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In the article titled “New Persistent Opioid Use After Minor and Major Surgical Procedures in US Adults,”1 published online April 12, 2017, in JAMA Surgery, it was discovered that the indicators for presurgical diagnoses of mental and physical health conditions were actually indicators for these conditions at any point 1 year prior to surgery (the defined preoperative period in the article) to 1-year postsurgery. All analyses were recalculated after correcting these errors; relatively small numerical errors in the overall frequencies, coefficients, and P values were identified, and statistical significance changed direction for 5 characteristics.2 The overall conclusions remained unchanged. Additionally, there was a typo in Table 1; in the major surgery cohort section, the “College degree or more” row for those without persistent opioid use should read 978. This article was corrected online.
Errors in Analysis of New Persistent Opioid Use After Surgery. JAMA Surg. Published online January 09, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5476
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