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Defensive medicine

Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by FortzaParis, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. FortzaParis Junior Member

    Italy, Sardinia
    Italian
    Term: Defensive medicine

    Your definition or explanation:

    medical practice performed by healthcare providers to safeguard themselves from patients’ claims, while disregarding improvements in patients’ health

    Example: (An example of the term in use)

    1. Through defensive medicine, the physician discouraged the patient from suing.
    2. Defensive medicine prevented the physician from being held liable of medical malpractice.

    One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)

    http://www.sciencemag.org/content/200/4344/879.short

    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries? Yes

    Have you found it? No
     

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