Published Online: February 9, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7877.
Study concept and design: Kerr, Chen, Sussman, Nallamothu.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kerr, Klamerus.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Kerr, Chen, Sussman, Nallamothu.
Obtained funding: Kerr.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Chen, Klamerus.
Study supervision: Kerr, Chen.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Informatics and Analytics, grant DIB 98-001 from the VA Diabetes Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, and Career Development award 1K08HS018781-01 (Dr Chen) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding organizations had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication. The VA Office of Informatics and Analytics reviewed these results prior to submission.
Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the University of Michigan, or Kaiser Permanente.
Additional Contributions: Rob Holleman, MPH, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, and Haihong Hu, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States, provided assistance with data management and analysis. The contributors did not receive financial compensation.