May 3, 2014
WHAT WE SUSPECT OTHERS OF IS WHAT WE DO:
Doctors Think Others Often Prescribe Unnecessary Care (Jordan Rau, MAY 1ST, 2014, Kaiser Health News)
Three out of four physicians believe that fellow doctors prescribe an unnecessary test or procedure at least once a week, a survey released Thursday finds. The most frequent reasons that physicians order extraneous--and costly--medical care are fears of being sued, impulses to be extra careful and desires to reassure their own assessments of the patient, the survey said.
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 3, 2014 1:31 PM