Question: A study of 31 000 hospital admissions in New York State

A study of 31,000 hospital admissions in New York State found that 4% of the admissions led to treatment-caused injuries. One-seventh of these treatment-caused injuries resulted in death, and one-fourth were caused by negligence. Malpractice claims were filed in one out of 7.5 cases involving negligence, and payments were made in one out of every two claims.
a. What is the probability a person admitted to the hospital will suffer a treatment-caused injury due to negligence?
b. What is the probability a person admitted to the hospital will die from a treatment-caused injury?
c. In the case of a negligent treatment-caused injury, what is the probability a malpractice claim will be paid?


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