Melissa Carlson

Summary

Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Strategies and innovative models for delivering palliative care in nursing homes
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:91-8. 2011
  2. pmc A national study of chaplaincy services and end-of-life outcomes
    Kevin J Flannelly
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 N, Lake Shore Drive, Suite 601, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    BMC Palliat Care 11:10. 2012
  3. pmc Hospices' enrollment policies may contribute to underuse of hospice care in the United States
    Melissa D Aldridge Carlson
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2690-8. 2012
  4. pmc Quality of palliative care at US hospices: results of a national survey
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Med Care 49:803-9. 2011
  5. pmc Geographic access to hospice in the United States
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:1331-8. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Improving access to hospice care: informing the debate
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:438-43. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Regulating palliative care: the case of hospice
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:107-16. 2008
  8. pmc Impact of hospice disenrollment on health care use and medicare expenditures for patients with cancer
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Pl, Box 1070, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:4371-5. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Raising the standard: palliative care in nursing homes
    Diane E Meier
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:136-40. 2010
  10. pmc Hospice characteristics and the disenrollment of patients with cancer
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:2004-21. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Understanding Access to Hospice Care
    Melissa Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Understanding Access to Hospice Care
    Melissa Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Understanding Access to Hospice Care
    Melissa Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2010

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Strategies and innovative models for delivering palliative care in nursing homes
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:91-8. 2011
    ..We conclude with specific policy proposals to expedite the integration of palliative care into the nursing home setting...
  2. pmc A national study of chaplaincy services and end-of-life outcomes
    Kevin J Flannelly
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 N, Lake Shore Drive, Suite 601, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    BMC Palliat Care 11:10. 2012
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  3. pmc Hospices' enrollment policies may contribute to underuse of hospice care in the United States
    Melissa D Aldridge Carlson
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2690-8. 2012
    ..Policy changes that should be considered include increasing the Medicare hospice per diem rate for patients with complex needs, which could enable more hospices to expand enrollment...
  4. pmc Quality of palliative care at US hospices: results of a national survey
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Med Care 49:803-9. 2011
    ..This study reports the first national data regarding hospices' self-reported implementation of the NQF preferred practices and identifies hospice characteristics associated with more comprehensive implementation...
  5. pmc Geographic access to hospice in the United States
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:1331-8. 2010
    ..We estimated the proportion of the population living in communities within 30 and 60 minutes driving time of a hospice...
  6. doi request reprint Improving access to hospice care: informing the debate
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:438-43. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Regulating palliative care: the case of hospice
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:107-16. 2008
    ..It provides valuable insights regarding the potential role of regulation in standardizing the quality of palliative care across the increasingly diverse palliative care programs developing outside of hospice...
  8. pmc Impact of hospice disenrollment on health care use and medicare expenditures for patients with cancer
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Pl, Box 1070, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:4371-5. 2010
    ..However, 11% to 15% of hospice users disenroll from hospice, and little is known about their health care use and Medicare expenditures...
  9. doi request reprint Raising the standard: palliative care in nursing homes
    Diane E Meier
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:136-40. 2010
    ..Indeed, we would argue that the growing acceptance of the culture-change movement centered on elder-directed goals in nursing homes is promising evidence of the goodness-of-fit of palliative care principles in the long-term care setting...
  10. pmc Hospice characteristics and the disenrollment of patients with cancer
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:2004-21. 2009
    ..To characterize the types of hospices with higher rates of patient disenrollment from the Medicare Hospice Benefit and the markets in which these hospices operate...
  11. pmc Hospice care: what services do patients and their families receive?
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1070, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1672-90. 2007
    ....
  12. pmc Brief communication: Management of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in hospice: A nationwide survey
    Nathan Goldstein
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:296-9. 2010
    ..Communication about the deactivation of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in patients near the end of life is rare...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evaluating palliative care programs: let's do it right
    Melissa D A Carlson
    J Palliat Med 10:17-8. 2007
  14. ncbi request reprint Length of hospice enrollment and subsequent depression in family caregivers: 13-month follow-up study
    Alison E Kris
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:264-9. 2006
    ..The authors examine the association between patient length of hospice enrollment and major depressive disorder (MDD) among the surviving primary family caregivers 13 months after the patient's death...
  15. ncbi request reprint Depression among surviving caregivers: does length of hospice enrollment matter?
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2257-62. 2004
    ..This is the first study the authors know of that examines the association between hospice enrollment length and subsequent major depressive disorder among surviving caregivers...
  16. ncbi request reprint Ownership status and patterns of care in hospice: results from the National Home and Hospice Care Survey
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Med Care 42:432-8. 2004
    ..Despite this growth, the impact of ownership on hospice care is largely unknown. We sought to assess differences in the provision of services to patients of for-profit and nonprofit hospices...

Research Grants4

  1. Understanding Access to Hospice Care
    Melissa Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This information is critical for understanding disparities in use of hospice and for informing policies to increase the availability of hospice to patients with terminal illness and their families. ..
  2. Understanding Access to Hospice Care
    Melissa Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..e., inpatient care for patients unable to remain at home).51 More than 95% of hospice care reimbursed by Medicare is for routine home care.35 ..
  3. Understanding Access to Hospice Care
    Melissa Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..e., inpatient care for patients unable to remain at home).51 More than 95% of hospice care reimbursed by Medicare is for routine home care.35 ..