Pain Research and Management

Pain Research and Management / 2004 / Article

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Volume 9 |Article ID 172406 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2004/172406

Harold Merskey, "Patterns of Forensic Practice", Pain Research and Management, vol. 9, Article ID 172406, 1 page, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1155/2004/172406

Patterns of Forensic Practice

Abstract

Forensic pain medicine has provided an interesting survey of medico-legal practice patterns among pain specialists (1). Members of the New England Pain Association responded to a 20-item questionnaire addressing specific areas of practice including the completion of disability forms, letters, reports to lawyers, depositions, testimony in court, record reviews and return-to-work forms. Respondents were asked to distinguish the medico-legal activities for their patients from those that occurred for third parties. The participants who responded included pain specialists from a range of disciplines represented by the membership of this regional pain society. The response rate was 67% with a total of 144 surveys returned.

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