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  1. Fulltext. 1996 Congressional campaign priorities of the AMA : Tackling tobacco or limiting malpractice awards ?

    Article - En anglais



    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.