"The strongest effect of greater malpractice pressure is in increased use of imaging services, with somewhat smaller effects on the use of other discretionary, generally low-risk services such as physician visits and consultations, use of diagnostic tests and minor procedures."Sources:
Doctors: 21 Percent of Medicine Defensive
Defensive Medicine & Disappearing Doctors
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