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Table 3 Distribution of criteria for compensated (medical malpractice and equipment, infection, accident or excessive injury) and non-compensated decisions in radiology subspecialties

From: Investigating errors in medical imaging: medical malpractice cases in Finland

Radiology subspecialty Medical malpractice Minor medical malpractice Not avoidable nor excessive Medical care, no correlation Equipment, infection, accident or excessive injury Other, no correlation Total
n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Neuroradiology 39 49.4 2 2.5 6 7.6 31 39.2 1 1.3 0 0 79 7.5
Thoracic imaging 22 32.4 2 2.9 16 23.5 22 32.4 3 4.4 3 4.4 68 6.5
Breast imaging 61 19.2 1 0.3 30 9.5 214 67.5 3 0.9 8 2.5 317 30.1
Abdominal imaging 26 23.6 1 0.9 34 30.9 34 30.9 3 2.7 12 10.9 110 10.4
Musculoskeletal imaging 131 40.8 3 0.9 32 10.0 142 44.2 8 2.5 5 1.6 321 30.5
Vascular interventional imaging 13 8.2 1 0.6 96 60.4 30 18.9 10 6.3 9 5.7 159 15.0
Total 292 27.7 10 0.9 214 20.3 473 44.9 28 2.7 37 3.5 1054 100