Accepted for Publication: March 11, 2013.
Published Online: October 30, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3558.
Study concept and design: Van Arendonk, Haider, Stewart, Haut.
Acquisition of data: Van Arendonk, Schneider, Haider, Haut.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Van Arendonk, Schneider, Haider, Colombani, Stewart.
Drafting of the manuscript: Van Arendonk, Colombani.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Van Arendonk, Schneider, Haider, Stewart, Haut.
Statistical analysis: Van Arendonk, Schneider, Haider.
Obtained funding: Haider.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Colombani.
Study supervision: Schneider, Haider, Colombani, Stewart, Haut.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Haut is the primary investigator of Mentored Clinician Scientist Development Award K08 1K08HS017952-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality entitled “Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care?” Dr Haut receives royalties from Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins for a book he coauthored (Avoiding Common ICU Errors) and has given expert witness testimony in various medical malpractice cases. No other disclosures were reported.
Previous Presentation: This research was presented in preliminary form as an oral abstract at the American Pediatric Surgical Association Forty-Third Annual Meeting; May 21, 2012; San Antonio, Texas.
Additional Contributions: The Johns Hopkins Center for Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research provided statistical and computing support.