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How to write a medico-legal report.
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PMID:  25393463     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The preparation and provision of medico-legal reports by the treating doctor is an inevitable but sometimes unwelcome part of general practice.
OBJECTIVE: This article outlines the steps involved in preparing a 'good' medico-legal report, including some of the common pitfalls to avoid.
DISCUSSION: General practitioners play an important role in providing medico-legal reports about their patients for a wide variety of purposes. A medico-legal report may be seen by a diverse, non-medical audience. Once prepared, the report may be used as evidence in court proceedings and subjected to close scrutiny. A structured and comprehensive medico-legal report may minimise the chances of having to give evidence in court.
Authors:
Sara Bird
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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