A Pilot Study Describing Access to Emergency Care in Two States Using a Model Emergency Care Categorization System

Articles of Interest, May 16, 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
Myers SR, Salhi RA, Lerner EB, Gilson R, Kraus A, Kelly JJ, Hargarten S, Carr BG. A pilot study describing access to emergency care in two states using a model emergency care categorization system. Acad Emerg Med 2013 Sep; 20(9):894-903. [Supported by grant K08 HS17960 and National Service Research Award F32 HS18604.] Select to access the abstract.

American Heart Journal
Navar-Boggan AM, Fanaroff A, Swaminathan A, Belasco A, Stafford J, Shah B, Peterson ED. The impact of a measurement and feedback intervention on blood pressure control in ambulatory cardiology practice. Am Heart J 2014 Apr; 167(4):466-71. [Supported by grant U19 HS21092.] Select to access the abstract.

O'Brien EC, Holmes DN, Ansell JE, Allen LA, Hylek E, Kowey PR, Gersh BJ, Fonarow GC, Koller CR, Ezekowitz MD, et al. Physician practices regarding contraindications to oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation: findings from the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF) registry. Am Heart J 2014 Apr; 167(4):601-609.e1. [Supported by 1 U19 HS21092.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Epidemiology
Panozzo CA, Becker-Dreps S, Pate V, Weber DJ, Jonsson Funk M, Stürmer T, Brookhart MA. Direct, indirect, total, and overall effectiveness of the rotavirus vaccines for the prevention of gastroenteritis hospitalizations in privately insured US children, 2007-2010. Am J Epidemiol 2014 Apr 1; 179(7):895-909. [Supported by grant K02 HS17950 (to fifth author, Jonsson Funk M); sixth (Sturmer T) and eighth (Brookhart MA) authors receive research funding through AHRQ's DEcIDE program.] Select to access the abstract.

Crane HM, Heckbert SR, Drozd DR, Budoff MJ, Delaney JA, Rodriguez C, Paramsothy P, Lober WB, Burkholder G, Willig JH, et al. Lessons learned from the design and implementation of myocardial infarction adjudication tailored for HIV clinical cohorts. Am J Epidemiol 2014 Apr 15; 179(8):996-1005. [Supported by grant R21 HS19515.] Select to access the abstract.

 Annals of Emergency Medicine
Kindermann DR, Mutter RL, Cartright-Smith L, Rosenbaum S, Pines JM. Admit or transfer? The role of insurance in high-transfer-rate medical conditions in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med 2014 May; 63(5):561-571.e8. [Second author was an AHRQ researcher at time of publication; uses 2010 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data and AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2010, AHRQ final report, The Value of Hospital Discharge Databases, 2005, and Clinical Classifications Software for ICD-9-CM, all published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Bioinformatics Applications Note
Jiang W, Li P, Wang S, Wu Y, Xue M, Ohno-Machado L, Jiang X. WebGLORE: a web service for Grid LOgistic REgression. Bioinformatics 2013 Dec 15; 29(24):3238-40. [Supported by grant U13 HS19564 (for the EDM Forum).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Setoguchi S, Warner Stevenson L, Stewart GC, Bhatt DL, Epstein AE, Desai M, Williams LA, Chen CY. Influence of healthy candidate bias in assessing clinical effectiveness for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: cohort study of older patients with heart failure. BMJ 2014 May 8; 348:g2866. [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2005-0016-I, task order 3, under AHRQ's Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program, and by grant K02 HS17731 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Sexton JB, Sharek PJ, Thomas EJ, Gould JB, Nisbet CC, Amspoker AB, Kowalkowski MA, Schwendimann R, Profit J. Exposure to Leadership WalkRounds in neonatal intensive care units is associated with a better patient safety culture and less caregiver burnout. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 May 13. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS14246 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation. Heart Failure
Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Hernandez AF, Peterson PN, Partovian C, Li SX, Heidenrich PA, Bhatt DL, Peterson ED, et al. Hospital variation in intravenous inotrope use for patients hospitalized with heart failure: insights from Get With The Guidelines. Circ Heart Fail 2014 Mar 1; 7(2):251-60. [Supported by grant K08 HS19814-01 (to tenth author, Peterson ED).] Select to access the abstract.

 Clinical Therapeutics
Hays RD, Berman LJ, Kanter MH, Hugh M, Oglesby RR, Kim CY, Cui M, Brown J. Evaluating the psychometric properties of the CAHPS Patient-Centered Medical Home survey. Clin Ther 2014 May 5. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 2 U18 HS16980; uses AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Patient-Centered Medical Home survey, citing several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

 Comparative Effectiveness Research
Friedly JL, Bauer Z, Comstock BA, DiMango E, Merrara A, Huang SS, Israel E, Jarvik JG, Nierenberg AA, Ong MK, et al. Challenges conducting comparative effectiveness research: the Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness (CHOICE) experience. Comp Eff Res 2014 May; 4:1-12. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS19222-01; sixteenth through eighteenth authors (Zhan C, Hsia DC, Trontell A) are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness; cites AHRQ Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports Topic Page on the AHRQ Web site.]

Critical Care Medicine
Lyon SM, Wunsch H, Asch DA, Carr BG, Kahn JM, Cooke CR. Use of intensive care services and associated hospital mortality after Massachusetts healthcare reform*.  Crit Care Med 2014 Apr; 42(4):763-70. [Supported by F32 and K08 grants to first and last (Cooke CR) authors' institutions.] Select to access the abstract.

Patel MB, Laudanski K, Pandharipande PP. An international career development survey of critical care practitioners*. Crit Care Med 2014 Apr; 42(4):e300-3. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13833-08 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Gastroenterology
Bressler B, Siegel CA. Beware of the swinging pendulum: anti-tumor necrosis factor monotherapy vs combination therapy for inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology 2014 Apr; 146(4):884-7. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS21747-01 (to second author).]

 Health Affairs
Schwartz AL, Sommers BD. Moving for Medicaid? Recent eligibility expansions did not induce migration from other states. Health Aff 2014 Jan; 33(1):88-94. [Supported by grants 2 T32 HS00055-20 (to first author) and K02 HS21291-01 (to second author).]  Select to access the abstract.

Bazzoli GJ, Fareed N, Waters TM. Hospital financial performance in the recent recession and implications for institutions that remain financially weak. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):739-45. [Supported by grant R01 HS20627.] Select to access the abstract.

McGarry BE, Strawderman RL, Li Y. Lower Hispanic participation in Medicare Part D may reflect program barriers. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):856-62. [Supported by grant T32 HS00044.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Baron KG, Lattie E, Ho J, Mohr DC. Interest and use of mental health and specialty behavioral medicine counseling in US primary care patients. Int J Behav Med 2013 Mar; 20(1):69-76. [Supported by grant T32 HS00078.] Select to access the abstract.

International Urogynecological Journal
Jonsson Funk M, Visco AG, Weidner AC, Pate V, Wu JM. Long-term outcomes of vaginal mesh versus native tissue repair for anterior vaginal wall prolapse. Int Urogynecol J 2013 Aug; 24(8):1279-1285. [Supported by grant K02 HS17950 (to first author). Select to access the abstract.

 JAMA
Longo DR, Woolf HS. Rethinking the information priorities of patients. JAMA 2014 May 14; 411(18):1857-8. [Discusses authors' research supported by grant 1 R21 HS21902-01; cites AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site and AHRQ systematic review 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.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Del Fiol G, Workman TE, Gorman PN. Clinical questions raised by clinicians at the point of care: a systematic review. JAMA Intern Med 2014 May; 174(5):710-8. [Supported by grant K01 HS18352.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24663331.

 Callaghan BC, Kerber KA, Pace RJ, Skolarus LE, Burke JF. Headaches and neuroimaging: high utilization and costs despite guidelines. JAMA Intern Med 2014 May; 174(5):819-21. [Supported by grant R18 HS17690 (to second author); uses HCUP CCS, 2007-2010.]

Schwartz AL, Landon BE, Elshaug AG, Chernew ME, McWilliams JM. Measuring low-value care in Medicare. JAMA Intern Med 2014 May 12. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 2 T32 HS00055-20; cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations for Adults Topic Page on the USPSTF Web site, USPSTF-sponsored systematic review, Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011, and USPSTF-sponsored systematic reviews on screening for colorectal cancer by Whitlock et al. and on benefits and harms of screening for prostate cancer by Lin et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

 JAMA Surgery
Gadzinski AJ, Dimick JB, Ye Z, Zeller JL, Miller DC. Transfer rates and use of post-acute care after surgery at critical access vs non-critical access hospitals. JAMA Surg 2014 May 14. [Epub ahead of print. supported by grant K08 HS18346-01A1 (to last author); uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

Journal of Aging and Health
Thomas KS. The relationship between Older Americans Act in-home services and low-care residents in nursing homes. J Aging Health 2014 Mar; 26(2):250-60. [Supported by grant T32 HS00011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Environmental Health
Baumblatt JA, Dunn JR, Schaffner W, Moncayo AC, Stull-Lane A, Jones TF. An outbreak of bed bug infestation in an office building. J Environ Health 2014 Apr; 76(8):16-8. [First author is currently a medical officer in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Journal of Neurosurgery
Alan N, Seicean A, Seicean S, Neuhauser D, Weil RJ. Impact of preoperative anemia on outcomes in patients undergoing elective cranial surgery. J Neurosurg 2014 Mar; 120(3):764-72. [Supported by grant T32 HS00059-01 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Albrecht JS, McGregor JC, Fromme EK, Bearden DT, Furuno JP. A nationwide analysis of antibiotic use in hospice care in the final week of life. J Pain Symptom Manage 2013 Oct; 46(4):483-90. [Supported by grant R36 HS21068-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Sheppard KD, Brown CJ, Hearld KR, Roth DL, Sawyer P, Locher JL, Allman RM, Ritchie CS. Symptom burden predicts nursing home admissions among older adults. J Pain Symptom Manage 2013 Oct; 46(4):591-7. [Supported by grant T32 HS13852.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Palliative Medicine
Rosenberg JH, Albrecht JS, Fromme EK, Noble BN, McGregor JC, Comer AC, Furuno JP. Antimicrobial use for symptom management in patients receiving hospice and palliative care: a systematic review. J Palliat Med 2013 Dec; 16(12):1568-74. [Supported by grant R36 HS21068-01 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Donnelly JP, Griffin RL, Sathiakumar N, McGwin G Jr. Obesity and vehicle type as risk factors for injury caused by motor vehicle collision. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014 Apr; 76(4):1116-21. [Supported by grant 2 T32 HS13852 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Stahl JE, Balasubramanian HJ, Gao X, Overko S, Fosburgh B. Balancing clinical experience in outpatient residency training. Med Decis Making 2014 May; 34(4):464-72. [Supported by grant R03 HS18795.] Select to access the abstract.

Population Health Management
Lieberthal RD. Analyzing the health care cost curve: a case study. Popul Health Manag 2013 Oct; 16(5):341-8. [Supported by dissertation grant R36 HS18835-01.] Select to access the abstract.

 Preventive Medicine
Kenik J, Jean-Jacques M, Feinglass J. Explaining racial and ethnic disparities in cholesterol screening. Prev Med 2014 May 5. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant P01 HS21141; uses age criteria from USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Lipid Disorders and cites associated evidence synthesis, both published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Services
Sentell T, Unick GJ, Ahn HJ, Braun KL, Miyamura J, Shumway M. Illness severity and psychiatric hospitalization rates among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Psychiatr Serv 2013 Nov 1; 64(11):1095-102. [Supported by grant R01 HS19990.] Select to access the abstract.

 Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Shoemaker SJ, Staub-DeLong L, Wasserman M, Spranca M. Factors affecting adoption and implementation of AHRQ health literacy tools in pharmacies. Res Social Adm Pharm 2013 Sep-Oct; 9(5):553-63. [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2006-00011-I task order 5; acknowledges contributions from Dina Moss and Cindy Brach, researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses/evaluates Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients' Needs? Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User's Guide, 2007; cites AHRQ products, How to Create a Pill Card, 2008, Strategies to Improve Communication between Staff and Patients: Training Program for Pharmacy Staff, 2007, Automated Telephone Reminders: A Tool to Help Refill Medicine on Time, 2008, and Advancing Pharmacy Health Literacy Practices Through Quality Improvement: Curriculum Modules for Faculty, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Gierisch and Myers (Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2014) and Jonas et al. (JAMA, 2014) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles..

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Nursing
Stafford A, Haverland A, Bridges E. Noise in the ICU: what we know and what we can do about it. Am J Nurs 2014 May; 114(5):57-63. [Mentions AHRQ's Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS).]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Raban MZ, Westbrook JI. Are interventions to reduce interruptions and errors during medication administration effective?: a systematic review. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 May; 23(5):414-21. [Mentions an AHRQ review on medication administration errors, citing Medication Errors: Causes, Prevention, and Risk Management, Cohen M, 1999.] Select to access the abstract.

White CM, Statile AM, White DL, Elkeeb D, Tucker K, Herzog D, Warrick SD, Warrick DM, Hausfeld J, Schondelmeyer A, et al. Using quality improvement to optimise paediatric discharge efficiency. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 May; 23(5):428-36. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Foundation support for mental health. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):899. [Cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data on costs of mental health services.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Maynard G. Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis: a call to arms. JAMA Intern Med 2014 May; 174(5):696-8. [Notes author's receipt of AHRQ funding for research and dissemination of DVT prevention materials.]

Katz MH. Coping with headaches. JAMA Intern Med 2014 May; 174(5):821-2. [Comments on article by Callaghan et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Journal of the Medical Library Association
Fowler SA, Yaeger LH, Yu F, Doerhoff D, Schoening P, Kelly B. Electronic health record: integrating evidence-based information at the point of clinical decision making. J Med Libr Assoc 2014 Jan; 102(1):52-5. [Cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Practice Improvement and Redesign: How Change in Workflow Can be Supported by Clinical Decision Support, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Siaki LA, Lentino CV, Mark DD, Hopkins-Chadwick DL. Achieving army nursing evidence-based practice competencies through a civilian-military nurse partnership. US Army Med Dep J 2014 Jan-Mar:42-51. [Mentions AHRQ grant support of an annual evidence-based practice workshop during the first four years of the described project.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Nursing
Dudgeon A, Evanson TA. Intimate partner violence in rural U.S. areas: what every nurse should know. Am J Nurs 2014 May; 114(5):26-35. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement, 2013, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal
Arena SK, Drouin JS, Thompson KA, Black RE, Peterson EL. Prevalence of pre-hypertension and hypertension blood pressure readings among individuals managed by physical therapists in the home care setting: a descriptive study. Cardiopulm Phys Ther J 2014 Mar; 25(1):18-22. [Cites USPSTF reaffirmed recommendations on screening for high blood pressure (Ann Intern Med, 2007).]

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Akulian J, Feller-Kopman D, Lee H, Yarmus L. Advances in interventional pulmonology. Expert Rev Respir Med 2014 Apr;8(2):191-208. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) on screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Gauer R, Belprez M, Rerucha C. Pediatric hypertension: often missed and mismanaged. J Fam Pract 2014 Mar; 63(3):129-36. [Cites USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement, Screening for High Blood Pressure: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement, 2007, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

 Population Health Metrics
Dall TM, Narayan KM, Gillespie KB, Gallo PD, Blanchard TD, Solcan M, O'Grady M, Quick WW. Detecting type 2 diabetes and prediabetes among asymptomatic adults in the United States: modeling American Diabetes Association verses US Preventive Services Task Force diabetes screening guidelines. Popul Health Metr 2014 May 7; 12:12. [Uses screening criteria from USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults: Recommendation Statement, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site; also uses 2010 MEPS data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Also refer to article by Schwartz et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2014) and Kenik et al. (Prev Med, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

 Annals of Internal Medicine
Gierisch JM, Myers ER, Schmit KM, McCrory DC, Coeytaux RR, Crowley MJ, Chatterjee R, Kendrick AS, Sanders GD. Prioritization of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research for osteoarthritis. Ann Intern Med 2014 May 13. [Epub ahead of print. Uses methodologies from AHRQ future research needs report, Physical Therapy for Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis: Future Research Needs, 2013, AHRQ-funded/authored article by Chang et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), and AHRQ future research needs paper Intravascular Diagnostic Procedures and Imaging Techniques Versus Angiography Alone in Coronary Artery Stenting: Future Research Needs, 2013 (prepared by the Tufts EPC).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Gierisch JM, Myers ER. Oral contraceptive use and risk of cancer—response. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014 Apr; 23(4):677-8. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10066-I for the Oral Contraceptive Use for the Primary Prevention of Ovarian Cancer project; responds to comments on authors' 2013 article in same journal, which was based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Oral Contraceptive Use for the Primary Prevention of Ovarian Cancer, 2013, prepared by the Duke EPC under the same contract.]

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Price OJ, Hull JH, Ansley L. Advances in the diagnosis of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Expert Rev Respir Med 2014 Apr; 8(2):209-20. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction and Asthma, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Franczak MJ, Klein M, Raslau F, Bergholte J, Mark LP, Ulmer JL. In emergency departments, radiologists' access to EHRs may influence interpretations and medical management. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):800-6. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, performed by the Southern California EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

 JAMA
Jonas DE, Amick HR, Feltner C, Bobashev G, Thomas K, Wines R, Kim MM, Shanahan E, Gass CE, Rowe CJ, et al. Pharmacotherapy for adults with alcohol use disorders in outpatient settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA 2014 May 14; 311(18):1889-900. [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2012-00008I-HHS-290-32002-T to the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Pharmacotherapy for Adults with Alcohol-Use Disorders in Outpatient Settings, prepared by the same EPC under the same contract; uses methodologies from Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2014, and AHRQ-funded/ authored article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Longo DR, Woolf SH. Rethinking the information priorities of patients. JAMA 2014 May 14; 311(18):1857-8. [Cites AHRQ research protocol Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy: A Systematic Review of the Multiple Pathways Public Reporting May Influence Quality of Care, 2011, and AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.]

Journal of Environmental Health
Murray HE, Thayer KA. Implementing systematic review in toxicological profiles: ATSDR and NIEHS/NTP collaboration. J Environ Health 2014 Apr; 76(8):34-5. [Cites Grading the Strength of a Body of Evidence When Assessing Heath Care Interventions: An Update, in Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2014, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC.

Journal of Family Practice
Moore R 2nd, DeJoseph D, Simmons BB. Managing patients on antipsychotics: your domain, too. J Fam Pract 2014 Mar; 63(3):142-9. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Off-label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics: An Update, 2011, prepared by the Southern California EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Longo and Woolf (JAMA, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

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

Health Affairs
Choudhry NK, Bykov K, Shrank WH, Toscano M, Rawlins WS, Reisman L, Brennan TA, Franklin JM. Eliminating medication copayments reduces disparities in cardiovascular care. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):863-70. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Friedly et al. (Comp Eff Res, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Parthan A, Kruse M, Yurgin N, Huang J, Viswanathan HN, Taylor D. Cost effectiveness of denosumab versus oral bisphosphonates for postmenopausal osteoporosis in the US. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2013 Oct; 11(5):485-97. [Uses per-day costs of treating cellulitis from HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Perneger TV, Staines A, Kundig F. Internal consistency, factor structure and construct validity of the French version of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 May; 23(5):389-97. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Impact of socioeconomic status measures on hospital profiling in New York City. Blum AB, Egorova NN, Sosunov EA, Gelijns AC, DuPree E, Moskowitz AJ, Federman AD, Ascheim DD, Keyhani S. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2014 May; 7(3):391-7. [Uses the AHRQ socioeconomic status (SES) index, citing AHRQ publication, Creation of New Race-Ethnicity Codes and Socioeconomic Status (SES) Indicators for Medicare Beneficiaries: Final Report, 2008 Select to access the abstract.

Drugs and Aging
Sura SD, Carnahan RM, Chen H, Aparasu RR. Prevalence and determinants of anticholinergic medication use in elderly dementia patients. Drugs Aging 2013 Oct; 30(10):837-44. [Uses 2005-2009 MEPS data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Eastern Economic Journal
Bailey J. The effect of health insurance benefit mandates on premiums. East Econ J 2013 Winter; 40(1):119-27. [Uses 1996-2011 MEPS Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) data.]

European Journal of General Practice
Johnson JK, Arora VM, Barach PR; European HANDOVER Research Collaborative. What can artefact analysis tell us about patient transitions between the hospital and primary care? Lessons from the HANDOVER project. Eur J Gen Pract 2013 Sep; 19(3):185-93. [Uses AHRQ study supported by grant 1 P20 HS17119 (A Model for Effective Communications for Inpatient Ambulatory Transitions), citing AHRQ-funded article by Arora et al. (J Hosp Med, 2010) and Johnson et al. (BMJ Qual Saf, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Genetic Epidemiology
Warren H, Casas JP, Hingorani A, Dudbridge F, Whittaker J. Genetic prediction of quantitative lipid traits: comparing shrinkage models to gene scores. Genet Epidemiol 2014 Jan; 38(1):72-83. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Cook D, Thompson JE, Habermann EB, Visscher SL, Dearani JA, Roger VL, Borah BJ. From 'solution shop' model to 'focused factory' in hospital surgery: increasing care value and predictability. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):746-55. [Uses cost standardization methodologies from HCUP statistical brief, Costs for Hospital Stays in the United States, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Meltzer DO, Ruhnke GW. Redesigning care for patients at increased hospitalization risk: the Comprehensive Care Physician Model. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):770-7. [Uses AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS® in the described model; mentions AHRQ's CAHPS.] Select to access the abstract.

Wilson M, Cutler D. Emergency department profits are likely to continue as the Affordable Care Act expands coverage. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):792-9. [Uses 2009 HCUP NEDS data and CCS, citing the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) Topic Page on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site and Clinical Classifications Software for ICD-9-CM as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Coughlin TA, Holahan J, Caswell K, McGrath M. An estimated $84.9 billion in uncompensated care was provided In 2013; ACA payment cuts could challenge providers. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):807-14. [Uses 2008-2010 MEPS Household Component (MEPS-HC) data, citing MEPS HC-138 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2010, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and uses methodologies from AHRQ-authored articles by Sing, Banthin, Selden (former and current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2006) and Bernard, Cowan, Selden (first author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Medicare Medicaid Res Rev, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Lassman D, Hartman M, Washington B, Andrews K, Catlin A. US health spending trends by age and gender: selected years 2002-10. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):815-22. [Uses 2002-2010 MEPS-HC data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Starr M, Dominiak L, Aizcorbe A. Decomposing growth in spending finds annual cost of treatment contributed most to spending growth, 1980-2006. Health Aff 2014 May; 33(5):823-31. [Uses 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) data and 1997 and 2006 MEPS data. Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Marin JR, Weaver MD, Yealy DM, Mannix RC. Trends in visits for traumatic brain injury to emergency departments in the United States. JAMA 2014 May 14; 311(18):1917-9. [Uses 2006-2010 HCUP NEDS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Nassar BS, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Jiang L, Reisinger HS, Bonello R, Cram P. Impact of an intensive care unit telemedicine program on patient outcomes in an integrated health care system. JAMA Intern Med 2014 May 12.  [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and CCS, citing Clinical Classifications Software for ICD-9-CM as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Reuben DB, Knudsen J, Senelick W, Glazier E, Koretz BK. The effect of a physician partner program on physician efficiency and patient satisfaction.  JAMA Intern Med 2014 May 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses questions from AHRQ's CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Frank JW, Linder JA, Becker WC, Fiellin DA, Wang EA. Increased hospital and emergency department utilization by individuals with recent criminal justice involvement: results of a national survey. J Gen Intern Med 2014 May 10. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008-2010 MEPS data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
O'Neal KS, Crosby KM, Miller MJ, Murray KA, Condren ME. Assessing health literacy practices in a community pharmacy environment: experiences using the AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool. Res Social Adm Pharm 2013 Sep-Oct; 9(5):564-96. [Uses AHRQ's Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients' Needs? Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool, citing Quality Research for Quality Health Care: A Report from AHRQ on Recent Activities and Future Directions, 2001, Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients' Needs? Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User's Guide, 2007, and Strategies to Improve Communication Between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: A Training Program for Pharmacy Staff, 2007.]

Also refer to articles by Kindermann et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2014), Hays et al. (Clin Ther, 2014), Callaghan et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2014), Gadzinski et al. (JAMA Surg, 2014), Wasserman et al. (J Healthc Qual, 2014), and Shoemaker et al. (Res Soc Adm Pharm, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Dall et al. (Popul Health Metr, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles.

Current as of May 2014
Internet Citation: A Pilot Study Describing Access to Emergency Care in Two States Using a Model Emergency Care Categorization System: Articles of Interest, May 16, 2014. May 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140516.html