To the Editor: We are writing to inform the readers and editors of JAMA about errors in a study of statin use and sepsis in patients with chronic kidney disease published in the April 4, 2007, issue of JAMA and for which we were the principal investigators.1 These errors were detected in the process of reviewing our coding algorithms for health care utilization data from which we identified sepsis events.
Gupta R, Plantinga LC, Powe NR. Correction: Inaccurate Classification and Information Reported in a Study of Statin Use and Sepsis in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease. JAMA. 2008;299(7):765. doi:10.1001/jama.299.7.765-b