Accepted for Publication: May 7, 2012.
Published Online: August 6, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3147
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: McBrien, Rabi, Campbell, Clement, Hemmelgarn, and Manns. Acquisition of data: McBrien, Rabi, Barnieh, Clement, and Manns. Analysis and interpretation of data: McBrien, Barnieh, Clement, Hemmelgarn, Tonelli, Leiter, Klarenbach, and Manns. Drafting of the manuscript: McBrien, Campbell, and Manns. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: McBrien, Rabi, Campbell, Barnieh, Clement, Hemmelgarn, Tonelli, Leiter, Klarenbach, and Manns. Statistical analysis: McBrien, Barnieh, Clement, and Hemmelgarn. Obtained funding: Tonelli and Manns. Administrative, technical, and material support: Manns. Study supervision: Clement and Manns.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by an interdisciplinary research team grant from Alberta Innovates–Health Solutions. Dr McBrien was supported by a clinical fellowship award from Alberta Innovates–Health Solutions and by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration. Drs Rabi, Hemmelgarn, Tonelli, and Manns were supported by career salary support awards from Alberta Innovates–Health Solutions (formerly Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research). Dr Campbell was supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control. Drs Campbell, Tonelli, Klarenbach, and Hemmelgarn were supported by an alternative funding plan from the Government of Alberta and the Universities of Alberta and Calgary. Dr Tonelli was supported by a Government of Canada Research Chair in the optimal care of persons with chronic kidney disease.
Disclaimer: The funding organizations had no role in the conception, design, conduct, analysis, interpretation, or reporting of the study, nor did they have access to the data.