Faculty Profiles

Kenneth Covinsky

4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121

Dr. Covinsky is a clinician-researcher in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics. His work focuses on understanding the determinants and outcomes of disability in older persons. He holds the Edmund G. Brown, Sr Distinguished Professorship in Geriatrics and is Principal Investigator of the UCSF Older Americans Independence Center.

Dr. Covinsky completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois and medical school at UCSF. He completed his internal medical training on the Osler Medical Service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital, and an MPH degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Covinsky was recruited back to UCSF in 1988 to lead the research program of the UCSF Geriatrics Division. He has led a nationally recognized research program that has advanced our understanding of the determinants and outcomes of disability in older persons. He has conducted pioneering work that has defined the hospitalization disability syndrome by demonstrating how hospitalization frequently precipitates disability in older persons. He is also a national leader in the science of prognostication in older persons. His work has proven that functional status is a vital determinant of health outcomes and quality of life in older persons.

Dr. Covinsky is passionate about mentoring trainees who are committed to improving the health and well being of older persons. He has received local and national awards for research mentorship including the Bay Area Clinical Research Mentor of the Year Award and the SGIM Midcareer Research Mentoring Award. Several of his mentees, including Louise Walter, Mike Steinman, Sei Lee, and Alex Smith are now local and national leaders in aging research.

Dr. Covinsky is Principal Investigator of the UCSF Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC), a National Institute on Aging Funded Pepper Center. The UCSF OAIC supports UCSF researchers who are working to improve the health outcomes and quality of life of older persons.

Dr. Covinsky attends on the Medical Service and Acute Care For Elders Unit and cares for patients in the Geriatrics clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He is an Associate Editor at JAMA-Internal Medicine and has served as chair of the Clinical Aging Study section at the National Institute on Aging.

Awards and Honors

2007   Mid Career Research Mentorship Award, Society of General Internal Mediine, 2007
2007   American Society For Clinical Investigation, 2007
2005   Clinical Research Mentor of the Year, Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium, 2005
1999   Paul Beeson Faculty Scholar in Aging Research, 1999

Recent Articles (177)

Risks Associated With Catheters. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jan 1; 176(1):115.

Functional Decline in Patients with Cirrhosis Awaiting Liver Transplantation: Results from the Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation (FrAILT) Study. Hepatology. 2015 Oct 30.

Physical Function and Hospital Readmissions-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Oct 1; 175(10):1723.

Increase in Disability Prevalence Before Hip Fracture. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct; 63(10):2029-35.

Functional impairment in older liver transplantation candidates: From the functional assessment in liver transplantation study. Liver Transpl. 2015 Sep 11.

Pain in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia: Results from the National Health and Aging Trends Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Aug; 63(8):1503-11.

Epidemiology of the Homebound Population in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul 1; 175(7):1180-6.

Chronic care management for Medicare patients--reply. JAMA. 2015 Jun 9; 313(22):2286-7.

Geriatric Syndromes in Older HIV-Infected Adults. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Jun 1; 69(2):161-7.

Functional outcomes after lower extremity revascularization in nursing home residents: a national cohort study. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jun 1; 175(6):951-7.

Functional impairment and hospital readmission in medicare seniors. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 1; 175(4):559-65.

The critical importance of functional status in critical illness. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 1; 175(4):530.

Unmet Need for ADL Assistance Is Associated With Mortality Among Older Adults With Mild Disability. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Sep; 70(9):1128-32.

Medicare and care coordination: expanding the clinician's toolbox. JAMA. 2015 Feb 24; 313(8):797-8.

Clinician assessments of health status predict mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Int. 2015 Sep; 35(9):2167-73.

The relationship of physical performance with HIV disease and mortality. AIDS. 2014 Nov 28; 28(18):2711-9.

Living alone, socially isolated or lonely--what are we measuring? J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Nov; 29(11):1429-31.

Individualizing life expectancy estimates for older adults using the Gompertz Law of Human Mortality. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e108540.

The octogenarian donor: can the liver be "younger than stated age"? Am J Transplant. 2014 Sep; 14(9):1962-3.

Functional impairment and Internet use among older adults: implications for meaningful use of patient portals. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 174(7):1188-90.

Frailty predicts waitlist mortality in liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2014 Aug; 14(8):1870-9.

Making general internal medicine research relevant to the older patient with multiple chronic comorbidities. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 29(6):915-9.

Determinants of perceived emotional recovery and perceived change in health after a disaster. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jun; 62(6):1189-91.

Multimorbidity, guidelines, and clinical inertia. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 May; 174(5):819.

Chronicity of posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of disability in older persons. JAMA Psychiatry. 2014 May; 71(5):540-6.

Delirium severity in the hospitalized patient: time to pay attention. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Apr 15; 160(8):574-5.

Leveraging the health and retirement study to advance palliative care research. J Palliat Med. 2014 May; 17(5):506-11.

Interpreting treatment effects from clinical trials in the context of real-world risk information: end-stage renal disease prevention in older adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Mar; 174(3):391-7.

Functional status--an important but overlooked variable in the readmissions equation. J Hosp Med. 2014 May; 9(5):330-1.

Palliative care?=?hope. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 174(1):14.

Using the GO-FAR score. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Nov 11; 173(20):1878.

Long-term cumulative depressive symptom burden and risk of cognitive decline and dementia among very old women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 May; 69(5):595-601.

Disability during the last two years of life. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 9; 173(16):1506-13.

The problem of overuse. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Aug 12; 173(15):1446.

Does social isolation predict hospitalization and mortality among HIV+ and uninfected older veterans? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Sep; 61(9):1456-63.

Hospitalization in older persons: not just a medical outcome, a social outcome as well: comment on "Elder abuse as a risk factor for hospitalization in older persons". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 27; 173(10):919.

Dysphoria and anhedonia as risk factors for disability or death in older persons: implications for the assessment of geriatric depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Jun; 22(6):606-13.

Pain as a risk factor for disability or death. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Apr; 61(4):583-9.

Predicting 10-year mortality for older adults. JAMA. 2013 Mar 6; 309(9):874-6.

The incremental nature of clinical research: comment on "The association of aspirin use with age-related macular degeneration". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25; 173(4):266.

Walking speed is a useful marker of frailty in older persons--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25; 173(4):325-6.

Health status in elderly persons living alone--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25; 173(4):323-4.

The differential diagnosis of living alone: comment on "Living alone and risk of mortality in older, community-dwelling adults". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25; 173(4):321.

Debating effect sizes. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 11; 173(3):209.

Use of the Medicare posthospitalization skilled nursing benefit in the last 6 months of life. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1573-9.

Twenty-year depressive trajectories among older women. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 Oct; 69(10):1073-9.

Advancing Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, treatment, and care: recommendations from the Ware Invitational Summit. Alzheimers Dement. 2012 Sep; 8(5):445-52.

Rethinking the association of high blood pressure with mortality in elderly adults: the impact of frailty. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Aug 13; 172(15):1162-8.

Hospital readmission among older adults who return home with unmet need for ADL disability. Gerontologist. 2013 Jun; 53(3):454-61.

Dysthymia and depression increase risk of dementia and mortality among older veterans. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Aug; 20(8):664-72.

Loneliness in older persons: a predictor of functional decline and death. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jul 23; 172(14):1078-83.

Objectively measured sleep quality and nursing home placement in older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jul; 60(7):1237-43.

Half of older Americans seen in emergency department in last month of life; most admitted to hospital, and many die there. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jun; 31(6):1277-85.

Poor sleep quality and functional decline in older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jun; 60(6):1092-8.

Insufficient help for activity of daily living disabilities and risk of all-cause hospitalization. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 May; 60(5):927-33.

The association of blood pressure and mortality differs by self-reported walking speed in older Latinos. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Sep; 67(9):977-83.

Subjective social status and functional decline in older adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jun; 27(6):693-9.

Hospitalization-associated disability: "She was probably able to ambulate, but I'm not sure". JAMA. 2011 Oct 26; 306(16):1782-93.

Beyond the prescription: medication monitoring and adverse drug events in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Aug; 59(8):1513-20.

Respecting elders by respecting their paid caregivers. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 May; 26(5):464-5.

Fulfilling our obligation to the caregiver: it's time for action: comment on "Translation of a dementia caregiver support program in a health care system--REACH VA". Arch Intern Med. 2011 Feb 28; 171(4):359-60.

Conducting high-value secondary dataset analysis: an introductory guide and resources. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Aug; 26(8):920-9.

Prediction modeling to assess the prognostic significance of a biomarker panel. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Dec; 21(12):2017-9.

The epidemiology of pain during the last 2 years of life. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Nov 2; 153(9):563-9.

Length of stay for older adults residing in nursing homes at the end of life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Sep; 58(9):1701-6.

Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of dementia among US veterans. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010 Jun; 67(6):608-13.

High occurrence of mood and anxiety disorders among older adults: The National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010 May; 67(5):489-96.

Commentary on "Developing a national strategy to prevent dementia: Leon Thal Symposium 2009." Dementia risk indices: A framework for identifying individuals with a high dementia risk. Alzheimers Dement. 2010 Mar; 6(2):138-41.

Depressive symptoms in middle age and the development of later-life functional limitations: the long-term effect of depressive symptoms. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Mar; 58(3):551-6.

Adult day health center participation and health-related quality of life. Gerontologist. 2010 Aug; 50(4):531-40.

Spouse-rated vs self-rated health as predictors of mortality. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Dec 14; 169(22):2156-61.

Functional status of elderly adults before and after initiation of dialysis. N Engl J Med. 2009 Oct 15; 361(16):1539-47.

Medication prescribing practices for older prisoners in the Texas prison system. Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr; 100(4):756-61.

Towards a combined prognostic index for survival in HIV infection: the role of 'non-HIV' biomarkers. HIV Med. 2010 Feb; 11(2):143-51.

"Below average" self-assessed school performance and Alzheimer's disease in the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2009 Sep; 5(5):380-7.

Pain, functional limitations, and aging. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Sep; 57(9):1556-61.

Current guidelines for using angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II-receptor antagonists in chronic kidney disease: is the evidence base relevant to older adults? Ann Intern Med. 2009 May 19; 150(10):717-24.

Predicting risk of dementia in older adults: The late-life dementia risk index. Neurology. 2009 Jul 21; 73(3):173-9.

Functional limitations, socioeconomic status, and all-cause mortality in moderate alcohol drinkers. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jun; 57(6):955-62.

Recovery of activities of daily living in older adults after hospitalization for acute medical illness. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Dec; 56(12):2171-9.

Predicting change in functional status over quarterly intervals for older adults enrolled in the PACE community-based long-term care program. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2008 Oct; 20(5):419-27.

Prevalence and risk factors for depressive symptoms in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Nov; 23(11):1757-62.

Health-related quality of life following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in post-menopausal women. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Sep; 23(9):1429-34.

Chronic conditions and mortality among the oldest old. Am J Public Health. 2008 Jul; 98(7):1209-14.

Coronary bypass surgery and long-term cognitive decline. Ann Neurol. 2008 May; 63(5):547-8.

Screening mammography in older women. Effect of wealth and prognosis. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Mar 10; 168(5):514-20.

The Women's Initiative for Nonsmoking (WINS) XI: age-related differences in smoking cessation responses among women with cardiovascular disease. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2008 Jan-Feb; 17(1):37-47.

Effect of arthritis in middle age on older-age functioning. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jan; 56(1):23-8.

Prediction of mortality in community-living frail elderly people with long-term care needs. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jan; 56(1):68-75.

Late-life mortality in older Jews exposed to the Nazi regime. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Sep; 55(9):1380-6.

Childhood social and economic well-being and health in older age. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 Nov 1; 166(9):1059-67.

The relationship between self-rated health and mortality in older black and white Americans. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Oct; 55(10):1624-9.

Octogenarians and nonagenarians starting dialysis in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Feb 6; 146(3):177-83.

Anxiety symptoms and decline in physical function over 5 years in the health, aging and body composition study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Feb; 55(2):265-70.

The relationship of indwelling urinary catheters to death, length of hospital stay, functional decline, and nursing home admission in hospitalized older medical patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Feb; 55(2):227-33.

When to refer patients with chronic kidney disease for vascular access surgery: should age be a consideration? Kidney Int. 2007 Mar; 71(6):555-61.

Envisioning better approaches for dementia care. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Nov 21; 145(10):780-1.

Functional impairment, race, and family expectations of death. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Nov; 54(11):1682-7.

Caregiver characteristics are associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 May; 54(5):796-803.

Aging, arthritis, and disability. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Apr 15; 55(2):175-6.

Age and rising rates of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor use. Results from a national survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Mar; 21(3):245-50.

Development and validation of a prognostic index for 4-year mortality in older adults. JAMA. 2006 Feb 15; 295(7):801-8.

Development and validation of an index to predict activity of daily living dependence in community-dwelling elders. Med Care. 2006 Feb; 44(2):149-57.

Mortality risk stratification in chronic kidney disease: one size for all ages? J Am Soc Nephrol. 2006 Mar; 17(3):846-53.

Rates of acute care admissions for frail older people living with met versus unmet activity of daily living needs. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Feb; 54(2):339-44.

Prevalence and correlates of perceived societal racism in older African-American adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Dec; 53(12):2202-8.

Mortality risk and prospective medicare expenditures for persons with dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Nov; 53(11):2001-6.

Disparities between black and white patients in functional improvement after hospitalization for an acute illness. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Oct; 53(10):1811-6.

Black-white disparities in functional decline in older persons: the role of cognitive function. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Jul; 60(7):933-9.

Reports of financial disability predict functional decline and death in older patients discharged from the hospital. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Feb; 20(2):168-74.

Development and validation of a functional morbidity index to predict mortality in community-dwelling elders. J Gen Intern Med. 2004 Oct; 19(10):1027-33.

The relation of autopsy rate to physicians' beliefs and recommendations regarding autopsy. Am J Med. 2004 Aug 15; 117(4):255-61.

Ethnic differences in the prevalence and pattern of dementia-related behaviors. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Aug; 52(8):1277-83.

Pitfalls of converting practice guidelines into quality measures: lessons learned from a VA performance measure. JAMA. 2004 May 26; 291(20):2466-70.

Relationship between health status and use of screening mammography and Papanicolaou smears among women older than 70 years of age. Ann Intern Med. 2004 May 4; 140(9):681-8.

Urinary incontinence and its association with death, nursing home admission, and functional decline. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 May; 52(5):712-8.

Dementia, prognosis, and the needs of patients and caregivers. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Apr 6; 140(7):573-4.

Association of older age and female sex with inadequate reach of screening flexible sigmoidoscopy. Am J Med. 2004 Feb 1; 116(3):174-8.

Diagnosis-related group-adjusted hospital costs are higher in older medical patients with lower functional status. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Dec; 51(12):1729-34.

Patient and caregiver characteristics associated with depression in caregivers of patients with dementia. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Dec; 18(12):1006-14.

Depressive symptoms and risk of mortality in frail, community-living elderly persons. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003 Sep-Oct; 11(5):561-7.

Additive effects of cognitive function and depressive symptoms on mortality in elderly community-living adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2003 May; 58(5):M461-7.

Unsteadiness reported by older hospitalized patients predicts functional decline. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 May; 51(5):621-6.

Predicting 12-month mortality for persons with dementia. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2003 May; 58(3):S187-98.

Loss of independence in activities of daily living in older adults hospitalized with medical illnesses: increased vulnerability with age. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Apr; 51(4):451-8.

Diet monotony as a correlate of poor nutritional intake among hemodialysis patients. J Ren Nutr. 2003 Apr; 13(2):72-7.

The last 2 years of life: functional trajectories of frail older people. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Apr; 51(4):492-8.

Differences in mortality of black and white patients enrolled in the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Feb; 51(2):246-51.

Cognitive screening predicts magnitude of functional recovery from admission to 3 months after discharge in hospitalized elders. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2003 Jan; 58(1):37-45.

Donepezil for nursing home patients with dementia: a reinterpretation of the evidence. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Jan; 51(1):132; author reply 132-3.

Risk of hip fracture in disabled community-living older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Jan; 51(1):50-5.

Malnutrition and bad outcomes. J Gen Intern Med. 2002 Dec; 17(12):956-7.

The effects of acute illness on ADL decline over 1 year in frail older adults with and without cognitive impairment. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2002 Jul; 57(7):M449-54.

Cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, and functional decline in older people. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Jun; 50(6):1045-50.

Patient and caregiver characteristics and nursing home placement in patients with dementia. JAMA. 2002 Apr 24; 287(16):2090-7.

Serum albumin concentration and clinical assessments of nutritional status in hospitalized older people: different sides of different coins? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Apr; 50(4):631-7.

Justification for a new cohort study of people aging with and without HIV infection. J Clin Epidemiol. 2001 Dec; 54 Suppl 1:S3-8.

Self-restriction of medications due to cost in seniors without prescription coverage. J Gen Intern Med. 2001 Dec; 16(12):793-9.

Screening mammography for frail older women: what are the burdens? J Gen Intern Med. 2001 Nov; 16(11):779-84.

Reduced employment in caregivers of frail elders: impact of ethnicity, patient clinical characteristics, and caregiver characteristics. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2001 Nov; 56(11):M707-13.

A prospective study of physical activity and cognitive decline in elderly women: women who walk. Arch Intern Med. 2001 Jul 23; 161(14):1703-8.

Development and validation of a prognostic index for 1-year mortality in older adults after hospitalization. JAMA. 2001 Jun 20; 285(23):2987-94.

Cancer screening in elderly patients: a framework for individualized decision making. JAMA. 2001 Jun 6; 285(21):2750-6.

History and mobility exam index to identify community-dwelling elderly persons at risk of falling. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2001 Apr; 56(4):M253-9.

Effects of a multicomponent intervention on functional outcomes and process of care in hospitalized older patients: a randomized controlled trial of Acute Care for Elders (ACE) in a community hospital. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 Dec; 48(12):1572-81.

Bringing a generalist approach to the problems of older patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2000 Sep; 15(9):673-4.

Age-related differences in care preferences, treatment decisions, and clinical outcomes of seriously ill hospitalized adults: lessons from SUPPORT. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 May; 48(5 Suppl):S176-82.

Ineffectiveness of the SUPPORT intervention: review of explanations. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 May; 48(5 Suppl):S206-13.

Communication and decision-making in seriously ill patients: findings of the SUPPORT project. The Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 May; 48(5 Suppl):S187-93.

Findings from SUPPORT and HELP: an introduction. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment. Hospitalized Elderly Longitudinal Project. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 May; 48(5 Suppl):S1-5.

Differences in patient-reported processes and outcomes between men and women with myocardial infarction. J Gen Intern Med. 2000 Mar; 15(3):169-74.

Use of standardized ratios to examine variability in hemodialysis vascular access across facilities. Medical Review Board of The Renal Network, Inc. Am J Kidney Dis. 2000 Feb; 35(2):275-81.

Functional status before hospitalization in acutely ill older adults: validity and clinical importance of retrospective reports. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 Feb; 48(2):164-9.

Delivery of preventive services to older black patients using neighborhood health centers. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 Feb; 48(2):124-30.

Effects of functional status changes before and during hospitalization on nursing home admission of older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 1999 Oct; 54(10):M521-6.

The relationship between clinical assessments of nutritional status and adverse outcomes in older hospitalized medical patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1999 May; 47(5):532-8.

Depressive symptoms and 3-year mortality in older hospitalized medical patients. Ann Intern Med. 1999 Apr 6; 130(7):563-9.

Health status versus quality of life in older patients: does the distinction matter? Am J Med. 1999 Apr; 106(4):435-40.

Assessing the generalizability of prognostic information. Ann Intern Med. 1999 Mar 16; 130(6):515-24.

A patient-centered model of acute care for elders. Nurs Clin North Am. 1998 Sep; 33(3):515-27.

The relation between health status changes and patient satisfaction in older hospitalized medical patients. J Gen Intern Med. 1998 Apr; 13(4):223-9.

Depressed mood and survival in seriously ill hospitalized adults. The SUPPORT Investigators. Arch Intern Med. 1998 Feb 23; 158(4):397-404.

Building a research career in general internal medicine: a perspective from young investigators. J Gen Intern Med. 1998 Feb; 13(2):117-22.

Improving functional outcomes in older patients: lessons from an acute care for elders unit. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1998 Feb; 24(2):63-76.

A regional evaluation of variation in low-severity hospital admissions. J Gen Intern Med. 1997 Jul; 12(7):416-22.

Do acute care for elders units increase hospital costs? A cost analysis using the hospital perspective. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1997 Jun; 45(6):729-34.

Measuring prognosis and case mix in hospitalized elders. The importance of functional status. J Gen Intern Med. 1997 Apr; 12(4):203-8.

Relation between symptoms of depression and health status outcomes in acutely ill hospitalized older persons. Ann Intern Med. 1997 Mar 15; 126(6):417-25.

Convergent and discriminant validity of a generic and a disease-specific instrument to measure quality of life in patients with skin disease. J Invest Dermatol. 1997 Jan; 108(1):103-7.

Failure to prescribe warfarin to patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation. J Gen Intern Med. 1996 Dec; 11(12):713-20.

Why isn't warfarin prescribed to patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation? J Gen Intern Med. 1996 Dec; 11(12):721-8.

Physicians' attitudes toward using patient reports to assess quality of care. Acad Med. 1996 Dec; 71(12):1353-6.

Is economic hardship on the families of the seriously ill associated with patient and surrogate care preferences? SUPPORT Investigators. Arch Intern Med. 1996 Aug 12-26; 156(15):1737-41.

Using the biopsychosocial model in practice. Improving the care of patients with late-life depression. J Gen Intern Med. 1996 Apr; 11(4):249-50.

The impact of serious illness on patients' families. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment. JAMA. 1994 Dec 21; 272(23):1839-44.

Effects of amino group modification in discoidal apolipoprotein A-I-egg phosphatidylcholine-cholesterol complexes on their reactions with lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase. Biochemistry. 1985 Jul 2; 24(14):3508-13.

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