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What is the value of professional opinion?

Hedley G Peach
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (2): 101-102.
Published online: 18 July 2011

To the Editor: The Journal recently drew attention to circumstances in which courts have not accepted professional opinions on standard of care required in negligence cases.1,2 These include opinions formed after consulting colleagues, from doctors trained overseas or unrepresentative of national peer professional practice.

  • Hedley G Peach

  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Ballarat, VIC.

Correspondence: hpeach@unimelb.edu.au

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