Published Online: February 23, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8111.
Study concept and design: Selby, Gaspoz, Rodondi, Neuner-Jehle, Perrier, Cornuz.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Selby, Rodondi, Neuner-Jehle, Perrier, Zeller, Cornuz.
Drafting of the manuscript: Selby, Zeller, Cornuz.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Selby.
Obtained funding: Gaspoz, Cornuz.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Selby, Perrier, Cornuz.
Study supervision: Gaspoz, Rodondi, Perrier, Cornuz.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by a grant from the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, Lausanne University.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding sources 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.
Additional Contributions: Christoph Meier, MD, Department of Medicine, Triemli Hospital, provided guidance throughout this project, 35 expert participants volunteered their time, and Joana Le Boudec, MD, Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, assisted with drafting the first survey instrument and reviewing international recommendations. None were financially compensated.