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Erratum to: Evaluation of biases present in the cohort multiple randomised controlled trial design: a simulation study

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The original article was published in BMC Medical Research Methodology 2017 17:17


After publication of the original article [1], it came to the authors’ attention that there was an error affecting the References. The published Reference 14 [2] is incorrect, and should have cited a different article by Pate et al. [3].

Pate et al. [3] should have been included in the Reference list as 14, and the subsequent references (and citations within the article text) should have been renumbered.


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    Candlish J, Pate A, Sperrin M, van Staa T, GetReal Work Package 2. Evaluation of biases present in the cohort multiple randomised controlled trial design: a simulation study. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2017;17:17. doi:10.1186/s12874-017-0295-7.

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    Wu J, Zhu S, Yao GL, Mohammed MA, Marshall T. Patient factors influencing the prescribing of lipid lowering drugs for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in UK general practice: a national retrospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2013;8(7):1–10.

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    Pate A, Candlish J, Sperrin M, Van Staa TP. Cohort Multiple Randomised Controlled Trials (cmRCT) design: efficient but biased? A simulation study to evaluate the feasibility of the Cluster cmRCT design. BMC Med Res Meth. 2016;16:109.

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Correspondence to Jane Candlish.

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The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/s12874-017-0295-7.

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