5):1117-25. [Supported by contracts 290-04-0020 and 290-20-1200001C; uses AHRQ's PSI 9, "postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma " (PHH), citing Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites data on PHH rates among participating hospitals from the AHRQ Quality Indicators section of AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Ahmadzai et al. (Syst Rev, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Maxfield DG, Lyndon A, Kennedy HP, et al. Confronting safety gaps across labor and delivery teams. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Nov; 209(5):402-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Henricksen and Dayton (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) and AHRQ publications, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004, and TeamSTEPPS: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety, as published on AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

EMS World
Misasi P. Dusting for fingerprints. How to reinforce the foundation of an EMS safety culture. EMS World 2013 Nov; 42(11):63-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products, 2005.]

Evidence-based Mental Health
Exposure to intimate partner violence and parental depression increases risk of ADHD in preschool children. Evid Based Ment Health 2013 Nov; 16(4):102. [Abstracts AHRQ-funded article by Bauer et al. (JAMA Pediatr, 2013).]

Health Affairs
Mundell BF, Friedberg MW, Eibner C, et al. US military primary care: problems, solutions, and implications for civilian medicine. Health Aff 2013 Nov; 32(11):1949-55. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001, and AHRQ-funded article by Peikes et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Dower C, Moore J, Langelier M. It is time to restructure health professions scope-of-practice regulations to remove barriers to care. Health Aff 2013 Nov; 32(11):1971-6. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Weiner JP, Yeh S, Blumenthal D. The impact of health information technology and e-health on the future demand for physician services. Health Aff 2013 Nov; 32(11):1998-2004. [Notes use of AHRQ's "database on health IT impact on care workflow " as a data source, citing AHRQ's Health Information Technology Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Hoge MA, Stuart GW, Morris J, et al. Mental health and addiction workforce development: federal leadership is needed to address the growing crisis. Health Aff 2013 Nov; 32(11):2005-12. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Le Cook, Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Serv Res, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Cutler DM, Scott Morton F. Hospitals, market share, and consolidation. JAMA 2013 Nov 13; 310(18):1964-70. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Panzer RJ, Gitomer RS, Greene WH, et al. Increasing demands for quality measurement. JAMA 2013 Nov 13; 310(18):1971-80. [Mentions notable investments by AHRQ to support quality measurement; cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001, AHRQ-sponsored report, Quality First: Better Health Care for All Americans: Final Report to the President of the United States, 1998.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Bailey SR, O'Malley JP, Gold R, et al. Diabetes care quality is highly correlated with patient panel characteristics. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(2):669-79. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Nageswaran S, Golden SL, Easterling D, et al. Factors associated with collaboration among agencies serving children with complex chronic conditions. Matern Child Health J 2013 Nov; 17(9):1533-40. [Discusses the concept of "medical neighborhood " descried in AHRQ white paper Coordinated Care in the Medical Neighborhood: Critical Components and Available Mechanisms, 2011, prepared by Mathematica Policy Research under contract HHSA 290-2009-00019I-TO2.] Select to access the abstract.

Derrington TM. Development of the Drug-Exposed Infant Identification Algorithm (DEIIA) and its application to measuring Part C Early Intervention referral and eligibility in Massachusetts, 1998-2005. Matern Child Health J 2013 Nov; 17(9):1567-75. [Mentions AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Clinical Classifications Software (CCS).] Select to access the abstract.

MedSurg Nursing
Ohayon R, Rose R, Ebert K, et al. Incidence of incorrectly sized graduated compression stockings and lower leg skin irregularities in postoperative orthopedic patients; research for practice. MedSurg Nurs 2013 Nov; 22(6):370-4. [Cites AHRQ publication, Preventing Hospital- Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Obesity
Rothberg AE, McEwen LN, Fraser T, et al. The impact of a managed care obesity intervention on clinical outcomes and costs: A prospective observational study. Obesity 2013 Nov; 21(11):2157-62. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Finkelstein, Trogdon, Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Aff, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Health Promotion
Susiloretni KA, Krisnamurni S, Sunarto, et al. The effectiveness of multilevel promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in rural Indonesia. Am J Health Promot 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(2):e44-55. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of primary care-based interventions to promote breastfeeding by Guise et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Bodenheimer TS, Smith MD. Primary care: proposed solutions to the physician shortage without training more physicians. Health Aff 2013 Nov; 32(11):1881-6. [Mentions that "standardized preventive care " is based on USPSTF guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Roetzheim RG, Lee JH, Ferrante JM, et al. The influence of dermatologist and primary care physician visits on melanoma outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(2):637-47. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Skin Cancer, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

de la Cruz MS, Young AP, Ruffin MT 4th. Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for normal cervical cytology in low-risk women aged 30-65 years by family physicians. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(6):720-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Scherger JE. PSA screening: the USPSTF got it wrong. J Fam Pract 2013 Nov; 62(11):616-18. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Lefevre M. PSA screening: the USPSTF got it right. J Fam Pract 2013 Nov; 62(11):617-19. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Schrager S, Marko K. Mammography at age 40? A risk-based strategy. J Fam Pract 2013 Nov; 62(11):630-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on breast cancer screening by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Schneiderman JU, Arnold-Clark JS, Smith C, et al. Demographic and placement variables associated with overweight and obesity in children in long-term foster care.  Matern Child Health J 2013 Nov; 17(9):1673 -9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for childhood overweight by Whitlock et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Preventive Medicine
Anderson BL, Urban R (Urban RR in PubMed), Pearlman M, Schulkin J. Obstetrician-gynecologists' knowledge and opinions about the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) committee, the Women's Health Amendment, and the Affordable Care Act: National study after the release of the USPSTF 2009 Breast Cancer Screening Recommendation Statement. Prev Med 2014 Feb; 59:79-82. [Assesses practitioner understanding of the USPSTF, its governmental relationships, and methodologies related to updated 2009 breast cancer screening recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Petitti et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005) on USPSTF methodologies related to findings of insufficient evidence.] Select to access the abstract.

Southern Medical Journal
White BL, Carter YL, Records K, et al. Routine HIV screening in North Carolina in the era of the Affordable Care Act: update on laws, reimbursement, and tests. South Med J 2013 Nov; 106(11):637-41. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on HIV screening (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Shi et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

BMJ Quality and Safety
Lachman P. Redefining the clinical gaze. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Nov; 22(11):888-90. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer II: An Update Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices, 2013.] Select to access the abstract.

Danz MS, Hempel S, Lim YW, et al. Incorporating evidence review into quality improvement: meeting the needs of innovators. BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Nov; 22(11):931-9. [Notes the inclusion of Southern California EPC researchers on the Evidence Review Workgroup (with the EPC librarian) and notes the use of AHRQ technology assessment reports as a data source for identifying relevant systematic reviews.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Hammermeister K, Bronsert M, Henderson WG, et al. Risk-adjusted comparison of blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) noncontrol in primary care offices. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(2):658-68. [Cites AHRQ Effective Health Care Program research report, Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet): Summary Report, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and associated article by Pace et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Clark MS, Jansen K, Bresnahan M, et al. Clinical inquiry: How do antidepressants affect sexual function? J Fam Pract 2013 Nov; 62(11):660-1. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Adult Depression, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Liu CH, Tronick E. Rates and predictors of postpartum depression by race and ethnicity: results from the 2004 to 2007 New York City PRAMS survey (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System). Matern Child Health J 2013 Nov; 17(9):1599-610. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment,  Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005, and associated systematic review by Gavin et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Schoenfelder SL, Wych S, Willows CA, et al. Engaging Chicago hospitals in the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Matern Child Health J 2013 Nov; 17(9):1712-17. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment,  Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Systematic Reviews
Ahmadzai N, Newberry SJ, Maglione MA, et al. A surveillance system to assess the need for updating systematic reviews. Syst Rev 2013 Nov 14; 2(1):104. [Supported by contracts HHSA290-2007-10062I to the RAND Southern California EPC and HHSA290-2007-10059I to the University of Ottawa EPC; describes development of a surveillance system to assess systematic reviews produced by AHRQ's EPC program utilizing findings from AHRQ-funded articles by Shojania et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and Chung et al. ( J Clin Epidemiol, 2012) and from AHRQ publication, Assessment of the Need to Update Comparative Effectiveness Reviews: Report of an Initial Rapid Program Assessment (2005 to 2009), 2009 (as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site) and assesses results of assessments of 24 AHRQ systematic reviews; gives definition of CER from AHRQ-authored article by Slutsky, Atkins, Chang, and Sharp (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Dahlke et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2013) and Hays et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2013) cited in AHRQ Funded/Authored Articles.

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

Family Medicine
Rollins LK, Bradley EB, Hayden GF, et al. Responding to a changing nation: are faculty prepared for cross- cultural conversations and care? Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 45(10):728-31. [Cites AHRQ publication, Disparities in Healthcare Quality Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups: Selected Findings from the 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

MedSurg Nursing
Dabney BW, Tzeng HM. Service quality and patient-centered care. MedSurg Nurs 2013 Nov; 22(6):359-65. [Notes that AHRQ's recommendations "to adopt a philosophy of patient-centeredness have encouraged many institutions across the United States to implement patient-centered models, " citing AHRQ's NHQR, 2009.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Wright JD, Ananth CV, Ojalvo L, et al. Failure to rescue after major gynecologic surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Nov; 209(5):420.e1-420.e8. [Uses 1998-2010 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Ghaji N, Boulet SL, Tepper N, et al. Trends in venous thromboembolism among pregnancy-related hospitalizations, United States, 1994-2009.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Nov; 209(5):433.e1-433.e8. [Uses 1994-2009 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kramer MS, Berg C, Abenhaim H, et al. Incidence, risk factors, and temporal trends in severe postpartum hemorrhage. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Nov; 209(5):449.e1-449.e7. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Nuckols TK, Anderson L, Popescu I, et al. Opioid prescribing: a systematic review and critical appraisal of guidelines for chronic pain. Ann Intern Med 2013 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC) as a data source and uses inclusion criteria for guideline selection based on AHRQ- funded/authored article by Shekelle et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D. Incidental dural tear in lumbar spinal decompression and discectomy: analysis of a nationwide database. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2013 Nov; 133(11):1501-8. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data.]

Thuluvath PJ, Ahn E, Nguyen GC. Hepatitis C as a prognostic indicator among noncirrhotic patients hospitalized with alcoholic hepatitis. Can J Gastroenterol 2013 Nov; 27(11):639-42. [Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS 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.

Circulation
Deshmukh A, Patel NJ, Pant S, et al. In-hospital complications associated with catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in the United States between 2000 and 2010: analysis of 93 801 procedures. Circulation 2013 Nov 5;128(19):2104-12. [Uses 2000-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's PSIs, citing AHRQ publications, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—the Patient Safety Indicators, 2002, and All Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications, Version 4.4, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ HCUP methods series report, 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
Stein PD, Matta F, Alrifai A. Case fatality rate in pulmonary embolism according to age and stability. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2013 Nov-Dec; 19(6):668-72. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Congenital Heart Disease
Rodriguez FH 3rd, Moodie DS, Parekh DR, et al. Outcomes of heart failure-related hospitalization in adults with congenital heart disease in the United States. Congenit Heart Dis 2013 Nov-Dec; 8(6):513-19. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Epilepsy Research
Schiltz NK, Koroukian SM, Singer ME, et al. Disparities in access to specialized epilepsy care. Epilepsy Res 2013 Nov; 107(1-2):172-80. [Uses 2005-2009 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data, State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) data, and State Emergency Department Data (SEDD), all for California, citing HCUP Supplemental Variables for Revisit Analysis, 2013 and 2012, and HCUP Databases, 2011, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Auerbach DI, Chen PG, Friedberg MW, et al. Nurse-managed health centers and patient-centered medical homes could mitigate expected primary care physician shortage. Health Aff 2013 Nov; 32(11):1933-41. [Uses data from AHRQ publication, The Number of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Practicing Primary Care in the United States, Primary Care Workforce Facts and Stats, 2011, to estimate the current supply of nurse practitioners providing primary care.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Moses H 3rd, Matheson DH, Dorsey ER, et al. The anatomy of health care in the United States. JAMA 2013 Nov 13; 310(18):1947-63. [Uses 2000-2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component Data: Total Expenses and Percent Distribution for Selected Conditions by Type of Service: United States, 2000 and 2010, as assessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Nyweide DJ, Anthony DL, Bynum JP, et al. Continuity of care and the risk of preventable hospitalization in older adults. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Nov 11; 173(20):1879-85. [Uses AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators definitions and technical specifications, citing Preventable Hospitalizations: A Window into Primary and Preventive Care, 2000, Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, Version 3.1, 2007, and Prevention Quality Indicators Technical Specifications, Version 4.1, 2009; also cites HCUP statistical brief Trends in Potentially Preventable Hospitalization Rates Decline for Older Adults, 2003-2007, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Rosenthal MB, Friedberg MW, Singer SJ, et al. Effect of a multipayer patient-centered medical home on health care utilization and quality: the Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative pilot program. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Nov 11; 173(20):1907-13. [Examines hospital admissions sensitive to ambulatory care and emergency department visits, using criteria from Prevention Quality Indicators Technical Specifications, Version 4.3, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Villani J, Mortensen K. Nonemergent emergency department use among patients with a usual source of care. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(2):680-91. [Uses 2007-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009, MEPS HC-121: 2008 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2010, and MEPS HC-129: 2009 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2011, all accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Jerant A, Fiscella K, Tancredi DJ, et al. Health insurance is associated with preventive care but not personal health behaviors. J Am Board Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(2):759-67. [Uses 2000-2009 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Survey Background, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; measures preventive care adherence using USPSTF recommendations statements Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, Counseling about Proper Use of Motor Vehicle Occupant Restraints and Avoidance of Alcohol Use to Prevent Injury, 2007, and Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults, 2012, all published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Halabi WJ, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, et al. Clostridium difficile colitis in the United States: a decade of trends, outcomes, risk factors for colectomy, and mortality after colectomy. J Am Coll Surg 2013 Nov; 217(5):802-12. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Angier H, DeVoe JE, Tillotson C, et al. Trends in health insurance status of US children and their parents, 1998-2008. Matern Child Health J 2013 Nov; 17(9):1550-8. [Uses 1998-2008 MEPS data, citing MEPS methodology report, Sample Design of the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997, MEPS HC-036: 1996-2006 Pooled Estimation File, 2008, Household Component Linking MEPS Data, 2009, and MEPS HC-089: 2004 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2004, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites several AHRQ-authored MEPS articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Huebner CE, Bell JF, Reed SC. Receipt of preventive oral health care by U.S. children: a population-based study of the 2005-2008 medical expenditure panel surveys. Matern Child Health J 2013 Nov; 17(9):1582-90. [Uses 2005-2008 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-036: 1996-2006 Pooled Estimation File, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Survey of Current Business
Lenze DG, Regional Income Division. Regional quarterly report: state personal income and more… Surv Curr Bus 2013 Nov; 93(11):48-58. [Uses MEPS employee contributions for health insurance data for selected states.]

Also refer to articles by Dahlke et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2013), Hays et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2013), and Utter (Surgery, 2013) cited in AHRQ Funded/Authored Articles.

Page last reviewed November 2013
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