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Articles of Interest is a weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters. It includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
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  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
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Date Top Item
9/28/12 Medication Adherence in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Evidence-based Review
9/21/12 Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin (NGAL) and Kidney Injury Molecule 1 (KIM-1) as Predictors of Incident CKD Stage 3; the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
9/14/12 Qualitative evaluation to explain success of multifaceted technology-driven hypertension intervention
9/7/12 Interpersonal Processes of Care and Cesarean Delivery in Two Health Care Settings
8/31/12 Long-term Care Facilities in Utah: a Description of Human and Information Technology Resources Applied to Infection Control Practice
8/24/12 Patient Medical Group Continuity and Healthcare Utilization
8/17/12 Cardiovascular Safety of Central Nervous System Stimulants in Children and Adolescents: Population Based Cohort Study
8/10/12 Mental Healthcare Need and Service Utilization in Older Adults Living in Public Housing
8/3/12 Race, Place, and Obesity: the Complex Relationships among Community Racial/Ethnic Composition, Individual Race/Ethnicity, and Obesity in the United States
7/27/12 Patient Safety-focused Medication Therapy Management: Challenges Affecting Future Implementation
7/20/12 Age-related Changes in Antidepressant Pharmacokinetics and Potential Drug-drug Interactions: A Comparison of Evidence-based Literature and Package Insert Information
7/13/12 Federally Qualified Health Centers and Private Practice Performance on Ambulatory Care Measures
7/6/12 Emergency Department Case Volume and Patient Outcomes in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
6/29/12 Hospital Burden of Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the United States, 2007
6/22/12 Automating Care Quality Measurement with Health Information Technology
6/15/12 A Call for Action on Primary Care and Public Health Integration
6/8/12 Patient-focused Intervention To Improve Long-term Adherence to Evidence-based Medications: a Randomized Trial
6/1/12 Toward Improving Patient Safety Through Voluntary Peer-to-peer Assessment
5/25/12 Infused Chemotherapy Use in the Elderly after Patent Expiration
5/18/12 Relations between QRS|T Angle, Cardiac Risk Factors, and Mortality in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)
5/11/12 Preventability of Adverse Drug Events Involving Multiple Drugs Using Publicly Available Clinical Decision Support Tools
5/4/12 The Role of the Geographic Information Systems Infrastructure in Childhood Obesity Prevention: Perspective from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
4/27/12 The Patient Handoff: a Comprehensive Curricular Blueprint for Resident Education to Improve Continuity of Care
4/20/12 Derivation and Validation of the Denver Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Risk Score for Targeted HIV Screening
4/13/12 Maternal Perceptions of Help from Home Visits by Nurse-community Health Worker Teams
4/6/12 Cardiovascular Disease and Risk in Primary Care Settings in the United States
3/30/12 Accuracy of Parental Report and Electronic Health Record Documentation as Measures of Diet and Physical Activity Counseling
3/23/12 Potentially Harmful Drug-drug Interactions in the Elderly: a Review
3/16/12 Predictors of Blood Pressure Control among Hypertensives in Community Health Centers
3/9/12 Comparing Different Measures of Retention in Outpatient HIV Care
3/2/12 Survival after Acute Myocardial Infarction (SAMI) Study: the Design and Implementation of a Positive Deviance Study
2/24/12 Early Evaluations of the Medical Home: Building on a Promising Start
2/17/12 Provider-patient Adherence Dialogue in HIV Care: Results of a Multisite Study
2/10/12 Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior with Antidepressant Treatment: Reanalysis of the Randomized Placebo-controlled Studies of Fluoxetine and Venlafaxine
2/3/12 Diabetes Data Group vs Carpenter-Coustan Criteria to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes
1/27/12 Prediction Is Very Hard, Especially about the Future
1/20/12 A Successful, Voluntary, Multicomponent Statewide Effort To Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections
1/13/12 Effects of Standardized Outreach for Patients Refusing Preventive Services: a Quasiexperimental Quality Improvement Study
1/6/12 Strategies for Strengthening the Evidence Base for Employee Health Promotion Programs

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12/30/11 Comparing National Institutes of Health Funding of Emergency Medicine to Four Medical Specialties
12/23/11 Health Information Systems in Small Practices
12/16/11 Lower mortality in Sepsis Patients Admitted through the ED vs Direct Admission
12/9/11 Nystagmus Assessments Documented by Emergency Physicians in Acute Dizziness Presentations: a Target for Decision Support?
12/2/11 To Report or To Not Report: Examination of the Initial Primary Care Management of Suspicious Childhood Injuries
11/25/11 Variations in Ambulance Use in the United States: the Role of Health Insurance
11/18/11 Professional Challenges of Non-U.S.-born International Medical Graduates and Recommendations for Support during Residency Training
11/11/11 How to Get the Best Value for Your Health Insurance Plans: Do Homework during Open Enrollment to Save Money
11/4/11 Comparison of Different Approaches to Confounding Adjustment in a Study on the Association of Antipsychotic Medication with Mortality in Older Nursing Home Patients
10/28/11 Which Treatments Work Best for You? Information Helps with Right Care, Treatment Decisions
10/21/11 Interventions to Reduce 30-day Rehospitalization: A Systematic Review
10/14/11 A National Collaborative for Reducing Health Care-associated Infections: Current Initiatives, Challenges, and Opportunities
10/7/11 Patient-centered Integrated Networks of Emergency Care: Consensus-based Recommendations and Future Research Priorities
9/30/11 Quality Measurement of Medication Monitoring in the "Meaningful Use" Era
9/23/11 Quality of Care for Gastrointestinal Conditions: A Primer for Gastroenterologists
9/16/11 Eradicating Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections Statewide: The Hawaii Experience
9/9/11 Persons Newly Diagnosed with HIV Infection Are at High Risk for Depression and Poor Linkage to Care: Results from the Steps Study
9/2/11 The Utility of the Integrated Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to Inform Mortality Related Studies
8/26/11 Scaling Up Circumcision Programs in Southern Africa: The Potential Impact of Gender Disparities and Changes in Condom Use Behaviors on Heterosexual HIV Transmission
8/19/11 HIV Treatment Adherence, Drug Resistance, Virologic Failure: Evolving Concepts
8/12/11 Off-label Drug Use and Promotion: Balancing Public Health Goals and Commercial Speech
8/5/11 Characterizing and Fostering Charity Care in the Surgeon Workforce
7/29/11 Annual Report on Health Care for Children and Youth in the United States: Focus on Trends in Hospital Use and Quality
7/15/11 A Resident-led Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Obesity Screening
7/8/11 Resource Burden at Children's Hospitals Experiencing Surge Volumes During the Spring H1N1 Influenza Pandemic
7/1/11 Hospital-reported Data on the Pneumonia Quality Measure ‘Time to First Antibiotic Dose" are not Associated with Inpatient Mortality: Results of a Nationwide Cross-sectional Analysis
6/24/11 Research Priorities for Palliative and End-of-life Care in the Emergency Setting
6/17/11 A National Collaborative for Reducing Health Care-associated Infections: Current Initiatives, Challenges, and Opportunities
6/10/11 Annual Report on Health Care for Children and Youth in the United States: Focus on Trends in Hospital Use and Quality
6/3/11 Academic Health Centers and Comparative Effectiveness Research: Baggage, Buckets, Basics, and Bottles
5/27/11 Making the Right Thing the Easy Thing To Do
5/20/11 Advancing the Science of Patient Safety
5/13/11 Impact of NRTIs on Lipid Levels among a Large HIV-infected Cohort Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Clinical Care
5/6/11 Public Health Insurance in Oregon: Underenrollment of Eligible Children and Parental Confusion about Children's Enrollment Status
4/22/11 Leveraging Certified Nursing Assistant Documentation and Knowledge To Improve Clinical Decision Making: the On-time Quality Improvement Program To Prevent Pressure Ulcers
4/15/11 Screening Mammography Use in Medicare Beneficiaries Reflects 4-year Mortality Risk
4/8/11 Lower Mortality in Sepsis Patients Admitted Through the ED vs Direct Admission
4/1/11 Hepatic Steatosis Associated with Increased Central Body Fat by Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry and Uncontrolled HIV in HIV/Hepatitis C Co-infected Persons
3/25/11 Health Information Technology: Turning the Patient-centered Medical Home from Concept to Reality
3/18/11 Code Status Discussions at Hospital Admission Are Not Associated with Patient and Surrogate Satisfaction with Hospital Care: Results from the Multicenter Hospitalist Study
3/11/11 Trends in Comorbidity, Disability, and Polypharmacy in Heart Failure
3/4/11 Decreased Antibiotic Utilization after Implementation of a Guideline for Inpatient Cellulitis and Cutaneous Abscess
2/25/11 The Effect of Triage Diagnostic Standing Orders on Emergency Department Treatment Time
2/18/11 Learn the Signs and Treatments for Heart Disease
2/11/11 Associations between Minimum Wage Policy and Access to Health Care: Evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1996-2007
2/4/11 Effects of Documentation-based Decision Support on Chronic Disease Management
1/28/11 Quality of Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction in 58 U.S. Emergency Departments
1/21/11 Culturally Appropriate Storytelling To Improve Blood Pressure: A Randomized Trial
1/14/11 Perioperative Pulmonary Outcomes in Patients with Sleep Apnea after Noncardiac Surgery
1/7/11 Clostridium difficile Infection in Hospitalized Children in the United States

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12/31/10 Relationship between Chemotherapy Use and Cognitive Impairments in Older Women with Breast Cancer: Findings from a Large Population-based Cohort
12/24/10 Implementation of a Telepharmacy Service To Provide Round-the-Clock Medication Order Review by Pharmacists
12/17/10 Defining and Measuring Successful Emergency Care Networks: A Research Agenda
12/3/10 Patient Web Portals To Improve Diabetes Outcomes: A Systematic Review
11/26/10 Effects of Clinical Decision Support on Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment, Prophylaxis, and Prevention at a University Teaching Hospital
11/19/10 Standard Definitions of Adherence for Infrequent Yet Repeated Health Behaviors
11/12/10 Multicenter Study of Preferences for Health Education in the Emergency Department Population
11/5/10 Quitting Smoking—You Can Do It
10/29/10 Perceptions and Experiences of Patients Receiving Oral Chemotherapy
10/22/10 Contemporary Costs of HIV Healthcare in the HAART Era
10/1/10 STS Database Risk Models: Predictors of Mortality and Major Morbidity for Lung Cancer Resection
9/24/10 The Medical Home, Preventive Care Screenings, and Counseling for Children: Evidence from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
9/17/10 Simulation Training in Central Venous Catheter Insertion: Improved Performance in Clinical Practice
9/10/10 The Prevalence and Determinants of Antepartum Mental Health Problems among Women in the USA: a Nationally Representative Population-based Study
9/3/10 The Relationship between the Emergent Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Quality Measure and Inpatient Myocardial Infarction Mortality
8/27/10 Sexual Risk Reduction among Non-injection Drug Users: Report of a Randomized Controlled Trial
8/20/10 The Aging Kidney: Physiological Changes
8/13/10 Universal Health Insurance and Health Care Access for Homeless Persons
8/6/10 Does Prescription Drug Adherence Reduce Hospitalizations and Costs? The Case of Diabetes.
7/30/10 Adverse Selection and the Effect of Health Insurance on Utilization of Prescribed Medicine among Patients with Chronic Conditions
7/23/10 Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest in Denver, Colorado: Epidemiology and Outcomes
7/16/10 Racial Differences in PSA Screening Interval and Stage at Diagnosis
7/9/10 Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Users of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs: Analysis of Claims Data
7/2/10 Hospital Policies and Practices on Prevention and Treatment of Infections Caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
6/25/10 Functional Contrast-enhanced CT for Evaluation of Acute Ischemic Stroke Does Not Increase the Risk of Contrast-induced Nephropathy
6/18/10 Provider Knowledge, Attitudes, and Treatment Preferences for Early Pregnancy Failure
6/11/10 Decision-making Role Preferences among Patients with HIV: Associations with Patient and Provider Characteristics and Communication Behaviors
6/4/10 Identifying Child Health Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research from the IOM's Report
5/28/10 The Initial Maternal Cost of Providing 100 mL of Human Milk for Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
5/21/10 Cases of Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Can Be Identified from ICD-9-CM Coded Data
5/14/10 Derivation and Reliability of an Instrument To Estimate Medical Benefit of Emergency Treatment
5/7/10 Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Hinders Acute Pain Management in Trauma
4/30/10 Adoption and Use of Stand-alone Electronic Prescribing in a Health Plan-sponsored Initiative
4/23/10 Strategies for Implementing Emergency Department Pharmacy Services: Results from the 2007 ASHP Patient Care Impact Program
4/16/10 Health Information Exchange: Participation by Minnesota Primary Care Practices
4/9/10 Promoting Primary Care Smoking-cessation Support with Quitlines: The QuitLink Randomized Controlled Trial
4/2/10 Survey of Physicians Regarding Clinical Pharmacy Services in Academic Emergency Departments
3/26/10 Variations in Prevalent Cardiovascular Disease and Future Risk by Metabolic Syndrome Classification in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study
3/19/10 Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Long-term-care Facilities: A Pilot Study Implementing Standardized Nurse Aide Documentation and Feedback Reports
3/12/10 Patient-centered Comparative Effectiveness Research: Essential for High-quality Care
3/5/10 Race, Sex, and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Risk: an Observational Study
2/26/10 Uncertain Health Insurance Coverage and Unmet Children's Health Care Needs
2/19/10 Health Literacy in the Context of HIV Treatment: Introducing the Brief Estimate of Health Knowledge and Action (BEHKA)-HIV Version
2/12/10 Measuring Quality for Public Reporting of Health Provider Quality: Making It Meaningful to Patients
2/5/10 Idealized Models or Incremental Program Evaluation: Translating Emergency Department HIV Testing into Practice
1/29/10 Asthma Care Quality for Children with Minority-serving Providers
1/22/10 Common Formats Allow Uniform Collection and Reporting of Patient Safety Data by Patient Safety Organizations
1/15/10 Defining the Emergency Care Sensitive Condition: A Health Policy Research Agenda in Emergency Medicine
1/8/10 ED Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Illnesses Since Pneumonia Performance Measure Inception

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12/25/09 Relationship between Antiepileptic Drugs and Suicide Attempts in Patients with Bipolar Disorder
12/11/09 Perioperative Outcomes after Unilateral and Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty
12/4/09 Cost to Primary Care Practices of Responding to Payer Requests for Quality and Performance Data
11/27/09 Commentary: Not About Us Without Us
11/20/09 Value-based Insurance Design in Medicare
11/13/09 VA Pharmacy Users: How They Differ from Other Veterans
11/6/09 Specialty Differences in Primary Care Physician Reports of Papanicolaou Test Screening Practices: a National Survey, 2006 to 2007
10/30/09 Antibiotic Prescriptions Are Associated with Increased Patient Satisfaction with Emergency Department Visits for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections
10/23/09 Developing Quality Indicators for Cancer End-of-life Care: Proceedings from a National Symposium
10/16/09 Built Environment and Weight Disparities among Children in High- and Low-income Towns
10/9/09 Systematic Review: Safety and Efficacy of Extended-duration Antiviral Chemoprophylaxis against Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza
10/2/09 Design and Implementation of a Controlled Clinical Trial To Evaluate the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Routine Opt-out Rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening in the Emergency Department
9/25/09 Examination of How a Survey Can Spur Culture Changes Using a Quality Improvement Approach: a Region-wide Approach to Determining a Patient Safety Culture
9/18/09 Comparing Individualized Rehabilitation to a Group Wellness Intervention for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
9/11/09 "Canary measures" among the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators
9/4/09 Design and Implementation of a Controlled Clinical Trial To Evaluate the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Routine Opt-out Rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening in the Emergency Department
8/28/09 A Systematic Review of Safety Violations in Industry
8/21/09 An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Inpatient Medication Education
8/14/09 The Development of an Independent Rater System to Assess Residents' Competence in Invasive Procedures
8/7/09 Mortality Probability Model III and Simplified Acute Physiology Score II: Assessing Their Value in Predicting Length of Stay and Comparison to APACHE IV
7/31/09 Finding Your Way: Talking about End-of-life Treatment Decisions
7/24/09 Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Older Women with Lymph Node-positive, Operable Breast Cancer
7/17/09 Identifying and Using Good Practice Guidelines
7/10/09 Finding Your Way: Talking about End-of-life Treatment Decisions
7/3/09 Colorectal Cancer Screening by Primary Care Physicians: Recommendations and Practices, 2006-2007
6/26/09 Linking Inpatient Clinical Registry Data to Medicare Claims Data Using Indirect Identifiers
6/19/09 Association between Mortality and Persistent Use of Beta Blockers and Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction and Coronary Artery Disease
6/12/09 Truth or Consequences: The Intertemporal Consistency of Adolescent Self-report on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
6/5/09 Reporting Hospitals' Antibiotic Timing in Pneumonia: Adverse Consequences for Patients?
5/29/09 More Work Is Needed To Protect Medical Residents from Fatigue and Potential Errors, IOM Report Finds
5/22/09 The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Africa: An Evaluation of Outcomes
5/15/09 Differences in Specialist Consultations for Cardiovascular Disease by Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Insurance Status, and Site of Primary Care
5/8/09 Nomenclature and Definitions for Emergency Department HIV Testing: Report from the 2007 Conference of the National Emergency Department HIV Testing Consortium
5/1/09 Disclosing Harmful Pathology Errors to Patients
4/24/09 Availability of Data for Measuring Physician Quality Performance
4/17/09 CMS's Hospital-acquired Condition Lists Link Hospital Payment, Patient Safety
4/10/09 Challenges and Pathways for Clinical and Translational Research
4/3/09 Survey of Physicians Regarding Clinical Pharmacy Services in Academic Emergency Departments
3/27/09 Tax-exempt Hospitals and Community Benefits: A Review of State Reporting Requirements
3/20/09 Osteoporosis Pharmacotherapy and Counseling Services in U.S. Ambulatory Care Clinics: Opportunities for Multidisciplinary Interventions
3/13/09 Patient-physician Connectedness and Quality of Primary Care
3/6/09 Intern to Attending: Assessing Stress among Physicians
2/27/09 Differences in Initial Severity of Illness between Black and White Emergency Department Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure
2/20/09 Direct Paramedic Transport of Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Centers: A Decision Analysis
2/13/09 A Reengineered Hospital Discharge Program to Decrease Rehospitalization: A Randomized Trial
2/6/09 Intern to Attending: Assessing Stress Among Physicians
1/30/09 Ending Cervical Cancer Screening: Attitudes and Beliefs from Ethnically Diverse Older Women
1/23/09 A Study of the Relational Aspects of the Culture of Academic Medicine
1/16/09 Substance Abuse and Hospitalization for Mood Disorder among Medicaid Beneficiaries
1/9/09 Association between Statin Use and Risk for Keratinocyte Carcinoma in the Veterans Affairs Topical Tretiinoin Chemoprevention Trial
1/2/09 Benchmarking Physician Performance: Reliability of Individual and Composite Measures

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