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Brackets (parentheses) in formulas

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d570 (Published 11 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d570

Brackets, pots and kettles

Bland and Altman 'correct' Huber-Wagner's version of the logit
transformation to ln[1/(p-1)]

Sorry but that should surely be (1-p) in there!

if p = 0.2 then p-1 = -0.8 and the result comes out as ln(-1.25)
which is not a real number.

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 August 2011
Phil McShane
Statistician
University of Leeds