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Melissa Wolcott Wachterman, M.D.


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  1. Wachterman MW, Sommers BD. Dying Poor in the US-Disparities in End-of-Life Care. JAMA. 2021 Feb 02; 325(5):423-424. PMID: 33528526.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. O'Hare AM, Butler CR, Taylor JS, Wong SPY, Vig EK, Laundry RS, Wachterman MW, Hebert PL, Liu CF, Rios-Burrows N, Richards CA. Thematic Analysis of Hospice Mentions in the Health Records of Veterans with Advanced Kidney Disease. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 11; 31(11):2667-2677. PMID: 32764141.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Burns RB, Waikar SS, Wachterman MW, Kanjee Z. Management Options for an Older Adult With Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease and Dementia: Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Ann Intern Med. 2020 08 04; 173(3):217-225. PMID: 32745449.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Rolnick JA, Ersek M, Wachterman MW, Halpern SD. The Quality of End-of-Life Care among ICU versus Ward Decedents. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 04 01; 201(7):832-839. PMID: 31940238.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Yefimova M, Aslakson RA, Yang L, Garcia A, Boothroyd D, Gale RC, Giannitrapani K, Morris AM, Johanning JM, Shreve S, Wachterman MW, Lorenz KA. Palliative Care and End-of-Life Outcomes Following High-risk Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2020 02 01; 155(2):138-146. PMID: 31895424.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Carpenter JG, Ersek M, Nelson F, Kinder D, Wachterman M, Smith D, Murray A, Garrido MM. A National Study of End-of-Life Care among Older Veterans with Hearing and Vision Loss. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 04; 68(4):817-825. PMID: 31886557.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Wachterman MW, Leveille T, Keating NL, Simon SR, Waikar SS, Bokhour B. Nephrologists' emotional burden regarding decision-making about dialysis initiation in older adults: a qualitative study. BMC Nephrol. 2019 10 24; 20(1):385. PMID: 31651262.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Richards CA, Hebert PL, Liu CF, Ersek M, Wachterman MW, Taylor LL, Reinke LF, O'Hare AM. Association of Family Ratings of Quality of End-of-Life Care With Stopping Dialysis Treatment and Receipt of Hospice Services. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 10 02; 2(10):e1913115. PMID: 31603487.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Richards CA, Liu CF, Hebert PL, Ersek M, Wachterman MW, Reinke LF, Taylor LL, O'Hare AM. Family Perceptions of Quality of End-of-Life Care for Veterans with Advanced CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 09 06; 14(9):1324-1335. PMID: 31466952.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Wachterman MW, O'Hare AM, Rahman OK, Lorenz KA, Marcantonio ER, Alicante GK, Kelley AS. One-Year Mortality After Dialysis Initiation Among Older Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 07 01; 179(7):987-990. PMID: 31009039.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. O'Hare AM, Hailpern SM, Wachterman M, Kreuter W, Katz R, Hall YN, Montez-Rath M, Tamura MK, Daratha KB. Hospice Use And End-Of-Life Spending Trajectories In Medicare Beneficiaries On Hemodialysis. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 06; 37(6):980-987. PMID: 29863925.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Wachterman MW, Hailpern SM, Keating NL, Kurella Tamura M, O'Hare AM. Association Between Hospice Length of Stay, Health Care Utilization, and Medicare Costs at the End of Life Among Patients Who Received Maintenance Hemodialysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 06 01; 178(6):792-799. PMID: 29710217.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Wachterman MW, Lipsitz SR, Lorenz KA, Marcantonio ER, Li Z, Keating NL. End-of-Life Experience of Older Adults Dying of End-Stage Renal Disease: A Comparison With Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 12; 54(6):789-797. PMID: 28843455.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Wachterman MW, Pilver C, Smith D, Ersek M, Lipsitz SR, Keating NL. Quality of End-of-Life Care Provided to Patients With Different Serious Illnesses. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 08 01; 176(8):1095-102. PMID: 27367547.
    Citations: 73     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Wachterman MW, McCarthy EP, Marcantonio ER, Ersek M. Mistrust, misperceptions, and miscommunication: a qualitative study of preferences about kidney transplantation among African Americans. Transplant Proc. 2015 Mar; 47(2):240-6. PMID: 25769556.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Scheffey C, Kestenbaum MG, Wachterman MW, Connor SR, Fine PG, Davis MS, Muir JC. Clinic-based outpatient palliative care before hospice is associated with longer hospice length of service. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Oct; 48(4):532-9. PMID: 24680626.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Wachterman MW, Lipsitz SR, Simon SR, Lorenz KA, Keating NL. Patterns of hospice care among military veterans and non-veterans. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Jul; 48(1):36-44. PMID: 24275325.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Wachterman MW, Marcantonio ER, Davis RB, Cohen RA, Waikar SS, Phillips RS, McCarthy EP. Relationship between the prognostic expectations of seriously ill patients undergoing hemodialysis and their nephrologists. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 08; 173(13):1206-14. PMID: 23712681.
    Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Wachterman MW, Marcantonio ER, Davis RB, McCarthy EP. Association of hospice agency profit status with patient diagnosis, location of care, and length of stay. JAMA. 2011 Feb 02; 305(5):472-9. PMID: 21285424.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Wachterman M, Kiely DK, Mitchell SL. Reporting dementia on the death certificates of nursing home residents dying with end-stage dementia. JAMA. 2008 Dec 10; 300(22):2608-10. PMID: 19066379.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Wachterman MW, Sommers BD. The impact of gender and marital status on end-of-life care: evidence from the National Mortality Follow-Back Survey. J Palliat Med. 2006 Apr; 9(2):343-52. PMID: 16629564.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Blumenthal D, Weissman JS, Wachterman M, Weil E, Stafford RS, Perrin JM, Ferris TG, Kuhlthau K, Kaushal R, Iezzoni LI. The who, what, and why of risk adjustment: a technology on the cusp of adoption. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2005 Jun; 30(3):453-73. PMID: 16089112.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  23. Weissman JS, Wachterman M, Blumenthal D. When methods meet politics: how risk adjustment became part of Medicare managed care. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2005 Jun; 30(3):475-504. PMID: 16089113.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  24. Weil E, Wachterman M, McCarthy EP, Davis RB, O'Day B, Iezzoni LI, Wee CC. Obesity among adults with disabling conditions. JAMA. 2002 Sep 11; 288(10):1265-8. PMID: 12215134.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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