An opinion column in the Wall Street Journal observes about defensive medicine that many physicians maintain that

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An opinion column in the Wall Street Journal observes about "defensive medicine" that "many physicians maintain that fear of lawsuits significantly affects the practice of medicine, and that reform of the malpractice system is crucial for containing costs." Is there another economic explanation-apart from fear of lawsuits-for why doctors may end up ordering unnecessary tests and other medical procedures? Briefly explain.
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Economics

ISBN: 978-0134106243

6th edition

Authors: R. Glenn Hubbard

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