Accepted for Publication: February 18, 2015.
Published Online: May 4, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.0284.
Study concept and design: Saltman, Silver, Kapral.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Saltman, Silver, Kapral.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Fang.
Obtained funding: Silver, Kapral.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Silver, Stamplecoski.
Study supervision: Kapral.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The Ontario Stroke Registry is funded by the Canadian Stroke Network and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This work was supported by an educational grant from the Canadian Stroke Network. Dr Kapral is supported by a career investigator award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Provincial Office.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding agencies had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The opinions, results, and conclusions are those of the authors and are independent from the funding sources. No endorsement by the Canadian Stroke Network, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, or Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is intended or should be inferred.