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Adverse events reporting in English hospital statistics: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7470.857-b (Published 07 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:857

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Paul Aylin ([email protected]),
  2. Alex Bottle,
  3. Shivani Tanna,
  4. Brian Jarman
  1. Dr Foster Unit at Imperial, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, London W2 1PG
  2. Dr Foster Unit at Imperial, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, London W2 1PG

    EDITOR—Our original text started with “It has been suggested that an estimated 850 000 medical errors occur…” An editorial decision by the BMJ changed the text to a more definite “about 850 000 medical errors occur…” Unfortunately, this change escaped our notice at the proof stage. …

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