Accepted for Publication: May 20, 2015.
Published Online: July 27, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.3558.
Study concept and design: Zeliadt, Heffner, Sayre, Au.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Zeliadt, Heffner, Sayre, Klein, Simons, Williams, Reinke.
Drafting of the manuscript: Zeliadt, Sayre, Simons, Au.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Zeliadt, Heffner, Sayre, Klein, Simons, Williams, Reinke, Au.
Statistical analysis: Zeliadt, Reinke.
Obtained funding: Zeliadt, Sayre, Williams, Au.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Zeliadt, Heffner, Simons, Williams.
Study supervision: Zeliadt, Williams.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Au reported receiving grant funding from Gilead Sciences, travel and honorarium from Boehringer Ingelheim, and honorarium from the Society of Hospital Medicine for topics related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease quality of care. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant DP9001911-05S2 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program through a Special Interest Project (SIP13-038: Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening: Informed Decision Making and Smoking Cessation). This material is the result of work supported by resources from VA Puget Sound Health Care System.
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.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the US government. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented in part at the 36th Annual Society for Medical Decision Making Meeting; October 21, 2014; Miami, Florida.
Additional Contributions: We acknowledge the input of clinical coordinators and providers involved in the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Lung Cancer Screening Demonstration Project who provided guidance to the research team in understanding field activities and interpreting the findings reported by participants. Linda S. Kinsinger, MD, MPH, and Martha L. Larson, RN, BSN, MS, VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, are overseeing the VHA Demonstration Project. Kim Hamlett-Berry, PhD, and Dana E. Christofferson, PhD, Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Public Health and members of the VHA’s Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Technical Advisory Group, provided guidance on preliminary findings. Thomas B. Richards, MD, and Mary C. White, ScD, MPH, Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, interpreted preliminary study data. We also thank anonymous reviewers for their thoughtful comments on an early version of the manuscript. None of the contributors were compensated for their contributions.