Documentation of the 5 As for Smoking Cessation by PCPs across Distinct Health Systems

Articles of Interest, March 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
Williams RJ, Masica AL, McBurnie MA, Solberg LI, Bailey SR, Hazlehurst B, et al. Documentation of the 5 As for smoking cessation by PCPs across distinct health systems. Am J Manag Care 2014 Mar; 20(3):e82-e89. [Supported by grant R01 HS19828 (sixth author is principal investigator) for the Comparative Effectiveness Research Hub (CER Hub), a network of asthma and smoking cessation researchers from the six health systems from which participant medical records were reviewed and coded for this study; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Memtsoudis SG, Stundner O, Rasul R, et al. The impact of sleep apnea on postoperative utilization of resources and adverse outcomes. Anesth Analg 2014 Feb; 118(2):407-18. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS01675.] Select to access the abstract.

Gastroenterology
McClain JL, Grubišić V, Fried D, et al. Ca2+ responses in enteric glia are mediated by connexin-43 hemichannels and modulate colonic transit in mice. Gastroenterology 2014 Feb; 146(2):497-507.e1. [Supported by grant HS78678 (to seventh author, attributed to NICHD).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Olfson M, Marcus SC, Bridge JA. Focusing suicide prevention on periods of high risk. JAMA 2014 Mar 19; 311(11):1107-8. [Supported by grant U19 HS21112 (to first author).]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Del Fiol G, Workman TE, Gorman PN. Clinical questions raised by clinicians at the point of care: a systematic review. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant K01 HS18352.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Chang SH, Stoll CR, Song J, et al. The effectiveness and risks of bariatric surgery: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis, 2003-2012. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar; 149(3):275-87. [Supported by grant K01 HS22330.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Pavlik V, Brown AE, Nash S, et al. Association of patient recall, satisfaction, and adherence to content of an electronic health record (EHR)-generated after visit summary: a randomized clinical trial. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 27(2):209-18. [Supported by AHRQ, no funding information given; mentions AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Clinician & Group Survey, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Scammon DL, Tabler J, Brunisholz K, Gren LH, Kim J, Tomoaia-Cotisel A, Day J, Farrell TW, Waitzman NJ, Magill MK. Organizational culture associated with provider satisfaction. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 27(2):219-28. [Supported by grants 1 R18 HS19136-02 and R18 HS20106 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Bouma AB, Tiedje K, Poplau S, Boehm DH, Shah ND, Commers MJ, Linzer M, Montori VM. Shared decision making in the safety net: where do we go from here? J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 27(2):292-4. [Supported by Translating Information on Comparative Effectiveness into Practice (TRICEP) grant 5 R18 HS18339-02 (to second, third, fourth, fifth, seventh, and eighth authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Glasgow RE, Hawn MT, Hosokawa PW, et al. Campbell D, Neumayer LA; DS3 Study Group. Comparison of prospective risk estimates for postoperative complications: human vs computer model. J Am Coll Surg 2014 Feb; 218(2):237-45.e1-e4. [Supported by grant T32 HS13852 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Doucette WR, Zhang Y, Chrischilles EA, et al. Factors affecting Medicare Part D beneficiaries' decision to receive comprehensive medication reviews. J Am Pharm Assoc 2013 Sep-Oct; 53(5):482-7. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18353.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Garg K, Kaszubski PA, Moridzadeh R, Rockman CB, Adelman MA, Maldonado TS, Veith FJ, Mussa FF. Endovascular-first approach is not associated with worse amputation-free survival in appropriately selected patients with critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg 2014 Feb; 59(2):392-9. [Supported by Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award grant 1 K12 HS19473-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Lee DS, Markwardt S, McAvay GJ, et al. Dodson JA, Tinetti ME. Effect of β-blockers on cardiac and pulmonary events and death in older adults with cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 Suppl 3:S45-S51. [Supported by grant R21 HS19446.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Engineering & Physics
Miller SF, Sanz-Guerrero J, Dodde RE, et al. A pulsatile blood vessel system for a femoral arterial access clinical simulation model. Med Eng Phys 2013 Oct; 35(10):1518-24. [Supported by Using Simulation for Teaching Femoral Arterial Access: A Multi-Centric Collaborative Approach grant 1 R18 HS20447-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Opthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
Pershing S, Bakri SJ, Moshfeghi DM. Ocular hypertension and intraocular pressure asymmetry after intravitreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina 2013 Sep-Oct; 44(5):460-4. [Supported by grant T32 HS00028.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Nelson CP, Johnson EK, Logvinenko T, et al. Ultrasound as a screening test for genitourinary anomalies in children with UTI. Pediatrics 2014 Mar; 133(3):e394-e403. [Supported by ARRA National Research Service Award in Expanding Training in Comparative Effectiveness for Child Health Researchers grant T32 HS19485 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Brown NM, Green JC, Desai MM, et al. Need and unmet need for care coordination among children with mental health conditions. Pediatrics 2014 Mar; 133(3):e530-e537. [Supported by T32 training grant (number not given).] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS ONE
Rothberg MB, Pekow PS, Priya A, et al. Using highly detailed administrative data to predict pneumonia mortality. PLoS One 2014 Jan 31; 9(1):e87382. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18723-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Progress in Transplantation
Rodrigue JR, Nelson DR, Hanto DW, et al. Patient-reported immunosuppression nonadherence 6 to 24 months after liver transplant: association with pretransplant psychosocial factors and perceptions of health status change. Prog Transplant 2013 Dec; 23(4):319-28. [Supported by grant D71 HS22061 (to first author, attributed to HRSA).] Select to access the abstract.

Social Work in Public Health
Basu J, Mobley LR, Thumula V. The small area predictors of ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations: a comparison of changes over time. Soc Work Public Health 2014; 29(2):176-88. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; uses 1995-2005 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for six states.] Select to access the abstract.

Women's Gynecologic Health (Jones & Bartlett Learning)
Taylor D, Schulling KD, Collins Sharp BA. Menstrual cycle pain and discomforts. Womens Gynecol Health 2013: 573-607. [Third author is the senior advisor for women's health in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Clinical Partnerships.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Lenert LA, Sakaguchi FH, Weir CR. Rethinking the discharge summary: a focus on handoff communication. Acad Med 2014 Mar; 89(3):393-8. [Cites AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS: Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) Toolkit, as published on the Department of Defense Health Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Vidyarthi AR, Green AL, Rosenbluth G, et al. Engaging residents and fellows to improve institution-wide quality: the first six years of a novel financial incentive program. Acad Med 2014 Mar; 89(3):460-8. [Cites HCUP data from AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site and 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.

American Journal of Managed Care
Higgins S, Chawla R, Colombo C, et al. Medical homes and cost and utilization among high-risk patients. Am J Manag Care 2014 Mar; 20(3):e61-e71. [Cites AHRQ publication, Building the Evidence Base for the Medical Home: What Sample and Sample Size Do Studies Need?, 2011, and AHRQ-funded article by Peikes et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2012).]

Brophy L, Williams A, Berman EJ, et al. Collaborative DTM reduces hospitalization and healthcare costs in patients with diabetes treated with polypharmacy. Am J Manag Care 2014 Mar; 20(3):e72-e81. [Cites AHRQ publication, Health Care Efficiency Measures: Identification, Categorization, and Evaluation, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Martinez EA, Donelan K, Henneman JP, et al. Identifying meaningful outcome measures for the intensive care unit. Am J Med Qual 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2):144-52. [Gives AHRQ's definition of preventable injury from AHRQ publication, AHRQ's Patient Safety Initiative, Appendix 1: Patient Safety Terms and Definitions, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al., (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Mitka  M. Groups aim for trustworthy clinical practice guidelines. JAMA 2014 Mar 26; 311(12):1187-8. [Discusses AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC).]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Klompas M, Speck K, Howell MD, Greene LR, Berenholtz SM. Reappraisal of routine oral care with chlorhexidine gluconate for patients receiving mechanical ventilation: systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print. Notes that first author has received AHRQ grants for other research on VAP surveillance and prevention.]  Select to access the abstract.

Carnahan D. Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on article by Del Fiol, Workman, and Gorman (JAMA Intern Med, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Bonten MJ. Chlorhexidine-based oral care and ventilator-associated pneumonia: the devil in disguise? JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Huang et al. (N Engl J Med, 2013) from the AHRQ DEcIDE Network and Healthcare-Associated Infections Program on decolonization to prevent ICU infection.]

JAMA Surgery
Gonzalez AA, Ghaferi AA. Hospital safety scores: do grades really matter? JAMA Surg 2014 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ghaferi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009) and article by Kaafarani et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2011), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs).]

Hiatt JR. Shoring up the safety net. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar; 149(3):236. [Mentions the use of AHRQ's HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data in article by Wakeam et al. (JAMA Surg, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Willard-Grace R, Hessler D, Rogers E, et al. Team structure and culture are associated with lower burnout in primary care. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 27(2):229-38. [Cites AHRQ publication, Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety: the Evidence-Based Relation, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Dubois RW. Practice-based research networks: will their promise become reality? J Comp Eff Res 2014 Mar; 3(2):123-4. [Cites AHRQ's Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks Resource Center Web site.]

Lancet
Inouye SK, Westendorp RG, Saczynski JS. Delirium in elderly people. Lancet 2014 Mar 8; 383(9920):911-22. [Cites quality measure summary, Delirium: Proportion of Patients Meeting Diagnostic Criteria on the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), as published on AHRQ's National Quality Measures ClearinghouseTM (NQMC) Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Windsor R, Clark J, Cleary S. Effectiveness of the Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment(SCRIPT) dissemination project: a science to prenatal care practice partnership. Matern Child Health J 2014 Jan; 18(1):180-90. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, and Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; also cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Eijkenaar F, van Vliet RC. Performance profiling in primary care: does the choice of statistical model matter? Med Decis Making 2014 Feb; 34(2):192-205. [Cites AHRQ publications, Methodological Considerations in Generating Provider Performance Scores for Use in Public Reporting: A Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives, 2011, and AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

MedSurg Nursing
Sprayberry LD. Transformation of America's health care system: implications for professional direct-care nurses.  MedSurg Nurs 2014 Jan; 23(1):61-6. [Cites Report to Congress: National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care, 2011, and 2012 Annual Progress Report to Congress: National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care, 2012, as accessed on the AHRQ Web site.]

Eadie C. Health literacy identification and classification. MedSurg Nurs 2014 Jan; 23(1):S1-S5. [Briefly summarizes guidelines from AHRQ's Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2010, as accessed on the AHRQ Web site.]

Nephrology Nursing Journal
Sherwood G, Zomorodi M. A new mindset for quality and safety: the QSEN competencies redefine nurses' roles in practice. Nephrol Nurs J 2014 Jan-Feb; 41(1):15-24. [Briefly discusses AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS®, citing TeamSTEPPS Tools,  and AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, both published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Headley CM. Breaking the safety barrier. Nephrol Nurs J 2014 Jan-Feb; 41(1):76-82. [Cites AHRQ publications, A Decade of Evidence, Design and Implementation, 2009, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, as retrieved from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Bookshelf Web site.]

Brooks DH. Patient safety resources on the Web. Nephrol Nurs J 2014 Jan-Feb; 41(1):97-9. [Discusses AHRQ's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) and TeamSTEPPS, and cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Pediatrics
Sharp AL, Prosser LA, Walton M, et al. Cost analysis of youth violence prevention. Pediatrics 2014 Mar; 133(3):448-53. [Cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data on emergency department visits from Emergency Room Services—Mean and Median Expenses Per Person with Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source Payment: United States, 2010, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Committee on Child Health Financing. Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): accomplishments, challenges, and policy recommendations. Pediatrics 2014 Mar; 133(3):e784-e793. [Mentions AHRQ's identification of a core set of child health quality measures, citing Table 1. Initial, Recommended Set of Children's Health Care Quality Measures, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and cites AHRQ-funded article by Szilagyi et al. (Pediatrics, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Research on Aging
Hsiao CJ and Hing E. Emergency department visits and resulting hospitalizations by elderly nursing home residents, 2001-2008. Res Aging 2014 Mar; 36(2):207-27. [Cites MEPS data on costs of emergency department visits for the elderly from Emergency Room Services—Mean and Median Expenses Per Person with Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source Payment: United States, 2009, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

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

American Family Physician
CME quiz questions. Am Fam Physician 2014 Mar 15; 89(6):428-9. [Includes questions based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults cited in article by Hoover and Polson et al. cited below in this section; includes question based on the AHRQ comparative effectiveness review discussed in article by Guirguis-Blake cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.]

Hoover RM, Polson M. Detecting elder abuse and neglect: assessment and intervention. Am Fam Physician 2014 Mar 15; 89(6):453-60. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013); uses USPSTF recommendations and AHRQ evidence reports and NGC as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA. Screening for cognitive impairment in older adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Updates 2003 USPSTF recommendations on screening for dementia, based on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: An Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2013, and associated systematic review by Lin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Screening for cognitive impairment in older adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes USPSTF recommendations given in article by Moyer et al. cited above in this section.]

JAMA
Naimi TS, Cole TB. Electronic alcohol screening and brief interventions: expectations and reality. JAMA 2014 Mar 26; 311(12):1207-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Schonberg MA, Hamel MB, Davis RB, et al. Development and evaluation of a decision aid on mammography screening for women 75 years and older. JAMA Internal Medicine 2014 Mar; 174(3):417-24. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]  Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Stewart TV, Loskutova N, Galliher JM, et al. Practice patterns, beliefs, and perceived barriers to care regarding dementia: a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Research Network. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 27(2):275-83. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary by Boustani et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2003) on screening for dementia in primary care.] Select to access the abstract.

Huffman MM, Mounsey AL. Hepatitis C for primary care physicians. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 27(2):284-91. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and associated  AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults, 2012, as accessed from NLM ‘s Bookshelf Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Skelton A, Kuhn C, Rothenberg D, et al. Older women's willingness to discontinue Papanicolaou test screening. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 27(2):295-6. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Athletic Training
Conley KM, Bolin DJ, Carek PJ, et al. National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement: preparticipation physical examinations and disqualifying conditions. J Athl Train 2014 Jan-Feb; 49(1):102-20. [Gives USPSTF requirements for an effective screening test from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Campos-Outcalt D. The new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines: what you need to know. J Fam Pract 2014 Feb; 63(2):89-93. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on obesity and overweight.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
O'Brien PL. Performance measurement: a proposal to increase use of SBIRT and decrease alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Matern Child Health J 2014 Jan;18(1):1-9. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for pregnant women, citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site; notes the lack of comprehensive measures related to SBIRT for alcohol use during pregnancy listed in AHRQ's NCMC.] Select to access the abstract.

Pain Physician
Yang LY, Wang XL, Zhou L, et al. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of unilateral versus bilateral kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. Pain Physician 2013 Jul-Aug;16(4):277-90. [Uses USPSTF evidence-rating methodologies, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Mojtabai R. Diagnosing depression in older adults in primary care. N Engl J Med 2014 Mar 27; 370(13):1180-2. [Mentions USPSTF 2009 recommendations on screening for depression.]

PLoS ONE
Wang AT, Fan J, Van Houten HK, et al. Impact of the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines on screening mammography rates on women in their 40s. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 11; 9(3):e91399. [Examines rates of mammography screening before and after release of updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Milano CE, Hardman JA, Plesiu A, et al. Simulated Electronic Health Record (Sim-EHR) curriculum: teaching EHR skills and use of the EHR for disease management and prevention. Acad Med 2014 Mar; 89(3):399-403. [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, performed by the Southern California EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

American Family Physician
Guirguis-Blake J. Preventing recurrent nephrolithiasis in adults. Am Fam Physician 2014 Mar 15; 89(6):461-3. [Author is a former AHRQ researcher; summarizes and is based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Recurrent Nephrolithiasis in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness of Preventive Medical Strategies, 2012.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Pronovost PJ, Wachter RM. Progress in patient safety: a glass fuller than it seems. Am J Med Qual 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2):165-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices, 2013, as published on the AHRQ Web site; also cites AHRQ publication, Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative: Final Report on the National CUSP: Stop BSI Project, 2012; notes that first author has received grant or contract support from AHRQ and second author received contracts from AHRQ for editing two AHRQ Web sites.]

Clinical Lab Products
Appold K. Vitamin D testing: exploring a variety of testing methods for a vital hormone. Clin Lab Prod 2014 Feb 28; 16-18; online. [Cites AHRQ draft evidence report, Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes (Update), 2014, prepared by the Southern California EPC.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Milstein A. Widening gaps in the wall obscuring physician performance differences. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 26; [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science Series: Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy, 2012.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Otsuka K, Taguri M, Dennis CL, et al. Effectiveness of a breastfeeding self-efficacy intervention: do hospital practices make a difference? Matern Child Health J 2014 Jan; 18(1):296-306. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Winslow et al. (Am Fam Physician, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

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

American Journal of Managed Care
Ng JH, Bierman AS, Eliott MN, et al. Beyond black and white: race/ethnicity and health status among older adults. Am J Manag Care 2014 Mar; 20(3):239-48. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010, and several AHRQ-authored articles.]

Hill CF, Powers BW, Jain SH, et al. Mobile health clinics in the era of reform. Am J Manag Care 2014 Mar; 20(3):261-4. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Prezio EA, Balasubramanian BA, Shuval K, et al. Evaluation of a quality improvement performance in the Community Diabetes Education (CoDE) program for uninsured Mexican Americans: results of a randomized controlled trial. Am J Med Qual 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2):124-34. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Winslow BT, Onysko M, Thompson KA, et al. Common questions about Clostridium difficile infection. Am Fam Physician 2014 Mar 15; 89(6):437-42. [Uses AHRQ's evidence reports and NGC as data sources.]

Hardeman J, Weiss BD. Intrauterine devices: an update. Am Fam Physician 2014 Mar 15; 89(6):445-50. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Sweeney LA, Warren O, Gardner L, et al. A simulation-based training program improves emergency department staff communication. Am J Med Qual 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2):115-23. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2012 User Comparative Database Report, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Roelse K, Verbosky M. Evaluating the impact of pharmacy interactions and direct patient care services on satisfaction scores. Am J Med Qual 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2 Suppl):18S. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS) survey questions.]

Fitzsimons S. Acquisition of a new hospital into a Magnet organization: a strategic nursing plan for cultural and clinical integration. Am J Med Qual 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2 Suppl):19S. [Uses HCAHPS.]

Anand K, Hain P, Haria N. Utilizing visual tools to engage patients to facilitate customized pain medication management. Am J Med Qual 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2 Suppl):22S. [Uses HCAHPS survey questions targeting pain management.]

Health Economics
Coey D. The effect of Medicaid on health care consumption of young adults. Health Econ 2014 Feb 27; [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1996-2008 MEPS data; cites AHRQ working paper by Selden and Sing (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and AHRQ-authored article by Sing et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2006), both on comparing MEPS with the National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Novis SJ, Pritchett CV, Thorne MC, et al. Pediatric deep space neck infections in U.S. children, 2000-2009. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2014 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site and Introduction to the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Rangrass G, Ghaferi AA, Dimick JB. Explaining racial disparities in outcomes after cardiac surgery: the role of hospital quality. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar; 149(3):223-7. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Wakeam E, Hevelone JD, Maine R, et al. Failure to rescue in safety-net hospitals: availability of hospital resources and differences in performance. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar; 149(3):229-36. [Uses 2007-2010 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002-2009, as 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.

Tran Cao HS, Lopez N, Chang DC, et al. Improved perioperative outcomes with minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy: results from a population-based analysis. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar; 149(3):237-43. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Balentine CJ, Naik AD, Robinson CN, et al. Association of high-volume hospitals with greater likelihood of discharge to home following colorectal surgery. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar; 149(3):244-51. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002-2009, as 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.

Warner DO, Borah BJ, Moriarty J, et al. Smoking status and health care costs in the perioperative period: a population-based study. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar; 149(3):259-66. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) and All-Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups Severity of Illness scale, citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM and Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, respectively, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Hall EC, Boyarsky BJ, Deshpande NA, et al. Perioperative complications after live-donor hepatectomy. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar; 149(3):288-91. [Uses 2000-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Regenbogen SE, Hardiman KM, Hendren S, et al. Surgery for diverticulitis in the 21st century: a systematic review. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar; 149(3):292-303. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source for the literature review.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Shi L, Chen CC, Nie X, et al. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to primary care among people with chronic conditions. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 27(2):189-8. [Uses 2010 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Survey Background, 2009, and Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Carvajal DN, Blank AE, Lechuga C, et al. Do primary care patient experiences vary by teaching versus nonteaching facility? J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 27(2):239-48. [Uses CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey, citing CAHPS Surveys and Guidance: Clinician & Group, 2014, and The CAHPS Clinician & Group Database: About the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey, 2013, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS and CAHPS Database Web sites, respectively.]  Select to access the abstract.

Fenton JJ, Jerant AF, Franks P. Influence of elective versus emergent hospital admission on patient satisfaction. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 27(2):249-57. [Uses 2000-2010 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (first two authors are researcher in and director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and third author is a former AHRQ researcher) (Med Care, 2009); also uses five CAHPS survey items, citing AHRQ-funded article by Hargraves, Hays, and Cleary (Health Serv Res, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Crawford EA, Parikh PJ, Kong N, et al. Analyzing discharge strategies during acute care: a discrete-event simulation study. Med Decis Making 2014 Feb; 34(2):231-41. [Uses HCUP SID data for Washington, citing Introduction to the HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Magill SS, Edwards JR, Bamberg W, et al. for the Emerging Infections Program Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use Prevalence Survey Team. Multistate point-prevalence survey of health care-associated infections. N Engl J Med 2014 Mar 27; 370(13):1198-208. [Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Lee GY, Yamada J, Kyololo O, et al. Pediatric clinical practice guidelines for acute procedural pain: a systematic review. Pediatrics 2014 Mar; 133(3):500-15. [Uses AHRQ's NGC.]  Select to access the abstract.

Lavelle TA, Weinstein MC, Newhouse JP, et al. Economic burden of childhood autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics 2014 Mar; 133(3):e520-e529. [Uses 2003-2008 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin  (Med Care, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS ONE
Alfred T, Ben-Shlomo Y, Cooper R, et al. Associations between a polymorphism in the pleiotropic GCKR and age-related phenotypes: the HALCyon programme. PLoS One 2013 Jul 23; 8(7):e70045. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Tinetti ME, Han L, McAvay GJ, et al. Anti-hypertensive medications and cardiovascular events in older adults with multiple chronic conditions. PLoS One 2014 Mar 10; 9(3):e90733. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, et al. Complications after lumbar spine surgery between teaching and nonteaching hospitals. Spine 2014 Mar 1; 39(5):417-23. [Uses 2002-2011 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Basu, Mobley, and Thumula (Soc Work Public Health, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Page last reviewed March 2014
Internet Citation: Documentation of the 5 As for Smoking Cessation by PCPs across Distinct Health Systems: Articles of Interest, March 28, 2014. March 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140328.html