Accepted for Publication: March 16, 2014.
Published Online: May 12, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1503.
Study concept and design: Nassar, Vaughan-Sarrazin, Reisinger, Cram,
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Nassar, Reisinger, Cram.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Nassar, Vaughan-Sarrazin, Jiang, Cram.
Obtained funding: Cram.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Nassar, Reisinger, Bonello, Cram.
Study supervision: Nassar, Vaughan-Sarrazin, Cram.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Bonello is the medical director of the VISN 23 Tele-ICU program. No other disclosures are reported.
Funding/Support: This work is supported by a K24 award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (grant AR062133 to Dr Cram) and by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (grant IRR 09-336 to all authors).
Role of the Sponsor: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.