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Research Studies is a compilation of published research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers.
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Cykert S, Keyserling TC, Pignone M
A controlled trial of dissemination and implementation of a cardiovascular risk reduction strategy in small primary care practices.
Researchers assessed the effect of dissemination and implementation of an intervention consisting of practice facilitation and a risk-stratified, population management dashboard on cardiovascular risk reduction for patients at high risk in small, primary care practices. They found that a risk-stratified, population management dashboard combined with practice facilitation led to substantial reductions of 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk for patients at high risk. They recommended utilizing similar approaches to lead to effective dissemination and implementation of other new evidence, especially in rural and other under-resourced practices.
Citation: Cykert S, Keyserling TC, Pignone M . A controlled trial of dissemination and implementation of a cardiovascular risk reduction strategy in small primary care practices. Health Serv Res 2020 Dec;55(6):944-53. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13571..
Keywords: Cardiovascular Conditions, Risk, Prevention, Primary Care, Implementation, Evidence-Based Practice, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
McCoy RG, Lipska KJ, Van Houten HK
Paradox of glycemic management: multimorbidity, glycemic control, and high-risk medication use among adults with diabetes.
Researchers examined contemporary patterns of glycemic control and use of medications known to cause hypoglycemia among adults with diabetes across age and multimorbidity. They found that the proportion of patients achieving low HbA1c levels was highest among older and multimorbid patients. Older patients and patients with higher comorbidity burden were more likely to be treated with insulin to achieve these HbA1c levels despite the potential for hypoglycemia and uncertain long-term benefit.
Citation: McCoy RG, Lipska KJ, Van Houten HK . Paradox of glycemic management: multimorbidity, glycemic control, and high-risk medication use among adults with diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care 2020 Feb;8(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-001007..
Keywords: Diabetes, Medication, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Evidence-Based Practice, Risk, Chronic Conditions
Holcomb CN, Graham LA, Richman JS
The incremental risk of noncardiac surgery on adverse cardiac events following coronary stenting.
The investigators sought to determine the incremental risk of noncardiac surgery on myocardial infarction (MI) and coronary revascularization following coronary stenting. They found that the incremental risk of noncardiac surgery on adverse cardiac events among post-stent patients is highest in the initial 6 months following stent implantation and stabilizes at 1.0% after 6 months.
Citation: Holcomb CN, Graham LA, Richman JS . The incremental risk of noncardiac surgery on adverse cardiac events following coronary stenting. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014 Dec 30;64(25):2730-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.09.072.
Keywords: Adverse Events, Cardiovascular Conditions, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Risk, Surgery