Why Defensive Medicine Won't Go Away

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013


Defensive medicine leads to ordering too many tests that are often costly and potentially dangerous. It leads to skyrocketing insurance premiums but it tends to protect physicians from malpractice suits. What is needed is a more personal relationship between physicians and patients that includes patients in the decision-making process in assessment and treatment of healthcare problems. This comes at an estimated cost of $210 billion per year.

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