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Physicians: 20% of medical care unneeded, malpractice fears common

September 6, 2017

Physicians taking part in a recent survey said 20.6% of overall medical care and about 22% of prescription medications given in the United States are unnecessary.

A large majority of those polled said that the fear of malpractice allegations was a leading cause of unnecessary services, researchers wrote in PloS One.

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