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Comment & Response
February 2016

Misclassification of Acceptable Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Leading to Flawed Inferences and Recommendations Regarding Prevention Efforts

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3Division of Health Science Informatics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 4Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 5Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 6Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(2):197-198. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3411

To the Editor We were interested to read the recent study by the Colorectal Writing Group for the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program–Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (SCOAP-CERTAIN) Collaborative1 published in JAMA Surgery. However, we have concerns that the methodologic flaws in the study may lead to inaccurate inferences.

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