Randomized Trial of an Electronic Personal Health Record for Patients with Serious Mental Illnesses

Articles of Interest, April 4, 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 Psychiatry
Druss BG, Ji X, Glick G, von Esenwein SA. Randomized trial of an electronic personal health record for patients with serious mental illnesses. Am J Psychiatry 2014 Mar; 171(3):360-8. [Supported by grant R18 HS17829.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Elder NC, Jacobson CJ, Bolon SK, et al. Patterns of relating between physicians and medical assistants in small family medicine offices. Ann Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 12(2):150-7. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS19030-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Dolor RJ, Fagnan LJ. PBRN conference summary and update. Ann Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 12(2):176-7. [Supported by grant R13 HS22217.]

British Journal of Sports Medicine
Reiman MP, Goode AP, Hegedus EJ, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests of the hip: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2013 Sep; 47(14):893-902. [Supported by grant K12 HS19479-01 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Immunotherapy
McLean LP, Cross RK, Shea-Donohue T. Combined blockade of IL-17A and IL-17F may prevent the development of experimental colitis. Immunotherapy 2013 Sep; 5(9):923-5. [Supported by grant R01 HS18975 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Deshpande A, Stizlar B, Fertelli D, Kundrapu S, Sunkesula VC, Ray AJ, Donskey CJ. Utility of an adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence assay to evaluate disinfection of Clostridium difficile isolation rooms. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Aug; 34(8):865-7. [Supported by grant R18 HS20004-01A1 (to last author).]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
James KA, Fernald DH, Huff J, Ross S, Staton EW, West D, Ricciardi R. GAPS in implementing health assessments in primary care: a literature review. J Ambul Care Manage 2014 Jan-Mar; 37(1):2-10. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-1008; last author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; cites AHRQ publication, Health Risk Appraisals in Primary Care: Current Knowledge and Potential Applications to Improve Preventive Services and Chronic Care, 2009, prepared by Econometrica Inc. under contract HHS 290-2007-10069T.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Konetzka RT, Brauner DJ, Shega J, et al. The effects of public reporting on physical restraints and antipsychotic use in nursing home residents with severe cognitive impairment. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Mar; 62(3):454-61. [Supported by grant R01 HS18718.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Thomas KS, Wysocki A, Intrator O, et al. Finding Gertrude: the resident's voice in Minimum Data Set 3.0. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2014 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant T32 HS00011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Linzer M, Levine R, Meltzer D, Poplau S, et al. 10 bold steps to prevent burnout in general internal medicine. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):18-20. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18160-01 (to first and fourth authors).]

Brach C, Dreyer BP, Schillinger D. Physicians' roles in creating health literate organizations: a call to action. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Feb; 29(2):273-5. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; cites AHRQ publication, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2010.]

Mitchell SE, Gardiner PM, Sadikova E, et al. Patient activation and 30-day post-discharge hospital utilization. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Feb; 29(2):349-55. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS19771-01 (to first author); cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) statistical brief, Hospital Readmissions and Multiple Emergency Department Visits, in Selected States, 2006-2007, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal for Healthcare Quality
Wasserman M, Renfrew MR, Green AR, Lopez L, Tan-McGrory A, Brach C, et al. Identifying and preventing medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency: key findings and tools for the field. J Healthc Qual 2014 May; 36(3):5-16. [Sixth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; discusses the development of AHRQ publications, TeamSTEPPS Enhancing Safety for Patients with Limited English Proficiency Module, 2012, and Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: A Guide for Hospitals, 2012, both published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (former AHRQ director) and Tornberg (Am J Med Qual, 2007) on AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS®.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Kenyon CC, Melvin PR, Chiang VW, Elliott MN, Schuster MA, et al. Rehospitalization for childhood asthma: timing, variation, and opportunities for intervention. J Pediatr 2014 Feb; 164(2):300-5. [Supported by CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Centers of Excellence grant 1 U18 20513-01 (fifth author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

LDI Issue Brief (Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics)
Fiks AG; Center for Clinical Effectiveness; PolicyLab; Center for Biomedical Informatics; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Improving HPV vaccination rates. LDI Issue Brief 2014 Mar; 19(1):1-4. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-07-10013.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Guevara JP, Moon J, Hines EM, et al. Continuity of public insurance coverage: a systematic review of the literature. Med Care Res Rev 2014 Apr; 71(2):115-37. [Supported by grant U18 HS20508.] Select to access the abstract.

Beadles CA, Hassmiller Lich K, Viera AJ, et al. Patient-centered medical homes and oral anticoagulation therapy initiation. Med Care Res Rev 2014 Apr; 71(2):174-91. [Supported by grant 1 T32 HS19942.] Select to access the abstract.

Hays RD, Martino S, Brown JA, et al. Evaluation of a care coordination measure for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Medicare survey. Med Care Res Rev 2014 Apr; 71(2):192-202. [Supported by 2 U18 HS16980 (to first author); uses AHRQ's CAHPS Medicare Advantage and fee-for-service surveys, citing AHRQ publication, Care Coordination Measures Atlas Version 3, 2010, and AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies: Volume 7, Care Coordination., 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Outlook
Ricciardi R. Response to: Development of integrated mental health care: critical workforce competencies. Nurs Outlook 2014 Mar-Apr; 62(2):76. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.]

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Miller EK, Gebretsadik T, Carroll KN, Dupont WD, Mohamed YA, Morin LL, Heil L, Minton PA, Woodward K, Liu Z, Hartert TV, et al. Viral etiologies of infant bronchiolitis, croup and upper respiratory illness during 4 consecutive years. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2013 Sep; 32(9):950-5. [Supported by grants R01 HS18454 and R01 HS19669 (both to eleventh author).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Bardach NS, Coker TR, Zima BT, et al. Common and costly hospitalizations for pediatric mental health disorders. Pediatrics 2014 Apr; 133(4):602-9. [Supported by grant U18 HS20506-03; uses 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Introduction to the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site, and National Statistics on Children, 2009, as assessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site; cites CHIPRA Measures by CHIPRA Categories: Initial Core Set and PQMP Centers of Excellence Measure Assignments, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bresnahan BW, Rundell SD, Dagadakis MC, Sullivan SD, Jarvik JG, et al. A systematic review to assess comparative effectiveness studies in epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis and to estimate reimbursement amounts. PM R 2013 Aug; 5(8):705-14. [Supported by grant R01 HS19222-01; notes that fifth author is the principal investigator for the Back Pain Outcomes using Longitudinal Data (BOLD) Project funded through AHRQ's Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness.] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Lairson DR, Parikh RC, Cormier JN, et al. Cost-utility analysis of platinum-based chemotherapy versus taxane and other regimens for ovarian cancer. Value Health 2014 Jan-Feb; 17(1):34-42. [Supported by grant R01 HS18956.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Timbie et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Family Medicine
AHRQ updates on primary care research: raising awareness about caring for patients with multiple chronic conditions. Ann Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 12(2):177-8. [Discusses AHRQ's multiple chronic conditions infographic and video, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Yang W, Xie YM. [How to read and understand Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide (2nd Edition)]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2013 Sep; 38(18):2958-62. [Reviews AHRQ publication, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

GAO Reports
Electronic health record programs: participation has increased, but action needed to achieve goals, including improved quality of care. GAO Rep 2014 Mar; GAO-14-207. [Notes AHRQ's collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology "on a study to assess the effect of electronic prescribing on quality and efficiency using Medicare Part D claims, specifically, to determine whether electronic prescribing for diabetes patients is associated with a reduced risk of adverse drug events.”]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Wachter RM. Hospitalist workload: the search for the magic number. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 31; [Epub ahead of print. Notes that the author receives contract funding to edit two AHRQ patient safety Web sites.]

Dashiell-Earp CN, Bell DS, Ang AO, et al. Do physicians spend less time with patients in contact isolation? A time-motion study of internal medicine interns. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 31; [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Huang et al. for the AHRQ DEcIDE Network and Healthcare-Associated Infections Program (N Engl J Med, 2013).]

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Selby JV. Interview: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute seeks to find out what works best by involving 'end-users' from the beginning. J Comp Eff Res 2014 Mar; 3(2):125-9. [Notes that interviewee was a member of AHRQ's study section for health care quality and effectiveness from 1999-2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Benzer JK, Young GJ, Burgess JF Jr, et al. Sustainability of quality improvement following removal of pay-for-performance incentives. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):127-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hannan et al. (JAMA, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Shi L, Khurshid A. Capsule commentary on Weeks et al., measuring primary care organizational capacity for diabetes care coordination: the Diabetes Care Coordination Readiness Assessment. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):178. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Peikes, Zutshi, Genevro, Parchman, and Meyers (last three authors are/were researchers in and director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.]

Taylor BB, Parekh V, Estrada CA, et al. Documenting quality improvement and patient safety efforts: the quality portfolio. A statement from the Academic Hospitalist Task Force. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):214-18. [Cites AHRQ Research Funding Priorities, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kangovi S, Bark FK, Carter T, et al. Challenges faced by patients with low socioeconomic status during the post-hospital transition. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):273-5. [Cites HCUP statistical brief, Readmissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2008, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Sentell T, Zhang W, Davis J, et al. The influence of community and individual health literacy on self-reported health status. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Feb; 29(2):298-304. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Koh, Brach, Harris, and Parchman (Health Aff, 2012) and Koh, Berwick, and Clancy (Health Aff, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Paradies Y, Truong M, Priest N. A systematic review of the extent and measurement of healthcare provider racism. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Feb; 29(2):364-87. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schulman et al. (N Engl J Med, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bresnahan BW, Rundell SD, Friedly J. Reply. PM R. 2014 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print. Responds to comments on article by Bresnahan et al. (PM R, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

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

Annals of Family Medicine
Carey TS, Freburger J. Physical therapy for low back pain: what is it, and when do we offer it to patients? Ann Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 12(2):99-101. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews by Jonas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) on behavioral counseling after screening for alcohol misuse in primary care and by O'Connor et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) on screening for depression in adult patients in primary care settings.]

BJU International
Prabhu V, Lee T, Loeb S, et al. Twitter Response to the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations against screening with prostate specific antigen. BJU Int 2014 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Examines responses to release of USPSTF draft and final recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing Preface: Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and Opportunities for Public Comment, 2014, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Integrative Medicine Alert
CME objectives & CME questions. Integr Med Alert 2014 Mar; online. [Includes a question referring to USPSTF recommendations on vitamin and mineral supplements in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.]

Long-term multivitamin use in older men: are there benefits for the brain? Integr Med Alert 2014 Mar; online. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Fortnmann et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) on vitamin and mineral supplements in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.]

JAMA
Pace LE, Keating NL. A systematic assessment of benefits and risks to guide breast cancer screening decisions. JAMA 2014 Apr 2; 311(13):1327-35. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence update by Nelson et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Shokar NK. Translating research into practice: the colorectal cancer screening experience. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):10-12. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review update by Whitlock et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on screening for colorectal cancer.]

Bennett WL, Gudzune KA, Appel LJ, et al. Insights from the POWER practice-based weight loss trial: a focus group study on the PCP's role in weight management. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):50-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and interventions for obesity in adults and associated evidence summary by McTigue et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Kadivar H, Goff BA, Phillips WR, et al. Guideline-inconsistent breast cancer screening for women over 50: a vignette-based survey. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):82-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Fortuna RJ, Idris A, Winters P, et al. Get screened: a randomized trial of the incremental benefits of reminders, recall, and outreach on cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):90-7. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and cites AHRQ's Patient Centered Medical Home Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Oslin DW, Lynch KG, Maisto SA, et al. A randomized clinical trial of alcohol care management delivered in Department of Veterans Affairs primary care clinics versus specialty addiction treatment. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):162-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Berger ZD. Capsule commentary on Fortuna et al., get screened: a randomized trial of the incremental benefits of reminders, recall, and outreach on cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):177. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations as competitors to those from other organizations.]

Grant RW, Schmittdiel JA, Neugebauer RS, et al. Exercise as a vital sign: a quasi-experimental analysis of a health system intervention to collect patient-reported exercise levels. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Feb; 29(2):341-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Lin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) on behavioral counseling to promote physical activity and a healthful diet to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal for Healthcare Quality
Anderson BL, Pearlman M, Griffin J, et al. Conflicting and changing breast cancer screening recommendations: survey study of a national sample of ob-gyns after the release of the 2009 USPSTF guidelines. J Healthc Qual 2013 Jul-Aug; 35(4):25-35. [Examines uses of USPSTF and other recommendations on breast cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002 and 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Dahlke JD, Mendez-Figueroa H, Shim HG, et al. Preferences in cesarean delivery surgical technique: a survey of maternal-fetal medicine fellows. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2014 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses USPSTF levels of evidence rating criteria, citing the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Benard VB, Saraiya M, Greek A, et a. Overview of the CDC Cervical Cancer (Cx3) Study: an educational intervention of HPV testing for cervical cancer screening. J Womens Health 2014 Mar; 23(3):197-203. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Salloum RG, Kohler RE, Jensen GA, et al. U.S. Preventive services task force recommendations and cancer screening among female Medicare beneficiaries. J Womens Health 2014 Mar; 23(3):211-17. [Assesses impacts of USPSTF recommendation changes on Medicare screening utilization, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002 and 2009) and screening for cervical cancer (Am J Nurs, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Modi MN, Palmer S, Armstrong A. The role of Violence Against Women Act in addressing intimate partner violence: a public health issue. J Womens Health 2014 Mar; 23(3):253-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review update y Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) on screening women for intimate partner violence.] Select to access the abstract.

Moats CC, Edwards FD, Files JA. More than meets the eye: the importance of screening for intimate partner violence. J Womens Health 2014 Mar; 23(3):275-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

Radiology
Sprague BL, Bolton KC, Mace JL, et al. Registry-based study of trends in breast cancer screening mammography before and after the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. Radiology 2014 Feb; 270(2):354-61. [Assesses impact on Vermont mammography screening utilization following release of updated USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Journal of Hematology
Zeidan AM, Streiff MB, Lau BD, Ahmed SR, Kraus PS, Hobson DB, Carolan H, Lambrianidi C, Horn PB, Shermock KM, Tinoco G, Siddiqui S, Haut ER. Impact of a venous thromboembolism prophylaxis "smart order set": improved compliance, fewer events. Am J Hematol 2013 Jul; 88(7):545-9. [Notes AHRQ's prioritization of "interventions to improve prophylaxis for VTE” in AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices, 2013, and report summary article by Shekelle et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013); notes that last author is the principal investigator for AHRQ grant 1 K08 HS179952-01, Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care?.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Timbie JW, Ringel JS, Fox DS, Pillemer F, Waxman DA, Moore M, Hansen CK, Knebel AR, Ricciardi R, et al. Systematic review of strategies to manage and allocate scarce resources during mass casualty events. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Jun; 61(6):677-89.e101. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10062-I to the Southern California EPC; ninth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; cites several AHRQ publications on bioterrorism, mass casualty events, and related topics.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Sherman KJ, Cook AJ, Wellman RD, et al. Five-week outcomes from a dosing trial of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain. Ann Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 12(2):112-20. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Back Pain II, 2010, prepared by the University of Ottawa EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Peikes DN, Reid RJ, Day TJ, et al. Staffing patterns of primary care practices in the comprehensive primary care initiative. Ann Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 12(2):142-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded meta-regression analysis by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006) on the effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control, conducted by the Stanford-UCSF EPC; also cites AHRQ publication, Creating Capacity for Improvement in Primary Care: The Case for Developing a Quality Improvement Infrastructure, 2013.] Select to access the abstract.

EMS World
Murphy P, Colwell C, Pineda G. All you need to know about bariatrics: anatomical and physiological differences make their care a challenge. EMS World 2014 Mar; 42(3):26-35. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment summary, Pharmacological and Surgical Treatment of Obesity, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Weeks DL, Polello JM, Hansen DT, et al. Measuring primary care organizational capacity for diabetes care coordination: the Diabetes Care Coordination Readiness Assessment. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jan; 29(1):98-103. [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; gives definition of care coordination from AHRQ publication, Care Coordination Atlas Version 3, 2010, and reviews this publication for diabetes-related instruments.] Select to access the abstract.

Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Camp KM, Parisi MA, Acosta PB, et al. Phenylketonuria Scientific Review Conference: State of the science and future research needs. Mol Genet Metab 2014 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print. Briefly reviews AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Adjuvant Treatment for Phenylketonuria (PKU), 2012, and uses methodologies from AHRQ-funded/authored article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Hays et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

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

Refer to article by Okunji and Gomez (AFNF J, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

ABNF Journal
Okunji PO, Gomez F. Effects of patients and hospital characteristics on myocardial infarction mortality: health disparity outcomes. ABNF J 2014 Winter; 25(1):13-18. [Uses 2006 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Kern LM, Dhopeshwarkar RV, Edwards A, et al. Patient experience over time in patient-centered medical homes. Am J Manag Care 2013 May; 19(5):403-10. [Uses AHRQ's CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey (CG-CAHPS), as accessed on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine

Rao GA, Mann JR, Shoaibi A, et al. Azithromycin and levofloxacin use and increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia and death. Ann Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr; 12(2):121-7. [Uses AHRQ's CCS, citing Clinical Classifications Software for ICD-9-CM, 2013, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Li R, Baker LE, Shrestha S, et al. Changes over time in high out-of-pocket health-care burden in U.S. adults with diabetes, 2001-2011. Diabetes Care 2014 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2011 MEPS data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and methodologies from several AHRQ-authored MEPS-related articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Atherly A, Mortensen K. Medicaid primary care physician fees and the use of preventive services among Medicaid enrollees. Health Serv Res 2014 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003 and 2008 MEPS Household Component data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen et al. (Inquiry, 1996), and assesses concurrent compliance with USPSTF recommendations rated A or B, citing the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kennerly DA, Kudyakov R, da Graca B, et al. Characterization of adverse events detected in a large health care delivery system using an enhanced Global Trigger Tool over a five-year interval. Health Serv Res 2014 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) and PSI Software, citing AHRQ Quality Indicators Software, 2012, as accessed on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ's Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Health-Care Associated Infections, 2010, as published on the AHRQ' Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Elliott DJ, Young RS, Brice J, et al. Effect of hospitalist workload on the quality and efficiency of care. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS) survey, as accessed on the HCAHPS Online Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Curley M, Berger M, Roth J, et al. Predictors of mortality and major in-hospital adverse events associated with electrophysiology catheter ablation. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data.]

Journal of Anxiety Disorders
Wu CH, Wang CC, Katz AJ, Farley J. National trends of psychotropic medication use among patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders: results from Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2004-2009. J Anxiety Disord 2013 Mar; 27(2):163-70. [Uses 2004-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-089 2004 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2006, MEPS HC-097 2005 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2006, MEPS HC-105 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2006, MEPS HC-113 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2006, MEPS HC-121 2008 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2006, MEPS HC-126A 2009 Prescribed Medicines, 2011, MEPS HC-129 2009 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2011, and MEPS HC-128 2009 Medical Conditions, 2011; also uses CCS.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventive Medicine
Chevan J, Roberts DE. No short-term savings in health care expenditures for physically active adults. Prev Med 2014 Mar 5; 63C:1-5. [Uses 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 MEPS Household Component data.] Select to access the abstract.

Public Health Reports
Bachhuber MA, Southern WN. Hospitalization rates of people living with HIV in the United States, 2009. Public Health Rep 2014 Mar; 129(2):178-86. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002) and NIS Description of Data Elements, 2008; uses methodologies from MEPS methods series report, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Urology
Song L, Ji Y, Nielsen ME. Quality of life and health status among prostate cancer survivors and noncancer population controls. Urology 2014 Mar; 83(3):658-63. [Uses 2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-129 2009 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Vaccine
Wilson FA, Wang Y, Stimpson JP. Universal paid leave increases influenza vaccinations among employees in the U.S. Vaccine 2014 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006-2010 MEPS data, citing MEPS Survey Background, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; also uses AHRQ's CCS, citing Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research: Hospital Inpatient Statistics, 1995, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Davis-Ajami ML, Wu J, Fink JC. Differences in health services utilization and costs between antihypertensive medication users versus nonusers in adults with diabetes and concomitant hypertension from Medical Expenditure Panel Survey pooled years 2006 to 2009. Value Health 2014 Jan-Feb; 17(1):51-61. [Uses 2006-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS Survey Background, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; also uses AHRQ's CCS, citing Clinical Classifications Software for ICD-9-CM and Clinical Classifications Software, 2013, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Coughlan D, Yeh ST, O'Neill C, et al. Evaluating direct medical expenditures estimation methods of adults using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: an example focusing on head and neck cancer. Value Health 2014 Jan-Feb; 17(1):90-7. [Uses results from a literature review of studies from 2005-2012 using AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS); uses 2003-2008 MEPS data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, AHRQ's CCS, and methodologies from several AHRQ authored articles and statistical  briefs.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Bardach et al. (Pediatrics, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

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Internet Citation: Randomized Trial of an Electronic Personal Health Record for Patients with Serious Mental Illnesses: Articles of Interest, April 4, 2014. April 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140404.html