Medical malpractice is a hot issue in Montana as its legislature considers various malpractice related bills.
What struck me in this article is this quote:
Robert Stears, a diagnostic radiologist from Billings, said he gets calls from doctors far too often that end with “Bob I’m sorry I had to order this test. I know it’s going to be normal, but you know how it is.”
Stears said covering bases in his line of work often means exposing patients to undue radiation for tests that have a one-in-a-thousand probability of finding an illness.
So our friend Bob agrees to expose patients to undue radiation because he wants to help the referring doctor cover himself to avoid a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Bob, do you realize what you are admitting here? Other than me, does anybody?