Orthopaedic defensive medicine in US costs $2 billion!

A news report suggests that orthopaedic defensive medicine in US costs $ 2 billion.

You may access the report at:

http://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=imc&pag=dis&ItemID=98254&wf=4774

The study thus revealed that the percentages of particular tests that were ordered defensively:

  • Radiography: 19
  • CT scanning: 26
  • MR imaging: 31
  • Ultrasound: 44
  • Referrals: 35
  • Laboratory tests: 23
  • Biopsies: 18
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About ksparthasarathy

I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby
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