Perils of 'Defensive Medicine' (Video)

In the first of a series, Dr. Richard Anderson explains how truly dangerous "defensive medicine" can be.

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Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 1 of the series, he helps us define what “defensive medicine” is, the economic costs associated with it and why he believes it’s a clear violation of the doctor/patient relationship.

Erik Leander

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Erik Leander

Erik Leander is the CIO and CTO at Cunningham Group, with nearly 10 years of experience in the medical liability insurance industry. Since joining Cunningham Group, he has spearheaded new marketing and branding initiatives and been responsible for large-scale projects that have improved customer service and facilitated company growth.

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Richard Anderson

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Richard Anderson

Richard E. Anderson is chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. Anderson was a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and is past chairman of the Department of Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital, where he served as senior oncologist for 18 years.

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