Practice of defensive medicine
AbstractBackground: Defensive medicine is prescribing of unnecessary investigation and procedure and taking measures in order to prevent medical litigations. Litigation in medicine is generally high against doctors in the surgical specialities. Methodology: Literature search on articles on defensive medicine was done. Conclusion: Practice of defensive medicine causes more risks on the patient and increases the finance spent on healthcare.
Keywords: Defensive, Medicine, Litigation, Lawsuit
Jos Journal of Medicine, Volume 7 No. 2
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