It's interesting. I'll handle that, because I've done some research personally on the relationship of communication to medical malpractice. I studied the attitudes of U.S. physicians versus those of Canadian physicians, and Canadian physicians grossly overestimate their risk of being sued. It's such a bad thing for a doctor that we all think it's very likely to happen when it's really.... They still operate as though it's a big driving force, even though it's actually pretty rare in Canada compared to the situation for American physicians.
We've talked a lot to the CMPA, the Canadian Medical Protective Association, about trying to work with physicians to stop doing things. They worry they'll be sued more if they don't do these things, such as prescribing when patients want them to. The CMPA actually thinks that is very unlikely, especially if we work through a consensus among doctors about what good practice means.