In the Research Letter entitled "Supplemental Oxygen and Mountaineer
Death Rates on Everest and K2" published in the July 12, 2000, issue of THE
JOURNAL (2000;284:181), the final sentence was worded incorrectly. The sentence
that read "Mountaineers considering whether to use supplemental oxygen should
consider the risk of death during descent" should have read "Mountaineers
considering whether to use supplemental oxygen can now consider the associated
fatality risks during descent."
Incorrect Wording. JAMA. 2000;284(23):2999. doi:10.1001/jama.284.23.2999