In the article by Fonarow et al, “Stroke Outcomes Measures Must Be Appropriately Risk Adjusted to Ensure Quality Care of Patients: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” which published online February 12, 2014, and appeared in the May 2014 issue of the journal (Stroke. 2014;45:1589–1601), several corrections were needed.
On page 1591, in the second column, the first complete paragraph, the fifth sentence read, “…to intravenous tissue plasminogen activator….” It has been changed to read, “…to intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator….”
On page 1594, Table 2, in the footnote, the second paragraph read, “*Hospitals with the 95% credible intervals….” It has been changed to read, “*Hospitals with the 95% confidence intervals….”
On page 1595, in the first column, the penultimate paragraph, the last sentence read, “… the measures aligned with its prior priority objectives to promote….” It has been changed to read, “… the measures aligned with its previous priority objectives to promote….”
On page 1598, in the second column, the first complete paragraph, the penultimate sentence read, “…identified directly to the CMS.” It has been changed to read, “…identified directly to the CMS and other appropriate persons and agencies that may be able to affect these decisions.”
On page 1598, in the second column, an Addendum was added. The Addendum reads,
Since submission of this paper, the MAP released its final report, which stated that it did not support the use of the readmission measure in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.41 The rationale for not endorsing this measure for use in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program was that there needed to be more experience with the measure before it is incorporated into a payment program. Furthermore, the MAP reiterated the need to ensure measures in Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program are scientifically sound because the program penalties can have significant consequences for hospitals.
6. On page 1601, in the References, reference 40 read, “40. American Heart Association. Our Policy Position: Stroke: Comments to CMS on Inpatient Prospective Payment System Rule Comments to CMS. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Advocate/IssuesandCampaigns/Our-Policy-Position_UCM_450349_Article.jsp. Accessed January 7, 2014.” It has been changed to read, “40. American Heart Association. Our Policy Position: Stroke: Comments to CMS on 2014 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Schedule (IPPS). http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@adv/documents/downloadable/ucm_453664.pdf. Accessed March 31, 2014.”
These corrections have been made to the print version and to the current online version of the article, which is available at http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/45/5/1589.full.pdf.
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