Navigation Links
Young Physicians Taught to Practice Defensive Medicine, Survey Finds
Date:5/3/2010

According to a new national survey of physicians by Jackson Healthcare, the vast majority of physicians between the ages of 25 and 34 report being taught to practice defensive medicine.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 3, 2010 -- According to a new national survey of physicians by Jackson Healthcare, the vast majority of physicians between the ages of 25 and 34 report being taught to practice defensive medicine.

Eighty-three percent of physicians in the 25- to 34-year age bracket report that they were taught to practice defensive medicine in medical school or residency by an attending physician or mentor. Defensive medicine is a term used to describe the medically unnecessary tests and treatments physicians order in order avoid lawsuits.

"Older physicians are sharing lawsuit stories and advice with younger physicians,” reported Richard Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of Jackson Healthcare. "These stories are convincing younger physicians to practice defensive medicine.”

According to Jackson, the root problem driving defensive medicine practices is that physicians’ livelihoods are at stake. "The U.S. is the only major country in the world where physicians are personally financially liable for mistakes.”

Jackson survey data suggests that, with each decade, defensive medicine is growing in prominence and practice. The following represents the percent of respondents, by age, that reported they were taught defensive medicine in medical school or residency:

 
  • 83 percent (ages 25-34)
  • 63 percent (ages of 35-44)
  • 47 percent (ages 45-54)
  • 32 percent (ages 55-64)
  • 19 percent (age 65 and older)

The Jackson survey also found that defensive medicine is negatively impacting physicians and patients beyond costs. It is limiting patient access and quality, slowing the adoption of medical innovations and discouraging future generations to pursue the practice of medicine.

"This is a systemic problem that needs to be addressed at state and national levels,” said Jackson.

For more information contact Bob Schlotman at 770-643-5697 at Jackson Healthcare. Jackson surveys are available at Market Research.

Survey Methodology

In March 2009, Jackson Healthcare conducted a web-based survey of 1,407 physicians. Jackson had a response rate of 1.13 percent from the 124,572 invitations distributed. The survey has an error range of +/- 1.7 percent, at the 95 percent confidence level.

About Jackson Healthcare

Founded by the healthcare innovator Richard Jackson, Jackson Healthcare serves more than two million patients in nearly one thousand hospitals each year. The Jackson family of companies provides physician and clinician staffing, anesthesia management, hospital management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes, as well as increase operational efficiency. Jackson Healthcare has earned national media coverage for its physician polls and champions local and international charitable work. In addition, Jackson has been recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing staffing companies in the country by the Inc. Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia Trend and Staffing Industry Analysts. For more information about Jackson and its companies, visit Jackson Healthcare.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Jackson_Healthcare/defensive_medicine/prweb3957014.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study
2. Radiation Risks Nearly Double for Younger CT Scan Patients
3. Hives Treatment Specialist Dr. Tiffany Young Vows to Cure 30,000 Cases of Hives a Month with Hives Rash Website: Hives.org
4. Young assault victims often involved in subsequent violence
5. New Hope for Infertile Young Women
6. R&B Recording Artist / King of Hancock Park Norwood Young Set to Launch Reality Documentary and Autobiography
7. Outstanding young gastroenterologists receive AGA Foundation 2010 Research Scholars Award
8. MVP Health Care Eliminates Potential Health Insurance Coverage Gap for Many Young Adults
9. Outstanding young gastroenterologists receive AGA Foundation
10. Youngest Preemies Survival Rate Unchanged
11. Better Teachers Make for Stronger Young Readers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Young Physicians Taught to Practice Defensive Medicine, Survey Finds 
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film ... Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the ... AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in ... topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First ... United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell ... facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether ... latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, ... their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PASADENA, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. ... he would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, ... table, he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in ... durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has ... is led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel ... investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization ... release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Dialysis Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report ... is the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, ... and excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the ... sodium, potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced ... Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), Functionality ... - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their ... global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach USD ... in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: