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Fear of Lawsuits Drives Costs in ED, Says ACEP



A survey of emergency physicians by the American College of Emergency Physicians finds the practice of defensive medicine widespread. More than half say fear of litigation drives many of the tests they order.



1 comments on "Fear of Lawsuits Drives Costs in ED, Says ACEP"
Tyco Brahe (6/2/2011 at 11:25 AM)

This is utter nonsense. We know that, although physicians blame their extra testing on malpractice, whenever states have placed malpractice caps, testing does not change at all. In fact, all this extra testing for so long has made it standard of care[INVALID]physicians just do it because they are so used to doing it and don't have to pay any costs for the testing.