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Effect of educational outreach to nurses on tuberculosis case detection and primary care of respiratory illness: pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 10 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1120

In this Primary Care paper by Lara R Fairall and colleagues (BMJ 2005;331:750-4, 1 Oct) we inadvertently misspelt the name of one of the authors, Pat Mayers (not Myers). This has now been corrected online. A process error in the editorial office led to the figure seriously overstating the number of patients lost to follow-up in the intervention group: 70 (not 7000) patients were lost. Additionally, the authors have sent us a fuller acknowledgment for two of the contributors, Robert Scherpbier and Salah-Eddine Ottmani (


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