Author Contributions: Drs Counsell and Callahan had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Counsell, Callahan, Clark, Buttar.
Acquisition of data: Counsell, Callahan, Buttar, Ricketts.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Counsell, Callahan, Clark, Tu, Buttar, Stump, Ricketts.
Drafting of the manuscript: Counsell, Callahan, Tu, Ricketts.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Counsell, Callahan, Clark, Tu, Buttar, Stump, Ricketts.
Statistical analysis: Callahan, Tu, Stump.
Obtained funding: Counsell, Callahan, Buttar.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Counsell, Callahan, Buttar, Ricketts.
Study supervision: Counsell, Callahan, Buttar, Ricketts.
Financial Disclosures: The authors may copyright the GRACE Protocols and Training Manual and sell materials to interested health plans for use in geriatric patient care management, but have no specific plans at this time.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by grant R01 AG20175 from the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. Support for the GRACE intervention team was provided by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsors provided financial support for the study only and had no role in the design and conduct of the study; the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the study; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Previous Presentations: These data were presented in part at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, May 13, 2005, Orlando, Florida; Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, April 28, 2007, Toronto, Ontario; and the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, May 3, 2007, Seattle, Washington.
Additional Contributions: We thank Siu L. Hui, PhD, of Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, and Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, for her assistance in developing the original study design and plan for statistical analysis, for which she received no other compensation beyond her normal duties.