To the Editor: Most often, emotional havoc
overshadows financial considerations for physician defendants in medical liability
litigation, as so vividly described by Dr Merenstein.1 Such
experiences will drive physicians away from practice and dissuade the young
and the brightest from studying medicine. While EBM may predict outcomes,
delayed diagnosis of cancer remains a most common cause for medical liability
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