Journal Article

Defensive medicine among high-risk specialist physicians in a volatile malpractice environment.

Studdert DM; Mello MM; Sage WM; DesRoches CM; Peugh J; Zapert K; Brennan TA.

The investigators surveyed physicians in high-liability specialties to determine how often they alter their clinical behavior due to threat of litigation. Ninety-three percent of physicians surveyed indicated that they practice "defensive medicine."

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