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This project was supported by a research grant from the Harvard Risk Management Foundation. Dr. Stelfox was supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, a Walker Fellowship from Harvard Medical School, and the Clinician-Scientist Program of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Funding sources had no role in the design, conduct, or reporting of this study.