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Defensive medicine in the emergency department: increasing health care costs without increasing quality?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23454996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Defensive medicine is taxing our health care system more and more each year. Emergency departments are at more risk of malpractice claims due to their quick pace, lack of patient-physician relationship, and patient expectations and demands. It can be assumed that this results in unnecessary, expensive care. There are health risks and monetary and emotional consequences that result from the use of defensive medicine. Eradication of defensive medicine can begin with the use of evidence-based medicine and by ensuring that hospital policies and procedures are followed.
Authors:
Dawn Marie Tuers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing administration quarterly     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1550-5103     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Adm Q     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703976     Medline TA:  Nurs Adm Q     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-4     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
50 Mill Brook Ct, Easton, Pennsylvania.
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