Accepted for Publication: November 2, 2012.
Published Online: March 18, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3029
Author Contributions: Drs Daneman and Bell 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: Daneman, Gruneir, Bronskill, Fischer, Rochon, Anderson, and Bell. Analysis and interpretation of data: Daneman, Gruneir, Bronskill, Newman, Anderson, and Bell. Drafting of the manuscript: Daneman, Fischer, Rochon, and Bell. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Daneman, Gruneir, Bronskill, Newman, Rochon, Anderson, and Bell. Statistical analysis: Daneman, Gruneir, Bronskill, and Newman. Obtained funding: Rochon and Anderson. Administrative, technical, and material support: Gruneir and Fischer. Study supervision: Anderson and Bell.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Fischer reports that she worked at Bayer Inc Canada in 2003 and 2004.
Funding/Support: This study was conducted at ICES, which is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This work was supported by an Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Grant (HOA-80075) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health and the CIHR Institute of Aging and by a CIHR Team Grant (OTG-88591) from the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes; a CIHR clinician scientist award (Dr Daneman); a CIHR and Canadian Patient Safety Institute chair in Patient Safety and Continuity of Care (Dr Bell); salary support from the Team Grant (OTG-88591) from the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes (Dr Gruneir); and a CIHR New Investigator Award in the Area of Aging (Dr Bronskill).
Role of the Sponsors: No endorsement by ICES or the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is intended or should be inferred.
Disclaimer: The opinions, results, and conclusions reported in this article are those of the authors and are independent from the funding sources.