Published Online: February 13, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1675
Author Contributions: All authors had full access to all of the data (including statistical reports and tables) in the study and can take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Greaves and Millett. Acquisition of data: Greaves. Analysis and interpretation of data: Greaves, Pape, King, Darzi, Majeed, Wachter, and Millett. Drafting of the manuscript: Greaves, King, and Millett. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Pape, Darzi, Majeed, and Wachter. Statistical analysis: Greaves and Pape. Obtained funding: Majeed. Administrative, technical, and material support: King, Darzi, and Millett. Study supervision: Darzi, Majeed, and Millett.
Financial Disclosure: Dr Wachter reports having an equity interest and/or serving on paid advisory boards for PatientSafe Solutions and CRISI; receiving support for helping to lead a leadership training program for IPC–The Hospitalist Company; receiving honoraria from the American Board of Internal Medicine for serving on its board of directors and executive committee; receiving honoraria for many speeches on patient safety and quality; receiving support from John Wiley and Sons for writing a blog; and receiving funding under a contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for editing 2 patient-safety Web sites and royalties from publishers from 2 books on patient safety.
Funding/Support: Dr Wachter is a 2011 recipient of a Fulbright Award for study in the United Kingdom. Dr Millett is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the National Institute for Health Research.
Role of the Sponsors: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Information: Dr Darzi was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Lords) in the United Kingdom Department of Health from 2007 to 2009.
Additional Contributions: We thank the team at NHS Choices, and John Robinson in particular, for providing access to their data. The Department of Primary Care & Public Health at Imperial College is grateful for support from the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre Funding scheme, the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care scheme, and the Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality.