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July 16, 2019

Incorrect Data Due to Incorrect Conversion Factor

JAMA. 2019;322(3):276. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.8270

In the Original Investigation entitled “Effect of Intravenous Acetaminophen vs Placebo Combined With Propofol or Dexmedetomidine on Postoperative Delirium Among Older Patients Following Cardiac Surgery: The DEXACET Randomized Clinical Trial,” published in the February 19, 2019, issue of JAMA,1 an incorrect conversion factor of 2.4 was used to convert fentanyl to morphine equivalents. The correct conversion factor is 100. Data related to postoperative morphine equivalents administered, as reported in the Abstract, Results section of the main article text, Tables 2 and 3, and eFigures 1 and 2 in Supplement 2, were recalculated using the correct conversion factor. This article was corrected online.

Subramaniam  B, Shankar  P, Shaefi  S,  et al.  Effect of intravenous acetaminophen vs placebo combined with propofol or dexmedetomidine on postoperative delirium among older patients following cardiac surgery: the DEXACET randomized clinical trial.  JAMA. 2019;321(7):686-696. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.0234PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref