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Comment & Response
June 2019

Complication Rates in a Study of Invasive Diagnostic Procedures for Lung Abnormalities—In Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • 2Department of Health Services Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(6):847. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0954

In Reply We appreciate the comments by Halliday et al regarding our article.1 Concerns of overestimated complication rates were raised, citing the following 4 reasons: representativeness of our study population, unmeasured confounders, relevant time frame for postprocedural complications, and not differentiating between complications with vs without direct association with the invasive diagnostic procedures. Herein, we have summarized our point-by-point response.

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