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Intolerance of error, and blame culture, drive medical excess, say US doctors
A zero tolerance for error and uncertainty drives the culture of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, say two senior US doctors in The BMJ.
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Intolerance of error and culture of blame drive medical excess
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