Accepted for Publication: October 14, 2013.
Published Online: November 18, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12944.
Study concept and design: Ho, Fahdi, Radcliff, Davis.
Acquisition of data: Ho, Lambert-Kerzner, Carey, Fahdi, Melnyk, Bosworth, Radcliff, Davis, Mun, Weaver, Barnett, Del Giacco.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Ho, Carey, Bryson, Radcliff, Barón.
Drafting of the manuscript: Ho, Carey, Melnyk, Mun, Del Giacco.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Ho, Lambert-Kerzner, Carey, Fahdi, Bryson, Bosworth, Radcliff, Davis, Weaver, Barnett, Barón, Del Giacco.
Statistical analysis: Carey, Radcliff, Barón.
Obtained funding: Ho, Lambert-Kerzner.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Ho, Fahdi, Bosworth, Radcliff, Davis, Mun, Weaver, Barnett, Del Giacco.
Study supervision: Ho, Fahdi, Melnyk, Del Giacco.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was funded by a Veterans Health Administration Health Service Research & Development (HSR&D) Investigator Initiated Award (grant IIR 08-302). Dr Bosworth was supported by a senior career scientist award (Research Career Scientist Award VA HSR&D 08-027).
Role of the Sponsor: The funding agency had no role in design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: This material is based on work supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Health Administration, and the Office of Research and Development HSR&D. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the US government.
Additional Contributions: We would like to acknowledge the study staff at each site who assisted with patient recruitment, enrollment and/or follow-up: Marina McCreight, MPH, Katherine Fagan, MPH, Megan Petrich, MPH, Amanda Hubbard, MA, Kathy Marchant-Miros, RN, Melisa Catron, RN, Freij Gobal, MD.