Defensive medicine is a significant force driving the high costs of healthcare systems and has a substantial influence on physicians' behavior because they primarily concern about malpractice liability and not patient's health protection. This attitude disagrees with deontological duties and could impair physicians' ability of judgment and clinical reasoning. Reducing defensive medicine also could mean improving the quality in healthcare systems and eliminating unnecessary costs.

Defensive medicine and outcomes for medical malpractice liability / U. Genovese, S. Amato, S. Del Sordo, F. Mobilia, M.B. Casali. - In: IGIENE E SANITÀ PUBBLICA. - ISSN 0019-1639. - 70:2(2014), pp. 235-246.

Defensive medicine and outcomes for medical malpractice liability

U. Genovese
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S. Del Sordo;M.B. Casali
2014

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Defensive medicine is a significant force driving the high costs of healthcare systems and has a substantial influence on physicians' behavior because they primarily concern about malpractice liability and not patient's health protection. This attitude disagrees with deontological duties and could impair physicians' ability of judgment and clinical reasoning. Reducing defensive medicine also could mean improving the quality in healthcare systems and eliminating unnecessary costs.
Defensive Medicine; Delivery of Health Care; Humans; Insurance Liability; Malpractice; Physician-Patient Relations; Quality of Health Care
Settore MED/43 - Medicina Legale
Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata
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