Physician Financial Incentives and Care for the Underserved in the United States

Articles of Interest, February 28, 2014

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
Chien AT, Chin MH, Alexander GC, et al. Physician financial incentives and care for the underserved in the United States. Am J Manag Care 2013 Feb; 20(2):121-9. [Supported by Career Development Award grants K08 HS17146 (to first author) and K08 HS15699-01A1 (to third author); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHQR), 2010.]

Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
Wu TC, Lyerly MJ, Albright KC, et al. Impact of telemedicine on access to acute stroke care in the state of Texas. Ann Clin Transl Neurol 2014 Jan 1; 1(1):27-33. [Supported by grants 5 T32 HS13852-10 and 5 R01 HS18362-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Women's Mental Health
Wakeel F, Wisk LE, Gee R, et al. The balance between stress and personal capital during pregnancy and the relationship with adverse obstetric outcomes: findings from the 2007 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) study. Arch Womens Ment Health 2013 Dec; 16(6):435-51. [Supported by grant T32 HS00083 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Barocas DA, Alvarez J, Koyama T, Anderson CB, Gray DT, et al. Racial variation in the quality of surgical care for bladder cancer. Cancer 2013 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print. Fifth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation:  Cardiovascular Imaging
Kline JA, Jones AE, Shapiro NI, et al. Multicenter, randomized trial of quantitative pretest probability to reduce unnecessary medical radiation exposure in emergency department patients with chest pain and dyspnea. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2014 Jan 1; 7(1):66-73. [Supported by grant R18 HS18519-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Gastroenterology
VanDussen KL, Liu TC, Li D, et al. Stappenbeck TS. Genetic variants synthesize to produce paneth cell phenotypes that define subtypes of Crohn's disease. Gastroenterology 2014 Jan; 146(1):200-9. [Supported by grant HS21747.] Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Cohen SB, Cohen JW. The capacity of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to inform the Affordable Care Act. Inquiry 2013 May; 50(2):124-34. [Authors are the director of and a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively; uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing several MEPS statistical briefs and AHRQ-authored articles describing and/or using MEPS data.]  Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Mody L, Juthani-Mehta M. Urinary tract infections in older women: a clinical review. JAMA 2014 Feb 26; 311(8):844-54. [Supported by grant R18 HS19979 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Weng C, Li Y, Berhe S, et al. An Integrated Model for Patient Care and Clinical Trials (IMPACT) to support clinical research visit scheduling workflow for future learning health systems. J Biomed Inform 2013 Aug; 46(4):642-52.  [Supported by grant R01 HS19853.] Select to access the abstract.

Johnson TR, Markowitz E, Bernstam EV, et al. SYFSA: a framework for systematic yet flexible systems analysis. J Biomed Inform 2013 Aug; 46(4):665-75. [Supported by T32 HS17586 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Management
de Cordova PB, Phibbs CS, Stone PW. Perceptions and observations of off-shift nursing. J Nurs Manag 2013 Mar; 21(2): 283-92. [Supported by grant R36 HS18216.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Rodriguez M, Hogan PG, Burnham CA, Fritz SA. Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in households of children with community-associated S aureus skin and soft tissue infections. J Pediatr 2014 Jan; 164(1):105-11. [Supported by grant R01 HS21736 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rural Health
Su D, Pratt W, Salinas J, et al. Rural-urban differences in health services utilization in the US-Mexico border region. J Rural Health 2013 Spring; 29(2):215-23. [Supported by grant R24 HS17003.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurology
Vora NM, Holman RC, Mehal JM, Steiner CA, et al. Burden of encephalitis-associated hospitalizations in the United States, 1998-2010. Neurology 2014 Feb 4; 82(5):443-51. [Fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Databases and Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: NIS Database Documentation, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses methodologies from HCUP methods series report, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2005, and data from AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Population Health Management
Goldberg DG, Beeson T, Kuzel AJ, et al. Team-based care: a critical element of primary care practice transformation. Popul Health Manag 2013 Jun; 16(3):150-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS18422.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Moyer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Hospitals & Health Networks
Stempniak M. Your not-so-secret weapon to transform care. Hosp Health Netw 2014 Feb; 88(2):57-60. [Summarizes recommended improvement strategies from AHRQ publication, Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in the Hospital, 2013, and quotes remarks from Jeff Brady, acting director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.]

Journal of Family Practice
White B, Carney PA, Flynn J, et al. Reducing hospital readmissions through primary care practice transformation. J Fam Pract 2014 Feb; 63(2):67-73. [Cites AHRQ publications, An Overview of the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit, 2013, and The Roles of Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations in Coordinating Patient Care, 2010.]

Cobble M. Coronary heart disease in women. J Fam Pract 2014 Feb; 63(2 Suppl):S9-S14. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA, on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Vitamin, mineral, and multivitamin supplements for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print. Updates 2003 USPSTF recommendations on vitamin supplementation to prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer, based on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2013, and associated systematic review article by Fortmann et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Esserman L, Alvarado M. Setting a research agenda for ductal carcinoma in situ that meets the current need for change. Ann Intern Med 2014 Feb 25; [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on medications to decrease the risk for breast cancer in women (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

Vitamin, mineral, and multivitamin supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer: recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2014 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes USPSTF recommendations presented in article by Moyer et al. cited above in this section.]

JAMA Pediatrics
Alexander SC, Fortenberry JD, Pollak KI, et al. Sexuality talk during adolescent health maintenance visits. JAMA Pediatr 2014 Feb 1; 168(2):163-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]  Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Foody J. Antiplatelet therapy in women with coronary syndrome. J Fam Pract 2014 Feb; 63(2 Suppl):S3-S8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review and meta-analysis on C-reactive protein as a risk factor for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2006).]

Ryan DH, Braverman-Panza J. Obesity in women. J Fam Pract 2014 Feb; 63(2 Suppl):S15-S20. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on effectiveness of primary care-relevant treatments for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Hye RJ, Smith AE, Wong GH, et al. Leveraging the electronic medical record to implement an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening program. J Vasc Surg 2014 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Virtual Mentor
LeFevre M. Is more screening always better? Virtual Mentor 2014 Feb 1;16(2):103-6. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Seabury SA, Goldman DP, Kalsekar I, et al. Formulary restrictions on atypical antipsychotics: impact on costs for patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in Medicaid. Am J Manag Care 2013 Feb; 20(2):e52-e60. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Efficacy and Comparative Effectiveness of Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics, 2007.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Gierisch JM, Myers ER, Schmit KM, et al. Prioritization of research addressing management strategies for ductal carcinoma in situ. Ann Intern Med 2014 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print. Uses and summarizes prioritization process from AHRQ future research needs paper Intravascular Diagnostic Procedures and Imaging Techniques Versus Angiography Alone in Coronary Artery Stenting: Future Research Needs, 2013 (prepared by the Tufts EPC), and analytic frameworks and methodologies from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Diagnosis and Management of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS), 2009, AHRQ-funded/authored article by Chang et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), and AHRQ future research needs paper, Future Research Needs for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers Added to Standard Medical Therapy for Treating Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, 2010 (prepared by the Duke EPC).] Select to access the abstract.

Crowley MJ, McCrory DC, Chatterjee R, et al. prioritization of research addressing antipsychotics for adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder.  Ann Intern Med 2014 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print. Uses methodologies and recommendations from AHRQ reports Antipsychotic Medicines for Children and Teens: A Review of the Research for Parents and Caregivers, 2012, and Future Research Needs for First- and Second-Generation Antipsychotics for Children and Young Adults, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Thomas, Parish, and Williams (Matern Child Health J, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

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

Journal of Family Practice
Brunton SA. Introduction. J Fam Pract 2014 Feb; 63(2 Suppl):S2. [Cites AHRQ publication, Health Care Quality and Disparities in Women: Selected Findings from the 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Also refer to article by Chien et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Shi et al. (Diabetes Care, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Choi JH, Pile-Spellman J, Brisman JL. US nationwide trends in carotid revascularization: hospital outcome and predictors of outcome from 1998 to 2007. Acta Neurol Scand 2014 Feb; 129(2):85-93. [Uses 1998-2007 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site, and uses methodologies from article by Hoh et al. (Stroke, 2010), which uses HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Choi JH, Pile-Spellman J, Brisman JL. US nationwide trends in carotid revascularization: is there a clinical opportunity cost associated with the introduction of novel medical devices? Acta Neurol Scand 2014 Feb; 129(2):94-101. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site, and uses methodologies from article by Hoh et al. (Stroke, 2010), which uses HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Gastroenterology
Sethi S, Mikami S, Leclair J, et al. Inpatient burden of constipation in the United States: an analysis of national trends in the United States from 1997 to 2010. Am J Gastroenterol 2014 Feb; 109(2):250-6. [Uses 1997-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Cunningham P, Carrier E. Trends in the financial burden of medical care for nonelderly adults with diabetes, 2001-2009. Am J Manag Care 2013 Feb; 20(2):135-42. [Uses 2001-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-129: 2009 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2011; also cites AHRQ-authored MEPS-related articles by Bernard, Banthin, and Encinosa (Med Care, 2006), Sarpong, Bernard, and Miller (Med Care Res Rev, 2012), Machlin and Zodet (AHRQ Work Pap, 2007), Zuvekas and Olin (Health Serv Res, 2009), and Hill, Zuvekas, and Zodet (Inquiry, 2011).]

Diabetes Care
Shi Q, Zhao Y, Fonseca V, et al. Racial disparity of eye examinations among the U.S. working-age population with diabetes: 2002-2009. Diabetes Care 2014 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002-2009 MEPS Household Component and Diabetes Care Survey data, citing Diabetes Care Survey, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; also uses the definition of disparities from AHRQ's NHDR, 2011; cites AHRQ publication, Diabetes Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 2001, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
Hatch Q, Champagne BJ, Maykel JA, et al. Crohn's disease and pregnancy: the impact of perianal disease on delivery methods and complications. Dis Colon Rectum 2014 Feb; 57(2):174-8. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, et al. Ureteral injuries in colorectal surgery: an analysis of trends, outcomes, and risk factors over a 10-year period in the United States. Dis Colon Rectum 2014 Feb; 57(2):179-86. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data, AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), and a comorbidity score based on the Elixhauser-Van Walraven model (van Walraven et al., Med Care, 2009).]
Select to access the abstract.

Inquiry
Clemans-Cope L, Long SK, Coughlin TA, et al. The expansion of Medicaid coverage under the ACA: implications for health care access, use, and spending for vulnerable low-income adults. Inquiry 2013 May; 50(2):135-49. [Uses 2003-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS-HC Summary Data Tables Technical Notes, 2004, MEPS HC-128: 2009 Medical Conditions, 2011, and MEPS methodology report, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; also uses AHRQ's HCUP Chronic Condition Indicator, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site, and methodologies from AHRQ-authored articles by Hill, Zuvekas, and Zodet (Inquiry, 2011) and Zuvekas and Cohen (Health Aff, 2007).]

Journal of Neurotrauma
Selvarajah S, Hammond ER, Haider AH, et al. The burden of acute traumatic spinal cord injury among adults in the United States: an update. J Neurotrauma 2014 Feb 1; 31(3):228-38. [Uses 2007-2009 HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS): Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample and Sample Weights: Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2009, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Thomas KC, Parish SL, Williams CS. Healthcare expenditures for autism during times of school transition: some vulnerable families fall behind. Matern Child Health J 2014 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS methodology report, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008, MEPS Household Component, 2010, MEPS HC-128: 2009 Medical Conditions, 2011, and MEPS methodology report, Overview of Methodology for Imputing Missing Expenditure Data in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2007, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; also cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (Med Care, 2003) and AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2011, prepared by the Vanderbilt EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
Bhattacharjee S, Sambamoorthi U. Co-occurring chronic conditions and healthcare expenditures associated with Parkinson's disease: a propensity score matched analysis. Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2013 Aug; 19(8):746-50. [Uses 2000-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS-MPC Sample Design and Data Collection Process, 2004, MEPS statistical brief, Expenditures for Trauma-Related Disorders, 2009: Estimates for the Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2012, and MEPS HC-036: 1996-2006 Pooled Linkage Variance Estimation File, 2011, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; also cites AHRQ-authored article by Machlin et al. (Med Care, 2009) and article by Rubenstein, Chrischilles, and Voelker (Pharmacoeconomics, 1997), both of which use MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Prostate
Gandaglia G, Abdollah F, Schiffmann J, et al. Distribution of metastatic sites in patients with prostate cancer: a population-based analysis. Prostate 2014 Feb; 74(2):210-16. [Uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Cohen and Cohen (Inquiry, 2013) and Vora et al. (Neurology, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Current as of February 2014
Internet Citation: Physician Financial Incentives and Care for the Underserved in the United States: Articles of Interest, February 28, 2014. February 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140228.html