Greg A Sachs

Summary

Affiliation: Indiana University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Cognitive impairment: an independent predictor of excess mortality: a cohort study
    Greg A Sachs
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:300-8. 2011
  2. pmc Caregiver perspectives on cancer screening for persons with dementia: "why put them through it?"
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1309-14. 2013
  3. pmc Communicating with clinicians: the experiences of surrogate decision-makers for hospitalized older adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1401-7. 2012
  4. pmc Scope and outcomes of surrogate decision making among hospitalized older adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis2Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, Indiana3Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University, Indianapolis4Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University Hea
    JAMA Intern Med 174:370-7. 2014
  5. pmc Hospice use among nursing home patients
    Kathleen Tschantz Unroe
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:254-9. 2013
  6. pmc A conceptual model of the role of communication in surrogate decision making for hospitalized adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 87:54-61. 2012
  7. pmc Hospice use among nursing home and non-nursing home patients
    Kathleen T Unroe
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, 410 West 10th Street, Suite 2000, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 30:193-8. 2015
  8. pmc Older adults and forgoing cancer screening: "I think it would be strange"
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:526-31. 2013
  9. pmc Caregiver and noncaregiver attitudes toward dementia screening
    Malaz A Boustani
    Center for Aging Research, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:681-6. 2011
  10. pmc Timing of do-not-resuscitate orders for hospitalized older adults who require a surrogate decision-maker
    Alexia M Torke
    Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1326-31. 2011

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. doi request reprint Cognitive impairment: an independent predictor of excess mortality: a cohort study
    Greg A Sachs
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:300-8. 2011
    ..Dementia is a leading cause of death among older adults, but less is known about the mortality risk associated with milder forms of cognitive impairment...
  2. pmc Caregiver perspectives on cancer screening for persons with dementia: "why put them through it?"
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1309-14. 2013
    ..To describe the perspectives of family caregivers toward stopping cancer screening tests for their relatives with dementia and identify opportunities to reduce harmful or unnecessary screening...
  3. pmc Communicating with clinicians: the experiences of surrogate decision-makers for hospitalized older adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1401-7. 2012
    ..To describe communication experiences of surrogates who had recently made a major medical decision for a hospitalized older adult...
  4. pmc Scope and outcomes of surrogate decision making among hospitalized older adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis2Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, Indiana3Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University, Indianapolis4Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University Hea
    JAMA Intern Med 174:370-7. 2014
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  5. pmc Hospice use among nursing home patients
    Kathleen Tschantz Unroe
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:254-9. 2013
    ..Among hospice patients who lived in nursing homes, we sought to: (1) report trends in hospice use over time, (2) describe factors associated with very long hospice stays (>6 months), and (3) describe hospice utilization patterns...
  6. pmc A conceptual model of the role of communication in surrogate decision making for hospitalized adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 87:54-61. 2012
    ..To build a conceptual model of the role of communication in decision making, based on literature from medicine, communication studies and medical ethics...
  7. pmc Hospice use among nursing home and non-nursing home patients
    Kathleen T Unroe
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, 410 West 10th Street, Suite 2000, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 30:193-8. 2015
    ..A better understanding of hospice in all care settings, especially how patients move across settings, is needed to inform debates about appropriateness of use and potential policy reform...
  8. pmc Older adults and forgoing cancer screening: "I think it would be strange"
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:526-31. 2013
    ..Information on older adults' views of screening cessation would be helpful both for clinicians and for those designing interventions to reduce overscreening...
  9. pmc Caregiver and noncaregiver attitudes toward dementia screening
    Malaz A Boustani
    Center for Aging Research, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:681-6. 2011
    ..To compare attitudes toward dementia screening of older adults with and without an experience of dementia caregiving...
  10. pmc Timing of do-not-resuscitate orders for hospitalized older adults who require a surrogate decision-maker
    Alexia M Torke
    Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1326-31. 2011
    ..To examine the frequency of surrogate decisions for in-hospital do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and the timing of DNR order entry for surrogate decisions...
  11. doi request reprint Wishard Volunteer Advocates Program: an intervention for at-risk, incapacitated, unbefriended adults
    Robin Bandy
    Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, Indiana Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:2171-9. 2014
    ..The volunteer advocate model provides an efficient and quality mechanism for providing unbefriended individuals with surrogates...
  12. doi request reprint The Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, andImproving Symptoms:Transforming Institutional Care approach: preliminary data from the implementation of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nursing facility demonstration project
    Kathleen T Unroe
    Center for Aging Research, Indiana University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana School of Medicine, Indiana University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, Indiana Research in Palliative and End of Life Communication and Training Signature Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
    J Am Geriatr Soc 63:165-9. 2015
    ..The success of the overall initiative will be measured primarily according to reduction in avoidable hospitalizations of long-stay nursing facility residents. ..
  13. pmc Implementing innovative models of dementia care: The Healthy Aging Brain Center
    Malaz A Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:13-22. 2011
    ..Recent randomized controlled trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of the collaborative dementia care model targeting both the patients suffering from dementia and their informal caregivers...
  14. pmc Palliative care for patients with dementia: a national survey
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2114-21. 2010
    ..To determine the extent to which hospice and nonhospice palliative care (PC) programs provide services to patients with dementia and to describe barriers and facilitators to providing nonhospice PC...
  15. pmc Integrating care for older adults with cognitive impairment
    Christopher M Callahan
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, HITS Building Suite 2000, 410 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 3012, USA
    Curr Alzheimer Res 6:368-74. 2009
    ..This requires investments in the design and testing of an improved infrastructure for care that matches our national investment in the search for cure...