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Table 3 The compensation payment in medical malpractice litigation, 2011*

From: Claims, liabilities, injures and compensation payments of medical malpractice litigation cases in China from 1998 to 2011

Compensation payment No. Mean (95% CI) Median (IQR) P Value
Judgment     
Civil mediation 90 $16493(11576-21409) $9108(4466-20482) 0.125
Civil judgment 640 $22508($19005-$26011) $11113($5315-$24049)
Liability     
Equitable liability 39 $12002($2189-$21815) $2549($1087-$11376) <0.001
Fault liability 597 $23318($19621-$27014) $11611($5764-$24894)
Damage compensation     
Minor injury 263 $15844($10806-$20882) $7632($3795-$17275) <0.001
Serious injury 120 $46662($33456-$59867) $23721($10367-$57058)
Death 200 $19565($16686-$22444) $13270($7617-$23181)
Mental compensation     
Minor injury 263 $3606($2850-$4361) $1801($535-$4732) 0.836
Serious injury 120 $3159($2240-$4079) $1812($357-$4541)
Death 200 $3159($2587-$3730) $1869($340-$4492)
  1. Abbreviation: CI confidence interval, IQR interquartile range, Max maximum, Min minimum.
  2. *Value are given in 2011 dollars ($U.S.1 = ¥ 6.34).
  3. Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test for compensation payment.
  4. Further Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test for damage compensation differences between minor injury, and serious injury(P < 0.001);As between serious injury and death (P < 0.001),as between minor injury, and death (P < 0.001).