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The paradoxes of defensive medicine.

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

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August 26, 2020

Saks MJ, Landsman S. 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.