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Does The Need For Medical Perfection Drive Unnecessary Care?

Posted On : October 25, 2014,   Time : 4:24 pm

The need for medical perfection and certainty may drive many doctors to recommend excessive and unnecessary services, tests and treatments, according to a new examination of the issue in the British Medical Journal. According to the study, which is written by two UCLA physicians, “the medical culture of shame and blame, which can lead practitioners to deny and hide errors...has been a fundamental part of Western medical training for generations. It has also fed the pretension that modern medicine is based on perfected science, which in turn implies that any error, and indeed any adverse outcome, represents unacceptable failure. This pretension has also been sold to the public.” read more