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Peter Davis, Roy Lay-Yee, Robin Briant, Alastair Scott; Modeling Eligibility Under National Systems of Compensation for Treatment Injury. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 April 2006; 31 (2): 295–319. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-31-2-295
How can different schemes of compensation for treatment injury be evaluated? This article offers an empirical approach to assessment based on the simulation of alternative models of eligibility using real-world data. It draws on information about adverse events generated from a representative survey of public hospital admissions in New Zealand and classifies these under a range of eligibility criteria for different possible compensation systems. These are then evaluated according to a number of policy design considerations, using variables available from the New Zealand study.