In the latest issue of the Journal of Law & Medicine, Lindy Willmott and colleagues measured doctor’s attitudes about the role of law in medical practice.
Here are a few highlights:
- 82% agreed or strongly agreed that “resolving disputes through legal processes takes too long.”
- 50% agreed or strongly agreed that “following the law and lead to inappropriate treatment decisions.”
- Palliative care physicians had the most positive attitudes to the law.