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Am Fam Physician. 2021 May 15;103(10):581.

Incorrect Statistics. In the Lown Right Care, “Anticoagulation in Older Adults,” (June 15, 2020, p. 748), the second sentence of the Clinical Commentary section incorrectly stated that atrial fibrillation is more common in women rather than men. The sentence should have read: “Approximately 9% of people 65 years and older have this condition, and it occurs more often in men.2” Also, in the third sentence of the Resolution of Case section, the annual risk of stroke for the patient in the case scenario was incorrectly listed as 8% instead of 3.2%. The sentence should have read: “Mr. H has a 3.2% annual risk of stroke, with less than one-half of that being a risk of a disabling or fatal stroke.1,2,9,12” The online version of this article has been corrected.


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