Erratum: Longer hospital stay is associated with high rates of tuberculosis-related morbidity and mortality within 12 months after discharge in a referral hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa
Following publication of the original article  we became aware of the following errors which we wish to correct. These corrections have no impact over the study results, their interpretation or conclusions.
Authors and affiliations
The correct list of authors and their respective affiliations is the following:
Division of Infectious Disease, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
University of Botswana Medical School, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana;
Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana;
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia;
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California;
University of Western Ontario; School of Medicine, Botswana,
Botswana National TB Program, Gaborone, Botswana
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The following text “Eventually, 916 (83.7%) patients were discharged and followed for one year after it. Of these, 51 (5.6%) were diagnosed with PTB during the year of follow up (annual TB rate of 3,712 cases per 100,000 person per year)” should be replaced with "Of the 896 (83.7%) discharged patients, 41 (4.6%) were diagnosed with TB during the year of follow-up. Overall, 123/896 (14%) patients died during the follow up period, of whom 26/123 (21%) died from TB.”
The row ‘No TB’ (last row [row 18]) should read 879, not 979.
The column ‘No. of Patients’ (column 2) should also read 879, not 979.
The column entitled “TB incidence per 100 persons per year of follow up” (column 9) should be entitled “TB incidence during the one-year follow up”.
There is a typo in the column “Average TB exposure index” (column 7), row “HIV status positive” (row 7). The decimal number is missing. It reads ”12.” and should be “12.3”.
In the last 2 columns, the frequencies under the subheading “CD4 cell count” and “Diagnosis of PTB during admission” have been switched. That is, the numbers currently under the “TB-related mortality” column (the last column; n = 4, 4, 10, 9, 9, 7) belong to the “Overall Mortality” column (second to last column; n = 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 2) and vice versa.
Same as above, the numbers for “Diagnosis of TB at admission” (n = 17, 5) should be in the last column (“TB-related mortality”) and the numbers 26, 31 should be in the “Overall Mortality” (second to last) column.
The table headings of the last 2 columns should reflect that these are (n)’s, not (%)’s.
The sample size for the column entitled “Models including participants who were diagnosed with TB during their inpatient admission” is 896, not 916.
In additional file 3
The sample size should be noted as n = 896.
The column heading “Incident TB during 1-year follow-up” and “Death during 1-year of follow-up” should indicate that the reported measures are unadjusted odds ratios.
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