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Melissa D. Aldridge
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Health careEnd-of-life carePopulationFamily medicineMedicine
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#1Maggie Rogers (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 2
#2Diane E. Meier (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 59
Last. Melissa D. Aldridge (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 9
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Background: Over the past two decades, the number of hospitals with palliative care has increased significantly. Objective: This study analyzes the availability of palliative care in U.S. hospitals...
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#1Katherine Ornstein (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 18
#2Melissa D. Aldridge (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 9
Last. Lau Caspar Thygesen (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 22
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Bereavement is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, but few studies have examined the specific timing of depression onset. This study examines the risk of developing new-onset depression in adult children and partners by month, 1 year before and after death. Using population-based registers in Denmark, we assembled a cohort of 236,000 individuals who died a natural death (2010–2016). Partners and adult children of the deceased were identified and demographic and prescription data w...
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#1Romy Van Rickstal (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
#2Aline De Vleminck (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 7
Last. Lieve Van den Block (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 29
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Abstract Objectives Advance care planning in young-onset dementia largely remains a blind spot within current literature. This study aimed to explore the engagement in and the conceptualization of advance care planning from the perspective of family caregivers of persons with young-onset dementia and to identify potential similarities and differences in this area between American and Belgian persons with young-onset dementia and their family caregivers. Design An exploratory qualitative study. S...
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#1Katherine Ornstein (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 18
#2Christine A. Mair (UMBC: University of Maryland, Baltimore County)H-Index: 11
Last. Lau Caspar Thygesen (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 22
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#1Romy Van Rickstal (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
#2Aline De Vleminck (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 7
Last. Lieve Van den Block (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 29
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Background:The significance of advance care planning in dementia is widely acknowledged. Despite the suggestion that younger people with dementia and their family might have distinct needs and pref...
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#1Nan Tracy Zheng (RTP: Research Triangle Park)H-Index: 9
#2Dana B. Mukamel (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 45
Last. Melissa D. Aldridge (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Context The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospice Quality–Reporting Program introduced the requirement that hospices nationwide begin collecting and submitting standardized patient-level quality data on July 1, 2014. Objectives This study examined whether this requirement has increased hospice total costs, general costs, and visiting services costs. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the 2012 and 2014 Medicare hospice cost reports linked to hospice c...
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#1Anna E Bone ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 8
#2Catherine Evans ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 18
Last. Irene J. Higginson BMedSci Bm Bs Ffphm Frcp ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 81
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#1Laura P. GelfmanH-Index: 8
#2Yolanda Barrón (Visiting Nurse Service of New York)H-Index: 5
Last. Nathan E. GoldsteinH-Index: 22
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Abstract Objectives This study sought to: 1) identify the predictors of hospice enrollment for patients with heart failure (HF); and 2) determine the impact of hospice enrollment on health care use. Background Patients with HF rarely enroll in hospice. Little is known about how hospice affects this group’s health care use. Methods Using a propensity score–matched sample of Medicare decedents with ≥2 HF discharges within 6 months, an Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessment, and ...
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