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Patient safety assurance in the age of defensive medicine: a review.

Shenoy A, Shenoy GN, Shenoy GG.Patient safety assurance in the age of defensive medicine: a review. Patient Saf Surg. 2022;16(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s13037-022-00319-8

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March 2, 2022
Shenoy A, Shenoy GN, Shenoy GG. Patient Saf Surg. 2022;16(1):10.

Defensive medicine refers to clinician behaviors with the intent to avoid malpractice risk due to care omissions. This article provides an overview of defensive medicine and its relationship to the taxonomies of medical errors and the risks that defensive medicine places on patients, hospital administrators, and systems, as well as clinicians.

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Shenoy A, Shenoy GN, Shenoy GG.Patient safety assurance in the age of defensive medicine: a review. Patient Saf Surg. 2022;16(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s13037-022-00319-8