John A. Romley, PhD; Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD; Dana P. Goldman, PhD
Acknowledgment: The authors acknowledge the comments of Daniel Hunt, MD, and William Kormos, MD.
Grant Support: Dr. Romley received support from the National Institute on Aging (1R03AG031990-A1), and Dr. Goldman was supported by the Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation (P30AG024968).
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M10-1980.
Reproducible Research Statement:Study protocol: Not available. Statistical code: Available from Dr. Romley (e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org). Data set: Public use discharge databases are available from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.
Requests for Single Reprints: John A. Romley, PhD, University of Southern California Schaeffer Center, 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626.
Current Author Addresses: Drs. Romley and Goldman: University of Southern California Schaeffer Center, 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626.
Dr. Jena: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Wang Ambulatory Care Center, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: J.A. Romley, A.B. Jena, D.P. Goldman.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: J.A. Romley, A.B. Jena, D.P. Goldman.
Drafting of the article: J.A. Romley, A.B. Jena.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: J.A. Romley, A.B. Jena, D.P. Goldman.
Final approval of the article: J.A. Romley, A.B. Jena, D.P. Goldman.
Statistical expertise: J.A. Romley, A.B. Jena.
Obtaining of funding: J.A. Romley, D.P. Goldman.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: J.A. Romley, D.P. Goldman.
Collection and assembly of data: J.A. Romley.
Romley JA, Jena AB, Goldman DP. Hospital Spending and Inpatient Mortality: Evidence From California: An Observational Study. Ann Intern Med. 2011;154:160-167. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-154-3-201102010-00005
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2011;154(3):160-167.
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