Putting a Figure on Defensive Medicine

Publicado por 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.

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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.