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Effect of Choice of Estimation Method on Inter-Hospital Mortality Rate Comparisons


doi: 10.1097/01.mlr.0000397504.67406.06

In the article that appeared on page 458 of the May 2010 Medical Care issue, an equation on page 460, first column, is incorrect. It should be:

The SMRs were obtained as the ratio between the observed mortality rate and the expected mortality rate from the model:

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1. Kipnis P, Escobar GJ, Draper D. Effect of choice of estimation method on inter-hospital mortality rate comparisons Medical Care.. 2010;48:458–465
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