Accepted for Publication: December 17, 2014.
Published Online: February 16, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8012.
Study concept and design: Benetos, Rossignol, Salvi, Zamboni, Hanon, Gautier.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Benetos, Labat, Fay, Zamboni, Manckoundia.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Benetos, Labat, Rossignol, Rolland, Valbusa, Salvi, Zamboni, Hanon, Gautier.
Statistical analysis: Labat, Fay, Zamboni.
Obtained funding: Benetos, Rolland, Salvi.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Benetos, Rolland, Salvi, Gautier.
Study supervision: Benetos, Rossignol, Gautier.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Primary financial support for this study was provided by Programme Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique of the French Ministry of Health (registered Agence Francaise de Securité Sanitaire des Produits de Santé grant 2006-A00042-49). Supplementary financial support was provided by the French Ministry of Health (grant DCV20070409250). The study was conducted with logistic support from the Centre of Clinical Investigations and the Centre of Clinical Epidemiologyof the University Hospital of Nancy and was supported by the Cardiovascular and Renal Clinical Trialists network (Drs Benetos, Rossignol, and Fay).
Role of the Funder/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.
Additional Contributions: Severine Buatois, PhD, and Alexandra Zervoudaki, MD (Department of Geriatrics, University Hospital of Nancy); Francesca Vaienti, MD, and Sara Capelli, MD (Department of Medicine, Cesena Hospital); Sophie Gauthier, MD (Department of Geriatrics, Broca Hospital); Adrian Klapouszczak, MD, and Olivier Toulza, MD (Department of Geriatrics, University Hospital of Toulouse); Francesca Marino, MD (Department of Geriatrics, University Hospital of Verona); Davide Agnoletti, MD (Department of Internal Medicine, Avicenne Hospital); and the Association of Physicians of the Lorraine Area. We thank all of the directors, physicians, and especially the personnel of the 72 nursing homes for contributing to the realization of the PARTAGE study. We especially thank Abraham Aviv, MD, PhD (Center of Human Development and Aging, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), for his comments and remarks on as well as his overall contribution to the preparation of this article. We also thank Pierre Pothier, PhD, for his input and language corrections. Dr Pothier received financial compensation for his services; the other contributors did not.