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Publications 1982 2019

2019
Physicians
Advance Care Planning
Therapeutics
Health Literacy
Education
1 Citation (Scopus)
Advance Care Planning
Hospitalization
Nursing
Patient Transfer
Physicians
1 Citation (Scopus)

Triggered Palliative Care for Late-Stage Dementia: A Pilot Randomized Trial

Hanson, L. C., Kistler, C. E., Lavin, K., Gabriel, S. L., Ernecoff, N. C., Lin, F. C., Sachs, G. & Mitchell, S. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 57, 1, p. 10-19 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palliative Care
Dementia
Patient Care Planning
Hospices
Referral and Consultation
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

Do patients with advanced cancer have the ability to make informed decisions for participation in phase i clinical trials?

Hlubocky, F. J., Sachs, G., Larson, E. R., Nimeiri, H. S., Cella, D., Wroblewski, K. E., Ratain, M. J., Peppercorn, J. M. & Daugherty, C. K., Aug 20 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 36, 24, p. 2483-2491 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Informed Consent
Clinical Trials
Depression
Trail Making Test
3 Citations (Scopus)
Patient Transfer
Nursing Care
Nursing Models
Nursing
Medicare
2 Citations (Scopus)

Patient characteristics associated with screening positive for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia

Fowler, N., Perkins, A. J., Gao, S., Sachs, G., Uebelhor, A. K. & Boustani, M., Jan 1 2018, In : Clinical Interventions in Aging. 13, p. 1779-1785 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dementia
Alzheimer Disease
Primary Health Care
Sex Education
Cross-Sectional Studies

Supporting breast cancer screening decisions for caregivers of older women with dementia: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Fowler, N., Schonberg, M. A., Sachs, G., Schwartz, P., Gao, S., Lane, K. A., Inger, L. & Torke, A., Dec 12 2018, In : Trials. 19, 1, 678.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Caregivers
Dementia
Alzheimer Disease
Randomized Controlled Trials
9 Citations (Scopus)

The Complexity of Determining Whether a Nursing Home Transfer Is Avoidable at Time of Transfer

Unroe, K., Carnahan, J. L., Hickman, S., Sachs, G., Hass, Z. & Arling, G., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nursing Homes
Nursing
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Signs and Symptoms
Heart Failure
2 Citations (Scopus)

Use of the Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment Program in Indiana Nursing Homes

Hickman, S., Sudore, R. L., Sachs, G., Torke, A., Myers, A. L., Tang, Q., Bakoyannis, G. & Hammes, B. J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nursing Homes
Physicians
Therapeutics
Advance Care Planning
Education
2017
9 Citations (Scopus)

Communication Quality Predicts Psychological Well-Being and Satisfaction in Family Surrogates of Hospitalized Older Adults: An Observational Study

Torke, A., Callahan, C., Sachs, G., Wocial, L. D., Helft, P., Monahan, P., Slaven, J. E., Montz, K., Burke, E. S. & Inger, L., Nov 28 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of General Internal Medicine. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Observational Studies
Anxiety
Communication
Psychology
Depression
3 Citations (Scopus)

Meaningful deprescribing in the nursing home

Holmes, H. M. & Sachs, G., Nov 7 2017, In : Annals of Internal Medicine. 167, 9, p. 671-672 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Homes for the Aged
Nursing Homes
Deprescriptions

The Importance of Palliative Care for Dementia

Irwin, S. A., Shega, J. W. & Sachs, G., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palliative Care
Dementia
14 Citations (Scopus)

The Quality of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions: A Pilot Study

Hickman, S., Hammes, B. J., Torke, A., Sudore, R. L. & Sachs, G., Feb 1 2017, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 20, 2, p. 155-162 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physicians
Therapeutics
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Nursing Homes
Anti-Bacterial Agents
6 Citations (Scopus)

Validation of the Family Inpatient Communication Survey

Torke, A., Monahan, P., Callahan, C., Helft, P., Sachs, G., Wocial, L. D., Slaven, J. E., Montz, K., Inger, L. & Burke, E. S., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 53, 1, p. 96-108.e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inpatients
Communication
Statistical Factor Analysis
Mental Health
Surveys and Questionnaires
2016
17 Citations (Scopus)

An Interim Analysis of an Advance Care Planning Intervention in the Nursing Home Setting

Hickman, S., Unroe, K., Ersek, M. T., Buente, B., Nazir, A. & Sachs, G., Nov 1 2016, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 64, 11, p. 2385-2392 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Advance Care Planning
Nursing Homes
Nurses
5 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of Hospice Use on Costs of Care for Long-Stay Nursing Home Decedents

Unroe, K., Sachs, G., Dennis, M. E., Hickman, S., Stump, T. E., Tu, W. & Callahan, C., Apr 1 2016, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 64, 4, p. 723-730 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Nursing Homes
Costs and Cost Analysis
Medicaid
Medicare

Ethical issues in dementia

Harada, C. N. & Sachs, G., Apr 19 2016, Long-Term Management of Dementia. CRC Press, p. 188-209 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ethics
Dementia
3 Citations (Scopus)

OPTIMISTIC transition visits: A model to improve hospital to nursing facility transfers

Nazir, A., Unroe, K., Buente, B., Sachs, G. & Arling, G., Jul 1 2016, In : Annals of Long-Term Care. 24, 7, p. 31-36 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Transfer
Nursing
Medication Errors
Aftercare
Nurse Practitioners
8 Citations (Scopus)

The family navigator: A pilot intervention to support intensive care unit family surrogates

Torke, A. M., Wocial, L. D., Johns, S. A., Sachs, G. A., Callahan, C. M., Bosslet, G. T., Slaven, J. E., Perkins, S. M., Hickman, S. E., Montz, K. & Burke, E. S., Nov 1 2016, In : American Journal of Critical Care. 25, 6, p. 498-507 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intensive Care Units
Communication
Decision Making
Randomized Controlled Trials
Nurses
2015
40 Citations (Scopus)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)
Patient Transfer
Nursing
Quality Improvement
Hospitalization
2014
10 Citations (Scopus)

Hospice Use Among Nursing Home and Non-Nursing Home Patients

Unroe, K., Sachs, G., Dennis, M. E., Hickman, S., Stump, T. E., Tu, W. & Callahan, C., 2014, In : Journal of General Internal Medicine. 30, 2, p. 193-198 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Home Nursing
Hospices
Nursing Homes
Patient Transfer
Costs and Cost Analysis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Improving prescribing practices late in life: A task for all clinicians, not just nursing home physicians

Sachs, G., Nov 1 2014, In : JAMA Internal Medicine. 174, 11, p. 1771-1772 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Services Misuse
Inappropriate Prescribing
Nursing Homes
Dementia
Physicians
42 Citations (Scopus)

Redesigning systems of care for older adults with Alzheimer's disease

Callahan, C., Sachs, G., LaMantia, M. A., Unroe, K., Arling, G. & Boustani, M., 2014, In : Health Affairs. 33, 4, p. 626-632 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dementia
Alzheimer Disease
Practice Guidelines
Caregivers
Patient Care Team
79 Citations (Scopus)

Scope and outcomes of surrogate decision making among hospitalized older adults

Torke, A., Sachs, G., Helft, P., Montz, K., Hui, S., Slaven, J. E. & Callahan, C., 2014, In : JAMA Internal Medicine. 174, 3, p. 370-377 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Making
Intensive Care Units
Nuclear Family
Living Wills
Skilled Nursing Facilities
6 Citations (Scopus)
Dementia
Randomized Controlled Trials
Health
Primary Health Care
Anxiety Disorders
14 Citations (Scopus)

Wishard Volunteer Advocates Program: An Intervention for At-Risk, Incapacitated, Unbefriended Adults

Bandy, R., Sachs, G., Montz, K., Inger, L., Bandy, R. W. & Torke, A., Nov 1 2014, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 62, 11, p. 2171-2179 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volunteers
Hospitalization
Medicaid
Long-Term Care
Medicare
2013
14 Citations (Scopus)

Caregiver perspectives on cancer screening for persons with dementia: "why put them through it?"

Torke, A., Schwartz, P., Holtz, L. R., Montz, K. & Sachs, G., Aug 2013, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 61, 8, p. 1309-1314 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Caregivers
Dementia
Focus Groups
Quality of Life
21 Citations (Scopus)

Hospice Use Among Nursing Home Patients

Unroe, K., Sachs, G., Hickman, S., Stump, T. E., Tu, W. & Callahan, C., Apr 2013, In : Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 14, 4, p. 254-259 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Nursing Homes
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Medicaid
Activities of Daily Living
56 Citations (Scopus)

Older adults and forgoing cancer screening: "I think it would be strange"

Torke, A., Schwartz, P., Holtz, L. R., Montz, K. & Sachs, G., Apr 8 2013, In : JAMA Internal Medicine. 173, 7, p. 526-531 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Physicians
Senior Centers
Interviews
North American Indians
2012
25 Citations (Scopus)

A conceptual model of the role of communication in surrogate decision making for hospitalized adults

Torke, A., Petronio, S., Sachs, G., Helft, P. & Purnell, C., Apr 2012, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 87, 1, p. 54-61 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Making
Communication
Medical Ethics
Disclosure
Automatic Data Processing
91 Citations (Scopus)

Advanced dementia: State of the art and priorities for the next decade

Mitchell, S. L., Black, B. S., Ersek, M., Hanson, L. C., Miller, S. C., Sachs, G., Teno, J. M. & Sean Morrison, R., Jan 3 2012, In : Annals of Internal Medicine. 156, 1, p. 45-51 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dementia
Research
Hospice Care
Health Expenditures
Health Policy
22 Citations (Scopus)

Communicating with clinicians: The experiences of surrogate decision-makers for hospitalized older adults

Torke, A., Petronio, S., Purnell, C. E., Sachs, G., Helft, P. & Callahan, C., Aug 2012, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 60, 8, p. 1401-1407 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Communication
Interviews
Public Hospitals
Urban Hospitals
Medical Schools
34 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of patient perceptions on dementia screening in primary care

Fowler, N., Boustani, M., Frame, A., Perkins, A. J., Monahan, P., Gao, S., Sachs, G. & Hendrie, H., Jun 2012, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 60, 6, p. 1037-1043 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dementia
Primary Health Care
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Early Detection of Cancer
16 Citations (Scopus)

The symptom experience of community-dwelling persons with dementia: Self and caregiver report and comparison with standardized symptom assessment measures

Murray, T. M., Sachs, G., Stocking, C. & Shega, J. W., Apr 2012, In : American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 20, 4, p. 298-305 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Independent Living
Symptom Assessment
Self Report
Caregivers
Dementia
2011
28 Citations (Scopus)

Caregiver and noncaregiver attitudes toward dementia screening

Boustani, M., Justiss, M. D., Frame, A., Austrom, M., Perkins, A. J., Cai, X., Sachs, G., Torke, A., Monahan, P. & Hendrie, H., Apr 2011, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 59, 4, p. 681-686 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caregivers
Dementia
Primary Health Care
Sex Education
Psychological Stress

Characterizing care

Hughes, J. C., Lloyd-Williams, M. & Sachs, G., Nov 17 2011, Supportive Care for the Person with Dementia. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Dementia
Terminal Care
Palliative Care
Quality of Life
Direction compound
93 Citations (Scopus)

Cognitive impairment: An independent predictor of excess mortality a cohort study

Sachs, G., Carter, R., Holtz, L. R., Smith, F., Stump, T. E., Tu, W. & Callahan, C., Sep 6 2011, In : Annals of Internal Medicine. 155, 5, p. 300-308 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cohort Studies
Mortality
Electronic Health Records
Cognition
Primary Health Care
70 Citations (Scopus)

Implementing innovative models of dementia care: The Healthy Aging Brain Center

Boustani, M., Sachs, G., Alder, C. A., Munger, S., Schubert, C. C., Austrom, M., Hake, A., Unverzagt, F., Farlow, M., Matthews, B., Perkins, A. J., Beck, R. & Callahan, C., Jan 2011, In : Aging and Mental Health. 15, 1, p. 13-22 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dementia
Brain
Delivery of Health Care
Caregivers
Hospital Emergency Service

Ingredients and issues in supportive care for people with dementia: Summarizing from models of care

Hughes, J. C., Lloyd-Williams, M. & Sachs, G., Nov 17 2011, Supportive Care for the Person with Dementia. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Dementia

Offering supportive care in dementia: Reflections on the PEACE programme

Shega, J. W. & Sachs, G., Nov 17 2011, Supportive Care for the Person with Dementia. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Caregivers
Dementia
Symptom Assessment
Geriatrics
Primary Health Care
13 Citations (Scopus)

Patient-related factors associated with hospital discharge to a care facility after critical illness

Gehlbach, B. K., Salamanca, V. R., Levitt, J. E., Sachs, G., Sweeney, M. K., Pohlman, A. S., Charbeneau, J., Krishnan, J. A. & Hall, J. B., Sep 2011, In : American Journal of Critical Care. 20, 5, p. 378-386 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical Illness
Confidence Intervals
Odds Ratio
Survivors
Critical Care

Preface

Hughes, J. C., Lloyd-Williams, M. & Sachs, G., Nov 17 2011, In : Unknown Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Supportive care for the person with dementia

Hughes, J. C., Lloyd-Williams, M. & Sachs, G., Nov 17 2011, Oxford University Press. 336 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Dementia
Quality of Health Care
Continuity of Patient Care
Palliative Care
Caregivers

The principles and practice of supportive care in dementia

Hughes, J. C., Lloyd-Williams, M. & Sachs, G., Nov 17 2011, Supportive Care for the Person with Dementia. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Dementia
Alzheimer Disease
Vascular Dementia
Therapeutics
24 Citations (Scopus)

Timing of do-not-resuscitate orders for hospitalized older adults who require a surrogate decision-maker

Torke, A., Sachs, G., Helft, P., Petronio, S., Purnell, C., Hui, S. & Callahan, C., Jul 2011, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 59, 7, p. 1326-1331 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resuscitation Orders
Odds Ratio
Length of Stay
Decision Making
Demography
2010
74 Citations (Scopus)

Daily medication use in nursing home residents with advanced dementia

Tjia, J., Rothman, M. R., Kiely, D. K., Shaffer, M. L., Holmes, H. M., Sachs, G. & Mitchell, S. L., 2010, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58, 5, p. 880-888 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nursing Homes
Dementia
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Patient Care Planning
Hospices
30 Citations (Scopus)

Palliative care for patients with dementia: A national survey

Torke, A., Holtz, L. R., Hui, S., Castelluccio, P., Connor, S., Eaton, M. A. & Sachs, G., Nov 2010, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58, 11, p. 2114-2121 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palliative Care
Dementia
Hospice Care
Hospices
Telephone
7 Citations (Scopus)

Physician referral decisions for older chronic kidney disease patients: A pilot study of geriatricians, internists, and nephrologists

Campbell, K. H., Sachs, G., Hemmerich, J. A., Smith, S. G., Stankus, N. & Dale, W., Feb 2010, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58, 2, p. 392-395 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physicians' Practice Patterns
Guideline Adherence
Nephrology
Internal Medicine
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
27 Citations (Scopus)

Relationship between quality of care of hospitalized vulnerable elders and postdischarge mortality

Arora, V. M., Fish, M., Basu, A., Olson, J., Plein, C., Suresh, K., Sachs, G. & Meltzer, D. O., 2010, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58, 9, p. 1642-1648 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Health Care
Mortality
Confidence Intervals
Nutrition Assessment
Social Security