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Table 1 Characteristics of 5614 Mediation records, China, 2013–2015

From: The role of mediation in solving medical disputes in China

CategoryCategory
Closure date-no.(%)5614≤10297(10)
20131234(22)> 10,≤1001110(39)
20142293(41)> 100,≤500847(30)
20152087(37)> 500584(21)
Main cause-no.(%)4927Hospital grade-no.(%)5614
Responsibility2656(54)Primary943(17)
Skills1336(27)Secondary2627(47)
Nursing and Medicine333(7)Tertiary2044(36)
Medical Accidents249(5)Medical Specialties-no.(%)5072
Management problem190(4)General surgery1553(31)
Informed consent163(3)Obstetrics and gynecology1290(25)
Time from dispute to closure (days)-no.(%)4953Internal medicine824(16)
Mean87Pediatrics355(7)
≤1 month1798(36)Ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology146(3)
> 1 month,≤3 month1425(29)Oncology73(1)
> 3 month,≤6 month1054(21)Others831(16)
> 6 month,≤1 year536(11)Type of medical facility-no.(%)5614
> 1 year140(3)General hospital3792(68)
Closed with compensation-no.(%)2941Township hospital546(10)
Mean (CNY1,000)60.2Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital522(9)
≤101203(41)Maternal and Child Health hospital493(9)
> 10,≤1001328(45)Specialty hospital261(5)
> 100,≤500369(13)Severity-no.(%)5590
> 50041(1)Death2305(41)
First claim by patients-no.(%)2840Disability429(8)
Mean (CNY1,000)357.9Others2856(51)
  1. SOURCE Authors’ analysis of mediation data for 2013–2015