Objective.-To evaluate whether socioeconomic status is associated with risk of malpractice claims, particularly among those who have suffered medical injury.
Setting.-Fifty-one hospitals in New York State.
Methods.-The presence and severity of medical injury, defined as disability at the time of discharge or prolongation of the hospitalization caused by medical treatment as opposed to the disease process, were assessed through review of approximately 31000 hospital records in New York in 1984.
These sampled records were then linked to formal malpractice claims.
To estimate the risk of malpractice claims by age, gender, race, insurance status, and income, we conducted a case-control study of claimant cases matched with nonclaimant controls.
Mots-clés Pascal : Facteur risque, Homme, Enquête, Statut socioéconomique, Etats Unis, Médecine, Erreur, Faute professionnelle, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Risk factor, Human, Inquiry, Socioeconomic status, United States, Medicine, Error, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0068432
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 199406.