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This study was supported by Academy for Educational Development (unnumbered award); Affinity Health Plan (unnumbered award); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Contracts HHS233200600595P; HHSP233200700506P; HHSP233200800363P); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Office of Minority Health (Contracts HHSP23320042509XI; TO#11); American Academy of Family Physicians (unnumbered award); California Endowment (Contracts 20052634; 20071781); California HealthCare Foundation (Contract 06-1213); Commonwealth Fund (Contract 20060048); Connecticut Health Foundation (unnumbered grant); Department of Health and Human Services (N01-OD-4-2139, TO#148); Ford Foundation (Contracts 1050-0152,FF5H003); GlaxoSmithKline (G050002912); Healthcare Georgia Foundation (unnumbered grant); The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (Contract 01-1149-810); Kaiser Permanente (Contract 20072164); Merck & Co., Inc. (unnumbered grants); Missouri Foundation for Health (Contracts 06-0022-HPC; unnumbered award); Pfizer Institute (unnumbered award); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Contracts 56387; 58291); UnitedHealth Group (unnumbered award); the Veterans Health Administration (691-D68159); and W. K. Kellogg Foundation (Contract P0123822). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

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