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Comment & Response
July 2017

Rates and Consequences of False Penicillin Allergies in Australia

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):1061. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1836

To the Editor The Teachable Moment in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine by Vaisman et al1 graphically illustrates the adverse consequences that can arise for a patient when they are inappropriately labeled as allergic to penicillin.

Cognizant of these risks and the potential consequences for the wider health system, we designed and recently completed a study reviewing the documentation of penicillin allergies on inpatient medical records at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia.

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