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
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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.