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February 7, 2007

Incorrect Date Listed in: Long-term Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy and Risk of Hip Fracture

JAMA. 2007;297(5):470. doi:10.1001/jama.297.5.470-c

Incorrect Date Listed: In the Original Contribution entitled “Long-term Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy and Risk of Hip Fracture” published in the December 27, 2006, issue of JAMA (2006;296:2947-2953), the inclusion dates of the database used were incorrect. On page 2947, under Design, Setting, and Patients, the first sentence should read “A nested case-control study was conducted using the General Practice Research Database (1987-2002), which contains information on patients in the United Kingdom.” On page 2948, under Study Cohort, the first sentence should read “From the 9.4 million patients who started follow-up in the full version of the GPRD between May 1987 and April 2002, we excluded individuals meeting at least 1 of the following 4 criteria: . . . .” On page 2952, in the first column, first paragraph, the third sentence should read “The maximum follow-up and duration of potential PPI exposure in our cohort were close to 14 years (1988-2002) . . . .”