SUSAN L contact MITCHELL

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Physicians' intentions and use of three patient decision aids
    Ian D Graham
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 7:20. 2007
  2. pmc The clinical course of advanced dementia
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    N Engl J Med 361:1529-38. 2009
  3. pmc Advanced dementia research in the nursing home: the CASCADE study
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Senior Life Institute for Aging Research, Department of Medicine of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:166-75. 2006
  4. pmc The advanced dementia prognostic tool: a risk score to estimate survival in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:639-51. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Hospice care for patients with dementia
    Susan L Mitchell
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:7-16. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Decisions to forgo hospitalization in advanced dementia: a nationwide study
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:432-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint A 93-year-old man with advanced dementia and eating problems
    Susan L Mitchell
    Harvard Medical School and Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 298:2527-36. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Decisions to hospitalize nursing home residents dying with advanced dementia
    Jennifer L Lamberg
    Hebrew SeniorLife, Research and Training Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1396-401. 2005
  9. pmc Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology and Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 550 Shields Warren, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 300:1665-73. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in a long-term care facility: prevalence and risk factors
    Aurora Pop-Vicas
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts02215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1276-80. 2008

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. pmc Physicians' intentions and use of three patient decision aids
    Ian D Graham
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 7:20. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe physicians' perceptions of three decision aids, their expressed intent to use them, and their subsequent use of them...
  2. pmc The clinical course of advanced dementia
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    N Engl J Med 361:1529-38. 2009
    ..Dementia is a leading cause of death in the United States but is underrecognized as a terminal illness. The clinical course of nursing home residents with advanced dementia has not been well described...
  3. pmc Advanced dementia research in the nursing home: the CASCADE study
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Senior Life Institute for Aging Research, Department of Medicine of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:166-75. 2006
    ..The CASCADE experience establishes the feasibility of conducting rigorous, multisite dementia NH research, and the described methodology serves as a detailed reference for subsequent CASCADE publications as results from the study emerge...
  4. pmc The advanced dementia prognostic tool: a risk score to estimate survival in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:639-51. 2010
    ..Estimating life expectancy is challenging in advanced dementia...
  5. ncbi request reprint Hospice care for patients with dementia
    Susan L Mitchell
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:7-16. 2007
    ..These data suggest that the evaluation of hospice care for older patients is generally high, and does not vary with respect to terminal diagnoses...
  6. ncbi request reprint Decisions to forgo hospitalization in advanced dementia: a nationwide study
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:432-8. 2007
    ..To examine the prevalence and factors associated with decisions to forgo hospitalization in nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia...
  7. ncbi request reprint A 93-year-old man with advanced dementia and eating problems
    Susan L Mitchell
    Harvard Medical School and Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 298:2527-36. 2007
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Decisions to hospitalize nursing home residents dying with advanced dementia
    Jennifer L Lamberg
    Hebrew SeniorLife, Research and Training Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1396-401. 2005
    ..To describe the prevalence of, timing of, and factors associated with decisions not to hospitalize nursing home residents with advanced dementia who were dying...
  9. pmc Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology and Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 550 Shields Warren, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 300:1665-73. 2008
    ..Talking about death can be difficult. Without evidence that end-of-life discussions improve patient outcomes, physicians must balance their desire to honor patient autonomy against a concern of inflicting psychological harm...
  10. doi request reprint Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in a long-term care facility: prevalence and risk factors
    Aurora Pop-Vicas
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts02215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1276-80. 2008
    ..To quantify the prevalence, risk factors, and mode of transmission associated with colonization by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDRGN) in the long-term care (LTC) setting...
  11. ncbi request reprint Occurrence and treatment of suspected pneumonia in long-term care residents dying with advanced dementia
    Jen Hau Chen
    Hebrew SeniorLife, Research and Training Institute and Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:290-5. 2006
    ..To describe the occurrence and management of suspected pneumonia in end-stage dementia and to identify factors associated with aggressiveness of antibiotic treatment...
  12. pmc Patterns of antimicrobial use among nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Erika D'Agata
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:357-62. 2008
    ..Nursing home residents with advanced dementia are at high risk of infections and antimicrobial exposure near the end of life. Detailed studies quantifying antimicrobial prescribing practices among these residents have not been performed...
  13. doi request reprint Depressive symptom trajectories and associated risks among bereaved Alzheimer disease caregivers
    Baohui Zhang
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:145-55. 2008
    ..The present study sought to determine if subgroups of bereaved AD caregivers follow distinctive depressive symptom trajectories and the characteristics associated with membership in depressive symptom subgroups...
  14. pmc Health care proxy grief symptoms before the death of nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Dan K Kiely
    Hebrew Senior Life, Institute for Aging Research, Center for Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:664-73. 2008
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  15. pmc Prediction of 6-month survival of nursing home residents with advanced dementia using ADEPT vs hospice eligibility guidelines
    Susan L Mitchell
    The Hebrew Senior Life, Institute for Aging Research, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 304:1929-35. 2010
    ..Estimating life expectancy is challenging in advanced dementia, potentially limiting the use of hospice care in these patients...
  16. pmc Concerns about end-of-life care and support for euthanasia
    Jane L Givens
    Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:167-73. 2009
    ..Future work can evaluate whether alleviating these concerns may reduce the perceived desire for euthanasia by patients near the end of life...
  17. pmc Family oversight and the quality of nursing home care for residents with advanced dementia
    David C Grabowski
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care 47:568-74. 2009
    ..One relatively understudied factor in the provision of NH care is the role of private oversight and monitoring by family members and friends...
  18. pmc Medicare expenditures among nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Keith S Goldfeld
    Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:824-30. 2011
    ..To our knowledge, Medicare expenditures have not been extensively described in this population...
  19. pmc Healthcare proxies of nursing home residents with advanced dementia: decisions they confront and their satisfaction with decision-making
    Jane L Givens
    Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1149-55. 2009
    ..To describe the medical decisions confronting healthcare proxies (HCPs) of nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia and to identify factors associated with greater decision-making satisfaction...
  20. pmc Use of video to facilitate end-of-life discussions with patients with cancer: a randomized controlled trial
    Areej El-Jawahri
    Departments of Medicine, Neurology and Cancer Center, and Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford St, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:305-10. 2010
    ..To determine whether the use of a goals-of-care video to supplement a verbal description can improve end-of-life decision making for patients with cancer...
  21. pmc The influence of nursing home culture on the use of feeding tubes
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, Boston, MA 02129 4557, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:83-8. 2010
    ..Studies suggest that organizational features of NHs are associated with this practice, but underlying reasons for these associations are poorly understood...
  22. pmc Survival and comfort after treatment of pneumonia in advanced dementia
    Jane L Givens
    Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1102-7. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the effect of antimicrobial treatment for suspected pneumonia on survival and comfort in patients with advanced dementia...
  23. pmc Antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use among nursing home residents: findings from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:1078-92. 2010
    ..To document the extent and appropriateness of use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines among nursing home residents using a nationally representative survey...
  24. ncbi request reprint Estimating prognosis for nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, The Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02131, USA
    JAMA 291:2734-40. 2004
    ..Survival varies for patients with advanced dementia, and accurate prognostic tools have not been developed. A small proportion of patients admitted to hospice have dementia, in part because of the difficulty in predicting survival...
  25. ncbi request reprint A national study of the location of death for older persons with dementia
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:299-305. 2005
    ..To describe where older Americans with dementia die and to compare the state health system factors related to the location of dementia-related deaths with those of cancer and all other conditions in this population...
  26. ncbi request reprint Terminal care for persons with advanced dementia in the nursing home and home care settings
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:808-16. 2004
    ..Many older persons with advanced dementia receive terminal care in nursing homes, others remain in the community with home care services...
  27. ncbi request reprint The influence of outpatient comprehensive geriatric assessment on survival: a meta-analysis
    Hsu Ko Kuo
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Research and Training Institute, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 39:245-54. 2004
    ..Future researches of outpatient CGA should focus on coordinated and standardized measurement of outcomes related to functional status, institutionalization rate, and quality of life...
  28. ncbi request reprint Tube-feeding versus hand-feeding nursing home residents with advanced dementia: a cost comparison
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, Department of Medicine of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division on Aging, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:S22-9. 2004
    ..To compare the costs associated with caring for severely demented residents nursing homes with and without feeding tubes...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dying with advanced dementia in the nursing home
    Susan L Mitchell
    Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:321-6. 2004
    ..Nursing homes are important providers of end-of-life care to persons with advanced dementia...
  30. ncbi request reprint Clinical and organizational factors associated with feeding tube use among nursing home residents with advanced cognitive impairment
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Division on Aging, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    JAMA 290:73-80. 2003
    ..Empiric data and expert opinion suggest that use of feeding tubes is not beneficial for older persons with advanced dementia. Previous research has shown a 10-fold variation in this practice across the United States...
  31. ncbi request reprint Tube-feeding versus hand-feeding nursing home residents with advanced dementia: a cost comparison
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, the Department of Medicine of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Division on Aging, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 4:27-33. 2003
    ..To compare the costs associated with caring for severely demented residents nursing homes with and without feeding tubes...
  32. pmc The validity and reliability of scales for the evaluation of end-of-life care in advanced dementia
    Dan K Kiely
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:176-81. 2006
    ..81). The results of this study demonstrate that the 3 EOLD scales demonstrate "internal consistency" reliability and demonstrate convergent validity, and further establish their utility in palliative care dementia research...
  33. ncbi request reprint Nursing home characteristics associated with tube feeding in advanced cognitive impairment
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:75-9. 2003
    ..To identify nursing homes factors associated with the use of tube feeding in advanced cognitive impairment...
  34. pmc Hospice use and outcomes in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Dan K Kiely
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2284-91. 2010
    ....
  35. pmc Video decision support tool for advance care planning in dementia: randomised controlled trial
    Angelo E Volandes
    General Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    BMJ 338:b2159. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effect of a video decision support tool on the preferences for future medical care in older people if they develop advanced dementia, and the stability of those preferences after six weeks...
  36. ncbi request reprint Terminal trajectories of functional decline in the long-term care setting
    Jen Hau Chen
    Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:531-6. 2007
    ..Little is known about the terminal trajectories of functional decline among long-term care (LTC) residents dying with different diseases...
  37. pmc Using video images to improve the accuracy of surrogate decision-making: a randomized controlled trial
    Angelo E Volandes
    General Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:575-80. 2009
    ..Unfortunately, multiple studies have shown that surrogates' knowledge of patient preferences is poor. We hypothesized that a video decision tool would improve concordance between patients and their surrogates for end-of-life preferences...
  38. pmc Nurses' perspectives on feeding decisions for nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, Boston, MA 02129 4557, USA
    J Clin Nurs 19:632-8. 2010
    ..To develop a broad understanding of nursing beliefs, knowledge and roles in feeding decisions for nursing home residents with advanced dementia...
  39. doi request reprint Hospice care for patients with dementia: does volume make a difference?
    Susan C Miller
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Department of Community Health, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:283-91. 2008
    ..Further study is needed to understand the nonintuitive negative association between higher volume and lower satisfaction. This study emphasizes the need for examination of quality outcomes by profit status...
  40. doi request reprint Bereaved family members' evaluation of hospice care: what factors influence overall satisfaction with services?
    Ramona L Rhodes
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:365-71. 2008
    ..02, CI=1.92-2.13). These four key processes of care appear to significantly influence an "excellent" rating of overall satisfaction with hospice care...
  41. ncbi request reprint Financial incentives for placing feeding tubes in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Susan L Mitchell
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:129-31. 2003
  42. pmc Do financial incentives of introducing case mix reimbursement increase feeding tube use in nursing home residents?
    Joan M Teno
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Department of Community Health, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:887-90. 2008
    ..To determine whether adoption of Medicaid case mix reimbursement is associated with greater prevalence of feeding tube use in nursing home (NH) residents...
  43. pmc Satisfaction with end-of-life care for nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Sharon E Engel
    School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1567-72. 2006
    ..To identify factors associated with satisfaction with care for healthcare proxies (HCPs) of nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prediction of 6-month mortality in nursing home residents with advanced dementia: validity of a risk score
    Jenny T van der Steen
    Department of Nursing Home Medicine, EMGO Institute of the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:464-8. 2007
    ..We aim to validate a risk score that uses Minimum Data Set (MDS) to estimate 6-month mortality for nursing home residents with advanced dementia...
  45. ncbi request reprint Oral cobalamin remains medicine's best kept secret
    Ian D Graham
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Room 2 008, Administrative Services Building, 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ont, Canada K1Y 4E9
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 44:49-59. 2007
    ..Strategies to promote the use of oral cobalamin should be directed at educating physicians of its efficacy and providing them with prescribing information on where it can be purchased...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cholecystoenterostomy for treatment of extrahepatic biliary tract obstruction in cats: 22 cases (1994-2003)
    Nicole J Buote
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, MA 01536, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 228:1376-82. 2006
    ..To identify factors associated with outcome in cats with extrahepatic biliary tract obstruction (EHBTO) that undergo biliary diversion surgery...
  47. ncbi request reprint Extensive small bowel resection in dogs and cats: 20 cases (1998-2004)
    Stephanie C Gorman
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, MA 01536, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 228:403-7. 2006
    ..To determine outcome in dogs and cats that underwent extensive (ie, > 50%) resection of the small intestine and identify factors associated with outcome...
  48. ncbi request reprint Liver lobe torsion in dogs: 13 cases (1995-2004)
    Susanna G Hinkle Schwartz
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, MA 01536, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 228:242-7. 2006
    ..To determine history, results of diagnostic testing, surgical findings, complications, and outcome for dogs with liver lobe torsion (LLT)...

Research Grants2

  1. Determinants, Decision-Making and Outcomes of Antibiotic Use in Advanced Dementia
    SUSAN L contact MITCHELL; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  2. Determinants, Decision-Making and Outcomes of Antibiotic Use in Advanced Dementia
    SUSAN L contact MITCHELL; Fiscal Year: 2010
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