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Correction: The health services burden of heart failure: an analysis using linked population health data-sets

Jane Robertson15*, Patrick McElduff2, Sallie-Anne Pearson3, David A Henry14, Kerry J Inder1 and John R Attia12

Author Affiliations

1 School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

2 Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

3 UNSW Cancer Research Centre, University of New South Wales and Prince of Wales Clinical School, Sydney, Australia

4 Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

5 Clinical Pharmacology, Calvary Mater Hospital, The University of Newcastle, Clinical Sciences Building, Waratah, NSW 2298, Australia

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BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:179  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-179

Published: 17 May 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

After publication of this work [1], we noted that we inadvertently included the wrong version of Table two. The Charlson scores presented in the table of the published paper did not exclude heart failure (as described in the methods). Therefore all estimates of comorbidity burden are inflated by one point. While this changes the absolute values of the comorbidity burden it does not alter the conclusions of the study or the patterns of comorbidity described.