Kenneth Covinsky, MD, MPH, BS

Professor

Dr. Covinsky is a clinician-researcher in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics. His research seeks to understand the factors that lead to disability in older persons and to improve the quality of life of those with older age disability and their caregivers. He holds the Edmund G. Brown, Sr Distinguished Professorship in Geriatrics and is Principal Investigator of the UCSF Older Americans Independence Center.

Dr. Covinsky was born in Chicago and is a proud Chicago Cubs fan. The 2016 World Series proved all dreams are possible. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, medical school at UCSF, internal medical training at 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. His nationally recognized research has transformed our understanding of the determinants and outcomes of disability in older persons. His pioneering descriptions of hospital acquired disability have brought attention to the detrimental impacts of hospitalization on the ability of older persons to function independently. He is a national leader in the science of prognostication in older persons, and his work has proven that patient-centered measures of day-day function are crucial determinant of health outcomes in older persons.

Dr. Covinsky is passionate about mentoring the future leaders of aging research. He has received the UCSF Hal Luft Award for Mentoring in Outcomes and Policy Research and the UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award. He is proud of his mentees whose creative and innovative research has transformed our understanding of how to improve health care in older persons. His greatest source of pride is that many of his former mentees are now exceptional mentors themselves, also recipients of the local and national mentoring awards, and contribute to a generative culture that makes UCSF the best place to develop a career 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 and mentors UCSF researchers who are passionate about reducing and palliating disability in older persons, particularly those who have medical or socio-economic vulnerabilities. The UCSF Pepper Center provides mentorship to clinical and outcomes researchers across UCSF Departments and Programs and our goal is promote excellence in aging research and care across all medical specialties

Dr. Covinsky attends on the Medical Service 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.
Education
06/1991 - General Internal Medicine Fellowship, Beth Israel Hospital
M.P.H., 06/1991 - Quantitative Methods, Harvard University School of Public Health
06/1991 - Internal Medicine Residency, Johns Hopkins University
M.D., 1988 - Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
B.S., 05/1984 - Biochemistry, University of Illinois
Honors and Awards
  • Academic Senate Distinction In Mentoring Award, University of California, San Francisco, 2018
  • Hal Luft Award for Mentoring in Outcomes and Policy Research, University of California, San Francisco, 2015
  • American Society For Clinical Investigation, 2007
  • Mid Career Research Mentorship Award, Society of General Internal Mediine, 2007
  • Clinical Research Mentor of the Year, Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium, 2005
  • Paul Beeson Faculty Scholar in Aging Research, 1999
Websites
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Publications
  1. Ward E, Covinsky KE. COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Nursing Home Staff. 2021. PMID: 34529001


  2. Boccaccio DE, Cenzer I, Covinsky KE. Life satisfaction among older adults with impairment in activities of daily living. 2021. PMID: 34510173


  3. Allison TA, Gubner JM, Oh A, Harrison KL, Pham K, Barnes DE, Johnson JK, Covinsky KE, Smith AK. Meaningful Activities and Sources of Meaning for Community-Dwelling People Living with Dementia. 2021. PMID: 34481793


  4. Maheshwari JA, Kolaitis NA, Anderson MR, Benvenuto L, Gao Y, Katz PP, Greenland J, Wolters PJ, Covinsky K, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Calabrese DR, Venado A, Shah RJ, Leard LE, Trinh B, Huang CY, Glidden D, Kleinhenz ME, Golden JA, Sutter N, Tietje-Ulrich G, Criner RN, Arcasoy SM, Christie JD, Diamond J, Singer JP. Construct and Predictive Validity of Sarcopenia in Lung Transplant Candidates. 2021. PMID: 33565917


  5. Bauer SR, Harrison SL, Cawthon PM, Senders A, Kenfield SA, Suskind AM, McCulloch CE, Covinsky K, Marshall LM, Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Research Group. Longitudinal Changes in Adiposity and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Among Older Men. 2021. PMID: 34375402


  6. Parks AL, Covinsky KE. Anticoagulation at the End of Life: Time for a Rational Framework. 2021. PMID: 33970183


  7. Kotwal AA, Cenzer IS, Waite LJ, Covinsky KE, Perissinotto CM, Boscardin WJ, Hawkley LC, Dale W, Smith AK. The epidemiology of social isolation and loneliness among older adults during the last years of life. 2021. PMID: 34247388


  8. Blythe JA, Kentish-Barnes N, Debue AS, Dohan D, Azoulay E, Covinsky K, Matthews T, Curtis JR, Dzeng E. An Interprofessional Process for the Limitation of Life-Sustaining Treatments in France. 2021. PMID: 34157398


  9. Whitlock EL, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Smith AK, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE, Avidan MS, Glymour MM. Association of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting vs Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Memory Decline in Older Adults Undergoing Coronary Revascularization. 2021. PMID: 34003225


  10. Lee SJ, Smith AK, Ramirez-Diaz LG, Covinsky KE, Gan S, Chen CL, Boscardin WJ. A Novel Metric for Developing Easy-to-Use and Accurate Clinical Prediction Models: The Time-cost Information Criterion. 2021. PMID: 33528231


  11. Lam K, Shi Y, Boscardin J, Covinsky KE. Unmet Need for Equipment to Help With Bathing and Toileting Among Older US Adults. 2021. PMID: 33749707


  12. Oh A, Gan S, Boscardin WJ, Allison TA, Barnes DE, Covinsky KE, Smith AK. Engagement in Meaningful Activities Among Older Adults With Disability, Dementia, and Depression. 2021. PMID: 33492334


  13. Seib CD, Suh I, Meng T, Trickey A, Smith AK, Finlayson E, Covinsky KE, Kurella Tamura M, Kebebew E. Patient Factors Associated With Parathyroidectomy in Older Adults With Primary Hyperparathyroidism. 2021. PMID: 33404646


  14. Block BL, Martin TM, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE, Mourad M, Hu LL, Smith AK. Variation in COVID-19 Mortality Across 117 US Hospitals in High- and Low-Burden Settings. 2021. PMID: 33734977


  15. Claytor J, Covinsky KE. Amplifying Access to Hearing Aids. 2020. PMID: 33284344


  16. Portacolone E, Chodos A, Halpern J, Covinsky KE, Keiser S, Fung J, Rivera E, Tran T, Bykhovsky C, Johnson JK. The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Lived Experience of Diverse Older Adults Living Alone With Cognitive Impairment. 2021. PMID: 33404634


  17. Chen P, Covinsky K. Difficulty Taking Medications: a Corollary to Dementia Risk. 2021. PMID: 33532953


  18. DeJong C, Katz MH, Covinsky K. Deferral of Care for Serious Non-COVID-19 Conditions: A Hidden Harm of COVID-19. 2020. PMID: 33104166


  19. Aliberti MJR, Covinsky KE, Garcez FB, Smith AK, Curiati PK, Lee SJ, Dias MB, Melo VJD, Rego-Júnior OF, Paula Richinho V, Filho WJ, Avelino-Silva TJ. A fuller picture of COVID-19 prognosis: the added value of vulnerability measures to predict mortality in hospitalised older adults. 2020. PMID: 33068099


  20. Ankuda CK, Freedman VA, Covinsky KE, Kelley AS. Population-Based Screening for Functional Disability in Older Adults. 2020. PMID: 33506111


  21. Suskind AM, Zhao S, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky K, Finlayson E. Reply by Authors. 2020. PMID: 33112710


  22. Cohen AB, Parks AL, Whitson HE, Zieman S, Brown CJ, Boyd C, Covinsky KE, Steinman MA. Succeeding in Aging Research During the Pandemic: Strategies for Fellows and Junior Faculty. 2020. PMID: 33047812


  23. Kotwal AA, Holt-Lunstad J, Newmark RL, Cenzer I, Smith AK, Covinsky KE, Escueta DP, Lee JM, Perissinotto CM. Social Isolation and Loneliness Among San Francisco Bay Area Older Adults During the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Orders. 2020. PMID: 32965024


  24. Amjad H, Mulcahy J, Kasper JD, Burgdorf J, Roth DL, Covinsky K, Wolff JL. Do Caregiving Factors Affect Hospitalization Risk Among Disabled Older Adults? 2020. PMID: 32964422


  25. Bauer SR, Scherzer R, Suskind AM, Cawthon P, Ensrud KE, Ricke WA, Covinsky K, Marshall LM. Co-Occurrence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Frailty among Community-Dwelling Older Men. 2020. PMID: 32822081


  26. Perry LP, Covinsky KE. I Would Not Be Surprised. What Next? 2020. PMID: 32712612


  27. Edwards RD, Brenowitz WD, Portacolone E, Covinsky KE, Bindman A, Glymour MM, Torres JM. Difficulty and help with activities of daily living among older adults living alone with cognitive impairment. 2020. PMID: 32588985


  28. van Seben R, Covinsky KE, Reichardt LA, Aarden JJ, van der Schaaf M, van der Esch M, Engelbert RHH, Twisk JWR, Bosch JA, Buurman BM. Insight into the post-hospital syndrome: a 3-month longitudinal follow up on geriatric syndromes and their association with functional decline, readmission and mortality. 2020. PMID: 32072168


  29. Venado A, Kolaitis NA, Huang CY, Gao Y, Glidden DV, Soong A, Sutter N, Katz PP, Greenland JR, Calabrese DR, Hays SR, Golden JA, Shah RJ, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Deuse T, Wolters PJ, Covinsky K, Blanc PD, Singer JP. Frailty after lung transplantation is associated with impaired health-related quality of life and mortality. 2020. PMID: 32376733


  30. Kata A, Cenzer I, Sudore RL, Covinsky KE, Tang VL. Advance Care Planning Prior to Death in Older Adults with Hip Fracture. 2020. PMID: 32367390


  31. Tang VL, Jing B, Boscardin J, Ngo S, Silvestrini M, Finlayson E, Covinsky KE. Association of Functional, Cognitive, and Psychological Measures With 1-Year Mortality in Patients Undergoing Major Surgery. 2020. PMID: 32159753


  32. Ankuda CK, Ornstein KA, Covinsky KE, Bollens-Lund E, Meier DE, Kelley AS. Switching Between Medicare Advantage And Traditional Medicare Before And After The Onset Of Functional Disability. 2020. PMID: 32364865


  33. Odden MC, Rawlings AM, Khodadadi A, Fern X, Shlipak MG, Bibbins-Domingo K, Covinsky K, Kanaya AM, Lee A, Haan MN, Newman AB, Psaty BM, Peralta CA. Heterogeneous Exposure Associations in Observational Cohort Studies: The Example of Blood Pressure in Older Adults. 2019. PMID: 31595960


  34. Cenzer I, Berger K, Rodriguez AM, Ostermann H, Covinsky KE. Patient-reported measures of well-being in older multiple myeloma patients: use of secondary data source. 2020. PMID: 31970671


  35. Tang V, Finlayson E, Covinsky K. Including the Family in Perioperative Care of Older Adults-A Call for HELP. 2019. PMID: 31633747


  36. Smith GM, Cenzer IS, Covinsky K, Reuben DB, Smith AK. Who Becomes a High Utilizer? A Case-Control Study of Older Adults in the USA. 2019. PMID: 31768905


  37. Lai JC, Dodge JL, McCulloch CE, Covinsky KE, Singer JP. Frailty and the Burden of Concurrent and Incident Disability in Patients With Cirrhosis: A Prospective Cohort Study. 2019. PMID: 31909360


  38. Ross JS, Covinsky K. Clinical Trial Evidence for the Real World. 2019. PMID: 31282933


  39. Aliberti MJR, Covinsky KE, Apolinario D, Smith AK, Lee SJ, Fortes-Filho SQ, Melo JA, Souza NPS, Avelino-Silva TJ, Jacob-Filho W. 10-Min Targeted Geriatric Assessment Predicts Disability and Hospitalization in Fast-Paced Acute Care Settings. 2019. PMID: 31056669


  40. Allison TA, Balbino RT, Covinsky KE. Caring community and relationship centred care on an end-stage dementia special care unit. 2019. PMID: 31220199


  41. Aliberti MJR, Szlejf C, Covinsky KE, Lee SJ, Jacob-Filho W, Suemoto CK. Prognostic value of a rapid sarcopenia measure in acutely ill older adults. 2019. PMID: 31526610


  42. Harrison KL, Ritchie CS, Patel K, Hunt LJ, Covinsky KE, Yaffe K, Smith AK. Care Settings and Clinical Characteristics of Older Adults with Moderately Severe Dementia. 2019. PMID: 31389002


  43. Perissinotto C, Holt-Lunstad J, Periyakoil VS, Covinsky K. Reply to: Older People's Loneliness in Clinical Work. 2019. PMID: 31381836


  44. Cenzer I, Nkansah-Mahaney N, Wehner M, Chren MM, Berger T, Covinsky K, Berger K, Abuabara K, Linos E. A Multi Year Cross Sectional Study of US National Prescribing Patterns of First Generation Sedating Antihistamines in Older Adults with Skin Disease. 2019. PMID: 31021412


  45. Venado A, McCulloch C, Greenland JR, Katz P, Soong A, Shrestha P, Hays S, Golden J, Shah R, Leard LE, Kleinhenz ME, Kukreja J, Zablotska L, Allen IE, Covinsky K, Blanc P, Singer JP. Frailty trajectories in adult lung transplantation: A cohort study. 2019. PMID: 31005571


  46. Portacolone E, Rubinstein RL, Covinsky KE, Halpern J, Johnson JK. The Precarity of Older Adults Living Alone With Cognitive Impairment. 2018. PMID: 29373676


  47. Perissinotto C, Holt-Lunstad J, Periyakoil VS, Covinsky K. A Practical Approach to Assessing and Mitigating Loneliness and Isolation in Older Adults. 2019. PMID: 30762228


  48. Aliberti MJR, Covinsky KE, Apolinario D, Lee SJ, Fortes-Filho SQ, Melo JA, Viana SSC, Suemoto CK, Jacob-Filho W. A 10-min Targeted Geriatric Assessment Predicts Mortality in Fast-Paced Acute Care Settings: A Prospective Cohort Study. 2019. PMID: 30820518


  49. Linos E, Chren MM, Covinsky K. Creating a Partnership Between Dermatologists and Geriatricians-Reply. 2018. PMID: 30484815


  50. Burgdorf J, Mulcahy J, Amjad H, Kasper JD, Covinsky K, Wolff JL. Family Caregiver Factors Associated With Emergency Department Utilization Among Community-Living Older Adults With Disabilities. 2019. PMID: 31550971


  51. Tang V, Zhao S, Boscardin J, Sudore R, Covinsky K, Walter LC, Esserman L, Mukhtar R, Finlayson E. Functional Status and Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery in Nursing Home Residents. 2018. PMID: 30167636


  52. Aliberti MJR, Cenzer IS, Smith AK, Lee SJ, Yaffe K, Covinsky KE. Assessing Risk for Adverse Outcomes in Older Adults: The Need to Include Both Physical Frailty and Cognition. 2018. PMID: 30468258


  53. Wolff JL, Mulcahy J, Huang J, Roth DL, Covinsky K, Kasper JD. Family Caregivers of Older Adults, 1999-2015: Trends in Characteristics, Circumstances, and Role-Related Appraisal. 2018. PMID: 28637266


  54. Gill TM, McGloin JM, Latham NK, Charpentier PA, Araujo KL, Skokos EA, Lu C, Shelton A, Bhasin S, Bianco LM, Carnie MB, Covinsky KE, Dykes P, Esserman DA, Ganz DA, Gurwitz JH, Hanson C, Nyquist LV, Reuben DB, Wallace RB, Greene EJ. Screening, Recruitment, and Baseline Characteristics for the Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) Study. 2018. PMID: 30020415


  55. Willham K, Covinsky K, Widera E. Geriatrics Literature 2017 Year in Review. 2018. PMID: 30207597


  56. Byers AL, Lui LY, Vittinghoff E, Covinsky KE, Ensrud KE, Taylor B, Yaffe K. Burden of Depressive Symptoms Over 2 Decades and Risk of Nursing Home Placement in Older Women. 2018. PMID: 30094824


  57. Wolff JL, Mulcahy J, Roth DL, Cenzer IS, Kasper JD, Huang J, Covinsky KE. Long-Term Nursing Home Entry: A Prognostic Model for Older Adults with a Family or Unpaid Caregiver. 2018. PMID: 30094823


  58. Barry LC, Steffens DC, Covinsky KE, Conwell Y, Li Y, Byers AL. Increased Risk of Suicide Attempts and Unintended Death Among Those Transitioning From Prison to Community in Later Life. 2018. PMID: 30146371


  59. Wehner MR, Dalma N, Landefeld C, Pare-Anastasiadou A, Koutelidas I, Chren MM, Aji N, Teng CE, Koenig BA, Tang J, Covinsky K, Linos E. Natural history of lesions suspicious for basal cell carcinoma in older adults in Ikaria, Greece. 2018. PMID: 29741766


  60. Singer JP, Diamond JM, Anderson MR, Katz PP, Covinsky K, Oyster M, Blue T, Soong A, Kalman L, Shrestha P, Arcasoy SM, Greenland JR, Shah L, Kukreja J, Blumenthal NP, Easthausen I, Golden JA, McBurnie A, Cantu E, Sonett J, Hays S, Robbins H, Raza K, Bacchetta M, Shah RJ, D'Ovidio F, Venado A, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Frailty phenotypes and mortality after lung transplantation: A prospective cohort study. 2018. PMID: 29667786


  61. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Boscardin WJ, Segev DL, Roberts JP, Feng S. Reply. 2018. PMID: 29377206


  62. Lai JC, Segev DL, McCulloch CE, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Feng S. Physical frailty after liver transplantation. 2018. PMID: 29380529


  63. Leng Y, Stone K, Ancoli-Israel S, Covinsky K, Yaffe K. Corrigendum to: "Who Take Naps? Self-Reported and Objectively Measured Napping in Very Old Women". 2018. PMID: 29155930


  64. Leng Y, Stone K, Ancoli-Israel S, Covinsky K, Yaffe K. Who Take Naps? Self-Reported and Objectively Measured Napping in Very Old Women. 2018. PMID: 28329031


  65. Aliberti MJR, Apolinario D, Suemoto CK, Melo JA, Fortes-Filho SQ, Saraiva MD, Trindade CB, Covinsky KE, Jacob-Filho W. Targeted Geriatric Assessment for Fast-Paced Healthcare Settings: Development, Validity, and Reliability. 2018. PMID: 29473941


  66. Portacolone E, Johnson JK, Covinsky KE, Halpern J, Rubinstein RL. The Effects and Meanings of Receiving a Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer's Disease When One Lives Alone. 2018. PMID: 29376864


  67. Leung JM, Sands LP, Chen N, Ames C, Berven S, Bozic K, Burch S, Chou D, Covinsky K, Deviren V, Kinjo S, Kramer JH, Ries M, Tay B, Vail T, Weinstein P, Chang S, Meckler G, Newman S, Tsai T, Voss V, Youngblom E. Perioperative Gabapentin Does Not Reduce Postoperative Delirium in Older Surgical Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 2017. PMID: 28727581


  68. Dudley N, Ritchie CS, Wallhagen MI, Covinsky KE, Cooper BA, Patel K, Stijacic Cenzer I, Chapman SA. Characteristics of Older Adults in Primary Care Who May Benefit From Primary Palliative Care in the U.S. Volume 55 of Issue 2. 2017. PMID: 28916294


  69. Willham K, Covinsky K, Widera E. Geriatrics Literature 2016 Year in Review. Volume 65 of Issue 10. 2017. PMID: 28873217


  70. Gardner RC, Peltz CB, Kenney K, Covinsky KE, Diaz-Arrastia R, Yaffe K. Remote Traumatic Brain Injury Is Associated with Motor Dysfunction in Older Military Veterans. 2017. PMID: 28329183


  71. Kelley AS, Bollens-Lund E, Covinsky KE, Skinner JS, Morrison RS. Prospective Identification of Patients at Risk for Unwarranted Variation in Treatment. 2017. PMID: 28772096


  72. Whitlock EL, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Glymour MM, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE, Smith AK. Association Between Persistent Pain and Memory Decline and Dementia in a Longitudinal Cohort of Elders. 2017. PMID: 28586818


  73. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Boscardin WJ, Segev DL, Roberts JP, Feng S. Development of a novel frailty index to predict mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease. 2017. PMID: 28422306


  74. Greysen SR, Stijacic Cenzer I, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE. Functional Impairment: An Unmeasured Marker of Medicare Costs for Postacute Care of Older Adults. 2017. PMID: 28636200


  75. Bleijenberg N, Smith AK, Lee SJ, Cenzer IS, Boscardin JW, Covinsky KE. Difficulty Managing Medications and Finances in Older Adults: A 10-year Cohort Study. 2017. PMID: 28378345


  76. Samoylova ML, Covinsky KE, Haftek M, Kuo S, Roberts JP, Lai JC. Disability in patients with end-stage liver disease: Results from the functional assessment in liver transplantation study. 2017. PMID: 27884053


  77. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Hough CL, Covinsky KE, Katz PP. Frailty and reduced physical function go hand in hand in adults with rheumatoid arthritis: a US observational cohort study. 2017. PMID: 28116570


  78. Greene M, Justice AC, Covinsky KE. Assessment of geriatric syndromes and physical function in people living with HIV. 2016. PMID: 27715455


  79. Tang VL, Sudore R, Cenzer IS, Boscardin WJ, Smith A, Ritchie C, Wallhagen M, Finlayson E, Petrillo L, Covinsky K. Rates of Recovery to Pre-Fracture Function in Older Persons with Hip Fracture: an Observational Study. Volume 32 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 27605004


  80. Tang VL, Covinsky K. Frailty and Surgical Decision Making. 2016. PMID: 27548427


  81. Ritchie CS, Kelley AS, Stijacic Cenzer I, Smith AK, Wallhagen ML, Covinsky KE. High Levels of Geriatric Palliative Care Needs in Hip Fracture Patients Before the Hip Fracture. Volume 52 of Issue 4. 2016. PMID: 27521282


  82. Parks AL, Covinsky KE. Anticoagulation in the Very Old. 2016. PMID: 27380387


  83. Linos E, Chren MM, Stijacic Cenzer I, Covinsky KE. Skin Cancer in U.S. Elderly Adults: Does Life Expectancy Play a Role in Treatment Decisions? 2016. PMID: 27303932


  84. Cain KD, Sehgal BR, Covinsky KE, Kaelber DC, Sehgal AR. The Clinical Impact of Medical Journals. 2016. PMID: 27294687


  85. Cenzer IS, Tang V, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK, Ritchie C, Wallhagen MI, Espaldon R, Covinsky KE. One-Year Mortality After Hip Fracture: Development and Validation of a Prognostic Index. Volume 64 of Issue 9. 2016. PMID: 27295578


  86. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Lizaola B, Dodge J, Roberts JP, Terrault NA, Feng S. Response to clinical assessments of health status as a potential marker to identify patients who are too sick to undergo transplantation. 2016. PMID: 26584013


  87. Kelley AS, Covinsky KE, Gorges RJ, McKendrick K, Bollens-Lund E, Morrison RS, Ritchie CS. Identifying Older Adults with Serious Illness: A Critical Step toward Improving the Value of Health Care. Volume 52 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 26990009


  88. Covinsky KE, Redberg RF. An Intervention to Reduce Use of Low-Value Imaging Tests. 2016. PMID: 26641734


  89. Covinsky KE. Risks Associated With Catheters. 2016. PMID: 26571025


  90. Smith AK, Cenzer IS, John Boscardin W, Ritchie CS, Wallhagen ML, Covinsky KE. Increase in Disability Prevalence Before Hip Fracture. Volume 63 of Issue 10. 2015. PMID: 26480970


  91. Greysen SR, Covinsky KE. Physical Function and Hospital Readmissions-Reply. 2015. PMID: 26436747


  92. Hunt LJ, Covinsky KE, Yaffe K, Stephens CE, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK. Pain in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia: Results from the National Health and Aging Trends Study. 2015. PMID: 26200445


  93. Ornstein KA, Leff B, Covinsky KE, Ritchie CS, Federman AD, Roberts L, Kelley AS, Siu AL, Szanton SL. Epidemiology of the Homebound Population in the United States. Volume 175 of Issue 7. 2015. PMID: 26010119


  94. Bautista CA, Covinsky K, Aronson L. Chronic care management for Medicare patients--reply. 2015. PMID: 26057296


  95. Oresanya L, Zhao S, Gan S, Fries BE, Goodney PP, Covinsky KE, Conte MS, Finlayson E. Functional outcomes after lower extremity revascularization in nursing home residents: a national cohort study. Volume 175 of Issue 6. 2015. PMID: 25844523


  96. Greene M, Covinsky KE, Valcour V, Miao Y, Madamba J, Lampiris H, Cenzer IS, Martin J, Deeks SG. Geriatric Syndromes in Older HIV-Infected Adults. 2015. PMID: 26009828


  97. Greysen SR, Stijacic Cenzer I, Auerbach AD, Covinsky KE. Functional impairment and hospital readmission in Medicare seniors. 2015. PMID: 25642907


  98. He S, Craig BA, Xu H, Covinsky KE, Stallard E, Thomas J, Hass Z, Sands LP. Unmet Need for ADL Assistance Is Associated With Mortality Among Older Adults With Mild Disability. 2015. PMID: 25834196


  99. Aronson L, Bautista CA, Covinsky K. Medicare and care coordination: expanding the clinician's toolbox. 2015. PMID: 25710653


  100. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Lizaola B, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Terrault NA, Feng S. Clinician assessments of health status predict mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation. 2015. PMID: 25644788


  101. Greene M, Covinsky K, Astemborski J, Piggott DA, Brown T, Leng S, Galai N, Mehta SH, Guralnik J, Patel KV, Kirk GD. The relationship of physical performance with HIV disease and mortality. 2014. PMID: 25493597


  102. Perissinotto CM, Covinsky KE. Living alone, socially isolated or lonely--what are we measuring? 2014. PMID: 25092012


  103. Lee SJ, Boscardin WJ, Kirby KA, Covinsky KE. Individualizing life expectancy estimates for older adults using the Gompertz Law of Human Mortality. Volume 9 of Issue 9. 2014. PMID: 25265291


  104. Lai JC, Covinsky K, Feng S. The octogenarian donor: can the liver be "younger than stated age"? 2014. PMID: 25307032


  105. Greysen SR, Chin Garcia C, Sudore RL, Cenzer IS, Covinsky KE. Functional impairment and Internet use among older adults: implications for meaningful use of patient portals. Volume 174 of Issue 7. 2014. PMID: 24839165


  106. Lai JC, Feng S, Terrault NA, Lizaola B, Hayssen H, Covinsky K. Frailty predicts waitlist mortality in liver transplant candidates. 2014. PMID: 24935609


  107. Moody SY, Newsom EM, Covinsky KE. Determinants of perceived emotional recovery and perceived change in health after a disaster. Volume 62 of Issue 6. 2014. PMID: 24925556


  108. Lindquist LA, Covinsky K, Langa KM, Petty BG, Williams BC, Kutner JS. Making general internal medicine research relevant to the older patient with multiple chronic comorbidities. 2014. PMID: 24557510


  109. Byers AL, Covinsky KE, Neylan TC, Yaffe K. Chronicity of posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of disability in older persons. 2014. PMID: 24647756


  110. Covinsky KE. Multimorbidity, guidelines, and clinical inertia. 2014. PMID: 24614891


  111. Eubank KJ, Covinsky KE. Delirium severity in the hospitalized patient: time to pay attention. Volume 160 of Issue 8. 2014. PMID: 24733202


  112. Kelley AS, Langa KM, Smith AK, Cagle J, Ornstein K, Silveira MJ, Nicholas L, Covinsky KE, Ritchie CS. Leveraging the health and retirement study to advance palliative care research. Volume 17 of Issue 5. 2014. PMID: 24694096


  113. O'Hare AM, Hotchkiss JR, Kurella Tamura M, Larson EB, Hemmelgarn BR, Batten A, Do TP, Covinsky KE. Interpreting treatment effects from clinical trials in the context of real-world risk information: end-stage renal disease prevention in older adults. 2014. PMID: 24424348


  114. Covinsky KE. Palliative care?=?hope. 2014. PMID: 24217525


  115. Covinsky KE. Using the GO-FAR score. 2013. PMID: 24019128


  116. Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Vittinghoff E, Byers A, Covinsky K, Blazer D, Diem S, Ensrud KE, Yaffe K. Long-term cumulative depressive symptom burden and risk of cognitive decline and dementia among very old women. 2013. PMID: 24097423


  117. Smith AK, Walter LC, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE. Disability during the last two years of life. 2013. PMID: 23836120


  118. Covinsky KE. The problem of overuse. 2013. PMID: 23817453


  119. Greysen SR, Horwitz LI, Covinsky KE, Gordon K, Ohl ME, Justice AC. Does social isolation predict hospitalization and mortality among HIV+ and uninfected older veterans? 2013. PMID: 23927911


  120. Andrews JS, Cenzer IS, Yelin E, Covinsky KE. Pain as a risk factor for disability or death. 2013. PMID: 23521614


  121. Cruz M, Covinsky K, Widera EW, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Lee SJ. Predicting 10-year mortality for older adults. Volume 309 of Issue 9. 2013. PMID: 23462780


  122. Perissinotto C, Covinsky KE. Health status in elderly persons living alone--reply. 2013. PMID: 23440237


  123. Odden MC, Peralta CA, Covinsky KE. Walking speed is a useful marker of frailty in older persons--reply. 2013. PMID: 23440241


  124. Covinsky KE. Debating effect sizes. 2013. PMID: 23277310


  125. Aragon K, Covinsky K, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Flint L, Smith AK. Use of the Medicare posthospitalization skilled nursing benefit in the last 6 months of life. Volume 172 of Issue 20. 2012. PMID: 23026981


  126. Byers AL, Vittinghoff E, Lui LY, Hoang T, Blazer DG, Covinsky KE, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Hillier TA, Fredman L, Yaffe K. Twenty-year depressive trajectories among older women. 2012. PMID: 23026957


  127. Naylor MD, Karlawish JH, Arnold SE, Khachaturian AS, Khachaturian ZS, Lee VM, Baumgart M, Banerjee S, Beck C, Blennow K, Brookmeyer R, Brunden KR, Buckwalter KC, Comer M, Covinsky K, Feinberg LF, Frisoni G, Green C, Guimaraes RM, Gwyther LP, Hefti FF, Hutton M, Kawas C, Kent DM, Kuller L, Langa KM, Mahley RW, Maslow K, Masters CL, Meier DE, Neumann PJ, Paul SM, Petersen RC, Sager MA, Sano M, Schenk D, Soares H, Sperling RA, Stahl SM, van Deerlin V, Stern Y, Weir D, Wolk DA, Trojanowski JQ. Advancing Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, treatment, and care: recommendations from the Ware Invitational Summit. 2012. PMID: 22959699


  128. Depalma G, Xu H, Covinsky KE, Craig BA, Stallard E, Thomas J, Sands LP. Hospital readmission among older adults who return home with unmet need for ADL disability. 2012. PMID: 22859438


  129. Byers AL, Covinsky KE, Barnes DE, Yaffe K. Dysthymia and depression increase risk of dementia and mortality among older veterans. 2012. PMID: 21597358


  130. Perissinotto CM, Stijacic Cenzer I, Covinsky KE. Loneliness in older persons: a predictor of functional decline and death. 2012. PMID: 22710744


  131. Spira AP, Covinsky K, Rebok GW, Stone KL, Redline S, Yaffe K. Objectively measured sleep quality and nursing home placement in older women. 2012. PMID: 22702839


  132. Smith AK, McCarthy E, Weber E, Cenzer IS, Boscardin J, Fisher J, Covinsky K. Half of older Americans seen in emergency department in last month of life; most admitted to hospital, and many die there. 2012. PMID: 22665840


  133. Spira AP, Covinsky K, Rebok GW, Punjabi NM, Stone KL, Hillier TA, Ensrud KE, Yaffe K. Poor sleep quality and functional decline in older women. 2012. PMID: 22690985


  134. Xu H, Covinsky KE, Stallard E, Thomas J, Sands LP. Insufficient help for activity of daily living disabilities and risk of all-cause hospitalization. 2012. PMID: 22587855


  135. Odden MC, Covinsky KE, Neuhaus JM, Mayeda ER, Peralta CA, Haan MN. The association of blood pressure and mortality differs by self-reported walking speed in older Latinos. 2012. PMID: 22389463


  136. Chen B, Covinsky KE, Stijacic Cenzer I, Adler N, Williams BA. Subjective social status and functional decline in older adults. 2012. PMID: 22215272


  137. Covinsky KE, Pierluissi E, Johnston CB. Hospitalization-associated disability: "She was probably able to ambulate, but I'm not sure". 2011. PMID: 22028354


  138. Steinman MA, Handler SM, Gurwitz JH, Schiff GD, Covinsky KE. Beyond the prescription: medication monitoring and adverse drug events in older adults. 2011. PMID: 21797831


  139. Sudore RL, Covinsky KE. Respecting elders by respecting their paid caregivers. Volume 26 of Issue 5. 2011. PMID: 21424164


  140. Smith AK, Ayanian JZ, Covinsky KE, Landon BE, McCarthy EP, Wee CC, Steinman MA. Conducting high-value secondary dataset analysis: an introductory guide and resources. 2011. PMID: 21301985


  141. Smith AK, Cenzer IS, Knight SJ, Puntillo KA, Widera E, Williams BA, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE. The epidemiology of pain during the last 2 years of life. 2010. PMID: 21041575


  142. Kelly A, Conell-Price J, Covinsky K, Cenzer IS, Chang A, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK. Length of stay for older adults residing in nursing homes at the end of life. 2010. PMID: 20738438


  143. Yaffe K, Vittinghoff E, Lindquist K, Barnes D, Covinsky KE, Neylan T, Kluse M, Marmar C. Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of dementia among US veterans. 2010. PMID: 20530010


  144. Byers AL, Yaffe K, Covinsky KE, Friedman MB, Bruce ML. High occurrence of mood and anxiety disorders among older adults: The National Comorbidity Survey Replication. 2010. PMID: 20439830


  145. Covinsky KE, Yaffe K, Lindquist K, Cherkasova E, Yelin E, Blazer DG. Depressive symptoms in middle age and the development of later-life functional limitations: the long-term effect of depressive symptoms. 2010. PMID: 20163486


  146. Schmitt EM, Sands LP, Weiss S, Dowling G, Covinsky K. Adult day health center participation and health-related quality of life. 2010. PMID: 20106933


  147. Ayalon L, Covinsky KE. Spouse-rated vs self-rated health as predictors of mortality. 2009. PMID: 20008702


  148. Kurella Tamura M, Covinsky KE, Chertow GM, Yaffe K, Landefeld CS, McCulloch CE. Functional status of elderly adults before and after initiation of dialysis. 2009. PMID: 19828531


  149. Williams BA, Baillargeon JG, Lindquist K, Walter LC, Covinsky KE, Whitson HE, Steinman MA. Medication prescribing practices for older prisoners in the Texas prison system. 2009. PMID: 19762661


  150. Justice AC, McGinnis KA, Skanderson M, Chang CC, Gibert CL, Goetz MB, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Oursler KK, Brown ST, Braithwaite RS, May M, Covinsky KE, Roberts MS, Fultz SL, Bryant KJ. Towards a combined prognostic index for survival in HIV infection: the role of 'non-HIV' biomarkers. 2009. PMID: 19751364


  151. Mehta KM, Stewart AL, Langa KM, Yaffe K, Moody-Ayers S, Williams BA, Covinsky KE. "Below average" self-assessed school performance and Alzheimer's disease in the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study. Volume 5 of Issue 5. 2009. PMID: 19751917


  152. Covinsky KE, Lindquist K, Dunlop DD, Yelin E. Pain, functional limitations, and aging. 2009. PMID: 19682122


  153. Barnes DE, Covinsky KE, Whitmer RA, Kuller LH, Lopez OL, Yaffe K. Predicting risk of dementia in older adults: The late-life dementia risk index. 2009. PMID: 19439724


  154. Lee SJ, Sudore RL, Williams BA, Lindquist K, Chen HL, Covinsky KE. Functional limitations, socioeconomic status, and all-cause mortality in moderate alcohol drinkers. Volume 57 of Issue 6. 2009. PMID: 19473456


  155. Boyd CM, Landefeld CS, Counsell SR, Palmer RM, Fortinsky RH, Kresevic D, Burant C, Covinsky KE. Recovery of activities of daily living in older adults after hospitalization for acute medical illness. 2008. PMID: 19093915


  156. Schane RE, Walter LC, Dinno A, Covinsky KE, Woodruff PG. Prevalence and risk factors for depressive symptoms in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2008. PMID: 18690488


  157. Covinsky KE, Lin F, Bittner V, Hlatky MA, Knight SJ, Vittinghoff E. Health-related quality of life following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in post-menopausal women. 2008. PMID: 18574638


  158. Lee SJ, Go AS, Lindquist K, Bertenthal D, Covinsky KE. Chronic conditions and mortality among the oldest old. Volume 98 of Issue 7. 2008. PMID: 18511714


  159. Yaffe K, Covinsky KE. Coronary bypass surgery and long-term cognitive decline. 2008. PMID: 18481289


  160. Williams BA, Lindquist K, Sudore RL, Covinsky KE, Walter LC. Screening mammography in older women. Effect of wealth and prognosis. Volume 168 of Issue 5. 2008. PMID: 18332298


  161. Covinsky KE, Lindquist K, Dunlop DD, Gill TM, Yelin E. Effect of arthritis in middle age on older-age functioning. 2008. PMID: 18184204


  162. Carey EC, Covinsky KE, Lui LY, Eng C, Sands LP, Walter LC. Prediction of mortality in community-living frail elderly people with long-term care needs. 2007. PMID: 18031487


  163. Ayalon L, Covinsky KE. Late-life mortality in older Jews exposed to the Nazi regime. 2007. PMID: 17767679


  164. Moody-Ayers S, Lindquist K, Sen S, Covinsky KE. Childhood social and economic well-being and health in older age. Volume 166 of Issue 9. 2007. PMID: 17720682


  165. Lee SJ, Moody-Ayers SY, Landefeld CS, Walter LC, Lindquist K, Segal MR, Covinsky KE. The relationship between self-rated health and mortality in older black and white Americans. Volume 55 of Issue 10. 2007. PMID: 17697102


  166. Kurella M, Covinsky KE, Collins AJ, Chertow GM. Octogenarians and nonagenarians starting dialysis in the United States. 2007. PMID: 17283348


  167. Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Brenes GA, Newman AB, Shorr RI, Simonsick EM, Ayonayon HN, Rubin SM, Covinsky KE. Anxiety symptoms and decline in physical function over 5 years in the health, aging and body composition study. 2007. PMID: 17302665


  168. Holroyd-Leduc JM, Sen S, Bertenthal D, Sands LP, Palmer RM, Kresevic DM, Covinsky KE, Seth Landefeld C. The relationship of indwelling urinary catheters to death, length of hospital stay, functional decline, and nursing home admission in hospitalized older medical patients. 2007. PMID: 17302659


  169. O'Hare AM, Bertenthal D, Walter LC, Garg AX, Covinsky K, Kaufman JS, Rodriguez RA, Allon M. When to refer patients with chronic kidney disease for vascular access surgery: should age be a consideration? 2007. PMID: 17245396


  170. Covinsky KE, Johnston CB. Envisioning better approaches for dementia care. 2006. PMID: 17116923


  171. Williams BA, Lindquist K, Moody-Ayers SY, Walter LC, Covinsky KE. Functional impairment, race, and family expectations of death. Volume 54 of Issue 11. 2006. PMID: 17087694


  172. Sink KM, Covinsky KE, Barnes DE, Newcomer RJ, Yaffe K. Caregiver characteristics are associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. 2006. PMID: 16696746


  173. Covinsky K. Aging, arthritis, and disability. 2006. PMID: 16583390


  174. Steinman MA, McQuaid KR, Covinsky KE. Age and rising rates of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor use. Results from a national survey. 2006. PMID: 16499546


  175. Lee SJ, Lindquist K, Segal MR, Covinsky KE. Development and validation of a prognostic index for 4-year mortality in older adults. Volume 295 of Issue 7. 2006. PMID: 16478903


  176. O'Hare AM, Bertenthal D, Covinsky KE, Landefeld CS, Sen S, Mehta K, Steinman MA, Borzecki A, Walter LC. Mortality risk stratification in chronic kidney disease: one size for all ages? 2006. PMID: 16452492


  177. Sands LP, Wang Y, McCabe GP, Jennings K, Eng C, Covinsky KE. Rates of acute care admissions for frail older people living with met versus unmet activity of daily living needs. 2006. PMID: 16460389


  178. Moody-Ayers SY, Stewart AL, Covinsky KE, Inouye SK. Prevalence and correlates of perceived societal racism in older African-American adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Volume 53 of Issue 12. 2005. PMID: 16398910


  179. Newcomer RJ, Clay TH, Yaffe K, Covinsky KE. Mortality risk and prospective medicare expenditures for persons with dementia. 2005. PMID: 16274386


  180. Sands LP, Landefeld CS, Ayers SM, Yaffe K, Palmer R, Fortinsky R, Counsell SR, Covinsky KE. Disparities between black and white patients in functional improvement after hospitalization for an acute illness. 2005. PMID: 16181184


  181. Moody-Ayers SY, Mehta KM, Lindquist K, Sands L, Covinsky KE. Black-white disparities in functional decline in older persons: the role of cognitive function. Volume 60 of Issue 7. 2005. PMID: 16079221


  182. Li AK, Covinsky KE, Sands LP, Fortinsky RH, Counsell SR, Landefeld CS. Reports of financial disability predict functional decline and death in older patients discharged from the hospital. 2005. PMID: 15836551


  183. Burton EC, Phillips RS, Covinsky KE, Sands LP, Goldman L, Dawson NV, Connors AF, Landefeld CS. The relation of autopsy rate to physicians' beliefs and recommendations regarding autopsy. 2004. PMID: 15308435


  184. Sink KM, Covinsky KE, Newcomer R, Yaffe K. Ethnic differences in the prevalence and pattern of dementia-related behaviors. 2004. PMID: 15271114


  185. Walter LC, Davidowitz NP, Heineken PA, Covinsky KE. Pitfalls of converting practice guidelines into quality measures: lessons learned from a VA performance measure. 2004. PMID: 15161897


  186. Covinsky KE, Yaffe K. Dementia, prognosis, and the needs of patients and caregivers. 2004. PMID: 15068987


  187. Chuang KH, Covinsky KE, Sands LP, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS. Diagnosis-related group-adjusted hospital costs are higher in older medical patients with lower functional status. 2003. PMID: 14687350


  188. Covinsky KE, Newcomer R, Fox P, Wood J, Sands L, Dane K, Yaffe K. Patient and caregiver characteristics associated with depression in caregivers of patients with dementia. 2003. PMID: 14687259


  189. Yaffe K, Edwards ER, Covinsky KE, Lui LY, Eng C. Depressive symptoms and risk of mortality in frail, community-living elderly persons. 2003. PMID: 14506090


  190. Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Langa KM, Sands L, Whooley MA, Covinsky KE. Additive effects of cognitive function and depressive symptoms on mortality in elderly community-living adults. 2003. PMID: 12730257


  191. Newcomer R, Covinsky KE, Clay T, Yaffe K. Predicting 12-month mortality for persons with dementia. 2003. PMID: 12730320


  192. Lindenberger EC, Landefeld CS, Sands LP, Counsell SR, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Kresevic DM, Covinsky KE. Unsteadiness reported by older hospitalized patients predicts functional decline. 2003. PMID: 12752836


  193. Zimmerer JL, Leon JB, Covinsky KE, Desai U, Sehgal AR. Diet monotony as a correlate of poor nutritional intake among hemodialysis patients. 2003. PMID: 12671828


  194. Covinsky KE, Palmer RM, Fortinsky RH, Counsell SR, Stewart AL, Kresevic D, Burant CJ, Landefeld CS. Loss of independence in activities of daily living in older adults hospitalized with medical illnesses: increased vulnerability with age. 2003. PMID: 12657063


  195. Covinsky KE, Eng C, Lui LY, Sands LP, Yaffe K. The last 2 years of life: functional trajectories of frail older people. 2003. PMID: 12657068


  196. Sands LP, Yaffe K, Covinsky K, Chren MM, Counsell S, Palmer R, Fortinsky R, Landefeld CS. Cognitive screening predicts magnitude of functional recovery from admission to 3 months after discharge in hospitalized elders. 2003. PMID: 12560409


  197. Walter LC, Lui LY, Eng C, Covinsky KE. Risk of hip fracture in disabled community-living older adults. 2003. PMID: 12534845


  198. Covinsky KE. Malnutrition and bad outcomes. 2002. PMID: 12472933


  199. Sands LP, Yaffe K, Lui LY, Stewart A, Eng C, Covinsky K. The effects of acute illness on ADL decline over 1 year in frail older adults with and without cognitive impairment. 2002. PMID: 12084807


  200. Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Covinsky KE. Cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, and functional decline in older people. 2002. PMID: 12110064


  201. Yaffe K, Fox P, Newcomer R, Sands L, Lindquist K, Dane K, Covinsky KE. Patient and caregiver characteristics and nursing home placement in patients with dementia. 2002. PMID: 11966383


  202. Justice AC, Landefeld CS, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Whalen CC, Covinsky KE. Justification for a new cohort study of people aging with and without HIV infection. 2001. PMID: 11750202


  203. Steinman MA, Sands LP, Covinsky KE. Self-restriction of medications due to cost in seniors without prescription coverage. 2001. PMID: 11903757


  204. Covinsky KE, Eng C, Lui LY, Sands LP, Sehgal AR, Walter LC, Wieland D, Eleazer GP, Yaffe K. Reduced employment in caregivers of frail elders: impact of ethnicity, patient clinical characteristics, and caregiver characteristics. 2001. PMID: 11682579


  205. Walter LC, Eng C, Covinsky KE. Screening mammography for frail older women: what are the burdens? 2001. PMID: 11722693


  206. Yaffe K, Barnes D, Nevitt M, Lui LY, Covinsky K. A prospective study of physical activity and cognitive decline in elderly women: women who walk. 2001. PMID: 11485502


  207. Walter LC, Brand RJ, Counsell SR, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS, Fortinsky RH, Covinsky KE. Development and validation of a prognostic index for 1-year mortality in older adults after hospitalization. 2001. PMID: 11410097


  208. Covinsky KE, Kahana E, Kahana B, Kercher K, Schumacher JG, Justice AC. History and mobility exam index to identify community-dwelling elderly persons at risk of falling. 2001. PMID: 11283200


  209. Counsell SR, Holder CM, Liebenauer LL, Palmer RM, Fortinsky RH, Kresevic DM, Quinn LM, Allen KR, Covinsky KE, Landefeld CS. 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. 2000. PMID: 11129745


  210. Hamel MB, Lynn J, Teno JM, Covinsky KE, Wu AW, Galanos A, Desbiens NA, Phillips RS. Age-related differences in care preferences, treatment decisions, and clinical outcomes of seriously ill hospitalized adults: lessons from SUPPORT. 2000. PMID: 10809472


  211. Lynn J, De Vries KO, Arkes HR, Stevens M, Cohn F, Murphy P, Covinsky KE, Hamel MB, Dawson NV, Tsevat J. Ineffectiveness of the SUPPORT intervention: review of explanations. 2000. PMID: 10809477


  212. Covinsky KE, Chren MM, Harper DL, Way LE, Rosenthal GE. Differences in patient-reported processes and outcomes between men and women with myocardial infarction. 2000. PMID: 10718897


  213. Wright PJ, Fortinsky RH, Covinsky KE, Anderson PA, Landefeld CS. Delivery of preventive services to older black patients using neighborhood health centers. 2000. PMID: 10682940


  214. Covinsky KE, Palmer RM, Counsell SR, Pine ZM, Walter LC, Chren MM. Functional status before hospitalization in acutely ill older adults: validity and clinical importance of retrospective reports. 2000. PMID: 10682945


  215. Covinsky KE, Martin GE, Beyth RJ, Justice AC, Sehgal AR, Landefeld CS. The relationship between clinical assessments of nutritional status and adverse outcomes in older hospitalized medical patients. 1999. PMID: 10323645


  216. Covinsky KE, Kahana E, Chin MH, Palmer RM, Fortinsky RH, Landefeld CS. Depressive symptoms and 3-year mortality in older hospitalized medical patients. 1999. PMID: 10189325


  217. Covinsky KE, Wu AW, Landefeld CS, Connors AF, Phillips RS, Tsevat J, Dawson NV, Lynn J, Fortinsky RH. Health status versus quality of life in older patients: does the distinction matter? 1999. PMID: 10225247


  218. Justice AC, Covinsky KE, Berlin JA. Assessing the generalizability of prognostic information. 1999. PMID: 10075620


  219. Kresevic DM, Counsell SR, Covinsky K, Palmer R, Landefeld CS, Holder C, Beeler J. A patient-centered model of acute care for elders. 1998. PMID: 9719695


  220. Covinsky KE, Rosenthal GE, Chren MM, Justice AC, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS. The relation between health status changes and patient satisfaction in older hospitalized medical patients. 1998. PMID: 9565384


  221. Roach MJ, Connors AF, Dawson NV, Wenger NS, Wu AW, Tsevat J, Desbiens N, Covinsky KE, Schubert DS. Depressed mood and survival in seriously ill hospitalized adults. The SUPPORT Investigators. 1998. PMID: 9487237


  222. Chin MH, Covinsky KE, McDermott MM, Thomas EJ. Building a research career in general internal medicine: a perspective from young investigators. 1998. PMID: 9502372


  223. Covinsky KE, Palmer RM, Kresevic DM, Kahana E, Counsell SR, Fortinsky RH, Landefeld CS. Improving functional outcomes in older patients: lessons from an acute care for elders unit. 1998. PMID: 9547681


  224. Rosenthal GE, Harper DL, Shah A, Covinsky KE. A regional evaluation of variation in low-severity hospital admissions. 1997. PMID: 9229280


  225. Covinsky KE, King JT, Quinn LM, Siddique R, Palmer R, Kresevic DM, Fortinsky RH, Kowal J, Landefeld CS. Do acute care for elders units increase hospital costs? A cost analysis using the hospital perspective. 1997. PMID: 9180668


  226. Covinsky KE, Justice AC, Rosenthal GE, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS. Measuring prognosis and case mix in hospitalized elders. The importance of functional status. 1997. PMID: 9127223


  227. Covinsky KE, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Kresevic DM, Landefeld CS. Relation between symptoms of depression and health status outcomes in acutely ill hospitalized older persons. 1997. PMID: 9072926


  228. Antani MR, Beyth RJ, Covinsky KE, Anderson PA, Miller DG, Cebul RD, Quinn LM, Landefeld CS. Failure to prescribe warfarin to patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation. 1996. PMID: 9016417


  229. Covinsky KE, Bates CK, Davis RB, Delbanco TL. Physicians' attitudes toward using patient reports to assess quality of care. 1996. PMID: 9114897


  230. Beyth RJ, Antani MR, Covinsky KE, Miller DG, Chren MM, Quinn LM, Landefeld CS. Why isn't warfarin prescribed to patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation? 1996. PMID: 9016418


  231. Covinsky KE, Landefeld CS, Teno J, Connors AF, Dawson N, Youngner S, Desbiens N, Lynn J, Fulkerson W, Reding D, Oye R, Phillips RS. Is economic hardship on the families of the seriously ill associated with patient and surrogate care preferences? SUPPORT Investigators. 1996. PMID: 8694674


  232. Covinsky KE, Goldman L, Cook EF, Oye R, Desbiens N, Reding D, Fulkerson W, Connors AF, Lynn J, Phillips RS. The impact of serious illness on patients' families. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment. 1994. PMID: 7990218