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Impatient: What is defensive medicine and does it work?




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You've heard of defensive driving, but what about defensive medicine?

Defensive medicine is when doctors attempt to lower their chances of being sued for malpractice by ordering extra tests, imaging and  procedures, even if they're not clinically justified.

Southern California Public Radio's Rebecca Plevin joins Take Two to explain the practice.