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February 2016

Error in Wording in the Abstract and Methods Section and Reworded Figure 2 Title and Caption

JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(2):284. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8420

In the article by Sheridan et al1 titled “A Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Alternate Formats for Presenting Benefits and Harms Information for Low-Value Screening Services: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” published online on December 28, 2015, and in the January 2016 print issue, editorial errors occurred in the text in the abstract and Methods section. In the abstract (Design, Setting, and Participants and also Results), the 4 intervention arms were not described consistently as follows: words, numbers, numbers plus narrative, and numbers plus framed presentation. In the Potential Moderators of Intervention Impact subsection of the Methods section, the descriptions of the variables have been updated to aid in readability. In Figure 2, the title was updated to more accurately reflect the figure, and the Information Exposure Score information was deleted from the caption because it does not pertain to the figure. The article was corrected online on January 5, 2016.

Sheridan  SL, Sutkowi-Hemstreet  A, Barclay  C,  et al.  A comparative effectiveness trial of alternate formats for presenting benefits and harms information for low-value screening services: a randomized clinical trial  [published online December 28, 2015].  JAMA Intern Med. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7339.Google Scholar