Published Online: May 16, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1864.
Study concept and design: Greysen, Chin Garcia, Sudore, Covinsky.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Greysen, Chin Garcia, Sudore.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Greysen, Cenzer, Covinsky.
Obtained funding: Chin Garcia, Covinsky.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Covinsky.
Study supervision: Chin Garcia, Covinsky.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Greysen is supported by the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging (NIH-NIA) through the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, a Career Development Award (1K23AG045338-01), and the NIH-NIA Loan Repayment Program. Dr Covinsky is supported by the NIH-NIA through a K-24 Career Mentoring Award and an R01 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research. Dr Sudore is supported by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Palliative Care Research Center Foundation, and the NIH-NIA (grant 1R01AG045043-01).
Role of the Sponsor: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting; May 16, 2014; Orlando, Florida.
Additional Contributions: John Boscardin, PhD, Divisions of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Geriatric Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, provided expert statistical advice.