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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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Sterling MR, Echeverria SE, Commodore-Mensah Y
Health equity and implementation science in heart, lung, blood, and sleep-related research: emerging themes from the 2018 Saunders-Watkins Leadership Workshop.
This article discusses the key themes from a 2-day workshop that was held at the National Institutes of Health in May 2018 to promote health equity and implementation science in heart, lung, and sleep-related research. This inaugural workshop was named the Saunders-Watkins Leadership Workshop. Recommendations are offered for the future direction of this research.
Citation: Sterling MR, Echeverria SE, Commodore-Mensah Y . Health equity and implementation science in heart, lung, blood, and sleep-related research: emerging themes from the 2018 Saunders-Watkins Leadership Workshop. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2019 Oct;12(10):e005586. doi: 10.1161/circoutcomes.119.005586..
Keywords: Implementation, Evidence-Based Practice, Disparities, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Cardiovascular Conditions, Heart Disease and Health, Respiratory Conditions, Sleep Problems
Starr P, Agarwal A, Singh G
Obstructive sleep apnea with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among Medicare beneficiaries.
This letter to the editor describes a claims-based study of Medicare beneficiaries conducted by the authors that examined the diagnosed prevalence and trend of overlap syndrome (the coexistence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] and obstructive sleep apnea [OSA] in a single individual). A total of 159,084 patients with COPD were included in the study; 11 percent had coexisting OSA. Data were gathered from multiple files: the Medicare Denominator File, the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review File, the Outpatient Standard Analytic File, the 100% Physician/Supplier Data File, and the Durable Medical Equipment File. Medicare enrollment files were used to gather information on patient characteristics and categorize subjects by age, sex, race, and socioeconomic status. The authors note that the prevalence of diagnosed overlap syndrome has increased fourfold during the 10-year study period.
AHRQ-funded; HS020642; HS022134.
Citation: Starr P, Agarwal A, Singh G . Obstructive sleep apnea with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among Medicare beneficiaries. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2019 Jan;16(1):153-56. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201712-932OC..
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Respiratory Conditions, Medicare, Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea