There are undoubtedly many factors that contribute to inter-examiner variability relevant to the use of medical practitioners in justiciable matters.
One source of variability with regard to claims relating to hearing disorders could well be the training and'calibration'of medical examiners.
A tentative analysis of the examination papers and of the declared roles of the specialties that provide these examiners lends support to such a thesis.
One solution would be to train special specialists for medicolegal work, as envisaged by Boyarsky for forensic urology (Boyarsky, 1996).
At the same time there is the need to change the role-perception of many examiners.
There is also the need for medical examiners to express honest. unbiased opinions.
There are also problems inherent in the litigation process which does not promote the interactive and adaptive processes between experts that characterise scientific discussions and enquiry.
Mots-clés Pascal : Variabilité, Consultation, Médecin, Surdité, Trouble dû au bruit, Jurisprudence, Education, Article synthèse, Homme, ORL pathologie, Trouble audition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Variability, Consultation, Physician, Hearing loss, Acoustic trauma, Jurisprudence, Education, Review, Human, ENT disease, Auditory disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0177313
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 21/05/1997.