An error occurred in the article by Shakib et al titled “Timing of Initial Well-Child Visit and Readmissions of Newborns” published in the March 2015 issue of Pediatrics (2015;135(3):469–474; doi:10.1542/peds.2014-2329). On page 473, under Discussion, the decrease in the readmission rate from 18.4 to 15.7 per 1000 among those who had an early well-child visit should be described as a 15% relative risk reduction (2.7/18.4), not a 15% absolute risk reduction. The absolute risk reduction was 18.4 minus 15.7, or 2.7 per 1000 readmissions. The calculation of the number of early well-child visits associated with a reduction of a single readmission should have been calculated based on the absolute risk reduction (1000/2.7) and was 371 rather than 7 as stated in the article. The authors thank medical student Wade Harrison from the Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH, for pointing out these errors. The corrections have been made to the online edition of the published article.
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