Author Contributions: Dr Anderson had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Anderson and Auerbach. Acquisition of data: Winters. Analysis and interpretation of data: Anderson, Winters, and Auerbach. Drafting of the manuscript: Anderson and Winters. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Anderson and Auerbach. Obtained funding: Anderson. Administrative, technical, and material support: Winters. Study supervision: Auerbach.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Anderson was funded by the National Palliative Care Research Center and the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Career Development Program, National Institutes of Health grant 5 KL2 RR024130-04. Project costs were funded by a grant from the UCSF Academic Senate.
Additional Contributions: We thank the patients and physicians who generously donated their time to participate. Eric Vittinghoff, PhD, MPH, UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, provided guidance in the selection and execution of statistical analyses.