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January 1, 1988

Incorrect Values.

JAMA. 1988;259(1):47. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03720010027034

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Abstract

—An error occurred in the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION entitled "The Feasibility of Thoracotomy for Lung Cancer in the Elderly," published in the Aug 21 issue of The Journal (1987;258:927-930). On page 927, the sixth sentence in the abstract should have read as follows: "Although operative mortality in the elderly group was greater (9.4% vs 4.0%; 95% confidence intervals, 3.5%, 19.3% vs 0.8%, 11.2% [not '29.9%, 92.5% vs 7.5%, 70.1%']), further analysis of outcome revealed no statistically significant difference in the postoperative complications, postoperative hospital stay, or actuarial survival." In Table 4, an explanatory footnote should have been included to indicate that the 95% confidence intervals refer to mortality percentages (not number of patients).

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