Published Online: June 24, 2012. doi:10.1001 /jama.2012.7048
Author Contributions: Mr Nocon 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: Nocon, Sharma, Birnberg, Ngo-Metzger, Chin.
Acquisition of data: Ngo-Metzger.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Nocon, Sharma, Birnberg, Ngo-Metzger, Lee, Chin.
Drafting of the manuscript: Nocon.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Nocon, Sharma, Birnberg, Ngo-Metzger, Lee, Chin.
Statistical analysis: Nocon, Sharma, Lee.
Obtained funding: Nocon, Chin.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Nocon, Birnberg, Chin.
Study supervision: Birnberg, Ngo-Metzger.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Chin and Mr Nocon report receiving funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Merck Company Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund. Mr Nocon and Drs Lee and Chin report receipt of a grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr Chin reports receiving funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the Hartford Foundation. Dr Birnberg reports part-time employment with Engaged Health Solutions, a workplace wellness promotion company.
Funding/Support: This research was funded by the Commonwealth Fund (grant 20080366), the NIDDK (grants P30 DK092949 and K24 DK071933), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ 5T32 HS00084).
Role of the Sponsor: Drs Sharma and Ngo-Metzger are employees of the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and were involved in all parts of the study, including design and conduct; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of data; and manuscript preparation, review, and approval. The HRSA Office of Communications reviewed the study. The Commonwealth Fund conducted the survey that was a key data source in the analysis but had no role in the design and conduct of the study; analysis or interpretation of data; or manuscript preparation, review, or approval. The NIDDK and AHRQ had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are solely the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Commonwealth Fund, the NIDDK, or AHRQ; nor does mention of any department or agency name imply endorsement by the US government.
Online-Only Material: The survey is available at http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Surveys/2010/May/The-2009-Commonwealth-Fund-National-Survey-of-Federally-Qualified-Health-Centers.aspx.
Additional Contributions: We thank Kathryn Gunter, MPH, MSW, and Yue Gao, MPH, University of Chicago, for assistance with research and manuscript preparation. We thank Elbert Huang, MD, MPH, University of Chicago, for providing advice and expertise on primary care cost evaluation and health policy issues. We also thank the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research Meeting Group for review of the manuscript and helpful suggestions. No one received financial compensation for his or her contributions.