Hospital & Healthcare Management April 17, 2021

Tests at the clinic can be a pain, especially if you get bounced around from specialist to specialist. Medical tests are also an added expense, one that feels unfair if there is no clear result. While most insurance providers generally cover tests ordered by a physician as opposed to a voluntary or requested test, the copay for many Americans can still bury them in unexpected debt.

Doctors have reasons for ordering all these tests, and they are typically not financially motivated. Fear of mistakes and malpractice suits have led to doctors ordering more and more tests as years go by.

When is it Negligence?

Unnecessary tests can fall under malpractice when a doctor fails to inform the patient of the...

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