article review critically appraises the article ‘Influences of Hospitals Structure
on Malpractice Claim Costs’ in the Academy of Health Care Management Journal. The
article was written by Young, C.C. and Williams, D. R. of the Mississippi State
University and Appalachian State University respectively in Florida, United States
of America, USA. No background information was given about the authors of this article
as to their position or discipline in their respective universities. This study
which was conducted in the State of Florida, USA, sought to examine the structural
factors affecting the total amount of malpractice claims costs by hospitals. The
article was published online in portable document format (pdf) and used in-text
references throughout the article in a way that unraveled the authors thought pattern
which flowed seamlessly and brought about a clear view of the topic under discuss:
what they hoped to achieve and how to go about it in a way that made reading interesting.
This review will first summarize the article. Secondly, it will briefly analyze
the effectiveness of the article’s structure, investigating how the information
is set out, vocabulary and how easily the reader can access it. Thirdly, the review
will critique the article, evaluating its authority, currency, accuracy, objectivity
and coverage. The review will also analyze the tables and figures before finally
judging the article’s accessibility and credibility. Overall it will determine if
the article was well written, clear and relevant.
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