Defensive medicine cost debated

There are several studies, reports and assertions being bandied about regarding the overall cost of defensive medicine.

That’s how much extra the health care system spends for tests that may not be necessary, but ones that doctors prescribe to protect themselves from a possible malpractice suit.

National Public Radio reported on some studies that are in the current issue of Health Affairs magazine.

www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129706676

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