Urinary Catheter Use and Appropriateness in U.S. Emergency Departments, 1995-2010

Articles of Interest, April 11, 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
Schuur JD, Chambers JG, Hou PC. Urinary catheter use and appropriateness in U.S. emergency departments, 1995-2010. Acad Emerg Med 2014 Mar; 21(3):292-300. [Supported by grant R18 HS20013 (to first and third authors).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Rosen DL, Dumont DM, Cislo AM, et al. Medicaid policies and practices in US state prison systems. Am J Public Health 2014 Mar; 104(3):418-20. [Supported by grant T32 HS19442 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Hartung DM, Zarin DA, Guise JM, et al. Reporting discrepancies between the ClinicalTrials.gov results database and peer-reviewed publications. Ann Intern Med 2014 Apr 1; 160(7):477-83. [Supported by grant K12 HS19456 (to first author); second author is a former AHRQ technology assessment program director.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Rheumatic Diseases
Yun H, Xie F, Delzell E, Chen L, et al. Risk of hospitalised infection in rheumatoid arthritis patients receiving biologics following a previous infection while on treatment with anti-TNF therapy. Ann Rheum Dis 2014 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 1 K12 HS21694 (to first author) and grant R01 HS18517.] Select to access the abstract.

 Annals of Surgery
Barbash GI, Friedman B, Glied SA, Steiner CA. Factors associated with adoption of robotic surgical technology in US hospitals and relationship to radical prostatectomy procedure volume. Ann Surg 2014 Jan; 259(1):1-6. [Second and fourth authors are a former and current researcher, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2005-2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID), citing HCUP SID Database Documentation, 2012, and Databases, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Glance LG, Li Y, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, et al. Impact of obesity on mortality and complications in trauma patients. Ann Surg 2014 Mar; 259(3):576-81. [Supported by grant R01 HS16737.] Select to access the abstract.

Bone & Joint Journal
Stundner O, Chiu YL, Sun X, Ramachandran SK, Gerner P, Vougioukas V, Mazumdar M, et al. Sleep apnoea adversely affects the outcome in patients who undergo posterior lumbar fusion: a population-based study. Bone Joint J 2014 Feb; 96-B(2):242-8. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS01675 (to second, third and seventh authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Kesselheim AS, Shiu N. The evolving role of biomarker patents in personalized medicine. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2014 Feb; 95(2):127-9. [Supported by Career Development Award grant K08 HS184645-01 (to first author); notes that both authors receive funding from AHRQ to organize papers on research methods for evaluating patient health outcomes in rare diseases.] Select to access the abstract.

Contraception
Russo JA, Parisi SM, Kukla K, et al. Women's information-seeking behavior after receiving contraceptive versus noncontraceptive prescriptions. Contraception 2013 Jun; 87(6):824-9. [Supported by grant R18 HS17093 (for data collection).] Select to access the abstract.

Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Szumowski JD, Adams KN, Edelstein PH, et al. Antimicrobial efflux pumps and Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug tolerance: evolutionary considerations. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol 2013; 374:81-108. [Supported by grant 5 R18 HS20002-03 (to third author, attributed to NIH).] Select to access the abstract.

Expert Reviews of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
McLean LP, Cross RK. Adverse events in IBD: to stop or continue immune suppressant and biologic treatment. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014 Mar; 8(3):223-40. [Supported by grant R01 HS18975 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Genetics in Medicine
Hurle B, Citrin T, Jenkins JF, Kaphingst KA, et al. What does it mean to be genomically literate?: National Human Genome Research Institute Meeting Report. Genet Med 2013 Aug; 15(8):658-63. [Supported by grant R21 HS20309 (to fourth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Economics
Damianov DS, Pagán JA. Health insurance coverage, income distribution and healthcare quality in local healthcare markets. Health Econ 2013 Aug; 22(8):987-1002. [Supported by grant R24 HS17003.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Expectations
Volandes AE, Barry MJ, Wood F, et al. Audio-video decision support for patients: the documentary genré as a basis for decision aids. Health Expect 2013 Sep; 16(3):e80-e88. [Supported by grant K08 HS18780 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Heart Rhythm
Hess PL, Laird A, Edwards R, et al. Survival benefit of primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy after myocardial infarction: does time to implant matter? A meta-analysis using patient-level data from 4 clinical trials. Heart Rhythm 2013 Jun;10(6):828-35. [Supported by grant 5 R01 HS18505-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Drees M, Pineles L, Harris AD, et al. Variation in definitions and isolation procedures for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: a survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Apr; 35(4):362-6. [Supported by grant K08 HS18111.] Select to access the abstract.

 International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Drösler SE, Romano PS, Sundararajan V, et al. How many diagnosis fields are needed to capture safety events in administrative data? Findings and recommendations from the WHO ICD-11 Topic Advisory Group on Quality and Safety. Int J Qual Health Care 2014 Feb; 26(1):16-25. [Supported by grant 1 R13 HS20543; uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), citing AHRQ technical review, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—the Patient Safety Indicators, 2002, prepared by the University of California at San Francisco/Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); also uses 2010 HCUP SID data, citing HCUP Databases, 2012, and HCUP Central Distributors SPSS Load Programs, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Stroke
Johnston SC, Easton JD, Farrant M, Barsan W, Battenhouse H, Conwit R, Dillon C, Elm J, Lindblad A, Morgenstern L, et al. Platelet-oriented inhibition in new TIA and minor ischemic stroke (POINT) trial: rationale and design. Int J Stroke 2013 Aug; 8(6):479-83. [Supported by grant R18 HS17690 (to tenth author).]
Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Roper R. Special issue on primary care practice-based research networks: insights on innovative strategies for harnessing health information technology to help individuals, teams. J Ambul Care Manage 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):96-9. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; discusses AHRQ's Practice-based Research Network Initiative; comments on AHRQ-funded articles by Chung et al., Litwin and Ornstein, and Lipman et al. in the same issue and cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Chung S, Panattoni L, Hung D, Johns N, Trujillo L, Tai-Seale M. Why do we observe a limited impact of primary care access measures on clinical quality indicators? J Ambul Care Manage 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):155-63. [Supported by grant R18 HS19167 (last author is principal investigator) and grant R01 HS19815 (first author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Litvin CB, Ornstein SM. Quality indicators for primary care: an example for chronic kidney disease. J Ambul Care Manage 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):171-8. [Supported by grant K08 HS18984.] Select to access the abstract.

Lipman PD, Lange CJ, Cohen RA, Peterson KA. A mixed-methods study of research dissemination across practice-based research networks. J Ambul Care Manage 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):179-88. [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2007-10037.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cancer Education
Martinez-Donate AP, Halverson J, Simon NJ, et al. Identifying health literacy and health system navigation needs among rural cancer patients: findings from the Rural Oncology Literacy Enhancement Study (ROLES). J Cancer Educ 2013 Sep; 28(3):573-81. [Supported by grant T32 HS00083 (attributed to NIH).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Ethics
Prouty CD, Foglia MB, Gallagher TH. Patients' experiences with disclosure of a large-scale adverse event. J Clin Ethics 2013 Winter; 24(4):353-63. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS16506-01A1 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volandes AE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Mitchell SL, et al. Randomized controlled trial of a video decision support tool for cardiopulmonary resuscitation decision making in advanced cancer. J Clin Oncol 2013 Jan 20; 31(3):380-6. [Supported by grant K08 HS18780 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

 Journal of Community Health
Vyas A, Madhavan S, Kelly K, et al. Do Appalachian women attending a mobile mammography program differ from those visiting a stationary mammography facility? J Community Health 2013 Aug; 38(4):698-706. [Supported by grant R24 HS18622-02; cites US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-sponsored evidence update on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

 Journal of General Internal Medicine
Quigley DD, Elliott MN, Farley DO, Specialties differ in which aspects of doctor communication predict overall physician ratings. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Mar; 29(3):447-54. [Supported by grant U18 HS169890; uses AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Clinician & Group Survey (CG-CAHPS) survey. Select to access the abstract.

 Brenner A, Howard K, Lewis C, et al. Comparing 3 values clarification methods for colorectal cancer screening decision-making: a randomized trial in the US and Australia. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Mar; 29(3):507-13. [Supported by National Research Service Award (NRSA) grants 5 T32 HS13853-9 and 5 T32 HS00032 (to first author); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summaries on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Kieckhefer GM, Trahms CM, Churchill SS, et al. A randomized clinical trial of the Building on Family Strengths program: an education program for parents of children with chronic health conditions. Matern Child Health J 2014 Apr; 18(3):563-74. [Supported by grant HS13384 (first author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Martin A, Horowitz C, Balbierz A, et al. Views of women and clinicians on postpartum preparation and recovery. Matern Child Health J 2014 Apr; 18(3):707-13. [Supported by grant R01 HS09698-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Davidoff AJ, Gardner LD, Zuckerman IH, et al. Validation of disability status, a claims-based measure of functional status for cancer treatment and outcomes studies. Med Care 2014 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print. First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998.).] Select to access the abstract.

 MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Streiff MB, Brady JP, Grant AM, et al. CDC Grand Rounds: preventing hospital-associated venous thromboembolism. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014 Mar 7; 63(9):190-3. [Second author is acting director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; briefly summarizes AHRQ publication, Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement, 2008, and cites AHRQ's  NHQR, 2010, both published on the AHRQ Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

Public Health Nutrition
Tang JW, Allen N, de Chavez P, et al. Health-care access and weight change among young adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Public Health Nutr 2013 Oct; 16(10):1796-800. [Supported by grant T32 HS00078 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Gudzune et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles and article by Henderson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Marshall MN. Bridging the ivory towers and the swampy lowlands; increasing the impact of health services research on quality improvement. Int J Qual Health Care 2014 Feb; 26(1):1-5. [Notes that AHRQ and other organizations are "making a significant investment in applied health services research, the promotion of new partnerships between academia and health services and in knowledge mobilization," citing the AHRQ Web site."] Select to access the abstract.

Rubenstein L, Khodyakov D, Hempel S, et al. How can we recognize continuous quality improvement? Int J Qual Health Care 2014 Feb; 26(1):6-15. [Builds on prior work funded by AHRQ and others over a series of projects on identifying and assessing quality improvement intervention literature.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Goldfield NI. From the editor. J Ambul Care Manage 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):95. [Introduces special issue on primary care research networks produced with the collaboration of AHRQ.]

Hall A, Webb F, Tamayo-Friedel C. What's inside a medical home? Providers and staff give insight. J Ambul Care Manage 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):106-19. [Cites AHRQ's Patient-Centered Medical Home Resource Center Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Fiks AG, Mayne S, Karavite DJ, DeBartolo E, Grundmeier RW. A shared e-decision support portal for pediatric asthma. J Ambul Care Manage 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):120-6. [Notes that the Pediatric Research Consortium, with whom the first and last authors are affiliated, was established with funding from AHRQ and is part of the Center for Pediatric Practice Research and Learning funded by grant 1 P30 HS21645.] Select to access the abstract.

Cole AM, Stephens KA, Keppel GA, et al. Implementation of a health data-sharing infrastructure across diverse primary care organizations. J Ambul Care Manage 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):164-70. [Cites AHRQ publication, Health Information Technology Portfolio Program Overview, as published on AHRQ's Health Information Technology Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Fernandopulle R. Restoring humanity to health care. J Ambul Care Manage 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):189-91. [Cites innovation profile, Primary Care Physician and Health Coach Teams Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Complex Patients, 2010, as published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Frosch DL, Tai-Seale M. R-E-S-P-E-C-T—what it means to patients. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Mar; 29(3):427-8. [Comments on article by Quigley et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Blumenthal-Barby JS. Capsule commentary on Brenner et al.; Comparing three values clarification methods for colorectal cancer screening decision-making: a randomized trial in the US and Australia. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Mar; 29(3):519. [Comments on article by Brenner et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
DuPree E, Fritz-Campiz A, Musheno D. A new approach to preventing falls with injuries. J Nurs Care Qual 2014 Apr-Jun; 29(2):99-102. [CitesAHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Pelletier LR, Stichler JF. Ensuring patient and family engagement: a professional nurse's toolkit. J Nurs Care Qual 2014 Apr-Jun; 29(2):110-14. [Cites AHRQ publication, Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report, 2012, and DHHS report, National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Healthcare, 2011, both published on the AHRQ Web site; also cites Patient Engagement, as published on AHRQ's Integration Academy Web site.]

Medina A, Serratt T, Pelter M, et al. Decreasing central line-associated bloodstream infections in the Non-ICU population. J Nurs Care Qual 2014 Apr-Jun; 29(2):133-40. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (former AHRQ director) (J Nurs Care Qual, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Thielen J. Failure to rescue as the conceptual basis for nursing clinical peer review. J Nurs Care Qual 2014 Apr-Jun; 29 (2):155-63. [Cites AHRQ publication, Failure to Rescue: Deaths per 1,000 Discharges. Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 3.1, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Brennan MR, Laconti D, Gilchrist R. Using conformational positioning to reduce hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. J Nurs Care Qual 2014 Apr-Jun; 29(2):182-7. [Cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety Primer: Never Events, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and HCUP statistical brief Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Ulcers Among Adults 18 Years and Older, 2006, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Tucker Edmonds B, Ahlberg C, McPherson K, et al. Predictors and adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with antepartum discharge against medical advice. Matern Child Health J 2014 Apr; 18(3):640-7. [Cites data from HCUP statistical brief Hospitalizations in which Patients Leave the Hospital Against Medical Advice (AMA), 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Hall ES, Folger AT, Kelly EA, et al. Evaluation of gestational age estimate method on the calculation of preterm birth rates. Matern Child Health J 2014 Apr; 18(3):755-62. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Russell, Green, Steiner (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Pediatrics, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Fridkin S, Baggs J, Fagan R, et al.; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vital signs: improving antibiotic use among hospitalized patients. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014 Mar 7; 63(9):194-200. [Cites HCUP statistical brief, Characteristics of Adverse Drug Events Originating During the Hospital Stay, 2011, 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
Shaughnessy AF. Low-dose CT screening decreases mortality in heavy smokers. Am Fam Physician 2014 Apr 1; 89(7):574. [Synopsizes/reviews USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) on screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography.]

American Journal of Public Health
Smith BD, Beckett GA, Yartel A, et al. Previous exposure to HCV among persons born during 1945-1965: prevalence and predictors, United States, 1999-2008. Am J Public Health 2014 Mar; 104(3):474-81. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary by Whitlock et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults.] Select to access the abstract.

 Annals of Internal Medicine
Henderson JT, Whitlock EP, O'Connor E, et al. Low-dose aspirin for prevention of morbidity and mortality from preeclampsia: a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHSA-290-2012-00015-I task order 3 to the Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates EPC, and based on AHRQ systematic review of the same title (awaiting publication); uses methodologies from USPSTF Procedure Manual, 2007, and AHRQ-sponsored article by Fu et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Harris R. Screening is only part of the answer to breast cancer. Ann Intern Med 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review update by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) on screening for breast cancer.]

Juni P, Zwahlen M. It is time to initiate another breast cancer screening trial. Ann Intern Med 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Pregler JP, Crandall CJ. Update in women's health: evidence published in 2013. Ann Intern Med 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and USPSTF recommendations on risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer in women (Ann Intern Med, 2013), screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012), menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions (Ann Intern Med, 2013), and screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

BioMed Research International
Van den Broeck T, Joniau S, Clinckemalie L, et al. The role of single nucleotide polymorphisms in predicting prostate cancer risk and therapeutic decision making. Biomed Res Int 2014 Feb 19; 2014:627510. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

ED Management
ED-based screening programs for hepatitis C (HCV) highlight significant opportunity to identify patients, prevent downstream costs/complications. ED Manag 2014 Jan; 26(1):1-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

Future Virology
Duffus WA, Kintziger KW. How useful is universal screening for HIV infection? A review of the literature. Future Virol 2014 Feb; 9(2):131-45. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

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. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated evidence review (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Walter LC, Schonberg MA. Screening mammography in older women: a review. JAMA 2014 Apr 2; 311(13):1336-47. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated evidence review (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Managed Healthcare Executive
Edlin M. New hepatitis C drugs better and faster. Manag Care Exec 2014 Mar; 24(4):40-end. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C infection.]

Also refer to articles by Vyas et al. (J Community Health, 2013) and Brenner et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

 Annals of Internal Medicine
Gudzune KA, Monroe AK, Sharma R, et al. Effectiveness of combination therapy with statin and another lipid-modifying agent compared with intensified statin monotherapy: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2014 Apr 1; 160(7):468-76. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2012-00007-I to the Johns Hopkins EPC and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Combination Therapy versus Intensification of Statin Monotherapy: An Update, 2013, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; uses for review articles selected for earlier related systematic review by Sharma et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Gierisch JM, Myers ER, Schmit KM, Crowley MJ, et al. Prioritization of research addressing management strategies for ductal carcinoma in situ. Ann Intern Med 2014 Apr 1; 160(7):484-91. [Based on inputs received from the Minnesota EPC and methodological framework from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Diagnosis and Management of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), 2009, prepared by the same EPC; uses methodologies from AHRQ future research needs papers, Intravascular Diagnostic Procedures and Imaging Techniques Versus Angiography Alone in Coronary Artery Stenting: Future Research Needs, 2013 (prepared by the Tufts EPC) and Future Research Needs for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers Added to Standard Medical Therapy for Treating Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, 2010 (prepared by the Duke EPC), and from AHRQ-authored article by Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Crowley MJ, McCrory DC, Chatterjee R, et al. Prioritization of research addressing antipsychotics for adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder. Ann Intern Med 2014 Apr 1; 160(7):492-8. [Based on inputs from the RTI-University of North Carolina EPC and methodologies from AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, First-Generation Versus Second-Generation Antipsychotics for Children and Young Adults: Comparative Effectiveness, 2012 (prepared by the University of Alberta EPC), article by Gierisch et al. cited above in this section, AHRQ research report, Antipsychotic Medicines for Children and Teens: A Review of the Research for Parents and Caregivers, 2012, future research needs papers, Future Research Needs for First-and Second-Generation Antipsychotics in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness, 2012 (prepared by the University of Alberta EPC) and Intravascular Diagnostic Procedures and Imaging Techniques Versus Angiography Alone in Coronary Artery Stenting: Future Research Needs, 2013 (prepared by the Tufts EPC), and AHRQ-authored article by Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Staggs VS, Dunton N. Associations between rates of unassisted inpatient falls and levels of registered and non-registered nurse staffing. Int J Qual Health Care 2014 Feb; 26(1):87-92. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nursing Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007, prepared by the Minnesota EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Kangovi S, Mitra N, Grande D, White ML, et al. Patient-centered community health worker intervention to improve posthospital outcomes: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Apr 1; 174(4):535-43. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions, 2009; also cites HCUP statistical brief, Readmissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2008, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Mehta N, Vakharia N, Wright A. EHRs in a Web 2.0 world: time to embrace a problem-list Wiki. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Mar; 29(3):434-6. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California EPC.]

Journal of the Medical Library Association
Marshall JG. Linking research to practice: the rise of evidence-based health sciences librarianship. J Med Libr Assoc 2014 Jan; 102(1):14-21. [Notes that AHRQ "has funded the creation of systematic reviews and developed a repository for them."] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Purvis S, Gion T, Kennedy G, Rees S, et al. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection: a successful prevention effort employing a multipronged initiative at an academic medical center. J Nurs Care Qual 2014 Apr-Jun; 29(2):141-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices, 2013 (article gives 2001 title).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Drösler et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Henderson 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

Academic Medicine
Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Ahmed S, Franco Z, et al. Towards a unified taxonomy of health indicators: academic health centers and communities working together to improve population health. Acad Med 2014 Apr; 89(4):564-72. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Drösler et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2014) and Streiff et al. (MMWR Morbid Mortal Wkly Rep, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and articles by Miller et al. (Am J Public Health, 2014) and Carson et al. (Psychiatr Serv, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Bosworth MC, Olusola PL, Low SB. An update on emergency contraception. Am Fam Physician 2014 Apr 1; 89(7):545-50. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC) as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

 American Journal of Public Health
Miller NA, Kirk A, Kaiser MJ, et al. The relation between health insurance and health care disparities among adults with disabilities. Am J Public Health 2014 Mar; 104(3):e85-e93. [Uses 2001-2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ working paper, Income Measurement in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2006, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Sheetz KH, Waits SA, Girotti ME, et al. Patients' perspectives of care and Surgical Outcomes in Michigan: An Analysis Using the CAHPS Hospital Survey. Ann Surg 2014 Mar 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS), citing AHRQ-funded article by Hargraves et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Quality in Health Care
Moriarty JP, Schiebel NE, Johnson MG, et al. Evaluating implementation of a rapid response team: considering alternative outcome measures. Int J Qual Health Care 2014 Feb; 26(1):49-57. [Uses a modified version of AHRQ's PSI "failure to rescue" (FTR), Version 2.1 Revision 1, citing AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Joosten TC, Bongers IM, Janssen RT. Redesigning mental healthcare delivery: is there an effect on organizational climate? Int J Qual Health Care 2014 Feb; 26(1):58-63. [Uses the Dutch version of AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC), citing AHRQ-funded article by Sorra and Dyer (BMC Health Serv Res, 2010); also cites tables from the HSOSPC 2007 Comparative Database Report, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Tinetti ME, Han L, Lee DS, et al. Antihypertensive medications and serious fall injuries in a nationally representative sample of older adults. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Apr 1; 174(4):588-95. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites data from HCUP method series report, Addendum to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) E Code Evaluation Report (Updated for 2009), 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Stamp KD, Flanagan J, Gregas M, et al. Predictors of excess heart failure readmissions: implications for nursing practice. J Nurs Care Qual 2014 Apr-Jun; 29(2):115-23. [Uses AHRQ's 2011 HCAHPS survey, as published on the Medicare Data Web site, and citing HCAHPS Fact Sheet, 2012, as published on the HCAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Spiva L, Robertson B, Delk ML, et al. Effectiveness of team training on fall prevention. J Nurs Care Qual 2014 Apr-Jun; 29(2):164-173. [Uses AHRQ's Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) as the main study intervention, citing TeamSTEPPS Instructor Guide, TeamSTEPPS Teamwork Attitudes Questionnaire, 2007, and TeamSTEPPS Teamwork Perceptions Questionnaire (T-TPQ), 2010, all published on AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site; also uses AHRQ's HSOSPC, citing Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Karthikesalingam A, Holt PJ, Vidal-Diez A, et al. Mortality from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms: clinical lessons from a comparison of outcomes in England and the USA. Lancet 2014 Mar 15; 383(9921):963-9. [Uses 2005-2010 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing HCUP methods series report, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Care
Hall AG, Landry AY, Lemak CH, et al. Reported experiences with Medicaid managed care models among parents of children. Matern Child Health J 2014 Apr; 18(3):544-53. [Uses AHRQ's CAHPS, citing Developing a CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey to Measure the Medical Home, 2010, CAHPS Survey Tools to Advance Patient-Centered Care, 2012, About the Item Set for Children with Chronic Conditions, 2008, and CAHPS Health Plan Survey Chartbook, 2011, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Goedken AM, Urmie JM, Polgreen LA. Factors related to receipt of well-child visits in insured children. Matern Child Health J 2014 Apr; 18(3):744-54. [Uses 2007 MEPS data, citing Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS ONE
Shah T, Engmann J, Dale C, et al. Population genomics of cardiometabolic traits: design of the University College London-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine-Edinburgh-Bristol (UCLEB) Consortium. PLoS One 2013 Aug 20; 8(8):e71345. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

 Psychiatric Services
Carson NJ, Vesper A, Chen CN, et al. Quality of follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness among patients from racial-ethnic minority groups. Psychiatr Serv 2014 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004-2010 MEPS data, citing MEPS H36BRR09 Codebook: 1996-2009 Replicates for Calculating Variances File, 2011, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychological Medicine
Cho HJ, Kivimäki M, Bower JE, et al. Association of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 with new-onset fatigue in the Whitehall II prospective cohort study. Psychol Med 2013 Aug; 43(8):1773-83. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Deshpande M, Chewning B, Mott D, et al. Asthma medication use among U.S. adults 18 and older. Res Social Adm Pharm 2014 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006-2010 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Survey Background and Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; research was conducted at AHRQ's CFACT Data Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Barbash et al. (Ann Surg, 2014) and Drösler et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Page last reviewed April 2014
Internet Citation: Urinary Catheter Use and Appropriateness in U.S. Emergency Departments, 1995-2010: Articles of Interest, April 11, 2014. April 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140411.html