Defensive Medicine

Commins, John
April 2012
HealthLeaders Magazine;Apr2012, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p8
The article presents the statements of 3 healthcare leaders regarding defensive medicine in the U.S. Alan Fisher of Advanced Specialty Hospitals stresses the need to be proactive in looking at what healthcare leaders can do. According to Helen Kuroki of Medical Affairs Riddle Hospital, some physicians are forced to practice defensive medicine to avoid the possibility of being charged as negligent in a lawsuit. Susan Davis of St. Vincent's Health Services suggests solutions for this problem.


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