TITLE

PHYSICIANS ATTRIBUTE HIGHER COSTS TO DEFENSIVE MEDICINE

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Medical Economics;3/19/2010, Vol. 87 Issue 6, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study that showed physicians attribute 26% of overall healthcare costs to the practice of ordering extra tests, referrals, procedures and hospitalizations to protect themselves from medical malpractice lawsuits.
ACCESSION #
49008382

 

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