Putting a Figure on Defensive Medicine

Publicado por Alberto Gómez Aparicio en medicina, Salud

Much of the difficulty in measuring defensive medicine is that doctors’ care decisions are likely not driven solely by a wish to avoid liability. Doctors may want to order — and patients sometimes demand — more tests in order to feel that care was comprehensive. And some doctors boost their income by ordering additional tests.

Vía blogs.wsj.com

Tema muy interesante: cuando se juntan la medicina defensiva y la medicina de complacencia. Aderezado con la complejidad que añade que estas actividades, además, pueden incrementar los ingresos del profesional.