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Solution to Defensive Medicine 2011 v8.3PublicSmall

Solution to Defensive Medicine 2011 v8.3PublicSmall

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$650-850 Billion per year is spent on unnecessary medical tests and treatments in order for physicians to avoid frivolous lawsuits; here's a proposed solution.
$650-850 Billion per year is spent on unnecessary medical tests and treatments in order for physicians to avoid frivolous lawsuits; here's a proposed solution.

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Published by: steventh on Feb 16, 2011
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Copyright © 2011 Jackson Healthcare
PROPOSED NEW LAW:Solving the High Costof Defensive Medicine
By Richard Jackson
 
Copyright © 2011 Jackson Healthcare
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 What is defensive medicine?
“The practice of ordering medical tests,procedures, or consultations of doubtfulclinical value in order to protect theprescribing physician from malpractice suits.”
Merriam-Webster 
 
Copyright © 2011 Jackson Healthcare
3
 
Cost Dynamics of the
Current Legal Environment
September 2010 issue of 
Health Affairs 
estimates the cost of malpractice to be $55.6 billion ayear (2 percent of overall annualhealthcare spending).In a January 2010 Gallup study,physicians estimate defensive medicine tobe 26 percent of overall annual healthcarespending ($650 billion).
Commissioned by Jackson Healthcare 
$30
 –
55
Billion
COST OFDEFENSIVE MEDICINE
$650 Billion
per year 
COST OFLITIGATION
per year 

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