*Health Policy, Quality and Informatics Program, Michael E. DeBakey VA HSR&D Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness & Safety (IQuESt), and Section for Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
†Department of Medicine, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
‡Health Services Informatics, University of California, San Francisco, CA
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Preliminary findings were presented at the Society of General Internal Medicine 35th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL (May 9–12, 2012) and the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting in Orlando, FL (June 24–26, 2012).
Supported in part by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) 04-349 (L.A.P.) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) RO1 HL079173-01 (L.A.P.).
L.A.P. is the Director at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (CIN 13-413), Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX. L.A.P. was a recipient of the American Heart Association Established Investigator Award (Grant number 0540043N). R.A.D. is a Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Awardee in Health Policy. The remaining authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: Laura A. Petersen, MD, MPH, HSR&D (152), Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail: [email protected].