Seems to me that doctors are starting to think like insurance companies.
And it seems to me they are making decisions for the wrong reasons.
No. This is the wrong way to think. Read more on Unnecessary Medical Tests…
Sure, the malpractice system is broken. And there are lots of suboptimal doctors out there.
I have told some what the correct diagnosis is and they have ignored me. Some are too busy to take phone calls from me. Institutions have refused to order tests that I’ve requested.
On the other hand, I have been lectured about the necessity for “cover your ass” medicine. I could not practice it if I wanted to. Nobody would pay for it. In my specialty, I am always told to look for ways to cut costs while some patients cry to me they cannot afford their medicine. We do our best. Read more on Capping Malpractice Damage Awards…