Christine Ritchie, MD

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  • Professor, School of Medicine
  • Member, CFAR Scientific Council


Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, FACP, FAAHPM, is the Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professor in Clinical Translational Research and Aging in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

A graduate of Davidson College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she completed her internal medicine residency, chief residency and geriatric fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is a board certified geriatrician and palliative care physician and has a long-standing experience in clinical care delivery models, medical home care and advanced illness research. She is a recipient of an NIA-funded Geriatric Academic Leadership Award in Advanced Illness and Multimorbidity. She is also an inaugural member of the NIH-funded national Palliative Care Research Cooperative. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Palliative Medicine, serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences and is on the Board of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Ritchie serves on the Public Policy and Research Committees of the American Academy of Homecare Physicians, has built and directed integrated health care programs that included medical house calls and has previously created a highly successful medical registry for managing patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in two health care systems.

Dr. Ritchie’s goal is to build a research program at UCSF at the interface of palliative care and geriatrics that seeks to improve quality of life and patient outcomes for those experiencing complex serious illnesses. Emphasis areas are in the area of chronic serious illness, multimorbidity, symptom burden and patient care complexity. She is currently studying the impact of symptom burden on health care utilization in individuals with multiple chronic conditions including cancer. She is also evaluating how patient-centered monitoring technology can be used to support patients and families with serious illness in their transition from the hospital to home.

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  1. Harrison KL, Hunt LJ, Ritchie CS, Yaffe K. Dying With Dementia: Underrecognized and Stigmatized. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar 25. View on Pubmed
  2. Ritchie CS, Leff B, Harrison K. Response to Letter to the Editor "Caregiver Assessment Is Critical to HBMC". J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Mar 14. View on Pubmed
  3. Kelley AS, Ferreira KB, Bollens-Lund E, Mather H, Hanson LC, Ritchie CS. Identifying Older Adults with Serious Illness: Transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Mar 12. View on Pubmed
  4. Anne Calton B, Ritchie C. "Yes! We Have a Home-Based Palliative Care Program!" J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar 04. View on Pubmed
  5. Piña-Escudero SD, Weinstein CA, Ritchie C. Contextualizing mistreatment in cognitive impairment in Latin America. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2019 Feb 27; 1-7. View on Pubmed
  6. Dudley N, Ritchie CS, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Lee SJ. Palliative Care Needs in Oncology, Cardiology, and Neurology Clinic Patients in the USA. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Feb 07. View on Pubmed
  7. Huber K, Patel K, Garrigues S, Leff B, Ritchie C. Interdisciplinary Teams and Home-Based Medical Care: Secondary Analysis of a National Survey. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Feb 06. View on Pubmed
  8. Wallhagen MI, Ritchie CS, Smith AK. Hearing Loss: Effect on Hospice and Palliative Care through the Eyes of Practitioners. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan 07. View on Pubmed
  9. Chang A, Lundebjerg NE, Abrams J, Barnes DE, Fain MJ, Hall WJ, Johnson TM, Michael Harper G, Williams B, Ritchie CS. Leadership, Inside and Out: The Tideswell-AGS-ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar; 67(3):437-442. View on Pubmed
  10. Dudley N, Ritchie CS, Rehm RS, Chapman SA, Wallhagen MI. Facilitators and Barriers to Interdisciplinary Communication between Providers in Primary Care and Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2018 Nov 01. View on Pubmed
  11. Merlin JS, Patel K, Thompson N, Kapo J, Keefe F, Liebschutz J, Paice J, Somers T, Starrels J, Childers J, Schenker Y, Ritchie CS. Managing Chronic Pain in Cancer Survivors Prescribed Long-Term Opioid Therapy: A National Survey of Ambulatory Palliative Care Providers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan; 57(1):20-27. View on Pubmed
  12. Cooper Z, Lilley EJ, Bollens-Lund E, Mitchell SL, Ritchie CS, Lipstiz SR, Kelley AS. High Burden of Palliative Care Needs of Older Adults During Emergency Major Abdominal Surgery. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Nov; 66(11):2072-2078. View on Pubmed
  13. Hunt LJ, Ritchie CS, Cataldo JK, Patel K, Stephens CE, Smith AK. Pain and Emergency Department Use in the Last Month of Life Among Older Adults With Dementia. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Dec; 56(6):871-877.e7. View on Pubmed
  14. Wong ML, Paul SM, Mastick J, Ritchie C, Steinman MA, Walter LC, Miaskowski C. Characteristics Associated With Physical Function Trajectories in Older Adults With Cancer During Chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Nov; 56(5):678-688.e1. View on Pubmed
  15. Utne I, Løyland B, Grov EK, Rasmussen HL, Torstveit AH, Cooper BA, Mastick J, Mazor M, Wong M, Paul SM, Conley YP, Jahan T, Ritchie C, Levine JD, Miaskowski C. Distinct attentional function profiles in older adults receiving cancer chemotherapy. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Oct; 36:32-39. View on Pubmed
  16. Deng LX, Patel K, Miaskowski C, Maravilla I, Schear S, Garrigues S, Thompson N, Auerbach AD, Ritchie CS. Prevalence and Characteristics of Moderate to Severe Pain among Hospitalized Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Sep; 66(9):1744-1751. View on Pubmed
  17. Yao NA, Ritchie C, Cornwell T, Leff B. Use of Home-Based Medical Care and Disparities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Sep; 66(9):1716-1720. View on Pubmed
  18. Ritchie CS, Leff B, Garrigues SK, Perissinotto C, Sheehan OC, Harrison KL. A Quality of Care Framework for Home-Based Medical Care. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Oct; 19(10):818-823. View on Pubmed
  19. Odierna DH, Katen MT, Feuz MA, McMahan RD, Ritchie CS, McSpadden S, Burns M, Volow AM, Sudore RL. Symptom Assessment Solutions for In-Home Supportive Services and Diverse Older Adults: A Roadmap for Change. J Palliat Med. 2018 Oct; 21(10):1486-1493. View on Pubmed
  20. Boucher NA, Nicolla J, Ogunseitan A, Kessler ER, Ritchie CS, Zafar YY. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Best Supportive Care Checklist among Clinicians. J Palliat Med. 2018 Aug; 21(8):1074-1077. View on Pubmed
  21. Moore KL, Patel K, Boscardin WJ, Steinman MA, Ritchie C, Schwartz JB. Medication burden attributable to chronic co-morbid conditions in the very old and vulnerable. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4):e0196109. View on Pubmed
  22. Reckrey JM, Brody AA, McCormick ET, DeCherrie LV, Zhu CW, Ritchie CS, Siu AL, Egorova NN, Federman AD. Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial of home-based primary care versus usual care for high-risk homebound older adults. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 May; 68:90-94. View on Pubmed
  23. Dudley N, Lee SJ, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Ritchie CS. Prevalence of Multimorbidity Among Older Adults With Advanced Illness Visits to U.S. Subspecialty Clinics. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jul; 56(1):e4-e6. View on Pubmed
  24. Ritchie CS, Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Abernethy AP. Response to Davis and Behm (doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0608): Discontinuation of Statins. J Palliat Med. 2018 Mar; 21(3):283. View on Pubmed
  25. Jih J, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Seligman HK, Boscardin WJ, Nguyen TT, Ritchie CS. Chronic disease burden predicts food insecurity among older adults. Public Health Nutr. 2018 Jun; 21(9):1737-1742. View on Pubmed
  26. Stephens CE, Hunt LJ, Bui N, Halifax E, Ritchie CS, Lee SJ. Palliative Care Eligibility, Symptom Burden, and Quality-of-Life Ratings in Nursing Home Residents. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jan 01; 178(1):141-142. View on Pubmed
  27. Ard JD, Gower B, Hunter G, Ritchie CS, Roth DL, Goss A, Wingo BC, Bodner EV, Brown CJ, Bryan D, Buys DR, Haas MC, Keita AD, Flagg LA, Williams CP, Locher JL. Effects of Calorie Restriction in Obese Older Adults: The CROSSROADS Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Dec 12; 73(1):73-80. View on Pubmed
  28. Jaffee EM, Dang CV, Agus DB, Alexander BM, Anderson KC, Ashworth A, Barker AD, Bastani R, Bhatia S, Bluestone JA, Brawley O, Butte AJ, Coit DG, Davidson NE, Davis M, DePinho RA, Diasio RB, Draetta G, Frazier AL, Futreal A, Gambhir SS, Ganz PA, Garraway L, Gerson S, Gupta S, Heath J, Hoffman RI, Hudis C, Hughes-Halbert C, Ibrahim R, Jadvar H, Kavanagh B, Kittles R, Le QT, Lippman SM, Mankoff D, Mardis ER, Mayer DK, McMasters K, Meropol NJ, Mitchell B, Naredi P, Ornish D, Pawlik TM, Peppercorn J, Pomper MG, Raghavan D, Ritchie C, Schwarz SW, Sullivan R, Wahl R, Wolchok JD, Wong SL, Yung A. Future cancer research priorities in the USA: a Lancet Oncology Commission. Lancet Oncol. 2017 11; 18(11):e653-e706. View on Pubmed
  29. Tai-Seale M, Yang Y, Dillon E, Tapper S, Lai S, Yu P, Allore H, Ritchie C. Community-Based Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Documentation: Evidence from a Multispecialty Group. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Feb; 66(2):327-332. View on Pubmed
  30. Ritchie CS, Leff B. Population Health and Tailored Medical Care in the Home: the Roles of Home-Based Primary Care and Home-Based Palliative Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar; 55(3):1041-1046. View on Pubmed
  31. Dudley N, Ritchie CS, Wallhagen MI, Covinsky KE, Cooper BA, Patel K, Stijacic Cenzer I, Chapman SA. Characteristics of Older Adults in Primary Care Who May Benefit From Primary Palliative Care in the U.S. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Feb; 55(2):217-225. View on Pubmed
  32. Dzeng E, Dohan D, Curtis JR, Smith TJ, Colaianni A, Ritchie CS. Homing in on the Social: System-Level Influences on Overly Aggressive Treatments at the End of Life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Feb; 55(2):282-289.e1. View on Pubmed
  33. Sudore RL, Heyland DK, Lum HD, Rietjens JAC, Korfage IJ, Ritchie CS, Hanson LC, Meier DE, Pantilat SZ, Lorenz K, Howard M, Green MJ, Simon JE, Feuz MA, You JJ. Outcomes That Define Successful Advance Care Planning: A Delphi Panel Consensus. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Feb; 55(2):245-255.e8. View on Pubmed
  34. Portz JD, Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Ritchie CS. High Symptom Burden and Low Functional Status in the Setting of Multimorbidity. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Oct; 65(10):2285-2289. View on Pubmed
  35. Miaskowski C, Wong ML, Cooper BA, Mastick J, Paul SM, Possin K, Steinman M, Cataldo J, Dunn LB, Ritchie C. Distinct Physical Function Profiles in Older Adults Receiving Cancer Chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 09; 54(3):263-272. View on Pubmed
  36. Ritchie CS, Zhao F, Patel K, Manola J, Kvale EA, Snyder CF, Fisch MJ. Association between patients' perception of the comorbidity burden and symptoms in outpatients with common solid tumors. Cancer. 2017 Oct 01; 123(19):3835-3842. View on Pubmed
  37. Tjia J, Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Blatchford PJ, Bennett Kendrick RE, Prince-Paul M, Somers TJ, McPherson ML, Sloan JA, Abernethy AP, Furuno JP. Perceptions of Statin Discontinuation among Patients with Life-Limiting Illness. J Palliat Med. 2017 Oct; 20(10):1098-1103. View on Pubmed
  38. Possin KL, Merrilees J, Bonasera SJ, Bernstein A, Chiong W, Lee K, Wilson L, Hooper SM, Dulaney S, Braley T, Laohavanich S, Feuer JE, Clark AM, Schaffer MW, Schenk AK, Heunis J, Ong P, Cook KM, Bowhay AD, Gearhart R, Chodos A, Naasan G, Bindman AB, Dohan D, Ritchie C, Miller BL. Development of an adaptive, personalized, and scalable dementia care program: Early findings from the Care Ecosystem. PLoS Med. 2017 03; 14(3):e1002260. View on Pubmed
  39. Calton BA, Thompson N, Shepard N, Keyssar R, Patel K, Dzul-Church V, Kao H, Ritchie C, Rabow MW. "She Would Be Flailing Around Distressed": The Critical Role of Home-Based Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Cancer. J Palliat Med. 2017 Aug; 20(8):875-878. View on Pubmed
  40. Dillon E, Chuang J, Gupta A, Tapper S, Lai S, Yu P, Ritchie C, Tai-Seale M. Provider Perspectives on Advance Care Planning Documentation in the Electronic Health Record: The Experience of Primary Care Providers and Specialists Using Advance Health-Care Directives and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2017 Dec; 34(10):918-924. View on Pubmed
  41. Harrison KL, Dzeng E, Ritchie CS, Shanafelt TD, Kamal AH, Bull JH, Tilburt JC, Swetz KM. Addressing Palliative Care Clinician Burnout in Organizations: A Workforce Necessity, an Ethical Imperative. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 06; 53(6):1091-1096. View on Pubmed
  42. Fathi R, Bacchetti P, Haan MN, Houston TK, Patel K, Ritchie CS. Life-Space Assessment Predicts Hospital Readmission in Home-Limited Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 May; 65(5):1004-1011. View on Pubmed
  43. Kennedy RE, Sawyer P, Williams CP, Lo AX, Ritchie CS, Roth DL, Allman RM, Brown CJ. Life-Space Mobility Change Predicts 6-Month Mortality. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Apr; 65(4):833-838. View on Pubmed
  44. Pérez CM, Muñoz F, Andriankaja OM, Ritchie CS, Martínez S, Vergara J, Vivaldi J, López L, Campos M, Joshipura KJ. Cross-sectional associations of impaired glucose metabolism measures with bleeding on probing and periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol. 2017 02; 44(2):142-149. View on Pubmed
  45. Sudore RL, Lum HD, You JJ, Hanson LC, Meier DE, Pantilat SZ, Matlock DD, Rietjens JAC, Korfage IJ, Ritchie CS, Kutner JS, Teno JM, Thomas J, McMahan RD, Heyland DK. Defining Advance Care Planning for Adults: A Consensus Definition From a Multidisciplinary Delphi Panel. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 05; 53(5):821-832.e1. View on Pubmed
  46. Harrison KL, Adrion ER, Ritchie CS, Sudore RL, Smith AK. Low Completion and Disparities in Advance Care Planning Activities Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 12 01; 176(12):1872-1875. View on Pubmed
  47. LeBlanc TW, Ritchie CS, Friedman F, Bull J, Kutner JS, Johnson KS, Kamal AH. Adherence to Measuring What Matters Items When Caring for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies Versus Solid Tumors. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 12; 52(6):775-782. View on Pubmed
  48. Sheehan OC, Ritchie CS, Fathi R, Garrigues SK, Saliba D, Leff B. Development of Quality Indicators to Address Abuse and Neglect in Home-Based Primary Care and Palliative Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 12; 64(12):2577-2584. View on Pubmed
  49. Shih J, Leutwyler H, Ritchie C, Paul SM, Levine JD, Cooper B, Wright F, Conley YP, Miaskowski C. Characteristics associated with inter-individual differences in the trajectories of self-reported attentional function in oncology outpatients receiving chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2017 03; 25(3):783-793. View on Pubmed
  50. Smith AK, Currow DC, Abernethy AP, Johnson MJ, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Ritchie CS. Prevalence and Outcomes of Breathlessness in Older Adults: A National Population Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 10; 64(10):2035-2041. View on Pubmed
  51. Tang VL, Sudore R, Cenzer IS, Boscardin WJ, Smith A, Ritchie C, Wallhagen M, Finlayson E, Petrillo L, Covinsky K. Rates of Recovery to Pre-Fracture Function in Older Persons with Hip Fracture: an Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Feb; 32(2):153-158. View on Pubmed
  52. Ritchie CS, Houston TK, Richman JS, Sobko HJ, Berner ES, Taylor BB, Salanitro AH, Locher JL. The E-Coach technology-assisted care transition system: a pragmatic randomized trial. Transl Behav Med. 2016 09; 6(3):428-37. View on Pubmed
  53. Bolano M, Ahalt C, Ritchie C, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Williams B. Detained and Distressed: Persistent Distressing Symptoms in a Population of Older Jail Inmates. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 11; 64(11):2349-2355. View on Pubmed
  54. Ritchie CS, Kelley AS, Stijacic Cenzer I, Smith AK, Wallhagen ML, Covinsky KE. High Levels of Geriatric Palliative Care Needs in Hip Fracture Patients Before the Hip Fracture. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 10; 52(4):533-538. View on Pubmed
  55. Yao N, Ritchie C, Camacho F, Leff B. Geographic Concentration Of Home-Based Medical Care Providers. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 08 01; 35(8):1404-9. View on Pubmed
  56. Petrillo LA, Ritchie CS. The challenges of symptom management for patients with multimorbidity in research and practice: a thematic review. Prog Palliat Care. 2016; 24(5):262-267. View on Pubmed
  57. Bischel LE, Ritchie C, Kober KM, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Chen LM, Levine JD, Hammer M, Wright F, Miaskowski C. Age differences in fatigue, decrements in energy, and sleep disturbance in oncology patients receiving chemotherapy. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Aug; 23:115-23. View on Pubmed
  58. Shafir A, Garrigues SK, Schenker Y, Leff B, Neil J, Ritchie C. Homebound Patient and Caregiver Perceptions of Quality of Care in Home-Based Primary Care: A Qualitative Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 08; 64(8):1622-7. View on Pubmed
  59. Kvale EA, Huang CS, Meneses KM, Demark-Wahnefried W, Bae S, Azuero CB, Rocque GB, Bevis KS, Ritchie CS. Patient-centered support in the survivorship care transition: Outcomes from the Patient-Owned Survivorship Care Plan Intervention. Cancer. 2016 Oct 15; 122(20):3232-3242. View on Pubmed
  60. Bayliss EA, McQuillan DB, Ellis JL, Maciejewski ML, Zeng C, Barton MB, Boyd CM, Fortin M, Ling SM, Tai-Seale M, Ralston JD, Ritchie CS, Zulman DM. Using Electronic Health Record Data to Measure Care Quality for Individuals with Multiple Chronic Medical Conditions. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 09; 64(9):1839-44. View on Pubmed
  61. Smith AK, Ritchie CS, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Wallhagen ML. Self-Reported Hearing in the Last 2 Years of Life in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 07; 64(7):1486-91. View on Pubmed
  62. Agar MR, Quinn SJ, Crawford GB, Ritchie CS, Phillips JL, Collier A, Currow DC. Predictors of Mortality for Delirium in Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2016 11; 19(11):1205-1209. View on Pubmed
  63. Cenzer IS, Tang V, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK, Ritchie C, Wallhagen MI, Espaldon R, Covinsky KE. One-Year Mortality After Hip Fracture: Development and Validation of a Prognostic Index. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 09; 64(9):1863-8. View on Pubmed
  64. Fathi R, Sheehan OC, Garrigues SK, Saliba D, Leff B, Ritchie CS. Development of an Interdisciplinary Team Communication Framework and Quality Metrics for Home-Based Medical Care Practices. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 08 01; 17(8):725-729.e10. View on Pubmed
  65. Smith AK, Ritchie CS, Wallhagen ML. Hearing Loss in Hospice and Palliative Care: A National Survey of Providers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 08; 52(2):254-8. View on Pubmed
  66. Kelley AS, Covinsky KE, Gorges RJ, McKendrick K, Bollens-Lund E, Morrison RS, Ritchie CS. Identifying Older Adults with Serious Illness: A Critical Step toward Improving the Value of Health Care. Health Serv Res. 2017 02; 52(1):113-131. View on Pubmed
  67. Ritchie C, Andersen R, Eng J, Garrigues SK, Intinarelli G, Kao H, Kawahara S, Patel K, Sapiro L, Thibault A, Tunick E, Barnes DE. Implementation of an Interdisciplinary, Team-Based Complex Care Support Health Care Model at an Academic Medical Center: Impact on Health Care Utilization and Quality of Life. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0148096. View on Pubmed
  68. Kamal AH, Bull J, Ritchie CS, Kutner JS, Hanson LC, Friedman F, Taylor DH. Adherence to Measuring What Matters Measures Using Point-of-Care Data Collection Across Diverse Clinical Settings. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Mar; 51(3):497-503. View on Pubmed
  69. Wright AA, Keating NL, Ayanian JZ, Chrischilles EA, Kahn KL, Ritchie CS, Weeks JC, Earle CC, Landrum MB. Family Perspectives on Aggressive Cancer Care Near the End of Life. JAMA. 2016 Jan 19; 315(3):284-92. View on Pubmed
  70. Smith AK, Cenzer IS, John Boscardin W, Ritchie CS, Wallhagen ML, Covinsky KE. Increase in Disability Prevalence Before Hip Fracture. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct; 63(10):2029-35. View on Pubmed
  71. Rabow MW, Dahlin C, Calton B, Bischoff K, Ritchie C. New Frontiers in Outpatient Palliative Care for Patients With Cancer. Cancer Control. 2015 Oct; 22(4):465-74. View on Pubmed
  72. Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Abernethy AP. Selecting the Optimal Design for Drug Discontinuation Trials in a Setting of Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Oct; 175(10):1725-6. View on Pubmed
  73. Bakitas MA, Elk R, Astin M, Ceronsky L, Clifford KN, Dionne-Odom JN, Emanuel LL, Fink RM, Kvale E, Levkoff S, Ritchie C, Smith T. Systematic Review of Palliative Care in the Rural Setting. Cancer Control. 2015 Oct; 22(4):450-64. View on Pubmed
  74. McNeil MJ, Kamal AH, Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Abernethy AP. The Burden of Polypharmacy in Patients Near the End of Life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Feb; 51(2):178-83.e2. View on Pubmed
  75. Nikolich-Žugich J, Goldman DP, Cohen PR, Cortese D, Fontana L, Kennedy BK, Mohler MJ, Olshansky SJ, Perls T, Perry D, Richardson A, Ritchie C, Wertheimer AM, Faragher RG, Fain MJ. Preparing for an Aging World: Engaging Biogerontologists, Geriatricians, and the Society. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Apr; 71(4):435-44. View on Pubmed
  76. Stephens C, Halifax E, Bui N, Lee SJ, Harrington C, Shim J, Ritchie C. Provider Perspectives on the Influence of Family on Nursing Home Resident Transfers to the Emergency Department: Crises at the End of Life. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2015; 2015:893062. View on Pubmed
  77. Ornstein KA, Leff B, Covinsky KE, Ritchie CS, Federman AD, Roberts L, Kelley AS, Siu AL, Szanton SL. Epidemiology of the Homebound Population in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul; 175(7):1180-6. View on Pubmed
  78. Chang A, Ritchie C. Patient-Centered Models of Care: Closing the Gaps in Physician Readiness. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jul; 30(7):870-2. View on Pubmed
  79. Ritchie CS, Rabow MW. Fostering a Quality of Care Culture in Community-Based Palliative Care: What Will It Take? J Palliat Med. 2015 Jul; 18(7):568-9. View on Pubmed
  80. Leff B, Weston CM, Garrigues S, Patel K, Ritchie C. Home-based primary care practices in the United States: current state and quality improvement approaches. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 May; 63(5):963-9. View on Pubmed
  81. Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Taylor DH, Ritchie CS, Bull JH, Fairclough DL, Hanson LC, LeBlanc TW, Samsa GP, Wolf S, Aziz NM, Currow DC, Ferrell B, Wagner-Johnston N, Zafar SY, Cleary JF, Dev S, Goode PS, Kamal AH, Kassner C, Kvale EA, McCallum JG, Ogunseitan AB, Pantilat SZ, Portenoy RK, Prince-Paul M, Sloan JA, Swetz KM, Von Gunten CF, Abernethy AP. Safety and benefit of discontinuing statin therapy in the setting of advanced, life-limiting illness: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May; 175(5):691-700. View on Pubmed
  82. Zulman DM, Pal Chee C, Wagner TH, Yoon J, Cohen DM, Holmes TH, Ritchie C, Asch SM. Multimorbidity and healthcare utilisation among high-cost patients in the US Veterans Affairs Health Care System. BMJ Open. 2015 Apr 16; 5(4):e007771. View on Pubmed
  83. Currow DC, Clark K, Kamal A, Collier A, Agar MR, Lovell MR, Phillips JL, Ritchie C. The Population Burden of Chronic Symptoms that Substantially Predate the Diagnosis of a Life-Limiting Illness. J Palliat Med. 2015 Jun; 18(6):480-5. View on Pubmed
  84. Leff B, Saliba D, Ritchie C. Home-based care: the authors reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Apr; 34(4):716. View on Pubmed
  85. Merlin JS, Westfall AO, Chamot E, Saag M, Walcott M, Ritchie C, Kertesz S. Quantitative Evaluation of an Instrument to Identify Chronic Pain in HIV-Infected Individuals. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2015 Jun; 31(6):623-7. View on Pubmed
  86. Kvale EA, Meneses K, Demark-Wahnefried W, Bakitas M, Ritchie C. Formative research in the development of a care transition intervention in breast cancer survivors. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Aug; 19(4):329-35. View on Pubmed
  87. Miaskowski C, Dunn L, Ritchie C, Paul SM, Cooper B, Aouizerat BE, Alexander K, Skerman H, Yates P. Latent Class Analysis Reveals Distinct Subgroups of Patients Based on Symptom Occurrence and Demographic and Clinical Characteristics. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jul; 50(1):28-37. View on Pubmed
  88. Leff B, Ritchie C. Quality-of-care standards missing for the vulnerable homebound. Mod Healthc. 2015 Jan 26; 45(4):25. View on Pubmed
  89. Yates P, Miaskowski C, Cataldo JK, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Alexander K, Aouizerat B, Dunn L, Ritchie C, McCarthy A, Skerman H. Differences in Composition of Symptom Clusters Between Older and Younger Oncology Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jun; 49(6):1025-34. View on Pubmed
  90. Leff B, Carlson CM, Saliba D, Ritchie C. The invisible homebound: setting quality-of-care standards for home-based primary and palliative care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jan; 34(1):21-9. View on Pubmed
  91. Phillips J, Dal Grande E, Ritchie C, Abernethy AP, Currow DC. A population-based cross-sectional study that defined normative population data for the Life-Space Mobility Assessment-composite score. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 May; 49(5):885-93. View on Pubmed
  92. Lee SJ, Ritchie CS, Yaffe K, Stijacic Cenzer I, Barnes DE. A clinical index to predict progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e113535. View on Pubmed
  93. Williams BA, Ahalt C, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Smith AK, Goldenson J, Ritchie CS. Pain behind bars: the epidemiology of pain in older jail inmates in a county jail. J Palliat Med. 2014 Dec; 17(12):1336-43. View on Pubmed
  94. Merlin JS, Walcott M, Ritchie C, Herbey I, Kertesz SG, Chamot E, Saag M, Turan JM. 'Two pains together': patient perspectives on psychological aspects of chronic pain while living with HIV. PLoS One. 2014; 9(11):e111765. View on Pubmed
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