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Steven L Shafer responds to Jeanne Lenzer

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 10 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:b3920
  1. Steven L Shafer, editor in chief, Anesthesia & Analgesia, professor of anesthesiology, Columbia University1
  1. 1Columbia University Medical Center, 622 W 168th St, PH 5-505 New York, NY 10032-3725, USA
  1. sshafer{at}

    Lenzer describes how Anesthesia & Analgesia handled an article when alert readers noted an error in the tables and the authors were unable to find their original spreadsheets.1 As editor in chief of the journal, I analysed the published tables and concluded that the error was likely in the calculation of the confidence intervals. In correspondence with Lawrence Saidman, correspondence editor of Anesthesia & Analgesia and former editor in chief of Anesthesiology, the authors disclosed the loss of their data2 …

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