About the Authors

Kenneth D. Coburn


Affiliation Health Quality Partners, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Sherry Marcantonio
Robert Lazansky
Maryellen Keller
Nancy Davis

Competing Interests

All authors are paid employees of Health Quality Partners, a nonprofit health care quality research and development organization.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KDC SM. Performed the experiments: SM MK ND. Analyzed the data: KDC RL. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: KDC. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: KDC SM RL MK ND. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: KDC SM RL MK ND. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: KDC SM RL MK ND. Enrolled patients: MK ND.