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Table 1 Rates of complaints in a university hospital of the Public Network of Parisian Hospitals from 1998 to 2004

From: Evolution of patients' complaints in a French university hospital: is there a contribution of a law regarding patients' rights?

Year Complaints for medical issues among all complaints
n/N (%)
Complaints for medical issues among hospital activity
n/N* (%)
1998 11/202 (5.4) 11/97 417 (0.011)
1999 11/254 (4.3) 11/125 756 (0.009)
2000 25/462 (5.4) 25/106 688 (0.023)
2001 31/417 (7.5) 31/115 983 (0.027)
2002 37/408 (9.2) 37/115 618 (0.032)
2003 32/272 (11.9) 32/116 619 (0.027)
2004 17/123 (14.2) 17/27 551 (0.062)
  1. * N = emergency visits and inpatients, excluding one-day hospitalizations
  2. Only the period of January through March has been studied