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Paracetamol overdose: an evidence based flowchart to guide management
  1. C I Wallace,
  2. P I Dargan,
  3. A L Jones
  1. National Poisons Information Service, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A Jones, National Poisons Information Service, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, Avonley Road, London, SE14 5ER, UK;


A flowchart for the management of patients with paracetamol poisoning is presented to help clinicians in the emergency department.

  • paracetamol (acetaminophen)
  • overdose
  • guideline

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    Publisher's Correction

    Figure 1 Paracetamol Overdose: a flowchart to guide management
    contains a typographical error of considerable importance.

    A corrected version of the chart is shown here
    [View PDF]

    The error is much regretted


  • Conflicts of interest: AJ has acted as an advisor to Glaxo Smith Kline, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals. Oxford Pharmaceuticals support the outreach educational activity of the London Centre of the National Poisons Information Service. AJ and PD have acted as advisors to Orphan Drugs (Europe) and have received funding to attend meetings from Glaxo Smith Kline.

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