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April 8, 1992

Incorrect Values.

JAMA. 1992;267(14):1922. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03480140048030

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—Some incorrect values were given in the Original Contribution entitled "Computerized Surveillance of Adverse Drug Events in Hospital Patients," published in the November 27, 1991, issue of THE JOURNAL (1991;266:2847-2851). In the first column on page 2849, the second sentence in the second complete paragraph should have read as follows: "Therefore, among the 36 653 total patients, 731 ADEs occurred, for an overall ADE rate of 1.99% [not 1.67%]." The fifth sentence in this same paragraph should have read as follows: "Patients who experienced an ADE received an average of 33 drug exposures vs only 7.7 [not 13] drug exposures among patients who did not experience an ADE (P<.05)." In Table 1, for patients with verified ADEs, the total ADE rate should have been 1.99% [not 1.67%] and the mean drug exposures for patients ≤60 years should have been 28 [not 23] and for >60 years, 37 [not 32].