An interesting article on physician expenditures and malpractice claims

Jackson, Brian brian.jackson at ARUPLAB.COM
Thu Dec 3 20:04:23 UTC 2015


Yeah, that was a little depressing, if not necessarily unexpected.

What would be a lot more interesting and useful, but also much harder to design:  a study of correlation between "smart/appropriate" diagnostic testing and malpractice claims.  In other words, was the malpractice reduction in the BMJ study due to shotgun/low pretest probability testing, or due to more thorough diagnostic process, or both.

--Brian Jackson

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On Dec 3, 2015, at 11:40 AM, "David L Meyers" <dm0015 at COMCAST.NET<mailto:dm0015 at COMCAST.NET>> wrote:

http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/351/bmj.h5516.full.pdf


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