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How much does defensive medicine cost?
J Am Health Policy. 1994 Jul-Aug; 4(4):7-15.JA

Abstract

Many key health reform bills in the 103rd Congress include proposals to overhaul the medical malpractice system. One of the factors motivating such legislation is the practice of defensive medicine, or care that does not benefit the patient and is provided solely to avoid malpractice claims. Estimating the costs of defensive medicine is difficult because of the many conflicting and overlapping motivations facing physicians. Although our estimates delineate a wide range of potential savings, systemwide savings from aggressive malpractice reform could approach $41 billion over five years.

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Lewin-VHI, Inc., Fairfax, VA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10136689

Citation

Rubin, R J., and D N. Mendelson. "How Much Does Defensive Medicine Cost?" The Journal of American Health Policy, vol. 4, no. 4, 1994, pp. 7-15.
Rubin RJ, Mendelson DN. How much does defensive medicine cost? J Am Health Policy. 1994;4(4):7-15.
Rubin, R. J., & Mendelson, D. N. (1994). How much does defensive medicine cost? The Journal of American Health Policy, 4(4), 7-15.
Rubin RJ, Mendelson DN. How Much Does Defensive Medicine Cost. J Am Health Policy. 1994 Jul-Aug;4(4):7-15. PubMed PMID: 10136689.
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