ACP American College of Physicians - Internal Medicine - Doctors for Adults

Effective Clinical Practice


The article discussing operative mortality risks in the elderly (1) was based on national Medicare data from 1994-98, not 1994-99 as stated in the manuscript.


1. Finlayson EVA, Birkmeyer JD. Operative mortality with elective surgery in older adults. Eff Clin Prac. 2001;4:172-7.