Defensive Medicine: Myth or Reality?

Here's an emergency doc whose blog post this week makes his vote clear: Defensive medicine is real.

He writes, "By the end of the shift, I was getting annoyed with myself because I kept
second-guessing my decisions to order tests that would most likely be normal."

He adds, "Many physicians are afraid to practice rational medicine based upon clinical
judgment and physical examination skills. No one wants to face the liability."

Read the whole post – it's worth your time.

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