Practice of defensive medicine

  • Omiepirisa Yvonne Buowari

Abstract

Background: 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

Author Biography

Omiepirisa Yvonne Buowari
C/O Mrs Gladys Brown, Rivers State Library Board, P.M.B, 5115, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Published
2013-09-14
Section
Articles