Accepted for Publication: October 21, 2012.
Published Online: February 25, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2777
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Singh and Thomas. Acquisition of data: Singh, Forjuoh, Reis, and Thomas. Analysis and interpretation of data: Singh, Giardina, Meyer, Forjuoh, and Thomas. Drafting of the manuscript: Singh. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Singh, Giardina, Meyer, Forjuoh, Reis, and Thomas. Statistical analysis: Meyer. Obtained funding: Singh, Forjuoh, and Thomas. Administrative, technical, and material support: Giardina, Meyer, Reis, and Thomas. Study supervision: Singh, Forjuoh, Reis, and Thomas.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The study was supported by National Institutes of Health K23 Career Development Award K23CA125585 to Dr Singh, by Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination grant R18HS17244-02 to Dr Thomas, and in part by Houston VA HSR&D Center of Excellence grant HFP90-020 and the VA Office of Academic Affiliations Fellowship Program to Dr Meyer.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs or any other funding agency.