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9/30/2014

With meritless lawsuits on the minds of physicians and health care providers, care that is defensive in nature is becoming more commonplace in the exam room in hopes that it will keep physicians out of the court room.

A new survey of physicians at several hospitals in one Massachusetts health system, summarized in a recent edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, shows that a third of the orders that the surveyed physicians placed were defensive on some level.