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The Relationship Between Tort Reform and Medical Utilization

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Patient Safety, December 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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Title
The Relationship Between Tort Reform and Medical Utilization
Published in
Journal of Patient Safety, December 2014
DOI 10.1097/pts.0b013e3182a7e992
Pubmed ID
Authors

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

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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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ireland 1 5%
Unknown 19 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 40%
Librarian 1 5%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Student > Master 1 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 6 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 30%
Social Sciences 4 20%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 5 25%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. 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 29 December 2019.
All research outputs
#1,651,702
of 25,374,647 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Patient Safety
#78
of 1,765 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#21,856
of 369,133 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Patient Safety
#2
of 22 outputs
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