Author Contributions: Dr Seal had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Seal, Neylan, Shi, Krebs, Maguen, G. Cohen, B.E. Cohen.
Acquisition of data: Shi.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Shi, Seal, Neylan.
Drafting of the manuscript: Seal.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Seal, Shi, G. Cohen, B.E. Cohen, Maguen, Krebs, Neylan.
Statistical Analysis: Shi.
Obtained funding: Seal.
Administrative, technical or administrative support: Neylan, Seal.
Study supervision: Seal.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: This work was financially supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Health Services Research and Development (HSRD) Research Enhancement Award Program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (Dr Seal), by VA HSRD Career Development Awards RCD 06-042 (Dr Maguen), and CD2 07-215 (Dr Krebs), and grant K23 HL 094765-01 from the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Dr Cohen).
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsor had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript or the decision to submit.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States government.
Online-Only Material: The Author Video Interview is available here.
Additional Contributions: We would like to thank Michael Shlipak, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco, for his editorial comments. He was not compensated for his help. We gratefully acknowledge the sacrifices of the men and women who have served our country during war.
This article was corrected for errors on March 13, 2012.