Retraction: Using Modified Delphi Method to Propose and Validate the Components of a Child Injury Surveillance System for Iran

By Tania Azadi, Farahnaz Sadoughi, and Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh

Editor’s Note: Retraction

This retracts the article “Using modified Delphi method to propose and validate the components of a child injury surveillance system for Iran” in PHIM 18(1); Winter 2021.

Recently, the editors of Perspectives of Health Information Management (PHIM) were made aware of a case of accidental duplicate publication.1,2 A paper published by Azadi et, al. in the Chinese Journal of Traumatology [2020 Oct;23(5):274-279] was mistakenly reproduced in PHIM [2020 Dec;18(1)].

This duplication was the result of an unintentional error in the PHIM production process and was in no way the fault of the paper’s authors. The authors noticed the duplication and immediately brought it to our attention.

As a result, the editors of PHIM are moving forward with this retraction, as per the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines. Manuscripts, including submissions to online and paper journals, may not be duplicated, regardless of indexing.

The original paper, first published in the Chinese Journal of Traumatology, can be found here: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7567898.

The editors of PHIM apologize to the authors for this error, as well as to readers of the journal that this was not detected during the production process.

References

1. Azadi T, Sadoughi F, Khorasani-Zavareh. Using modified Delphi method to propose and validate the components of a child injury surveillance system for Iran. Chin J Traumatol. 2020 Oct;23(5):274-279. doi: 10.1016/j.cjtee.2020.08.007. Epub 2020 Aug 22. PMID: 32921558. PMCID: PMC7567898

2. Azadi T, Sadoughi F, Khorasani-Zavareh. Using modified Delphi method to propose and validate the components of a child injury surveillance system for Iran. Perspect Health Inf Manag. 2020 Dec 7;18(Winter):1k. PMID: 33633521. PMCID: PMC7883356. Retracted

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