Table 3

Perceived responsibility for adverse events by age
Affecting myself Affecting relatives
Responsible Responsible
Age (years) Adverse events n * GP n (%) Hospital doctor n (%) Failing routines n (%) Adverse events n * GP n (%) Hospital doctor n (%) Failing routines n (%)
30-39 39 28 (71.8) 12 (30.8) 7 (17.9) 99 58 (58.6) 37 (37.4) 27 (27.3)
40-49 288 181 (62.8) 98 (34.0) 47 (16.3) 670 407 (60.7) 238 (35.5) 144 (21.5)
50-59 201 137 (68.2) 78 (38.8) 44 (21.9) 414 238 (57.5) 166 (40.1) 101 (24.4)
60-69 368 212 (57.6) 160 (43.5) 72 (19.6) 577 324 (56.2) 237 (41.1) 140 (24.3)
70-79 180 107 (59.4) 70 (38.9) 34 (18.9) 174 98 (56.3) 63 (36.2) 38 (21.8)
80-87 48 30 (62.5) 20 (41.7) 5 (10.4) 35 23 (65.7) 11 (31.4) 8 (22.9)
Total 1124 695 (61.8) 438 (39.0) 209 (18.6) 1969 1148 (58.3) 752 (38.2) 458 (23.3)
Chi square for trend, p value 0.094 0.045 0.996 0.262 0.376 0.842

* = Number of persons reporting adverse events and perceived responsibility.

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Hotvedt and Førde BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:46   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-46

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