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Journal Article
Commentary

The paradoxes of defensive medicine.

Saks MJ, Landsman S. The paradoxes of defensive medicine.  Health Matrix: J Law-Med. 2020;30(1):25-84.

Defensive medicine behaviors seeking to avoid malpractice risk due to care omissions challenge patient safety and value narratives. This legal discussion examines factors driving defensive medicine and reveals complexities associated with the practice and reforms submitted to address them.