October 21, 1983

Incorrect Wording

JAMA. 1983;250(15):1978. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340150022019

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Two errors occurred in the LETTERS section in the June 17 issue of The Journal (1983; 249:3175). In the "Letter to the Editor" entitled "Screening for Cystic Fibrosis," the fifth sentence of the second paragraph should have read as follows: "Extrapolation of these results indicates that, of the approximately 1,500 infants with CF born each year in the United States, 75 cases might potentially be prevented by neonatal screening/ genetic counseling." In the same paragraph, the seventh sentence should have read as follows: "It should also be noted that for every CF birth that might be prevented, the births of three unaffected newborns might be prevented."

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