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Table 3 The descriptive statistics of litigations arising from target categories of patients by year

From: How risky is caring for emergency patients at risk of malpractice litigation: a population based epidemiological study of Taiwan's experiences

  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Average
Litigation related births 11 11 7 4 9 8.4
   Criminal litigation related 7 7 4 2 3 4.6
   Civil litigation related 4 4 3 2 6 3.8
Total births(× 105) 2.47 2.59 2.79 2.41 2.33 2.52
Incidence of litigation related births(× 10-5) 4.45 4.25 2.51 1.66 3.86 3.35
Litigation related emergency patients 3 6 8 3 6 5.2
   Criminal litigation related 3 6 2 0 0 2.2
   Civil litigation related 0 0 6 3 6 3
Total ER patients(× 105) 54.60 58.84 61.84 62.00 66.01 60.66
Incidence of litigation related ER patients(× 10-5) 0.06 0.10 0.13 0.05 0.09 0.09