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Correction to: Antipsychotics and dementia in Canada: a retrospective cross-sectional study of four health sectors

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The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:244

Correction

Following the publication of this article [1], the authors noticed that the results presented in the results section of the article were erroneously reported in the results section of the abstract. This correction shows both the incorrect and correct values for the results section in the abstract.

The incorrect version is:

The total prevalence of antipsychotic use among older adults with dementia was 26% in HC, 54% in ALC, 41% in CCC, and 48% in LTC. This prevalence ranged from 38% (HC) to 73% (ALC) for those with both behavioral and psychotic symptoms and from 15% (HC) to 31% (ALC) among those with no symptoms. The regression models identified a number of variables were related to antipsychotic use in the absence of behavior or psychotic symptoms, such as bipolar disorder (OR = 6.63 in CCC; OR = 5.52 in LTC), anxious complaints (OR = 1.54 in LTC to 2.01 in CCC), and wandering (OR = 1.83 in ALC).

The corrected version is:

The total prevalence of antipsychotic use among older adults with dementia was 19% in HC, 42% in ALC, 35% in CCC, and 37% in LTC. This prevalence ranged from 39% (HC) to 70% (ALC) for those with both behavioral and psychotic symptoms and from 12% (HC) to 32% (ALC) among those with no symptoms. The regression models identified a number of variables were related to antipsychotic use in the absence of behavior or psychotic symptoms, such as bipolar disorder (OR = 5.63 in CCC; OR = 5.52 in LTC), anxious complaints (OR = 1.54 in LTC to 2.01 in CCC), and wandering (OR = 1.83 in ALC).

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Correspondence to Christopher M. Perlman.

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Rios, S., Perlman, C.M., Costa, A. et al. Correction to: Antipsychotics and dementia in Canada: a retrospective cross-sectional study of four health sectors. BMC Geriatr 18, 128 (2018) doi:10.1186/s12877-018-0819-y

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