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To the Editor Dr Joynt and colleagues1
compared mortality trends in critical access hospitals (CAHs) and non-CAHs. Their analysis raises a
number of concerns in addition to those raised by Dr Ioannidis.2 These concerns include problems with the study’s data, methods, and
interpretation of the results.
Moscovice IS, Casey MM, McCullough JS. Mortality Trends in Critical Access Hospitals. JAMA. 2013;310(4):428-429. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.8742