Due Diligence and Defensive Medical Treatments of Physicians
The chief complaint of the patient and the family members is one of the elements for rightful medical treatment. If it– including the clinical symptoms – lacks clarities to make the physician to diagnose what kind of illness the patient got, it would be not against the medical routine that the physician didn’t take any certain examination. Therefore, the medical routine as the criterion due diligence of physicians would be usual and clear. Taking the medical standard as the replacement of the medical routine to be the criterion of due diligence of physicians in the legal practice would in contrast lead to defensive medical treatments because avoiding the medical lawsuits and to wastes of medical resources, due to the medical standard is still too vague and unable to be obeyed.