Medical News: Culinary Medicine, Dress Codes for Hospitals
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Defensive medicine, litigious patients
Physicians call it defensive medicine. It’s how many doctors try to avoid getting sued for malpractice. They order more tests, push for follow-up appointments, and resort to precautionary procedures. Is defensive medicine a good strategy? Research shows that these extra safety guards don’t necessarily reduce the risk of facing a lawsuit. What MIGHT help doctors reduce the risk of being sued, however, is having …
June 12, 2015