Accepted for Publication: January 31, 2014.
Published Online: May 28, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.166.
Study concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Hicks, Hashmi, Velopulos, Efron, Haider.
Drafting of the manuscript: Hicks, Hashmi, Velopulos, Haider.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Hicks, Hashmi, Velopulos, Haider.
Obtained funding: Haider.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Hashmi, Cornwell, Haider.
Study supervision: Velopulos, Schneider, Cornwell, Haider.
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 reported receiving royalties from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for a book he coauthored (Avoiding Common ICU Errors). He reported receiving honoraria for various speaking engagements regarding clinical and quality and safety topics and reported giving expert witness testimony in various medical malpractice cases. No other disclosures are reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant NIGMS K23GM093112-01 from the National Institutes of Health and American College of Surgeons C. James Carrico Fellowship for the study of Trauma and Critical Care (Dr Haider).
Role of the Sponsor: The funding sources 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.
Previous Presentations: This study was presented at the 2012 American College of Surgeons Maryland Committee on Trauma Resident Trauma Papers Competition; October 26, 2012; Baltimore, Maryland; and the 2012 American College of Surgeons Region III Committee on Trauma Resident Trauma Papers Competition; December 1, 2012; Newark, Delaware.