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Study of medical students' malpractice fear and defensive medicine: A "hidden curriculum?"

  • Author(s): Rodriguez, Robert
  • Johnston, WF
  • Rodriguez, RM
  • Suarez, D
  • Fortman, J
  • et al.

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Introduction: Defensive medicine is a medical practice in which health care providers' primary intent is to avoid criticism and lawsuits, rather than providing for patients' medical needs. The purpose of this study was to characterize medical students' exp

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