Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute on Aging (UH3AG49619, 2T32AG023482-13, T32AG023480, K24AG033640)
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (4T32HS000011)
Received: 4 January 2019
Accepted: 30 June 2019
First Online: 29 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The trial described within was approved by the Brown University’s Institutional Review Board, Protocol #1408001112. The Brown University Institutional Review Board deemed the study minimal risk, and individual consent was waived.
: Not applicable.
: J.A.P., V.A.P., L.R.B., E.B., P.C., L.L., E.M., and S.L.M. declare that they have no competing interests.V.M. holds stock in PointRight, Inc. an information services company whose clients are the nursing home industry; chairs the Independent Quality Committee for HRC Manor Care, Inc.; chairs a Scientific Advisory Committee for NaviHealth, a post-acute care service organization; serves as a Technical Expert panel member on several Center for Medicare/Medicaid quality measurement panels; and is a member of the board of directors of Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Hospice Care of Rhode Island, and The Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island.A.E.V. is President of Nous Foundation, Inc., (ExternalRef removed) a not-for profit (501[c]3) foundation that disseminates educational videos. Dr. Volandes has a financial interest in the not-for-profit, which was reviewed and is managed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare in accordance with their conflict of interest policies.