Kate Steadman thinks defensive medicine doesn’t exist:
The bottom line is that while the evidence isn’t crystal clear that defensive medicine plays no part, there’s nothing that shows defensive medicine is dictating doctors’ behavior. More contemporary research needs to be done (the majority of these projects were in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s), but there’s no indication of a rash of doctors performing unnecessary procedures and tests because of their fear of frivolous lawsuits.
Please educate her. (via Overlawyered)