Development and Evaluation of the CAHPS® (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Survey Center Hemodialysis Patients

Articles of Interest, July 11, 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 Kidney Disease
Weidmer BA, Cleary PD, Keller S, Evensen C, Hurtado MP, Kosiak B, Gallagher PM, Levine R, Hays RD. Development and evaluation of the CAHPS® (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey center hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis 2014 Jul 3; epub ahead of print. [Supported by grants U18 HS09204 and U18 HS16980; uses AHRQ's CAHPS; indicates AHRQ affiliation for sixth author (Kosiak B).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Moore CL, Bomann S, Daniels B, Luty S, Molinaro A, Singh D, Gross CP. Derivation and validation of a clinical prediction rule for uncomplicated ureteral stone—the STONE score: retrospective and prospective observational cohort studies. BMJ 2014 Mar 26; 348:g2191. [Supported by grant 5 R01 HS18322-03 (to all authors except first and third).]  Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Topjian AA, French B, Sutton RM, Conlon T, Nadkarni VM, Moler FW, Dean JM, Berg RA. Early postresuscitation hypotension is associated with increased mortality following pediatric cardiac arrest. Crit Care Med 2014 Jun; 42(6):1518-23. [Supported by grant R18 HS22469 (to fifth author, Nadkarni VM).] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Masnick M, Morgan DJ, Wright MO, Lin JY, Pineles L, Harris AD, SHEA Research Network. Survey of infection prevention informatics use and practitioner satisfaction in US hospitals.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jul; 35(7):891-3. [Supported by grant K08 HS18111-01 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Gadzinski AJ, Dimick JB, Ye Z, Zeller JL, Miller DC. Transfer rates and use of post-acute care after surgery at critical access vs non-critical access hospitals. JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 1; 149(7):671-7. [Supported by grant K08 HS18346-01 (to last author, Miller DC).]  Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Vouri SM, Marcum ZA. Use of a medication reconciliation tool in an outpatient geriatric clinic. J Am Pharm Assoc 2013 Nov-Dec; 53(6):652-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS18721 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Galt KA, Fuji KT, Faber J. Patient safety problem identification and solution sharing among rural community pharmacists. J Am Pharm Assoc 2013 Nov-Dec; 53(6):584-94. [Supported by grant R24 HS18625.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Gonzalez AA, Girotti ME, Shih T, Wakefield TW, Dimick JB. Reliability of hospital readmission rates in vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg 2014 Jun; 59(6):1638-43. [Supported by grant K08 HS17765-04.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Derose SF, Gabayan GZ, Chiu VY, Yiu SC, Sun BC. Emergency department crowding predicts admission length-of-stay but not mortality in a large health system. Med Care 2014 Jul; 52(7):602-11. [Supported by grant R03 HS19884.] Select to access the abstract.

Cleary PD, Meterko M, Wright SM, Zaslavsky AM. Are comparisons of patient experiences across hospitals fair? A study in Veterans Health Administration  hospitals. Med Care 2014 Jul; 52(7):619-25. [Supported by grant U18 HS16978; describes AHRQ's CAHPS and Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS) surveys.] Select to access the abstract.

Kozhimannil KB, Macheras M, Lorch SA. Trends in childbirth before 39 weeks' gestation without medical indication. Med Care 2014 Jul; 52(7):649-57. [Supported by grant R01 HS18661.] Select to access the abstract.

Toh S, Shetterly S, Powers JD, Arterburn D. Privacy-preserving analytic methods for multisite comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research. Med Care 2014 Jul; 52(7):664-8. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS19912.] Select to access the abstract.

Chang E, Chan KS, Han HR. Factors associated with having a usual source of care in an ethnically diverse sample of Asian American adults. Med Care 2014 Jul 10; epub ahead of print. [Supported by grant HS21684-01; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Masinter LM, Feinglass J, Grobman WA, Simon MA. Likelihood of continued childbearing after cesarean delivery in the United States. Obstet Gynecol 2014 Jul; 124(1):111-9. [Supported by grants P01 HS21141 and T32 HS00075.] Select to access the abstract.

 Pediatrics
Simon TD, Cawthon ML, Stanford S, Popalisky J, Lyons D, Woodcox P, Hood M, Chen AY, Mangione-Smith R; Center of Excellence on Quality of Care Measures for Children with Complex Needs (COE4CCN) Medical Complexity Working Group. Pediatric medical complexity algorithm: a new method to stratify children by medical complexity. Pediatrics 2014 Jun; 133(6):e1647-54. [Supported by grant U18 HS20506 (under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Pediatric Quality Measures Program); uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Care Coordination Atlas Version 3, 2010, and AHRQ-authored article by Kronick (AHRQ director) et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Angier H, Gold R, Gallia C, Casciato A, Tillotson CJ, Marino M, Mangione-Smith R, DeVoe JE. Variation in outcomes of quality measurement by data source. Pediatrics 2014 Jun; 133(6):e1676-82. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18569.] Select to access the abstract.

Transplantation
Davis AE, Mehrotra S, McElroy LM, Friedewald JJ, Skaro AI, Lapin B, Kang R, Holl JL, Abecassis MM, Ladner DP. The extent and predictors of waiting time geographic disparity in kidney transplantation in the United States. Transplantation 2014 May 27; 97(10):1049-57. [Supported by grants R36 HS21078-01 and 5 T32 HS00078 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Jonas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and McDonagh et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2014) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Rosen MA, Pronovost PJ. Advancing the use of checklists for evaluating performance in health care. Acad Med 2014 Jul; 89(7):963-5. [Notes that authors report receiving AHRQ grant or contract support; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010) and Berenholtz et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Wolfson D, Santa J, Slass L. Engaging physicians and consumers in conversations about treatment overuse and waste: a short history of the choosing wisely campaign. Acad Med 2014 Jul; 89(7):990-5. [Cites AHRQ literature review and white paper, Health Actions Not to Do: Lessons for Consumer Decision-Making, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Trépanier P, Quach C, Gonzales M, Fortin E, Kaouache M, Desmeules S, Rocher I, Ngenda-Muadi M, Frenette C, Tremblay C; Quebec Healthcare-Associated Infections Surveillance Program Hemodialysis Group. Survey of infection control practices in hemodialysis units: preventing vascular access-associated bloodstream infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jul; 35(7):833-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Pediatrics
Leyenaar JK, Shieh MS, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Variation and outcomes associated With direct hospital admission among children with pneumonia in the United States. JAMA Pediatr 2014 Jul 7; epub ahead of print. [Cites AHRQ HCUP statistical briefs, Reasons for Being Admitted to the Hospital Through the Emergency Department for Children and Adolescents, 2004, 2007, Hospital Admissions that Began in the Emergency Department for Children and Adolescents, 2004, 2007, and Hospital Stays for Children, 2006, 2008, and HCUP fact book, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Care of Children and Adolescents in US Hospitals.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Hicks CW, Rosen M, Hobson DB, Ko C, Wick EC. Improving safety and quality of care with enhanced teamwork through operating room briefings. JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 9; epub ahead of print. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Suding PN, Paxton LD. How to use patient safety indicators to monitor vascular surgery technologies. JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 9; epub ahead of print. [Comments on article by Rose et al. ( JAMA Surg, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products; cites AHRQ Quality Indicators: Patient Safety Indicators: Technical Specifications, Version 3.2, 2008.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Millenson ML. New roles and rules for patient-centered care. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29(7):979-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]

Liao JM, Wachter RM. Grading residents' clinical performance: unique opportunities and challenges. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29(7):983-5. [Notes that second author receives funds from AHRQ for editing two patient safety Web sites.]

Chang ET, Magnabosco JL, Chaney E, Lanto A, Simon B, Yano EM, Rubenstein LV. Predictors of primary care management of depression in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29(7):1017-25. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Depression in Primary Care, Volume 1: Detection and Diagnosis, and Volume 2: Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.] Select to access the abstract.

Luck J, Bowman C, York L, Midboe A, Taylor T, Gale R, Asch S. Multimethod evaluation of the VA's peer-to-peer toolkit for patient-centered medical home implementation. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29 Suppl 2:S572-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by DeWalt et al. (Nurs Outlook, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Butler A, Canamucio A, Macpherson D, Skoko J, True G. Primary care staff perspectives on a virtual learning collaborative to support medical home implementation. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29 Suppl 2:S579-88. [Cites AHRQ Webinar, AHRQ Quality Indicators Software for Windows and SAS Version 4.4, 2012, as accessed on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Chang ET, Wells KB, Young AS, Stockdale S, Johnson MD, Fickel JJ, Jou K, Rubenstein LV. The anatomy of primary care and mental health clinician communication: a quality improvement case study. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29 Suppl 2:S598-606. [Cites AHRQ publication, Integrating Mental Health Treatment into the Patient Centered Medical Home, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Kansagara D, Tuepker A, Joos S, Nicolaidis C, Skaperdas E, Hickam D. Getting performance metrics right: a qualitative study of staff experiences implementing and measuring practice transformation. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29 Suppl 2:S607-13. [Cites AHRQ final reports, Early Evidence on the Patient-Centered Medical Home, 2012, and The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Strategies to Put Patients at the Center of Primary Care, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Forman J, Harrod M, Robinson C, Annis-Emeott A, Ott J, Saffar D, Krein SL, Greenstone CL. First things first: foundational requirements for a medical home in an academic medical center. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29 Suppl 2:S640-8. [Cites AHRQ publications, Federal Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Collaborative Catalogue of PCMH Activities, 2012, and Patient-Centered Medical Home Resources: Defining the PCMH, as published on AHRQ's PCMH Web site. Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Sarfati D, Gurney J, Stanley J, Lim BT, McSherry C. Development of a pharmacy-based comorbidity index for patients with cancer. Med Care 2014 Jul; 52(7):586-93. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser et al. (Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Modern Healthcare
Cassel C. Building consensus on what really counts. Mod Healthc 2014 Jul 7; 44(27):25. [Mentions the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry, former sponsored by AHRQ.

Rheumatic Diseases of North America
Morgan DeWitt E. Outcomes research in childhood autoimmune diseases. Rheum Dis Clin N Am 2013 Nov; 39( ):921-33. [Notes that author receives funding from grant U19 HS21114 for other work and mentions allocation of funds to AHRQ for comparative effectiveness research (CER) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; cites several articles on CER by former AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy and others.]

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

American Journal of Public Health
Asgary R, Garland V, Jakubowski A, Sckell B. Colorectal cancer screening among the homeless population of New York City shelter-based clinics. Am J Public Health 2014 Jul; 104(7):1307-13. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

 Annals of Internal Medicine
Jonas DE, Feltner C, Amick HR, Sheridan S, Zheng ZJ, Watford DJ, Carter JL, Rowe CJ, Harris R. Screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 8; epub ahead of print. [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2012-00015-I-TO2 and based on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2014; updates previous USPSTF recommendations and associated evidence review (both in Ann Intern Med, 2007) and uses methodologies from USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and AHRQ methods research report, Comparative Effectiveness Review Methods: Clinical Heterogeneity, 2010; cites AHRQ technology assessment report, Management of Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis, 2012, and associated summary article (Ann Intern Med, 2013, and AHRQ evidence syntheses, Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis, 2007.]  Select to access the abstract.

LeFevre ML, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 8; epub ahead of print. [Updates 2007 USPSTF recommendations, based on updated evidence review by Jonas et al. cited in this section and on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2014.] Select to access the abstract.

Goldstein LB. Screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: caveat emptor. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 8; epub ahead of print. [Comments on articles by Jonas et al. and LeFevre et al. cited in this section.]

Screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 8; epub ahead of print. [Summarizes USPSTF updated recommendations presented in article by LeFevre et al. cited in this section.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Stormo AR, Saraiya M, Hing E, Henderson JT, Sawaya GF. Women's clinical preventive services in the United States: who is doing what? JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jul 7; epub ahead of print. [Examines visits for preventive services recommended by the USPSTF.]

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. [Examines barriers to physician compliance with USPSTF recommendations on routine HIV testing (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Hye RJ, Smith AE, Wong GH, Vansomphone SS, Scott RD, Kanter MH. Leveraging the electronic medical record to implement an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening program. J Vasc Surg 2014 Jun; 59(6):1535-42. [Uses USPSTF recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005) to select study subjects.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Frendl DM, Sokoloff JH. Clinical and policy perspectives on the adoption of active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer. Med Care 2014 Jul; 52(7):576-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

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 USPSTF recommendations on prevention of dental carries in preschool-aged children, based on 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 review article (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Darmawikarta D, Chen Y, Carsley S, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Schroth RJ, Maguire JL; TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Factors associated with dental care utilization in early childhood. Pediatrics 2014 Jun; 133(6):e1594-600. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on preventing dental caries in children younger than 5 years (Pediatrics, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Marschall J, Mermel LA, Fakih M, Hadaway L, Kallen A, O'Grady NP, Pettis AM, Rupp ME, Sandora T, Maragakis LL, Yokoe DS. Strategies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jul; 35(7):753-71. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Farmer MM, Rose DE, Rubenstein LV, Canelo IA, Schectman G, Stark R, Yano EM. Challenges facing primary care practices aiming to implement patient-centered medical homes. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29 Suppl 2:S555-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, performed by the Southern California EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

True G, Stewart GL, Lampman M, Pelak M, Solimeo SL. Teamwork and delegation in medical homes: primary care staff perspectives in the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29 Suppl 2:S632-9. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 2: Diabetes Care, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Kim SP, Gross CP, Nguyen PL, Smaldone MC, Shah ND, Karnes RJ, Thompson RH, Han LC, Yu JB, Trinh QD, et al. Perceptions of active surveillance and treatment recommendations for low-risk prostate cancer: results from a national survey of radiation oncologists and urologists. Med Care 2014 Jul; 52(7):579-85. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review by Wilt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the comparative effectiveness and harms of treatments for localized prostate cancer, performed by the Minnesota EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

 Obstetrics & Gynecology
McDonagh MS, Matthews A, Phillipi C, Romm J, Peterson K, Thakurta S, Guise JM. Depression drug treatment outcomes in pregnancy and the postpartum period: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol 2014 Jul 7; epub ahead of print. [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2007-10057-I to the Pacific Northwest EPC, and based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Antidepressant Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period, 2014, prepared by same EPC under the same contract; uses methodologies from AHRQ publications, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2014, and Grading the Strength of a Body of Evidence When Assessing Health Care Interventions for the Effective Health Care Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: An Update, 2013, and cites findings from AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Efficacy and Safety of Screening for Postpartum Depression, 2013, all published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Boudreau AA, Perrin JM, Goodman E, Kurowski D, Cooley WC, Kuhlthau K. Care coordination and unmet specialty care among children with special health care needs. Pediatrics 2014 Jun; 133(6):1046-53. [Cites AHRQ technical review, A Critical Analysis of Care Coordination Strategies for Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2007, prepared by the Stanford-UCSF EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Buchanan ND, Block R, Smith AW, Tai E. Psychosocial barriers and facilitators to clinical trial enrollment and adherence for adolescents with cancer. Pediatrics 2014 Jun; 133(6):S123-30. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Knowledge and Access to Information on Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations to Cancer Clinical Trials, 2005, prepared by the Johns Hopkins EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

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

JAMA Surgery
Paruch JL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. A case for improving measurement of intraoperative iatrogenic injuries. JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 9; epub ahead of print. [Discusses the validity and implications of AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicator 15 (PSI-15), accidental puncture or laceration and noting its use in AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report, citing AHRQ publication, Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the Tenth (2012) NHQR and NHDR, 2012, and AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement) and Miller (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003).]

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

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Carter MW, Reymann MR. ED use by older adults attempting suicide. Am J Emerg Med 2014 Jun; 32(6):535-40. [Uses 2006 HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data and AHRQ's HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Introduction to the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2006, Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, 2013, HCUP NEDS Description of Data Elements, 2008, HCUP CCS-Services and Procedures, 2013, and HCUP methods series report Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, 2005, all published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Greene NH, Kernic MA, Vavilala MS, Rivara FP. Variation in pediatric traumatic brain injury outcomes in the United States. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2014 Jun; 95(6):1148-55. [Uses 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2010 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data.]  Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis & Rheumatology
Mertelsmann-Voss C, Lyman S, Pan TJ, Goodman SM, Figgie MP, Mandl LA. US trends in rates of arthroplasty for inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol 2014 Jun; 66(6):1432-9. [Uses 1991-2005 HCUP SID data]  Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Cooper MA, Hutfless S, Segev DL, Ibrahim A, Lyu H, Makary MA. Hospital level under-utilization of minimally invasive surgery in the United States: retrospective review. BMJ 2014 Jul 8; 349:g4198. [Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010 and 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.

BMJ Open
Jia PL, Zhang LH, Zhang MM, Zhang LL, Zhang C, Qin SF, Li XL, Liu KX. Safety culture in a pharmacy setting using a pharmacy survey on patient safety culture: a cross-sectional study in China. BMJ Open 2014 Jun 30; 4(6):e004904. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publications, Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture: User's Guide, 2012, 2012 Preliminary Comparative Results: Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, and 2012 User Comparative Database Report: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, all prepared by Westat and published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Bone and Joint Journal
Rajaee SS, Kanim LE, Bae HW. National trends in revision spinal fusion in the USA: patient characteristics and complications. Bone Joint J 2014 Jun; 96-B(6):807-16. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data, as accessed 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.

British Journal of Surgery
Spolverato G, Ejaz A, Hyder O, Kim Y, Pawlik TM. Failure to rescue as a source of variation in hospital mortality after hepatic surgery. Br J Surg 2014 Jun; 101(7):836-46. [Uses 2000-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Short MN, Aloia TA, Ho V. The influence of complications on the costs of complex cancer surgery. Cancer 2014 Apr 1; 120(7):1035-41. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) definitions, AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio  Files, 2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Wood R, Paoli CJ, Hays RD, Taylor-Stokes G, Piercy J, Gitlin M. Evaluation of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems In-Center Hemodialysis survey. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2014 Jun 6; 9(6):1099-108. [Uses AHRQ's CAHPS In-Center Hemodialysis (CAHPS-ICH) survey, citing CAHPS In-Center Hemodialysis Survey and Reporting Kit, 2009, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Current Medical Research & Opinion
Pant C, Sankararaman S, Deshpande A, Olyaee M, Anderson MP, Sferra TJ. Gastrointestinal bleeding in hospitalized children in the United States. Curr Med Res Opin 2014 Jun; 30(6):1065-9. [Uses 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Databases (KID) data, AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), and methodologies from HCUP statistical brief, Hospitalizations for Gastrointestinal Bleeding in 1998 and 2006, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

Current Oncology
Shea-Budgell MA, Wu CM, Easaw JC. Evidence-based guidance on venous thromboembolism in patients with solid tumours. Curr Oncol 2014 Jun; 21(3):e504-14. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC) as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Gu Q, Koenig L, Faerberg J, Steinberg CR, Vaz C, Wheatley MP. The Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: potential unintended consequences for hospitals serving vulnerable populations. Health Serv Res 2014 Jun; 49(3):818-37. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and Comorbidity Software Version 3.7, 2012, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Cardiology
Pathak R, Karmacharya P, Aryal MR, Donato AA. Weekend versus weekday mortality in myocardial infarction in the United States: data from Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Int J Cardiol 2014 Jul 1;174(3):877-8. [Uses 2006-2011 HCUP NIS data.]

Pathak R, Aryal MR, Karmacharya P, Donato AA. Mortality in intra-aortic balloon pump therapy in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock: Data from Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Int J Cardiol 2014 Jul 8; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2000-2011 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2000-2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.]

 JAMA Surgery
Rose J, Evans C, Barleben A, Bandyk D, Wilson SE, Chang DC, Lane J. Comparative safety of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair over open repair using Patient Safety Indicators during adoption. JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 9; epub ahead of print.  [Uses 2003-2010 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and AHRQ's PSIs, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the Eighth (2010) NHQR and NHDR, 2010, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site, and citing Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators, Version 3.1, 2007, and Patient Safety Indicators Overview, both published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Hicks CW, Hashmi ZG, Velopulos C, Efron DT, Schneider EB, Haut ER, Cornwell EE 3rd, Haider AH. Association between race and age in survival after trauma. JAMA Surg 2014 Jul 1; 149(7):642-7. [Uses 2003-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Turner J, Hansen L, Hinami K, Christensen N, Peng J, Lee J, Williams MV, O'Leary KJ. The impact of hospitalist discontinuity on hospital cost, readmissions, and patient satisfaction. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul; 29(7):1004-8. [Uses AHRQ's HCAHPS survey questions and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing AHRQ's CAHPS, HCAHPS, and HCUP User Support Web sites, respectively.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Dua A, Upchurch GR Jr, Lee JT, Eidt J, Desai SS. Predicted shortfall in open aneurysm experience for vascular surgery trainees. J Vasc Surg 2014 May 27; epub ahead of print. [Uses 1998-2011 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Dua A, Kuy S, Lee CJ, Upchurch GR Jr, Desai SS. Epidemiology of aortic aneurysm repair in the United States from 2000 to 2010. J Vasc Surg 2014 Jun; 59(6):1512-7. [Uses 2000-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journals of Gerontology: Biological Sciences
Lowsky DJ, Olshansky SJ, Bhattacharya J, Goldman DP. Heterogeneity in healthy aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 Jun; 69(6):640-9. [Uses 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS HC-079: 2003 Full Year Consolidated Data File, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and Calculating the U.S. Population-Based EQ-5D Index Score, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Yabroff KR, Guy GP Jr, Ekwueme DU, McNeel T, Rozjabek HM, Dowling E, Li C, Virgo KS. Annual patient time costs associated with medical care among cancer survivors in the United States. Med Care 2014 Jul; 52(7):594-601. [Uses 2008-2011 MEPS data, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Okam MM, Shaykevich S, Ebert BL, Zaslavsky AM, Ayanian JZ. National trends in hospitalizations for sickle cell disease in the United States following the FDA approval of hydroxyurea, 1998-2008. Med Care 2014 Jul; 52(7):612-8. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2008, and HCUP statistical brief, Sickle Cell Disease Patients in US Hospitals: 2004, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Li Y, Ye Z, Glance LG, Temkin-Greener H. Trends in family ratings of experience with care and racial disparities among Maryland nursing homes. Med Care 2014 Jul; 52(7):641-8. [Uses questions adapted from AHRQ's Nursing Home CAHPS survey, citing several AHRQ-funded articles on CAHPS.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Goudie A, Dynan L, Brady PW, Rettiganti M. Attributable cost and length of stay for central line-associated bloodstream infections. Pediatrics 2014 Jun; 133(6):e1525-32. Uses 2008-2011 HCUP NIS data, HCUP CCS, and AHRQ's Pediatric Quality Indicators, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Clinical Classifications Software, 2013, and Pediatric Quality Indicators, 2013.] Select to access the abstract.

Feinstein JA, Feudtner C, Kempe A. Adverse drug event-related emergency department visits associated with complex chronic conditions. Pediatrics 2014 Jun;133(6):e1575-85.  [Uses 2006-2010 HCUP NEDS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, 2013; uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1, 2008, and HCUP methods series report, Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample Variances, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Weidmer et al. (Am J Kidney Dis, 2014) and Simon et al. (Pediatrics, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Current as of July 2014
Internet Citation: Development and Evaluation of the CAHPS® (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Survey Center Hemodialysis Patients: Articles of Interest, July 11, 2014. July 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140711.html