Erratum: Disease burden of pneumonia in Korean adults aged over 50 years stratified by age and underlying diseases

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Korean J Intern Med. 2015;30(2):269-269
Publication date (electronic) : 2015 February 27
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1Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Chungju, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
3Outcomes Research/Evidence Based Medicine Team, Market Access Department, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Korea Ltd., Seoul, Korea.
4Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Korea.
5Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

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In the article cited above, Results part of abstract has some error. It must be modified KRW instead of US $ as follow.

"In addition, the total cost for treatment of pneumonia was higher in the elderly compared to the non-elderly (KRW 2,088,190 vs. KRW 1,701,386, p < 0.001). Those with an underlying disease had a higher CURB-65 score (1.26 vs. 0.68, p < 0.001), were much older (mean age 71.24 vs. 64.24, p < 0.001) and had a higher mortality rate than those without an underlying disease (3.5% [n = 20] vs. 1.7% [n = 2], p = 0.558). The total per-capita medical fees were higher (KRW 2,074,520 vs. KRW 1,440,471, p < 0.001) and hospital LOS was longer (mean 8.38 days vs. 6.42 days, p < 0.001) in patients with underlying diseases compared to those without."

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