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Please see page 98 for the Editor’s Capsule Summary of this article.
Supervising editor: Steven M. Green, MD
Author contributions: ADS and JSH had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analyses. CH was responsible for color-coded syringe design and obtaining funding. CH and JSH were responsible for the study concept. MEM, CH, ADS, SJ, MS, JRB, EH, KB, and JSH were responsible for the study design. CH, ADS, SJ, MS, and JRB were responsible for acquisition of data. ADS, EH, and JSH were responsible for statistical analyses. MEM, CH, ADS, EH, and JSH were responsible for interpretation of results. MEM, ADS, and JSH were responsible for drafting the article. All authors were responsible for critical revision of the article for important intellectual content. ADS, SJ, JRB, EH, and JSH were responsible for administrative, technical, and material support. JSH was responsible for study supervision. JSH takes responsibility for the paper as a whole.
Funding and support: By Annals policy, all authors are required to disclose any and all commercial, financial, and other relationships in any way related to the subject of this article as per ICMJE conflict of interest guidelines (see www.icmje.org). This study was funded by an unrestricted grant from the COPIC Medical Foundation, Denver, CO. Dr. Haukoos was supported, in part, by an Independent Scientist Award (K02HS017526) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and an Investigator-Initiated Grant ( R01AI106057 ) from the National Institutes of Health . Dr. Hernandez holds a pending patent for the color-coded, prefilled syringes used in this study but has not marketed or received payment for them.
The COPIC Medical Foundation had no role in the design, conduct, or reporting of this study.