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Defensive Medicine MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Defensive Medicine
Tree Number(s)
I01.880.604.583.524.300
N03.706.535.606.300
Unique ID
D003675
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003675
Scope Note
The alterations of modes of medical practice, induced by the threat of liability, for the principal purposes of forestalling lawsuits by patients as well as providing good legal defense in the event that such lawsuits are instituted.
Entry Version
DEFENSIVE MED
Entry Term(s)
Defensive Practice
Medicine, Defensive
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under MALPRACTICE 1975-90
History Note
91(75); was see under MALPRACTICE 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
1990/05/13
Defensive Medicine Preferred
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