Published Online: February 5, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4935.
Study concept and design: JohnBull, Lau, Schneider, Haut.
Acquisition of data: JohnBull, Lau, Schneider.
Analysis and interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: JohnBull.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: JohnBull, Lau, Schneider.
Obtained funding: Haut.
Administrative, technical, and material support: JohnBull, Lau.
Study supervision: Lau, Schneider, Haut.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Haut is the primary investigator of the 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 (ie, Avoiding Common ICU Errors). He has received honoraria for various speaking engagements regarding clinical and quality and safety topics, and has given expert witness testimony in various medical malpractice cases. Dr Streiff has received research funding from sanofi-aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb, honoraria for CME lectures from sanofi-aventis and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, consulted for sanofi-aventis, Eisai, Daiichi-Sankyo, and Janssen Healthcare Innovation, and has given expert witness testimony in various medical malpractice cases. Mr Lau and Drs Streiff and Haut are supported by a contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute entitled “Preventing Venous Thromboembolism: Empowering Patients and Enabling Patient-Centered Care via Health Information Technology.” No other disclosures were reported.