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!