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The Relationship Between Tort Reform and Medical Utilization

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Patient Safety, October 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#32 of 477)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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Title
The Relationship Between Tort Reform and Medical Utilization
Published in
Journal of Patient Safety, October 2013
DOI 10.1097/pts.0b013e3182a7e992
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kavanagh, Kevin T., Calderon, Lindsay E., Saman, Daniel M.

Abstract

The hidden cost of defensive medicine has been cited by policymakers as a significant driving force in the increase of our nation's health-care costs. If this hypothesis is correct, one would expect that states with higher levels of tort reform will have a decrease in Medicare utilization and that medical utilization will decrease after tort reform is enacted.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ireland 1 25%
Unknown 3 75%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 50%
Student > Bachelor 1 25%
Student > Master 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 50%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 25%
Social Sciences 1 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 June 2017.
All research outputs
#457,343
of 8,487,861 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Patient Safety
#32
of 477 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,641
of 144,262 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Patient Safety
#2
of 15 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 8,487,861 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 477 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 13.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 15 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its contemporaries.