To the Editor We write on behalf of our coauthors to report errors that occurred in our article entitled “Risk Factors Associated With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Death in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia in Wuhan, China,”1 which was published online in JAMA Internal Medicine on March 13, 2020. We are very grateful that a reader recently contacted us to inquire about the unit of measure used for interleukin-6 and brought the error to our attention. After that, several authors (C. W., X. C., Y. Zhang) rechecked the units of measure and reference ranges of all laboratory tests against electronic medical records and confirmed the following errors in the article.
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Song Y, Zheng J. Errors in Units of Measure and Reference Value for Laboratory Tests and Numbers of Patients in Study of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China. JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1576
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