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Kutney-Lee, A., Carpenter, J., Smith, D., Thorpe, J., Tudose, A., Ersek, M. (2018). Case-Mix Adjustment of the Bereaved Family Survey. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1-8. doi: 10.1177/1049909117752669.

Manfredi, L., Lorenz, K., Smith, D., Ersek, M., Gale, R. (2017). Do Family Comments Received on Quality of Care Surveys Help Systematically Understand Performance? Evaluating Family Comments on the Bereaved Family Survey (BFS). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 53(2): 451-452. doi:

Carpenter, J., McDarby, M., Smith, D., Johnson, M., Thorpe, J., Ersek, M. (2017). Associations between timing of palliative care consults and family evaluation of care for Veterans who die in a hospice/palliative care unit. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 20(7):745-751. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0477.

Ersek, M., Miller, S., Wagner, T., Thorpe, J., Smith, D., Levy, C., Gidwani, R., Faricy-Anderson, K., Lorenz, K., Kinosian, B., Mor, V. (2017). Associations between aggressive care and beareved famillies' evaluation of end-of-life care for Veterans with non-small cell lung cancer who died in Veterans Affairs facilities. Cancer. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30700

Kutney-Lee, A., Smith, D., Thorpe, J., del Rosario, C., Ibrahim, S., Ersek, M. (2017). Race/Ethnicity and End-of-Life Care Among Veterans. Medical Care, 55(4): 342-351. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000637.

Thorpe, J. M., Smith, D., Kuzla, N., Scott, L., & Ersek, M. (2016). Does Mode of Survey Administration Matter? Using Measurement Invariance to Validate the Mail and Telephone Versions of the Bereaved Family Survey. Journal of pain and symptom management, 51(3), 546-556. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.11.006

Wachterman, M. W., Pilver, C., Smith, D., Ersek, M., Lipsitz, S.R., Keating, N.L. (2016). Quality of end-of-life care provided to patients with different serious illnesses." JAMA Internal Medicine,176(8),1095-1102. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1200.

Ersek, M., Thorpe, J., Kim, H., Thomasson, A., Smith, D. (2015). Exploring End‐of‐Life Care in Veterans Affairs Community Living Centers. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(4), 644-650. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13348.

Smith, D., Kuzla, N., Thorpe, J., Scott, L., & Ersek, M. (2015). Exploring Nonresponse Bias in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Bereaved Family Survey. Journal of palliative medicine, 18(10), 858-864. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0050.

Kutney-Lee, A., Brennan, C. W., Meterko, M., & Ersek, M. (2015). Organization of Nursing and Quality of Care for Veterans at the End of Life. Journal of pain and symptom management, 49(3), 570-577. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.07.002.

Roza, K. A., Lee, E. J., Meyer, D. E., & Goldstein, N. E. (2015). A survey of bereaved family members to assess quality of care on a palliative care unit. Journal of palliative medicine, 18(4), 358-365. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2014.0172.

Sudore, R. L., Casarett, D., Smith, D., Richardson, D. M., & Ersek, M. (2014). Family involvement at the end-of-life and receipt of quality care. Journal of pain and symptom management, 48(6), 1108-1116. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.04.001.

Ersek, M., Smith, D., Cannuscio, C., Richardson, D. M., & Moore, D. (2013). A nationwide study comparing end-of-life care for men and women veterans. Journal of palliative medicine, 16(7), 734-740. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2012.0537.

Smith, D., Caragian, N., Kazlo, E., Bernstein, J., Richardson, D., & Casarett, D. (2011). Can we make reports of end-of-life care quality more consumer-focused? Results of a nationwide quality measurement program. Journal of palliative medicine, 14(3), 301-307. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2010.0321.

Casarett, D., Johnson, M., Smith, D., & Richardson, D. (2011). The optimal delivery of palliative care: a national comparison of the outcomes of consultation teams vs inpatient units. Archives of Internal Medicine, 171(7), 649-655. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.87.

Alici, Y., Smith, D., Lu, H. L., Bailey, A., Shreve, S., Rosenfeld, K., ... & Casarett, D. J. (2010). Families' perceptions of veterans' distress due to post-traumatic stress disorder-related symptoms at the end of life. Journal of pain and symptom management, 39(3), 507-514. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.07.011.

Casarett, D., Shreve, S., Luhrs, C., Lorenz, K., Smith, D., De Sousa, M., & Richardson, D. (2010). Measuring families’ perceptions of care across a health care system: preliminary experience with the Family Assessment of Treatment at End of Life Short form (FATE-S). Journal of pain and symptom management, 40(6), 801-809. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2010.03.019.

Casarett, D., Smith, D., Breslin, S., & Richardson, D. (2010). Does Nonresponse Bias the Results of Retrospective Surveys of End‐of‐Life Care?. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2381-2386. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03175.x.

De Sousa, M., Smith, D., Corcoran, A., Bailey, F. A., Furman, C., Ritchie, C., ... & Casarett, D. (2010). Families' perceptions of inpatient and home hospice care at end-of-life. Archives of internal medicine, 170(20), 1856-1857. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.392.

Lu, H., Trancik, E., Bailey, A., Ritchie, C., Rosenfeld, K., Shreve, S. ...& Casarett, D. (2010). Families' perceptions of end-of-life care in Veterans Affairs versus non-Veterans Affairs facilities. Journal of palliative medicine, 13(8), 991-996. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2010.0044.

Casarett, D., Pickard, A., Bailey, F. A., Ritchie, C., Furman, C., Rosenfeld, K., ... & Shea, J. A. (2008). Do palliative consultations improve patient outcomes? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56(4), 593-599. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01610.x.

Casarett, D., Pickard, A., Bailey, F. A., Ritchie, C., Furman, C., Rosenfeld, K., ... & Shea, J. A. (2008). Important aspects of end-of-life care among veterans: implications for measurement and quality improvement. Journal of pain and symptom management, 35(2), 115-125. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.03.008.

Finlay, E., Shreve, S., & Casarett, D. (2008). Nationwide veterans affairs quality measure for cancer: the family assessment of treatment at end of life. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26(23), 3838-3844. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2008.16.8534.

Edes, T., Shreve, S., & Casarett, D. (2007). Increasing access and quality in Department of Veterans Affairs care at the end of life: a lesson in change. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(10), 1645-1649. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01321.x.    

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