Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Issue of Unnecessary Medical Tests

From Common Good, a reference to an interesting survey:

The survey asked two questions: "Do physicians order more tests and procedures than patients need to protect themselves from malpractice suits?" And, "Are protections against unwarranted malpractice lawsuits needed to decrease the unnecessary use of diagnostic tests?"

Overall, 91 percent of doctors surveyed agreed with both statements.

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