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Defensive Medicine in Breast Pathology Can Reduce Malpractice Concerns

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Background: Defensive medicine is when there is a deviation from standard medical practice because of a threat of liability. This may result in assurance behaviors, which are services or additional tests in an attempt at deterrence from possible malpractice claims. Objective: To examine the associations between defensive medicine as it relates to breast pathology. Methods: An online survey was conducted of breast pathologists, with focus on attitudes and perceptions of how medical more...
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