Published Online: October 10, 2011. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.469
Author Contributions: Study concept and design: O’Riordan and Pantilat. Acquisition of data: Kerr and Pantilat. Analysis and interpretation of data: Berger, O’Riordan, Kerr, and Pantilat. Drafting of the manuscript: Berger, O’Riordan, and Pantilat. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: O’Riordan, Kerr, and Pantilat. Statistical analysis: O’Riordan. Obtained funding: Pantilat. Administrative, technical, and material support: Kerr. Study supervision: O’Riordan and Pantilat.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: The California HealthCare Foundation provided funding to support the administration of the survey and analysis of findings, as well as limited dissemination of results though the Foundation's communication venues.
Additional Contributions: We thank the members of the advisory board for their input on the survey: Judy Citko, Richard Della Penna, Betty Ferrell, James Hallenbeck, Andrew Halpert, Karl Lorenz, Anna Schenck, Bradley Stuart, Mary Carol Todd, and Charles von Gunten. We also thank the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, the Hospital Council of Southern California, and the Hospital Council of San Diego and Imperial Counties for their support in encouraging their members to participate. Finally, we thank all of the respondents for their diligence and care in responding to the survey.