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How Malpractice Reform Affects Medical Device Innovation



11/29/2016 7:00:43 AM

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Doctors are afraid of getting sued. According to some accounts, 75% of them perform more tests and procedures than necessary to avoid potential lawsuits over medical malpractice. The phenomenon of “defensive medicine” has been examined exhaustively by researchers and invoked by policymakers in passing tort reform laws to limit the amount of damages patients can receive.

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