Development and Validation of a Discharge Planning Index for Achieving Home Discharge after Hospitalization for Acute Stroke among Those Who eceived Rehabilitation Services

Articles of Interest, May 2, 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 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Stineman MG, Kwong PL, Bates BE, Kurichi JE, Ripley DC, Xie D. Development and validation of a discharge planning index for achieving home discharge after hospitalization for acute stroke among those who received rehabilitation services. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2014 Mar; 93(3):217-30. [Supported by grant R01 HS18540.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Daiello LA, Gardner R, Epstein-Lubow G, Butterfield K, Gravenstein S. Association of dementia with early rehospitalization among Medicare beneficiaries. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2014 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant K08 HS17735 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

 Birth
Moore JE, Low LK, Titler MG, Dalton VK, Sampselle CM. Moving toward patient-centered care: women's decisions, perceptions, and experiences of the induction of labor process. Birth 2014 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print. First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Elective Induction of Labor, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

 BMJ Quality and Safety
Meddings J, Rogers MA, Krein SL, Fakih MG, Olmsted RN, Saint S. Reducing unnecessary urinary catheter use and other strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection: an integrative review. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Apr; 23(4):277-89. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2007-10062-I and grants 1 R01 HS18344-01A1 (to first, second, and last authors) and 1 K08 HS19767-01 (to first author); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

 Treadwell JR, Lucas S, Tsou AY. Surgical checklists: a systematic review of impacts and implementation. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Apr; 23(4):299-318. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2007-10062-I; notes the inclusion (and omission in this review) of anesthesia checklists in AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices, 2013, prepared by the Southern California-RAND Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, and AHRQ fact sheet,  Researching Implementation and Change While Improving Quality: Grant Awards, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

 Weaver SJ, Dy SM, Rosen MA. Team-training in healthcare: a narrative synthesis of the literature. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 May; 23(5):359-72. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2007-10062-I; discusses the use of AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS® in reviewed studies, uses “TeamSTEPPS” as a term in the literature search strategy, and cites AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site; cites AHRQ publications Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety: The Evidence-based Relation, 2005, and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; also cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Child Abuse & Neglect
Raghavan R, Brown DS, Allaire BT, Garfield LD, Ross RE, Snowden LR. Racial/ethnic differences in Medicaid expenditures on psychotropic medications among maltreated children. Child Abuse Negl 2014 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R01 HS20269.] Select to access the abstract.

Diagnosis
Henriksen K. Improving diagnostic performance: some unrecognized obstacles. Diagnosis 2014 Jan; 1(1):35-8. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.]

 Newman-Toker DE, Moy E, Valente E, Coffey R, Hines AL. Missed diagnosis of stroke in the emergency department: a cross-sectional analysis of a large population-based sample. Diagnosis 2014 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print. Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and fourth author is a contract researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data and 2008-2009 HCUP State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) data for nine states; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

 Health Affairs
Hill SC, Abdus S, Hudson JL, Selden TM. Adults in the income range for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion are healthier than pre-ACA enrollees. Health Aff 2014 Apr; 33(4):691-9. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2005-2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (Med Care, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Sommers BD, Graves JA, Swartz K, Rosenbaum S. Medicaid and marketplace eligibility changes will occur often in all states; policy options can ease impact. Health Aff 2014 Apr; 33(4):700-7. [Supported by grant K02 HS21291 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

IEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Wang F, Stone E, Skubic M, Keller JM, Abbott C, Rantz M. Toward a passive low-cost in-home gait assessment system for older adults. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 2013 Mar; 17(2):346-55. [Supported by grant R01 HS18477.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Morris MS, Deierhoi RJ, Richman JS, Altom LK, Hawn MT. The relationship between timing of surgical complications and hospital readmission. JAMA Surg 2014 Apr 1; 149(4):348-54. [Supported by grant T32 HS13852.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Hakkarainen TW, Dellinger EP, Evans HL, Farjah F, Farrokhi E, Steele SR, Thirlby R, Flum DR; Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program Collaborative. Comparative effectiveness of skin antiseptic agents in reducing surgical site infections: a report from the Washington State Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program. J Am Coll Surg 2014 Mar; 218(3):336-44. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS20025-01 for the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program; data collection was facilitated through the AHRQ-funded Comparative Effectiveness Translational Network (CERTAIN) research platform directed from the University of Washington's Surgical Outcomes Research Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Dahlke AR, Chung JW, Holl JL, Ko CY, Rajaram R, Modla L, Makary MA, Bilimoria KY. Evaluation of initial participation in public reporting of American College of Surgeons NSQIP surgical outcomes on Medicare's Hospital Compare website. J Am Coll Surg 2014 Mar; 218(3):374-80, 380.e1-e5. [Supported by grant R21 HS21857, Engaging Patients and Hospitals To Expand Public Reporting in Surgery; uses AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient experience measures and risk-adjusted Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), citing AHRQ research protocol, Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy: A Systematic Review of the Multiple Pathways Public Reporting May Influence Quality of Health Care, 2012, and AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap Series: Revisiting the State of the Science: Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy, 2012, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of ExtraCorporeal Technology
Likosky DS. Clinical microsystems: a critical framework for crossing the quality chasm. J Extra Corpor Technol 2014 Mar; 46(1):33-7. [Supported by grant 1 K02 HS15663-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Jones E, Lebrun-Harris LA, Sripipatana A, Ngo-Metzger Q. Access to mental health services among patients at health centers and factors associated with unmet needs. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014 Feb; 25(1):425-36. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships (with HRSA when article was written); cites AHRQ publication, Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Dauw CA, Kaufman SR, Hollenbeck BK, Roberts WW, Faerber GJ, Wolf JS Jr, Hollingsworth JM 3rd. Expulsive therapy versus early endoscopic stone removal in patients with acute renal colic: a comparison of indirect costs. J Urol 2014 Mar; 191(3):673-7. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS20927-01A1 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Tinetti ME, Basu J. Research on multiple chronic conditions: where we are and where we need to go. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 (3 Suppl 2):S3-S6. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2010-00004I, TO8; second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; introduces special AHRQ-funded issue; acknowledges support by AHRQ project officer Therese Miller and David Myers, researcher in and director of the same AHRQ center, respectively; other AHRQ-funded/authored articles in this issue were included in Articles of Interest, March 21, 2014.] Select to access the abstract.

Maciejewski ML, Bayliss EA. Approaches to comparative effectiveness research in multimorbid populations. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 (3 Suppl 2):S23-S30. [Supported by Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) Research Network grants R21 HS19455 (to first author) and R21 HS19520 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Yoon J, Zulman D, Scott JY, Maciejewski ML. Costs associated with multimorbidity among VA patients. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 (3 Suppl 2):S31-S36. [Supported by Multiple Chronic Conditions Research Network grant R21 HS19455 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Brooks JM, Cook EA, Chapman CG, Kulchaitanaroaj P, Chrischilles EA, Welch S, Robinson J. Geographic variation in statin use for complex acute myocardial infarction patients: evidence of effective care? Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 Suppl 3:S37-S44. [Supported by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant 1 R21 HS19574-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Zeng C, Ellis JL, Steiner JF, Shoup JA, McQuillan DB, Bayliss EA. Assessment of morbidity over time in predicting health outcomes. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 Suppl 3:S52-S59. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18404-01 (last author is principal investigator.]  Select to access the abstract.

Freeman E, McGuire CA, Thomas JW, Thayer DA. Factors affecting costs in Medicaid populations with behavioral health disorders. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 Suppl 3:S60-S66. [Supported by grant R21 HS19522-01; acknowledges assistance from Richard Ricciardi (project officer and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.]  Select to access the abstract.

Hempstead K, Delia D, Cantor JC, Nguyen T, Brenner J. The fragmentation of hospital use among a cohort of high utilizers: implications for emerging care coordination strategies for patients with multiple chronic conditions. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 Suppl 3:S67-S74. [Supported by AHRQ MCC Research Network grant R24 HS19678-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Chrischilles E, Schneider K, Wilwert J, Lessman G, O'Donnell B, Gryzlak B, Wright K, Wallace R. Beyond comorbidity: expanding the definition and measurement of complexity among older adults using administrative claims data. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 Suppl 3:S75-S84. Select to access the abstract.

Lichstein JC, Domino ME, Beadles CA, Ellis AR, Farley JF, Morrissey JP, Gauchat GW, Dubard CA, Jackson CT. Use of medical homes by patients with comorbid physical and severe mental illness. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 (3 Suppl 2):S85-S91. [Supported by grant R24 HS19659-01, Expansion of Research Capability to Study Comparative Effectiveness in Complex Patients, and by grant 5 T32 HS00032 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Domino ME, Beadles CA, Lichstein JC, Farley JF, Morrissey JP, Ellis AR, Dubard CA. Heterogeneity in the quality of care for patients with multiple chronic conditions by psychiatric comorbidity. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 (3 Suppl 2):S101-S109. [Supported by grant R24 HS19659-01, Expansion of Research Capability to Study Comparative Effectiveness in Complex Patients, and by grant 5 T32 HS00032 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Tai-Seale M, Wilson CJ, Stone A, Durbin M, Luft HS. Patients' body mass index and blood pressure over time: diagnoses, treatments, and the effects of comorbidities. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 (3 Suppl 2):S110-S117. [Supported by grant R21 HS19550-01 and AHRQ MCC Research Network contract HHSA290-2010-00004-I, TO2.] Select to access the abstract.

Boyd CM, Wolff JL, Giovannetti E, Reider L, Weiss C, Xue QL, Leff B, Boult C, Hughes T, Rand C. Healthcare task difficulty among older adults with multimorbidity. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 (3 Suppl 2:S118-S125. [Supported by grants R21 HS176650-01 (first author is principal investigator) and R01 HS14580-01A1 (for data collection).] Select to access the abstract.

Jordan N, Sohn MW, Bartle B, Valenstein M, Lee Y, Lee TA. Association between chronic illness complexity and receipt of evidence-based depression care. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 (3 Suppl 2):S126-S131. [Supported by grant R21 HS17635.] Select to access the abstract.

Zhang Y, Thamer M, Kaufman J, Cotter D, Hernán MA. Comparative effectiveness of two anemia management strategies for complex elderly dialysis patients. Med Care 2014 Mar; 52 (3 Suppl 2):S132-S139. [Supported by grant R21 HS19513.] Select to access the abstract.

Patient Experience Journal
Brach C. A daughter's frustration with the dearth of patient- and family-centered care. Patient Exp 2014 Apr; 1(1): Article 7. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; cites and lists several AHRQ publications and resources on health literacy and patient-centered care.]

Pediatrics
Kahn MG, Bailey LC, Forrest CB, Padula MA, Hirschfeld S. Building a common pediatric research terminology for accelerating child health research. Pediatrics 2014 Mar; 133(3):516-25. [Supported by grant R01 HS20024 (to second and third authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Production and Operations Management
Tucker AL, Singer SJ. The effectiveness of management-by-walking-around: a randomized field study. Prod Oper Manag 2014 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R01 HS13920.]

Quality of Life Research
Hung M, Carter M, Hayden C, Dzierzon R, Morales J, Snow L, Butler J, Bateman K, Samore M. Psychometric assessment of the patient activation measure short form (PAM-13) in rural settings. Qual Life Res 2013 Apr; 22(3):521-9. [Supported by grant R18 HS17308.] Select to access the abstract.

Transfusion
Glance LG, Mukamel DB, Blumberg N, Fleming FJ, Hohmann SF, Dick AW. Association between surgical resident involvement and blood use in noncardiac surgery. Transfusion 2014 Mar; 54(3):691-700. [Supported by grant R01 HS16737.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by O'Neil et al. (Syst Rev, 2014) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Gandhi SO, Sabik L. Emergency department visit classification using the NYU Algorithm. Am J Manag Care 2014 Apr; 20(4):315-20. [Cites AHRQ fact sheet,  Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Perinatology
Dukhovny D, Dennis CL, Hodnett E, Weston J, Stewart DE, Mao W, Zupancic JA. Prospective economic evaluation of a peer support intervention for prevention of postpartum depression among high-risk women in Ontario, Canada. Am J Perinatol 2013 Sep; 30(8):631-42. [Acknowledges assistance from members of the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, funded by grant T32 HS00063.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Taylor MJ, McNicholas C, Nicolay C, Darzi A, Bell D, Reed JE. Systematic review of the application of the plan-do-study-act method to improve quality in healthcare. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Apr; 23(4):290-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Kurosawa H, Ikeyama T, Achuff P, Perkel M, Watson C, Monachino A, Remy D, Deutsch E, Buchanan N, Anderson J, et al. A randomized, controlled trial of in situ pediatric advanced life support recertification ("pediatric advanced life support reconstructed") compared with standard pediatric advanced life support recertification for ICU frontline providers. Crit Care Med 2014 Mar; 42(3):610-18. [Notes that last author's (Nishisaki A) institution received support from grant R03 HS21583, Evaluation of Current Tracheal Intubation Practice in Multiple PICU.] Select to access the abstract.

ECRI Institute Report
ECRI Institute.  Top patient safety concerns for healthcare organizations. 2014 Apr; online. [Quotes remarks by the director of the ECRI EPC and co-author of AHRQ toolkit Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Chan JC, Sui Y, Oldenburg B, Zhang Y, Chung HH, Goggins W, Au S, Brown N, Ozaki R, Wong RY, et al. Effects of telephone-based peer support in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus receiving integrated care: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Matsushima K, Schaefer EW, Won EJ, Armen SB, Indeck MC, Soybel DI. Positive and negative volume-outcome relationships in the geriatric trauma population. JAMA Surg 2014 Apr 1; 149(4):319-26. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002 and 2003), Ghaferi et al. (Med Care, 2011, Ann Surg, 2011, and N Engl J Med, 2009), and Glance et al. (Ann Surg, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American)
Ching AC. How do we interpret National Inpatient Sample data about complications? Commentary on an article by Amit Jain, MD, et al.: "rhBMP use in cervical spine surgery: associated factors and in-hospital complications". J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014 Apr 16; 96(8):e67. [Comments on article published in same issue which uses HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data (refer to Articles of Interest, April 25, 2014).]

Journal of Women's Health
Vaid I, Ahmed K, May D, Manheim D. The WISEWOMAN Program: Smoking Prevalence and Key Approaches to Smoking Cessation Among Participants, July 2008-June 2013. J Womens Health 2014 Apr; 23(4):288-95. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, as accessed on the HRSA Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

McCloskey L, Bernstein J, Winter M, Iverson R, Lee-Parritz A. Follow-up of gestational diabetes mellitus in an urban safety net hospital: missed opportunities to launch preventive care for women. J Womens Health 2014 Apr; 23(4):327-34. [Cites HCUP project highlight, Economic and Health Care Costs of Diabetes, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality Management in Health Care
Locatelli SM, Hill JN, Talbot ME, Schectman G, Lavela SL. Relational continuity or rapid accessibility in primary care?: a mixed-methods study of veteran preferences. Qual Manag Health Care 2014 Apr-Jun; 23(2):76-85. [Cites AHRQ-funded IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Santos M, Eriksson H. Making quality registers supporting improvements: a systematic review of the data visualization in 5 quality registries. Qual Manag Health Care 2014 Apr-Jun; 23(2):119-28. [Cites AHRQ publication, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Urologic Nursing
Riley MA, Organist L. Streamlining biofeedback for urge incontinence. Urol Nurs 2014 Jan-Feb; 34(1):19-26. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Acute and Chronic Management, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Managed Care
Brown RL, Moberg DP, Allen JB, Peterson CT, Saunders LA, Croyle MD, Lecoanet RM, Linnan SM, Breidenbach K, Caldwell SB. A team approach to systematic behavioral screening and intervention. Am J Manag Care 2014 Apr; 20(4):e113-e121. [Assesses program to facilitate delivery of behavioral preventive services rated A or B by the USPSTF, citing USPSTF Recommendations as published on the USPSTF Web site; also cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update (Am J Prev Med, 2008).]

Sepehri A, Gil-Guillen VF, Palazon-Bru A, Orozco-Beltran D, Carratala-Munuera C, Castell EC, Rizo-Baeza M. Are obese patients assisted in losing weight? Am J Manag Care 2014 Apr; 20(4):e122-e128. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).]

Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Slatore C, Baumann C, Pappas M, Humphrey LL. Smoking behaviors among patients receiving computed tomography for lung cancer screening: systematic review  in support of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2014 Apr 4. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHSA-290-2007-10057-I-EPC3, task order 13 and based on AHRQ publication, Screening for Lung Cancer: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2013, and associated systematic review by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013); updates previous review by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and uses methodologies in USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and USPSTF Procedure Manual, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites Lung Cancer Screening Topic Page on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Shakil A, Bardwell J, Sherin K, Sinacore JM, Zitter R, Kindratt TB. Development of verbal HITS for intimate partner violence screening in family medicine. Fam Med 2014 Mar; 46(3):180-5. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults and associated updated systematic review (Ann Intern Med, 2013 and 2012, respectively) and findings from earlier review on screening women and elderly adults for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]  Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Monnat SM. Race/ethnicity and the socioeconomic status gradient in women's cancer screening utilization: a case of diminishing returns? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014 Feb; 25(1):332-56. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Callahan CM, Sachs GA, Lamantia MA, Unroe KT, Arling G, Boustani MA. Redesigning systems of care for older adults with Alzheimer's disease. Health Aff 2014 Apr; 33(4):626-32. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Lin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Tessier J, Downen M, Engel-Browser J, Naeve L, Sayler M, Horning K. Pitfalls & pearls for 8 common lab tests. J Fam Pract 2014 Apr; 63(4):198-205. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for subclinical thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant adults by Helfand et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Monnat SM. Race/ethnicity and the socioeconomic status gradient in women's cancer screening utilization: a case of diminishing returns? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014 Feb; 25(1):332-56. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2010. Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Public Health Management Practice
Pomeranz JL, Yang YT. The Affordable Care Act and state coverage of clinical preventive health services for working-age adults. J Public Health Manag Pract 2014 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses Affordable Care Act provisions requiring coverage of preventive services rated A or B by the USPSTF in relation to USPSTF recommendation processes, citing USPSTF publications, Grade Definitions, Procedure Manual, USPSTF A and B Recommendations, and Topics in Progress, and USPSTF recommendation statements, Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults, Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote Physical Activity, and Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults, all published on the USPSTF Web site; also cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): An Introduction and Implementing USPSTF Recommendations, both published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Santen RJ, Stuenkel CA, Burger HG, Manson JE. Competency in menopause management: whither goest the internist? J Womens Health 2014 Apr; 23(4):281-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Gerber MR, Iverson KM, Dichter ME, Klap R, Latta RE. Women veterans and intimate partner violence: current state of knowledge and future directions. J Womens Health 2014 Apr; 23(4):302-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on screening women for intimate partner violence and elderly and vulnerable adults for abuse by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012). Select to access the abstract.

Modern Healthcare
Lee J. Breast surgeons to assess value of mammograms for younger women. Mod Healthc 2014 Apr 28; 44(17):4. [Mentions USPSTF 2009 recommendations on screening for breast cancer.]

Dickson V. CMS to weigh coverage of CT scans for smokers. Mod Healthc 2014 Apr 28; 44(17):10. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans for current and past heavy smokers and on screening for breast cancer.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

BMJ Quality and Safety
Kadehjian EK, Schneider L, Greenberg JO, Dudley J, Kachalia A. Challenges to implementing expanded team models: lessons from a centralised nurse-led cholesterol-lowering programme. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Apr; 23(4):338-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded analysis by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006) on the effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control, based on work performed by the Stanford-UCSF EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Tarver W, Menachemi N. Examining the use of HIT functions among physicians serving minority populations. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014 Feb; 25(1):215-28. [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, and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006; cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Decision Support Systems: State of the Art, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Medscape Family Medicine
Vega CP. The American medical system fails patients with ADHD: a call to action. Medscape Fam Med 2014 Apr 9; online. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Effectiveness of Treatment in At-Risk Preschoolers; Long-Term Effectiveness in All Ages; and Variability in Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 2011, prepared by the McMaster University EPC.]

 Systematic Reviews
O'Neil M, Berkman N, Hartling L, Chang S, Anderson J, Motu'apuaka M, Guise JM, McDonagh MS. Observational evidence and strength of evidence domains: case examples. Syst Rev 2014 Apr 23; 3(1):35. [Supported by contracts to multiple EPCs under AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program; fourth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; cites several chapters in AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2013, and earlier versions from 2007-2012; cites AHRQ-funded article by Chou et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) and AHRQ report, Methods Research Report, 2011; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request, 2006, and AHRQ comparative effectiveness reviews, Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2011, Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2012, and Evaluation and Treatment of Cryptorchidism, 2012.]  Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Moore et al. (Birth, 2014) and Meddings et al., Treadwell et al., and Weaver et al. (all in BMJ Qual Saf, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

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

Family Medicine
Hasnain M, Massengale L, Dykens A, Figueroa E. Health disparities training in residency programs in the United States. Fam Med 2014 Mar; 46(3):186-91. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved
Chen C, Weider K, Konopka K, Danis M. Incorporation of socioeconomic status indicators into policies for the meaningful use of electronic health records. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014 Feb; 25(1):1-16. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Bartel AP, Beaulieu ND, Pibbs CS, Stone PW. Human capital and productivity. Am Econ J: Appl Econ 2014; 6(2):231-59. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

American Journal of Managed Care
Abramson EL, Patel V, Edwards A, Kaushal R. Consumer perspectives on personal health records: a 4-community study. Am J Manag Care 2014 Apr; 20(4):287-96. [Uses survey items from AHRQ's CAHPS® Clinician & Group Survey, 2012, and MEPS.]

Feinberg B, Milligan S, Olson T, Wong W, Winn D, Trehan R, Scott J. Physician behavior impact when revenue shifted from drugs to services. Am J Manag Care 2014 Apr; 20(4):303-10. [Uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).]

American Journal of Medicine
Stein PD, Matta F. Pulmonary embolectomy in elderly patients. Am J Med 2014 Apr; 127(4):348-50. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Orthopedics
Trofa D, Rajaee SS, Smith EL. Nationwide trends in total shoulder arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty for osteoarthritis. Am J Orthop 2014 Apr; 43(4):166-72. [Uses 2000-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP method series report, 2002 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, 2005, as published on AHRQ's HUCP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's Comorbidity Software modeled on the Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesiology
Mhyre JM, Tsen LC, Einav S, Kuklina EV, Leffert LR, Bateman BT. Cardiac arrest during hospitalization for delivery in the United States, 1998-2011. Anesthesiology 2014 Apr; 120(4):810-18. [Uses 1998-2011 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Gynecologic Oncology
Anthoulakis C, Nikoloudis N. Pelvic MRI as the "gold standard" in the subsequent evaluation of ultrasound-indeterminate adnexal lesions: a systematic review. Gynecol Oncol 2014 Mar; 132(3):661-8. [Uses AHRQ “rating scales” to assess the quality of selected studies, citing the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
Piso B, Reinsperger I, Winkler R. Recommendations from international clinical guidelines for routine antenatal infection screening: does evidence matter? Int J Evid Based Healthc 2014 Mar; 12(1):50-61.Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Ragulin-Coyne E, Witkowski ER, Chau Z, Ng SC, Santry HP, Callery MP, Shah SA, Tseng JF. Is routine intraoperative cholangiogram necessary in the twenty-first century? A national view. J Gastrointest Surg 2013 Mar; 17(3):434-42. [Uses 2004-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal de Gynecologie Obstetrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
Braidy C, Nazac A, Legendre G, Capmas P, Fernandez H. [Comparison of fertiloscopy versus laparoscopy in the exploration of the infertility: Analysis of the literature.] J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod 2014 Apr 21. French. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved
Schiefelbein EL, Olson JA, Moxham JD. Patterns of health care utilization among vulnerable populations in central Texas using data from a regional health information exchange. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014 Feb; 25(1):37-51. [Uses HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), 2012, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; cites HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2011, and HCUP statistical brief,  Mental Health and Substance Abuse-related Emergency Department Visits among Adults, 2007, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Wang T, Srebotnjak T, Brownell J, Hsia RY. Emergency department charges for asthma-related outpatient visits by insurance status. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014 Feb; 25(1):396-405. [Uses 2006-2008 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Survey Background, 2009, and Design, Methods, and Field Results of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Medical Provider Component (MEPS MPC) – 2006 Calendar Year Data, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Bush SH, Bruera E, Lawlor PG, Kanji S, Davis DH, Agar M, Wright D, Hartwick M, Currow DC, Gagnon B, et al. Clinical practice guidelines for delirium management: potential application in palliative care. J Pain Symptom Manage 2014 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print. uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Schairer WW, Zhang AL, Feeley BT. Hospital readmissions after primary shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2010 HCUP SID data and HCUP CCS, citing HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for IDE-9-CM Fact Sheet, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites HCUP statistical brief, All-Cause Hospital Readmissions among Nonelderly Medicaid Patients, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Kuo DZ, Melguizo-Castro M, Goudie A, Nick TG, Robbins JM, Casey PH. Variation in child health Care utilization by medical complexity. Matern Child Health J 2014 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007, 2008, and 2009 MEPS Full-Year Data Sets and HCUP CCS.] Select to access the abstract.

PLOS ONE
Allareddy V, Roy A, Lee MK, Nalliah RP, Rampa S, Allareddy V, Rotta AT. Outcomes of acute chest syndrome in adult patients with sickle cell disease: predictors of mortality. PLoS One 2014 Apr 16; 9(4):e94387. [Uses 2004-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Alquthami AH, Pines JM. A systematic review of noncommunicable health issues in mass gatherings. Prehosp Disaster Med 2014 Apr; 29(2):167-75. [Uses AHRQ databases as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Fineberg SJ, Singh K. Cerebral vascular accidents after lumbar spine fusion. Spine 2014 Apr 15; 39(8):673-37. [Uses 2002-2011 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Hassanzadeh H, Noureldin M, Sankaranarayanan S, Singh K. Sentinel events in cervical spine surgery. Spine 2014 Apr 20; 39(9):715-20. [Uses 2002-2011 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Urology
Sukumar S, Djahangirian O, Sood A, Sammon JD, Varda B, Janosek-Albright K, Abd-El-Barr AE, Sun M, Trinh QD. Minimally invasive vs open pyeloplasty in children: the differential effect of procedure volume on operative outcomes. Urology 2014 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008-2010 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

World Journal of Gastroenterology
Häuser W, Moser G, Klose P, Mikocka-Walus A. Psychosocial issues in evidence-based guidelines on inflammatory bowel diseases: a review. World J Gastroenterol 2014 Apr 7; 20(13):3663-71. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Newman-Toker et al. (Diagnosis, 2014) and Hill et al. (Health Aff, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Page last reviewed May 2014
Internet Citation: Development and Validation of a Discharge Planning Index for Achieving Home Discharge after Hospitalization for Acute Stroke among Those Who eceived Rehabilitation Services: Articles of Interest, May 2, 2014. May 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140502.html