Published Online: August 4, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3453.
Study concept and design: Rihal, Mueller.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Nkomo, Suri, Pislaru, Mueller.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Suri, Greason, Mathew, Rihal, Mueller.
Statistical analysis: Nkomo, Mueller.
Obtained funding: Nkomo, Mueller.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Suri, Pislaru, Greason, Rihal, Mueller.
Study supervision: Rihal, Mueller.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Mueller reports being a member of the Boston Scientific Patient Safety Advisory Board and an associate editor of New England Journal of Medicine’s Journal Watch General Medicine. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: Funding for data collection was provided by the Department of Internal Medicine,Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; funding for data management, analysis, and interpretation as well as preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript was provided by the Divisions of Cardiovascular Diseases and General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester.
Role of the Sponsor: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, 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.
Additional Contributions: David R. Holmes, MD, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, helped with review and critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content, and Christopher G. Scott, MS, Department of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, helped with statistical analysis.