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Making it harder for errant doctors to cheat

As well-paid professionals who vow to do no harm, doctors should not be cheating patients by overtreating them or making false claims.

Doctors and dentists have been in the news of late, but for all the wrong reasons.

Earlier this month, a dentist was fined for trying to bribe an employee of a rival clinic to get her to divert patients with expensive treatments to his own facility.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2018, with the headline 'Making it harder for errant doctors to cheat'. Print Edition | Subscribe