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Effect of intensive glucose lowering treatment on all cause mortality, cardiovascular death, and microvascular events in type 2 diabetes: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 04 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5030

The abstract of this research paper by Rémy Boussageon and colleagues (BMJ 2011;343:d4169, doi:10.1136/bmj.d4169) stated that intensive therapy was associated with a more than twofold increase in the risk of severe hypoglycaemia, but the confidence interval given for the risk ratio supporting this finding was wrong. The risk ratio and confidence interval should have read “2.33 (1.62 to 3.36)” [not 2.33 (21.62 to 3.36) as was published]. These data were correctly cited elsewhere in the article.


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5030

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