TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 18, 2019
A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of Law, Medicine and Management and Vanderbilt Health has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services. The money will go to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence. A goal of the project is to reduce the number of unnecessary medical procedures performed primarily to reduce legal liability, a practice known as “defensive medicine.”