Published Online: October 8, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4482
Author Contributions: Dr Gellad 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: Gellad, Mor, Donohue, and Good. Acquisition of data: Gellad, Mor, and Zhao. Analysis and interpretation of data: Gellad, Mor, Zhao, Donohue, and Good. Drafting of the manuscript: Gellad and Good. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Gellad, Mor, Zhao, Donohue, and Good. Statistical analysis: Gellad, Mor, and Zhao. Obtained funding: Gellad. Administrative, technical, and material support: Gellad, Donohue, and Good. Study supervision: Gellad, Mor, and Good.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Drs Gellad, Mor, Zhao, and Good are all employees of the VA.
Funding/Support: Dr Gellad was supported by a VA Health Service Research and Development Career Development Award (CDA 09-207) and by the VA VISN 4 Competitive Pilot Project Fund (XVA 72-156).
Previous Presentations: Portions of this work were presented at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting; May 6, 2011; Phoenix, Arizona.
Disclaimer: The contents represent the views of the authors only and not necessarily those of the VA or the US government. These funding sources had no role in the design or conduct of the study; the collection, analysis, or interpretation of data; or the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: Michael Fine, MD, MSc, Joseph Hanlon, PharmD, MS, and John Lowe, RPh, made important contributions to this work.