For the article by Tsen et al.  in the October 2000 issue of Anesthesiology (2000; 93:1134–7), references in the second paragraph on page 1136 were cited incorrectly. The second and third sentences of the paragraph should have read as follows:

First, improved physical diagnostic abilities and operative risk assessment skills could potentially enhance patient outcomes and lower costs.8,9Second, interventions such as physical examinations and face-to-face discussions not immediately before anesthesia and surgery have been suggested to improve the anesthesiologist–patient relationship10and the overall patient satisfaction and outcome.11,12