Accepted for Publication: April 15, 2021.
Published: June 11, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.13418
Open Access: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC-BY License. © 2021 Dinakarpandian D et al. JAMA Network Open.
Corresponding Author: Abraham Verghese, MD, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Dr, S-102, Stanford, CA 94305-5110 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Author Contributions: Drs Verghese and Dinakarpandian had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: Dinakarpandian, Sullivan, Thadaney-Israni, Verghese.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Dinakarpandian, Sullivan, Thadaney-Israni, Norcini.
Drafting of the manuscript: Dinakarpandian, Sullivan, Thadaney-Israni, Verghese.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Dinakarpandian, Sullivan.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Sullivan.
Supervision: Dinakarpandian, Thadaney-Israni, Verghese.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Ms Thadaney-Israni reported serving on the boards of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (northwestern region) and the Scients Institute and received no funding for that work. Dr Verghese reported publishers royalties from from Simon and Schuster and Knopf Random House; and speaking fees from Leigh Bureau outside the submitted work. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: Drs Sullivan and Israni were supported for this work by funding from the Presence Center at the Stanford School of Medicine and Department of Medicine. The Presence Center was founded and is led by Dr Verghese; Dr Thadaney-Israni is the executive director, and they are both coauthors of this letter.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funder, because of the aforementioned roles, had a 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.
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