The Conflicts of Interest statement in the article, ‘Achieving palliative care research efficiency through defining and benchmarking performance metrics,’ which published in the December 2012 issue of the journal, was stated incorrectly .
The correct Conflicts of Interest statement should read as follows:
Conflicts of interest
This work was supported in part by a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR GRANT UC4-NR12584). Dr A.P.A. has research funding from the US National Institutes of Health, US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Biovex, DARA, Helsinn, MiCo and Pfizer; these funds are all distributed to Duke University Medical Center to support research including salary support for Dr A.P.A.. In the last 2 years, she has had nominal consulting agreements with, or received honoraria from (<US $5 000 annually) Novartis and Pfizer. Consulting with Bristol Meyers Squibb is pending in 2012, for role as Co-Chair of a Scientific Advisory Committee.
Dr J.S.K. has research funding from the US National Institutes of Health and US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is a Medical Editor for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.
The other authors have no conflicts of interest.
1. Lodato JE, Aziz N, Bennett RE, et al. Achieving palliative care research efficiency through defining and benchmarking performance metrics. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2012; 6:533–542.