Physician survey: Unneeded medical care is common, driven by fear of malpractice

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Physician survey: Unneeded medical care is common, driven by fear of malpractice

“A new national survey of more than 2,000 physicians across multiple specialties finds that physicians believe overtreatment is common and mostly perpetuated by fear of malpractice, as well as patient demand and some profit motives,” a release on Insurance NewsNet tells us. “A report on the findings, published in PLOS ONE, highlights physicians’ perspectives on […]

Doctor performance: Malpractice, discipline and licensing resources

Filed Under: Patients, Providers

Doctor performance: Malpractice, discipline and licensing resources

Every so once in a while, you might want to look at performance records for medical professionals — if you’re wondering about a doctor’s record, for example, because you’re thinking about hiring her or him. Finding performance records is notoriously hard to do, but here are some resources. “The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) […]