Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute on Aging (UH3AG49619, 2T32AG023482-13, T32AG023480, K24AG033640)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (4T32HS000011)
Received: 20 April 2019
Accepted: 13 September 2019
First Online: 28 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The trial was approved by Brown University’s institutional review board, protocol 1408001112. The institutional review board deemed the study minimal risk, and individual consent was waived.
: Not applicable.
: JAP, VAP, LRB, EB, LL, EM, and SLM declare that they have no competing interests.VM 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.AEV is president of Nous Foundation, Inc. (ExternalRef removed), a not-for profit (501[c]3) foundation that disseminates educational videos. AEV 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.