Effect of Acculturation on Variations in Having a Usual Source of Care Among Asian Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites in California

Articles of Interest, July 18, 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.

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  • 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 Public Health
Chang E, Chan KS, Han HR. Effect of acculturation on variations in having a usual source of care among Asian Americans and non-Hispanic whites in California. Am J Public Health 2014 Jul 17:e1-e10; epub ahead of print. [Supported by grant R36 HS21684-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kesselheim AS, Bykov K, Avorn J, Tong A, Doherty M, Choudhry NK. Burden of changes in pill appearance for patients receiving generic cardiovascular medications after myocardial infarction: cohort and nested case-control studies. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 15; 161(2):96-103. [Supported by grant K08 HS18465-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Garabedian LF, Chu P, Toh S, Zaslavsky AM, Soumerai SB. Potential bias of instrumental variable analyses for observational comparative effectiveness research. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 15; 161(2):131-8. [Supported by contract 290-05-0016-I as part of the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program.] Select to access the abstract.

 Birth
Moore JE, Low LK, Titler MG, Dalton VK, Sampselle CM. Moving toward patient-centered care: women's decisions, perceptions, and experiences of the induction of labor process. Birth 2014 Jun; 41(2):138-46. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Elective Induction of Labor, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

 BJU International
Ark JT, Keegan KA, Barocas DA, Morgan TM, Resnick MJ, You C, Cookson MS, Penson DF, Davis R, Clark PE, Smith JA Jr, Chang SS. Incidence and predictors of understaging in patients with clinical T1 urothelial carcinoma undergoing radical cystectomy. BJU Int 2014 Jun; 113(6):894-9. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS19356.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinica Chimica Acta
Cole B, Dickerson JA, Graber ML, Fantz CR, Laposata M, Henriksen K, Astion ML, Epner P. A prospective tool for risk assessment of sendout testing. Clin Chim Acta 2014 Jul 1; 434:1-5. [Sixth author (Henriksen K) is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; supported by contract HHSA290-32001-T.] Select to access the abstract.

Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
Juhn YJ, Wi CI. What does tympanostomy tube placement in children teach us about the association between atopic conditions and otitis media? Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2014 Jul; 14(7):447. [Supported by grant R01 HS18431-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Gawron AJ, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE. Chronic cough: a gastroenterology perspective. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 Dec; 21(6):523-9. [Supported by grant T32 HS00078.] Select to access the abstract.

Endocrinology Practice
Garvey KC, Wolpert HA, Laffel LM, Rhodes ET, Wolfsdorf JI, Finkelstein JA. Health care transition in young adults with type 1 diabetes: barriers to timely establishment of adult diabetes care. Endocr Pract 2013 Nov-Dec; 19(6):946-52. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Forrest CB, Margolis P, Seid M, Colletti RB. PEDSnet: how a prototype pediatric learning health system is being expanded into a national network. Health Aff 2014 Jul; 33(7):1171-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS20024.] Select to access the abstract.

Jones EB, Furukawa MF. Adoption and use of electronic health records among federally qualified health centers grew substantially during 2010-12. Health Aff 2014 Jul; 33(7):1254-61. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; cites AHRQ final report, Barriers to Meaningful Use in Medicaid: Analysis and Recommendations, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Health IT Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

 Health Services Research
Manski RJ, Moeller JF, Chen H, Schimmel J, Pepper JV, St Clair PA. Dental use and expenditures for older uninsured Americans: the simulated impact of expanded coverage. Health Serv Res 2014 Jul 15; epub ahead of print. [First and second authors are current and former researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2006 MEPS data, citing Dental Services—Mean and Median Expenses Per Person with Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2006 (MEPS Household Component data generated interactively), 2014, Dental Services—Mean and Median Expenses Per Person with Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2008 (MEPS Household Component data generated interactively), 2014, Dental Use, Expenses, Private Dental Coverage, and Changes, 1996 and 2004, 2004, and Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospital Pediatrics
Brady PW, Wheeler DS, Muething SE, Kotagal UR. Situation awareness: a new model for predicting and preventing patient deterioration. Hosp Pediatr 2014 May; 4(3):143-6. [Supported by grant U19 HS21114.] Select to access the abstract.

Schaffzin JK, Dodd CN, Nguyen H, Schondelmeyer A, Campanella S, Goldstein SL. Administrative data misclassifies and fails to identify nephrotoxin-associated acute kidney injury in hospitalized children. Hosp Pediatr 2014 May; 4(3):159-66. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U19 HS21114.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Willig AL, Richardson BS, Agne A, Cherrington A. Intuitive eating practices among African-American women living with type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study. J Acad Nutr Diet 2014 Jun; 114(6):889-96. [Supported by grant K12 HS19465.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Solberg LI, Crain AL, Tillema JO, Fontaine PL, Whitebird RR, Flottemesch TJ, Scholle SH, Crabtree BF. Challenges of medical home transformation reported by 118 patient-centered medical home (PCMH) leaders. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Jul-Aug; 27(4):449-57. [Supported by grant R18 HS19162.] Select to access the abstract.

Atlas SJ, Zai AH, Ashburner JM, Chang Y, Percac-Lima S, Levy DE, Chueh HC, Grant RW. Non-visit-based cancer screening using a novel population management system. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Jul-Aug; 27(4):474-85. [Supported by grant R18 HS18161.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Katz DA, Aufderheide TP, Gaeth G, Rahko PS, Hillis SL, Selker HP. Satisfaction and emergency department revisits in patients with possible acute coronary syndrome. J Emerg Med 2013 Dec; 45(6):947-57. [Supported by grant R01 HS10466.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Religion and Health
Wachholtz AB, Sambamthoori U. National trends in prayer use as a coping mechanism for depression: changes from 2002 to 2007. J Relig Health 2013 Dec; 52(4):1356-68. [Supported by grant 1 P20 HS15390-02 (Collaborative Health Outcomes Research of Therapies and Services).] Select to access the abstract.

Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Pezzin LE, Pollak RA, Schone BS. Bargaining power, parental caregiving, and intergenerational coresidence. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2014 Jul 3; epub ahead of print. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and first author is a former AHRQ researcher.] abstract.

 Medical Care Research and Review
Damberg CL, McNamara P. Postscript: research agenda to guide the next generation of public reports for consumers. Med Care Res Rev 2014 May 22; epub ahead of print. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; mentions AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) and cites the three-volume AHRQ publication, Best Practices in Public Reporting, 2010, and AHRQ technical report, Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy: Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science, 2012, prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC).] Select to access the abstract.

 Hussey PS, Luft HS, McNamara P. Public reporting of provider performance at a crossroads in the United States: summary of current barriers and recommendations on how to move forward. Med Care Res Rev 2014 May 27; epub ahead of print. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; cites AHRQ technical report, Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy: Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science, 2012, prepared by the Oregon EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

 Anhang Price R, Elliott MN, Zaslavsky AM, Hays RD, Lehrman WG, Rybowski L, Edgman-Levitan S, Cleary PD. Examining the role of patient experience surveys in measuring health care quality. Med Care Res Rev 2014 Jul 15; epub ahead of print. [Supported by grants 2 U18 HS16980 and 2 U18 HS16978; uses CAHPS and Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS) as literature search elements and study constructs.] Select to access the abstract.

National Health Statistics Reports
Hsiao CJ, Hing E, Ashman J. Trends in electronic health record system use among office-based physicians: United States, 2007-2012. Natl Health Stat Report 2014 May 20; (75):1-18. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.] Select to access the abstract.

NCHS Data Brief
Hing E, Hsiao CJ. State variability in supply of office-based primary care providers: United States, 2012. NCHS Data Brief 2014 May; (151):1-8. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Buckner TW, Wang J, DeWalt DA, Jacobs S, Reeve BB, Hinds PS. Patterns of symptoms and functional impairments in children with cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014 Jul; 61(7):1282-8. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00032.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Rheumatology
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Sage J, Lannon CM, Morgan Dewitt E. Understanding treatment decision making in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a qualitative assessment. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 2013 Sep 30; 11(1):34. [Supported by CERTs grant 1 U19 HS21114 (fourth author, Lannon CM, is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Forrest CB, Crandall WV, Bailey LC, Zhang P, Joffe MM, Colletti RB, Adler J, Baron HI, Berman J, del Rosario F, et al. Effectiveness of anti-TNFα for Crohn disease: research in a pediatric learning health system. Pediatrics 2014 Jul; 134(1): 37-44. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS20024.] Select to access the abstract.

Sleep
Petrov ME, Kim Y, Lauderdale D, Lewis CE, Reis JP, Carnethon MR, Knutson K, Glasser SJ. Longitudinal associations between objective sleep and lipids: the CARDIA study. Sleep 2013 Nov 1; 36(11):1587-95. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-09 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Sleep Medicine
Petrov ME, Kim Y, Lauderdale DS, Lewis CE, Reis JP, Carnethon MR, Knutson KL, Glasser SP. Objective sleep, a novel risk factor for alterations in kidney function: the CARDIA study. Sleep Med 2014 Jun 13; epub ahead of print. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-09 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Ngo-Metzger and Fan (Am Fam Physician, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and by Viswanathan et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2014) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Vukin E, Greenberg R, Auerbach M, Chang L, Scotten M, Tenney-Soeiro R, Trainor J, Dudas R. Use of simulation-based education: a national survey of pediatric clerkship directors. Acad Pediatr 2014 Jul-Aug; 14(4):369-74. [Cites article by Robertson et al. (Simul Healthc, 2010) which uses AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS®.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Nursing
Brooks JA. The new world of health care quality and measurement. Am J Nurs 2014 Jul; 114(7):57-9. [Quotes Beth Collins Sharp, AHRQ senior advisor for women's health and gender research, and discusses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Fleurence RL, Forsythe LP, Lauer M, Rotter J, Ioannidis JP, Beal A, Frank L, Selby JV. Engaging patients and stakeholders in research proposal review: the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 15; 161(2):122-30. [Mentions AHRQ's experience with including nonscientists as funding application reviewers.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Amarasingham R, Patzer RE, Huesch M, Nguyen NQ, Xie B. Implementing electronic health care predictive analytics: considerations and challenges. Health Aff 2014 Jul 1; 33(7):1148-54. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Etheredge LM. Rapid learning: a breakthrough agenda. Health Aff 2014 Jul 1; 33(7):1155-62. [Mentions AHRQ/NIH funding of "new learning networks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, problems in pregnancy, multiple chronic diseases, and rare diseases."] Select to access the abstract.

Howie L, Hirsch B, Locklear T, Abernethy AP. Assessing the value of patient-generated data to comparative effectiveness research. Health Aff 2014 Jul 1; 33(7):1220-8. [Notes that second author receives funding from AHRQ and other organizations.] Select to access the abstract.

Phillips KA, Trosman JR, Kelley RK, Pletcher MJ, Douglas MP, Weldon CB. Genomic sequencing: assessing the health care system, policy, and big-data implications. Health Aff 2014 Jul 1; 33(7):1246-53. [Cites AHRQ publication, Expanding Patient-Centered Care to Empower Patients and Assist Providers, 2002, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Kinnier CV, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. The need to revisit VTE quality measures. JAMA 2014 Jul 16; 312(3):286-7. [Notes that third author receives AHRQ funding for other work; cites quality measure profiles, Surgical Care Improvement Project: VTE Prophylaxis and Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism or DVT Rates, both published on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Web site.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Ganiats TG, Kempster JA. Rationing on the fly: the opportunity cost of clinical guidelines. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Jul-Aug; 27(4):439-41. [Discusses AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC) "compare guidelines" functionality.]

Pediatrics
Caskey R, Zaman J, Nam H, Chae SR, Williams L, Mathew G, Burton M, Li JJ, Lussier YA, Boyd AD. The transition to ICD-10-CM: challenges for pediatric practice. Pediatrics 2014 Jul; 134(1):31-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Bergert L, Patel SJ, Kimata C, Zhang G, Matthews WJ Jr. Linking patient-centered medical home and asthma measures reduces hospital readmission rates. Pediatrics 2014 Jul;134(1):e249-56. [Cites AHRQ publication, Using Administrative Data to Monitor Access, Identify Disparities, and Assess Performance of the Safety Net: Appendix B: Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, as published on AHRQ's Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
CME quiz. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jul 15; 90(2):74. [Includes questions based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for lung cancer as discussed in article by Ngo-Metzger and Fan cited in this section.]

 Ngo-Metzger Q, Fan T. Screening for lung cancer. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jul 15; 90(2):117-18. Based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for lung cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2014) and associated systematic review by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and modeling study by de Koning et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014).]

American Journal of Nursing
Health screening: conflicting findings, dueling recommendations. Am J Nurs 2014 Jul; 114(7):20-1. [Mentions recent USPSTF recommendations on screening for lung cancer.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Gulati R, Mariotto AB, Schechter CB, de Carvalho TM, Knudsen AB, van Ravesteyn NT, Heijnsdijk EA, Pabiniak C, van Ballegooijen M, et al. Personalizing age of cancer screening cessation based on comorbid conditions: model estimates of harms and benefits. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 15; 161(2):104-12. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and several articles commenting on these recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Roman BR, Asch DA. Faded promises: the challenge of deadopting low-value care. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 15; 161(2):149-50. [Mentions USPSTF updated recommendations on screening for prostate cancer and summarizes article by Squiers et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2013), which assesses knowledge of and attitudes toward these recommendations.]

BMC Research Notes
Cartwright EJ, Rentsch C, Rimland D. Hepatitis C virus screening practices and seropositivity among US veterans born during 1945-1965. BMC Res Notes 2014 Jul 14; 7:449. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
McCarthy AM, Armstrong K. The role of testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in cancer prevention. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jul; 174(7):1023-4. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014) on risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer in women.]

Smith-McCune K. Choosing a screening method for cervical cancer: Papanicolaou testing alone or with human papillomavirus testing. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jul; 174(7):1027-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Feldman S. Can the new cervical cancer screening and management guidelines be simplified? JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jul; 174(7):1029-30. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Meyers MA, Groh CJ, Binienda J. Depression screening and treatment in uninsured urban patients. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Jul-Aug; 27(4):520-9. [Cites UPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Radiology
Dachman AH, Yee J. The challenges of CT colonography reimbursement. J Am Coll Radiol 2013 Dec; 10(12):937-42. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on CT colonography, citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, and Grade Recommendations, both published on the USPSTF Web site, and USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); also cites USPSTF Web site topic page, Lung Cancer Screening.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Committee on Adolescence and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Screening for nonviral sexually transmitted infections in adolescents and young adults. Pediatrics 2014 Jul; 134(1):e302-11. [Discusses and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection and screening for gonorrhea (Ann Intern Med, 2007 and 2005, respectively), USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy, 2009, and USPSTF
Web site topic page Screening for Syphillis, 2004.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Hersch EC, Oh RC. Prolonged febrile illness and Fever of unknown origin in adults. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jul 15; 90(2):91-6. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports and NGC as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Shaw RJ, McDuffie JR, Hendrix CC, Edie A, Lindsey-Davis L, Nagi A, Kosinski AS, Williams JW Jr. Effects of nurse-managed protocols in the outpatient management of adults with chronic conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jul 15; 161(2):113-21. [Uses the evidence evaluation approach from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2013, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006) on effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control.] Select to access the abstract.

 Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Viswanathan M, Carey TS, Belinson SE, Berliner E, Chang SM, Graham E, Guise JM, Ip S, Maglione MA, McCrory DC, et al. A proposed approach may help systematic reviews retain needed expertise while minimizing bias from nonfinancial conflicts of interest. J Clin Epidemiol 2014 Jul 9. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10056-I; fourth and fifth authors (Berliner E and Chang SM) are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement and part of a workgroup of EPC investigators formed for this project.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Moore et al. (Birth, 2014), Ark et al. (BJU Int, 2014) and Damberg and McNamara and Hussey, Luft, and McNamara (both in Med Care Res Rev, 2014), cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

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

Health Affairs
Wallace PJ, Shah ND, Dennen T, Bleicher PD, Crown WH. Optum labs: building a novel node in the learning health care system. Health Aff 2014 Jul 1; 33(7):1187-94. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Emergency Medicine
Murtagh Kurowski E, Byczkowski T, Grupp-Phelan JM. Comparison of emergency care delivered to children and young adults with complex chronic conditions between pediatric and general emergency departments. Acad Emerg Med 2014 Jul; 21(7):778-84. [Uses 2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Family Physician
Saguil A, Wyrick K, Hallgren J. Diagnostic approach to pleural effusion. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jul 15; 90(2):99-104. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Cardiology
Gupta T, Kolte D, Khera S, Aronow WS, Palaniswamy C, Mujib M, Jain D, Sule S, Ahmed A, Iwai S, et.al. Relation of smoking status to outcomes after cardiopulmonary resuscitation for in-hospital cardiac arrest. Am J Cardiol 2014 Jul 15; 114(2):169-74. [Uses 2003-2011 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing the Tools and Software topic page on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Community Dental Health
Christian B, Chattopadhyay A. Determinants and trends in dental expenditures in the adult US population: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 1996-2006. Community Dent Health 2014 Jun; 31(2):99-104. [Uses 1996-2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS HC-105: 2006 Year Consolidated Data File, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Evaluation & the Health Professions
Halvorson MA, Finlay AK, Cronkite RC, Bi X, Hayashi K, Maisel NC, Amundson EO, Weitlauf JC, Litt IF, Owens DK, et al. Ten-year publication trajectories of health services research career development award recipients: collaboration, awardee characteristics, and productivity correlates. Eval Health Prof 2014 Jul 11; epub ahead of print. [Uses the roster of AHRQ career development award recipients identified from the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools—Expenditures & Results (RePORTER) database.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
The effect of a physician partner program on physician efficiency and patient satisfaction. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jul; 174(7):1190-3. [Uses CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey questions, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.]

 Journal of Aging and Social Policy
Miller NA, Kirk A, Kaiser MJ, Glos L. Disparities in access to health care Among middle-aged and older adults with disabilities. J Aging Soc Policy 2014 Jul 10; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2001-2007 MEPS data and core access measures from AHRQ's NHDR, 2012; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Slejko JF, Ghushchyan VH, Sucher B, Globe DR, Lin SL, Globe G, Sullivan PW. Asthma control in the United States, 2008-2010: indicators of poor asthma control. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2014 Jun; 133(6):1579-87. [Uses 2008-2010 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Full Year Consolidated Data File.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Storrow AB, Jenkins CA, Self WH, Alexander PT, Barrett TW, Han JH, McNaughton CD, Heavrin BS, Gheorghiade M, Collins SP. The burden of acute heart failure on U.S. emergency departments. JACC Heart Fail 2014 Jun; 2(3):269-77. [Uses 2006-2010 HCUP NEDS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Dykes PC, Samal L, Donahue M, Greenberg JO, Hurley AC, Hasan O, O'Malley TA, Venkatesh AK, Volk LA, Bates DW. A patient-centered longitudinal care plan: vision versus reality. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Jul 4; epub ahead of print. [Uses AHRQ's Care Coordination Framework and definition of care management from AHRQ publication, Care Coordination Atlas Version 3, 2010; gives definition of health care home from What Is PCMH, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Patient-Centered Medical Home Resource Center Web site; cites AHRQ publications, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, and Prospects for Care Coordination Measurement Using Electronic Data Sources, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Arthroplasty
Ko LJ, DeHart ML, Yoo JU, Huff TW. Popliteal artery injury associated with total knee arthroplasty: trends, costs and risk factors. J Arthroplasty 2014 Jun; 29(6):1181-4. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Endourology
Wen T, Deibert CM, Siringo FS, Spencer BA. Positioning-related complications of minimally invasive radical prostatectomies. J Endourol 2014 Jun; 28(6):660-7. [Uses 2008-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Choi S. Out-of-pocket expenditures and the financial burden of healthcare among older adults: by nativity and length of residence in the U.S. J Gerontol Soc Work 2014 Jul 18; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2000-2007 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-036: 1996-2006 Pooled Estimation File, 2008, MEPS HC-105: 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2008, and MEPS methodology reports, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008, and Out-of-Pocket Expenditures on Health Care and Insurance Premiums among the Elderly Population, 2003, 2006.]

Journal of Mental Health
Choi S, Lee S, Matejkowski J, Baek YM. The relationships among depression, physical health conditions and healthcare expenditures for younger and older Americans. J Ment Health 2014 Jun; 23(3):140-5. [Uses 2007 MEPS data, citing MEPS methodology report, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008, MEPS HC-112: 2007 Medical Conditions File, 2009, and MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Kafali N, Book B, Canino G, Alegria M. Cost-effectiveness of a randomized trial to treat depression among Latinos. J Ment Health Policy Econ 2014 Jun; 17(2):41-49. [Uses 2010 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-121 2008 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2010.]

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Kshettry VR, Kelly ML, Rosenbaum BP, Seicean A, Hwang L, Weil RJ. Myelomeningocele: surgical trends and predictors of outcome in the United States, 1988-2010. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2014 Jun; 13(6):666-78. [Uses 1988-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing NIS Database Documentation, as published on the HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Dodgion CM, Gosain A, Rogers A, St Peter SD, Nichol PF, Ostlie DJ. National trends in pediatric blunt spleen and liver injury management and potential benefits of an abbreviated bed rest protocol. J Pediatr Surg 2014 Jun; 49(6):1004-8; discussion 1008. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of the Kid's Inpatient Database (KID), 1993-2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Perinatology
Mohamed MA, Aly H. Impact of race on male predisposition to birth asphyxia. J Perinatol 2014 Jun; 34(6):449-52. [Uses 1993-2008 HCUP NIS data and 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1993-2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgery
Zacharia BE, Deibert C, Gupta G, Hershman D, Neugut AI, Bruce JN, Spencer BA. Incidence, cost, and mortality associated with hospital-acquired conditions after resection of cranial neoplasms. Neurosurgery 2014 Jun; 74(6):638-47. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP NIS data, AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), and HCUP Comorbidity Software.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Anesthesia
Salazar JH, Yang J, Shen L, Abdullah F, Kim TW. Pediatric malignant hyperthermia: risk factors, morbidity, and mortality identified from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and Kids' Inpatient Database. Pediatr Anesth 2014 Jun 28; epub ahead of print. [Uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS and KID data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Neuman MI, Hall M, Gay JC, Blaschke AJ, Williams DJ, Parikh K, Hersh AL, Brogan TV, Gerber JS, Grijalva CG, et al. Readmissions among children previously hospitalized with pneumonia. Pediatrics 2014 Jul; 134(1):100-9. [Uses AHRQ's Chronic Condition Indicator classification system, citing Chronic Condition Indicator (CCI) for ICD-9-CM as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] 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 Sample (NEDS), 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Al-Ruthia YS, Hong SH, Solomon D. Do depressed patients on adjunctive atypical antipsychotics demonstrate a better quality of life compared to those on antidepressants only? A comparative cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample of the US population. Res Social Adm Pharm 2014 Jun 13; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2008-2011 MEPS data, citing MEPS publications, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008, Trends in Use and Expenditures for Depression Among U.S. Adults Age 18 and Older, Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1999 and 2009, 2012, and Access and Experiences Regarding Health Care: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 18 and Older, 2010, 2013; 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.

World Journal of Urology
Sammon JD, Sharma P, Rahbar H, Roghmann F, Ghani KR, Sukumar S, Karakiewicz PI, Peabody JO, Elder JS, Menon M, et al. Predictors of admission in patients presenting to the emergency department with urinary tract infection. World J Urol 2014 Jun; 32(3):813-9. [Uses 2006-2009 HCUP NEDS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

World Neurosurgery
Qureshi AI, Adil MM, Suri MF. Rate of utilization and determinants of withdrawal of care among subarachnoid hemorrhage patients in United States. World Neurosurg 2014 Jul 4; epub ahead of print. [Uses 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Manski et al. (Health Serv Res, 2014) and Anhang Price et al. (Med Care Res Res, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Page last reviewed July 2014
Internet Citation: Effect of Acculturation on Variations in Having a Usual Source of Care Among Asian Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites in California: Articles of Interest, July 18, 2014. July 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140718.html