Reports Archive

Reports July 2012-June 2013

Fraher E, Spero J, Lyons J and Newton H. Trends in Graduate Medical Education In North Carolina: Challenges and Next Steps North Carolina Health Professions Data System, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, March 2013

Fraher E, Newton H, Lyons J. “Trends in Medical Education in North Carolina.” North Carolina Health Professions Data System, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, September 2012

Fraser JG, Lloyd SW, Murphy RA, Crowson M, Zolotar AJ, Coker-Schwimmer E, Viswanathan M. Child exposure to trauma: comparative effectiveness of interventions addressing maltreatment. Evidence Report No. 89. Prepared by the RTI-UNC EPC under Contract No. 290-2007-10056-I. AHRQ Publication No. 13-EHC002-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2013. Available at: www.ahrq.gov/clinic/epcix.htm

Gartlehner G, Forneris CA, Brownley KA, Gaynes BN, Sonis J, Coker-Schwimmer E, Jonas DE, Greenblatt A, Wilkins TM, Woodell CL, Lohr KN. Interventions for the Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Adults After Exposure to Psychological Trauma. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 109. (Prepared by the RTI-UNC EPC under Contract No. 290-2007-10056-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 13-EHC062-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2013.

Glasser M, Pathman DE. Co-Editors’ Notes 25:2. Education for Health (online), December 2012; 25(2).

Glasser M, Pathman D. Moving Down the Road. Education for Health (online), July 2012; 25(1).

Halladay, J., Shea, C., Reed, D., and Daaleman, TP. (2012). An academic industry collaboration to develop an EHR module for primary care.

Jonas DE, Cusack K, Forneris CA, Wilkins TM, Sonis J, Middleton JC, Feltner C, Meredith D, Cavanaugh J, Brownley KA, Olmsted KR, Greenblatt A, Weil A, Gaynes BN. Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 92. (Prepared by the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10056-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 13-EHC011-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2013.

Jonas DE, Wilkins TM, Bangdiwala S, Bann CM, Morgan LC, Thaler KJ, Amick HR, Gartlehner G. Findings of Bayesian Mixed Treatment Comparison Meta-Analyses: Comparison and Exploration Using Real-World Trial Data and Simulation. (Prepared by RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10056-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 13-EHC039-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2013.

Jonas DE, Wilt TJ, Taylor BC, Wilkins TM, Matchar DB. Challenges in and principles for conducting systematic reviews of genetic tests used as predictive indicators. AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC083-EF. Chapter 11 of Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews (AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC017). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2012.  Also published in a special supplement to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, July 2012.

Jonas DE, Garbutt JC, Brown JM, Amick HR, Brownley KA, Council CL, Viera AJ, Wilkins TM, Schwartz CJ, Richmond ER, Yeatts J, Swinson Evans T, Wood SD, Harris RP. Screening, Behavioral Counseling, and Referral in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 64. (Prepared by the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10056-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC055-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. July 2012. .

La E, Easter M, Sayers, S. “The failure of quick mental health fixes in NC.” The News and Observer, Point of View, 6/8/13.

NCRHRPAC: Findings Brief #107 December 2012 – Profile of Rural Health Clinics: Medicare Payments & Common Diagnoses, Review of 2009 Medicare Outpatient Claims Data

NCRHRPAC: Findings Brief #108 March 2013 – Profile of Rural Health Clinics: Clinic & Medicare Patient Characteristics

Pathman DE, Glasser M. Co-Editors’ Notes 25:3. Education for Health (online), December 2012; 25(3).

Pathman DE, Fannell J, Konrad TR, Pierson S, Tobin M, Jonsson M. Findings of the First Year Retention Survey of the Multi-State/NHSC Retention Collaborative. 70 page report prepared for the Multi-State/NHSC Retention Collaborative. November 5, 2012.

Pignone MP. Treatment of lipids (including hypercholesterolemia) in primary prevention. in Up To Date. 2009 (updated 2010, 2011, and 2012)

Radford A. Profile of Rural Health Clinics: Clinic & Medicare Patient Characteristics-Review of 2009 Medicare Outpatient Claims Data. NCRHR&PAC Findings Brief #108, 03/2013

Radford A., Kirk D., Howard H.. Profile of Rural Health Clinics: Medicare Payments & Common Diagnoses-Review of 2009 Medicare Outpatient Claims Data. NCRHR&PAC Findings Brief #107, 12/2012

Shanahan E, Perry JR, DeClerque JL. Consensus in Region IV: Women and Infant Health Indicators for Planning and Assessment. Chapel Hill, NC: Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012 September.

Viswanathan M, Golin CE, Jones CD, et al. Medication Adherence Interventions: Comparative Effectiveness. Evidence Report No. 208. Prepared by RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10056-I. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 2012. Available from:

Watson L, Amick HR, Gaynes BN, Brownley KA, Thaker S, Viswanathan M, Jonas DE. Practice-Based Interventions Addressing Concomitant Depression and Chronic Medical Conditions in the Primary Care Setting. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 75. (Prepared by the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10056-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC106-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. August 2012.

Williams CE, Greene SB, Hansen RA , Pierson S, and Desai, R. NC Nursing Home Medication Error Quality Initiative (MEQI), Annual Report FY2012, October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012. Chapel Hill, NC. The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MEQI 2012 Final Report

Zimmerman S, Anderson W, Brode S, Jonas D, Lux L, Beeber A, Watson L, Viswanathan M, Lohr K, Middleton JC, Jackson L, Sloane P. Comparison of Characteristics of Nursing Homes and Other Residential Long-Term Care Settings for People With Dementia. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 79. (Prepared by the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10056-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC127-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2012.

Reports July 2012-June 2013

Alcorn E, Gaul K, Fraher E. “Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report.” North Carolina Health Professions Data System, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. May 2012.

Alcorn E, Kimball M, Gaul K, Fraher E. “Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report.” North Carolina Health Professions Data System, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. October 2011.

Chapman S, Donini-Lenhoff F, Fraher E, Salsberg E. Swift R, Harris TA, Asheroff A, Herdman R. Allied Health Workforce and Services: Workshop Summary. National Institute of Medicine (IOM). 2011. Washington DC: National Academies Press.

Christian, R., Saavedra, L., Gaynes, B. N., Sheitman, B., Wines, R. C. M., Jonas, D. E., Viswanathan, M., Ellis, A. R., Woodell, C., & Carey, T. S. (2012). Future research needs for first- and second-generation antipsychotics forchildren and young adults. [Report no. 12-EHC042-EF.] Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK84660/

DeClerque JL, Shanahan E. Exploring New and Missed Opportunities: Region IV Network and State Collaboratives. Presented to the Every Woman Southeast Regional Planning Meeting, Chapel Hill NC, May 23, 2012.

DeClerque JL, Shanahan E, Schectman R, Perry JR.. Consensus in Region IV: Women and Infant Health Indicators for Planning and Assessment: Family Planning Annual Report Indicators. Chapel Hill, NC: Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011 July.

Donahue KE, Jonas DE, Hansen RA, Roubey R, Jonas B, Lux LJ, Gartlehner G, Harden E, Wilkins T, Peravali V, Bangdiwala SI, Yuen A, Thieda P, Morgan LC, Crotty K, Desai R, Van Noord M. Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults – An Update. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 55. (Prepared by RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0016-I). AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC025-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, April 2012.

Donahue KE, Jonas DE, Hansen RA, Roubey R, Jonas B, Lux LJ, Gartlehner G, Harden E, Wilkins T, Peravali V, Bangdiwala SI, Yuen A, Thieda P, Morgan LC, Crotty K, Desai R, Van Noord M. Drug Therapy for Psoriatic Arthritis in Adults – Update. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 55. (Prepared by RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0016-I) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 2012.

Gaynes, B., Christian, R., Saavedra, L., Wines, R., Jonas, D., Viswanathan, M., Ellis, A., Woodell C., & Carey, T. (2012). Future research needs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Effectiveness of treatment in at-riskpreschoolers; long-term effectiveness at all ages; and variability in prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment:Identification of future research needs from comparative effectiveness review no. 44. [Report no. 12-EHC008-EF.] Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK83972/

Jonas DE, Garbutt JC, Brown JM, Amick HR, Brownley KA, Council CL, Viera AJ, Wilkins TM, Schwartz CJ, Richmond ER, Yeatts J, Swinson Evans T, Wood SD, Harris RP. Screening, Behavioral Counseling, and Referral in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 64. (Prepared by the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10056-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC055-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. July 2012.

Kaluzny, A.D. and D.M. O”Brien. “The Role of a Public -Private Partnership in Translating Science to Improve Cancer Care in the Community: The NCI Community Cancer Centers Program”, Report submitted to the Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda MD, August 2012

NCIOM: North Carolina Child Health Report Cards. North Carolina Institute of Medicine in collaboration with the North Carolina Child Advocacy institute, Women’s and Children’s Health Section, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 1995-2011. Available at: http://www.nciom.org/nc-health-data/child-health-report-cards/

NCIOM: Mental Health. May/June 2012. Available at: http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/archives/?mental-health Tar Heel Footprints in Health Care: Cherene Allen-Caraco, QMHP, QDDP » Williams AM

NCIOM: Examining the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in North Carolina: Draft Final Report Pending U.S. Supreme Court Decision. Supported by funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Department of Insurance. Morrisville, NC: North Carolina Institute of Medicine; May 2012.

NCIOM: Oral Health. March/April 2012. Available at: http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/archives/?oral-health Tar Heel Footprints in Health Care: Rob Doherty, DDS, MPH » Williams AM Spotlight on the Safety Net: Cabarrus Health Alliance » Alexander-Bratcher K

NCIOM: Care Transitions. January/February 2012. Available at: http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/archives/?care-transitions-2 Tar Heel Footprints in Health Care: Brenda K. McCall, RN, BSN » Williams AM Spotlight on the Safety Net: Transitions of Care: Blue Ridge Community Health Services » Alexander-Bratcher K

NCIOM: Agricultural Safety and Health. November/December 2011. Available at http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/archives/?agricultural-health Tar Heel Footprints in Health Care: Tami Thompson » Williams RE Spotlight on the Safety Net: North Carolina Farmworker Health Program » Alexander-Bratcher K

NCIOM: Confronting the Diabetes Epidemic. September/October 2011. Available at: http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/archives/?confronting_the_diabetes_epidemic Tar Heel Footprints in Health Care: Carolyn Dunn, PhD, MS » Williams RE

NCIOM: Future of Nursing in North Carolina. July/August 2011. Available at: http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/archives/?future-of-nursing-in-north-carolina Tar Heel Footprints in Health Care: Monica Parker, RN, MS, CDE » Williams RE Spotlight on the Safety Net: Nurse Care Managers in Community Care of North Carolina » Alexander-Bratcher K

Pathman D, Goldberg L, Konrad TR, Kerwin K, Craft Morgan J. Flux in Loan Repayment Programs for Healthcare Professionals With States’ Budget Cuts and National Health Service Corps Budget Increases. NC Rural Health Research & Policy Analysis Center. May 2012.

Shanahan E, DeClerque JL, Williams CS. Perinatal Periods of Risk for Three Baby Love Plus Regions and North Carolina: Comparing 1993-9797 to 2005-2009. Chapel Hill, NC: Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012 January.

Shanahan E, DeClerque J, Israel D, Wilburn A, Kanotra S. “I Think I’m Pregnant!”: Who Comes to Title X Clinics for Pregnancy Tests and Emergency Contraception? Presentation to Kentucky Public Health Nurse Practitioners, Frankfort KY, June 21, 2012

Shanahan E, Richards E, Perry J, Schectman R, DeClerque J. Tracking Progress Over 30 Years: Region IV Network for Data Management and Utilization. Poster presented at the 2011 Title X Family Planning Grantee Meeting, Miami Beach FL, August 2-4, 2011.

Sloane PD, Donahue K. Exemplary Programs Involving Collaboration between Public Health and Primary Care. Commissioned review. Incorporated into chapter 2 of Primary Care and Public Health: Promoting Integration to Improve Population Health. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine, 2012. Available at: http://iom.edu/Reports/2012/Primary-Care-and-Public-Health.aspx

Williams C.E., Greene S.B., Hansen R.A., Pierson S., Akers R., Caprio A. and Desai R. NC Nursing Home Medication Error Quality Initiative (MEQI) Annual Report FY 2012, October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012. The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. February 2013. MEQI 2012 Final Report

Future Research Needs for First- and Second- Generation Antipsychotics for Children and Young Adults. Christian R, Saavedra L, Gaynes BN, Sheitman B, Wines RCM, Jonas DE, Viswanathan M, Ellis AR, Woodell C, Carey TS. Future Research Needs Paper No. 13. (Prepared by the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290 2007 10056 I.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2012.

Future Research Needs for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Effectiveness of Treatment in At-Risk Preschoolers; Long-Term Effectiveness in All Ages; and Variability in Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Gaynes B, Christian R, Saavedra L, Wines R, Jonas D, Viswanathan M, Ellis A, Woodell C, Carey T. Future Research Needs Paper No. 9. (Prepared by RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007- 10056-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC008-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. January 2012.