Factors predisposing to claims and compensations for patient injuries following total hip and knee arthroplasty

@inproceedings{Jrvelin2012FactorsPT,
  title={Factors predisposing to claims and compensations for patient injuries following total hip and knee arthroplasty},
  author={Jutta J{\"a}rvelin and Unto T H{\"a}kkinen and Gunnar Rosenqvist and Ville M. Remes},
  booktitle={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Factors associated with malpractice claims are poorly understood. Knowledge of these factors could help to improve patient safety. We investigated whether patient characteristics and hospital volume affect claims and compensations following total hip arthroplasty (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA) in a no-fault scheme. METHODS A retrospective registry-based study was done on 16,646 THAs and 17,535 TKAs performed in Finland from 1998 through 2003. First, the association… CONTINUE READING