• Review
  • Published August 2017

Medical errors, malpractice, and defensive medicine: an ill-fated triad.

Factors that contribute to malpractice have evolved over time. This review highlights how malpractice trends have shifted from errors of commission to errors of omission, resulting in more physicians practicing defensive medicine. The author suggests that defensive medicine persists due to providers' concerns about being seen as lesser-quality physicians.

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