Published Online: October 21, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11574.
Study concept and design: Bradley, Horwitz, Curry, Krumholz.
Acquisition of data: Bradley.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Bradley, Sipsma, Horwitz, Curry, Krumholz.
Drafting of the manuscript: Bradley, Sipsma.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bradley, Sipsma, Horwitz, Curry, Krumholz.
Statistical analysis: Sipsma.
Obtained funding: Bradley, Krumholz.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Sipsma.
Study supervision: Bradley.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Krumholz has received a research grant from Medtronic through Yale University and chairs a cardiac scientific advisory board for United Health Care. Dr Walsh has served as a consultant to United Health Care and Eli Lilly. No other disclosures are reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Horwitz is supported by the National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD (K08 AG038336) and by the American Federation for Aging Research, New York, NY through the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award Program. Dr Horwitz is a Pepper Scholar with support from the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center at Yale University School of Medicine (No. P30AG021342 NIH/NIA). Funding was provided by The Commonwealth Fund and the Center for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research at Yale University, supported by the National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute (No. U01HL105270-03).
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; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of The Commonwealth Fund, the National Institute on Aging, the National Institutes of Health, or the American Federation for Aging Research.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented at the 2013 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting; June 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD.