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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Singh JA, Lewallen DG
Are outcomes after total knee arthroplasty worsening over time? A time-trends study of activity limitation and pain outcomes.
The authors examined whether function and pain outcomes of patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are changing over time. Using Mayo Clinic Total Joint Registry data, they found that patient-reported function and pain outcomes after primary TKA have worsened over the study period 1993-95 to 2002-05; this time-trend is independent of changes in preoperative pain/limitation and certain patient characteristics.
Citation: Singh JA, Lewallen DG . Are outcomes after total knee arthroplasty worsening over time? A time-trends study of activity limitation and pain outcomes. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014 Dec 17;15:440. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-440.
Keywords: Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs), Orthopedics, Pain, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Surgery
Dublin S, Johnson KE, Walker RL
Trends in elective labor induction for six United States health plans, 2001-2007.
The authors sought to describe trends in labor induction, including elective induction, from 2001 to 2007 for six U.S. health plans and to examine the validity of induction measures derived from birth certificate and health plan data. They found that induction prevalence rose from 28% in 2001 to 32% in 2005, then declined to 29% in 2007, with the trend being similar for subgroups by parity and gestational age. Elective induction prevalence varied considerably across plans.
Citation: Dublin S, Johnson KE, Walker RL . Trends in elective labor induction for six United States health plans, 2001-2007. J Womens Health 2014 Nov;23(11):904-11. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2014.4779.
Keywords: Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs), Health Insurance, Labor and Delivery, Pregnancy, Women