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July 2016

Wording Clarification

JAMA Surg. 2016;151(7):687. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.1347

In the Research Letter titled “Comparing Publicly Reported Surgical Outcomes With Quality Measures From a Statewide Improvement Collaborative,”1 published online March 16, 2016, the first sentence of the figure legend miscategorized the methods used by the Surgeon Scorecard. The sentence should read as follows: “The complication rate for the Surgeon Scorecard (x-axis) was a composite measure of in-hospital mortality or related hospital readmission within 30 days of surgery, adjusted for patient age, comorbidity, and surgical approach (ie, open vs robotic).” For consistency, the first sentence of the second paragraph in the Methods section was changed and should read as follows: “For this analysis, we identified every urologist in Michigan with both a risk-adjusted complication rate (ie, 30-day related readmission or in-hospital mortality) for RP in the Surgeon Scorecard released by ProPublica and outcome data for 10 or more RPs in the MUSIC registry.” This article was corrected online.

Auffenberg  GB, Ghani  KR, Ye  Z,  et al.  Comparing publicly reported surgical outcomes with quality measures from a statewide improvement collaborative [published online March 16, 2016].  JAMA Surg. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.0077.Google Scholar