Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH; Mary Beth Landrum, PhD; Elizabeth B. Lamont, MD, MS; Samuel R. Bozeman, MPH; Steven H. Krasnow, MD; Lawrence N. Shulman, MD; Jennifer R. Brown, MD, PhD; Craig C. Earle, MD; William K. Oh, MD; Michael Rabin, MD; Barbara J. McNeil, MD, PhD
Disclaimer: The views reflect those of the authors and not the Department of Veterans Affairs. This study used the linked SEER–Medicare database. The interpretation and reporting of these data are the sole responsibility of the authors. Dr. Keating 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.
Acknowledgment: The authors thank Rose Zummo, MS; Elena Kouri, PhD; Jeffrey Souza; Stephanie Segers; Larry Zaborski; Garrett Kirk; Albert Muhleman, MD; Nirmala Bhoopalam, MD; Dawn Provenzale, MD; Michael Kelley, MD; Robert Kerns, MD; Raye Anne Dorn; Marshall Amesquita; Barbara Stephens; Stanlie Daniels; Heidi Martin; Paulette Mehta, MD; Diana Ordin; Karen Pane; Archna Sharma, MD; Anecia Thibodeau; and Patricia Vandenberg. They also acknowledge the efforts of the Applied Research Program of the National Cancer Institute; the Office of Research, Development, and Information of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Information Management Services; and the SEER Program tumor registries in the creation of the SEER–Medicare database.
Grant Support: By contract 101-35-04 from the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Office of Policy and Planning.
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M10-2217.
Reproducible Research Statement:Study protocol, statistical code, and data set: Not available.
Requests for Single Reprints: Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH, Department of Health Care Policy; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115; e-mail, email@example.com.
Current Author Addresses: Drs. Keating, Landrum, Lamont, and McNeil: Department of Health Care Policy, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
Mr. Bozeman: Abt Associates, 55 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-1168.
Dr. Krasnow: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20422.
Dr. Shulman: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Dana 1608, Boston, MA 02115.
Dr. Brown: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Dana Building D1B30, Boston, MA 02115.
Dr. Earle: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, G-Wing Room 106, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada.
Dr. Oh: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The Tisch Cancer Institute, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1079, New York, NY 10029.
Dr. Rabin: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Dana D-1234, Boston, MA 02115.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: N.L. Keating, M.B. Landrum, S.R. Bozeman, S.H. Krasnow, L.N. Schulman, W.K. Oh, M. Rabin.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: N.L. Keating, M.B. Landrum, S.H. Krasnow, L.N. Schulman, J.R. Brown, C.C. Earle, W.K. Oh, M. Rabin.
Drafting of the article: N.L. Keating, M.B. Landrum, L.N. Schulman, J.R. Brown, W.K. Oh, M. Rabin.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: N.L. Keating, L.N. Schulman, J.R. Brown.
Final approval of the article: N.L. Keating, M.B. Landrum, S.R. Bozeman, L.N. Schulman, J.R. Brown, C.C. Earle, W.K. Oh, M. Rabin.
Provision of study materials or patients: S.R. Bozeman.
Statistical expertise: N.L. Keating, M.B. Landrum.
Obtaining of funding: N.L. Keating, S.R. Bozeman.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: N.L. Keating.
Collection and assembly of data: N.L. Keating, M.B. Landrum, S.R. Bozeman.
Keating NL, Landrum MB, Lamont EB, Bozeman SR, Krasnow SH, Shulman LN, et al. Quality of Care for Older Patients With Cancer in the Veterans Health Administration Versus the Private Sector: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2011;154:727-736. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-154-11-201106070-00004
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2011;154(11):727-736.
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