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Correction
February 2016

Errors in Sex Distribution

JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(2):284. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0060

In the Original Investigation titled “β-Blocker–Associated Risks in Patients With Uncomplicated Hypertension Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery,”1 published online October 5, 2015, there were 2 errors. In the first paragraph of the Results, in the sentence “Baseline clinical characteristics were generally similar between the 14 644 patients treated with β-blockers and the 40 676 patients treated with other antihypertensive drugs (Table), although slightly more women received β-blockers (64.9% of women vs 57.1% men),” the 57.1% should refer to the proportion of women who did not not receive β-blockers. The sentence should read as follows: “Baseline clinical characteristics were generally similar between the 14 644 patients treated with β-blockers and the 40 676 patients treated with other antihypertensive drugs (Table), although slightly more women received β-blockers (64.9% of women vs 57.1% of women, respectively).” In addition, in the first row of the Table, the numbers of female patients were reported incorrectly. The correct number (percentage) of women receiving β-blockers was 9511 (64.9); women receiving other antihypertensive drugs only, 23 233 (57.1). This article was corrected online.

References
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Jørgensen  ME, Hlatky  MA, Køber  L,  et al.  β-Blocker–associated risks in patients with uncomplicated hypertension undergoing noncardiac surgery. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(12):1923-1931.Article
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