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Comment & Response
December 3, 2018

Coding Error Resulting in Change in Secondary Outcome Scores in Trial of Safety and Benefit of Discontinuing Statin Therapy Among Terminally Ill Patients

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  • 1Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora
  • 2Flatiron Health, New York, New York
JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 3, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.7162

To the Editor On behalf of our coauthors, we write to report errors that occurred in our article, “Safety and Benefit of Discontinuing Statin Therapy in the Setting of Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness: A Randomized Clinical Trial,”1 that was published online on March 23, 2015, and in the May 2015 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. We believe that this represents a “pervasive error”2 warranting this letter of explanation and a Correction. The overall impact of the errors is minor and once corrected the conclusions of the study remain unchanged.

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