Development, Implementation, and Dissemination of the I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: a Multisite Educational Intervention To Improve Patient Handoffs

Articles of Interest, June 20, 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 Medicine
Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Rosenbluth G, Calaman S, Balmer D, West DC, Bale JF Jr, Yu CE, Noble EL, Tse LL, et al. Development, implementation, and dissemination of the I-PASS handoff curriculum: a multisite educational intervention to improve patient handoffs. Acad Med 2014 Jun; 89(6):876-84. [Supported by grant 1 K12 HS19456-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Accountable Care
Kaplan RM. Patient-centered outcome assessment may lead to different conclusions and different treatment decisions. Am J Account Care 2014 Jun; 2(2):14-6. [Author is the AHRQ chief science officer.]

Applied Clinical Informatics
Herrick DB, Nakhasi A, Nelson B, Rice S, Abbott PA, Saber Tehrani AS, Rothman RE, Lehmann HP, Newman-Toker DE. Usability characteristics of self-administered computer-assisted interviewing in the emergency department: factors affecting ease of use, efficiency, and entry error. Appl Clin Inform 2013 Jun 19; 4(2):276-92. [Supported by grant HS17755-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Barocas DA, Alvarez J, Koyama T, Anderson CB, Gray DT, Fowke JH, You C, Chang SS, Cookson MS, Smith JA Jr, et al. Racial variation in the quality of surgical care for bladder cancer. Cancer 2014 Apr 1; 120(7):1018-25. [Fifth author (Gray DT) is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; uses 1996-2009 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for New York, Florida, and Maryland, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases SID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses methodologies from HCUP methods series report, Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the Eighth National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2010, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Epilepsia
Grinspan ZM, Abramson EL, Banerjee S, Kern LM, Kaushal R, Shapiro JS. People with epilepsy who use multiple hospitals; prevalence and associated factors assessed via a health information exchange. Epilepsia 2014 May; 55(5):734-45. [Supported by grant R01 HS21261 (to last author, Shapiro JS).] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Miller SC, Looze J, Shield R, Clark MA, Lepore M, Tyler D, Sterns S, Mor V. Culture change practice in U.S. nursing homes: prevalence and variation by state Medicaid reimbursement policies. Gerontologist 2014 Jun; 54(3):434-45. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00011 (to fifth and seventh authors, Lepore M and Sterns S).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Hockenberry JM, Mutter R, Barrett M, Parlato J, Ross MA. Factors associated with prolonged observation services stays and the impact of long stays on patient cost. Health Serv Res 2014 Jun; 49(3):893-909. [Second author was a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets when this article was written ; uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) and State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) data for 12 states and AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), both accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Zimring C, Denham ME, Jacob JT, Cowan DZ, Do E, Hall K, Kamerow D, Kasali A, Steinberg JP. Evidence-based design of healthcare facilities: opportunities for research and practice in infection prevention. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 May; 34(5):514-6. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2010-00024-I (ACTION II) to RTI International; sixth author (Hall K) was an AHRQ researcher at time of publication.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Baker DW, Brown T, Buchanan DR, Weil J, Balsley K, Ranalli L, Lee JY, Cameron KA, Ferreira MR, Stephens Q, Goldman SN, Rademaker A, Wolf MS. Comparative effectiveness of a multifaceted intervention to improve adherence to annual colorectal cancer screening in community health centers: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jun 16; epub ahead of print. [Supported by grant P01 HS21141.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Affective Disorders
Fulford D, Peckham AD, Johnson K, Johnson SL. Emotion perception and quality of life in bipolar I disorder. J Affect Disord 2014 Jan; 152-154:491-7. [Supported by grant K12 HS21700-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Meeks DW, Smith MW, Taylor L, Sittig DF, Scott JM, Singh H. An analysis of electronic health record-related patient safety concerns. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jun 20; epub ahead of print. [Supported by grant R01 HS22087 (to last author, Singh H).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Mularski RA, McBurnie MA, Lindenauer PK, Lee TA, Vollmer WM, Au DH, Carson SS, Krishnan JA; CONCERT Investigator Consortium. Comparative effectiveness research in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Comp Eff Res 2012 Jan; 1(1):71-82. [Supported by grant R13 HS17894.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Ancker JS, Silver M, Kaushal R. Rapid growth in use of personal health records in New York, 2012-2013. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jun; 29(6):850-4. [Supported by grant K01 HS21531.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Healthcare Management
Shea CM, Teal R, Haynes-Maslow L, McIntyre M, Weiner BJ, Wheeler SB, Jacobs SR, Mayer DK, Young M, Shea TC. Assessing the feasibility of a virtual tumor board program: a case study. J Healthc Manag 2014 May-Jun; 59(3):177-93. [Supported by grant K12 HS18468.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Correa A, Bardenheier B, Elixhauser A, Geiss LS, Gregg E. Trends in prevalence of diabetes among delivery hospitalizations, United States, 1993-2009. Matern Child Health J 2014 Jul 5; epub ahead of print. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 1993-2009 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2013, and HCUP methods series report, Using the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample to Estimate Trends (Updated for 1998-2002), 2006; also cites HCUP statistical brief, Hospitalizations Related to Diabetes in Pregnancy, 2008, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Huybrechts KF, Palmsten K, Avorn J, Cohen LS, Holmes LB, Franklin JM, Mogun H, Levin R, Kowal M, Setoguchi S, et al. Antidepressant use in pregnancy and the risk of cardiac defects. N Engl J Med 2014 Jun 19; 370(25):2397-407. [Supported by grant R01 HS18533.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to AHRQ-authored article by Lee and Pham (Am Fam Physician, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume)
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 that uses HCUP NIS data.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Bosworth HB. The changing face of general internal medicine and lessons learned from geriatric medicine. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jun; 29(6):824-6. [Cites data from HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based care in the United States, 2009, as published on the HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Havyer RD, Wingo MT, Comfere NI, Nelson DR, Halvorsen AJ, McDonald FS, Reed DA. Teamwork assessment in internal medicine: a systematic review of validity evidence and outcomes. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jun; 29(6):894-910. [Mentions AHRQ's emphasis on teamwork to improve healthcare and briefly describes AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS® and its associated instruments TeamSTEPPS Teamwork Attitudes Questionnaire and TeamSTEPPS Teamwork Perception Questionnaire, citing AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site, AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (former AHRQ director) and Tornberg (Am J Med Qual, 2007), and other articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Day H, Eckstrom E, Lee S, Wald H, Counsell S, Rich E. Optimizing health for complex adults in primary care: current challenges and a way forward. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jun; 29(6):911-4. [Mentions AHRQ's growing support for implementation science research.] Select to access the abstract.

Lindquist LA, Covinsky K, Langa KM, Petty BG, Williams BC, Kutner JS. Making general internal medicine research relevant to the older patient with multiple chronic comorbidities. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jun; 29(6):915-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ Policy on the Inclusion of Priority Populations in Research, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Zerzan JT, Rich EC. Advancing geriatrics research, education, and practice: policy challenges after the great recession. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jun; 29(6):920-5. [Mentions AHRQ's support for research relevant to clinical geriatrics.] Select to access the abstract.

Medicare & Medicaid Research Review
Sen B, Blackburn J, Morrisey M, Becker D, Kilgore M, Caldwell C, Menachemi N. Can increases in CHIP copayments reduce program expenditures on prescription drugs? Medicare Medicaid Res Rev 2014 May 20; 4(2):E1-16. [Cites article by Lichtenberg (Health Aff, 2001), which uses 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles

American Family Physician
CME quiz. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 15; 89(12):942. [Includes question based on USPSTF recommendations cited in article by Lee and Pham cited below in this section.]

LeBlanc KE, Muncie HL Jr, LeBlanc LL. Hip fracture: diagnosis, treatment, and secondary prevention. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 15; 89(12):945-51. [Uses USPSTF recommendations as a data source.]

Lee KC, Pham A. Screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 15; 89(12):971-2. [First author is a medical officer for the USPSTF Program in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; based on USPSTF recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse and associated evidence review (both in Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kubo A, Shlager L, Marks AR, Lakritz D, Beaumont C, Gabellini K, Corley DA. Prevention of vertical transmission of hepatitis B: an observational study. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jun 17; 160(12):828-35. [Mentions the USPSTF's strong recommendation for hepatitis B virus screening of pregnant women at their first prenatal visit and immunization of all newborns.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Green BB, Coronado GD. "BeneFITs" to increase colorectal cancer screening in priority populations. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jun 16; epub ahead of print. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Whitlock et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on screening for colorectal cancer.]

Japan Journal of Cancer & Chemotherapy
Sobue T. [CONs]. Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2014 May; 41(5):553-7. [Discusses USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Ahmedani BK, Simon GE, Stewart C, Beck A, Waitzfelder BE, Rossom R, Lynch F, Owen-Smith A, Hunkeler EM, Whiteside U, Operskalski BH, Coffey MJ, Solberg LI. Health care contacts in the year before suicide death. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jun; 29(6):870-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statements, Screening for Suicide Risk, 2004, and Screening for Depression, 2002, and associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews by Gaynes et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and O'Connor et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Stout NK, Lee SJ, Schechter CB, Kerlikowske K, Alagoz O, Berry D, Buist DS, Cevik M, Chisholm G, de Koning HJ, et al.  Benefits, harms, and costs for breast cancer screening after US implementation of digital mammography. J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 May 28; 106(6):dju092. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Tammemägi MC, Berg CD, Riley TL, Cunningham CR, Taylor KL. Impact of lung cancer screening results on smoking cessation. J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 May 28; 106(6):dju084. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for lung cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Deppen Sa, Grogan EL, Aldrich MC, Massion PP. Lung cancer screening and smoking cessation: a teachable moment? J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 May 28; 106(6):dju122. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) on screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography; also cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Journal of Urology
Maurice MJ, Abouassaly R. Patient opinions on prostate cancer screening are swayed by the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommendations. Urology 2014 Jun 12. [Uses information sheets adapted from patient handout sheets and position statements on prostate cancer screening on the USPSTF Web site and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012 and 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Miller et al. (Gerontologist, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products..

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Latham JL, Martin SN. Infiltrative anesthesia in office practice. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 15; 89(12):956-962. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports and National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC) as data sources.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kansagara D, Papak J, Pasha AS, O'Neil M, Freeman M, Relevo R, Quiñones A, Motu'apuaka M, Jou JH. Screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic liver disease: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jun 17; epub ahead of print. [Adapts methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Walling AM, Dy SM. The importance of a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to end-of-life care. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jun; 29(6):822-823. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Improving Health Care and Palliative Care for Advanced and Serious Illness. Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science, 2012, prepared by the Johns Hopkins EPC.]

Wald HL, Leykum LK, Mattison ML, Vasilevskis EE, Meltzer DO. Road map to a patient-centered research agenda at the intersection of hospital medicine and geriatric medicine. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jun; 29(6):926-31. [Uses methodologies from AHRQ methods future research needs paper, Framework for Considering Study Designs for Future Research Needs, 2012, prepared by the RTI-University of North Carolina EPC, and AHRQ publication, Systematizing the Use of Value of Information Analysis in Prioritizing Systematic Reviews, 2012, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites HCUP data from HCUP statistical brief, Hospital Utilization among Oldest Adults, 2008, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Nursing
Lim FA, Brown DV Jr, Justin Kim SM. Addressing health care disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population: a review of best practices. Am J Nurs 2014 Jun; 114(6):24-34; quiz 35, 45. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Barocas et al. (Cancer, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Miller et al. (Gerontologist, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Health Drug Benefits
Paris A, Kozma CM, Chow W, Patel AM, Mody SH, Kim MS. Modeling the frequency and costs associated with postsurgical gastrointestinal adverse events for tapentadol IR versus oxycodone IR. Am Health Drug Benefits 2013 Nov; 6(9):567-75. [Uses 2009 HCUP data from HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2009, 2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Creanga AA, Bateman BT, Kuklina EV, Callaghan WM. Racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity: a multistate analysis, 2008-2010. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014 May; 210(5):435.e1-8. [Uses 2008-2010 HCUP SID data, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Perinatology
Hassan N, Patenaude V, Oddy L, Abenhaim HA. Pregnancy outcomes in Marfan syndrome: a retrospective cohort study. Am J Perinatol 2014 Jun 4; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2003-2010 HCUP NIS data; same article was previously published in another journal (Obstet Gynecol, 2014).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Surgery
Zwintscher NP, Steele SR, Martin MJ, Newton CR. The effect of race on outcomes for appendicitis in children: a nationwide analysis. Am J Surg 2014 May; 207(5):748-53. [Uses 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Lee CS, Chien CV, Bidwell JT, Gelow JM, Denfeld QE, Masterson Creber R, Buck HG, Mudd JO. Comorbidity profiles and inpatient outcomes during hospitalization for heart failure: an analysis of the U.S. Nationwide Inpatient Sample. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2014 Jun 5; 14:73. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data and CCS, citing Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and the AHRQ-funded adaption of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Journal of Surgery
Ravi P, Trinh VQ, Sun M, Sammon J, Sukumar S, Gervais MK, Shariat SF, Kim SP, Kowalczyk KJ, Hu JC, et al. Is there any evidence of a "July effect" in patients undergoing major cancer surgery? Can J Surg. 2014 Apr; 57(2):82-8. [Uses 1988-2010 HCUP NIS data and HCUP CCS, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Mohan PP, Hamblin MH. Comparison of endovascular and open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in the United States in the past decade. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2014 Apr; 37(2):337-42. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (Eff Clin Pract, 2002) and HCUP Online Overview Course, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Ethnicity & Disease
Naderi S, Rodriguez F, Wang Y, Foody JM. Racial disparities in hospitalizations, procedural treatments and mortality of patients hospitalized with atrial fibrillation. Ethn Dis 2014 Spring; 24(2):144-9. [Uses 2009-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Venkatesh PG, Parasa S, Njei B, Sanaka MR, Navaneethan U. Increased mortality with peptic ulcer bleeding in patients with both compensated and decompensated cirrhosis. Gastrointest Endosc 2014 Apr; 79(4):605-14.e3. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data, HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2012, and the AHRQ-funded adaption of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Miller NA, Kirk A, Alston B, Glos L. Effects of gender, disability, and age in the receipt of preventive services. Gerontologist 2014 Jun; 54(3):473-87. [Uses 2001-2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data and examines receipt of seven preventive services rated A or B by the USPSTF; discusses findings from AHRQ's NHDR, 2007-2011, and cites AHRQ guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Policy
Schuller K, Probst J, Hardin J, Bennett K, Martin A. Initial impact of Medicare's nonpayment policy on catheter-associated urinary tract infections by hospital characteristics. Health Policy 2014 Apr; 115(2-3):165-71. [Uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Chua KP, Sommers BD. Changes in health and medical spending among young adults under health reform. JAMA 2014 Jun 18; 311(23):2437-9. [Uses 2002-2011 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-147; 2011 Full Year Consolidated Data File, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Thao V, Kozhimannil KB, Thomas W, Golberstein E. Variation in inpatient costs of hematopoietic cell transplantation among transplant centers in the United States. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jun 16; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2008-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites HCUP statistical brief, Procedures with the Most Rapidly Increasing Hospital Costs, 2004-2007, 2006.]

JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Allareddy V, Nalliah R, Lee MK, Rampa S, Allareddy V. Impact of facial fractures and intracranial injuries on hospitalization outcomes following firearm injuries. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014 Apr; 140(4):303-11. [Uses2003-2010 HCUP NIS data and CCS, citing Nationwide Inpatient Sample Year 2003-2010 Documentation, and Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research (Version 2: Hospital Inpatient Statistics, Research Note 1), 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Psychiatry
Meara E, Golberstein E, Zaha R, Greenfield SF, Beardslee WR, Busch SH. Use of hospital-based services among young adults with behavioral health diagnoses before and after health insurance expansions. JAMA Psychiatry 2014 Apr; 71(4):404-11. [Uses 2003-2009 HCUP SID and SEDD data for Massachusetts and Maryland, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Affective Disorders
Janney CA, Fagiolini A, Swartz HA, Jakicic JM, Holleman RG, Richardson CR. Are adults with bipolar disorder active? Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior using accelerometry. J Affect Disord 2014 Jan; 152-154:498-504. [Uses study cohort data from the Comparative Effectiveness of a Newer Antipsychotic Mood Stabilizer and a Classic Mood Stabilizer for BP (CHOICE Study), previously funded by grant R01 HS19371.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Ma L, Danoff TM, Borish L. Case fatality and population mortality associated with anaphylaxis in the United States. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2014 Apr; 133(4):1075-83. [Uses 1999-2009 HCUP NIS data and 2006-2009 HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1999-2009, Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2006-2009, and 2007 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, 2007, all published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site. Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Crohn's and Colitis
Nguyen GC, Chong CA, Chong RY. National estimates of the burden of inflammatory bowel disease among racial and ethnic groups in the United States. J Crohns Colitis 2014 Apr 1;8(4):288-95. [Uses 1999 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Enomoto LM, Gusani NJ, Dillon PW, Hollenbeak CS. Impact of surgeon and hospital volume on mortality, length of stay, and cost of pancreaticoduodenectomy. J Gastrointest Surg 2014 Apr; 18(4):690-700. [Uses 2004-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery
Washington CW, Derdeyn CP, Dacey RG Jr, Dhar R, Zipfel GJ. Analysis of subarachnoid hemorrhage using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample: the NIS-SAH Severity Score and Outcome Measure. J Neurosurg 2014 Jun 20:1-8; epub ahead of print. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; cites AHRQ publications, AHRQ Quality Indicators, Version 4.3: Craniotomy Mortality Rate, Inpatient Quality Indicators #13: Technical Specifications, Provider-Level Indicator/Procedure Mortality Indicator, 2011, All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs), Version 20.0: Methodology Overview, 2003, Quality Indicator Measure Development, Implementation, Maintenance, and Retirement, 2011, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Harris DA, Lam S. Venous thromboembolism in the setting of pediatric traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2014 Apr; 13(4):448-55. [Uses 2009 HCUP KID data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database, 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Taher S, Hejaili F, Karkar A, Shaheen F, Barahmien M, Al Saran K, Jondeby M, Suleiman M, Al Sayyari AA. Safety climate in dialysis centers in Saudi Arabia: a multicenter study. J Patient Saf 2014 Jun; 10(2):101-4. [Uses survey instrument based on AHRQ's Safety Climate Survey, citing The Safety Climate Survey: Psychometric and Benchmarking Properties, as published on AHRQ's PSNet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Registry Management
Xiao H, Tan F, Goovaerts P, Ali A, Adunlin G, Huang Y, Gwede C. Construction of a comorbidity index for prostate cancer patients linking state cancer registry with inpatient and outpatient data. J Registry Manag 2013 Winter; 40(4):159-64. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Sexual Medicine
Zargaroff S, Sharma V, Berhanu D, Pearl JA, Meeks JJ, Dupree JM, Le BV, Cashy J, McVary KT. National trends in the treatment of penile prosthesis infections by explantation alone vs. immediate salvage and reimplantation. J Sex Med 2014 Apr; 11(4):1078-85. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Ghani KR, Sukumar S, Sammon JD, Rogers CG, Trinh QD, Menon M. Practice patterns and outcomes of open and minimally invasive partial nephrectomy since the introduction of robotic partial nephrectomy: results from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Urol 2014 Apr; 191(4):907-12. [Uses 2008-2010 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ publication, Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, 2013.] Select to access the abstract.

Laryngology
Pynnonen MA, Davis MM. Extent of sinus surgery, 2000 to 2009: a population-based study. Laryngoscope 2014 Apr; 124(4):820-5. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP SASD data for Florida, citing Overview of the State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD), 2000-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Leukemia & Lymphoma
Skrepnek GH, Tate WR, Baker AF. Clinical and economic burden of Richter syndrome in inpatient cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia within the United States, 2001-2010. Leuk Lymphoma 2014 Apr; 55(4):834-40. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaption of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992) and methodologies from HCUP methods series report, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Mayo Clinic
Hasegawa K, Brown DF, Tsugawa Y, Camargo CA Jr. Epidemiology of emergency department visits for opioid overdose: a population-based study. Mayo Clin Proc 2014 Apr; 89(4):462-71. [Uses 2010-2011 HCUP SID and SEDD data for California and Florida, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2013, and Overview of the State Emergency Department Database (SEDD), 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Allareddy V, Elangovan S. Characteristics of hospitalizations attributed to herpetic gingivostomatitis: analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2014 Apr; 117(4):471-6. [Uses 2004-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2004-2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; cites data from AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

PLOS ONE
Stansfeld SA, Shipley MJ, Head J, Fuhrer R, Kivimaki M. Work characteristics and personal social support as determinants of subjective well-being. PLoS One 2013 Nov 19; 8(11):e81115. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Respiratory Research
Hasegawa K, Tsugawa Y, Tsai CL, Brown DF, Camargo CA Jr. Frequent utilization of the emergency department for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respir Res 2014 Apr 10; 15:40. [Uses 2010-2011 SID and SEDD data for California and Florida and HCUP Comorbidity Software, citing Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID), Overview of the State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD), and Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Comorbidity Software, 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.

Sleep
Louis JM, Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Redline S, Salihu HM. Obstructive sleep apnea and severe maternal-infant morbidity/ mortality in the United States, 1998-2009. Sleep 2014 May 1; 37(5):843-9. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2008, and HCUP publications, Reasons for Being Admitted to the Hospital Through the Emergency Department for Children and Adolescents, 2004, 2007, Using the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample to Estimate Trends (Updated for 1988-2004), 2006, and Obese Patients in U.S. Hospitals, 2004, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Singh K. Perioperative characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing anterior cervical fusion in July: analysis of the "July effect". Spine 2014 Apr 1; 39(7):612-7. [Uses 2009-2011 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002-2010 and 2002-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgical Endoscopy
Zemlyak A, Colavita P, Augenstein V, Walters AL, Lincourt A, Sing RF, Heniford BT. Nationwide outcomes of nontrauma splenectomy. Surg Endosc 2014 Apr; 28(4):1063-7. [Uses 1998-1999 and 2008-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Barocas et al. (Cancer, 2014), Hockenberry et al. (Health Serv Res, 2014), and Correa et al. (Matern Child Health J, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and article by Latham and Martin (Am Fam Physician, 2014) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.

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Internet Citation: Development, Implementation, and Dissemination of the I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: a Multisite Educational Intervention To Improve Patient Handoffs: Articles of Interest, June 20, 2014. June 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140620.html