Published Online: July 15, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8158.
Study concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition of data: Lakin, Le.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Lakin, Le, Mourad, Hollander.
Drafting of the manuscript: Lakin, Le, Mourad, Hollander.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Le.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Lakin, Hollander.
Study supervision: Mourad, Hollander, Anderson.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Medical Center and Department of Graduate Medical Education funded this project. The UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Career Development Program, supported by National Institutes of Health grant KL2 RR024130, funded Dr Anderson.
Previous Presentation: Dr Lakin presented this work at the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; March 15, 2013; New Orleans, Louisiana.
Additional Contributions: Sumant Ranji, MD, Krishan Soni, MD, and Rebecca Sudore, MD, all from UCSF, provided leadership and guidance in managing this program. In addition, Ari Hoffman, MD, Jeffrey Dixson, MD, Ajay Dharia, MD, YinChong Mak, MD, Christopher Moriates, MD, Kara Bischoff, MD, and Aparna Goel, MD, also all from UCSF, built and refined this project and generated the required momentum to complete this incentive program.