Giving physicians immunity from malpractice claims does not reduce ‘defensive medicine’

15 octubre 2014

Conventional wisdom says that a lot of medical care in the United States is ‘defensive medicine’ prescribed because doctors want to protect themselves from the risk of malpractice lawsuits. But a new study that examines three states where emergency room doctors were given immunity from malpractice claims finds that such protections do little to reduce the cost of medical care.
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