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March 25, 2016

The Sorry Spectacle of Defensive Medicine

Summary:

As this infographic shows, as much as $850 billion a year is wasted on unnecessary, defensive medical tests and procedures in the U.S.

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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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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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