Accepted for Publication: September 6, 2013.
Published Online: November 18, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11958.
Study concept and design: Stout, Nekhlyudov, Buist, Rosenberg, Fletcher.
Acquisition of data: Stout, Nekhlyudov, Ross-Degnan, Fletcher.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Stout, Nekhlyudov, Li, Malin, Ross-Degnan, Buist, Alfisher, Fletcher.
Drafting of the manuscript: Stout, Nekhlyudov, Fletcher.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Stout, Li, Rosenberg.
Obtained funding: Stout, Fletcher.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Stout.
Study supervision: Nekhlyudov, Ross-Degnan, Buist, Fletcher.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This research was supported by Mentored Research Scholar Grant 118223-MRSG-10-002-01-CPHPS from the American Cancer Society to Dr Stout and by grant 1UL1RR025011 from the Clinical and Translational Science Award program of the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, to Dr Rosenberg.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding agreements ensured the authors’ independence in designing the study, interpreting the data, writing, and publishing the report.
Additional Contributions: Fang Zhang, PhD, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, provided valuable consultation on this project. Dr Zhang was not compensated for his contribution.