Doctors ‘Overprescribe Drugs Due to Fears of Facing Complaints’

November 22, 2017

(The Guardian) – Patients are being put at risk because doctors are giving them drugs they do not need and sending them for unnecessary surgery to avoid a complaint being made against them, research has revealed. Medics are so scared of being complained about that they are also giving patients more tests than their symptoms merit and not performing procedures that involve more risk than usual.

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