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Stavrou EP, Buckley N, Olivier J, et al. Discontinuation of statin therapy in older people: does a cancer diagnosis make a difference? An observational cohort study using data linkage. BMJ Open 2012;2:e000880. A number of inaccuracies were detected since publication.

1. In the ‘Results’ section of the abstract, ‘older age’ should have read ‘younger age’.

2. In the third paragraph of the ‘Introduction’ section, ‘developing world’ should have read ‘developed world’.

3. In the ‘Predictors of statin discontinuation’ section on page 4, ‘older age’ should have read ‘younger age’.

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