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Geriatrics and Extended Care Data and Analysis Center (GECDAC) - Publications


Blumenthal, J.B., Cai, S., May, C., Brandt, N., Gernat, E., Mordecai, K., Loreck, D., Inscore, A. & Intrator, O (2014). Dementia evaluation, management, and outreach. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 10(4), P207.

Cai, S., Laurel, P., Makineni, R., Marks, M., Kinosian, B., Phibbs, C., & Intrator, O. (2016). Evaluation of A Hospital-in-home Program Implemented Among Veterans. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64, S5-S6.

Miller EA, Gidmark S, Gadbois E, Rudolph J, Intrator O. Staff Perceptions of Key Factors Guiding Nursing Home Selection within the Veterans Health Administration. The Gerontologist, Jun 21. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx096. [Epub ahead of print], 2017.

Miller EA, Gidmark S, Gadbois E, Rudolph J, Intrator O. Nursing Home Referral within the Veterans Health Administration: Practice Variation by Payment Source and Facility Type. Research on Aging, published online: September 13, 2017

Miller EA, Intrator O, Gadbois E, Gidmark S, Rudolph J. VA Staff Perceptions of the Role of the Extended Care Referral Process in Home and Community-Based Services Versus Nursing Home Use Posthospital Discharge. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 36(2):63-80, 2017.

Miller, S.C., Intrator, O., Scott, W., Shreve, S. T., Phibbs, C. S., Kinosian, B., ... & Edes, T. E. (2017). Increasing Veterans’ Hospice Use: The Veterans Health Administration’s Focus On Improving End-Of-Life Care. Health Affairs, 36(7), 1274-1282.

Thomas K., Cote D., Makineni R., Intrator O., Kinosian B., Phibbs C. & Allen S (2017). Change in VA Community Living Centers 2004-2011: Shifting Long-Term Care to the Community. To appear in the Journal of Aging and Social Policy.

Karuza J., Gillespie S., Olsan T., Cai X., Dang S., Intrator O., Li J., Gao S., Kinosian B., Edes T (2017). National Structural Survey of Veterans Affairs Home Based Primary Care Programs. To appear in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


Sales, A. E., Ersek, M., Intrator, O. K., Levy, C., Carpenter, J. G., Hogikyan, R., Kales HC, Landis-Lewis Z, Olsan T, Miller SC, Montagnini M, Periyakoil VS, Reder S. (2016). Implementing goals of care conversations with veterans in VA long-term care setting: a mixed methods protocol. Implementation Science, 11(1), 132.


Caspi, E. (2015). Aggressive behaviors between residents with dementia in an assisted living residence. Dementia, 14(4), 528-546.

Gadbois, E. A., Miller, E. A., Tyler, D., & Intrator, O. (2015). Trends in state regulation of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, 2001 to 2010. Medical Care Research and Review, 72(2), 200-219.

McDonald, L., Hitzig, S.L., Pillemer, K.A., Lachs, M.S., Beaulieu, M., Brownell, P., Burnes, D., Caspi, E., Mont, J.D., Gadsby, R. & Goergen, T (2015). Developing a research agenda on resident-to-resident aggression: Recommendations from a consensus conference. Journal of elder abuse & neglect, 27(2), 146-167.

Caspi, E. (2015). Policy recommendation: The National Center for Prevention of Resident-to-Resident Aggression in Dementia. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(6), 532.

Miller, E. A., Gadbois, E., Gidmark, S., & Intrator, O. (2015). Purchasing nursing home care within the Veterans Health Administration: lessons for nursing home recruitment, contracting, and oversight. Journal of Health Administration Education, 32(2), 165-197.


Anderson, N.D., Damianakis, T., Kröger, E., Wagner, L.M., Dawson, D.R., Binns, M.A., Bernstein, S., Caspi, E. and Cook, S.L. (2014). The benefits associated with volunteering among seniors: a critical review and recommendations for future research. Psychological bulletin, 140(6), 1505.

Caspi, E. (2014). Wayfinding difficulties among elders with dementia in an assisted living residence. Dementia, 13(4), 429-450.

Caspi, E. (2014). Does self-neglect occur among older adults with dementia when unsupervised in assisted living? An exploratory, observational study. Journal of elder abuse & neglect, 26(2), 123-149.

Thomas, K. S., Rahman, M., Mor, V., & Intrator, O. (2014). Influence of hospital and nursing home quality on hospital readmissions. The American journal of managed care, 20(11), e523.


Caspi, E. (2013). Time for Change: Persons With Dementia and “Behavioral Expressions,” Not “Behavior Symptoms”. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14(10), 768-769.

Caspi, E. (2013). MDS 3.0: A giant step forward, but what about items on resident-to-resident aggression?. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14(8), 624-625.