Deborah Grady, MD, MPH; Eric Vittinghoff, PhD
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Grady D., Vittinghoff E.; Hormone Therapy and Risk for Venous Thromboembolism: Comments and Correction. Ann Intern Med. 2001;134:81. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-134-1-200101020-00022
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2001;134(1):81.
We thank Drs. Peverill, Waitkevicz and Axelrod, and Goldstein for their comments on our manuscript.
We found an error in the manuscript after publication. Rates of venous thromboembolic events in the first 90 days after lower-extremity fracture and myocardial infarction were mislabeled as numbers of events per 100 women. In fact, the cited values were rates per 100 woman-years. Since the at-risk period was only 90 days or 0.25 year, the number of events per 100 women in the first 90 days after lower-extremity fracture is 23 (the rate per 100 woman-years cited in our paper) × 0.25 = 5.8 venous thromboembolic events per 100 women in the first 90 days after fracture. A similar mistake was made in reporting the number of events per 100 women in the first 90 days after myocardial infarction; the correct number is 2.5 venous thromboembolic events per 100 women. We regret our error.
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