It is better to be vigilant even though it may be seen to be overservicing
In their booklet entitled Guidelines on Overservicing, Perverse Incentives and Related Matters, the HPCSA expressly states that overservicing is a common problem in modern medicine, often exemplified by 'ordering or providing more tests, procedures or care than is strictly necessary.
Radiographers also feared reporting overservicing by those radiologists who pay their salaries.
Although the Guidelines on Overservicing, Perverse Incentives and Related Matters do not expressly dictate a course of action in matters such as these, ethical and legal considerations suggest that medical practitioners who perpetuate overservicing should be reported to the relevant authority.
To avoid overservicing
, we made a mental note to check it again once we were up on APU, and we hurried down to get something to eat before our flight.
Debased standards of professional behavior expressed as overservicing
, overcharging, lack of commitment to patient welfare and quality of service, and other unethical behavior.
Check your service levels on the small accounts to make sure you are not overservicing
Any inappropriate administration of ionising radiation, whether owing to kickbacks, perverse incentives, ignorance, defensive medicine, overservicing
or self referral, contributes to unnecessary radiation exposure.