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    Mea culpa. Guilty as charged, and very sorry to mislead... certainly not setting a shining example, as Editors should. I read the original article too hastily and missed the point. If readers of Lois Fingerhut's letter agree that my editorial is severely misleading, perhaps we should print an erratum. What do you think? In any event, please re-read Lois's letter for an accurate description of the Bare...

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    Re: Regulations, legislation, and classification
    • L A Fingerhut, Special Assistant for Injury Epidemiology
    • Other Contributors:
      • L Aharonson-Daniel, EJ Mackenzie, A Ziv, V Boyko, A Abargel,

    Dear Editor

    I just received the latest issue of Injury Prevention (June 2002) and was pleased to note that an editorial had been written about the Barell matrix.[1] However, when I read it, I thought- "no, something has been misunderstood!" Unfortunately, the editorial gives the reader the impression that the Barell matrix is one whose two dimensions are the:
    1. ICD-9 CM injury diagnosis...

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