Order set doctor: A doctor who orders everything he can possibly think of. He fills out every order set possible with the hope that something -- anything -- will work. He covers all his bases by ordering as many procedures as possible. Yes there will be duplicate orders and even triplicate orders. Yes the unit secretary will go bonkers trying to sort it all out, and the nurses and respiratory therapists will snivel about doing all the "useless" stuff. But that doesn't matter because the theory is that if you throw everything at the patient, something is bound to work.
Medicine is no longer about tailoring therapy to the needs of the individual, it's about treating every patient the same (see cookbook medicine) and hoping something works. It's making sure you did everything so you can avert a potential lawsuit. Common sense and individual thought seem to have taken a back seat to cookbook medicine. What do you think?