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Lawsuit Prevention via Imaging tests - Orthopedic Surgery is no different

(SAN DIEGO) -- At the annual meeting of the American Cademy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) in San Diego this year, researchers from CHOP (Children's Hospital of PA) found that in a retrospective review of over 2,000+ patients, approximately 35% of imaging costs were related to defensive medicine - to basically prevent lawsuits. This is no surprise to many physicians, particularly radiologists who specialize in medical imaging.

Read more at the LA Times and the AAOS Website

1. http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-defensive-medicin...
2. http://www.aaos.org/education/anmeet/anmeet.asp

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