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Letters Physician spending and risk of malpractice claims

Using study data to determine whether being sued for medical malpractice correlates with greater subsequent expenditure

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 14 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6767
  1. Peter J Mariani, physician1
  1. 1SUNY Upstate Medical University, 750 E Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
  1. marianip{at}

Jena and colleagues confirm what most have long suspected—expensive medicine is less risky medicine.1 Greater expenditure correlates with reduced risk of subsequent medical malpractice claims. …

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