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Incidence of adverse events and negligence in hospitalized patients. Results of the Harvard Medical Practice Study I.
BACKGROUND As part of an interdisciplinary study of medical injury and malpractice litigation, we estimated the incidence of adverse events, defined as injuries caused by medical management, and ofExpand
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Incidence of adverse events and negligence in hospitalized patients. Results of the Harvard Medical Practice Study I.
BACKGROUND As part of an interdisciplinary study of medical injury and malpractice litigation, we estimated the incidence of adverse events, defined as injuries caused by medical management, and ofExpand
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Incidence of adverse events and negligence in hospitalized patients.
Background. As part of an interdisciplinary study of medical injury and malpractice litigation, we estimated the incidence of adverse events, defined as injuries caused by medical management, and ofExpand
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Incidence and types of adverse events and negligent care in Utah and Colorado.
BACKGROUND The ongoing debate on the incidence and types of iatrogenic injuries in American hospitals has been informed primarily by the Harvard Medical Practice Study, which analyzedExpand
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Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation.
BACKGROUND In the current debate over tort reform, critics of the medical malpractice system charge that frivolous litigation--claims that lack evidence of injury, substandard care, or both--isExpand
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Costs of medical injuries in Utah and Colorado.
Patient injuries are thought to have a substantial financial impact on the health care system, but recent studies have been limited to estimating the costs of adverse drug events in teachingExpand
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Full coverage for preventive medications after myocardial infarction.
BACKGROUND Adherence to medications that are prescribed after myocardial infarction is poor. Eliminating out-of-pocket costs may increase adherence and improve outcomes. METHODS We enrolledExpand
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Defensive medicine among high-risk specialist physicians in a volatile malpractice environment.
CONTEXT How often physicians alter their clinical behavior because of the threat of malpractice liability, termed defensive medicine, and the consequences of those changes, are central questions inExpand
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Health industry practices that create conflicts of interest: a policy proposal for academic medical centers.
Conflicts of interest between physicians' commitment to patient care and the desire of pharmaceutical companies and their representatives to sell their products pose challenges to the principles ofExpand
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Medication adherence leads to lower health care use and costs despite increased drug spending.
Researchers have routinely found that improved medication adherence--getting people to take medicine prescribed for them--is associated with greatly reduced total health care use and costs. ButExpand
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