Potentially misleading statement and incorrect data: In “Splenectomy sequelae: an analysis of infectious outcomes among adults in Victoria”, published online first on 14 May and in the 21 May issue of the Journal (Med J Aust 2012; 196: 582-586), there was a potentially misleading statement. Under the heading “Mortality (all-cause)” (page 584), the second sentence should read: “The median survival for patients who died during the follow-up period after splenectomy was 3.1 years (interquartile range [IQR], 1.3–5.3).” In the same article, there was also an error in the Abstract (page 582). Under “Results”, the fourth sentence should read: “The risk of severe infection was highest among patients aged > 50 years (10.1 per 100 person-years; 95% CI, 9.3–11.1) and those splenectomised for malignancy (14.2 per 100 person-years; 95% CI, 11.8–17.1).” o
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