Kenneth Covinsky

Professor in Residence
Medicine
+1 415 221-4810 ext. 4363

Dr. Covinsky is a clinician-researcher in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics. His work focuses on understanding the determinants and outcomes of disability in older persons. He holds the Edmund G. Brown, Sr Distinguished Professorship in Geriatrics and is Principal Investigator of the UCSF Older Americans Independence Center.

Dr. Covinsky completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois and medical school at UCSF. He completed his internal medical training on the Osler Medical Service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital, and an MPH degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Covinsky was recruited back to UCSF in 1988 to lead the research program of the UCSF Geriatrics Division. He has led a nationally recognized research program that has advanced our understanding of the determinants and outcomes of disability in older persons. He has conducted pioneering work that has defined the hospitalization disability syndrome by demonstrating how hospitalization frequently precipitates disability in older persons. He is also a national leader in the science of prognostication in older persons. His work has proven that functional status is a vital determinant of health outcomes and quality of life in older persons.

Dr. Covinsky is passionate about mentoring trainees who are committed to improving the health and well being of older persons. He has received local and national awards for research mentorship including the Bay Area Clinical Research Mentor of the Year Award and the SGIM Midcareer Research Mentoring Award. Several of his mentees, including Louise Walter, Mike Steinman, Sei Lee, and Alex Smith are now local and national leaders in aging research.

Dr. Covinsky is Principal Investigator of the UCSF Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC), a National Institute on Aging Funded Pepper Center. The UCSF OAIC supports UCSF researchers who are working to improve the health outcomes and quality of life of older persons.

Dr. Covinsky attends on the Medical Service and Acute Care For Elders Unit and cares for patients in the Geriatrics clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He is an Associate Editor at JAMA-Internal Medicine and has served as chair of the Clinical Aging Study section at the National Institute on Aging.

Publications: 

Perioperative Gabapentin Does Not Reduce Postoperative Delirium in Older Surgical Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Anesthesiology

Leung JM, Sands LP, Chen N, Ames C, Berven S, Bozic K, Burch S, Chou D, Covinsky K, Deviren V, Kinjo S, Kramer JH, Ries M, Tay B, Vail T, Weinstein P, Chang S, Meckler G, Newman S, Tsai T, Voss V, Youngblom E

Characteristics of Older Adults in Primary Care Who May Benefit from Primary Palliative Care in the United States.

Journal of pain and symptom management

Dudley N, Ritchie CS, Wallhagen MI, Covinsky KE, Cooper BA, Patel K, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Chapman SA

Geriatrics Literature 2016 Year in Review.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Willham K, Covinsky K, Widera E

Remote Traumatic Brain Injury Is Associated with Motor Dysfunction in Older Military Veterans.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Gardner RC, Peltz CB, Kenney K, Covinsky KE, Diaz-Arrastia R, Yaffe K

Prospective Identification of Patients at Risk for Unwarranted Variation in Treatment.

Journal of palliative medicine

Kelley AS, Bollens-Lund E, Covinsky KE, Skinner JS, Morrison RS

Association Between Persistent Pain and Memory Decline and Dementia in a Longitudinal Cohort of Elders.

JAMA internal medicine

Whitlock EL, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Glymour MM, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE, Smith AK

Development of a Novel Frailty Index to Predict Mortality in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease.

Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.)

Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Boscardin WJ, Segev DL, Roberts JP, Feng S

Functional Impairment: An Unmeasured Marker of Medicare Costs for Postacute Care of Older Adults.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Greysen SR, Stijacic Cenzer I, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE

Family Caregivers of Older Adults, 1999-2015: Trends in Characteristics, Circumstances, and Role-Related Appraisal.

The Gerontologist

Wolff JL, Mulcahy J, Huang J, Roth DL, Covinsky K, Kasper JD

Difficulty Managing Medications and Finances in Older Adults: A 10-year Cohort Study.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Bleijenberg N, Smith AK, Lee SJ, Cenzer IS, Boscardin JW, Covinsky KE

Disability in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease: Results from the Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation (FrAILT) Study.

Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society

Samoylova ML, Covinsky KE, Haftek M, Kuo S, Roberts JP, Lai JC

Who Take Naps? Self-Reported and Objectively Measured Napping in Very Old Women.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Leng Y, Stone K, Ancoli-Israel S, Covinsky K, Yaffe K

Frailty and reduced physical function go hand in hand in adults with rheumatoid arthritis: a US observational cohort study.

Clinical rheumatology

Andrews JS, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Hough CL, Covinsky KE, Katz PP

Rates of Recovery to Pre-Fracture Function in Older Persons with Hip Fracture: an Observational Study.

Journal of general internal medicine

Tang VL, Sudore R, Cenzer IS, Boscardin WJ, Smith A, Ritchie C, Wallhagen M, Finlayson E, Petrillo L, Covinsky K

Frailty and Surgical Decision Making.

Annals of internal medicine

Tang VL, Covinsky K

High Levels of Geriatric Palliative Care Needs in Hip Fracture Patients Before the Hip Fracture.

Journal of pain and symptom management

Ritchie CS, Kelley AS, Stijacic Cenzer I, Smith AK, Wallhagen ML, Covinsky KE

Anticoagulation in the Very Old.

JAMA internal medicine

Parks AL, Covinsky KE

Skin Cancer in U.S. Elderly Adults: Does Life Expectancy Play a Role in Treatment Decisions?

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Linos E, Chren MM, Stijacic Cenzer I, Covinsky KE

The Clinical Impact of Medical Journals.

Annals of internal medicine

Cain KD, Sehgal BR, Covinsky KE, Kaelber DC, Sehgal AR

One-Year Mortality After Hip Fracture: Development and Validation of a Prognostic Index.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Cenzer IS, Tang V, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK, Ritchie C, Wallhagen MI, Espaldon R, Covinsky KE

Response to clinical assessments of health status as a potential marker to identify patients who are too sick to undergo transplantation.

Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver

Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Lizaola B, Dodge J, Roberts JP, Terrault NA, Feng S

Identifying Older Adults with Serious Illness: A Critical Step toward Improving the Value of Health Care.

Health services research

Kelley AS, Covinsky KE, Gorges RJ, McKendrick K, Bollens-Lund E, Morrison RS, Ritchie CS

An Intervention to Reduce Use of Low-Value Imaging Tests.

JAMA internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Redberg RF

Risks Associated With Catheters.

JAMA internal medicine

Covinsky KE

Functional impairment in older liver transplantation candidates: From the functional assessment in liver transplantation study.

Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society

Wang CW, Covinsky KE, Feng S, Hayssen H, Segev DL, Lai JC

Physical Function and Hospital Readmissions-Reply.

JAMA internal medicine

Greysen SR, Covinsky KE

Increase in Disability Prevalence Before Hip Fracture.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Smith AK, Cenzer IS, John Boscardin W, Ritchie CS, Wallhagen ML, Covinsky KE

Pain in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia: Results from the National Health and Aging Trends Study.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Hunt LJ, Covinsky KE, Yaffe K, Stephens CE, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK

Epidemiology of the Homebound Population in the United States.

JAMA internal medicine

Ornstein KA, Leff B, Covinsky KE, Ritchie CS, Federman AD, Roberts L, Kelley AS, Siu AL, Szanton SL

Chronic care management for Medicare patients--reply.

JAMA

Bautista CA, Covinsky K, Aronson L

Geriatric Syndromes in Older HIV-Infected Adults.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Greene M, Covinsky KE, Valcour V, Miao Y, Madamba J, Lampiris H, Cenzer IS, Martin J, Deeks SG

Functional outcomes after lower extremity revascularization in nursing home residents: a national cohort study.

JAMA internal medicine

Oresanya L, Zhao S, Gan S, Fries BE, Goodney PP, Covinsky KE, Conte MS, Finlayson E

Functional impairment and hospital readmission in Medicare seniors.

JAMA internal medicine

Greysen SR, Stijacic Cenzer I, Auerbach AD, Covinsky KE

Unmet Need for ADL Assistance Is Associated With Mortality Among Older Adults With Mild Disability.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

He S, Craig BA, Xu H, Covinsky KE, Stallard E, Thomas J, Hass Z, Sands LP

Clinician assessments of health status predict mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation.

Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver

Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Lizaola B, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Terrault NA, Feng S

The relationship of physical performance with HIV disease and mortality.

AIDS (London, England)

Greene M, Covinsky K, Astemborski J, Piggott DA, Brown T, Leng S, Galai N, Mehta SH, Guralnik J, Patel KV, Kirk GD

Living alone, socially isolated or lonely--what are we measuring?

Journal of general internal medicine

Perissinotto CM, Covinsky KE

The octogenarian donor: can the liver be "younger than stated age"?

American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Lai JC, Covinsky K, Feng S

Functional impairment and Internet use among older adults: implications for meaningful use of patient portals.

JAMA internal medicine

Greysen SR, Chin Garcia C, Sudore RL, Cenzer IS, Covinsky KE

Frailty predicts waitlist mortality in liver transplant candidates.

American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Lai JC, Feng S, Terrault NA, Lizaola B, Hayssen H, Covinsky K

Making general internal medicine research relevant to the older patient with multiple chronic comorbidities.

Journal of general internal medicine

Lindquist LA, Covinsky K, Langa KM, Petty BG, Williams BC, Kutner JS

Determinants of perceived emotional recovery and perceived change in health after a disaster.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Moody SY, Newsom EM, Covinsky KE

Multimorbidity, guidelines, and clinical inertia.

JAMA internal medicine

Covinsky KE

Chronicity of posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of disability in older persons.

JAMA psychiatry

Byers AL, Covinsky KE, Neylan TC, Yaffe K

Delirium severity in the hospitalized patient: time to pay attention.

Annals of internal medicine

Eubank KJ, Covinsky KE

Leveraging the health and retirement study to advance palliative care research.

Journal of palliative medicine

Kelley AS, Langa KM, Smith AK, Cagle J, Ornstein K, Silveira MJ, Nicholas L, Covinsky KE, Ritchie CS

Interpreting treatment effects from clinical trials in the context of real-world risk information: end-stage renal disease prevention in older adults.

JAMA internal medicine

O'Hare AM, Hotchkiss JR, Kurella Tamura M, Larson EB, Hemmelgarn BR, Batten A, Do TP, Covinsky KE

Palliative care?=?hope.

JAMA internal medicine

Covinsky KE

Using the GO-FAR score.

JAMA internal medicine

Covinsky KE

Long-term cumulative depressive symptom burden and risk of cognitive decline and dementia among very old women.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Vittinghoff E, Byers A, Covinsky K, Blazer D, Diem S, Ensrud KE, Yaffe K

Disability during the last two years of life.

JAMA internal medicine

Smith AK, Walter LC, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE

The problem of overuse.

JAMA internal medicine

Covinsky KE

Does social isolation predict hospitalization and mortality among HIV+ and uninfected older veterans?

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Greysen SR, Horwitz LI, Covinsky KE, Gordon K, Ohl ME, Justice AC

Dysphoria and anhedonia as risk factors for disability or death in older persons: implications for the assessment of geriatric depression.

The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Covinsky KE, Cenzer IS, Yaffe K, O'Brien S, Blazer DG

Pain as a risk factor for disability or death.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Andrews JS, Cenzer IS, Yelin E, Covinsky KE

Predicting 10-year mortality for older adults.

JAMA

Cruz M, Covinsky K, Widera EW, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Lee SJ

Walking speed is a useful marker of frailty in older persons--reply.

JAMA internal medicine

Odden MC, Peralta CA, Covinsky KE

Health status in elderly persons living alone--reply.

JAMA internal medicine

Perissinotto C, Covinsky KE

Debating effect sizes.

JAMA internal medicine

Covinsky KE

Use of the Medicare posthospitalization skilled nursing benefit in the last 6 months of life.

Archives of internal medicine

Aragon K, Covinsky K, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Flint L, Smith AK

Twenty-year depressive trajectories among older women.

Archives of general psychiatry

Byers AL, Vittinghoff E, Lui LY, Hoang T, Blazer DG, Covinsky KE, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Hillier TA, Fredman L, Yaffe K

Advancing Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, treatment, and care: recommendations from the Ware Invitational Summit.

Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Naylor MD, Karlawish JH, Arnold SE, Khachaturian AS, Khachaturian ZS, Lee VM, Baumgart M, Banerjee S, Beck C, Blennow K, Brookmeyer R, Brunden KR, Buckwalter KC, Comer M, Covinsky K, Feinberg LF, Frisoni G, Green C, Guimaraes RM, Gwyther LP, Hefti FF, Hutton M, Kawas C, Kent DM, Kuller L, Langa KM, Mahley RW, Maslow K, Masters CL, Meier DE, Neumann PJ, Paul SM, Petersen RC, Sager MA, Sano M, Schenk D, Soares H, Sperling RA, Stahl SM, van Deerlin V, Stern Y, Weir D, Wolk DA, Trojanowski JQ

Rethinking the association of high blood pressure with mortality in elderly adults: the impact of frailty.

Archives of internal medicine

Odden MC, Peralta CA, Haan MN, Covinsky KE

Hospital readmission among older adults who return home with unmet need for ADL disability.

The Gerontologist

Depalma G, Xu H, Covinsky KE, Craig BA, Stallard E, Thomas J, Sands LP

Dysthymia and depression increase risk of dementia and mortality among older veterans.

The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Byers AL, Covinsky KE, Barnes DE, Yaffe K

Loneliness in older persons: a predictor of functional decline and death.

Archives of internal medicine

Perissinotto CM, Stijacic Cenzer I, Covinsky KE

Objectively measured sleep quality and nursing home placement in older women.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Spira AP, Covinsky K, Rebok GW, Stone KL, Redline S, Yaffe K

Half of older Americans seen in emergency department in last month of life; most admitted to hospital, and many die there.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Smith AK, McCarthy E, Weber E, Cenzer IS, Boscardin J, Fisher J, Covinsky K

Poor sleep quality and functional decline in older women.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Spira AP, Covinsky K, Rebok GW, Punjabi NM, Stone KL, Hillier TA, Ensrud KE, Yaffe K

Insufficient help for activity of daily living disabilities and risk of all-cause hospitalization.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Xu H, Covinsky KE, Stallard E, Thomas J, Sands LP

The association of blood pressure and mortality differs by self-reported walking speed in older Latinos.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Odden MC, Covinsky KE, Neuhaus JM, Mayeda ER, Peralta CA, Haan MN

Subjective social status and functional decline in older adults.

Journal of general internal medicine

Chen B, Covinsky KE, Stijacic Cenzer I, Adler N, Williams BA

Beyond the prescription: medication monitoring and adverse drug events in older adults.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Steinman MA, Handler SM, Gurwitz JH, Schiff GD, Covinsky KE

Respecting elders by respecting their paid caregivers.

Journal of general internal medicine

Sudore RL, Covinsky KE

Conducting high-value secondary dataset analysis: an introductory guide and resources.

Journal of general internal medicine

Smith AK, Ayanian JZ, Covinsky KE, Landon BE, McCarthy EP, Wee CC, Steinman MA

Prediction modeling to assess the prognostic significance of a biomarker panel.

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN

O'Hare AM, Covinsky KE

The epidemiology of pain during the last 2 years of life.

Annals of internal medicine

Smith AK, Cenzer IS, Knight SJ, Puntillo KA, Widera E, Williams BA, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE

Length of stay for older adults residing in nursing homes at the end of life.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Kelly A, Conell-Price J, Covinsky K, Cenzer IS, Chang A, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK

Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of dementia among US veterans.

Archives of general psychiatry

Yaffe K, Vittinghoff E, Lindquist K, Barnes D, Covinsky KE, Neylan T, Kluse M, Marmar C

High occurrence of mood and anxiety disorders among older adults: The National Comorbidity Survey Replication.

Archives of general psychiatry

Byers AL, Yaffe K, Covinsky KE, Friedman MB, Bruce ML

Commentary on "Developing a national strategy to prevent dementia: Leon Thal Symposium 2009." Dementia risk indices: A framework for identifying individuals with a high dementia risk.

Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Barnes DE, Covinsky KE, Whitmer RA, Kuller LH, Lopez OL, Yaffe K

Depressive symptoms in middle age and the development of later-life functional limitations: the long-term effect of depressive symptoms.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Yaffe K, Lindquist K, Cherkasova E, Yelin E, Blazer DG

Adult day health center participation and health-related quality of life.

The Gerontologist

Schmitt EM, Sands LP, Weiss S, Dowling G, Covinsky K

Spouse-rated vs self-rated health as predictors of mortality.

Archives of internal medicine

Ayalon L, Covinsky KE

Functional status of elderly adults before and after initiation of dialysis.

The New England journal of medicine

Kurella Tamura M, Covinsky KE, Chertow GM, Yaffe K, Landefeld CS, McCulloch CE

Medication prescribing practices for older prisoners in the Texas prison system.

American journal of public health

Williams BA, Baillargeon JG, Lindquist K, Walter LC, Covinsky KE, Whitson HE, Steinman MA

Towards a combined prognostic index for survival in HIV infection: the role of 'non-HIV' biomarkers.

HIV medicine

Justice AC, McGinnis KA, Skanderson M, Chang CC, Gibert CL, Goetz MB, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Oursler KK, Brown ST, Braithwaite RS, May M, Covinsky KE, Roberts MS, Fultz SL, Bryant KJ

"Below average" self-assessed school performance and Alzheimer's disease in the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study.

Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Mehta KM, Stewart AL, Langa KM, Yaffe K, Moody-Ayers S, Williams BA, Covinsky KE

Pain, functional limitations, and aging.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Lindquist K, Dunlop DD, Yelin E

Predicting risk of dementia in older adults: The late-life dementia risk index.

Neurology

Barnes DE, Covinsky KE, Whitmer RA, Kuller LH, Lopez OL, Yaffe K

Functional limitations, socioeconomic status, and all-cause mortality in moderate alcohol drinkers.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Lee SJ, Sudore RL, Williams BA, Lindquist K, Chen HL, Covinsky KE

Recovery of activities of daily living in older adults after hospitalization for acute medical illness.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Boyd CM, Landefeld CS, Counsell SR, Palmer RM, Fortinsky RH, Kresevic D, Burant C, Covinsky KE

Prevalence and risk factors for depressive symptoms in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Journal of general internal medicine

Schane RE, Walter LC, Dinno A, Covinsky KE, Woodruff PG

Health-related quality of life following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in post-menopausal women.

Journal of general internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Lin F, Bittner V, Hlatky MA, Knight SJ, Vittinghoff E

Chronic conditions and mortality among the oldest old.

American journal of public health

Lee SJ, Go AS, Lindquist K, Bertenthal D, Covinsky KE

Coronary bypass surgery and long-term cognitive decline.

Annals of neurology

Yaffe K, Covinsky KE

Screening mammography in older women. Effect of wealth and prognosis.

Archives of internal medicine

Williams BA, Lindquist K, Sudore RL, Covinsky KE, Walter LC

The Women's Initiative for Nonsmoking (WINS) XI: age-related differences in smoking cessation responses among women with cardiovascular disease.

The American journal of geriatric cardiology

Doolan DM, Stotts NA, Benowitz NL, Covinsky KE, Froelicher ES

Effect of arthritis in middle age on older-age functioning.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Lindquist K, Dunlop DD, Gill TM, Yelin E

Prediction of mortality in community-living frail elderly people with long-term care needs.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Carey EC, Covinsky KE, Lui LY, Eng C, Sands LP, Walter LC

Late-life mortality in older Jews exposed to the Nazi regime.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Ayalon L, Covinsky KE

Childhood social and economic well-being and health in older age.

American journal of epidemiology

Moody-Ayers S, Lindquist K, Sen S, Covinsky KE

The relationship between self-rated health and mortality in older black and white Americans.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Lee SJ, Moody-Ayers SY, Landefeld CS, Walter LC, Lindquist K, Segal MR, Covinsky KE

Octogenarians and nonagenarians starting dialysis in the United States.

Annals of internal medicine

Kurella M, Covinsky KE, Collins AJ, Chertow GM

Anxiety symptoms and decline in physical function over 5 years in the health, aging and body composition study.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Brenes GA, Newman AB, Shorr RI, Simonsick EM, Ayonayon HN, Rubin SM, Covinsky KE

The relationship of indwelling urinary catheters to death, length of hospital stay, functional decline, and nursing home admission in hospitalized older medical patients.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Holroyd-Leduc JM, Sen S, Bertenthal D, Sands LP, Palmer RM, Kresevic DM, Covinsky KE, Seth Landefeld C

When to refer patients with chronic kidney disease for vascular access surgery: should age be a consideration?

Kidney international

O'Hare AM, Bertenthal D, Walter LC, Garg AX, Covinsky K, Kaufman JS, Rodriguez RA, Allon M

Envisioning better approaches for dementia care.

Annals of internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Johnston CB

Functional impairment, race, and family expectations of death.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Williams BA, Lindquist K, Moody-Ayers SY, Walter LC, Covinsky KE

Caregiver characteristics are associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Sink KM, Covinsky KE, Barnes DE, Newcomer RJ, Yaffe K

Aging, arthritis, and disability.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Covinsky K

Age and rising rates of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor use. Results from a national survey.

Journal of general internal medicine

Steinman MA, McQuaid KR, Covinsky KE

Mortality risk stratification in chronic kidney disease: one size for all ages?

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN

O'Hare AM, Bertenthal D, Covinsky KE, Landefeld CS, Sen S, Mehta K, Steinman MA, Borzecki A, Walter LC

Rates of acute care admissions for frail older people living with met versus unmet activity of daily living needs.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Sands LP, Wang Y, McCabe GP, Jennings K, Eng C, Covinsky KE

Prevalence and correlates of perceived societal racism in older African-American adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Moody-Ayers SY, Stewart AL, Covinsky KE, Inouye SK

Mortality risk and prospective medicare expenditures for persons with dementia.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Newcomer RJ, Clay TH, Yaffe K, Covinsky KE

Disparities between black and white patients in functional improvement after hospitalization for an acute illness.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Sands LP, Landefeld CS, Ayers SM, Yaffe K, Palmer R, Fortinsky R, Counsell SR, Covinsky KE

Black-white disparities in functional decline in older persons: the role of cognitive function.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Moody-Ayers SY, Mehta KM, Lindquist K, Sands L, Covinsky KE

Reports of financial disability predict functional decline and death in older patients discharged from the hospital.

Journal of general internal medicine

Li AK, Covinsky KE, Sands LP, Fortinsky RH, Counsell SR, Landefeld CS

Development and validation of a functional morbidity index to predict mortality in community-dwelling elders.

Journal of general internal medicine

Carey EC, Walter LC, Lindquist K, Covinsky KE

The relation of autopsy rate to physicians' beliefs and recommendations regarding autopsy.

The American journal of medicine

Burton EC, Phillips RS, Covinsky KE, Sands LP, Goldman L, Dawson NV, Connors AF, Landefeld CS

Ethnic differences in the prevalence and pattern of dementia-related behaviors.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Sink KM, Covinsky KE, Newcomer R, Yaffe K

Urinary incontinence and its association with death, nursing home admission, and functional decline.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Holroyd-Leduc JM, Mehta KM, Covinsky KE

Dementia, prognosis, and the needs of patients and caregivers.

Annals of internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Yaffe K

Association of older age and female sex with inadequate reach of screening flexible sigmoidoscopy.

The American journal of medicine

Walter LC, de Garmo P, Covinsky KE

Diagnosis-related group-adjusted hospital costs are higher in older medical patients with lower functional status.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Chuang KH, Covinsky KE, Sands LP, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS

Patient and caregiver characteristics associated with depression in caregivers of patients with dementia.

Journal of general internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Newcomer R, Fox P, Wood J, Sands L, Dane K, Yaffe K

Depressive symptoms and risk of mortality in frail, community-living elderly persons.

The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Yaffe K, Edwards ER, Covinsky KE, Lui LY, Eng C

Additive effects of cognitive function and depressive symptoms on mortality in elderly community-living adults.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Langa KM, Sands L, Whooley MA, Covinsky KE

Unsteadiness reported by older hospitalized patients predicts functional decline.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Lindenberger EC, Landefeld CS, Sands LP, Counsell SR, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Kresevic DM, Covinsky KE

Predicting 12-month mortality for persons with dementia.

The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences

Newcomer R, Covinsky KE, Clay T, Yaffe K

Loss of independence in activities of daily living in older adults hospitalized with medical illnesses: increased vulnerability with age.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Palmer RM, Fortinsky RH, Counsell SR, Stewart AL, Kresevic D, Burant CJ, Landefeld CS

Diet monotony as a correlate of poor nutritional intake among hemodialysis patients.

Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation

Zimmerer JL, Leon JB, Covinsky KE, Desai U, Sehgal AR

The last 2 years of life: functional trajectories of frail older people.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Eng C, Lui LY, Sands LP, Yaffe K

Differences in mortality of black and white patients enrolled in the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Tan EJ, Lui LY, Eng C, Jha AK, Covinsky KE

Cognitive screening predicts magnitude of functional recovery from admission to 3 months after discharge in hospitalized elders.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Sands LP, Yaffe K, Covinsky K, Chren MM, Counsell S, Palmer R, Fortinsky R, Landefeld CS

Donepezil for nursing home patients with dementia: a reinterpretation of the evidence.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Steinman MA, Covinsky KE

Risk of hip fracture in disabled community-living older adults.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Walter LC, Lui LY, Eng C, Covinsky KE

Malnutrition and bad outcomes.

Journal of general internal medicine

Covinsky KE

The effects of acute illness on ADL decline over 1 year in frail older adults with and without cognitive impairment.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Sands LP, Yaffe K, Lui LY, Stewart A, Eng C, Covinsky K

Cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, and functional decline in older people.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Covinsky KE

Patient and caregiver characteristics and nursing home placement in patients with dementia.

JAMA

Yaffe K, Fox P, Newcomer R, Sands L, Lindquist K, Dane K, Covinsky KE

Justification for a new cohort study of people aging with and without HIV infection.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Justice AC, Landefeld CS, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Whalen CC, Covinsky KE

Self-restriction of medications due to cost in seniors without prescription coverage.

Journal of general internal medicine

Steinman MA, Sands LP, Covinsky KE

Screening mammography for frail older women: what are the burdens?

Journal of general internal medicine

Walter LC, Eng C, Covinsky KE

Reduced employment in caregivers of frail elders: impact of ethnicity, patient clinical characteristics, and caregiver characteristics.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Covinsky KE, Eng C, Lui LY, Sands LP, Sehgal AR, Walter LC, Wieland D, Eleazer GP, Yaffe K

A prospective study of physical activity and cognitive decline in elderly women: women who walk.

Archives of internal medicine

Yaffe K, Barnes D, Nevitt M, Lui LY, Covinsky K

Development and validation of a prognostic index for 1-year mortality in older adults after hospitalization.

JAMA

Walter LC, Brand RJ, Counsell SR, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS, Fortinsky RH, Covinsky KE

History and mobility exam index to identify community-dwelling elderly persons at risk of falling.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Covinsky KE, Kahana E, Kahana B, Kercher K, Schumacher JG, Justice AC

Effects of a multicomponent intervention on functional outcomes and process of care in hospitalized older patients: a randomized controlled trial of Acute Care for Elders (ACE) in a community hospital.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Counsell SR, Holder CM, Liebenauer LL, Palmer RM, Fortinsky RH, Kresevic DM, Quinn LM, Allen KR, Covinsky KE, Landefeld CS

Bringing a generalist approach to the problems of older patients.

Journal of general internal medicine

Covinsky KE

Age-related differences in care preferences, treatment decisions, and clinical outcomes of seriously ill hospitalized adults: lessons from SUPPORT.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Hamel MB, Lynn J, Teno JM, Covinsky KE, Wu AW, Galanos A, Desbiens NA, Phillips RS

Ineffectiveness of the SUPPORT intervention: review of explanations.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Lynn J, De Vries KO, Arkes HR, Stevens M, Cohn F, Murphy P, Covinsky KE, Hamel MB, Dawson NV, Tsevat J

Communication and decision-making in seriously ill patients: findings of the SUPPORT project. The Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Fuller JD, Yaffe K, Johnston CB, Hamel MB, Lynn J, Teno JM, Phillips RS

Differences in patient-reported processes and outcomes between men and women with myocardial infarction.

Journal of general internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Chren MM, Harper DL, Way LE, Rosenthal GE

Use of standardized ratios to examine variability in hemodialysis vascular access across facilities. Medical Review Board of The Renal Network, Inc.

American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation

Sehgal AR, Silver MR, Covinsky KE, Coffin R, Cain JA

Functional status before hospitalization in acutely ill older adults: validity and clinical importance of retrospective reports.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Palmer RM, Counsell SR, Pine ZM, Walter LC, Chren MM

Delivery of preventive services to older black patients using neighborhood health centers.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Wright PJ, Fortinsky RH, Covinsky KE, Anderson PA, Landefeld CS

Effects of functional status changes before and during hospitalization on nursing home admission of older adults.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Fortinsky RH, Covinsky KE, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS

The relationship between clinical assessments of nutritional status and adverse outcomes in older hospitalized medical patients.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Martin GE, Beyth RJ, Justice AC, Sehgal AR, Landefeld CS

Depressive symptoms and 3-year mortality in older hospitalized medical patients.

Annals of internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Kahana E, Chin MH, Palmer RM, Fortinsky RH, Landefeld CS

Health status versus quality of life in older patients: does the distinction matter?

The American journal of medicine

Covinsky KE, Wu AW, Landefeld CS, Connors AF, Phillips RS, Tsevat J, Dawson NV, Lynn J, Fortinsky RH

Assessing the generalizability of prognostic information.

Annals of internal medicine

Justice AC, Covinsky KE, Berlin JA

A patient-centered model of acute care for elders.

The Nursing clinics of North America

Kresevic DM, Counsell SR, Covinsky K, Palmer R, Landefeld CS, Holder C, Beeler J

The relation between health status changes and patient satisfaction in older hospitalized medical patients.

Journal of general internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Rosenthal GE, Chren MM, Justice AC, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS

Depressed mood and survival in seriously ill hospitalized adults. The SUPPORT Investigators.

Archives of internal medicine

Roach MJ, Connors AF, Dawson NV, Wenger NS, Wu AW, Tsevat J, Desbiens N, Covinsky KE, Schubert DS

Building a research career in general internal medicine: a perspective from young investigators.

Journal of general internal medicine

Chin MH, Covinsky KE, McDermott MM, Thomas EJ

Improving functional outcomes in older patients: lessons from an acute care for elders unit.

The Joint Commission journal on quality improvement

Covinsky KE, Palmer RM, Kresevic DM, Kahana E, Counsell SR, Fortinsky RH, Landefeld CS

A regional evaluation of variation in low-severity hospital admissions.

Journal of general internal medicine

Rosenthal GE, Harper DL, Shah A, Covinsky KE

Do acute care for elders units increase hospital costs? A cost analysis using the hospital perspective.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, King JT, Quinn LM, Siddique R, Palmer R, Kresevic DM, Fortinsky RH, Kowal J, Landefeld CS

Measuring prognosis and case mix in hospitalized elders. The importance of functional status.

Journal of general internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Justice AC, Rosenthal GE, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS

Relation between symptoms of depression and health status outcomes in acutely ill hospitalized older persons.

Annals of internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Kresevic DM, Landefeld CS

Failure to prescribe warfarin to patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation.

Journal of general internal medicine

Antani MR, Beyth RJ, Covinsky KE, Anderson PA, Miller DG, Cebul RD, Quinn LM, Landefeld CS

Why isn't warfarin prescribed to patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation?

Journal of general internal medicine

Beyth RJ, Antani MR, Covinsky KE, Miller DG, Chren MM, Quinn LM, Landefeld CS

Physicians' attitudes toward using patient reports to assess quality of care.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Covinsky KE, Bates CK, Davis RB, Delbanco TL

Is economic hardship on the families of the seriously ill associated with patient and surrogate care preferences? SUPPORT Investigators.

Archives of internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Landefeld CS, Teno J, Connors AF, Dawson N, Youngner S, Desbiens N, Lynn J, Fulkerson W, Reding D, Oye R, Phillips RS

The impact of serious illness on patients' families. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment.

JAMA

Covinsky KE, Goldman L, Cook EF, Oye R, Desbiens N, Reding D, Fulkerson W, Connors AF, Lynn J, Phillips RS