Accepted for Publication: June 19, 2013.
Published Online: February 17, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12688.
Study concept and design: Schuur, Carney, Ross, Venkatesh.
Acquisition of data: All authors.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Schuur, Carney, Lyn, Ross, Venkatesh.
Drafting of the manuscript: Schuur, Carney, Lyn, Michael, Venkatesh.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Schuur, Carney, Lyn, Raja, Ross, Venkatesh.
Statistical analysis: Schuur, Carney.
Obtained funding: Schuur, Carney.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Schuur, Carney, Lyn, Raja, Ross, Venkatesh.
Study supervision: Schuur, Venkatesh.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by an Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association student research grant (Mr Carney).
Role of the Sponsor: The funding source 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 Information: The Partners Emergency Medicine Top-Five Working Group Members include Anthony R. Berner, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Massachusetts; Theodore I. Benzer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Richard E. Larson, Faulkner Hospital, Boston; Jeremiah D. Schuur, MD, MHS; Everett T. Lyn, MD; John A. Michael, MD, MS; Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH; Nicholas G. Ross, MD, MS; Arjun K. Venkatesh, MD, MBA; and Richard D. Zane, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.
Additional Contributions: Carmen Varga-Sen, MS, and Bhrunil Patel, MS, assisted in administering the project as part of their work at Partners’ Healthcare.
Correction: This article was corrected on March 5, 2014, to fix an error in the Introduction.