Accepted for Publication: January 25, 2013.
Published Online: April 22, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.524
Author Contributions: Drs Flood, MacLennan, and Brown 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: Flood, MacLennan, and McGrew. Acquisition of data: McGrew, Green, and Dodd. Analysis and interpretation of data: Flood, MacLennan, McGrew, and Brown. Drafting of the manuscript: Flood, MacLennan, McGrew, and Brown. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors. Statistical analysis: MacLennan, Green, and Dodd. Administrative, technical, and material support: McGrew. Study supervision: Flood and Brown.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Previous Presentation: Preliminary analyses of these data were presented at the Plenary Paper Session at the annual American Geriatrics Society Scientific Meeting; May 12, 2011; Washington, DC.
Additional Contributions: We thank geriatricians Donna Bearden, Heather Herrington, and Caroline Harada, and all ACE team members for their dedication to providing the highest quality of care to the patients we serve. We also thank Harry Vickers for his generous donations for ACE unit staff training.