Thursday, July 4, 2013

New study challenges med mal reformers' "talking point" that fear of lawsuits results in "defensive medicine" and higher costs

A study published earlier this month by the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers working with Veterans Affairs hospitals indicate that doctors at the government-run medical centers, who are generally shielded from the effects of most malpractice lawsuits, request just as many unnecessary medical tests as their peers in the private sector, who are far more vulnerable to lawsuits.  For more on the story go to

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