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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Solutions lately issued a Final Guideline extending the ICD-10 implementation date by twelve months to October 1, 2014. Given the time needed to sufficiently train staff, healthcare organizations can take benefit of the one-year extension and use the 3M ICD-10 Education Program to pace training in a genuine way that minimizes the impact on productivity while assisting coders and documentation specialists grasp the new coding system.The P values presented are from testing of the null hypothesis of no difference in efficacy or protection between the randomized groups ; absolute variations in the event rates were approximated to explicitly address the initial noninferiority hypothesis. Information on the statistical analyses are given in the Supplementary Appendix. Results Follow-up and Randomization A complete of 1012 participants in the ARROW trial were approached for randomization in the current trial , of whom 252 weren’t randomly assigned to a trial group, generally because their caregivers strongly believed that co-trimoxazole was helpful. From September 2009 through February 2011, a complete of 384 participants were assigned to avoid receiving co-trimoxazole randomly, and 376 were randomly assigned to keep receiving co-trimoxazole.