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2020

Assessment of Discordance Between Surrogate Care Goals and Medical Treatment Provided to Older Adults With Serious Illness

Comer, A. R., Hickman, S. E., Slaven, J. E., Monahan, P. O., Sachs, G. A., Wocial, L. D., Burke, E. S. & Torke, A. M., May 1 2020, In : JAMA Network Open. 3, 5, p. e205179

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1 Scopus citations

Long-Stay Nursing Facility Resident Transfers: Who Gets Admitted to the Hospital?

Unroe, K. T., Caterino, J. M., Stump, T. E., Tu, W., Carnahan, J. L., Vest, J. R., Sachs, G. A. & Hickman, S. E., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Palliative Care and Hospice Referrals in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis: What Factors Are Important?

Holden, J. H., Shamseddeen, H., Johnson, A. W., Byriel, B., Subramoney, K., Cheng, Y. W., Saito, A., Ghabril, M., Chalasani, N., Sachs, G. A. & Orman, E., Aug 1 2020, In : Journal of palliative medicine. 23, 8, p. 1066-1075 10 p.

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7 Scopus citations
2019

A Tool to Assess Patient and Surrogate Knowledge About the POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)Program

Hickman, S. E., Torke, A. M., Sachs, G. A., Sudore, R. L., Myers, A. L., Tang, Q., Bakoyannis, G. & Hammes, B. J., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 57, 6, p. 1143-1150.e5

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Systematic Advance Care Planning and Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Facility Residents

Hickman, S. E., Unroe, K. T., Ersek, M., Stump, T. E., Tu, W., Ott, M. & Sachs, G. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 67, 8, p. 1649-1655 7 p.

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3 Scopus citations

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. A. & Mitchell, S. L., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 57, 1, p. 10-19 10 p.

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7 Scopus citations
2018

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

Torke, A. M., Callahan, C. M., Sachs, G. A., Wocial, L. D., Helft, P. R., Monahan, P. O., Slaven, J. E., Montz, K., Burke, E. S. & Inger, L., Mar 1 2018, In : Journal of general internal medicine. 33, 3, p. 298-304 7 p.

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9 Scopus citations

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

Hlubocky, F. J., Sachs, G. A., 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.

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5 Scopus citations
5 Scopus citations

Patient characteristics associated with screening positive for alzheimer’s disease and related dementia

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

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3 Scopus citations

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

Unroe, K. T., Carnahan, J. L., Hickman, S. E., Sachs, G. A., Hass, Z. & Arling, G., May 2018, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 66, 5, p. 895-901 7 p.

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12 Scopus citations

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

Hickman, S. E., Sudore, R. L., Sachs, G. A., Torke, A. M., Myers, A. L., Tang, Q., Bakoyannis, G. & Hammes, B. J., Jun 2018, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 66, 6, p. 1096-1100 5 p.

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2 Scopus citations
2017

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

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

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15 Scopus citations

Validation of the Family Inpatient Communication Survey

Torke, A. M., Monahan, P., Callahan, C. M., Helft, P. R., Sachs, G. A., 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

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7 Scopus citations
2016

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

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

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20 Scopus citations

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

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

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5 Scopus citations

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

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

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4 Scopus citations

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.

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11 Scopus citations
2015

Hospice Use Among Nursing Home and Non-Nursing Home Patients

Unroe, K. T., Sachs, G. A., Dennis, M. E., Hickman, S. E., Stump, T. E., Tu, W. & Callahan, C. M., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of general internal medicine. 30, 2, p. 193-198 6 p.

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11 Scopus citations
44 Scopus citations
2014

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

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

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49 Scopus citations

Scope and outcomes of surrogate decision making among hospitalized older adults

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

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90 Scopus citations
8 Scopus citations

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

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

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16 Scopus citations
2013

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

Torke, A. M., Schwartz, P. H., Holtz, L. R., Montz, K. & Sachs, G. A., Aug 1 2013, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 61, 8, p. 1309-1314 6 p.

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14 Scopus citations

Hospice Use Among Nursing Home Patients

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

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21 Scopus citations

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

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

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62 Scopus citations
2012

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. A., Teno, J. M. & Sean Morrison, R., Jan 3 2012, In : Annals of internal medicine. 156, 1, p. 45-51 7 p.

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97 Scopus citations

Effect of patient perceptions on dementia screening in primary care

Fowler, N. R., Boustani, M. A., Frame, A., Perkins, A. J., Monahan, P., Gao, S., Sachs, G. A. & Hendrie, H. C., Jun 1 2012, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 60, 6, p. 1037-1043 7 p.

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37 Scopus citations
17 Scopus citations
2011

Caregiver and noncaregiver attitudes toward dementia screening

Boustani, M. A., Justiss, M. D., Frame, A., Austrom, M. G., Perkins, A. J., Cai, X., Sachs, G. A., Torke, A. M., Monahan, P. & Hendrie, H. C., Apr 1 2011, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 59, 4, p. 681-686 6 p.

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32 Scopus citations

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

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

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101 Scopus citations

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

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

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76 Scopus citations

Preface

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

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28 Scopus citations
2010

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. A. & Mitchell, S. L., May 2010, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58, 5, p. 880-888 9 p.

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79 Scopus citations

Palliative care for patients with dementia: A national survey

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

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34 Scopus citations

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., Sep 2010, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58, 9, p. 1642-1648 7 p.

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27 Scopus citations
2009

Chronological patterns and issues precipitating grieving over the course of caregiving among family caregivers of persons with dementia

Diwan, S., Hougham, G. W. & Sachs, G. A., Oct 1 2009, In : Clinical Gerontologist. 32, 4, p. 358-370 13 p.

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11 Scopus citations

Integrating care for older adults with cognitive impairment

Callahan, C. M., Boustani, M., Sachs, G. A. & Hendrie, H. C., Aug 1 2009, In : Current Alzheimer research. 6, 4, p. 368-374 7 p.

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24 Scopus citations

Patient's attitudes of dementia screening across the Atlantic

Justiss, M. D., Boustani, M., Fox, C., Katona, C., Perkins, A. J., Healey, P. J., Sachs, G., Hui, S., Callahan, C. M., Hendrie, H. C. & Scott, E., 2009, In : International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 24, 6, p. 632-637 6 p.

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36 Scopus citations

Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria isolated from older versus younger hospitalized adults: Results of a two-centre study

Weber, S. G., Miller, R. R., Perencevich, E. N., Tolentino, J., Meltzer, D., Pitrak, D., McGregor, J. C., Sachs, G. A., Harris, A. D. & Furuno, J. P., Sep 24 2009, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 64, 6, p. 1291-1298 8 p., dkp349.

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8 Scopus citations

Relationship between quality of care and functional decline in hospitalized vulnerable elders

Arora, V. M., Plein, C., Chen, S., Siddique, J., Sachs, G. A. & Meltzer, D. O., Aug 2009, In : Medical care. 47, 8, p. 895-901 7 p.

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30 Scopus citations
2008

Dementia, diagnostic disclosure, and self-reported health status

Campbell, K. H., Stocking, C. B., Hougham, G. W., Whitehouse, P. J., Danner, D. D. & Sachs, G. A., Feb 1 2008, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 56, 2, p. 296-300 5 p.

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12 Scopus citations

Integrating palliative medicine into the care of persons with advanced dementia: Identifying appropriate medication use

Holmes, H. M., Sachs, G. A., Shega, J. W., Hougham, G. W., Cox Hayley, D. & Dale, W., Jul 1 2008, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 56, 7, p. 1306-1311 6 p.

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131 Scopus citations

Patients Dying with Dementia: Experience at the End of Life and Impact of Hospice Care

Shega, J. W., Hougham, G. W., Stocking, C. B., Cox-Hayley, D. & Sachs, G. A., May 1 2008, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 35, 5, p. 499-507 9 p.

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84 Scopus citations

The curriculum for the hospitalized aging medical patient program: A collaborative faculty development program for hospitalists, general internists, and geriatricians

Podrazik, P. M., Levine, S., Smith, S., Scott, D., DuBeau, C. E., Baron, A., Whelan, C., Johnson, J., Cook, S., Arora, V., Meltzer, D. & Sachs, G., Dec 1 2008, In : Journal of hospital medicine. 3, 5, p. 384-393 10 p.

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25 Scopus citations