Defensive medicine

Readers reactReaders write in about their thoughts on the annual labor force survey, the conundrum presented by cesarean delivery and defensive medicine, more information on treating women who have been the victim of sexual assault, and what is adding to the stress of the job.
The invasion of third parties into DPC is highly worrisomeDPC, billing confusion and defensive medicine are the hot topics in this issue's Your Voice.
Defensive medicine versus value-based careAs payment models evolve, physicians may have to limit the care they provide or expose themselves to increased legal risk
5 ways to protect yourself from defensive medicineTips for shielding yourself from defensive medicine.
Letter: Malpractice study's results are flawedA reader disagrees with the results of a study on the links between fears of malpractice and defensive medicine practices.
The defensive medicine balancing actOrdering tests and diagnostic procedures can be a dilemma for physicians, who must navigate issues of patient care, liability and cost
Does malpractice reform affect defensive medicine practices?A new study looks at physician behavior in emergency departments before and after reform legislation.
Payers could curb defensive medicine with data and standardizationPhysician behavior unaffected by malpractice risk.
Defensive medicine now is part of trainingA reader writes that defensive medicine now is included in the training doctors receive and is considered the standard of practice, making it difficult to eliminate from the culture of medicine.
Learning to make quality payPhysicians want to provide high-quality care to their patients, and most want to get away from the pressures of compensation being determined by volume. But shifting to pay based on quality metrics can be scary.