Accepted for Publication: May 6, 2013.
Published Online: July 29, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8495.
Study concept and design: All authors.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Phillips, Stewart, Ferris.
Drafting of the manuscript: All authors.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: K. A.
Andreoni, R. M. Andreoni, Stewart, Ferris.
Statistical analysis: Forbes, Phillips, Ferris.
Administrative, technical, or material support: K. A. Andreoni, R. M.
Study supervision: K. A. Andreoni.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None
Funding/Support: The Organ Procurement and
Transplantation Network (OPTN) is supported by Health Resources and
Services Administration contract 234-2005-370011C. The Ohio State University
Comprehensive Transplant Center supported expenses for statistical evaluation of data.
Disclaimer: The analyses described herein are the responsibility of the authors
alone and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the US Department of Health and Human
Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply
endorsement by the US government.
Additional Contributions: Maureen McBride, PhD (United Network for Organ Sharing,
Richmond, Virginia), provided initial data support for initial investigation into the manuscript. Dr
McBride did not receive any compensation.