Eduard E. Vasilevskis, M.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Medicine
M.P.H., Public Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.D., Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OregonB.S., Chemistry / Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, California
Office Address
Center for Health Services Research
1215 21st Ave. S., 6006 Medical Center East, NT
Nashville, TN 37232-8300
Research Keywords
Deprescribing, Polypharmacy, Delirium, Transitions of Care, Post Acute Care
Clinical Research Keywords
Delirium, Functional Impairment, Risk Adjustment, Performance Measurement, Health Services Research, Quality of Care, Hospital Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, Transitions of Care
Han JH, Chen A, Vasilevskis EE, Schnelle JF, Ely EW, Chandrasekhar R, Morrison RD, Ryan TP, Daniels JS, Sutherland JJ, Simmons SF. Supratherapeutic Psychotropic Drug Levels in the Emergency Department and Their Association with Delirium Duration: A Preliminary Study. J Am Geriatr Soc [print-electronic]. 2019 Nov; 67(11): 2387-92. PMID: 31503339, DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16156, ISSN: 1532-5415.

Aubert CE, Schnipper JL, Fankhauser N, Marques-Vidal P, Stirnemann J, Auerbach AD, Zimlichman E, Kripalani S, Vasilevskis EE, Robinson E, Metlay J, Fletcher GS, Limacher A, Donzé J. Patterns of multimorbidity associated with 30-day readmission: a multinational study. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jun 6/13/2019; 19(1): 738. PMID: 31196053, PMCID: PMC6567629, PII: 10.1186/s12889-019-7066-9, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-7066-9, ISSN: 1471-2458.

Buell KG, Kiser SB, Vasilevskis EE. A Case of Catatonia Nearly Mistaken for Hepatic Encephalopathy. Am. J. Med [print-electronic]. 2019 Jun; 132(6): e587-e588. PMID: 30831063, PII: S0002-9343(19)30148-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.01.035, ISSN: 1555-7162.

Vasilevskis EE, Shah AS, Hollingsworth EK, Shotwell MS, Mixon AS, Bell SP, Kripalani S, Schnelle JF, Simmons SF, . A patient-centered deprescribing intervention for hospitalized older patients with polypharmacy: rationale and design of the Shed-MEDS randomized controlled trial. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Mar 3/14/2019; 19(1): 165. PMID: 30871561, PMCID: PMC6416929, PII: 10.1186/s12913-019-3995-3, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-019-3995-3, ISSN: 1472-6963.

Mixon AS, Yeh VM, Simmons S, Powers J, Ely EW, Schnelle J, Vasilevskis EE. Improving Care Transitions for Hospitalized Veterans Discharged to Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Focus on Polypharmacy and Geriatric Syndromes. Geriatrics (Basel). 2019 Feb 2/9/2019; 4(1): PMID: 31023987, PMCID: PMC6473365, PII: geriatrics4010019, DOI: 10.3390/geriatrics4010019, ISSN: 2308-3417.

Han JH, Hayhurst CJ, Chandrasekhar R, Hughes CG, Vasilevskis EE, Wilson JE, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Ely EW. Delirium's Arousal Subtypes and Their Relationship with 6-Month Functional Status and Cognition. Psychosomatics [print-electronic]. 2019 Jan; 60(1): 27-36. PMID: 29929733, PMCID: PMC6296894, PII: S0033-3182(18)30221-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.psym.2018.05.003, ISSN: 1545-7206.

Vasilevskis EE, Chandrasekhar R, Holtze CH, Graves J, Speroff T, Girard TD, Patel MB, Hughes CG, Cao A, Pandharipande PP, Ely EW. The Cost of ICU Delirium and Coma in the Intensive Care Unit Patient. Med Care. 2018 Oct; 56(10): 890-7. PMID: 30179988, PMCID: PMC6200340, DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000975, ISSN: 1537-1948.

Petersen AW, Shah AS, Simmons SF, Shotwell MS, Jacobsen JML, Myers AP, Mixon AS, Bell SP, Kripalani S, Schnelle JF, Vasilevskis EE. Shed-MEDS: pilot of a patient-centered deprescribing framework reduces medications in hospitalized older adults being transferred to inpatient postacute care. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2018 Sep; 9(9): 523-33. PMID: 30181860, PMCID: PMC6116773, PII: 10.1177_2042098618781524, DOI: 10.1177/2042098618781524, ISSN: 2042-0986.

Marra A, Pandharipande PP, Shotwell MS, Chandrasekhar R, Girard TD, Shintani AK, Peelen LM, Moons KGM, Dittus RS, Ely EW, Vasilevskis EE. Acute Brain Dysfunction: Development and Validation of a Daily Prediction Model. Chest [print-electronic]. 2018 Aug; 154(2): 293-301. PMID: 29580772, PMCID: PMC6113630, PII: S0012-3692(18)30426-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.03.013, ISSN: 1931-3543.

Graham KL, Auerbach AD, Schnipper JL, Flanders SA, Kim CS, Robinson EJ, Ruhnke GW, Thomas LR, Kripalani S, Vasilevskis EE, Fletcher GS, Sehgal NJ, Lindenauer PK, Williams MV, Metlay JP, Davis RB, Yang J, Marcantonio ER, Herzig SJ. Preventability of Early Versus Late Hospital Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients. Ann. Intern. Med [print-electronic]. 2018 Jun 6/5/2018; 168(11): 766-74. PMID: 29710243, PMCID: PMC6247894, PII: 2680053, DOI: 10.7326/M17-1724, ISSN: 1539-3704.

Brummel NE, Boehm LM, Girard TD, Pandharipande PP, Jackson JC, Hughes CG, Patel MB, Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW. Subsyndromal Delirium and Institutionalization Among Patients With Critical Illness. Am. J. Crit. Care. 2017 Nov; 26(6): 447-55. PMID: 29092867, PII: 26/6/447, DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2017263, ISSN: 1937-710X.

Aubert CE, Schnipper JL, Williams MV, Robinson EJ, Zimlichman E, Vasilevskis EE, Kripalani S, Metlay JP, Wallington T, Fletcher GS, Auerbach AD, Aujesky D, D Donzé J. Simplification of the HOSPITAL score for predicting 30-day readmissions. BMJ Qual Saf [print-electronic]. 2017 Oct; 26(10): 799-805. PMID: 28416652, PII: bmjqs-2016-006239, DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006239, ISSN: 2044-5423.

Boehm LM, Dietrich MS, Vasilevskis EE, Wells N, Pandharipande P, Ely EW, Mion LC. Perceptions of Workload Burden and Adherence to ABCDE Bundle Among Intensive Care Providers. Am. J. Crit. Care. 2017 Jul; 26(4): e38-e47. PMID: 28668925, PII: 26/4/e38, DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2017544, ISSN: 1937-710X.

Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Chandrasekhar R, Liu X, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Ely EW. Delirium in the Emergency Department and Its Extension into Hospitalization (DELINEATE) Study: Effect on 6-month Function and Cognition. J Am Geriatr Soc [print-electronic]. 2017 Jun; 65(6): 1333-8. PMID: 28263444, PMCID: PMC5478452, DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14824, ISSN: 1532-5415.

Boehm LM, Vasilevskis EE, Dietrich MS, Wells N, Ely EW, Pandharipande P, Mion LC. Organizational Domains and Variation in Attitudes of Intensive Care Providers Toward the ABCDE Bundle. Am. J. Crit. Care. 2017 May; 26(3): e18-e28. PMID: 28461551, PMCID: PMC5693381, PII: 26/3/e18, DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2017297, ISSN: 1937-710X.

Vasilevskis EE. Update in Hospital Medicine: Evidence Published in 2016. Ann. Intern. Med [print-electronic]. 2017 Apr 4/4/2017; 166(7): W33-W39. PMID: 28358957, PII: 2615448, DOI: 10.7326/M17-0132, ISSN: 1539-3704.

Han JH, Brummel NE, Chandrasekhar R, Wilson JE, Liu X, Vasilevskis EE, Girard TD, Carlo ME, Dittus RS, Schnelle JF, Ely EW. Exploring Delirium's Heterogeneity: Association Between Arousal Subtypes at Initial Presentation and 6-Month Mortality in Older Emergency Department Patients. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry [print-electronic]. 2017 Mar; 25(3): 233-42. PMID: 27623552, PII: S1064-7481(16)30138-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2016.05.016, ISSN: 1545-7214.

Burke RE, Schnipper JL, Williams MV, Robinson EJ, Vasilevskis EE, Kripalani S, Metlay JP, Fletcher GS, Auerbach AD, Donzé JD. The HOSPITAL Score Predicts Potentially Preventable 30-Day Readmissions in Conditions Targeted by the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Med Care. 2017 Mar; 55(3): 285-90. PMID: 27755392, PMCID: PMC5309170, DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000665, ISSN: 1537-1948.

Vasilevskis EE, Ouslander JG, Mixon AS, Bell SP, Jacobsen JM, Saraf AA, Markley D, Sponsler KC, Shutes J, Long EA, Kripalani S, Simmons SF, Schnelle JF. Potentially Avoidable Readmissions of Patients Discharged to Post-Acute Care: Perspectives of Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility Staff. J Am Geriatr Soc [print-electronic]. 2017 Feb; 65(2): 269-76. PMID: 27981557, PMCID: PMC5311021, DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14557, ISSN: 1532-5415.

Greysen SR, Harrison JD, Kripalani S, Vasilevskis E, Robinson E, Metlay J, Schnipper JL, Meltzer D, Sehgal N, Ruhnke GW, Williams MV, Auerbach AD. Understanding patient-centred readmission factors: a multi-site, mixed-methods study. BMJ Qual Saf [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan; 26(1): 33-41. PMID: 26769841, PII: bmjqs-2015-004570, DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004570, ISSN: 2044-5423.

Jacobsen JM, Schnelle JF, Saraf AA, Long EA, Vasilevskis EE, Kripalani S, Simmons SF. Preventability of Hospital Readmissions From Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Consumer Perspective. Gerontologist [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec 12/7/2016; PMID: 27927728, PII: gnw132, DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnw132, ISSN: 1758-5341.

Simmons SF, Schnelle JF, Saraf AA, Simon Coelho C, Jacobsen JM, Kripalani S, Bell S, Mixon A, Vasilevskis EE. Pain and Satisfaction With Pain Management Among Older Patients During the Transition From Acute to Skilled Nursing Care. Gerontologist [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec; 56(6): 1138-45. PMID: 26185153, PMCID: PMC5181387, PII: gnv058, DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnv058, ISSN: 1758-5341.

Kummerow Broman K, Hayes RM, Kripalani S, Vasilevskis EE, Phillips SE, Ehrenfeld JM, Holzman MD, Sharp KW, Pierce RA, Nealon WH, Poulose BK. Interhospital transfer for acute surgical care: does delay matter?. Am. J. Surg [print-electronic]. 2016 Nov; 212(5): 823-30. PMID: 27381817, PMCID: PMC5204367, PII: S0002-9610(16)30240-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.03.004, ISSN: 1879-1883.

Saraf AA, Petersen AW, Simmons SF, Schnelle JF, Bell SP, Kripalani S, Myers AP, Mixon AS, Long EA, Jacobsen JM, Vasilevskis EE. Medications associated with geriatric syndromes and their prevalence in older hospitalized adults discharged to skilled nursing facilities. J Hosp Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 11(10): 694-700. PMID: 27255830, PMCID: PMC5048583, DOI: 10.1002/jhm.2614, ISSN: 1553-5606.

Simmons SF, Bell S, Saraf AA, Coelho CS, Long EA, Jacobsen JM, Schnelle JF, Vasilevskis EE. Stability of Geriatric Syndromes in Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries Discharged to Skilled Nursing Facilities. J Am Geriatr Soc [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 64(10): 2027-34. PMID: 27590032, PMCID: PMC5072988, DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14320, ISSN: 1532-5415.

Mixon AS, Goggins K, Bell SP, Vasilevskis EE, Nwosu S, Schildcrout JS, Kripalani S. Preparedness for hospital discharge and prediction of readmission. J Hosp Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Sep; 11(9): 603-9. PMID: 26929109, PMCID: PMC5003753, DOI: 10.1002/jhm.2572, ISSN: 1553-5606.

Morandi A, Han JH, Meagher D, Vasilevskis E, Cerejeira J, Hasemann W, MacLullich AM, Annoni G, Trabucchi M, Bellelli G. Detecting Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: Evaluation of the Diagnostic Performance of the Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale. J Am Med Dir Assoc [print-electronic]. 2016 Sep 9/1/2016; 17(9): 828-33. PMID: 27346621, PMCID: PMC5257263, PII: S1525-8610(16)30156-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2016.05.010, ISSN: 1538-9375.

Kleinpell R, Vasilevskis EE, Fogg L, Ely EW. Exploring the association of hospice care on patient experience and outcomes of care. BMJ Support Palliat Care [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug 8/16/2016; PMID: 27531840, PMCID: PMC5313381, PII: bmjspcare-2015-001001, DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-001001, ISSN: 2045-4368.

Pollock JS, Hollenbeck RD, Wang L, Holmes B, Young MN, Peters M, Ely EW, McPherson JA, Vasilevskis EE. Delirium in Survivors of Cardiac Arrest Treated With Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia. Am. J. Crit. Care. 2016 Jul; 25(4): e81-9. PMID: 27369041, PMCID: PMC5240926, PII: 25/4/e81, DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2016581, ISSN: 1937-710X.

Vasilevskis EE, Ely EW, Girard TD. The authors reply. Crit. Care Med. 2016 Jun; 44(6): e451-2. PMID: 27182878, PII: 00003246-201606000-00066, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001748, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Vasilevskis EE, Kripalani S, Ong MK, Rosenthal JT, Longnecker DE, Harmon B, Hohmann SF, Wright K, Black JT. Variability in Implementation of Interventions Aimed at Reducing Readmissions Among Patients With Heart Failure: A Survey of Teaching Hospitals. Acad Med. 2016 Apr; 91(4): 522-9. PMID: 26579793, PMCID: PMC4811742, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000994, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Donzé JD, Williams MV, Robinson EJ, Zimlichman E, Aujesky D, Vasilevskis EE, Kripalani S, Metlay JP, Wallington T, Fletcher GS, Auerbach AD, Schnipper JL. International Validity of the HOSPITAL Score to Predict 30-Day Potentially Avoidable Hospital Readmissions. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Apr; 176(4): 496-502. PMID: 26954698, PMCID: PMC5070968, PII: 2498847, DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8462, ISSN: 2168-6114.

Auerbach AD, Kripalani S, Vasilevskis EE, Sehgal N, Lindenauer PK, Metlay JP, Fletcher G, Ruhnke GW, Flanders SA, Kim C, Williams MV, Thomas L, Giang V, Herzig SJ, Patel K, Boscardin WJ, Robinson EJ, Schnipper JL. Preventability and Causes of Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Apr; 176(4): 484-93. PMID: 26954564, PII: 2498846, DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7863, ISSN: 2168-6114.

Bell SP, Vasilevskis EE, Saraf AA, Jacobsen JM, Kripalani S, Mixon AS, Schnelle JF, Simmons SF. Geriatric Syndromes in Hospitalized Older Adults Discharged to Skilled Nursing Facilities. J Am Geriatr Soc [print-electronic]. 2016 Apr; 64(4): 715-22. PMID: 27059831, PMCID: PMC4840035, DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14035, ISSN: 1532-5415.

Collinsworth AW, Priest EL, Campbell CR, Vasilevskis EE, Masica AL. A Review of Multifaceted Care Approaches for the Prevention and Mitigation of Delirium in Intensive Care Units. J Intensive Care Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb; 31(2): 127-41. PMID: 25348864, PMCID: PMC4411205, PII: 0885066614553925, DOI: 10.1177/0885066614553925, ISSN: 1525-1489.

Choi L, Ferrell BA, Vasilevskis EE, Pandharipande PP, Heltsley R, Ely EW, Stein CM, Girard TD. Population Pharmacokinetics of Fentanyl in the Critically Ill. Crit. Care Med. 2016 Jan; 44(1): 64-72. PMID: 26491862, PMCID: PMC4755937, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001347, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Vasilevskis EE, Pandharipande PP, Graves AJ, Shintani A, Tsuruta R, Ely EW, Girard TD. Validity of a Modified Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score Using the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale. Crit. Care Med. 2016 Jan; 44(1): 138-46. PMID: 26457749, PMCID: PMC4748963, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001375, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Boehm LM, Vasilevskis EE, Mion LC. Interprofessional Perspectives on ABCDE Bundle Implementation: A Focus Group Study. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2015 Dec; 35(6): 339-47. PMID: 27749438, PMCID: PMC5089165, PII: 00003465-201611000-00009, DOI: 10.1097/DCC.0000000000000208, ISSN: 1538-8646.

Han JH, Vasilevskis EE. Ultrabrief delirium assessments--are they ready for primetime? [editorial]. J Hosp Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct; 10(10): 694-5. PMID: 26374673, PMCID: PMC4593759, DOI: 10.1002/jhm.2478, ISSN: 1553-5606.

Bell SP, Schnelle J, Nwosu SK, Schildcrout J, Goggins K, Cawthon C, Mixon AS, Vasilevskis EE, Kripalani S, . Development of a multivariable model to predict vulnerability in older American patients hospitalised with cardiovascular disease. BMJ Open. 2015 Aug 8/27/2015; 5(8): e008122. PMID: 26316650, PMCID: PMC4554894, PII: bmjopen-2015-008122, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008122, ISSN: 2044-6055.

Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Schnelle JF, Shintani A, Dittus RS, Wilson A, Ely EW. The Diagnostic Performance of the Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale for Detecting Delirium in Older Emergency Department Patients. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Jul; 22(7): 878-82. PMID: 26113020, PMCID: PMC4516221, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12706, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Vasilevskis EE, Simmons SF. Simple solutions may not work for complex patients: A need for new paradigms in geriatric hospital medicine [editorial]. J Hosp Med [print-electronic]. 2015 May; 10(5): 343-4. PMID: 25641782, PMCID: PMC4412786, DOI: 10.1002/jhm.2327, ISSN: 1553-5606.

Edwards JD, Vasilevskis EE, Yoo EJ, Houtrow AJ, Boscardin WJ, Dudley RA, Okumura MJ. Adults with childhood-onset chronic conditions admitted to US pediatric and adult intensive care units. J Crit Care [print-electronic]. 2015 Feb; 30(1): 201-6. PMID: 25466316, PMCID: PMC4268241, PII: S0883-9441(14)00423-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.10.016, ISSN: 1557-8615.

Inoue S, Vasilevskis EE, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Graves AJ, Thompson J, Shintani A, Ely EW. The impact of lymphopenia on delirium in ICU patients. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10(5): e0126216. PMID: 25992641, PMCID: PMC4439144, PII: PONE-D-15-01328, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126216, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Shintani A, Graves AJ, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Powers JS, Wilson A, Storrow AB, Ely EW. Impaired arousal at initial presentation predicts 6-month mortality: an analysis of 1084 acutely ill older patients. J Hosp Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 9(12): 772-8. PMID: 25352356, PMCID: PMC4326096, DOI: 10.1002/jhm.2276, ISSN: 1553-5606.

Morandi A, Hughes CG, Thompson JL, Pandharipande PP, Shintani AK, Vasilevskis EE, Han JH, Jackson JC, Laskowitz DT, Bernard GR, Ely EW, Girard TD. Statins and delirium during critical illness: a multicenter, prospective cohort study. Crit. Care Med. 2014 Aug; 42(8): 1899-909. PMID: 24810528, PMCID: PMC4103957, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000398, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Balas MC, Vasilevskis EE, Olsen KM, Schmid KK, Shostrom V, Cohen MZ, Peitz G, Gannon DE, Sisson J, Sullivan J, Stothert JC, Lazure J, Nuss SL, Jawa RS, Freihaut F, Ely EW, Burke WJ. Effectiveness and safety of the awakening and breathing coordination, delirium monitoring/management, and early exercise/mobility bundle. Crit. Care Med. 2014 May; 42(5): 1024-36. PMID: 24394627, PMCID: PMC4105208, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000129, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Jackson JC, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Brummel NE, Thompson JL, Hughes CG, Pun BT, Vasilevskis EE, Morandi A, Shintani AK, Hopkins RO, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW, . Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and functional disability in survivors of critical illness in the BRAIN-ICU study: a longitudinal cohort study. Lancet Respir Med [print-electronic]. 2014 May; 2(5): 369-79. PMID: 24815803, PMCID: PMC4107313, PII: S2213-2600(14)70051-7, DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(14)70051-7, ISSN: 2213-2619.

Vasilevskis EE, Ely EW. 2013: updates in delirium. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Apr; 4(2): 58-60. PMID: 24707331, PMCID: PMC3975797, PII: 10.1177_1941874414524796, DOI: 10.1177/1941874414524796, ISSN: 1941-8744.

Meyers AG, Salanitro A, Wallston KA, Cawthon C, Vasilevskis EE, Goggins KM, Davis CM, Rothman RL, Castel LD, Donato KM, Schnelle JF, Bell SP, Schildcrout JS, Osborn CY, Harrell FE, Kripalani S. Determinants of health after hospital discharge: rationale and design of the Vanderbilt Inpatient Cohort Study (VICS). BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Jan 1/8/2014; 14: 10. PMID: 24397292, PMCID: PMC3893361, PII: 1472-6963-14-10, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-10, ISSN: 1472-6963.

Kripalani S, Theobald CN, Anctil B, Vasilevskis EE. Reducing hospital readmission rates: current strategies and future directions. Annu. Rev. Med [print-electronic]. 2014; 65: 471-85. PMID: 24160939, PMCID: PMC4104507, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-med-022613-090415, ISSN: 1545-326X.

Han JH, Wilson A, Vasilevskis EE, Shintani A, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Graves AJ, Storrow AB, Shuster J, Ely EW. Diagnosing delirium in older emergency department patients: validity and reliability of the delirium triage screen and the brief confusion assessment method. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2013 Nov; 62(5): 457-65. PMID: 23916018, PMCID: PMC3936572, PII: S0196-0644(13)00436-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.05.003, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Jackson JC, Morandi A, Thompson JL, Pun BT, Brummel NE, Hughes CG, Vasilevskis EE, Shintani AK, Moons KG, Geevarghese SK, Canonico A, Hopkins RO, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW, . Long-term cognitive impairment after critical illness. N. Engl. J. Med. 2013 Oct 10/3/2013; 369(14): 1306-16. PMID: 24088092, PMCID: PMC3922401, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1301372, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Morandi A, Bellelli G, Vasilevskis EE, Turco R, Guerini F, Torpilliesi T, Speciale S, Emiliani V, Gentile S, Schnelle J, Trabucchi M. Predictors of rehospitalization among elderly patients admitted to a rehabilitation hospital: the role of polypharmacy, functional status, and length of stay. J Am Med Dir Assoc [print-electronic]. 2013 Oct; 14(10): 761-7. PMID: 23664484, PMCID: PMC4100936, PII: S1525-8610(13)00144-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2013.03.013, ISSN: 1538-9375.

Brummel NE, Vasilevskis EE, Han JH, Boehm L, Pun BT, Ely EW. Implementing delirium screening in the ICU: secrets to success. Crit. Care Med. 2013 Sep; 41(9): 2196-208. PMID: 23896832, PMCID: PMC3772682, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31829a6f1e, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Theobald CN, Stover DG, Choma NN, Hathaway J, Green JK, Peterson NB, Sponsler KC, Vasilevskis EE, Kripalani S, Sergent J, Brown NJ, Denny JC. The effect of reducing maximum shift lengths to 16 hours on internal medicine interns' educational opportunities. Acad Med. 2013 Apr; 88(4): 512-8. PMID: 23425987, PMCID: PMC3638874, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e318285800f, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Hughes CG, Brummel NE, Vasilevskis EE, Girard TD, Pandharipande PP. Future directions of delirium research and management. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Sep; 26(3): 395-405. PMID: 23040289, PMCID: PMC3638881, PII: S1521-6896(12)00054-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.bpa.2012.08.004, ISSN: 1878-1608.

Vasilevskis EE, Han JH, Hughes CG, Ely EW. Epidemiology and risk factors for delirium across hospital settings. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Sep; 26(3): 277-87. PMID: 23040281, PMCID: PMC3580997, PII: S1521-6896(12)00036-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.bpa.2012.07.003, ISSN: 1878-1608.

Matheny ME, Fitzhenry F, Speroff T, Green JK, Griffith ML, Vasilevskis EE, Fielstein EM, Elkin PL, Brown SH. Detection of infectious symptoms from VA emergency department and primary care clinical documentation. Int J Med Inform [print-electronic]. 2012 Mar; 81(3): 143-56. PMID: 22244191, PII: S1386-5056(11)00238-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2011.11.005, ISSN: 1872-8243.

Vasilevskis EE, Morandi A, Boehm L, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Jackson JC, Thompson JL, Shintani A, Gordon SM, Pun BT, Ely EW. Delirium and sedation recognition using validated instruments: reliability of bedside intensive care unit nursing assessments from 2007 to 2010. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Nov; 59 Suppl 2: S249-55. PMID: 22091569, PMCID: PMC3233973, DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03673.x, ISSN: 1532-5415.

Morandi A, Vasilevskis EE, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Solberg LM, Neal EB, Koestner T, Torres R, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Han JH, Schnelle J, Fick DM, Ely EW, Kripalani S. Inappropriate medications in elderly ICU survivors: where to intervene?. Arch. Intern. Med. 2011 Jun 6/13/2011; 171(11): 1032-4. PMID: 21670372, PMCID: PMC3575737, PII: 171/11/1032, DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.233, ISSN: 1538-3679.

Vasilevskis EE, Kuzniewicz MW, Cason BA, Lane RK, Dean ML, Clay T, Rennie DJ, Dudley RA. Predictors of early postdischarge mortality in critically ill patients: a retrospective cohort study from the California Intensive Care Outcomes project. J Crit Care [print-electronic]. 2011 Feb; 26(1): 65-75. PMID: 20716477, PMCID: PMC3622215, PII: S0883-9441(10)00173-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2010.06.010, ISSN: 1557-8615.

Vasilevskis EE, Ely EW, Speroff T, Pun BT, Boehm L, Dittus RS. Reducing iatrogenic risks: ICU-acquired delirium and weakness--crossing the quality chasm. Chest. 2010 Nov; 138(5): 1224-33. PMID: 21051398, PII: 138/5/1224, DOI: 10.1378/chest.10-0466, ISSN: 1931-3543.

Vasilevskis EE, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Ely EW. A screening, prevention, and restoration model for saving the injured brain in intensive care unit survivors. Crit. Care Med. 2010 Oct; 38(10 Suppl): S683-91. PMID: 21164415, PMCID: PMC3679543, PII: 00003246-201010001-00027, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181f245d3, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Morandi A, Gunther ML, Vasilevskis EE, Girard TD, Hopkins RO, Jackson JC, Pandharipande P, Ely EW. Neuroimaging in delirious intensive care unit patients: a preliminary case series report. Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2010 Sep; 7(9): 28-33. PMID: 20941349, PMCID: PMC2952644, ISSN: 1555-5194.

Vasilevskis EE, Knebel RJ, Dudley RA, Wachter RM, Auerbach AD. Cross-sectional analysis of hospitalist prevalence and quality of care in California. J Hosp Med. 2010 Apr; 5(4): 200-7. PMID: 20394024, DOI: 10.1002/jhm.609, ISSN: 1553-5606.

Vasilevskis EE, Knebel RJ, Wachter RM, Auerbach AD. California hospital leaders' views of hospitalists: meeting needs of the present and future. J Hosp Med. 2009 Nov; 4(9): 528-34. PMID: 20013852, DOI: 10.1002/jhm.529, ISSN: 1553-5606.

Vasilevskis EE, Kuzniewicz MW, Cason BA, Lane RK, Dean ML, Clay T, Rennie DJ, Vittinghoff E, Dudley RA. Mortality probability model III and simplified acute physiology score II: assessing their value in predicting length of stay and comparison to APACHE IV. Chest [print-electronic]. 2009 Jul; 136(1): 89-101. PMID: 19363210, PMCID: PMC3198495, PII: chest.08-2591, DOI: 10.1378/chest.08-2591, ISSN: 1931-3543.

Vasilevskis EE, Kuzniewicz MW, Dean ML, Clay T, Vittinghoff E, Rennie DJ, Dudley RA. Relationship between discharge practices and intensive care unit in-hospital mortality performance: evidence of a discharge bias. Med Care. 2009 Jul; 47(7): 803-12. PMID: 19536006, DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181a39454, ISSN: 1537-1948.

Vasilevskis EE, Meltzer D, Schnipper J, Kaboli P, Wetterneck T, Gonzales D, Arora V, Zhang J, Auerbach AD. Quality of care for decompensated heart failure: comparable performance between academic hospitalists and non-hospitalists. J Gen Intern Med [print-electronic]. 2008 Sep; 23(9): 1399-406. PMID: 18592321, PMCID: PMC2517998, DOI: 10.1007/s11606-008-0680-3, ISSN: 1525-1497.

Kuzniewicz MW, Vasilevskis EE, Lane R, Dean ML, Trivedi NG, Rennie DJ, Clay T, Kotler PL, Dudley RA. Variation in ICU risk-adjusted mortality: impact of methods of assessment and potential confounders. Chest [print-electronic]. 2008 Jun; 133(6): 1319-27. PMID: 18403657, PII: chest.07-3061, DOI: 10.1378/chest.07-3061, ISSN: 0012-3692.

Long TH, Criqui MH, Vasilevskis EE, Denenberg JO, Klauber MR, Fronek A. The correlation between the severity of peripheral arterial disease and carotid occlusive disease. Vasc Med. 1999; 4(3): 135-42. PMID: 10512592, ISSN: 1358-863X.