Additional Publications

Additional Publications (articles, monographs, book chapters, etc.) by Dr. Levenson

Articles and Book Chapters
1. A Simple Scheme for Filing Articles, The New Physician. 1975; 24:34.

2. Lamentations (On the politics of medical education), The New Physician, 1976; 25:56.

3. Lessons in medicine about humanity, The Pharos, 1976; 39(3):99-102.

4. The search for a philosophy of medicine, The Pharos, 1979; 42(1):2-8.

5. The self-contradictions of a humane profession (monograph). In Humanizing the Process of Medical Education. 1976; 3-15.

6. Ethical and Humanistic Considerations in the Care of the Elderly, chapter in ed. by Reichel, W. Clinical Aspects of Aging, 2nd ed. (Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins), 1983.

7. Levenson, S.A., List, N.D., Zaw-Win, B. Ethical considerations in critical and terminal illness in the elderly. J Amer Geriatr Soc 1981; 29: 563-7.

8. Contributing editor, R.J. Ham et. al. (eds.), Primary Care Geriatrics. Boston: John Wright-PSG, 1983.

9. Writing no code orders: What are your guidelines? (Review panel) Data Centrum1984; 1(6):27-42.

10. The Physician Role in the Health Care Team, and Physical Problems of Aging. Chapters in Maguire, G. Health Team Approach to the Care of the Elderly. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1985.

11. Ethical Dilemmas of the '80s, chapter in Geriatric Medicine Annual 1986. Oradell, N.J.: Medical Economics, 1985.

12. Karen Quinlan Plus Ten, Baltimore Sunpapers Perspective, June 16, 1985.

13. Computers and the Care of the Elderly, Computer News for Physicians, May, 1986.

14. Ethical and legal issues in geriatrics: Competence and patient choice. Maryland Medical Journal 1986; 35(11):933.

15. Warren JW, Sobal J, Tenney JH, Hoopes JM, Damron D, Levenson SA, Deforge BR, Muncie HL. Informed consent by proxy: An issue in research with elderly patients. N Engl J Med 1986; 315:1124-1128.

16. Community Resources for the Geriatric Patient. Md Med Jl 1987; 36(5):403.

17. Innovations in nursing home care. Generations 1987;11(3).

18. Computers and Information Management. Chapter in Geriatric Medicine Annual 1989. Oradell, N.J.: Medical Economics Press, 1988.

19. Competence in the Elderly: Assessment and Related Issues. in Nursing Home Admissions and Post-Admissions:Ideal Practices. Washington, D.C.: American Health Care Association, 1988.

20. Legislating quality of care in the nursing home. Clinical Report on Aging 1988; 2(5):18.

21. Competence Issues and Adult Protective Services for the Elderly. Chapter in Reichel W (ed). Clinical Aspects of Aging (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1988.

22. Bioethical Issues in the Care of the Elderly. Midwest Medical Ethics, 1988; 4(4):13-19.

23. The nursing home medical director: A new era. Jl of LTC Administrator. 1989 (Spring); 17(1):6-9.

24. Recognizing Quality Nursing Home Care. Baltimore Sunpapers Perspective, February 26, 1989.

25. Quality care in the nursing home--defining and providing it in a new era. Ger Med Today 1989; 8(8):29-40.

26. Does the State Have an Interest in Keeping Alive a Permanently Comatose Patient? Baltimore Sunpapers Perspective, July 1, 1990.

27. Filling the management/physician niche. Provider 1990 (December); 16(12).

28. Evaluating competence and decision-making capacity in impaired older patients. The Older Patient, Winter 1990-91.

29. The changing role of the nursing home medical director. LTC Currents 1991; 14(2).

30. Gallo JJ, Katz PR, Levenson SA, Scherger JE. Meeting the challenges of nursing home care. Patient Care 1991; 53-72.

31. Alemayehu E, Molloy DW, Guyatt G, Singer J, Penington J, Basile J, Eisemann M, Finucane T, McMurdo M, Powell C, Zelmanowicz A, Putty J, Power C, Vitou L, Levenson SA, Turpin I. . Variability in physicians' decisions on caring for chronically ill elderly patients: An international study. Can Med. Assn. Journal, 144:1133, 1991.

32. The knowledge base of long-term care medical direction: Guidelines for contributors and continuing education planners. Jl Med Direction 1992; 2:12-15.

33. The Medical Director and Continuous Quality Improvement. Jl Med Direction 2:67-75, 1992.

34. Symptom management in the terminally ill. Patient Care 1993; 2:33-48.

35. The Changing Role of the Nursing Home Medical Director. Chapter in Katz PR (ed), Advances in Long-term Care (Vol. 2). New York: Springer. 1993.

36. Zimmer JG, Watson NM, Levenson SA. Nursing Home Medical Directors: Ideals and Realities. J Amer Geriatr Soc 1993; 41:127-130.

37. The revised Medicare fee schedule: Implications for the long-term care physician. Jl Med Direction 1993; 3:13-19.

38. A medical quality assurance and improvement program: The essentials for a medical director. Journal of Medical Direction 1993; 3:20-27.

39. Levenson SA, Hoffman D. New state law covers life-and-death decisions. Baltimore Sunpapers Perspective, May 16, 1993.

40. Accelerating nursing facility reform (Parts 1 and 2). Jl Med Direction 3:1-17, 1993.

41. Role of the Medical Director in the 1990s. Chapter in Goldsmith S (ed). Long-term Care Administration. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen. 1993.

42. Medical director's role in quality assurance and improvement. LTC Quality Letter 1994; 6(4):1-5.

43. Subacute care: Why nursing home practitioners should take notice nursing home medicine Provider 1994; 2:23-34.

44. Choosing and using quality indicators for medical directors. LTC Quality Letter 1994; 6(5):1-6.

45. Levenson SA, Feinberg M. Identifying and correcting the causes of medication-related problems in nursing home residents: A CQI-based analysis. Nursing Hme Med 1994; 2:25-43, 2:11-20.

46. Maryland's 1993 Health Care Decision Act: Implications for Health Care Practitioners. Md Law Rev 1994; 53:1131-1157.

47. The physician as medical director: a growing responsibility worldwide. Facts Rsrch Geron, 1994; 277-285.

48. Keay TJ, Fredman L, Taler GA, Soma D, Levenson SA. Indicators of quality medical care for the terminally ill in nursing homes. J Amer Geriatr Soc 1994; 42:853-860.

49. Medical Direction and Medical Care in Nursing Facilities. Chapter in ed. by Reichel, W. Clinical Aspects of Aging, 4th ed. 529-539, 1995.

50. Mulhearn D, Feinberg M, Levenson SA. Non-Steroidal anti-inflammatory medication usage in nursing facilities. Nursing Home Med 1995 (April); 3:65-69.

51. Nursing home policy and procedure development and implementation. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 1995; 11:449-465.

52. The new OBRA Enforcement Rule: Implications for medical directors and attending physicians (7 parts). Nursing Home Medicine 1995; 3:32-34, 3:45-48, 3:83-85, 3:122-126, 3:150-154, 3:195-199, 3:214-216.

53. Levenson SA. Nursing home policy and procedure development and implementation. Clin Geriatr Med 1995;11:449-465.

54. Levenson SA, Tracey M, Welter E. Resident Care Management. Chapter in Tracey M (ed). The National Nursing Home License Exam Study Guide. Chicago:Irwin, 1996.

55. Feinsod, F., Levenson SA. Reducing use of full-length bed side rails. Nursing Hme Med 1997.

56. Subacute Care. Chapter in Katz P (ed.) Advances in Long-term Care (1998).

57. Subacute settings: making the most of a new model of care. Geriatrics, 1998 (July); 53(7).

58. Levenson SA, Feinsod FM. Ethical issues: Procedures for managing ethical issues and medical decision making. Ann of LTC 1998;6(2):63-65.

59. Levenson SA, Feinsod FM. Ethical issues: Clarifying the medical situation. Ann of LTC 1998; 6(5):192-196.

60. Levenson SA, Feinsod FM. Ethical issues: Obtaining instructions for care. Ann of LTC 1998; 6(9):295-300.

61. Levenson SA, Feinsod FM. Ethical issues: Determining decision-making capacity and selecting a primary decision maker. Ann of LTC 1998; 6(11):370-374.

62. Levenson SA, Feinsod FM. Ethical issues: Presenting treatment options. Ann of LTC 1998; 6(13):442-450.

63. Levenson SA, Feinsod FM. Ethical issues: Considering specific treatment options. Ann of LTC 1999; 7(2):74-83.

64. Levenson SA, Feinsod FM. Ethical issues: Optimizing physician and medical director roles. Ann of LTC 1999;7(4):158-166.

65. Levenson SA, Feinsod FM. Ethical issues: Implementing effective ethics decision-making programs. Ann of LTC 1999; 7(6):232-237.

66. Levenson SA, Feinsod FM. A protocol for managing ethical issues and medical decision making. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2000,1:77-85.

67. Levenson SA, Feinsod F. Ethics Issues: Using basic management techniques to improve end-of-life care (Parts 1-3). J Am Med Dir Assoc 2000;1:182-186; 228-231; 284-288.

68. Levenson SA. The future of subacute care. Clin Ger Med 2000; 4:683-699.

69. Levenson SA. Bridge building, not rain dancing: A medical director=s core management responsibilities. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2001; 2:125-133.

70. Levenson SA. The long-term care survey. Caring for the Ages: June, August, October-December 2001; January-December 2002.

71. Levenson SA. The Maryland regulations: Rethinking physician and medical director accountability in nursing homes. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2002; 3:79-94.

72. Boyce BF, Bob H, Levenson SA. The preliminary impact of Maryland=s medical director and attending physician regulations. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2003; 4:157-163.

73. Levenson SA. The impact of laws and regulations in improving physician performance and care processes in long-term care. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2004; 5:268-277.

74. Levenson SA. Pay for performance: Can it help improve long-term care? J Am Med Dir Assoc 2006; 7:262-264.

75. Levenson SA, Saffel DA. The consultant pharmacist and the physician in the nursing home: Roles, relationships, and a recipe for success. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2007; 8:55-64.

76. "Subacute Care" in Capezuti, E, Siegler G, Mezey MD (eds.). The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2007.

77. Levenson SA, Morley JE. Evidence rocks in long-term care, but does it roll? J Am Med Dir Assoc 2007, 8:493-501.

78. Levenson SA. The basis for improving and reforming long-term care, Part 1: The foundation. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2009; 10: 459–465.

79. Levenson SA. The basis for improving and reforming long-term care, Part 2: Clinical problem solving and evidence-based care. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2009; 10: 520–529.

80. Levenson SA. The basis for improving and reforming long-term care. Part 3: Essential elements for quality care. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2009; 10: 597–606.

81. Levenson SA. The basis for improving and reforming long-term care. Part 4: Identifying meaningful improvement approaches (Segment 1). Levenson SA. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2010; 11: 84–91.

82. Levenson SA. The basis for improving and reforming long-term care. Part 4: Identifying meaningful improvement approaches (Segment 2). J Am Med Dir Assoc 2010; 11: 161-175.