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"Myth of defensive medicine" dept.



Leading health care economist Uwe Reinhardt, in the Times' Economix blog, says defensive medicine prompted by "our uniquely American tort laws" is one of the "prominent" reasons health care costs are so much higher in the U.S. than in other advanced societies (via KevinMD).

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