Higher physician spending linked with fewer malpractice claims, finds US study

A higher use of resources by US physicians is associated with a reduced risk of malpractice claims, finds a study published by The BMJ this week.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.medicalnewstoday.com

Accused of practicing “defensive medicine”, some doctors are finding they are less susceptible to costly medical malpractice claims if they order or perform more diagnostic studies and procedures.

QUESTION: Is this due to a patient’s feelings and symptoms being recognized and important, or are additional tests diagnosing more issues? Comments please!

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