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*Supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (R01 HS10141-01). Dr Birkmeyer was also supported by a Career Development Award from the VA Health Services Research & Development program. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the US government.
**Reprint requests: Emily V.A. Finlayson, MD, VA Outcomes Group (111B), Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009.