Published Online: August 13, 2012. doi:10.1001 /archinternmed.2012.3163
Author Contributions: Both authors had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Najafi and Auerbach. Acquisition of data: Najafi and Auerbach. Analysis and interpretation of data: Najafi and Auerbach. Drafting of the manuscript: Najafi and Auerbach. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Najafi and Auerbach. Statistical analysis: Najafi and Auerbach. Obtained funding: Auerbach. Administrative, technical, and material support: Auerbach. Study supervision: Auerbach.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Auerbach is supported by grant K24 K24HL098372 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Previous Presentations: This study was presented as a poster at the Society of General Internal Medicine California-Hawaii Regional Meeting; January 21, 2012; San Francisco, California; and at the Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting; April 2, 2012; San Diego, California.