Many good intentioned physicians practice defensive medicine. While it looks to protect a doctor from malpractice it can also lead to hindrances, annoyances and extra cost. Extra tests and scans which are unneeded can be an end result. Like everything there needs to be a balance in any practice and defensive medicine is not necessarily the answer to mistakes. Instead good diagnosis and trust in oneself is key
The article, “Can defensive medicine lead to medical malpractice?” from the Augusta Free Press looks at what defensive medicine is and how it can possibly lead to bigger issues. The article reads,
“Defensive medicine has been around since the mid-20th century. However, there has been a resurgence in recent years, and it is triggering a concurrent wave of medical malpractice lawsuits. When defensive medicine causes more harm to patients than good, it defeats its purpose. Injured victims may file a medical malpractice lawsuit for compensation.”
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