Submitted for Publication: January 8, 2014; final revision received March 22, 2014; accepted April 25, 2014.
Published Online: June 12, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.921.
Study concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Smith, Matthews, Dubé, Dort.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Dort.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Smith, Dubé, Spence, Dort.
Study supervision: Matthews, Dubé, Dort.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Contributions: We thank the many respiratory therapists, nurses, physicians, and other health care providers whose collaboration and support made the development and implementation of this pathway possible. The Ohlson Research Initiative, in particular Steve Nakoneshny, BSc(Hons), supported the data management required for this project, for which he received compensation. Alberta Health Services provides continued support for this project.