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January 2013

Most Doctors Practice Defensive Medicine

83% of physicians in a survey acknowledged practicing “defensive” medicine, ordering excessive tests and procedures to avert lawsuits, according to the Massachusetts Medical Society.

The study also shows that 13% of hospitalizations are ordered for defensive reasons. Defensive medicine is often cited as a major reason why health care costs are high in the United States.

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