Counseling to Reduce High-risk Sexual Behavior in HIV Care: a Multi-center, Direct Observation Study

Articles of Interest, July 26, 2013

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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AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

AIDS Patient Care and STDs
Flickinger TE, Berry S, Korthuis PT, Saha S, Laws MB, Sharp V, Moore RD, Beach MC. Counseling to reduce high-risk sexual behavior in HIV care: a multi-center, direct observation study. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2013 Jul; 27(7):416-24. [Supported by contract 290-01-0012 and by grant K08 HS13903-05 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Chang HY, Richards TM, Clark JM, et al. Change in claims-based diabetes medications is a diabetes improvement indicator. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jul; 19(7):572-78. [Supported by Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) contract HHSA 290-2005-0031-T04-WA1, project ID 35-EHC.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Clancy CM. Acute care quality improves while barriers to access remain: AHRQ's 2012 Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Am J Med Qual 2013 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print. Author was the AHRQ director at time of publication; discusses AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) and National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2012, and AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (citing 2012 User Comparative Database Report: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.]

American Journal of Medicine
Baillargeon J, Wang Y, Kuo YF, et al. Temporal trends in hospitalization rates for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Med 2013 Jul; 126(7):607-14. [Supported by grant R01 HS20642.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG, Litvin CB, et al. Preventive services delivery in patients with chronic illnesses: parallel opportunities rather than competing obligations. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 11(4):344-9. [Supported by grant 1 R24 HS19448; uses preventive services graded A or B by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to assess their association with 24 chronic conditions, citing Priority Conditions for Comparative Effectiveness Research and referencing the How Are Research Topics Chosen page on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; mentions estimated hours needed to deliver preventive care recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), citing article by Yarnall et al. (Am J Public Health, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Bioinformatics
Wu HY, Karnik S, Subhadarshini A, Wang Z, Philips S, Han X, Chiang C, Liu L, Boustani M, et al. An integrated pharmacokinetics ontology and corpus for text mining. BMC Bioinformatics 2013 Feb 1; 14:35. [Supported by grant R01 HS19818-01 (to ninth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Kohn R, Harhay MO, Cooney E, Small DS, Halpern SD. Do windows or natural views affect outcomes or costs among patients in ICUs? Crit Care Med 2013 Jul; 41(7):1645-55. [Supported by grant K08 HS18406 (to last author); notes that first author has received other AHRQ funding.]  Select to access the abstract.

HPB
Landman MP, Feurer ID, Moore DE, et al. The long-term effect of bile duct injuries on health-related quality of life: a meta-analysis. HPB 2013 Apr; 15(4):252-9. [Supported by Institutional National Research Service Award grant T32 HS13833.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Clark AS, et al. Characteristics associated with differences in survival among black and white women with breast cancer. JAMA 2013 Jul 24; 310(4):389-97. [Supported by grant R01 HS18355; uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ's NHQR and NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
James KM, Gebretsadik T, Escobar GJ, et al. Risk of childhood asthma following infant bronchiolitis during the respiratory syncytial virus season. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013 Jul; 132(1):227-79. [Supported by grant R01 HS18454.]

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Bilimoria KY, Liu Y, Paruch JL, et al. Development and evaluation of the Universal ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator: a decision aid and informed consent tool for patients and surgeons. J Am Coll Surg 2013 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by AHRQ, funding information not given.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Albrecht JS, Gruber-Baldini AL, Fromme EK, et al. Quality of hospice care for individuals with dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Jul; 61(7):1060-5. [Supported by grant R36 HS21068-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Heart Association
Mullen MT, Kasner SE, Kallan MJ, Kleindorfer DO, Albright KC, Carr BG. Joint Commission primary stroke centers utilize more rt-PA in the nationwide inpatient sample. J Am Heart Assoc 2013 Mar 26; 2(2):e000071. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-10.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Environmental Health
Budge PJ, Lazensky B, Van Zile KW, et al. Primary amebic meningoencephalitis in Florida: a case report and epidemiological review of Florida cases. J Environ Health 2013 Apr; 75(8):26-31. [Supported by grant T32 HS13833 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Blood and Cancer
Rinke ML, Milstone AM, Chen AR, et al. Ambulatory pediatric oncology CLABSIs: epidemiology and risk factors. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 Nov; 60(11):1882-9. [Supported by grant K08 HS21282.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Winickoff JP, Nabi-Burza E, Chang Y, et al. Implementation of a parental tobacco control intervention in pediatric practice. Pediatrics 2013 Jul; 132(1):109-17. [Supported by AHRQ grant, number not given; cites AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, and Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Johnson EK, Lightdale JR, Nelson CP. Risk factors for urolithiasis in gastrostomy tube fed children: a case-control study. Pediatrics 2013 Jul; 132(1):e167-74. [Supported by AHRQ/ARRA Recovery Act grant T32 HS19485 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Sentell TL, Ahn HJ, Juarez DT, et al. Comparison of potentially preventable hospitalizations related to diabetes among Native Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, and Japanese elderly compared with whites, Hawai'i, December 2006-December 2010. Prev Chronic Dis 2013 Jul 25; 10:E123. [Supported by grant R01 HS19990; uses AHRQ's definitions for diabetes-related preventable hospitalizations in selecting study sample, citing Prevention Quality Indicators Resources, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Services
Horvitz-Lennon M, Donohue JM, Lave JR, et al. The effect of race-ethnicity on the comparative effectiveness of clozapine among Medicaid beneficiaries. Psychiatr Serv 2013 Mar 1; 64(3):230-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS17695.] Select to access the abstract.

Huskamp HA, O'Malley AJ, Horvitz-Lennon M, et al. How quickly do physicians adopt new drugs? The case of second-generation antipsychotics. Psychiatr Serv 2013 Apr 1; 64(4):324-30. [Supported by grant R01 HS17695.] Select to access the abstract.

Rehabilitation Nursing
Wagner LM, McDonald SM, Castle NG. Impact of voluntary accreditation on short-stay rehabilitative measures in U.S. nursing homes. Rehabil Nurs 2013 Jul-Aug; 38(4):167-77. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS13983-01A1. Also refer to article by Showell et al. (Pediatrics, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Efron D, Davies S, Sciberras E. Current Australian pediatric practice in the assessment and treatment of ADHD. Acad Pediatr 2013 Jul-Aug; 13(4):328-33. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Vitiello (Am J Psychiatry, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Caballero AE, Davidson J, Elmi A, et al. Previously unrecognized trends in diabetes consumption clusters in Medicare. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jul; 19(7):541-8. [Cites AHRQ publications, Concentration of Health Care Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutional Population, 2005, and The Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures Over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2002-2003, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Kruse GR, Chang Y, Kelley JH, et al. Healthcare system effects of pay-for-performance for smoking status documentation. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jul; 19(7):554-61. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

James MG, O'Kane ME, Salgo P, et al. Module 1: the environment. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jul; 19(9 Suppl):S164-S167. [Cites AHRQ publication, 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Dobson LA Jr, James MG, O'Kane ME, et al. Module 3: measuring quality in the quality enterprise. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jul; 19(9 Suppl):S174-S179. [Mentions development of quality measures by AHRQ and other organizations, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provisions for AHRQ and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assess gaps in quality measures, and AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS).]

Annals of Family Medicine
Hoffmann B, Miessner C, Albay Z, et al. Impact of individual and team features of patient safety climate: a survey in family practices. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 11(4):355-62. [Cites AHRQ publications, 2008 Preliminary Comparative Results: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture and Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2012 User Comparative Database Report, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Pediatrics
Iantorno S, Fieldston E. Hospitals are not hotels: high-quality discharges occur around the clock. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Jul; 167(7):596-7. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
King BJ, Gilmore-Bykovskyi AL, Roiland RA, et al. The consequences of poor communication during transitions from hospital to skilled nursing facility: a qualitative study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Jul; 61(7):1095-102. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Morandi A, Vasilevskis E, Pandharipande PP, et al. Inappropriate medication prescriptions in elderly adults surviving an intensive care unit hospitalization. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Jul; 61(7):1128-34. [Cites AHRQ press release, Hospitalizations for Medication and Illicit Drug-related Conditions on the Rise among Americans Ages 45 and Older, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Academic Pediatrics
Fothergill KE, Gadomski A, Solomon BS, et al. Assessing the impact of a web-based comprehensive somatic and mental health screening tool in pediatric primary care. Acad Pediatr 2013 Jul-Aug; 13(4):340-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Buttorff C, Tunis SR, Weiner JP. Encouraging value-based insurance designs in state health insurance exchanges. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jul; 19(7):593-600. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Ahmed NU, Pelletier V, Winter K, et al. Factors explaining racial/ethnic disparities in rates of physician recommendation for colorectal cancer screening. Am J Public Health 2013 Jul; 103(7):e91-99. [Uses variables selected from a review of USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008, and Ann Fam Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Hacker K, Walker DK. Achieving population health in accountable care organizations. Am J Public Health 2013 Jul; 103(7):e1-e5. [Cites Recommendations for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Ferrer RL, Gill JM. Shared decision making, contextualized. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 11(4):303-5. [Mentions changes in USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2012).]

Han PK, Kobrin S, Breen N, et al. National evidence on the use of shared decision making in prostate-specific antigen screening. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 11(4):306-14. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008), USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009), USPSTF Web site topic page Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011, and related articles by Pignone (Arch Intern Med, 2009) and Sheridan et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Feng B, Srinivasan M, Hoffman JR, et al. Physician communication regarding prostate cancer screening: analysis of unannounced standardized patient visits. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 11(4):315-23. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer and associated evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012 and 2011, respectively.] Select to access the abstract.

Wilkes MS, Day FC, Srinivasan  M, et al. Pairing physician education with patient activation to improve shared decisions in prostate cancer screening: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 11(4):324-34. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Dietrich AJ, Tobin JN, Robinson CM, et al. Telephone outreach to increase colon cancer screening in Medicaid managed care organizations: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 11(4):335-43. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009), and USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Asian Journal of Andrology
Jia HJ, Li Y, Wang JG, et al. Prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer: benefits for patients with highly aggressive prostate cancer. Asian J Androl 2013 Mar; 15(2):218-20. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2012) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Pace LE, He Y, Keating NL. Trends in mammography screening rates after publication of the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. Cancer 2013 Jul 15; 119(14):2518-23. [Assesses the impact of changes in USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, citing USPSTF  recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated evidence update (Ann Intern Med, 2009). Select to access the abstract.

Hepatology
Satoskar R, Reau N. Potential consequences of healthcare recommendations: a focus on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Hepatology 2013 Jul;58(1):422-7. [Discusses USPSTF methodologies and processes (citing Understanding How the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Works, as published on the USPSTF Web site) and USPSTF recommendation statements Screening for Hepatitis C, 2004, and Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults (Draft), 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Boustani M. Dementia screening in primary care: not too fast! J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Jul; 61(7):1205-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for dementia (Ann Intern Med, 2003).]

Journal of Community Genetics
Quillin JM, Krist AH, Gyure M, et al. Patient-reported hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in a primary care practice. J Community Genet 2013 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses USPSTF counseling referral criteria from USPSTF recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Khaliq W, Visvanathan K, Landis R, et al. Breast cancer screening preferences among hospitalized women. J Womens Health 2013 Jul; 22(7):637-42. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Kling JM, Mayer A, Westphal S. Osteoporosis screening: the long wait for change. J Womens Health 2013 Jul; 22(7):649-50. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Lancet
Jewkes R. Intimate partner violence: the end of routine screening. Lancet 2013 Jul 20; 382(9888):190-1. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review update on screening for intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Lymphatic Research and Biology
Cemal Y, Jewell S, Albornoz CR, et al. Systematic review of quality of life and patient reported outcomes in patients with oncologic related lower extremity lymphedema. Lymphat Res Biol 2013 Mar; 11(1):14-19. [Uses USPSTF levels of evidence to rate selected studies, citing the AHRQ Web site (content is actually posted on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Research
Bensink ME, Eaton LH, Morrison ML, et al. Cost effectiveness analysis for nursing research. Nurs Res 2013 Jul-Aug; 62(4):279-85. [Cites &quoteUnited States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Panel on Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine (Gold, Siegel, Russell, & Weinstein, 1996)&quote and mentions AHRQ's HCUP as a credible source &quotefor healthcare resources used and/or consumed,&quote citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002).]
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Pain Physician
Yang LY, Wang XL, Zhou L, et al. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of unilateral versus bilateral kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. Pain Physician 2013 Jul-Aug; 16(4):277-90. [Uses USPSTF evidence-rating methodologies described in USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001). Also refer to article by Ornstein et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above and article by Reichard and Fox (Disabil Health J, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Harrison K, Brown F, Seymore B, et al. The expanding role of new medications in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am J Pharm Benefits 2013 Jul-Aug; 5(4):157-63. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, 2007, prepared by the Johns Hopkins EPC.]

Pediatrics
Showell NN, Fawole O, Segal J, et al. A systematic review of home-based childhood obesity prevention studies. Pediatrics 2013 Jul; 132(1):e193-200. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10061-1 and by Comparative Effectiveness Development Training grant T32 19488-01 (to first author); based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: A Comparative Effectiveness Review and Meta-analysis, 2013, prepared by the Johns Hopkins EPC under the same contract; uses methodologies in AHRQ publication, Methods Reference Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Bleich SN, Segal J, Wu Y, et al. Systematic review of community-based childhood obesity prevention studies. Pediatrics 2013 Jul; 132(1):e201-10. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10061-I and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Comparative Effectiveness Review and Meta-analysis, 2012 (posted publication date is 2013), prepared by the Johns Hopkins EPC using methodologies in AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Whitlock et al. (Pediatrics, 2010) on the effectiveness of weight management interventions in children.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Emergency Medicine
Saber Tehrani AS, Coughlan D, Hsieh YH, et al. Rising annual costs of dizziness presentations to U.S. emergency departments. Acad Emerg Med 2013 Jul; 20(7):689-96. [Uses 2003-2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site and AHRQ publication, Estimation Procedures for the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 2010; also uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Clinical Classifications Software (CCS).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Rosland AM, Nelson K, Sun H, et al. The patient-centered medical home in the Veterans Health Administration. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jul 1; 19(7):e263-72. [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.

American Journal of Men's Health
Pierre G, Thorpe RJ Jr, Dinwiddie GY, et al. Are there racial disparities in psychotropic drug use and expenditures in a nationally representative sample of men in the United States? Evidence from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Am J Mens Health 2013 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2009 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Survey Background and Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Adults Age 18 and Older, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2009; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Freund T, Campbell SM, Geissler S, et al. Strategies for reducing potentially avoidable hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jul-Aug; 11(4):363-70. [Uses six AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators associated with Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, citing AHRQ's National Quality Measures ClearinghouseTM.] Select to access the abstract.

BJU International
Trinh VQ, Trinh QD, Tian Z, et al. In-hospital mortality and failure-to-rescue rates after radical cystectomy. BJU Int 2013 Jul; 112(2):E20-7. [Uses 1999-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing NIS Description of Data Elements as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Fujita S, Seto K, Ito S, et al. The characteristics of patient safety culture in Japan, Taiwan and the United States. BMC Health Serv Res 2013 Jan 14; 13:20. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) and AHRQ's 2010 HSOPS Comparative Database.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Akbaraly TN, Kumari M, Head J, et al. Glycemia, insulin resistance, insulin secretion, and risk of depressive symptoms in middle age. Diabetes Care 2013 Apr; 36(4):928-34. [Uses study cohort date from the Whitehall II study, previously supported by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Disability and Health Journal
Reichard A, Fox MH. Using population-based data to examine preventive services by disability type among dually eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) adults. Disabil Health J 2013 Apr; 6(2):75-86. [Uses 2000-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-105: 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2008; cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2007, AHRQ's NHDR, 2009, and AHRQ publications, Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations among Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles, 2008, 2010, National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2009, 2012, Use of the Pap Test as a Cancer Screening Tool among Women Age 18-64: U.S. Noninstitutionalized Population, 2005, and Dental Procedures, United States, 1999 and 2009, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Discussion Paper
DeWalt DA, McNeill J. Integrating health literacy with health care performance measurement. IOM Discuss Pap 2013 Jul 26. Online. [Uses as examples survey items from AHRQ's Health Literacy CAHPS (HL CAHPS), citing AHRQ publications, About the CAHPS Item Set for Addressing Health Literacy, 2009, and Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2010.]

International Journal of Obesity
den Hoed M, Luan J, Langenberg C, et al. Evaluation of common genetic variants identified by GWAS for early onset and morbid obesity in population-based samples. Int J Obes 2013 Feb; 37(2):191-6. [Uses study cohort date from the Whitehall II study, previously supported by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Dall TM, Chakrabarti R, Storm MV, et al. Estimated demand for women's health services by 2020. J Womens Health  2013 Jul; 22(7):643-8. [Uses 2008 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and 2005-2008 MEPS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP and MEPS Web sites, respectively.] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Research
He J, Almenoff PL, Keighley J, et al. Impact of patient-level risk adjustment on the findings about nurse staffing and 30-day mortality in veterans affairs acute care hospitals. Nurs Res 2013 Jul-Aug; 62(4):226-32. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and HCUP Comorbidity Software Version 3.7, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Hasegawa K, Tsugawa Y, Brown DF, et al. Trends in bronchiolitis hospitalizations in the United States, 2000-2009. Pediatrics 2013 Jul; 132(1):28-36. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Kids' Inpatient Database, 2000, 2003, Kids' Inpatient Database, 2003, 2005, Kids' Inpatient Database, 2006, 2008, Kids' Inpatient Database, 2009, 2011, and HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database Comparison Report, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Keele L, Keenan HT, Sheetz J, et al. Differences in characteristics of dying children who receive and do not receive palliative care. Pediatrics 2013 Jul; 132(1):72-8. [Categorizes patients using Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC), as described on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

PLOS ONE
Tsai J, Abe K, Boulet SL, et al. Predictive accuracy of 29-comorbidity index for in-hospital deaths in US adult hospitalizations with a diagnosis of venous thromboembolism. PLoS One 2013 Jul 26; 8(7):e70061. [Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Frequently Asked Questions, 2012, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, Procedure Classes 2012, 2012, and Major Operating Room Procedure Indicator, 2012; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and HCUP Comorbidity Software Version 3.7, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

World Neurosurgery
McLaughlin N, Winograd D, Chung HR, et al. Impact of the time-out process in a tertiary neurosurgical department on safety attitude. World Neurosurg 2013 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS); mentions AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS. Also refer to articles by Silber et al. (JAMA, 2013) and Sentell et al. (Prev Chronic Dis, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/ Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of July 2013
Internet Citation: Counseling to Reduce High-risk Sexual Behavior in HIV Care: a Multi-center, Direct Observation Study: Articles of Interest, July 26, 2013. July 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130726.html