Patient-Centered Medical Home and Quality Measurement in Small Practices

Articles of Interest, June 27, 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 Managed Care
Wang JJ, Winther CH, Cha J, McCullough CM, Parsons AS, Singer J, Shih SC. Patient-centered medical home and quality measurement in small practices. Am J Manag Care 2014 Jun; 20(6):481-9. [Supported by grant R18 HS19164.]

 Chest
Lindenauer PK, Stefan MS, Johnson KG, Priya A, Pekow PS, Rothberg MB. Prevalence, treatment, and outcomes associated with OSA among patients hospitalized with pneumonia. Chest 2014 May; 145(5):1032-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS18723; uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Zhang Y, Zhou C, Baik SH. A simple change to the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy program could save $5 billion. Health Aff 2014 Jun; 33(6):940-5. [Supported by grant R01 HS18657.] Select to access the abstract.

Larkin I, Ang D, Avorn J, Kesselheim AS. Restrictions on pharmaceutical detailing reduced off-label prescribing of antidepressants and antipsychotics in children. Health Aff 2014 Jun; 33(6):1014-23. [Supported by grant K08 HS18465-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

 Health Services Research
Vargas Bustamante A, Chen J. The great recession and health spending among uninsured U.S. immigrants: implications for the Affordable Care Act implementation. Health Serv Res 2014 Jun 24; epub ahead of print. [Supported by grant R03 HS22634-01; uses 2005-2006 and 2008-2009 MEPS data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Olomu AB, Stommel M, Holmes-Rovner MM, Prieto AR, Corser WD, Gourineni V, Eagle KA. Is quality improvement sustainable? Findings of the American College of Cardiology's Guidelines Applied in Practice. Int J Qual Health Care 2014 Jun; 26(3):215-22. [Supported by grants R01 HS10531 and 3 R01 HS10531 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Krell RW, Girotti ME, Dimick JB. Extended length of stay after surgery: complications, inefficient practice, or sick patients? JAMA Surg 2014 Jun 25; epub ahead of print. [Supported by grant K08 HS17765 (to third author).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Association
Chen LM, Norton EC, Langa KM, Le S, Epstein AM. Geographic variation in out-of-pocket expenditures of elderly Medicare beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Jun; 62(6):1097-104. [Supported by grant K08 HS20671 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Berlan ED, Ireland AM, Morton S, Byron SC, Canan BD, Kelleher KJ. Variations in measurement of sexual activity based on EHR definitions. Pediatrics 2014 May; 133(5):e1305-12. [Supported by grant U18 HS20503.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Johnston SS, Juday T, Farr AM, Chu BC, Hebden T. Comparison between guideline-preferred and nonpreferred first-line HIV antiretroviral therapy. Am J Manag Care 2014 Jun; 20(6):448-55. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bozzette et al. (N Engl J Med, 1998).]

American Journal of Managed Care
Liu J. Balancing therapeutic safety and efficacy to improve clinical and economic outcomes in schizophrenia: a managed care perspective. Am J Manag Care 2014 Jun; 20(6):S174-83. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kreyenbuhl et al. (Schizophr Bull, 2010) which updates recommendations from the AHRQ-sponsored Schizophrenia Outcomes Research Team (PORT) study.]

Annals of Surgery
Keller DS, Chien HL, Hashemi L, Senagore AJ, Delaney CP. The HARM score: a novel, easy measure to evaluate quality and outcomes in colorectal surgery. Ann Surg 2014 Jun; 259(6):1119-25. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (Ann Surg, 2012) and Glance et al. (Arch Surg, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Bohl DD, Grauer JN, Leopold SS. Editor's spotlight/Take 5: Nationwide Inpatient Sample and National Surgical Quality Improvement Program give different results in hip fracture studies. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2014 Jun; 472(6):1667-71. [Describes and discusses HCUP NIS development and usage and comments on article by Bohl et al. (Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2014) cited below in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Scott RD 2nd, Sinkowitz-Cochran R, Wise ME, Baggs J, Goates S, Solomon SL, McDonald LC, Jernigan JA. CDC central-line bloodstream infection prevention efforts produced net benefits of at least $640 million during 1990-2008. Health Aff 2014 Jun; 33(6):1040-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Wexler R, Hefner J, Welker MJ, McAlearney AS. Health care reform: possibilities & opportunities for primary care. J Fam Pract 2014 Jun; 63(6):298-304. [Cites AHRQ Web page Pay for Performance (P4P): AHRQ Resources, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Pediatrics
Finkelstein EA, Graham WC, Malhotra R. Lifetime direct medical costs of childhood obesity. Pediatrics 2014 May; 133(5):854-62. [Includes in reviewed studies several articles which use Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) or Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Surgeon
Przybyla AG, Crockett JA, Rex JC, Culumovic PJ. Current screening guidelines overlook a significant number of patients treated for colorectal cancer. Am Surg 2014 Jun; 80(6):539-43. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
LeFevre ML, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jun 24; epub ahead of print. [Updates USPSTF 2005 recommendations, based on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Primary Care Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: An Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2014, and associated evidence review summary by Guirguis-Blake et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014).] Select to access the abstract.

Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jun 24; epub ahead of print. [Summarizes USPSTF updated recommendations presented in article by LeFevre et al. cited above in this section.]

Weiner RS. Balancing the benefits and harms of low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer: Medicare's options for coverage. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jun 24; epub ahead of print. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for lung cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2014).]

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Mulshine JL, D'Amico TA. Issues with implementing a high-quality lung cancer screening program. CA Cancer J Clin 2014 Jun 27; epub ahead of print. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on lung cancer screening and associated evidence reviews, citing USPSTF recommendations on lung cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2014 and associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013), AHRQ evidence synthesis Screening for Lung Cancer: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2013, USPSTF Grade Definitions, and USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and Slatore et al. (Ann Am Thorac Soc, 2014).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Dentistry
Maguire A. ADA clinical recommendations on topical fluoride for caries prevention. Evid Based Dent 2014 Jun; 15(2):38-9. [Abstracts report which uses the USPSTF grading system to evaluate selected reviews and articles.]

Hayes White Paper
Hayes WS, Donatelli D, Van Pelt JE. Informed healthcare decisions begin with evidence. Hayes White Pap 2014; online. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations as examples of “evidence-based guidelines that synthesize the strength and quantify of evidence,” citing the USPSTF Web site.]

JAMA
Pisano ED, Yaffe MJ. Breast cancer screening: should tomosynthesis replace digital mammography? JAMA 2014 Jun 25; 311(24):2488-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, Durand MA, Plecha DM, Greenberg JS, Hayes MK, Copit DS, Carlson KL, Cink TM, et al. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. JAMA 2014 Jun 25; 311(24):2499-507. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Konerman MA, Lok AS. Diagnostic challenges of hepatitis C. JAMA 2014 Jun 25; 311(24):2536-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Zheng MY, Suneja A, Chou AL, Arya M. Physician barriers to successful implementation of US Preventive Services Task Force routine HIV testing recommendations. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 2014 May-Jun; 13(3):200-5. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Rojas-Roldan L, Wilkins T. Case report. J Fam Pract 2014 Jun; 63(6):305-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for hemochromatosis (Ann Intern Med, 2006).]

Savoy M. Autism: 5 misconceptions that can complicate care. J Fam Pract 2014 Jun; 63(6):310-4. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Journal of Urology
The impact of recent screening recommendations on prostate cancer screening in a large health care system. Aslani A, Minnillo BJ, Johnson B, Cherullo EE, Ponsky LE, Abouassaly R. J Urol 2013 Dec 14. [Discusses and assesses the impact of updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Clark CR, Soukup J, Riden H, Tovar D, Orton P, Burdick E, Capistran ME, Morisset J, Browne EE, Fitzmaurice G, Johnson PA. Preventive care for low-income women in Massachusetts post-health reform. J Womens Health 2014 Jun; 23(6):493-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statements, Screening for Breast Cancer and Screening for Cervical Cancer, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Moyer VA; US Preventive Services Task Force. Prevention of Dental Caries in Children From Birth Through Age 5 Years: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Pediatrics 2014 Jun; 133(6):1102-11. [Updates 2004 USPSTF recommendations on prevention of dental caries in preschool-aged children, citing AHRQ evidence synthesis, Prevention of Dental Caries in Children Younger than Age 5 Years: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2014, and associated evidence summary (Pediatrics, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Heart Failure Review
Hill SA, Booth RA, Santaguida PL, Don-Wauchope A, Brown JA, Oremus M, Ali U, Bustamam A, Sohel N, McKelvie R, et al. Use of BNP and NT-proBNP for the diagnosis of heart failure in the emergency department: a systematic review of the evidence. Heart Fail Rev 2014 Jun 24; epub ahead of print. [Uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2014), as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
O'Meara S, Richardson R, Lipsky BA. Topical and systemic antimicrobial therapy for venous leg ulcers. JAMA 2014 Jun 25; 311(24):2534-5. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Chronic Venous Ulcers: A Comparative Effectiveness Review of Treatment Modalities, 2014, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and cites Association for the Advancement of Wound Care's Venous Ulcer Guideline profile in AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC).]

Pediatrics
McElhanon BO, McCracken C, Karpen S, Sharp WG. Gastrointestinal symptoms in autism spectrum disorder: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics 2014 May; 133(5):872-83. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fu et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) on conducting quantitative synthesis when comparing medical interventions, prepared as part of AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Glascoe FP, Trimm F. Brief approaches to developmental-behavioral promotion in primary care: updates on methods and technology. Pediatrics 2014 May; 133(5):884-97. [Cites AHRQ Evidence report/Technology Assessment, Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Council on Children with Disabilities and Medical Home Implementation Project Advisory Committee. Patient- and family-centered care coordination: a framework for integrating care for children and youth across multiple systems. Pediatrics 2014 May; 133(5):88e1451-60. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 7: Care Coordination and Quality Improvement, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacy Times
Bartok V. Urinary incontinence: partnering with patients for success. Pharm Times 2014 Jun; online. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness, 2012, as accessed on NLM's Bookshelf Web site.]

Simulation in Healthcare
Koh J, Xu Y, Yeo L, Tee A, Chuin S, Law J, Noor IB, Poulose V, Raghuram J, Verma A, et al. Achieving optimal clinical outcomes in ultrasound-guided central venous catheterizations of the internal jugular vein after a simulation-based training program for novice learners. Simul Healthc 2014 Jun; 9(3):161-6. [Cites AHRQ Evidence report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Managed Care
Mehrotra A, An R, Patel DN, Sturm R. Impact of a patient incentive program on receipt of preventive care. Am J Manag Care 2014 Jun; 20(6):494-501. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2012,]

Also refer to articles by Horner-Johnson et al. (Health Serv Res, 2014) and Domino et al. (Psychiatr Serv, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products..

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Managed Care
Kazley AS, Simpson AN, Simpson KN, Teufel R. Association of electronic health records with cost savings in a national sample. Am J Manag Care 2014 Jun; 20(6):e183-90. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data.]

Gibson TB, Ehrlich ED, Graff J, Dubois R, Farr AM, Chernew M, Fendrick AM. Real-world impact of comparative effectiveness research findings on clinical practice. Am J Manag Care 2014 Jun; 20(6):e208-20. [Uses AHRQ comparative effectiveness reviews as accessed on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site and NGC for the literature review; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, 1994, and Government Accounting Office report, Comparative Effectiveness: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Process for Awarding Recovery Act Funds and Disseminating Results, 2012.]

Annals of Surgery
Hicks CW, Hashmi ZG, Hui X, Velopulos C, Efron DT, Schneider EB, Cooper L, Haut ER, Cornwell EE 3rd, Haider AH. Explaining the paradoxical age-based racial disparities in survival after trauma: the role of the treating facility. Ann Surg 2014 Jun 27; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2003-2011 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data; notes that eighth author (Haut ER) is the principal investigator for grant 1 K08 HS17952-01 ("Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care?").] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Vascular Surgery
Park BD, Azefor NM, Huang CC, Ricotta JJ. Elective endovascular aneurysm repair in the elderly: trends and outcomes from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Ann Vasc Surg 2014 May; 28(4):798-807. [Uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, and Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kuy S, Dua A, Desai SS, Rossi PJ, Seabrook GR, Lewis BD, Patel B, Kuy S, Lee CJ, Subbarayan R, et al. Carotid endarterectomy national trends over a decade: does sex matter? Ann Vasc Surg 2014 May; 28(4):887-92. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software, citing Hospital Inpatient Statistics, 1996, Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM and Appendix A – Clinical Classifications Software-DIAGNOSES (January 1980 through September 2013), both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Infectious Diseases
Zilberberg MD, Shorr AF, Huang H, Chaudhari P, Paly VF, Menzin J. Hospital days, hospitalization costs, and inpatient mortality among patients with mucormycosis: a retrospective analysis of US hospital discharge data. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Jun 5; 14:310. [uses 2003-2010 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care , 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Suaya JA, Mera RM, Cassidy A, O'Hara P, Amrine-Madsen H, Burstin S, Miller LG. Incidence and cost of hospitalizations associated with Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections in the United States from 2001 through 2009. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Jun 2; 14:296. [Uses 2001-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2001-2009, 2012, and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files (CCR), 2001-2009, 2012, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Open
Quan H, Eastwood C, Cunningham CT, Liu M, Flemons W, De Coster C, Ghali WA; IMECCHI investigators. Validity of AHRQ patient safety indicators derived from ICD-10 hospital discharge abstract data (chart review study). BMJ Open 2013 Oct 10; 3(10):e003716. [uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), citing Patient Safety Indicators: Technical Specifications, Version 4.2, and AHRQ Quality Indicators Validation Pilot, both published on AHRQ's Patient Safety Web site, and several AHRQ-funded/authored articles on AHRQ's PSIs.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Kircher SM, Johansen ME, Nimeiri HS, Richardson CR, Davis MM. Impact of Medicare Part D on out-of-pocket drug costs and medical use for patients with cancer. Cancer 2014 Jun 24; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2002-2010 MEPS data, citing Data Files for Years 1996-2010, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation. Cardiovascular and Quality Outcomes
Evans JM, Dharmar M, Meierhenry E, Marcin JP, Raff GW. Association between Down syndrome and in-hospital death among children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease: a US population-based study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2014 May; 7(3):445-52. [Uses 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
Stein PD, Matta F, Sabra MJ. Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2014 Apr; 20(3):233-7. [Uses 10998-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2008, 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Deutsches Arzteblatt International
Wengler A, Nimptsch U, Mansky T. Hip and knee replacement in Germany and the USA: analysis of individual inpatient data from German and US hospitals for the years 2005 to 2011. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2014 Jun 9; 111(23-24):407-16. [Uses 2005-2011 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2005-2011, 2012, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Hand
Berlin NL, Tuggle CT, Thomson JG, Au A. Digit replantation in children: a nationwide analysis of outcomes and trends of 455 pediatric patients. Hand 2014 Jun; 9(2):244-52. [Uses 1999-2011 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses 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.

Health Affairs
Guy GP Jr, Yabroff KR, Ekwueme DU, Smith AW, Dowling EC, Rechis R, Nutt S, Richardson LC. Estimating the health and economic burden of cancer among those diagnosed as adolescents and young adults. Health Aff 2014 Jun; 33(6): 1024-31. [Uses 2008-2011 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen et al. (Inquiry, 1996) and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Using the Appropriate Price Indices for Analyses of Health Care Expenditures or Income Across Multiple Years, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

 Health Services Research
Horner-Johnson W, Dobbertin K, Lee JC, Andresen EM; the Expert Panel on Disability and Health Disparities. Disparities in health care access and receipt of preventive services by disability type: analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Health Serv Res 2014 Jun 24; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2002-2008 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen et al. (Med Care, 2009) and AHRQ publication, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008; also uses cancer screening variables based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Parriott AM, Brown JM, Arah OA. Predischarge postpartum methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and group B streptococcus carriage at the individual and hospital levels. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2014; 2014:515646. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Hematology
Guddati AK, Kumar G, Ahmed S, Ali M, Kumar N, Hari P, Venu N. Incidence and outcomes of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Int J Hematol 2014 Jun; 99(6):758-65. [Uses 2000-2009 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.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Nelson KM, Helfrich C, Sun H, Hebert PL, Liu CF, Dolan E, Taylor L, Wong E, Maynard C, Hernandez SE, et al. Implementation of the patient-centered medical home in the Veterans Health Administration: associations with patient satisfaction, quality of care, staff burnout, and hospital and emergency department use. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jun 23; epub ahead of print. [Uses Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) survey data, AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators as accessed on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Foley DM, Frick KD, Lin Fr. Association between hearing loss and healthcare expenditures in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Jun; 62(6):1188-1189. [Uses 2000-2010 MEPS Household Component data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen et al. (Inquiry, 1996).]

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Bekelis K, Missios S, Mackenzie TA, Fischer A, Labropoulos N, Eskey C. A predictive model of outcomes during cerebral aneurysm coiling. J Neurointerv Surg 2014 Jun; 6(5):342-8. [Uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (Eff Clin Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Brinjikji W, Lanzino G, Kallmes DF, Cloft HJ. Cerebral aneurysm treatment is beginning to shift to low volume centers. J Neurointerv Surg 2014 Jun; 6(5):349-52. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery
Wen T, He S, Attenello F, Cen SY, Kim-Tenser M, Adamczyk P, Amar AP, Sanossian N, Mack WJ. The impact of patient age and comorbidities on the occurrence of "never events" in cerebrovascular surgery: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Neurosurg 2014 Jun 27:1-7; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pain
Groenewald CB, Essner BS, Wright D, Fesinmeyer MD, Palermo TM. The economic costs of chronic pain among a cohort of treatment seeking adolescents in the United States. J Pain 2014 Jun 19; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2010 MEPS data.]

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Aboagye J, Goldstein SD, Salazar JH, Papandria D, Okoye MT, Al-Omar K, Stewart D, Lukish J, Abdullah F. Age at presentation of common pediatric surgical conditions: Reexamining dogma. J Pediatr Surg 2014 Jun; 49(6):995-9. [Uses 1988-1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007-2009 HCUP NIS data and 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data, citing HCUP NIS Database Documentation, 2013, and Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2013, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Hadid V, Patenaude V, Oddy L, Abenhaim HA. Sarcoidosis and pregnancy: obstetrical and neonatal outcomes in a population-based cohort of 7 million births. J Perinat Med 2014 Jun 17; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2003-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Brinjikji W, Rabinstein AA, Cloft HJ. Socioeconomic disparities in the utilization of mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2014 May-Jun; 23(5):979-84. [Uses 2006-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Walcott BP, Kamel H, Castro B, Kimberly WT, Sheth KN. Tracheostomy after severe ischemic stroke: a population-based study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2014 May-Jun; 23(5):1024-9. [Uses 2007-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (Eff Clin Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Villwock JA, Villwock MR, Deshaies EM. Tracheostomy timing affects stroke recovery. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2014 May-Jun; 23(5):1069-72. [Uses 2008-2010 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Sise RG, Calvo RY, Spain DA, Weiser TG, Staudenmayer KL. The epidemiology of trauma-related mortality in the United States from 2002 to 2010. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014 Apr; 76(4):913-9; discussion 920. [Uses 2002-2010 HCUP National Emergency Department Database (NEDD) data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Laryngoscope
Dwojak SM, Bhattacharyya N. Incremental and comparative healthcare expenditures for head and neck cancer in the United States. Laryngoscope 2014 Jun 17; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2006, 2008, and 2010 MEPS data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Care
Zan H, Scharff RL. The heterogeneity in financial and time burden of caregiving to children with chronic conditions. Matern Child Health J 2014 Jun 21; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2004-2008 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publication, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008, and National Health Interview Survey and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Linkage Files, 2014, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurology
Burke JF, Skolarus LE, Adelman EE, Reeves MJ, Brown DL. Influence of hospital-level practices on readmission after ischemic stroke. Neurology 2014 Jun 17; 82(24):2196-204. [Uses 2003-2009 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for five states; notes that last author (Brown DL) is supported by grant R18 HS17690 for other work.] Select to access the abstract.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology
Allareddy V, Elangovan S, Fletcher SL, Subbiah V, Rampa S, Nalliah R, Lee MK, Allareddy V. Incidence and impact of adverse effects of medical care on complications in patients who underwent excision of cervical lymph nodes. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2014 May 14; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2009 and 2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Zhou F, Shefer A, Wenger J, Messonnier M, Wang LY, Lopez A, Moore M, Murphy TV, Cortese M, Rodewald L. Economic evaluation of the routine childhood immunization program in the United States, 2009. Pediatrics 2014 Apr; 133(4):577-85. [Uses 2005-2009 HCUP data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kaiser SV, Asteria-Penaloza R, Vittinghoff E, Rosenbluth G, Cabana MD, Bardach NS. National patterns of codeine prescriptions for children in the emergency department. Pediatrics 2014 May; 133(5):e1139-46. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software for ICD-9-CM, 2013, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Overview of Children in the Emergency Department, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Allareddy V, Asad R, Lee MK, Nalliah RP, Rampa S, Speicher DG, Rotta AT, Allareddy V. Hospital based emergency department visits attributed to child physical abuse in United States: predictors of in-hospital mortality. PLoS One 2014 Jun 11;9(2):e100110. [Uses 2008-2010 HCUP NEDS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Database (NEDS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

 Psychiatric Services
Domino ME, Dow WH, Coto-Yglesias F. Educational gradients in psychotropic medication use among older adults in Costa Rica and the United States. Psychiatr Serv 2014 Jun 16; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2005 MEPS data; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Respiratory Care
Nanchal R, Kumar G, Majumdar T, Taneja A, Patel J, Dagar G, Jacobs ER, Whittle J. Utilization of mechanical ventilation for asthma exacerbations: analysis of a national database. Respir Care 2014 May; 59(5):644-53. [Uses 2000-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses 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.

Women's Health Issues
Shippee TP, Kozhimannil KB, Rowan K, Virnig BA. Health insurance coverage and racial disparities in breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Womens Health Issues 2014 May-Jun; 24(3):e261-9. [Uses 2002-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; cites HCUP statistical brief, Hospital Stays for Breast Cancer, 2004, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Lindenauer et al. (Chest, 2014) and Vargas Bustamante and Chen (Health Serv Res, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Page last reviewed June 2014
Internet Citation: Patient-Centered Medical Home and Quality Measurement in Small Practices: Articles of Interest, June 27, 2014. June 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140627.html