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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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Huo T, Li Q, Cardel MI
AHRQ Author: Mistry K
Enhancing quality measurement with clinical information: a use case of body mass index change among children taking second generation antipsychotics.
The authors sought to examine the extent to which body mass index (BMI) was available in electronic health records for Florida Medicaid recipients aged 5 to 18 years taking Second-Generation Antipsychotics (SGAP). They concluded that meeting the 2030 CMS goal of digital monitoring of quality of care will require continuing expansion of clinical encounter data capture to provide the data needed for digital quality monitoring. Using linked electronic health records and claims data allows identifying children at higher risk for SGAP-induced weight gain.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; HS025298.
Citation: Huo T, Li Q, Cardel MI . Enhancing quality measurement with clinical information: a use case of body mass index change among children taking second generation antipsychotics. Acad Pediatr 2022 Apr;22(3S):S140-S49. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.11.012..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Medication, Obesity, Obesity: Weight Management, Quality Measures, Quality of Care
Scally CP, Varban OA, Carlin AM
Video ratings of surgical skill and late outcomes of bariatric surgery.
The authors sought to study the association between surgical skill and long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery. They found that surgical skill did not affect postoperative weight loss or resolution of medical comorbidities at 1 year after laparoscopic gastric bypass. They suggested that long-term outcomes after bariatric surgery may be less dependent on a surgeon's operative skill and instead be driven by other factors.
Citation: Scally CP, Varban OA, Carlin AM . Video ratings of surgical skill and late outcomes of bariatric surgery. JAMA Surg 2016 Jun 15;151(6):e160428. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.0428.
Keywords: Surgery, Obesity: Weight Management, Obesity, Quality of Care, Outcomes