Malpractice Liability Risk and Use of Diagnostic Imaging Services: A Systematic Review of the Literature
作者: Suhui LiErin Brantley
作者单位: 1Department of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University, Washington, DC
刊名: Journal of the American College of Radiology, 2015, Vol.12 (12), pp.1403-1412
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.09.015
关键词: Malpractice liabilitytort reformphysician behaviordiagnostic imaging utilization
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Purpose(#br)A widespread concern among physicians is that fear of medical malpractice liability may affect their decisions for diagnostic imaging orders. The purpose of this article is to synthesize evidence regarding the defensive use of imaging services.(#br)Methods(#br)A literature search was conducted using a number of databases. The review included peer-reviewed publications that studied the link between physician orders of imaging tests and malpractice liability pressure.(#br)Results(#br)We identified 13 peer-reviewed studies conducted in the United States. Five of the studies reported physician assessments of the role of defensive medicine in imaging-order decisions; five assessed the association between physicians’ liability risk and imaging ordering, and three...
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