defensive medicine

noun

Definition of defensive medicine

  1. :  the practice of ordering medical tests, procedures, or consultations of doubtful clinical value in order to protect the prescribing physician from malpractice suits

1973

First Known Use of defensive medicine

1973


Medical Dictionary

defensive medicine

noun

Medical Definition of defensive medicine

  1. :  the practice of ordering medical tests, procedures, or consultations of doubtful clinical value in order to protect the prescribing physician from malpractice suits


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