Corresponding Author: Grace F. Chao, MD, MSc, National Clinician Scholars Program, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor, 2800 Plymouth Rd, Bldg 14, Ste G100, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Accepted for Publication: January 16, 2021.
Published Online: March 26, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.0979
Author Contributions: Dr Chao had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: Chao, Li, McCullough, Thompson, Fliegner, Steppe, Ryan, Ellimoottil.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Chao, Li, Zhu, McCullough, Thompson, Claflin, Ellimoottil.
Drafting of the manuscript: Chao, Claflin, Fliegner, Ellimoottil.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Chao, Li, Zhu, McCullough, Thompson, Fliegner, Steppe, Ryan, Ellimoottil.
Statistical analysis: Chao, Li, Zhu, McCullough, Thompson, Ryan, Ellimoottil.
Obtained funding: Ellimoottil.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Claflin, Steppe, Ellimoottil.
Supervision: Thompson, Ellimoottil.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Chao reports funding from the Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Dr Li receives funding from the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr Thompson reports receiving partial salary support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan outside the submitted work. Dr Ellimoottil receives funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by the Telehealth Research Incubator project grant (MPrOVE Research Challenge Grant).
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funder 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.
Disclaimer: This work does not represent the views of the US government nor the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
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