The relationship between physicians'malpractice claims history and later claims : does the past predict the future ?
- To investigate whether an association exists between physicians'past and subsequent claims of medical malpractice, particularly whether a history of even unpaid claims ($0) or small claims (<$30 000) predicts subsequently higher rates of claims, especially large paid claims (=$30 000) (all in 1990 dollars).
- All medical malpractice claims closed in the state of Florida from January 1975 through August 1988 (N=20 016,92% involving physicians), matched with the American Medical Association's Physician Masterfile on all practicing physicians in the state of Florida during that period.
Claims history was automated into physician-year claims files, then partitioned into a baseline period (1975 through 1980) and a subsequent period (1981 through 1983).
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Pratique professionnelle, Réclamation, Dommages intérêts, Etude statistique, Homme, Histoire, Historique, Faute professionnelle, Déontologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Professional practice, Protest, Compensatory damage, Statistical study, Human, History, Case history, Malpractice, Deontology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0203593
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.