Re: the letter “Reliability of parental reports of head lice in their children”, by Megan L Counahan, Ross M Andrews and Rick Speare, in the 7 February issue of the Journal (Med J Aust 2005; 182: 137-138). There was an error in Box 2, Sensitivity and specificity of parental report versus screening. The specificity given as 94.0% (969/1030) should have been 98.8% (1018/1030).
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