Accepted for Publication: April 11, 2012.
Published Online: June 25, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2246
Author Contributions: Dr Schnipper had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Mueller, Sponsler, Kripalani, and Schnipper. Acquisition of data: Mueller and Sponsler. Analysis and interpretation of data: Mueller, Sponsler, Kripalani, and Schnipper. Drafting of the manuscript: Mueller and Sponsler. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Sponsler, Kripalani, and Schnipper. Obtained funding: Schnipper. Study supervision: Kripalani and Schnipper.
Financial Disclosure: Dr Kripalani is a consultant to and holds equity in PictureRx LLC. The terms of this agreement were reviewed and approved by Vanderbilt University in accordance with its conflict of interest policies. PictureRx did not provide materials or support for this review. Dr Schnipper is a consultant to the Society of Hospital Medicine in its Glycemic Control Mentored Implementation project; is a consultant to QuantiaMD, for whom he has created online educational materials for providers and patients regarding patient safety, including medication safety; and has received grant funding from Sanofi Aventis for an investigator-initiated study to design and evaluate an intensive discharge and follow-up intervention in patients with diabetes. The terms of these agreements were reviewed and approved by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in accordance with their conflict of interest policies.
Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by grant R01 HL089755 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Drs Kripalani and Schnipper), grant 1 R18 HS019598-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Dr Schnipper), Institutional National Research Service Award T32-HP10251 (Dr Mueller), and the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Dr Mueller).
Role of the Sponsor: No funders had a role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
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