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The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 2008, Vol. 108, 533. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2008.108.9.533
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 2008, Vol. 108, 533. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2008.108.9.533
The JAOA deeply regrets several typographic errors that appeared in the following June article: 

Perrotta BL, Perrotta AL. Access to state-of-the-art healthcare: a missing dynamic in consumer selection of a retirement community. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2008;108(6):297-305.

 
The changes detailed below were made to the full text (http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/108/6/297) and Adobe Portable Document Format (http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/reprint/108/6/297) versions of this piece online: 
  • Page 298—In the last paragraph of the first column, the ranking methodology used for the study should have been described as follows: “Using data from July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2006—and with Michigan as a comparator—the top ten states to gain retirement-age population were ranked in Table 1 according to the ratio of certified primary stroke centers to population served aged 65 years and older. Likewise, in Table 2, rankings are provided for these states according to the ratio of adult level I trauma centers for the demographic group.” The original print publication incorrectly stated that: “the top ten states to gain retirement-age population were ranked according to magnitude of absolute increase in population growth as well as by percent change.”
  • Page 299—The word “New” should not have appeared in the column heading “Projected Need for New CPSCs” in Table 1.
  • Page 301—The third sentence of the second paragraph should have appeared as: “Michigan ranks third with 76 per 1000.” The original article mistakenly reported the ratio of certified primary stroke centers to citizens aged 65 years and older as 62.75 per 1000.
    In addition, the second sentence of the third paragraph should have read as follows: “Eleventh-ranked Arizona had two certified primary stroke centers, serving a total of 354,000 retirement-age patients as of 2005.” The original article mistakenly reported this patient population as 354.
  • Page 302—The word “New” should not have appeared in the column heading “Projected Need for New LITCs” in Table 2.
In addition, the AOA Department of Quality and Research regrets two errors that appeared in the following Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Osteopathic Principles and Practice abstract, which was published in the August issue of the JAOA: 

Ananyev DA, Rodriguez Jr C, Mercado R, Bagla A, Seffinger MA, Wagner EJ. CV4 alters autonomic balance during paced breathing [abstract]. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2008;108(8):414. P3.

 
The institutional affiliation was incorrectly shown as WVSOM (West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine) in Pomona, Calif, rather than WesternU/COMP (Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific) for the authors listed. The Department of Quality and Research deeply regrets this error. 
The change detailed above will appear in the official program for the 52nd Annual AOA Research Conference, which will take place from Sunday, October 26, to Tuesday, October 28, during the AOA's 113th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar in Las Vegas, Nev. 
The theme of this year's conference is “Osteopathic Research: Advancing A.T. Still's Vision.” For more information on the Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar, please see the DO-Online Web site (http://www.do-online.org).♦