Reported Racial Discrimination, Trust in Physicians, and Medication Adherence Among Inner-city African Americans with Hypertension

Articles of Interest, November 22, 2013

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AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Public Health
Cuffee YL, Hargraves JL, Rosal M, et al. Reported racial discrimination, trust in physicians, and medication adherence among inner-city African Americans with hypertension. Am J Public Health 2013 Nov; 103(11):e55-62. [Supported by grant R36 HS20755-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Lebrun-Harris LA, Shi L, Zhu J, Burke MT, Sripipatana A, Ngo-Metzger Q. Effects of patient-centered medical home attributes on patients' perceptions of quality in federally supported health centers. Ann Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 11(6): 508-16. [Sixth author is a medical officer in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention and Clinical Partnerships; uses interview questions from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS); discusses development and testing of AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), citing AHRQ's Patient Centered Medical Home Resource Center Web site, AHRQ publication,  Early Evidence on the Patient-Centered Medical Home, 2012, prepared by Mathematica Policy Research, and AHRQ publication, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems: Developing a CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey to Measure the Medical Home, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Aparasu RR, Chatterjee S, Chen H. Risk of pneumonia in elderly nursing home residents using typical versus atypical antipsychotics. Ann Pharmacother 2013 Apr; 47(4):464-74. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS16920-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

European Journal of Heart Failure
Patel PA, Hernandez AF. Targeting anti-beta-1-adrenergic receptor antibodies for dilated cardiomyopathy. Eur J Heart Fail 2013 Jul; 15(7):724-9. [Supported by grant U19 HS21092 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Affective Disorders
Sylvia LG, Friedman ES, Kocsis JH, et al. Association of exercise with quality of life and mood symptoms in a comparative effectiveness study of bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord 2013 Nov; 151(2):722-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS19371-01, for design, execution, and analysis of baseline data from the 11-site Biopolar Comparative Effectiveness of a Second Generation Antipsychotic Mood Stabilizer for Bipolar Disorder (CHOICE) study.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Vavalle JP, Clare R, Chiswell K, et al. Prognostic significance of bleeding location and severity among patients with acute coronary syndromes. JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2013 Jul; 6(7):709-17. [Supported by grant U19 HS21092.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Doucette WR, Farris KB, Youland KM, et al. Development of the Drug Adherence Work-up (DRAW) tool. J Am Pharm Assoc 2012; 52(6):e199-e204. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18353.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Iza M, Olfson M, Vermes D, et al. Probability and predictors of first treatment contact for anxiety disorders in the United States: analysis of data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). J Clin Psychiatry 2013 Nov; 74(11):1093-100. [Supported by grant U18 HS21112 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Martin SK, Farnan JM, Mayo A, et al. How do attendings perceive housestaff autonomy? Attending experience, hospitalists, and trends over time. J Hosp Med 2013 Jun; 8(6):292-7. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 5 U18 HS16967-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Moorman et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Family Medicine
AHRQ updates on primary care research: clinical-community relationships. Ann Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 11(6):584-5. Discusses AHRQ's Clinical-Community Relationships initiative, citing AHRQ publications, Clinical Community Relationships for Prevention, 2013, AHRQ Innovations Exchange Web site pages,  Clinical-Community Relationships Measures Atlas, 2013, and Vermont Blueprint for Health: Working Together for Better Care, 2012, and Clinical-Community Relationships Evaluation Roadmap, 2013, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Evaluation & the Health Professions
Grazier KL, Trochim WM, Dilts DM, et al. Estimating return on investment in translational research: methods and protocols. Eval Health Prof 2013 Dec; 36(4):478-91. [Cites AHRQ publication, Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide, 2013, prepared by the Brigham and Women's Hospital Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Methods Center and Quintiles Outcomes.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospitals & Health Networks
Butcher L. In this together: hospitals unite around common foe: READMISSIONS. Hosp Health Netw 2013 Nov; 87(11):20. [Mentions AHRQ's Re-Engineered Discharge project (Project RED).

Aston G. Infection prevention: hospitals step it up. Hosp Health Netw 2013 Nov; 87(11):50-3. [Discusses the success of the AHRQ-funded On the CUSP: Stop BSI program.]

ISNA Bulletin
Whose job is it anyway? The nurse's role in advocacy and accountability. ISNA Bull 2013 Nov-Dec, 2014 Jan; 40(1):6-9. [Mentions the availability of "evidence-based practice standards" through the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004.]

JAMA Surgery
Bakaeen FG, Kelly RF, Chu D, et al. Trends over time in the relative use and associated mortality of on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in the Veterans Affairs system. JAMA Surg 2013 Nov; 148(11):1031-6. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser and Andrews (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Arch Surg, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Weller SC, Baer RD, de Alba Garcia JG, et al. Are differences between patient and provider explanatory models of diabetes associated with patient self-management and glycemic control? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Nov; 24(4):1498-510. Cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researcher in and director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Nerenz DR, Carreón R, Veselovskiy G. Race, ethnicity, and language data collection by health plans: findings from 2010 AHIPF-RWJF survey. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Nov; 24(4):1769-83. [Cites AHRQ publication, The National Health Plan Collaborative: Overview of Its Origins, Accomplishments, and Lessons Learned: Final Report, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health-care provider screening for tobacco smoking and advice to quit—17 countries, 2008-2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2013 Nov 22; 62(46):920-7. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Annals of Family Medicine
Westfall JM, Zittleman L, Sutter C, et al. Testing to prevent colon cancer: results from a rural community intervention. Ann Fam Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 11(6):500-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Cho H, Klabunde CN, Yabroff KR, et al. Comorbidity-adjusted life expectancy: a new tool to inform recommendations for optimal screening strategies. Ann Intern Med 2013 Nov 19; 159(10):667-76. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009), screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008), screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012), and screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Moyer VA, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Medications for risk reduction of primary breast cancer in women: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2013 Nov 19; 159(10):698-708. [Updates 2002 USPSTF recommendations on the use of medications for breast cancer risk reduction, based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Comparative Effectiveness of Medications to Reduce Risk of Primary Breast Cancer in Women, 2013, associated USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013), and earlier systematic review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Summaries for patients. Using medications to decrease the risk for breast cancer in women: recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.  Ann Intern Med 2013 Nov 19; 159(10):I-28. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations by Moyer et al. cited above in this section.]

Emergency Medicine Reports
Rand E, Stein J. Stroke recovery—issues for the emergency physician. Emerg Med Rep 2013 Nov 17; 34(24): 281-7. [Summarizes USPSTF levels-of-evidence grading system, citing USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and gives applicable USPSTF grade recommendations for specified guidelines; adapted from article in Prim Care Rep, 2013, cited below in this section.]

Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bhutta ZA, Lasi ZS. Risk factors and interventions related to maternal and pre-pregnancy obesity, pre-obesity and diabetes for maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes: a systematic review. Expert Rev Obstet Gynecol 2013 Nov; 8(6):639-60. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults by McTigue et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2003) and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on screening for gestational diabetes mellitus by Hillier et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Journal of Family Practice
Page C, Mounsey A, Rowland K. PURLs: Is self-swabbing for STIs a good idea? J Fam Pract 2013 Nov; 62(11):651-3. [Cites USPSTF Recommendations for STI Screening, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Tilburt JC, Koller K, Tiesinga JJ, et al. Patterns of clinical response to PSA elevation in American Indian/Alaska Native men: a multi-center pilot study. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Nov; 24(4):1676-85. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Martínez-Donate AP, Vera-Cala LM, Zhang X, et al. Prevalence and correlates of breast and cervical cancer screening among a Midwest community sample of low-acculturated Latinas. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Nov; 24(4):1717-38. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2011 (date given in article; topic page on USPSTF Web site is current as of 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Zhu CS, Pinsky PF, Kramer BS, et al. The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial and its associated research resource. J Natl Cancer Inst 2013 Nov 20; 105(22):1684-93. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012), screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008), and screening for ovarian cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Lesser L. Preventing fractures by focusing on falls. J Womens Health 2013 Nov; 22(11):909-10. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on primary care-relevant interventions to prevent falling in older adults by Michael et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) and USPSTF-sponsored updated meta-analysis on vitamin D with or without calcium supplementation for prevention of cancer and fractures by Chung et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Millstine D, Bergstrom L, Mayer AP. Calcium: too much of a good thing? J Womens Health 2013 Nov; 22(11):997-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and related article by Nestle and Nesheim in the same issue of the same journal.]

Primary Care Reports
Stroke: rehabilitation and recovery. Prim Care Rep 2013 Nov; online. [Summarizes USPSTF levels-of-evidence grading system, citing USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996, and gives applicable USPSTF grade recommendations for specified guidelines.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Seehusen DA, Sheridan R. Second-generation antidepressants for depression in adults. Am Fam Physician 2013 Nov 15; 88(10):687-9. [Discusses findings from AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Adult Depression: an Update of the 2007 Comparative Effectiveness Review, 2011, prepared by the RTI-UNC EPC.]

Annals of Family Medicine
Getrich CM, Sussman AL, Campbell-Voytal K, et al. Cultivating a cycle of trust with diverse communities in practice-based research: a report from PRIME Net. Ann Fam Med 2013 Nov-Dec; 11(6):550-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/ Technology Assessment, Knowledge and Access to Information on Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations to Cancer Clinical Trials: Summary, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Goldzweig CL, Orshansky G, Paige NM, et al. Electronic patient portals: evidence on health outcomes, satisfaction, efficiency, and attitudes: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2013 Nov 19; 159(10):677-87. [Uses search strategy from AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care (prepared by the Southern California EPC) and uses a modification of quality assessment criteria from AHRQ publication, Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Padula WV, Wald HM. Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention. Ann Intern Med 2013 Nov 19; 159(10):718. [Cites AHRQ systematic comparative effectiveness review on pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention (Ann Intern Med, 2013), prepared by the Oregon EPC.]

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Grizenko N, Cai E, Jolicoeur C, et al. Effects of methylphenidate on acute math performance in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Can J Psychiatry 2013 Nov; 58(11):632-9. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Effectiveness of Treatment in At-Risk Preschoolers; Long-Term Effectiveness in All Ages; and Variability in Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 2011, prepared by the McMaster University EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Future Virology
Aldrovandi GM, Cerini C. Breast milk: proactive immunomodulation and mucosal protection against viruses and other pathogens. Future Virol 2013 Nov; 8(11):1127-34. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ip et al. (Breastfeed Med, 2009) summarizing AHRQ Evidence Report/ Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Stout NK, Nekhlyudov L, Li L, et al. Rapid increase in breast magnetic resonance imaging use: trends from 2000 to 2011. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jan; 174(1):114-21. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Breast Abnormalities: Update of a 2006 Review, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Moorman PG, Havrilesky LJ, Gierisch JM, et al. Oral contraceptives and risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer among high-risk women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Oncol 2013 Nov 20; 31(33):4188-98. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10006-I to the Duke EPC and based on AHRQ Evidence Report/ Technology Assessment, Oral Contraceptive Use for the Primary Prevention of Ovarian Cancer, 2013, prepared by the same EPC under the same contract; uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Public Health
Cooper LA, Boulware LE, Miller ER 3rd, et al. Creating a transdisciplinary research center to reduce cardiovascular health disparities in Baltimore, Maryland: lessons learned. Am J Public Health 2013 Nov; 103(11):e26-e38. [Cites AHRQ publication, State Snapshots, 2011, as published on AHRQ's NHQRnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging
Maslow K. Person-centered care for people with dementia: opportunities and challenges. Generations 2013 Fall; 37(3):8-15. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM reports, Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report, 2001, and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]

Also refer to article by Ratanawongsa et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Caylor TL, Perkins A. Recognition and management of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Am Fam Physician 2013 Nov 15; 88(10):676-84. [Uses AHRQ resources as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Stewart ST, Cutler DM, Rosen AB. US trends in quality-adjusted life expectancy from 1987 to 2008: combining national surveys to more broadly track the health of the nation. Am J Public Health 2013 Nov; 103(11):e78-e87. [Uses 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) data and 1992, 1996, and 2000-2008 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

GAO Reports
Children's health insurance: information on coverage of services, costs to consumers, and access to care in CHIP and other sources of insurance. GAO Rep 2013 Nov; GAO-14-40. [Uses 2007-2010 MEPS data.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Ratanawongsa N, Barton JL, Schillinger D, et al. Ethnically diverse patients' perceptions of clinician computer use in a safety-net clinic. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 Nov; 24(4):1542-51. [Uses three items from AHRQ's CAHPS survey, citing CAHPS Clinician & Group 12-Month Survey, 2011, and About the CAHPS Health Information Technology Item Set, 2011; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

JPEN: Journal of parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Corkins MR, Guenter P, Dimaria-Ghalili RA, et al. Malnutrition diagnoses in hospitalized patients: United States, 2010. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2013 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2010 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and AHRQ's HCUP Comorbidity Software, citing HCUP PL_RUCA—Patient Location: Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Codes, 2013, HCUP Comorbidity Software, 2013, and HCUP Databases, 2013, all accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites HCUP statistical brief, Readmissions to US Hospitals by Diagnosis, 2010, 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Adamczyk P, Attenello F, Wen G, et al. Mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke: utilization variances and impact of procedural volume on inpatient mortality. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Nov; 22(8):1263-9. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Selco SL, Markovic D, Ovbiagele B. Cranial neurosurgery procedure utilization among patients with acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Nov; 22(8):e293-e300. [Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Towfighi A, Markovic D, Ovbiagele B. Sex differences in revascularization interventions after acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Nov; 22(8):e347-e353. [Uses 1997-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Tariq N, Adil MM, Saeed F, Chaudhry SA, et al. Outcomes of thrombolytic treatment for acute ischemic stroke in dialysis-dependent patients in the United States. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Nov; 22(8):e354-e359. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP NIS data, Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Matteson KA, Raker CA, Clark MA, et al. Abnormal uterine bleeding, health status, and usual source of medical care: analyses using the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey. J Womens Health 2013 Nov; 22(11):959-65. [Uses 2002-2010 MEPS data, citing MEPS methodology report, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008.]  Select to access the abstract.

Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Lowsky DJ, Olshansky SJ, Bhattacharya J, et al. Heterogeneity in healthy aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2013 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003 MEPS data and incorporated EQ-5D data, citing Calculating the U.S. Population-Based EQ-5D Index Score, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and MEPS HC-079: 2003 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2005, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Whiteford HA, Degenhardt L, Rehm J, et al. Global burden of disease attributable to mental and substance use disorders: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2013 Nov 9; 382(9904):1575-86. [Uses 2000-2009 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Military Medicine
West AN, Lee PW. Associations between childbirth and women veterans' VA and non-VA hospitalizations for major diagnostic categories. Mil Med 2013; 178(11):1250-5. [Uses AHRQ's HCUP Comorbidity Software and Clinical Classifications Software, both accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Neuro-Oncology
Rahman M, Neal D, Fargen KM, et al. Establishing standard performance measures for adult brain tumor patients: a Nationwide Inpatient Sample database study. Neuro Oncol 2013 Nov; 15(11):1580-8. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), citing AHRQ report, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002, and uses 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses  AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-sponsored Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force report,  Doing What Counts for Patient Safety: Federal Actions to Reduce Medical Errors and Their Impact, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgery Focus
Sharma M, Ambekar S, Guthikonda B, et al. Regional trends and the impact of various patient and hospital factors on outcomes and costs of hospitalization between academic and nonacademic centers after deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease: a United States Nationwide Inpatient Sample analysis from 2006 to 2010. Neurosurg Focus 2013 Nov;35(5):E2. [Uses 2006-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), and methodologies related to AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Research
Kalisch BJ, Xie B, Ronis DL. Train-the-trainer intervention to increase nursing teamwork and decrease missed nursing care in acute care patient units. Nurs Res 2013 Nov-Dec; 62(6):405-13. [Uses customized version of AHRQ's TeamSTEPPSTM, citing AHRQ publication, TeamSTEPPS: Instructor Guide, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (former AHRQ director) (Assoc Periop Reg Nurs J, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Blood and Cancer
Raphael JL, Oyeku SO, Kowalkowski MA, et al. Trends in blood transfusion among hospitalized children with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 Nov; 60(11):1753-8. [Uses 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Kid's Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Lebrun-Harris et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Page last reviewed November 2013
Internet Citation: Reported Racial Discrimination, Trust in Physicians, and Medication Adherence Among Inner-city African Americans with Hypertension: Articles of Interest, November 22, 2013. November 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20131122.html