Lawsuit Abuse and the Cost of Defensive Medicine

by Larry Emmott on March 3, 2013

in Health Care Politics

From a Time Magazine article:

The hospital administrators quoted in the piece are particularly candid about how heavily the threat of a lawsuit weighs on a physician’s decision to order tests or treatment… — we do it to be safe. We can’t be sued for doing too much.”

via February 2013 Newsletter | Protect Patients Now.

Any meaningful attempt at “health-care reform” and cost control must include tort reform.

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