Accepted for Publication: January 12, 2015.
Published Online: May 18, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1657.
Study concept and design: Rothberg, Sivalingam, Schweiger, Sepucha.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Rothberg, Sivalingam, Sepucha.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Sivalingam, Kleppel, Schweiger, Hu, Sepucha.
Statistical analysis: Hu.
Obtained funding: Rothberg.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Sivalingam, Kleppel, Schweiger.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Sepucha reported receiving salary support as a medical editor from the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, which is now a part of Healthwise, a not-for-profit foundation that develops and distributes patient education and decision support materials. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: The study was funded by a grant from the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding source 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 the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.