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David J. Casarett, M.D.

David J. Casarett, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Ralston-Penn Center
3615 Chestnut St, Room 309
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-2583
Fax: 215-573-8684
Education:
B.A. (Anthropology)
Swarthmore College, 1989.
M.D. (Medicine)
Case Western Reserve University, 1993.
M.A. (Medical Anthropology)
Case Western Reserve University, 1993.
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Description of Research Expertise

Palliative care
Hospice
Decision-making
End-of-life care

Selected Publications

Harrold J, Harris P, Green D, Craig T, Casarett DJ: Effect of the Medicare Face-to-Face Visit Requirement on Hospice Utilization. Journal of Palliative Medicine 16(2): 163-166, Feb 2013.

Harris P, Wong E, Farrington S, Craig TR, Harrold JK, Oldanie B, Teno JM, Casarett DJ: Patterns of Functional Decline in Hospice: What Can Individuals and Their Families Expect? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 10.1111(jgs.12144): online, Jan 2013.

Casarett DJ, Harrold J, Oldanie B, Prince-Paul MJ, Teno J: Advancing the science of hospice care: Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness. Current Opinions in Supportive Oncology 6(4): 459-464, Dec 2012.

Casarett DJ, Spence C, Clark MA, Shield R, Teno JM: Defining patient safety in hospice: principles to guide measurement and public reporting. Journal of Palliative Medicine 15(10): 1120-3, Oct 2012.

Kumar P, Casarett DJ, Corcoran A, Desai K, Li Q, Chen J, Langer C, Mao JJ: Utilization of supportive and palliative care services among oncology outpatients at one academic cancer center: Determinants of use and barriers to access. Journal of Palliative Medicine 15(8): 923-30, Aug 2012.

Jeurkar N, Farrington S, Craig TR, Slattery J, Harrold JK, Oldanie B, Teno JM, Casarett DJ: Which hospice patients with cancer are able to die in the setting of their choice? Results of a retrospective cohort study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 1(30): 2783-7, Aug 2012.

Jeurkar N, Farrington S, Teno J, Oldanie B, Slattery J, Craig T, Casarett D: Factors associated with a death at home among patients with cancer: A retrospective cohort study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 30(22): 2783-2787, Aug 2012.

Casarett DJ, Farrington S, Craig T, Slattery J, Harrold J, Oldanie B, Roy J, Biehl R, Teno J: The art versus science of predicting prognosis: can a prognostic index predict short-term mortality better than experienced nurses do? Journal of Palliative Medicine 15(6): 703-8, Jun 2012.

Fishman JM, Ten Have T, Casarett D: Is public communication about end-of-life care helping to inform all? Cancer news coverage in African American versus mainstream media. Cancer 118(8): 2157-62, Apr 2012.

Teno JM, Casarett DJ, Spence C, Connor S: It is "too late" or is it? Bereaved family member perceptions of hospice referral when their family member was on hospice for seven days or less. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management 43(4): 732-8, Apr 2012.

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Last updated: 07/23/2013
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