Anesthesiologist meets Paul, occupational Therapist:

Paul: Yeah, well, I get a little carpal tunnel of my own from time to time.

Anesthesiologist :Tell me about it. Medicine these days is all about covering your ass.

What does it mean, "Medicine these days is all about covering your ass"?

Does it mean Medicine should talk the blame but not now these days?

I find these line in Downsizing 2018


It means that the speaker of the phrase thinks that the practice of medicine often involves taking self-protective measures to guard against criticism or legal liability.

Here's a lot about the phrase:
Wikipedia "cover your ass"

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