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ERIC Number: EJ182273
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1978
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The Problem of Defensive Medicine
Barondess, Jeremiah A.; Tancredi, Laurence R.
Science, 200, 4344, 879-82, May 78
Defensive medicine (the use of diagnostic and end-treatment measures explicitly for the purposes of averting malpractice suits) is frequently cited as one of the least desirable effects of the current rise in medical litigation. It is claimed that defensive medicine is responsible for the rising cost of health care and the exposure of patients to unnecessary procedures. (Author/BB)
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