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Acta Médica Costarricense

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HERNANDEZ-SALAZAR, Brenda; CHAVARRIA-SEGURA, Melissa  y  FLORES-SANDI, Grettchen. The added value of interconsultations with other medical specialties in forensic expertise. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2023, vol.65, n.1, pp.26-31. ISSN 0001-6002.

The medical-legal report is complex and its result must be based on the análisis of various elements of judgment, such as: the legal medical history, the physical examination, the analysis of the medical records, laboratory and radiological images and in some cases, even an interconsultation with other specialists. The forensic medical expert uses the interconsultation with specialists to solve the gap that exists between the professional and specific knowledge that a specialty has and a legal medical question, for which it differs greatly in the objective, formulation and result of a hospital medical interconsultation. For this reason, this reflection aims to contextualize the importance of the resource of medical interconsultation within the forensic expert analysis, which is a little-known topic in healthcare medicine, and to justify the relevance of continuing medical education for medical specialists who perform interconsultations and for those who request them.

Palabras clave : forensic medicine; expert testimony; consultants; continuing medical education.

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