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Doctors order too many diagnostic tests on patients

Postby skyehopper » Sat, 14 Sep 2013 2:58 pm

In this world we live in, malpractice suits are more and more common, so doctors are trying harder than ever not to make mistakes. In pursuit of this goal, they are starting to go a little overboard. Doctors fearful of malpractice suits are ordering more diagnostic tests than most occasions warrant, a new U.S. study says.

Cautious doctors practice defensive medicine

The term doctors use for these extra tests is “defensive medicine”

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