Accepted for Publication: January 6, 2014.
Published Online: May 19, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.79.
Study concept and design: Fung, Galbraith, Hsu.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Fung, Hamity, Wu.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Fung, Graetz, Huang, Vollmer.
Obtained funding: Wu.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Galbraith, Hamity, Huang, Vollmer, Hsu, Wu.
Study supervision: Fung, Wu.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Fung has a financial interest in Merck. Merck produces a leukotriene inhibitor, which is one of the asthma regimens assessed in the Population-Based Effectiveness in Asthma and Lung Diseases (PEAL) study. Dr Fung’s interests were reviewed and are managed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare in accordance with their conflict-of-interest policies. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This study was funded by grant R01 HS019669-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding source had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: The other members of the PEAL Network study team and the PEAL Network National Advisory Committee provided valuable input and advice.