Paula Case, ‘The jaded cliche of “defensive medical practice”: from magically convincing to empirically (un)convincing?’

ABSTRACT
Examines judicial references to and research on defensive medical practice. Reports empirical evidence of defensive practice, outlining competing policy considerations and arguments as to whether defensive practice caused by a fear of litigation is likely to harm patients or might have a positive effect. Traces a change in judicial approach to defensive practice in clinical negligence cases.

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Paula Case, ‘The jaded cliche of “defensive medical practice”: from magically convincing to empirically (un)convincing?’ (2020) 36 Professional Negligence (2) 49-77.

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