Defensive Medicine May Cost Consumers Money and Good Treatment

Doctors make mistakes.  There are misdiagnoses and inappropriate treatments in 15% of patient illnesses, which results in almost 100,000 deaths each year.  With yearly health care costs nearing $2.5 trillion, the 15% error rate suggests up to $375 billion may be spent in inappropriate treatments.        Doctors don’t understand medicine perfectly and they cannot predict all […]