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Posted on January 11, 2017 at 5:00 AM

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.

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