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May 2015

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):869. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1589

In the Original Investigation by Mafi et al titled “Worsening Trends in the Management and Treatment of Back Pain,” published online July 29, 2013, and also in the September 23, 2013, print issue of JAMA Internal Medicine (2013;173[17]:1573-1581. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8992), the odds ratios for Hispanic patients and other race/ethnicity patients were transposed in the second sentence of the last paragraph of the Results section. The sentence should read as follows: “Patients of black, Hispanic, and other race/ethnicity had lower odds ratios (ORs) for receiving narcotic medications (OR, 0.77; 95% CI, 0.65-0.92; OR, 0.51; 95% CI, 0.40-0.65; and OR, 0.60; 95% CI, 0.39-0.95; respectively), as did female patients (OR, 0.86; 95% CI, 0.77-0.96).” This article was corrected online. This article was also corrected in January 2014 for an error in wording in the text.

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