Fasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS; Mark S. Schnitzler, PhD; Bruce R. Bacon, MD; Tuyen Hoang, PhD; Paula M. Buchanan, PhD; Steven M. Asch, MD, MPH
Disclaimer: The opinions and assertions contained herein are the sole views of the authors and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Grant Support: Dr. Kanwal is supported by Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service Investigator Initiated Research Award IIR-07-111. This study was supported by an intramural grant from the Saint Louis University Liver Center.
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Kanwal: Grants received: Saint Louis University Liver Center. Dr. Bacon: Consultancies: Merck/Schering-Plough, Valeant. Honoraria: Merck/Schering-Plough, Gilead Sciences, Three Rivers Pharma, Vertex, Human Genome Sciences. Royalties: UpToDate. Dr. Bacon has also received payment for development of educational presentations, including service on speakers' bureaus, and has had his travel/accommodations expenses covered or reimbursed. Dr. Buchanan: Grants received (money to institution): Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service, Saint Louis University Liver Center. Disclosures can also be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M09-2380.
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Current Author Addresses: Dr. Kanwal: John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 915 North Grand Boulevard, 111 JC/GI, St. Louis, MO 63106.
Drs. Schnitzler and Buchanan: Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104.
Dr. Bacon: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 3635 Vista Avenue at Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110-0250.
Drs. Hoang and Asch: Department of Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Medical Center, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Building 500 (111-G), Los Angeles, CA 90073.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: F. Kanwal, M.S. Schnitzler, S.M. Asch.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: F. Kanwal, M.S. Schnitzler, T. Hoang, P.M. Buchanan, S.M. Asch.
Drafting of the article: F. Kanwal, M.S. Schnitzler, P.M. Buchanan, S.M. Asch.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: F. Kanwal, M.S. Schnitzler, B.R. Bacon, S.M. Asch.
Final approval of the article: M.S. Schnitzler, B.R. Bacon, P.M. Buchanan, S.M. Asch.
Provision of study materials or patients: M.S. Schnitzler.
Statistical expertise: M.S. Schnitzler, T. Hoang, P.M. Buchanan.
Obtaining of funding: F. Kanwal, M.S. Schnitzler.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: F. Kanwal, B.R. Bacon.
Collection and assembly of data: M.S. Schnitzler, P.M. Buchanan.
Kanwal F, Schnitzler MS, Bacon BR, Hoang T, Buchanan PM, Asch SM. Quality of Care in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2010;153:231-239. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-153-4-201008170-00005
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2010;153(4):231-239.
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