Accepted for Publication: August 3, 2011.
Author Contributions: Dr Coffin received no commercial funding for this project, had full access to all 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: Nolan, Fiks, Zaoutis, TenHave, and Coffin. Acquisition of data: Nolan, Prasad, Fiks, and Coffin. Analysis and interpretation of data: Nolan, Prasad, Fiks, Zaoutis, TenHave, and Coffin. Drafting of the manuscript: Nolan, Prasad, Fiks, and Coffin. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Nolan, Fiks, Zaoutis, TenHave, and Coffin. Statistical analysis: Nolan, Prasad, Fiks, TenHave, and Coffin. Obtained funding: Nolan. Administrative, technical, and material support: Nolan. Study supervision: Fiks, Zaoutis, and Coffin.
Financial Disclosure: Dr Nolan reports that she has received grants from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Merck Investigator-Initiated Studies Program for this project. Funding from Merck has been in the form of salary support only. Design and conduct of the study was performed solely by the authors. Per the stipulations of the grant contract, the findings of the study were submitted to Merck for review but do not require company approval for publication. Dr Fiks reports that he has received $250 for help in preparing a grant on shared decision making in pediatric diabetes; is the lead investigator on a contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to CHOP to develop a multipart intervention to improve vaccination rates for adolescents (contract HHSA290200710013); received a $500 honorarium for a publication titled “Designing Computerized Decision Support That Works for Clinicians and Families”; and is the co-inventor of a piece of software (the “Care Assistant”) that provides decision support within EHRs. Dr Zaoutis reports that he has received research funding from Merck, Enzon, Schering-Plough, AstraZeneca, and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories and has received speaking honoraria from Cephalon. None of this funding is directly related to this project.
Funding/Support: The project described was supported by award F32HD062184 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. This work was also supported in part by a research grant from the Merck Investigator-Initiated Studies Program of Merck Sharp & Dohme.
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Additional Contributions: We thank the network of primary care physicians, the patients, and the families for their contribution to clinical research through the PeRC at CHOP. We thank Jonathan Crossette and Svetlana Ostapenko from the CHOP Center for Biomedical Informatics for their assistance with data abstraction for this study.