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11.3.3 Criteria for selecting medical experts


The medical specialist commissioned to conduct this medical examination should be selected with care, having regard to qualifications, known experience or expertise in the field and – if known – the quality and comprehensiveness of previous reports.

While the cost of the doctor's services is certainly a factor, given the large sums potentially at stake in either a concession or denial of liability and the issues of client welfare, the quality of advice is a much higher priority. In general, therefore, Delegates should choose medical referees primarily on the basis of quality of advice rather than primarily on the cost of the service.