Strict Smoke-free Home Policies Among Smoking Parents in Pediatric Settings

Articles of Interest, November 29, 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

Academic Pediatrics
Ossip DJ, Chang Y, Nabi-Burza E, et al. Strict smoke-free home policies among smoking parents in pediatric settings. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6):517-23. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

McCormick MC, Co JP, Dougherty D. Quality improvement in pediatric health care: introduction to the supplement. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S1-S4. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations; introduces AHRQ-funded supplement, which includes four papers from the AHRQ-sponsored annual conference on pediatric quality improvement research methods; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2012.]

Homer C. A tall order: improve child health. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S5-S6. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C.]

McInerny TK, Sachdeva RC. The American Academy of Pediatrics and quality improvement. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S7-S8. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C.]

Bethell CD. Engaging families (and ourselves) in quality improvement: an optimistic and developmental perspective. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S9-S11. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; cites AHRQ publications, The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Strategies to Put Patients at the Center of Primary Care, 2011, Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report, 2012, and Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety, 2013.]

Kairys S, Wasserman R, Pace W. Practice-based quality improvement/research networks: full speed forward. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S12-S13. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; mentions AHRQ's promotion of research networks via practice-based research networks (PBRNs).]

Miles PV, Moyer VA. Quality improvement and maintenance of certification. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl): S14-S15. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; second author is the current chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).]

Simpson LA, Fairbrother G. The role of policy in quality improvement. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S16-S20. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; first author is a former AHRQ deputy director; cites Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) and Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety: Developing Criteria, 2010, both published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment,  Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy, Closing the Quality: Revisiting the State of the Science, 2012.]

Beal AC, Hasnain-Wynia R. Disparities and quality: the next phase for high-performing pediatric care. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S21-S22. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Quality Improvement Interventions to Address Health Disparities, Closing the Quality: Revisiting the State of the Science, 2012.]

Parry GJ, Carson-Stevens A, Luff DF, et al. Recommendations for evaluation of health care improvement initiatives. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S23-S30. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C.] Select to access the abstract.

Garrison MM, Mangione-Smith R. Cluster randomized trials for health care quality improvement research. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S31-S37. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C.]

Penfold RB, Zhang F. Use of interrupted time series analysis in evaluating health care quality improvements. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S38-S44. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C.] Select to access the abstract.

McDonald KM. Considering context in quality improvement interventions and implementation: concepts, frameworks, and application. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S45-S53. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; cites AHRQ technical reviews, Through the Quality Kaleidoscope: Reflections on the Science and Practice of Improving Health Care Quality, Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science, 2013, and Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science—Summary Report, 2013, both prepared by the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), and Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume I: Series Overview and Methodology, 2004; also cites AHRQ publications, Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety: Developing Criteria, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and Care Coordination Atlas, 2011; mentions AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS).] Select to access the abstract.

Simon TD, Starmer AJ, Conway PH, et al. Quality improvement research in pediatric hospital medicine and the role of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) network. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S54-S60. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; second author is supported by grant 1 K12 HS19546-01; discusses the IIPE-PRIS Accelerating Safe Signouts (I-PASS) Study, funded by the same AHRQ grant, and the Pediatric Health Information System Plus (PHIS+), funded by grant 1 R01 HS98620-01; cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) statistical brief, Hospital Stays for Children, 2009, 2011, AHRQ's HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site, and TeamSTEPPS: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Macias CG. Quality improvement in pediatric emergency medicine. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S61-S68. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; cites data from AHRQ's HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ grants, Factors Associated with Quality of Care Delivered to Children in US EDs, Improving the Quality of Pediatric Emergency Care Using an Electronic Medical Record, and ParentLink: Better and Safer Emergency Care for Children, all accessed on AHRQ's Grants On-Line Database (GOLD) Web site; also cites AHRQ publications, Findings on Children's Health Care Quality and Disparities Fact Sheet, 2010, and Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) Centers of Excellence Grant Awards, 2012, both published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Lannon CM, Peterson LE. Pediatric collaborative networks for quality improvement and research. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S69-S74. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; first author is supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U19 HS21114.] Select to access the abstract.

Shah V, Warre R, Lee SK. Quality improvement initiatives in neonatal intensive care unit networks: achievements and challenges. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S75-S83. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; cites AHRQ publication Improving Healthcare Quality, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Shaw JS, Norlin C, Gillespie RJ, et al. The National Improvement Partnership Network: state-based partnerships that improve primary care quality. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S84-S94. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C.] Select to access the abstract.

Devers KJ, Foster L, Brach C. Nine states' use of collaboratives to improve children's health care quality in Medicaid and CHIP. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S95-S102. [Supported by AHRQ contract HHSP233201300017C; third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; notes that the national evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program is supported by contract HHSA29020090002191 to Mathematica Policy Research and its partners; cites AHRQ publications, How Are CHIPRA Demonstration States Approaching Practice-Level Quality Measurement and What Are They Learning?, 2012, Developing and Running a Primary Care Practice Facilitation Program: A How-to-Guide, 2011, CAHPS Surveys and Guidance, and Assessing Patient-Centered Medical Homes from the patient Perspective: Developing the CAHPS Clinician & Group PCMH Survey (slide presentation from the AHRQ Annual Meeting), 2011, and Overview: AHRQ Learning Network for Chartered Value Exchanges, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Encinosa WE, Bae J. Will meaningful use electronic medical records reduce hospital costs? Am J Manag Care 2013 Nov; 19(10 Spec No):eSP19-eSP25. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2010 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Database (SID) data for Florida, methodologies from HCUP statistical brief, Medication-Related Adverse Outcomes in U.S. Hospitals and Emergency Departments, 2008, 2011, and HCUP method series report, The Case for the present-on-Admission (POA) Indicator, 2006; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); discusses findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enabling Medication Management Through Information Technology, 2011, prepared by the McMaster University EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Smith SS, Evans CT, Tan BK, et al. National burden of antibiotic use for adult rhinosinusitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013 Nov; 132(5):1230-2. [Supported by grant T32 HS00078 (to first author).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Kanaan AO, Donovan JL, Duchin NP, et al. Adverse drug events after hospital discharge in older adults: types, severity, and involvement of Beers Criteria medications. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Nov; 61(11):1894-9. [Supported by grant R18 HS17203.] Select to access the abstract.

Shah MN, Gillespie SM, Wood N, et al. High-intensity telemedicine-enhanced acute care for older adults: an innovative healthcare delivery model. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Nov; 61(11):2000-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS18047.] Select to access the abstract.

Social Work in Public Health
Basu J, Friedman B. Adverse events for hospitalized Medicare patients: is there a difference between HMO and FFS enrollees? Soc Work Public Health 2013; 28(7):639-51. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships and second author was a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Organization, Delivery, and Markets at time of article acceptance; uses 2010 HCUP SID data for Florida, citing SID Database Documentation, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), citing AHRQ publication, Evidence Regarding Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—The Patient Safety Indicators, 2002, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Byrne MM, Daw C, Pietz K, et al. Creating peer groups for assessing and comparing nursing home performance. Am J Manag Care 2013 Nov; 19(11):933-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zinn, Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Organization, Delivery, and Markets), and Mukamel (Gerontologist, 2005) and Mukamel and Spector (Med Care, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Ly DP, Glied SA. Variations in the service quality of medical practices. Am J Manag Care 2013 Nov; 19(11):e378-e385. [Mentions AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®).] Select to access the abstract.

Ahmedani BK, Coffey MJ, Coffey CE. Collecting mortality data to drive real-time improvement in suicide prevention. Am J Manag Care 2013 Nov; 19(11):e386-e390. [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.

Fine M. Quantifying the impact of NSAID-associated adverse events. Am J Manag Care 2013 Nov; 19(14 Suppl):S267-S272. [Cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data on costs of emergency department visits, as accessed on the MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Adler-Milstein J, Huckman RS. The impact of electronic health record use on physician productivity. Am J Manag Care 2013 Nov; 19(10 Spec No):SP345-SP352. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Tierney et al. (JAMA, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Berman B, Pracilio VP, Crawford A, et al. Implementing the physician quality reporting system in an academic multispecialty group practice: lessons learned and policy implications. Am J Med Qual 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):464-71. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Van Hoof TJ, Miller NE, Meehan TP. Do published studies of educational outreach provide documentation of potentially important characteristics? Am J Med Qual 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):480-4. [Mentions AHRQ's "significant investment of resources in a national center to promote educational outreach, citing the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Schuster RJ, Cherry CO, Smith ML. The clinician engagement and education session: modernizing "academic detailing." Am J Med Qual 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):533-5. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]

Scott LA. Safety coaches: teaching quality improvement and patient safety in residency programs. Am J Med Qual 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):540. [Cites AHRQ Electronic Newsletter article, "Report to Congress: National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care," 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Circulation
Ellrodt AG, Fonarow GC, Schwamm LH, et al. Synthesizing lessons learned from Get With The Guidelines: the value of disease-based registries in improving quality and outcomes. Circulation 2013 Nov 26; 128(22):2447-60. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Xing J, Mukamel DB, Temkin-Greener H. Hospitalizations of nursing home residents in the last year of life: nursing home characteristics and variation in potentially avoidable hospitalizations. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Nov; 61(11):1900-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Spector, Selden, and Cohen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Econ, 1998) and AHRQ-funded article by Intrator, Zinn, and Mor (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Dosa D, Cai S, Gidmark S, et al. Potentially inappropriate medication use in veterans residing in community living centers: have we gotten better? J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Nov; 61(11):1994-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Bierman (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcome and Evidence and former AHRQ researcher), et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Ahalt C, Trestman Rl, Rich JD, et al. Paying the price: the pressing need for quality, cost, and outcomes data to improve correctional health care for older prisoners. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Nov; 61(11):2013-19. [Cites AHRQ innovation profile, Michigan Pathways Project Links Ex-Prisoners to Medical Services, Contributing to a Decline in Recidivism, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Web site; notes AHRQ funding of efforts to address current and former prisoner health through the Health Care Innovations Exchange.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Academic Pediatrics
Gunn VL. Youth tobacco exposure: the pediatrician's role in addressing a persistent problem. Acad Pediatr 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6):489-90. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on primary care interventions to prevent tobacco use in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2013).]

American Journal of Managed Care
Piette JD, Aikens JE, Trivedi R. Depression self-management assistance using automated telephonic assessments and social support. Am J Manag Care 2013 Nov; 19(11):892-900. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Karimi P, Shahrokni A, Moradi S. Evidence for U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against routine mammography for females between 40-49 years of age. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2013; 14(3):2137-9. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated evidence review update (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites related article by Woolf (JAMA, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Braithwaite RS. EBM's six dangerous words. JAMA 2013 Nov 27; 310(20):2149-50. [Discusses interpretations of USPSTF recommendation grade levels.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Combs BP, Rappaport M, Caverly TJ, et al. "Due" for a scan: examining the utility of monitoring densitometry. JAMA Intern Med 2012 Nov 25; 173(21):2007-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summaries

Steele CB, Rim SH, Joseph DA, et al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Colorectal cancer incidence and screening—United States, 2008 and 2010. MMWR Surveill Summ 2013 Nov 22; 62 Suppl 3:53-60. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer, citing USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis by Zauber et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal Gerontological Nursing
Johnson BK. Sexually transmitted infections and older adults. J Gerontol Nurs 2013 Nov; 39(11):53-60. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on STI screening (Am Fam Physician, 2008) and screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2013), and USPSTF recommendation statement, Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Miles and Moyer (Acad Pediatr, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Villani and Mortensen (Prev Med, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Lam R, Lin VS, Senelick WS, et al. Older adult consumers' attitudes and preferences on electronic patient-physician messaging. Am J Manag Care 2013 Nov; 19(10 Spec No):eSP7-eSP11. [Cites 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 AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment,  Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Pham JC, Frick KD, Pronovost PJ. Why don't we know whether care is safe? Am J Med Qual 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):457-63. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic  review by Kane et al. (Med Care, 2007) on the association of registered nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes, prepared by the Minnesota EPC; cites AHRQ publication Hospital Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Economics
Concomitant use of NSAIDs and aspirin: is it ever a safe combination? Med Econ 2013 Nov 25; 90(22):50-3. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.]

Also refer to articles by Simpson and Fairbrother, Beal and Hasnain-Wynia, and McDonald (all in Acad Pediatr, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

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

Refer to articles by McCormick, Co, and Dougherty (Acad Pediatr, 2013) and Basu and Friedman (Soc Work Public Health, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, article by Steele et al. (MMWR Surveill Summ, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles , and article by Villani and Mortensen (Prev Med, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Cardiology
Barrett TW, Self WH, Jenkins CA, et al. Predictors of regional variations in hospitalizations following emergency department visits for atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol 2013 Nov 1; 112(9):1410-16. [Uses 2007-2009 HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Khera S, Kolte D, Aronow WS, et al. Trends in acute kidney injury and outcomes after early percutaneous coronary intervention in patients ≥75 years of age with acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 2013 Nov 1; 112(9):1279-86. [Uses 2002-2010 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing HCUP-US Tools & Software landing page on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Schmittdiel JA, Karter AJ, Dyer WT, et al. Safety and effectiveness of mail order pharmacy use in diabetes. Am J Manag Care 2013 Nov; 19(11):882-7. [Uses as outcome variables preventable hospitalizations and preventable emergency department visits as defined by validated lists of encounters considered sensitive to primary care access and quality derived from HCUP Fact Book Preventable Hospitalizations: A Window into Primary and Preventive Care, 2004, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Prentice JC, Davies ML, Pizer SD. Using health outcomes to validate access quality measures. Am J Manag Care 2013 Nov; 19(11):e367-e377. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Taylor D, Postlethwaite D, Desai S, et al. Multiple determinants of the abortion care experience: from the patient's perspective. Am J Med Qual 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):510-18. [Uses adapted questions from AHRQ's CAHPS.] Select to access the abstract.

Studnicki J, Ekezue BF, Tsulukidze M, et al. Disparity in race-specific comorbidities associated with central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection (AHRQ-PS17). Am J Med Qual 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):525-32. [Uses AHRQ's PSI 17 and PSI software, citing AHRQ publications, Quality Indicator User Guide: Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) Composite Measures, Version 4.4, PSI 7 Central Venous Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections, and Patient Safety Indicators: Software Documentation, Version 4.2, all 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.

American Journal of Medicine
Balasubramaniyam N, Kolte D, Palaniswamy C, et al. Predictors of in-hospital mortality and acute myocardial infarction in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Am J Med 2013 Nov; 126(11):1016.e1-e7. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Medical Imaging
Lang K, Huang H, Lee DW, et al. National trends in advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging utilization: an analysis of the medical expenditure panel survey, 2000-2009. BMC Med Imaging 2013 Nov 26;13:40. [Uses 2000-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS Download Data Files, Documentation, and Codebooks, 2010, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Liu SK, Munson JC, Bell JE, et al. Quality of osteoporosis care of older Medicare recipients with fragility fractures: 2006 to 2010. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Nov; 61(11):1855-62. [Uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Creation of New Race-Ethnicity Codes and Socioeconomic Status (SES) Indicators for Medicare Beneficiaries, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kruse RL, Petroski GF, Mehr DR, et al. Activity of daily living trajectories surrounding acute hospitalization of long-stay nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Nov; 61(11):1909-18. [Uses AHRQ's HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Tehrani DM, Darki L, Erande A, et al. In-hospital mortality and coronary procedure use for individuals with dementia with acute myocardial infarction in the United States. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Nov; 61(11):1932-6. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2011, 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.

Catic AG, Berg AI, Moran JA, et al. Preliminary data from an advanced dementia consult service: integrating research, education, and clinical expertise. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Nov; 61(11):2008-12. [Uses guidelines related to palliative care and quality from AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC) as guidance for the subject service.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
Wang DD, Ouyang D, Englot DJ, et al. Trends in surgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia in the United States of America from 1988 to 2008. J Clin Neurosci 2013 Nov; 20(11):1538-45. [Uses 1988-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Powell ES, Khare RK, Courtney DM, Feinglass J. The weekend effect for patients with sepsis presenting to the emergency department. J Emerg Med 2013 Nov;45(5):641-8. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurooncology
Bekelis K, Missios S, Roberts DW. Institutional charges and disparities in outpatient brain biopsies in four US States: the State Ambulatory Database (SASD). J Neurooncol 2013 Nov; 115(2):277-83. [Uses 2005-2008 (and earlier years for two states) HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) and 2005-2009 HCUPSID data for New York, California, Florida, and North Carolina, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery:  Spine
Qureshi SA, McAnany S, Goz V, et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis: comparing single-level cervical disc replacement and single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine 2013 Nov; 19(5):546-54. [Uses 2007 and 2010 HCUP NIS data from the Inpatient Core File.] 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. [Uses 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2009, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Siddiq F, Adil MM, Kainth D, et al. The emergence of endovascular treatment-only centers for treatment of intracranial aneurysms in the United States. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Nov; 22(8):e504-e510. [Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Description of Data Elements, Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Hospital Weights File, 2002, and Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Henry AJ, Hevelone ND, Lipsitz S, et al. Comparative methods for handling missing data in large databases. J Vasc Surg 2013 Nov; 58(5):1353-9.e6. [Uses 003-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003-2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Liang P, Hurks R, Bensley RP, et al. The rise and fall of renal artery angioplasty and stenting in the United States, 1988-2009. J Vasc Surg 2013 Nov; 58(5):1331-8. [Uses 1988-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Neurology
Alshekhlee A, Geller T, Mehta S, et al. Thrombolysis for children with acute ischemic stroke: a perspective from the kids' inpatient database. Pediatr Neurol 2013 Nov; 49(5):313-18. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP KID data.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Carey MR, Howell EM, McHugh MC. Emergency department use by centenarians: the 2008 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample. Prev Chronic Dis 2013 Nov 27; 10:E198. [uses 2008 HCUP NEDS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)—The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) for the Year 2008, 2010, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) 2008, 2010, HCUP method series report, Special Study on the Meaning of the First-Listed Diagnosis on Emergency Department and Ambulatory Surgery Records, 2011, and HCUP tutorial, Calculating Standard Errors, 2012, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's CCS, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventive Medicine
Villani J, Mortensen K. Patient-provider communication and timely receipt of preventive services. Prev Med 2013 Nov; 57 (5):658-3. [Uses 2009 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (Med Care, 2009); assesses utilization of six preventive services rated A or B by the USPSTF, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009), screening for lipid disorders in adults (Am Fam Physician, 2002),  screening for lipid cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002), screening for cervical cancer (Am Fam Physician, 2003), and screening  high blood pressure (Ann Intern Med, 2007); cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011. Select to access the abstract.

Spine Journal
Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D. Trends in the surgical treatment for spinal metastasis and the in-hospital patient outcomes in the United States from 2000 to 2009. Spine J 2013 Nov 27. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Encinosa and Bae (Am J Manag Care, 2013) and Basu and Friedman (Soc Work Public Health, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Current as of November 2013
Internet Citation: Strict Smoke-free Home Policies Among Smoking Parents in Pediatric Settings: Articles of Interest, November 29, 2013. November 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20131129.html