A doctor called into the show during a segment on defensive medicine and how much it contributes to health care costs.
“I think, you know, any data that you have, I completely – I can’t possibly think applies to my practice or my husband’s practice or what I’m seeing. Every doctor, every day, practices defensive medicine. There’s no doubt about it.”
Nevermind whether the data is correct or not. Would you want your doctor to rely on anecdotal evidence (her own experience) over data? to refuse to consider data that conflicts with her pre-conceived notions?