To the Editor: In their Commentary, Drs Kesselheim and Studdert1 recommend the use of bodies consisting of impartial highly credentialed experts to regulate physician expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases. For a number of reasons, however, determinations made by regulating experts may have problems similar to testimony from physician witnesses.
Hartz AJ, Green M. Regulating Physician Expert Witness Testimony. JAMA. 2008;299(14):1667-1668. doi:10.1001/jama.299.14.1667-b