Reducing Older Driver Motor Vehicle Collisions via Earlier Cataract Surgery

Articles of Interest, July 4, 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

Accident Analysis and Prevention
Mennemeyer ST, Owsley C, McGwin G Jr. Reducing older driver motor vehicle collisions via earlier cataract surgery. Accid Anal Prev 2013 Dec; 61:203-11. [Supported by grant R03 HS17962.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care & Research
Dy CJ, Bozic KJ, Pan TJ, Wright TM, Padgett DE, Lyman S. Risk factors for early revision after total hip arthroplasty. Arthritis Care Res 2014 Jun; 66(6):907-15. [Supported by grant U18 HS16075 (to last author, Lyman S).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Therapeutics
Navarro-Millán I, Sattui SE, Curtis JR. Systematic review of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor discontinuation studies in rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Ther 2013 Nov; 35(11):1850-61.e1. [Supported by grant R01 HS18517.] Select to access the abstract.

Drugs and Aging
Hanlon JT, Schmader KE. The medication appropriateness index at 20: where it started, where it has been, and where it may be going. Drugs Aging 2013 Nov; 30(11):893-900. [Supported by grant R01 HS18721.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Paddock SM. Statistical benchmarks for health care provider performance assessment: a comparison of standard approaches to a hierarchical Bayesian histogram-based method. Health Serv Res 2014 Jun; 49(3):1056-73. [Supported by grant R21 HS21860.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Ellimoottil C, Miller S, Ayanian JZ, Miller DC. Effect of insurance expansion on utilization of inpatient surgery. JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 2; epub ahead of print. [Supported by grant K08 HS18346-01A2.] Select to access the abstract.

Drake FT, Mottey NE, Farrokhi ET, Florence MG, Johnson MG, Mock C, Steele SR, Thirlby RC, Flum DR. Time to appendectomy and risk of perforation in acute appendicitis. JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 2; epub ahead of print. [Supported by AHRQ funding to the Washington State Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program and Clinical Effectiveness Research Translation Network (SCOAP-CERTAIN).] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Wehbe-Janek H, Pliego J, Sheather S, Villamaria F. System-based interprofessional simulation-based training program increases awareness and use of rapid response teams. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2014 Jun; 40(6):279-87. [Supported by grant U18 HS16634-01.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
McGlynn EA, Lieu TA, Durham ML, Bauck A, Laws R, Go AS, Chen J, Feigelson HS, Corley DA, Young DR, et al. Developing a data infrastructure for a learning health system: the PORTAL network. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):596-601. [Supported by grants R24 HS22143-01 and 1 R01 HS19912-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Forrest CB, Margolis PA, Bailey LC, Marsolo K, Del Beccaro MA, Finkelstein JA, Milov DE, Vieland VJ, Wolf BA, Yu FB, et al.PEDSnet: a National Pediatric Learning Health System. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):602-6. [Supported by grants 1 R01 HS22974 and 1 R01 HS19912.] Select to access the abstract.

Ohno-Machado L, Agha Z, Bell DS, Dahm L, Day ME, Doctor JN, Gabriel D, Kahlon MK, Kim KK, Hogarth M, et al. pSCANNER: patient-centered Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):621-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS19913.] Select to access the abstract.

 Prey JE, Woollen J, Wilcox L, Sackeim AD, Hripcsak G, Bakken S, Restaino S, Feiner S, Vawdrey DK. Patient engagement in the inpatient setting: a systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):742-50. [Supported by grants R01 HS21816 and 1 R36 HS21393-01; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enabling Patient-Centered Care through Health Information Technology, 2012, and mentions AHRQ's "Questions Are the Answer" campaign.] Select to access the abstract.

Klann JG, Buck MD, Brown J, Hadley M, Elmore R, Weber GM, Murphy SN. Query Health: standards-based, cross-platform population health surveillance. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):650-6. [Supported by grant HS19912-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Chrischilles EA, Hourcade JP, Doucette W, Eichmann D, Gryzlak B, Lorentzen R, Wright K, Letuchy E, Mueller M, Farris K, et al. Personal health records: a randomized trial of effects on elder medication safety. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):679-86. [Supported by grant R18 HS17034.] Select to access the abstract.

Pearce C, Bainbridge M. A personally controlled electronic health record for Australia. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):707-13. [Supported by grant R01 HS19913.] Select to access the abstract.

 Heintzman J, Bailey SR, Hoopes MJ, Le T, Gold R, O'Malley JP, Cowburn S, Marino M, Krist A, DeVoe JE. Agreement of Medicaid claims and electronic health records for assessing preventive care quality among adults. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):720-4. [Supported by grant 1 K08HS21522; cites USPSTF A and B Recommendations by Date, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Holmes JH, Elliott TE, Brown JS, Raebel MA, Davidson A, Nelson AF, Chung A, La Chance P, Steiner JF. Clinical research data warehouse governance for distributed research networks in the USA: a systematic review of the literature. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):730-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS19912.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Schumacher JR, Palta M, Loconte NK, Trentham-Dietz A, Witt WP, Heidrich SM, Smith MA. Characterizing the psychological distress response before and after a cancer diagnosis. J Behav Med 2013 Dec; 36(6):591-600. [Supported by grant T32 HS00083.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Minden SL, Ding L, Cleary PD, Frankel D, Glanz BI, Healy BC, Rintell DJ. Improving the quality of mental health care in multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Sci 2013 Dec 15; 335(1-2):42-7. [Supported by grant U18 HS16978.] Select to access the abstract.

 Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Kronick R. Patient safety: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's ongoing commitment. J Nurs Care Qual 2014 Jul-Sep; 29(3):195-9. [Author is the AHRQ director; cites AHRQ publications, Eliminating CLABSI, a National Patient Safety Imperative: Final Report, 2013, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2013, Improving Patient Safety for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: A Guide for Hospitals, 2012, Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety, 2013, Transitioning Newborns from NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit, 2013, TeamSTEPPS® Long-term Care Version, 2012, Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, and Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008; also cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Therapeutic Management, Delivery, and Postpartum Risk Assessment and Screening in Gestational Diabetes, 2008, and National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports index page, 2014.]

Modern Healthcare
Kronick R, McKinney M. Ready to provide evidence for 'making adjustments' in Obamacare. Mod Healthc 2014 Jan; 44(1):28-9. [First author is the AHRQ director, interviewed by the second author.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Friedly JL, Comstock BA, Turner JA, Heagerty PJ, Deyo RA, Sullivan SD, Bauer Z, Bresnahan BW, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, et al. A randomized trial of epidural glucocorticoid injections for spinal stenosis. N Engl J Med 2014 Jul 3; 371(1):11-21. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS19222-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Camelo Castillo W, Boggess K, Stürmer T, Brookhart MA, Benjamin DK Jr, Jonsson Funk M. Trends in glyburide compared with insulin use for gestational diabetes treatment in the United States, 2000-2011. Obstet Gynecol 2014 Jun; 123(6):1177-84. [Supported by grant K02 HS17950 (to last author, Jonsson Funk M).] Select to access the abstract.

Wu JM, Matthews CA, Conover MM, Pate V, Jonsson Funk M. Lifetime risk of stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Obstet Gynecol 2014 Jun; 123(6):1201-6. [Supported by grant K02 HS17950 (to last author, Jonsson Funk M).] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacoeconomics
Hellinger FJ. Assessing the cost effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in the US. Pharmacoeconomics 2013 Dec; 31(12):1091-104. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.] Select to access the abstract.

 Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Shah TR, Rockman CB, Adelman MA, Maldonado TS, Veith FJ, Mussa FF. Nationwide comparative impact of thoracic endovascular aortic repair of acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissections. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2014 Apr; 48(3): 230-3. [Supported by grant 1 K12 HS19473-01 (to last author, Mussa FF); uses 2009-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Surgeon
Joshi GP, Beck DE, Emerson RH, Halaszynski TM, Jahr JS, Lipman AG, Nihira MA, Sheth KR, Simpson MH, Sinatra RS. Defining new directions for more effective management of surgical pain in the United States: highlights of the inaugural Surgical Pain Congress™. Am Surg 2014 Mar; 80(3):219-28. [Summarizes recommendations from AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedures and Trauma, 1992, noting that these recommendations "remain relevant more than 20 years later."] Select to access the abstract.

Insurance Advocate
Spillover: the Affordable Care Act and property casualty insurance. Insur Advocate 2014 Feb 24; 125(); online. [Briefly discusses past controversies related to AHRQ-sponsored guidelines for low back pain, citing article by Gray et al. (Health Aff, 2003).]

JAMA Surgery
Allaf ME, Partin AW. Robotic prostatectomy diffusion safety concerns: reality or just illusion? JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 2; epub ahead of print. [Comments on article by Parsons et al. (JAMA Surg, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Lucas DJ, Haut ER, Hechenbleikner EM, Wick EC, Pawlik TM. Avoiding immortal time bias in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program readmission measure. JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 2; epub ahead of print. [Notes that second author is the principal investigator for grant 1 K08 HS17952-01 (Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care?).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Ohno-Machado L. Networking the country to promote health and scientific discovery. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):575. [Mentions AHRQ's involvement with PCORnet.]

Fleurence RL, Curtis LH, Califf RM, Platt R, Selby JV, Brown JS. Launching PCORnet, a national patient-centered clinical research network. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):578-82. [Describes AHRQ's role in the PCORnet Steering Committee; cites AHRQ publication, Blueprint for a Distributed Research Network to Conduct Population Studies and Safety Surveillance, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Barkhuysen P, de Grauw W, Akkermans R, Donkers J, Schers H, Biermans M. Is the quality of data in an electronic medical record sufficient for assessing the quality of primary care? J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):692-8. [Cites Desirable Attributes of a Quality Measure, as published on AHRQ's National Quality Measures ClearinghouseTM Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Alexaitis I, Broome B. Implementation of a nurse-driven protocol to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections. J Nurs Care Qual 2014 Jul-Sep; 29(3):245-52. [Cites guideline profile, Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, 2009, as published in AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Sepucha KR, Matlock DD, Wills CE, Ropka M, Joseph-Williams N, Stacey D, Ng C, Levin C, Lally J, Borkhoff CM, et al. "It's valid and reliable" is not enough: critical appraisal of reporting of measures in trials evaluating patient decision aids. Med Decis Making 2014 Apr 8; 34(5):560-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Singleterry J, Jump Z, Lancet E, Babb S, MacNeil A, Zhang L; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation treatments and barriers to coverage—United States, 2008-2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014 Mar 28; 63(12):264-9. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Nephrology Nursing Journal
Pierce N, Arslanian J, Castner D, Colaneri J, Derkowski DM, Harrington MC, Hutteri H, Kauffman J, Perrecone M, Peters A. Celebrating ANNA's 45th anniversary: specialty practice networks. Nephrol Nurs J 2014 Mar-Apr; 41(2):171-82. [Cites AHRQ publication, Primary Care Workforce Facts and Stats, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

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

American Family Physician
Medicare panel recommends against covering CT screening for lung cancer. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jul 1; 90(1):10. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for lung cancer.]

 Barash JH, Buchanan EM, Hillson C. Diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jul 1; 90(1):34-40. [Uses USPSTF recommendations, AHRQ evidence reports, and AHRQ's NGC as data sources.]

Giordano J. Ethical use of diagnostic technology: balancing what's new and what's necessary. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jul 1; 90(1):53-54. [Cites article by LeFevre et al. (Am Fam Physician, 2010) which discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer.]

American Journal of Public Health
Guy GP Jr, Berkowitz Z, Jones SE, Olsen EO, Miyamoto JN, Michael SL, Saraiya M. State indoor tanning laws and adolescent indoor tanning. Am J Public Health 2014 Apr; 104(4):e69-74. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Khangura J, Zakher B. Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults: a systematic review to update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 1; 161(1):31-45. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2007-10057-I-EPC3, task order 13, performed by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) for the USPSTF, and based on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2014; cites 2004 USPSTF recommendations and associated evidence review and uses methodologies from USPSTF Procedure Manual, 2008, and USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the  abstract.

Bloomfield HE, Olson A, Greer N, Cantor A, MacDonald R, Rutks I, Wilt TJ. Screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic, average-risk adult women: an evidence report for a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 1; 161(1):46-53. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

LeFevre ML; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 1; 161(1):58-66. [Updates USPSTF 2004 recommendations, based on USPSTF-sponsored review by Chou et al. cited above in this section; cites 2004 recommendation statement and USPSTF reaffirmed recommendations on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnancy (Ann Intern Med, 2009) Select to access the abstract.

Qaseem A, Humphrey LL, Harris R, Starkey M, Denberg TD; Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians. Screening pelvic examination in adult women: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 1; 161(1):67-72. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chronic kidney disease (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence update by Meyers et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on screening for chlamydial infection.] Select to access the abstract.

Rajbhandari R, Chung RT. Screening for hepatitis B virus infection: a public health imperative. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 1; 161(1):76-77. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults summarized in article by Lefevre et al. cited above in this section.]

Sawaya GF, Jacoby V. Screening pelvic examinations: right, wrong, or rite? Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 1; 161(1):78-79. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for ovarian cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and USPSTF-sponsored article by Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on USPSTF methodologies.]

Canadian Journal of Public Health
Ha S, Paquette D, Tarasuk J, Dodds J, Gale-Rowe M, Brooks JI, Kim J, Wong T. A systematic review of HIV testing among Canadian populations. Can J Public Health 2014 Jan 15; 105(1):e53-62. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Drug Topics
Galdo J, Culpepper B. The changing world of hepatitis C. Drug Top 2014 Apr 10; online. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

JAMA
Federman DG, Kirsner RS, Concato J. Sunscreen counseling by U.S. physicians. JAMA 2014 Jul 2; 312(1):87-88. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Henley SJ, Singh S, King J, Wilson R, Ryerson B; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Invasive cancer incidence—United States, 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014 Mar 28; 63(12):253-9. [Mentions USPSTF A and B recommendations, citing the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Stockman LJ, Guilfoyle SM, Benoit AL, Vergeront JM, Davis JP. Rapid hepatitis testing among persons at increased risk for infection – Wisconsin, 2012-2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014 Mar 28; 63(12):309-11. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

Nutraceuticals World
Olivo L. Fortified: strength in the bone health market. Nutraceuticals World 2014 Mar 1; online. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on calcium use by postmenopausal women.]

OBG Management
Yates J. Does screening mammography save lives?  OBG Manag 2014 Apr; 26(4):62-72. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Epstein S. Challenges and opportunities in managing osteoporosis care. OBG Manag 2014 Apr; 26(4 Suppl):S1-7. [Cites Screening for Osteoporosis topic page on the USPSTF Web site and USPSTF recommendations on vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

Also refer to article by Heintzman et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

 American Family Physician
Groninger H, Vijayan J. Pharmacologic management of pain at the end of life. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jul 1; 90(1):26-32. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports and NGC as data sources.]

American Journal of Public Health
Guerrero EG, Aarons GA, Palinkas LA. Organizational capacity for service integration in community-based addiction health services. Am J Public Health 2014 Apr; 104(4):e40-7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Exceptional Children
Goldstein H, Lackey KC, Schneider NJ. A new framework for systematic reviews: application to social skills interventions for preschoolers with autism. Except Child 2014 Spring; 80(3):262-86. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2011.]

Nephrology Nursing Journal
Longton S. Do no harm: president-elect message. Nephrol Nurs J 2014 Mar 1; 41(3):129-30. [Notes that the ECRI Institute is an AHRQ-funded EPC.]

Also refer to articles by Prey et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and Barash et al. (Am Fam Physician, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

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

Refer to articles by Kronick (J Nurs Care Qual, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and Parsons et al. (JAMA Surg) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Public Health
Nasseh K, Greenberg B, Vujicic M, Glick M. The effect of chairside chronic disease screenings by oral health professionals on health care costs. Am J Public Health 2014 Apr; 104(4):744-50. [Uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Using Appropriate Price Indices for Analyses of Healthcare Expenditures or Income Across Multiple Years, 2013, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Dao HE, Miller PE, Bhattacharya S, Klipfel A, Vrees M, Schechter S. Laparoscopic colectomy is an underused procedure for the elective management of colovesical fistulas. Am Surg 2014 Apr; 80(4):412-3. [Uses 2008-2009 HCUP NIS data]

Applied Clinical Informatics
Wells S, Rozenblum R, Park A, Dunn M, Bates DW. Personal health records for patients with chronic disease: a major opportunity. Appl Clin Inform 2014 Apr 23; 5(2):416-29. [Uses Hospital or Clinician Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS or CG-CAHPS) ratings for selected healthcare organizations as sampling criteria.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Bohl DD, Basques BA, Golinvaux NS, Baumgaertner MR, Grauer JN. Nationwide Inpatient Sample and National Surgical Quality Improvement Program give different results in hip fracture studies. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2014 Jun; 472(6):1672-80. [Uses 2009-2011 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Liu V, Escobar GJ, Green JD, Soule J, Whippy A, Angus DC, Iwashyna TJ. Hospital deaths in patients with sepsis from 2 independent cohorts. JAMA 2014 Jul 2; 312(1):90-2. [Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.]

 JAMA Surgery
Parsons JK, Messer K, Palazzi K, Stroup S, Chang D. Diffusion of surgical innovations, patient safety, and minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 2; epub ahead of print. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators and associated WinQI software, both accessed on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ publications, Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the Sixth National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, and AHRQ Quality Indicators Software Documentation, Version 4.1a for Windows, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Shah et al. (Vasc Endovascular Surg, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and articles by Barash et al. and by Groninger and Vijayan (both in Am Fam Physician, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.]

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Internet Citation: Reducing Older Driver Motor Vehicle Collisions via Earlier Cataract Surgery: Articles of Interest, July 4, 2014. July 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140704.html