Docs admit malpractice fears result in too much care

Doctors admit to being part of the healthcare problem, fessing up that they provide too much medical care in a nationwide survey published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. They said malpractice concerns, current reimbursement structure, and quality measurement systems drove them to practice more aggressive healthcare. Almost half (42 percent) of the 627 surveyed physicians said patients in their own practices "were receiving too much medical care," and another 28 percent of practices said they had ordered more tests and made more referrals to specialists than they would like, reports FierceHealthcare. --Read the full article from FierceHealthcare