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Synonyms for medicine

Synonyms for medicine

an agent used to restore health

a substance used in the treatment of disease

Synonyms for medicine

the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

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(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

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punishment for one's actions

treat medicinally, treat with medicine

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Low Costs of Defensive Medicine, Small Savings from Tort Reform.
Physician study: Quantifying the cost of defensive medicine.
The authors concluded that defensive medicine is a significant force driving the high cost of U.
A mail survey of 824 physicians in high-risk specialties in Pennsylvania, a state where doctors pay high malpractice premiums, revealed that nearly all reported practicing defensive medicine.
Jay Rayburn, of Florida State University, said he polled Florida doctors and found 93 percent would be somewhat to very likely to support an administrative system like that in HB 739, and 85 percent said such a system would cause them to reduce or eliminate defensive medicine.
36) The Massachusetts Medical Society ("MMS") estimates that the cost of defensive medicine in Massachusetts alone was approximately $1.
He said the CARe model was "driven by a growing frustration and a recognition that the current system was driving costs, particularly defensive medicine.
The reasons for widespread feelings of discontent were plenty: Liability/ defensive medicine pressures (related to potential malpractice lawsuits) topped the list, followed by Medicare/ Medicaid/ government regulations; reimbursement issues and uncertainty/ changes of health reform.
Poor-quality research and defensive medicine have influenced many physicians to overtest and overtreat.
To the extent this bill could streamline the process for resolving medical injury claims, it would reduce the costs of litigation and help alleviate the burden of malpractice insurance and defensive medicine on the health care system.
In September 2010, researchers asked 2,000 orthopedic surgeons to complete a Web-based survey on defensive medicine.
An Oregon Health Authority study pegged the cost of defensive medicine - tests, procedures or consultations attributable to an excess of caution triggered by liability concerns - at $646 million throughout the state's health care system.
They were surprised by the findings in the study, particularly in an era when many suggest that doctors over-treat patients and do too much in the name of practicing defensive medicine.
He identifies problems in geriatric care, the standardization of medicine, medical training, malpractice and defensive medicine, compensation, and the need for house calls.