a Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
b Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
c Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
d Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
e Department of Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis, St Louis, MO
f Olin Business School, St Louis, MO
g Center for Health Policy, St Louis VA Medical Center, St Louis, MO
h BJC Healthcare Saint Louis, St Louis, MO
*Correspondence address: Anne M Stey, MD, MSc, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, 10940 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 710, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
E-mail: [email protected]
Received October 25, 2013; revised December 30, 2013; accepted December 30, 2013.
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This paper was presented at the American College of Surgeons 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 2013.