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

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    Objectives

    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.

    Methods

    Campaign contibutions to House members were analysed.

    Results

    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.

    Conclusions

    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.