Evidence-based Narratives to Improve Recall of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: a Randomized Experiment

Articles of Interest, March 14, 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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Kilaru AS, Perrone J, Auriemma CL, et al. Evidence-based narratives to improve recall of opioid prescribing guidelines: a randomized experiment. Acad Emerg Med 2014 Mar; 21(3):244-49. [Supported by grant R18 HS21956-01.]

American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Smith B, McDuff J, Naierman N, et al. What consumers want to know about quality when choosing a hospice provider. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2014 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 1 R21 HS21870; cites AHRQ publication, Best Practices in Public Reporting, Numbers 1 and 2, 2010, and Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy, Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science, Volume 5, 2012.]  Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Manski RJ, Moeller JF, Chen H. Dental care coverage and use: modeling limitations and opportunities. Am J Public Health 2014 Feb; 104(2):e80-e87. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; cites AHRQ publications, Dental Services: Use, Expenses, and Sources of Payment, 1996-2000, 2004, and Dental Use, Expenses, Private Dental Coverage, and Changes, 1996 and 2004, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Grunier A, Kwong JC, Campitelli MA, Newman A, Anderson GM, Rochon PA, Mor V. Influenza and seasonal patterns of hospital use by older adults in long-term care and community settings in Ontario, Canada. Am J Public Health 2014 Feb; 104(2):e141-e147. [Supported by grant HS18462 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Roentgenology
Rauscher GH, Murphy AM, Orsi JM, et al. Beyond the Mammography Quality Standards Act: measuring the quality of breast cancer screening programs. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2014 Jan; 202(1):145-51. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18366-01A1 (to the University of Chicago).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Sports Medicine
Hettrich CM, Dunn WR, Reinke EK; MOON Group, Spindler KP. The rate of subsequent surgery and predictors after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: two- and 6-year follow-up results from a multicenter cohort. Am J Sports Med 2013 Jul; 41(7):1534-40. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 5 U18 HS16075.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Kline JA, Stubblefield WB. Clinician gestalt estimate of pretest probability for acute coronary syndrome and pulmonary embolism in patients with chest pain and dyspnea. Ann Emerg Med 2014 Mar; 63(3):275-80. [Supported by grant R18 HS18519-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Kline JA, Shapiro NI, Jones AE, et al. Outcomes and radiation exposure of emergency department patients with chest pain and shortness of breath and ultralow pretest probability: a multicenter study. Ann Emerg Med 2014 Mar; 63(3):281-8. [Supported by grant R18 HS18519-01.]  Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Speck AL, Nelson B, Jefferson SO, Baptist AP. Young, African American adults with asthma: what matters to them? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2014 Jan; 112(1):35-9. [Supported by grant 1 R21 HS20977-01A1 (to fourth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Brown JR, Parikh CR, Ross CS, et al. Impact of perioperative acute kidney injury as a severity index for thirty-day readmission after cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Jan; 97(1):111-17. [Supported by grant K01 HS18443 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Dixon BE, Grannis SJ, Revere D. Measuring the impact of a health information exchange intervention on provider-based notifiable disease reporting using mixed methods: a study protocol. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2013 Oct 30; 13:121. [Supported by grant R01 HS20909.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Hwang TJ, Carpenter D, Kesselheim AS. Assessment of US pathway for approving medical devices for rare conditions. BMJ 2014 Jan 17; 348:g217. [Supported by grant K08 HS18465-01 (to third author).]

BMJ Open
Huesch MD, Currid-Halkett E, Doctor JN. Public hospital quality report awareness: evidence from National and Californian Internet searches and social media mentions, 2012. BMJ Open 2014 Mar 11; 4(3):e004417. [Supported by grant R21 HS21868-01 (first author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Theodoro D, Owens PL, Olsen MA, Fraser V. Rates and timing of central venous cannulation among patients with sepsis and respiratory arrest admitted by the emergency department. Crit Care Med 2014 Mar; 42(3):554-64. [Supported by grant K08 HS18092 (to first author) and grant 1 R24 HS19455 (to third author's institution) and grant 5 K12 RR23249 (to fourth author's institution, attributed to AHRQ); uses 2003-2006 HCUP SID data and 2005-2006 State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) data for California and AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2003-2006, Overview of the State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD), 2005-2006, Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research: Hospital Inpatient Statistics, 1995, HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2006-2009, and HCUP methods series reports, Inferences with HCUP State Databases Final Report, 2010, and Hierarchical Modeling Using HCUP Data, 2007, all published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Obesity
Sturm R, Hattori A. Morbid obesity rates continue to rise rapidly in the United States. Int J Obes 2013 Jun; 37(6):889-91. [Supported by grant T32 HS00046.] Select to access the abstract.

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Darney BG, Weaver MR, Sosa-Rubi SG, Walker D, Servan-Mori E, Prager S, Gakidou E. The Oportunidades conditional cash transfer program: effects on pregnancy and contraceptive use among young rural women in Mexico. Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2013 Dec; 39(4):205-14. [Supported by grants T32 HS17582 and T32 HS13853.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Psychiatry
Olfson M, Blanco C, Wang S, et al. National trends in the mental health care of children, adolescents, and adults by office-based physicians. JAMA Psychiatry 2014 Jan; 71(1):81-90. [Supported by grant U18 HS21112 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Singh H. Editorial: Helping health care organizations to define diagnostic errors as missed opportunities in diagnosis. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2014 Mar; 40(3):99-101. [Supported by grants 1 R01 HS22087-01 and R18 HS17820; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Speedie SM, Park YT, Du J, et al. The impact of electronic health records on people with diabetes in three different emergency departments. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Feb; 21(e1):e71-e77. [Supported by grant UC1 HS16155; uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites HCUPnet: Statistics on Emergency Department Use, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Rand CM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi PG. Electronic health record use and preventive counseling for US children and adolescents. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Feb; 21(e1):e152-e156. [Supported by grant K08 HS17951.] Select to access the abstract.

Zai AH, Kim S, Kamis A, et al. Applying operations research to optimize a novel population management system for cancer screening. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Feb; 21(e1):e129-e135. [Supported by grant R18 HS18161.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Economics
McGuire TG, Newhouse JP, Normand SL, Shi J, Zuvekas S. Assessing incentives for service-level selection in private health insurance exchanges. J Health Econ 2014 Feb 17; 35C:47-63. [Last author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2004-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-092, 1996-2004 Risk Adjustment Scores, Public Use File, 2008, and MEPS HC-128: Medical Conditions File, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Steinberg BA, Hasselblad V, Atwater BD, et al. Dabigatran for periprocedural anticoagulation following radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis of observational studies. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2013 Sep; 37(3):213-21. [Supported by grant 1 U19 HS21092.] Select to access the abstract.

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
Dixon BE, Gibson PJ, Grannis SJ.  Estimating increased electronic laboratory reporting volumes for meaningful use: implications for the public health workforce. Online J Public Health Inform 2014; 5(3):e225. [Supported by grant 5 R01 HS20209; cites data from HCUP statistical brief Overview of Hospital Stays in the United States, 2011, 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.]

PLoS One
Rose J, Chang DC, Weiser TG, et al. The role of surgery in global health: analysis of United States inpatient procedure frequency by condition using the global burden of disease 2010 framework. PLoS One 2014 Feb 26; 9(2):e89693. [Supported by grant 1 F32 HS22398; uses 2010 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), citing Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Database Documentation, Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2013, and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM Fact Sheet, all published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Telemedicine and e-Health
Koopman RJ, Wakefield BJ, Johanning JL, et al. Implementing home blood glucose and blood pressure telemonitoring in primary care practices for patients with diabetes: lessons learned. Telemed J E Health 2014 Mar; 20(3):253-60. [Supported by grants R18 HS17035 and K08 HS17948.] Select to access the abstract.

Wakefield BJ, Koopman RJ, Keplinger LE, et al. Effect of home telemonitoring on glycemic and blood pressure control in primary care clinic patients with diabetes. Telemed J E Health 2014 Mar; 20(3):199-205. [Supported by grant R18 HS17035.] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Erten MZ, Davidoff AJ, Zuckerman IH, et al. The effect of supplemental medical and prescription drug coverage on health care spending for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer. Value Health 2014 Jan-Feb; 17(1):15-21. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; cites AHRQ publication, The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Goyal et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2014) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

JAMA Internal Medicine
Greenberg JO, Barnett ML, Spinks MA, et al. The "medical neighborhood": integrating primary and specialty care for ambulatory patients. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 1; 174(3):454-7. [Cites AHRQ publication, Coordinating Care in the Medical Neighborhood: Critical Components and Available Mechanisms, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Licciardone JC, Gatchel R, Dagenais S. Assessment and management of back pain. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 1; 174(3):478-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Cherkin et al. (Spine, 1992).]

Fu SS, van Ryn M, Sherman SE, et al. Proactive tobacco treatment and population-level cessation: a pragmatic randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2014. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008. Select to access the abstract.

Geller AI, Shehab N, Lovegrove MC, et al. National estimates of insulin-related hypoglycemia and errors leading to emergency department visits and hospitalizations. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print. Cites HCUP statistical brief, Medication-Related Adverse Outcomes in U.S. Hospitals and Emergency Departments, 2008, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
Graber ML, Trowbridge R, Myers JS, et al. The next organizational challenge: finding and addressing diagnostic error. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2014 Mar; 40(3):102-10. [Mentions AHRQ's development of a national patient reporting system, citing AHRQ publication, Designing Consumer Reporting Systems for Patient Safety Events: Contract Final Report, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; also cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]

Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Ferlie E, McGivern G. Bringing Anglo-governmentality into public management scholarship: the case of evidence-based medicine in UK health care. J Public Adm Res Theory 2014 Jan; 24(1):59-83. [Mentions AHRQ's role in "evidence-based medicine and evidence-based clinical guidelines" in the US.]

Medical Care
Phillips RL Jr, Bazemore AM, Peterson LE. Effectiveness over efficiency: underestimating the primary care physician shortage. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2):97-8. [Notes that first two authors were previously supported by AHRQ; cites AHRQ publication, The Number of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Practicing Primary Care in the United States, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Friedman A, Hahn KA, Etz R, et al. A typology of primary care workforce innovations in the United States since 2000. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2):101-11. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001 Select to access the abstract.

Heisey-Grove D, Danehy LN, Consolazio M, et al. A national study of challenges to electronic health record adoption and meaningful use. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2):144-8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Barriers to Meaningful Use in Medicaid: Analysis and Recommendations, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Cheng SH, Chen CC. Effects of continuity of care on medication duplication among the elderly. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2): 149-56. [Cites AHRQ's Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Resource Center Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Economics
Bendix J, Verdon DR, Ritchie A, et al. Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2014. Med Econ 2013 Dec 25; 90(24):21-5, 30-2, 35-6. [Lists the five functions performed by the PCMH "according to" AHRQ (source not given).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Urbach DR, Govindarajan A, Saskin R, et al. Introduction of surgical safety checklists in Ontario, Canada. N Engl J Med 2014 Mar 13; 370(11):1029-38. [Cites article by Cima et al. (Surgery, 2011) which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs).] Select to access the abstract.

Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Yamamoto M. Academic detailing for best practice and pharmacists' role. Yakugaku Zasshi 2014; 134(3):355-62. [Mentions the AHRQ-funded National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD) initiative.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Public Health
Reisner SL, Van Wagenen A, Gordon A, et al. Disparities in safety belt use by sexual orientation identity among US high school students. Am J Public Health 2014 Feb; 104(2):311-18. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Whitlock et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002) on evaluating primary care behavioral counseling interventions; also cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data on adolescent counseling for safety belt use from article by Irwin et al. (Pediatrics, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Bonuck K, Stuebe A, Barnett J, et al. Effect of primary care intervention on breastfeeding duration and intensity. Am J Public Health 2014 Feb; 104 Suppl 1:S119-S127. [Summarizes findings supporting USPSTF recommendations on primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Primary care behavioral interventions to reduce illicit drug and nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Mar 11; [Epub ahead of print. Updates 2008 USPSTF recommendations, based on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Primary Care Behavioral Interventions to Prevent or Reduce Illicit Drug Use and Nonmedical Pharmaceutical Use in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2014.] Select to access the abstract.

Primary care behavioral interventions to reduce illicit drug and nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Mar 11; [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes USPSTF recommendations presented in article by Moyer et al. cited in this section.]

Patnode CD, O'Connor E, Rowland M, et al. Primary care behavioral interventions to prevent or reduce illicit drug and nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2014 Mar 11; [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHS 290-2007-10057-I to the Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Illicit Drug Use, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and associated evidence review, Screening in Primary Care Settings for Illicit Drug Use: Staged Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2008.]

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Thombs BD, Ziegelstein RC. Depression screening in primary care: why the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care did the right thing. Can J Psychiatry 2013 Dec; 58(12):692-6. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002 and 2009) and associated evidence reviews (Ann Intern Med, 2002 and 2009, and AHRQ publications, Screening for Depression: Systematic Evidence Review, 2002, and Screening for Depression in Adults and Older Adults in Primary Care: An Updated Systematic Review, 2009); also cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009 and 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Current Gastroenterology Reports
Asrani SK, Davis GL. Impact of birth cohort screening for hepatitis C. Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2014 Apr;16(4):381. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults, citing USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and AHRQ-funded comparative effectiveness review of antiviral treatment for hepatitis C virus infection in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Mitka M. USPSTF advises HBV screening for US groups at high risk of infection. JAMA 2014 Mar 12; 311(10):1004. [Discusses proposed USPSTF recommendations on screening for HBV infection for groups at high risk.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
O'Hare AM, Hotchkiss JR, Kurella Tamura M, et al. Interpreting treatment effects from clinical trials in the context of real-world risk information: end-stage renal disease prevention in older adults. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 1; 174(3):391-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on screening for, monitoring, and treatment of chronic kidney disease stages 1 to 3 (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Welch HG, Passow HJ. Quantifying the benefits and harms of screening mammography. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 1; 174(3):448-54. [Cites AHRQ publication, Breast Cancer Screening: A Summary of the Evidence, 2002, and USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Roman L, Meghea C, Ford S, et al. Individual, provider, and system risk factors for breast and cervical cancer screening among underserved Black, Latina, and Arab women. J Womens Health 2014 Jan; 23(1):57-64. [Uses study outcomes based on USPSTF 2002 recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions requiring mammography screening according to 2002 recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Medscape
Vega CP. Screening for chronic kidney disease: time to say no. Medscape 2014 Feb 27; online. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chronic kidney disease (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Medical Care
Segal JB, Bridges JF, Chang HY, et al. Identifying possible indicators of systematic overuse of health care procedures with claims data. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2):157-63. [Uses indicators/procedures of possible overuse from the USPSTF and National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC), citing USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis, 2007, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and AHRQ's NGC Web site (hysterectomy for benign disease and laminectomy or spinal fusion).] Select to access the abstract.

Modern Healthcare
Rice S. Screening for hepatitis C raises ethical, cost issues. Mod Healthc 2014 Mar 10; 44(10):11. [Mentions updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection.]

Military Medicine
Sanchez JL, Agan BK, Tsai AY, et al. Expanded sexually transmitted infection surveillance efforts in the United States military: a time for action. Mil Med 2013 Dec; 178(12):1271-80. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007).

Pediatrics
Polin RA, Carlo WA; Committee on Fetus and Newborn; American Academy of Pediatrics. Surfactant replacement therapy for preterm and term neonates with respiratory distress. Pediatrics 2014 Jan; 133(1):156-63. [Cites USPSTF Grade Definition Recommendations After 2007, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Journal of Public Health
Lobb R, Carothers BJ, Lofters AK. Using organizational network analysis to plan cancer screening programs for vulnerable populations. Am J Public Health 2014 Feb; 104(2):358-64. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 7: Care Coordination, 2007, prepared by the Stanford-UCSF EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Cristopher GC, Simpson P. Improving birth outcomes requires closing the racial gap. Am J Public Health 2014 Feb; 104(2):S10-S11. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.]

Jenkins JM, Foster EM. The effects of breastfeeding exclusivity on early childhood outcomes. Am J Public Health 2014 Feb; 104 Suppl 1:S128-S135. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Oliveira MG, Garbuio S, Treptow EC, et al. The use of portable monitoring for sleep apnea diagnosis in adults. Expert Rev Respir Med 2014 Feb; 8(1):123-32. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Home Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Goyal M, Singh S, Sibinga EM, et al. Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar; 174(3):357-68. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10061; based on AHRQ research protocol, Medication Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Conducting Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2007, and AHRQ-funded article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010); acknowledges support from Shilpa Amin, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.] Select to access the abstract.

Meeker D, Knight TK, Friedberg MW, et al. Nudging guideline-concordant antibiotic prescribing: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar; 174(3):425-31. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 4: Antibiotic Prescribing Behavior, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Siracuse JJ, Benoit E, Burke J, et al. Development of a Web-based surgical booking and informed consent system to reduce the potential for error and improve communication. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2014 Mar; 40(3):126-33. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; also cites AHRQ publication, Listen to the Family, 2004, as published on AHRQ's Web M&M Web site.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Krist AH, Beasley JW, Crosson JC, et al. Electronic health record functionality needed to better support primary care. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print. 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.] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacy Times
Maroney M. Serotonin and beyond: optimizing management of major depressive disorder. Pharm Times 2014 Jan; online. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review executive summary, Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Adult Depression: An Update of the 2007 Comparative Effectiveness Review, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Also refer to articles by Bonuck et al. (Am J Public Health, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and Patnode et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles.

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

American Journal of Public Health
Nguyen GT, Cohen C, Evans AA, et al. Broadening the scope for national database sampling: a critical need. Am J Public Health 2014 Feb; 104(2):e3. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007.]

Gonzales G, Blewett LA. National and state-specific health insurance disparities for adults in same-sex relationships. Am J Public Health 2014 Feb; 104(2):e95-e104. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011; also cites MEPS statistical brief ,Self-Insured Coverage in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for the Private Sector, 2000 and 2010, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Public Health
Landers G. The impact of smoke-free laws on asthma discharges: a multistate analysis. Am J Public Health 2014 Feb; 104(2):e74-e79. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data, citing State Inpatient Databases, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Ambekar S, Sharma M, Kukreja S, et al. Complications and outcomes of surgery for spinal meningioma: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample analysis from 2003 to 2010. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2014 Mar; 118:65-8. [Uses 2003-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2001-2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Block HS, Biller J. Commonly asked questions: thrombolytic therapy in the management of acute stroke. Expert Rev Neurother 2013 Feb; 13(2):157-165. [Reviews findings from article by Quershi et al. (Arch Neurol, 2011) which uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
Wagner JS, Chandran A, DiBonaventura M, et al. The costs associated with sleep symptoms among patients with fibromyalgia. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 2013 Feb;13(1):131-9. [Uses 2008 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Reames BN, Birkmeyer NJ, Dimick JB, et al. Socioeconomic disparities in mortality after cancer surgery: failure to rescue. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Studnicki J, Ekezue BF, Tsulukidze M, et al. Classification tree analysis of race-specific subgroups at risk for a central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection. Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2014 Mar; 40(3):134-43. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicator 7, central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection, citing Central Venous Catheter-related Blood Stream Infection Rate: Technical Specifications, Patient Safety Indicator #7 (PSI#7), Version 4.5, 2013, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; also cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1: Assessment, 2008, and mentions AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Babbott S, Manwell LB, Brown R, et al. Electronic medical records and physician stress in primary care: results from the MEMO Study. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Feb; 21(e1):e100-e106. [Uses data from the 2001 to 2005 Minimizing Error, Maximizing Outcome (MEMO) Study (Linzer et al., Ann Intern Med, 2009), previously supported by grant 5 R01 HS11955.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Healthcare Management
Huppertz JW, Smith R. The value of patients' handwritten comments on HCAHPS surveys. J Healthc Manag 2014 Jan-Feb; 59(1):31-47. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data for 2009; cites AHRQ publication, HCAHPS Three-State Pilot Study Analysis Results, 2003, as published on the CMS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Economics
Lamori JC, Shoheiber O, Dudash K, et al. The economic impact of acute coronary syndrome on length of stay: an analysis using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases. J Med Econ 2014 Mar; 17(3):191-7. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS and SID data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Bhattacharya RK, Vaishnav N, Dubinsky RM. Is there an increased risk of hip fracture in multiple sclerosis? Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Multidiscip Healthc 2014 Feb 13; 7:119-22. [Uses 1988-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rheumatology
Knight AM, Weiss PF, Morales KH, et al. National trends in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus hospitalization in the United States: 2000-2009. J Rheumatol 2014 Mar; 41(3):539-46. [Uses 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data and AHRQ's CCS, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2006-2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Hughes DR, Khaliq AA. The effect of macroeconomic conditions on the care decisions of the employed. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2):121-7. [Uses 1995-2008 MEPS data; notes that research was conducted at AHRQ's CFACT Data Center and acknowledges AHRQ support.] Select to access the abstract.

Wong ES, Hebert PL, Hernandez SE, et al. Association between local area unemployment rates and use of Veterans Affairs outpatient health services. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2):137-143. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Gao J, Moran E, Li YF, Almenoff PL. Predicting potentially avoidable hospitalizations. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2):164-71. [Uses AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators, citing AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; also cites AHRQ publication, The Roles of Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations in Coordinating Patient Care, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Pugh MJ, Finley EP, Copeland LA, et al. Complex comorbidity clusters in OEF/OIF veterans: the polytrauma clinical triad and beyond. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2):172-81. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

North American Actuarial Journal
Shi P, Zhang W. Managed care and health care utilization: specification of bivariate models using copulas. N Am Actuar J 2013; 17(4):306-24. [Uses 2008 MEPS data.]

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Albornoz CR, Cordeiro PG, Mehrara BJ, et al. Economic implications of recent trends in U.S. immediate autologous breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 2014 Mar; 133(3):463-70. [Uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Simmering JE, Polgreen LA, Polgreen PM. Web search query volume as a measure of pharmaceutical utilization and changes in prescribing patterns. Res Social Adm Pharm 2014 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004-2009 MEPS data, citing Survey Background, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Kelly AG, Zahuranec DB, Holloway RG, et al. Variation in do-not-resuscitate orders for patients with ischemic stroke: implications for national hospital comparisons. Stroke 2014 Mar; 45(3):822-7. [Uses 2005-2011 HCUP SID data for California and HCUP CCS, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 Administrative Data and Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Supplemental Variables for Revisit Analyses, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Adil MM, Qureshi AI, Beslow LA, et al. Transient ischemic attack requiring hospitalization of children in the United States: Kids' Inpatient Database 2003 to 2009. Stroke 2014 Mar; 45(3):887-88. [Uses 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP KID data and AHRQ comorbidity files, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Theodoro et al. (Crit Care Med, 2014), Speedie et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2014), McGuire et al. (J Health Econ, 2014), and Rose et al. (PloS One, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Segal et al. (Med Care, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles.

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