Received: 3 December 2020
Accepted: 3 February 2021
First Online: 27 February 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was performed in accordance with all relevant guidelines and regulations, including the Declaration of Helsinki. Outcome studies using this retrospective, deidentified dataset were approved and informed consent was waived by the New England Institutional Review Board (Wellesley, Massachusetts; No. 120180023).
: Not applicable
: LP, LF, KAB, PM, and CDA are employees of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA and shareholders in Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA. KCY, LV, AS, and VG are employees of Becton, Dickinson & Company, which was contracted by Merck to conduct the study. KCY and VG also own stock in Becton, Dickinson & Company.