Accepted for Publication: January 9, 2013.
Published Online: April 1, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.180
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Heyland, Barwich, Pichora, Dodek, Lamontagne, Tayler, Porterfield, Sinuff, and Simon. Acquisition of data: Heyland, Barwich, Pichora, Dodek, Lamontagne, You, Tayler, Porterfield, and Simon. Analysis and interpretation of data: Heyland, Barwich, Dodek, Lamontagne, and You. Drafting of the manuscript: Heyland, Pichora, Lamontagne, Tayler, Sinuff, and Simon. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Heyland, Barwich, Pichora, Dodek, Lamontagne, You, Porterfield, Sinuff, and Simon. Statistical analysis: Heyland. Obtained funding: Heyland, Barwich, Lamontagne, You, Porterfield, Sinuff, and Simon. Administrative, technical, and material support: Heyland, Barwich, Pichora, Dodek, Tayler, and Porterfield. Study supervision: Heyland, Pichora, Dodek, Lamontagne, Tayler, and Porterfield.
ACCEPT Study Team: We thank the research coordinators at the following sites for their support of this study: Deb Pichora (Kingston General Hospital); Carol Mantle (Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario); Pat Thompson (Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta); Bev Berg, Tracy Lynn Wityk Martin, Gail Gonyea, Sharon Holowachuk, Sue McAleenan, and Linda Lutz (Calgary Zone Hospitals, Alberta Health Services in Calgary); Nicole Wikjord, Kathy Warren, and Mary Jefford (Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia); Janene Spring (Burnaby and Royal Columbian Hospitals, Burnaby and New Westminister, British Columbia, respectively); Betty Jean Ashley, Wallace Robinson, Helen Dunham, and Odette Bodman (St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver); Chantal Langevin and Dany Simard (Sherbrooke, Québec); and Sharon Nam Dobbs (University Health Network Hospitals, Toronto, Ontario). In addition, we are grateful to the support from staff at the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at the Kingston General Hospital for their support in coordinating the study (Janet Overvelde) and analyzing the results (Xuran Jiang and Andrew Day). Finally, we acknowledge the contributions of the other members of the ACCEPT study team to the development of our study protocol or support with data collection: Bert Enns, Bev Berg, Tracy Lynn Wityk Martin, Jim Kustogiannis, James Downar, Roy Ilan, Nora Cummins, and Ana Johnson.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Michael Smith Health Services Research Foundation in British Columbia, Alberta Innovates, and the Alternate Funding Plan Innovation Fund in Ontario.