Author Contributions: Dr Peterson 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: Peterson, Bekelman, Magid, Masoudi.
Acquisition of data: Shetterly, Clarke, Allen, Masoudi.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Peterson, Shetterly, Bekelman, Chan, Allen, Matlock, Magid, Masoudi.
Drafting of the manuscript: Peterson.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Shetterly, Clarke, Bekelman, Chan, Allen, Matlock, Magid, Masoudi.
Statistical analysis: Peterson, Shetterly.
Obtained funding: Masoudi.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Clarke, Magid.
Study supervision: Peterson, Bekelman, Allen, Masoudi.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Chan reported serving as a consultant for Prescription Solutions. Dr Allen reported serving as a consultant for Amgen/Cytokinetics, Otho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, and for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr Masoudi reported having contracts with the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality and the American College of Cardiology Foundation and serving on an advisory board for Amgen. No other authors reported disclosures.
Funding/Support: Dr Peterson is supported by American Heart Association Pharmaceutical Roundtable grant 067001N. Dr Chan is supported by a Career Development Grant Award (K23HL102224) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr Allen is supported by an American Heart Association Scientist Development Award.
Role of Sponsor: None of the funding organizations had any role in the design and conduct of the study; the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs.