This study sought to determine whether the political action committee of the American Medical Association (AMA) contributed more to pro-or anti-tobacco members of Congress in the 1995/96 campaign and whether representatives'voting records on malpractice reform could explain the AMA's contribution patterns.
Campaign contibutions to House members were analysed.
The AMA's political action committee contributed averages of $5382 to pro-tobacco representatives and $2103 to anti-tobacco representatives (P<. 005).
This contribution pattern can be fully explained by representatvies'votes to limit malpractice awards.
In seeking malpractice reform, the AMA contributed significantly more to pro-tobacco representatives, potentially undermining tobacco control legislation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Politique sanitaire, Homme politique, Vote, Législation, Prise décision, Attitude, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Health policy, Politician, Voting, Legislation, Decision making, Attitude, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0414791
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 25/01/1999.